In Reply to: Pay the deductable!!! (more) posted by DG M3 on June 16, 2000 at 20:27:49:
: : All,
: : My poor M3. This afternoon I am driving home from work in my newly acquired
: : 95 M3. About 1/4 mile from exiting I40 in Raleigh, NC and giant peice of
: : re-tread comes flying out from underneath the car in front of me. I didn't
: : even have time to look and see if it was safe to swerve so I hit the brakes
: : and ran into it at ~70 Mph. It made a lot of noise and it was immediately
: : aparent something was wedged under the care. I safely pulled over on to the
: : shoulder and to my shock the pieice of tire nearlly completely ripped the
: : front bumper cover and foglight assembly off the car. the only thing
: : holding the thing to the car at all was the JT Design Brake ducts attached
: : to the aluminum splash guard. I used a screwdriver and disc connected the
: : other brake hose and put all the mangled peices in the trunk (half hanging
: : out). Tucked all the wires and the other hose up and drove it home the last
: : mile. Good news is no mechanical damage of fluid leaks. The fenders and hood
: : aren't damaged. Drivers send turn signal and bulb are smashed. Anyway I have
: : a number of questions for the group. This car IS 5 years old. its my track
: : car. It doesn't have to be perfect but should be consistent with a 5 year
: : old. I have a high deductible ($1000) on insurance and am not sure if I
: : want to claim this. Looking for feedback and ideas on repairing this repair
: : options, etc. Questions...
: : 1. Any Idea what this front assembly peice costs??? (See pictures for a
: : better idea of the damage)
: : 2. Any chance of getting one used. bimmer world , junkyards, or less
: : inexpensive after market options??
: : 3. Other miscellaneous comments and opinions are welcome.
: : 4. Any Idea if JT Designs will sell peices of their kit?? It looks like a I
: : need a few.
: : Here are some pics I took when I got home a little while ago. I've seen
: : these peices of crap littering the highway for years but never ran into one
: : of any significant size. What a whallop!!!
: : The Carnage: (6 pictures, use next button to scroll)
: : http://www.zing.com/album/pictures.html?id=4294200849&p=4289348520
: : Thanks,
: : Sean
I had a girl back into me in a parking lot at school. there was a 3 inch CRACK in my bumper. total repairs cost over $3400. this included new bumper $995, all new reinforcements, new foglights, radiator, auxfan, motor fan, and some other stuff.
don't underestimate the amount of repair bills of M cars. I have yet had a repair bill be under $500.