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Didn't see it till it was too late. About 40 mph and there it is. They'd cut out a section of road to put in a culvert or something and patched back over it but there was a dip in the road still. I went into it and there was this god-awful crunch that made me sick to my stomach. I thought it had ripped the front spoiler off. My wife looks at me and says, "Do you think it's alright?" I said, "I don't know."

We got home and I looked and the spoiler was still attached and it wasn't that bad. It sounded worse than it was. But the entire lip of the spoiler was scraped bad enough that it was into the fiberglass and I had to pull off the loose pieces. My wife says, "Is it OK?" I said, "Yeah, its just cosmetic. I wouldn't worry about it. I know a guy in California with a 550 that does this kind of stuff all the time."
 

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Pete04222 said:
I know a guy in California with a 550 that does this kind of stuff all the time.
:green: :green: :green:

If you've watched the video I uploaded a little while ago - you can hear a similar crunch as I reverse it out of the garage.

The back wheels come down fine - then the front comes down with a bang!!! Believe it or not - that's the only time I've done it - but I know exactly what you mean about feeling sick. It sounded like I'd wrecked it from the inside :ugh:
 

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Pete04222 said:
"I know a guy in California with a 550 that does this kind of stuff all the time."
:lol:
hilarious Peter :green:


but good to hear that nothing is really damaged, that must have been a really big scare, i'm suprised that you still drove home first
i would have pulled over inmeddiatly and check it out
 

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Pete04222 said:
"Yeah, its just cosmetic. I wouldn't worry about it. I know a guy in California with a 550 that does this kind of stuff all the time."
:lol: :lol: Sad story now happy. :wink: :green:
 

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Dj Dirk said:
Pete04222 said:
"I know a guy in California with a 550 that does this kind of stuff all the time."
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hilarious Peter :green:


but good to hear that nothing is really damaged, that must have been a really big scare, i'm suprised that you still drove home first
i would have pulled over inmeddiatly and check it out
Dirk, I couldn't stop. There was nothing I could have done about it at that point and I really didn't want to know. :oops:
 

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Boxer42 said:
I had a similar experience with the Boxer once. The "crunch" is an awful feeling. Only good news is that it shouldn't be to hard or expensive to fix.
Yeah, it will be easy to fix. I used to work in a boatyard repairing fiberglass boats so I'll be able to get it correct for next to no money. I am planning of having the car repainted in three years so I'll worry about it then. Until then, I might paint the bottom inch of the spoiler black to hide the damage.
 

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Pete04222 said:
My wife says, "Is it OK?" I said, "Yeah, its just cosmetic. I wouldn't worry about it. I know a guy in California with a 550 that does this kind of stuff all the time."
LOL :green:

Sorry to hear your misfortune, glad it wasn't too bad.
 
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