pouring rain, and southern california dont mix. Neither do aholes with no morals. Some d bag in a 350z cut me off on the freeway, and when I pulled into the next lane to avoid a collision, I hit a puddle and my car lost traction. Before I knew it I was spinning and smashing into the center divide @ 60 mph in the pouring rain. Fk face didnt even pull over and My car was left there in shambles. The engine is fine but the main impact was on the passenger side rear wheel. Shattered the rim to peices, bent the arm underneath (axle I guess), and moderate body damage (requiring new bumpers- M3 and a new paint job ). This happened today so I dont know the full scope of repairs needed, but will my car ever be the same????
Does anybody know how long bodyshops take? (considering the damages- both body and mechanical, waiting for parts, labor, paint, yada yada yada, and it just got to the shop today). How long could I be driving around my p.o.s. rental?
that sucks man.
depends on how much they have to do. when i wrecked my porsche a couple of years back they had to search for parts a bit, but that is because i wanted to have used parts to save money(the car was old and new parts were more than the car) It took them around a week or so to get the parts and like 3-4 days to actually install (new hood, fender, headlight assembly, fix bumper and fogs, and paint the front end of the car)
I dont know how much stuff you messed up underneath, but back in October I smacked a curb with my rear wheel doing about 30 (dont ask) and i pretty much had to replace everything from the diff over to to the wheel excluding brakes. The parts cost me about $1100 from the dealer (at cost!!). I still have to get the wheel refinished (another 100 bucks). Hopfully you only bent the axle and the suspension is still ok.
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man that really sucks. I hate people who drive stupid in the rain. Especially here in so cal where it rains so infrequently, because when it does all the built up oil on the roads gets super greasy. Hopefully your shop will do a good job and it will drive fine after it is fixed. Good luck
Thanks guys. I dont know what the deal is w/ the shop, but they are gonna call me when they will start assesing the damages. I only had my car for 2 months, but I already put so much work into it. I hope they can fix it, or dont declare it totaled. Because if it runs fine, I still want that car.
Good luck. It could take a while... all really depends on the shop, their load, and how bad they want to get paid. My experience tells me they try to get stuff done quick at the end of the month and are kinda slow at the beginning. That wheel is crazy...definately a picture for Momo!
Umnitza now provides a mechanic to install all parts ordered right in the box! It's their new "Total customer service program" that will eliminate all the haters and keep incompetents from breaking shit and blaming the vendor! When you are all set simply call INS and they will pick him up free of charge.
tommorow they lift the car up and asess the damages, so after the claim adjustor takes a look at the damage, I will update. I AM FREAKING OUT. So far the descision is looking to be 65% totalled, and 35% fixable. At this point, I dont know what I want. Update tommorow.
(and my rental car- Hyundai Sonata- smells like fish.)
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