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#1 robnkel

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 04:55 PM

Hey everyone I'm in need of some advice regarding Nudgebars.
Can anyone see any issues with the following nudgebar on ebay:

http://cgi.ebay.com....=item1c17fc7ea0

I have a 2011 CV 2wd 4cl Rav 4.
Has anyone dealt with this ebayer and can anyone account for the quality of the item, installation issues etc.

Thanks in advance.

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Posted 14 April 2011 - 08:26 PM

That bar won't fit because you have the newer revision and that bar is designed for the old revision.

Do you drive in areas where there are lots of animals or do you intend to hit a few pedestrians? There is no point getting a nudge bar if you are in the city.

Also i would avoid getting an aftermarket nudge bar as your airbags may not work when they need to.

Edited by A Buff Hamster, 14 April 2011 - 08:29 PM.


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Posted 16 April 2011 - 11:36 AM

That bar won't fit because you have the newer revision and that bar is designed for the old revision.

Do you drive in areas where there are lots of animals or do you intend to hit a few pedestrians? There is no point getting a nudge bar if you are in the city.

Also i would avoid getting an aftermarket nudge bar as your airbags may not work when they need to.



Oh OK thanks for your reply.
I didn't know there was a difference between 06-10 rav4, I thought 2011 build would be the same.
No animals, just a looks thing, mind you a few pedestrians wouldn't hurt either. Better the nudgebar than the bonnet etc.
I read in the manual that fitting non genuine nudgebar MAY affect deployment of the Airbags etc. I have often wondered about the validity of this claim. Toyota obviously want you to buy their overpriced bar as apposed to non genuine. I'd love someone to explain how an aftermarket nudge bar in all reality is different to the genuine thing. Must be steel thickness, weight, weld quality bolts etc which will affect the precise deployment of the Airbags.......YEAH RIGHT!!!
What then for all the localised aftermarket accessories fitted to vehicles etc.like east coast bullbars ARB etc.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 04:51 PM

Trust me the genuine bars are MUCH better than the aftermarket crap. The genuine bars have more support while the aftermarket offer minimal support. I found out when i bought both genuine and aftermarket for fun. There are also a lot of other things to talk about but you can find real genuine bars on ebay for cheap. It's not like you have to go to a dealer to buy accessories.

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Posted 16 April 2011 - 05:58 PM

Trust me the genuine bars are MUCH better than the aftermarket crap. The genuine bars have more support while the aftermarket offer minimal support. I found out when i bought both genuine and aftermarket for fun. There are also a lot of other things to talk about but you can find real genuine bars on ebay for cheap. It's not like you have to go to a dealer to buy accessories.


thanks for the info Buff'

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