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#1 dpoppeli


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Posted 06 June 2006 - 09:14 AM

Well my wife got rear-ended in her 02 outback at 15 mph or so. The woman that did it disappeared after following my wife into the parking lot (we'll never see her again). The bumper is shoved up and on one side one of the clips is visible and a little deformed but possibly reusable. The other side didn't get pushed up as much. The bumper face is pretty clean and can probaly be re-used so I'm thinking just the "energy absorber" piece underneath needs to be replaced. Anybody know costs to have this done or have they done it themselves? I notice a price of $174 from 1st Subaru for the energy absorber.

#2 2X2KOB


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Posted 06 June 2006 - 11:44 AM

We had very similar damage on the 2000 OBW from a rear-ender on the highway - insurance payout was about $2800, dealer parts were about $700, a day or two to fix it, good to go. No paint work involved, lucky. It's not too difficult to take it apart. If you can save the bumper cover and you haven't got sheetmetal damage, it should be a pretty straightforward disassembly/reassembly exercise. The dealer's catalog has good pictures to identify what you need. There's lots of weird fasteners though.

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