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bottomed out... need attention?

Discussion in '1st Gen. Tacomas (1995-2004)' started by EddieC, Feb 20, 2011.

  1. Feb 20, 2011 at 5:53 AM
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    EddieC

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    hey guys this morning on my way to work another driver ran a red light and caused me to swerve and roll over a center median. When it happened I was already slowing down so I probably hit it going about 10-15 mph. one wheel hit the median, while the other one stayed street level causing me to hit the undercarriage by the front right wheel. I THINK im okay... but the hit was HARD and LOUD.... I drove the rest of the way to work and watched all my temps and fluid levels and the truck seemed to drive just fine.

    So I thought I would get your guys opinion... how do I look? think I need to get it checked out?

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  2. Feb 20, 2011 at 6:00 AM
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    since you hit the lower control arm, i would watch out for any vibrations or pulling when driving. if you dont feel any, then most likely you are ok. if you want total piece of mind, then take it to a shop for evaluation.
     
  3. Feb 20, 2011 at 6:26 AM
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    brutalguyracing

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    you look a ok buddy.......
     
  4. Feb 20, 2011 at 6:51 AM
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    I'm guessing the Tardo that ran the light didn't stop?
     
  5. Feb 20, 2011 at 6:52 AM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    stock, for now
    just have the alignment checked.
     
  6. Feb 20, 2011 at 6:53 AM
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  7. Feb 20, 2011 at 6:58 AM
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    Yeah a-arms can take quite a beating, I wouldn't worry too much unless you have a pull to one side or something but anything scraping your frame or metal parts is going to sound like hell in the cab
     
  8. Feb 20, 2011 at 7:41 AM
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    Supra TT

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    Nice! Mall crawling damamge!! Who would of thought :cool:

    Looks to be fine, Lift it and align it :D
     
  9. Feb 20, 2011 at 7:46 AM
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    BFA Nuttier than squirrel shit.

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    Lol there's only one solution. Your suspension is screwed and it toally justifies buying yourself an engage lt kit and throwing thousands of dollars at it.. then sell it to me :p
     
  10. Feb 20, 2011 at 7:47 AM
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    on a serious note once you find out everything is fine get yourself a can of rustoleum and touch up those gnarly scrapes to prevent any rust and whatnot
     
  11. Feb 20, 2011 at 5:06 PM
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    EddieC

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    I dont even think he saw me....

    Thanks! I think I'm going to get the alignment done when I get new tires... The truck isn't shaking or pulling at all and feels tight.

    Nice try

    Got some POR 15 in my closet... Now I need to buy some time
     
  12. Mar 15, 2011 at 8:11 PM
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    hey guys! I just went and got my 100,000 mile maintenance and got the truck back this afternoon.. On the invoice, I see the mechanic said that the back half of the skid plate was missing?? New truck to me... so I wouldn't know... but do you really think I could have left part of my skid plate behind? It's too late to call the shop so that'll have to wait for tomorrow... but this is killing me! I went and took some pictures again...

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    So what do you guys think? am I missing anything?
     
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  13. Mar 15, 2011 at 8:15 PM
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    Honey badger

    Honey badger Honey badger hits whatever tree he wants to hit!!

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    Yea dude there are two pieces to it.
     
  14. Mar 15, 2011 at 8:17 PM
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    I couldnt find pictures... Do you have one?


    I wonder if I left it behind when I bottomed out... Really shoulda doubled back and looked...
     
  15. Mar 15, 2011 at 8:20 PM
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    Honey badger

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    I don't have pics man sorry. The other of the skid just slips into the front one and bolts up chances are you never had one. Look on here and and other forms and may get lucky and find one. Maybe your stealership will have one.
     
  16. Mar 15, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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    Sounds like you need a lift. Those mall obstacles are tough
     
  17. Mar 15, 2011 at 8:22 PM
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  18. Mar 15, 2011 at 8:30 PM
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  19. Mar 15, 2011 at 8:31 PM
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    Or you could just get some budbuilts :)
     
  20. Mar 15, 2011 at 8:33 PM
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    uh oh.... Dont put that bug in my ear!!
     
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