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How is it possible.. ROCK CHIP on my tailgate? WTH?

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Airwolf NSX, Jun 10, 2010.

  1. Jun 10, 2010 at 7:23 PM
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    Airwolf NSX

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    I have a rock chip on my tail gate.. How is this possible?

    the other day, i was driving on the freeway and i heard what it sounded like a rock hitting metal on the rear of my truck, but i figured it was the underside of my tacoma..

    turns out when i was washing my truck, i found a rock chip on the lower side of my tailgate.

    Anybody else with the same experience?
     
  2. Jun 10, 2010 at 7:37 PM
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    SCFirefighter

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    Driving with the tailgate down?
     
  3. Jun 10, 2010 at 7:38 PM
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    derekabraham

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    x2?
     
  4. Jun 10, 2010 at 7:39 PM
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    jhodge83

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    wat?
    shot up from a car behind you?
     
  5. Jun 10, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    SlurpeeBlueMetallic

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    Freeway driving throws up all kinds of rocks... I've seen them bouncing in both directions up and down the lanes, especially behind trucks. They already have forward momentum coming out of the truck (60-70mph)... couple of bounces and they're onto you. My favorites are the ones that come from the oncoming lanes and bounce over the divider.. fun!
     
  6. Jun 10, 2010 at 7:40 PM
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    Kyouto42

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    Could have bounced over from traffic going the other side...
     
  7. Jun 10, 2010 at 8:07 PM
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    TacoRan

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    I've heard of this before, it's called HSIBD, or High Speed Involuntary Backwards Driving. Happens to me all the time. The real question is how the hell did I get all those chips on the roof! Sorry, J/K
     
  8. Jun 10, 2010 at 8:10 PM
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    Airwolf NSX

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    believe it or not, my tailgate was UP.. it's crazy how i got a rock chip on my tailgate.. so weird.
     
  9. Jun 10, 2010 at 8:17 PM
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    bruinsrme

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    I got a new dent on the support, behind the second door drivers side. wierd
     
  10. Jun 10, 2010 at 8:18 PM
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    Oh I believe it, mine got one too, so did my G35...
     
  11. Jun 10, 2010 at 8:20 PM
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    I have two or three chips on my tailgate too and have NO clue how that happens. My tailgate is never down either so it makes no sense! I'm thinking HSIBD may be the culprit for sure!
     
  12. Jun 11, 2010 at 6:26 AM
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    My best guess is someone passed you , a rock flicked off a tire from the top (so the rock went foreward and faster) . Thats just one of those theories with no real world testing or experience though lol
    plan B .. neighbor kid being a little 5h1t
     
  13. Jun 11, 2010 at 7:06 AM
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  14. Jun 11, 2010 at 9:53 AM
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    rmd0311

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    my 2008 got a rock chip above the handle in the tailgate... Same question... How the hell... But, what can you do, touch up and go.
     
  15. Jun 11, 2010 at 10:26 AM
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    i have a few chips on my tailgate.. i think it is from backing into a pretty substantial (it looks soft) bush, at work. i back into the space.

    maybe the richochet off of tailgaters?
     
  16. Jun 11, 2010 at 10:40 AM
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    i think it was a bullet
     
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  18. Jun 11, 2010 at 10:43 AM
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    Got a mark on my tailgate too and a chip on my roof:mad:
     
  20. Jun 11, 2010 at 12:55 PM
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    jnoley07

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    My 07 had one below the handle. Touch up and go baby. Its a truck, its gonna get scratches, chips, and dings. It sucks when it happens but it is part of the deal.
     
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