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ARB Bumper, Paid For Its Self

Discussion in '80-Series Tech' started by landtoy80, Mar 25, 2004.

  1. landtoy80

    landtoy80

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    I tested the ARB tonight on a deer. The ARB won, the deer lost.
    No damage to the 80.
    I was going about 45mph and the deer was a year old (not very big). I got him in the rear and had to cut his throat as it tired to get up but had no use of his rear legs.
    I have a $500 deductable on my insurance so the ARB paid for its self.
     
  2. mot

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    Good to hear the it served its purpose ;)

    On top of $500 deductable, you would also have to take into account the time it would have been sidelined, as well as the embarrassment it would have caused you to drive a loaner like a Scion :D
     
  3. MoJ

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    Glad to hear your rig is ok. It's only a matter of time before this happens to me or my wife. Our stretch of route 66 is deer alley.
     
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    Cool man ... steaks in the freezer yet ?? :D
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    I only keep deer that I hit in the head. An a$$ shot is hard on the meat.
     
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    Hitting a deer is a serious deal. I found out myself last summer in the 40 at about 65mph. :eek:

    How did the 80 react to the impact as far as handling goes?
     
  7. landtoy80

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    Had I not seen the deer I would of only heard a thud as it was a small deer.
    I hit the same sized one last week with my KW semi with a plastic bumper. There was no damage to the semi. I hit a 200 lb deer with my HiLux many years ago and only bent the bumper. A fullsized Bronco hit a small little deer and it bent his frame to the point that the drivers door would not open.
    I am up to 7 1/2 deer vehicle accidents. The 1/2 was when I ran over a fawn and it ran away unharmed.
     
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    Sounds like the next ARB product you need to buy is a fridge!!! :flipoff2:
     
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    Kurt,
    Glad you are ok, I have seena few injuries form deer hits in my days. also on a completely thread hijack point what the he11 did you do to the turd????
    Dave
     
  11. landtoy80

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    The Turd is now a Turdvalanche.
     
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    Kurt,
    Glad to hear everything is ok. Now if you would have been going faster, that deer would have looked like he was in a blender. I hit my 4th deer about 3 weeks ago. Wasn't going that fast, maybe 45-55 and pegged it hard. This one somehow got dragged for awhile - must have got caught up in my arb line or something but he eventually came out the back end. Didn't see any damage at all to the truck. That's 4 deer in 2 years, maybe 3 years.
     
  13. scottm

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    This is excellent! One of my reasons for a LC and my main reason for the ARB is because I keep hitting deer. Two of my five were at just under 80mph. my VWs were both totalled, I'm lucky I wasn't hurt.