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I was shopping SRTs and TNGs for a couple months. This one popped up after I committed to Mopar 22 edition TNG. It is a cool dealership, they specialize in rare hooked up Dodge products. I drove an SRT in Destroyer Grey, there. Just did not have the towing package I needed.
 

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I saw that. And if my car gets totaled out, my insurance company will probably use that vehicle (which was a trade in) to assess value 馃槖
hope it does. Way back when, I had my gmc jimmy stolen from my driveway (and they kindly left me another stolen vehicle). It made the news in a helicopter chase and when I got it back, it was basically like you described.
 

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The tricky part is coming up. The body shop is bringing in a mechanic to determine any mechanical problems. The engine sounded terrible, I'm almost positive they used 87 octane, so if an engine swap has to be done, I feel like I'm well within my right to request a new transmission and rear end as well. No clue what they did in that thing, but I do know they tried to race it by accessing the SRT functions. I feel like my insurance will fight me on this. I'm sure the mechanic would be glad to, though.
 

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The tricky part is coming up. The body shop is bringing in a mechanic to determine any mechanical problems. The engine sounded terrible, I'm almost positive they used 87 octane, so if an engine swap has to be done, I feel like I'm well within my right to request a new transmission and rear end as well. No clue what they did in that thing, but I do know they tried to race it by accessing the SRT functions. I feel like my insurance will fight me on this. I'm sure the mechanic would be glad to, though.
Smart to bring your own mechanic.

Bet they end up totaling it + buying you an equivalent.

Because this is a numbered + rare car it's going to get interesting.
 

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Who is your insurance through? I was an adjuster at Farmers and my dad ran a shop for 40 years. The last thing they want to do is have this claim start and then keep going. If you push and say you don鈥檛 want it back they will total it .
 

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Who is your insurance through? I was an adjuster at Farmers and my dad ran a shop for 40 years. The last thing they want to do is have this claim start and then keep going. If you push and say you don鈥檛 want it back they will total it .
Exactly. I had a van t-boned and near-totaled, but the insurance company opted to pay to fix it. The shop grafted on a new back from the front seats on back. In the process of removing the unbroken windshield, they broke it and that put it over the insurance threshold to total it, but by then it was too late in the process so the repair was completed. The back and front came from different plants so the trim where they met up was never right, and the sliding door never worked right. To make it worse, after the fact the insurance company said they'd have totaled it if I had insisted.
 

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Interesting鈥. Though I hate it (I鈥檓 in love with #99) I鈥檓 at the point now where I am losing faith that what I get back will be what I had before. I didn鈥檛 know I could 鈥渋nsist鈥
 

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Interesting鈥. Though I hate it (I鈥檓 in love with #99) I鈥檓 at the point now where I am losing faith that what I get back will be what I had before. I didn鈥檛 know I could 鈥渋nsist鈥
Depends on your insurance company and the amount of damage. Mine was within a few hundred of their threshold to total.
 

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The threshold is quite high, however, putting in an entire new drive train might be something they want to avoid. I鈥檓 not taking it back with the 鈥渋t sounds better now鈥 approach.
 

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The body shop went to the local dealership to make sure all things mechanical checked out. Shockingly enough, they said there was no indications or readings that anything but 93 octane was being used. Down side of that (according to the lead guy at the service department) is they knew they were going to race it and that "those engines don't respond well to to 87 and eventually will crap out on you". So many of those 1600 miles were probably pedal to the metal. They drained the gas, changed the oil, and (gladly) test drove the vehicle to ensure all was well.

The good news is that I'll be getting a warranty from the body shop that if anything goes wrong the first 90 days mechanically, they will take care of it. Lifetime warranty on the rest of the work. The other good news is that I should be getting it back this coming Friday.
 

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The body shop went to the local dealership to make sure all things mechanical checked out. Shockingly enough, they said there was no indications or readings that anything but 93 octane was being used. Down side of that (according to the lead guy at the service department) is they knew they were going to race it and that "those engines don't respond well to to 87 and eventually will crap out on you". So many of those 1600 miles were probably pedal to the metal. They drained the gas, changed the oil, and (gladly) test drove the vehicle to ensure all was well.

The good news is that I'll be getting a warranty from the body shop that if anything goes wrong the first 90 days mechanically, they will take care of it. Lifetime warranty on the rest of the work. The other good news is that I should be getting it back this coming Friday.
Sounds like a lot of people understand how important your car is + are going out of their way to make things happen.
 

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The body shop went to the local dealership to make sure all things mechanical checked out. Shockingly enough, they said there was no indications or readings that anything but 93 octane was being used. Down side of that (according to the lead guy at the service department) is they knew they were going to race it and that "those engines don't respond well to to 87 and eventually will crap out on you". So many of those 1600 miles were probably pedal to the metal. They drained the gas, changed the oil, and (gladly) test drove the vehicle to ensure all was well.

The good news is that I'll be getting a warranty from the body shop that if anything goes wrong the first 90 days mechanically, they will take care of it. Lifetime warranty on the rest of the work. The other good news is that I should be getting it back this coming Friday.
Great news, bro.

Make sure you get that interior detailed and sanitized, too.
 

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Yeah, I never had any intentions of getting rid of it. I鈥檒l get another vehicle in a few years, but hang in to this one for sure. I regret selling my 1972 stingray years ago. Not doing that to myself again! LOL!
 

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I鈥檓 getting it back in a few hours. The windshield is on back order still, but they said I could drive with the crack for now. They said I could only have a factory windshield due to some electrical/sensor thing. I called my dealership to see if it was indeed on back order, and they confirmed that it was.
 

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I鈥檓 getting it back in a few hours. The windshield is on back order still, but they said I could drive with the crack for now. They said I could only have a factory windshield due to some electrical/sensor thing. I called my dealership to see if it was indeed on back order, and they confirmed that it was.
Don't know why they are saying you can only use a oem windshield. There are no electronics on the windshield itself. It does however, have different mounts for the different sensors your vehicle may have.
 

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Got it back, but dang, wouldn鈥檛 you know, they missed a few things. Like鈥.. the seatbelt that was cut in half. How does one miss that??? It鈥檚 even in the sheet to fix! Couple of minor things, but they said they would take care of all of it next week. I didn鈥檛 get it until it was dark so I鈥檓 going over it with a fine tooth comb tomorrow. It鈥檚 great to have her back.

Side note: the new land speed record in #099/250 now sets at 150mph! I just hate that it wasn鈥檛 me doing it! Outside of being at a race track, I don鈥檛 know how I would ever approach that speed. If they did that locally, they could have killed themselves鈥..
 
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