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Push Bar for Explorer

Discussion in 'Modified 2011- 2019 Explorers - Tuning & Mods' started by Aggunner, July 31, 2011.

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    1. Scott Binder

      Scott Binder New Member

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      Thank Peter....

      Anyone have suggestions that covers the whole front of the explorer (2017)
       
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    3. Scott Binder

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      On the '17 I am hearing that anything, like a push bar, that blocks the sensors will cause an issue.
       
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      I have a Setina push bar PB400 with Whelan white strobes, and controller, built into the top bar and round driving lights mounted on the lower bracket. See photos earlier in this thread. It is for sale, but located in the US Virgin Islands. The car was written off after rodents ate the air bags and wiring. I only have the aluminum main structure available. The mounting hardware should be readily available from Setina. Make an offer.
       
    5. peterk9

      peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      I suppose that could very well be Scott. Prior to the front sensors being added in 2016, the main concern was blocking the Adaptive Cruise Control radar unit.

      Peter
       
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      That's a bummer
       
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      I am seriously considering a "Safari" vs. push bar for my Ex. I had one on my 2005 Explorer Sport Trac mainly for off road protection and to mount my two PIAA auxiliary lights.

      I want to keep it low profile and not lose any front end ground clearance. I am looking at the Westin Contour Safari bar. It comes in black powdered coated steel or shiny stainless steel. I live on the coast so the stainless steel is appealing but I'd probably plastic-dip paint it black to keep it lower profile. I don't have front sensors or cameras, etc.

      Does anyone have one on their Ex? Has anyone plastic-dip painted a stainless steel bar? How is the durability?

      Here's a pic from Westin of the Safari Bar on an Ex with lights (but not the style I might choose). The second pic shows that there is no loss of ground clearance which was on of my preferences.

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    8. peterk9

      peterk9 Staff Member Moderator Elite Explorer

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      Searched this thread for "Westin" and came up with this;
      http://www.explorerforum.com/forums...h-bar-for-explorer.329559/page-3#post-3164505

      Peter
       
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      I'm wondering if a brush guard, grille guard, bull bar, push bar etc., would interfere with the front sensors used for parking and adaptive cruise (or any other features)?

      I tried searching the forum, but didn't find a definitive answer.
      I really want to add one, but the wife relies on the features that might be affected.

      Thoughts?
      Thanks in advance.


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    11. peterk9

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      Check out posts 49 and 51 for the answers.

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      Much appreciated.
      Bummer though.

      Thank you for your help.


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      Can you repost the photo referenced here? It is no longer available.
       
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      Can you repost the photo referenced here? It is no longer available.

      You said the "no-police option"...are you saying we can order the PB-450-L with the white strobes? Or is there a PB-400 with a strobe option?
       
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      Can you repost the photo referenced here? It is no longer available.

      You said the "no-police option"...are you saying we can order the PB-450-L with the white strobes? Or is there a PB-400 with a strobe option?

      Yours looks real nice! I have a 2016 Sport, all black like yours. Based on the forum, I will be buying the Setina with White Strobes.
       
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      Just be aware that it will interfere with your front sensors, if you have them. See post 49 and 51 as explained in post 250.

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      I went with the Westin bull bar in powder coated black and Unity SAE approved clear fogs (I live on the coast).


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      I really wanted to get a Setina bar for my '17 Sport, but it seems that the front parking sensors are affected. Anyone know if its possible to disconnect the ones that are affected and still be able to use the ones to the right and left side of the bumper? Our garage is pretty small and the Sport barely fits so we use the front camera/parking sensors quite a bit. I assume its not possible and my wife will get her way (no push bar). But if there was any hope I figured I would find it here ;)
       
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      I'm interested as well with a '17.
       
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      Welcome to the Forum.:wave:
      I don't know if disabling just a couple of sensors is possible. A push bar may also affect the function of the Adaptive Cruise Control and Forward Collision Warning with Brake Support if you have that.

      Peter
       
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      Thanks!
      No AAC or Forward Collision, just the parking sensors (which are very nice). I just like the look of the Sport with the push bar. I figured it wasnt possible, I am surprised that there isnt a way to relocate them to accommodate the push bar. It would be awesome if Setina made a kit that would allow someone to move the sensors to the push bar.
       
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