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Deer Protection

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by NAYo2002, Feb 2, 2010.

  1. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:54 PM
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    NAYo2002

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    I apologize in advance if this has been posted before. Searching for 'Deer Protection' gave me a bunch of unrelated results. Boy, we go off topic a lot here don't we.

    Anyway, I was looking for a deer protection solution. The brush/grille guard is obviously the first thing that came to mind. I'd like to know if anyone has any experience hitting a deer with those and whether they provided any significant protection.

    Please let me know if you have any other idea as well.
     
  2. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:55 PM
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    Stillfly199

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    ARB, there was a link somewhere on here where an FJ hit a deer at 50+ and only bent the license plate, I will try to find the link.
     
  3. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:56 PM
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    jhodge83

    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Moderator

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    wat?
    a brush or bull guard will just get slammed back into the bumper/grille/hood. u need to look to something like the new CBI bumper, shockrocks, arb, etc
     
  4. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:57 PM
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    bull brush whatever you want to call those useless things will not do anything but damge your truck even more. get a damn arb, allpro maybe even, shockworks something along those lines.

    better yet just have your passenger carry a shotgun and shoot the damn thing before you hit it!
     
  5. Feb 2, 2010 at 8:59 PM
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  7. Feb 2, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    jhodge83 Any dog under 50# is a cat and cats are useless... Moderator

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    wat?
    i dont think it wold hold up near as well as the ARB, but thats what the ARB were made for....hitting roos and shit
     
  8. Feb 2, 2010 at 9:00 PM
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    Krazie Sj

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    Well. Freeze was coming back up from the Rubicon (Unscathed I should add) and his a deer with his Allpro. He's running the Allpro LT kit w/33's to give you an idea of how high his truck sits. Anywho, bumper never even looked like it had hit anything, but the deer smacked the stinger, whipped around, took out his light, part of a fender I believe and his rear access cab door.

    That's why I want a CBI or ARB bumper.
     
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