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My truck decided to hump a cobalt..

Well last night, driving home i rear-ended a cobalt. Long story short, i slammed on my breaks, and it took a split second for my breaks to kick in. couldnt swerve, there was someone next to me so i had no where to go.

what sucks is just last week i up'ed my deductable to 1k instead of 500 to try and save some money lmao.. owell everything happens for a reason, everyone was ok, neither of the air bags deployed thank god..


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Ouch man. That really sucks. Glad everyone was ok. Looks like you did a pretty good job on that Cobalt though.
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haha yeah. It amazed me that the tow hook took a direct hit and didnt even budge lol..

I dont know guys, think it will buff out?! lol
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haha yeah. It amazed me that the tow hook took a direct hit and didnt even budge lol..

I dont know guys, think it will buff out?! lol
ha ha im not sure if that will buff out, but i will tell you, these trucks are strong as hell! you def faired better than the cobalt. glad no one was hurt.
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yeah i was supprised. what do you think,

new bumper, fender, light, brakes(they are FU**Ed now almost feels locked up), Def. an alignment. Anything else?
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yeah i was supprised. what do you think,

new bumper, fender, light, brakes(they are FU**Ed now almost feels locked up), Def. an alignment. Anything else?
upper bumper cover too. maybe header panel but its hard to tell form the pics. any hood damage?
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Oops, that sucks, but...
Now you can think about something like this.


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^^^x2!!!
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Icon8 GLAD everybody was OK!

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Icon2 GLAD everybody was OK!

Been there done that, and that's why I HATE ABS!

I rearend a Nissan 4x4 back in the mid 90's for just that reason....I slammed on my brakes, they grabbed for second, then released, and I hit em.

On any of our late model cars, if it's an option & not a std. equipment thing, I elect NOT TO HAVE EM!!!
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Oops, that sucks, but...
Now you can think about something like this.



HOLY CRAP I want the specs on those bumpers!! if only insurance would pay for that lmao


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Been there done that, and that's why I HATE ABS!

I rearend a Nissan 4x4 back in the mid 90's for just that reason....I slammed on my brakes, they grabbed for second, then released, and I hit em.

On any of our late model cars, if it's an option & not a std. equipment thing, I elect NOT TO HAVE EM!!!
The cop had 'test' the brakes in front of him and said they were working fine. I was thinking to myself " hey Dumb A$$, hiting the brakes going less than 5mph is a hole hell of alot different then slamming on them going 20+mph."
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cant tell if theres any hood damage, i dont think there is.
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alright guys how much do you think it would cost to build me a bumper like that?
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750-1000. Winch and lights will add more.
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The base bumper from trail ready starts at 1800. Retarded huh?
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wow that is insanely expensive
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well how much is insurance going to give you get a quote and then order the parts you need have someone spray them and install them yourself. save money on not buying the parts the bumper would replace also use the money for labor cost in your quote to buy the bumper
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well how much is insurance going to give you get a quote and then order the parts you need have someone spray them and install them yourself. save money on not buying the parts the bumper would replace also use the money for labor cost in your quote to buy the bumper
what are you talking about? i have full coverage. I pay 1K dollars and they pick up the rest of the bill, as long as it doesnt exceed 18K dollars, which i SERIOUSLY doubt this is 18K dollars worth of damage. If it is, its totalled..
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Some insurance companies will just write you a check for how much its going to cost for you to get it fixed yourself. Not all will though.
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^^ thanks trent thats what i mean
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Yes, generally you can get an option to settle on price (get a few quotes) and they will write you a check. Then you can take it to whatever shop you want, buy whatever parts you want, etc. You could buy a matching bumper from a junkyard, aftermarket bumper, whatever. If nothing else, at least get a bumper with round fogs!
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Round fogs ftw!
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lol i had no idea i could do that! So how should i go about this? call the insurance company and have the adjuster come out first, or take it to a few different shops first? I dont really want to drive it as the brakes are VERY iffy right now and that bumper is still cutting into the tire quite a bit
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how much do you guys think (roughly) the insurance company would give me for this?
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