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    Hit small boulder/rock in the road...

    On my way hom in lake elsinore, didnt realize there was a nice sized rock in the road, tried to break before i hit and would have been fine....however the community sprinklers left the street wet...needless to say i hit it and damaged the factory lip up and that black plastic underneath....nothing too bad then i realized that some sort of frame damage may have occured? I dont know exactly what the part is called but it's black and looks too lightweight to be the frame itself..it runs below the radiator parralel with it and runs back along both sides to where the frame would be....there isnt much damage probably nothing to worry about but im anal about crap sooo...any idea wtf it is im talking about? Its hard to exaplain lol
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    Can you take a pic of what you are talking about? And what model is your car?
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    Quote Originally Posted by 302@12psi View Post
    Can you take a pic of what you are talking about? And what model is your car?
    its a 05 STI
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    Are you serious with posting a pic of a model version? I ment post a pic of the actual damaged part of your car. Odds are it's purely cosmetic as I cant think of anything under there of any true importance but a picture would help alot.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 302@12psi View Post
    Are you serious with posting a pic of a model version? I ment post a pic of the actual damaged part of your car. Odds are it's purely cosmetic as I cant think of anything under there of any true importance but a picture would help alot.
    lol sorry im at work right now in my office....a little tied up at the moment, ill get an ACTUAL pic here in a bit.
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    ok, removed old model pic and put up actual pic....
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    That looks like the OMG ANNOYING PEICE OF PLASTIC THAT GETS IN THE WAY DURING OIL CHANGE peice....it's purely comestic and did what it was supposed to do. Took the impact rather then the oil pan or anything else getting hit fairly hard. I'm sure at higher speed it helps with some aero's as well.

    Probaly not a cheap fix from the dealer either.
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    erm...not to hijack, but you are supposed to take off the underguard when doing an oil change....i think the manual says that. its annoying to do, but its only 5 12mm bolts and 4 pop rivets. I cant even get to the oil filter with that thing on. so i never attempted to change oil with it present.
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    in the pic im just moving the plastic thing out the way....im taking a pic of the dented steel cant u guys see it???
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    yeah i see what you are talking about. lower frame plates might have gotten damaged but i am unaware of what impact that would have on the integrity of the car (i doubt any). as long as you didn't dent the oil pan, i wouldn't worry about it.

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