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booyaolian Oct 2, 1:01am - #289416 
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guys with lowered cars...please post your opinions!

today, i went to Champion Toyota here in Austin to get an oil change. not to say that it took them 2 hours to do an oil change, they also scratched up my sideskirts.

when the guy was about to put my car on the lift, he couldnt put the lift things under my car, so he just forced to do it. so i asked him "what the fuck were you doing?" and he answered "your car is too low!" wtf
he even said to me "you can always repaint your sideskirts."

so i cussed at the manager, and told him to tell the guy to fix the scratches, at least make them not so visible.

my car is not THAT LOW. the drop is only about 1'25.

anyway, you guys with a lowered car, have you ever been in the same situation before? how you avoid it again? any suggestions guys?

Champion Toyota in Austin sucks so bad!
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KMFDM Oct 2, 1:06am - #289417 
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file a claim take pics of the dmg talk to the bosses of the toyota if you have to sue em if they dont fix ur shit if toyota damaged ur shit they have to fix it

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Chelica815 Oct 2, 1:07am - #289418 
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They have balls to tell you that you can JUST repaint the side skirts. Yes, money does flow out from my piss...what a jerk.

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fonz182 Oct 2, 1:11am - #289419 

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that's ghey why would they even attempt to do that if they no it wont go. I hope i dont have problems when my car is lowered.
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booyaolian Oct 2, 1:15am - #289420 
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the manager decided to have the guy fixed the scratches, so they are not visible now.

but it still hurts me when i think of it.

GUYS who live in Austin, DO NOT GO TO CHAMPION TOYOTA. 2 HOURS to do an oil job? wtf.

from now on, i am gonna do the oil change myself. cant trust anyone nowadays.
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booyaolian Oct 2, 1:18am - #289421 
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Originally Posted by fonz182
that's ghey why would they even attempt to do that if they no it wont go. I hope i dont have problems when my car is lowered.


it was a retarded ass fuck who doesnt know jack shit about how much love i have for my car.
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VSGTS14 Oct 2, 1:25am - #289422 

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first off
they do make extensions to use for this type of situation...my celica has been on lifts and i had veilside side skirts which makes the frame and body quite a distance apart
but, i see he meant when he put it under your car from the ground...the lifts lay pretty flat, so idk wtf he was talkin bout...1.25 is not big at all when i had a 1 inch drop..
second, thats bs if he says "oh you can get it repainted"...does he know what that costs? i guess not, what an ass.

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DaBigTickett Oct 2, 1:27am - #289423 

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this is how you avoid it...do the oil change urself. thumbsup
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booyaolian Oct 2, 1:37am - #289424 
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angry angry

they have no respect for people's cars. especially teenagers.
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SmutasticGT Oct 2, 2:04am - #289425 

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i hate toyota...and trust me iv been bullshitted a lot at toyota dealerships just because of my age too
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SurgicalRizz Oct 2, 2:20am - #289426 

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Damn KMFDM is was reading the thread and I had to stop because of your stripper girl, that girls body is banging, her face don't look to bad either from the little I can see...mad props on that!!!!!!

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Sancho Oct 2, 2:27am - #289427 

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Originally Posted by SmutasticGT
i hate toyota...and trust me iv been bullshitted a lot at toyota dealerships just because of my age too


Me too. I found my first honest guy. I went to Toyota parts department to look at TRD equipment. The guy tells me, "Don't buy here, they're way cheaper on the internet." I told him about the "Stealership" joke and he chuckled a bit.

BTW, the TRD ground wire kits are fake. This I have confirmed! I guess somebody else had called the dealership asking about the same thing. The ones on ebay are just emblems thrown onto stuff. Look for the words: Toyota Motorsports for the reason stuff. thumbsup This, I'm sure, is already common information, but if you didn't know, you do now.

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booyaolian Oct 2, 2:52am - #289428 
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before i got my TRD extended exhaust, i went to the same dealer (Champion Toyota) and asked them how much it is, and they told me $1150 before tax.

really rip ppl off hard thumbsdown
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Virgilson Oct 2, 3:33am - #289429 

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WTF 1.25 drop... I have a 1.4 drop and when they change my oil they never said anything about my car being to low...those people are some really asses...and they can even lower the lift even more...if a car is dropped...they better repair the scratches they made angry angry angry angry
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slidr Oct 2, 3:37am - #289430 

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Originally Posted by DaBigTickett
this is how you avoid it...do the oil change urself. thumbsup

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defyenz Oct 2, 3:39am - #289431 

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that sucks, it was probably just that the guy was being lazy or something. mines dropped with the sportlines, about two inches all-around, and longo toyota didn't complain or anything when they changed the oil. they did the other routine stuff like rotate tires too.

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ryizzle Oct 2, 3:54am - #289432 
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damn bro sorry to hear. at least they fixed the scratches for you though, but it shulda been prevented in the first place angry. i guess you shuld just go on and do the changes urself. its pretty easy to do, the only hard part is getting around the damn underbody plastics.

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specsgt Oct 2, 4:06am - #289433 
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damn that sucks. but atleast you got the skirts fixed. just do the oil changes yourself.
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Larry_GTS Oct 2, 4:08am - #289434 
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thats bull shit because I have a lift and I can still do everything just fine .
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RookieGTS Oct 2, 5:06am - #289435 

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same mayne! i do my oil changes myself. Don't like dealing w/ dealer a-holes! thumbsdown
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KMFDM Oct 2, 5:24am - #289436 
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Originally Posted by SurgicalRizz
Damn KMFDM is was reading the thread and I had to stop because of your stripper girl, that girls body is banging, her face don't look to bad either from the little I can see...mad props on that!!!!!!
thumbsup you in germany? i was born there man i want to go there and drive on the autobahn.

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SurgicalRizz Oct 2, 5:29am - #289437 

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Originally Posted by KMFDM
Originally Posted by SurgicalRizz
Damn KMFDM is was reading the thread and I had to stop because of your stripper girl, that girls body is banging, her face don't look to bad either from the little I can see...mad props on that!!!!!!
thumbsup you in germany? i was born there man i want to go there and drive on the autobahn.


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2003cbgts Oct 2, 5:30am - #289438 

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god that pisses me off so bad and its not even my car. least they fixed it, but godern thats not cool at all. i say you find that fucklicker out after hours and beat him lifeless. (sorry , but that kind of shit really gets to me). angry
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silver Oct 2, 7:30am - #289439 
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Change you own oil. thumbsup

It takes 30 minutes and a few bucks for new oil. You also can do it whenever you want to and you don't have to worry about someone else breaking your nice car.
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booyaolian Oct 2, 4:30pm - #289440 
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Originally Posted by defyenz
that sucks, it was probably just that the guy was being lazy or something. mines dropped with the sportlines, about two inches all-around, and longo toyota didn't complain or anything when they changed the oil. they did the other routine stuff like rotate tires too.


if i didnt go to watch the guy working on my car, he wouldnt say anything about my car being too low to me. i caught him doing something he shouldnt do to my car. of course Toyota wouldnt complain if they did something wrong.

so watch when they work on your car next time!

the scratches were under the sideskirts.
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v3n0m Oct 2, 8:30pm - #289441 

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rofl That sucks. Definetely take some pics of the damage and have them pay to get them fixed. This is why I don't have a Celi anymore grin
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celicat23 Oct 2, 8:42pm - #289442 

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I always tell them when I make the appointment that the car is lowered, and won't go up on their ramps. And I tell them when I deliver the keys. I leave a post-it note on my dash stating that the car is lowered and won't go up on their ramps. I've even gone so far as to demand to talk to the guy who's going to work on the car before he gets the keys, and I've gone with him inside the garage to see how he treats my car.

If you really love your car, you don't let some a-hole manager who says "no, you can't" stop you. You either force your opinion through, or go some place else with your car.

And if some butt-munch scratches your car, you demand they fix it.
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jgmx Oct 2, 8:49pm - #289443 

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thats suckz man!!!

when i get an oil change or something i always go to precision tune auto center...

i recomend it... nice people good deals thumbsup

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