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Armortech Bumper v.

Discussion in 'Armor Tech Offroad' started by lsocoee, May 5, 2010.

  1. May 5, 2010 at 8:52 AM
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    lsocoee

    lsocoee [OP] My hair is all natural Staff Member

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    Round 1: Armortech Rear Bumper vs. 2005 Tundra Front Bumper

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    And the winner is Armortech! I'll have to go get a quote for a can of black spray paint so that I can properly make a vehicle claim.

    Here's how it happened, I was stopped in traffic, he attempted to merge quickly into the traffic, he checked for oncoming traffic, but not for existing traffic, and then floored it right into me. He hit my driver's side bumper corner with his driver's side bumper. He might have been going about 15 mph by the time he hit me.

    Unfortunately, my L1 vertibrate took the majority of the damage. I have a compression fracture and will need (or have already gotten ) a bunch of x-rays, an MRI, followup visits, a trip to the ER, and physical therapy. This is going to be expensive. Luckily, the other driver had insurance, so I hope to not be out of pocket on any of this and the doctors expect no long term ill effects from the compression fracture.
     
  2. May 5, 2010 at 8:56 AM
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    98tacoma27

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    Glad you're ok (for the most part) Hotdog.
     
  3. May 5, 2010 at 8:59 AM
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    Dark Knight

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    dang man... you have the worst luck with people hitting you...
     
  4. May 5, 2010 at 8:59 AM
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    TexasIslandBoy

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    man i know all about the back stuff im going threw it right now back shots killin the nerves .. its alot of fun not good luck man
     
  5. May 5, 2010 at 9:03 AM
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    TacoCo

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    Glad you're ok. I had a compression fracture of my L1 vertebrae 7 or 8 years ago. Stick to the PT, go to the gym, spend a lot of time building up your core strength, and you'll be fine. I had some problems with sciatica after my accident, but it cleared up in time. You may also want to invest in a nice mattress too... My back would be pretty stiff in the morning until I replaced my mattress with a tempurpedic style one.
     
  6. May 5, 2010 at 10:04 AM
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    I'll be sleeping in a back brace for a few weeks. I've got PT scheduled for tomorrow and will likely be stuck going until they officially release me. My wife is a physical therapist and has been all over me about getting well and strictly following all doctor's orders.
     
  7. May 5, 2010 at 10:07 AM
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    damn your bumper fared better than you. sorry to hear about that
     
  8. May 10, 2010 at 6:54 PM
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    just noticed this.... glad the bumper held up but sorry to hear about your back! hope you get to feeling better soon!
     
  9. May 10, 2010 at 6:58 PM
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    As a fellow physical therapist, I approve of your wife.
     
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