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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-19-2008, 09:39 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 2008 ls...and a very sad story lol. i took my gf out to apple bees and when i backed out of the parking spot i backed right up into this guy. I got out and it left a really big dent in the guys truck but didn't do any damage to my bumper. I hit him with the Back right corner of my bumper. It looks like the back bumper is plastic cuz it kinda shaved away a little of the bumper and left a lot of red paint but no dents...i was wondering if i should have it taken in and looked at? It looks fine, but i don't know if i damaged any thing, and could i of from just backing into someone? Mostly just worried about the frame and those crush cans or what ever there called that are in your bumper to reduce the impact when you get rear ended. Also is it possible for me to just buy a new bumper and put it on? Do the bumpers just bolt on, I'm not to car savvy when it comes to this stuff, so could i do it myself with a friend????
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post #2 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-19-2008, 10:03 PM
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damn a slammed Xtreme on 20's.... and he didnt kill you? lol... I would start with buffing it out and see what ya got after that
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post #3 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-19-2008, 10:17 PM Thread Starter
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Ya i know!!! i got out of the car and he didn't say anything, he was really quite about it. but i tried buffing it out and got all the paint off but its all scuffed up from where i hit him. i finally got the time to do it so I'll take a pic of it and post it here in a couple days when i get time, probably on Monday or tomorrow.
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If you buy another bumper it will just bolt right up..should take you about 1/2 an hour to an hour. However it may not be painted. If you can, buff as much out as you can and see if there is any noticeable physical damage to the bumper, if not then you can get primer and color matching paint/clear coat and fix it your self.

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either way, you should have full coverage insurance right? his truck is pretty bad, being dented on the body line and all.. so thats gunna cost you anyways.. so just get yours fixed too
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I got backed into one of you guys lol but they left a month after I got my car. they tried to buff it out and it's on my rear bumper (opposite side tho). Luckily, some girl rearended my car when I was goin to school and I get an ss bumper cause I get a discount on parts since my mom works at a bodyshop

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post #7 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-20-2008, 04:38 PM
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I think that if you HAVE to change the bumper go for an SS type or an aftermarket one, it will probably cost you close to the same thing.
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I think that if you HAVE to change the bumper go for an SS type or an aftermarket one, it will probably cost you close to the same thing.
cheaper, in some cases:D
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post #9 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-20-2008, 06:46 PM
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Some of the full body kits out there are priced around the same or cheaper than a replacement bumper from GM...

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post #10 of 24 (permalink) Old 01-20-2008, 07:33 PM
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man that sucks...
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