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    1. Member MarcMiller's Avatar
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      05-18-2012 01:23 PM #1856
      tire blew out 40 miles away. not sure if i cracked the barrel and it just slowly lost pressure or if the tire just got soo hot that the sidewall split in half...either way the tire split in half..both beads are still on the wheels too.

      the barrel cracked in 2 places so i think it happened from the sidewall splitting and the barrel smacking the ground.


      after we got the wheel off we had the stock ****ty jack under the car and a big ass truck drove by and the stock jack blew over and knocked the ass end of my car into the guard rail.



      not really sure where to go from here..sell my wheels and get bags on the blades or just get the barrel fixed, buy one nankang to put on the blades and just save up and buy 512s..might go with 215/45 512s and hopefully my tires don't rub as much as now.


      anyone want pictures? lol

    2. 05-18-2012 01:29 PM #1857
      Quote Originally Posted by MarcMiller View Post
      tire blew out 40 miles away. not sure if i cracked the barrel and it just slowly lost pressure or if the tire just got soo hot that the sidewall split in half...either way the tire split in half..both beads are still on the wheels too.

      the barrel cracked in 2 places so i think it happened from the sidewall splitting and the barrel smacking the ground.


      after we got the wheel off we had the stock ****ty jack under the car and a big ass truck drove by and the stock jack blew over and knocked the ass end of my car into the guard rail.



      not really sure where to go from here..sell my wheels and get bags on the blades or just get the barrel fixed, buy one nankang to put on the blades and just save up and buy 512s..might go with 215/45 512s and hopefully my tires don't rub as much as now.



      anyone want pictures? lol
      yes we want pics lol is that a question

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      05-18-2012 02:03 PM #1858



      Can't really tell.




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      05-18-2012 02:23 PM #1859
      So you made it down to SOWO anyway?

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      05-18-2012 02:42 PM #1860
      Quote Originally Posted by thepirate View Post
      So you made it down to SOWO anyway?
      He wanted to go home. We made it almost 800 miles. Couldnt make the last 46 miles lol.

      And of course it was my turn to drive when this happened
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      05-18-2012 02:49 PM #1861
      Quote Originally Posted by thepirate View Post
      So you made it down to SOWO anyway?
      That i did lol






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      05-18-2012 03:15 PM #1862
      You'll be the talk of SOWO now. You'll be interWEBZ famous.

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      05-18-2012 03:58 PM #1863
      Quote Originally Posted by thepirate View Post
      You'll be the talk of SOWO now. You'll be interWEBZ famous.
      haha that'd be funny. someone on instagram took a pic of my car its called like vagscene or something.

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      05-18-2012 04:15 PM #1864
      Damn dude that sucks. At least the damage is minor and you werent hurt. Enjoy SOWO, it looks to be another year Im missing out.
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      05-21-2012 11:01 PM #1865
      This was a weekend from hell. My car has so many new dents scratches and all now its not even funny. Not really sure what im going to do..might just sell my car, sell both wheels and just be done with it all.

      On the way home my friend was driving and hit a piece of tire in the road..****ed the front bumper up, broke the fog light completely, lost my grille, and made a dent in the pass side lower door. Prob about 1500$ worth of damage. Don't feel like selling my Gottis just to get my car back to the stage it was at before i went to ****ing SOWO.

      As of now i need to buy 1 nankang for the blades, get the wheels welded, new front bumper, new fog, new fog grille, new grille next to fog, need like 4 dents popped out.

      Not really sure wtf im going to do..

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      05-21-2012 11:48 PM #1866
      Sell the wheels, fix your car and run the blades.
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      05-22-2012 12:10 AM #1867
      Fuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuck. Least you got to meet me for like 10 minutes when I wasn't busy as **** right??
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      05-22-2012 01:21 AM #1869
      Used parts and a dent pull should be a lot less than $1500. Plus, if you sell the car you won't have Gotti's anyway. Sell them, fix your car, drive it.
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      05-22-2012 01:24 AM #1870
      Damn sounds ****ty. It's probably not as bad as you think. Pics of the cracked barrels? I could probably weld them for you. I know a guy who can straighten it back out too if it's bent. Tires like what? 90 bucks? 85 to straighten, 250ish for paintless dent removal. Fogs and grill is cheap and your bumper can be returned. I bet you can fix it back up for under 1k

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      05-22-2012 01:50 AM #1871
      Itll all work out man, you know if you sell your car youll regret the hell out of it. Id sell the wheels to fix all of the body damage and run the blades. Maybe have the blades coated a different color to stand out.
      I got 99 problems, and my b5 be all of em.

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      05-22-2012 12:36 PM #1872
      It just pisses me off because my car was so mint before this weekend.

      Now instead of getting bags i gotta pay for a new bumper, paint, fogs,grille...mad dumb ****.

      Im paying money outta my wheels to get my car back to how it was before the weekend.

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      05-22-2012 04:27 PM #1873

      sucks dude
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      05-22-2012 04:31 PM #1874
      Quote Originally Posted by fbm93 View Post

      sucks dude
      Yeah i had a rough weekend..im not gonna bitch out and sell it tho..its still early in the show season..i'll get everything back better.

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      05-22-2012 08:52 PM #1875
      Quote Originally Posted by MarcMiller View Post
      Yeah i had a rough weekend..im not gonna bitch out and sell it tho..its still early in the show season..i'll get everything back better.
      Like everyone is saying. Sell the Gottis, fix all that minor stuff (which it is very minor and easy to come across used parts). Buy a tire for the blades and with the leftovers start collecting bag stuff. I haven't seen a bagged B5 on sawblades yet. You should be the first

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      05-22-2012 09:03 PM #1876
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      05-22-2012 10:12 PM #1877
      Heres pictures of my weekend from hell.





      Yay my car made it to georgia.....





      This is only one wheel too btw..

      Here is how i drove around at SOWO. Thanks Dave


      Chris?!

      Atleast i got to drive behind another B5



      Can't really see the dent here



      So a new bumper isn't going to be hard although im looking for mainly an S4 bumper. I need one fog light w/ the cover, and the small bumper grille that does next to it. Surprisingly the fog light bulb still works? Took a hard enough hit to crack the bumper and break all the fog clips but the bulb is still good..

      Idk how expensive paintless dent removals cost but the dent is not that bad..i just dk if they'll definitely be able to pop it out. I can deal with the scratches, i'd rather just get all the small dents out on my car.



      On another note...it was really great meeting and chilling with everyone.

      Hopefully i don't get rid of my B5 and hopefully i'll see ALL OF YOU at h2o this year.

      (Dave i better see you at every show!)

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      05-22-2012 10:30 PM #1878
      Sucks man. On the front bumper I just had mine replaced and the body shop had to order one from the factory Germany as they could not find one any where in the US that wasn't already ****ed. If it wasn't on some one else's dime i would of went s4.

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      05-22-2012 11:03 PM #1879
      Quote Originally Posted by D3ZAudi View Post
      Sucks man. On the front bumper I just had mine replaced and the body shop had to order one from the factory Germany as they could not find one any where in the US that wasn't already ****ed. If it wasn't on some one else's dime i would of went s4.
      Yeah man it sucked.


      Anyone know anyone or a place i can find an s4 front bumper? I found skirts and moldings for 325$ picked up which isnt too bad i guess.

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      05-22-2012 11:04 PM #1880
      Why are you bothering to look for a4 grilles if you want an s4 bumper?
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      05-22-2012 11:20 PM #1881
      Quote Originally Posted by bryangb View Post
      Why are you bothering to look for a4 grilles if you want an s4 bumper?
      I'm looking for both because S4 frontbumpers are hard to find

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      05-22-2012 11:43 PM #1882
      rule of thumb is about 75 bucks per panel for paintless dent removal. after PDR you'll never know that dent was there. looks pretty easy.

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      05-23-2012 07:48 AM #1884
      Quote Originally Posted by poopie View Post
      rule of thumb is about 75 bucks per panel for paintless dent removal. after PDR you'll never know that dent was there. looks pretty easy.
      Marc, there isnt a rule of thumb. My PDR guy is one of the best in the region. Anything exotic and he gets cars from as far as DC, weekly. He said he hates when people do a "per panel" price. It depends on the location, depth, size, shape, etc. of the dent or ding. What seems small can be really expensive due to some variables and whats big could be cheap.

      Id just get a quote from someone who is good.
      Who knows...

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      05-23-2012 10:18 AM #1885
      Quote Originally Posted by 99.5blacka4 View Post
      Marc, there isnt a rule of thumb. My PDR guy is one of the best in the region. Anything exotic and he gets cars from as far as DC, weekly. He said he hates when people do a "per panel" price. It depends on the location, depth, size, shape, etc. of the dent or ding. What seems small can be really expensive due to some variables and whats big could be cheap.

      Id just get a quote from someone who is good.
      Its just a rough ESTIMATE. Obviously there are variables. I'm just giving him a rough price on what to expect. Marc doesn't have any crazy dents on body lines. There are many ways to go about removing a dent. If you want him to pull off trim and door cards, expect to pay more.

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      05-23-2012 12:05 PM #1886
      No polish on those pie plates? -ballerstatus

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      05-23-2012 01:17 PM #1887
      Quote Originally Posted by thepirate View Post
      No polish on those pie plates? -ballerstatus
      I know thats what i was thinking haha.


      Bobby and aaron thanks. As of now I'm mainly working on getting the S4 front bumper. I bought another nankang lastnight so i'll be able to throw the blades back on hopefully soon.

      Sean tells me that there is a PDR guy at his work (vw & subaru dealership), im not sure how expensive they are.

      If i don't sell mu Gottis i might make them 9.5 again. Get some 215/45 512s and still run them.

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      05-23-2012 07:51 PM #1888
      Quote Originally Posted by MarcMiller View Post
      I know thats what i was thinking haha.


      Bobby and aaron thanks. As of now I'm mainly working on getting the S4 front bumper. I bought another nankang lastnight so i'll be able to throw the blades back on hopefully soon.

      Sean tells me that there is a PDR guy at his work (vw & subaru dealership), im not sure how expensive they are.

      If i don't sell mu Gottis i might make them 9.5 again. Get some 215/45 512s and still run them.
      i can give you a number to a guy tomorrow. He did a fantastic job on my avant a few years ago. He knocked out a few door dings and a weird little dent on my hatch probably from a shopping cart. he charged me $150

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      05-24-2012 02:25 PM #1889
      I drove 5 miles on a nankang as-1 in the rain that unmounted itself on some cheap eBay wheels. Only a little rash on the wheel. No cracks and the tire never came off the rim. I now wonder if the rain kept the tire cool so it didn't split.

      I was wondering why my backend felt almost on ice, thought it was the heavy rain.

      Only damage really..


      I'd say you experienced worst case possible.
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      05-24-2012 04:11 PM #1890
      yeah i dont blame it on the nankang although i still dk if i cracked the barrel or if the tire blew out and cracked the barrel...cracking it twice sounds kinda hard but who knows.



      On a positive note..should be getting one of those certifit front bumpers with the shaved washer caps and the europlate cutout. Called the place today, its 80$ and they are only 10 miles away. Although i don't like the euro cutout i'll deal with it..hopefully it'll look decent with my 96 "euro" trunk.

      I'm also looking for a machine shop in my area that can shave my adapters down. instead of having 30mm and 25mm i'll have 25mm and 20mm. give me 5mm more clearance...aka bigger tires.

      Looking to get S4 skirts and moldings too that are already silver too. Guy who has them is like a half hour from me.

      Still working on the paintless dent removal...there is a place in my area i just need to figure out prices and all that good stuff.






      Give me a few weeks guys...i'll get my **** back better then she was before



      ........with Gottis 17x10 hopefully

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