Originally Posted by Frosty
I have fitted an alloy Bull Bar to my TS RWD Terri,it is air bag compatable and well mounted and very strong, you may be able to actualy hit a roo and not do much damage, both the roos I have hit so far have been down the side which is usually the case..Not sure about fitting a heavy bull bar to a 4WD.Apart from being very expensive and ugly the Ford Bull Bar would be flat stopping a mouse, might be ok for driving around the city where you are more to hit a person and not a roo.I would prefer not to have a bull bar but unfortulatly it is a nessecery evil out here in the bush.
Mmmmm .... air bag compatible you say?
Ok fair enough, maybe but highly unlikely. Did the manufacturer of your bullbar provide any detail on how they tested it to be sure it is airbag compatible? I have to ask this of you because I'm not too sure there are many bullbar makers out there that have the facilities and/or financial wherewithal to physically crash test a $40K Territory too many times.
And you do know that Territory has dual stage airbags and that the crash pulse the sensors detect is crucial for the correct deployment of the airbags? Adding any sort of bar is going to significantly impact the crash pulse for the car. It's not something you can choose to ignore when it comes to your and your family's safety, I would have thought.
I'm not meaning to be too critical Frosty but you seem to be saying that only YOUR bullbar is "strong and well mounted". Are you saying that the Ford bar is neither strong nor well mounted, and if so on what basis do you say that? Interested to hear why.
I don't have a bar on my T either, being an urban dweller as I am despite my outback excursions. When I saw the Ford bar for the T at the Sydney Motor Show last year it seemed well designed and pretty good looking. It looked to me as though the bar was designed to deflect an animal strike up and away from the car and appeared relatively pedestrian friendly.
You gotta laugh when you hear idiots like that bloke from the Pedestrian Council complaining about certain bullbars being pedestrian unfriendly. Might be only me but I figure there aren't too many bullbar equipped cars anywhere that are that "friendly" to pedestrians (or roos) if you hit them at 60km/h!