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For the serious 4x4 user, a bull-bar is more than just a protective device. It must also serve as a stable mount for a variety of ancillary equipment such as lighting and radio communications aerials. It also has to be tough enough to carry an electric recovery winch. Modern alloy bull-bars often take the form of a toughened replacement of the vehicle’s standard front bumper, providing the protection of a bull-bar while preserving the lines of the vehicle. At Ultimate 4WD, we can supply and fit bull-bars for every make of 4WD, and advise you on the right solution to your needs.
ARB are a trusted name in bull-bars. As well as the traditional, highly functional commercial bar, they have the ever popular Deluxe bar, or that sleeker look you have the Sahara bar range. As well as their full protection bars like the Deluxe range, ARB also have a "nudge" bar range, this ranges is suited to the smaller vehicles.
At some point in time everything gets a change or mod, and for the bulbar industry, that time has come. With over 20 years of experience and testing in the harsh conditions of South America and South Africa, Rhino 4x4 has finally landed in Australia.
You can tell by their looks, they aren’t just any bulbar and have a style / class about them that you won’t find from any other company. Apart from its looks, the Rhino 4x4 Evolution bar also has a list of great features like winch mounting, recovery points, full metal construction, integrated LED fog lights, airbag compatibility and to some, the most important part is, there is NO bumper cut, this range of bars are a full bumper replacement.
With over 40 years’ experience in the bull-bar business, ECB is another name that commands respect. At their Brisbane plant they bend tube to protect every kind of vehicle on Australia’s roads.
This large vehicle range means that everything from the family car, right up to the daily work van or truck, is covered with an option. Along with this large range of vehicles, is their large options of bar types and finish options. These bar ranges will cover everything from the simple nudge bar, right up to the traditional styled Big Tube bar, but the options don’t end there. As well as creating the Aluminum bars that ECB are renowned for, they also have now started to branch out into steel as well.
In an epic comparison test, 4WD Action Magazine crowned the TJM T13 Steel Outback bar the "best overall bull-bar" – high praise indeed. A byword for toughness, TJM bars:
When protecting your vehicle with a bulbar, you want the strongest bar on that market and when it’s also Australian made, there is no doubt that the bar will do the job. That’s were Smartbar come in, they have a range of the strongest bullbars on the market.
Apart from being the strongest bar on the market, their bars stand out for another reason…. They’re plastic! All though it sounds strange, their specially designed formula and design has the ability to compress itself up to 85% of its original form, and then it can return back to its original shape. This means that after an accident, instead of having a caved in bulbar that need replacing, you’ll have the Smartbar returning back to 95% of its original shape, within minutes.
This amazing hollow polyethylene constructed bulbar, will not only save your life, but your wallet too.
What do I need to look for in a good bullbar?
Finding the right accessories for your vehicle is always a tough decision, and with bull bars it’s no different. There is a never ending range of bullbars out on the market, but narrowing them down is simple when you compare them to this list below.
All the bullbars that we sell, either online or in store, follow and adhere to these following items.
- Comes with a true ADR compliance.
- The bar does not affect your new vehicle warranty.
- Strong enough to protect you and your family.
- Made from high quality material.
- Compatible with any aftermarket accessories you will require.
- Compatible with important factory accessories like, front parking sensors.
- The look, feel and function of the bar, should not affect your vehicle.