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View Poll Results: Does your 2011 WRX have a cracked front bumper?
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Old 03-18-2011, 06:29 PM   #26
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I have a 2009 sedan and almost ripped the bumper of trying to unload the car from a trailer at night in the rain but no cracks. My buddy has a 2011 sedan and lightly scraped a parking spot concrete thing (I'm sure there's a technical term for it) and his bumper has a 2" crack in it now. Maybe it is something about the wide-body bumper?
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:24 PM   #27
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No, but my son threw up on my New STi's back seat. Which is worse? You decide!
Been following your thread

http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show...150767:banana:
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Old 03-18-2011, 07:30 PM   #28
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Cracked my bumper just tapping a snow bank. Luckily the crack can't been seen easily. It's mostly on the underside, right in the middle.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:06 PM   #29
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Thanks!! It broke my heart when I heard that all too familiar sound coming from the back seat, but my little man had a little too much to eat that night. What really hurts is I only had 120 miles on the car. I am, a little pissed at my mother though, for stuffing him the way she did. Oh well, the mess is cleaned and you would never be able tell it ever happened.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:08 PM   #30
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Cracked my bumper just tapping a snow bank. Luckily the crack can't been seen easily. It's mostly on the underside, right in the middle.
....YOU can still see it, though.
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Old 03-18-2011, 09:10 PM   #31
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I just went out and checked, no cracks, but the bumper lip is made of this hilariously paper thin plastic. Only a matter of time.
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Old 03-19-2011, 03:48 PM   #32
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My crack was very low and through the edge. I fixed it today with a piece of ABS and some two part urethane glue. It looks pretty good but I think if my car wasn't Black it would still be noticeable.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:03 PM   #33
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Mine cracked...i hit a beaver
I just hit an adult racoon going ~78 MPH on the interstate, cracked bumper and brush gaurd in wheel well is jacked
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:06 PM   #34
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so the only people with "issues" are the ones that wrecked into stuff?
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:17 PM   #35
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I just hit an adult racoon going ~78 MPH on the interstate, cracked bumper and brush gaurd in wheel well is jacked
I did something similar. Hit some poor creature that was fairly tall (came up to the bottom of my headlights, about) and cracked the bumper on the right side, lost the snap in pieces on side and right front, and the ... whatever it's called that lines the wheel well came undone from the fender.

Still need to get it fixed. I was told by my dealership that it was only cosmetic, so I haven't been worried about it. My car's black, so it's not horribly noticeable. Except for the missing snap in bits.
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Old 06-28-2012, 12:21 PM   #36
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so the only people with "issues" are the ones that wrecked into stuff?
:P

I got the impression from reading the rest of the thread that the issue seems to be that the bumper breaks too easily from impacts that shouldn't have resulted in cracking.

In my case, I _know_ I hit something big(ish) going fast, so I wasn't majorly surprised at the damage, just a little disappointed. Certainly different from minor bang-ups from steel cars, though.

Although, now that I think about it, the accident that totaled my Corolla... the bumper bounced right back. No cracks, just a few dents. I think. Hrmph. I'll definitely take a cracked bumper and intact structural bits, though. My Corolla looked fine, even though it was leaking fluids when I drove it home from the accident.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:50 PM   #37
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I have a pretty large crack in my bumper that I've had for a while now. Going down the highway one day, probably at around 75 mph.. I hear this super loud noise and all of a sudden i look in my side view mirror because something caught my eye. I see something flying in the air, about 30 feet up. I pull over and notice my drivers side inner fender was gone. It tore my bumper on the way out, but my RA flaps stayed put and in tact.
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Old 06-28-2012, 01:55 PM   #38
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Nope, no cracks. I also haven't hit anything.
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Old 06-28-2012, 02:00 PM   #39
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Hit a deer in my 08, and made me go through a lil ditch, small crack, but just popped all the clips out of the bumper. Held up better than I thought. Deer was a baby
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Old 06-28-2012, 04:19 PM   #40
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I did something similar. Hit some poor creature that was fairly tall (came up to the bottom of my headlights, about) and cracked the bumper on the right side, lost the snap in pieces on side and right front, and the ... whatever it's called that lines the wheel well came undone from the fender.

Still need to get it fixed. I was told by my dealership that it was only cosmetic, so I haven't been worried about it. My car's black, so it's not horribly noticeable. Except for the missing snap in bits.
I also drive a black WRX, the damage can only be identified by me, and the plastic liner in the wheel well is also toast. Any idea on how much it is for a new liner? Looks like it's secured by plastic bolts.

On another note, there seems to be a plastic cut out that exploded off the passenger side front lip, I'm guessing it was there to help with installation of fog lights?
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:34 PM   #41
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I also drive a black WRX, the damage can only be identified by me, and the plastic liner in the wheel well is also toast. Any idea on how much it is for a new liner? Looks like it's secured by plastic bolts.

On another note, there seems to be a plastic cut out that exploded off the passenger side front lip, I'm guessing it was there to help with installation of fog lights?
Yeah, I'm missing both those bits. I haven't priced any of that out separately. If I end up doing so, I'll try to remember to ping you. Ditto if you do, eh?
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Old 06-28-2012, 05:58 PM   #42
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Found this in another, veeeerrrry similar thread:

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Fml gonna check for cracks on my '11 tomorrow. And somehow my fender liner on the front passenger side lost a clip and it got loose and got chewed up by the front under where it attaches to the bumper. Had to buy a new one at the dealer for $67 with all the clips. Now this has me wondering as to why it got loose.
I don't know if it's the same thing as what we were talking about, but sounds like it could be. You might wanna mine that thread for info - http://forums.nasioc.com/forums/show....php?t=2108977
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Old 06-28-2012, 06:41 PM   #43
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Cracked mine second week I had it, was not used to how low it is, especially since I came from driving a CR-V. Pulled up just a little too far in a parking spot and skimmed over the edge of the sidewalk.
Same thing I did. Came from an F150 to my '12 WRX. I bought it on a friday, the following monday at work I pulled in too close. Barely tagged the curb and it put a small crack in it.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:12 PM   #44
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No, but my son threw up on my New STi's back seat. Which is worse? You decide!
What's worse is my WIFE throwing up in my 3 day old 2012 STI. I was silently furious.
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Old 06-28-2012, 09:54 PM   #45
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And i read this just as this broad spewed chunks through her hands as she was trying to stop the impossible, while in my passenger seat this morning on my 2011 sti. Bits and pieces from my steering wheel to the passenger window.

Bumper is in one piece though.
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Old 06-29-2012, 08:47 PM   #46
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I have a pretty large crack in my bumper that I've had for a while now. Going down the highway one day, probably at around 75 mph.. I hear this super loud noise and all of a sudden i look in my side view mirror because something caught my eye. I see something flying in the air, about 30 feet up. I pull over and notice my drivers side inner fender was gone. It tore my bumper on the way out, but my RA flaps stayed put and in tact.
Exactly same thing happened to me two weeks ago. My windshield washer fluid hose broke too..all the way leaking till home...
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:19 AM   #47
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me too .... happened with my brand new 2013 wrx...my driver side was cracked... so bad.... and took off a lil bit of paint......
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:50 AM   #48
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Why are you guys driving around with so many barfing girls? Are they preggo, hung over, or is the flu just that common now?
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:09 AM   #49
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Got too close the sidewalk when parking head on. Fixed it later, pretty hard to tell it was ever cracked.
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Old 05-14-2013, 01:03 PM   #50
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Why are you guys driving around with so many barfing girls? Are they preggo, hung over, or is the flu just that common now?
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