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      Geriatric Member BRealistic's Avatar
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      Guess the Damage A.K.A. Scientific proof that a black cat crossing your path can predict bad luck...

      ..especially if you HIT the cat with your splitter at 65 mph.

      The hit was hard.. but I thought maybe it damaged something or just loosened the fender liner.

      Note yesterday morning I hit a large rubber ring thing (looked like old school motorcycle tire) on the driver front corner that made the fender liner loose at the back.
      I temp fixed it with a hand broke/pavement shaped plastic coat-hanger.



      Which was THE ONLY fasteners on the fender liner than survived this morning's cat burglar (they stole the whole corner of my car's front splitter!).

      Again, just one black cat did this.



      Plastic pan on ground.

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      Fender liner completely loose except my fix from yesterday.



      And after my lunch break zip tie fix.




      I am guessing $1400-$1800 since Mazda RX8 parts seem to only be available from Mazda.

      I am never going to brag about some random bad thing not happening to me yet.
      Just yesterday I bragged to my coworkers that I had never hit an animal (because I hit the rubber tire thing.. they were all like "why didn't you steer around it?" Flying debris in fast moving close traffic is hard to miss)
      Then this morning...
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      Last time I was at the local pick and pull they had 3 RX8s, I can take a look and see what's left of them if you'd like.
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      Assuming kitty didn't survive impact

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      Quote Originally Posted by kickapoo View Post
      Assuming kitty didn't survive impact
      Should have been an instant death.
      You don't remove 1/4 of a car's splitter going 65 mph with your body and survive.
      And it went under at least the front tire.
      F**king suicidal animals... I was the ONLY car on the road at 6 am... why run out RIGHT in front of me like that?
      if I had been in a high hood vehicle, I wouldn't even have seen the cat before impact (because it literally ran right out in front of me into my driver's side corner).
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      Quote Originally Posted by PizzaCat! View Post
      What?
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      Headlights need a little work.

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      Quote Originally Posted by KWOOD View Post
      Headlights need a little work.
      Oh, I know.
      Been trying to get her back to 100% in the last 6 months.
      Did the airbag recalls, fixed emission valve, fixed a/c, coolant tank prelaced (sensor), all new brakes...
      Now the driver window is screwed up and the rad is leaking.. I think I have a brittle nipple.
      oh- and this damage.


      Fwiw- the last time I had crash repair done on the car, i asked about polishing and clearing the headlights.
      They said they don;'t put clear on headlights because it eventually peels off.
      It's a good shop too... so I trust them.
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      they had headlights too, just saying. Two of them were damn near complete, except for the Renesis of course.
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      Why does a guy trying to shove a water bottle up his ass have anything to do with the Bay area and helping it sustain itsel.....wait nevermind.

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      I hit a huge racoon a few months back in the STI. Thankfully there was no damage to the car but I heard all its bones crunch as it went under the car.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Hostile View Post
      I hit a huge racoon a few months back in the STI. Thankfully there was no damage to the car but I heard all its bones crunch as it went under the car.
      At least it died quick.
      I would hate to hit an animal and it run off seriously wounded.
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      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      they had headlights too, just saying. Two of them were damn near complete, except for the Renesis of course.
      Ok.. it this "post things to confuse BReal day"?
      Did I miss a memo?
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      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      What?
      He likes cats
      I now have an InstaGram: emmettlodge

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      Quote Originally Posted by GoHomePossum View Post
      He likes cats
      My cat is 16 and healthy.
      You know how? because she never goes outside.
      Let your pet roam and it will get diseases or ran over/eaten.
      Sorry.... just sick of pet owners that say they love their pet like a child then let them out to roam around like it's a smart adult.
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      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Ok.. it this "post things to confuse BReal day"?
      Did I miss a memo?
      you talked OEM parts cost

      http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...#post105135105
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      Quote Originally Posted by KWOOD View Post
      Headlights need a little work.
      B*tch please. It's a 13 year old Mazda with a rotary engine. This thing should be a rust pile with no compression by now.

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      Quote Originally Posted by patrikman View Post
      Oooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhh..
      Now I understand.
      I had already changed to other thoughts because I am planning to use insurance claim.
      Headlights look new after polished.. for a bit.
      I don't expect any used ones to be any different (they are xenon btw).

      Car is dirty AF right now.
      This 110 mile/day commute is hard on it.
      It needs some love.
      Once cleaned up it really looks great.
      Seriously.
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      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Oooooooooooooooooooooohhhhhh..
      Now I understand.
      I had already changed to other thoughts because I am planning to use insurance claim.
      Headlights look new after polished.. for a bit.
      I don't expect any used ones to be any different (they are xenon btw).

      Car is dirty AF right now.
      This 110 mile/day commute is hard on it.
      It needs some love.
      Once cleaned up it really looks great.
      Seriously.
      Thought I'd offer. I wanted to grab something small that was painted body color as a gag for my friend Kris that also had one that was WBM in color. They had a black one and a yellow one as well.
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      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      At least it died quick.
      I would hate to hit an animal and it run off seriously wounded.
      Yeah. I hit a deer once and I could tell it was in rough shape, it looked as if it was choking (broken neck). Fortunately it passed away in just a few minutes time.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Iroczgirl View Post
      Yeah. I hit a deer once and I could tell it was in rough shape, it looked as if it was choking (broken neck). Fortunately it passed away in just a few minutes time.
      One of the main reasons I carry a pistol in my vehicles. Ends the suffering quickly if they survive the impact.
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      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      F**king suicidal animals... I was the ONLY car on the road at 6 am... why run out RIGHT in front of me like that?
      Same reason why humans do the same thing:

      1. Distracted by something
      2. Not able to judge the distance.

      Considering that domesticated cats don't spend much time crossing the road, they aren't used to doing so.


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      Quote Originally Posted by NeverEnoughCars View Post
      One of the main reasons I carry a pistol in my vehicles. Ends the suffering quickly if they survive the impact.
      You'd be amazed at how durable a Rumple Minze bottle is.
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      Quote Originally Posted by J-Tim View Post
      Same reason why humans do the same thing:

      1. Distracted by something
      2. Not able to judge the distance.

      Considering that domesticated cats don't spend much time crossing the road, they aren't used to doing so.


      RIP, *****.
      I see lots of dead cats by the road.
      People need to keep their cats indoors.
      And spay /neuter them too to stop the strays!

      I remember somebody saying that animals run to your headlights because they can see (maybe they get slightly blinded by your headlights and your illuminated area is the one place they can actually see). That sort of makes sense.

      Cue the step in twig deer runs away, deer in front if car just stares comic.
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      Quote Originally Posted by BRealistic View Post
      Fwiw- the last time I had crash repair done on the car, i asked about polishing and clearing the headlights.
      They said they don;'t put clear on headlights because it eventually peels off.
      It's a good shop too... so I trust them.
      That shop has no idea what they're talking about.

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