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Default Bull Bar Tolerances - Merged

http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov.au/stayingsafe/vehiclesafety/bull-bars.html

Be aware there is movement afoot re bull bar compliance in NSW and due to different interpretations of the rulings there is a new document defining what is or is not compliant:

http://roadsafety.transport.nsw.gov....tolerances.pdf
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Looking at the one for brackets it seems most UHF tabs on bullbars are illegal since they make the aerial mounting point above the bar? Or are they acceptable because most UHF mounts are springs?
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I think you'll find that the bar compliance relates only to the bar construction itself, not to any bolt-on attachments. They would be a whole separate area for compliance issues.
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It covers attachments as well. Antenna / Lighting attachments behind the bar are OK
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Glad this isn't WA too, that'd cause me a fair bit of financial.pain!
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I think you'll find that this is modeled on ADR 2003 - which applies to the whole country so if they get serious about enforcing it in WA - look out!
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It covers attachments as well. Antenna / Lighting attachments behind the bar are OK
Depending how you read this passage on p17:

Brackets and other components connected to the vehicle frontal protection system must be fitted rearward of the front face and not protrude above the top of the vehicle frontal protection system.

you may not be able to mount ANY antenna - behing the bar or otherwise - if it protrudes above the top of the bar, which it needs to do to be effective. And sandflags ...???
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^ An antenna is not a rigid item, and has no sharp edges within the meaning of the explanatory document, i.e. the minimum radius of all significant parts are greater than 5 mm. That's how I read it, anyway.
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I think my SubaXtreme bar is ok, or at least it has a compliance plate stating so on it.
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I think you'll find that this is modeled on ADR 2003 - which applies to the whole country so if they get serious about enforcing it in WA - look out!
That....that could pose a problem
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