FAQs— Dodge Bull Bar
- I will be fitting my Dodge with a bull bar to prepare it for off-road travel. Can you share some pre-installation tips?
Once you receive your Dodge bull bar, check the contents of the package right away so you’ll know if it lacks some hardware or if there are defects on the components included in the pack. If your bull bar is okay and all the hardware comes complete, read the installation instructions for you to determine the time you should allot for your DIY project and all the tools you may need to pull the task off. Also, you have to determine if your Dodge comes with tow hooks or not as the installation steps may vary a bit for vehicles with tow hooks. It is also advised that you make sure you have a buddy that can help hold the bull bar for you as you secure it in place.
- How can I maintain my Dodge bull bar to keep it looking great and make it last long in service?
Depending on the type of bull bar you install, you can do regular waxing to provide it with additional layer of protection over the finish. Just make sure not to use wax containing abrasives as they could damage the bull bar’s finish. Small scratches on the finish can be remedied using mild soap as well as window or glass cleaner.
- I am hesitant to install a bull bar on my Dodge truck because of the added weight my ride has to bear. Besides offering some kind of protection to my truck’s front end, what are the other benefits of having a bull bar?
You will benefit more from the bull bar if you are using your Dodge truck for off-roading. The bull bar can accommodate off-road lights, which are really helpful if you’re traversing off the beaten paths at night. With off-road lights mounted on the bull bar, you can clearly see your way ahead as such lights shine brighter and cover more area than the headlights. The bull bar can also shield the bumper and grille from damage when the vehicle accidentally hits a rock or any object that can’t be avoided when off-roading. This add-on can also accommodate a winch.
- What are the things that I should consider when looking for a Dodge bull bar?
The first thing you need to look into is the type of bull bar that you want for your ride. Do you want one that replaces the bumper or one that’s just attached to the vehicle’s front-end? You also need to consider the types of materials used in constructing the bull bar—will you go for stainless steel, aluminum, or polycarbonate? The finish should also be taken into consideration, as it usually determines the bull bar’s appearance. The bull bar’s size is equally important, though most of the time, the size of the bar is dependent on the type of the truck it will be installed in, as well as the environment the vehicle is usually driven on.
- Which between steel and aluminum bull bar is the best for my Dodge?
Each bull bar material and finish has its own share of advantages and disadvantages, and your choice should depend on what factor is more important to you. Steel bull bars are designed to deliver ultimate protection. Since they are stronger, steel bars are usually heavier than other types, so they add significant weight to the vehicle. Aluminum bull bars, on the other hand, come lightweight yet also durable, making them ideal for track events. They are also rust resistant, so they usually last long in service.
- I’m torn between chromed steel and powder coated Dodge bull bar. Which is better for off-road use?
Your choice of finish is usually dependent on the truck’s paint and what you always use your truck for. Those who frequently drive on unpaved roads or off-roads can go for the rugged-looking powder coated bull bars. They are durable enough to endure the rigors of offroad drives. Chromed steel bull bars are ideal for truck owners who want a muscular yet classy looks for their ride.
- I heard about polycarbonate bull bar from a friend. How does it differ from other types of bull bars?
New to the market are the polycarbonate bull bars, which are designed to be lightweight yet strong enough to protect the vehicle’s front end. This type of bull bar is ideal for people who aim for a more muscular look for their ride without compromising front-end protection.