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Road debris

Discussion in 'General Tundra Discussion' started by mini BEEFY, Feb 1, 2018.

  1. Feb 1, 2018 at 4:15 PM
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    mini BEEFY

    mini BEEFY [OP] New Member

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    Driving to work the other day, a large hunk of plastic/rubber was flung up at me on the freeway. Hit me in my new grill while i was doing 75mph.
     
  2. Feb 1, 2018 at 4:16 PM
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    mini BEEFY

    mini BEEFY [OP] New Member

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  3. Feb 1, 2018 at 4:17 PM
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    COMiamiFan

    COMiamiFan SSEM #3. Don't forget to try the search bar.

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    That sux. Battle scars.
     
  4. Feb 1, 2018 at 4:44 PM
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    Law323

    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    Hoo, just be glad it was just rubber. Seen a pallet fly off a truck and crash into a car before. Wasn’t pretty!

    Take the grille off, sand with some high grain sandpaper and blast it with some spray paint or bed liner. Done.
     
  5. Feb 1, 2018 at 5:02 PM
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    Black Wolf

    Black Wolf Addicted to petrified wood apparently

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    The grille is cracked at least in on spot.. Gorilla glue? Definitely sucks.
     
  6. Feb 1, 2018 at 5:18 PM
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    Would have totaled a new Ford 1 Fitty, merely a flesh wound or patina for a Tundra, excellent driivng skills on your part and 3 points added to your man card. Nice work! Enjoy a beer on me! :rofl::cheers:
     
  7. Feb 1, 2018 at 6:32 PM
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    TundraTss

    TundraTss The Mistress

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    Everything. Literally.
    Grill is shot. Might as well just toss it.
    Better yet, send it to me. I’ll take care of it for you.
     
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  8. Feb 1, 2018 at 6:52 PM
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    Eclipsed & Floating

    Eclipsed & Floating Over it.........

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    I watched a trailer come off of a hitch and continue down the Interstate for a few hundred yards somehow.

    Maybe the universe is telling you to get a new grill once your nerves calm down
     
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  9. Feb 1, 2018 at 7:20 PM
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    Stumpjumper

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    I have had a couple of close calls with runaway tires. First one came off 18 wheeler. I followed it down the hwy at 55 mph for 1/2 mile. Crossed over grassy median and I paralleled it on opposite side for 1/4 mile. Last I saw it was headed through a fence in to a limo storage yard. O way home from work I saw like 4 people standing around looking at hole in fence like they were trying to figure out what happened. Another time a smaller passenger car or trailer tire went between me and vehicle behind me. It crossed 4 lanes of traffic without hitting anything. I hate road debris. If it comes off a vehicle and hits you insurance will cover. If it comes up off road no coverage. I hit an extension ladder straddling the lanes with Taco once. Taco went right over with no problem at about 60. Another time I had a metal tubed dining chair wedge under front bumper. Just had to drive until it dislodged.
     
  10. Feb 2, 2018 at 6:39 AM
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    Law323

    Law323 it’s only weird if you make it weird

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    Didn’t see the crack (hehehehehe)

    Yeah slap on some epoxy or gorilla glue. Good to go.

    OR get a newer more badass grille :notsure:
     
  11. Feb 2, 2018 at 1:37 PM
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    mini BEEFY

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    The crack is actually not noticeable, I just pushed on it to show the crack. I think I'll just live with it for awhile, it gives it character....
     
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