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Old 12-02-2012, 08:31 AM   #26
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20k in NW Mississippi.
Ah yes, red clay everywhere.

I hit an armadillo with a '79 T/A years ago, and knocked one side of my dual exhaust off.
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Old 12-03-2012, 03:37 PM   #27
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what do you mean? I can't fix this one?

I'll be looking into that after I fix the exhaust, any suggestions on a skidplate?
definitely Primitive Racing. Great service, good prices, and well made products.

http://www.get-primitive.com
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:00 PM   #28
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it's the truck drivers responsibility to pick up his shredded tires from the road, not all do.... but the few that do, we love you!
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Old 12-03-2012, 11:18 PM   #29
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This is ignorant. Do you know how much a virgin truck tire costs? Easy to say such a thing when you aren't paying for 18 of them in cycles. The state highway departments need to take one of the five morons watching one guy patch a pothole and maintain the highways properly. Once again, ignorant.

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This post was a wtf moment for me. Why did I even read this? Oh wait... because i'm bored and wanted to read a wtf post.
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Old 12-05-2012, 11:45 AM   #30
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that happened to me too.....i hit a tire on a highway and my brand new front bumper was cracked.....
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:02 PM   #31
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I feel bad for you, man. I've hit a very small piece of a gator in an Audi some years ago and it simply popped out one of the panels and scratched up the spoiler (non painted portion). A whole tire like that would total an Elise.

I have heard of worse. A guy I used to work with was behind a truck in Cal near 1000 Oaks in his 930 and a couch fall off the truck. He launched off the couch like he was Bo Duke. No body dammage to the car and he was able to drive it in to work.
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Old 12-05-2012, 02:24 PM   #32
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Really? Was this post even called for?
Just as called for as your first post. I did go a little overboard, and didn't realize you were new here.
The process has improved dramatically over the years. They won't retread a tire if it is too old, they inspect and X-ray them for defects, and you can only retread one twice. Nowadays, a new tire is just as likely to go as a recap. Also, if they were "done away with," it would directly cost me upwards of $10k a year extra for one wear item. Smell what I'm cookin'?

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Old 12-05-2012, 03:13 PM   #33
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Same thing happened to me in my first car, it was lowered. Going 70, tailgaiting like an idiot, and I run over a massive rock. When I say massive, I mean it was so big that when I ran over it, I heard a KABOOOOOMMM and the car went airborn. Almost lost it into a guardrail. I also saw a bunch of stuff come flying out from under the car, but I pulled over and it was doing just fine LOL.
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Old 12-16-2012, 04:27 PM   #34
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Here's are the plans to resurrect my STi coming in January.
Turbo XS TBE cat less (debating on rfl or not)
CAI
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Old 12-16-2012, 06:37 PM   #35
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sorry for your loss =\
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Old 12-16-2012, 11:59 PM   #36
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sorry for your loss =\
It could have been worse, at least I have a reason to upgrade/mod now
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Old 12-21-2012, 11:49 AM   #37
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So, after digging deeper the down pipe is actually bent along with the busted catalytic converter. I contacted my insurance and they should be out either Monday or after xmas to give me an appraisal. Hopefully I can get enough to do the full TBE, AP and primitive plates.
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:20 PM   #38
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had the same thing happen to me. i was cruising home one night, then BAM, hit something. i didnt even see it, but truck tire was the most likely culprit. shattered my front bumper and skid plate.

paid my deductible and had the bumper replaced, repainted, under tray replaced, and some other little things like brackets and clips.

blessing in disguise though, my front bumper was pitted and chipped to hell from the terrible factory paint, repainted with better quality that has held up much better
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Old 12-21-2012, 12:36 PM   #39
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had the same thing happen to me. i was cruising home one night, then BAM, hit something. i didnt even see it, but truck tire was the most likely culprit. shattered my front bumper and skid plate.

paid my deductible and had the bumper replaced, repainted, under tray replaced, and some other little things like brackets and clips.

blessing in disguise though, my front bumper was pitted and chipped to hell from the terrible factory paint, repainted with better quality that has held up much better
I hope I have the same blessing coming, really miss driving her already. My Transport just doesn't do it for me like the STi
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:04 PM   #40
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Primative skids are excellent. Gives you a chance to freshen up the exhaust too. You could have gotten out a lot worse.
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Old 12-28-2012, 05:52 PM   #41
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Update: damage estimated at about $4200. Check is in hand!

TurboXS TBE rfl
Cobb AP - custom tune
CAI
Primitive plates

All getting ordered next week! I'm pretty amped up right now!
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Old 12-28-2012, 07:47 PM   #42
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Any suggestions on a skidplate?
something not made of plastic. I got a used one off the classifieds here (local region iirc).

also, turbo back + tune = happy face
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Old 01-05-2013, 11:52 AM   #43
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update:
Here's the parts list
TurboXS TBE (rfl)
CAI- K&N Typhoon
Grimmspeed 3-port boost solenoid
Either Tactrix openport 2.0 or Copp AP (still undecided)
Perrin Turbo blanket
Heat wrap for DP
Innovate mtx-L wideband O2
Primitive plates skid tray
any suggestions/changes you'd make and why?
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Old 01-05-2013, 01:18 PM   #44
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update:
Here's the parts list
TurboXS TBE (rfl)
CAI- K&N Typhoon
Grimmspeed 3-port boost solenoid
Either Tactrix openport 2.0 or Copp AP (still undecided)
Perrin Turbo blanket
Heat wrap for DP
Innovate mtx-L wideband O2
Primitive plates skid tray
any suggestions/changes you'd make and why?
You've had a stock exhaust up until now. I'd reconsider the RFL exhaust. I think you'll get annoyed with the drone on the highway. The regular 3" will be plenty loud for you....a 3" on these cars isn't exactly quiet. I have an AVO exhaust with 2 resonators in it and it still has a LOT of boxer rumble. My family can hear me coming from several blocks away, my dog even more so, lol. She (dog) starts barking when I'm 20-30 seconds away.
Glad the damage wasn't worse and you got a healthy check from your insurance.
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Old 01-05-2013, 02:00 PM   #45
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You've had a stock exhaust up until now. I'd reconsider the RFL exhaust. I think you'll get annoyed with the drone on the highway. The regular 3" will be plenty loud for you....a 3" on these cars isn't exactly quiet. I have an AVO exhaust with 2 resonators in it and it still has a LOT of boxer rumble. My family can hear me coming from several blocks away, my dog even more so, lol. She (dog) starts barking when I'm 20-30 seconds away.
Glad the damage wasn't worse and you got a healthy check from your insurance.
Thanks, yeah I keep going back and forth and my STi isn't a daily driver anymore so it's a big reason I'm leaning rfl. Typically i'll drive it once a week to work (29 mikes one way mostly highway) and a few joy rides around my neighborhood after work.
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Old 02-07-2013, 09:08 AM   #46
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Ok, it's been a while but here is what's been going on. I ended up making some changes but here is how she is now

Invidia 3" bell mouth DP
Invidia G200 cat back
CAI- K&N Typhoon
Grimmspeed 3-port boost solenoid
Copp AP
Perrin Turbo blanket
Innovate mtx-L wideband O2
Primitive plates skid tray with stinger tail and option for header spacers
Primitive plates rear diff plate
Pro tune from Torqued Performance

Still waiting on my Perrin DP blanket to get here and I'm losing fuel pressure so I'll be ordering a Walbro this weekend. Also going to have an additional bung put in the DP for the WB 02 and put the stock one back in it's original bung.
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Old 02-08-2013, 11:24 AM   #47
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