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Old 02-09-2010, 08:26 AM   #1
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Tire tread vs. Camaro fender = OUCH

Well today was not a great day for the Camaro my wife was on her way home from work when she was passing an 18-wheeler when all of a sudden one of the inside tires on the trailer let loose causing the other tire to go and so went the flying chunks of tire she was able to avoid all of the flying stuff when one last piece came off and hit the passenger side of the car. At this point the truck was pulling over and my wife decided to pull over as well and see if she could see any damage. All looked fine until she inspected the front ¼ panel (passenger side) she noticed a 1 ½” deep gouge in the fender it was deep enough to take off the paint and a good chunk of the plastic from the fender. The driver of the truck called into his dispatch and the Florida FHP were called to get a report the trucking company (large local company) said they will take care of the damages and to get an estimate at my shop of choice and call them today or tomorrow to arrange a repair. Good thing my wife decided to stop and check for any damage or this would have come out of my pocket oh well it was bound to happen at some point.

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Old 02-09-2010, 08:44 AM   #2
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ouch! well atleast no ones hurt and what i also mean the pocket is not hurt either lol
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:45 AM   #3
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You need to get her (wife, not car) something extra nice for valentines day now Glad no one was hurt.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:49 AM   #4
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Yea count your blessings, that no one was hurt.
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Old 02-09-2010, 08:53 AM   #5
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You need to get her (wife, not car) something extra nice for valentines day now Glad no one was hurt.
She will get something extra nice and next year her 2012 2SS/RS Convertible

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Yea count your blessings, that no one was hurt.
I here ya the car can be replaced but she cannot she did say the Brembo brakes worked like a charm.

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Old 02-09-2010, 09:52 AM   #6
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The good thing is it doesn't look to bad. It could have damaged a panel, headlight housing, wife. That should be a quick fix.
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Old 02-09-2010, 09:59 AM   #7
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luckily the trucking company said they would fix it. I had a trucker damn near wreck his truck after something similar happened to me in a truck I used to have. When he realized I was stopping too he kept going. Then when I tried to get the name off the door he slammed his brake almost causing an accident. It was crazy. Ended up going on and fixing it out of pocket.
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Old 02-09-2010, 10:05 AM   #8
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Sorry to see that Sean. But, like everyone else said, she's OK and the sheet metal can be repaired. Still makes you mad though. Could have been alot worse.
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Old 02-09-2010, 11:53 AM   #9
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Thanks all in a week or two she will be good as new
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Old 02-09-2010, 12:02 PM   #10
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Quick thinking on your wifes part. In florida my wife drove under a toll pass while they were working on it. They dripped cement in globs on here car and windshield. She kept on driving. Didn't tell me until she got home from work and guess what, it was hard cement by then. Could not get it off. Only way to remove it was with a sander. Had she pulled over right away I would not have had to fight with the Dept of transportation for 3 months to get them to pay for it.

Oh and yeah, they tried to deny it.
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Was following a semi down the road one day when the retread came off of his cheaters (all in one piece) and went across the line and thru the windshield of a honda....your wife is quite lucky she didn't get hurt.
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Old 02-09-2010, 04:07 PM   #12
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Was following a semi down the road one day when the retread came off of his cheaters (all in one piece) and went across the line and thru the windshield of a honda....your wife is quite lucky she didn't get hurt.
Yep her 5 day class at the Bragg-Smith Driving school in Las Vegas paid off

She did good like I said the car can be replaced she cannot.

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When those truck tires blow, bad things happen. Good to hear that everyone is alright and the company is going to be paying for damages.
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Old 02-10-2010, 02:42 AM   #14
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wow! Glad she's okay. Could have been a lot worse.
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Old 02-10-2010, 02:47 AM   #15
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I drove a TT for 9 years and in that time I damaged several cars with the crappy company retreads. I hated running those damn things. Glad all is good. Most companies are pretty straight forward fixing issues.
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Yeah you are lucky the trucking company said they will pay out of pocket.

If you had to go through their insurance they would try to weasle out of it claiming she was following too close or something.

How much coin and trouble was it to put Brembos on your 2LT?
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Old 02-10-2010, 03:26 AM   #17
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wow! Glad she's okay. Could have been a lot worse.
Thank God, thats one my biggest fears these days
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Old 02-10-2010, 08:30 AM   #18
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Yeah you are lucky the trucking company said they will pay out of pocket.

If you had to go through their insurance they would try to weasle out of it claiming she was following too close or something.

How much coin and trouble was it to put Brembos on your 2LT?
Thanks for the Brembos my cost was $0.00 I traded a company some custom car show display stands for there 2010 custom Camaros for the Brembos. If I had to purchase them from the company it would have been $500+ S&H.

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Your wife was very lucky. I drive one of those 18 wheelers for a living, usually what happens is the whole tread blows off at once, which weighs over 100 lbs, and if that hits youl, enough said.
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Your wife was very lucky. I drive one of those 18 wheelers for a living, usually what happens is the whole tread blows off at once, which weighs over 100 lbs, and if that hits youl, enough said.
Yep. They looked into this very thing on an episode of "Mythbusters". They proved you could be decapitated by a retread coming through the windshield.
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Old 02-10-2010, 09:45 AM   #21
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Yep I count my blessings that nothing happened to her and the bonus was the car made it out with just a scratch.
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Old 02-10-2010, 02:27 PM   #22
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sorry for your loss. :(
I had my beauty for only 2 weeks and a tanker truck rolled back on a major hwy in stop & go traffic. 40 ft at a snails pace while I ,boxed in, flashed and honked to no avial. My brother in law scoulded me for not jumping out and throwing myself in its path. 5 days later a senior ala "Jerry Sienfeld - at what age do people decide they are no longer looking before backing up" T-boned me in a paking lot.
Dealers body-shop repaired flawlessly. New car smell was replaced by paint though.
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Old 02-23-2010, 04:49 PM   #23
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Just an update I went to two local bodyshops they quoted me $488, and $509 to repair the bumper cover. The trucking companies insurance company sent out an estimator they cut me a check for $600 for the damage to include a 2 day rental car as well. I have decided to order a new bumper cover (2010 SS bumper cover $350 (shipped), plus painting it $200) and I will install it myself and either sell my old bumper cover or put it away in storage. It's nice the trucking company took care of me.

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Old 02-24-2010, 10:56 AM   #24
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Glad the trucking company settled up with you. At least that part didn't drag on and on!
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Old 02-24-2010, 02:19 PM   #25
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Yep now I just have to wait a week for the bumper to arrive and a few days to have it painted.

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