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I live on a green forested vagina shaped island Down Under Down Under, Otherwise known as Tasmania. Many Critters from Wombats, Wallaby and Roos. Had my first Hit a few nights ago. The Jeep took the hit reasonably well, with minor damage and lost moulding. I have just done a few mock ups in 3d Studio Max.
Please give some feedback. (Yes I know takes away from the look a bit, but it is needed here with an average of 3 hits in 100km of driving @ night.

This will be attached through the Lower Air intake, With mounts that are flush with the edges, hopefully not seen.
 

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I understand the point/idea behind this (although, I'd never do it)...but I would think that even with any of those bumper/guards, you will still have damage to the Jeep's front end if you were to hit a roo. It may not be 'as bad' of damage, but damage never the less. So do you think its worth the time, money, and defacing of the Jeep??

But, if I had to make a choice on which bumper...I'd say #1 in the second post...just because its the lowest profile in appearance. The designs with the thicker tubing look terrible IMO. Way too bulky for the Jeep.
 

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I prefer the smaller tubing and lower profile. Really do need them, it is mostly Wallabies where I am only 2 feet tall, A mate has something similar on his WRX and swears by it. My old Nissan X-Trail had a Bar as well, Some nights I would hit up to 5 of these kamikaze marsupials,The bar was enough to deflect them under the wheels, they tend to jump out right at the last second.
 

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I hate the look of it, but if it saves the jeep, then I'm all for it, which ever one you decide to use, please paint it body color. That should hide it a little more. Good luck with the marsupials. G'day mate.
 

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Not exactly pretty to us in North America, probably a matter of necessity considering where he's from. Those things are like giant rats, gophers and rabbits, but there's millions of 'em. I imagine it'd be like dodging deer for us, speaking of which, now's the time to be on the lookout for them.

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If it were me and i needed one i would do the most low profile one i could do. Color matched and i would do it without the extra bar.
 

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Id say this one if I had too just because its probably the most effective, protecting the bumper and fog lights better



Double bar on the bottom might kill some of your ground clearance. Definitely going to give the your jeep a Mad Max quality, kind of fitting in a way :rolleyes:
 

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Not exactly pretty to us in North America, probably a matter of necessity considering where he's from. Those things are like giant rats, gophers and rabbits, but there's millions of 'em. I imagine it'd be like dodging deer for us, speaking of which, now's the time to be on the lookout for them.

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Tis the season around here for deer. I have deer jump out in front of my truck on a daily basis, even in broad daylight....but I'm not about to construct a battering ram on the front of my vehicle.........
When I was in college, I had a deer run into the side of my car while I was driving down the road @ 55mph. He went head-first into the rear passenger door! IMO that's just one of the risks of driving......slow down, put your brights on, and be ready to stomp on the brakes.

Be happy these marsupials arent as tall as deer.......






Or as big as the occasional Moose that pops up around here. Just last year a woman hit and killed a large moose standing in the middle of the highway just a few miles from here.


 

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What are the chances of you showing the front with only a bottom bar to act as a splitter?

Im tired of ramming snow with my front bumper especially after lowering it....i was wondering how a splitter would look on the front....

As for your designs, I like the single bottom bar versions....
 

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Not exactly pretty to us in North America, probably a matter of necessity considering where he's from. Those things are like giant rats, gophers and rabbits, but there's millions of 'em. I imagine it'd be like dodging deer for us, speaking of which, now's the time to be on the lookout for them.

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Yes sir, definitely is the time to be very cautious of deer. Actually, I saw a school bus hit one this morning as a matter of fact. It was a smaller deer and didnt hurt the bus much, if any.
 

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id say the 3rd one, idk id much rather have my car safe and it really doesn't detract that much from the look of the jeep in my opinion. I thought about it before but deer jump much too high and it would do nothing at all, but with your smaller guys down there i think it would be a great idea. only thing a bar on my car would save would be squirrels, racoons and possums haha. some nice like rally lights on the bar i think would look cool too, i like being different and i think if you had that bar and lights on it youd nail it.
 

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Thanks for the feedback fellas.

I have settled on body colour and a single bar across the bottom. I will do a few more tweaks to the design.

The Kangaroo down here can get to over 6ft tall, but very rare to hit one. Mainly designed for the smaller one, it is like playing Mario Kart and the Marsupials are the power-ups.

I have considered Lights, I need long range beams, I was going to mount them in the lower grill much like "Eleanor" off Gone in 60 Seconds. Two closely mounted lights in the center. Only problem is I am not sure what that will do to my engine cooling, the jeep runs up to 120 Degrees Celcius Oil temp, when I am flying up the mountains. Water Temp stays at 90 to 100 Degrees Celcius though.

The Snow Splitter idea? can you post a pic of what you are considering? If it is what I imagine the car will look like a walrus with a snow plough attached. My bar will be mounted with brackets that come out of the lower grill.
The brackets will be hidden by the uprights of the bullbar though.
 
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