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Old 04-01-2014, 01:35 PM   #1
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Not a great day... Was on my way out this morning, when a guy (going way too fast around an icy corner) slid across the road and destroyed my brand new Wrangler. This picture (if in fact i do this correctly) doesn't show the severity of the damage, as most of it is under the Jeep. Tranny fluid and coolant everywhere, ripped the suspension apart, sway bar trashed... and that's just what i could see while standing there talking to the police officer. Good news is nobody was hurt (my daughter was shaken up, but not injured). The other drivers air bags deployed, and he was a little banged up but walked away from this.... The police arrived and notified me that the other driver doesn't have a license (he has a Mexican ID, but told the officer at the scene that he does not have a drivers license). Good news is he was driving his friend's car, and the car is insured...

I have no idea if the Jeep is salvageable or not, and kind of hope it's just totaled by the insurance company (had 7K miles on it) so i can start over. I was kind of surprised to see the tranny fluid dumping out of it, as it didn't look that bad at first glance...


Ignore my signature line... this is not effing awesome.

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Old 04-01-2014, 01:38 PM   #2
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Sorry my friend but the good news is you and your daughter were not injured. There will always be more Jeeps.

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Old 04-01-2014, 01:40 PM   #3
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Sorry to hear!! Glad everyone is ok!

Well, now's the time to upgrade to a D44. This just happened to a friend of mine and his wasn't totaled plus with working with a Jeep shop to do the repairs he's getting some nice upgrades.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:43 PM   #4
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cooler line for the auto trans runs along the bottom of the raditor it probably took a hit.

to me this isnt that bad. assuming that the axle is still straight this can all be fixed. youll get it back
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:44 PM   #5
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Sorry about that...
From the pic it looks like no damage...wow...
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:45 PM   #6
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Wrecks always cause unforeseen damage. That don't look so bad. Have the front end alignment checked. If its off, then you received severe damage. Check engine mounts. Tranny Mounts. Face it, Jeeps are tough, but there not meant to be rammed into.
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Old 04-01-2014, 01:46 PM   #7
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Sorry my friend but the good news is you and your daughter were not injured. There will always be more Jeeps.
x2. F- the Jeep, glad you and your daughter are safe! Jeeps are replaceable, she isn't.

That said, if it wrecked the suspension, no doubt it knocked the front shaft back in to the transfer case or maybe just cut a tranny cooler line. Hopefully they'll fix it back up...upgrade time! Good time for those D60's...
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Thanks everyone. i'll post more pics and updates as i get them. For now, I'm just gunna go somewhere and pout for a while...
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Good news is he was driving his friend's car, and the car is insured..
Damn, you got lucky. Glad you and your daughter are okay.
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so glad no one was hurt. Hopefully the Jeep can be saved.
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Sorry to hear but glad all are ok! Sounds like time for some unplanned upgrades!
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Old 04-01-2014, 02:31 PM   #12
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The first think my eyes lock to is the bent shock shaft. No good.
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Rule number one with car accidents, especially where the suspension or frame is damaged, get it fixed and then get rid of it. Trade it in and buy a new one, you don't want the headaches that come with a car involved in an accident.
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The first think my eyes lock to is the bent shock shaft. No good.
That's the first thing I noticed as well.
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That's the first thing I noticed as well.
OK, so it wasn't just the angle of the photo...I locked in on that too and dismissed it as camera angle. As long as there's no frame damage it can all be replaced at least. Hopefully the insurance guy will see it the same way.
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Rule number one with car accidents, especially where the suspension or frame is damaged, get it fixed and then get rid of it. Trade it in and buy a new one, you don't want the headaches that come with a car involved in an accident.
I would tend to agree. It has low miles. Get it fixed and trade it in. You'll always wonder if other things aren't right, and they might not be. The good thing is that no one was hurt or seriously injured.
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... the other driver doesn't have a license ... Good news is he was driving his friend's car, and the car is insured...
I hope that the immigrant's friend's insurance company honors the insurance policy.

If the immigrant really doesn't have a license, they may not pay up, stating that an unauthorized / unqualified person operated the vehicle. You are responsible for your vehicle. And anything that happens, using it. You let an unlicensed person drive it, who knows how the insurance company will respond to that.

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In Texas, we have "uninsured motorist coverage".

This will cover you in an accident, if the other person doesn't have insurance. Everyone in Texas is supposed to have insurance, but not all states require this.

However, I think this "uninsured motorist coverage" only pertains to accidents where the motorist DOESN'T have insurance, but DOES have a license to drive.

The insurance company may choose NOT to pay, because car insurance is supposed to ONLY cover licensed drivers.
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Old 04-01-2014, 03:12 PM   #19
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This story makes me so mad! My empathy goes out to you sir. I've had insurance companies go out of their way just to NOT total cars that are clearly completely totaled; especially new/expensive ones like yours. You may have to put on your fighting gloves to get the insurance company to do what you want.
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1. So glad you guys are okay and didn't get hurt.
2. What a bummer about your Jeep. From the pic I can tell you have already modded it. As much as our Jeeps are the same, they are also unique to what we add to them and makes each one different. I hope everything works out for you.
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Old 04-01-2014, 04:31 PM   #22
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Glad you two are ok a bit shaken though
Jeep wise good luck with it
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Old 04-01-2014, 05:04 PM   #23
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Looks like all you need to do is cut the bumper and put end caps on.
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Old 04-01-2014, 05:05 PM   #24
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I hope that the immigrant's friend's insurance company honors the insurance policy.

If the immigrant really doesn't have a license, they may not pay up, stating that an unauthorized / unqualified person operated the vehicle. You are responsible for your vehicle. And anything that happens, using it. You let an unlicensed person drive it, who knows how the insurance company will respond to that.

Hope it all works out for you.
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I prefer "undocumented Democrat" while we're being politically correct
Screw politically correct deport their asses, they just assaulted two people and a Jeep that should be punishable by... um... DEATH


Glad to hear everyone is ok... Jeeps can sure take a beating... I take care to not be the cause of any accident cause my bumpers and so on would open a car like a can opener... The stock Rubbermaid units deflect and such, mine on the other hand are immobile... deer at 35mph = speed bump... followed by car wash...
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If the Jeep isn't totaled don't forget about diminished value . If you get stuck with it the Jeep's trade in value will be less after the dealer does a carfax . Don't let them talk you out of it .
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Sucks to see your Jeep like that. Good news is, the damage looks to be pretty minor. I don't see a total loss in your future. Especially since there's a real good chance the other guys car has bare minimum coverage. I do hope you have uninsured/underinsured coverage, and that you informed your insurance company of your upgrades when they were done, or when you bought your policy, otherwise they may not cover that lost value.
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Glad to hear you and your daughter walked away unscathed, the jeep can be repaired or replaced.
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:29 PM   #29
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Your airbags did not deploy?
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Old 04-01-2014, 06:45 PM   #30
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That blows. Yes as everyone else says that your daughter and you are both OK. I would tend to think you will feel some pain physically from the impact somewhere along the line of the next day or so. No psychologically I feel terrible for you. As we know lots of us put heart and soul into the Jeep and sure there are new ones made everyday but starting again isn't fun when you are forced to by some a-hole who cant drive. I hope things work out to your advantage. Good Luck.

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