A new bumper with no cutting required
Fitting an aftermarket bull bar more often than not means someone has to take a saw to the vehicle’s original bumper and cut it to fit. This is not ideal if you want to return the vehicle to stock – half-a-bumper is not quite stock. Opposite Lock recently introduced a new range of Piak no-loop bull bars that require no cutting.
The 4×4 accessory market is a constantly evolving one, catering for a variety of tastes and requirements. From light polyurethane numbers which mainly protect vehicles when they strike a wild animal and heavy replacement bars which can house a winch, lights and radio aerials, to so-called no-loop bars that increase the approach angle and add some muscle, but are lighter and less bulky than traditional bull bars.
Which brings us to Opposite Lock’s new range of Piak no-loop bars for a selection of popular bakkies.
The range of new bumpers is available for the Toyota Hilux, the Ford Ranger, the Isuzu KB and the Nissan Navara.
One of the major advantages of the Piak bull bar is it requires no cutting of the original plastic bumper. It simply bolts into place, filling the gaps left by the original bumper.
Piak is a highly regarded aftermarket brand in Thailand, where double cab and SUV accessories are as popular as Gupta jokes in South Africa. In Thailand, the brand’s products are endorsed by most of the vehicle manufacturers, its products approved and covered by original vehicle manufacturer (OEM) warranties. This includes airbag and crash-test compatibility.
plenty of protection
Okay, so the Piak no-loop bumpers ensure that no bumper cutting is required. But they have plenty of other cool features. Such as heavy-duty recovery points and high-lift jacking points, as well as provision for a winch to be fitted. There is also polyurethane padding for minor impact protection, and if your vehicle has been fitted with parking sensors in the original front bumper, the sensors can be retrofitted in the bar, too.
The price for the new Piak no-loop bar is R19 999. This excludes fitment.