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Old 03-05-2012, 11:24 AM   #251
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Why would you troll a thread just to be a dick?
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:25 AM   #252
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If that's being a dick then life is going to suck for you. Its honesty.
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:40 AM   #253
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My life is great, but that's not what this thread is about. I obviously rallied it pretty hard, it was bound to happen eventually. It was clearly my own fault, and I accepted that before it even happened. That's not the case with people picking them up with cracks from the dealer. You're not contributing to the thread or the community, so why post at all?
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Old 03-05-2012, 11:56 AM   #254
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Why would Subaru warrantee damage caused by incompetent drivers?
I never hit a thing in mine and it's cracked. The bumper covers Subaru uses are thin, even my 98 Escort had a heavier duty bumper cover. My wife has run her Civic into parking blocks I don't know how many times, other than some scuffs it's just fine, and NO she doesn't drive my WRX, hahaha.

I used a bondo bumper crack repair kit from Autozone. It actually worked great and I don't think the crack will get any bigger. It's a mesh screen, two part epoxy and scrapper. Dried up hard as a rock. I might get some more of this stuff and just reinforce the whole thing.
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Old 03-06-2012, 09:57 AM   #255
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Sheesh are these cars built that cheap...I thought I was buying one and it was going to be a good quality built car..now seeing how weak the bumper is, all the rattles and the whole ringland STI issue. doesnt seem like they are very well built cars..hell my POS work car cavalier i got stuck in snow 2years ago parking and I had a bobcat push me out by my rear bumper and you cant even tell anything was there..6months ago some guy rear ended me at about 5mph and once again not a scratch..so if this piece of crap can take that then why is subaru making such cheap ass parts for a car that is in the 26-40grand price range. I sure hope adding a front lip will help
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Old 03-06-2012, 11:25 AM   #256
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I added a front lip and a 3m clear bra before the car left the lot and I've never had an issue. I have also never hit anything. So from Dec to today through our Syracuse winter I have no cracks and one slight rock chip on the passenger A pillar. All of that with heavy highway commuting and a fair amount of daily around town driving/parking. I'm overly pleased at this point.
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:13 AM   #257
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Why would Subaru warrantee damage caused by incompetent drivers?
Because it is a used car and they have to do something about it. No?
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Old 03-07-2012, 11:28 AM   #258
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Because it is a used car and they have to do something about it. No?
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Old 03-09-2012, 04:05 AM   #259
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yea i hand washed my 2011 WRX today and just using a washing mitt and rubbing the whole car down you can easily feel how cheap the front end is.

i was barley using any pressure and it was just bending and moving all over the place

o well
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Old 03-09-2012, 08:53 AM   #260
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yea i hand washed my 2011 WRX today and just using a washing mitt and rubbing the whole car down you can easily feel how cheap the front end is.

i was barley using any pressure and it was just bending and moving all over the place

o well
Yeah, I was a little freaked out at that myself, the front bumper flexs like its not attached correctly or something. Definitely a very flimsy part.
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Old 03-09-2012, 11:43 AM   #261
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When you fix cracks in plastic you should drill a pin hole at end of crack. The pin hole will stop crack from spreading.
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Old 03-10-2012, 04:21 PM   #262
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:38 AM   #263
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Good deal ????
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Old 03-11-2012, 03:33 PM   #264
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Yooohooooooo
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:28 PM   #265
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I never hit a thing in mine and it's cracked. The bumper covers Subaru uses are thin, even my 98 Escort had a heavier duty bumper cover. My wife has run her Civic into parking blocks I don't know how many times, other than some scuffs it's just fine, and NO she doesn't drive my WRX, hahaha.

I used a bondo bumper crack repair kit from Autozone. It actually worked great and I don't think the crack will get any bigger. It's a mesh screen, two part epoxy and scrapper. Dried up hard as a rock. I might get some more of this stuff and just reinforce the whole thing.
That's the repair kit I used as well. It worked out great. I touched up the scuffs and the bit of black showing through the crack, and it has been very easy to not think about.
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:33 PM   #266
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Anybody running this? Is this a good deal?
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Old 03-11-2012, 07:50 PM   #267
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Anybody running this? Is this a good deal?
Im also interesting in purchasing this.
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Old 03-11-2012, 08:39 PM   #268
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That's the lip i purchased. For the price it's right on, meaning you're not getting anything spectacular, but it fits or will with slight modification. Drill your own holes, paint was cracking and it was bent out of shape when I received it. Drilled my own holes, repainted it and hit it with the heat gun to mold it into shape. All in all it was worth the prices.
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Old 03-11-2012, 10:23 PM   #269
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i'm happy enough with that lip. I never put a lip on any of my cars before, but after seeing all the complaints I picked this one up, just to serve as protection, not for the look of it. I was able to even mount it "back" a little bit so you can't really see it from the front. So far, so good.

motown, relax, you don't need to bump it so much, your question will get answered.
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Old 03-14-2012, 11:22 AM   #270
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Bought my car (2011 wrx limited hatch) 1/31/12 (obsidian black pearl). Saw a cracked foglight and notified the dealer. I took the car the way it was an dthey ordered a new fog light lens. After having the car a couple days, I noticed a crack in the bumper on the driver's side right under the foglight (same damn spot as everyone else). I recently took it to the dealer to have them change the lens and the whole foglight housing was cracked behind it so they ordered me a new one. Knowing all of this, and seeing the scrapes on the underside of the bumper (from the past owner), do you guys think Subaru will do anything?
so after speaking to the used car manager and telling him my story, they are going to fix the front bumper or me. And for the jacka$$ that said they wouldn't do anything bite me.
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Old 03-28-2012, 05:14 PM   #271
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joined the club this week. Same spot as everyone else, less than 5 mph into a steep driveway. It didn't appear to me as though it would scrape, but I was wrong.
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Old 03-29-2012, 12:41 AM   #272
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SAME CRACK. SAME SPOT. SAME ANGRY.

Fixed with some stitches for now. New bumper sometime this summer hopefully.








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Old 03-29-2012, 01:10 AM   #273
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NICE! I dig the red.
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Old 03-29-2012, 03:45 PM   #274
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NICE! I dig the red.
thank you sir!
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Old 03-29-2012, 10:35 PM   #275
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Meh I dunno if it is even worth replacing a bumper cover? It seems like several dozen people have had this issue in year 1, you may drive more carefully next time resulting in possibly a 2 year interval on the next replacement? I'm rockin silicone sealant.
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