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Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 4:12 am
by Kelevra
Wow... just.... wow....


Glad you guys are ok :)

Posted: Wed Feb 27, 2008 10:47 am
by Danteneon
dblsg wrote::cussing: :beatstick: :runaway:

but glad you guys are good.
Kelevra wrote:Wow... just.... wow....


Glad you guys are ok :)
Thanks guys :thumbup:

Posted: Fri Feb 29, 2008 10:49 am
by Danteneon
Well, update time. Still no word on mystery woman. The repairs are being covered by the owner of the truck's insurance, so that is one less headache. I have been getting parts in slowly. The Dub bumper was the first to arrive :shock: . The nifty SRT parts are starting to show up. We'll have a CSRT-4 looking clone in no time :thumbup:

Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:42 pm
by Danteneon
I was talking to some friends about all this crap, and I remembered something one of the female paramedics said to my wife and I. We were behind the firehouse for about 5 mins before anyone came out to see what was going on. The paramedic (I can't remember her name) had confessed to my wife, and later to me that she didn't come out right away because she saw me and was scared to come out :shock:

This is what I look like...

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She said after she talked to me she realized I wasn't going to go crazy (I was REALLY pissed) or anything, and that I was a really nice guy :shock: I forget that my outward appearance doesn't match my demeanor or personality at all. But it comes in handy when the situation calls for it. Might explain why the woman in the truck froze when I stormed her window and went off on her :roll:

Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:51 pm
by Adionik
Holy shit, i'm scared to even return your PM's now

:shock:

Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 10:52 pm
by ZeroChad
Yeah gotta love stereotyping. Dang, too bad they haven't caught her yet. Your neighborhood looks pretty nice btw.

Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:00 pm
by Danteneon
Adionik wrote:Holy shit, i'm scared to even return your PM's now

:shock:
:rofl: :rofl: I am really a big teddy bear (sad to admit) Most folks who meet me say they are scared of me untill I open my mouth. And since I like to keep folks quessing a bit, it works out well that way I suppose :lol:
ZeroChad wrote:Yeah gotta love stereotyping. Dang, too bad they haven't caught her yet. Your neighborhood looks pretty nice btw.
Goes to show that profiling is used in all kinds of ways. Yeah, no word yet on her. And thanks for the complement on the neighborhood. It is very surreal living there. My wife and I are living with her parent for the time being till we finalize our new house (soon I hope!) The house is F'ing HUGE!! It's in a gated community. They paid 750K 3 1/2 years ago, and even in this market they can list it for 1.3M and possibly get that. Needless to say, we don't fit in too well there :roll:

Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:05 pm
by Adionik
Lol yeah you're a really nice guy. But if I had gotten into a car accident and had someone of your stature approach me...(i'm assuming you're over 6') I would run like hell to

Posted: Sun Mar 02, 2008 11:09 pm
by Danteneon
:lol: Yeah, I'm just shy of 6'2".

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 2:04 pm
by Danteneon
Time for an update.

Parts are starting to arrive :D The exhaust and Dub rear bumper have come in, along with this...

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Yay! Comparing the two....

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I have most of the bits needed for the bumper (grille, fog trim, etc.) but I'm still waiting for the CSRT hood. I may be the first to order these since there isn't even a part # for the hood and latch in the catalogs yet :D

Bumpers go to paint this week. Now she is nakie

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More to come...

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:01 pm
by SteelBlue
Wow thats a great comback for your wife's caliber. I'm really sorry to hear that this happened in the first place but it looks like you're making the best of it. Is she excited about all the upgrades being done?

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 5:57 pm
by Danteneon
She is bouncing with excitement :lol: She loves the CSRT, but since we have the R/T, she is quite content with the look for now.

That is, until the Ramsey Family Racing turbo set-up goes on there :twisted:

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 7:06 pm
by J-Villa
that's bad ass...

Posted: Wed Mar 05, 2008 9:11 pm
by Danteneon
She is going to look quite nice when she is finished...especially with the "other" addition I am putting on her... :twisted:

Posted: Fri Mar 07, 2008 5:34 pm
by Danteneon
Update. The hood is still on back-order...ship ETA is 4-14-08 :shock: But the front and rear bumpers have been sent to paint, along with the DUB side skirt kit :D I'll get some pics once they are painted. I've been wondering how the sides will flow with the SRT front bumper. Since the DUB front bumper is 1) Too expensive, and 2) Too aggressive, we think the SRT bumper would be the way to go.

Posted: Sat Mar 15, 2008 1:22 am
by Danteneon
Got a call from the bodyshop....the parts is painted! I would have picked them up this evening, but I can't work on it till Monday.

Pics to come of teh shineyness!!

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 6:15 pm
by Danteneon
I finally got her put back together...for the most part. Still don't have the hood or the lower front bumper panel, but she is drivable at least. My wife is happy with that :D

Here are some pics....

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I cut the exhaust openings much smaller this time around...looks a lot cleaner

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And the front...

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The hood gap is annoying, but that will be fixed soon

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The next posts will be the new hood and Dub side skirts :thumbup:

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:28 pm
by racer12306
sweetness. leave the gap, ram air ftw :lol:

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:45 pm
by hansken_yo
That is some hood gap... wow. Overall, shes coming together well... for a Caliber. ;)

Posted: Tue Mar 25, 2008 7:50 pm
by GreeNeons03
Dude, sorry about your accident. I would have taken off after that woman.

Posted: Wed Mar 26, 2008 1:30 pm
by Danteneon
racer12306 wrote:sweetness. leave the gap, ram air ftw :lol:
That's what I tell my wife. It makes her feel a LITTLE less grrr that the hood isn't here yet :lol:
hansken_yo wrote:That is some hood gap... wow. Overall, shes coming together well... for a Caliber. ;)
:rofl: I'll be sure to pass that on to her Yo :D
GreeNeons03 wrote:Dude, sorry about your accident. I would have taken off after that woman.
Thanks. If I was by myself, I would have. I may still be in jail for assault however :roll: I didn't know what the guy in the truck would do at that point, and my wife was in the car, so ehhh.

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 1:53 pm
by Danteneon
Well...still no hood :cussing:

So while I'm waiting, I got some things to start fixing the squishy handling.

First this

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MP/DC Sports strut tower brace. Good fitting piece. There is an additional bracket that ties the center of the brace to the firewall/cowl panel. That will be done later.

The difference is noticeable. The car has lost a lot of the vague feeling in the front end, and fast transitions side to side are much more precice...even with the craptastic tires.

And I got a box today...

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It even had goodies in it!

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MP/KW 1.5" drop springs. This should further help Shyla's squishy nature :thumbup: BC has just introduced coil-overs with mounting plates (making them a complete drop-in) for $999.00. Nice, but these will do for now :roll:

More to come.

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:04 pm
by King Crab
Those blue twisty things that are in the box look really sweet. What knid of stuts will they be joining?

Oh, wait, you mean to tell us you don't like squishy Shyla. :-k...................... j/k.

I hope you enjoy. :thumbup:

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:49 pm
by Danteneon
:rofl:

As always David, you made me grin. The springs will be going onto the stock R/T struts. They are still new, and while the springs will shorten their life a bit, they should be fine until the coil-overs go in...someday :lol:

And no...I like squishy Kitton (my wife) but not squishy cars.

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 6:00 pm
by King Crab
I hear you, man.... I love squishy-ing on Mandy (my wife), but I have a real funny feeling we shouldn't let our wife's know about the squishy parts we're refering too, if you catch my drift. (That is as long as we want to keep on squishy-ing) :wink:

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 7:51 pm
by Danteneon
:laughing3:

Too true!

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:07 pm
by hansken_yo
Wow... this conversation is almost as bad in terms of wording as one of my friends who has some toddlers telling me that he has to go "potty".... :rofl:

WTF is with this "Squishy"???!!!??!

/pointing out where the line is.... are you going to cross it??? :lol:

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:09 pm
by Danteneon
Well Yo, it's like this....

When a man and a woman love each other very much....




















they sometimes realize that the suspension on the Caliber is squishy and that must be taken care of.

That is what you meant...right? :rofl:

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:13 pm
by hansken_yo
:laughing3: *speachless

Posted: Wed Apr 02, 2008 9:27 pm
by Danteneon
Woot!