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Unread 26th December 2017, 04:14 AM
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cool led bars there. how you connected them, wired ? on separate switches ?
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Unread 28th December 2017, 04:04 AM
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Thanks man ,
i have them wired to the high beams and i have a switch in the car to turn them off

everything on roof on one switch and the one on bumper bar has its own switch

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Unread 28th December 2017, 04:06 AM
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Originally Posted by jf1sf5 View Post
That noise at 90-110 km/h could also be a bad rear differential, have a look at the rear axles if you have play while turning the main shaft left to right.
I got under today and tried this but everything seems good i think , no play in anything


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Unread 31st December 2017, 09:10 AM
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Still have all those led bars? So witch ones you use and when and which better. ? Those small onesnon sides doing anything? Would be nice to see pics with those led bars comparison how they light up road
Maybe next year tho xD
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Unread 4th January 2018, 08:53 PM
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Hey Scalman,

At the moment i have 4 led lights on my foz,

On the roof i have a 20" Curved Black Oak Led bar made in USA.
This is a superior led bar made from quality parts and would impress most people.
its 40 x 5w Osram led's or 200w and 22,000 RAW Lumens.

https://www.blackoakled.com/collecti...-series-curved

On each side i have a 4" led bar from ebay.
these are so cheap but awesome.
80w each and theoretical lumens are 6800lm
so probably closer to 3500 RAW lumens each.
They do a great job of lighting up the sides, and they're adjustable..... so can be pointed nearly anywhere.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/8X80W-PH...sAAOSwqfpZwIwT

On my front bumper i have a cheap and nasty 23" ebay light bar which i totally wouldn't recommend to anyone, i got it for $10 but people pay more for it and its poo....
will replace it with 2 x spotlights for added distance when funds allow me to do so...... until then it stays there lol.....

I will try to get you some pics over the next few nights if i remember...... although pictures never seem to show the true intensity....

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Unread 4th January 2018, 08:57 PM
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I also have a pair of 7" slimline 30w ebay led bars which are great for rear or side lighting..... just yet to fit them.

https://www.ebay.com.au/itm/2x-30W-7...19.m1438.l2649

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Unread 17th January 2018, 11:23 PM
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Hi guys,

So I've come across a fantastic deal, just need some advice on how to tackle this the best way.
My friend bought a '93' pajero and wasn't a huge fan of the bull bar it came with, he got a great deal on a second hand TJM one near my area so we went and picked it up.
When we came back to my house i asked him if i could put his new bar up against my Foz just to see how far off it is in a rough fit, and so our shock it looked like it was very close.

I only took a couple of pics but here they are




So i asked him to send me a couple pics of his old bar once he had it off.





I liked the look of it and told him i would come over for a test fit to see how far off it is.

So i went over to his house and removed my front bumper....and a few other things



We tried test fitting it to see how much clearance it leaves me with.
During this first test fitment i didn't remove the big black plastic thing that goes across my front (as seen in pic above), which prevented me from getting it snug, but gave me a good idea of how close we where.







Then it chose to rain cats and dogs lol
so we moved to a carport and i removed the front black hard plastic thing and the bar was nearly a straight swap!

Im so sorry i forgot to take pics once i did the last test fit as i was so excited at how close it was...... the sides of the bar needed a small shave to get it to meet the front quarters seamlessly, and from what we saw, a couple custom made HD mounts that would look similar to 'L brackets...'and it would bolt right up.

Not too sure if this makes any sense but once i removed the black plastic thing on the front of the foz, there was 2 heavy duty mounts (bumper supports??) sticking out the front of the car which the big black plastic thing was mounted to.
When i lined the bull bar as close as i could get it.... the bull bar mounts where both less than an inch away from the inside of both the HD bumper supports!!
which is why i think a custom made HD 'L' type bracket would work.

Has anyone done anything similar in regards to custom fitting a non Subaru bull bar?
am i on the right track ? lol

The only other thing i need to understand is what options i have with regards to the airbags... as I've heard many people experience airbag errors after fitting a bull bar.

The bull bar cost me $40
hence why i want this to work so bad

After bull bar is fitted ill cut a hole for the winch cable to feed through,
and would mount a winch mounting plate behind the bull bar... but winch will not be attached to the bull bar in any way as its not a winch bar, purely want this for the added safety to myself and the car if i was to hit a kangaroo.....the extra front clearance i would get... and not having to worry as much about catching the bumper and ripping it off like the plastic one i have now.

So what you guys think ?

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Unread 18th January 2018, 12:13 AM
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It won't meet ADR, if that's a concern to you.
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Unread 18th January 2018, 12:37 AM
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Hey mate thanks for your reply

Unfortunately I would have to bite that bullet to have this bull bar mounted.

I would love to get yours and others advice on how I could install this bull bar as close to "Properly" as possible.

Im not looking to just "make it work"
I want this to last...to be safe..... and also have the option to re install my stock bumper should I have any hassles or wish to sell in the future.

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Unread 18th January 2018, 01:05 AM
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Wow it looks so close to a true OEM bar! I can see everyone now hunting for '93 Pajero bars for their SF subies

I may have instructions "somewhere" on mounting my SubaXtreme bar, I'll see if I can dig them out and let you know.
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