**** the torpedos, full speed ahead!I'd love to turn my XT into a battlewagon. I think a bull bar is a fun place to start. I found a used westin GM bull bar on my local craigslist but I have not foggiest on how I would get it on my car. I am not a welder and do not have access to fabrication.
Then it's probably not likely you'll be successful in mounting something designed for a GM on your Subaru.I have not foggiest on how I would get it on my car. I am not a welder and do not have access to fabrication.
I would agree with pretty easy. I like the simple design but it looks like 1" or less pipe. I can see pushing that into something whereas 2" would take a hit and have a dent as evidence. 2" inch would begin encroaching on your ground clearance, how're. Ground clearance has saved me more than once.Looks like it mounts to the tow hooks at the front and the subframe at the rear, and I'd say "pretty easy". If they tied it to the bumper beam at the top it would be a massive improvement to its rigidity but would require cutting the bumper.
@95stepside Are they supported at the license bracket at all, or only by the cross-strap underneath? I'm wondering how much they vibrate and bounce around, making the light all jittery. Are there mounts further apart on the top bar? The photo I saw of the RI bar on a Gen 4 had the top lights much further apart.
Front tie down hooks, sway bar mount, and center jack plate. Installation is pretty easy, about 30 to 45 min. As is the bar is plenty sturdy and is bolt on, bolt off so easy enough to return to stock without irreversible cutting.Where and how does that bar actually mount? How easy would it be to push it back into the bumper?
These are made from 1.25 0.083 wall chromoly tubing and with a skid plate weights 45 lbs.Depending on material used, those things are quite heavy and may be not suitable for a "small" car, like Subaru. Some, that are made from aircraft light alloys may be quite expensive....
True, it is a little more money but you do get alot more functionality - stable light platform / usable d-ring tabs / front end chassis brace.
I know they're very expensive but come on, they're so cool looking! If I had the expendable income I'd get one, LOL!The best of those come from down under... but shipping is expensive!
Subaru Forester ECB Alloy Bullbar Nudge Bars Bull Bars Series MY13 on - excluding XT Models
That's my 07 Outback on the right helping a Ford Fiesta out of a little mess. I've also pulled a Bobcat and a Ford F150 off plowed snow embankments after each got themselves stuck this past winter.Have you used the winch for recovery?