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Unread 31st December 2012, 09:20 AM
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Default What bullbar is this? Forester

Hello all, first post here. I am scouring the classifieds for a Subaru Forester which I can use as a daily driver in remote western Australia.

Anyway, I saw these ex-gov cars on Pickle's auction site and was curious what bullbar/bumper set it was.



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Hi mate, It is a Irwin bar, they are made in WA. Ugly as hell but strong, if you were to hit a roo with it you would most likely be able to drive away with very little damage. Depending on the situation.

I personally have a TJM bullbar. Subaxtreme also specialize in bullbars and rear bars for Subaru's only. But be aware that their prices are double that of ARB products..
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Thanks Taza, I like the fact that it offers lots of protection but also replaces the front bumper with a much more appropriate 4wd bumper for those tough approach angles.

Is the TJM one like a nudge bar style?
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Nope, mine replaces the bumper... It's only aluminum though but has steel mounts...
I was forced off the road about a month and a half ago due to some d**k head in a Commodore going sideways on the wrong side of the road. Anyway I got out of the way, hit the curb and cleaned up a wheelie bin full of rubbish. This was at 60km/hr. Luckily it slightly pushed the bullbar back and I think bent it slightly. Hit the bin on the passengers side of the car near my UHF Ariel.

This is mine...
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G'day bigwilliestyles & to ORS.

Yes taza's right, its an Irwin bar. Apart from being fugly as, the piece in the middle (I think they refer to it as the chin) does hang quite low & will hurt your approach angle too.

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