Mopar Lip kit and small animals

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Mopar Lip kit and small animals

Post by 2001Neon_LX » Mon May 30, 2011 11:18 pm

I just drove home from a friends place and the road home was a racoon mine field, I know eventually im going to collect one with my front lip. I was wondering how they hold up to small animals haha. I hit a couple with my '01 and never had a problem.

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Post by sidepipe87 » Tue May 31, 2011 2:36 am

read superdans thread about it.... not well. destroyed his bumper, lip and put a hole in his radiator
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Post by Kelevra » Tue May 31, 2011 4:03 am

Mine was obliterated

70mph + raccoon + lip kit = missing fog light, cracked front bumper, destroyed lip, ripped out fog light harness AND removed my lower air dam.

I guess I'm lucky my radiator got away clean.. but damn.. my front is toast

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Post by red2.4srt » Thu Jun 09, 2011 12:31 pm

On my way to Delaware 2 years ago, I was following a car and it swerved to miss a dead deer laying in the left lane, I didn't have enough time to react and hit it with the right front @ 70MPH. I went right over top of it with my car, lowered on BC Coilovers and a CBD ELW Carbon Lip. It ripped the lip right off, tore chunks out of the bottom of the bumper where the bolts held the lip on and ripped my wheel liner out. That's it. I got really lucky. I'll have to see if I can dig up pics of it.
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Post by 04 Mo Neon » Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:39 pm

I don't think a deer qualify s as a small animal lol. More like a "oh shit..." animal. thunk.
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Post by JeffM » Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:45 pm

Hitting any animal with a solid bone structure (birds not so much) will do significant damage. Just don't do it. :lol:
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Post by superdan » Thu Jun 09, 2011 3:57 pm

Raccoon at about 40-45mph....

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Post by zhneon » Thu Jun 09, 2011 6:04 pm

The key is 4x4 status. My car still isn't lowered and I toasted a raccoon with no damage at all. If you can't go over the animal- i.e you are too low- the lip is toast. That being said, its no reason not to be low- you just have to be extra careful. I'm going to have to change my driving habits once I get around to it...
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Post by Red04SxtLuvr » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:00 pm

OMG, That poor Neon. I wanna cry for your baby. As for the racoon,,,,,,Not So Much.
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Post by Fuzzyneon » Thu Jun 09, 2011 10:35 pm

JeffM wrote:Hitting any animal with a solid bone structure (birds not so much) will do significant damage. Just don't do it. :lol:
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