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    D4 Bar on RRS.

    Opposite Lock Newcastle have posted up on their facebook about fitting a D4 bar to a Rangie sport.
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    I asked about insurance certification and this was the reply...

    Opposite Lock Newcastle
    100 % legal, fully compliant adr / airbag approved bullbar. Although it was designed to suit a discovery 4, absolutely NO modifications were carried out on the bullbar or mount brackets. The disco & rangie sport share the same floorpan/chassis section at the front. Only needed to trim a little around the lower outer corners of the grille plastic to clear the uprights.
    Apologies if this has already been posted
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    Not easy to tell from the photos Muppet, but what is that ugly chunk of metal just behind the bar?













    Oh, actually, I can see now, it's the RRS.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheerluck View Post
    Not easy to tell from the photos Muppet, but what is that ugly chunk of metal just behind the bar?













    Oh, actually, I can see now, it's the RRS.
    Garrycol will be along shortly to tell you off
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    Quote Originally Posted by Disco Muppet View Post
    Garrycol will be along shortly to tell you off
    Nah. He'll just wade in "fridge" insults.

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    Quote Originally Posted by sheerluck View Post
    Not easy to tell from the photos Muppet, but what is that ugly chunk of metal just behind the bar?
    A soccer mum's car?
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    Watch it, there's plenty among here that would call that the pot calling the kettle black
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    I will let the fridge bit slide because a RRS does not look like a fridge where a D3/D4 does .

    Anyway - OL Newcastle needs to talk to the OL Head Office in Melbourne as Head Office have advised the bar is not compliant for the RRS. Certainly compliant for the D4 but has not been through the compliant process for the RRS.

    This is part of an email I received for the OL Head Office at the end of June this year.

    "Hello Garry,
    Sorry but our bars have never been complied to be installed onto a Range Rover Sport,
    I know some stores have sold and installed the Discovery bars onto the Range rover but the bar not Airbag compliant.
    We do not sell any bar with a compliance plate as such, all our bars are SRS and ADR approved for the 4x4’s they are designed for,
    Each bar comes with a sticker on the inside stating the fact they are compatible .
    I hope this clears things up for you."

    Follow up information

    "I know the D3 and D4 bars can fit the Range rover but as you say this should be an easy fit, Its far from it, The job takes 1.5 days to complete as its not designed for that 4x4, its made to fit by the installers,
    I would like to tell everyone that the bars are not compliant but this is something that the sales guys need to tell the customer.
    I know of 2 bars that have been installed onto Range Rovers with the customers consent that the bar is not compliant."


    But then maybe OL Newcastle on their own bat may have obtained compliance and fitted an appropriate sticker - noting that bars do not have to have compliance plates unlike tow bars but they normally do carry stickers advising the vehicle they are complied to fit.

    Garry
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    Quote Originally Posted by jonesy63 View Post
    A soccer mum's car?
    And the winch on the front to drag the team's token fat kid out of the mud?

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    Quote Originally Posted by garrycol View Post
    I will let the fridge bit slide because a RRS does not look like a fridge where a D3/D4 does .

    Anyway - OL Newcastle needs to talk to the OL Head Office in Melbourne as Head Office have advised the bar is not compliant for the RRS. Certainly compliant for the D4 but has not been through the compliant process for the RRS.

    This is part of an email I received for the OL Head Office at the end of June this year.

    "Hello Garry,
    Sorry but our bars have never been complied to be installed onto a Range Rover Sport,
    I know some stores have sold and installed the Discovery bars onto the Range rover but the bar not Airbag compliant.
    We do not sell any bar with a compliance plate as such, all our bars are SRS and ADR approved for the 4x4s they are designed for,
    Each bar comes with a sticker on the inside stating the fact they are compatible .
    I hope this clears things up for you."

    Follow up information

    "I know the D3 and D4 bars can fit the Range rover but as you say this should be an easy fit, Its far from it, The job takes 1.5 days to complete as its not designed for that 4x4, its made to fit by the installers,
    I would like to tell everyone that the bars are not compliant but this is something that the sales guys need to tell the customer.
    I know of 2 bars that have been installed onto Range Rovers with the customers consent that the bar is not compliant."


    But then maybe OL Newcastle on their own bat may have obtained compliance and fitted an appropriate sticker - noting that bars do not have to have compliance plates unlike tow bars but they normally do carry stickers advising the vehicle they are complied to fit.

    Garry
    It's good to see a consistent approach from a company and all it's branches.

    However, I found this little snippet in the Queensland road rules:
    Vehicles fitted with an airbag or manufactured to comply
    with ADR 69 - Full Frontal Impact Occupant Protection
    or both ADR 69 and ADR 73 Offset
    Frontal Impact Protection, can only be fitted with a bull
    bar which:
    has been certified by the vehicle manufacturer as
    suitable for that vehicle or
    has been demonstrated by the bull bar manufacturer
    to not adversely affect compliance with the ADRs or
    interfere with the critical airbag timing mechanism,
    as the case may be.
    That last paragraph is the relevant one. Just for OL to demonstrate that the SRS system still works on the RRS would seem to satisfy the Queensland Government.

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    2 easy steps:

    Install OL D4 bullbar on RRS
    Drive in to something hard

    I'm sure air bags will go off.
    Car rooted though.
    Ron

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