Garry, while an ARB for '05-09 LR3 will fit the RRS(as you show in the 2 pictures), mine is actually an ARB Summit for the '14-16 LR4; updated larger foglights, clear foglight covers, and different cut on the bumper's "side wings" as an LR4's fender flare wraps further down to the ground (compare this with the the LR3 where the upper bumper side edge is straight as it travels towards the tire). So, fitting the ARB Summit from the LR4 to the requires custom metal "inserts" to be fabricated, which will take up the space between the side wing and fender. Now, also depending on the tire size, you may have to make other mods...for example the large 275/70/18(33.16") tires I have fitted, are now contacting the ARB's "side wings" where they face the front tires(near wheelwell liner) and ARB lower bumper shrouds.It will be a LR3 bull bar - there are no specific bars for the RRS. They go on with a little modification to the mounts.
Hi Garry, thanks for the heads up on the AUS scene. So what is the repercussion if they get stopped by the police for something else, and can't provide the appropriate compliance plate? Have to remove the bumper, show a judge proof of such (what we call a fix-it ticket here in the USA)?Yes as you have an earlier RRS I assumed it was the matching LR3 bar. While we have LR3/4 bars fitted to many RRS here, it is actually illegal, even if they fit as the bar has to pass compliance for the car type it is fitted to - and carry the appropriate compliance plate. None of the manufacturers such as ARB, Opposite Lock and ECB have gone down the route of compiling their LR3/4 bars for the RRS.
The large aerial fitted to the black RRS is a HF aerial fitted for outback communications. Was very common once a time but with the advent of cheap satphones they are becoming less common. Noting that Australia is the same size as mainland USA and unlike the US there is still nothing in the middle - virtually no infrastructure, no mobile phones except around some settlements. If you have an accident it is a long wait and if medical attention is required the Royal Flying Doctor Service will probably have to be used to fly in and pick you up in their flying ambulances. So in the good old days you would call for help on your HF radio.
Yes - the HF aerial is illegal to be mounted at the front because it blocks vision from the drivers seat - these days it would be normally mounted at the back of the vehicle on the spare wheel bracket or one made up.
Hi Garry, working on this using some ARB components. Agreed on split bag; will make sure that bags are inspected on oil changes.What is your plan on how to deal with the issue of the tyres on the body work if the suspension has a hissy fit and it goes down to the bump stops?
My advice would be an emergency EAS inflation kit so that you can pump up each corner individually with a tyre air compressor so bypassing the car's systems. Of course if you had a split airbag ir would not help but then you would be in deep do do anyway.
Are you using rods or a height controller like LLAMS to get lift over your tyres? I have LLAMS and would be lost without it and I only run 265/60R18.
Thanks much!Are there any concerns with running a high lift and putting undue stress on the CV joints? Seems like they may be close to binding? I do know the lift changes the alignment and it may be a good idea to have it checked once the lift is completed. I run about 2" lift and that required some adjustments on the rack.
It looks great by the way.
Thanks Garry.I ran my car for a long time raised (only about an 1") above onroad height and had not issues with the CVs - I think that for normal onroad use you will get away with a 2" lift with onroad height selected.
Unfortunately the CVs are not the strongest and where experience here in Aust shows up them failing is when offroad, at high heights, steering right over and weight transfer to that side. With LLAMs I can lift my car to the equivalent of super extended height and when offroad I am very aware of this issue.
But if you are not going to heard offroad you should be OK. If you do go offroad, you will be Ok at offroad height and 2" lift and your big tyres) but if you get grounded and it automatically lifts I would be vary wary and keep the steering wheel straight.
Are you putting a winch in the bull bar and an ARB air locker in the front diff?