Silver Metallic finish with black dual tops - Dana 44 Rear 2.25" Suspension Lift with Old Man Emu Shocks Performance Accessories 1" Body Lift Daystar 1" Motor Mount Lift Spidertrax 1.25" Wheel Spacers - 32"x11.5" MT/R Tires
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.
2004 LJ*RIP Love * Ex-Wife Stole you and Sold you *Current 1999 XJ Heep
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.
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!
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!
Last edited by Cineris1104; 07-15-2007 at 12:30 AM..