detachable bullbar

Submitted: Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 21:52
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Add the 70Kg just when you really need. Four or five pins released and your 4WD lose weight fast for better performances.

Easy!

Nick
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Reply By: member - mazcan - Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 23:19

Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 23:19
hi nick
have you got one and how much does it rattle ???? and what is the cost ???
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Reply By: member - mazcan - Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 23:27

Friday, Jan 18, 2013 at 23:27
i have also found that when i thought it not even possible for any roos to be in an area with cleared paddocks both sides for as far as the eye can see
and suddenly a roo jumps across the rd in the middle of the day in 39deg heat so when is it safe to take the roo bar offZ????????
murphys law is like roos never know when you will encounter them/it
ill be keeping mine on 100%
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Follow Up By: Member - PJR (NSW) - Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 11:10

Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 11:10
I'm with you Mazcan. You never know. But worth the question I suppose if you need the extra performance.

These comments are mine and in regard to our 100 series.

I would also wonder about winch mounting and those big thick power cables. And then you also have wiring for the bullbar driving lights, indicators and parkers. All things considered I do not think that weight would make much difference in performance on our car.

Okay. Maybe with a small motor then it may be worth it but not for the larger vehicles. Or even one used to drive the kids to school and sunday services.

Most roos, emus and cattle do not tell you to go home and put the bullbar on either. They just appear. Just imagine the work load the day before you go for just a weekend drive. No thanks.

Phil
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Follow Up By: Bushranger1 - Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 11:59

Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 11:59
G'day,
I am with you guys.
I hit a roo last year driving to a job at Bundoora. Also had to swerve a couple of times to avoid hitting roo's in Pakenham too & these are outer suburbs of Melbourne!

Nope. Rather have the protection 24/7.

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Stu
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Reply By: Gronk - Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 12:23

Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 12:23
Shedding 70kg equates to saving 0.2 l/ph ......is saving 30 cents every 100K's really worth even thinking about ?????? fair dinkum !!
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Follow Up By: Rockape - Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 20:46

Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 20:46
Gronk,
shedding 70 kilograms would mean I could drink much more beer. Ha.Ha.

I really don't see the point in a quick release bar as there would be a heap of problems depending on the vehicle.

Back to drinking more beer and pondering on the problem.

The new skinny RA.

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Reply By: Dave B ( BHQ NSW) - Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 22:45

Saturday, Jan 19, 2013 at 22:45
Nick, when you take the bullbar off, do you put the original bumper back on or just leave the chassis rails protruding out like spears?

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Reply By: howesy - Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 10:30

Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 10:30
Hmmm conform to ADR's as well??? does anyone make one?
Blinkers, driving lights, UHF, fog lights, winch all can be plug and play but this would take it far from a five minute operation and then there is the mud and water getting into the plugs and I cant see how it wouldnt rattle.
Love to see if anyone has actually done one and if they still take it on and off after the novelty wears off.
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Reply By: Alloy c/t - Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 11:38

Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 11:38
So when you remove your quickie Bullbar how much time will you spend on realigning your headlights and putting back the original bumperbar not to mention retuning the front susspension ,,,,,
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Reply By: olcoolone - Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 11:55

Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 11:55
All trucks have a quick disconnect bull bar...... remove two 1 inch bolts and it's off.

I have never seen truckie remove his bar when not needed........ Ha we might be onto something here.

What would be the guidelines for when to remove and reinstall the bar, hell we see kangaroos 2k from the Adelaide CBD.

And a 4x4 doesn't have the same "road rage" appeal as one with a bar....... sure the pedestrian council would love the idea, don't tell the pollies.
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 19:45

Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 19:45
Two 1" bolts and its off .. your dreaming , Two bolts to perhaps TILT the bar followed by Two more bolts , light wires etc ,,,,,,
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Follow Up By: Stu & "Bob" - Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 20:45

Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 20:45
And a lot of grunting and swearing, because you have hit a few 'roos and maybe a beast or two, and the bolts don't quite line up anymore......
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 13:28

Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 13:28
Once you have the bar tilted (2 or 4 bolts) most are only help on by another 2 bolts at the pivot point.

We undo bars every day to tilt cabs and bonnets, 5 minutes top to undo the bolts for tilting and with a fork another 5 minutes to undo the pivot bolts....... getting it back on is another matter?

Obviously if you were going to remove the bar often you would use connectors for the lights.
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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 13:59

Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 13:59
As I stated ,'2 one inch bolts your dreaming',, big difference between tilt and full removal ,,,
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Follow Up By: olcoolone - Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 20:59

Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 20:59
Maybe I should of said two easy bolts to undo and two easier bolts to undo, most others would of understood what I was on about..... sorry if you didn't understand what I was on about, I feel sorry for you!..... Life must be tough.

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Follow Up By: Alloy c/t - Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 09:22

Tuesday, Jan 22, 2013 at 09:22
Perhaps you should not have made the statement without checking the facts , life must be tough when you have to change your story Mr lance Olcoolone Armstrong ,,,
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Reply By: Member - John and Regina M - Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 16:22

Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 16:22
Some people really do have too much time on their hands.
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Reply By: Bazooka - Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 22:51

Sunday, Jan 20, 2013 at 22:51
You'd be better off with one of the new magnetic, supersonic roo deflectors. From the same people who brought you snake repellers and snake oil.
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Reply By: nick DG - Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 01:06

Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 01:06
Actually mine was just a provocation.

I don't believe a detachable bullbar is the right solution but honestly i also don't like carry extra weight every time just because one day I might experience close encounters of the third kind on my way around Brisbane....

So what, Smartbar? Xrox Bullbar? or just a bar instead driving at the dusk?

Thanks for all your answers, some very funny LOL
I like this forum.

Cheers,
Nick





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Follow Up By: Rockape - Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 13:40

Monday, Jan 21, 2013 at 13:40
Nick,
those smart bars are very good. Have used them and witnessed there resilience when hitting rock walls hard.

RA.
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Reply By: tim_c - Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 12:01

Friday, Jan 25, 2013 at 12:01
Ha ha ha, how much extra performance do you think you'll get out of taking the bullbar off - will it even be noticable?!

Actually, the aluminium bullbar I fitted to my car was lighter than the plastic (with steel framing) bumper it replaced!
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