I got off the phone with my insurance adjuster and shop doing the work today. I'm 99% certain it is not going to be declared totaled, and insurance will pay for all the damages, of course I have to pay the deductible.
So here's my idea:
The frame has to be replaced, which means it'll be stripped down to nothing, which means the motor will be pulled out. My yxz on 7 pounds of boost and stock motor hauls ass, but everyone wants a little more power. I don't mind the cost of boost ready internals and a clutch to handle higher boost, but the labor is expensive. If insurance will be paying the shop to pull the motor (along with everything else), I might as well bite the bullet and get the motor done to turn up the boost a little and do it reliably, and pay for the labor to tear down the motor. I need a new rear diff, might as well get something like a packard diff? My driveshaft is cracked, might as well get a beefier drive shaft, it needs to be replaced anyways.
Left rear shock is bent, after I just bought a set of 4 RC2's from Alan Anderson in Oregon, then had them shipped to Weller to get valved and sprung. So in the repair estimate the shop is including the cost of 2 brand new RC2's, and getting them done by Weller again. My question is instead of going with factory Fox's, has anyone had any experience with rear shocks like Kings or Elkas? If they work right out the box it'll be around the same as 2 brand new RC2's then getting them valved and sprung. Just a thought.
I know I'm probably getting ahead of myself here. My main concern is having it done by dune season. I spent all this time and money on the long travel, turbo, shocks, and other stuff and only took it out maybe 3 times before this happened. I really love Pismo, once the weather here in the central valley starts touching the 90s, its dune season. Last time I went was August 2022 and that was before the turbo and long travel, back then I was going close to every other week from June- August. I'd love to have it done by late May, but I doubt it, who knows how long it'll take for all the parts to come in.
Just take it one step at a time I guess, my main goal is to have all the parts needed on order ASAP, then see the price of rods, pistons, clutching, injectors, estimated labor on my end, etc., and go from there...