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Hitting deer with arb bumper

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ENHRider14, Oct 24, 2011.

  1. Oct 24, 2011 at 7:05 PM
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    ENHRider14

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    I have a 2009 double cab. I am living in Wyoming and to say the least they have a lot of deer up here and I drive a lot. I am wanting to know what people opinions are on how well the arb bumper would hold up in the event of hitting a deer at highway speeds, roughly 70 to 80 mph. I would like to be able to drive away from hitting a deer with minimal damage. I do not want to hit a deer but it seems if I live here long enough I will eventually. If you have opinions on this let me know or if you have actually hit a large animal with an ARB bumper let me know how it worked out. Thanks
     
  2. Oct 24, 2011 at 7:06 PM
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    cstephan

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    Hold my BEER and WATCH THIS
    i have the same question!!!!!!

     
  3. Oct 24, 2011 at 7:08 PM
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    memario1214

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    I have seen pics of the damage. The ARB holds up very well to an animal hit. The burliest, best coverage front bumper out there IMO
     
  4. Oct 24, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    jandrews

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  5. Oct 24, 2011 at 7:09 PM
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    Johns Taco

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    Some one shoot a deer and prop it up on a deserted road and blast it with your truck at highway speed, film it and post it on this thread. :D
     
  6. Oct 24, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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    I've heard good things about the ARB and it being able to with stand impacts. It is made in Australia and design for taking impacts.
     
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    x2^^^^
     
  8. Oct 24, 2011 at 7:10 PM
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  9. Oct 24, 2011 at 7:14 PM
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    yotaman3130

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    google "arb bumper deer" look at images, there are a few with stories if you click on em.

    pretty sure that the bumper might just need to be polished after you smoke a deer cow or whatever, pretty tough stuff the arb is
     
  10. Oct 24, 2011 at 7:16 PM
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    KenLyns

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    To be fair, the bumper did bend after hitting the tree, though the rest of the FJ appears undamaged.
     
  11. Oct 24, 2011 at 7:21 PM
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    UndefinedTaco

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    hitting deer with arb bumper kills the deer and you keep driving.
     
  12. Oct 24, 2011 at 7:27 PM
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    bendbolden

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  13. Oct 24, 2011 at 7:28 PM
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    IMO ARB will offer the best protection for hitting a deer out of any bumper.
     
  14. Oct 24, 2011 at 7:30 PM
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    With an ARB bumper, i would be more worried about it getting thrown up and into the wind shield, wouldnt worry about the bumper
     
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    An ARB wouldn't force an animal up into the windshield any more than stock or any other aftermarket bumper...:notsure:
     
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    i think the guy in the FJ did. face to horn lol
     
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