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XxMerlinxX
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XxMerlinxX Aug 16, 11:07pm - #251227 
2000 Silver Toyota Celica
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Listen to this...

Ok, so I'm gonna go get my camera developed so I can show ya'll some pictures, but here's what's happend/happening.

About 3 weeks ago I finally got all my parts in and put my car into the shop. Veilside body kit + Molded APR Fender Flares + New Paint Job = Lots of money and work. I get it out and it looks great, I just need some wheel Spacers to stick my rims out a little bit further. Anyway, my tires are about bald and I need new tires, so I got some and go to Toyota to have'em put'em on.

This is where it gets bad.

When they were putting the car on the lift, one of the bolts on the lift arm cracked my sideskirts. You should have seen the look on my face. First I got this really nauseating feeling down in the bottom of my stomach. Then I wanted to kill someone. The good news is there paying for it. At least, that's what they said. They haven't seen the estimate yet with is about $1400. Service manager's going to have a fit. Hopefully legal action won't have to be taken, but I will have no problem in doing so.

*sigh* I can't keep the car in one piece.

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Clos
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Clos Aug 16, 11:13pm - #251228 
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damn i dont have a kit, but i know ill be mad, but you should of known to take out ur sideskirts before putting it on a lift. good luck and congrats on the new mods.
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slidr Aug 16, 11:16pm - #251229 

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Not his fault.

They should have known, and with some lifts, you can change the points at where the car gets lifted up.

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XxMerlinxX
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XxMerlinxX Aug 16, 11:19pm - #251230 
2000 Silver Toyota Celica
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Originally Posted by Clos
damn i dont have a kit, but i know ill be mad, but you should of known to take out ur sideskirts before putting it on a lift. good luck and congrats on the new mods.


I can't take out my sideskirts, they're molded in with the fender flares.

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ghostingcelica
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ghostingcelica Aug 16, 11:27pm - #251231 
2000 Black Toyota Celica GT
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that sucks. i hope everything works out
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CaLiGTS
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CaLiGTS Aug 16, 11:33pm - #251232 

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great... i cant wait till i have to put my car on a lift rolleyes

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scuderia575m Aug 16, 11:40pm - #251233 

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that sucks thumbsdown

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slidr Aug 17, 12:06am - #251234 

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Originally Posted by CaLiGTS
great... i cant wait till i have to put my car on a lift rolleyes
The lifts at Toyota dealerships (at least the ones I have been at) hold up the car by where the sideskirts are.

The ones at most shops just raise up with your car on the tracks, meaning that the only part of the lift that makes contact with your car is the tires.

Best kind of lifts IMO, unless you have to take wheels off.

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Polykarb Aug 17, 12:27am - #251235 

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jeez man i would have thrown up and then cussed them out thumbsdown puke

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Sultan Aug 17, 1:22am - #251236 

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thumbsdown
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Blondie Aug 17, 4:04am - #251237 

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geesh...that sucks

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supra_celica
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supra_celica Aug 17, 4:36am - #251238 

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I hear ya'. I have to get my wheels balanced on a flat bed lift that is located about 30 minutes away. Still havn't been out there yet.

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csheriff Aug 17, 3:45pm - #251239 
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ouch!!! i dont know if i would have been able to keep from killin someone. way to hold yourself back.

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SmutasticGT Aug 17, 6:27pm - #251240 

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damn i would be pissseed... angry
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ragingpaseo Aug 17, 7:17pm - #251241 
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here is my question. why do you took your car to the dealership to have your tires put on??? why not take it to a NTB or pepboys and have them balance the tires??? wtf
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