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ARB Bumper : Deer Vaporizor/Truck Destroyer

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

  1. Nov 21, 2012 at 1:45 PM
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    That's what these things are designed for and why I wouldn't own anything else.
     
  2. Nov 21, 2012 at 3:30 PM
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    My parent's hit a deer in their 2000 Impala going about 70 MPH on Christmas day, and the repair would have been a bumper, a headlight and some slight fender work. But the insurance totaled it because it cost $1500 to fix. No air bags, no frame damage only some skin on the car and it was still road safe. Then they got a Avalon and never looked back.

    If one deer hit a Taco at the same speed, and it caused more damage than that. But the only difference was that a bumper that was much stronger against impact was used, instead of a plastic foam of the Impala. There are strong bumpers that provide the support for recovery and deflection, but the bumper has to absorb most of the impact to save the truck. This bumper failed in that regard. If you had the bumpers off of a 1986 Caprice, they could take a Taco in the rear at 40 MPH and just bend some sheet metal. I think the old bumpers from that era were much better than the ones used today. It's proven by many insurance tests that the old ones worked.

    Just my thoughts from many a crash with me inside.
     
  3. Nov 21, 2012 at 6:11 PM
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  4. Nov 21, 2012 at 6:28 PM
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    frame damage doesn't always mean totaled either. nor does airbag deployment, blahblahblah and all the other "myths".

    my experience and it wasn't totaled despite frame damage:
    [​IMG]

    full thread
    http://ttora.com/forum/showthread.php?t=183884
     
  5. Nov 21, 2012 at 6:50 PM
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    ^Of course the frame can be replaced (Toyota was getting good at it with all the rusty frames...), and the Taco's residual value is high. Whether the truck becomes technically totaled becomes an accounting decision for the insurance co. So you plan to repair your truck or to scuttle it?
     
  6. Nov 26, 2012 at 1:50 PM
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    me or the OP? that all happened Jan 2012, since has been repaired, good as new(well..)
    [​IMG]

    still curious on OPs decision though, or more-less his insurance companies decision lol
     
  7. Nov 26, 2012 at 2:10 PM
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    Nice truck, I like that TG bumper on yours :thumbsup:
     
  8. Nov 26, 2012 at 9:30 PM
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    Very true...becuse the air bags went off and the frame is twisted bla bla bla doesn't mean its totaled, can happen and it can be fixed or complete
     
  9. Nov 26, 2012 at 10:26 PM
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    Complete rebuilt.. if the ins co totalled it, its lost over half the value it was before the accident. If you buy it back from the ins co and rebuild the truck you will have to sign a damage disclosure that there was more than 2k of damage Done to the vehice. When you sell, if u sell it you would have to tell the dealer or buyer about the damage disclosure by law.

    Ive rolled a Colorado before and it was totalled, bought back from the ins co , rebuilt it drove it for another 40 k and traded it for my tacoma.. I did not get the 9k the truck was worth if it had not been totalled, instead I got 3k..

    So this why I say the Arb did not save the taco. The ins.co totalled it. Sure ya can rebuild it from the ground up, but ya might as well make it a hobby truck. It will never resale high, and by law the next owner will know about the damage.

    So Yeah I've rolled trucks and set them on a fours and continued to drive it without major engine work..
    And I know what fuckin deer to vehicles, I've hit many in my driving career, I've hit 3 with two stock Toyota bumpers and none so far with the Arb ....

    Maybe now you see where I stand....?
     
  10. Dec 14, 2012 at 3:25 AM
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    I just cleaned out a buck at 45.. My allpro tube didn't flinch, only damage is a turn signal.. And this bumper is way leas expensive that an arb!
     
  11. Dec 14, 2012 at 6:16 AM
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    I don't think speed is the only factor here. Hitting the animal square on or deflecting his rear a little, the size of the animal, if he was standing there like a derp haha or running etc . . . and of course how fast you're going. People seem to hit deer every other weekend here in the Dakotas and you can see varying damage from similar sized deer on roads with same posted speed (assuming people are within 5-10 of that as a constant). Simply stating that "I hit a deer once and had less damage" doesn't really account for many factors. Just something to consider before we start claiming what bumpers are better off of one deer strike each. Now I'm totally behind the "conceptual" here, and saying a bumper that gives a little, like crumple zones on a car, could have it's perks. Just didn't want to see three or four bumpers that have been in one singular deer strike a piece compared as if that means anything at all.
     
  12. Dec 14, 2012 at 6:20 AM
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    I almost smoked an elk the other day with my brute force....I bet the bumper kept the deer from going through your windscreen though.
     
  13. Dec 16, 2012 at 7:49 PM
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    hey creston that arb bumper is freaking sweet!!! but does it effect your gas mileage a noticeable amount or very minimal amount?
     
  14. Dec 17, 2012 at 6:13 AM
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    Very minimal. You wont even notice it.
     
  15. Dec 17, 2012 at 6:20 AM
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    For those who were curious, the truck just sold at auction for $6100.00!
    I recently bought a 2007 Tundra, and going to look at a 94 4Runner for beating around the bush. Bye bye Tacoma.
     
  16. Dec 17, 2012 at 6:46 AM
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    Thinking of selling my ARB bumper. What do you guys think it's worth? It is in very good shape.
     
  17. Dec 17, 2012 at 1:24 PM
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    ill take you up on the offer for a good price?
     
  18. Dec 22, 2012 at 1:01 AM
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    Well it looks as though I got to try my ARB bumper out tonight. Just had a header with a 2005 altima. Well more of a glancing blow I guess.
    Taking a left hand turn to clear the intersection when the light turned red and this guy couldnt stop on the ice. All are ok no more than a little shaken. You can see here that he took all of the damage. I will be going in for an alignment to solve any other issues. I took most of the hit on the left side of my bumper and left wheel. Had to pull pieces of his car out of the bead on my tire.
    Just a reminder to keep it safe over the holidays.
    IMG00747-20121221-1916.jpg

    IMG00746-20121221-1916.jpg
     
  19. Dec 22, 2012 at 10:18 AM
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    how much does that arb bumper weigh?
     
  20. Dec 22, 2012 at 10:40 AM
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