The choice of bullbar available in the market is quite numerous to suit a wide range of vehicles but while searching for the right one for your UTE or 4WD it is important your priorities functionality over aesthetic. Yes, I know you want your vehicle to look good but you need to understand if it doesn’t work fine then it is not worth it because it won’t be able to protect your vehicle from damages. So the big question is how do find the right Bullbar for you? And in order to answer that, I will be providing 5 factors to consider while making your choice.
1. What do you need the bullbar for?
In order to find the best bullbar for you, you need to first understand the functions you are getting the bullbar for. And the primary function of a bullbar is to protect the vehicles vital components from damages, deciding on which of the vital components you are looking forward to protecting will narrow your choices down even a bit more.
2. Where do you plan to drive your vehicle to?
The next important factor to consider after deciding on what components you want to protect is where do you plan to drive your car to and the amount of gears you would like to carry with your vehicle. Knowing this before time will ensure that you choose a bullbar that has been well designed and engineered to perform well in those situations.
3. The material used for making the bullbar matters
Most bullbar are either made from plastic, steel or aluminum. Finding one made with the right material that is strong enough to offer the greatest safety to your vehicle is important. Steel bars offer the greatest strength but you need to understand that not all steel bars are the same. Ensuring you choose one that is well designed to function with all other components of your vehicle is important.
4. Deciding on the design of the bullbar you want
This should not be about its look but instead on how the current design can affect the usage to make it function better. Your choice of design also depends on where you would be driving your vehicle. If you have little to no chance of encountering damages caused by animal strikes, then there is no need to go for a bullbar with outer tubes design.
5. Find the right bullbar for your car suspension
Bullbar are very heavy and would weigh your car down, so when you deciding on which bullbar to choose, it is important you put into consideration the suspension of your vehicle. Depending on the weight of bullbar you choose, you might need to upgrade your vehicles suspension in order to account for that extra weight.
You can also find a lot of bullbar in the markets that have been specifically designed to suit your UTE or 4WD without a need for suspension upgrade. But it all depends on what you want to use the bullbar for.