Patrol GU IV bumpers

Submitted: Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 07:40
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Hi All,
Came out of the house this morning and noticed that some a5shole has hit my front bumper. Not too bad but scrapes about a foot long along the front, came up well with some back to black. So this got me thinking about putting some ARB metal bumpers on. So i looked on the ARB site and i like the front bumber, but what do you think of the rear? Is it just me or does the rear bumber for the GU 4 look weird?

Is it a hard job to fit the front winch bumper, does it require a lot of drilling and is it easy to line up. Talking of winches, is the Warn M12000 an overkill, would the M10000 be ok for a fully loaded patrol.


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Reply By: Lone Wolf - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 08:12

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 08:12
Scott, I am not too sure about the rear bumper per se, but, the dual wheel carrier by ARB, which is a nice piece of work, fits both the Toyota & Nissan. You simply use different mounting plates. Whether or not, this translates to the bumper only, I don't know.

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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 08:18

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 08:18
Is it a lot of $$ extra to get ARB to fit it? I think that getting ARB to fit would be the way to go.....

Can't help with the winch question, but IMHO, if you can stretch to the M12000, then go for it. Although I have heard that the only difference between a lot of winches is the cable thickness/quality/strngth etc.... but am happy to be corrected on that.
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Reply By: Willem - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 08:57

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 08:57

You are in the UK, right?

I take it that you are referring to Bullbars? Or do you need an ordinary bumper bar?

I see from my catalogue that ARB make a Sahara winch bar which is compatible with vehicles fitted with airbags.

I run a 9500lb Brawn(Chinese) winch on my GQ Patrol and it works well.

A 12,000lb winch might be a bit of overkill. It depends on where you intend going with you vehicle.

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Follow Up By: scottcamp - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 10:16

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 10:16
Hi Willem,
Just noticed something in your post, you mention compatible with airbags. Can you buy a 2004 patrol onwards without an airbag in australia? I assume any new car must have an airbag so all post 2004 bull bars must be airbag compatible. In the UK you cannot sell a new car without and airbag and ABS brakes, even the cheapest cars must have both.


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Follow Up By: Bonz (Vic) - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 18:49

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 18:49
Scott the car will have an airbag but the bullbar may not be airbag compatable and thus the airbag wont work properly
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Reply By: scottcamp - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 10:09

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 10:09
Hi All,
Yes i am in the UK and it is the bull bar i am talking about, the part number for the front one is 3417200 (deluxe winch bull bar for vehicles with flares) for the late 2004 on patrol. How easy is this to fit, and what winch will it take.?

The patrol is going to North Africa and central Sahara region and will be pulling a Desert Wolf leo trailer, so there is a hefty weight in total. I was planning on leaving this until later but the damage has brought my plans forward.

In case you are wondering what a desert wolf trailer looks like here is the link . I still think your Tvan would have been better but there is no way of getting one in the UK so desert wolf it has to be.

Thanks for any advice

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Follow Up By: Member - Beatit (QLD) - Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 10:45

Thursday, Mar 16, 2006 at 10:45
Is a desert wolf like a lone wolf? Just checking on its durability!

Kind regards
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