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Old 12-28-2018, 09:49 AM   #1
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Need Help.... Battle with Raccoon

Regrettably a few weeks back a raccoon met his unfortunate end with my car. While victorious, the bastard ended up cracking my Windshield reservoir tank. As such I need help replacing it....

Anyone on LI have experience removing the front bump and headlight? I tried having a go at it the other day, but i'm concerned about breaking all the tabs etc. I'm willing to travel to you or vice versa, and obviously I can compensate you for your time.

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Old 12-28-2018, 10:41 PM   #2
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Lol I need to hear this story! It’s pretty easy to remove the front bumper. If you want I can walk you through it although it may be easier if you call me directly.
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Old 12-28-2018, 10:46 PM   #3
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Lucky! I hit a raccoon at 65 and did 5500 worth of damage.

front bumper, rad support, rad, inter cooler, condenser, and ac compressor.
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Old 12-28-2018, 11:09 PM   #4
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Damn! He fucking ate a lot of metal and plastic!
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Old 12-31-2018, 09:59 AM   #5
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Hi Steve,

Thanks for the offer, I've seen a youtube video, unfortunately they always make it look easier.

No real story, driving home from work, I was on LIE service road and the section was really dark, raccoon appeared in the street and I had about 1sec to make a decision. I was going to try and swerve out of the way but didn't know if a car was next to me. So I kept on going and prayed.
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Old 12-31-2018, 05:59 PM   #6
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Lucky! I hit a raccoon at 65 and did 5500 worth of damage.

front bumper, rad support, rad, inter cooler, condenser, and ac compressor.


Holy shit thatís a lot of damage from a raccoon!


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Old 01-07-2019, 10:22 AM   #7
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Whew... got lucky. My local dealer only charged me 1 hour of labor. Unfortunately, there are 2 versions of the windshield reservoir, got hit with a $20 charge for the cap for it... Still can't complain.
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Old 02-08-2019, 09:45 PM   #8
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Just hit a fuckin raccoon about a half hour ago. Doing around 65. Caught the side, looks to need a new bumper and driver side fog. Radiatior and all that looks ok. My bumper lip somehow survived. I need to take a closer look in the morning.
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Old 02-09-2019, 07:56 AM   #9
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Just hit a fuckin raccoon about a half hour ago. Doing around 65. Caught the side, looks to need a new bumper and driver side fog. Radiatior and all that looks ok. My bumper lip somehow survived. I need to take a closer look in the morning.


Damn! That sucks. I got extremely lucky with mine. The fog light surround popped right back into place, as did the underbody trim shit. I donít know how it didnít fuck anything up.


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Old 02-09-2019, 07:57 AM   #10
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ECS has a scratch and dent golf r front bumper on the cheap... just sayiní


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Old 02-09-2019, 09:31 AM   #11
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Can you send me the link please? The possibility of getting the R bumper is the only bright side to this. I actually did get everything popped back into place nicely but the drivers side fog is gone and a lot of tabs are broken. Lower grills cracked, bumper is cracked under the drivers side fog
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Old 02-09-2019, 09:39 AM   #12
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I see it. Id prefer a whole kit instead of trying to piece it all together.
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