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Re: Bull Bars - Ideas and Recommendations

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Did you get this shipped all the way from Australia, or did you find a distributor in the US?

Mine shipped directly from Chief in Australia...BUT!!!!!.....

Bill/Chief will be opening a US Distribution center here in the US in the next few mos. Be on the lookout for updates coming soon.

**FYI. Chief does have a discount program in place for US orders right now, until the distribution center opens up.

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Re: Bull Bars - Ideas and Recommendations

Hey ryancrotty,just some thoughts on those,I know they are inexpensive and do give a more rugged look to your front end,BUT,like others have mentioned,they are purely cosmetic only and bend in really easy as they have only two bolts at the base to hold them in place,I have one on an '08 Liberty Limited (my wife's Jeep until she took over our '15 JGC,and I have straightened it now some 3 times,each time it bent easily,(the guard itself was undamaged) and at very low speed,about 2mph when parking in our driveway,she got too clos to our deck (one time was me,so not blaming my wife as easily done),the only plus,is that it was far enough away from the body not to damage the front bumper.These are purely cosmetic and DO very well to house off road lights or light bar (20" max) along with others on this thread,if you are willing to spend the extra and put some sweat equity into it as well the RRO is the way to go to give you a real sturdy front end,with Ofcourse,the option of a winch.Anyway,the final decision, as with anything,is yours.If you just want a cosmetic look and house some off road lights,what your looking at will work fine,just be mindful the brackets do bend easy.The brackets bolt on where your factory tow hooks go,if you want to keep the tow hooks,then you will need to buy longer bolts.
Me personally,having the experiences I have had with these,while looking nice,I would opt for the RRO kit or just leave the front end alone,but that's just me and everyone has their own opinions/taste.
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Re: Bull Bars - Ideas and Recommendations

That bull bars will do more damage in a hit than without it. I think it's a waste. The real deal is that RRO setup. I'd go that way, and will when the funds are right. I just finished up the Mopar rock rails install, and need to hang low from the wife....
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Re: Bull Bars - Ideas and Recommendations

thanks for the thorough and candid feedback! zero chance I'm buying that cheap bar. I really like the RRO option, but with the winch mount and install, it is just a bit expensive. At that point, I might consider the full ARB bumper.


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thanks for the thorough and candid feedback! zero chance I'm buying that cheap bar. I really like the RRO option, but with the winch mount and install, it is just a bit expensive. At that point, I might consider the full ARB bumper.

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The full arb bumper is about a thousand dollars more than the rro set up. I spent ~$500 for the winch mount and bumper. The arb one is $1500 for their bumper plus whatever it is for the winch....
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