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Old 04-16-2002, 07:32 PM   #1
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I don't believe this! I hit a bouncing piece of road debris and broke one of my new..

Clear corners! I was actually on my way to the dealer to pick up my new rear clears (which had to be re-ordered after the wrong ones were delivered last week. I was doing 75 on a 3 lane interstate with cars on both sides and one right on my tail. There was nothing I could do but hit it. I saw this object bounce 3 times before I hit it. I thought I might have broken the headlight lens but I knew somthing was damaged.

You can drive a piece of Sh1t for 10 years and nothing will happen but get a nice new car and stuff falls from the sky and hits it.

Oh well,
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Old 04-16-2002, 07:33 PM   #2
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Sucks. On the bright side, it could've hit the hood and you'd be out $600 instead of $50 for a new corner. :smile:
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Old 04-16-2002, 07:36 PM   #3
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That is crappy, were they OEM or aftermarket?
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Old 04-16-2002, 07:40 PM   #4
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Buy plastic covering from xpel and you wont have to worry about buying a new one.

www.xpel.com and look for light protection. I have them on my headlight's and clear corners and they are a life saver.
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Old 04-16-2002, 08:39 PM   #5
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I remember when the 2002 models were first coming out and I was looking around the the boards, while my car was on order, and people were posting that their lights popped out...I remember someone with a topaz e46 posted a funny looking pic...hope everything works out good for you...
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Old 04-17-2002, 01:35 AM   #6
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Re: I don't believe this! I hit a bouncing piece of road debris and broke one of my new..

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You can drive a piece of Sh1t for 10 years and nothing will happen but get a nice new car and stuff falls from the sky and hits it.

Oh well,

Maybe we can blame XM radio for these inciDents :tongue:
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Old 04-17-2002, 01:40 AM   #7
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Sorry to hear it.

I remember when I got my e36 M3 a few years back. I had just gotten it and we needed to take some stuff to storage. I backed it up to the curb and we put some stuff on one of the carts. Well, I had to let go of the cart for a second and it rolled right into my rear light and cracked it.

I only had the car about a week! Man did that ever suck.

I feel your pain!
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Old 04-17-2002, 08:20 AM   #8
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Really sorry to hear bro...

I've been having a string of bad luck with my car recently. Tons of new door dings and something flew off a trailer the other week and hit my front bumper...left a gash.
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Old 04-17-2002, 08:28 AM   #9
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sucks.. sorry to hear that A year ago I had to replace my widshield. When I did it got smashed again the next week on the highway!
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Old 04-17-2002, 08:41 AM   #10
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Sorry to hear! :sad: Was it I-35? Usually it is pretty clean. It is the MO highways you have to worry about. I'm originally from MO but the KS highways are much better!
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Old 04-17-2002, 08:54 AM   #11
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Yeah, I was on I-35 around 87th street heading to Baron BMW....

I was returning from Wichita, the wind was blowing like 45 mph the whole trip. I was dodging stuff for 200 miles.

These were OEMs and they fit perfect. You guys are right, I am lucky it didn't hit the hood or WORSE, bounce into the cockpit,(I had the top down). This is the one thing that scares me about driving a cabrio and that's stuff flying in and conking me on the head.

On the brighter side, I saw a really fine looking young lady driving a blue E36 M3 cabrio on Monday down I-35. We looked pretty cool driving side by side with our tops down. (She had her roof down, not her top)
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Old 04-17-2002, 11:55 AM   #12
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I Think that as far as getting hit in the head, you should have nothing to worry about. With the motion of the air and all and the speed you're travelling at. But I never took physics so I am not sure. I'd worry more about something whacking the rear seats and tearin g the leathe rthan I would about getting hit in the head.
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Old 04-17-2002, 12:04 PM   #13
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Cool It would have pretty high odds against it, everything would have to be just right,...

but I do believe it could happen with a rock or bolt. Just have to keep my eyes open and fingers crossed.
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