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Old 11-13-2012, 04:32 PM
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Hi Mendo, I've got the std Laredo without Q-Lift. Front bar is my next addition. Waiting to see what the ARB option is, but at this time, I'm heading for the ECB one in the charcoal ripple finish.
In terms of suspension upgrade, I'm seriously looking at the Dobinsons kit for mine.
If you go onto their website, they have two suspension upgrade options. One for Q-lift and one without.
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I'm like you Scarps but I'm holding out for a look at the steel bar. Steel is 3 times as heavy as aluminum but its elastic modulus is 3 times as great so strength for strength, there shouldn't be much in it weight wise. The design probably has a greater influence on the weight.

Checked the Dobinsons site but couldn't find the Quadra-lift kit.
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:36 PM
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Re: Bullbar coming

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Hi Mendo, I've got the std Laredo without Q-Lift. Front bar is my next addition. Waiting to see what the ARB option is, but at this time, I'm heading for the ECB one in the charcoal ripple finish.
In terms of suspension upgrade, I'm seriously looking at the Dobinsons kit for mine.
If you go onto their website, they have two suspension upgrade options. One for Q-lift and one without.
Hope this helps.
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Same here. I'm waiting to at least see the ARB, as I'm not currently in a rush for it. I'm also considering an LED light bar attached to the top loop on the bullbar, as I want to minimise any airflow interruptions to the turbo intercooler.

For suspension, ARB have already told me that will be sometime off as the front struts are bigger than anything else they currently make. Hickers has stated he's happy with the Dobinsons springs, and I think he retained the standard shocks going by the photos. I might be do the same.
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Old 11-14-2012, 06:02 AM
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Re: Bullbar coming

Yes, standard shocks, 40 mm lift front and 30 rear has delivered a slightly nose down attitude. Done this way due to weight of bar on the front.
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I'm like you Scarps but I'm holding out for a look at the steel bar. Steel is 3 times as heavy as aluminum but its elastic modulus is 3 times as great so strength for strength, there shouldn't be much in it weight wise. The design probably has a greater influence on the weight.

Checked the Dobinsons site but couldn't find the Quadra-lift kit.
Hi Bob, my apologies, found the website, but it's not for Q-lift systems.
http://www.dobinsonsprings.com/docs/...df/JEEP-62.pdf


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Re: Bullbar coming

All, I realise that this thread has diverged into the realm of suspension and lift kits, however my interest is in sourcing a winch compatable bar for the WK2 GC.

When any of you were talking to the ARB Rep, did he/she happen to mention that the proposed winch compatable ARB bullbar would be a full front bumper replacement bullbar, or similar to the ECB that keeps the original plastic bumper in place and bolts onto the front?

I too have been hanging out for an alternative to the ECB bar as I see little benefit in keeping the original plastic bumper in place, just creates more places for mud and stuff to be jammed up in the front of the vehicle.

Hoping for a positive reply re full replacement on this one.
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Old 11-15-2012, 08:10 PM
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Re: Bullbar coming

ARB are intending a full replacement bar with winch capability like the ARB deluxe bar.

However until design and prototyping is complete they wont know for sure.
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