Choosing a Bull Bar for OffRoad Use
There are some car manufacturers and car dealerships that may include a bull bar as part of their vehicle package deal or as an after market extra. Additionally, you can purchase one from many quality bull bar manufacturers around the country with prices starting from as low as $800 to around $1600 for a high quality upmarket model. If your vehicle has an SRS setup however, you'll need to ensure you buy a bull bar that is SRS air-bag-compatible.
Unfortunatley, most vehicles will not come fitted from the dealer with an adequate bull bar for serious offroad use so there are a few features to look out for:
What to Look For in a Bull Bar:
- Low bar height - for reduced reflection/visual interference
- Shaped to give maximum ground clearance
- Integrated indicator lights
- Driving light mounts
- Aerial mounts
- Strong construction
- Offers Australian Standard compliance for VFPS and air bag compatibility
Other advantages of purchasing a bull bar that have specific uses for offroad driving and touring include providing a convenient place to mount HF radio
or UHF radio
aerials and a place to mount extra halogen or HID spotlights.