Well on the way to the airport 3 weeks ago at 4am, Bambi decided to step out in front of the truck. Not what I needed on the way to my honeymoon. It was amazing when i hit the deer it got airborn and landed sideways on its feet about 25 feet in front of the truck then proceeded to stumble away. I was probably travelling about 35 mph as i was braking from 55. Anyways, damage included headlight brackets on both headlights cracked, small crack in front bumper, grille cracked, hood release support dented, a/c line dented, trim popped out.
I took advantage of this situation and upgraded to the color match grille from the 2009/2010 sport model (with the anachrite center) and smoked headlights. I went with the newer grille because the unpainted plastic grille has a tendency to fade. I may eventually Satoshi the new grille as well. I was actually pretty pumped about this because my headlights were faded and I hate chrome, so thanks Bambi! I've only owned my truck for a month too!
hood release bracket:
broken headlight tabs:
Can you believe this is $1600 in damage?
The facelift! (OEM Smoked headlights, color match grille with anachrite center, new bumper cover)
The smoked headlights were a much needed improvement. I was already considering buying the aftermarket black headlights, but I'm much happier with these!