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Old 11-21-2005, 04:46   #1 (permalink)
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hit a wallaby WHISTLERS

hit a wallaby the other nite in my ba and knocked the bar off. a little tragic.
does any one reckon those little kangaroo whistlers work or just a waste of $$$
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what a bummer.

how big was he.

damage much or just the bumper.

those shu-roo setups are suposed to work pretty well so long as your not going too fast , ( over 100 -120 k ).

not sure about the little plastic whitlers that you stick to the front of the car.
their sound would proberly vary on the speed you are going.

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what a bummer.

how big was he.

damage much or just the bumper.

those shu-roo setups are suposed to work pretty well so long as your not going too fast , ( over 100 -120 k ).

not sure about the little plastic whitlers that you stick to the front of the car.
their sound would proberly vary on the speed you are going.

www.shuroo.com
he was about 3 ft, there were actually 2 on the road i came through a set of esses seen them gave the abs a work out and the one on the road hopped off and the one off hopped on( dumbass) got it at about 50 and it went into the bush on the full. i stoped and went back and he got up and limped off into the scrub (poor bastard) and i fitted the bar back into position as best i could. it all fits up now but on the drivers side it has a bow out round the corner to wheel arch. i have to play with it somemore or get another one.???
i will get the whistlers as i have lived in this area for about 7/8 years and see a deaden on this stretch at least once a week so i have been lucky really.
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not tooo bad then ,

not good but still.

those big buggers can sure do some damage. hit one in the XB once in western NSW, must have been a six footer on the hop, stretched right across the front . his head hit a guide post on the left hand side as i skidded past and his tail left an imprint down the right guard th the door. .... he didnt get to limp off anywhere and i had to call a trailer to get the car home.

i get nervous when i go home in the BA ....i recon it would total it if i hit one the same in it. one thing about the old cars. their tuffer in the front end.
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Where I live in the U.S. we hit a lot of deer, especially this time of year. Same deal.
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Re: hit a wallaby WHISTLERS

I have had the whistles on my AU for a couple of years now. What I have noticed is that Roos on the side of the road will sit up and look at you, but not hop away or in front of you. This is handy at night, as you can see their eyes well before you would normally see the outline of the body.
Definitely worth putting them on.
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Where I live in the U.S. we hit a lot of deer, especially this time of year. Same deal.
yes we have a deer plague hear too the road signs have deer s on them now to
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I have had the whistles on my AU for a couple of years now. What I have noticed is that Roos on the side of the road will sit up and look at you, but not hop away or in front of you. This is handy at night, as you can see their eyes well before you would normally see the outline of the body.
Definitely worth putting them on.
ive heard this before but disregarded it now i think i will try them cheers
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