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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 23rd December 2009, 14:29 Thread Starter
 
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Snow+Civic+wall=damaged bumper

Hi,
While at work today I decided to go and have some fun drifting in the snow. I had a great time until I hit a wall --- (I work on a large area of private land so no laws were broken)
I was only a light tap about 3mph. What do you think new bumper?




Oh well live and learn I guess.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 23rd December 2009, 14:37
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Ouch!!! That looks painful to say you bumped at 3mph!!! Me thinks someone needs to ask santa for a new bumper

Good luck!!
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Doh!

Feel for you mate - once it goes your just a passenger, sounds like you where having fun, until the wall came along to spoil it

Don't forget the broken plastic on the middle grill, maybe an opportunity - to get a Type R or Type S Grill

Hope you get it sorted - at not toooo much cost

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looks like you need a new front perspex glass thingy-ma-gic too.
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That looks a sore one for the pocket! Quite a bit of damage for 3mph Its maybe repairable, difficult to tell from the photos, it may end up being more cost effective buying a new bumper as I would think they would come already painted. Its also time to upgrade to a new Sports grille by the looks of it.
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post #6 of 23 (permalink) Old 23rd December 2009, 14:59
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just letting you know that if u dont replace your perpex grille with a sports type or type R, then antmaz mentioned that he has one for sale at £50

http://www.civinfo.com/forum/sale-wa...tml#post549376
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post #7 of 23 (permalink) Old 23rd December 2009, 15:08
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Do you drive with the car past november?

Put it in the garage and take it out for fresh air in april
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maybe an opportunity - to get a Type R or Type S Grill

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Hey thats a great idea!! thanks
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hope the fun was worth it...drifting in the snow????
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Let snow let snow let snow!


Nice.... but it wasnt mine!
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post #11 of 23 (permalink) Old 23rd December 2009, 17:07
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Did anyone see you bump?? that could have been embarrassing Hope you get it sorted soon!
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Don't know what a perspex grill costs from a dealer - but, as has been pointed out, they can be found cheaply (or get a Sports grill) ...

New plastic bumper (pre-painted) is not expensive - and you will most likely have broken a few 'clips' - plus, have the metal frame \ support points across the front of the car checked out before fitting the new bumper - mind you, it does look like you were lucky ! ...

And now I'm going to be very boring and completely predictable ! - get proper Winter Tyres fitted !!! ...

You can still "drift" to your heart's content, but you can 'recover' and brake ! ...
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And now I'm going to be very boring and completely predictable ! - get proper Winter Tyres fitted !!! ...
Did YOU just say that? [/irony]

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You can still "drift" to your heart's content, but you can 'recover' and brake ! ...
VSA off, hand brake and full throttle "FTW"



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feel for you but just an excuse to get the sports grill, at least the fog lights are intact
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Looks like a new bumper and new grill is needed

I have a perspex grill lying around in the garage if your looking to buy one.
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Did YOU just say that? [/irony]
See - there's none no 'fervent' as a true "convert" !!! ...

Driven mostly in Scotland until about 1997 - where nobody would be so 'ummacho' as to even dream about changing their tyres in Winter (we just didn't drive, or we did and ended up stuck !) ...

The first time I drove here on Winter tyres was a real eye-opener - I just can't understand why they aren't encouraged in the U.K. from (say) late November until February ...

But then, who would expect a UK Government to actually take steps that would be a genuine safety 'bonus' ? - no - they prefer to install "Greed Cameras" everywhere ! ...

And why don't the UK insurers make it 'lucrative' to fit Winter tyres (by varying premiums) when it should result in fewer accidents ? - could it be that the more accidents, the more they can 'load' your premiums, all of which include their % 'cut' ? - NO, that would be "tin-foil hat" country, wouldn't it ! ...
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As already mentioned, a new colour coded front bumper isn't as expensive as you might think at around £100.
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looks like you dont need the full bumper, just the colour coded upper section. you are very lucky the fog light did not smash. there is the possibility the o/s arch trim clips are broken so a new trim may be required there. as most people have said a sports grill may be best option to replace the centre perspex lamp.
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Shame it does look like you will need a new bumper, lesson learnt though sounds like you had fun!
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post #20 of 23 (permalink) Old 23rd December 2009, 21:42 Thread Starter
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Thanks alot for the info.

The headlamp has been pushed back by about 5mm is this easy to adjust or have i bent some underlying brackety?
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