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Thread: Baby Got Back. (New back, I mean.)

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    Baby Got Back. (New back, I mean.)

    What a long, strange trip it's been.

    Our story so far: Rainy day, stop sign, BLAM, rear-ended by a guy who seemed uninsured. Minimal damage (to the VX...my neck was another story), but enough that I wanted it fixed.

    UPDATE: My local Isuzu body shop made me baby look like new! I have NO IDEA where they found the lower black cladding piece, but they said it was NEW, and it sure looks new. What made me especially happy was that the new piece still matches the old cladding, which I'd assumed would be faded.

    Also, the uninsured driver actually DID have insurance. He told the cop that he was insured through State Farm, but when we contacted them, they'd never heard of the guy. A month later, I got a letter from some no-name insurance company, and they are taking care of everything.

    I love a happy "ending". And my VX's rear end is happy.
    OEM roof rack, Thule Xpedition 696 rack, Rancho RS9000 shocks, OME 913 coil springs, 3" lift, American Racing Teflon Chambers wheels, Yokohama Geolandar HT/S G051 tires (275/70/16), Energy Suspension greaseable bushings, steel-braided Kevlar-reinforced brake lines, WeatherTech wind deflectors, Malibu 18w driving lights, Plasma SuperWhite 100w headlights, NGK Iridium plugs, K&N drop-in air filter, Optima Red Top, Psychos2 rear-door subwoofer enclosure w/CDT Audio 10" sub, Blaupunkt subwoofer amp, iPod Video 80GB, Kenwood KVT-617 DVD head unit w/7" motorized touch-screen, Kenwood GPS HD navigation module, Kenwood iPod adapter, Kenwood back-up camera, Sirius radio, Flowmaster Extreme Off-Road muffler (black diamond-plate steel) w/ carbon fiber tip, Ford Taurus OEM cup-holder/coin tray (single-DIN/lower bay), personalized license plate "ORBITAL", 3M window tint, debadged, removed rear seat, custom 'radiation symbol' side magnetic signs, VX Concepts front skid plate

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    Crap. I was looking for a little of this...



    But glad you got all squared-away with getting your VX tip-top and hopefully you're recovered/recovering well with the nexk injury.
    Over 20 years of Isuzu enjoyment...

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    Great! So you will be attending Moab this year then, eh?

    Bart

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    Quote Originally Posted by Joe_Black View Post
    Crap. I was looking for a little of this...



    But glad you got all squared-away with getting your VX tip-top and hopefully you're recovered/recovering well with the nexk injury.
    Man that new cladding looks great. Not too fond of the sticker though.. MORE ENERGY.. I mean whats that about?

    now with a closer look I am reminded why we can hardly see out the little back window.

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    regarding rear-view:

    Visibility is poor because the window hole is too high. By JUUUUUUST a few vertebrae. I somehow feel a burst of more energy myself, though...


    Quote Originally Posted by CrnCnn View Post
    Man that new cladding looks great. Not too fond of the sticker though.. MORE ENERGY.. I mean whats that about?

    now with a closer look I am reminded why we can hardly see out the little back window.

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    I like the new Proton paint color though! A little metalic in there....

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    Quote Originally Posted by CrnCnn View Post
    Man that new cladding looks great. Not too fond of the sticker though.. MORE ENERGY.. I mean whats that about?

    now with a closer look I am reminded why we can hardly see out the little back window.
    BUTT...I mean BUMP, LOL, you one funny guy you.

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    Talking

    somehow.....I'm think'in Optima YellowTop as the next mod!
    [SIGPIC][/SIGPIC]"If its fast and reliable, its not cheap;
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    if its cheap and reliable, its not fast."


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    Quote Originally Posted by Jolly Roger VX'er View Post
    somehow.....I'm think'in Optima YellowTop as the next mod!
    As in..."junk in da trunk"???
    I'm thinkin' an Optima could create quite the unsightly bulge.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Ldub View Post
    As in..."junk in da trunk"???
    I'm thinkin' an Optima could create quite the unsightly bulge.

    yes it would...but it would provide "more energy"; and because of the spiral-cell design...you can mount her...I mean it...the battery that is...in any position.

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    LMFAO...

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    LMFAO, wow that was great, LOL

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    PS: Where DID they get that lower piece of bumper cladding? Can we still get "new" OEM parts from some secret warehouse near Area 51?!?

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    i think there was just a new run of cladding brought to the us.. so new cladding is available.. iirc its less than 1500 for a full set of new cladding


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    Dude, I should totally go shopping and stockpile a spare set of cladding. You know, just in case!

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