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Old 11-06-2019, 06:56 AM
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I was rear-ended on the way home yesterday.....I was at a complete stop and they estimated the speed of the truck that hit me to be ~35-45 mph. It was a very violent impact as the guy never hit his brakes. I thought for sure my truck was totaled...so initially after the impact I shouted a few choice cuss words while still in the cab of my truck. Then after pulling to the side of the beltway (Had to give it a bit a throttle as my rear bumper was impaled into the from of his truck) I got out and looked at my truck thinking I would see total metal carnage. But I was amazed at how little damage my truck suffered. I felt bad for the guy that hit me...it was an accident so no use in getting all bent out of shape over it. I guess I will have to go back to Miami to get a new Mac's Club Deuce sticker for my replacement bumper.....But the Shiner Beer sticker survived just fine.....This is why I drive a big vehicle as my daily driver....if I would have been in a small car or truck it would have been much worse. Luckily everyone was OK.

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Check that frame, maybe more damage than is visible to the untrained eyes.
Old 11-06-2019, 07:05 AM
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Originally Posted by Reel 007 View Post
Check that frame, maybe more damage than is visible to the untrained eyes.
Exactly. All that energy has to be absorbed somewhere.
Old 11-06-2019, 07:34 AM
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Were the tailgate dimples caused by the accident or by the after market rear bumper?
Old 11-06-2019, 08:03 AM
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Originally Posted by Butch Davis View Post
Were the tailgate dimples caused by the accident or by the after market rear bumper?
Are you referring to the areas circled below? If so that is the only area where the other truck contacted any thing other than my rear bumper...

I also verified that the bed did not collide with the cab of the truck as it had when I was rear ended in my 1/2 ton Dodge a while back.


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Originally Posted by CzecheredPast View Post
Are you referring to the areas circled below? If so that is the only area where the other truck contacted any thing other than my rear bumper...

I also verified that the bed did not collide with the cab of the truck as it had when I was rear ended in my 1/2 ton Dodge a while back.

Given this was not your fault, definitely get it into a collision shop ASAP and just let them check things. All sorts of stuff can look completely fine, but have hidden damaged.
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Originally Posted by autobaun70 View Post
Given this was not your fault, definitely get it into a collision shop ASAP and just let them check things. All sorts of stuff can look completely fine, but have hidden damaged.
Oh don't worry...I am dropping it off at the body shop on my way home today. I was just glad and amazed that I could simply drive away after a collision like that...
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Originally Posted by CzecheredPast View Post
Oh don't worry...I am dropping it off at the body shop on my way home today. I was just glad and amazed that I could simply drive away after a collision like that...
For sure. Make sure they give you a comparable rental while it's in the shop, and I would request that your old bumper be returned to you. That thing can definitely be salvaged and fetch a few bucks on craigslist.
Old 11-07-2019, 07:15 AM
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Originally Posted by D_Westie View Post
Exactly. All that energy has to be absorbed somewhere.
It looks like it was absorbed into the front of that Toyota!
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That is pretty impressive, but aren't bumpers supposed to absorb some of an impact, so our bodies absorb less of it? The Toyota driver may have felt less of the impact than you did, because his crumple zone worked as designed. Maybe not, and you both felt it the same, but a factory bumper would have reduced the "felt" impact in the crash.

I wonder if the Toyota driver could actually sue because your factory designed safety equipment was replaced with something not approved and tested by the manufacturer? LOL I mean if the robber can sue the homeowner when he falls down the stairs, while carrying your TV....

Glad everyone was okay though, and I would take the truck to multiple body shops to verify any hidden damage. It is hard to believe the frame isn't damaged after that big ass truck slammed into you and the bumper didn't absorb anything.
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Sorry for your troubles and glad you are otherwise unharmed. Was the Toyota river on their phone?
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I’m damn impressed. Barely a scratch on your truck.
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Your bumper held up just fine. Do you think you would have felt less impact with a factory bumper? I wonder if you have removed a bit of crumple zone with the super duper bumper.
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Originally Posted by ck_moniz View Post
Sorry for your troubles and glad you are otherwise unharmed. Was the Toyota river on their phone?
Thanks....I am not sure...but it is a high probability.
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Yes, those were the dimples I asked about.
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Originally Posted by Zac Penn View Post
That is pretty impressive, but aren't bumpers supposed to absorb some of an impact, so our bodies absorb less of it? The Toyota driver may have felt less of the impact than you did, because his crumple zone worked as designed. Maybe not, and you both felt it the same, but a factory bumper would have reduced the "felt" impact in the crash.

I wonder if the Toyota driver could actually sue because your factory designed safety equipment was replaced with something not approved and tested by the manufacturer? LOL I mean if the robber can sue the homeowner when he falls down the stairs, while carrying your TV....

Glad everyone was okay though, and I would take the truck to multiple body shops to verify any hidden damage. It is hard to believe the frame isn't damaged after that big ass truck slammed into you and the bumper didn't absorb anything.
and this right here is the problem with today's world! how can i make it the other guys fault! it is this exact mentality that increases costs along with more rules/regulations in america, which is what we do not need!
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Originally Posted by D_Westie View Post
Exactly. All that energy has to be absorbed somewhere.
it was absorbed where it should have, directly into the offenders front end!
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Originally Posted by Mike3333 View Post
Your bumper held up just fine. Do you think you would have felt less impact with a factory bumper? I wonder if you have removed a bit of crumple zone with the super duper bumper.
I doubt it would have mattered much whether or not I had the factor bumper on. The way my truck ended up above his bumper leads me to believe it wasn't a direct bumper to bumper hit....I replaced a downstream NOX sensor on my truck the weekend before the accident and was in awe of how stout the frame is.....

All I know is that from now on I will be putting Ranch Hand bumpers on my truck if I ever have the need for a new vehicle.
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Originally Posted by Reel 007 View Post
Check that frame, maybe more damage than is visible to the untrained eyes.
definitely get it checked out, but judging by the bumper clearances to the body, it doesn't look like anything has moved!
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Originally Posted by Rolandt03 View Post
definitely get it checked out, but judging by the bumper clearances to the body, it doesn't look like anything has moved!
The only thing I have noticed is the gap on the right side of the tailgate has closed up enough for the tailgate to rub when I open it.....but other than that everything looks good....I couldn't get a appointment the other day to bring it into the shop...dropping it off on Monday ....will let you guys know what they say.

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