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      08-02-2012, 11:59 PM   #25
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Originally Posted by 335Power
Originally Posted by GOTMH8N View Post
how do you go about replacing the bumper with an aftermarket?
Just take the check your insurance company sends you, cash it and buy whatever parts you want. Sorry about your car but I love how the rider just gets up and rides off like nothing happened.
Not necessarily that easy. Depending on the amount of damage ($$) your insurance company will want to make the check out jointly to either you and the body shop or you and the leinholder since this is a comp claim against your own policy. You can have the body shop order the parts for you and pay the difference, or you can do what I did and just order the aftermarket parts out of pocket and have the shop reimburse you. They will reimburse you for the value of the stock part as listed on the estimate. If you get a good deal on the parts you ordered you could end up coming out ahead.

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