Quick Answer: What Is The Difference Between A Bull Bar And A Nudge Bar?

Is bumper guard illegal?

However, they have smartly changed the names as off-road bumper, bumper guards, etc.

Under Section 52 of the Motor Vehicle Act, bull bars are deemed illegal.

Using similar crash guards will attract penalties under Section 190 and Section 191 of the Motor Vehicle Act..

Why install a bull bar?

Bull bar are created not only to provide styling and exceptional looks to your vehicle, but also to provide added protection. It shields the front end of your truck or SUV. It is attached just above the bumper to protect the vulnerable front end components of your vehicle from damage especially during road accidents.

Are bull bars bad?

A review of studies on the safety effect of bull bars published in the journal Traffic Injury Prevention concluded that they “significantly alter the collision dynamics of vehicles, resulting in an increased risk of pedestrian injury and mortality in crashes.”

Do bull bars affect airbags?

Airbags are deployed with acceleration/deceleration sensors. If the cars slows too fast (like 40-0 in 4 feet, significant g forces) they trigger the bags. After market bumpers and bull bars shouldn’t affect the airbag sensors one bit!

Do bull bars affect insurance?

This means that this A-Bar is fully legal and does not impact on insurance and is approved for the MOT.

What is a bull bar good for?

A bullbar or push bumper is a device installed on the front of a vehicle to protect its front from collisions, whether an accidental collision with a large animal in rural roads, or an intentional collision with another vehicle in police usage.

How much does a nudge bar weigh?

The average weight of an East Coast Bullbar is approximately 35kg (a steel bar is approximately 80kg). The majority of ARB’s bullbars, however, are steel.

Do bull bars make cars safer?

Bull bars change the way impact energy is transferred to the vehicle’s structure. They may be effective in reducing cosmetic damage but can substantially increase structural damage and crash repair costs. A bull bar adds weight to the front of the vehicle and can increase front tyre wear.

What is a nudge bar?

A nudge bar is constructed in a lightweight aluminium tubing or polycarbonate and designed to provide minimal protection against minor front-end collisions, scratches and bumps. A nudge bar is generally fitted to sedans and small SUV’s.

Bull bars (including; nudge bars, frontal protection, front bars and A-Bars) are legal as long as they are EU compliant. Bull bars fitted to vehicles must not be rigid – as this type of fitment was banned by the EU in 2007.

Why are bull bars illegal?

As per the Motor Vehicles Act, rule 52, “No owner of a motor vehicle shall so alter the vehicle that the particulars contained in the certificate of registration are at variance with those originally specified by the manufacturer. … So, technically, bull bars mounted on a vehicle are not legal in the first place.

Do bull bars cause more damage?

This literature review shows that bull bars do indeed increase the severity of injuries to vulnerable road users in the event of a collision and highlights the need for current traffic safety policies to reflect the safety concerns surrounding the use of bull bars.

Do you really need a bull bar?

A bullbar protects the front of the car so if you do collide with an animal then you’ve got a fair chance of driving on. I’ve hit roos at 100km/h but only on cars with bars and aside from the odd broken driving light the car was fine. Ideally, you don’t want to hit anything, but if you do then it’s a bullbar you need.

Can you put a winch on a nudge bar?

Yes it can be done as the winch is mounted to the chassis ends , without the bullbar ,in a low mount winch, it really protrudes out as some I have seen kiss goodbye to their existing bumper bar , others cut the bumper bar and finish it off a little better.

Is a nudge bar worth it?

Once installed a nudge bar adds extra protection to the front of your car especially from minor accidents that can happen due to lack of attention, or misjudging parking. If you live in a more remote area and your vehicle requires more than some minimal protection it might be worth investing in a bull bar.