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Bull bar for Camry

Hi,

Moving back out to my parents' cattle farm and I am looking at getting a bull-bar for the 2010 Camry, for the long trips between the home and town.

Has anyone got one on their Camry that they recommend? I want one that can have long-range driving lights mounted to it. ECB make a steel bar for the Camry, and SmartBar make a bar as well.

I wouldnt mind though a bit more chunky bar that replaces the bumper, the local Holden Commodores and Ford Falcons have full width alloy bars which look the business. So if anyone has a bar that they recommend or know of, that would be great.

Here is the steel ECB bar that can have CB antennas and driving lights mounted to it, but I was after something a bit more substantial:


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i think this is the worse idea i ever read on the internet.... EVER
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i think this is the worse idea i ever read on the internet.... EVER

Huh...? They are everywhere on vehicles out here. We have lots of issues with hitting Roos on the local roads.








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Ah I realise that most of you must be from the US, do you guys use any kind of frontal protection in case of high-speed animal strikes?
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Mmmmmm. I only like the one in the blue car.

I never done it but here in the US. Everytime

You hit an animal or an old lady is on porpuse
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Ah I realise that most of you must be from the US, do you guys use any kind of frontal protection in case of high-speed animal strikes?
No.
Most of the time the armadillos would have to stand up real tall to hit a bumper. as for larger animals, most of them have already been eaten. If a bull gets loose o the road and a car hits it, the owner of the bull buys the owner of the car a new one, and donates a few steaks. Most front end damage of this sort is caused by angry wives repeatedly driving over their cheating husbands.
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Mmmmmm. I only like the one in the blue car.

I never done it but here in the US. Everytime

You hit an animal or an old lady is on porpuse
The blue one has a lightweight bar which you see on some Camrys, they are supposed to be very good at absorbing the animal impact. I prefer the steel ones because they are a stronger mount for driving lights on very rough roads.

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Ah I realise that most of you must be from the US, do you guys use any kind of frontal protection in case of high-speed animal strikes?
Nothing like that is sold for cars here by anybody that I am aware of. They are available and somewhat popular for trucks. The folks we call rednecks here are particularly fond of them.


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No.
Most of the time the armadillos would have to stand up real tall to hit a bumper. as for larger animals, most of them have already been eaten. If a bull gets loose o the road and a car hits it, the owner of the bull buys the owner of the car a new one, and donates a few steaks. Most front end damage of this sort is caused by angry wives repeatedly driving over their cheating husbands.
Yeah we have pretty strict rules on fencing, and the property owners take it seriously - no one wants to have a fatal car accident on their hands due to loose stock! The main purpose of the bar is protect from kangaroos, they are big and dumb and have no road sense. The bar's job is to keep the car driveable after a big hit because if you are stranded you are often a few hundred kilometres away from the nearest town, usually on very isolated roads..... I suppose it could also work on angry wives too hahahaha
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That makes good sense. The US is a pretty densely populated and roo free country. We do have our fair share of deer strikes in some areas though... and there are some areas where a town is a long way off.

Good luck solving this man!

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I thought this thread was a joke. Then I kept reading it and realized these front grills are real.

Not my cup of tea but I guess they do serve a purpose. Living in Chicago, I have never seen these before.
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Go to Alaska and almost every car, truck, SUV has one...

There is a few cars around here that have them (Subaru's) they have the big driving lights mounted to them. A lot of trucks have them though.





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woah punk, looking good! i like your sig pic!

anyways, no offense but i see this as being useless unless youre constantly driving in a forest and or if we're in a zombie apocolypes.
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