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Old 24 Oct 2005, 03:01 pm
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The question occurred to me this weekend after a close call with a coyote. I've been wanting to lower my PT using the Goldline coils but I'm curious what happens when a lowered PT hits an armidillo at say, 60mph? Has anyone had a problem since lowering their PT? Am I just paranoid?
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Old 24 Oct 2005, 05:41 pm
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You're not just paranoid - it's why I only lowered the rear of my PT. As is, I scrape bunnies & squirrels if they're not squashed flat - lowering the front would mean more of that.[:I]
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Old 24 Oct 2005, 11:00 pm
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I kept mine stock so i dont have to worry at allll..............
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I dropped mine with the Goldline Slammer springs and havent had any problems so far.Plus with the addition of the APC bodykit,it left the PT looking even lower.Roadkill hasnt been a problem for me,only go really slow over speedbumps so you dont bottom out.
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Lemme tell ya my roadkill story! I have my PT lowered 2inches and have the APC body kit. Going home one day I was changing lanes on the highway and what was left of a big dog in the middle of the road center punched my front bumper. Broke the lower half completely in twane... Instead of fixing it I'm just goinf to replace it with the Xenon Crusher front end...Just gotta find a decent place local to paint it.
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Old 25 Oct 2005, 06:36 pm
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Thing to remember when 'harvesting' roadkill: Take a Real good look at the vulnerable location of the oil filter...

Car and Driver magazine managed to kill the engine of a test PT after hitting a racoon...(racoon parts holed the oil filter... oil pumped out, and by the time the oil-pressure idiot light came on, the engine was already damaged.)

If you Really want to do your hunting with a vehicle, a full sized 4x4 pickup with bumper bars and skidplates is the hot ticket.
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LOL thats kinda funny, i try and not to hit aniamls. Or try and go around them if there hit [:0]
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I ran over a desert tortoise about a month ago, coming into Lake Havasu City Az. My car is lowered, and I sustained no damage. I felt bad for the turtle though, what was left of it. It made a pretty loud noise too, I was suprised that there was no damage.[:I]
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17 and drives a cruiser...... I am glad i am not the only one........
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quote:Originally posted by fritz_t_coyote

Thing to remember when 'harvesting' roadkill: Take a Real good look at the vulnerable location of the oil filter...

Car and Driver magazine managed to kill the engine of a test PT after hitting a racoon...(racoon parts holed the oil filter... oil pumped out, and by the time the oil-pressure idiot light came on, the engine was already damaged.)

If you Really want to do your hunting with a vehicle, a full sized 4x4 pickup with bumper bars and skidplates is the hot ticket.
Gotta believe that was a freak accident - the filter isn't lower than the oil pan....
As to "hunting" - I don't but I'm on the road by 04:30 AM, and animals are suicide-bent at that hour.
I was considering having little decals with circles with lines over - couple squirrels, 3 bunnies, a deer,... on the driver's door of my '02, but I was afraid of PETA nuts....
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