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Old 05-21-2014, 12:54 AM
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Re: ARB Bullbar Delayed

This might be of some value to anyone having dramas with their acc after getting a bullbar fitted. It's the instructions for setting up the radar on an ARB bar but it should be the same for any of the other bullbars too.
1. Make sure the vehicle is on level ground, this should be checked with a spirit level.
2. Place a spirit level on the front face of the radar. The face has to be perpendicular to the level ground, so 90 degrees and parallel to the front face (I'm assuming this is the front face of the bar) with a tolerance of +/- 1 degree. If your within this tolerance you should be good to go, if not you'll need to access the back of the radar to adjust it.
3. Using a T20 Torx driver, adjust the radar so that it is within the above tolerances (The radar is held in place with three legs that clip into black plastic fittings that are attached to the car/bracket, the Torx bit fits into the back of these black fittings)

Just an update with my bar. I took it back to ARB to resecure the parking sensors after three of them fell out and while they had it, they also moved the bar as far forward as they could (and still be ADR compliant) to eliminate my tyres rubbing.
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Old 05-21-2014, 04:26 AM
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Re: ARB Bullbar Delayed

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This might be of some value to anyone having dramas with their acc after getting a bullbar fitted. It's the instructions for setting up the radar on an ARB bar but it should be the same for any of the other bullbars too.
1. Make sure the vehicle is on level ground, this should be checked with a spirit level.
2. Place a spirit level on the front face of the radar. The face has to be perpendicular to the level ground, so 90 degrees and parallel to the front face (I'm assuming this is the front face of the bar) with a tolerance of +/- 1 degree. If your within this tolerance you should be good to go, if not you'll need to access the back of the radar to adjust it.
3. Using a T20 Torx driver, adjust the radar so that it is within the above tolerances (The radar is held in place with three legs that clip into black plastic fittings that are attached to the car/bracket, the Torx bit fits into the back of these black fittings)

Just an update with my bar. I took it back to ARB to resecure the parking sensors after three of them fell out and while they had it, they also moved the bar as far forward as they could (and still be ADR compliant) to eliminate my tyres rubbing.

Thanks Wadeus,
I've just had the ARB bar fitted, and am pleased with it. The radar works fine. Some false alarms from the parking sensors as if they are pointed down a bit too far.
Main issue is that after reading your posts, I discovered that my tyres are rubbing just a bit, on park/entry suspension setting and about 2/3 lock. I assume this would happen on full bump as well. My tyres are BFG 260/65/18. Did moving the bar forward fix it for,you, and what size are your tyres?
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Old 05-21-2014, 05:48 AM
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Re: ARB Bullbar Delayed

Hi Russell

My tyre size is 275/65/18. At normal ride height it seems ok on flat ground but if I drove up a kerb at full lock it would rub. Not sure about entry/exit height as I rarely use it but I imagine it would rub badly. Hope this helps.

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Old 05-21-2014, 07:09 AM
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Re: ARB Bullbar Delayed

Russell FYI, and as discussed recently, the BFG AT generally has a wider tread than many equivalent sized competitors. Whilst your size has a smaller sectional width to Wade's, the tread might be around the same width. Maybe compare the data for your tyres against that for Wade's Cooper STs.

There's also some recent discussion about contact with BFG ATs on the OEM guard liners etc somewhere too. Probably either the Off Road 18"s thread or the AT thread.

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Re: ARB Bullbar Delayed

Thanks Wade, Steve. It is almost certainly the very square edges of the BFGs which is the problem. If there were more rounded I'm sure they'd miss. It's a bit annoying because I specifically asked ARB to check the clearance. I had a quick look when I picked it up, but only looked at the point where the tyre was closest to the OEM guards (but didn't actually rub) - these are rubbing further down on the protection plate added with the bar.
I'll do a bit more testing today at normal ride height, but I think it will be OK. I might see if I can get ARB in Alice Springs to move the bar forward while I am there for a few days on the way to the Kimberley. I assume Wade, that fixed yours.
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Re: ARB Bullbar Delayed

Does anyone happen to know if ARB stores are company owned or franchises? I.e., is it likely that the Alice Springs shop will work on a warranty job with a bar installed by another store?
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Old 05-22-2014, 01:53 AM
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Sorry about the quality but this is after having the bar moved forward. You can see a brown line to the right of the lugs where the tyre used to rub (normal ride height)

Russell I'm not 100% sure but I think if it's an actual ARB store rather than just a stockist you can get warranty work done.
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Re: ARB Bullbar Delayed

Thanks Wade. Looks like it was an effective solution. I found out that the Alice Springs store is a corporate store, but in reality, I guess tyres larger than the oem's are not really their problem. Doesn't matter much, but if it can be moved like yours was, that would be better than cutting and welding.
From the tyre size specs, it looks like the tread width on our tyres is identical, while yours are a couple of mm larger radius. Probably more dependent on the exact bar installation than anything else.
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Thanks Wade. Looks like it was an effective solution. I found out that the Alice Springs store is a corporate store, but in reality, I guess tyres larger than the oem's are not really their problem. Doesn't matter much, but if it can be moved like yours was, that would be better than cutting and welding.
From the tyre size specs, it looks like the tread width on our tyres is identical, while yours are a couple of mm larger radius. Probably more dependent on the exact bar installation than anything else.
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I have just got BaaBaaa back from the ARB store in Alice 1/2 hour ago after getting the bullbar fitted. Finished up taking till past 6pm as they had a hard time fitting the ACC sensor. I got the colour matched black and it looks very sweet.. Since my car has been in limp mode since Monday due to the electronic throttle control error I didn't have a chance to test out the ACC. Will test it out on the weekend after it is fixed. As for the ARB store being corporate or not... I found that out when I asked could they fit the Lightforce spotlights I won.. Got a resounding "No", not allowed to..


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I have just got BaaBaaa back from the ARB store in Alice 1/2 hour ago after getting the bullbar fitted. Finished up taking till past 6pm as they had a hard time fitting the ACC sensor. I got the colour matched black and it looks very sweet.. Since my car has been in limp mode since Monday due to the electronic throttle control error I didn't have a chance to test out the ACC. Will test it out on the weekend after it is fixed. As for the ARB store being corporate or not... I found that out when I asked could they fit the Lightforce spotlights I won.. Got a resounding "No", not allowed to..


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Thanks Auscop. I assume you have oem sized tyres so rubbing is not an issue?
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Thanks Auscop. I assume you have oem sized tyres so rubbing is not an issue?

Yep, Have OEM 18" on an Overland. Will look at upgrading them to BFGs when they wear out, but will keep a close eye on the scraping issue.


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Yep, Have OEM 18" on an Overland. Will look at upgrading them to BFGs when they wear out, but will keep a close eye on the scraping issue.


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