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mrpotatohead 05-18-2013 06:51 PM

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Well that's not entirely true.. My alignment is waaay jacked up now. The elderly (i use that lightly. ) gentleman claims he did not see me before turning into my lane.

PStov98TJ 05-18-2013 06:54 PM

Thank god for wide tires :D looks like no real body damage was done

mrpotatohead 05-18-2013 07:13 PM

Nope. Just an ever so slight scuff to the flare. My steering wheel is off by almost 1/4 turn though and I'm getting a really bad clicking sound from underneath that sounds like a flexplate. The impact rocked me pretty hard. It's getting picked up and taken to a shop on monday

PStov98TJ 05-18-2013 09:12 PM

Yeah definitely get all your steering stuff checked out. Sounds like you could have some bent up stuff up front.

mrpotatohead 05-18-2013 09:14 PM

I'm just glad I didn't broadside him. I've tested that stinger on an old 3 series and I would feel awful if I put that through his door and ended his life 3 months prematurely.

Jaxon1023 05-18-2013 10:30 PM

It's a smittybilt stinger it would have just folded up like a tin can. (Sarcasm) lol glad to see your ok. Everyone seems to think they are crap lol I have the same bumper

mrpotatohead 05-19-2013 10:34 PM

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Originally Posted by Jaxon1023 (Post 3769802)
It's a smittybilt stinger it would have just folded up like a tin can. (Sarcasm) lol glad to see your ok. Everyone seems to think they are crap lol I have the same bumper

The smittybilt double tube bumpers are crap I will give that to the smittyhaters. I dented one with a screwdriver handle. My stinger has served as a winch point a few times and like I said been put into a BMW with minimal damage to even the powder coat. I'm a big fan.

flflash 05-19-2013 10:44 PM

What no Doughnuts on the white truck? You did'nt try hard enough!

Glad everyones okay!


Few weeks ago I was driving thru the parking lot at Publix and a "Elderly" lady backed out between my front and rear tires. I removed the entire rear bumper cover off her 3 month old Toyota Corolla. Afterwards she said she never saw me and continued backing up after I drove over her untill her bumper cover wedged under her car and stopped her. 82 years old and just got her Florida drivers license renewed, Scary huh.

mrpotatohead 05-20-2013 08:08 AM

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Originally Posted by flflash (Post 3772844)
What no Doughnuts on the white truck? You did'nt try hard enough!

Glad everyones okay!

Few weeks ago I was driving thru the parking lot at Publix and a "Elderly" lady backed out between my front and rear tires. I removed the entire rear bumper cover off her 3 month old Toyota Corolla. Afterwards she said she never saw me and continued backing up after I drove over her untill her bumper cover wedged under her car and stopped her. 82 years old and just got her Florida drivers license renewed, Scary huh.

Rubbins racin!

mrpotatohead 05-20-2013 09:57 PM

Maybe someone can help me out because my insurance office is closed and I rarely get to use my phone during their open hours. The other driver was at fault. We have the same insurance company but I got an email from the body shop with an estimate for some other damages I'm paying out of pocket "in addition to the deductible". That's where I'm confused. It was always my understanding that the other persons policy covers damages if deemed at fault. Am I jumping the gun on panic?

ducksauce 05-20-2013 10:05 PM

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Originally Posted by mrpotatohead (Post 3776269)
Maybe someone can help me out because my insurance office is closed and I rarely get to use my phone during their open hours. The other driver was at fault. We have the same insurance company but I got an email from the body shop with an estimate for some other damages I'm paying out of pocket "in addition to the deductible". That's where I'm confused. It was always my understanding that the other persons policy covers damages if deemed at fault. Am I jumping the gun on panic?

Unless his insurance coverage wont cover all of your damages. I had the same issue before with my old truck. Thats when "under-insured" coverage on you're policy should come into play. If you have that. But how much is the damage costing? It couldn't be that much and his insurance should be covering that. I would check more into that...

I am just curious. what all did the body shop say was broken?

Sinister6 05-20-2013 10:16 PM

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Originally Posted by mrpotatohead (Post 3776269)
Maybe someone can help me out because my insurance office is closed and I rarely get to use my phone during their open hours. The other driver was at fault. We have the same insurance company but I got an email from the body shop with an estimate for some other damages I'm paying out of pocket "in addition to the deductible". That's where I'm confused. It was always my understanding that the other persons policy covers damages if deemed at fault. Am I jumping the gun on panic?

Yes you are. You shouldn't have to pay anything if it was deemed 100% his fault.

mrpotatohead 05-20-2013 10:17 PM

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Originally Posted by ducksauce (Post 3776304)

Unless his insurance coverage wont cover all of your damages. I had the same issue before with my old truck. Thats when "under-insured" coverage on you're policy should come into play. If you have that. But how much is the damage costing? It couldn't be that much and his insurance should be covering that. I would check more into that...

I am just curious. what all did the body shop say was broken?

They haven't given me an official estimate or list of damages. I would imagine it will be less than $500 regardless...The old guy that caused it seemed like a stand up guy. He owned up to it and said he didn't see me and again we both have USAA. I crawled up under it before they towed it and didn't see any tweaked knuckles or steering linkages. The only thing they've officially estimated was some previous paint damage that can be seen in the original post.

ducksauce 05-20-2013 10:22 PM

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Originally Posted by mrpotatohead (Post 3776359)
They haven't given me an official estimate or list of damages. I would imagine it will be less than $500 regardless...The old guy that caused it seemed like a stand up guy. He owned up to it and said he didn't see me and again we both have USAA. I crawled up under it before they towed it and didn't see any tweaked knuckles or steering linkages. The only thing they've officially estimated was some previous paint damage that can be seen in the original post.

Thats odd, you shouldn't be having to pay anything then. someone isn't doing a job right if thats the case. :confused:

Da65vid 05-21-2013 12:12 AM

and taken to a shop on mondayhttp://www.usa-nfl-houstontexans.info/28.jpg

mrpotatohead 05-21-2013 10:43 PM

Whew, okay they waived the ded this morning. Which is a good thing because the hood needed completely replaced which bumped my personal repair bill up another $300 some dollars. The only thing wrong with the front end was the track bar bent a little.

mrpotatohead 05-23-2013 06:11 PM

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Heres the end result after the fender was fixed and factory hood scrapped in favor of a new one. The bondo in the old hood was 1/8" deep and cracked. It was done by Abra auto body in Sandy and I couldnt be happier.


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