AnswerID: 484433 Submitted: Saturday, Apr 28, 2012 at 10:14
Yes you are right, the fitter of the bar just hacks the bottom off it and much of the inner skirts as well.
No saving the planet by these people they don't give a damn.
Depending on the model the $1000 or more plastic is totally wasted except for some little bits retained.
It could have been resold to panel beater repair shops and money recouped but Aussie retailers of Bullbars just want a dollar as quick as they can.
They don't care about the loss of value which is imposed upon you cos they got ya money for the bit of steel they sold you anyway.
If any of the retailers have more than half a brain and given their production ability, the could easily produce a model specific fill piece to fit the various models along with their bbar. To hard to fink of this cos it might have to be colour coded and that causes more trouble for them because of the dollar focus.
No manufacturer to date has been smart enough to do this.
I intend to fit a steel TJM bar to my vehicle but there is no way the original $1000 plastic bar will be destroyed.
If everyone supports the same dillusion regarding the fitment process then there is no problem at all.
You can add some specially made side pieces and it would be ok.
Many people like to see the closest fit possible but because of the chassis.cab movement you have to have clearance anyway, so aesthetics don't really matter and no one passing you one the highway or in the bush will know if you have 3 mm clearance or 30 mm clearance between the components.
Put a nice set of driving lights
on and no one will ever see or comment about the fit of the bar.
Remember sellers and dealers want, quick, cheap, out the door, get the money, all done. Its called business.
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