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I'm so pissed

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by everleet, Dec 22, 2010.

  1. Dec 22, 2010 at 9:27 PM
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    everleet

    everleet [OP] Well-Known Member

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    I just smashed the front of my taco into a tree. The front bumper, hood, grill are destroyed. The radiator is also at the very least, punctured as coolant (pink stuff) is leaking all over the place. I feel like such an idiot. Luckily, I was close to home so I was able to make it back quickly but what kind of cost am I looking at to get it fixed?
     
  2. Dec 22, 2010 at 9:34 PM
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    TacoRun

    TacoRun Subd for later..

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    Sorry to hear that.
     
  3. Dec 22, 2010 at 9:35 PM
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    fireturk41

    fireturk41 I like to break shit!

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    guessing 2-3k?
     
  4. Dec 22, 2010 at 9:44 PM
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    BAMFTACO

    BAMFTACO Pabst Blue Ribbon on ice

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    My brother did the same but he hit me lucky for him it was me but you probably need condensor that $200, radiator $300 ,hood $500 ,fender $200each ,grill $50 front bumper $200 or 300 but we didn't take it to a shop though we fixed our selves if you do take it to a shop labor is guna cost a lot more than the hood
     
  5. Dec 22, 2010 at 9:45 PM
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    ppham444

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    Damn, seems like everyone is banging up their Tacomas this winter.
     
  6. Dec 22, 2010 at 9:48 PM
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    builthatch

    builthatch MiG-21 superfan

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    don't feel like an idiot. accidents happen to anyone!

    you'll get it fixed and laugh about it later...
     
  7. Dec 22, 2010 at 9:54 PM
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    tvbd56

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    it helps if you don't run your truck into a tree.:p
     
  8. Dec 22, 2010 at 9:57 PM
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    MrFastLayne

    MrFastLayne Mr SGA

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    That suck's Good luck!
     
  9. Dec 22, 2010 at 10:22 PM
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    MountainEarth

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    :mad::mad::mad:

    That's just wrong that a low speed crash can do $6k in damage. I remember the good old days when my wife got into a low speed collision in the 86 4Runner. Cost to repair? $220 for a new tube bumper because everything else survived. Yeah yeah I get "crumple zones". But geez a truck shouldn't crush like a friggen beer can. How about at least restoring some decent bumpers on these things?
     
  10. Dec 22, 2010 at 10:41 PM
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    fireturk41

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    ^^^ dont mean to interfear with a possible sale, but this could be the perfect time for some after market off road bumpers sitashi grill ect...
     
  11. Dec 22, 2010 at 11:41 PM
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    kessler89

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    $2400 from when i hit a deer, and that was for only a bumper, headlight, grill, and fender repair
     
  12. Dec 22, 2010 at 11:49 PM
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    rbeezy

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  13. Dec 23, 2010 at 12:00 AM
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    JTanner

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    Easy math...$500. The ins. deductible beats the hell out of 7k...even if your rate goes up a bit.
     
  14. Dec 23, 2010 at 4:14 AM
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    Wattapunk

    Wattapunk Stay lifted my friends !

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    Wow, sorry to hear that! Post some pics, it may not be too bad. It sounds like it's drivable with a new radiator. If all that is damaged is the grill, bumper, hood, and radiator, I would guess no more than $2K even with aftermarket bumper and grill. Shouldn't be too bad to find a used color matched hood, not like you are replacing the hard to find "sport" hood. GL.
     
  15. Dec 23, 2010 at 4:14 AM
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    Ridingontrd

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    :(
     
  16. Dec 23, 2010 at 4:25 AM
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    TacoCat

    TacoCat Look away, I'm hideous!

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    Unless he's only got liability. Then it's his pocket.

    OP - sucks man. Sorry you had the accident. If it's out of pocket when replacing the bumper you might want to look around for a nice aftermarket bumper. Good luck.
     
  17. Dec 23, 2010 at 4:25 AM
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    rmacher

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    I fix my truck with 1100 on parts plues paint. Complete bumper 200 shipped , radiator 75.00 . condenser 89.00, radiator support 120.00 , etc
     
  18. Dec 23, 2010 at 4:42 AM
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    Metallikatz3

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  19. Dec 23, 2010 at 5:45 AM
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    Simon's Mom

    Simon's Mom Wag More Bark Less

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    $500 is what I paid for my black ice accident.
    Same damage as OP minuse radiator & hood. Both headlights, grill, bumper covers misc other things prep & paint. $2400 at dealer.
    yes probably cheaper to do it yourself but I had no means
    I did not notice much change in my insurance rate from usaa

    I would definiately find an aftermarket radiator. Mine was replaced under warranty and the oem part was like $500 :eek:
     
  20. Dec 23, 2010 at 8:20 AM
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    DrRabbitFurHead

    DrRabbitFurHead Yeah, there's a TSB for that!

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    Read carefully:

    Step 1 - Call your insurance company and file a claim
    Step 2 - Take the truck to a HIGH END body/repair shop
    Step 3 - Have the insurance company meet you at the shop to review the damage and their super high repair estimate
    Step 4 - Order a bunch of cool aftermarket and OEM parts (new grill, OEM scooped hood, off road bumper, fog lights, etc). Have all parts painted at the body shop and reinstalled. Take the bumper, fogs, etc... home and install them yourself.

    You'll likely come out about even (including the deductible if it's not too high) or end up with a little cash in your pocket and a better truck. The high end body shops quote a high price for labor, materials, etc... The higher the quote, the larger the check from your insurance company to cover the new OEM and aftermarket parts.

    I've done this twice in my life. It's 100% legal and it works.
     
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