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So Rewind to my car being rear ended while parked by a 38' Ford. Or whatever. Destroying my 04' - 05' converted rear end w/ sport kit.<p><IMG SRC="http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a217/chinaonnitrous1/65f0be5b.jpg" BORDER="0"><br><IMG SRC="http://i12.photobucket.com/albums/a217/chinaonnitrous1/b0d749ca.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>I put an Evolve bumper on, almost had it painted this week....<p>I just got the headlights back on (blacked out, removed DRL lens, and orange reflector), did brakes etc....<p>I came back from Monterey on the 101 North. Between interchanges of Highway 156 and Highway 129 or something, I saw a retread in the fast lane. I was coming downhill at speed around the bend. If I steered right I'd be in a motor home in the slow lane. If I went straight, I'd probably take out my intercooler front bumper and possibly rear if the Front bumper came off and under the car. If I steered left, I might go into the shoulder and not have enough room to correct due to a bridge and narrow shoulder.<p>I hit the retread with the right side of my car I evaded as far left as I could. I feel it go under the front wheel / front passenger area. As it passes I hear a "Thud" followed by a "clatter" I look in my rear view as I see the bumper fly up and twist into the passenger lane, where it was promptly run over by a Semi Truck.<p>:: Cliff notes :: On 101 North coming from Monterey there are parts and pieces of an Evolve Rear bumper in Electric Silver. Go get it if you want it. I pulled off and the CHP sent someone and confirmed that it was in several pieces and not blocking traffic at this point. <p>It ripped off the passenger rear sliding piece that holds the bumper in place. So I can't re-attach another one. I guess I won't be attending Carlson. This car looks like a disaster. I don't think the car likes rear body kits..... the 05 bumper and sport kit were demolished by a 38' Ford. Now this.<p>So my car is again bumperless.<p> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vortexmediagroup.com/images/banghead.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>So after my huge 2 month vacation and throwing money down for the AKA rally, looks like funds are tight for a repair. Back to a 04' stock back end with Evolve side skirts.... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/zeroforum_graphics/screwy.gif" BORDER="0"> So I'm drunk at home. I'll miss carlsen tommrow unless someone calls and convinces me. <br><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by chinaonnitrous1 at 12:53 AM 8-8-2009</i>
 

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Re: My caR doesn't like rear body kits/aero kits etc... (chinaonnitrous1)

Reading that story made my pancake breakfast go from tasty to nauseating. Sorry about lightning striking twice, that's just depressing.
 

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Re: My caR doesn't like rear body kits/aero kits etc... (pitaq)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>pitaq</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Reading that story made my eggs and bacon breakfast go from tasty to spectacular. Sorry about lightning striking twice, that's just hilarious.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>my version
 

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46-48 Ford.<br>I truly feel bad for you, you certainly have had some rotten luck.<br>(Slowing down may have helped you with your latest deal).<p>However, I think you would be sans rear bumper, whether it was an Evolve, Factory sport kit bumper or just a plain stock, non sport kit bumper
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>chinaonnitrous1</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">funds are tight for a repair. </TD></TR></TABLE><p>It was an accident, why not claim it on your insurance?
 
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