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It's been a lil while and i come bearing sad news

I have been so tied up with my new job and school lately that I hardly ever even get on my computer anymore. But I know a lot of the members who have been here since this place started and it looks amazing guys. Welp here is the sad news. My truck was totalled on monday. I was minding my own business going down the road when I was given the unfortunate opportunity to go medieval on a new Mazda Tribute. Due to their angle of approach i didnt have an opportunity to hit the brakes till about the time my airbags deployed. Here are some pictures: Pictures

I will probably be posting a couple of the add-ons that I removed from the vehicle that are still in perfect order.

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Damn bro, that really sucks. What happened did it run a stop sign or something, pull out in front of you?
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Arg! Bad drivers! So sorry to hear about your truck, but glad to hear you're doing alright. Are you going to get a new Ranger?
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Bummer dude.. hope it works out fer yah..
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man i know the feeling it sucks bad. dont worry you will get back on your feet. heck i was looking at the pics and was like hey it isnt that bad, till i got to the bed pic ouch on the frame
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Bah.. A little super glue, some duct tape, and a piece of tin foil, and it'll be fine..

Sorry to hear about it man.. It's a bummer.. I was thinking the same as Zach, but I knew there had to be some frame damage..
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Yeah they ran a stop sign.

Yeah i was kinda doubtful about gettin her repaired when i had to crawl out the drivers window when the door wouldn't open. there was a decent bit of frame damage sadly enough. The engine was pushed backwards about 3 inches.

I am kinda wanting to get a fullsize pickup now so I dont know if I will be getting another Ranger or not. I have been extremely happy with her for the past 4 1/2 years, and was fortunate that the other guys insurance cut me a check for almost what I paid for my truck, esp since it was paid for.
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dang.. the damage didnt look that bad until i saw the one where the cab and bed meet. ouch
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Yeah they ran a stop sign.

Yeah i was kinda doubtful about gettin her repaired when i had to crawl out the drivers window when the door wouldn't open. there was a decent bit of frame damage sadly enough. The engine was pushed backwards about 3 inches.

I am kinda wanting to get a fullsize pickup now so I dont know if I will be getting another Ranger or not. I have been extremely happy with her for the past 4 1/2 years, and was fortunate that the other guys insurance cut me a check for almost what I paid for my truck, esp since it was paid for.
thats a good thing I would have bet them to a pulp if they didnt its 100% her falt. ya if you look into a full size get a deisel
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dang.. the damage didnt look that bad until i saw the one where the cab and bed meet. ouch
yeah that picture doesnt truly do it justice because the cab is actually dented in from the contact with the bed. I just could never get a decent angle in that sunlight to show it.
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Ouch man... Glad you are OK though... Imagine what it would have looked like if you did not have that brush guard!
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glad to see you're ok! Good luck on the new truck search
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Least we know that a body lift holds up well in a collision too. Glad you're OK.
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Sorry bout the truck man. Looks like you left a nice mark on that Tribute. How is your neck and back? I'd think after an impact like that a chiropractor might be in order. Did the airbags burn or bruise your arms? I had a nice bruise on my left forearm after mine deployed.
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sorry that happened to u man
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My neck was a lil sore the day after but nothing more than that. I have airbag burns down both arms, but they are healin up pretty quickly and are almost gone after only 4 days so hopefully by the end of the weekend they will be completely gone.
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sorry about your loss, it sucks.

do you think your headlights are trashed?
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sorry, but glad ur ok.
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Glad your ok.
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Man that sucks at least you came out with no serious injuries.
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That sucks man good luck on finding a new truck!
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