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Question Who sells the STRONGEST Bull Bars (Anti-Deer Bars to me)

I want some bull bars that can actually hit something, rather than a fashion statement. I live surrounded by deer, so a real chance of hitting one is a daily concern. I suppose I recognize there is only so much I can expect in a bull bar designed for a lightweight like the RAV4, but who makes the bull bar with the strongest attachment to the frame and inherent strength? Looks are of zero concern. Application is for a 2010 4WD 4 CYL base model. Thanks for any advice...

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I want some bull bars that can actually hit something, rather than a fashion statement. I live surrounded by deer, so a real chance of hitting one is a daily concern. I suppose I recognize there is only so much I can expect in a bull bar designed for a lightweight like the RAV4, but who makes the bull bar with the strongest attachment to the frame and inherent strength? Looks are of zero concern. Application is for a 2010 4WD 4 CYL base model. Thanks for any advice...
Dude, welcome to the forum. Check this out, pricey though, but state of the art.

http://www.carid.com/2010-toyota-rav4-grill-guards/

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My buddy at work recently hit a deer with his 2005 Corolla on the way home from working the night shift. The car was totaled by his insurance company. It happens more often than you know.

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Yeah, hitting an animal, any type of animal, a moose, horse, deer, and what not. Will do your vehicle, permanently.
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Thanks for the welcome Mensajaro. The Jaos' look like the real deal, but if I could afford that much for the bars, I'd just buy another RAV4! So far, I'm thinking the Romik looks like the strongest of the bunch. Opinions/experiences anybody?
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I want some bull bars that can actually hit something, rather than a fashion statement. .... Looks are of zero concern.
To protect fully protect the front bodywork of the car you'd need a rig as strong as a snow plow and so high you'd have to look thru it.

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Yup, it looks like anything remotely available is just cosmetic and dead useless weight. It was a nice idea while it lasted.
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Romik? I think Go Rhino is better
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The bull bar can be as strong as railroad locomotive steel but if what it is attached to is typical automotive stock and a deer is hit while driving at typical road speed there may be as much or more vehicle damage than if there had been no bull bar.

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