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Old 01-27-2014, 12:43 PM   #1
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This is why I love my JKU!

Got rear ended this morning by Honda CRV, honda got towed because of radiator leaked and other damage. But was nothing on my JKU, not even scratch. Lady got into spare tire, wow that is what I am calling great american tank I need metal bumpers!!!





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Old 01-27-2014, 12:46 PM   #2
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No buckled tail gate? And do you have a hitch?
I would check it really Good
Pretty good out come.

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No buckled tail gate? And do you have a hitch?
I would it really Good
Pretty good out come.

Nothing, not even scatched mopar tire cover. Police officer was laughing .. no hitch on my Jeep.

I am amazed how they are making these plasticky hondas, what a junk!
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Old 01-27-2014, 06:57 PM   #4
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Exact same thing happened to me, but it was a Mitsubishi lancer. Same damage for them and minor scratches for me. I have two kids and my wife was so happy that I have a safe vehicle
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Exact same thing happened to me, but it was a Mitsubishi lancer. Same damage for them and minor scratches for me. I have two kids and my wife was so happy that I have a safe vehicle

Exactly, our Jeep is made of still, hungry on gas, not very comfortable, noisy, bumpy but it survives such plasticky crap as CRV That is the best I ever expect from it! I am getting rear ended at least one time per year on different cars and first time on Jeep, I am glad to do strike-back to the one who can't drive and should really stay home
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Old 01-27-2014, 08:44 PM   #6
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Wow, thats pretty incredible. My first dent was at about 500 miles. Wife was trying to squeeze our pickup in behind the Jeep and bumped the spare going about 1/2 mph (I saw it happen). It flexed the tailgate bent a little ridge right above the handle.
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Old 01-27-2014, 09:15 PM   #7
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Looks like the Jeep held up well. Sorry to hear about the accident.
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:11 PM   #8
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Can you imagine what the damage to the CRV would have been had you had a solid steel bumper back there? Glad you got out clean!
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:49 PM   #9
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The JK tailgate and tire carrier seem pretty flimsy to me. I would take the tire off and make sure nothing is bent with the carrier. Dont forget to check the gate for popped welds too.
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Old 01-27-2014, 10:54 PM   #10
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Don't rear end anyone...... 65mph on 78 east did 15350 worth of damage to my jeep in the beginning of dec. walked away without a scratch though. Glad you and the jeep are good
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Can you imagine what the damage to the CRV would have been had you had a solid steel bumper back there? Glad you got out clean!
It doesn't look like the CRV touched his bumper. All the damage was caused by the spare which hit the weak plastic grill and hood. If a wrangler smacked a hummer with a spare tire on the back the damage would be exactly the same. The plastic grill and hood on a wrangler aren't actually any stronger than any other vehicle. BTW, I own both of the vehicles in that photo...the CRV and a JKU.
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:24 PM   #12
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With my steel bumper, I worry even more about getting rear ended. If a small car hits then the wrangler isn't going to budge... the rear ender will probably be dead. the possible legal issues for mounting a steel bumper that played a role in a death make me paranoid.

Off topic, sorry. OP glad to see it all turned out well.
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With my steel bumper, I worry even more about getting rear ended. If a small car hits then the wrangler isn't going to budge... the rear ender will probably be dead. the possible legal issues for mounting a steel bumper that played a role in a death make me paranoid.

Off topic, sorry. OP glad to see it all turned out well.
Unless you use it offensively (like trying to run people down with your bumper) that isn't going to be an issue. You have the right to secure your vehicle anyway you like. I would love to hear that scenario argued in court. "Your honor, my client was following too closely and sustained injuries because of the jeep's metal bumper."
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:36 PM   #14
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Unless you use it offensively (like trying to run people down with your bumper) that isn't going to be an issue. You have the right to secure your vehicle anyway you like. I would love to hear that scenario argued in court. "Your honor, my client was following too closely and sustained injuries because of the jeep's metal bumper."
Lol, even my cousin Vinnie couldn't screw that one up.
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Old 01-27-2014, 11:40 PM   #15
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Can you imagine what the damage to the CRV would have been had you had a solid steel bumper back there? Glad you got out clean!
This actually happened to me not too long ago (about 2 weeks). I was sitting in traffic and some Acura TL wasn't paying attention and hit my rear bumper. I have the ARB bumpers (front & rear) and there wasn't even a scratch on it. The TL, however, got underneath the bumper and bent his hood.

Lol... all I felt was a nudge while talking through my JKU's bluetooth.
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The JK tailgate and tire carrier seem pretty flimsy to me. I would take the tire off and make sure nothing is bent with the carrier. Dont forget to check the gate for popped welds too.
It looks like not, CRV is front plastic and hood popped up all these parts out. I would never buy such junk as this honda.
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It doesn't look like the CRV touched his bumper. All the damage was caused by the spare which hit the weak plastic grill and hood. If a wrangler smacked a hummer with a spare tire on the back the damage would be exactly the same. The plastic grill and hood on a wrangler aren't actually any stronger than any other vehicle. BTW, I own both of the vehicles in that photo...the CRV and a JKU.
Wow, you own CRV? How is driving? Yes it doesn't touch bumper.
Hood caused total destruction of all front parts on picture, finally police officer found it needs tow truck since it starts leaking, they use sand to clean....
I doubt same damage to Jeep as well.
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Keep a eye on your tailgate for stress damage,maybe even some paint spider webbing in the future!
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Old 01-28-2014, 08:05 AM   #19
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It doesn't look like the CRV touched his bumper. All the damage was caused by the spare which hit the weak plastic grill and hood. If a wrangler smacked a hummer with a spare tire on the back the damage would be exactly the same. The plastic grill and hood on a wrangler aren't actually any stronger than any other vehicle. BTW, I own both of the vehicles in that photo...the CRV and a JKU.
I would have thought that the front end of the CRV would have been lower than that..
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I would completely inspect the rear tailgate and tire carrier, with the spare removed. When these things happen I want my bodyshop guy checking everything, there is no way I am paying out of pocket for some morons inattention. I got t-boned by a teenager blasting out of a parking lot in his mustang, while in my Grand Cherokee Limited, the final total was almost $7,000 in damage.
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Nothing, not even scatched mopar tire cover. Police officer was laughing .. no hitch on my Jeep.

I am amazed how they are making these plasticky hondas, what a junk!
Don't laugh at those "plasticky" Honda's quite yet. I removed the rear bumper cover from my Jeep this weekend. That bulky looking beast is nothing but hollow plastic held on by 6 bolts. You can hold it with one hand. Be glad she hit your spare. The bumper cover would have looked like an accordion if she had gotten to it.

Definitely check out the tailgate closely if it absorbed all the impact. Remove the spare and inspect. Damage may be hidden. Also ensure that it didn't misalign hinges, etc.

Seriously, the bumper cover is nothing more than a cosmetic joke. Below is a pic of the "real" OEM bumper.

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Wow, you own CRV? How is driving? Yes it doesn't touch bumper.
Hood caused total destruction of all front parts on picture, finally police officer found it needs tow truck since it starts leaking, they use sand to clean....
I doubt same damage to Jeep as well.
What makes you doubt that the jeep will sustain exactly the same damage? The hood on a jeep isn't any stronger than any other vehicle on the market. Its still thin sheetmetal. The grill on a jeep is just as plasic, and the radiator is in the same place as the CRV. Unless you have a steel bumper with a stinger/prerunner, the Jeep will have just as much (actually more because of the tranny cooler) damage.

The CRV is a great workhorse vehicle. Mine has 82K and it hasn't put a foot wrong. Reliable as a woodburning stove, great on gas, great resale, comfortable, etc. If you want to be a true enthusiast, you can't be monolithic.
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Old 01-28-2014, 10:37 AM   #23
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yea the rear bumper on our Jeeps has less plastic than a recycled one gallon milk jug. I was blown away by how cheap they were when I replaced my bumper last week. There is a steel beam across the back which isnt made of anything of high quality either. But heaven forbid someone hits a corner. There's nothing there at all for protection. I would remove the bumper cover and confirm no damage was done.
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And another thing to remember, these vehicles today are designed to crumple like the Honda that hit you. That force is going somewhere. Either absorbed into the driver's neck/spine or the crumple zones of the car. Honestly, an expensive f-up by the driver, but it did it's job and protected both of you. If she had an iron front end, I guarantee the rear of your Jeep wouldn't look unscathed and you'd be in a neck brace.
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I am amazed how they are making these plasticky hondas, what a junk!
The JK's grill is plastic.
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Carbon fiber bumpers next?
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Would all so consider getting the rim checked out on the spare to see if any damage is on that as well.
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glad it APPEARS nothing on your end of damaged, i would as everyone else said and do abit of an inspection of the vehicle. you never know what could have a tiny ding or dent or whatever really..

glad to hear no one was injured or worse...
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What makes you doubt that the jeep will sustain exactly the same damage? The hood on a jeep isn't any stronger than any other vehicle on the market. Its still thin sheetmetal. The grill on a jeep is just as plasic, and the radiator is in the same place as the CRV. Unless you have a steel bumper with a stinger/prerunner, the Jeep will have just as much (actually more because of the tranny cooler) damage.

The CRV is a great workhorse vehicle. Mine has 82K and it hasn't put a foot wrong. Reliable as a woodburning stove, great on gas, great resale, comfortable, etc. If you want to be a true enthusiast, you can't be monolithic.
Difference is that Wrangler is taller, it needs to be some large truck to damage JK hood same way, regular road cars as CRV will get their rear upper door or trunk destroyed by Wrangler. JKU doesn't have as many plastic parts in front, CRV literally become bag of plastic after.
Most important difference - people who drives Jeep are better drivers in compare to CRV's As example one who hit me that morning. I would take her license out and send for tougher drivers test. Dry, no ice or snow, morning not as dark, why would anyone drive like this? Texting, talking on phone?
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The JK's grill is plastic.

That is nothing in compare to what I saw left out of CRV

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