2006 Jeep Wrangler Is my 's frame shifted

Tiny
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I accidentally brushed my Mazda's panel by the tire against my Jeep Wrangler's right back flare and right side of the bumper. It did not cause any damage other than maybe less than a 1/3 inch wide and about five inches long to my Mazda. The picture below is not my car (same make and model, an Rx8 mazda), but it shows where the paint was lost. There is no dents or any other scratches aside from the loss of pain in the area as described. The paint loss is only on the edge that the arrow is pointing. Remember this is not the actual picture of my car's damage. I am not concerned about my Mazda. I am only concerned about my Jeep. I don't have a picture of the Jeep because there is no cosmetic damage.

Looking over my Jeep, there was no cosmetic damage to the flare or bumper aside from the bumper being slightly to the left by less than a quarter inch (over estimating). The flare doesn't have any paint damage or anything. It appears to be perfect. If you look at the Jeep from behind it appears to look align (even the bumper unless you are extremely close like less than a foot away.)The tires look align and so does the body. I am concerned about the frame being shifted due to the bumper being slightly to the left. When my Mazda brushed against the Jeep's flare and bumper I was going less than 5 mph and reversing. (I hadn't actually heard or noticed that I brushed the Jeep until today. When it happened the Jeep did not move, jar, or anything it remained still.) When I turned on the car there was no warning lights or anything. The tires moved when I turned the car's steering wheel, but I did not actually drive it. I have to take this Jeep on a road trip that will last over four hours long without stopping, so I am desperate to know anything prior to Friday. How can I tell if the frame is shifted? Is it safe to drive?

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Wednesday, August 14th, 2013 AT 6:15 PM

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Tiny
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I THINK IT WOULD HAVE TO TAKE A BIG OLE BASH TO HURT THE JEEPS FRAME.I HOPE THE COSMETICS ARE JUST FINE.I BELIEVE THAT YOUR JEEP WOULDA MOVED, IF IT HAD TAKEN A LICK HARD ENOUGH TO CAUSE FRAME DAMAGE

SOME PICS OF THE JEEP WOULDA BEEN NICE

I WOULD STILL "SCRAP" THE MAZDA. VEHICLES OF THE SAME ORIGIN PUT A HURTIN' ON THE NAVY BACK IN '41. NO NEED IN TAKING ANY CHANCES NOW!

I DO WATCH A LOT OF WWII FOOTAGE, I DO NOT RECALL SEEING THAT THEY HURT ANY JEEPS AT THE TIME.I DO KEEP AN EYE OUT FOR THE JEEPS, WHEREVER I'M AT

I'M GLAD TO HEAR FROM SOMEONE WHO WORRIES ABOUT, AND BABYS THEIR JEEP AS MUCH AS I HAVE MY 5 PREVIOUS CJ 5s, THE CURRENT '77, AND MY '46 WILLYS.I STARTED DRIVIN' IN '81, NEVER HAD NUTHIN' BUT A CJ FOR PRIMARY TRANSPORTATION.I'VE ALWAYS HAD THE SAME VIEW OVER A HOOD. TILL I GOT "WILLY", I NOW HAVE 2 DIFFERENT VIEWS, DEPENDING ON WHICH ONE I DRIVE

I'M KNOWN AS THE "JEEP GUY" IN MY NECK OF THE WOODS, I HAVE QUITE A FEW COME TO ME FOR HELP.I HELP THEM GET UP A MATERIAL LIST, WHEN THEY RETURN, I MAKE THEM DO THE WORK. I 'SPLAIN IT ALL TO 'EM, LET 'EM USE MY TOOLS, AND JUMP IN FROM TIME TO TIME TO HELP OR DEMONSTRATE. THIS IS THE ONLY WAY THEY WILL "LEARN" THEIR BABY, ESPECIALLY WHEN I'M NOT AROUND.99% OF 'EM LIKE IT THAT WAY

WORKING OWN YOUR OWN STUFF GIVES YOU A WARM FUZZY. THERE'S ONLY ONLY YOU TO BLAME FOR A MESS-UP. AN OWNER SEEMS TO BE MORE CARING, THAN THE OTHER GUY, WHEN IT COMES TO HIS "OWN" BABY

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