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My poor taco

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by Chris135, Apr 16, 2012.

  1. Apr 16, 2012 at 7:01 PM
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    Chris135

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    Well it was going to happen sooner or later. Was driving after work when i noticed an accident on my right. i looked briefly out of curiosity and turned back to see a bright set of brake lights in front of me. Unfortunately didn't have enough time to stop. Luckily we weren't going too fast and everyone is ok. I took full responsibility and felt bad that i could have avoided hitting this guy. He was very understanding and wasn't mad at all. So without anymore waiting heres the pics. Feel free to guestimate what you think the damages will be. My guess is insurance will say about $6000 and it will be all said and done at around $9000-10000

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  2. Apr 16, 2012 at 7:04 PM
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    tacoftw

    tacoftw 5100s are the same price as spacers, seriously

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    I'm sorry to see that...glad you're ok!
     
  3. Apr 16, 2012 at 7:05 PM
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    Country101

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  4. Apr 16, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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    West31

    West31 The only easy day was yesterday

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    I hope you can salvage stuff like you audio system and tailights. Hopefully you can sell some parts off and put towards a new car. Im glad to hear that your okay hopefully youll be driving in another tacoma soon
     
  5. Apr 16, 2012 at 7:06 PM
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    85yote09taco

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    More than 6k man, I dented the rear bumper and have a very small dent on the tailgate(about the size of a half dollar) as well as a rear taillight out the bill was nearly 2k!!

    Anyhow sorry to here about that, good thing everyone was ok.
     
  6. Apr 16, 2012 at 7:09 PM
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    KEG'sTACO

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    What kind of vehicle did you hit? That looks intense. Glad everyone was okay! Gotta mind that rubber-necking a little.
     
  7. Apr 16, 2012 at 7:23 PM
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    Chris135

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    Pretty sure i'm safe from it being totalled. it won't even come close as long as the frame isn't tweaked in a way we can't fix it. i hit an '01 sierra. he needs a new tailgate, bumper, repair on his box side, and probably some pulling time on his hitch and rear frame horns. I'm thinking his will be totalled but he was really good about everything. definitely makes things easier to deal with when people aren't yelling and swearing at you.
     
  8. Apr 16, 2012 at 7:27 PM
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    /\ hahaha very true, i know i look around wayyyy to much when i drive. but it's one of those habits i haven't been able to break. hopefully this will kick my ass into changing this bad habit
     
  9. Apr 16, 2012 at 7:31 PM
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    Similar damage when I got smacked in my '03 Tundra.
    It was close to $9k, but I did need a door skin. My impact was more on the fender and less on the hood. Other than the missing headlight and turn signal, it was completely driveable once I tied the hood down and pulled the plastic away from the tire.

    Hood, bumper, bumper cover, passenger all side lights, radiator support, fender, fender liner, door skin.
     
  10. Apr 16, 2012 at 7:39 PM
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    Johns Taco

    Johns Taco I'm not 4x4, and have an open diff. So i'm 4x1

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    I cannot stand it when people rubberneck at an accident scene, this thread doesn't surprise me at all. :mad:

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  11. Apr 16, 2012 at 7:43 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter

    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    not fast? DAMN! thats a hell of a "fender bender" to bend up the hood like that.
     
  12. Apr 16, 2012 at 7:56 PM
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    The hoods are designed to crumble like that for impact absorption. It's a safety feature, if you will...:rolleyes:
     
  13. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:07 PM
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    Ya... but he's a firefighter and he sees this stuff every day.

    I think "slow" is a relative term here ;)
     
  14. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:12 PM
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    Its not totalled. It's a 30k truck.
     
  15. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:14 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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    I can see it crumple like that at 50mph, not 25mph:rolleyes:
     
  16. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:14 PM
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    wildjerseyfirefighter I sell fishing and fishing accessories

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  17. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:20 PM
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    Glad your okay, but let me ask since your truck looks like that...what the hell was the other guy driving?
     
  18. Apr 16, 2012 at 8:20 PM
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    I'd even give that a 30-35... and pretty bad at 25.

    These things really are lightweight nowadays.

    My '93 S-10 Blazer got nailed from behind by a 3500 Dually. He went for the brakes and had nothing, claimed 10mph... I believe him, it was heavy stop and go traffic and he had been fairly close behind me for a few miles. I felt them impact and buried both feet in the brake... felt like being picked up and pushed by a wave.

    Net result:
    My Blazer totaled because the spare tire collapsed the tailgate.
    My front bumper bent, one broken turn signal from being pushed into a Nissan Versa.
    Nissan Versa pushed into a 1st-Gen Tacoma.

    Versa crushed at both ends... likely totaled.
    Tacoma? Bumper MIGHT have been bent... it was hard to tell, looked like the hitch protected the truck.
     
  19. Apr 16, 2012 at 9:38 PM
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    hey guys i was going roughly about 30-35 KMS/h at impact.i figured i slowed down a bout 15-20, the speed limit being 70 in that particular area. once again i take full responsibility for causing the accident and am very thankful no one was hurt.

    it's true the hoods are supposed to buckle like that. if you open your hood you can see where it is exactly supposed to bend.like toytaco12 said, they're called crumple or crash zones. otherwise you run the risk of your hood shooting straight back through the windshield and decapitating the occupant. for some it may find hard to believe this damage is cause at such low speeds and for others maybe not. i work in a body shop and i've seen a lot worse looking accidents come from lower or less likely circumstances. it all comes down to how exactly everything hits what. most people would think the airbags would go off in a collision like this. but I'm sure as hell glad that they didn't. you just never know, every collision is different.
     
  20. Apr 17, 2012 at 1:24 AM
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    Good of you to man up. not many would do that and admit fault.
     
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