Bull Bars

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  1. ShiftZZ

    ShiftZZ Funster Life Member

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    What is the legal position with installing Bull Bars?


    Dave
     
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    only plastic ones allowed these days.....:cry:

    the law changed a few years ago banning 'real' ones.
     
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    You can fit em in Oztralia but only if you live near bulls and kanga wotsits,
    Are you thinkin of emigrating??:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    Thats because too many children and the elderly were getting taffled in them when the vehicle they were attached to was driven by a moron...
     
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    I thought he already had...to Leicester??
     
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    correct :thumb:

    they cause a lot of bodily damage....both human and vehicle.
     
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    I guess your talking new vehicles John
    Plenty of ole Rangies and the like running em
     
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    Didnt know bulls had bars
    Hooliginism is a curse even amongst bulls then

    As for them lumps of iron
    i think they are a danger to all
    And do nothing to enhance the vehicle they are attached to
    Other than to make em look like chavs trucks

    Obviously offroading is a differant mater
    brushing the undergroth back
    But theres not so many go offroading as have bull bars
     
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    S'pose depends on the Bull really:youbetcha:

    I personally never been in a bar with one though:Wink:
     
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    Other than to make em look like chavs trucks Are you thinkin of leavin the nutters an becomin a chav Hilda????:Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1::Rofl1:
     
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    well thy still seem to be fitting and slling them in the landrover world well landrover monthly
    june 2011 extreme4x4 have a showing of two tubular winch bumpers and two other strengthened ones+a bars.
    think there was talk about banning but it never happened. could be wrong ,maybe sundowners can give us info. certainly at the landrover show i went to 2 yrs ago they were all over the place. just been given a pile of landt mags they are advertised in several outlets . cheers alan.
     
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    cant remember the year but think it was around 3 or 4 years ago they changed the law.

    not retrospectively though and you can still buy proper metal bars but insurers wont like you very much.

    had metal bars on my suzuki SJ410 for off road use but they made a hell of a mess of the wings and bonnet when hitting rocks and trees etc.
     
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    I suppose as long as they get their round in at the right time I would drink in one:Rofl1:
     
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    What car 2009

    in particular........ Distributors who continue to sell the old-style metal bull bars after this date will face imprisonment.
     
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    not saying youare wrong just i,m sat here with a pile of landy mags a mate dropped in and they are still advertised and being fitted on new landies. i dont know of a law that stops them but could have been away and missed it. nigel will know i,m sure ,he is or was mr landrover on here.he used to have a lovely roof tent on one of his landies . bit more posher than my brownchurch jobby. be interesting to know for sure . they still do them for bongo,s as well .
     
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    This was being argued about on TalbotOC. As the legislation wasn't retrospective anyone with a vehicle pre 2008(?) that had one fitted can't be forced to remove it. Problem then arises as to whether your 1980's Range Rover ever had one and whether it had just been removed for "repairs" "repainting" etc. etc. so the Police won't be chasing anyone for it and insurers will be being told "it already had it when I got it".
     
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    i like the idea of bull bars on a motorhome,i think they would look cool:Cool:
    and give one somewere to stand when washing the overhang:thumb:
     
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    Or to hang the washing on :Laughing:
     
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    with all the spare power i got ,i fitted a tumble dryer:Rofl1::Rofl1:
    but i do like the idea of bull bars:thumb:
     
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    yes Alan, you can still buy and fit the steel ones but officially only for off road use.
    all the off road suppliers still stock them but if fitted on a road vehicle registered after 2008 you can kiss goodbye to any third party bodily injury insurance claim.
    the euro spec ones look the same but are chrome effect plastic and absorb most of the impact.....pretty much useless for the intended purpose and only any good on chelsea tractors for bling appeal.

    bit like the old 27mhz AM CB radio's of the 80's....legal to buy, illegal to use.
     
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