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Old 04-17-2006, 04:22 PM
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Unhappy Easter was not a good day for my car...!

I heard things happen in 3's, so maybe my streak is over.... Easter Sunday was not a good day for my 8...

1. My fault - I parked sort of close to a pole and meant to say something to my passenger about being careful when opening the door... then I got distracted and guess what happened... I can see a very slight crease where the pole met my door.

2. An hour later, I drove my brother-in-law to trade a propane tank... the tank slipped out of his hand coming out of my trunk and skidded off the rear bumper. Lots of white paint (got that off), but definitely a scratch!

3. My fault again - I'm dropping off my daughter after the Easter event and forgot that her driveway has a killer gutter at the end.... so I backed up and scraped the chin of the 8 so bad I got out and looked. The rotor accent was loose, good thing I checked!

Oh well... it had to happen sooner or later...

Hope you all had a good weekend though!
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Old 04-17-2006, 06:43 PM
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Im sorry to hear about that..hopefully thats all that will happen.

I know of a great bodyshop in the lynnwood are that would take car of you..Ive had my 8 in their a couple times, they did a great job
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Old 04-17-2006, 07:06 PM
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Thanks, I hope so too.

Great, I'll keep you in mind if I need a place.
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Old 04-17-2006, 11:50 PM
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On reading the thread title, I was preparing for the worst. All in all, it seems that they are all fairly minor. Whew!

Hopefully, you have it all out of your system now.
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Old 04-18-2006, 12:08 AM
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Originally Posted by LiveBlues
On reading the thread title, I was preparing for the worst. All in all, it seems that they are all fairly minor. Whew!

Hopefully, you have it all out of your system now.

LOL.... You're right... I just needed to vent...
Nothing major, but the first boo-boo's are the worst!

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Old 04-18-2006, 12:20 AM
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I got one and had to go to the shop and get it fixed within a week. Looking at the dent (small) in the driver's side door just drove me nuts.
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Old 04-18-2006, 01:15 AM
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I got one and had to go to the shop and get it fixed within a week. Looking at the dent (small) in the driver's side door just drove me nuts.
At least mine are on the passenger door and the rear bumper where I can't see them all the time like yours, or I'd do the same thing! Although I may take blakew15 up on his offer for the name of the place he got his work done...
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Old 04-18-2006, 08:13 AM
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I wasnt thinking one morning, and backed up into the garage door...left two dents identical to eachother on either side of the license plate...looked horrible..there was also a scratch above it and on the spoiler...

not to long after that i spun out into a pile of dirt that was filled with rocks on a cunstruction road and tore up the passenger side of the front bumper...I took it in to the shop (my neighbor owns it) got a rental magnum at no charge, that was on a friday afternoon, I was told it would be ready by tuesday..they called sunday around noon, went and got her...looked good as new :]
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Old 04-18-2006, 09:17 AM
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Originally Posted by blakew15
I wasnt thinking one morning, and backed up into the garage door...left two dents identical to eachother on either side of the license plate...looked horrible..there was also a scratch above it and on the spoiler...

not to long after that i spun out into a pile of dirt that was filled with rocks on a cunstruction road and tore up the passenger side of the front bumper...I took it in to the shop (my neighbor owns it) got a rental magnum at no charge, that was on a friday afternoon, I was told it would be ready by tuesday..they called sunday around noon, went and got her...looked good as new :]

Yours sound worse than mine. Looks like you've got Ti-Gray, right? Can you send me the name of the place? Thx!
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WEll I almost got plowed on I-5 Saturday. I say almost cause the lady behind me in her Tahoe was the one really not paying attention and after she came to a dramatic stop just a fwe feet behind me, SHE got tagged by whomever couldn't see around her and had to deal with a Tahoe suddenly slamming it's brakes.

Tahoe came to rest about 4" off the rear bumper, all I could see was GRILL in the rearview.

I had pulled forward twice allready and if I hadn't been watching min my rearview she would have collected me anyway. Was a little bit of Drama.
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Old 04-18-2006, 01:19 PM
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Yikes, quik thinkin on your part...
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Originally Posted by 05TiGr8Lady
Yours sound worse than mine. Looks like you've got Ti-Gray, right? Can you send me the name of the place? Thx!
yeah ti grey 6 speed with spoiler..tinted windows and a k&n typhoon..
clear coners on their way and exhaust this summer or later spring.

The place is called "absolute auto body"

17830 Highway 99
Lynnwood, WA 98037
425-745-5856
www.absoluteautobody.com

that should be a guy named troy peterson, he's the owner..tell him His neighbor Blake recomended him ;]
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Old 04-18-2006, 11:09 PM
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Originally Posted by blakew15
yeah ti grey 6 speed with spoiler..tinted windows and a k&n typhoon..
clear coners on their way and exhaust this summer or later spring.

The place is called "absolute auto body"

17830 Highway 99
Lynnwood, WA 98037
425-745-5856
www.absoluteautobody.com

that should be a guy named troy peterson, he's the owner..tell him His neighbor Blake recomended him ;]
Cool, thx Blake. Where'd you get your tinting done, how dark, and was it a good experience?
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Old 04-19-2006, 08:06 AM
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I got it doine at a pplace called franks window tinting also in lynnwood on highway 99

I wasnt too sure about the place at first, I called ahead and they gave me a good quote and they were also the only place in the are that had previously tinted an rx8. When i got there it was a very small rundown looking place with some young kids working there..But they did a great job, no bubbles or anything. im very happy with the way it turned out.

Im not sure the %, but i know thats its not quite legal. they had a selection of tints on display to pick from, mine was the second to darkest one.
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Old 04-19-2006, 09:36 AM
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I appreciate the info Blake. Maybe see you Sunday!
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anytime

Im still not sure if im going sunday but probably. last meeting i went to, only 2 others showed up :[
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