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    2011 Bumper Replacement

    Anybody want to help me replace my front bumper on my 11' WRX that ate a paint can on the turnpike?

    Pics of the Subaru munching on the can.






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    Man,that sucks.Unfortunately you will also have to replace the fogs.The fog light inserts comes with the fog light kit only as far as I know.It is fairly easy to replace both yourself.
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    Why not just patch and go? That's an expensive replacement.
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    Really? I have to get a fog light kit to get the inserts? Ouch...maybe the dealership can find me a solo insert or maybe when they order the bumper it'll come with them. They asked for the vin to get the right bumper so maybe I'll get lucky

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    Well the bumper is $270 which isn't horrible. Now it just depends if it comes with inserts or not. Also have to get it painted

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    So probably somewhere between $500-800 total... if you have to do the fogs...
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    Well I just called the dealership again and the fog light housing plastic piece can actually be ordered b itself which is awesome news!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Andy21785 View Post
    Well I just called the dealership again and the fog light housing plastic piece can actually be ordered b itself which is awesome news!
    great,saved yourself about $300 there.
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    It's a long-shot, but you might want to go after the Turnpike to reimburse you for the damage..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Officer Cartman
    It's a long-shot, but you might want to go after the Turnpike to reimburse you for the damage..
    If it's not a fault of DOT (or whatever state agency is responsible for upkeep), then why would they pay? This is something that you would need to go after the person who is responsible for the can.
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    Ahh I feel for you man. I have a crack on the same side of my bumper, except mine was probably from a snow bank. Incidents like this should fall under comprehensive on your insurance policy, especially if striking the object was unavoidable. However, since the paint can was in the road it's considered a "collision" and therefore would increase your rates if you submitted a claim. I guess it's best to bite the bullet and pay the $500-$800. I think there's a member on here that works insurance claims though. Might be worth it to ask him.

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    Quote Originally Posted by EJ257 View Post
    If it's not a fault of DOT (or whatever state agency is responsible for upkeep), then why would they pay? This is something that you would need to go after the person who is responsible for the can.
    I hear what you're saying, but I know someone who went after the DOT and got paid for the damages they sustained for a similar incident. It took 9 months and a lot of paperwork, but in the end they got their $$.

    Also, depending on what your deductable is, it might be worth claiming. I had a brick fly off of a truck and nail my hood (on my Porsche). Repair bill was over $1000, deductable was $100 (comprehensive?). Rates never went up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djclue8713
    I think there's a member on here that works insurance claims though. Might be worth it to ask him.
    Not to throw him under the bus, but:
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