Thanks for all the positive feedback guys - It's reassuring other owners share my frustration.
Originally Posted by Hutch801
Looks good so far, I am exactly the same can not find a bar I like? If TJM get their shit together and get the bar released I will more than likely buy this one and powder coat black.
I looked at this one too - I just don't like the way it just kind of finishes at the bottom and just floats in space (this is my gripe with most nudge bars). The second horizontal piece, the rectangle profile, is a deal breaker for me too. Just so 'meh'.
Originally Posted by Todd3.6
I'd ask about making/shipping to the States, but the import taxes would probably kill the idea.
I don't have park sensors (or speed sensor), I just want something that would actually hold up to being nudged. Most of the stuff I've seen is a thin 5mm steel plate going out to a similar bar... No way that would hold up to someone backing into it... It would just bend back into the bumper and cause more damage.
Mate, with the way the Aussie dollar is heading of late it may not necessarily be such a crazy idea—you get quite a lot of buying power converting from USD to AUD at the moment (right now you'd buy about $1.39 AUD). I'm going through the quoting process right now and making sure what I'm going to get is fabricated to the standard I want to see from it. I'd also have to investigate the difference between the Aus and US mounting points (given that the US tow hooks don't work here).
I'm making a few final tweaks to the design before I have it fabricated—I have an idea to add a bracket and quick release system for the front number plate. Not only would this address the very specific Australian Design Rules (ADRs) for number plate visibility, it would allow a hidden winch mount system to be installed in the front bar as well—something I have on my list of future mods.