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Old 08-11-2010, 07:34 AM
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Hey, let me know when you guys head up - hopefully I am not on leave by then!
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Old 08-12-2010, 05:12 PM
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My filter finally shipped so hopefully I'll have it within a week or two. Bah I can't wait. I'm going to try to buy a GoPro so I can get some good vids soon. A friend of mine let me borrow his camera and it just looks stunning!
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Old 08-12-2010, 11:58 PM
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HaHa. I bought the GoPro HD a little while back. Takes a little while to get use too but awesome camera.
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Old 08-13-2010, 01:26 AM
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Went yesterday to the ring did 3 laps because it was only a 2 hour opening but it was full maybe like a thousand cars driving lol
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It's almost always very crowded there, but I've never had a problem with traffic.

Clean Wheels I saw your 8 when I drove to work today. Glad to see you finally got it fixed!
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It's almost always very crowded there, but I've never had a problem with traffic.

Clean Wheels I saw your 8 when I drove to work today. Glad to see you finally got it fixed!
Bikes are the real problem while driving at the ring. It's not a problem driving over a fallen rider but wiping his interiors off of your car and getting a new bumper would be boring so you end up paying attention to them =)
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Old 08-13-2010, 04:11 PM
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I wish they staggered them like they do at Hockenheimring. It's not not having to worry about bikers when I drive there.
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Old 08-14-2010, 09:12 AM
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Rx8 Club Germany decals? =D
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Old 08-14-2010, 11:57 AM
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Rx8 Club Germany decals? =D
Meh.

I have been meaning to order another rx8club decal since mine got mostly rubbed off... But I'm sooooooo lazy
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Old 08-15-2010, 03:25 AM
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JUST SOMETHING TO LOOK AT WILL U WAIT FOR THAT SEPTEMBER DAY , WAS TAKEN LAST THURSDAY
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Old 08-15-2010, 11:45 AM
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I wonder how much money those photographers make from people who buy those images. I never would haha. That's why I have a wife and an SLR camera.
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:07 AM
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One of my friends up there does it and he makes pretty good money off of it. I usually get some of my pics from him for free but I do pay for others whenever I find them online. I got a whole wall in my apt. full of framed photos from the track.
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Old 08-16-2010, 03:46 AM
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I am kind of dreading taking my car to AAFES to fix ,but do any of you know a good mechanic who can work on rotaries and not charge a fortune. I have know clue what is going on with my car. I can not get it to start, it will turn. Just not catch. Completely lost. And do any of you know if the warranty on the engine is extended to Germany if bought from the US.
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:33 AM
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I would take it to a Mazda dealer. Your 100k warranty is still good in Germany.
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:38 AM
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I would take it to a Mazda dealer. Your 100k warranty is still good in Germany.
dont count on it. i know of several cases MNAO has refused claims. I'm no lawyer and havent looked into it, but i'm pretty sure that legally MNAO has no obligation to support you if you are out of country(MNAO's range) and i certainly know that Mazda Europe isnt gonna just volunteer to put hours/money into your car when you have no warrantee with them... (there is some history of this topic somewhere in the forum, someone else had moved to germany, germans wouldnt touch his car, MNAO told him to sit and spin)
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Old 08-16-2010, 12:53 PM
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The dealership near where I live is pretty cool and they haven't given me any trouble so far.
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Old 08-16-2010, 01:58 PM
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thats good, post up what the dealer is, maybe a google map or something for others out here.
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Old 08-16-2010, 06:35 PM
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I contacted a vendor for the GoPro HD about getting a group buy going and I was told that if I can get 10 people to buy them he can lower the price to $249 shipped, as long as they go to the same place. I have 4 people so far just on my shift who are interested and I can probably get a few more people from other sections. If you want to get on the list just let me know.
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Old 08-16-2010, 11:18 PM
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I highly recommend buying. Great value for a great camera. I was a little skeptical at first about buying it but after I have seen it in action... unbelievable. I wound up paying full retail but worth every penny. Comes with more mounts than you can shake a stick at. Also the suction cup mount holds on amazing. Again great camera.

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I contacted a vendor for the GoPro HD about getting a group buy going and I was told that if I can get 10 people to buy them he can lower the price to $249 shipped, as long as they go to the same place. I have 4 people so far just on my shift who are interested and I can probably get a few more people from other sections. If you want to get on the list just let me know.
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Old 08-17-2010, 12:49 AM
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I had the Gopro HD but had some problems with it. Now I have the ContourHd and love it, its smaller and easier to hide.
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Old 08-18-2010, 06:57 AM
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Any other advice for the inspections? I'm not 'going' yet - but I have a good chance of getting stationed there. Scared about shipping my 8 thru Gov't channels. Gonna raise it and put stock wheels/tires back on before/if I ship it. What's this about aftermarket parts? I have a RB intake and catback...would those give me problems when licensing with Dept of Army over there?

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Old 08-18-2010, 12:39 PM
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Should not be a problem. Just be sure to take lots of pictures of your car before it ships and inspect it thoroughly when you pick it up. Also make your you have good tread on your vehicle. If you have just regular spares I would recommend putting M/S or winter tires on if your coming up during late fall and winter time frame.

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Any other advice for the inspections? I'm not 'going' yet - but I have a good chance of getting stationed there. Scared about shipping my 8 thru Gov't channels. Gonna raise it and put stock wheels/tires back on before/if I ship it. What's this about aftermarket parts? I have a RB intake and catback...would those give me problems when licensing with Dept of Army over there?

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Old 08-18-2010, 01:47 PM
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Should not be a problem. Just be sure to take lots of pictures of your car before it ships and inspect it thoroughly when you pick it up. Also make your you have good tread on your vehicle. If you have just regular spares I would recommend putting M/S or winter tires on if your coming up during late fall and winter time frame.
Thanks for the info. I'll garage it in the winter. Might ship my subaru over - would be the family's transport...that or pick up a sedan once in country.

Takes awhile - could take 8 or 9 months, really...process is slow...but it's a fantastic opportunity for me and my family, and a promotion...so.. woot!



Last time I was there (1992-1995) the guys at Vehicle inspection were...hrm...sticklers? is that putting it nicely? Crazy stuff they'd fail a car for...absolutely crazy. Thing is, as an E2 I didn't seem to matter when I complained about vehicle damage, wear, and "failed" areas. My new gig doesn't carry rank per se, but I'm more-able (due in part to being older) to pursue righting any wrongs.
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Old 08-18-2010, 04:40 PM
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I've heard nightmare stories, but they don't check for emissions or anything like that and they didn't seem to notice/care that I no longer had a cat when they looked under my car.
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Old 08-18-2010, 05:26 PM
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Thanks man - that's the thing w/ my legacy...I have no cats; didn't wanna go thru the pita of buying catted stuff...probably would, though, just in case. Anywho...still scary.

How long will all-y'all be in Germany? If I get there this winter, it'd be 3 years; can extend another 2 w/o too much trouble. Right now my best chances are Heidelberg or Stuttgart
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