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Old 6th August 2008, 14:53   #1
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My Adventure has been rammed from rear quite a few times. 5-6 times by Bikes and once by Esteem.
On saturday I have to apply sudden brake to avoid a cyclist, who just appeared from nowhere. Although I stopped but a bike rammed into my rear bumper at full speed. The bumper has plunged inside with and area of around palm.
Now I am looking for a rear protection bar, as FIAT spares are both costly and not easy to get, so I dont want to take another chance.
I couldn't find any place in Gurgaon where I can get such bar, neither ready made nor customized.
Can anyone suggest me few good place in Delhi or around Gurgaon from where I can order a customised bar for rear bumper.

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Old 6th August 2008, 17:15   #2
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????? no comments?
GUys please help
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Old 6th August 2008, 17:19   #3
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I had been to Khan market in Delhi (for accessories for the pajero) and they did have the rear protection bars. You might want to try there.

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OT. But, please don't put these so called protection guards. Since they are mounted directly on the chassis (or the shell in case of monocoques like yours), in a big enough accident they would transfer the impact to the shell without the bumper etc. absorbing any part of it. IMHO, occasional scratches and bends don't call for putting your safety at risk.

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Its not right from safety point of view for you as well as other vehicles (or pedestrians) to have these metal bars either in front or rear. If you have already decided that it does help you then this is OT.
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I think you need to alter your style of driving, braking in particular. Some of these can actually be avoided. I have not seen a car with bull bar at the rear.
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Thanks you guys for all your inputs.

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I think you need to alter your style of driving, braking in particular. Some of these can actually be avoided. I have not seen a car with bull bar at the rear.
Yaaa you are right, I think at times the car took over me. I am trying to improve my driving habbits, if not for others then for my car only.
And this is very common with all SUVs and MUVs. You must have noticed them on Innova and Tavera.

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OT. But, please don't put these so called protection guards. Since they are mounted directly on the chassis (or the shell in case of monocoques like yours), in a big enough accident they would transfer the impact to the shell without the bumper etc. absorbing any part of it. IMHO, occasional scratches and bends don't call for putting your safety at risk.

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Very nice point.
Thats what I use to think earlier, until i did some inspection of installed Bars. Most of them are hollow pipes which are really thin. Few are even Plastic bars with a outer shell of very thin metal. You can even bend them just by standing on them, or by a sightly strong impact.
So In as way they are also attached to body as the bumper is attached, and you are actually leting the impact to destroy the bar instead of bumper. So the impact on chassis is same on both the case. Only if you have a Rod or Pipe hard enough, then although the tod or pipe will be safe but the chassis will be damaged.


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I had been to Khan market in Delhi (for accessories for the pajero) and they did have the rear protection bars. You might want to try there.

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Thanks Manoj, few of the shops in gurgaon also suggested Kasmeeri gate market. Probably I will be going to both places this weekend.

Also I am exploring an option of geting it done in few phases by myself, like get a pipe, then bend it in the desired arc by some fabrication shop. And then either get it powder coated in black colour, or nickel plated.


And for the protetcion of pedastrans, I suppose the front one is dangerious, but the rear bar will not not be that harmfull.
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Its not right from safety point of view for you as well as other vehicles (or pedestrians) to have these metal bars either in front or rear. If you have already decided that it does help you then this is OT.
Very right. Same goes for front bars in front of Innovas and Scorpios. I would think such mechanical additions impacting safety are illegal but haven't heard of cops preventing this ...
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If someone hugs my backside, I slow down.

I have been known to slow down to the point of stopping, making them stop too.

It's tough, but the car is designed as it is, with strength in some places and weakness in others. We cannot expect to be able to convert it into a tank.
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I kind of do not like these protection bars and would strongly urge not to go for it. The rigid ones simply transfer the impact to the chassis making it more dangerous in case of an accident. The fragile ones serve no purpose. And most cases, what you will see are those shabby ones no doubt it spoils the looks badly. They increase the length of the vehicle making maneuvering more difficult. No manufacturer recommends it.
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