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Bolted on bits, factory and aftermarket accessories Discussion of after-market extras: winches, bull bars, tow bars (and Towing), roof racks, snorkels, and other cool stuff

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Old 08-03-18
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Decided to purchase an MCC 707-02 bull bar for my NS and fit myself. Purchsed through on line seller and freighted to my house for around $1500.

Bad points first. There were a couple of washers missing in the pack and no pinch weld to finish off the cut bumper. Also, in cutting the bumper there is no template just a couple of pics with measuements on. Would rather a template as it took a bit of extra cutting and a couple of attempts to get right. Finally although the instructions were good they were photocopies and quite faded in parts and hard to read. I have addressed these issues with the seller who states he will rectify.

The bar appears well made and I was happy the side lights and indicators are led that come with long leads, making it easy to connect to original wiring using splice connectors behind each headlamp. They provide a template to drill holes on each side into the end of the chassis rails which were acurate. Comes with bolts, nylock nuts etc. Was a bit fiddly but taking my time all went pretty ok.

Happy with the result but had to go to Clark Rubber for some pinch weld to finsh off the bumper. You do lose the headlamp washer if fitted but I am thinking of putting them back on when I get chance but will require different washer nozzles......something ill look at in due course.

WARNING. I also purchased the Stedi Summit fog/drl lights as they state they will fit MzcC bars with the 125mm fog lights. MCC have recently changed the fog light design and thus the Stedi Summit lights dont fit exactly......the light lugs do not fit into the holes in the fog light plastic surround on the bar. Stedi are now aware of this issue. I did managed to make the Stedi lights fit with some rubber grommets but will look at this furture to make a more secure mounting.

Regarding the Stedi lights, happy with the design and quality. The DRL's in my opinion are not bright enough.

Any questions please ask and have included a couple of pics below.
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Old 13-03-18
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is this one winch compatible ?

How many mounting points are we looking at where it fixes to the vehicle?

Did you look at any other bars as options before going with this one ?


cheers Brett
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Hi Brett, in answer to your questions.

Yep fully winch compatible with no need for a tray. Winch bolts straight onto bullbar, has bolt holes for standard winches and fairleads. That will be my next purchase.

Mountings points. There are basically 4 each side chassis to mounting plates. One long bolt (M10) that goes right through the chassis rails each side holding the mounting plates, then 3 other M10 bolts on each side all with nylock nuts. Then 4 M12 bolts nuts from mounting plates onto bullbar.

I did look at and price up Arb Deluxe and TJM Outback bars from local dealers in Southern Tassie. Far more expensive than what I got the MCC for.

I try get some pics and post shortly mate.

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92 NH LWB 3.0 auto
92 NH J-Top 2.5 manual
95 NJ SWB 3.0 auto
99 Cruiser 4.5 manual with all the fruit
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First pic mouting plates bolts, well 3 of them on wheel arch side. Top bolt you can just see is the straight through one, bottom front and bottom rear come fixed(welded to a plate you squeeze in through a small hole at bottom of end of chassis and line up with and insert into the drilled holes. There is another bolt on the inside of the rail but can't really get a pic without taking off grill and looking down.

Second pic is back of bar where winch mounts.
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Previously
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92 NH LWB 3.0 auto
92 NH J-Top 2.5 manual
95 NJ SWB 3.0 auto
99 Cruiser 4.5 manual with all the fruit
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all good mate, thanks so much for the response and the pics.
Keep us posted when you throw the winch in.
I'd be interested to see how it turns out.
Any ideas yet what you will be puting in ?

cheers Brett
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Not sure yet, have to do a bit of research before I decide.
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92 NH LWB 3.0 auto
92 NH J-Top 2.5 manual
95 NJ SWB 3.0 auto
99 Cruiser 4.5 manual with all the fruit
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Hi aussieintas,
Cheers for your pics.
I too have just purchased this exact bar (707-02) for my NM, to replace the factory MM alloy one.
I purchased it without their 'underbody protection', as I was fairly confident that the factory bash plates etc would do the job. They (mcc), (or rather, the Salesman) tried the hardsell stating I'd definitely need them, but judging from your pics I see that your factory bash plates will still serve their intended purpose.
I also ordered the foglights, so cheers for the 'heads up' about the fitment.....
Like yourself, the next chapter will be Winch research.

The bar is supposed to arrive this morning, so hopefully it comes with everything needed, and it proves to be a reasonably straight forward fit.

Cheers again,
Mark.
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Bar arrived, all good. They are certainly well wrapped! Took ages to unwrap it.
Looking like I'll need to invest in another piece of kit that bolts between the two "Chassis Rails", if I want to mount a Winch to the bar. (Similar to a 100 series)
There is no way on earth I'd be Winching using it's current mounting method!

I'll be bringing it to their attention too, as it's not specifically mentioned in the "Instructions", and it bloomin well should be, if someone was to just 'bung' a Winch into this bar (I'm talking NM-NP) and start 'going for it', then serious injury will occur. Both to car and anyone nearby......possibly even the poor Tree that's helping you at the time.
The Instructions imply the Winch can be bolted straight in, and used as is. No way.

I haven't finished my install today, as I ran out of time, but if anyone is interested in fitting one of these bars to their NM-NP, I have taken many pictures during my install if anyone needs them for a bit of extra info........

The bar itself is of excellent Quality, no issues there at all. Very happy with it.

Cheers,
Mark.
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Hi Mark

I did get mine with the underbody plates and initially fitted them. They hang very low and wasn't happy so took them off. Will look at possibly altering them so they are a better fit when i get chance.

Re a winch. I haven't had a real good look on mine since i fitted it but may strengthen it somehow....depends

Agree with the packaging, very good and took me an age to unwrap.
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2008 NS X SWB DiD auto in cool silver, Pirelli Scorpion ATR's, MCC bull bar with Stedi Summit fog/DRL's, Airtec(TJM) snorkel.

Previously
88 NF SWB 2.6 manual
92 NH LWB 3.0 auto
92 NH J-Top 2.5 manual
95 NJ SWB 3.0 auto
99 Cruiser 4.5 manual with all the fruit
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Old 03-06-18
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Bar arrived, all good. They are certainly well wrapped! Took ages to unwrap it.
Looking like I'll need to invest in another piece of kit that bolts between the two "Chassis Rails", if I want to mount a Winch to the bar. (Similar to a 100 series)
There is no way on earth I'd be Winching using it's current mounting method!

I'll be bringing it to their attention too, as it's not specifically mentioned in the "Instructions", and it bloomin well should be, if someone was to just 'bung' a Winch into this bar (I'm talking NM-NP) and start 'going for it', then serious injury will occur. Both to car and anyone nearby......possibly even the poor Tree that's helping you at the time.
The Instructions imply the Winch can be bolted straight in, and used as is. No way.

I haven't finished my install today, as I ran out of time, but if anyone is interested in fitting one of these bars to their NM-NP, I have taken many pictures during my install if anyone needs them for a bit of extra info........

The bar itself is of excellent Quality, no issues there at all. Very happy with it.

Cheers,
Mark.



What's wrong with the winch mount on the bar? Does it not look strong enough?
Did you mount a winch in the end?

I'm considering one of these myself and would like to know as much about them as I can first
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