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This is what a deer does to your truck @ 70mph.




Any suggestions for a bumper?

I don't offroad, so one to bust down small trees is not necessary.
 

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:eek: Holy crap! I hope you're ok Russ. And that poor truck! :( Here's hoping you can get it fixed quick. :happymugs

I am curious though, did you keep the deer?
 

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Oh yeah, I'm fine. No worries there.

Deer is pulverized pretty much. She skidded across the pavement quite a ways and then was run over by 3 other vehicles.
 

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Mmmmm... Tenderized. :throwup

Glad everyone is ok. :thumbsup
 

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Damn Russ...that's a shame right there buddy. I guess if there is a bright side to this...you get to have some toy's added to it. Are you looking for a brush gaurd type bumper? Or just a sleek aftermarket?
 

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Probably this one. Like I said I do not need one that can take on a small redwood tree.

 

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damn Russ...guess you need a bumper like mine now..glad ya alright
 

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holy snap
 

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damn Russ...guess you need a bumper like mine now..glad ya alright
The issue is money. I will get a certain amount from insurance, whatever the cost of an OEM bumper, after that, it's my coin. And the budget is tight... ok I'm cheap.
 

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It'll get fixed.. no worries.
 

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Probably this one. Like I said I do not need one that can take on a small redwood tree.

I like this choice of bumper Russ. I think it'll look good on your truck.

The issue is money. I will get a certain amount from insurance, whatever the cost of an OEM bumper, after that, it's my coin. And the budget is tight... ok I'm cheap.
Does Carol know about the budget being tight? LOL Jokin' buddy.

It'll get fixed.. no worries.
Seein' you said you were cheap...I'm assuming some duct-tape work will be used? LOL

Again...I'm just kidding...

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I'll have to ask her. LOL

I know there are not a lot of fans of the Ranch Hand, but I don't want a monster bumper or a costly one.
 

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If you dont mind me asking Russ, wont your insurance cover it?
 

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Sorry to hear about it Russ. Don't worry, though. OEM parts for that entire thing are more than a steel replacement depending on your tastes. I have my factory bumper assembly sitting in the parts bin and I did some looking to sell it. Holy crap, they are ridiculous!!!
 

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If you dont mind me asking Russ, wont your insurance cover it?
Yes, they will cover the cost of the OEM, but no more than that.


Sorry to hear about it Russ. Don't worry, though. OEM parts for that entire thing are more than a steel replacement depending on your tastes. I have my factory bumper assembly sitting in the parts bin and I did some looking to sell it. Holy crap, they are ridiculous!!!
Josh, Any idea what that bumper will cost? PM if you'd like.
 

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Russ thats not how your supposed to deer hunt! Did it get into the fender on the Drivers side? It may be me but it look way worse than it prolly is.
 

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Side view. Yes it got the fender but it did not push it all the way back to the door.

 

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Dang russ! Glad your ok.
 

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That's almost the exact spot where BrightWhiteRam hit the deer with his truck and it fared better (the truck not the deer).
I personally like the stock look, so I vote for returning to stock.
 
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