120 Series Prado and Bull bar

Submitted: Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 11:01
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Hi Everyone,
Need some advice. Have just purchased a 120 series Prado without a Bullbar. I am leaning towards an ARB steel one and was wondering if any Prado owners on this sight have gone the same way and if their vehicle has been affected in any way with the weight of the bar.
Thanks in anticipation
Howard T
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Reply By: Member - SR509 (WA) - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 11:18

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 11:18
My mate has a 2008 Prado and he put the deluxe steel ARB bar on it. Very nice looking bit of kit. Moves a bit on corrugations but no problems so far and he has travelled the Southern half of Australia in it.
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Reply By: Member - Fred B (NT) - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 11:34

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 11:34
Very happy with my ARB bar. The reason for the so called "movement" on corrugations etc... is because the bar is attached directly to the chasis, and the body of the vechicle moves seperately to the bar. The body has various rubber mounts etc to attach it to the chasis so it appears to move differently to the bull bar. This is also necessary for correct airbag operation.

Because I also carry a fair amount of weight in the vehicle, I also had a 2" lift kit put in. The vehicle rides much better with the suspension upgrade.
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Reply By: Geoff M (QLD) - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 14:31

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 14:31
Have done over 160k on our 04 with the ARB Deluxe Bar with winch and spotties on it with no ill effects, and this has included some shocking roads and tracks in western Qld, FNQ and SA.

Would highly recommend.

Cheers,
Geoff
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Reply By: pistol - Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 16:20

Tuesday, May 26, 2009 at 16:20
G'Day Howard,
Have a 120 myself and so has two of my mates, all steel bars and they are safari bars and have had no probs at all, my other mate has an alloy standard bar and his spotlights shake off all the time, take care and whatever you get enjoy it

cheers Pistol.
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