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Old 08-25-2014, 09:07 AM
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Im viewing from the phone app, but I'm willing to guess the first one is a image link and the next two are uploads. If so that is normal, if not who knows.

Edit: I'm on the computer now, I can see all 3 were uploaded and all look the same size to me.

Just for your knowledge, here is one of the pics shown via image hosting and link placed into pic url option



Same pic uploaded to JG.
If you click on the JG upload pic, it will poen it up separately, then if you click on it again it will show just the pic much larger, and click on it once again and you get full size image.
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Old 10-30-2014, 06:23 AM
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Re: Bullbars...

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So here's a pic of my MY14 Laredo CRD with a UNEEK bar just fitted
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I noticed they cut the front upper bumper.
Is it a professional looking mod?
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Old 10-30-2014, 04:08 PM
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Re: Bullbars...

I have just had an East Coast Bull Bar (ecb) fitted and very happy with the product. It is powder coated ripple black and I think it fits in well with the appearance of the car. It is constructed of 6mm high tensile aluminium, which I'm assured if very strong. The total weight is 32kg which only dropped the front suspension 10mm but I fitted Murchinson top out plates to the front struts which raised it 20mm. This basically levelled it out. Here are a few pictures of the result.
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Re: Bullbars...

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I noticed they cut the front upper bumper.
Is it a professional looking mod?
Yeah most probably all bull bars require surgery to the plastic things they call bumpers on latest vehicles. Guys fitting it did a great job, Uneek bar is a very good fit, much tidier fit than ARB in my opinion. ARB seems to have unsightly gaps around the edges between bar and bodywork.
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Re: Bullbars...

There is no need to cut the front bumper of the car to fit the ECB bull bar, only need to remove the lower black section, which unclips relatively easily. An easy fit plug in wiring harness is included with the bar kit. The bar also includes two towing hooks, which are easily accessed through the bar.
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Re: Bullbars...

The ECB is good but I like the look of the uneek bar with only one hoop bar.
Gotta decide if I want the bumper cut!
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Re: Bullbars...

Does it matter if your not going to take the bull bar off?


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Re: Bullbars...

I guess not...
What about weight? I've got an overland so will the air suspension compensate the sag, if any?
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I've got an ARB bar (Steel) on my Overland, and the suspension handles it fine. As I'd expect with the air suspension, not change in ride height at all. No noticeable handling change either, although I guess it must have some effect.
There's a photo somewhere earlier in this thread.
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Re: Bullbars...

Colour coded ECB bar. Very happy as it tones down the effect of a bullbar. Hope the pics work! Bugger, how do I rotate them?
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Re: Bullbars...

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I've got an ARB bar (Steel) on my Overland, and the suspension handles it fine. As I'd expect with the air suspension, not change in ride height at all. No noticeable handling change either, although I guess it must have some effect.
There's a photo somewhere earlier in this thread.
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Following a minor front end bingle which damaged the expensive plastic bumper bits, I want to fit the ARB bar but....
ARB Capalaba tell me the (very substantial) "tow point" isn't suitable for recovery. I have the Jeep AUSHOOK on the passengers side - BUT ARB say it cannot be retained if I fit their bar. Any ideas on how to get the ARB bar and have a recovery point?
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Old 11-24-2014, 01:23 AM
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Re: Bullbars...

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Following a minor front end bingle which damaged the expensive plastic bumper bits, I want to fit the ARB bar but....
ARB Capalaba tell me the (very substantial) "tow point" isn't suitable for recovery. I have the Jeep AUSHOOK on the passengers side - BUT ARB say it cannot be retained if I fit their bar. Any ideas on how to get the ARB bar and have a recovery point?
I had a long discussion on this before having it fitted (ARB Artarmon). The bottom line is that they say the tow hook is as good as what they previously called recovery hooks, but no longer do that, based on experience they had designing a genuine recovery hook for Hiluxes for a mining company. They showed me photos of it. It was at least 30cm long where it bolted to the car, and made out of steel at least 3 cm thick - basically, huge and heavy. Also considering the non-chassis structure of the Jeep, they decided that it was not possible to build an adequately rated recovery hook that wouldn't damage the car.how much of that is their own justification, I don't know, but the Hilux version is huge.
The guideline then was that the towing point hook is easily good enough to pull a car out of a bog with a continuous pull or a reasonable snatch, but snatching with a long run up and lots of speed would damage the car. In the end, I decided that the argument seemed reasonable, and went with the ARB.
I don't know what the AUSHOOK looks like - could you post a pic?
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