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    ARB commercial Bull Bar NT - with install videos

    Hey guys,



    my soon to be fitted arb commercial bar has arrived and I'm a tad excited.

    I was planning on picking it up in the back of the paj (only front seats) but a mate (who's name shall not be mentioned ) said it was never going to happen.

    He was right. Damn it !!




    seriously more box that is needed I think.

    Had I unpacked it, I think I could have gotten away with it.

    I had 1800 to play with, it was 2000. so close, but no cigar.



    Anyway. here is the usual vid giving you a look at whats in the box and a bit of a surprise for me regarding weight.



    If you plan on watching the video, post up a weight that you think the bar is before watching it.

    I am curious what others think they weigh out of the box.





    ENjoy







    Brett
    Last edited by denmonkey; 18-05-18 at 11:21 PM. Reason: update title

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    She arrived , very exciting.
    Yeah I don’t think she would’ve fitted in the Paj with the box lol.
    I’ll guess 80kg from memory.

    Is it going to be fitted before Bylong?

    Smokey
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    Sup Smoke.

    already pulled the bumper and mounted the winch into the bar





    I wanted to do most of the leg work before the 'help' comes tomorrow.

    I have a couple of mates on notice to help lift her in to place.

    Still need to cut the bumper as yet. I was going to do it tonight but I may have the boys throw an eye over it to make sure it looks right before I go cutting it up.

    In theory, it should be done tomorrow.

    I gotta say though, why do car manufacturers like those bloody plastic clip things so much.
    I don't think I've ever done a job where I haven't managed to breakmore than my fair share.

    There was one that the bumper clips into at the wheel arch. It has a few points of contact. neeedless to say, I will be needing to source a new one at some point

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    I could show you a few pics of a current model euro cars in pieces with their clips and insane mountings.
    Cheers
    Adam aka Smokey

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    lol re the clips

    my new 200 has so many it drives me nuts every time i do anything

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    I'd be alright if they used the same ones all over the car and they were easy enough to source the right one.
    I'm sure the *******s have a minimum quote for the variation they must achieve for each vehicle.

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    For what it's worth, there does not seem to be any definitive info on the net and dealers will not provide a weight...so I'm told.

    Net weights suggest anywhere from around 40kg to 80kg.

    So, I can't find an exact weight but in the video, I lift the bar with one hand.

    So I would say this is somewhere around or even under 30kg for just the bare bar.

    Add the brackets etc and it will obviously be more.



    Here she is. I shot lots of footage of the install and took lots of pics.

    It will take a while but I'll throw up the install vid soon enough.

    If anyone is looking to do the same, more than happy to answer questions or post specific pics if I have them.








    Brett
    Last edited by denmonkey; 13-05-18 at 04:50 PM.

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    As per above, here is a series of 3 videos which cover the install of the ARB bar onto the front of the old Paj.

    Installing a bullbar was not something I had done before and cutting into the pajero was not something I was taking lightly.
    Whilst it took longer than expected, I'm very happy with the results.
    There were a few stages that had me/us pausing and thinking but at each of those steps I managed to make it through.
    Those moments can cause the pucker to tighten up though.
    Of course everything relaxes when you figure out a plan.
    It's pretty labour intensive and I don't think I would tackle this in a single day. It's more a weekend job. A long weekend would be even better to take your time.
    Instructions were a bit of a mix from good to rubbish. There are not enough pics to guide you and to give you confidence that you have it right before moving in for the kill.
    Lots of image searching on the net was of some assistance.
    I tried to cover all the bits that I had questions about in my head when considering going ahead with a self install.
    Mudduck said he would have happily paid the $400 odd for it to be installed. .....but where is the fun in that.
    He is a big girl anyway...but he did come in handy as did another mate who arrived just in time to help with the final lift and adjustments.
    Thanks boys.
    It's not every day you take to your truck with a jigsaw and grinder.









    Brett

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    It sure does take some ‘guts’ to cut up your pride and joy, but the satisfaction you get once job done is great.
    Time to sit back and admire your handy work!
    Videos at are very good also, I’m sure they’ll be a great help to others.

    Smokey
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    Adam aka Smokey

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    Sup Smoke,

    yeah it took some doing but once you've paid for the bar and it's arrived............... no turning back.
    It was nice to have someone helping out whilst I did it. Even if neither of us knew what we were doing
    when all is said and done, the job isn't that hard but can be a bit tricky. especially for the first time.

    That's why I do the videos. I find if I can watch someone do it first, I can usually manage myself. I guess I'm a visual learner. and no that line doesn't work on the women

    Thanks for the comments btw

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