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sledder2006 12-03-2013 07:43 PM

I hate deer
 
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The trip to work in the fog was not a good trip today. But at least my JK came out better than the deer. Now I just need to hit the classifieds for a used bumper

azrael 12-03-2013 07:53 PM

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Originally Posted by sledder2006 (Post 6544506)
But at least my JK came out better than the deer.

that really depends on how you cook the deer doesn't it?

FZY1 12-03-2013 08:03 PM

Ins. doesn't cover this?
You did get the Deer?

Ivan M 12-03-2013 08:05 PM

Could have been a whole lot worse, thank God your ok. That stuff can easily be replaced.

sledder2006 12-03-2013 08:08 PM

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

mommymallcrawler 12-03-2013 08:22 PM

Ouch! Luckily your Jeep fared well. I have seen deer do real numbers on vehicles.

Lowerumble 12-03-2013 08:38 PM

Did you keep it?

krawdaddy 12-03-2013 08:50 PM

there are dead deer littered all over my commute in Coweta and South Fulton counties. I too hate deer, but love me some fried backstrap! You have to thank developers that buy up land and either over develop or never develop the land yet won't allow anyone to hunt on it!

scott m 72 12-03-2013 09:12 PM

That sucks. I know a guy who hit a deer, totalling his new truck (they get big in PA).

He replaced the truck with a new one and hit another deer a 1/4 mile from where he hit the first one.

Damage required a rental for a few weeks to repair the 2nd truck.

- all within two weeks.

He found a new route to work after this.

gunmn74 12-03-2013 09:24 PM

2 bumpers off 2012 in Omaha and Lincoln
 
Jeep Wrangler JK bumper (2012) 75.00 Omaha

2012 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara Parts 75.00 Lincoln

joeg679 12-03-2013 11:54 PM

I have the stock bumper from my JK just sitting in my garage. It's in perfect condition and I was looking for $100, but could come down. I'm also in NJ, if you're interested.

Maximo 12-04-2013 12:21 AM

Free bumper in my garage. If you find yourself in Golden, CO... Looks like you have some new flares in your future too.

Lusus_Naturae 12-04-2013 01:27 AM

Take a look at Craigslist too. We often get cheap/free bumper ads in there for stock.

Or it could be time to upgrade.

michiganadam 12-04-2013 06:15 AM

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...

n3tfury 12-04-2013 06:48 AM

Very lucky. That damage is nothing.

Strokerswild 12-04-2013 10:04 AM

Try hitting one on a motorcycle once....

Jrogers2121 12-04-2013 10:22 AM

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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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Dare 12-04-2013 10:26 AM

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.

n3tfury 12-04-2013 12:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Jrogers2121 (Post 6555050)
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.

JDsDream 12-04-2013 12:44 PM

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Originally Posted by sledder2006 (Post 6545162)
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.

michiganadam 12-04-2013 01:08 PM

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Originally Posted by JDsDream (Post 6558066)
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...

Mikel01 12-04-2013 01:14 PM

Earl the zombie loves deer. A little closer....closer

i_am_montes 12-04-2013 01:25 PM

Dang... you're lucky that's all the damage to the vehicle.

Jrogers2121 12-04-2013 03:24 PM

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Originally Posted by n3tfury (Post 6557850)
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!

sledder2006 12-04-2013 08:03 PM

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.

Jeepinallday 12-04-2013 10:51 PM

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!

907JEEP 12-04-2013 11:11 PM

Ill take a deer over a moose any time. Moose demolish vehicles in alaska all the time.

Justgot2hunt 12-05-2013 12:50 AM

Funny how an animal SOOO smart in evading us hunters can be so dumb about crossing a road !! Good luck picking new stuff.

Lusus_Naturae 12-05-2013 01:49 AM

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.

NFRs2000NYC 12-05-2013 09:24 AM

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.


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