Keeping your truck in good shape isn’t always easy, especially if you’re an off-road enthusiast. However, picking up a brush guard for your vehicle can help protect it no matter where you go. These accessories defend against scrapes, dents, and so much more. At the same time, they can offer an exciting new look for a Nissan Frontier.
Finding the right guard isn’t always easy, though. For one, there are countless options available to drivers these days, making it difficult to narrow down your options. Even once you do that, it’s not always easy to pick apart the good from the bad. That’s where Ultimate Rides comes in!
We’re a custom auto dealer that specializes in lifted and off-road vehicles. That means we’ve spent a lot of time installing grille guards and similar accessories, both on our own inventory and on vehicles for customers. In that time, we’ve come across a lot of good options, and some not-so-reliable ones. Check out our list below to see some recommendations for your vehicle. Be sure to pay extra attention to the model year compatibility to ensure your product is the right fit. From there, all that’s left to think about is installation! Let us know if you need any help by giving our office a call soon.
1. Westin 45-2070 Stainless Steel Sportsman Grille Guard
At Ultimate Rides, one of our go-to brands for a bumper guard is Westin. They offer high-quality products that, while they aren’t cheap, will last for a very long time. Their guards are made with high-strength materials such as this stainless steel option. It all comes together in one piece so you won’t need to worry about assembling it, and the process of installation should be relatively manageable for most drivers. We encourage you to get someone to help as the guard can be quite heavy and difficult to mount alone. It features removable headlight guards, and should come with a reliable warranty if you find any problems with the item upon arrival. Overall, it’s without a doubt one of the top picks for Nissan Frontier drivers.
2. Westin 40-2075 Black Sportsman Grille Guard
Our second pick from Westin fits on the same range of model years, but offers quite a different style that might suit drivers who weren’t a fan of the stainless steel look. These powder-coated black grill guards are designed to hold up in the long-term against rain, corrosion, and so much more. The design is quite similar to the top recommendation on our list, with the only real difference being the change in material. There’s no doubt that this guard is considered a favorite among off-road enthusiasts, especially because it can be somewhat harder to find heavy-duty guards for the Frontier compared to more popular truck models. Because of that, we encourage you to look into this product to protect your pickup.
3. Black Horse 17A110200MA Black Grille Guard
Another good choice for a guard is Black Horse. This option in particular is designed for the Nissan Frontier and features a black powder coating that will help keep it in great shape for a long time. It’s in the middle of the price spectrum, and should hopefully be able to fit into the budget for someone who is serious about upgrading and protecting their truck. It includes removable headlight guards, simple no-drill installation, and vertical vinyl straps for even more protection. You’ll even find that it covers a wide range of Frontier model years, meaning there is a very good chance it will fit your truck without trouble.
4. ARIES 9047 1-1/2-Inch Black Steel Grille Guard, No-Drill
With a similar powder-coated black style and a mid-level price point that should fit within the budget for many drivers, this guard from ARIES is another excellent addition to consider. You’ll find a lot of similarities with our last pick from Black Horse, though this option does fit on fewer model years than that one. Still, if you find that it is the correct fit, it should offer the right level of protection based on your investment. You’ll be able to comfortably drive your Frontier on and off the road without too much worry about damaging the front end, and that’s what a brush guard is for at the end of the day.
5. Hunter GN-809 Powder Coated Black Grille Guard
Are you a driver who is on something of a tighter budget? As long as your Frontier is within the range of model years shown above, this option from Hunter could be the one for you. It’s available at a great price, and though it’s not the overall best available guard, it will do a good job of defending the front end against a variety of damage. The product includes a limited five-year warranty, and should hopefully offer simple installation that doesn’t eat up too much of your time. Once it’s on, you’ll find that it covers all of your bases when it comes to protection. For this price, that can be hard to beat.
6. DNA Motoring GRILL-G-049-SS Front Bumper Brush Grille Guard
Those of you who drive an older Frontier from around the turn of the century are in luck. This next guard can be found at a great price, and is made using a stainless steel alloy that looks and functions great. While not quite at the same level as some of the more expensive stainless steel options, this product will offer many of the benefits of stainless steel at an excellent price. The guard simply bolts on to your truck and you’ll be ready to get behind the wheel. Just be aware that the item does not come with instructions, so you’ll have some research to do if you plan on installing the item on your own. Otherwise, we encourage you to consider professional installation.
7. Hunter GN-805 Powder Coated Black Grille Guard
Our next item comes once again from Hunter. It fits on a limited range of Nissan Frontier models, so be sure to pay close attention to the compatibility notes. If it’s the right fit, you’ll have the benefit of access to an affordably-priced guard that is resistant to rust and water damage. Additionally, it offers reliable protection in minor accidents and bumps. While those are the major draws, it is good to know that you’ll also enjoy a sleek black style that should be pretty familiar by now, just at a better price than many other competitors. Check it out and decide if it’s a good fit for your style and your truck.
8. Rough Country Black LED Bull Bar
Lastly, we have something a little different to consider. Rather than being a full guard for your truck’s grille, you could stick with a more simple bull bar. These items are less heavy-duty but offer many of the same benefits. This one in particular comes from Rough Country and adds some extra LED lighting to your truck. While it won’t be anything you can rely on to light up the road ahead, it can enhance your existing light elements and add some off-road style to the Nissan Frontier. Full grille guards provide greater protection, but you can get a high-quality bull bar for a lesser price. If that sounds appealing to you, this is the first option we’d encourage you to look at.
Grille Guards and Bull Bars for Nissan Frontier Trucks
There are many benefits to driving with a Nissan Frontier grille guard or bull bar. Anyone who has driven extensively off-road knows that the unexpected could happen in an instant. Having some extra protection up front can not only help you maintain your vehicle, but it can keep you and your passengers safe. While it is good to avoid major damage, bumper guards can also help prevent minor issues that could arise from bumping into a tree or even scraping against a thicket. You’ll be able to prevent repairs that could wind up costing you quite a bit more than the actual grille protector, making it something of an investment.
We hope this list aided you in finding the right fit for your truck. There are tons of grill guards out there, but not all of them get the job done in the same way. Some could even be more favorable for certain situations over others, so make sure to shop carefully! If you need any help with installation, or you’re having trouble choosing the right guard for your vehicle, don’t hesitate to reach out to the Ultimate Rides office! We ship custom vehicles across the country, including upgrades like protection for your grille and so much more. Just let us know how you think we might help.