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gtony12
09-22-2012, 06:12 PM
OK, I was headed East on freeway and a big rig was headed West on the other side of freeway. The big rig rear TIRE AND RIM broke free from his trailer and shot over the center divider and hit me head on losing control and hitting right shoulder wall. Well I walked away with arm and neck pain, my Jeep I thought died. But, it a live its being resurrected from the dead. My JK saved My Life! So just some advise look out for flying tires! Thank you Jeep! I wouldn't buy anything else!:clap2:

MTG
09-22-2012, 07:45 PM
Wow! Glad you are okay. Sorry about the jeep. Post more details/pics when you can.

JKRay
09-22-2012, 07:52 PM
Dang that's sucks but I am happy you are ok!

Shaved Ice
09-22-2012, 09:53 PM
That story is crazy. Very glad to hear you walked away. Post pics when you can.

koop2
09-22-2012, 11:05 PM
Glad you made it!

StrizzyChris
09-22-2012, 11:24 PM
Wow! Where did this happen? If it were a week ago I could have taken care of u at mission hospital in the ER

gtony12
09-23-2012, 12:40 AM
Wow! Where did this happen? If it were a week ago I could have taken care of u at mission hospital in the ER Happened at the 91 fwy and green river.

Robar
09-23-2012, 12:45 AM
Sucks about you JK, but glad you're OK.

gtony12
09-23-2012, 12:49 AM
Sucks about you JK, but glad you're OK. Funny thing is I never got a chance to post a picture of my jeep!

gtony12
09-26-2012, 03:06 AM
Crazy from a tire!

TX_JK
09-26-2012, 04:00 AM
That hood will buff right out. :bleh:

piginajeep
09-26-2012, 04:18 AM
Crazy from a tire!

Holy fuck!!!!! I drive the same road everyday. That highway scares the shit out of me and this is why!!

Glad to hear your ok,,,

MTG
09-26-2012, 01:04 PM
Wow! That is crazy. Be careful out there, sounds like a scene from Final Destination! :cheesy:

DManuel
09-26-2012, 08:40 PM
Wow, that is crazy! Glad you were not injured. I live off the 91 and Imperial Hwy. It is a busy, bumpy freeway. I still can't believe that happened. Again, glad you are OK. So, what color 2013 are you getting???

jktubby
09-26-2012, 09:06 PM
That hood will buff right out. :bleh:

x2 lol glad your ok though!! :thumb:

wayoflife
09-26-2012, 09:15 PM
holy cow!! :shock:

just saw this thread and i'm glad that you're okay.

Smizar
09-26-2012, 11:32 PM
I've been a truck driver for 35 years and I've seen tires tear cabs apart,rip off fenders and fuel tanks and take the tips off of cars and it scares the crap out if me when I have people hang right beside me on the freeway or ride my butt... Definatly not saying that was the case here but it's something to think about...

StrizzyChris
09-26-2012, 11:34 PM
I've been a truck driver for 35 years and I've seen tires tear cabs apart,rip off fenders and fuel tanks and take the tips off of cars and it scares the crap out if me when I have people hang right beside me on the freeway or ride my butt... Definatly not saying that was the case here but it's something to think about...

happened to my grandma...ever since then she would bolt past any semi that she passed

gtony12
09-27-2012, 05:53 AM
The Insurance company said they may try and fix it, first est. was $12,000.00:thinking: Well either way i am good with, I just want my JEEP back.
I have to say jeep built a great car, if I was in my wife's car, I definitely wouldn't have made it. Its scared the $^#$% out of me! Hot oil and parts of the jeep hit inside the cab on my head, I don't think I will ever drive with top off on freeway again.

jktubby
09-27-2012, 08:44 PM
The Insurance company said they may try and fix it, first est. was $12,000.00:thinking: Well either way i am good with, I just want my JEEP back.
I have to say jeep built a great car, if I was in my wife's car, I definitely wouldn't have made it. Its scared the $^#$% out of me! Hot oil and parts of the jeep hit inside the cab on my head, I don't think I will ever drive with top off on freeway again.

What the hell the ins. is going to try and fix that?? Seems like a major accident and a totaled jeep, just make sure you get everything checked real well if they do fix it; engine, transmission, frame, etc..

gtony12
10-22-2012, 09:25 PM
Here are a few updates $15,000.00 later
607660776078 They had to cut and weld in new sub frame :icon_crazy:
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JKAnimal
10-22-2012, 09:32 PM
Will they be able to get the stains out of the driver's seat or did that have to be replaced too? :crazyeyes:

Glad your jeep saved you!!

I've been on the highway south of Houston and seen a tire come off a big rig and that was scary enough from a distance!

gtony12
10-22-2012, 09:35 PM
One time was good enough for me, oh, and the stains are in bedded for life to much to get out!!!! :blush:

gtony12
11-01-2012, 10:50 PM
Still Waiting, but closer every day!!:fingerscrossed:

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slowz3r
11-02-2012, 01:15 AM
Happened at the 91 fwy and green river.

It was the 91 what else do you expect from that damn freeway

gtony12
11-02-2012, 03:36 PM
Forgot to say this is week 6, of the rebuild still counting........:misery:

piginajeep
11-02-2012, 08:20 PM
Forgot to say this is week 6, of the rebuild still counting........:misery:

well, thats a ton of work. One thing I've learn is not rush the autobody shop!

fuck the 91 if I have not said that already :D

gtony12
11-13-2012, 05:38 PM
Well still waiting and waiting going on week 8 still waiting for the rest of parts they have to put 2013 parts on it!!:rock::eek:
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gtony12
11-16-2012, 03:53 PM
OK, after 8 weeks and over $16,000.00 later. It LIVE's! It's a very happy day, my JK's back. The stress of all this was killing me! So, update pic.

Before: OK, stand back clear :eek:
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And After: (If you look close the hood is for a 2013 JK) :wings::honey::celebrate:
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Linebacker
11-16-2012, 04:02 PM
IT'S ALIVE!! Great thread and follow up on the progress of the rebuild. BTW there is no hope for the stains on the upholstery. Those stains are like cat urine, they have a half life of 20,000 years.:yup:

wayoflife
11-16-2012, 04:14 PM
that's awesome!! congrats on getting your jeep back :clap2::thumb:

gtony12
11-16-2012, 04:30 PM
that's awesome!! congrats on getting your jeep back :clap2::thumb:

Thank you! Just hope every thing stay together and don't run into a lot of problems!:crazyeyes:

gtony12
11-16-2012, 05:57 PM
IT'S ALIVE!! Great thread and follow up on the progress of the rebuild. BTW there is no hope for the stains on the upholstery. Those stains are like cat urine, they have a half life of 20,000 years.:yup:

Thank you! I know I am driving with my head out the window!:icon_crazy:

JKAnimal
11-16-2012, 06:51 PM
Congratulations! Watch out for flying tires! :eek:

my_jk
11-16-2012, 09:23 PM
That would have scared the shit out of me.:gaah: I had no clue a tire could do that much damage.

ALRydr
11-17-2012, 01:43 PM
Congrats on finally getting her back!!!

I'd probably try to avoid doing that again! Ha ha ha!!!

ZERO LIMITZ
11-19-2012, 05:12 AM
WOW!!! Glad to know the Jeep stood up to the test when it comes to safety!!! I bet that eight weeks were long, I couldn't imagine being without my Jeep that long. Glad your OK and you have it back together.

NY1982JK
11-19-2012, 06:49 PM
Congrats on getting your Jeep back!!! I couldn't imagine if this happened to mine. Looks like they did an amazing job though. :thumb::rock:

my_jk
11-23-2012, 09:23 PM
Good as new:wings:

gtony12
11-24-2012, 06:52 AM
WOW!!! Glad to know the Jeep stood up to the test when it comes to safety!!! I bet that eight weeks were long, I couldn't imagine being without my Jeep that long. Glad your OK and you have it back together.


Thank you all!! It felt like years waiting for it. I really never want to go thru that again, It took at least 10 yrs off my life. The Jeep really held up good.:standing wave: I was surprised on how well it turned out. Its a little funny I fractured my wrist and torn tendon in my arm, from the impact. Weird! Looking forward to get'ten it dirty and seeing you all out on a trail.:standing wave::standing wave:

gtony12
01-16-2013, 04:07 PM
I have been driving my jeep for while now sense being repaired. I just started to have rattling some where near fire wall under hood. This sucks have to take it back again.. :icon_crazy:
Its running great and looks great, just the rattle is driving me nut! :eek:

wayoflife
01-16-2013, 04:10 PM
I have been driving my jeep for while now sense being repaired. I just started to have rattling some where near fire wall under hood. This sucks have to take it back again.. :icon_crazy:
Its running great and looks great, just the rattle is driving me nut! :eek:

That sucks. Hopefully it isn't anything to hard to get too.

gtony12
02-05-2013, 11:13 PM
Well a month later still rattling. Haven't been able to find the problem. This is so frustrating..:banghead:

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gtony12
02-19-2013, 09:39 AM
Figured out the rattle passengers front fender bolts lose. But now found an other rattle. I give up just going to deal with it. They say once in accident it will never be the same. You think 2012 16000 Mile $21,325.00 in damage and repaired it would be better then New. Hmm :banghead:

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wayoflife
02-19-2013, 02:57 PM
Glad that you found the rattle as nothing is more annoying than having one that you can't track down.

gtony12
08-29-2014, 03:06 AM
:wings: Hey finally updates, the other drivers insurance company finally excepted responsibility for there accident :thinking:, what 2 yrs later!:idontknow::clap2:

DA RUNT
08-29-2014, 03:32 AM
Niiiice, glad it's finally settled and in your favor. I don't know why it took so long, hellooo your freakin tire hit my Jeep >:(

dwvninety
08-29-2014, 03:37 AM
I would have asked for more than fixing the Jeep especially if you fractured your wrist and torn a tendon in your arm. I would have hired an attorney. Hopefully you did, but I'm glad your OK.

gtony12
08-29-2014, 03:40 AM
I would have asked for more than fixing the Jeep especially if you fractured your wrist and torn a tendon in your arm. I would have hired an attorney. Hopefully you did, but I'm glad your OK.

Yes actually did get lawyer so I can get all my medical back as well plus everything else I had to pay for.

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gtony12
08-29-2014, 03:42 AM
Niiiice, glad it's finally settled and in your favor. I don't know why it took so long, hellooo your freakin tire hit my Jeep >:(

I have been askimg that same question I guess there were other insurance company involve for thr rig sense they were towing a illegal trail I found out from chp.

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gtony12
08-29-2014, 03:43 AM
I will definitely update once this all settles:thumbup:
Maybe they will throw in a new Rubicon 4door too.;)
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JKU EXTREME
08-29-2014, 05:59 AM
Glad you're okay. And do I hear a v-8?

JAGS
08-29-2014, 06:07 AM
That's good news Tony. One step closer to closure on the fiasco.


- Jason

gtony12
08-29-2014, 11:32 AM
That's good news Tony. One step closer to closure on the fiasco.

Hey Jason

Yes finally crazy it has taken so long. Cant wait to get to the end of it. We all need to go wheel'en soon.

- Jason



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