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Old 07-14-2012, 10:42 AM   #1
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Dent on exhaust pipe

Hello Mustang Fans, 2013 Mustang GT/Premium MT - 5weeks old. I recently ran over a partial truck tire on the highway and when I got home found out that I just didn't run over the tire, but it smashed my front bumper, knocked out the bottom lower grill insert and the drivers side marker light does not work anymore (I pray it's just a bulb). I am bringing it in on Monday July 16 for repair and paint etc. ($763) and that is without the bottom front splitter that got slightly marred which you can't see that well unless you bent down and scrutinized the front of the car. That would cost another $110.

Anyway, I just looked at the underbody of the car today and my drivers side exhaust pipe (underneath the car and in the middle of the car where the pipes split apart and widen towards the rear exit exhaust pipes). It has a nice size flat spot (dent) and the identical mirror image passenger pipe is perfectly rounded.

Is this designed this way or maybe that truck tire smashed my exhaust too. I want to head to a dealer and look underneath a car on the lot, but have not had the chance yet. If it is damaged, should I have it fixed or just live with it. It looks perfectly sound except for that nice size dent. Will this dent have any effect on the operation of the car and the exhaust gases etc.

Thank you for any responses and opinions!!
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Wont make enough of a difference to worry about.
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Re: Dent on exhaust pipe

The overaxle pipes were designed with the flat spots on them, that is nothing to worry about... but the rest of it... sucks man, sorry to hear. making an insurance claim?

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check the tops side of the opposite pipe, i think that's where the flat spot is on the other one
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Re: Dent on exhaust pipe

Thanks for such a speedy reply, You have no idea how you just relieved my mind with the exhaust pipes. Now I have to stop everything I am doing and crawl under my car again to make my day. Never thought to check the top of the other exhaust pipe. I was going to take a ride to the Ford Dealer today and try to find out, but I feel better already.

Believe it or not I just last week called my Insurance Agent and changed my deductible from $500 to $1000 to save a lousy $89 off the 6 month policy. What a moron. $15 bucks a month. I have to call them again and amend it back to $500.. Anyway, no insurance claim obviously, because the damage is $763. I wanted a new bumper, but the Auto Body advisor told me that is the wrong way to go and I should just fix the damaged one. Even though I wanted to pay for it. He said the Insurance adjuster would never went for a new bumper anyway, if I filed a claim. Just sad most of all the car is not a factory virgin anymore and I guess I will be getting chipped paint on the bumper in the near future. It is what it is!!!

Thanks again for helping and you have some beautiful cars there man. I should have went for the Grabber Blue instead of my awfully hard to keep clean and awfully hard to keep scratches and swirl marks off the BLACK paint. My one regret (the black color)l Who New!!!!!
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Thanks for such a speedy reply, You have no idea how you just relieved my mind with the exhaust pipes. Now I have to stop everything I am doing and crawl under my car again to make my day. Never thought to check the top of the other exhaust pipe. I was going to take a ride to the Ford Dealer today and try to find out, but I feel better already.

Believe it or not I just last week called my Insurance Agent and changed my deductible from $500 to $1000 to save a lousy $89 off the 6 month policy. What a moron. $15 bucks a month. I have to call them again and amend it back to $500.. Anyway, no insurance claim obviously, because the damage is $763. I wanted a new bumper, but the Auto Body advisor told me that is the wrong way to go and I should just fix the damaged one. Even though I wanted to pay for it. He said the Insurance adjuster would never went for a new bumper anyway, if I filed a claim. Just sad most of all the car is not a factory virgin anymore and I guess I will be getting chipped paint on the bumper in the near future. It is what it is!!!

Thanks again for helping and you have some beautiful cars there man. I should have went for the Grabber Blue instead of my awfully hard to keep clean and awfully hard to keep scratches and swirl marks off the BLACK paint. My one regret (the black color)l Who New!!!!!
I feels you! Black is the best,looking,but a ***** to keeo clean! Goodluck with yoir repairs!
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