AD­VICE: BULLBAR BUY­ERS’ GUIDE

The ins and outs of the bullbar, and why you need a good qual­ity one.

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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.

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