AnswerID: 484773 Submitted: Tuesday, May 01, 2012 at 22:25
Member - Netnut (VIC)
Maybe have a look at the photo with this post; my new aluminium Black Ripple ECB bar looks great on my new wheels. I went for the black bar because I'm not prepared to spend a heap of time maintaining a polished one. I've seen the polished ECB bar on a BT-50 and it looks great !
I went for aluminium because I won't be doing any extreme offroad work; I just want some protection from animal strike. Installed by ARB, the bar cost a tad over $2300.
Maybe have holes drilled for spotties before any installation. I managed to drill holes, but it was a chore.
The aluminium tag for the UHF aerial was not horizontal, so I attached a big bolt and, with the help of a rubber mallet, bent the tag to where it needed to be. This operation was performed on the advice of the ECB people; I rang to advise them of the manufacturing fault.
I have installed a Safety Dave reversing camera kit which cost me $340 posted. The screen is 6" wide and the system will support 2 cameras. I can give you info on how to mount such a unit.
I've also installed a Uniden UHF radio
, a Redarc brake controller (with the assistance of an auto electrician) and Hella HID driving lights
. Check out my profile for the details. Message me if you want some ideas on their installation.
Enjoy the BT-50; I am.
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