Hi Jax! Just curious... Do you ever figure out how to mount your bull bar on a 2011 rav4. I have. Bull bar that the company said was compatible but I can't figure out how to mount it.I bought a front end "bull-bar" and it literally came with no instructions. It has the bar, some bolts, and brackets. Can anyone help me with instructions? Do I need to take off the bumper? Skid plate?
Absolutely incorrect. It's cheaper to replace plastic and glass than a twisted unibody and radiator supports, especially when it comes to tweaking the steering and suspension and alignment which might not ever again be corrected to spec after an impact. And it doesn't take much of an impact.I thought they were supposed to protect the car?
Yes! Even full-framed vehicles can suffer significant frame damage from a BULL BAR impact. Reinforcing the mounting points and where the impact load would eventually spread out is highly recommended and really should be mandatory.Bull bars and brush guards on frameless vehicles like RAVs can cause a lot of damage in even slow speed impacts, as mentioned. They can be useful on full frame vehicles such as pickup trucks, especially if the frame part where the guard is mounted has been extensively reinforced. A friend in Australia hit an adult 'roo at 50 kmph with his truck equipped with a guard and had no damage.