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    I have recently fitted a MCC replacement bumper on my fortuna. Looks very good (similar to the Iron Man), but a couple of isues:

    1. The vertical movement on either end seems excessive. Is this because of the Fortuna's bad suspension, the bumper design or the fitment?
    2. It rattles a bit as well
    3. If you are considering getting chrome plated bull bars bear in mind that the bars surrounding the headlights reflect light when brights are on, which can be a bit annoying

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    3. I know some guys stick black material (not sure what exactly they use) on the chromed pipe on the drivers side where the light reflects. Sometimes done so you cant really see it from the front
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    Quote Originally Posted by NetEddy View Post
    3. I know some guys stick black material (not sure what exactly they use) on the chromed pipe on the drivers side where the light reflects. Sometimes done so you cant really see it from the front
    Duct tape works well.

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    That excessive movement is due to the bumper moving with the chassis now and the body moving with the suspension, takes some getting used to.

    I was also worried about the reflection, ASKED exactly the same questions! but you get used to it quickly.
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    Default Fortuna Replacement Bumper issues

    Should the thread not have been titled MCC Replacement Bumper issues? Not the Fortuner that's at fault.

    See the thread entitled;

    Fortuner Replacement bumper

    PS. Post a pic of the Bumper please...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Randy View Post
    That excessive movement is due to the bumper moving with the chassis now and the body moving with the suspension, takes some getting used to.

    I was also worried about the reflection, ASKED exactly the same questions! but you get used to it quickly.
    What?
    The Bumper is bolted to the Chassis.
    The Body is bolted to the Suspension.

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    Mad Manny. You are quite right. The body and chassis are both joined together. The reason I called it "Fortuna Replacement Bumper issues" is because I didn't have this with my Pajero. My suspicion is that it's due to the "bakkie" type suspension of the Fortuna which is far less comfortable than my Pajero. I'm just hoping I haven't got an inferior bumper

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    that bumper movement is something to get used to! looks terrible when you look over the bonnet and the chrome bar shakes all over the place and you know its bolted tight to the chassis.......
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    I are confussed.
    My replacement bumper moves as much as the original tupperware?

    Maybe it seems, to you, that it's moving cos you can see it...?

    Spiko, post a few pic's from different angles please...

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    you have a chassis. right

    You have suspension Right.

    So suspension is bolted/pins/ to the chassis.

    Right.

    The body is bolted to the chassis. Right. some rubber spacers to get rid of vibration. Right.

    The bull bar or bumper is bolted to the chassis, right. no rubbers.

    so.

    If there is movement your chassis is busy bending and falling apart.

    The pajero has a different system, no chassis, but integrated system.

    The body is thus not bolted to the suspension cos then you will not need a chassis.

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    Spiko, lets see some pics of that MCC Bar?
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    Herman, I'd understand everything a lot faster if everyone explained it like you do (in other words, like I'm an idiot). NOW I get it, thanks.

    The Tupperware bumper is affixed to the body.
    The 'Taxi-Crusher' to the chassis.
    The difference in movement is due to the NVH prevention measures added to the body but not the 'Taxi-Crusher'.

    Dankie Engeljie....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mad Manny View Post
    r if everyone explained it I'm an idiot
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    Then it it a chisel.

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