Depends mate, some people actually have a use for big bullbars, spotties, and full-width mudflaps.
True, it has become a tradition almost to the point of rice, specially with the spotties; only shooters need them.
Bull bars, however: essential. There are roos and things aroung up here you know... Also escaped stock (i.e. BULLS
), tax collectors, etc.
And the mudflaps are just common sense. You should try driving behind any car sometime on an unsealed road - crap flies EVERYWHERE! Without those flaps, you'll soon have no windscreen, headlights, etc.
One last thing: Personally, having attended numerous B&S balls: These stickers are as much a mark of pride as FordForums stickers - you will find last year's on the back of my Falcon (even tho I have no bullbar...) Try going to a B&S sometime, if a night out on the piss is what you like. $80 gets you all you can drink, and last year 2,000 people turned up despite the rain - many of them female and many of them single. These balls are as close to a social life as many farmers come, due to isolation: personally I hate redneck music as much as the next man, and therefore stay out of the pavilion where the band is.
Well, that turned into a bit of a rant, apologies for that, but I feel it needed saying :)