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    Default Bad and good week for the Jeep...

    Well last week I was on the way to the UPS store to get a quote to ship the rear bumper and a lady rear ended me at a stop sign.

    She went underneath, did some slight damage to the bumper and to the body. Called it in and the insurance company just looked at it the other day and so far were looking at 1240.00 on damage just to the body, NOT counting the bumper replacement.

    Insurance essentially told me to go find a new bumper that I liked and they will pay for it. So its been shopping time lately. Found the one id like to get and now its in their hands if they want to pay for it.


    So last night at 1145, I was dead asleep and one of the girls I work with called me cause her and her husband were driving and slid into a ditch with their Silverado and couldnt get out. I ended up grabbing my recov bag and headed out the door with the pups. Of course it was 30 min away, but I wasnt worried, cause I have a 12k winch on it and knew the trip wouldnt be wasted.

    I get there, and hook up to the hitch and start winding in.. I notice its slightly slower than usual, but no more power draw than normal, so once the line gets taught, thats where it stopped. I guess something fried in the winch and it was useless. I hooked up the snatch straps and yanked her out and head on my way home.

    BTW, thats now every full size pick up except the tundra, that ive pulled out of a ditch with the Jeep


    I called up smittybilt for the winch and realized while I have him on the phone, my seat covers are coming undone at the stitching and told him about it. I got a hold of 4wheel parts in San Antonio and got the invoice numbers for my receipts and called SB back, and now on the way is a brand new winch and seat covers!!!


    Albeit, this is now my THIRD shittybilt winch but they do back it up with awesome customer service.


    Heres a video of the bumper im trying to get the insurance to pick up for me. Keep your fingers crossed!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xLFrE04S0iA
    -Mike

    "I personally believe that US Americans are unable to do so because some people out there in our nation don't have maps, and I believe that our education like such as South Africa, and the Iraq, everywhere like, such as, and I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., or should help South Africa, it should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future, for our children."
    -Miss South Carolina

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    Nice dude! Hopefully they cover that one.

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    wait till it dies on the trail when you need it. it the brake fails and you roll backwards down a hill... go schitybilt!

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    Quote Originally Posted by AFhockey31 View Post
    Heres a video of the bumper im trying to get the insurance to pick up for me. Keep your fingers crossed!
    That is very nice... Hopefully they will cover at least the cost of the stock bumper...
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    a 40 hanging on a stock hinges wow that is over a 140 lbs for tire and rim plus the carrier i would be worried my yj has a tweeked gate from a 33
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    Quote Originally Posted by gearhead1985 View Post
    a 40 hanging on a stock hinges wow that is over a 140 lbs for tire and rim plus the carrier i would be worried my yj has a tweeked gate from a 33
    Looks like it works in conjunction with the tailgate, not using only stock hinges.

    http://jkowners.com/forum/showthread.php?t=21806

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    look closer, the tailgate is actually mounted to the tire carrier and separates completely from the tub when opened fully.
    i would to have one of these setups

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    Well, I guess today is the GOOD day for the Jeep. Won the jeep of the month, Smittybilt sent me the new winch parts and seat covers already sitting at my door today, and the insurance company is letting me get that bumper...
    -Mike

    "I personally believe that US Americans are unable to do so because some people out there in our nation don't have maps, and I believe that our education like such as South Africa, and the Iraq, everywhere like, such as, and I believe that they should, our education over here in the U.S. should help the U.S., or should help South Africa, it should help the Iraq and the Asian countries so we will be able to build up our future, for our children."
    -Miss South Carolina

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    DAMN!! congrats! its nice to see an insurance co actually stand by their customer. was your insurance itemized?

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    I'm glad to hear that you got better service from shittybilt than I did. I called them with a question about thier Irack that I ordered and the rep on the phone treated me like I was an idiot. I'll never buy another one of thier products again.
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    went to google to see if I too was a dumb ass!!! Well actually I am.

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