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Old 07-02-2015, 10:39 PM
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Is this a good deer guard?

I encounter many deer and I am a safe driver but you never know. Would this stop it? And would it bolt right on to my bumper?

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Old 07-02-2015, 10:40 PM
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Old 07-03-2015, 09:05 AM   #3
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Nothing stops a deer except a bullet or arrow.. i had them hit the side of my truck.. seen guys with brush guards roll em on the hood and screw there hood up. i think it might help but here in western pa u just take ur lumps
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If that hit anything it would just get pushed into your grille.
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Old 07-03-2015, 12:45 PM
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What would you suggest?
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Old 07-03-2015, 01:13 PM
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What about a full bumper solution?
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I just want to minimize damage to my baby in case of a accident involving wildlife. I know that something would be damaged either way.
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I'd do a stinger of some sort. Like the Smittybilt stinger. Being angled forward and taller, it'll be less likely to bend back or let the animal come over top of it.
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Arb bullbars are designed to hold upto hitting Kangaroos at hiway speeds. Any bumper with a .120 wall Dom brush gaurd will hold up to a deer

This what I did on my XJ its held upto a car hitting it no livestock yet but the bar is angled forward in the center
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Old 07-03-2015, 03:16 PM
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Well I guess I'll spend a little and get a angled forward guard like a stinger or full bumper like you both suggest. Thanks guys!
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Arb bullbars are designed to hold upto hitting Kangaroos at hiway speeds. Any bumper with a .120 wall Dom brush gaurd will hold up to a deer

This what I did on my XJ its held upto a car hitting it no livestock yet but the bar is angled forward in the center
I didnt know you had Roos in Utah??
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I have the JCR full width Vanguard bumper on my JK specifically because of deer. I feel very confident that this particular bumper is going to protect my jeep.
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The only thing that is going to stop a deer is a snow plow attached to the front of your Jeep!
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I "cheated"...I went with a more narrow bumper and the stinger to HOPEFULLY push the deer UNDER the Jeep. I also armored up underneath with a few bolt on pieces and some gussets...granted gussets don't do much but better than nothing. I also have ACE rock rails and now have Rubi rails also.

IN THEORY ....the JEEP will JUST be bloody/ dirty....unless the deer runs into the side than I am screwed!!!
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go to Australia... roo guards or bull bars.

Anything less is false security.
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Lol that's impressive
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Deer tend to go thru a tube bumper, thats why you will see steel mesh on a good deer bumper. I have seen a deers leg go thru a stinger style bumper, destroy the grille, punch clean thru the rad and tear off the belts.
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deer tend to go thru a tube bumper, thats why you will see steel mesh on a good deer bumper. I have seen a deers leg go thru a stinger style bumper, destroy the grille, punch clean thru the rad and tear off the belts.
that would be a really bad day!!
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Weld a spear on the end of that stinger!!!
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Weld a spear on the end of that stinger!!!
I had a friend from Alaska, where they were plagued by collisions with moose. He would occasionally drive down to Wi. He drove an elongated full size Chevy pickup with homemade steel flatbed, big lift and tires, looked like a tank. He had a steel and rebar bumper, but the moose still flew over the top of it after hit. So he added rebar spears sticking straight forward from the bumper, with sharpened points. His theory was that if he hits another moose it would "stick" onto the spears and not roll over the top of the bumper. It hadn't been "tested" yet.
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Hey, great mind think alike!
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I had a friend from Alaska, he added rebar spears sticking straight forward from the bumper, with sharpened points. His theory was that if he hits another moose it would "stick" onto the spears and not roll over the top of the bumper. It hadn't been "tested" yet.
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I had a friend from Alaska, where they were plagued by collisions with moose. He would occasionally drive down to Wi. He drove an elongated full size Chevy pickup with homemade steel flatbed, big lift and tires, looked like a tank. He had a steel and rebar bumper, but the moose still flew over the top of it after hit. So he added rebar spears sticking straight forward from the bumper, with sharpened points. His theory was that if he hits another moose it would "stick" onto the spears and not roll over the top of the bumper. It hadn't been "tested" yet.
everything about that sounds illegal!!!! I am not in law enforcement but that can't be legal
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everything about that sounds illegal!!!! I am not in law enforcement but that can't be legal
This man did not have much regard for what is legal and what is not. He did not want his truck damaged again, that took precedent over all other considerations.
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The key is: avoid the deer. Be alert, be vigil, be ready, and drive at speeds that will be more conducive to a favorable ending.

Or - Use the phone, change the radio channel, drive fast and have deer for dinner.

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