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Old 01-06-2013, 09:46 AM   #1
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Totaled or fixable?

Well as title states I'm curious to see what you guys think. Friday morning I was coming down a hill on my road which was nothing but a sheet of ice. Got about halfway down an hit a wash boarded section or chunk of ice and the back end went sideways on me. I ended up slamming sideways into the corner of an old railroad tie bridge, actually saved me and my kids from going into the creek below it. Let me know yours guys thoughts, I have to take it into a body shop Monday night to see what they think before I decide to call the insurance, mostly passenger fender and tub damage, I know my door hinge took a slight hit so my door isn't quite lined up but still opens and closes. Also net my tie rod bad enough to where my passenger ire was fighting my drivers side and barely got it back to the house because of it. I replaced the tie rod because its the only vehicle I have to drive so its at least drive able now.
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Old 01-06-2013, 09:59 AM   #2
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:35 AM   #3
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Old 01-06-2013, 10:56 AM   #4
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From an adjuster point of view I mean, I know I can fix it but just don't know if the insurance would want to she'll put the cash to fix it
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From an adjuster point of view I mean, I know I can fix it but just don't know if the insurance would want to she'll put the cash to fix it
If they called that totaled then take the money and buy it back. Then fix it up and pocket the money. I doubt they would call that totaled though.
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As you carry your family in it have it checked out, could be frame damage, bent control arms etc...
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:20 AM   #7
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K, I didn't think it was too horrible but I don't know how much damage would total a jeep body wise. Ill probably still call the insurance after I get to the body shop for an estimate, if its 5-6k to fix it ill have my friend who is an auto Jody guy fix it for me for cheaper then buy some aftermarket body armor and such for it.
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You can change the fenders to flatties. That replaces most your damage.
Then it's just a tiny bit of work to fix the ready.
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Old 01-06-2013, 11:36 AM   #9
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Get the buffer out and call it good!
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That was my thinking as well, still doesn't feel 100% while driving, don't know if its cuz of alignment or what, when getting on it and shifting gears then hitting the gas again it feels like it wants to dart to the left but everything else looked ok besides the tie rod underneath
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I should also mention the firewall is ripped open where the fender bolts to it
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Actually just noticed this on my lunch break, hit hard enough to split open a seam on the inside of the passenger footwell
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Old 01-07-2013, 11:23 AM   #13
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You can change the fenders to flatties. That replaces most your damage.
Then it's just a tiny bit of work to fix the ready.
These were kind of my thoughts. A nice set of tube fenders will eliminate 90% of the damage...then youve only got to pay a body shop to fix a much smaller area.
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Just had an estimate done at a local shop and basically quoted for new oem parts, paint etc was 4500 bucks. Told my insurance what happened and what was messed up and said I don't know if anything else was bent underneath.

Said it is drive able but will need an alignment, had to put a new tie rod on it, they said I will have a claim agent get ahold of me tomorrow.

Well hopefully things go smoothly so I can get it somewhat back into the shape it was before I wrecked it.
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Just had an estimate done at a local shop and basically quoted for new oem parts, paint etc was 4500 bucks. Told my insurance what happened and what was messed up and said I don't know if anything else was bent underneath.

Said it is drive able but will need an alignment, had to put a new tie rod on it, they said I will have a claim agent get ahold of me tomorrow.

Well hopefully things go smoothly so I can get it somewhat back into the shape it was before I wrecked it.
I put mine on its side and it was less than 1/2 that to fix.
I hope it all works out the way you want.
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Waiting on the adjuster to call and setup a time to come take a look at the damage and tell me how much. Anyone know if you can have the body shop purchase aftermarket fenders and such to put on as long as its within the amount the insurance is going to pay?
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Buy some full tube fenders, install them, bring it to a body shop if you don't know what your doing and have the straighten the little bit of damage that is left out.

I'd also think about getting it on a frame machine and check for straighteness.
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Based on how it pulls to the left on braking, and how you hit the tire hard enough to bend your tie rod that bad, I'd say get your control arms checked out too, along with the frame.
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That was my thinking as well, it's not really while braking its more when you are giving it throttle to speed up, you can look on the mirror and watch the rear lift up on the drivers side and it will pull to the left, now when you hurry an hit the clutch to shift it twists back down fast and kind of jerks the body like body roll when cornering almost.

Ill just tell the adjuster the damage and what it does and that I would like the suspension and such like at as well just to be on the safe side that nothing else got tweaked.

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