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Old 06-06-2012, 10:53 AM   #4441
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Correct they wear out from both. It's just the nature of using rubber. While rubber bushings are great for reducing noise and vibrations the longevity is lacking when compared to poly bushings. The guys at Vorshlag said that they only use the OEM bushings and limiters for the rtabs because the poly ones bind. I don't think I will ever have the car to the limits they do, but it's money that I don't have to spend on a poly bushing in one less place. That being said, I had a slipping feeling when under hard acceleration in the rear end. It was like I was pulling a trailer and the rear end was slow to respond and also wanted to shift under WOT. That warranted the inspection of the bushings and led me to the rtab change. I'll be swapping over all the other bushings slowly, probably the majority of them this winter. I'm open to help change them out, pretty easy task but can be a bit time consuming if you're bushings are as stubborn as mine were.
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Old 06-06-2012, 08:11 PM   #4442
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Brandon,

Do the RTAB's wear out due to age as well as mileage? I believe my build date was 9 years ago this month. The rear-end feels pretty tight, but if we're having another garage day I may want to consider replacing mine as well. 9 years in the dry air of CO is probably killing anything rubber.

I can supply the garage if necessary, but y'all will have to drive out to Castle Rock. I know it's far, but just think of all the miles of enjoyment you'll have driving back!!
The stock bushings are junk, even when they are new. Get some urethane (powerflex) ones and never worry about them again. And you don't need any special tools to install the urethane RTABs.
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Old 06-06-2012, 09:43 PM   #4443
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Got a good deal on tint. A friend hooked me up with a shop.
$120 with lifetime warranty on ceramic film.
Now to decide whether to go 20% or 35%. He does only 35, 20 and 5%.

Got a new cup holder. Yeah I need the cup holder, can't do without coffee in the morning. No more rattling cup holder. Had a broken clip on my old one and it rattled like bit(h.
HK tweeter arrived. So will be doing a serious(my car is disgusting right now) interior cleaning when I install it.


RTABs and RSMs will be done whenever brandon is free. DISA bolt and Bumper too
Fender liner is waiting to be installed. And fog light bulbs will go in at the same time. May be I will do some sanding on the fog lens, those are pretty messed up.

Now to an issue from today. Heard something clunking in the trunk. Pulled over, removed the liner. Guess what, the factory jack retaining plastic screw is broken clean to half and now the jack is moving side ways and making noise. Will have to remove that piece of junk somehow now since its still stuck there with the actual screw threads. That noise is irritating.
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Old 06-07-2012, 11:30 AM   #4444
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Dang man, one thing after another for you!
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Old 06-07-2012, 05:34 PM   #4445
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Dang man, one thing after another for you!
Yah Brandon, **** just finds me.
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Old 06-08-2012, 12:44 AM   #4446
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Brandon - Did you still want to try rolling fenders soon? I got the springs on and I am rubbing on bigger dips. I did a fender roll before but I might be able to roll/pull some more.
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Old 06-09-2012, 01:46 PM   #4447
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So is anyone going to this proform event today at the Southglenn mall? Thinking about cruising by to check it out...
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Old 06-09-2012, 02:07 PM   #4448
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BTW, there's a huge Euro GTG meet today 5 - 9 pm at Great Indoors Park Meadows:

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Old 06-09-2012, 02:44 PM   #4449
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FYI tomorrow is the IDRC at Bandimere. Not sure if there is any real competitors in that series any more but, the last time I was there it was a good time. Lots of Japanese cars and some euro's that get blasphemed in the JDM treatment.
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Old 06-09-2012, 09:11 PM   #4450
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Wow. Import Drags. Been 11 years since I even thought about that Ricefest and I work like two miles away.
Are there any other gatherings happening in the near future? I'd love an excuse to get out if the house and see some cars.
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Old 06-11-2012, 12:58 PM   #4451
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Question Recommended Body Shop?

Can anyone provide a recommendation on the best body shops in the Denver area? My poor 330Cic suffered pretty extensive damage in last week's hail storms. Insurance will cover beyond my deductible so I'm looking for the best quality work.

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Old 06-11-2012, 01:18 PM   #4452
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Jerry Standers out in Highlands Ranch. They do some nice work.

www.standers.com

What part of town were you in that you got hail damage?
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Old 06-12-2012, 08:46 AM   #4453
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Apex Autobody, M&M Autobody and SVE are probably the best shops in town.
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Old 06-12-2012, 09:58 AM   #4454
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Anyone want to meet up for some food this Thursday?
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Old 06-13-2012, 09:48 AM   #4455
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I was thinking somewhere different than Buffalo Wild Wings in lakewood. Maybe 5 Star Burgers in Southglenn. I saw it this past weekend. I'm open to suggestions too.

http://www.fivestarburgers.com/

I was thinking 7:00PM Thursday

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Old 06-13-2012, 11:03 AM   #4457
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Old 06-13-2012, 11:13 PM   #4458
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Can anyone provide a recommendation on the best body shops in the Denver area? My poor 330Cic suffered pretty extensive damage in last week's hail storms. Insurance will cover beyond my deductible so I'm looking for the best quality work.

Thanks!
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Talk to Dana at Denver Dent

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Old 06-14-2012, 08:13 AM   #4459
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Let's do 7:00 at 5 Star Burgers. That should be enough time to get over there for everyone I think. I'll try to remember my code reader if anyone needs that done. I'll also grab the angel eyes Nich, in case you make it.

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Talk to Dana at Denver Dent

http://www.denverdent.com/oldHome.html

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Thanks for the link, I need a few small dents on the quarter panel removed.


Anyone have a welder? I need to weld some tabs back onto that Topspeed muffler I'm selling.
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Old 06-14-2012, 08:49 AM   #4460
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I will try to make it to 5 star burgers tonight.

Brandon, I bought a pair of jack stands and a jack.
Found it on craigslist for cheap, $25 for all.
I have no idea if I should keep them though, they are freaking 6 ton jack stands lol.
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