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Got the truck back, the dealer replaced the tire at no charge :-)
Filed an insurance claim, as soon as I get an estimate, I will put it up. That is what I was searching for originally and why I created the post, I was curious about average body work cost for this damage. I figure it is a fairly frequent occurrence when a tire blows, just like the damage to the bed when a rear tire blows out.
When I drive home, I can see my tread sitting in the shoulder and a long black mark from the tire scrubbing the ground right to the point where I came to a stop. It is really close to the median barrier. I got lucky I wasnt pulled into it. In that split second, all the thoughts about "foot off the accelerator, no braking, dont jerk the wheel" occurred. Even though I have never experienced a blow out before, I am glad I knew what to do.
About 15 years ago I saw an F250 roach coach blow a front left and the truck slammed into the median barrier and flipped. It was two cars in front of me. I stopped and pulled the little mexican lady out of the truck. She was trapped by the seatbelt and I had to cut her out with my Spyderco Endura. I thank God that didnt happen to me the other day.