So, in a cruel twist of fate, my 2012 who I've babied and loved for the last year and a half followed the same fate of ALL my other cars and that is the eventual misfortune of getting hit while parked. Unfortunately, the female who hit me this time was my sister. Somehow, someway, while leaving my dads house after having breakfast with him, she (in her scion xa) didn't happen to see my giant, bright red tacoma behind her and backed up into it with a heavy foot on the throttle. luckily, I had avid's light bar on my truck that I had linexed and it took all of the impact and the only damage to my truck was the light bar got scrapes (it literally only took off a couple chunks of linex, that stuff is amazing!) and pushed it in on the right side and kind of pushed the plastic insert on the bottom bumper in a little. Her car though.... check it out:
bumper pretty much wrecked, smashed her left taillight
this is it post accident, can't really tell anything happened to it from this angle. don't mind the lean, I had parked in a pothole.
the closeup on the "damage". You can actually see the small red dot on the lightbar is a piece of her taillight stuck in my light bar.
Here is where you can tell the bullbar got pushed in, notice the space in the left side and no space on the right.
So if any of you guys were questioning the durability of the light bar, fear not! It's pretty damn durable. Thanks avid! With all that being said... anyone have any ideas on how to pull that baby back out? the fact that I know my taco is imperfect now is bothering the shit out of me, haha.
oh, and here is the proof my cars are a chick's accident magnet: my old scion tc that I had back in college. Got hit while I was taking a shower and the chick parked diagonally from me, said she "meant to hit the brake but hit the gas" and backed up so fast that it hit my car which pushed it into another car which pushed that car into another car. The fucked up part was she hit me with her mom's car because her car was already in the car shop from another accident.
Was parked perfectly in that spot btw, haha.
And this was her (mom's) car:
not only did she smash our cars pretty well but managed to do a fucking action-movie j-turn and did damage ALL along the right side of her mom's car
So, in a span of maybe 20 feet, she managed to do 9k worth of damage to my 19k car alone. Her parents had to pay insurance on fixing the other 2 cars as well as pay for my rental car for the 2 months my car was in the shop. Ridiculous. Anyways, rock on Tacoma World!