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ARB Bumper : Deer Vaporizor/Truck Destroyer

Discussion in 'Product Reviews' started by Creston, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Oct 28, 2012 at 8:07 PM
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    Creston

    Creston [OP] Crusty

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    ARB Front bumper. OME suspension with 2.5" lift. Firestone airbag load assist.
    Recently hit a buck doing about XXX mph (we'll call it "Highway Speed") with my ARB equipped 06 Tacoma in the middle of nowhere with no cell service.
    The air bags were set off and the truck stalled on impact.
    I couldn't open the front doors, so we crawled through the windows to have a look. The buck was destroyed! I hit this thing dead center! There was blood splatter on both sides of the truck. Checked for leaks and crawled back into the truck, fired it back up and continued on our way.
    The truck drove as well as it did before we hit the deer. I took it in for the insurance claim to get it fixed and they assessed the damage at $19,465!!!! Holy Crap!!!
    They wrote it off and it just looks like it needs new fenders! I couldn't believe it! SO. For the ARB bumpers purpose of being able to drive away after hitting a buck in the middle of nowhere... It's awesome! Everything that the bumper was connected to was wrecked, and everything that was connected the that was also wrecked! But I did drive away. All in all I would get another one. By the way, the bumper itself is still in very good condition and may put it on my next tacoma. (after I straigten out the mounting brackets!).
     
  2. Oct 28, 2012 at 8:10 PM
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    BAMFTACO

    BAMFTACO Pabst Blue Ribbon on ice

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    Lift- stock suspension with light racing uppers,tc coil bucket gusset, timbern bumps ,defined extended shackles with shackle brace. Armor- custom tube bumper, kr fab rear bumper,trail gear wiy 78 in sliders Performance-intake manifold spacer, vibrant resonator Random stuff- kenwood head unit,b&m t shifter, hood bug deflector.
    Got any pics bro
     
  3. Oct 28, 2012 at 8:11 PM
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    Steves104x4

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  4. Oct 28, 2012 at 8:12 PM
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    ChamYota

    ChamYota AKA Crash Bandicoot

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    Damn straight! Just another reason for me to get one when funds present themselves. :D
     
  5. Oct 28, 2012 at 8:14 PM
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    BuzzardsGottaEat

    BuzzardsGottaEat "Pick up some speed.. You'll make it."

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  6. Oct 28, 2012 at 8:15 PM
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    Creston

    Creston [OP] Crusty

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    ARB Front bumper. OME suspension with 2.5" lift. Firestone airbag load assist.
    Click on the little camera under my name.
     
  7. Oct 28, 2012 at 8:29 PM
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    ChamYota

    ChamYota AKA Crash Bandicoot

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    Damn....

    I need to get one of these bumpers. thats wicked.
     
  8. Oct 28, 2012 at 8:32 PM
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    ChamYota

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    So did they write you a check for this amount or what? Im trying to understand how the Insurance dealt with it.
     
  9. Oct 28, 2012 at 8:34 PM
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    Joben7726

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  10. Oct 28, 2012 at 8:35 PM
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    Rear leaf spring tsb 5000 miles, w ac fan 26k miles, windshield creaking 28k miles- not warranty. Bad upper idler pulleys 32k miles- not warranty, Toyota Quality!
    I hope youre enjoying some deer jerky
     
  11. Oct 28, 2012 at 8:46 PM
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    Creston

    Creston [OP] Crusty

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    ARB Front bumper. OME suspension with 2.5" lift. Firestone airbag load assist.
    No deer jerky just deer pudding.
    As far as ins. goes their looking around to see what my exact truck is selling for as a replacement cost. I'm hoping they'll give me 22,000, but I think it'll be more like 19 or 20 K
     
  12. Oct 28, 2012 at 8:53 PM
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    Sweet! I love deer pudding....
    That bumper certainly was worth every penny paid.
     
  13. Oct 28, 2012 at 8:54 PM
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    Redfox1

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    Holy shit, for some reason I feel like that was the deer's good side too...
     
  14. Oct 28, 2012 at 8:55 PM
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    you gonna buy the truck back?
     
  15. Oct 28, 2012 at 9:02 PM
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    Creston [OP] Crusty

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    Not sure yet. I would like to, but I don't think I can wait for my buddy to fix it. It'll probably take him... idunno... 2 months to fix it cause he'll just be able to work on it nights and evenings. Im gonna need a truck before winter hits.
     
  16. Oct 28, 2012 at 9:10 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    Remember, the frame and most mounts in the front are bent..it will never be right again. Unless your buying it back for a trail rig, i'd let it go. Good to see the bumper did its job.
     
  17. Oct 28, 2012 at 9:30 PM
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    IgnorantlyAlberta

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    OUCH. I feel bad about your truck. Sorry to hear that. Well im glad Ive got the same bumper but I always thought the truck itself would be a bit stronger. I destroyed a 2011 dogde ram 1500 at about 40 km (round 25 mph) he thought it would be fun to slam on the brakes in an intersection. Just shifted the bumper and bent the front plate. Obviously at 70 or so mph a deer is like a brick wall though. Good you made it out safe too.
     
  18. Nov 6, 2012 at 8:40 PM
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    goodies!
    I just bought one of these bumpers and I will be installing it next week with a warn winch in it. Thanks for sharing your experience with it, it affirms my purchase as I live in deer territory.
     
  19. Nov 6, 2012 at 9:00 PM
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    The truck didn't "stall", when the airbag deployed it cut power to the fuel pump. When you cycle the key off and back on it reactivated the pump. It's a safety feature to help prevent a fire in the event of an accident.
     
  20. Nov 6, 2012 at 9:05 PM
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    KenLyns

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    Depending on how you look at it, the bumper was not useful in this collision. Without it, the truck would be more damaged, but $ loss would be the same, because the truck is written off.
     
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