What To Know About Nudge Bar

Hamer Nudge Bar

The terms “nudge bar” and “bull bar” are sometimes used interchangeably, but they are actually two different types of front bumper 4wd accessories. In this article, we will talk about the nudge bar to help you identify if it’s what you’re looking for, or if you need a bull bar instead.

First of all, bull bars, nudge bars, or even their cousins like grille guard, moose bar, or roo bar have the same purpose: to protect the front of your truck. Exactly what they are protecting and from what, makes all the difference.

 

Bull Bar vs Nudge Bar

 

 

bull bar vs nudge bar

 

Bull bars are typically made of heavy-duty steel with a tube that goes all around your front bumper. This offers excellent protection for your vehicle and passengers, in case of collision. However, they can be very dangerous—sometimes even fatal—for pedestrians. For this reason, it is important to make sure that you are installing a bull bar responsibly and as much as possible, only if really necessary.

The reason why they are also called moose bar or roo (short of kangaroo) bar is because they are intended to protect the truck’s front bumper when you’re out with the wildlife and an animal suddenly crosses as you are driving. When used in a built-up area such as a town or city, with many people it’s a different story.

This is where the Hamer Nudge Bar comes in. While it is also created for the purpose of front-end protection, it is intended for minor accidents.

 

The Weight Difference and Installation Between a Bull Bar and Nudge Bar

Both the Hamer 4×4 storm and cyclone nudge bars are only 21 kilograms in weight, while bull bars can weigh up to 75 kilograms. That means the nudge bar has less impact on fuel consumption compared to the bull bar.

Another advantage of a nudge bar is that it does not require the removal of the original front bumper. You can simply mount it on the front of the car. The nudge bar is also designed in a way that secures the radiator while keeping the engine bay safe.

On the other hand, one of the better features of bull bars is that they are compatible with a winch just like the King Series Plus bull bar. If you want to know more about Hamer 4×4 bull bars which are compatible with a winch, check out this article.

 

STORM NUDGE BAR FOR CHEVROLET COLORADO
STORM NUDGE BAR FOR CHEVROLET COLORADO

 

The Price Difference

Naturally, nudge bars are not just lighter in weight but also for the pocket. For example, in Thailand the Storm Nudge bar costs around $200, while the King Series costs about $800.

 

Why Is It Called ‘Nudge Bar’?

Basically, it is called a nudge bar because it is used for pushing or nudging animals out of the way when you are out in the wild. If your car is equipped with a nudge bar, you can be sure that you can handle any minor accidents without noticeable damage. Like the bull bar, the nudge bar has also been set up to work with airbags so these will be activated in the event of a collision to save you from injury.

 

Type Of Nudge Nar

Cyclone Nudge Bar

The Hamer Cyclone Nudge Bar is created to fit the shape of your car. This nudge bar not only serves as a shield but will add to the classy and sleek overall look of your truck. Made from high-quality 3mm metal steel with 76.2mm pipe steel for lightweight but tough protection. This nudge bar supports a 20-inch LED light bar system, which adds both to the aesthetic and functionality of your front bumper.

 

HAMER CYCLONE SERIES NUDGE BAR IN BLACK WITH 3 VERSIONS OF LIGHT BARS
CYCLONE SERIES NUDGE BAR

 

Suitable for:

Ford Ranger PX1 2012-2014, PX2-PX3 2015-2021

Ford Everest 2015-2020

Ford Ranger Raptor

Toyota Hilux Vigo 2006-2011, 2012-2014

Toyota Hilux Revo 2015-2017, 2020

Toyota Hilux Revo Rocco 2018-2019, 2020

Toyota Fortuner 2012-2015, 2015-2019

Isuzu D-Max 2012-2016, 2017-2019, 2020

Isuzu D-Max MU-X 2020

Nissan Navara D20 2004-2014, NP300 2015+

Nissan Terra 2018

Mitsubishi Triton MN 2005-2014, MQ 2015-2018, MR 2019+

Mitsubishi Pajero Sport 2016-2019, 2020

Mazda BT50 2012-2019

Chevrolet Colorado 2012-2016, 2016+

 

Storm Nudge Bar

Just like the Cyclone, the Hamer Storm Nudge Bar is made from high-quality 3mm metal steel and a 76.2mm steel tube, making it sturdy enough to handle any minor accident. However, you may find it more stylish than the Cyclone. This nudge bar does not have a light bar, but it has a pair of LED fog lights (cube 18w).

 

HAMER STORM NUDGE BAR FOR TOYOTA HILUX REVO
HAMER STORM NUDGE BAR FOR TOYOTA HILUX REVO

 

Suitable for:

Isuzu D-Max 2012-2016, 2017-2019

Isuzu MU-X 2017-2020

Ford Ranger PX1 2012-2014, PX2-PX32015-2021, Raptor, Everest 2015-2020

Toyota Hilux Vigo 2006-2011, 2012-2014

Toyota Revo 2015-2017, 2020, Rocco

Toyota Fortuner 2012-2015, 2015-2019

Toyota Land Cruiser VX200 2010-2015

Nissan Navara NP300/D40, Terra, PRO4X 2020+

Mitsubishi Triton MN, MQ, MR, Pajero Sport 2016-2019

Mazda BT50 2012-2019

Chevrolet Colorado 2012-2016, 2016+

 

Still Can’t Choose Between Nudge Bar and Bull Bar?  

As we have covered earlier, the main difference between them are the size and intensity.

A nudge bar is made from tubular steel that covers only half of the grill with the purpose of protecting it from any minor accidents. While a bull bar covers are larger part of the front bumper, offering protection from large objects.

Deciding what to get between the two will depend on your needs. If you always do off-road adventures then it is advisable that you get the bull bar, just keep in mind that its extra weight may affect fuel consumption.  And when you mostly drive in the metropolitan area, then a nudge bar gives adequate protection.

 

STORM NUDGE BAR FOR FORD RANGER T6
STORM NUDGE BAR FOR FORD RANGER T6

Conclusion

Ultimately, all Hamer 4×4 accessories have been tested and passed the Australian Design Rules for safety purposes. So you can be sure that regardless of what you decide to buy, you will get the maximum protection you need with an added modern look that’s perfect for off-road. Follow us on Facebook for more information at: HAMER4X4

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