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Friend wrecked his new Tacoma

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by 06BLUEDBLSPORT, Jan 20, 2009.

  1. Jan 20, 2009 at 4:14 PM
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    My friend got a new tacoma about 2 to 4 months ago, its a Black longbed TRD Sport Double cab 4x4 with all the options, its a real great lookin truck, and he was a few weeks off of getting a full lift and everything for his truck. But during this weekend he was in the north Georgia mountains and hit a patch of ice at 40 mph causing him to loose control and hit a wall head on. The air bags didnt deploy but he said the insurance company might total it. Everyone escaped with not one single injury or scratch. do you guys think its totaled?

    (DONT DO THE THREAD IS WORTHLESS WITH NO PICS BECAUSE I HAVE NO PICS!!!!)
     
  2. Jan 20, 2009 at 4:29 PM
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    It's hard to say if it's totaled from your vague description and lack of pictures. But hitting a wall at 40 mph deffinately could total his truck.
     
  3. Jan 20, 2009 at 4:31 PM
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    Sorry for the vagueness, i had a short brief time to talk to him at school, but hes gonna show me pictures tomorrow, but if the airbags didnt deploy it must not be too badly damaged
     
  4. Jan 20, 2009 at 4:39 PM
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    wuldnt want a vehicle that hit something at 40MPH that didnt absorb ANY of the impact! You know what that did to his mounts, suspension, front clip mounts, frame, crossmembers THAT SUPPORT THE WEIGHT OF THE ENGINE...etc. thats why they'll total it.
     
  5. Jan 20, 2009 at 4:41 PM
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    No problem, let us know how extensive the damage is after you see the pictures. Then some of the guys on here who know a hell of a lot more than me can probably give you a good answer/guess.
     
  6. Jan 20, 2009 at 4:43 PM
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    You make a good point.
     
  7. Jan 20, 2009 at 4:45 PM
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    Glad your friends are OK. I know a guy who hit a wall at 25 mph and it totaled his truck (Dakota)... I'd bet that it is.
     
  8. Jan 20, 2009 at 4:49 PM
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    ya dakotas dont handle...
     
  9. Jan 20, 2009 at 4:50 PM
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    40 mph into a wall and the air bags did not deploy? Did he happen to hit it at an angle? Did he have a bull bar installed? I know when I was sent into that ups truck my air bag deployed and I was going slower than him.
     
  10. Jan 20, 2009 at 4:58 PM
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    I would be very surprised if it was not a total loss. Like others said, concrete barriers don't absorb hardly any energy.







    For the Dakota. I had a 99' Dakota at one time. Not that it matters, but some Illegal immigrants pulled out in front of me with about a 45-55 mph difference between the two of us. I hit them dead center in their rear bumper (astro van packed to the hilt with junk they were taking back to Mexico) and the body wrinkled so badly that it blew both rear windows out (Ext. Cab).

    Needless to say they didn't feel too good when it was all set and done. Especially after the police got to the seen.
     
  11. Jan 20, 2009 at 5:01 PM
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    nope. my cousin put a 6 inch lift on his the same night got drunk and rolled it , and caught on fire!
     
  12. Jan 20, 2009 at 5:25 PM
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    His truck is completely stock, but he hit ice and because he lost control like any one would do he slammed on his brakes and im sure his went on the side of the road which could have slowed him down, maybe he hit a sweet spot in the truck where the damage wasnt bad enough for the air bags
     
  13. Jan 20, 2009 at 6:22 PM
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    No offence, but Airbags not deploying, and sweet spot shouldn't be mentioned together. Unless its "her" sweet spot that got hit, and she pounded the dashboard with her fists... another story... Anyway, good that no one was injured. As for "is it totaled" stories, i have one.

    I was T-boned going into an intersection by a lincoln. my frame took all the force, and ended up costing over 17000 in damages. My truck (06 tacoma DC) was still valued at 26 large when the estimates rolled in so they didnt total it. the magic number is like 70% of retail. They instead put a brand new frame under the truck and "repaired" eveything else that got f-ed up. It never was the same. So i traded it in for my 09.
     
  14. Jan 20, 2009 at 7:00 PM
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    Sorry for the wrong use of words there, but he may have hit a weak ass brick wall that just blew away at point of impact, tomorrow i will drill my friend with all the questions about his accident;)
     
  15. Jan 20, 2009 at 7:06 PM
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    i hit a 1980's model Z with my crown vic around 25-30 mph deployed my airbag and totalled my CV...the Z was not hurt at all

    i dont see how if he hit a wall head on though that the airbags didnt deploy...unless they misfired or malfunctioned
     
  16. Jan 20, 2009 at 7:10 PM
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    Damn im shocked about your cv, those are big strong cars and to not survive that then damn, and like i said it could be a weak ass brick wall that just blew to shit when he hit it
     
  17. Jan 20, 2009 at 7:27 PM
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    Cvics are a whole bunch of fiberglass that shatters

    theyre not as tough as they look
     
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    ah good point
     
  19. Jan 20, 2009 at 8:16 PM
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    ugh not sure
     
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