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Unread 07-13-2007, 01:08 PM   #1
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Damage?

I hit a large deer at around 50 MPH in my 2006 Rubi.

I hit him directly on the driversí side bumper.

Damage is bad. Grill, bumper, hood, fender, quarter panel and some other cosmetic stuff.

Drove it home and seemed OK.

My question is could this impact bend the frame? The shop is saying no way but others are saying yes.

I am fighting with insurance to have it checked.

Thanks in advance and any other helpful info would be appreciated.

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Unread 07-13-2007, 01:18 PM   #2
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Anything is possible... only way to find out is to have it looked at.
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Unread 07-13-2007, 01:18 PM   #3
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im gonna say no way

im confident i could hit a deer with my Warn bumper and it'd just scratch
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Unread 07-13-2007, 01:26 PM   #4
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no way .... a deer isn't a wall. your body and its body both took all the damage.....

did you pick it up? fresh deer steaks are yummy
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Unread 07-13-2007, 01:29 PM   #5
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Unread 07-13-2007, 01:33 PM   #6
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mmm roadkill
yes, but it's FRESH road kill ....
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Unread 07-13-2007, 01:35 PM   #7
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Flat fenders, AEV hood, new bumper, have to buy a normal grill,
If body shop says no then id go after that, If a body shop says it isnt then its not cause im sure if it was just a little they would try to get you to pay for it to be adjusted.
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Unread 07-13-2007, 01:40 PM   #8
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I would like to see a picture, but I doubt there is any significant damage to the frame. I know I would be semi happy about the incident, as I would make a phone call to AEV, or maybe call up Dave and tell him what I need.
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Unread 07-13-2007, 01:43 PM   #9
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i'll let this picture sink in a little bit... you could change out your 33's for 37's

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Unread 07-13-2007, 01:44 PM   #10
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OOoo, a physics question

No, i don't think this could bend your frame. Multiple reasons.

1 - Deer weighs say 200lbs? Jeep weighs 3500lbs? force of A - force of B = C. In this case, C is going to be MASSIVLY positive, meaning your jeep may have slowed some, but came no where near stopping, much less bouncing backwards. This in turn means the majority of the damage went into the deer.

2 - You, and the deer, both 'roll' so to speak. There were no fixed objects involved. Therefor the result of an equal and opposite reaction is mainly absorbed in the lighter object, however, not all, which is why your vehicle is damaged. You hit the deer. This also means the deer hit you.

3 - Your frame is made to withstand high speed blows with its crumple zones. These crumple zones are made to crunch when force exterted on the frame = X. X is generally at the point where injury will come to the passengers in a head on collission. X is determined by speed of the vehicle and weight of the object hit. My estimate would be that you would have to be going MUCH faster to reach X, or the deer would have to be more like a moose (exageration, i know).

But...if you can have it checked out without your insurance raising your monthly payments more, go for it!
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Unread 07-13-2007, 02:34 PM   #11
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Damn I need to get to work on my Big Arse Deer bouncing bumper.

Thats my design and I will be adding a Radiator hoop and bracing that to the pre-runner bar.

Take the insurance money and upgrade to highline fenders and hood. Get a BADBB (acronym for above).

I can't imagine your frame is damaged. The mass of the dear was probably at your grill and body level not at the frame level. Thats why your body is *uked.

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Unread 07-13-2007, 05:10 PM   #12
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might want to edit that last word before a moderator sees it, i did it once and i got banned for 3 days
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Unread 07-13-2007, 05:39 PM   #13
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Ah you'll be alright. The deer's soft . I'd definitely try upgrading your front bumper. That away if another deer tries to take revenge on you...
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Unread 07-14-2007, 12:36 AM   #14
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That's for all the help everyone.

I will call the body shop and get to work on the aftermarket parts first thing Monday.
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Unread 07-14-2007, 12:43 AM   #15
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I don't think it would bend your frame... I hit an '89 Oldsmobile at 35 head on and it didn't bend mine... It totalled their car, and it bent my bumper and driver's front fender.... Oh yeah, and threw my front end out of alignment.

But a deer bending the frame??? No way!

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