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Old 09-01-2012, 12:00 AM   #1
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Just a LITTLE fenderbender

So I was driving to a friends house when this happend.




The best part of all this

NOTHING HAPPEND TO MY JEEP


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Old 09-01-2012, 12:13 AM   #2
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Still, it's lookin' like your fault... :/

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Old 09-01-2012, 12:19 AM   #3
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Still, it's lookin' like your fault... :/
thats the shitty part, I miss judged how fast id stop but, I haven't really had a chance to test my brakes, and looks like I learned the hard way.

stock brakes + 33s = longer brake time
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Hopefully no one was hurt. You may want to look at some better brake pads. Check out some quality pads and rotors from Black Magic. He is a vendor on the forum. They really are very impressive.
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Old 09-01-2012, 01:35 AM   #5
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Hopefully no one was hurt. You may want to look at some better brake pads. Check out some quality pads and rotors from Black Magic. He is a vendor on the forum. They really are very impressive.

After this I think it will be a good investment, stopping a couple feet early is the difference between hit and miss.
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Old 09-01-2012, 09:15 AM   #6
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After this I think it will be a good investment, stopping a couple feet early is the difference between hit and miss.
It always makes a big difference when I got my Jeep the brakes were shot, just squeaking all the time. I replaced them and have it within a week I had to make a stop within 15 feet at 40 MPH. If I had the brakes my Jeep came with I would probably be in the same situation you were. I haven't done mods yet because I'm getting the little important stuff like that fixed.
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:12 AM   #7
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thats the shitty part, I miss judged how fast id stop but, I haven't really had a chance to test my brakes, and looks like I learned the hard way.

stock brakes + 33s = longer brake time
you should try stock brakes & 35's on steel wheels lol. I might have to check out that vendor.
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Old 09-01-2012, 10:33 AM   #8
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what bumber is that, and where can I get one? obviously its durable
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what bumber is that, and where can I get one? obviously its durable
It doesn't take much to dent a plastic bumper and trunk cover.
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It doesn't take much to dent a plastic bumper and trunk cover.
true, nonetheless I still really like that bumper
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If they backed into you then it'd be thread worthy... but to start a thread because you didn't take any damage from a car you rearended? I dunno about that. Anywhoo, nice Jeep... hope your insurance doesn't take that bad of a hit.
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Cars can be fixed...good thing it wasn't a kid on a bike or something. You are lucky to find out about your brakes/stopping distance with this lesson. That was a sturdy bumper for sure.
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Old 09-03-2012, 04:31 PM   #13
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If they backed into you then it'd be thread worthy... but to start a thread because you didn't take any damage from a car you rearended? I dunno about that. Anywhoo, nice Jeep... hope your insurance doesn't take that bad of a hit.
I started the thread not because I rearended himm, but because I thought I was interesting that the hondas rear got messed up bad and nothing happend to te jeep, sometimes people learn a lesson the hard way, and in cases like this... shit happens, lesson learned.
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Old 09-04-2012, 03:10 AM   #14
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Trunk lid and plastic bumper vs pipe bumper... not to bring you down but the trunk lid is meant to protect the trunk's contents from the elements and keep them from them falling out... the plastic bumper is meant for aesthetics and designed to give/crumple... your pipe bumper was designed to do what it did which is protect the front end... and look good while doing it. The outcome was as suspected.
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I replaced them and have it within a week I had to make a stop within 15 feet at 40 MPH.
40 - 0 in 15 feet like like 3g deceleration... Forget the brakes, i wanna know what TIRES you're running!
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40 - 0 in 15 feet like like 3g deceleration... Forget the brakes, i wanna know what TIRES you're running!
31 BF Goodrich all terrain if it was a 3G deceleration I felt it!
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true, nonetheless I still really like that bumper
The bumper is a Smittybuilt bumper with the factory bumper customized and welded onto the Smittybuilt, and paitned with bed liner to match the color and texture of the smittybuilt.
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Funny, today I rear ended a Honda on accident. I still feel really bad about it, as I put a dent into his trunk, but my bumper (Stock bumper) wasn't even scratched. I think it was the factory rubber pads on the front that saved me, but still, no damage done to my Jeep.

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