For as iconic a vehicle as the Toyota Landcruiser, you have to choose a bull bar to match it’s capabilities. So what’s the best bullbar you can buy in Australia?
In this article, we compiled and reviewed 4 of the best bull bars that you can fit to your Toyota Landcruiser.
XROX Bull Bar
Ironman Protector Bullbar
ECB Big Tube Bar w/Lights
LC 200 Series 2016 - Onwards
LC 200 Series 2007 - 02/2012
LC 200 Series 11/12-01/17
LC 200 Series (Various Models)
Best Bull Bars For Toyota Land Cruiser 200 Series
Rival Bull Bar
Lightweight, strength, and design. The Rival bull bars are one of the best-looking and most well-balanced bull bars on the market making it our top pick for this list.
The Rival bull bar offers excellent protection without the heaviness of steel bull bars, thanks to the 6mm thick alloy.
And because it’s made of alloy, it doesn’t rust or corrode, which is the usual problem with steel bull bars.
Designed as a full bumper replacement, the Rival bull bars are designed to be installed by simply unbolting your existing bumpers and then popping the Rival unit in.
It also integrates with the Rival bash plates to complete your Rival setup.
The Rival bullbars have optional fog lights, mounts for spotlights, and aerials allowing you to gear up with everything you need for your off-road adventure.
Plus, it comes with a steel subframe designed to house a winch rated to up to 12,000 lbs, plus integrated recovery points to get your vehicle out of trouble.
But our favourite part of the Rival bull bar is that despite being an alloy bullbar it has the looks of a steel bullbar complete with the powder-coated finish and contouring.
Needless to say, it blends in really well with the aesthetics of the 200 series Landcruiser.
On the negative side, it’s worth noting that alloy may crumple more easily and is harder to work with when damaged so it may not be ideal for those who are going to give it a good workout!
In addition, it doesn’t have loops to protect the headlights.
If you’re looking for a long-term bull bar that will give you decent protection without the headache of weight, rust, and corrosion issues, the Rival unit is the one for you.
XROX Bull Bar
If you’re looking for affordable yet effective and reliable protection for your older Toyota Landcruiser (2007 - 2012), the XROX bull bar is a capable piece of hardware.
Made of a 2” steel tube, the XROX unit offers maximum protection minus the weight of most modern steel bull bars.
At only 65kg, it’s one of the lightest steel bull bars on the market. That could save you more money by being fuel-efficient and not having to change your Land Cruiser's suspension to fit a heavier steel bull bar.
Having mounting tabs for various add-ons, the XROX bull bar can be geared up with aerials, spotlights, fog lights, and more to handle any type of adventure.
Another great thing about this bull bar is its winged design which allows you to remove any of the 3-piece bars for repair or replacement in case of collision. That makes it very easy and cheap to install, fix and replace.
In terms of ground clearance, the XROX bull bar’s wings are tilted upwards to give better approach angles and maximum ground clearance when going on technical trails.
This is very desirable for those who are more on the extreme side of off-roading and want to test their vehicle's ability.
It does not, however, have a particularly appealing design. Plus, it’s made to order and can take up to 8 weeks to deliver, so you might not have it in time for your next trip if you don’t order well in advance.
Overall, the XROX Bull Bar is a very capable and affordable unit that is ideal for those who want quality but are on a budget.
Ironman Protector Bullbar
Best Steel Option
If you're looking for a steel bullbar to match the legendary performance of the Land Cruiser 200 series, the Ironman Protector Bullbar is a great fit.
Made with high-grade steel, the Ironman bull bar offers a high level of protection which is great for long-distance drives on open roads.
Plus, it’s got a stainless steel triple loop protection to protect the entire front of the vehicle against collision while also being resistant to rust and corrosion.
The Ironman Protector bullbar is fitted with fog, indicator, and parking lights which means you don’t need anything else - it’s all included!
However, if you decide to mount another set of lights or aerial, the Ironman Protector bullbar has several mounting points.
Overall, the Ironman Bullbar is a force to be reckoned with and they’re perfect for those who are looking to maximise the protection of their vehicle while still minding the overall design.
ECB Big Tube Bar