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Old 26th October 2006, 12:08   #16
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No doubt bull bars look macho but it is not worth it.... It might be effective in case of minor accidents but I feel the bumpers in most of the cars today can take this impact comfortably. Chasis of the car would be badly damaged including the bumper and body of the car in case of major collisions.... So it's a big NO as far as I am concerned...

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Old 26th October 2006, 12:16   #17
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One of the concern with bull bars is safety of pedestrians and the chances of potential damage to other vehicles on the road. The bumpers are designed keeping in mind the safety aspect of all road sharing creatures and accordingly shouldn't be tampered with.
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Old 26th October 2006, 12:20   #18
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Bull bar will definately help you in small impact.And will give your scropio macho look
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Old 26th October 2006, 23:00   #19
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I dunno what you mean but the bull bar on my GLx is all steel and this front cladding of fibre is bolted on this. Guys I wnated to post an image of that. How do I do it?
Well we already see it in your profile image, don't we?
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Old 27th October 2006, 08:45   #20
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While it is true what you have mentioned, the image is that of my safari. I was wanting to post a pic of the Scorpio as well..Now how do I post a snap here??

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I was wanting to post a pic of the Scorpio as well..Now how do I post a snap here??
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http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/announ...-team-bhp.html
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They are only fit for crawling speed impacts, general roadside brushes and the macho look. They sometimes can be a pain in low to medium speed impacts. The bullbars tend to bend inwards and cause more damage.

My friend had a front collision at low speed which ideally should have resulted in a minor dent & bumper damage but the bullbars had bent and smashed the headlights.
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Old 28th October 2006, 11:05   #23
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One should surely have a bullbar if you want to get the chassis bent...its the easiest way to do it...
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the bullbars do help when u r off roading through the bushes and keep the smaller branches away
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Old 29th October 2006, 09:50   #25
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Thanks Bro, was finally able do it..:-)

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I had seen a Tata Spacio having a bull bar bang a rickshaw on the rear. The bull bar broke from the center and the broken part went through the small duct on the lower part of the bumper to rip the radiator off!
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I am going in for the Scorpio realllll soon... and am kind of deciding on what accessories to "acquire"!!

Have always been fascinated by bull bars on the SUVs, great looks, adds to the macho image of the car, but is a great deterrent and is quite handy in Delhi, for the paint job I mean...

But how good and safe are they? I mean for the chasis. Was discussing this with a friend who just got a DICOR and he didnt go in for one as they apparently are bolted on to the chasis and it might actually dis-aligning(!?) in case of a collision. Well the least of the concerns I know, but still.

So what do you all say then?? Good, BAD??
I don't think it makes sense to puncture your chassis to add on what is a dead weight. An SUV doesnt really need any more protection from impacts - its bulk and build make up for it. Go in or a model where the manufacturer has a bull-bar on the SUV model
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Dear Team

What would you say. will a bull bar , sidesteps & Read Bar look good on New Type Ford Fusion.Does anybody make/sell Fiber & Steel Bullbar in Mumbai . Any help/feedback will help me decide.

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Clicked these 2 pictures on my way to work. See the way the bull bar has been crushed and gone into the bumper



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