2012 DMAX

The new ute
Reaper_247
Been here a while
Posts: 295
Joined: June 16th, 2011, 10:29 pm

Re: 2012 DMAX

Unread post by Reaper_247 » March 12th, 2013, 11:53 am

Yeah I like the bar in that last pic as well.

Here is one of the X-Rox fitted to a Dmax.

Image

By the looks it would get air flow through the laser cutting and the holes in the bash plate but hard to tell for sure.
When you are dead, you don't know that your dead, it is difficult only for the others - It is the same when you are stupid!

mydmax
Need to get out more
Posts: 5384
Joined: August 4th, 2011, 10:43 pm

Re: 2012 DMAX

Unread post by mydmax » March 12th, 2013, 2:22 pm

DIRT-KING
That white one is so high any kangaroos, pigs dogs or cattle you hit with that will just go straight into the suspension, stuff the steering rods, bend the shocks and all the hit will be wheel oriented and probably largely miss the bar.

Are these just to look cool as you pass another vehicle or when parked in the town or are they for actual use?
The way I see it, it is going to cause damage rather than prevent it.

Bugger what it looks like it is for protection not "pictures and lookin' good".

Reaper_247
Been here a while
Posts: 295
Joined: June 16th, 2011, 10:29 pm

Re: 2012 DMAX

Unread post by Reaper_247 » March 12th, 2013, 3:26 pm

Hey mydmax,

I still like the design of the bullbar in that pic posted by DIRT-KING.
That bar on a normal raised vehicle of 50mm would give excellent diagonal approach angles while still offering good frontal protection.
Most of the time if you hit something it goes under the car anyway so while the main force of the hit is taken by the bullbar there is still the chance of collateral damage under the car as well.
I certainly would not put something on my car that didn't think looked good in my opinion but there also has to be consideration taken into it's ability to do the job intended.
Image

Image

For example neither of those would find their way onto my car. ;)
When you are dead, you don't know that your dead, it is difficult only for the others - It is the same when you are stupid!

colinp
Here and there
Posts: 22
Joined: September 5th, 2011, 11:05 am

Re: 2012 DMAX

Unread post by colinp » March 13th, 2013, 9:55 am

Hey guys,
Just received the latest ARB magazine they have a write up on the new Dmax and what they are offering; including a blurb about the ARB bullbar.
http://www.arb.com.au/news/magazines/au/
Colin P
Geelong

evaredy
Been here a while
Posts: 405
Joined: January 22nd, 2013, 9:44 am
Location: Perth, WA

Re: 2012 DMAX

Unread post by evaredy » March 13th, 2013, 10:02 am

Hopefully it is not too far off into the future, I will be looking at the OME lift as well.

Reaper_247
Been here a while
Posts: 295
Joined: June 16th, 2011, 10:29 pm

Re: 2012 DMAX

Unread post by Reaper_247 » April 17th, 2013, 8:38 pm

Got a price on this bar yesterday and must say it was a bit more than I expected it to be.
Just a tad over $2300 and that is black not painted.
Will be crossing this one off my list for sure.
When you are dead, you don't know that your dead, it is difficult only for the others - It is the same when you are stupid!

SuckSqueezeBangBlow
Been here a while
Posts: 357
Joined: November 17th, 2012, 5:14 am

Re: 2012 DMAX

Unread post by SuckSqueezeBangBlow » April 17th, 2013, 8:47 pm

Wow i didnt realise ARB was that much better lol
previous:-> 74 KE20 4AGTE, 04 RZN149R, 01 AE112R, 01 KR42R, 84 E30 318i, 67 MINI DELUXE
current:-> 06 BF XR6T, MY13 ISUZU D-MAX LS-M 4X4

Reaper_247
Been here a while
Posts: 295
Joined: June 16th, 2011, 10:29 pm

Re: 2012 DMAX

Unread post by Reaper_247 » April 17th, 2013, 9:17 pm

Me either but now we both know better. ;)
When you are dead, you don't know that your dead, it is difficult only for the others - It is the same when you are stupid!

yobboford
Here and there
Posts: 31
Joined: November 17th, 2010, 8:02 pm

Re: 2012 DMAX

Unread post by yobboford » April 24th, 2013, 10:17 pm

Dobinsons/mcc bar with 2" lift and 285/75R16's
Image

gritty
Getting to know the place
Posts: 10
Joined: April 8th, 2013, 2:13 am

Re: 2012 DMAX

Unread post by gritty » April 24th, 2013, 11:29 pm

Thats a nice looking bull bar for the new D-Max from Dobinsons. It looks a lot like the ARB bar for the older D-Max but with a split mid section for better breath ability.

I've seen pictures of the new ARB bull bar and it doesn't look anything like the older one. Their new one looks flat and doesn't follow the the shape of the head lights with the up-sweep angled ends like the older ARB D-Max bar.

I know that some really like the new shape bar but personally I think the new shape matches that of the Hilux or the Landcrusier with the flatter headlight shape but on the new D-Max it looks mismatched. Especially with the cut away bumper sections.

I guess horses for courses.

SuckSqueezeBangBlow
Been here a while
Posts: 357
Joined: November 17th, 2012, 5:14 am

Re: 2012 DMAX

Unread post by SuckSqueezeBangBlow » April 25th, 2013, 8:06 am

here is mine, also Dobinson's bullbar (looks nicer than ARB without the bumper cut IMHO), mcc sliders

Image

Uploaded with ImageShack.us
previous:-> 74 KE20 4AGTE, 04 RZN149R, 01 AE112R, 01 KR42R, 84 E30 318i, 67 MINI DELUXE
current:-> 06 BF XR6T, MY13 ISUZU D-MAX LS-M 4X4

evaredy
Been here a while
Posts: 405
Joined: January 22nd, 2013, 9:44 am
Location: Perth, WA

Re: 2012 DMAX

Unread post by evaredy » April 25th, 2013, 8:41 am

Was there a reason you went with Dobinsons and what is the difference between Dobinson and OME

I am still trying to decide which way to go and have read that Bilstein Shocks are supposed to be the bees knees, they also have a 5yr warranty.
I have found a dealer very close to home that is a Dobinson dealer, maybe a Dobinson lift with Bilstein Shock all round.

Reaper_247
Been here a while
Posts: 295
Joined: June 16th, 2011, 10:29 pm

Re: 2012 DMAX

Unread post by Reaper_247 » April 25th, 2013, 10:56 am

I also have a Dobinson's Bullbar on it's way.
I did just slightly prefer the light setup in the MCC bar but for the price the Dobinson Bar will be fine.
When you are dead, you don't know that your dead, it is difficult only for the others - It is the same when you are stupid!

Reaper_247
Been here a while
Posts: 295
Joined: June 16th, 2011, 10:29 pm

Re: 2012 DMAX

Unread post by Reaper_247 » April 25th, 2013, 11:00 am

Just as a heads up for anyone interested Brown Davis now do underguards for the new Dmax.
They are not listed on the website but I do believe they are available at about $580 for the pair (front engine & transmission guards).
Added link
Brown Davis Underguards
When you are dead, you don't know that your dead, it is difficult only for the others - It is the same when you are stupid!

Sticks86
Here and there
Posts: 44
Joined: February 25th, 2013, 1:18 pm
Location: Albury, NSW

Re: 2012 DMAX

Unread post by Sticks86 » May 23rd, 2013, 9:40 pm

Has anyone upgraded the sound system in their car yet?

I am not looking to spend megabucks however I would be keen to get the stereo all upgraded. I am sure I read somewhere that the LS models have empty speaker cavities in the doors as their current speaker set up is roof mounted as part of their 'air sound'

Can anyone confirm this?

Cheers

Return to “DMax”