ARB vs MCC

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ARB vs MCC

Postby basics » Wed Jun 03, 2020 7:10 pm

For awhile ive been looking at different bars for my 3rd gen Pajero.

I like the MCC Falcon bar and also the ARB Sahara bar.

The Sahara is nearly twice the price, is it really worth the extra ?

any other nice looking bars out there for the gen 3
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Re: ARB vs MCC

Postby Ant » Fri Jun 05, 2020 11:24 am

not an expert but i will chime in with my 2C.

i have seen an ARB bar take a massive hit that would have destroyed the vehicle. it was a 80 series cruiser going a decent speed up hill with his foot buried into it and plowed into a short tree stump. not only did it save the 4wd but for the most part the bar work was intact and only needed very minor repairs.

i have also seen a MCC bar in a nose to tail (on the track as well) sliding down a hill quite slowly and used the land-rover in front as a brake. i would consider this a minor/weak impact and the bar had plenty of damage to it. the bar was still repairable and definitely saved the vehicle but i did think that a bit more of an impact and it would have crumpled like a piece of wet cardboard.

I do prefer the look of some of the cheaper ones (MCC and Rockarmour) and like the price of them (less than half). i would be happy to have one on the front of my touring wagon that might take a few smaller hits and gives a cheap way to mount a winch but i would not have one on my bush truck.

Have you considered a Xrox bar?
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Re: ARB vs MCC

Postby basics » Sun Jun 07, 2020 6:37 pm

the more people I ask, the more I am leaning towards the ARB, but at twice the price im a bit slow to part with my cash. :oops:

seems like MCC welds often crack,surface rust comes through quickly and with piss poor customer service from what ive read online.

as far as the xrox bars, not a fan of the tube style bars.
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Re: ARB vs MCC

Postby Ant » Tue Jun 09, 2020 8:36 am

Depends how handy you are too. id be happy to save over $1000 and do a bit of touch up painting and welding if needed.
Try the rockarmour gear. pretty much the same as the MCC with better after sales support.
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Re: ARB vs MCC

Postby NJV6 » Mon Jun 15, 2020 8:22 pm

Check the gen 3 MCC mounting points, pretty sure they use to tow points so you can no longer use them.
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