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Old 01-21-2015, 04:15 PM   #1
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I know I'm gonna have to replace the bumper the engine cover/splash guard is dented in pretty bad.I looked under doesnt seem to be any damage. What should I be looking for. I didnt see any liquid leaking. Body shop said a 1000 so my old work is gonna do it for about half that. If theresextra damage ill contact my insurance if not im paying out of pocket.

Before I buy a oem bumper does anyone know of a aftermarket bumper. Id like to upgrade jdm style or something so it doesnt feel like a loss.
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Old 01-21-2015, 08:49 PM   #2
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This is one of those times when photos would be more awesome that Emma Stone naked in a kiddie pool full of vanilla pudding....

Your engine cover splash guard should be plastic, so if its not torn, I would not worry about it. What did you run over? Check the oil pan for dents. Hell, jack the bad boy up and look. Can't be that bad. But photos would help the rest of us comment...
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:16 PM   #3
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y bad I didnt have time to post.
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:18 PM   #4
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:18 PM   #5
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:19 PM   #6
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Old 01-21-2015, 11:20 PM   #7
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Old 01-22-2015, 01:49 AM   #9
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Ok im getting the work done at a shop 640$. Not until next week. I can tell my alignment is off. Should I go to the dealer and use my free alignment. Or stay clear incase they document it and use it for a warranty problem down the road. I dont want to ruin my tires.
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Old 01-22-2015, 08:31 AM   #10
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Looks like all you have is the bumper and splash shield on that appraisal. Not too bad. If your alignment is out, I would get it done. Tires aren't cheap. I don't know where you are, but an alignment is only $80 here. Seems like an small amount to save $600 or more in tires.

If you have some spare cash, now would be the time to upgrade that bumper!!
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I do have spare cash. I just dont know of any bumpers besides oem. Do you? I order the parts but can always cancel and order something better. Any links would be great. Ebay is the only site I see aftermarket bumpers and I had bad experiences with ebay car parts.
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Old 01-22-2015, 03:08 PM   #12
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Stick with OEM. you'll never get as solid of a fit as you will with OEM. The price of the parts looks reasonable. But 5 hours to paint? A bit excessive...
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Ya that was just the first quote. Im not paying that price
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This is one of those times when photos would be more awesome that Emma Stone naked in a kiddie pool full of vanilla pudding....
nothing would be better than this...
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Old 01-29-2015, 04:43 PM   #15
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I needed to replace my front bumper for similar reasons on my old 04 wrx. I found the cheapest way was to get it from a salvage yard. From a car that was totaled in the rear, but the front was untouched. Didn't even need to get it painted it matched up so well.

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Old 01-30-2015, 08:46 AM   #16
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But 5 hours to paint? A bit excessive...
That includes clear, which is applied separately. Its standard for body shops. Their hours are based on a standard created by the insurance companies.

I would remove the bumper, and deliver the new one for paint. The removal and reinstall of the bumper are easy enough for your to do at home. Find a bumper, and pay only for the prep and paint. Some body shops do individual panels for a flat rate of $150-200 especially if you bring it to them clean, sanded, primed (with plastic primer), and ready for paint. It will save you that Bumper Overhaul charge and the cost to remove and replace.
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Old 01-30-2015, 03:16 PM   #17
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Thanks for the advice. Im paying 375 for paint and labor. They are hooking me up so im not worried about saving them a few minutes plus its a hour away from my pad. There painting the bumper today without my car present. I feel weird they should have my car there to match it right? I dropped it off this monday it was returned wensday. The painter had the flu but today hes back. They want to paint it nd have it ready so I can pull up they will install it and I could be out quick.
quick is not what I want its perfection.
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