ANY off-road-capable four-wheel drive needs a decent bullbar – fact! Here’s a selection of some fresh bullbars for the Triton, Navara and Y62 Patrol. Plus, we’ve thrown in some heavy duty side steps for the Triton, too. Happy shopping!
ARB Summit bullbar (Mitsubishi MR Triton)
With the release of the new MR Triton and its unique front styling (and subsequent positioning of parking sensor and fog-light placement), ARB’s designers had to re-jig a number of elements of the Summit bar’s design to fit the Triton’s new face. As expected, the result looks great and there are no compromises to safety features or vehicle functionality.
The MR Triton Summit bar is airbag-compatible and of steel construction, and it incorporates a multi-fold upswept and tapered wing design to ensure the best approach angle and optimum strength. Added strength is thanks to the 60.3mm outer tubing and centre cross-bar.
The Summit bar can accommodate Warn, Bushranger, Smittybilt and Magnum low-mount electric winches of up to 10,000lb capacity. There’s provision for fitment of spotties and there’s an optional ARB fog-light kit available, too. The bar is coated with a zinc-rich primer for enhanced corrosion resistance and comes standard in black powdercoat with optional colour-coding.
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EFS Stockman bullbar (Nissan Navara NP300)
The team at EFS 4x4 Accessories has released a Stockman bullbar for Nissan’s Navara. The Stockman is available for all NP300 coil-spring cab (single and dual) models and also the king-cab leaf-spring variants from 2015 onwards.
The Stockman has been designed and developed in Australia to withstand our unique and tough driving conditions. To this effect, it has been subjected to salt spray and UV-metal coating testing. It is tested to comply with ADR69 and thus meets the vehicle’s airbag safety standards.
The bar is tough, too, being made from 63mm steel tubing. Plus, it’s winch-compatible thanks to its winch cradle-mounting bracket. The bar includes lower bash plates, super-bright LED driving lights and turn indicators, provision for fitment of twin aerials, and CNC headlight infill trims. The Stockman is a tough bullbar from a highly regarded Aussie company.
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ARB Summit bar (Nissan Y62 Patrol)
The new ARB Summit bar for Nissan’s Y62 Patrol is of tough powdercoated steel construction (which also includes a zinc-rich primer for corrosion resistance). The Summit bar allow for easy fitment of off-roading accessories (think: spotties, lightbars, etc.) and can be fitted to Ti and Ti-L spec Patrols.
It is compatible with a number of Warn, Bushranger and Smittybilt low-mount winches (there’s a cover panel in the bar for those who don’t fit a winch), and is parking sensor compatible while ensuring Intelligent Cruise Control, Forward Collision and Lane departure warnings and headlight washers.
It features a multi-fold upswept and tapered wing design to ensure optimum approach angle, combined with protection panels on the centre and both sides. The mount system is airbag compatible and there are twin ARB Jack or hi-lift jack points, along with two aerial brackets. Black powdercoat finish with optional colour matching.
RRP: $2890 (Aus east coast metro)
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Kingsley Rogue side steps (Mitsubishi MR Triton)
These tough new sidesteps by Kingsley Enterprises are body-mounted steps (and brackets) and are of heavy-duty steel construction and have been engineered in Australia to ensure vehicle-specific fitment and airbag compatibility.
The Rogue sidestep is coated with a high-grade polyester powder-coat that features a textured matte-black finish. The step pad design is nice and aggressive to ensure you don’t slip, regardless of weather conditions, when reaching up top for gear. These pads are – handily – bolted on so they’re easy to remove when you need to clean them.
Designed to protect your rig from rocks, mud and debris that is thrown up on- and off-road, the Rogue sidesteps cover the complete length of the Triton’s sill. Covered by a three-year warranty.