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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-06-2015, 09:47 PM Thread Starter
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My bumper is much stronger than the frame

My bumper was hit with a very large downward force. It resulted in the damage shown in the pictures. The aftermarket bumper survived without any damage. The front end, not so much. The weight pushed the bumper down and destroyed the cross member. The light housings, the grill, the radiator, and the hood had to be replaced. About $7,000 later and all is fixed. I had the body shop save the light housings and I plan on using them to find out the best way of installing LEDs in a kind of halo effect around the perimeter of the inside of the light housing.
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Wow what hit it?
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Tree, during a storm

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Hmmm? Interesting question, if you kept the stock bump would it have just sheered off the bumper for less total damage?

My guess, no, the metal bumper under the plastic fascia is pretty strong, and mounted securely for crash standards, but smaller than the all metal bumper you replaced it with. If the fallen tree had hit the metal bumper it would have likely caused an equal amount of damage along with just tearing the plastic fascia into many pieces.

The only argument, it looks like the aftermarket bumper is larger than OEM bumper, so maybe the tree might have missed the OEM bumper, but that is the same as arguing "If I had only parked 3" more to the rear".

Sorry for the bad luck.
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THat is a helluva bumper that you've got there Huey. Sorry about the damage, but it looks like the XK will survive to see another day.

If your saving the lights, its time for an HID upgrade Huey! I'm not really a fan of "halos" though...

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Glad to hear you were able to put it back together!





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Wow that's pretty solid. Got some pics after the fix?
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Wasn't there a picture a few years back where someone basically ripped this bumper off while winching out of a mud hole? Recall the bolted connection to the thin metal crossmember being the main issue....

Regardless, a tree falling is a lot of force... if the bumper had a stronger connection (than what im recalling), it probably would have totaled the vehicle.
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Wasn't there a picture a few years back where someone basically ripped this bumper off while winching out of a mud hole? Recall the bolted connection to the thin metal crossmember being the main issue....

Regardless, a tree falling is a lot of force... if the bumper had a stronger connection (than what im recalling), it probably would have totaled the vehicle.
I'd imagine it is designed to fail at a certain point.
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