11-16-2006, 06:18 AM
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: GREECE - ATHENS
I do have an ARB frond steel bumper on my 1999 model Jimny. It looks very nice and it is very very strong. There is absolutely no difference on gas consumption, taking in mind that I have attached a 9.000 Lbs Warn winch too. He total weight (ARB + Winch) is about 65 Kgm.
The problem will be with the frond suspension springs that you will have to change them with “stronger” ones, or add accessions on the stock springs. If not your car will lean down on the frond side due to extra weight.
I will try to post a photo of my car just to see how it will look like.
Just take in mind that these kind of metal bumpers and pullbars are out of law in most countries. In case of collision you may have problems with the authorities and insurance companies. There is clearly written on a label attached on the rear side of the bumper “FOR OFF ROAD USE ONLY”. So take that in mind, depending on how strict the law is in your country.
Hope I helped.
Originally Posted by lobie
Just wondering if anyone has an ARB bull bar on their Jimny and if so have you noticed an increase in fuel consumption with the bar fitted due to the extra weight? How about fornt tyre ware?
I'm tossing up whether to go steel (AR
or alloy. The ARB ones look a lot better but I don't want it to affect the fuel consumption of the car.
thanks a lot