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Re: EcoDiesel got rear-ended this afternoon....

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Did the other driver even hit the brakes? Doesn't look like there are any skid marks.

Other driver did not touch the brakes - so no skid marks. 45+(probably 55) mph into/under my Jeep.


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Re: EcoDiesel got rear-ended this afternoon....

Terribly sorry for your loss.

Of course I say it humorously, but after having my share of accidents (including a rear end last summer by a dude who wanted to cut a yellow-red light around Madison) and near-misses in Wisconsin, I came to the conclusion that safe driving is a fine art that is not mastered by most of the natives. And that their dangerous driving is directly correlated to the number of Green Bay Packers stickers on the car.

Let us know what your insurance says about yours. There's a few parts that maybe you could sell us (first dibs).
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I came to the conclusion that safe driving is a fine art that is not mastered by most of the natives. And that their dangerous driving is directly correlated to the number of Green Bay Packers stickers on the car.

Let us know what your insurance says about yours. There's a few parts that maybe you could sell us (first dibs).

where are you originally from?
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Re: EcoDiesel got rear-ended this afternoon....

Jason, be prepared for residual physical effects from that accident on your body. You may not be feeling much "right now", but there were still substantial forces involved, especially with the speed that the person was going when they slammed into your Jeep's backside. Sometimes our body's will compensate (residual "flight or flight" from our ancient past), but things come out days or weeks later. Stay in touch with your doctor, etc.
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Re: EcoDiesel got rear-ended this afternoon....

Damn, glad you are generally OK. Jeep seems to have held up well, but I bet allll of the crumple zones were used in this one. Hopefully it's a write-off.

On another note, I did not know the Jeep had active head restraints, pretty awesome. As opposed to my 04 WJ whose headrests were about 10" behind my head and resulted in some decent whiplash both times I was rear-ended...
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Active head restraints are probably the big reason my neck/head are not sore. Downside is they are throwaways and about $504/each. Estimate right now is $11,414.56 - not enough to write it off yet, but they need to take it apart for better determination.


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Re: EcoDiesel got rear-ended this afternoon....

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Terribly sorry for your loss.

Of course I say it humorously, but after having my share of accidents (including a rear end last summer by a dude who wanted to cut a yellow-red light around Madison) and near-misses in Wisconsin, I came to the conclusion that safe driving is a fine art that is not mastered by most of the natives. And that their dangerous driving is directly correlated to the number of Green Bay Packers stickers on the car.

Let us know what your insurance says about yours. There's a few parts that maybe you could sell us (first dibs).
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where are you originally from?
He must be one of those Da Bears Still Suck fans from Illinoize. Chances are good the drivers he's complaining about are from Illinoize as well. No one can hold a candle to the bad driving habits they bring along with them.

Of course, I reply humorously as well.
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He must be one of those Da Bears Still Suck fans from Illinoize. Chances are good the drivers he's complaining about are from Illinoize as well. No one can hold a candle to the bad driving habits they bring along with them.
Here in WI we have a three letter acronym that best describes most drivers from Illinois, but as I'm not here to fight pick, and most Jeep owners don't fit the category - I won't divulge here.
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Jason, be prepared for residual physical effects from that accident on your body. You may not be feeling much "right now", but there were still substantial forces involved, especially with the speed that the person was going when they slammed into your Jeep's backside. Sometimes our body's will compensate (residual "flight or flight" from our ancient past), but things come out days or weeks later. Stay in touch with your doctor, etc.
I appreciate the heads-up advice. I've been a EMT w/advanced skills for 13 years and a firefighter for 15 years, and I'm well read on the after affects. For me personally its usually 48 hours after a incident that I feel the associated aches and pains. That being said - out of all the accident scenes I've been to - this is the first one that I've been on the receiving end of. First accident, first anything in 25 years of driving. Not even a ticket, save for one $80 fine for stopping in a no stopping zone.
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Re: EcoDiesel got rear-ended this afternoon....

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Active head restraints are probably the big reason my neck/head are not sore. Downside is they are throwaways and about $504/each. Estimate right now is $11,414.56 - not enough to write it off yet, but they need to take it apart for better determination.


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I'm anxious to see their verdict once they ''open it up'' ... What are you expecting and what would you prefer?

Unfortunately, I'm expecting them to say they're going to fix it. The first estimate I got was from a authorized Chrysler Jeep RAM service center, and they were the most detailed-but they said some of the parts in their system are on backorder, so it's anyone's guess at this point.

What do I want? I don't know-this vehicle is exactly how I wanted it. I just don't know....part of me says to total it, because I fear for all of the unknowns-the crumple zones, the hidden issues. But if the insurance company is willing to guarantee it for life, I'd be apt to let them fix it. More than likely once they open it up, the prices will compile a lot faster.


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The downside to them "opening it up" is that the parts will never fit as tightly or as exactly as they did from the factory. And, if they total it, it's the little things that I've added to make the vehicle uniquely mine-the Trailhawk rock rails, the Trailhawk wheels and tires, the few body parts that were powder coated satin gray-that will be costly to replace(the rock rails were part of the purchase agreement, but I digress).


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