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    Rally Damage

    I was out rallying my usual spot, however it had recently sprung up a lot of new grass due to the rain and it being Spring and all. This lead to some understeer. I was doing my loops, and one turn in particular was understeering every go-round. I was trying to feint into it with the momentum of the previous turn and this was working with mild success.
    Next lap around however, I had no horizontal momentum due to coming out of the last turn slower than normal and with no sliding motion, so I went into the bad understeering corner with too much speed, causing me to slide into the surrounding forest. I managed to avoid the first tree (magically) however, once I had ABS'd down to about 5 miles an hour, I hit a low branch, and then the rest of the tree.
    I got out and surveyed the damage, and saw this:











    After freaking out, (which was entirely unnecessary, and unlike me) I popped open the hood, found it to be double layered, meaning I cant push the dent out from the inside, so I then decided to take a trip to AutoZone, and pick up a "pop-a-dent". I figured, hey cant mess it up any more right?

    Wrong:







    After some 45 minutes of scraping, I finally got all of the nasty glue stuff off. Out of the 5 applications I did, only 1 "popped" like it shows in the commercials, the 4 just stuck to the car as the dent began to return to normal. As you can see, when I went to remove one of the glue piles, it pulled off in a nice circle, WITH my paint.

    Moral of the story:
    Dont rally unless you are prepared to screw stuff up.
    I suppose now my only options are buy a new hood (sexy CF maybe?) or go to a junkyard. If anyone could direct me to the address of an Austin, Texas area junkyard, that would be terrific.
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    good luck with getting a new hood!

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    "You gotta pay to play."

    Glad you're Okay!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jeremy96gase View Post
    "You gotta pay to play."

    Glad you're Okay!
    Thanks, the worst I got was a few bug bites being out in the forest looking at the newly made cosmetic enhancement :rolls eyes:


    And thanks Weasel 555 for that website!
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    Great excuse for a new CF hood
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    I backed into a tree stump while off-roading in my subaru, put a big dent in the bottom of the rear bumper on the passenger side. I kicked it, and it popped back out. Got a little bit of brown scratches in the spot, I've left them there - I like it!

    Subaru's are tough, I think they look a little better bumped and bruised. I've got trails on my hood and headlight where a tree dropped a large branch on the car during a storm. I've got deep scratches on the passenger side doors from when I hit a deer (knocked the passenger mirror clean off - replaced it with a new one). And I've got paint chipping off on the spot between the passenger headlight and the grille.

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    [QUOTE=Micah;1929331]I backed into a tree stump while off-roading in my subaru, put a big dent in the bottom of the rear bumper on the passenger side. I kicked it, and it popped back out. Got a little bit of brown scratches in the spot, I've left them there - I like it!


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    [QUOTE=ERIKBROCKHOFF;1929394]
    Quote Originally Posted by Micah View Post
    I backed into a tree stump while off-roading in my subaru, put a big dent in the bottom of the rear bumper on the passenger side. I kicked it, and it popped back out. Got a little bit of brown scratches in the spot, I've left them there - I like it!

    I'm the same way...I think my WRX looks tougher with the foglight dent

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