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Old 05-12-2013, 07:57 AM   #1
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Fun while it lasted :(

This may be goodbye to my Tacoma brothers. A very young in-experienced driver crashed into me last week. My neck is still hurting like crazy. Not sure if it's gonna be totaled out but it's hard to say. What do you guys think? Repairable? I'd rather they total it cause front end collisions make me weary even if it's repaired properly.

UPDATE: It's official. Insurance totaled the truck today. Made me a great offer so I took it

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Old 05-12-2013, 08:03 AM   #2
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Not fun at all Man! I have been there. I hope you are okay and your neck begins to feel better. I was out for over six months when my Jeep went airborne on the highway from another driver.

I would say it is hard to tell if it's totaled without seeing the frame. I have seen worse front ends on Toyotas that were repaired and fine, and I have seen twenty mile an hour fender benders that have totaled Mustangs. All depends on the metal down low.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:54 AM   #3
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Wow, glad you are ok OP, that really sucks!

I'm curious, did your airbag deploy? Looks like your front bumper grill guard made the damage worse... I wonder how an ARB or aftermarket plate bumper would of handled it in this scenario.
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If your airbag deployed it will 99% sure they will total it.
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Old 05-12-2013, 09:36 AM   #5
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Glad your ok op, hope you feel better.
Bigoly maybe an after market would of helped but we will never know
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Sorry to hear OP, glad you're alright
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That sucks man. Glad youre alright as well.


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Wow, glad you are ok OP, that really sucks!

I'm curious, did your airbag deploy? Looks like your front bumper grill guard made the damage worse... I wonder how an ARB or aftermarket plate bumper would of handled it in this scenario.
That's why most people refer to those as damage multipliers. A plate bumper would probably have saved the body but more than likely would have messed up the frame just as bad or even worse.
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That sucks man, sorry to hear. Glad that you made it out in one piece and hope your neck gets to feelin better soon.

Try not to worry too much, there's other tacos out there but only one of you
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Sorry to hear that, glad y'all aight. From an angle shot in the picture,that's totaled .
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That sucks man. Glad youre alright as well.




That's why most people refer to those as damage multipliers. A plate bumper would probably have saved the body but more than likely would have messed up the frame just as bad or even worse.
Yes biggest reason some aftermarket bumpers get rid of crumple zones (if that makes sense) so the frame takes the impact.
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Old 05-12-2013, 08:55 PM   #11
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Thanks for all the well wishes guys. The airbag didn't deploy. I'm really suprised that it didn't. Maybe it malfunctioned? It is a 12 year old truck after all.

Yes, I'm looking on the bright side. This is a sign. For me to get a 4x4 Tacoma
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Glad you ok man, that sucks about your rig but if they do total it out what kind of 4x4 you want?
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If your airbag deployed it will 99% sure they will total it.
I guess my patrol car was in the 1% that they didn't total...very similar damage, airbag deployment, its back on the street fully repaired.

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This is a sign. For me to get a 4x4 Tacoma
I thought the same thing when I read your first post. And your neck issue should be WELL taken care of by the kid's insurance co., don't let them short change you. Get well soon!
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That will buff right out. I dont think they'll total it. Headlights still work
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Guy was probably on a cell or texting sorry for your lost, glad your OK.
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