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Waaaahhh, someone hit my X!

I was coming off the highway and came to a stop sign. The lady in front of me stopped and was waiting for traffic to clear so she could pull out. I pulled up behind her and stopped.

Then crazy Mr. I-don't-pay-attention-too-well comes up and slams into me. Causing me to hit the woman in front of me! I didn't even realize I had hit her until she got out of her car and was looking at her back bumper.

Everyone was ok and luckily there was no damage on my front end or her rear bumper. So now the damage is on my back end, he hit my receiver. It bent up my trailer plug and it appears the whole receiver is cocked forward where he hit me.

I was thinking, now is my chance, get the money from the accident and use it to buy the shrock rear bumper! Yes, awesome idea, I know.
But here is my concern. Is there a chance his Hyundai caused some real damage that I should just take it to the auto body shop and have them fix it back to normal?
I'll post some pictures, if not tonight them tomorrow in the light.

Edit: My camera battery need to be charged, I will post pictures tomorrow.
 

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I got rear-ended tonight too.... except mine was by a little kid riding his bike. I think your damage is a little more severe.
 

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wow that sucks. take good pics of the under carriage
 

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Most def take it into a body shop and have them throw it up on the frame machine. They'll be able to tell you if it's bent or any big damage that would make it unfit to drive.
 

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Dan wrote:
Most def take it into a body shop and have them throw it up on the frame machine. They'll be able to tell you if it's bent or any big damage that would make it unfit to drive.
Then get the SHROCK bumper!!!
 

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Unfortunately chances are if he hit your trailer hitch, which bent. There is probably some damage to the frame. How does the rear hatch open and close?

Best to get it checked out.
 

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I'd agree best to get it checked out, but that can be done by just getting an estimate, they will put any frame machine time down if it needs it. If someone says it does, make sure you go somewhere else,

I'd personally do the work myself, Look for cracked paint or paint that has a stretched look to it. Compare lefts sides to right, look for differences, As someone mentions look at the gap around the rear hatch, Look at the side panels in the sun making sure you have a smooth reflection,

I think it's all good, And that all you need is a new hitch, And a Shrockworks Hitch I am sure would not have gotten much more than a scratch out of that tap, but would have really messed up thet car, and lucky you don't have a shrockworks front bumper or you would have creamed the car in front of you no matter. It don't give at all.

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Bummer about the accident. Definitely get it to a body shop that can get it on the rack and make sure there is no underlying damage. Then another vote for using the other driver's insurance money to get yourself aa Shrock Rear Bumper!
 

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Oh and the back hatch opens fine and as far as the gap on either side of the bumber where it meets the corner piece, it looks as though it is bigger on the side that was hit. But only by a very small amount. I took pictures of it but you really can't notice it unless you are standing right behind it.
 

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get an estimate as I got rear ended by a cavalier and my bumper looked almost the same as your pics. the weld nuts on the frame were broken out. not a huge deal, but still! then get the shrock bumper...like I did!
 

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Oh and the back hatch opens fine and as far as the gap on either side of the bumber where it meets the corner piece, it looks as though it is bigger on the side that was hit. But only by a very small amount. I took pictures of it but you really can't notice it unless you are standing right behind it.
To fix the gap open, the thing that the hatch latches to, (The Hook bolted to the floor) Turn that with a bar so that the rear of it goes towards side that gap is on. It don't take much. When gaps are even, stop. You should not have to loosen it. Or use any tool but a strong screwdriver or pry bar.

By looking at the pictures, and considering the frame we have.
You just hit for a Shrockworks bumper! Play your cards right and you'll win entire amount. Easy DIY job I posted directions Under how to and Shrockworks. Enjoy the wait! LOL

MC
 

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Thanks Everyone.
Now I just have to wait until Monday so I can drop it off at the body shop and see what the verdict is.
 

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Sorry to hear about that Joe. My 2000 X got rear ended in on the SureKill expressway in stop and go traffic. The good news that outside of the plastic damage, nothing happened to the frame. The car hit us solid and all we we felt was a little bump.

There's a good body guy in Norristown who may be willing to work with you on the installation of the Shrock as part of the repair. If you are interrested, PM me and I'll give you the info.
 

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UPDATE

UPDATE:

So here is the latest news.
My body shop told me to just fix it back to stock. Giving me a bunch of crap about aftermarket bumpers never fit right, may be lower quality, may not be street legal, etc, etc.

I tried to explain to him the whole "much better quality for offroading" aspect but I don't think he was really understanding. In the end he told me he would put on whatever i wanted but that he highly recommends I just put the stock bumper back on.

The estimate was $1477.78

So now I just have to duke it out with the other insurance company to see if they are going to just pay it or try to send out an adjuster to nickle and dime me down in price. Hopefully I'll find out in the next couple days.

The only bright side I can see with letting them just do the repairs is that I'll nice shiny stuff if I ever want to revert back to stock. ( The current bumper is twice dented from me :thumbright: . Once pushing it uphill into a garage and once offroading backing into something, oops. :sad1:
 

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What insurance company do you have? I know that when I had state farm there was never really an issue. I drove to the office they had an estimate, cut me a check and away I went.
 

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Just get the other person's insurance agency to cut you a check, order the shrock bumper then get the body shop to install that and get the rest of the work done.
 

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Yes. You should definitely get a check from the other driver. Then again yes head for Shrock :cheers:
 

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I have Allstate but that doesn't matter because I filed a claim with the other drivers insurance company.

He has Dailyland aka Sentry Insurance.

They have at least contacted me to let me know they are trying to contact the other driver. Once they do it shouldn't take long. Only good thing about letting my body shop deal with it is they will get money for a rental car too :)

They also said they aren't going to send out an adjuster, they are just going to try to work out a price with my body shop. yeah!
 
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