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Old 12-08-2001, 06:30 AM   #2
CosmoTheCat
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Join Date: Jan 2001
Chapter/Region: NWIC
Location: Woolley
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Funny how people don't understand the bumpers.

Last time I read about it, it was something like 2.5mph no damage to the car, 5mph no considerable (less than $1000) damage to the car.

The bumper skin isn't going to run you more than $1000 or so. Since you don't need to replace the foam, bumper beam, or mounting equipment (except maybe some plastic clips), you should be out with a ~$300 bumper skin and a couple of hundred to paint it. www.subaruparts.com may have the skin for a lot less, I don't know what they run. Considering a complete bumper replacement usually runs in the ~$700 range, yours should be less.

It's probably just a freak coincidence that your bumper cracked. Combination of the angle that you hit and possibly some flaw in the plastic.
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