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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1095993 posted 11/29/12 11:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Fabing up a brush guard, but not just any brushguard. It will extend around the sides until the bumper ends. I do not plan to have a actual bumper on my car. Taking measurements this weekend. Anyone got any input?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1095994 posted 11/29/12 11:31 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
No deer will stop me. Muaahaha

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1095999 posted 11/29/12 11:59 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Heres a good one.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1096000 posted 11/30/12 12:06 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I am talking three inch piping all around. Covering up over the headlights. BIG foglights like that though lol.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1096007 posted 11/30/12 12:56 AM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Going off road or downtown Detroit?



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1096060 posted 11/30/12 12:58 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Either. The car was in a prior accident and seen what a 30mph front end collision can do to the frame... Don't want to see that ever again.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1096062 posted 11/30/12 01:10 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Brush guards are for the poseur SUV's and street warrior 4x4's; you need a stout bull bar if you want any real protection! Kind of like the difference between side steps and sliders...(although will say if you're taking this thing out there that needs one of those, you are probably going to need to upgrade a lot more than just a front bar)

btw - pipe is overkill; should be able to use tube instead. I know people (mistakenly) interchange those terms, but they are different and mention this in case you order the stuff.


Edited by JNR (11/30/12 01:12 PM)

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1096065 posted 11/30/12 01:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting MegaSuiter:

I am talking three inch piping all around. Covering up over the headlights. BIG foglights like that though lol.




3 inch piping? You're joking right?

something like this is pretty legit:




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1096068 posted 11/30/12 01:16 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
No I was joking. That is pretty legit. It's going to cover all the area the bumper does and then up a little past the headlights. Why did I not take a CAD program so I could put a rough sketch up...

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1096076 posted 11/30/12 01:39 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
This would be a first for these cars, I'm interested to see how it turns out if you follow through with this idea.



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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1096081 posted 11/30/12 01:51 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Exactly. I'd like to post every spec about it so others can do it. I don't want to see anyone else with a salvage title and the insurance company offering you $650 when your car is totaled. Sad...

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1096082 posted 11/30/12 01:59 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Won't this just transfer more energy (damage) in other parts of the car [especially true being a unibody and lightweight construction]? I mean it has to go somewhere, although at parking lot speeds, something like this FTW! Luckily we don't have airbags (sensors) to worry about with something like this.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1096085 posted 11/30/12 02:09 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Quoting matt92vr4:

Going off road or downtown Detroit?




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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1096137 posted 11/30/12 06:11 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
How would it damage anything more than the stock bumper? I am hooking it to the support brace that is inside the factory bumper. If anything I thought it'd be more solid.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1096141 posted 11/30/12 06:20 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
I think a lot of it depends on what you hit, where, which direction and of course the speed of impact...there is a certain amount of 'give' built in to things, being the energy gets dispersed somewhere and if it's too stout at the front, it's going to travel down the rest of the car (more so)...I've seen cars (unibody mostly) get into minor front or rear collisions and there is damage on the opposite end of the car. However, if you're simply attaching it to the existing cross beam, so to speak, may not be as much of an issue, and it would act more like a brush guard than a bull bar; the difference being that a brush guard typically has a weak mounting point and is made of thin tubing, so it either bends at the tube, or at the mounting point...to the contrary, a bull bar is usually mounted to the frame in a solid fashion and is made from thicker, stronger tubing, so that it acts more like an extension of the vehicles frame...this works fine if you have a boxed frame (body on that), but trying to do that on a unibody and especially a chinsy car (vs. a truck let's say), it just sounds like it's asking for trouble...

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1096810 posted 12/05/12 06:54 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well I have been bending the front out for a couple days now. leaving pressure on it overnight and coming back the next day to bend both sides evenly. I switched back and forth a couple times and the unibody started separating from the body.... I was curious if anybody had any better idea than trees and chains... I wanted to torch the rails while i was wreching the comealong, but I heard bad things so I didn't try. Anyone else?

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1099257 posted 12/20/12 08:21 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post      
Well it is straight enough for the fenders and hood to fit "correctly"...Good enough for now. update with pics. Green face GREY BODY.

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Galant VR-4 org Post #: 1099278 posted 12/20/12 10:33 PM     Remind Me!  Send Private Message   Edit Post   
What about the one here?

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