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Old 11-10-2013, 04:50 AM   #21
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According to the article i found, that was a custom push bumper, tho it looks very similar to ones manufactured by Setina Inc

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On most SUVs they call those damagemultipliers since if you come into contact with something even at a slow speed those spread the damage further from the point of impact than without anything protruding from the nose.
Havent heard that, tho, i can say that most of those bumpers are not Crash rated... They are moreso designed to allow cops to PUSH (or pull if needed) items out of the way, be they tree branches, broken down vehicles, etc...

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I saw a picture of the police car focus concept and have been wondering if there is any company that makes a (brush guard/Bull Guard) for the front of our focus that we could mount off road lights too? I think our cars have good visibility at night but I live in Rural Vermont and my last car had 4 PIAA off road lights tucked in the Grill facing all directions just about for night driving.

I've seen subarus with off road light bars and such driving around me. I'm hoping someone knows someone or has some insight to helping me make one using factory bolt/screw holes.
My question is, do you want something to which you can mount driving lights, or do you want a push bar/bumper which ALSO allows off-road light mounting? Reason i ask, is that a simple bar to mount lights to might run you around $100-$200, depending on options, build quality, metal gauge, etc (less if you build it yourself)... Whereas a pushbumper will start at around the $200 mark and very quickly go up from there...
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Old 11-10-2013, 04:53 AM   #22
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Really wish someone would do the write on the light bar for the focus :)


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Old 11-10-2013, 07:22 PM   #23
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Really wish someone would do the write on the light bar for the focus :)


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Get some metal, make it light bar shaped, drill some holes in the bumper, bolt in, bolt on lights wire lights haha
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Old 11-11-2013, 09:09 PM   #24
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My question is, do you want something to which you can mount driving lights, or do you want a push bar/bumper which ALSO allows off-road light mounting? Reason i ask, is that a simple bar to mount lights to might run you around $100-$200, depending on options, build quality, metal gauge, etc (less if you build it yourself)... Whereas a push bumper will start at around the $200 mark and very quickly go up from there...
I want to mount driving lights.

I think a push bar is overkill and not needed. Cool on the police concept car though.

The KC light bar.... won't give my opinion.

My goal at the end of the day would be to inspire someone to start making light bars for the focus.

Once busy season is done with in January. I'll start my own light bar setup. I have this vision of something simply done with a pipe bender and painted black after someone gets the exact bends down to where they can cut and bend and make a light bar which wouldn't be too crazy in price (under $100 hopefully) to make so the MKIII owners such as myself on this website and beyond would be able to run a few extra lights on the front of our cars in areas where city lights are non-existent or just for looks.

Round piping or square stock would work well because the wires can get run into the tubing... then from underneath they're run to the fog lights wiring. Would be nice to run them off the factory button on the dash.

I'd unplug my fog lights and only run the off road lights through the oem wires. Which brings up another topic as to how much draw can you run through the wires before you have to run a separate power source?

Whoever comes up with a good setup & install would have a niche in the market. $$$
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I'll just give you a blank check.. Write how ever much you want and I'll pay it :)


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Or just do that? ^^

That's an excellent couple pictures that describe how to make it.
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Old 11-13-2013, 01:59 PM   #28
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Has anybody put any thought into a skid plate/light bar combo? Like a skid plate that mounted underneath the front end with four light mounted in the same place in front of the grille. I have seen talks about it on other forums when people mention taking their focus out in the dirt, I kind of like the idea, I have taken mine through some pretty nasty places in the last year of owning it!
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I converted my factory "skid" to a real one with some rhinoliner haha.

But I think full custom is the only option
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I do like his idea. I've tried contacting him and he hasn't replied. That idea is good but all of us without an ST mesh grill have just open slots in the bumper.

His platform for which the lights are mounted too look good but the setup is made for a quick on & off and for someone like me who would want to leave it on for long periods of time would have to worry about someone just yanking the light bar out of the grill and running away with a nice set of lights

I've got a week and a half of vacation time left to use by February so I'll take a couple days off in January and by that time it will be oil change time and I'll get some different bar options and try fabricating something to show everyone.

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Has anybody put any thought into a skid plate/light bar combo? Like a skid plate that mounted underneath the front end with four light mounted in the same place in front of the grille. I have seen talks about it on other forums when people mention taking their focus out in the dirt, I kind of like the idea, I have taken mine through some pretty nasty places in the last year of owning it!
We do a lot of oil changes on VW Jetta's that have an aftermarket skid plate made of like 1/4" thick aluminum to protect their oil pans (we've changed out many of those as well). I think it would make oil changes a drag to raise & lower a huge skid plate with lights attached (assuming the lights had quick disconnect for the wires) as well. But maybe it wouldn't be if there was a trap door to drain the oil out of the filter and pan... still a big project to create.

drwiggapeterson - I'll make sure you get a heads up if I make a good one or find one.
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