Time for a new Gladiator! Crash, bam, boom

  1. MomsSpaghetti

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    8,300 miles on it. I am hoping it's totaled as I would rather not drive a patched up Gladiator. Dude made a left turn in front of me this morning.

    Silver lining: I am ok and so is the other driver, I may end up getting a new Gladiator out of this, I had an appointment this evening for new wheels and tires, that who knows if the insurance would have covered or not.

    Question for those in the know. This one had the max tow, but I no longer need that. What am I giving up, besides towing capacity, by going to the 3.73 gear ration?

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    Sorry to see that. Glad everyone is OK... That plastic bumper on the Gladiator performed surprisingly well. Looks like it saved some of the suspension parts. Passenger side looks like the most damage... Hard to tell, but, it does not look totaled. I have the Rubicon with the 4:10s but, if you want 3:73 gears, the new Mojave looks awesome. The obvious advantage of the 4:10s is that you can put bigger tires on without needing a gear change.
     
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    Glad to hear you are OK. Roughly, does not look that bad. If it got totaled, It would be a decent pickup at salvage auction for a home level rebuild.
     
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    Yeah, it will probably be salvageable. I just hate driving patched up and repaired vehicles. The radiator is shot, I think I saw oil and transmission fluid underneath. I won't know until the insurance company looks at it in the next few days
     
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    Did any airbags deploy?
     
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    Yeah, airbag blew, I couldn't shut it off afterward. Tried hitting the button but nothing.
     
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    Wow you effed up that Explorer (or whatever) pretty bad! He definitely got the worst of it, Glad you are OK.
    Unless you got frame damage, that looks pretty fixable. Make sure they check out the FAD dealio, probably broke all that mechanism.
     
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    That sucks. I can’t imagine it is totaled. So, getting a new Gladiator might be somewhat expensive, but the person who is at fault insurance company may agree with your need of a new vehicle, but I would be surprised. Either way I wish you luck.

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    Eh... That may be a total (??). Oil on the ground with a motor that won't turn off can make for a nasty paper weight. Was the motor making some awful noises? Air bags opened up make for a bad time. Can you tell if the frame looked tweaked at all?

    I think Michigan (just looking at your profile and guessing from your name, Detroit?) states that the repairs must exceed 75% of the value of the vehicle to be considered a total loss.
     
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    I would not get too spooled up on oil and transmission fluid being on the ground. Could just as easily be leak from the coolers up front than any actual leaks from the main bodies of the transmission or engine blocks.
     
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    I'm in northern MI, about an hour south of the Mackinac Bridge
     
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    KBB has the value hovering around $40k. That has you looking at around $30k of repairs to get the salvage.
     
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    Just an educated guess, but, seeing how much of a v-notch is in the front bumper, I would guess the frame rails may have gotten pulled in towards each other a bit. Time will tell if the insurance company measures how much and if they want to deal with the expense of frame repair.
     
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    That's terrible, glad to see you're okay, however this is the fourth time(?) someone has posted a gladiator in an accident on here and it seems like the hold up fairly well compared to most other vehicles I've seen.
     
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    This was in town. I was only going 25-30 MPH

    So, maybe no frame damage
     
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