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      02-24-2012 10:34 AM #1
      Gotdang, I have the worse luck when it comes to road hazards. This is my S4 from several years back on I-75 while taking my young cousins to Disney. Pipe fell off a truck, car in front of me kicked it up, and bam. Luckily it didn't pierce the inside.



      Now fast forward to last night. Driving in the left hand lane of I-4. Car in front of me decides that running over a tire is a smart thing to do. Said car kicks the tire in the air, and voila. Looks like I might need a new bumper.



      I'm off to get my inspection.

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      02-24-2012 11:00 AM #2
      can insurance cover that?
      Easy like Sunday Morning.

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      02-24-2012 11:06 AM #3
      Damn that sucks. Most of the road hazards I deal with are potholes. I'm paranoid about my alignment to an obsessive level. Have had so many bad experiences though.
      pardon my 'merican

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      02-24-2012 11:14 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by GruuvenNorth View Post
      can insurance cover that?
      yes, its under comprehensive damage. good thing my deductible is only $200.

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      02-24-2012 11:17 AM #5
      Nice. And good thing no one got hurt. Thats gotta be terrifying
      Easy like Sunday Morning.

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      02-24-2012 11:31 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by locobaz23 View Post
      Now fast forward to last night. Driving in the left hand lane of I-4. Car in front of me decides that running over a tire is a smart thing to do. Said car kicks the tire in the air, and voila. Looks like I might need a new bumper.
      Try using a clay bar on the hood and bumper, the follow it up with ScratchX 2.0 or Ultimate Compound on a microfiber applicator. If the only marks are rubber transfer from the tire, they should all come right off.

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      02-24-2012 11:38 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by locobaz23 View Post

      THAT is what you're whining about? I wouldn't even bother fixing either of those. Cosmetic damage isn't damage.
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    8. 02-24-2012 11:46 AM #8
      Since 2010, I've keep getting my windshield stone chipped and having to get it repaired, The 2002 civic has gone through 3 windshields, all from I275, its all freak incidents too, I dont tailgate but I've seen the rock hit the windshield from the opposite lane and hit the windshield.

      The GTI has already he one windshield replaced, original was chipped and repaired, but cracked 2 weeks ago. On the GTI, each time it was coming off a traffic light, accelerating and I was either 2nd car or first car in line, with still a good distance behind the car in front.

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      02-24-2012 12:08 PM #9
      Quote Originally Posted by mad8vskillz View Post
      THAT is what you're whining about? I wouldn't even bother fixing either of those. Cosmetic damage isn't damage.


      He's not driving an old POS
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    10. 02-24-2012 12:25 PM #10
      Its worth checking up on the FL laws. My buddy had just about the same thing happen to him in Mass. The Mass highway department is responsible for keeping the road free of debris and had to pay the bill to repair his car. Sorry to hear though, hope the repair is as painless as possible.

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      02-24-2012 12:37 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by ThreadBomber View Post


      He's not driving an old POS
      i didn't say he was just that that "damage" has no impact whatsoever on driveability or even looks. Unless it's a show car.
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    12. 02-24-2012 12:40 PM #12
      Quote Originally Posted by mad8vskillz View Post
      i didn't say he was just that that "damage" has no impact whatsoever on driveability or even looks. Unless it's a show car.
      Are you ignorant? You dont spend 60k+ on a bmw to have it look like **** do to a tire.. Same goes for the s4..

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      Here's one that slowed down a few of us the other day.



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      02-24-2012 12:45 PM #14
      Quote Originally Posted by 90hp '86camry View Post
      Try using a clay bar on the hood and bumper, the follow it up with ScratchX 2.0 or Ultimate Compound on a microfiber applicator. If the only marks are rubber transfer from the tire, they should all come right off.
      It came right out. Estimate is $1684.00 to replace bumper ++.


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      02-24-2012 12:46 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by mad8vskillz View Post
      i didn't say he was just that that "damage" has no impact whatsoever on driveability or even looks. Unless it's a show car.
      Really?

      And I think the OP has a right to be pissed. You wouldn't want someone to attack your sheet metal with a baseball bat, would you? After all, it's not really damage at all. And giant holes in body panels don't affect looks at all.

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      02-24-2012 12:46 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by mad8vskillz View Post
      i didn't say he was just that that "damage" has no impact whatsoever on driveability or even looks. Unless it's a show car.
      Can't tell if serious...

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      02-24-2012 12:50 PM #17
      I have had a few close calls with flinging debris, but my personal best was running across a 2-3 inch lip across two lanes of an expressway here in Grand Rapids. They were doing some contstruction and failed to warn about the lip, nor did they throw some gravel or asphalt down to smooth it...went across it at 60 and BABAAMABABBAABMBABMABA...bent all 4 new wheels.
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      02-24-2012 12:53 PM #18
      Quote Originally Posted by Smigelski View Post
      Really?

      And I think the OP has a right to be pissed. You wouldn't want someone to attack your sheet metal with a baseball bat, would you? After all, it's not really damage at all. And giant holes in body panels don't affect looks at all.
      stomped in the fender of my wrx myself just to see if I could (yes i was drunk lol). left it like that until i totaled the car 2 years later.

      hit a muffler at 85mph with the gti a few days after purchase. gashed up the bumper pretty good and tore the lower cover half-out. shrugged.
      35k miles later the lower cover is still hanging there
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      02-24-2012 12:54 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by mad8vskillz View Post
      i didn't say he was just that that "damage" has no impact whatsoever on driveability or even looks. Unless it's a show car.
      haha! Yeah, this looks just like it rolled off the showroom floor, I literally can't see any impact on the visual aesthetic of the car...



      and a hole in the door! No one would ever notice that amirite?

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      02-24-2012 12:55 PM #20
      Quote Originally Posted by hushypushy View Post
      haha! Yeah, this looks just like it rolled off the showroom floor, I literally can't see any impact on the visual aesthetic of the car...

      it just looks dirty. plug the kidney grill back in and you're good to go
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      02-24-2012 12:56 PM #21
      Will it even stay in there? Looks like most, if not all, the clips are broken off.
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      02-24-2012 12:56 PM #22
      I'd laugh if you were tailgating.

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      02-24-2012 12:58 PM #23
      Quote Originally Posted by mad8vskillz View Post
      stomped in the fender of my wrx myself just to see if I could (yes i was drunk lol). left it like that until i totaled the car 2 years later.

      hit a muffler at 85mph with the gti a few days after purchase. gashed up the bumper pretty good. shrugged.
      Please post pics of your cars.

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      02-24-2012 01:01 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by mad8vskillz View Post
      THAT is what you're whining about? I wouldn't even bother fixing either of those. Cosmetic damage isn't damage.
      - really?



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      02-24-2012 01:08 PM #25
      Quote Originally Posted by wide_load View Post
      Please post pics of your cars.
      i have 0 pics of gti. nothing worth taking pictures of.

      my last real car, (spent about a year in rentals): nissan titan after getting rearended. stayed like that for about a year until totaled. But i did get $2500 richer from the insurance payout for the repair


      no pics of wrx or mazdaspeed6 (well there might be but I can't get to them at work)
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    26. 02-24-2012 01:11 PM #26
      Quote Originally Posted by mad8vskillz View Post
      i didn't say he was just that that "damage" has no impact whatsoever on driveability or even looks. Unless it's a show car.
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      02-24-2012 01:21 PM #27
      damn tires


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      02-24-2012 01:24 PM #28
      Quote Originally Posted by mad8vskillz View Post
      stomped in the fender of my wrx myself just to see if I could (yes i was drunk lol). left it like that until i totaled the car 2 years later.

      hit a muffler at 85mph with the gti a few days after purchase. gashed up the bumper pretty good and tore the lower cover half-out. shrugged.
      35k miles later the lower cover is still hanging there
      all i'm gathering from this post is that you're not very smart, and you don't value your own possessions.

      so yeah this guy is upset, he values his cars and along with most of us, he is not just gonna shrug when over 1k worth of damage is done to his nice car.
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      02-24-2012 01:50 PM #29
      I drove over a de-laminated transport truck tire belt at 2am on a dark stretch of highway 401 a few years back.

      I was in a Jeep TJ with a 4" lift and 33's so everything went better than expected.

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    30. 02-24-2012 02:07 PM #30
      Quote Originally Posted by mad8vskillz View Post
      Cosmetic damage isn't damage.
      What does that even mean.

      But the bumper looks ok. That'll buff right out.. seriously, that'll buff out.
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      02-24-2012 02:09 PM #31
      did i mention those dam tires

      during a test drive no less. ms3

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      02-24-2012 02:12 PM #32
      Quote Originally Posted by ADeHelian View Post
      all i'm gathering from this post is that you're not very smart, and you don't value your own possessions.

      so yeah this guy is upset, he values his cars and along with most of us, he is not just gonna shrug when over 1k worth of damage is done to his nice car.
      If I had a unique and expensive car, I would be upset. Almost nobody's in TCL are either. (there are a couple guys with some exotics, but mostly nothing here breaks 80k)

      A gti is disposeable. Mine will be in the junkyard in 4 years/120k. Guaranteed. no point of fixing something visual for only 4 years.
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      02-24-2012 02:36 PM #33
      Not my car but I was driving on the expressway and car in front of me ran over a huge piece of tire and i couldn't dodge it in time and it took out one of the fog lights.


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      02-24-2012 06:39 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by someguy123 View Post
      I'd laugh if you were tailgating.
      I wouldn't laugh. I-4 is very crowded at all times. I could have caused a multi-car accident if I tried to avoid it.

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      02-24-2012 06:48 PM #35
      Quote Originally Posted by mad8vskillz View Post
      i didn't say he was just that that "damage" has no impact whatsoever on driveability or even looks. Unless it's a show car.
      Any damage is "damage" or else you wouldn't call it damage.... it's ridiculous to say otherwise.

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