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Old 03-26-2014, 07:55 PM   #1
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Default Gauging Interest - Rally light bar

I'm in the process of designing a light bar for my 2013 WRX more for protection then to mount lights on. But I figured if I was going to have one made why not have a few made... we all know the notorious bumper cracks that happen on the lower bumper section so I decided to start designing something along the line of rally innovations light bar but slightly different.

This is the newest update as of 5/2/14 had to change a lot of things due to the outrageous price it would have cost will all the intricate bends so this is where its at so far.
[IMG]Rally Bar Straight mount by devinlang, on Flickr[/IMG]

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Old 03-26-2014, 08:02 PM   #2
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FYI if you start to sell you will need a Vendor account. No questions.
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Old 03-26-2014, 08:07 PM   #3
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Good to know ill have to look into that Thanks for the heads up.
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Old 03-27-2014, 12:52 PM   #4
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I would be interested, price permitting of course.
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Old 03-27-2014, 01:06 PM   #5
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I know a guy who did the same thing. Wanted a bar, none were available for sale up to his standards, so he started his own company. He sponsors me now for rallycross and I love his lightbar. Mounts to 6 places on the subframe, holds up to 8 lights, I have the tow hook option too, and incorporated skid plate. Winch mount, front mount intercooler guard, other custom options are also available.

http://www.gorillaoffroadcompany.com...cfm/prd_key/27





Where in WI are you? His shop is in chicago south burbs
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Old 03-27-2014, 02:25 PM   #6
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Love the light bar with the skid plate. Thanks for the link
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Old 03-27-2014, 04:03 PM   #7
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I am in the Appleton area.

That is a really nice looking setup.
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Old 03-27-2014, 05:22 PM   #8
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looking at something along these lines, I really like the way the top bar comes to a downward point.


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Old 03-27-2014, 05:24 PM   #9
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Old 03-27-2014, 05:30 PM   #10
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I know a guy who did the same thing. Wanted a bar, none were available for sale up to his standards, so he started his own company. He sponsors me now for rallycross and I love his lightbar. Mounts to 6 places on the subframe, holds up to 8 lights, I have the tow hook option too, and incorporated skid plate. Winch mount, front mount intercooler guard, other custom options are also available.

http://www.gorillaoffroadcompany.com...cfm/prd_key/27





Where in WI are you? His shop is in chicago south burbs
A big +1 for the Gorilla stuff. Very stout, and great guys to work with.
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Old 03-28-2014, 06:29 PM   #11
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Plus their stuff looks super cool!
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Old 04-02-2014, 01:04 PM   #12
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Here is a little progress
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Old 04-02-2014, 01:20 PM   #13
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looks clean
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Old 04-02-2014, 01:50 PM   #14
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Thanks I want to add a top section for stability but am still playing around with different designs.
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Old 04-03-2014, 09:45 PM   #15
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Glad you liked my bar. I've been toying with the idea of making a few more to sell but I've been to busy with other projects.

Definitely go with powder coating. The 'high quality' paint I used didn't make it through one winter. I've got to strip mine and send it out to get coated.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:40 AM   #16
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To me, what is nice about the bar on white hatch is how the bar seem to be closer and tighter to the body lines of the car, making it look like if flows more. The blue bar on the hatch seem to be composed of more starighter lines and it doesn't 'flow' as well, in my eyes at least. Also, the white hatch doesn't have a lip which may be less practical for those that have a lip and has no protection on the sides like the blue has.
I'm assuming that having bars more curvy will make it more costly though...

I've replaced my bumper last year for 1 crack. my 'repaired' bumper has now 2 new cracks after this winter... so the idea of a light bar is very appealing to me! I'll be curious as to what you end up creating
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Old 04-04-2014, 01:27 PM   #17
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I really do like the curves on the white hatch but it doesn't offer as much protection as the blue one does especially in the real problem areas. Im going to have more time later tonight to hopefully finish it up in Inventor still toying around with the top bar trying to figure out something I like that will flow with the car.
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Old 04-04-2014, 08:58 PM   #18
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I am definitely interested. I have been thinking about building one myself but don't have access to the right tools yet. What's your price point? That will be the main deciding factor. The current market price for these are just ridiculous. Looks good so far!

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Old 04-05-2014, 05:20 PM   #19
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Here is alittle update with Skid Plate


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Old 04-05-2014, 09:32 PM   #20
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If you add the skidplate, do it without the Subaru letters. And make it optional. I don't want or need a skid plate.

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Old 04-05-2014, 10:37 PM   #21
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If you add the skidplate, do it without the Subaru letters. And make it optional. I don't want or need a skid plate.
I like the skid plate but it should be more subtle. Also not a fan of the large subaru logo. Maybe if it didn't stand out so much. Still interested though, if you do make them maybe you could have a few interchangeable options.
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Old 04-06-2014, 06:32 AM   #22
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agreed. design would be nicer with skidplate that doesn't come up that high (ie, more subtle) and optional lettering
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Old 04-06-2014, 12:58 PM   #23
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What would you think about just the bottom portion of the skid plate?
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Old 04-06-2014, 01:44 PM   #24
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I think the skid plate is a bit much. I'd prefer no skid plate.
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Old 04-06-2014, 02:22 PM   #25
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I'd be interested in one similar on the white hatch.
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