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Unread 11-02-2012, 08:42 PM   #1
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Bull bar

Looking for bull bar (push bar) for my 2011 Grand Cherokee Laredo X (WK2).
Ideally something similar to the attached photo, to be used mainly in town.

Any recommendations?

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Unread 11-02-2012, 08:55 PM   #2
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My recommendation is Google. That is what I used.

http://www.quadratec.com/products/72131_9001.htm and

http://www.discountjeepparts.com/pro...ducts_id/45330 and

http://www.eadoffroad.com/outland-82...nless-bull-bar


My question is for what reason? Protection? Cosmetic? They are not too popular here seeing as most of us like accessories that serve a functional purpose. There really aren't that many options for aftermarket front end protection.
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Unread 11-03-2012, 08:11 AM   #3
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What's that for anyway ? I find that very ugly on a nice car like a Jeep,I would think this is more like for a working vehicle.
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Unread 11-03-2012, 08:13 AM   #4
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What's that for anyway ? I find that very ugly on a nice car like a Jeep,I would think this is more like for a working vehicle.
Jeeps aren't working vehicles?

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Unread 11-03-2012, 08:28 AM   #5
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The Wrangler yes,Grand Cherokee not as much.
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Unread 11-03-2012, 08:43 AM   #6
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What's that for anyway ? I find that very ugly on a nice car like a Jeep,I would think this is more like for a working vehicle.
To protect your front end from damage off road, especially brush, and to push vehicles when playing off road. Also someplace to mount a winch or attach tow straps. I don't think anyone has figured out a way to attached them to the WK2 solid enough to provide anything more than cosmetics, however. Those that like big fat off road tires and wheels typically like the look of bull bars. It is a popular accessory in some areas of the country.
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Unread 11-03-2012, 09:17 AM   #7
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Bull bars are just junk. Hollow tubing that protects from twigs and small branches. If only rocky road made their winch mount bumper/grill guard larger that would be an option but right now it is just not large enough really.
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Bull bars are just junk. Hollow tubing that protects from twigs and small branches. If only rocky road made their winch mount bumper/grill guard larger that would be an option but right now it is just not large enough really.
That pretty much sums it up! Those little things are mainly for bling.
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Unread 11-04-2012, 01:44 AM   #9
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See my photo upload for a bullbar fitted to my 2012 WK2 Laredo. It fits over the front bumper which remains in place, and includes dual steel recovery points and steel bash plate below. Google "East Coast Bullbars" for specs. The bar uses high strength aluminum tube and plate and welded joints, attached to the car by a steel subframe. Nett weight gain is about 48 pounds.
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The Wrangler yes,Grand Cherokee not as much.
Ugh. If it has 4WD a V8 and a towing package it's a work vehicle.
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Unread 11-04-2012, 03:35 PM   #11
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Original purpose

Of a bull bar was to move livestock out of the way. Maybe you need one down under but not in Cincinnati, OH.

Chances are if i see stock I have a dog in the car. Rather than use car to move stock and take the chance of damage. I let the dogs out. My collie girl will move even the biggest and meanest bull or ram. end of story. Or I just take my stock stick hit the offender upside the head to move it. Yeah I always rid with a stock stick.
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It's for the ones you hit but don't see hahahaha And you will not have a front on the jeep ;(
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Unread 11-05-2012, 07:39 AM   #13
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Bull bars are just junk. Hollow tubing that protects from twigs and small branches. If only rocky road made their winch mount bumper/grill guard larger that would be an option but right now it is just not large enough really.
I'm picturing a 2" 1/4 wall DOM version of the rugged ridge bar, that attaches at the top to the rocky road winch mount, and at the bottom where the tow hooks go through. You know. Something useful.
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I don't think I'd use any of those hollow $300 Bull Bars to push anybody, hook tow straps to, etc. Major damage would be done. They are for looks, for mounting lights in front, and for maybe protecting from hitting a 50 lb. animal.
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Unread 11-05-2012, 08:56 AM   #15
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so you guys will remove all of the badging for looks. Remove chrome from everywhere for looks. Install different wheels for looks. Install chincy side steps and rock sliders for looks. etc... But don't like the bull bar???
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