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aldive

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Bar B Que anyone?

While driving ( about 70 MPH ) from Arcadia, FL to Sarasota on 2 lane SR 72 the other night a small wild pig decided to cross the road at the last second.

Needless to day the Explorer won. Not much left of the ~30 ponder and some damage to the truck.

A chunk of the air dam was destroyed as well as parts of the bumper cover. The passenger side fog light surround went missing.

Thank God for the quarter car wash to clean up the gore.

Now I have to replace (1) the air dam (2) the bumper cover (3) fog light surround (4) SHORTS. It could have been a lot worse.
 

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No gore pics?
 












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Save me some ribs, Al :)

Sorry to hear your truck took some abuse....
 






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JDraper said:
Save me some ribs, Al :)

Sorry to hear your truck took some abuse....

Wish I had some of the ribs .... this is gonna cost me some bucks. Thank God it wasn't one of the larger hogs that frequent this area.
 






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I'm sorry to hear about it. but I gotta say that it's funny as hell to me. I live in jersey, so to hear someone hit a wild pig catches me off guard. It could have been much worse. You could have taken it head on and destroyed alot more.
 






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Gonna be a costly Bar B Cue ....

EE Air Dam $279.95
Bumper Cover $$251.14 ( Ford Parts Network )
Fog light surround $80.32 ( Ford Parts Network )
 






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That poor piggy..YOU EVIL SUV DRIVER!
 












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aldive said:
Gonna be a costly Bar B Cue ....

EE Air Dam $279.95
Bumper Cover $$251.14 ( Ford Parts Network )
Fog light surround $80.32 ( Ford Parts Network )


Almost forgot.... had it aligned today. The passenger side ( impact side ) camber was out of wack. $69.95.
 






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spindlecone said:
EE has airdams again?
Who hoo
For those interested, they are back in the airdam buis, just talked with them, some in stock, more on order
sometimes ya gotta answere your own questions for the benifit of others :D
 






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aldive said:
Naw, I didn't have the camera with me and I went directly to the car wash; wild pigs smell awful.

Sorry to hear about that Al. I would have done the same about washing it because they do indeed smell disgusting.
 






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what I want to know is why did the pig cross the road ?
 






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Ouch... Sorry to see the damage.

I ran over a big javalina out here a couple years ago in my Explorer. It was at night and I didn't see it until it was right in front of me. WHAM! I expected to see carnage under the truck, but there wasn't any. The next day I drove back and it was laying off to the side of the road. It looked like it probably weighed 100lbs.

If you aren't familiar with the javalina here's a pic:

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My little piggy ( not the actual one ) .........
 

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A friend found this on the net and sent it to me .............

Road Kill

by Carey Lenehan

Why need you hunt with dogs, or with guns
Why fish all day to throw back for fun
When your primeval instincts are fully fulfilled
By a messy, but effortless, Main Road Kill.

A racetrack of slaughter, enclosed for your pleasure
Providing a hunting ground there at your leisure
There's no place at all for the victim to hide
And a kill is assured if the road is not wide

Terrified rabbits crouch as you close
Wheels gored with death on this killing road
Approach with a speed that a bullet can't match
And splatter the bodies like any good catch

Crouch over the wheel, your face stretched in glee
Knowing their terror will not let them flee
Bird, dog, cat, hedgehog, fox and toad
All can be murdered, right here in the road

No need to tramp across wet hill or dale
No need to chase through woodland or vale
Leave the guns in their cupboard, the dogs in their run
Just take out your car and engage in some fun

It's a sport without class, wealth or society
Guaranteed kills of the widest variety
If you're early enough, you may sight a deer
Your aim will improve with the rate of its fear

Practice makes perfect so steer with a will
With luck you'll surprise something over the hill
Put your foot down, speed as fast as you can
You're certain to kill, before you get banned

On Motorway, lane, or highway, that's best
Take the wife and the kids and rise to the test
Once the target's in sight, its chances are slim
And the thud that is death permits you that grin

When convention becomes to much for you Veggies
Get out in the car and race between hedges
Dawn's the best time for a surplus of sport
And you're gone on your way before you are caught

Road Kill's the best, of that there's no doubt
When else can you murder whenever you're out
There's no need for guilt, false sorrow or care
You can always pretend you were just unaware

Come one and all, take the wheel today
Let's make that kill, then race on our way
If it's caught on the bend, or just over the hill
It deserves to be splattered as Main Road Kill.
 



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wow that sucks sir, but think of it this way. You are lucky you did not swerve and go off roading.

What is the speed limit there?? I have been on that long and boring road in the past, but 70 seems little high!!
 






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