Back in the 1970s when 4WDs were few and far between, three adventure-seeking mates Lloyd Taylor, Cliff Jones and Steve Mollenhauer were making hand-made custom vehicle protection bars.
In 1973, with little more than their combined initials, and a shared passion — TJM was founded and the rest is history. They were pioneers, and TJM became the first company in Australia to manufacture quality 4WD equipment.
Designed, tested and built in Australia, the company has been in the vehicle protection business for 43 years.
What sets the TJM range apart? The company’s revolutionary new mounting system provides the ultimate in crash compliance. Each bar features full metal construction, and is stylishly formed and finished for ultimate durability.
The flush-mounted lighting, plug-and-play wiring and distinctive 63mm big-tube design are all trademarks of the quality expected. The clever design also means that fitting accessories such as a winch, recovery points and driving lights are quick and easy.
TJM employs independent testing authorities to conduct extensive virtual software-based, static pendulum and dynamic on-car crash impact tests on airbag-compatible products to confirm that their systems are safe, effective and airbag-compatible.
Along with a large range of front bar options the good news is that TJMs have a range of rear bars that provide maximum protection without compromising a vehicle’s good looks.
The RB6 rear bar is manufactured from 50-63mm steel tube, is chassis-mounted for strength, and designed to provide the vehicle’s rear panels with solid protection.
These bars also feature a checker plate step to access the rear tray, and include a Class 4 tow bar and TJM recovery jack points for those sticky situations.
TJM bars are available from all Fully Equipped outlets in New Zealand, along with a full range of complementary vehicle accessories.