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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: 2004 Colorado Springs, CO
Stupid mods and repairs
Before arriving at the forums, I made quite a few stupid purchases and paid for some retarted repairs. Let's hear your story. Here's mine:
First-K @ N FIPK- did this 2 days after I got the X. Why was it stupid, because I was just going off of the brand and not going with the concept. I just got a K @ N HAI(hot air intake)
$70 oil change-Paid Speedee this price duromg the winter on top of paying $30+ for oil and $12 for the filter
Tornado- I bought 2 of these to "increase the power"
Throttle body spacer-yeah.....I got one...(had one)
entire Gibson exhaust system. Basically I bought the entire system and all that I should have got was a muffler- then I spent $120 for them to weld it on. Now I have a chrome tip that needs some rock rash
AC Body lift-spent the $200 and used hardly any of it
Calmini SL- besides not buying their shocks. this was a stupid purchase. I bought the entire thing, not knowing that a 3" SL could just be accomplished with UCA's, shackles. and an AAL, and I would have done without the sway extensions and the bumpstop extensions
As far as repairs go-I had a shop fix a wheel bearing using 2 screwdrivers for $40.
I paid $50 for an alignment which brought me way down after the SL and then I lifted it back up again
I paid the Stealership $60 to find out what an engine code was when I could have taken it to your local auto store. Nissan wanted $375 to replace a Throttle body position sensor. I googled it and found it for $13 in Canada + $37 shipping. Then I paid a mechanic $50 to install it because "it had to go in at a certain angle". When I got the truck back, The guy just butt connected 2 wires together and that was it. Didn't even need the part. Ever since then, I just get sick everytime I talk to a Nissan tech at my local dealer. Allen (cyclemut) is the only tech I trust now.
So let's hear your wasted money stories.....
Originally Posted by Steeze
There's only a select few members that don't have a problem cutting up their X... and I believe there all in Colorado.