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Kia sportage custom bullbar

PostPosted: Wed May 06, 2015 4:57 pm
by slidin sportage
Hey guys I've got a 97 kia sportage and want to put a bullbar on it but I want to get a steel bullbar which currently isn't available so I was thinking of getting a steel bullbar from another vehicle and making some brackets but need to know what cars have a similar width to the kia sportage.

Re: Kia sportage custom bullbar

PostPosted: Thu May 07, 2015 10:02 pm
by Taziiy
Sorry I don't know of any but you could make your own custom one

Re: Kia sportage custom bullbar

PostPosted: Fri May 08, 2015 7:12 pm
by beaujest4
My concern would be the extra weight for the Kia

Re: Kia sportage custom bullbar

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 8:38 am
by slidin sportage
Yeah im gonna look at getting a steel bumper made up as I really just need a solid place to mount a winch.

Re: Kia sportage custom bullbar

PostPosted: Tue May 12, 2015 9:46 pm
by beaujest4
You can get the winch cradle and make an alloy bar to fit

Re: Kia sportage custom bullbar

PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 1:13 pm
by slidin sportage
Would an alloy bar be strong enough to hold a winch under load

Re: Kia sportage custom bullbar

PostPosted: Wed May 13, 2015 6:35 pm
by beaujest4
A winch cradle just holds the winch and mounts back to chassis, the bar is mounted over/around the cradle and has not load placed upon it when the winch is used, that is all taken up with the cradle.

Similar to this (was the first on google list)

http://www.nissangupatrol.com/product/w ... y-bullbar/

Re: Kia sportage custom bullbar

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 9:56 am
by Taziiy
You could do just a winch mount and modify a plastic original bumper around it

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Re: Kia sportage custom bullbar

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 10:06 am
by Taziiy
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Re: Kia sportage custom bullbar

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 10:09 am
by Taziiy
I found a pic od the little red one that was on here

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Re: Kia sportage custom bullbar

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 10:21 am
by Taziiy
here is a couple more

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Re: Kia sportage custom bullbar

PostPosted: Sun May 17, 2015 10:35 am
by Taziiy
Or build yourself a front towbar and use one of these. this way it can be used back and front but you would have to carry it in the vehicle (only problem)

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Re: Kia sportage custom bullbar

PostPosted: Sat Jun 27, 2015 9:20 am
by slidin sportage
Thanks heaps for all the info/pics, it has made my options much clearer, the winch behind a stock bar looks interesting and cheapest and lightest option. Thanks