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  1. It did drive straight as far as I could tell. To me that much of a difference seemed like more than an alignment issue.
  2. I posted on here a while back about a wreck I had where I ended up sideways in a ditch, trying to get an idea of the damage done. The front tire took a pretty big hit, as the whole weight of the truck landed on the front passenger tire when it landed in the ditch. I recently got my truck back after all the repairs were done and had an issue where the front tire was rubbing the fender. I was able to remove the plastic mud guard so it wouldn't rub too bad. But when I measured and compared with the other side, there was about a 3/4 inch difference versus the drivers side. I took it back to the body shop, and they keep wanting to blame it on the oversized tires (Running 33s on a 2 inch level). The only issue I had before the wreck was slight rubbing on the inside of the wheel well liner at full lock, but nothing this bad! As of today they called me and said they couldn't find anything wrong in the front end. The lower control arm had already been replaced, and realigned. They said their countermeasure was realigning it with more positive caster angle to try and center the tire better. To me that seems like were just covering up some other issue by doing that. Also wouldn't that just shift the drivers side tire closer to the front, and possibly rub on the front bumper now? I'm out of ideas what it could be, and they are too. The frame has been checked and they said they have checked everything else and can't find anything. Anybody have any ideas or suggestions? I've only had the truck for 9 months, and it didn't have new tires on it when I got it, but now it does. So they keep telling me it was probably an issue before and I just didn't know it until the new tires just recently got put on. To me it doesn't matter what tires it has on it, it's still 3/4 inch off from the drivers side. The picture I attached is not the greatest, but it gives you an idea of what I'm talking about.
  3. That was including labor and aftermarket parts. I pushed to get OEM parts, but they said I would have to cover the difference in price since the insurance policy would not cover that. But talking to the body shop, they said they would be able to price match OEM parts for most of it.
  4. How did you go about filing the diminished value claim? Did you have to go through your insurance, or go directly to the other parties insurance company? I've been looking into that, but it seems like it can be a complicated process.
  5. So the insurance estimator finally came to look at my truck today. And it turns out not to be as bad as I thought. The total estimation was $12k in damage, but the body shop will do their own inspection that will be more detailed as they start pulling it apart. They are also going to do a frame check when they get it on the lift, but they didn't think there would be any frame damage. They did add in a new axle since it was obviously messed up. I do expect more things to be discovered once they start working on it, but I doubt it would add up to anything major. The estimator said that it would take nearly twice that much to total the truck. Because of the current market for used trucks, he valued my truck at $31k, which is nearly $5k over book value. It is going to be a lengthy repair, but hopefully it will seem like it never happened when it is finished! I purposely took it to a certified body shop at a Chevrolet dealership, so I know it will be fixed right.
  6. I just noticed from this picture that the rear wheel looks to be offset in the wheel well, so maybe there is some suspension or axle damage too.
  7. I have Geico, but since this was no fault, the other parties insurance will be covering it. But Geico will be the one sending the appraiser to look at it next week. The book value of the truck is $27k, but I think the actual cash value would be higher right now. I'm in Tennssee to be totaled, the damage would have to exceed 75%.
  8. Unfortunately I had my first wreck yesterday. I got hit by a car that ran a stop sign, and hit me right in the rear passenger tire and side panel. That spun me off the road and landed sideways in a deep ditch, which is what caused all the front end damage. It's kinda hard to see the back panel damage from the pics, but I think the tire took most of the hit. The front and back bumpers were also bent. And the front passenger door got messed up. I'm more concerned about internal damage where the car hit my back tire, and where I hit the ditch hard with the front tire. Since this happened right before a holiday weekend, I'm probably not going to find out anything from insurance until next week. I am trying to get an idea if it will be totaled or not, so I can start preparing mentally and financially to look for another truck. I attached some pictures that I took after the truck was at the body shop.
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