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Old 05-16-2013, 04:50 PM   #1
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My car beat me today :(

So this afternoon at around 1pm I decided: "That's it, today is the day the euro bumper is going on!...and I'll need to trim the exhaust back a few inches too." (I've had that euro bumper sitting on the bedroom floor for over a year now).

I then realized the rear piece of my POS Trubendz exhaust wasn't coming off. The joint wasn't separating. I wanted to take apart the exhaust and tweak the hangers to improve fitment. I guess I'll have to order a new 2.5" coupler from SummitRacing to try another to hack this thing apart another day.

I get to my bumper. The bolt that fastens the bumper to the car on the driver's side started spinning: "Ah you mother of a whore!" I tried holding it with needle nose pliers but the er kept spinning.

Then I tried removing those stupid plastic screws that always break. There are 4 of them that hold the bumper to the frame near the hatch. Well they weren't coming undone without me cutting them out. Since I don't have any replacements and I was getting angry, there was no sense in continuing this nonsense so I stopped.

Ever have a day like that where nothing works?!


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Old 05-16-2013, 06:03 PM   #2
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you just described every single time Ive worked on a car
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:27 PM   #3
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This is typical for me every time i try and get something done...
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Old 05-16-2013, 06:43 PM   #4
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you just described every single time Ive worked on a car
This..........:(

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Old 05-16-2013, 07:03 PM   #5
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Have you tried replacing a clutch recently? lol.
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you just described every single time Ive worked on a car
saaaaaaaaaaaaaaame with me. when I put my svt bumper on it took me like 5 hours to do because eof the damn plastic screw
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Old 05-16-2013, 10:35 PM   #7
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yes. i ahve a busted wheel stud now becasue of it.
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So true lol
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Old 05-16-2013, 11:33 PM   #9
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like when I went to put my machs in and brought the exact number of wire connectors, etc to do the job. guess who messed up some wires? this guy. lol. that sucked.
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Old 05-19-2013, 04:26 PM   #10
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Well at least I'm not alone...
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