GLX-R MN wrote:I have put the ARB deluxe winch bar on my MN. I haven't driven it yet but my wife says its had little effect on the performance and cooling so far. When the winch goes on may be different.
stufensom wrote:So do we have any other makes and models out there
johno wrote:stufensom wrote:So do we have any other makes and models out there
I don't have an ARB bar i went for the Ironman Protector bar
I personally liked he appearance of the bar with a bit of chrome on it, and the pained lower part of the bar blends in well with the colour of my Triton.
al coholic wrote:Sierra, the airflow thing is absolutely a non issue, it may look like less airflow on paper but so many people have these bullbars fitted and no one has any problems............actually only probably two of those negatives you listed are an issue, being weight and incresed drag...........which to be honest are very minimal compromises to have full front end protection when venturing off road. I would only go half the places i do if i had a stock truck with no barwork as protection, it would only end up damaged.
stufensom wrote:Oops, didn't mean to start an argument!
was hoping this was going to evolve into a fairly comprehensive photo library of all the different makes and models as per the canopy thread,
any alloy bars out there or are they just for girls?
daryn wrote: I don't see any arguements above just a discussion, personally when a winch is installed you will then block air to the intercooler, until then heaps of air still getting in but the winch is the killer. I don't care and just have to wear the extra cost, give a little get a little
I can see the avantages but I think the disadvantages are being played down.
The airflow is severely restricted and must reduce power and increase fuel consumption.
My 2.5 manual is rated at 8.2L/100km average and that's about what I get, even with 131kw and 455Nm.
Your 3.2? auto is rated at 9.9L/100km, is that your average by calculation?
sierra wrote:Thanks for being constructive Daryn ..............or that manly image for those that need a boost up front.
snowman wrote:by you own admission most of us have other accessories, tyre etc that 'contribute' to this. Don't forget also that, like you, there are some 3.2litre owners out there getting VERY GOOD if not better economy than published, even with some mods.
I am still convinced the auto is the main issue, not barwork.
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