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Discussion in 'VN - VP Holden Commodore (1988 - 1993)' started by 38VNIT, Aug 5, 2006.

  1. 38VNIT

    38VNIT Azerium

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    i nearly hit a roo, and the damage was me up an imbankment, and im so releived, no damage cept i need a new front right hand gaurd, and bang out of the bottom side thing a new tyre, which is lucky cause im getting new tyres and rims tomorrow, so i dedicate this thread to accidents and roo's
     
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    jack.mc Nothing witty to say :(

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    My mum rolled her car once because of a Roo. Datsun 120 Y if I remember right. Thankfully, I havent been in the situation before
     
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    That's why you go 80 through the places the Kangaroos live :p worst case then is a broken light and a sore kangaroo
     
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    i've hit a couple did mean damage to my 929. i was going like 140 in the NT. I got sweet revenge by killing all three of them. I hate roos
     
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    I have had my current car damaged by roos, and every car previous. So I got some of those electronic shu-roo things. They sound like a giant grasshopper and if you are infront of them too long they make you want to spew.

    Dogs hate it. It has saved our arses some 10 or 15 times. sometimes they have spacked out in front of the car from it. Foxes run from it, the only thing that doesn't give a stuff is cows and sheep. They can write off a car and no bull bar or roo bar will save you.

    Get a shu-roo, they work their arses of!
     
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    I hit a wallaby once, it's almost the same thing as a kangaroo!! :p

    Anyway, it was about 2am and I was doing about 100k's and it hopped right out in front of me! Out of no-where! And the thump that it made, was that loud and well...it just sounded like damage basically. I thought my front bumper had to be gone for sure!! So, when I got home, I got out of the car, with my hands over my eyes saying "How bad is it? I can't look!!" but there was no damage at all!!

    I guess I was one of the lucky ones, I've seen what they can do to a vehicle.
     
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    I had to hit the brakes in the families VS when a roo jumped out on my home in the wet... locked up the brakes doin 100km/h and straight on into a guard rail. Just over $4,000 damage plus new front tyres after I flat spotted the old ones down to the wire...
     
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    You will be able to drill the spot welds out of a VN in the wreckers to get a straight sill panel or Holden might still have them new
     
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    greenfoam, are you talking bout the side part (not the right gaurd) in pic damage1
     
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    blaze ridin dirty

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    can u hear em from inside the car they would hav to be the most annoyin sound ive herd
     
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    Yep, the panel under the doors, they are spot welded on, you can get tools that take the weld off so you can get panels like that and the other panels that are tacked on, off
     
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    kool, ill g find out bout that, but i fixed the tyre changed it over pumped them up, and the steering still has a bad shake, going to book in for a wheel qallignment tomorrow, but i have to ask, could it be as serious as a ball joint, or something, or do u's just think its a wheel balance.allignment...
     
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    Something will be bent a little bit
     
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    something as in, structual or wheel allignment bent??
     
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    We are lucky over here not to have a roo problem.. hit a sheep once.. the car (and my neck) didn't like that none too much.
     
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    lol well went and got mech mate, buckled rim, and he will fix the side stip (thing under doors) for a carton and pain the new the gaurd and rip out the other 2 dints on the car, for a carton or 2, im cheering, 80$ over minimium 500
     

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