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Rear bumper damage repair [rear-ended]

A guy I know at our kart club backed into me...kinda hard with his Miata. Good thing for me it's a Miata...bad thing for him, it's a Miata...



It doesn't look that bad...but I have less than 9,000km on this car. I'll be visiting a bodyshop as soon as I can, since if I took it back to the dealer, they'd just send it out anyway and take a cut....I'd rather have a better bodyshop attempt to make it look like nothing happened.

From my assessment, it looks like a new bumper and an adjustment to the exhaust. A friend mentioned that it could get pricey if the supports and the bumper structure is bent. It's all just starting to sink in and I'm just getting more pissed...

Anyway...from what you guys see and know...any suggestions or idea as to the total damage? Any support structure in this area that can be compromised? What do you guys think I need in terms of parts?

The Miata owner said to get an estimate at the dealer. I expect him to pay for it 100% for doing it right but I'm not looking to rip him a new one either.

I'm in Ontario, Canada.

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Re: Rear bumper damage repair [rear-ended]

It would be kind of silly getting a damage estimate from a picture on the internet. I suggest you ask around for the best local bodyshop. Talk to people you trust that have experience with auto repair. Your insurance company will probably have a list of preferred shops. In my case (no help to you, because I'm in a different location), it has been recommended to me to use the body shop of a GMC dealer. I've used them for several claims repairs over more than ten years, and have had no issues. Do your homework, and stick with a pro. Google can be an excellent source of review information for body shops.
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Re: Rear bumper damage repair [rear-ended]

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It would be kind of silly getting a damage estimate from a picture on the internet. I suggest you ask around for the best local bodyshop. Talk to people you trust that have experience with auto repair. Your insurance company will probably have a list of preferred shops. In my case (no help to you, because I'm in a different location), it has been recommended to me to use the body shop of a GMC dealer. I've used them for several claims repairs over more than ten years, and have had no issues. Do your homework, and stick with a pro. Google can be an excellent source of review information for body shops.
I've asked around and got 2 bodyshops I'll likely visit tmr...just wanted to see if I need to brace myself for anything worst than my assessment. I also plan to visit a dealer to get an estimate as well for comparison.
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Re: Rear bumper damage repair [rear-ended]

From what I can see, I am looking at the picture from my phone, it looks like just the lower valance is damaged. Remove bumper cover and replace the lower valance and then reinstall. No paintwork involved. Not sure about the possible bent exhaust. Should not be too bad. I hope all goes well.
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Re: Rear bumper damage repair [rear-ended]

look on a parts supplier website for an 'exploded diagram' of that area and compare with what you see in real life - should give you a decent idea of whats there, and you might even be able to do it yourself (though I'd still charge the guy labor/ full price of the body shop quote)
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Re: Rear bumper damage repair [rear-ended]

Besides the fact that it looks like you took that picture with a flip phone from 2003 jk jk, I tend to agree with Platinum Al. That black textured lower valance is a separate piece from the rest of the bumper and can be replaced pretty easily. You might not even need any paint work which would be great.
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Rear bumper damage repair [rear-ended]

Looks like just the lower rear balance is needed. Not sure if you have single or dual exhaust, but you get the point.

Here is one primed that I found after a 2 second search on google:ImageUploadedByJeepGarage1465572130.693473.jpg

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Re: Rear bumper damage repair [rear-ended]

Did you get his ID and insurance information?

When it comes to money don't count on people doing the right thing...just see my thread on a similar issue I had last year. Took me 2 months to eventually get everything resolved. Something that looked relatively cheap turned out to over $3000 in damages for me...luckily I was able to make their ins. policy foot the entire bill without my policy being hit....goodluck.

Got hit from behind...need help with identifying parts
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Re: Rear bumper damage repair [rear-ended]

replace lower valance $100...boom
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Re: Rear bumper damage repair [rear-ended]

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A guy I know at our kart club backed into me...kinda hard with his Miata. Good thing for me it's a Miata...bad thing for him, it's a Miata...



It doesn't look that bad...but I have less than 9,000km on this car. I'll be visiting a bodyshop as soon as I can, since if I took it back to the dealer, they'd just send it out anyway and take a cut....I'd rather have a better bodyshop attempt to make it look like nothing happened.

From my assessment, it looks like a new bumper and an adjustment to the exhaust. A friend mentioned that it could get pricey if the supports and the bumper structure is bent. It's all just starting to sink in and I'm just getting more pissed...

Anyway...from what you guys see and know...any suggestions or idea as to the total damage? Any support structure in this area that can be compromised? What do you guys think I need in terms of parts?

The Miata owner said to get an estimate at the dealer. I expect him to pay for it 100% for doing it right but I'm not looking to rip him a new one either.

I'm in Ontario, Canada.
Welcome to my world..... Only 400 miles on my 2016 Overland and some guy backs up right into drivers side rear bumper corner. I was so pissed, I was sitting having cup of coffee at a mountain side lake view coffee shop and heard BAMMMM... sure enough I look and my JGC was still shaking.
I go down and survey damage, guy tells me "my back up sesors never went off" , I replied you know you still have to look where your going. He said I'm a Doctor, I replied well I hope your better at watching your patients then driving. I was upset, calmed down, asked for his insurance card... well he didnt have it. Upset again I suggested he get his insurance company on the phone. he did... so after tht call I was calm and was all was good.
As for how much a rear bumper replacement, the cost for mine was 1300.00 including the chrome strips an overland has. So I would expect yours to be a little less unless there is support damage.
Really sucks does't it! Damn
I picked up today, looks good. But I know its been hit so never the same...:-(
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Re: Rear bumper damage repair [rear-ended]

I was hoping for a quick reply with good news that I'll be picking it up in a few days from 5 star google reviewed place...alas, I now have to get another quote from a 3rd place to satisfy all parties.

Dealer repair comes out to about $1200. They took awhile but it didn't feel like a thorough inspection. It was to replace lower valence, repair bumper and adjust muffler.

Second quote I've gotten is from a 5 star Google reviewed shop that my friend also recommended. He gave me 2 quotes. The insurance quote is $5300 and it includes replacing the right side stainless exhaust and the right side is also hard connected to the majority of "Y" of the dual exhaust and this piece is $2300. He explained that that is what he'd request for an insurance claim. The other quote he gave me was $2300 to replace lower valence, tow pkg surround, impact foam/plastic piece, exhaust tip and repair bumper.

Tmr I will be visiting a shop that's a friend of the business but under the same corporate umbrella as the highly reviewed shop and it's supposed to be just as highly rated.

This is all in CDN dollars. I'll update again soon, I hope.
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