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Bought a Broadfeet nudge bar (eBay $275 w/tax and shipping) and had it installed at my local off-road shop.

Spare time for me is non existent so I didn’t want to do it myself and therefore can’t really say how easy it was to put on.

I think it looks good, but it’s all subjective. It’s very subtle right now with the rain but I’ll post more pics once it’s nice out and i can get it all cleaned up.

I’m also not sure if it has affected any of the sensors yet. Didn’t seem to but I’ll post an update on that as well in the future.

For those who may wonder - I added it because I take road trips and do a lot of driving at night, and wanted something to protect the front from little critters that cross the road. And partly for looks.

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What will you use this for?
Thanks, John
The last paragraph of the original post says that he takes lots of road trips and hopes it will help protect the front of the van from road critters and other debris that may be in the way.
I have also been looking at ways to protect the bottom front of the van! But my problem is more curbs when I am in parking lots… 😂
 

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People may think the nudge bar is silly, but having just lost a Town & Country to ~78mph coyote strike on the nose at 3:30am it's not silly.

(On the flip side, picking up our new Pacifica that is going to replace/upgrade that T&C the day after tomorrow)
 

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Wondering what the functional purpose of this install is? To date, I have never had to use the front of any of my vehicles to "nudge" or push anything. Nor would I ever. The only practical use I have seen for these is on emergency service vehicles with some designed specifically for off-road use but all wrap the entire front and protect the hood.

As for front-end protection from road animals, in the photos, only the lower center is protected. The lower half of the front is 50% protected. Overall the complete front is only 25% protected. There is nothing to stop deer from going through the upper grille, hood, windscreen, headlamp assemblies, and fenders.
 

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Wondering what the functional purpose of this install is? To date, I have never had to use the front of any of my vehicles to "nudge" or push anything. Nor would I ever. The only practical use I have seen for these is on emergency service vehicles with some designed specifically for off-road use but all wrap the entire front and protect the hood.

As for front-end protection from road animals, in the photos, only the lower center is protected. The lower half of the front is 50% protected. Overall the complete front is only 25% protected. There is nothing to stop deer from going through the upper grille, hood, windscreen, headlamp assemblies, and fenders.
Partly for appearance. I would never intentionally push anything with this because of how its physically attached to the sub frame.

Also I would definitely expect a deer or larger animal to destroy the van with or without this, but ill take whatever help I can get when it comes to small animals.

My sister hit a small coyote on I-80 in the middle of Wyoming in the winter with her 8 year old in the car. It hit just about where the lower cross bar is on the van (but she had a smaller Hyundai). It stranded her in whatever small town she was near until parts were able to get shipped in. I also had a friend get disabled because a cat ran out in front of him at like 70mph (lol) in a VW bug and i hit right where the intercooler was.
 

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The last paragraph of the original post says that he takes lots of road trips and hopes it will help protect the front of the van from road critters and other debris that may be in the way.
I have also been looking at ways to protect the bottom front of the van! But my problem is more curbs when I am in parking lots… 😂
Oh rats, sorry, I see it now.

I do like the look of that installed!
 
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