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post #1 of 37 Old 04-05-2011, 08:11 AM Thread Starter
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Had this stupid lady loose it on the on ramp to the interstate as I was leaving the fire dept headed to work at the fire academy. She spun out doing at least 65 crossed 2 lanes, where I missed her once, then she took it back into the guard rail and bounced back out. Unfortunately I couldn't miss her the 2nd time. My cheap Chinese Smitty Bilt bumper help up like a champ, which is more than I can say for my fender. From what I could tell on the side of the interstate, my axle has been pushed back on the passenger side, the shock is blown, and she was hemorrhaging oil. ( I think my filter caught a hole in it, but Im not sure yet, wasn't exactly in a place to crawl underneath)

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Wow sounds like you were pretty fortunate. Lady okay, is that a dealer tag on her car?

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Glad you are alright, how about the lady?

Sorry to hear about the Jeep damage, hopefully it will lend to an upgrade you want.

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That sucks, but as long as your ok, the Jeep can be fixed.

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everybody walked away, so thats good. Thats not a dealer tag on her car just one of the pretty lame state plates we have. Looks a bit ghey for me. My biggest concern is the front axle, hopefully when it got pushed back nothing sheared, ripped, or tore and it will still be good. There is a little rash on my wheel, but thats no biggie, and of course the fender is tore off so it looks like a set of PSC crusher flares has moved up on my list of mods to do. The shock is definitely blown, and the spring is way bent out of shape so Im sure that will have to be changed as well. Ive got my fingers crossed that the oil was coming from a hole in the filter, and nowhere important or expensive.

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In one of the pics you can see the guard rail and how its now pretty wavy, that was a brand new section of rail, she put all those waves in it. Lucky for her it was there because on the other side is a drop into a 30-40 deep ravine. Good for her, bad for me, cause if it wasnt there my Jeep would be in my garage and not on a rollback.

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Dude, UPGRADE TIME!!!! sweet. Did your airbag deploy?

Call Larry and Anthony for insurance quote purposes....just saying, and she even destroyed your Rigid light you just put on there!

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Sounds like a good time for the shop to "Accidentally" quote a D44 for you since her insurance is obviously going to be paying.
Glad you are safe.
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Sounds like a good time for the shop to "Accidentally" quote a D44 for you since her insurance is obviously going to be paying.
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Glad everyone walked away. Sorry that your Jeep is going to be out of commission for a little while. Good luck with everything.

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Check your giveaway thread I just posted those exact flares on my wishlist there Maybe you could stick the sympathy card into the number randomizer that you use for the drawing.

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Dude, UPGRADE TIME!!!! sweet. Did your airbag deploy?

Call Larry and Anthony for insurance quote purposes....just saying, and she even destroyed your Rigid light you just put on there!
To go along with the prorock 44 axle, and the RK max travel lift that was also just installed right.

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Damn!
where was that?

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Damn!
where was that?
I-20 west bound just before exit 71

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Good to see you didn't get hurt, I have the same front bumper and I'm glad to see it held up. Enjoy your new flares and axle upgrade!

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Glad youre alright man, they call the fire dept out there ?
If you need any help with those PSC flares I'm always down.

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I was very impressed with how the bumper held up. A lot of people give Smitty Bilt products crap because the whole made in china thing, but this took the full hit on what should have been the weakest part of the bumper (the tube extensions) and didn't budge at all. Even the tow truck drivers were commenting on how well it held up. I have been tossing around the idea of switching it for the PSC Brawler Lite, but if I had had that one on here the care would have went right into my tire and fender and Im sure things would have been much worse.

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Glad youre alright man, they call the fire dept out there ?
If you need any help with those PSC flares I'm always down.
Yeah engine 14 showed up for about 2 minutes. Just long enough to make sure there were no injuries and they took off. With the storm that came through last night we had all been running pretty hard, from one call to the other so I cleared them and hung out for Highway Patrol

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I was very impressed with how the bumper held up. A lot of people give Smitty Bilt products crap because the whole made in china thing, but this took the full hit on what should have been the weakest part of the bumper (the tube extensions) and didn't budge at all. Even the tow truck drivers were commenting on how well it held up. I have been tossing around the idea of switching it for the PSC Brawler Lite, but if I had had that one on here the care would have went right into my tire and fender and Im sure things would have been much worse.
It looks like it did a great job.
Realizing slowly that my psc "bumper" isn't much protection

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Awww man!!

Glad you're ok and hooray for new Jeep parts! LOL

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Sorry for your luck. Glad everybody is OK though.

Hopefully you had it towed to your house or the tow yard and not to a shop. If you let a shop handle everything for you, you won't see a penny and they will get to decide what replacement parts to use.

It is your right to fix your Jeep with whatever parts you want and even do it yourself. Just have yours or her insurance adjuster write an estimate. It's OK if they miss things because you can claim suppliments as they occur. You may also choose to have your insurance handle the repair for you if you are not comfortable dealing with the other person's carrier. That's what I did.

In my case, the labor and parts for a Rubicon D44 replacement just happened to be the same cost as a Currie D60 with self install. I also did pretty well on the other repairs.

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Don't knock any bumper or brand in this case, except NISSAN,lol.

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It looks like it did a great job.
Realizing slowly that my psc "bumper" isn't much protection
Dont get me wrong PSC makes a great product, and I may still get one, and I know for sure I will get a lot of their other products, but its the age old bumper question of protection or clearance. The Full width offers the best protection but you loose out on clearance for crawling over obstacles, where as the stubby type is the exact opposite. I was also never a fan of how bulky some of the full width bumpers are which is why I went with the one I got, it offers good protection, but its very bulky, so Im just working the middle ground.

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