Forum-Gallery-Shop-Sponsors

« Advertise on Freel2.com

Home > Maintenance & Modifications > Fitted an alloy bullbar to MY11
Post Reply  Down to end
Page 1 of 1
Print this entire topic · 
ozjeff62



Member Since: 28 May 2018
Location: Sydney, NSW
Posts: 212

Australia 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 SE Auto Ipanema Sand
Fitted an alloy bullbar to MY11

Hi guys,
Finally got an alloy bullbar on to the Freeo. I've been planning this for quite a while. The experimenting took a few days, once I got a handle on what I needed to do it went together in a long weekend.





I figured it would be doable once I saw that lovely beefy bumper reinforcing bar.

It required a bit of cutting and modifying which goes against my normal 'reversible' modification philosophy. However the only things that were cut are easily replaced and bolted back on.

Let me know if I should post some photos of the secret steps here or put them in my gallery.

Cheers MY11 SD4 SE Auto

Post #384475 14th Jan 2020 1:58 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
GundogSD4



Member Since: 04 Dec 2019
Location: Wiltshire
Posts: 198

England 2015 Freelander 2 SD4 Metropolis LE Auto Santorini Black

Kangaroo killer Laughing 94 Disco 300 TDI Gone
96 Defender 300 TDI Gone...Should have kept it.
2003 Freelander ES TD4 Gone
2002 Defender TD5 Gone
2005 Freelander HSE TD4 Gone
2015 Freelander 2 Metropolis Keeping for now!

Post #384477 14th Jan 2020 2:10 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Largered



Member Since: 10 Jul 2016
Location: UK
Posts: 1978

nah ! keep those photos a secret.

.

Post #384478 14th Jan 2020 2:11 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
ozjeff62



Member Since: 28 May 2018
Location: Sydney, NSW
Posts: 212

Australia 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 SE Auto Ipanema Sand

hahaha I saw your "thumbs down" post Largered.

So tell me more about the considerations that I may have overlooked.

It is very ugly but it's a much cheaper route than a bespoke bar - no one here does them anymore.

The bar is actually fairly light (for a full bar). It essentially replaces a section of the bumper reinforcement. It attaches to the front bulkhead with eight very substantial M12 bolts.

I guess there's a chance that the sheet metal could tear from fatigue over corrugated roads.

Definitely a chance a collision will rearrange the car. MY11 SD4 SE Auto

Post #384480 14th Jan 2020 2:26 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Boxbrownie



Member Since: 17 Mar 2019
Location: Looe
Posts: 1555

United Kingdom 2007 Freelander 2 i6 HSE Auto Stornoway Grey

Is no one else worried about the body on the roof? Shocked

Laughing Regards

David

Please let me know if anything in my post offends you, as I may wish to offend you again......

Post #384481 14th Jan 2020 2:29 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Largered



Member Since: 10 Jul 2016
Location: UK
Posts: 1978

Over in the UK they are frowned upon!

city vehicles (Chelsea Tractors - Range Rovers and LandRover) fitted them for their aggressive look.
the UK .... BANNED them on new builds, years ago.

a step backwards in Oz ???

.

Post #384483 14th Jan 2020 2:33 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Boxbrownie



Member Since: 17 Mar 2019
Location: Looe
Posts: 1555

United Kingdom 2007 Freelander 2 i6 HSE Auto Stornoway Grey

Pretty sure they are needed over there, not for the school run admittedly but any where in country.....yes. Regards

David

Please let me know if anything in my post offends you, as I may wish to offend you again......

Post #384484 14th Jan 2020 2:37 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Boxbrownie



Member Since: 17 Mar 2019
Location: Looe
Posts: 1555

United Kingdom 2007 Freelander 2 i6 HSE Auto Stornoway Grey

https://www.adelaidenow.com.au/news/nation...3ea8303658

Not nice, but...... Regards

David

Please let me know if anything in my post offends you, as I may wish to offend you again......

Post #384485 14th Jan 2020 2:39 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
ozjeff62



Member Since: 28 May 2018
Location: Sydney, NSW
Posts: 212

Australia 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 SE Auto Ipanema Sand

Boxbrownie wrote:
Pretty sure they are needed over there, not for the school run admittedly but any where in country.....yes.


That was quite a hit.

I don't know how many roos I've hit - 4 perhaps? Definitely better to hit one with a bar than without. Also hit a wombat, goanna, snake, horse, birds, rabbits, etc etc etc.

I was on a walk on Sunday, saw a wallaby. That was maybe 10km from the CBD, over 30km from the city outskirts. There's a lot of bush in Sydney.

But yes, any rural driving any time of day you will see roos at the moment - hot bitumen roads raise any moisture in the soil, plants grow, roos eat the plants, roo sees a car, roo decides it needs to be on the other side of the road - I mean the other side - no mum's on that side - no she's come to this side - oops I tripped - I better hurry - BANG. MY11 SD4 SE Auto

Post #384494 14th Jan 2020 3:34 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Tigger



Member Since: 30 Mar 2011
Location: L15KRD
Posts: 2539

United Kingdom 

Largered wrote:
Over in the UK they are frowned upon...


Really, really good idea in Australia, it’s just that they’re an equally bad idea in the UK.

This one (on an AUS car) really looks the part Thumbs Up It’s what I’d want if I lived there. 2011 FL2 TD4 XS Kosrae Green
2012 FL2 TD4 HSE Firenze Red
2013 FL2 SD4 HSE Lux Firenze Red
2015 D4 SDV6 HSE Firenze Red
2015 D4 SDV6 HSE Lux Aintree Green
2017 FFRR SDV8 AB Aintree Green

Please accept my apologies for not replying to your PM’s; it’s not that I’m being rude, I’d like to reply, it’s just that the site won’t allow me to.

Post #384510 14th Jan 2020 8:21 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
MotionInc



Member Since: 17 Jun 2019
Location: North America
Posts: 460

Canada 2008 LR2 i6 SE Auto Tambora Flame

Well at least they don't have Moose down under.......................... Bow down Thumbs Up.


But then there's the camels.......

Post #384525 14th Jan 2020 11:31 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Reply with quote
Lightwater



Member Since: 21 Aug 2014
Location: Sydney NB
Posts: 2935

Australia 2013 Freelander 2 2.0T SE Auto Fuji White

A million or so camels & stacks of buffalos! Plenty of stay cattle on the roads.

Many years ago I spoke to a road train driver. The heavy bull bar had been pushed back into the bodywork. He apparently had hit a large kangaroo. Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

Acoustic insulation ARB TPMS 1.2kW air compressor After cooler Air tank On-board OCD pressure air/water cleaning Additional 50L fuel Carpet in doors ABE 2x1kg Waeco 28L modified fridge Battery 4x26ah Solar 120w Victron MPPT 100/20 DC-DC 18amps 175amp jumper plug Awning 6x255/60R18

Post #384526 14th Jan 2020 11:42 pm
View user's profile Send private message View poster's gallery Post Reply
Post Reply  Back to top
Page 1 of 1
All times are GMT + 1 Hour

Jump to  
Previous Topic | Next Topic >
Posting Rules
You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot vote in polls in this forum



Site Copyright © 2006-2020 Futuranet Ltd & Martin Lewis


Switch to Mobile site