Value of a Bullbar?

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Reply By: diamond - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 21:14

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 21:14
lol@crapadore what a waste of a good roo lol
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 22:35

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 22:35
your the 3rd person to say that! LMAO

could have wrecked a car worth money at least!
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Reply By: rickwagupatrol - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 21:19

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 21:19
hiya truckster. this photo may prove the point of the value of a roo bar, but,
you should have put a warning as to it's graphic nature in your message first.
i for one have seen this happen on a number of occasion's, that doesnt mean i want to see it here.
please either add a warning, or remove the thread.

rick
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 22:26

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 22:26
Rick, Pretty tame compared to Landsborough Hwy about 3 weeks ago, almost a continuous carpet of road kill. Turn you off travelling. hooroo...
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Follow Up By: Rickwagupatrol - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 22:38

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 22:38
Bob Y. we have all seen this at some stage or another, in varying degree's of unfortunate carnage. having done my fair share of long distance truck driving, i have even caused some of it. my point is simply that it happens out on the road, we all know that. i just don't think it appropriate that with my 12 year old daughter sitting next to me, she should see such a graphic photo on a family orientated 4x4 web site.

rick
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Follow Up By: Bob Y. - Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 14:17

Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 14:17
Point taken, Rick, tend to get a bit hardened to that sort of thing out here. Good to see the younger ones are showing an interest in this forum. Hooroo...
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Reply By: Truckster - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 21:40

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 21:40
Ok theres a nasty photo with blood and a dead roo with its brains hanging out, back broken, nasty looking, and stuck into the front of a car, thus the heading...
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Follow Up By: Rickwagupatrol - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 22:33

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 22:33
thank you truckster.
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Follow Up By: Rickwagupatrol - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 22:33

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 22:33
thank you truckster.
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Reply By: sean - Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 23:49

Thursday, Feb 27, 2003 at 23:49
Oh my god. Was he OK?????
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Reply By: Member - John - Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 06:14

Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 06:14
Truckster,

Totally unecessary!!

Let's keep this site clean and friendly. Back off a bit and enjoy one of the best sites around. I know from this and other sites that you have a lot to offer and I enjoy your input most of the time but sometimes you get a bit carried away.

Maybe I am having a grumpy morning as you may see by my reply to Diamond, but I am just being protective of what I believe is a fantastic site that I want to enjoy whenever I log on. Maybe it's not my job to fell protective about this site, but I am going to until David, Michelle or the site members tell me to go away.

Happy 4 wheeling

Woodsy
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Follow Up By: Exploroz Team - David - Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 10:58

Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 10:58
Thanks for taking a protective interest in the site. We will never tell you to go away. I am following these post of picture issues at the moment and I actually hope to be able to allow this to occur. My biggest concern are pictures that I do not want to see on the site. It is almost impossible to vet what is posted in image files.

Please enjoy our site.

Regards
David
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Reply By: brian - Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 08:33

Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 08:33
Truckster,your heading invites viewing,as said above your posts are welcomed but this is inappropriate in my view.happy travelling.
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Reply By: Truckster - Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 09:01

Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 09:01
Yes it invites viewing.... Thats the idea...

Its a nasty pic. Thats the idea..

BUT THATS THE POINT. WHICH YOU ARE ALL MISSING.

Its to show the damage that a Roo can cause... If I wanted to be gruesome, I would show pics of the deer thru the windscreen from the USA that are on my site...

With all the talk on should I get a Bullbar/Do they protect etc.. this is the reason for the picture to show the damage a roo can do..

Yes there are people out there that think they are nice lovely little creatures, and if your son blows into a Eucalyptus leaf a ranger will come-a runnin' ...

They cause LOTS of damage when you hit one. Ive hit one $3000+ to my Rodeo Ute..

Those that have hit one, know they are dumb.. the one we hit actually ran past the car from right to left, then came back directly into the car, just off center on passangers side. It was at night too near Yass. Pulled into the servo, and the bloke said oh yea, they are bad, your the FOUTH TONIGHT!

So all have a valium or 4, and relax...

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Reply By: Member - Cruiser1 - Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 10:24

Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 10:24
Can't say I entirely disagree with Truckster on this one.
Road-kill is a fact of life - as is the need for bullbars in many areas of this country.
Perhaps if more people saw such photographs it might reduce the outcry to have bullbars banned.

And for those who complain about kids seeing this kind of stuff - are they the same kids who think milk comes from the milk factory? That meat comes from Safeways?

We see worse on the TV news every night - with people doing the bleeding!

Let's be a bit real about this.............
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Reply By: GOB - Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 13:30

Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 13:30
truckster I agree on the value of the bullbar but unfortnately nobody has taught the stupid roos to go for the bar . like you i had one right on dusk on the back road into Roxby downs from the oodnadatta went right across front of car turned about 100 m out and proceeded to commit suicide into passenger side of nissan and in between car and van the picture you have shown is not as graphic as what was left that night after it had rattled arond the jerrycans and other bits on the front of the camper van
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Reply By: Member - John - Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 17:00

Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 17:00
Now now truckster. No need to shout!

appy 4 wheeling

Woodsy
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Reply By: Kev. - Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 17:20

Friday, Feb 28, 2003 at 17:20
At least he has got everyone talking !!

Dont you love controversy .
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Reply By: David - Saturday, Mar 01, 2003 at 00:32

Saturday, Mar 01, 2003 at 00:32
About 6 years ago I hit a wappa (Big red) about half an hour after dark- and I had 4 kids on board including a 4 year old. Not a pretty site- I had slowed from 110 to about 80 long before I hit it- no warning- didn't even get my foot on the brake....
Had to find a guide rail and use the tow rope to pull the bar forward a bit.
When I complained about the damage to the roo bar to the insurance assessor a week later (and 2000klms) he laughed and said without the bar damage bill would have been 4 or 5 times higher. He also said that without 'roo bars insurance premiums would go waaay up!
I think trucksters post was entirely appropriate- that's life and if some (city) kids are shocked /offended then maybe they need to spend more time in the bush..........
Cheers one and all.
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Saturday, Mar 01, 2003 at 00:38

Saturday, Mar 01, 2003 at 00:38
that's life and if some (city) kids are shocked /offended then maybe they need to spend more time in the bush..........


didnt Russell Coight try that ;)
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Follow Up By: David - Saturday, Mar 01, 2003 at 21:07

Saturday, Mar 01, 2003 at 21:07
Love that show!!
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Reply By: brian - Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 21:50

Tuesday, Mar 04, 2003 at 21:50
Truckster,if you superimpose a current arb bullbar on the vehicle you might just see that the unfortuant roo would just as easily gone through the centre gap of the arb bar to almost exactly the position it ended up in the comodore,as usual i dont expect you to let facts or alternative arguments to influence your minor thought processes, drive safely.
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Wednesday, Mar 05, 2003 at 12:51

Wednesday, Mar 05, 2003 at 12:51
And if you super impose a GQ/GU/80/100/paj/Lrover/etc over the Commodore, you will see the value of a bullbar..

But why let logic get in the way of stupidity?
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Reply By: Brian - Sunday, Mar 23, 2003 at 17:36

Sunday, Mar 23, 2003 at 17:36
Just the Ammo I needed Truckster!!!
Brian
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Follow Up By: Truckster - Sunday, Mar 23, 2003 at 18:17

Sunday, Mar 23, 2003 at 18:17
ammo for????
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Follow Up By: Brian - Sunday, Mar 23, 2003 at 18:30

Sunday, Mar 23, 2003 at 18:30
Convince someone the need for bullbars!!!
Brian
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