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Old 05-11-2013, 07:50 PM   #1
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Axle question / Accident

Coyote bolted across two lane highway in fromt of me at 60mph. Like an idiot I reflexed and hit brakes instead of hitting coyote. Ended up wrapping a trailer into the passenger rear and putting front bumper of jeep into guard rail. Damage as follows: passenger rear wheel broke off axle, that rim is torn up, rear bumper, front bumper and foglights and one painted rear fender flare to replace. Do i want this thing fixed or is it asking for trouble? Insurance said based on axle break she would tend to think they will total it but other than axle, damage not too extensive. Thoughts? I get to worry until the adjuster is in monday....

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Old 05-11-2013, 08:07 PM   #2
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Bummer. All that to dodge something i shoot for sport. Heck id keep the jeep

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Old 05-11-2013, 08:13 PM   #3
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Bummer. All that to dodge something i shoot for sport. Heck id keep the jeep
Definately one of my dumber moves and I tell our daughter not to hit brakes for an animal for this exact reason
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:16 PM   #4
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let them total it, get the check buy it back fix it for Jeep err I mean cheap with an upgraded axle and you'll be money ahead.

or total it, buy it back and part it out.

either way buy it back.
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:17 PM   #5
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From my accidents I've learned main thing is you're okay. I guess you're into lowering your jeep, not my style but I don't judge!

In all seriousness good thing you're okay and fortunately both you and your jeep will live to see another day!
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:28 PM   #6
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Fair chance your rear end was a D 35... Upgrade to a D 44 and pretend you did it on purpose. Roll on for another day. Good luck.
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Old 05-11-2013, 08:28 PM   #7
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I had a similar situation after my daughter skidded sideways into a curb. Two broken wheels, one bent rear axle shaft, broken track bar bracket at axle end. USAA allowed me to do the repairs myself. The claim (parts only) amounted to around $1800, but my actual expense was about half that. Plus I had a set of chromoly axle shafts when it was all said and done.
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:47 PM   #8
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Thanks for all the info
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Old 05-12-2013, 01:52 PM   #9
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With that little of damage I can't imagine they'll Total it.
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Old 05-12-2013, 02:53 PM   #10
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I hope not but via phone the rep said axle breaks are severe enough prob hidden damage but i hope they dont total it

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