Aftermarket Bullbars, a New World Awaits.
Driving can be a dangerous business, no matter what kind of vehicle you drive (unless it is a tank, of course) the danger is more real than most realize. Safety technology has come a long, long way over the years, but it only does so much, there are plenty of examples of cars that looked like crushed cans, occupants with lesser injuries, perhaps but wouldn’t you want to be as safe as possible, feel completely at ease that if you were to hit anything head on, things should be, ok?
In the world of ultimate safety there is a host of aftermarket offerings for all types of vehicles, one of the most popular choices is steel bullbars, who doesn’t feel more secure with a big set of bars on the front of their car or wagon? Understandably, there are reasons why not all cars or wagons are fitted and sold with bullbars, it’s alright, you being nice and safe, but what if you aren’t a responsible driver and you have these things fitted as standard, you could do some serious damage in all kinds of ways. One thing is for sure though, you will be protected and be able to use the bars for other purposes too.
More than security?
Bullbars open a new world of practicality, for example, you could use them to help someone who is stuck, tie a line to them to help pull someone out of a sticky situation or you could even have a winch fitted! Things like sensors and lighting options are also available if you need some extra assistance at night, for example, they really are quite versatile and… some of the aftermarket bullbars available look absolutely insane, maybe awesome is a better choice of word, watch out, here I come strings to mind.
What to go for?
This all depends on what you are using the bars for, some have different purposes. A quick look on the internet for steel bullbars shows that some people have ‘nudge bars’, others go for bars that offer an aerodynamic feature so’s not to waste fuel and ensure you can still get to where you want to go in good time. You will also see ‘the big boys’ a huge 4 bar set up that no one would mess with.
It’s a personal choice really, but the attractions seem to be, manufacturing, where are they made? Some firms keep everything Australian made, what looks are you after and how strong do you need them? All good questions to consider when choosing.