Roo/bulll bar manufacturer Perth

Submitted: Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 13:51
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We are planning to move from Perth to Brisbane in November this year and need bull/roo bars for our cars. The problem is that one of our cars is a 2007 Jeep Patriot and Jeep do no make a bar suitable to kill roo's with seeing as though the "only good roo is a dead roo" in my opinion.
Does anyone know of someone who can make us one for the jeep in Perth or WA? We would prefer a steel one.
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Reply By: Member - Duncan W (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 15:02

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 15:02
Try Midland Towbars or Parkside Towbars in Welshpool
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Follow Up By: ozwasp - Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 01:43

Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 01:43
I would say Irvine Bullbars in Bellevue or Parkside in Welshpool.
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Follow Up By: Dream1 - Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 11:50

Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 11:50
I tried both of them and they said that they can''t help. The only manufactured bullbar for the car is a nudge bar which is pointless.
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Follow Up By: ozwasp - Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 19:16

Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 19:16
Sounds like they are pretty hopeless.... They've got the metal and the oxy!!!

If you don't travel at night you should be ok with the roos - hitting a big red at full speed would wright your bullbar and front end off anyway
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Reply By: Member - Kroozer (WA) - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 17:52

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 17:52
Why do you think that the "only good roo is a dead roo"?

Whats so bad about roo's?
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Follow Up By: Dream1 - Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 11:51

Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 11:51
Stupid things. I hit one in a 4month old Mazda3 and it the airbag didn't go off.
The damage was $13000 and the insurance company would not replace even though we had a "new car" insurance and we had to wait 3.5 MONTHS to get it back of which they only paid for one week of hire car. Stupid roos!
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Reply By: mowing - Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 18:49

Tuesday, Jun 02, 2009 at 18:49
Hi Dream1, Don't understand why you don't need a bull bar in Perth but you need one in Brisbane. Are the roos more aggressive in Qld?
Seriously, if you are getting a bar just for the trip and you will be travelling in daylight ie not night, dawn and dusk it is probably not worth it.

Mark
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Follow Up By: Dream1 - Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 11:54

Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 11:54
We only drive around city Perth.
Our trip to Brissy is not for holiday, it is to move permanently and we have to be there asap.
Looked at cruiser's and hubby won't buy one 2nd hand only new and $70 000 toooo much for us with no house.
Any opinion anyone????? Our next avenue is to buy a dodge Nitro as they do have bull bars available.
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Reply By: mowing - Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 16:58

Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 16:58
Hi Dream1
Why not a used Land cruiser?
You could get a 05/06 vintage 100 series standard or upgrade model from a dealer for around $30-$35K with low km and would probably have a bull bar already. Good foundation to add other gear and a solid motor.

Cheers

Mark
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Reply By: Member - Graham H (QLD) - Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 21:21

Wednesday, Jun 03, 2009 at 21:21
No one makes bullbars that will completely stop a roo, They only slow them down a bit so they dont end up in your lap.

Kenworth or Freightliner possibly do but a bit heavy on your suspension

Nothing wrong with a s/h croozer Ive got one and wouldnt buy a new one.

If you have two cars travel in convoy with the Jeep at the back

Whats your GOOD car????? LOL

Next idea is buy some ROO SHOOS $15 at Anaconda
Ive had them on for 20,000k and never hit a roo yet so they must work
I lived in Brisbane for most of it.

We have just completed 9,000 k from Brissy down the coast to Adelaide and up the middle to Darwin and now heading for Roo Country WA and havent had a Roo run out in front of us yet Must be the Roo Shoos ROFL

Have fun and enjoy the new cost of fuel in the "Smart State"




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Reply By: Member - mike H (WA) - Thursday, Jun 04, 2009 at 19:04

Thursday, Jun 04, 2009 at 19:04
Can I just toss in a couple of ideas for you to think on.
A roo bar on any modern car or 4wd (I have a Prado) will not do anything but at best slightly minimise the damage that hitting a 40/50/60kg object will do. Modern cars are designed to crumple to absorb energy and that energy increases at a rate of 1/2 the mass of the vehicle multiplied by the velocity squared. If you care to do the maths on that one it might surprise you how the energy increases with just a little bit of extra speed.
Many of the roo bar manufacturers out there state that their bars are air bag compatable. The problem is that when asked to produce the testing data to prove this most cannot for obvious reasons. For this reason you do need to be very careful when thinking about fitting bits of metal around the front of the car for which it was not designed.
In the case of your Mazda the likely reason that air bags did not deploy when you hit the roo was that the impact did not create the energy needed in the right area to trigger the sensors. In simple terms these are usually a G sensor.
The crumple zone in your car did exactly what it was supposed to do in absorbing the energy. Unhappily repairing this damage is very costly but that is the cost associated with the hugely increased safety improvements made in modern cars.
BTW I am a consulting engineer and teach this stuff!!
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