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Old 02-08-2019, 09:24 AM
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Yes, I had mine removed to powder coat it. Remove the plastic caps located just below the vertical component of the bull bar and it will reveal 2 vertically oriented bolts per side. Remove the bolts and the bull bar lifts right up. There are 2 additional bolts/nuts holding the vertical and horizontal components together.

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Do you think if itís kept off (because there are no aftermarket covers as of now) the exposed bolts look bad?
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Do you think if itís kept off (because there are no aftermarket covers as of now) the exposed bolts look bad?
Yes and no. Once the bull bar if off, the plastic caps can be put back to cover up the bolt access area so not noticeable when looking from the front, BUT the top of the bumper will have holes from where the bull bar went into the bumper which can not be cloased off or covered. In addition, rain, snow etc will now enter the holes too.
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Old 02-08-2019, 04:46 PM
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OTOH, with the G63's entirely different BB, once it is removed (in 5 minutes time), the stock OEM MB cover plates (same as used in the Euro 2019 G63's) will 100% cover the exposed opening in the front of the bumper slots. The MY2019 G63 uses an entirely different BB. Thankfully, it will not leave any exposed holes/openings on the TOP section of its bumper (e.g., the “top section,” meaning the part of the bumper that is parallel to the deck) when the G63 BB is removed and summarily ****kanned (or, unloaded on eBay!). I plan to immediately remove the BB on my G63 Day 1 (hopefully via MB Service, if they are willing to do this in the first place, which I doubt), unless I get a MY2020 G63. In the latter case, who knows if MB will stick with the current (horrible) version(s) of the BB(s). IMHO, the 2019 BB's (both models) look like a Rube Goldberg last minute rush job (e.g., even blocking the non-existent camera on the 550, thus eliminating it. How stupid!) to get the cars out the door to the holding lots, with the first MY2019 G63’s rusting for up to 6 months “at the docks.” With any luck, perhaps MB will redesign the MY2020 BB, at least for the G63 (plus, implement MBUX!). Anyways, I plan to use the bumper's front face opening (without the cover plate) on the passenger side, so I can have a fabrication shop custom design, build/fabricate, and weld-up, a nice front mount for my Icom AH-740 HF antenna that will bolt into the female threads of the BB’s mounting point on the passenger side. I will then cover whatever is left, as necessary. This opening will be so perfect for what I'm trying to do with mounting an HF antenna on a G63. Probably the first HF application on a G63, outside of the G-Pro line, and military G's, of course.
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Originally Posted by pateljb View Post
Yes, I had mine removed to powder coat it. Remove the plastic caps located just below the vertical component of the bull bar and it will reveal 2 vertically oriented bolts per side. Remove the bolts and the bull bar lifts right up. There are 2 additional bolts/nuts holding the vertical and horizontal components together.

Hope this answers your question.
Great explanation, thanks!

I think they make aftermarket covers to go over those holes, at least I'm hoping they come out soon. My wife likes her BB on her 2019 G550 white, but I'm going to remove mine on my 2019 G550 in Matte Black when it comes in.
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The G550's DO NOT come with front cameras, it's not even an option they offer due to bull bar. Only the G63's will have the front and side cameras so you can have real time satellite 360 view from top. This is why in the G550 you will see grid lines around the car when you are in reverse as in the photos posted. I inquired abou the 360 parking camera when we ordered the G550 and could not spec the 360 camera in the US, I was able to order it for my G63 due in this spring.
incorrect. All Gs have front camera in US and Canada. If you have a full bull bar in front it wonít work as vision is blocked.
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OTOH, with the G63's entirely different BB, once it is removed (in 5 minutes time), the stock OEM MB cover plates (same as used in the Euro 2019 G63's) will 100% cover the exposed opening in the front of the bumper slots. The MY2019 G63 uses an entirely different BB. Thankfully, it will not leave any exposed holes/openings on the TOP section of its bumper (e.g., the ďtop section,Ē meaning the part of the bumper that is parallel to the deck) when the G63 BB is removed and summarily ****kanned (or, unloaded on eBay!). I plan to immediately remove the BB on my G63 Day 1 (hopefully via MB Service, if they are willing to do this in the first place, which I doubt), unless I get a MY2020 G63. In the latter case, who knows if MB will stick with the current (horrible) version(s) of the BB(s). IMHO, the 2019 BB's (both models) look like a Rube Goldberg last minute rush job (e.g., even blocking the non-existent camera on the 550, thus eliminating it. How stupid!) to get the cars out the door to the holding lots, with the first MY2019 G63ís rusting for up to 6 months ďat the docks.Ē With any luck, perhaps MB will redesign the MY2020 BB, at least for the G63 (plus, implement MBUX!). Anyways, I plan to use the bumper's front face opening (without the cover plate) on the passenger side, so I can have a fabrication shop custom design, build/fabricate, and weld-up, a nice front mount for my Icom AH-740 HF antenna that will bolt into the female threads of the BBís mounting point on the passenger side. I will then cover whatever is left, as necessary. This opening will be so perfect for what I'm trying to do with mounting an HF antenna on a G63. Probably the first HF application on a G63, outside of the G-Pro line, and military G's, of course.
I doubt that MB dealer/workshop would be inclined to removing the bull-bar for G63..new G-class got its US certifications with bull-bars on...
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incorrect. All Gs have front camera in US and Canada. If you have a full bull bar in front it wonít work as vision is blocked.
360 cameras is available as an option on G550 in Canada
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incorrect. All Gs have front camera in US and Canada. If you have a full bull bar in front it wonít work as vision is blocked.
hmmm, well if hatís the case then Iím missing the lens on my G550 because ours is all black plastic. Is there a setting that I need to check to turn it on?

thanks in adavance.
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For US, only G63 has a camera as its BB is mounted well beneath the camera. You have a proximity sensor, and not a camera.
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For US, only G63 has a camera as its BB is mounted well beneath the camera. You have a proximity sensor, and not a camera.
That's what I had said in my previous comment but Eagles Nest seems to think I am incorrect so wanted to confirm that I don't have "defective Car". When I placed the order for both a G550 and G63, I was not able to order the 360 degree camera on the G550 as I could on the G63. My salesman said, they won't allow it so we got the G550 without it and my inbound G63 WILL have it as ordered.

I appreciate you confirming me.
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That's what I had said in my previous comment but Eagles Nest seems to think I am incorrect so wanted to confirm that I don't have "defective Car". When I placed the order for both a G550 and G63, I was not able to order the 360 degree camera on the G550 as I could on the G63. My salesman said, they won't allow it so we got the G550 without it and my inbound G63 WILL have it as ordered.

I appreciate you confirming me.
In Canada both 360 camera and bull bar are listed as options on G550, but you can only pick one or the other.
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In a different thread, a person got a matte silver brush/bull bar? What's up with that? Is it an option?
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In Canada both 360 camera and bull bar are listed as options on G550, but you can only pick one or the other.
Thank you, exactly! They are mutually exclusive. In the US, the G550 bull bar is "required", therefore you don't get the 360 camera. Yes, the bull bar would obscure the view of the forward camera. I imagine this oversight will be rectified in the future.
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In a different thread, a person got a matte silver brush/bull bar? What's up with that? Is it an option?
In the US, the matte silver is only available (and is standard) on the G63.

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Has anyone found a place that sells the plugs for the 2019 G550 in the event the front bull bar/ brush guard is removed?
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I've read on this forum (don't remember the thread) that you can request that the bull bar be deleted on your build? Does anyone know the build code for that? I didn't see it on the lastest G Class DOG.
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I'm not usually a "bump the thread" guy, but I haven't gotten a response so I thought I would ask again: I've read on this forum (don't remember the thread) that you can request that the bull bar be deleted on your build? Does anyone know the build code for that? I didn't see it on the lastest G Class DOG.

My dealer is saying they have not heard of such a thing, yet people on this forum has said there is a "code" or a "delete option" available in the US.

Can I get that info please? I want to delete my Bull Bar on my new 2019 G550. Thanks.
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I'm in the same boat, but with a G63 (ordered Oct 2018, expected in dealership about Nov/Dec 2019). I hate all of the BB's, and would pay the $1500 to have the stupid thing deleted! FWIW, I asked my dealer, and he said "Nope, not possible."
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I'm in the same boat, but with a G63 (ordered Oct 2018, expected in dealership about Nov/Dec 2019). I hate all of the BB's, and would pay the $1500 to have the stupid thing deleted! FWIW, I asked my dealer, and he said "Nope, not possible."
That what I'm getting back too JetRanger. I need to find that thread, there was a guy that had like 10,000 posts from New York I think that said he does it all the time, or has done it (the delete from the factory for a US inbound Gwag)...............
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I'm wondering if MB uses the same front bumper for G550s going to Canada and/or Europe. If so, then I got no problem unbolting the thing and ordering the covers from Europe.
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The bumper is not same in Europe/can.. it doesnít have plugs itís just filled bumper...

also you can only order without bb in can/euro .. in us it must be ordered with bb

best bet to date is just to have body shop patch the holes
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Originally Posted by JozWagon View Post
The bumper is not same in Europe/can.. it doesnít have plugs itís just filled bumper...

also you can only order without bb in can/euro .. in us it must be ordered with bb

best bet to date is just to have body shop patch the holes
I like the chrome covers on the bumper (to match the ones on the back), so filling would not be what I would want. Are you sure that it is a different bumper? I think in Canada and Europe they use the same bumper but add covers (like your picture you attached).
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Is this a picture of a US Model 2019 Gwagen?
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Wow, looks sooooo much cooler sans BB! Sure wish MBUSA would wake up, and let their customers delete the darn BB!
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