Armordillo 2016-2022 Toyota Tacoma AR Pre-Runner Guard - Matte Black

SKU: 7166127

Collections: All Grills and Guards, Pre Runner Guard, TACOMA PARTS

Product type: AR Pre Runner Guard

Brand: Armordillo

Installation Guide:

$780.00

Armordillo® AR Pre-Runner Guard is the front-end shield against minor collisions, branches, rocks, and wayward deer. It is composed of a push bar body with 3.5" ID outer tubes to protect your headlight and a cross bar to protect your grille to ensure reliable protection for your front end. It’s modular system allows for quick access to your headlights for troubleshooting and maintenance. In addition, the grille guard features AUX light mount holes, making it easy to add a set of auxiliary lights to increase illumination and visibility. The AR Pre-Runner Guard is powder coated to protect from rust and corrosion so you can enjoy the brand-new look of your product for many years to come. Arm your off-road beast with Armordillo®, an industry-leading manufacturer of top-of-the-line truck accessories and parts. Years of ingenious engineering and passion for the world’s toughest trucks has been poured into providing hardcore off-road products designed to turn your beefy companion into the embodiment of sleekness, edginess, and aggression. The brand offers bull bars, step bars, fender flares, truck bed rails, trailer hitches and some of its unique products – Pre-Runner bumper guards, AR drop steps, lockers, and bull bars. You can count on Armordillo to bring you impeccably strong and durable parts combining brutal appeal with high-end elegance. The brand’s bull bars, grilles, fender flares and side step bars are a sure way to instantly give your off-road warrior a more sharp, mean look along with unmatched comfort and protection against the rage of the trails. So, if you are looking to improve your vehicle’s stance and fortify its defenses to own the dust with confidence, Armordillo is the answer to all your needs.

Product Description:

Armordillo® AR Pre-Runner Style Modular Grille Guard, This large modular system is designed to provide robust protection for the entire front end of your vehicle while emphasizing the slightly aggressive lines of your rig. Made from A36 steel, it will safeguard your front bumper, grilles, and headlights against the impact of a collision.

Features:

  • Made from heavy-duty steel for maximum rigidity.
  • Protected against rust and corrosion with black powder coating.
  • Covers a larger area of the front end. 1.5" diameter tubing for added strength.
  • Comes with 2 Aux lighting mounting option.
  • Removable headlight area for easy maintenance.

 

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Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
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E.P. (Wichita, US)
Cool looking bull bar

I bought the AR Pre runner guard and it looks great. Feels sturdy and made of quality materials. Everything lined up nice and was able to install by myself. Looks great on the Taco.

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Rick K. (Salt Lake City, US)
Great overall, instructions could be improved

Overall, love the guard and the ultimate look achieved. It feels very sturdy and it was a relief that I could do the installation with just myself, a couple tools, and a friend. I had what appeared to be two minor manufacturing defects in mine, as well as a couple of points of feedback regarding how the installation instructions could be clearer that I wanted to share.

First for the defects:

1) On the base of the upper bar for the grill guard, one of the curved attachment points was a couple degrees off. It took a lot of force to find a position all the bolts could go in, and it’s clear I didn’t get the ideal bolt position as a result.

2) The hole in the plastic retainers was made too big to hold the bolt plates snug in place. As a result, the bolt plates wiggled loose and fell into the frame on both sides, which was a huge pain and waste of time to retrieve.

Next, regarding instructions improvements, in order they were encountered:

1) The instructions don’t provide a list of tools needed, this would be a helpful starting point to know if you’ll even be able to complete the job before you begin it.

2) Locking washers are provided in the grill guard assembly hardware, but are not shown in instructions. This was confusing because locking washers provided in other parts of the assembly are shown in the instructions.

3) On Toyota Tacomas, the TRD Off Road trim doesn’t have an air dam, so the step about removing it can be ignored. This distinction would be worth mentioning in the instructions to avoid confusion.

4) The instructions mentioned removing a plastic piece to expose the crossmember in front of the radiator but did not provide a supporting picture of what to look for. I accidentally removed an arbitrary piece as a result and wasted some time, because only afterward did I discover my car did not have the plastic piece in question. This could be a TRD Off Road thing too.

5) In general, if you have the means to make a video of the installation, it’ll make all of these instructions so much clearer. Most of the mods I’ve done to my car have been made possible with searching for instructional videos and I was a little disappointed that I couldn’t find one for this.

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Selma Maley (Hayward, US)
Nice Grill!!

Just installed it on my 2021 Tacoma, Most of the install was easy- all but cutting the air dam, Be careful and take your time. I also had the lower bracket welded for better support and used plastic bolts/bushings in the outer top support brackets instead of the steel ones so they will sheer off in an impact with a deer. But overall a well made grill.

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Sara Buttenhoff
Better than expected

I got this guard for my 2019 Tacoma and it looks great!! It’s also a lot more hardy than I expected but it the only thing I would change is the mounts, I thought they could be a bit more sturdy or thicker. Other than that It’s great.

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C E Lilly (Coal City, US)
Awesome grill guard

I finally got enough time to install my AR Pre-Runner Guard on my 2019 Toyota Tacoma. This grill guard looks awesome. It really looks great with the CR1 Chase Rack that I had installed on my truck earlier. Thanks Armordillo for your great products. My truck looks absolutely awesome. I will post a picture on Armordillo's FaceBook page. Thanks again guys.

Customer Reviews

Based on 5 reviews
60%
(3)
40%
(2)
0%
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(0)
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E
E.P. (Wichita, US)
Cool looking bull bar

I bought the AR Pre runner guard and it looks great. Feels sturdy and made of quality materials. Everything lined up nice and was able to install by myself. Looks great on the Taco.

R
Rick K. (Salt Lake City, US)
Great overall, instructions could be improved

Overall, love the guard and the ultimate look achieved. It feels very sturdy and it was a relief that I could do the installation with just myself, a couple tools, and a friend. I had what appeared to be two minor manufacturing defects in mine, as well as a couple of points of feedback regarding how the installation instructions could be clearer that I wanted to share.

First for the defects:

1) On the base of the upper bar for the grill guard, one of the curved attachment points was a couple degrees off. It took a lot of force to find a position all the bolts could go in, and it’s clear I didn’t get the ideal bolt position as a result.

2) The hole in the plastic retainers was made too big to hold the bolt plates snug in place. As a result, the bolt plates wiggled loose and fell into the frame on both sides, which was a huge pain and waste of time to retrieve.

Next, regarding instructions improvements, in order they were encountered:

1) The instructions don’t provide a list of tools needed, this would be a helpful starting point to know if you’ll even be able to complete the job before you begin it.

2) Locking washers are provided in the grill guard assembly hardware, but are not shown in instructions. This was confusing because locking washers provided in other parts of the assembly are shown in the instructions.

3) On Toyota Tacomas, the TRD Off Road trim doesn’t have an air dam, so the step about removing it can be ignored. This distinction would be worth mentioning in the instructions to avoid confusion.

4) The instructions mentioned removing a plastic piece to expose the crossmember in front of the radiator but did not provide a supporting picture of what to look for. I accidentally removed an arbitrary piece as a result and wasted some time, because only afterward did I discover my car did not have the plastic piece in question. This could be a TRD Off Road thing too.

5) In general, if you have the means to make a video of the installation, it’ll make all of these instructions so much clearer. Most of the mods I’ve done to my car have been made possible with searching for instructional videos and I was a little disappointed that I couldn’t find one for this.

S
Selma Maley (Hayward, US)
Nice Grill!!

Just installed it on my 2021 Tacoma, Most of the install was easy- all but cutting the air dam, Be careful and take your time. I also had the lower bracket welded for better support and used plastic bolts/bushings in the outer top support brackets instead of the steel ones so they will sheer off in an impact with a deer. But overall a well made grill.

S
Sara Buttenhoff
Better than expected

I got this guard for my 2019 Tacoma and it looks great!! It’s also a lot more hardy than I expected but it the only thing I would change is the mounts, I thought they could be a bit more sturdy or thicker. Other than that It’s great.

C
C E Lilly (Coal City, US)
Awesome grill guard

I finally got enough time to install my AR Pre-Runner Guard on my 2019 Toyota Tacoma. This grill guard looks awesome. It really looks great with the CR1 Chase Rack that I had installed on my truck earlier. Thanks Armordillo for your great products. My truck looks absolutely awesome. I will post a picture on Armordillo's FaceBook page. Thanks again guys.