Are these proper under run bars?

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Are these proper under run bars?

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They seem a little heavy duty. Solid steel bar (40mm x 80mm) and weigh an absolute ton. I think they might be home made efforts but I’m not sure if military, 16s etc had different ones. ThanksImage
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Look home made , the originals are a bit less rugged

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Cheers. Are the original ones solid or box section? I recon these weigh around 45kg each.


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Also one should have a kink in it as per this photo....

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Robjackson wrote: 10 Aug 2020, 16:48 Cheers. Are the original ones solid or box section? I recon these weigh around 45kg each.


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originals are hollow

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Thanks for that. I can’t see me needing this kind of ‘protection’ underneath. What is the kink for?


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I think it's to provide clearance to the gearbox nosecone.
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Are these proper under run bars?

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clift_d wrote:I think it's to provide clearance to the gearbox nosecone.
Well I guess that’s probably important. I don’t know how mine didn’t hit it. Maybe sit lower.
Well if anyone has a set of bars I’m in the market.


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Robjackson wrote: 10 Aug 2020, 18:10
clift_d wrote:I think it's to provide clearance to the gearbox nosecone.
Well I guess that’s probably important. I don’t know how mine didn’t hit it. Maybe sit lower.
Well if anyone has a set of bars I’m in the market.


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I have a set

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clift_d wrote: 10 Aug 2020, 17:10 I think it's to provide clearance to the gearbox nosecone.

Its donut /debris* clearance, that's why there is a "pinch" in one bar, but at each end for petrol or TD application.

*There is still a gap without the pinch, but I assume that the donut could possibly wrap up trail dross or fencing wire etc so it guarantees clearance.
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