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Old February 3rd, 2005, 02:00 PM
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Ouch.

hey gang,

since my d-90 is hit in the front.....my days have been so blue.
i plan on getting a NEW brush grille....

can anyone please give me an opinion on the best front grille, one that won't get in the way of things? and looks like da bomb?

also, i want to get a roof rack....i was told the ones that only mount at the front roll bar and rear....these shift when the rack is full! is that true?!? any opionions would be MUCH appreciated!

thanks all...

-dan
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 03:00 PM
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I love the camel trophy one, it's straight & has mesh o'er the headlights.
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 03:15 PM
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is it better, lighter than the ARB??

thanks,

-dan
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 04:23 PM
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Personally I like the ARB, mine looks really good sitting on the garage floor. I hope it looks even better on the truck.
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 04:56 PM
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Nothing is heavier then an ARB! Well some "custom" are. As far as good and tuff for off-road ARB will be the tuffest. But Rockware makes a nice one that will give you great clearance. But if you are going for looks,,,,,,,,,, well I don't know what looks good, just what works good when I am crashing into things.
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 04:58 PM
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Ripp2002,

ARB makes a roof rack for the D90?
If so, where can I see a picture of one, and where can I get one?

I like the look of the one they have for the Disco.

thanks,

-arbi

Follow-up Post:

Nevermind, I guess you were talking about the Bull Bar front bumper from ARB.
I like it too. I have one on mine, awaiting a winch

-arbi
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 06:06 PM
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I have a camel trophy set-up it looks great; however, it is a 2 piece set up. It won't be as strong as a good welded one piece. They are made by Brownchurch and sold by Rover's North. I have heard great things about Rockware as a company as well as their custom bumpers. They can configure the bumper to your needs. If I was going to get a different set-up, I'd probably go with Rockware. The ARB's are very nice, super strong and nice looking. The only negative thing I have heard about them on the D-90's are they are heavy and they reduce the approach angle.
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 08:03 PM
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Daniel,
Rockware makes nice stuff with a better approach angle than ARB...don't know how well they hold up in accidents...I hit a Toyota with my D90 with an ARB bumper...put a nice bumper shaped impression in his tailgate...only scratched the ARB. Had a customer DRIVE in to have his ARB replaced after an accident...he hit a Buick head on at 35mph and totalled the Buick.
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 08:11 PM
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I remember a while back an Escalade hit Rob Gooodalls D-90, he had the ARB, if my memory serves me correctly he did the better part of 10k damage to the Caddy, I think Rob just had to replace the ARB, I will try to find the thread

http://www.defendersource.com/discus...s/46/2135.html

I am gonna get the Rockware one day, one day...
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 08:45 PM
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The ARB is really heavy but you could run into an elk or moose unscathed I bet.

Safety Devices makes a roof rack that mounts with five legs onto the rain gutter (station wagons only). I'm sure you could get a shop to make custom mounting brackets if you have a soft top and wanted to load up a roof rack with 500 lbs of water and gas cans and kayaks etc.

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Old February 3rd, 2005, 08:55 PM
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Why would you want a rack that mounts to aluminum gutters on a station wagon top that mounts to the tub in what, 4 bolts?

Sounds pretty silly to me.

I'd recommend searching the archives for topics related to both questions.
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 09:08 PM
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wow....good stuff...

thanks boys.

does the rockware one weigh that much less?? i was wondering about the hannibal for the roof rack.....looks nice, light...

thanks

-dan
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 09:20 PM
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Why would you want a rack that mounts to aluminum gutters on a station wagon top that mounts to the tub in what, 4 bolts?

Sounds pretty silly to me.
Exactly.

I was hoping the sarcasm would come through more than it did.
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Old February 3rd, 2005, 11:27 PM
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Thumbs up Rockware

I took an 8 point buck head on at 40mph a few years back. What saved the truck,and more importantly my life, was I caugh the buck square in the roller fairlead just as it was landing from its bound into traffic. The cage of the fairlead shattered and I was picking fur out of the winch cable for a year. The bumper didn't move an inch. FWIW
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Old February 4th, 2005, 02:04 AM
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wow!
any pics!?!?
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Old February 4th, 2005, 08:33 AM
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They ended up totaling that caddy. FYI
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Old February 4th, 2005, 12:57 PM
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No pics. The deer was pretty messed up. Died instantly I imagine. Nothing to take pics of really. Tossed the old fairlead and put on a new one. I guarantee, if the deer hit 6 inches higher, there would be heavy damage to the front and possibly a carcass through the windshield. The Hella 4000's also survived the impact...
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Old February 5th, 2005, 01:11 AM
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wow...

incredible.

these things are seriously tough.

happy no injuries..

thank God...


-dan
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