I find it interesting that the JLR front end bar work is being sold as a “bull bar” but I think it’s a terminology thing — I’ve heard this language in several places, the JLR bar work available in Australia provides pretty minimal front end protection when compared to a full replacement bumper like an ARB or TJM. The one available from dealers is more akin to what I would call a “brush guard” here in Canada — I have one on my full-size — and they are typically well under the $1k mark, which makes a $5k ask on those bars to be a bit rich for my blood.I looked in to shipping the bull bar from Australia. The shipping is over two thousand AU$, for a three thousand dollar kit. Ouch.
I'd be super happy if some importer got a whole crate of them and could save on the shipping so we only have to pay a few hundred for the last leg of the journey, or pick one up at a show when those are a thing again.
The JLR model looks very good and fits the vehicles really nicely but I wonder if it would take a collision with a deer (or Kangaroo) and preserve the function of the vehicle? It doesn’t look like it would to me but I’ve not seen one in person so I’m not sure how stout they are.