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Old 08-21-2000, 07:33 AM   #1
AWDrivin
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Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Cuyahoga Falls, OH
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99 2.5RS
Black

Have a Nice Day? Have to share my close call...

This weekend I was cruising in medium heavy traffic on the freeway when I noticed an approximately 2'x 2' flat square of hard rubber (like the bottom of a big cone or something) come kartwheeling towards the front of my car. It came from somewhere ahead of the car in front of me and just missed his car. I had nowhere to go, so my sube took a direct hit to the lower lip of the front spoiler. All I heard was it banging around under the car and as I cringed I waited and watched the gauges intently for things to start lighting up. It turns out nothing major happened, though under closer inspection, I have a mark on the lip where it hit, a small dent with a black mark on my oil filter, and a black mark on my 2nd cat where it hit. If it had been made of anything harder it probably would have ripped my oil filter off and really f****d things up. I think my Scoobie has 8 lives left and that was a sign to put out the cash for the front and rear skid plates...

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Old 08-21-2000, 08:09 AM   #2
rpone605
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Glad to hear no major damage was done Chuck...gotta watch that flying debris. Driving in this morning the company car had another chip kick up and chip the windshield..just makes me glad I don't drive the scoob to work everyday.

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Old 08-21-2000, 09:45 AM   #3
Sean
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Location: Trunkmonkey Racing
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762 PGT Impreza L,
Silverado EXT, Yaris

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Yeah, I've found that Imprezas are quite durable. Basically, I gave up around 3k miles trying to keep the car spotless...the dealer ran the car through the carwash without taking off my cell antenna...whacka whacka whacka srapa whacka. Fixed for free, but I considered my baby "violated."

Since then, I've picked up road trash, smacked cones that were tossed up by trucks, bottomed out, scraped over boulders, high centered, gotten airborne, etc., all without incident.

You wouldn't believe the paint chips missing from my front bumper. I've given up at touching up...I'll just go with an MY01 2.5 RS bumper to replace my MY98 bumper eventually...next time major damage is done.

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