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Old 02-10-18
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After yet another animal strike I thought I'd give some good feedback on ARB bull bars. I've had an ARB bull bar on each of my last three vehicles. A ZJ Jeep Grand Cherokee, an NP Pajero and an NW Pajero. Each one of these vehicles received numerous unavoidable impacts with kangaroos (and emu's!), probably 6-8 over all the vehicles. Most were at speeds of 80kph or higher. The latest was just a couple of weeks ago at 85kph on a dirt Outback road in WA.

The 'roos have ranged in size; most were medium to large, but not huge. The noise of these impacts was considerable and in each case I was concerned at the possible damage done until I stopped to check the animal and the front end. There has been no damage whatsoever on any of these bars! One of the larger 'roos hit the drivers side section of the bar under the headlight area, still no damage at all!

All I can say is full credit to the ARB design team for building bars designed for this purpose without compromise. I know that no Mitsubishi OEM bars would have withstood these impacts without bent components and panel damage. I doubt that any alloy bar on the market would have survived these impacts either. A number of the other steel bars on the market would have also had no chance, as they have no strengthening in critical areas.

If you're looking for real frontal protection, particularly if you travel remotely and need to be able to continue driving your vehicle, you can't go past an ARB bull bar in my opinion.
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Great to read. Thankful my Gen4 came with an ARB already on. Cheers!


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My factory allow bar destroyed the front end of my car where the arial bracket was pushed into the bonnet and in turn took out my headlights quater panel and radiator support panel.
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I'm under the impression that many people aren't aware of how their bull bar is designed - some are just designed for show or image, or to a price point. This is fine if you're just after a certain look and if you never travel in the Outback. But if you need to ensure that you remain mobile, with minimal damage, its worth looking into how a bar is designed and manufactured.
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As you know, I'm well aware of how the ARB bar is designed...I have fatigue cracking again
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As you know, I'm well aware of how the ARB bar is designed...I have fatigue cracking again
You are kidding me??!!
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As you know, I'm well aware of how the ARB bar is designed...I have fatigue cracking again
Where?

Mine is going great, had a few hits, missing some paint, and itís still great.

Is there a week point?
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Read this posting.

https://www2.pajeroclub.com.au/forum...ght=sharkcaver
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You are kidding me??!!
Unfortunately not. Guess I travel country too rough, too often
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Its good to know that the ARB bullbar do what there are designed to do. I have one on my Paj and lucky have not needed to find out although.

I have the same issue with the ARB bullbar brackets cracking which we only discovered just outside of Newman WA, last year (2017). Although the brackets were replaced under warranty after a lot of about and only though the help of a mate with contacts with ARB.
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