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I pulled forward into a parking block that I didn't realize was there and scrapped the right corner of the front bumper and pushed it in a little, as in inward, not crumpled. Its the angled portion at the bottom that connects with the plastic strip that extends along the bottom. I felt underneath, and I can feel some cracked/buckled plastic, what feels to be a loose screw, and some plastic that is present on the hit side, but not the other.

I'll probably end up just buying a new bumper because it's scuffed and scraped badly. I just hope that I didn't break anything expensive or **** up the suspension. I couldn't have hit at it more than a couple miles per hour, and it was nearly against it when it did, so it was more of a pushing motion than an impact.

The bottom of the car is nearly flat and covered with plastic paneling, right?

Anyone have pics of the underside? Much appreciated.
 

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Force exerted on red, feel a buckle in the blue area. Tried to push and pull on the bumper, but it didn't budge. Wonder if it pressed it, buckled an area of plastic due to a screw through both, then came right back out.

Hopefully this underbody is just flat plastic with some screws and is cheap.

There goes the $2500 I won yesterday.
 

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Very sorry for your little shunt.

Hmmm, so do you have the parking assist on your car? Was the front assist turned on? Inquiring minds want to know ;)

(Sorry, don't know the details on what is in that area.)
 

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Very sorry for your little shunt.

Hmmm, so do you have the parking assist on your car? Was the front assist turned on? Inquiring minds want to know ;)

(Sorry, don't know the details on what is in that area.)
I do, but parking sensors aren't automatically activated unless you go into reverse. If you want to use the front sensors, you must turn them on manually, which I didn't do because I was pulling away and forgot it was there.
 

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both very similar, R8 is a little more difficult to judge I find and a tiny bit lower but the front sensors work well. I find I regularly scrape the bottom of the front spoiler on kerb tops more so than in the 911 but the damage is superficial and not visible except from under the car.
 

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Did exactly the same - nudged the left front in a parking garage against a kerb and pushed the "bumper" in a little. Scraped lower part of bumper, under the crease and below sensors - still needed a new headlamp washer, bumper, lower mounting braket etc to make as good as new. Moral - kerbs are a problem if more than 4 ins high!
 

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Force exerted on red, feel a buckle in the blue area. Tried to push and pull on the bumper, but it didn't budge. Wonder if it pressed it, buckled an area of plastic due to a screw through both, then came right back out.

Hopefully this underbody is just flat plastic with some screws and is cheap.

There goes the $2500 I won yesterday.
Motor City or MGM? :)
 
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