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Originally Posted by God-Speed Sorry to hear this. Yes it Sux but it could have been alot worst. As far as the scratches go let James or myself take a

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Old 09-28-2020, 01:11 PM   #31 (permalink)
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Sorry to hear this. Yes it Sux but it could have been alot worst. As far as the scratches go let James or myself take a look at it. Us older guys know a trick or two that may help out on buffing them out. It will be back to clean and crisp before you know it.
Who are you calling old?

I'm no expert on scratches. But I gave him some thoughts to consider. Paint and body work are two things I leave to the professionals
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Who are you calling old?

I'm no expert on scratches. But I gave him some thoughts to consider. Paint and body work are two things I leave to the professionals

In that case. Let this older and wiser person take a look at it and quite your damn whining!!
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I'm no expert on scratches.
Bc your Z hasn't been out of a garage in 4 years

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Bc your Z hasn't been out of a garage in 4 years
Actually it's just been sitting in the driveway for the past several months
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12/26/20

After two months of having blue painter's tape on my OEM spoiler where my old add-on spoiler was originally glued to, I finally was able to source another Powertrix Mine's Style Add-on (a huge thank you to Charles @ Powertrix for communicating with me on getting a new one). I installed it the day I got back from my fall semester of school, so sometime earlier this month.

It's good as new, and seems like the carbon fiber weave on this piece may be more solid (at least it looks better than the last IMO). When installing the piece, I completely sanded down the edges of the OEM spoiler and cross-hatched the panel to help the adhesive really create a stronger bond with the Powertrix add-on.

It holds great and the install was pretty easy, but I didn't realize there was a gap where the OEM spoiler still showed underneath the add-on; this means that the white, sanded down body-panel was exposed underneath the add-on. I fixed it by using Dr. ColorChip's color-matched chip correction kit, and now you cant even tell the surface of the OEM spoiler was sanded down (unless you look real hard at it, LOL). No one will know

Now that the car is back to looking like its' beautiful self, and thanks to some holiday gifts, I am now looking at getting the Z tinted! Will keep you guys updated on the progress of that and what type of tint setup I go for.

Happy Holidays, catch you on the next one!
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12/30/26

Reposting this from my [ON TOPIC] discussion thread post; for documentation.

Failed inspection. Inside tread on rear Extreme Contact DWS06 Continentals is running 2/32 (closer to 1.5/32) L and 3/32 R. Warranty doesn't cover uneven tread wear.

I have the Firestone alignment lifetime deal--they (should be) aligning it to factory spec every time I bring it in, and I've brought it in about 6 or 7 times since purchasing the rubber. I align the car 4 times or so per year because it is my DD, and the roads in Waco are treacherous so I want to make sure everything is running smoothly all the time. Certainly have received my money's worth on the lifetime alignment deal...but maybe that isn't the case anymore if its f****** up my suspension/treadwear.

Only had them for ~16,000mi.

I understand due to the negative camber nature of our vehicles, 16,000 miles (mostly highway) is enough to wear the inside tread. But I also see an issue with the LEFT REAR having lower inside tread than the RIGHT REAR. Even when they are both low on the inside, they don't match.

Here is my alignment report and treadwear report:





My plan of action right now is:

- Call TireRack and ask if the warranty is still available It isn't
- Bring the Z to the stealership and pay for a diagnostic to see if any suspension parts may be causing the issue (I am running all stock suspension except for a Hotckis Front Sway).
- If suspension is the issue, I stop there and take the hit; purchase new rubber and get the suspension parts fixed/replaced at Austin Z Clinic.
- If suspension is NOT the issue, then provide the stealership with the numbers from Firestone's alignment tool and ask them if Firestone is aligning to the correct spec.
- If Firestone isn't, b**** to customer service and demand that they cover the price of purchasing and installing new EC Continental DWS06 on the rears, and never bring them my business again.
- If Firestone is aligning correctly, then I am completely lost.
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