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    MallCrawler huufhearted's Avatar
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    Looks like insurance is going to fix the jeep. Only thing to prevent this is if they can't straighten the frame, which we'll know by Monday or so. Fault was assigned to the other car, but since they either were not chased down, or don't have insurance, this falls under mine, but since it is uninsured motorist, I can still apply for the diminished value of the vehicle since the frame repair will more than likely drop re-sale a considerable amount. After going through all the options, this may be the best turn out. Good news is I'll be able to upgrade a number of parts that will eventually be covered by the original quote, so another small silver lining. Just back to the waiting game...
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    And now, it's totaled...replacement car is on the way, and now to decide to buy it back or just cut my losses
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    Bummer. Depending on cost, maybe it is worth buying it back and building it as a dedicated trail rig. I guess it depends on how hard it would be to source a frame (or at least a good front half) and how much you want to spend on it. Tough decision.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ShutterBug View Post
    Bummer. Depending on cost, maybe it is worth buying it back and building it as a dedicated trail rig. I guess it depends on how hard it would be to source a frame (or at least a good front half) and how much you want to spend on it. Tough decision.
    Conservative number is 6k up to 9k including frame. If I buy it back, I get the jeep and $12k, then will have to buy the parts and go from there. Plan would be to get the frame straightened, get it running again, buy a new frame, they are surprisingly cheap, swap everything over. This would require space and lift equipment I donít have. And since Iím buying another car, not sure if I want a high payment and drop that kind of cash on the jeep. I did present another option to the Mrs. we want to change out her Cherokee this year, and with trade in on it, and some cash we could get into a new JL for roughly where we want. My car would be paid for and we would have a minimal payment and have a Jeep again. Sheís down as long as the backseat is better than the JK. Two small children and car seats make a small backseat not viable. It sounds like an option, but I was told I wouldnít be able to lift or anything like that, at least until it becomes mine down the road.

    There is an LJ Rubicon a couple of houses down from me that hasnít moved since weíve been here. Thought about making an offer depending whatís wrong.

    I have till Thursday to make a decision. So Iím going to talk to the body shop and get their opinion on it and go from there.

    Now I just have to wait until the roads here in Texas clear up for the replacement to get here, I may have it tomorrow if weather permits.
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    Nice build you got there. Awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by grayroad View Post
    Nice build you got there. Awesome.
    Thanks, it was a lot of fun getting it to the latest point, sadly, wasn’t in the cards to keep it. I ended up letting insurance pay me out for it and moved on. I think we’ll look at a new JL this year and start over, we’ll see.
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    Welp, that didn't last long... The wait for this was brutal, but overall, a nice upgrade from the JK, now to pay it off and start all over

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    It's nice, but I'll stick with my Black Rubi Unlimited JK. It is paid off and I just don' "trust" those JL's yet. (Famous last words from many many TJ, YJ and LJ owners before they bought a JK)
    I left out CJ owners 'cause they probably still think TJ's, YJ's, LJ's and JK's are all the devil's witchcraft or something.

    Any who...Love that deep blue. It's the kind of color that only looks good on certain cars and that JL pulls it off real nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Free Booter View Post
    It's nice, but I'll stick with my Black Rubi Unlimited JK. It is paid off and I just don' "trust" those JL's yet. (Famous last words from many many TJ, YJ and LJ owners before they bought a JK)
    I left out CJ owners 'cause they probably still think TJ's, YJ's, LJ's and JK's are all the devil's witchcraft or something.

    Any who...Love that deep blue. It's the kind of color that only looks good on certain cars and that JL pulls it off real nice.
    The creature comfort changes and the ability to have a full size carseat rear facing without eating the dash made it an easy choice to go with the JL. I would say that all of the additional electrics are a bit of a worry, but we'll see how it goes.

    I'm really happy with the blue, we were going to order a black one, but she changed her mind and I'm glad she did.
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    Yeah, the JL does have a lot of really obvious advantages (especially comfort) over previous iterations and no one can argue that. Any plans to take it off road?
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