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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 11-24-2018, 01:19 PM
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Where did you find a large rock?
It's not an ATV... That's a Sportage
Looks like a shield may be out of the question as it looks like only plastic in front of it...
I could only dream about a Stinger... I just put together a 2014 Optima that was "salvaged" so that's as close as I/We will get...
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If whatever you hit belongs to the City and is obstructing or larger than what it should be, you might want to go that route.
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That would have had to have been a pretty substantial rock to cause that kind of damage. I'm having a hard time declaring that as a "design defect" and have an easier time with "pilot error." There is quite a bit of clearance under there.

Could someone fashion a "skid plate" or some other shield to blunt an impact? I suppose.

I'd chalk this up to...don't do that again. It's a sport sedan that's designed to be somewhat low to the ground. Running over large/hard/immovable objects or offroading are off the menu.

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I did the same thing with my 2001 Volvo s80 t6 back in 2003.
I didn't have a visible crack so it was under warranty..
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That would have had to have been a pretty substantial rock to cause that kind of damage. I'm having a hard time declaring that as a "design defect" and have an easier time with "pilot error." There is quite a bit of clearance under there.

Could someone fashion a "skid plate" or some other shield to blunt an impact? I suppose.

I'd chalk this up to...don't do that again. It's a sport sedan that's designed to be somewhat low to the ground. Running over large/hard/immovable objects or offroading are off the menu.

Cheers!
Yes. You are very blessed that the insurance company is going to tackle it. Low cars and curbs, parking blocks and large rocks don't go together.
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