A little accident, well a little for the Tundra, not so little for the other car. It was towed, possibly totaled. I need to replace bumper, plastic pieces, etc.
Good thing that no one got hurt.
You could see that the bull bar has shited to the left.
Most of the damage was on the left side and the front.
Right side is relatively untouched.
Bull bar and lights are toast.
Now, advice on what I should do to my truck.
I recently got Bushwacker (pocket style) fender flares and was about to paint them. Now this happened and the first thing that crossed my mind right after "Oh, shat" was that I should get a heavy-duty bumper.
Here is what I am thinking. With what insurance company pays for the oem bumpers, etc., I could get an after-market bumper (with little extra $$). I was looking at Iron Cross (reasonable price and weight so I don't have to upgrade suspension right away).
Now the problem is, after-market bumper may not look right with my chrome Moto Metal (I wished I would've gotten black Jester).
Here are my options.
1. Just replace with oem bumper.
2. Purchase a heavy-duty bumper and leave fender flares black.
3. Purchase a heavy-duty bumper, color-match fender flares with bolts painted black.
4. Purchase a heavy-duty bumper, color-match both bumper and flares.
2010 Tundra, CM, 4x4, 5.7, TRD Off Road, Silver Sky Tundra Club #7, TWACC #100, RYRWDBTTBYCDI #7
Toyota Stepboards, Tint, Pioneer AVIC Z140BH & ND-BC5 Camera, Metra Axxess, Line X (Extra/Color Match), ValuGard Undercoat & Rust Inhibitor, AVS Window Visor, Clazzio (black/red leather), TRD Cat-Back, TRD Intake, Toyota Hood Protector, Husky WeatherBeater, Westin Ult BB & Lights, Moto Metal 961, BAKFlip F1, OME614 to be installed
Last edited by chphilo; 12-10-2012 at 03:29 PM.
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You sure your 1/4 panel won't need some paint If so, have them spray the flares at the same time. With all the damage I see there, considering OEM parts cost, your bar, lights, etc., I would wager a guess and say that you will be getting a free heavy duty bumper ($1000-1500) and free paint, but I dunno.... Sorry to hear about the accident, glad everyone was ok.
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Sucks about the wreck man but glad everyone is alright. I have pretty much the same truck as you and I have thought about what a heavy duty black bumper would look like, especially with chrome wheels should I go that route. My opinion is the bumper would look fine with the wheels but I think to offset it you would want to replace/paint the chrome grill surround, replace the aluminum running boards with black ones and plasti-dip all of the chrome badges and the chrome on the rear bumper. Personally I think just adding in that little bit of black would be enough to get the black bumper in tune with the truck.
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