I had an accident several months ago and my bull bar took the most of the brunt. The other car was towed away with side curtain air bags deployed (probably totaled) but my damage only came up to be little over $3000. I think the bull bar could offer some protection if the impact is at a good angle. But then again, even a heavy-duty bumper is no help if hit at the wrong angle.I've always though that bull bars serve no purpose even though I like the looks. You planning on mounting anything, like lights?