Mike "Wuzzy121". Rest in peace, brother

Go Back   Tacoma World Forums > Tacoma Discussion > 2nd Gen. Tacomas

Notices

Would a 5 to 10 MPH rear-end cause Frame Damage?

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 06-18-2008, 10:13 AM   #1
bounrith [OP] bounrith is offline
Member
bounrith is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jun 2008, #7075
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 72
bounrith's Tacoma Gallery
Would a 5 to 10 MPH rear-end cause Frame Damage?

Would a 5 to 10 MPH rear-end cause Frame Damage?

Any advice? THX.

Truck Pictures
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 10:39 AM   #2
Senior Member
nagelg is a glorious beacon of lightnagelg is a glorious beacon of lightnagelg is a glorious beacon of lightnagelg is a glorious beacon of lightnagelg is a glorious beacon of lightnagelg is a glorious beacon of light
 
nagelg's Avatar
Army: 173rd Airborne, Pathfinder, MACV
Name: George
Joined: Mar 2008, #5184
Location: Northern Wisconsin
Age: 68
Gender: Male
Posts: 444
nagelg's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via Yahoo to nagelg
With a Mini Cooper probably not, with a Sherman tank, definitely!...Need more info.

Take it to your dealer or body shop and have them look it over.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 10:49 AM   #3
bounrith [OP] bounrith is offline
Member
bounrith is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jun 2008, #7075
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 72
bounrith's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by nagelg View Post
With a Mini Cooper probably not, with a Sherman tank, definitely!...Need more info.

Take it to your dealer or body shop and have them look it over.
With 2008 Tundra. The body shop is suspecting it and I just wonder whether it is credible. I don't want a solution looking for problem, because next thing you know I am out of my Taco for 2 months and $20 millions later to get it back.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 10:57 AM   #4
Member
Yaberries is on a distinguished road
 
Yaberries's Avatar
Joined: Mar 2008, #5462
Location: SoCal
Gender: Male
Posts: 64
Yaberries's Tacoma Gallery
I got hit by a civic. I was at a light, heard the tire screech, he hit my hitch...the rubber Toyota hitch plug got wasted...that was it. I had started moving to get out of his way...too late to avoid him completely. Nothing's moved, all the gaps are still good, so I figure I was lucky. Nice to have that hitch.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 11:04 AM   #5
Kylie's dad
WilsonTheDog is one of the sharper tools in the shedWilsonTheDog is one of the sharper tools in the shedWilsonTheDog is one of the sharper tools in the shedWilsonTheDog is one of the sharper tools in the shedWilsonTheDog is one of the sharper tools in the shedWilsonTheDog is one of the sharper tools in the shedWilsonTheDog is one of the sharper tools in the shedWilsonTheDog is one of the sharper tools in the shedWilsonTheDog is one of the sharper tools in the shedWilsonTheDog is one of the sharper tools in the shedWilsonTheDog is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
WilsonTheDog's Avatar
Name: Eric
Joined: Nov 2007, #3496
Location: Myrtle Beach SC
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,834
WilsonTheDog's Tacoma Gallery
Doubtful. Mine was rearended harder than that and it's fine (it was checked).
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 11:07 AM   #6
Senior Member
nagelg is a glorious beacon of lightnagelg is a glorious beacon of lightnagelg is a glorious beacon of lightnagelg is a glorious beacon of lightnagelg is a glorious beacon of lightnagelg is a glorious beacon of light
 
nagelg's Avatar
Army: 173rd Airborne, Pathfinder, MACV
Name: George
Joined: Mar 2008, #5184
Location: Northern Wisconsin
Age: 68
Gender: Male
Posts: 444
nagelg's Tacoma Gallery
Send a message via Yahoo to nagelg
Look it over yourself. As long as it isn't bad enough to affect the rear suspension or anything mechanical you could drive it for 200,000 miles and never know anything happened.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 11:18 AM   #7
Living vicariously through myself
mjp2 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmjp2 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmjp2 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmjp2 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmjp2 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmjp2 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmjp2 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmjp2 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmjp2 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmjp2 is one of the sharper tools in the shedmjp2 is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
mjp2's Avatar
Name: Milton Juevos Portimous II
Joined: Feb 2007, #924
Location: NJ
Gender: Dude
Posts: 17,026
mjp2's Tacoma Gallery
The rear bumpers on these trucks are pretty flimsy. I'd be surprised if the bumper and mounts are strong enough to transfer sufficient energy to damage the frame.

The above is null and void if the rear-ending vehicle made contact with the frame or hit from an angle.

As others have said, get under your truck and have a look for yourself. Only way to be sure.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 11:29 AM   #8
bounrith [OP] bounrith is offline
Member
bounrith is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jun 2008, #7075
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 72
bounrith's Tacoma Gallery
Thanks A MILLION guys. I am running home right now to upload some pictures for you guys to help me deal with this better. I do have the Toyota Towing Hitch as well. I am leaning toward just the cosmetic repair - new bumper mainly.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 12:15 PM   #9
Senior Member
Slvr_DblTaco is on a distinguished road
 
Slvr_DblTaco's Avatar
Joined: Sep 2007, #2833
Location: Chicago's western suburbs
Gender: Male
Posts: 120
Slvr_DblTaco's Tacoma Gallery
Rear end damage?

Check your bumper brackets as well as the bumper.
When I got rear ended the bumper took a minor ding, but one of the brackets did bend pretty well.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 12:54 PM   #10
bounrith [OP] bounrith is offline
Member
bounrith is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jun 2008, #7075
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 72
bounrith's Tacoma Gallery
Truck Picture
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 01:08 PM   #11
Senior Member
Slvr_DblTaco is on a distinguished road
 
Slvr_DblTaco's Avatar
Joined: Sep 2007, #2833
Location: Chicago's western suburbs
Gender: Male
Posts: 120
Slvr_DblTaco's Tacoma Gallery
Maybe take a picture showing the entire rear bumper, seeing how far it is high on right hand side.

It is definitely starting to push underneath the truck, as well as into the Pass side. Is it also bent around the step/plate area? The bumper is toast - my guess is that the bracket is as well.

Mine was about $512 parts and labor with a free rental car - in and out in one day.

Best of luck with it but do get it repaired.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 02:09 PM   #12
Senior Member
j4x4ar3 is a splendid one to beholdj4x4ar3 is a splendid one to beholdj4x4ar3 is a splendid one to beholdj4x4ar3 is a splendid one to beholdj4x4ar3 is a splendid one to beholdj4x4ar3 is a splendid one to beholdj4x4ar3 is a splendid one to beholdj4x4ar3 is a splendid one to behold
Name: Jay
Joined: Feb 2008, #4725
Location: Austin, TX
Age: 46
Gender: Male
Posts: 416
j4x4ar3's Tacoma Gallery
From your photos I wouldn't imagine that there's any frame damage. The bumper doesn't even look dented.. just the mounts under the bumper look to be tweaked.

I personally would be more concerned about the factory hitch integrity than the frame. Since I tow heavy loads any damage is concern to me.

I would talk to the insurance company adjuster and not the body shop. If the insurance company adjuster says it's bent then go with it because that usually means you can push to get them to total the vehicle and you get your $$$ (granted you're properly covered with the deductable and stuff).
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 02:20 PM   #13
Member
shootermcgavinyo is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jun 2008, #7074
Location: Rockford, IL
Gender: Male
Posts: 85
shootermcgavinyo's Tacoma Gallery
There's damage there? I'm not an expert, but it would blow my mind if that's considered totaled.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 03:13 PM   #14
spp spp is offline
Senior Member
spp is a splendid one to beholdspp is a splendid one to beholdspp is a splendid one to beholdspp is a splendid one to beholdspp is a splendid one to beholdspp is a splendid one to beholdspp is a splendid one to beholdspp is a splendid one to behold
Joined: Dec 2006, #442
Location: OC California
Gender: Male
Posts: 681
spp's Tacoma Gallery
If this didn't have frame damage...
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...my-tacoma.html

Yours is just a flesh wound!
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 03:31 PM   #15
bounrith [OP] bounrith is offline
Member
bounrith is on a distinguished road
Joined: Jun 2008, #7075
Location: Long Beach, CA
Posts: 72
bounrith's Tacoma Gallery
Quote:
Originally Posted by spp View Post
If this didn't have frame damage...
http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd...my-tacoma.html

Yours is just a flesh wound!
Would the tow hitch, presumably attach to the frame, caused damage to the frame? I see that yours does not have the tow hitch, but I could be wrong.
  Reply With Quote
Old 06-18-2008, 08:32 PM   #16
Kylie's dad
WilsonTheDog is one of the sharper tools in the shedWilsonTheDog is one of the sharper tools in the shedWilsonTheDog is one of the sharper tools in the shedWilsonTheDog is one of the sharper tools in the shedWilsonTheDog is one of the sharper tools in the shedWilsonTheDog is one of the sharper tools in the shedWilsonTheDog is one of the sharper tools in the shedWilsonTheDog is one of the sharper tools in the shedWilsonTheDog is one of the sharper tools in the shedWilsonTheDog is one of the sharper tools in the shedWilsonTheDog is one of the sharper tools in the shed
 
WilsonTheDog's Avatar
Name: Eric
Joined: Nov 2007, #3496
Location: Myrtle Beach SC
Gender: Male
Posts: 4,834
WilsonTheDog's Tacoma Gallery
I doubt very much there's frame damage there. That looks like damn near the exact same as my accident.
  Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
FS:4.10 gears, non locker rear end 97yota4wd 1st Gen Tacoma Marketplace 5 12-10-2011 09:38 PM
Feeler: 4.10 gears front and rear, non locker rear end 97yota4wd Buy / Sell / Trade 14 10-26-2011 12:29 PM
Front-end vibration at 70+ mph mecheng 1st Gen. Tacomas 8 10-07-2011 10:48 PM
Fixable frame damage? krumble Long Travel Suspension 24 07-27-2011 04:58 PM
Tow point/frame damage 45acp 1st Gen. Tacomas 16 10-14-2009 05:31 PM


Copyright © 2014 Tacoma Forum. Tacoma World is not owned by, or affiliated with Toyota Motor Corporation.