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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 7:27 pm 
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Well it’s been a long time coming but finally its here. This body kit is new to the market made by Roo Customs. The whole kit is carbon fiber and is reasonably cheap compared to other body kits for the EF/EL XR.

But seriously last night I was driving my EF XR6 home that I had purchased during the day. About two hours into the trip a cheeky little Kanga appeared out of nowhere and jumped straight in front of me doing 110km. There was next to no time to hit the brakes and before I knew it there was a Roo sliding down the freeway at 60km an hour over taking an elderly couple in a corolla whilst leaving an impressive blood trail behind it.
The Roo didn’t get off easily and neither did my new car!!! Here are some pictures of it… I hope they work.

P.S. Yes I am looking for a front bar but cash is an issue atm.

 

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 7:36 pm 
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s**t... ur lucky it didnt do more damage.

uncle was driving to adalaide in his ED, hit a roo and totally mangaled the front end, it never saw another road after that, she was written off. shame as it was a nice car

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 7:50 pm 
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Yeah, my radiator is bent and there seems to be a lot of broken plastic behind the bar! It drives fine, no loss of power and the Temp is normal but ill need to get it looked at.
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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:31 pm 
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F**k, unlucky. Least it didn't touch that bonnet, add a few hundred more to the repair bill.

Am I the only one that thinks the EF XR front looks better than the EL XR front? 8-)

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:41 pm 
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stupid Roo's lucky its just the bar.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 8:43 pm 
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F**k, unlucky. Least it didn't touch that bonnet, add a few hundred more to the repair bill.

Am I the only one that thinks the EF XR front looks better than the EL XR front? 8-)
ill second that.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 10:42 pm 
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i know how you feel my fairmont was the victum of 3 kangaroos.
i recon the fairmont had a stronger front end due to the bonnet design, my fairmont hit a roo at 60km/h and you could hardly see any damage until you realy looked at the slight crease in the bonnet. my old man hit a roo in his DF LTD impact about 90km/h - got away with only a crease in the bonnet and a broken grill. he was also the whitness of another fairmont hitting a roo at 110km/h set the roo flying and only creased the bonnet and slightly damaged the bumper. a few years back a mate of mine hit one in his futura EF and set the air bag off and done some prety bad damage.

 

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Posted: Sat Apr 22, 2006 11:08 pm 
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Yeah i suppose i got off lucky, good thing there was on one behind me too but its till a f**ken pain in the a**. oh well these things happen i suppose its zippy tied for now lol
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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 1:30 pm 
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man that sucks sorry to hear!

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 1:34 pm 
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you can get these little roo whistle things and stick them on your front bar. when the car goes, it kinda warns the kangaroos to get out of the way. i have them on my car as it was a country car before i got it. might be an idea for next time

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 3:59 pm 
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jet111 wrote:
Yeah i suppose i got off lucky, good thing there was on one behind me too but its till a f**ken pain in the a**. oh well these things happen i suppose its zippy tied for now lol


Theres nothing Zip Ties cant do !!! :D

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:45 pm 
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Theres nothing Zip Ties cant do !!! :D


Nope! heres a pic of my dodgie job :(
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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 6:53 pm 
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Hahahah, very nice indeed!

My old Lancer i had, the front bar was held on by 4 bolts, and about 10 zip ties... Check my Gallary, you would never be able to tell!!

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 9:59 pm 
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you can get these little roo whistle things and stick them on your front bar. when the car goes, it kinda warns the kangaroos to get out of the way. i have them on my car as it was a country car before i got it. might be an idea for next time

they are dumb as f**k and will still run into you, any other animal will run away but not the old roo it will run towards!

 

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Posted: Sun Apr 23, 2006 10:10 pm 
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Till_Lind wrote:
F**k, unlucky. Least it didn't touch that bonnet, add a few hundred more to the repair bill.

Am I the only one that thinks the EF XR front looks better than the EL XR front? 8-)


no way, the el xr is much better in my opinion ;)

but yes you were very lucky it didnt do more damage! bloody roo's!
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