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#1 (permalink) Old 12-20-2005, 11:12 AM
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So I was driving to work this morning a new way. Took an unfamiliar left turn only to find a 2-3 inch concrete median in my path. Car went airborn. Front bumper is basically destroyed; passenger side front wheel now sits about two inches to the rear of where it should be.

My guess: new front bumper, new fog lights, new sway bar, new strut.

I popped the hood and couldn't see any damage to the strut tower. What happens if that's bent too?



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OMG, that sucks dude.....
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So I was driving to work this morning a new way. Took an unfamiliar left turn only to find a 2-3 inch concrete median in my path. Car went airborn. Front bumper is basically destroyed; passenger side front wheel now sits about two inches to the rear of where it should be.

My guess: new front bumper, new fog lights, new sway bar, new strut.

I popped the hood and couldn't see any damage to the strut tower. What happens if that's bent too?
I feel for you. Got into an accident today, myself. Is it anti-m3 day today? I'm glad you are safe.
I think there are better plates you could reinforce those strut towers with...
Time to say the glass is half full and see if you can get a nice aftermarket front spoiler maybe?


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Ouch fellas. Thats gotta suck. Hope both of your guys' cars get back up and running well.

Have you taken off the wheel and take a look at the suspenion damage? a pic of that area would be good.


this MIGHT just be me, but im goign to recommend you get an alignment done afterwards Just joshin ya


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She's at BMW of Fairfax, VA body shop now.

This is where it pays off to be a high school teacher. One of my kids now works there; graduated last year, was so inspired by my car's incredible awesomeness that he wanted to work for BMW. He may just be able to get me a discount :-)



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