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Re: Trees are evil

Adding insult to injury, guess what showed up this morning:

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Looking at the pics, I am surprised the airbags didn't go off. I mean, it looks like at least part of the tree hit the bumper.
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Looking at the pics, I am surprised the airbags didn't go off. I mean, it looks like at least part of the tree hit the bumper.

Airbags don't work that way. There's a very sophisticated ECU that takes information about crush forces, deceleration forces, and occupancy and uses it to determine when to deploy the airbags and at which stage. No way the airbags would have deployed in that sort of situation.


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Airbags don't work that way. There's a very sophisticated ECU that takes information about crush forces, deceleration forces, and occupancy and uses it to determine when to deploy the airbags and at which stage. No way the airbags would have deployed in that sort of situation.


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Good to know.. Learned something new today..
People very commonly think airbags are way easier to deploy than they are. On the Lexus forum I post on I just posted a very similar reply to somebody who warned a member against drilling the holes for the front license plate holder for fear of deploying the airbags
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people very commonly think airbags are way easier to deploy than they are. On the lexus forum i post on i just posted a very similar reply to somebody who warned a member against drilling the holes for the front license plate holder for fear of deploying the airbags
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getting rid of extra baggage?


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During the alleged 90 mph winds out there recently by any chance?
It was the day after, so, likely related at least.
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Re: Trees are evil

Finally got her into the shop on Monday. The new estimate from the damage appraiser is $13,030. Still only going to cost me the deductible, so not the end of the world, but damn that's a lot of trouble for one little tree.

Between the three week estimate on the body work and the back order on the catalyst (which they can't order till I drop it off at the dealership) I should be just getting my rig back around Christmas. D'oh.
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Re: Trees are evil

Woow..thats expensive, wish you the best and hopefully you'll get your jgc better than ever.
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Re: Trees are evil

I finally got the Jeep back after about 40 days in the body shop! Let me preface the rest of this post with this: I am extremely anal retentive!

Their painter did a much better job than the robots at JNAP. The 'tiger stripes' (as I call them) in the flake are all gone now. The result is wonderful - the painter is a god in my eyes. They painted every panel except for the tailgate and the rear bumper. I did, however, notice that the bumper and fenders are a slightly different shade. They agreed to paint the last two panels to make it a full respray.

Other small issues:
1) A weird ripple in the windshield gasket which I've asked them to fix.
2) The detailed ripped up my CanvasBack liner which trashed the carpet in the back.
3) The driver's mirror wasn't replaced, but has scratches.
4) Whoever buffed the car should get a lesson in detailing. Aggressive pads on brand new paint left swirls in some spots. They offer a full buff out for free after the paint hardens.
5) Keyless entry and adaptive headlights are not working.

Want to see the highlights from the bill?

Front Bumper:
Cover $354

Grill:

Grill itself: $540
Grill insert: $240
Trim ring: $117

Headlamps:
Right: $354
Left: $534 (why more here?)

Hood:
Hood itself: $675
Jeep nameplate: $55.25
Insulation: $102

Fenders:
Mostly buff and dent stuff

Roof:
Right rail: $137
Left rail: $125
Roof rack mopar: $276

Windshield:
Windshield itself: $670 !!!
Install: $132

Totals:
Parts: $7172
Body Labor: $4205
Paint labor: $2155
Paint supply: $1120

Grand total: $16,242

Yowza! She looks pretty great now and it's nice to have her back. Now I just need some issues resolved from paint and then she's off to the dealer to see if diesel emissions stuff can ever get fixed. I might have a fully functional car by spring time!
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The windshield is $2,000 here in Aus.
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