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Old 05-09-2010, 10:00 PM
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Re: Brush Guard or no?

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Dont forget guys. These brush guards Do nothing but protect from light branches and add looks.
thats what I want, in addition to protect from parking lot dings and worst case would be a deer on the highway (just about got one of those last weekend).
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Old 05-10-2010, 12:13 AM
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Re: Brush Guard or no?

As i live in the country a prime deer habitat we call the brush guards like i have "deer Slammers." Than again that may be just a Wisconsin thing. As For off roading anything to serious i just use my wrangler. So for me mainly just drive to field for pheasant hunting, deer cabin, camping and canoeing. Not very hard offroading at all.
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Re: Brush Guard or no?

From a practicality standpoint, unless you drive through the brush, I would forego getting one, as a brushgard bolted on the farthest front part of the vehicle is one of the worst places to add extra weight; has negative effects on handling, braking .. as well as areodynamic drag and lower mpg.
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Re: Brush Guard or no?

Havent had any loss of Mileage with mine mounted on. Than again its 5.7L Hemi.
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thats what I want, in addition to protect from parking lot dings and worst case would be a deer on the highway (just about got one of those last weekend).
Just an FYI, A brush guard will not help if you hit a deer. Ive saw a tahoe with a brush guard that hit a deer and it still crushed the front end in and alot of damage on top of the fact that the brush guard actually impacted in to the truck.

Brush guards are for light stuff and looks thats it.
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Just an FYI, A brush guard will not help if you hit a deer. Ive saw a tahoe with a brush guard that hit a deer and it still crushed the front end in and alot of damage on top of the fact that the brush guard actually impacted in to the truck.

Brush guards are for light stuff and looks thats it.
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Havent had any loss of Mileage with mine mounted on. Than again its 5.7L Hemi.
PRobably not much mpg loss for in town driving, but can't deny the laws of physics; at highway speeds, aerodynamic drag increases notably, and the faster you go the more it will drag. This accessory is frankly a looks only add on to any SUV that has no plusses and only results in worse performance
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Re: Brush Guard or no?

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Just an FYI, A brush guard will not help if you hit a deer. Ive saw a tahoe with a brush guard that hit a deer and it still crushed the front end in and alot of damage on top of the fact that the brush guard actually impacted in to the truck.
thanks, do you have any photos of the tahoe? I'm going to surf around and see if a brush guard helps or hurts in a deer collision, here are a couple good reads that support both sides of the argument.

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Re: Brush Guard or no?

No i dont have any pics. It was no where near totaled or anything but the brush guard pushed back in to the grille and hood and bumper.
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Re: Brush Guard or no?

alot of good insight on brush guards, i had always wanted one, they look so bad ass on other cars, but if it doesnt provide protection in an accident then id rather put that money into another modification. and on top of that, trying to park an suv in NYC is difficult as it is, i dont wanna add anymore inches to the length of my truck. then i would really have to park by touch.

also does having a brushguard or bull bar or anyother other steel add on to the front of a truck hinder the airbags from deploying in the event of a front on accident?
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