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Date Registered: 02-2006
Location: Canberra
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ECB Nudgebar


Hi, two questions.

I recently bought and installed an ecb nudgebar (high one). Very easy to install (PS - one on eBay right now too). Does anyone out there have one fitted? If so, how far out from the front of the car does it sit? If possible could someone give me the measurements of how much the vertical members clear the bumper by, and how far the very top bar is away from the bonnet?
It's just that there is a bit of movement available and I'm just wondering what others have set their at.

And that leads to my next question. What the heck does the Airbag compatible bit mean? The nudge is stamped compatible, and I would think the airbags go off on G-forces so how would a nudge not be? Only thing I can think of is the factory one sits flush against the bumper, so is there sensors in the bumper? But then again, the ECB one is not designed to touch the bumper (from what I can tell).

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Date Registered: 02-2005
Location: Taylor's Hill (Melbourne)
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My guess is that compatability has to do with crumple rates and flexibility etc since fitting an extremely rigid front bar back under the front of the vehicle to the chassis or stronger cross members would change the response to "immovable objects".

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Date Registered: 08-2007
Location: Sutherland
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Just got a cheap ECB nudge bar (the low rise one) the other day and need to get the brackets for fitting it. Dose anyone know a dealer or supplier around the shire, Wollongong, or even Newcastle. Also any pics of the brackets fitted would be good.
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Date Registered: 10-2005
Location: Orange. NSW.
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Kai,

 Sorry mate, can't help you with the brackets, but what about speaking with ECB. Surely that have brackets for sale as seperate items. Otherwise, try and make friends at your local metal fab shop.

I have also heard that Bunnings has some really strong double-sided tape, that should do the job nicely. emoticon emoticon emoticon

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Date Registered: 02-2004
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Kai,

Drop by the Sutherland Shire Off-Road shop on Warratah Rd and speak to Tony, he might help you source them through ECB direct.

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Date Registered: 08-2007
Location: Sutherland
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I've sent an email to ECB and waiting for reply but if anyone has one fitted could they post a picture of what the bracket looks like thanks.

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Date Registered: 08-2007
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ok today i found out that its going to cost my $150 to get the bracket because they dont just make the brackets they send you the bolts nut and everything. I know I can make it or get it made for cheaper than. Just wanting to get your advise as when, on what type of material I should be used and thickness. Would be good if some body that already has one would drop me some demensions too. But Will be making protoypes tomorrow to figure out the size the things have to be.
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Date Registered: 12-2007
Location: cooma,NSW
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i know i'm abit late to reply with nudge bars and all, but has anyone thought about contacting their insurance companies and nissan to see if there is any compliance with nudge bars due to crumple zones compatability to vehicle etc, as nissan do have their own nudgebar which i would imagine that they have tested and approved to be a genuine accessoray . And does it aviod your insurance if you install yourself. I know ARB/TJM have nudge bars, would they be approved by nissan or the insurance company to be installed due to airbag deployment on vehicles.

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Date Registered: 10-2006
Location: Mona Vale, Sydney, AUSTRALIA
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Hi ElmoTraim (name?),

Your concerns have been discussed in another thread here.
It is a good thread discussing self-fitting of a nudge bar and any implications of airbag deployment and insurance coverage. Please read the whole thread from where my link takes you, also looking at the other links in the posts to get the whole picture of implications and considerations.

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