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post #1 of 19 Old 01-06-2006, 08:25 PM Thread Starter
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Just wrecked my jeep

Well today has i was going to work some lady decided to take a left on a four lane road and cut right in front of me. Unfortunately i rear-ended the hell out of her (no one was hurt, thankfully). Her car was messed-up and mine had bumper and headlight damage. It was her fault and not mine . Now i will have to have the bumper changed and my grill (which is connected to my bumper) and the drivers side headlight. I was wondering if anyone knows if i could have a newer model grill installed from a newer year and if the insurance would cover it.


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post #2 of 19 Old 01-06-2006, 08:29 PM
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You can get insurance to just give a check to you then you can get which ever grill you want.

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post #3 of 19 Old 01-06-2006, 08:31 PM Thread Starter
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Well we both had the same insureance but her's will be paying for it. Will that make a diff.

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Nope, it shouldn't.

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post #5 of 19 Old 01-06-2006, 08:35 PM Thread Starter
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Good because i will probably have the work done at my local dealer starting next week. What an aggravation .

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post #6 of 19 Old 01-06-2006, 08:37 PM
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If it were me and nothing else was damaged i would take the insurance money that would include labor and do it myself and spend the extra cash on more parts. Do you have the stock fogs. Here's some more info for ya. http://wjjeeps.com/grilles/grille_04_03.htm

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I didn't know how strong my front end was considering it took a pretty hard hit. The bumper wasn't in as bad of shape as i thought it was. It's a good thing i was driving a jeep .

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post #8 of 19 Old 01-06-2006, 08:40 PM Thread Starter
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Yea the fog lights are stock but wouldn't they have to paint my hood to blend it in with my bumper?

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post #9 of 19 Old 01-06-2006, 08:41 PM
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There are a couple ways to go about taking care of this:
1. You take your Jeep to one or more repair places to get estimates, submit the highest one to her insurance (doesn't matter you have the same company). Take the check, fix it yourself, or take it where ever you want to have it repaired. The caveat is, if the repair estimate failed to note any additional damage, you will have to pay for it yourself to get it repaired, since you will sign a release for the insurance company when they cut you the check.
Method 2. You take your Jeep to the repair facility of your choice, they complete the repairs and submit a bill to the insurance company. You sign a release and get your Jeep. The advantage is that any hidden damage that comes to light during the repair process gets fixed and doesn't cost you anything.

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post #10 of 19 Old 01-06-2006, 08:44 PM Thread Starter
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I like method two! My local dealer may be able to hook me up considering the extra stuff they replaced when my dads hemi got broken into.

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I didn't know how strong my front end was considering it took a pretty hard hit. The bumper wasn't in as bad of shape as i thought it was. It's a good thing i was driving a jeep .

Don't confuse the bumper skin with the bumper underneath. There is a block of shock absorbing foam (high density styrofoam) that is pretty pricey, and the steel bumper and brackets deform pretty easily. They aren't cheap either. If you don't replace them, they will never line up correctly and you will forever hate the look of your Jeep. Unless your paint is badly weathered, you will be surprised at how closely the paint will match.

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If the hood got crunched also I would have someone else fix it as there could be more underlying damage.

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post #13 of 19 Old 01-06-2006, 08:49 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks for that piece of info.The paint on my hood is in great shape. It only has a couple chips here an there. I was hoping they would respray it to match the bumper to fix the chips and bug stains.

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The hood wasn't touched. It was just the bumper and grill and a crack on the driver side headlight. I don't think anything else was damaged besides that. It still drives and runs fine with no new noises.

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Reminds me of when I used to have my TJ, it was parked out in front of my buddies house and the lady that was delivering the news papers somehow managed to slam her civic into the back of my TJ. We were inside sleeping, but she was kind enough to ring the doorbell, (4:30ish am). Her civic was totaled, there was minimal damage to my jeep. I got a rockcrawler rear bumper out of the deal though

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