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Old 09-19-2005, 03:26 PM
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setina push bar installed!!

Hey guys, i finally got my push bar installed.

Its the setina pb400 with the heavy duty kit.
www.setina.com cost was $180

I was going to get the quick install kit, but i found 2 things i didnt like about it.

1) If the push bar is used, or your in a small accident, it can "crack the fiberglass frame" of the car, possibly even puncturing your radiator!!

2) the brackets that hold it on rest on the top of the bumper, and over time it can/will wear the paint away.

The brackets i got bolt right to the metal bumper. For the lower brackets, there are "struts" that bolt to the radiator bolts for extra stability (see pic) and the top ones aslo bolt right to the metal bumper.

I did have to cut to small notches for the upper bracket in the bumber, but it is hardely noticable. And these brackets can take much more abuse. If you lift on the bar, the front end of the car rises, its very solid.

The looks are awesome, see for your self...
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Escort 8500 x50 linked to the Escort ZR3 Laser jammer
Custom M5 Bi-xenon headlights
Clifford alarm/remote start
Color Backup Camera
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Old 09-19-2005, 04:03 PM
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Can you post some oveerall shots, and a better shot of the upper bracket and how it goes "into" the car? From the picture, it appears you cut the bumper (on the upper one)?
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Old 09-19-2005, 05:24 PM
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I like it but my wife says no way...
at least with this you can tell when you went to far in a parking space..

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Old 09-19-2005, 05:29 PM
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It looks like you're ready to push a few ricers!

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Old 09-19-2005, 06:49 PM
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I was calling setina also to inquire about the push bar, (for the same reasons), but decided agaist it, cuz of the five-O look. I see speeders and aggressive drivers just about everyday and try to find a way of getting these azzes to get a ticket. yours blends in better ( black on black with black rubber protection) , even though setina also makes a silver push bar.
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Old 09-19-2005, 06:54 PM
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Just wondering......Why did you put a push bumper on you car?
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Old 09-19-2005, 06:56 PM
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I Want One!

Nice job-very urban assault looking. Is it a Crown Vic application you adapted to the MM? Steel or aluminum? Weight? Me Likey! Yes, it does look awsome and the price seems fair. Do we order direct?
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Old 09-19-2005, 07:05 PM
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Nice job-very urban assault looking. Is it a Crown Vic application you adapted to the MM? Steel or aluminum? Weight? Me Likey! Yes, it does look awsome and the price seems fair. Do we order direct?

The main reason i put this on was because of minor accidents. My rear bumper was hit while i was parked, and im having difficultites getting it fixed (long story, but it will get fixed, the guy waited for me) So, my "excuse" is that if i get bumped lightly from the front, i wont get damage to the bumper cover, it'll just tap the push bar, plus it looks really bass a$$ on the marauder

It is a crown vic application. I used the heavy duty kit. ITs light as anything, maybe 20-30 lbs with the brackets, i can hold the bar up with 2 fingers!! I believe its aluminum, but dotn qoute me on that.

You can order it directly from setina. Just tell them is a personal order, otherwise they start asking for police dept etc. Its actually pretty funny, it looks like they dont sell many to consumers! Shipping from setina in WA to CT was about $25, so you can do the rough math of your location.

I'll get some pics of far shots up tommorow.


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2003 300A package
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45% Legal tint all around
Weathertech vent shades
Entertainment
Pioneer Avic-N1 DVD w/ navigation
JBL BP1200.1 amp and 3 Rockford Fosgate 12" Punch stage 3 woofers
Rockford power 2 way 5x7's
Performance
1/4 mile: 14.00 sec
SCT Xcalibrator 2
Reinhart performanced tuned @ 285 RWHP
255/55/18" BFG tires KDW2
Reinhart cobra exhaust
Meziere electric water pump
Ford 4.30 gears w/ mobile one 75w90
Underdrive pulleys
Tranny Cooler
Deep dish Tranny pan
DR Level 2 tranny mod
MMX Drive shaft
3000 PI converter
Cooling Mod
180 Thermostat
k&n fipk air charger
Mobile one 5w20
Safety
Escort 8500 x50 linked to the Escort ZR3 Laser jammer
Custom M5 Bi-xenon headlights
Clifford alarm/remote start
Color Backup Camera
Thermal imaging camera a.k.a. Night Vision
Setina PB400 push bar
Hornblasters Conductors special 152db trainhorn, could be classified as entertainment as well!
Winter
16" CVPI wheels/Toyo Garit HT Performance winter tires
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Old 09-19-2005, 07:20 PM
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nice job dude
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Old 09-19-2005, 07:29 PM
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(quote)"The main reason i put this on was because of minor accidents. My rear bumper was hit while i was parked, and im having difficultites getting it fixed (long story, but it will get fixed, the guy waited for me) So, my "excuse" is that if i get bumped lightly from the front, i wont get damage to the bumper cover, it'll just tap the push bar, plus it looks really bass a$$ on the marauder

It is a crown vic application. I used the heavy duty kit. ITs light as anything, maybe 20-30 lbs with the brackets, i can hold the bar up with 2 fingers!! I believe its aluminum, but dotn qoute me on that.

You can order it directly from setina. Just tell them is a personal order, otherwise they start asking for police dept etc. Its actually pretty funny, it looks like they dont sell many to consumers! Shipping from setina in WA to CT was about $25, so you can do the rough math of your location.

I'll get some pics of far shots up tommorow."


Thanks for the info. That's a cool car with impressive mods-especially for a 25 year old! I have been thinking the same as you-looking for minor bump protection plus the heavy-duty look.
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Old 09-19-2005, 07:57 PM
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If you're worried about little bumps? Maybe a couple of these front & rear will fix ya'll up.

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Old 09-19-2005, 07:57 PM
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Thanks for the pics, they explain a lot of stuff. Everything looks good. Solid, tight, strong...Ready. A very clean install, and without much upset to OEM structures at all. I like your presentation, a Marauder with some teeth, but I must add regrets too.

I don't get the "why" of this, and your reasoning falls short. I'm sure you know exactly "why" in your heart, and I am not asking you to explain that, but it all looks so ready for a road fight.

Maybe that's it?

Maybe we look at other motorist in traffic with us differently?

I wait for a first transgression, maybe a second transgression too, before someone "spoils" my highway drive space. Much like "spit in my eye first", then let me at them, eh?

Your Setina bar says the opposite. It says "don't you even think about it!"

I suppose it's right and proper to put up a warning to potential trespassers, that's exactly why we put up fences. Guess I just can't see such a warning necessary on my Marauder.

That said, it looks good.

Happy Motoring...
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Old 09-19-2005, 08:17 PM
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Man, I don't know.....but there are several mods I don't understand:

Running boards on a 2 wheel drive Ranger
Class 2 receiver on Mustang GT
A CB antenna on anything less than a vehicle with 10 wheels


Anyway you get the idea, if it makes you happy I say go for it.
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Old 09-20-2005, 12:04 AM
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The main reason i put this on was because of minor accidents. My rear bumper was hit while i was parked, and im having difficultites getting it fixed (long story, but it will get fixed, the guy waited for me) So, my "excuse" is that if i get bumped lightly from the front, i wont get damage to the bumper cover, it'll just tap the push bar, plus it looks really bass a$$ on the marauder

It is a crown vic application. I used the heavy duty kit. ITs light as anything, maybe 20-30 lbs with the brackets, i can hold the bar up with 2 fingers!! I believe its aluminum, but dotn qoute me on that.

You can order it directly from setina. Just tell them is a personal order, otherwise they start asking for police dept etc. Its actually pretty funny, it looks like they dont sell many to consumers! Shipping from setina in WA to CT was about $25, so you can do the rough math of your location.

I'll get some pics of far shots up tommorow.


Frank
Sorry, I don't get it.
The main reason i put this on was because of minor accidents. ..................... So, my "excuse" is that if i get bumped lightly from the front, i wont get damage to the bumper cover,

You are worried about 'minor' accidents and bumps to the bumper cover, so you put this monstrocity on the front?

Why do you need an 'excuse' for it? Is there another reason you put it on?

Looks like you had to cut holes in the bumper cover to install this, or is the picture deceiving?
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Old 09-20-2005, 03:12 AM
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Sorry, I don't get it.
The main reason i put this on was because of minor accidents. ..................... So, my "excuse" is that if i get bumped lightly from the front, i wont get damage to the bumper cover,

You are worried about 'minor' accidents and bumps to the bumper cover, so you put this monstrocity on the front?

Why do you need an 'excuse' for it? Is there another reason you put it on?

Looks like you had to cut holes in the bumper cover to install this, or is the picture deceiving?
One of the biggest reasons is the look. When i saw the pic of wesmans marauder with the bar, i fell in love with it, but it was hard to justify it just for its appearance. But after i got into the fender bender, i decided to go for it. My bumber was hit at less than 5mph in a parking lot, causing about $500 worth of damage. So i figure, at least in the front, if the same thing happens, it would save the bumper cover and the hassles of getting it fixed.
Plus, now on the road, everyone gets out of the way, more of the "crown vic effect" as Dan would put it.

Plus, it matches the dark front end, with the custom lights and all.
I guess its all a matter of taste!


Frank
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2003 300A package
Looks
45% Legal tint all around
Weathertech vent shades
Entertainment
Pioneer Avic-N1 DVD w/ navigation
JBL BP1200.1 amp and 3 Rockford Fosgate 12" Punch stage 3 woofers
Rockford power 2 way 5x7's
Performance
1/4 mile: 14.00 sec
SCT Xcalibrator 2
Reinhart performanced tuned @ 285 RWHP
255/55/18" BFG tires KDW2
Reinhart cobra exhaust
Meziere electric water pump
Ford 4.30 gears w/ mobile one 75w90
Underdrive pulleys
Tranny Cooler
Deep dish Tranny pan
DR Level 2 tranny mod
MMX Drive shaft
3000 PI converter
Cooling Mod
180 Thermostat
k&n fipk air charger
Mobile one 5w20
Safety
Escort 8500 x50 linked to the Escort ZR3 Laser jammer
Custom M5 Bi-xenon headlights
Clifford alarm/remote start
Color Backup Camera
Thermal imaging camera a.k.a. Night Vision
Setina PB400 push bar
Hornblasters Conductors special 152db trainhorn, could be classified as entertainment as well!
Winter
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