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Old 05-07-2003, 12:25 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Check it out, I fount it on Bimmerforums. I am feeling a little queasy right now, after reading some of those replies. Is his damage better or worse than mine? Thanks alot.

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Dude, your shizz is a whole hell of a lot worse than his. You've got major frame damage to the front end of your car. You will not be able to simply piece it back together and keep driving it. You may be SOL dude.
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his can be fixed, yours is destroyed.....yours shouldve been totaled, no quesiton about it
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But, the only damage done that has to be repaired (which is going to be more expensive anyway), not replace, is the frame, and mabye the motor mounts. Thats it, how long is it going to take (hours wise) to pull the frame straight? I found a place in Miami that charges $35p/hour, so I will probably go to them. Of course I am going to check out the place first. But how long do you think it would take them to pull the frame straight? Cause I dont think the car is "totaled".
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Dave man, I truly feel for ya..but GD hit it on the head w/ his post..but I admire your determination..
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Frame damage really isn't a straight forward type of thing. They may be able to pull it out to near perfect, but it won't be perfect. There could also be damage farther back that you aren't aware of from the pressure of the frame moving in that direction. Pulling the frame will weaken the metal (think about a paper clip that you bend back and forth, the more you bend it the weaker it becomes until it just breaks.) and that may cause more problems. Also, depending on how good they (the body shop) are, the parts may not fit quite the way the used to because the frame isn't 100% true.

As for the engine mounts, the ones on the pass. side may be shot and possibly need to replace/repair the area where the mount attaches to (not neccesarily the rubber mount itsled alone). Imagine how big a pile of poop you'd be in if one of those simply cracked off under the weight of the engine (I admit this does sound way out there, but it is something to consider).

Now I'm no expert, by far, and I could be 100% off here. I just want to give you the other side of the story so you are prepared in any event. Best of luck man.
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Id part it out and buy another M.

If you have the $$ to fix this thing than you could afford to get another once this one is parted out.
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