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12-06-2013 12:57 PM
Baby Huey You should be able to push those dents out of the plastic by heating them up with a hair dryer or a heat gun....The fender is another story. You could drill some small holes on both sides of the breaks and "lace" it back together with wire.....Yea, I know, it'll look like Sh-t but it's better than flopping around and you could still drive it while you hunt down parts.... ( Or more Deer )... Small pieces of metal bolted to the fender across the breaks would also hold it together for a while....
Good Luck..... "BH"
12-06-2013 11:25 AM
907JEEP
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Originally Posted by NFRs2000NYC View Post
No way, it's far too soft. MAYBE a moose, but even thats unlikely. You have a 5000lb brick with a steel bumper hutting a soft movable object. The force wont be great enough to trip the sensors with a steel bumper.

Depending on what your driving like a lifted 3/4 ton truck + anything smaller and the moose 9 out of 10 goes over the hood and ends up in the front or rear seat.
12-06-2013 11:10 AM
NFRs2000NYC
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Originally Posted by Lusus_Naturae View Post
I know. But I worry the force of hitting the deer will still set it off.
No way, it's far too soft. MAYBE a moose, but even thats unlikely. You have a 5000lb brick with a steel bumper hutting a soft movable object. The force wont be great enough to trip the sensors with a steel bumper.
12-06-2013 08:25 AM
Lusus_Naturae
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Originally Posted by michiganadam View Post
Inexpensive???


The jeep has no airbag sensor in the bumper. The only airbag sensor is a gforce meter (unless you have side airbags)...... if it goes off you "need" it.

That said it is 100% legal to disable your airbag.
I know. But I worry the force of hitting the deer will still set it off.
12-05-2013 10:24 PM
panthermark
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Originally Posted by michiganadam View Post
Inexpensive???

Yeah...
I was considering these:
http://www.wranglerforum.com/f274/ha...rs-235920.html

But it looks like our forum vendor stopped selling them a couple of weeks ago.
12-05-2013 08:23 PM
Mikel01 Malicious maniacal intent.
12-05-2013 05:44 PM
DANNY-L Got me too when this 2010 was just bought. $7600 damage
12-05-2013 11:14 AM
slmorley I have a, as new, front bumper, off a 2013 Wrangler, anyone can have for free. Local pickup only Western North Carolina.
12-05-2013 10:37 AM
michiganadam
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Originally Posted by panthermark View Post
QFT (Quoted for Truth)...depending on speed/braking distance of course.

My wife's parents live an area that is nothing but deer. One of my big concerns is hitting one...(especially on our motorycles). I'm thinking that if I wanted to, I could probably justify getting an inexpensive steel bumper for that reason alone.
Inexpensive???
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Originally Posted by Lusus_Naturae View Post
The one thing I have always worried about is having a deer set off the airbag somehow. I know is shouldn't but it still worries me. All those years driving little cars before I found Jeeps.
The jeep has no airbag sensor in the bumper. The only airbag sensor is a gforce meter (unless you have side airbags)...... if it goes off you "need" it.

That said it is 100% legal to disable your airbag.
12-05-2013 10:10 AM
back in the game Yeah I would leave the front bumper alone. Save up for a steel one!!
12-05-2013 09:56 AM
panthermark
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Originally Posted by Jeepinallday View Post
LOL i just nailed a small doe about a 100 yards from my home. Key is the smash the gas not the brake, raises the front up. Threw her in the back, and had her cleaned, baged and in the freezer in and hour. Happy Jeep Huntering. Great excuse for a bad *ss bumper and fenders!
QFT (Quoted for Truth)...depending on speed/braking distance of course.

My wife's parents live an area that is nothing but deer. One of my big concerns is hitting one...(especially on our motorycles). I'm thinking that if I wanted to, I could probably justify getting an inexpensive steel bumper for that reason alone.
12-05-2013 09:52 AM
Hoorah
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Originally Posted by Justgot2hunt View Post
Funny how an animal SOOO smart in evading us hunters can be so dumb about crossing a road !! Good luck picking new stuff.
You got that right!
12-05-2013 09:24 AM
NFRs2000NYC Don't replace it with an OEM bumper unless you want to deal with this again, and next time, you may not be so lucky and actually suffer an injury. Get a steel bumper.
12-05-2013 01:49 AM
Lusus_Naturae The one thing I have always worried about is having a deer set off the airbag somehow. I know is shouldn't but it still worries me. All those years driving little cars before I found Jeeps.
12-05-2013 12:50 AM
Justgot2hunt Funny how an animal SOOO smart in evading us hunters can be so dumb about crossing a road !! Good luck picking new stuff.
12-04-2013 11:11 PM
907JEEP Ill take a deer over a moose any time. Moose demolish vehicles in alaska all the time.
12-04-2013 10:51 PM
Jeepinallday LOL i just nailed a small doe about a 100 yards from my home. Key is the smash the gas not the brake, raises the front up. Threw her in the back, and had her cleaned, baged and in the freezer in and hour. Happy Jeep Huntering. Great excuse for a bad *ss bumper and fenders!
12-04-2013 08:03 PM
sledder2006 Thanks guys. It was really foggy when I him. Never even saw him coming. My estimate was 980 so I decided to turn it in. Already ordered a new fender from Amazon and I think I am going to go with an aftermarket bumper. I really like the old school look of the Smittybuilt tube bumper. Except nowhere to mount the fog lights. Whats the reason most people do not like their products? I never see any good reviews of them but I don't know why.
12-04-2013 03:24 PM
Jrogers2121
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Originally Posted by n3tfury View Post
They may be nicknamed shittybuilt, but I like their bumpers a lot, especially the XRC rear.
Agreed! That's my next purchase is the XRC rear. The nickname doesn't fit. It's a damn good product!
12-04-2013 01:25 PM
i_am_montes Dang... you're lucky that's all the damage to the vehicle.
12-04-2013 01:14 PM
Mikel01 Earl the zombie loves deer. A little closer....closer
12-04-2013 01:08 PM
michiganadam
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Originally Posted by JDsDream View Post
Is that for your collision or comp insurance? Seems high for comp. Talk to your agent about changing that to 0 deductible. It is low cost and worth the price. I think my policy went up about 12.00 per year by switching to 0 deductible. This way in the future you have 100 % coverage for broken glass, theft, vandalism, road damage from items falling off of other vehicles and most of all Deer.
I save a ton with a high deductible. Every time you make a claim you risk a premium increase even if they claim you dont.... my insurance is for major incidents, not little ones.

But....i recently switched to a 1000 dollar broadform deductible. If its not my fault, no deductible. It only cost 5 dollars a month. Im a perfect driver so this works for me. Im sure a deer collision wouldnt be at fault....

Of course i live in michigan where insurance is retarded...
12-04-2013 12:44 PM
JDsDream
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Originally Posted by sledder2006 View Post
I'm not sure if it is worth even messing with the insurance. i have a 500 deductible. And can probably find the parts way less than that. I already got the fender and support off Amazon for 117
Is that for your collision or comp insurance? Seems high for comp. Talk to your agent about changing that to 0 deductible. It is low cost and worth the price. I think my policy went up about 12.00 per year by switching to 0 deductible. This way in the future you have 100 % coverage for broken glass, theft, vandalism, road damage from items falling off of other vehicles and most of all Deer.
12-04-2013 12:34 PM
n3tfury
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Originally Posted by Jrogers2121 View Post
I just put on an XRC mod bumper with stinger. A week later smacked a deer. Poor basterd didn't have a chance. The stinger kept him away from the jeep and pretty much impaled the deer. And no damage at all to the bumper. I know it's a shittybuilt but held up great.


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They may be nicknamed shittybuilt, but I like their bumpers a lot, especially the XRC rear.
12-04-2013 10:26 AM
Dare time to mod, that's the exact reason we added a modular system to Dixie, deer are all over around us. Glad that's all that happened could have been worse.
12-04-2013 10:22 AM
Jrogers2121 I just put on an XRC mod bumper with stinger. A week later smacked a deer. Poor basterd didn't have a chance. The stinger kept him away from the jeep and pretty much impaled the deer. And no damage at all to the bumper. I know it's a shittybuilt but held up great.


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12-04-2013 10:04 AM
Strokerswild Try hitting one on a motorcycle once....
12-04-2013 06:48 AM
n3tfury Very lucky. That damage is nothing.
12-04-2013 06:15 AM
michiganadam I love deer, so yummy. Nothing like killing dinner with a jeep.

If it was me i would go around get estimates and get the insurance to cut me the check. The prices for stock parts are probably higher than aftermarket. You could get metal bumpers. Id probably stick with the factory flares.

Unless theres bent metal, its easy diy work...
12-04-2013 01:27 AM
Lusus_Naturae Take a look at Craigslist too. We often get cheap/free bumper ads in there for stock.

Or it could be time to upgrade.
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