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February 14, 2017, 10:30 AM #0

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So i recently bottomed out and the front of my bumper smacked a rail road and cracked it pretty bad in two spots, i don't think il be able to fix(if you think you know somewhere il post pics and you can let me know if it's fixable) it so i wanted to ask for some suggestions on some different style front bumpers i could get because i can't stand looking at my cracked bumper another day, i don't want any Duraflex stuff even tho i like their designs.


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    February 14, 2017, 11:41 AM #1

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    A lot of aftermarket bumpers are going to be fiberglass and will be even more brittle. Your best bet is to get an oem bumper cover if you want something that is durable. Post up some pics of the damage. If all the parts are there it is possible to plastic weld cracks and then painted, however, it's usually cheaper to just buy a new bumper. New bumper online is about $200 USD plus shipping and then you would have to paint it just like any other bumper.
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      February 14, 2017, 01:07 PM #2

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      Get a Varis bumper




      Or get the full widebody kit





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        February 14, 2017, 02:01 PM #3

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        Originally posted by Shaun
        Get a Varis bumper




        Or get the full widebody kit





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        +1 for Varis 

          February 14, 2017, 02:36 PM #4

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          i just dislike that the varis grill area is modeled after the earlier model, the 2011 and later grill is way nicer
          It will never have enough power until I can spin all four wheels at the end of the straightaway in high gear.

            February 15, 2017, 04:10 PM #5

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            Originally posted by Igor
            A lot of aftermarket bumpers are going to be fiberglass and will be even more brittle. Your best bet is to get an oem bumper cover if you want something that is durable. Post up some pics of the damage. If all the parts are there it is possible to plastic weld cracks and then painted, however, it's usually cheaper to just buy a new bumper. New bumper online is about $200 USD plus shipping and then you would have to paint it just like any other bumper.
            Aftermarket OEM bumpers through Pro Body are decently priced, and they are not fiberglass.

            @wrxdenzel I would give them a shout to see if you can get one from them.

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              Originally posted by Shaun
              Get a Varis bumper




              Or get the full widebody kit





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              if only i had 2k usd to drop i would, trust me


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                Originally posted by Igor
                A lot of aftermarket bumpers are going to be fiberglass and will be even more brittle. Your best bet is to get an oem bumper cover if you want something that is durable. Post up some pics of the damage. If all the parts are there it is possible to plastic weld cracks and then painted, however, it's usually cheaper to just buy a new bumper. New bumper online is about $200 USD plus shipping and then you would have to paint it just like any other bumper.
                alright thanks that might be my best bet but here's the damage, it might not be the biggest deal to some people but it bugs me so much


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                  February 16, 2017, 08:33 AM #8

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                  Originally posted by themikewoo
                  Take it to a body shop to get a quote or make an MPI claim?
                  I think you would get demerits, which will cost you more in the long run. Or at very least you'd pay the deductible
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                    February 16, 2017, 09:45 AM #10

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                    Colin is correct. You will get dinged with demerits.

                    That looks repairable if you have the time. Most shops will just replace it however because it's not worth the labour. If you're up to the task you can get yourself a plastic welder and try fixing it yourself otherwise look for something used online or buy new.
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                      February 16, 2017, 09:50 AM #11

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                      Originally posted by jordisonjr
                      I think you would get demerits, which will cost you more in the long run. Or at very least you'd pay the deductible
                      Yeah that maybe true but this might be the cheaper option. Let's say this person is at the maximum (+15 I believe) so he can afford to take a -5 hit and this way it is replace or repaired by a professional.

                      He's got a Subaru, in sure expenses are not his concern. They are not cheap cars to own or maintain.

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                        the bumper almost costs as much as most peoples deductible, so no point not to go new
                        It will never have enough power until I can spin all four wheels at the end of the straightaway in high gear.

                          February 16, 2017, 08:42 PM #13

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                          If that was a claim we'd replace it. Bumpers rarely get repaired unless it's just minor scrapes. No cracks. But it is repairable just probably not cost effective.

                          Most bumpers run about $500 before paint. Paint costs will be around the same.
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                            February 16, 2017, 10:27 PM #14

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                            You won't get demerits for making a claim. You'll lose "safe driver points" which means you'll pay more for your insurance and license while you recover those points.
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                              February 17, 2017, 06:33 AM #15

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                              Originally posted by Imprzme
                              You won't get demerits for making a claim. You'll lose "safe driver points" which means you'll pay more for your insurance and license while you recover those points.

                              https://www.mpi.mb.ca/en/DL/DL/DSR/Pages/DSROverview.aspx


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                                Crap, they do call them merits/demerits....my bad!
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