The harsh conditions of the Australian Outback are extremely demanding, and standard brush guards and grille guards simply aren't strong enough to survive. For this reason, ARB pioneered the bull bar, designed specifically for maximum strength and reliability, to last in these tough conditions. And after years spent modifying and refining this design, the ARB bull bar is the most highly regarded 4x4 frontal protection system in the world.
Unlike most brush guards and grille guards, ARB bull bars incorporate a fully engineered mounting system which completely replaces the standard bumper. During the design process, careful consideration of numerous factors ensures it will properly serve its purpose. ARB manufactures winch compatible bull bars and Sahara bars for most 4WDs - they provide the quality protection you expect, without compromising design and aesthetics.
ARB deluxe bull bars are particularly suitable for North American backcountry driving, where the threat of wandering wildlife is constant. Deer, moose and bears pose a constant threat to motorists, and an ARB deluxe bar is the best defense available.
Being the furthest most point of the bull bar from the truck's chassis, and often the point of impact in the event of an animal strike, the wing area of the bull bar is by far the most vulnerable. ARB pioneered the five fold upswept and tapered wing design, which provides enormous strength and maintains an optimum approach angle. ARB deluxe bars come in a durable black powder coat.
**Please note: some technical features may differ between models.
With an air bag equipped 4x4 it is essential that the vehicle's crush rate and air bag triggering is not altered when a bull bar is installed. To ensure compatibility, ARB assesses each vehicle's frontal crush characteristics and replicates the crush rate into the design of each air bag compatible bull bar and its mounting system. This method enables engineers to achieve maximum possible vehicle and passenger protection without affecting the crash pulse.
ARB has invested heavily in vehicle crash barrier tests to validate the performance and compliance of its air bag compatible bull bars, and as a consequence, their bars offer a far greater level of protection than most standard brush guards and grille guards.
**Please note: a few of the bumpers for older model vehicles are not air-bag compatible, refer to the Vehicle Application Guide for confirmation.