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Tractor Trailer Took Out My Grill.

Discussion in 'Exterior' started by TechSupport, Apr 6, 2020.

  1. TechSupport

    TechSupport Full Access Member

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    Truck had a blow out in front of me and took out my grill the camera and some of the active shutters behind the grill. Lucky I have ceramic coating and Xpel plastic on the truck. Definitely protected the paint from the tire parts.
    Has anyone fully removed them the shutters, are they worth replacing?
    Been trying to order my replacement parts, but GM Parts Direct hasn’t responded to any emails.
    Also looking for new grill ideas for my truck since I have to replace it now.

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    I’m just glad nobody was hurt. I travel the roads a lot and have seen the damage a re-tread or even a small piece of one can do. Two years ago, I witnessed one set off an airbag while the girl was driving over 60 MPH, luckily she was able to keep control of her car. It does amaze me when you see people, especially the ones driving hybrids tailgating the big semi’s.
     
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    i got lucky a number of years ago myself in my g6. violent blowout blew the entire tread section off in one solid piece flying right at my car. hit the ground just before it hit me and only flipped up enough to tap my front bumper. managed to buff it right out.
     
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    GMPD has been slow to respond lately. They do have a lot of stuff for sale on Ebay so try that route. PartsCenterPlus on Ebay is also an actual dealership and you can try Tasca too.

    Glad nobody was injured.
     
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