I am going to take the word of the people who run the tests over you btw.
Does the fitment of bullbars (manufacturer endorsed or otherwise) to a vehicle effect its ANCAP safety rating?ANCAP does not test vehicles with bullbars fitted but it is expected that a bullbar would affect the performance in the ANCAP frontal offset test. In most cases they would be adverse effects because, with modern vehicles, the front crumple zone is usually an optimum design for this severity of crash and a bullbar would change the crumple characteristics away from this optimum.
The fitment of bullbars also provides the possibility of additional risk of injury to pedestrians. From 2012, the ANCAP Road Map sets out minimum requirements for pedestrian protection in order for a vehicle to receive an overall rating of 5 stars ("high seat" vehicles do not have to meet this until 2014). Extra pedestrian protection tests would need to be conducted to show that these minimum requirements are met with a bullbar fitted.
Santos are reportedly bringing this in as well. My mob is having to pension off some hiluxs and patrols because they don't have stability control, side airbags etc etc
It's good in theory, costs a fucking fortune for all the smaller companies that contract to the bigger guys
I can't wait to see how the new amaroks hold up to site use, because I wouldn't mind buying one in the next few years
I bet continually maintaining Amarok's will be cheaper in the long run, especially underground vehicles....
They say i know fuck nothing, but i know fuck all!
Yes they probably do effect the crumple zones in a front impact with something solid, vs wildlife they are a however a life saver. If you don't believe in bullbars you clearly haven't traveled our outback much and I feel really sorry for you Our trips would have been cut very short if not for the bullbar, I have no doubt about that.
Most of the big name bullbars ARE tested and certified airbag compatible. Some however aren't, my sister,nopics, found this out with her Xtrail. The installer refused to touch any bar that wasn't airbag certified, which there were a couple. I'm talking proper bullbars, not ebay nudge bars.
As for mines needing 5star rated vehicles, that's going to be norm in alot of industries soon, along with ULEV/ZEV emmision ratings. Look at London.
The only vehicle occupant advantage a bullbar may have in a collision with a roo or similar is if it prevents the animal from coming over the bonnet and into the windscreen. Which is possible if the bullbar catches the animal but not all that likely.
A bullbar will certainly protect the vehicle most times but, because of it's rigid design, will likely cause more shock to be transmitted to vehicle occupants, not less. But in reality the only likely injury to vehicle occupants is from an animal coming through the windscreen.
LOL where I work they just bought Chinese trucks and great walls because they bin them in 2 years.
I design and sell the following:
-RB30 into GTR sump adapters
-Engine mounts - urethane and perfect for all conversions
-SR20 to RB25 bell housing conversions
-Can do any 3D design and modelling at competitive rates.
Holden 5L 4 bolt main caps and full one piece girdle.
Hydraulic tilt tray trailers, lowest approach angle in the industry, suspension, control it from your Android or Iphone....ETA 2 months
Connie at work got a new great wall, its suspension literally fell to pieces after 3 months on site.. worst piece if this ever
It's all good saying that utes and things need to be 5-star rated, mine utes do get swapped out every few years and for the purposes of using it as a ute there isn't that much difference between a ford a nissan a toyota and a VW. They all have seats and use diesel.
If however you are a contractor on site with very specifically modified light vehicles to do a very specific job and are expected to have a much longer life expectancy this is going to be a right pain in the ass. Especially since there are no 5 star rated vehicles suitable to the task
Yeah have been a lot of new rangers through work for BMA up here, no more bull-bars and spotlights, I haven't really looked if they have the ROPS
I don't see how their cars having a 5 star ANCAP rating is going to help, they lift most of them and fit pretty average mud tyres which lead to them rolling around lie shit heaps
Toyota gives no fuck for mining companies, in reality Australia is about 2 percent of total hilux/landcruiser sales and of that mining companies are about 10 percent of sales.
A lot of mining companies think they are way more important than they really are.
When you buy as many vehicles as the UN and you say you are going to stop buying utes, then toyota will listen.
Untill then they are just pissing into the wind.
I look forward to a Caterpillar 797 speed-bump occupant safety test being incorporated into the ANCAP rating system.
yes i have a car and a bike and a computer and some other shit... but why the fuck would i bother posting details about them here... are you retired? why do you care anyway?
I'm looking forward to Rangers becoming the norm for 2 reasons.
Free filters n shit and also laughs when all the dodgy old school LV mechs plug spotties and various other electics into spots they are not meant to and start frying the electrical system.
Z33, S13 = Same fucking same... Damned POS Datsuns....
Yeah, considering how much I've cost "professional auto electricians" after finding and fixing their fuck ups under warranty I should know better. FFS I'm a colour blind mechanic and I can still do better work then some of these idiots.
By cost I mean the dealer has sent the bill to the dickhead who originally did the work. Many laughs over that one, in one case the prick still has a grudge against me.