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SSR owners beware!

I was sitting at a stop sign at a one-way access road when the driver behind me failed to realize I was still there and drove his car right under the left rear corner of my 2004 Yellow SSR. The impact was at or below 2 MPH. It felt like I was on a jack with the left rear getting lifted up about 8 inches. The resulting dent (see photos) in the fiberglas bumper should have only been about $600 in damage (The bumper is $300 plus paint), but in actual fact the other car also dented the underpan of the truck bed, the "can" around the left rear taillight, and creased the exhaust system - Since it is one piece it had to be replaced ($1400 from GM !!!) - The total estimate with labor comes to just under $3000. I expect it will go up some more when it is all finished at the end of this week... I'm sure glad it is on the other driver's insurance instead of mine. The other car was a 2005 Lexus GS330 - The right front fender on the Lexus is all scratched and smeared with yellow paint, but no dents!!

I still love my SSR and I am having withdrawl symptoms while it is in the body shop getting fixed, and I wouldn't trade it for anything - I will just be that much more aware of the goings on around me in the future...

rhughestx - Round Rock (Austin ) Texas
 

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Correct The Problem

Now's your chance to correct the problem,paint it RED.. :glol :glol :glol
 

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Bumper material

dougnc said:
They put fiberglass bumpers on a 5,000 lb truck?

I guess they wanted to protect the delicate metal!

:lol
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the bumper is plastic not fiberglass.
 

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"BINGO"

Calcustom said:
Correct me if I'm wrong, but the bumper is plastic not fiberglass.
Your right :cheers
 

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Man, that is just too TOUGH to look at!

Sorry to hear about it............
 

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sad-but coulda been worse!

beer100 said:
Been There, Done That! :banghead

You want to look closely at the top of the wheel well. That kind of hit causes a peak at that location. Feel the lip-under around the top. A fold will accompany the peak.
also check for paint cracks on the lip next to the kink if there is one. I fix those 'paintless' all the time, but it will need paint if it's cracked :nodno
hopefully you can get by without painting the quarterpanel :flag
 

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Update - 2MPH => $3000

A couple of replies at once for the gang:

Yes - The bumper is indeed plastic (black plastic) rather than fiberglas - Forgive the malaprop.

No - The driver was not on a cell phone - heh heh...

And thank you for the tips on additional damage in the wheel well - I will have the shop check more closely. Much appreciated!

Just in - Got my personalized plates: MTWALIT

RHughestx
 

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I'm a little hard pressed to see any exhaust damage from your photos. Are you sure it it really needs replacement?
 
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