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Old 05-07-2011, 02:45 AM   #1
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Best Bumper to hit deer with

Not to sound insensitive or anything, but we have a ton of deer roaming around here at night. I do most of my driving around this hour (3:30AM) in the summer times and I passed about 20 deer on my 30 minute drive home. My Jeep isn't exactly insured for me to be smacking deer and busting it up, I'll be SOL if that happens. What's the best mod I can put on my Jeep to just hit it and let it fly with little or no damage to my Jeep.


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Old 05-07-2011, 07:14 AM   #2
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:28 AM   #3
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The only thing that works well is less speed and more lights . We also have a ton of deer but I don,t drive much at night .

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What's the best mod I can put on my Jeep to just hit it and let it fly with little or no damage to my Jeep.
Full coverage, low deductible.

Slow it down, get some good lights. The factory fogs from an 06 Rubi work GREAT for wide viewing.
You never know which way it will bounce if you hit one. Under, over or through a windshield and into your face.

How you can go without insurance is beyond me. No way in hell would I leave my Jeep uncovered. It's too big of an investment to take the risk.
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Old 05-07-2011, 07:57 AM   #5
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Maybe you could try just going AROUND the cute little things.
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:20 AM   #6
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x2 on all of the above posts, but if you want a tough bumper, i'd say ARB
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Old 05-07-2011, 08:21 AM   #7
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my answer to this question would be "someone else's"
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Old 05-07-2011, 09:05 AM   #8
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My buddy has a custom one built by the PO. (PO got tired of bending body on the dock, apparently couldn't back a boat.) He's hit ~20-30 deer taking his exg/f home with out so much as a ding. Ill try to get a pic for ya but I warn ya its heavy.
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Old 05-07-2011, 10:14 AM   #9
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Just for future reference.. Honda Accord bumpers dont fair well against a 180lb buck. Proved that theory a few weeks ago. Been looking for that buck for 2 weeks now dont care if i have to chase it all the way across the field. I will have my revenge. Gonna tattoo WARN across his mid section. :P
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Pretty much any full width, heavy steel bumper, with a stinger, will keep the deer heading down under your Jeep.
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I would have to agrree with jgano, somebody elses

But if not, this one as long as its not on my jeep.
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Old 05-07-2011, 05:48 PM   #14
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I would have to agrree with jgano, somebody elses

But if not, this one as long as its not on my jeep.
That puts the deer right into the windshield.
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Well if ya hit 'em head on...this would do the trick

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Maybe a dozer blade??
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Old 05-07-2011, 11:36 PM   #18
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Someone on a different forum I frequent had a bumper the full width of his Jeep made of solid steel and was pretty much a reinforced rectangle on the front of his Jeep. It has taken out many a deer, and even with stood a direct impact into another vehicle when someone ran a red light right as he went through an intersection. Ill dig up some pics.
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Old 05-14-2011, 10:04 AM   #19
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I dodge pleanty of deer too and want to know for myself. I have a $500 deduct, but I'd rather not even deal with insurance and pay the 500 on a bumper
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Old 05-14-2011, 04:00 PM   #20
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I second ARB. They were originally designed to protect against kangaroos so they will hold up to a deer. The last deer I hit without any front protection ended up costing close to $3000 to repair.
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:51 PM   #21
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3/16 Plate welded on top of the full length bumper with teeth cut out of it. Basically you'll either cut them in half or they will just stick there til you get home.

Beats them coming into the winshield or driving over them. IMHO hit a 250lb+ deer with a tire it could take you off the road fast.
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Old 05-14-2011, 06:10 PM   #23
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An elderly neighbor hit a deer in a datsun when I was growing up. Darned thing rolled into the back of his truck so he drove on into town to report the incident.

Scares me to take a chance on them rolling up over the hood like that and possibly going through the windshield so I'd install something like this on the front. Used to use something like this to move round bales with the 3-pt hitch on the tractor on the farm.
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While teeth and spikes are all fun to imagine, the not so fun part is the possibility of hitting a person. I read about too many people getting seriously injured by being hit, I'd rather not read about someone killed because the vehicle that hit them had a "Mad Max" package on the front end and they may have survived otherwise.
Now that I've spoken my peace... Keep in mind that ARB bumpers are heavy and may sag the front. A 3/4" spacer will compensate for the height. I should also add that how you hit a deer obviously varies, I don't think there is a bumper that can be made to account for every type of collision unless you trade the Jeep for a Brinks truck!
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Best option in MHO is more lights less speed. Has worked for me ---I see deer daily!!!
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Best option in MHO is more lights less speed. Has worked for me ---I see deer daily!!!
Definitely. I did the foglight + high beam mod and I can see their eyes reflect at night.
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Old 05-20-2011, 09:53 AM   #27
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can try a deer whistle...make sure to remove em if u go hunting lol
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OMG I love the spikes! We have a TON of deer here in mid-MI

First things first, think of what would disable your rig. Even with most good bumpers, you have a deer put its head through the grill at 50-60mph and your stranded with a busted up radiator. Start by getting some protection in front of the radiator somehow. Either cross bars behind the grill, heavy duty fence, something secured really good. Just ensure the air can flow through freely.

If you bash a headlight or something, you can still drive. Its really the 2 foot by 2 foot square in the center of the jeep that can really leave you in a bad situation.

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I'd say just have a full bumper to cover the front and hope it doesn't go up high. Otherwise, get a moose bumper, LOL.

Your topic reminds me of this one. Some gnarly pics, so if you're weakhearted, DON'T click on it.
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