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Rear ended Busted Leaf..

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by ninorth, Jul 2, 2009.

  1. Jul 2, 2009 at 10:06 PM
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    ninorth

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    Has anyone been rear ended and the leaf spring just snaped? I have one picture but i'm so tired right now from trying to get home after someone hit my poor truck I will try and get the picture up tomorrow..
     
  2. Jul 2, 2009 at 10:10 PM
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    jdkeller

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    I havent. That really sucks though
     
  3. Jul 2, 2009 at 10:40 PM
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    Has been rear ended but no busted leaf. That sucks, though. At least you're OK (right?).
     
  4. Jul 2, 2009 at 11:03 PM
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    brian

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    Been rear ended here, no busted leaf.
     
  5. Jul 3, 2009 at 3:00 AM
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    I've had a busted leaf before, but it wasn't from being rear ended. Just brought it to a spring shop and they replaced the one leaf.
     
  6. Jul 3, 2009 at 3:41 AM
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    I'd be more worried about what else happened back there. Snapped spring in conjunction with a rear end hit- Bent or torqued axle?? Frame??

    It's not a big deal to replace one leaf in a pack- but the damage to the truck....Best of luck getting it all worked out!!
     
  7. Jul 3, 2009 at 4:18 AM
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    I tell you what though. Depending on how soon I can get it mine new leaf packs swapped out. I will give you my old leaf packs if you pay the shipping.
     
  8. Jul 3, 2009 at 5:12 AM
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    Too much information for me, especially this early in the morning!

    Sorry, couldn't resist. :D
     
  9. Jul 3, 2009 at 6:30 AM
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    I've been rear-ended also, but only bumper/body damage.

    Sounds like he had a pretty extreme hit.

    I hope he got the name, number, and all the insurance informatoin of the guy who rear-ended him.
     
  10. Jul 3, 2009 at 9:27 AM
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    Mine was rear-ended and the leaf was bent up pretty bad but it didn't break.
     
  11. Jul 3, 2009 at 9:47 AM
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    Here is the pic I have to thereds I didn't mean to I didn't know this one went thru..
     
  12. Jul 3, 2009 at 10:53 AM
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    That's how mine looked. I don't think it's actually broken, just bent down. I don't think that second leaf actually attaches. The top leaf rests on top of it. The dealer actually had to replace my whole rear axle. Total cost of the repair was over $8K.
     
  13. Jul 3, 2009 at 12:17 PM
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    Wow.... the last time I saw something like that was on my old Jeep and my frame was tweaked.

    Not to scare you, but you might wanna check the frame.
     
  14. Jul 3, 2009 at 3:52 PM
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    My truck is at a dealer about 2 and 1/2 hours away from my house. The other guys insurance should pay for the whole thing but my agent told me that they might try and say it was another guys fault so we will see what happens. Till then i'm stuck drive a matrix it sucks!! lol
     
  15. Jul 4, 2009 at 9:03 AM
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    Insurance companies ALWAYS pass the buck. They can't blame someone that they don't have insurance information from - so chances are, they're gonna put blame (or partial blame) on you. The two insurance companies will fight it out and if they can't come to an agreement, it could go into arbitration.

    Good Luck!
     
  16. Jul 4, 2009 at 9:06 AM
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    Holy crap @ the busted leaf.

    I hate all the crap you have to deal with with insurance companies... almost worse than the accident itself.
     
  17. Jul 5, 2009 at 8:07 AM
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    There is no way it is my fault at all.. I got out in traffic and took pictures before we moved..
     
  18. Jul 5, 2009 at 9:14 AM
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    I had broken leaf springs only on my 96 Tacoma but not from an accident. The middle leaf just snapped in half right in the middle on both sides. Had to get a new set from a 3 leaf to a 4 leaf at $1,400. The truck was only 5 years old and I rarely carry anything heavy in the bed.
     
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