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Old 08-28-2010
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I was headed up to my last job site for the day and was cruising in the right lane of I-495. Two car lengths behind the car ahead. Then some wah-hoo come flying up the road behind doing 90 and cuts me off. Then he brake checks me HARD. I slam the brakes on and by this time a Coach bus is next to me. The ranger has pretty shoddy steering and that sent me into the side of the bus. Next thing i know im in a hard spin at about 60-70mph. Thank god i didnt roll. The cops took info and its all sorted out. She got home fine tho.
The frame is fine and my DBR bumper can be bent back. ill need a new radiator support, beadlock, and fenders (was gonna do fiberglass anyway). Not sure about internals and steering components.
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What a jackass... Glad you're ok though. The truck doesn't look like it's hurt too bad.
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yeah itl pull through. the whole rad support is shifted over but its off the frame so its not that. just got bumped hard. still bent up about it tho
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I probably would have beat the ever living fvck outta the guy who cut me off
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yeah man i wish.
the bus i hit pulled over but the jackass in the van was long gone
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glad you kept it ruber side down.... i would be pissed at dbr for not making a bumper that cant take a hit....
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Glad you made it out with relatively minor damage.
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glad you kept it ruber side down.... i would be pissed at dbr for not making a bumper that cant take a hit....
i think most tube bumpers would bend if they got hit from the side like that
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If your steering got squirrelly I would look into doing some upgrades or figuring out why it did such... that shouldn't be normal, not even for a lifted truck!
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Sounds like it couldve been one of those insurance scams
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Glad to hear you came out unhurt. Good luck with the rebuild!!!
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WHAT!? I would have shot that person in the knee!!! Damn dude im sorry... Hey if you need a hand with anything im right down the road... plus u havent been my bumper in person yet lol
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LOL!!! hey these guys have to have driven there to understand!!! I HAVE!!! man 495, 695?, and 70 and 81 are always a mess!!! bumper to bumper doing 80 or 90 lol then all of a sudden dead stop!!!!!! rush hr is from about 5am-10pm....the best time to drive up there is wee hrs of mornin!! sorry to hear but yeah shes fixable!!! i can remember it taking me 3hrs to get from where i was on 81 which was just N of 495, to 30 mins down the road!!!!!
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Doesn't look too bad. Sucks though.
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thanks guys. yeah its just bad luck. i495 is real bad. the radiator support is shifted to the pass side but i think its easily fixable. been needing a new one anyway due to rust. and ive wanted prerunner flares forever haha
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i495 is real bad.
That's an understatement...glad you're ok though!
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i drive 495 everyday... but at 5am not too many ppl on it lol
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and so begins the rebuild.
im ordering fiberwerx fenders and new steering components.
new rad support from lmc truck
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nice, how big of fenders?
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4.5 inch bulge
theyre only 300 a pair not bad
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