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I wrecked my Sierra today in the rain. Not nearly as bad as last time, thankfully. I cannot believe it, I'm in shock still, I guess. After leaving the BPG dealership to get an oil change/tire rotation, I was traveling on a double-lane road, in the left lane there was a guy ahead of me going really slow, like he was on his cell phone. I went to pass him in the right lane, the truck suddenly fishtailed out of control, I fishtailed 3 or 4 times (raining heavily at the time) but I couldn't hold it, I tagged a stinkin' 90 Jetta in the passenger front door... driver's side front corner of my truck, same as before, then I spun completely around and crunched the curb with my left rear wheel. Kid in Jetta turned out to be an hysterical gay guy. As I was moving my truck past him on the road after the accident and into a KFC parking lot to wait for the police, he was yelling into his cell phone and he gave me "the hand" like "bitch please". Then he told the officer I hit him on purpose because he was going too slow. Does he really think I am going to mess up my nice truck by hitting his broke ass Jetta? Uh... no. :nono:

Unbelievably horrendous day... sigh. I cannot believe the bad luck I am having with my beautiful truck. I am going to have to get rid of it, I guess.

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I can't imaging what two hysterical gay guys would talk about after an accident. JK, Blu, I'm starting to think that truck is jinxed, maybe it's time to get something else, perhaps an economical Saturn Astra. Again my condolences!

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Damn!

Really sorry to hear this, my friend.

I once had a truck that was hit 5 times ( none my fault), I decided it was cursed and sold it.

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Yikes, sorry to hear that. Time to get that BMW 1-Series you've always wanted...

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Thanks, Camino. Life just totally sucks when you're me, I guess. Borger, I don't get hysterical. I really am not a girly guy. And thanks but no thanks on the Asstra. Thanks, BP. If the 1-series were affordable for me, I'd certainly consider one. Edited by ocnblu
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Wow, sorry to hear about the accident! Did the Stabilitrak not kick in?

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Sorry to hear that 'blu, your Sierra is a nice truck. How bad was the damage to both vehicles?

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empowah, thanks. Oh, my truck doesn't have Stabilitrak. mustang, my front end is pushed over enough I can't get the hood open. It will need a bumper and all associated parts for the left side, a grille (cracked bottom left corner from bumper contact), left side fender repair, the front end pulled back into spec, and a left rear wheel and tire. The left headlight is a bit loose, but until I get the hood open, I can't tell if it is broken. Jetta needs a door, that's all I saw wrong with it, maybe a little center post repair from the door caving in against it. :(
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Don't you know any good body shops? :duck:

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Kid in Jetta turned out to be an hysterical gay guy.

You hit Cory?!?

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Yes, I decided almost immediately not to involve my insurance company. I will buy the parts at a discount myself and ask my boss what we can do as far as labor is concerned. I don't want to cost my insurance company any more than necessary.

The arbitration hearing for my first accident to settle liability is this week, so I'll know if my deductible will be returned to me soon. The officer investigating that one took my side, so I am hoping for a positive outcome from that. Good Lord, I hate this.

Haha, Chris, nope. This guy is 29 years old.

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that's horrible. sorry to hear that. how fast were you going in the rain? does the truck give you a sense of invincibleness?

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Thanks, loki. We were going less than 25 when I passed him. The transmission kicked down when I went to go around the guy and that was all she wrote.
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Well, at least you are okay. That is the important thing.

I wonder if your truck is trying to tell you something....

The rain was really bad here last night-I was doing like 15 on the way home....

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Sorry to hear about the latest wreck. I don't have much to add to what others have said, but I hope you don't get too hard on yourself. Sometimes these things just happen.

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wow... 25? maybe some wind played part of it? or was the area almost flooding?

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So sorry 'blu! :(

I hope everything works out fast and you keep the Sierra--it's a beautiful truck!

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Blu, really sorry to hear of your misfortune.

You can do all the right things in life and still crap happens.

I had a car once that got hit by others 5 times. The body shop knew me by name. Only thing I can think was the color, maybe it wasn't visible enough. It was kind of a dark green blue grey dusky hue. The repairs eventually eclipsed the value of the car!

Hope you get through it all ok...

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wow... 25? maybe some wind played part of it? or was the area almost flooding?

4WD pickups tend to be a bit skittish in the rain - especially when it is a light rain.

It doesn't take much to kick the tail out.

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4WD pickups tend to be a bit skittish in the rain - especially when it is a light rain.

It doesn't take much to kick the tail out.

Isn't Ocn's Sierra 2WD?

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Man oh man, sorry to hear about yo and your beautiful truck ina another wreck. Hopefully things work out for the best, and at least you're ok (and it doesn't have a massive dent in it's side).

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Hmm, I forgot about it being 2wd.

No matter, I should have said "full size pickups" as the 2wd versions can be just about as bad when it comes to a rain-slick road. The weight bias to the front is the culprit.

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Ugh, couldn't sleep. I was down in my garage at stupid thirty (aka 1:30 am) looking at it. I wanted to make sure the oil change kid put my tires on right when he rotated them because they're directional. He did. According to Goodyear, the tires are the same height as the OE, so I should put my spare on the left rear (height is important with a posi rear end). There's a chunk of aluminum about 3 inches long broken off that wheel, letting the tire bulge out pretty bad. And I need to pull the bumper away just a hair so the left front tire clears it all the time. Dammit, I love that truck.:(
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