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Old 02-21-19, 06:43 PM
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I was driving out of my driveway (front facing street) when the rear dipped to what seemed not a significant dip but i heard a scratch. When I looked at it, The chrome tip was completely out of shape. I was shocked at it- as if it was made out of aluminum or something weak. How can a curb cause so much damage? I have decided that I would need to back out with the rear in order to avoid this again.
Any thoughts on how much this may cost to correct?
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Old 02-22-19, 04:50 AM
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To me that's nothing more than an ornament, meaning the actual exhaust is that round extension you can see inside of it. As far as cost, do we know what vehicle this is? Some of those ornaments are actually non functional and closed, i.e. blanks or dummies, like on new Audis and the Camry, so it's just for looks. I would simply push it back in place as best I could and call it a day. It in no way impedes nor obstructs the exhaust. my 02
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Old 02-22-19, 09:40 AM
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Welcome to the forums, but as John above noted, it's an ornament. Put nearly 4,000 pounds of vehicle into a single point impact, not sure what you would expect. Just be happy that it's not actually connected to the tailpipe, where could you have pushed inward and caused the muffler and catalytic converter pipes to potentially bend and break joints.
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Old 02-22-19, 08:59 PM
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Originally Posted by Johnhav430 View Post
To me that's nothing more than an ornament, meaning the actual exhaust is that round extension you can see inside of it. As far as cost, do we know what vehicle this is? Some of those ornaments are actually non functional and closed, i.e. blanks or dummies, like on new Audis and the Camry, so it's just for looks. I would simply push it back in place as best I could and call it a day. It in no way impedes nor obstructs the exhaust. my 02
thanks for that! Concern was that there was no damage to the pipe. I tried to push but itís pretty stuck. I will go see what the dealer says.
This is Lexus nx 300.
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