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      02-28-2013, 03:26 AM   #1
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Front bumper cracked - what would you do?

i know it is very upset to see a crack on your front bumper. What would you do, if you had crack? Fix it or replace it?

Really need your help
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      02-28-2013, 04:36 AM   #2
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Replace it.
It shouldn't be too expensive.
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I am thinking about that too. However, if i fix my cracked bumper, will it crack again at the future?
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      02-28-2013, 05:19 AM   #4
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how did it crack in the first place?
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definately replace
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Several bumpers are for sale by forum members.
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i am not sure how it cracked because i was looking around at my car and suddenly saw a cracked on the front bumper. it is about 3-4 cm. i am still thinking to buy the front bumper from one of the member here. it is 460 (include shipping). the color is already black sapphire metallic but it is 1 year old. is it worth? is there any additional fee to replace the bumper from the body shop?
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In order to minimize the body shop cost, make sure that the replacement and original bumper are identical part numbers. That will help you to avoid mis-fits regarding PDC or camera holes. If the parts are not identical you may have to fund some behind-the-bumper parts as well.
You can get an idea of your bumper's part number by doing a little research on www.realoem.com
For the labor hours, I was quoted 3.8 hours to remove the old bumper and put a new one on. You can ask in your area what the labor rates are in order to come up with a reasonable estimate. In San Diego, the body shop people are billing at 55-60 per hour.
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