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Raptor vs ??? - Stop Banging into S#;t!!

Discussion in 'Ford F-150 Raptor General Discussions [GEN 2]' started by BigDaddy69, Oct 11, 2019 at 12:55 PM.

  1. BigDaddy69

    BigDaddy69 Member

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    Raptor vs. Deer!!

    Cruising along on RT141 in the upper peninsula of Michigan at 10:30 AM. Just me and my dog on our way up to the lake so I can walk the renovation project we have going on at the cabin. About 2 hours from my place a 180-pound doe decides it wants to challenge the front bumper of my 11-day old Raptor while I'm doing about 65 MPH.

    Didn't even see her until she was in the right front fender. Must have jumped in from the right side of the road out of the tall grass and landed just in front of the truck.

    Stopped in a little town, Crystal Falls, to clean the venison off the front of the truck and took some pictures of the damage.

    Raptor won! Finished the round trip (950 miles) just pulled the bumper a couple of extra inches from the tire. She's gonna need a little work to get back to the original form.

    Anyone else out there banging into shit...

     
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  2. VolksDragon

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    Eek! That should buff right out, no problem. Thanks for taking that one out, less for the rest of us to tangle with. Glad all people were OK!
     
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    Wow. Looks like a hard hit. $$
     
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    That really sucks!! I stopped riding my bikes at night on the back roads around here because of all the damn deer. You hit one on a bike and you might be done for.
     
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    Don’t you know it. I hit two, sixteen months apart, that is why I have a Raptor now
     
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    180lb doe!!?? What are the deer eating up in Michigan? Growth hormones? Bummer for the new truck. Perfect excuse to start with the mods!! SVC Baja bumper would look great!!
     
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    She was probably on her cellphone when she pulled out in front of you
     
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    Did the same thing last year in E. Washington. Coming 'round a corner in the dark, two yearlings and of course one was in each lane. Not quite as much damage as yours, but still sucked and I feel your pain.
     
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    Bumpers and the associated trim are not cheap. Cash in your pop bottles.
     
  10. smurfslayer

    smurfslayer Be vewwy, vewwy quiet. We’re hunting sasquatch77

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    Glad you and the mutt are ok. FWIW, another poster had a run in with a forest rat while campaigning an ADD Stealth Fighter bumper(?) which faired significantly better.
     
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