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    Aaaarg! I miss judged pulling into the driveway with my 2013 427. YES I scraped (hit the curb) the splitter. Big time, need to call the insurance company. The car has 230 miles on it, so stupid. Anyone know what the replacement cost will be. The damaged is to bad to repair in my opinion. Murphy's law lives within me.

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    When I asked my dealer, I was told the front splitter was about $1800 over the counter in parts. OUCH!
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    Yea. Just left the dealer here in Columbus Oh. About 750.00 to repair and clr bra it again. I have seen online RPI, CorvetteMods new for 650-950. I may just go that route.

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    I haven't seen what the RPI or CorvetteMods splitters look like. Then again, half the price over factory as got to be looked considered.
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    They are identical to what's on our cars. RPI will paint them to match the car. I will call them Friday to ensure they can match the gray color.

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    Quote Originally Posted by r50thc5 View Post
    Aaaarg! I miss judged pulling into the driveway with my 2013 427. YES I scraped (hit the curb) the splitter. Big time, need to call the insurance company. The car has 230 miles on it, so stupid. Anyone know what the replacement cost will be. The damaged is to bad to repair in my opinion. Murphy's law lives within me.
    Don't feel too bad. I once ran into my neighbors mailbox at about 5 mph. while looking at something in my front yard. Felt like a moron!

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    I ordered a replacement right side skirt for my ZR1 from RPI. The mounting holes matched up perfectly with the existing holes.
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    Thanks for the input Roger. I try to get as much info now a days before I order online. They are just a couple hours up the road too!

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    [QUOTE=r50thc5;1111949]Aaaarg! I miss judged pulling into the driveway with my 2013 427. YES I scraped (hit the curb) the splitter. Big time, need to call the insurance company. The car has 230 miles on it, so stupid. Anyone know what the replacement cost will be. The damaged is to bad to repair in my opinion. Murphy's law lives within.............................................................................................. .................................................... don't be so hard on your self.s@#t happens.just live and learn.just remember it allways can be worse......
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    Quote Originally Posted by r50thc5 View Post
    Aaaarg! I miss judged pulling into the driveway with my 2013 427. YES I scraped (hit the curb) the splitter. Big time, need to call the insurance company. The car has 230 miles on it, so stupid. Anyone know what the replacement cost will be. The damaged is to bad to repair in my opinion. Murphy's law lives within me.
    Bumped a curb with my 427 Vert a couple of weeks ago. Not enough to break it but it left a "rub" mark on it about 1/2 by 1 inch. Polishing compound isn't working on the carbon fiber. Duh!

    At least, I do not need to replace it.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tuna View Post
    Bumped a curb with my 427 Vert a couple of weeks ago. Not enough to break it but it left a "rub" mark on it about 1/2 by 1 inch. Polishing compound isn't working on the carbon fiber. Duh!

    At least, I do not need to replace it.
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    I ordered a carbon fiber repalcement from RPI. Have not mounted it yet. I will take the original to a painter to see if they can repair
    to original condition. I am not savy enuf with carbon repair. I also have a clr bra on it, so some, hoping not all, can be removed and that 2 ft section blended in. Local shop wants another 250.00 to redo the clr bra. I paid them what I feel was a premium price the first time. Thought they would give a discount for a repeat job. It's also got some bubble showing, that alone should allow for
    an discount. So much for life time warranty. Anyway, watch out for them curbs..

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    Quote Originally Posted by r50thc5 View Post
    I ordered a carbon fiber repalcement from RPI. Have not mounted it yet. I will take the original to a painter to see if they can repair
    to original condition. I am not savy enuf with carbon repair. I also have a clr bra on it, so some, hoping not all, can be removed and that 2 ft section blended in. Local shop wants another 250.00 to redo the clr bra. I paid them what I feel was a premium price the first time. Thought they would give a discount for a repeat job. It's also got some bubble showing, that alone should allow for
    an discount. So much for life time warranty. Anyway, watch out for them curbs..
    i have seen with my own eyes two curbs jump out and asalt two corvette drivers and there corvettes.those curbs have it out for carbon fiber... i hope you get everything squard away and back to better then new

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