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Old 05-07-2015, 01:26 PM
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Front bumper.... deer-guard?

I am actually thinking about replacing the low-key stock front bumper with one of those large obnoxious aftermarket ones to protect my jeep (somewhat) from deer.

Curious if anyone out there has one that has hit a deer at highway speeds and how did it hold up.

Came somewhat close to hitting one the other night.

Already hit and killed one with the stock bumper about a month ago at slower speeds (no damage since I basically ran it over).

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Old 05-07-2015, 02:41 PM   #2
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Most of the front ends on vehicles these days are meant to crumble and absorb energy. My neighbor hit a deer right after he got his JKU. I think he ended up having the bumper, grille, hood, and headlights replaced.

Just get yourself a plow attachment.

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Old 05-07-2015, 02:52 PM   #3

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At highway speeds, it's probably not going to matter a lot.
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I have hit two dear at 70 mph in my jeep and never checked up.
I'm here to participate. I didnt come all this way just to watch.

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Old 05-07-2015, 03:01 PM   #5

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I had an ARB bull bar on my Land Cruiser. I hit a deer at around 30 miles an hour. The angle of the bar(along with the lifted height of the vehicle) pushed it under the front right tire. No damage to the bar but I think at highway speeds I would have rolled.
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Old 05-08-2015, 07:22 AM   #6
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Guy around here yesterday was on the highway on his motor bike and hit a deer going 75MPH. Cut the deer in half. Guy only had a busted leg.

this would probably work:

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