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It was early in the morning and was doing about 40. A young deer darted from my left to the right and impacted the car dead center. The dear was projected about 60 feet to the right and was dead when it landed. I pulled over to take a look at the dreaded damage. To my amazement there was very little damage. I got lucky once but I don't think I will be that lucky again.

The license plate was a little out of place so I pushed it back in place and as you can see there is a panel missing in the grill. This panel is meant to be removable. I didn't realize that it was missing until I got home.

Does anyone have a panel they want to part with?
 

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Looks familiar.

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Glad you had so little damage. Deer are the deadliest animal in North America, based on the number of people they kill in accidents every year.
 

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Wow :eek: So glad you are fine! Sorry for the deer. Insurance should take care of the grill (could even change to the Z06 easily from what I've seen).
 
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OMG. How did your panel pop out?
A similar thing happened to a forum member last year. According to that forum member, the individual pieces of the grille are not able to be ordered separately. They said they had to replace the whole thing.

Click where Mobius said it looks familiar up in his post.
 

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A similar thing happened to a forum member last year. According to that forum member, the individual pieces of the grille are not able to be ordered separately. They said they had to replace the whole thing.

Click where Mobius said it looks familiar up in his post.
I see a "group buy" in our future where we collectively buy a single spare grille and remove panels from it for individuals who need a panel or two for repairs such as this.
 
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It was early in the morning and was doing about 40. A young deer darted from my left to the right and impacted the car dead center. The dear was projected about 60 feet to the right and was dead when it landed. I pulled over to take a look at the dreaded damage. To my amazement there was very little damage. I got lucky once but I don't think I will be that lucky again.

The license plate was a little out of place so I pushed it back in place and as you can see there is a panel missing in the grill. This panel is meant to be removable. I didn't realize that it was missing until I got home.

Does anyone have a panel they want to part with?
Glad you had such little damage. We live on a twisty 2 mile road from the highway. Mostly woods on one side, homes on the other. The deer come out to eat all our plants. They are as bad a squirrels darting across the road, accept squirrels don’t cause damage!
Before anyone gets their shorts tight about the mention of deer whistles, I have a PDF that presents both sides of the argument! I have used them on all my cars for some time and found this independent report you can see on the Net. This is a summary:
"This 2003 report by the County of Modac in CA was paid for by the California Office of Traffic Safety (not a Deer Whistle Company!!) It involved a real world test in a county with lots of deer and a previous record of many deer/vehicle collisions. Their method was simple. They advertised to give free deer whistles to as many who would install them until they hit ½ the cars in the county. They only reached 1648 out of the 8300 registered vehicles in the county. Summarizing the results: In a two year period from January 1, 2001 to December 31, 2002 the cars without the Deer Whistles hit 29 Deer. Those with the Deer whistles hit none! Since there were more folks without whistles you would expect them to hit more. But using the ratio of cars with and without to deer hit by those without yields 1648/6652 x 29 there should have been 7.2 Deer Hit by cars with whistles if they were not effective (my thought not theirs which was done statistically.) The report states there is a 99.6% probability the whistles were effective versus just a random occurrence:"

They mount easily, see pic.
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A similar thing happened to a forum member last year. According to that forum member, the individual pieces of the grille are not able to be ordered separately. They said they had to replace the whole thing.

Click where Mobius said it looks familiar up in his post.

I had a loaner 2014 in my garage and looked over the Grill very close. that one sec. pops out but the rest of the grill does not have removeable sec. I would bet this is for a European mod.
 

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I had a loaner 2014 in my garage and looked over the Grill very close. that one sec. pops out but the rest of the grill does not have removeable sec. I would bet this is for a European mod.
Ah, it is for the infamous tow hook, you think?
 

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Ah, it is for the infamous tow hook, you think?
I don't think that is it but there is a fair sized round opening there in the body that you can see in post #1. It might be for some sort of sensor yet to be developed and added, similar to the way our 2014s had the slot already in the mirror housing for the PDR. :cool:
 

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Hum... Yes, I see what you are talking about.
 

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It was early in the morning and was doing about 40. A young deer darted from my left to the right and impacted the car dead center. The dear was projected about 60 feet to the right and was dead when it landed. I pulled over to take a look at the dreaded damage. To my amazement there was very little damage. I got lucky once but I don't think I will be that lucky again.

The license plate was a little out of place so I pushed it back in place and as you can see there is a panel missing in the grill. This panel is meant to be removable. I didn't realize that it was missing until I got home.

Does anyone have a panel they want to part with?
Glad to hear there was little damage and that you were not hurt.
 

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I don't think that is it but there is a fair sized round opening there in the body that you can see in post #1. It might be for some sort of sensor yet to be developed and added, similar to the way our 2014s had the slot already in the mirror housing for the PDR. :cool:
I'm pretty sure that's for the optional 20 mm Vulcan Nose Cannon, to be offered as part of the LT3 package in 2016. It works much better than any deer whistle against those pesky rascals.

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I'm pretty sure that's for the optional 20 mm Vulcan Nose Cannon, to be offered as part of the LT3 package in 2016. It works much better than any deer whistle against those pesky rascals.
New weight distribution with optional vulcan cannon: 70% front 30% rear
 

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***WARNING*** the following post is meant as a joke and is NOT intended to be employed if by some chance you come across a deer!!!

When a deer is unavoidable, hit the gas and take aim!

You're going to mess up your car anyway, might as well make it count!
 

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When a deer is unavoidable, hit the gas and take aim!

You're going to mess up your car anyway, might as well make it count!
Trust this is tongue in cheek- hitting the gas and taking aim could very well put the deer right through your windshield and take you out.:eek:
 

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Tongue-in-cheek to be sure.

BUT, better to take out Bambi than be a hood ornament on an oncoming vehicle, swerve into an embankment/overpass support/tree/ditch/etc.

***ATTENTION*** The following procedure is the proper one to employ when encountering deer.

If you see a deer there is usually more than one, DO NOT panic, slow down, stay in your lane, keep firm grip on steering wheel, sound horn, DO NOT swerve, apply brakes if safe to do so, and chances are you'll live to see another day.
 

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Tongue-in-cheek to be sure.

BUT, better to take out Bambi than be a hood ornament on an oncoming vehicle, swerve into an embankment/overpass support/tree/ditch/etc.

If you see a deer there is usually more than one, DO NOT panic, slow down, stay in your lane, keep firm grip on steering wheel, DO NOT swerve, apply brakes if safe to do so, and survive.
Ah, much better advice! :D
 

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Blow your horn. I can't tell the other good advice, but if you grew up in deer country, you know what it is.
 

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Around here, we have to watch for moose. And moose are hard to see at night. Their eyes do not reflect headlights. A moose could easily kill someone in a low car by coming through the windshield.
 
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