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Frame is screwed. Body shop recommended to insurance company that they do a complete frame replacement. Front axle also toast.

Not a happy day for me.
They will probably repair that as a new frame and axle plus labour may be worth less than the value of your Jeep. Would have been better if they totaled it and you get another Jeep. Hope you weren't planning on selling this one in the future before this crash happened.....
 
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Still pretty accurate. 50 mph hit will break damn near anything.
I know it’s tough. But try to grab a beer or two and relax. Unfortunately this is now out of your control.
 

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Frame is screwed. Body shop recommended to insurance company that they do a complete frame replacement. Front axle also toast.

Not a happy day for me.
Get it checked and quoted by different shops. Ive seen cases where one shop can repair it for X amount, and another shop finds more hidden damage or charge more and the ins. company totals the vehicle.

Just relax. Whatever the outcome, if totaled, or repaired, your jeep will drive fine. Just make sure you take it to the best possible shop and theyll get that jeep like new.

Cars are never a good investment. we are just lucky jeeps hold their value so much.
 
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Get it checked and quoted by different shops. Ive seen cases where one shop can repair it for X amount, and another shop finds more hidden damage or charge more and the ins. company totals the vehicle.

Just relax. Whatever the outcome, if totaled, or repaired, your jeep will drive fine. Just make sure you take it to the best possible shop and theyll get that jeep like new.
Its at a good shop, and the dealer is actually going to do all of the non-body work so everything will remain under warranty.

So far we’re looking at a complete frame replacement, front bumper, front axle, control arms, front quarter, fender, grille, lights, and likely some additional suspension/steering components will turn out busted when they get to them.

The neck and back pain and very frequent headaches are pretty shitty to top it all off.

But, happy to be alive and that it wasn’t worse.
 
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are you getting any upgrades?
I think I’ll go aftermarket on the bumper, control arms, and any other suspension parts. Thinking about going with a Dynatrac axle depending on the price difference. I’ll probably get new track and sway bars whether they’re damaged or not. It will be free labor on the install.

Figure I might as well make the best of a shitty situation.
 

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I’m glad you are... okay .
I had a guy make a left turn in front of me at an intersection. It took 3 weeks to find out my 19 month old and 15,000 miles JLUS had a Bent frame, the frame was on back order, as was another guys on another forum. The shop was three months, plus 1 for the frame, 4 months. $27,000 worth of damage and no they didn’t total the jeep.
I did have some bits and pieces put in while they were working on it. I wished I’d put more on.
Good luck with your pains and the Jeep.
 
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Stopped by the dealership to grab my sunglasses from the Jeelp today and took a couple pics. You can see the obvious damage to the left side, but on the right side the entire frame rail is bent to the left. I’m told there is also a buckle in the frame near the wheel

It’s looking like it’ll be about a month before I get it back.

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Stopped by the dealership to grab my sunglasses from the Jeelp today and took a couple pics. You can see the obvious damage to the left side, but on the right side the entire frame rail is bent to the left. I’m told there is also a buckle in the frame near the wheel

It’s looking like it’ll be about a month before I get it back.

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I wouldn’t hold them to that one month date. Hate to be blunt but don’t be surprised if it is more like 1.5 or 2 months.
 
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I wouldn’t hold them to that one month date. Hate to be blunt but don’t be surprised if it is more like 1.5 or 2 months.
Yeah, I’m not going to get my hopes up. Frame is supposed to ship next week and then take a little more than a week for labor. Then still have to do the rest.
 

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Wow, this thread has everything; action, drama, intrigue, lawyers, prosecutors, insurance agents, safe driving instructors, virtue signalers, social contractors, and a few "Karens". Somehow I leave smarter yet dumber...

OP glad to hear you are OK.
POST OF THE YEAR!
 

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Yeah, I’m not going to get my hopes up. Frame is supposed to ship next week and then take a little more than a week for labor. Then still have to do the rest.
Glad things are going forward, such an ordeal Joe, glad you're taking the high road through all of this, big hats-off for that!
Be sure to have them put that new Cast Iron steering box in while you're there, it's a game changer!
 

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