ADVICE: BULLBAR BUYERS’ GUIDE
The ins and outs of the bullbar, and why you need a good quality one.
WHY install an aftermarket bullbar? Two main reasons: protection and convenience. A quality bullbar will afford the front of your vehicle (and all of the important mechanical bits) superior protection from kamikaze animals and wayward drivers, but it will also protect in dense scrub when truly off-road on the hunt for an elusive, out-of-the-way campsite.
Depending on the type fitted and what it’s made of, a good-quality bullbar will absorb the majority of impacts and protect the bits of the car that matter – namely the radiator and cooling system. A good bullbar will also provide a great base from which to attach other essential off-road kit – winches, light bars, LEDS and antennas.
A by-product of a bullbar, but an aspect important to many off-roaders, is the aesthetic enhancements a top-quality unit affords. Get the right one and you’ll have a bullbar that not only does the job, but looks the goods as well.