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Wrecked within the first month, sigh

Discussion in '2nd Gen. Tacomas (2005-2015)' started by rjclemen, May 13, 2010.

  1. May 13, 2010 at 7:14 AM
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    rjclemen

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    So I just bought my new Tacoma and was driving my mom home from getting her benz repaired. And I was stopped at a red light and this idiot didnt see that I was stopped and runs into me at 30 mph. My tailgate turned into a can-ole broke my left taillight, had to get the bed replaced and a new bumper. I got hit so hard that my bed dented the backside of the Cab. I owned the truck for about a month, and I got wrecked right in front of the dealer I bought it from and then got it repaired at lol. EDIT: Also thank goodness I didnt loose my cooler of beer that I had in the back of the truck from the night before ;D.



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  2. May 13, 2010 at 7:17 AM
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    funny thing is that the rear back-up camera still worked and I was watching the road the entire way home. Also the tailgate was up and locked when he hit me.
     
  3. May 13, 2010 at 7:19 AM
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    Jeff3004x4

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    Welp, you helped me learn a Lesson from your post, always drive with tailgate closed lol. Damn sorry man, I'm sure it looks brand new again.
     
  4. May 13, 2010 at 7:23 AM
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    Danosabre

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    Ouch!! :eek: Glad you and your mom are ok.
     
  5. May 13, 2010 at 7:25 AM
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    it was. Look up ^^^
     
  6. May 13, 2010 at 7:27 AM
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    Sorry to hear that man. On a side note, what cover is that? ;)
     
  7. May 13, 2010 at 7:36 AM
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    xJuice

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    I'm finding it hard to believe the tailgate was up. There's no way it bent up like it did while it was up.
     
  8. May 13, 2010 at 7:37 AM
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    It is a little suspicious..... Hmmm... :confused:
     
  9. May 13, 2010 at 7:44 AM
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    Revolution cover is what it says.
     
  10. May 13, 2010 at 7:44 AM
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    I promise it was up. Why would I have my cooler in the back and it not be up lol. his bumper hit the bottom of the tailgate and it threw the top of the tailgate into his headlight.
     
  11. May 13, 2010 at 7:55 AM
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    I say you are right rjclemen. Around here those that have no proof otherwise believe their mad ESP skills override facts. I was hit once on the drivers side of my car, the impact was so strong it buckled the passenger side rear finder. The COP said no way that could happen. Dumb fuck, insurance determined it buckled because the rear frame buckled. Strange shit can happen in an impact. PERIOD.
     
  12. May 13, 2010 at 7:59 AM
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    Truck one is in at a standstill. Truck two hits truck one at 30 MPH. Truck one is pushed forward, jarring the tailgate loose, tailgate slams back at 10-15 MPH as opposite force. Slams into front of truck. Tailgate built with strong steel and extra reinforcement damages truck but tailgate is unharmed...oh yes this is a toyota. Tailgate made weak as shit bends and buckles from force against truck front steel support rails.

    Could happen.
     
  13. May 13, 2010 at 8:00 AM
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    Dang, glad your alright. There goes your resale value by a couple thousand..make him pay somehow. Carfax will flag you everytime...so on a dealer or private party sale your truck is worth less.
     
  14. May 13, 2010 at 8:01 AM
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    We get it. We get it. It happened. :D
     
  15. May 13, 2010 at 8:02 AM
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    Physics, wonderful science is it not.
     
  16. May 13, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    there is a TSB for "bent tailgate" you might be interested in.
     
  17. May 13, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    also. that will buff right out.
     
  18. May 13, 2010 at 8:07 AM
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    NraFan It's all good man. rjclemen, is the truck fixed.
     
  19. May 13, 2010 at 8:10 AM
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    yeah the truck was fixed ASAP. Dumb cop put the wreck over the airwaves wrong so every scammer looking to repair my truck called me by the other guys name. That was pretty annoying.
     
  20. May 13, 2010 at 8:29 AM
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    The Dust Bowl
    Although the damage modern cars sustain in even seemingly minor wrecks is annoying, there's actually a method to the madness. The same impact in a 1950's car might have only resulted in a small dent... and an injury as all that energy was transmitted through the vehicle to the passengers. Those crumpled parts mean that the safety engineering was doing its job. Glad to hear everyone is OK.
     
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