It was definitely a milestone considering the previous owner took 14 years to make it to 250K, and I doubled her distance in half the time it took her.
I'll have to keep this in mind. I really want to save what I can and scrap the rest. Just sucks this happened at a time when I'm still transitioning and adjusting to a new place with very little in the way of connections, much less fellow Insighters. It still has some great life left in the sum of its parts.My condolences. You gave her a great life and she will always be remembered. She took care of you in her last moment.
I am too far to help with the part out but maybe you can get a storage space and save it at least until you get a replacement. If you are not in the city it can be inexpensive. I have paid $20/month and lately $15/month to park a small parts car in a fenced lot. $180 to $240 to keep it a year to have access to the parts you need for yourself and time to pull/sell what you don't need.
Just awesome that you got it to 537 K miles.
Unfortunately my phone got launched into the ether until it was found after it was towed away.Glad you're ok(well, at least as much as you can be) after the accident.
But I gotta ask. Pics? That car must look gnarly after an accident like that.
funny you ask. I had a Japanese friend who saw me in the G1 and he exclaimed “TEKUNO Ichigo!”which loosely translates to Techno Strawberry. Hence my handle here lolSorry for your loss. Did #3557 have a name?
if they total it I’ll have a pair of red ones. I have silver ones ready to go if that’s more your speed. Shoot me a PM and let’s chat.So sorry to hear about it. Hope you are okay. If it's all right, I'm interested in whether you're selling any parts. Looking for a passenger side roof pillar/trim. I'll send you a PM. Thanks and good luck.
That's what I believe may have happened. It felt like the car suddenly dipped and lifted. These cars get pretty wild in the wet, and I've usually recovered from them the minute I feel any funny business in the steering wheel. I have had great luck with RE92s but after this incident I wonder if it makes sense for me to take the MPG hit and switch to something more stable slippery conditions.Wow that's powerful vid glad you guys are ok - it's just metal - welp nope aluminum,,,,, they are special but again could have been so much worse... it's my worse nightmare - they are small and fragile I worry some for me and my car,
I want to offer one piece of advice on this situation --- these cars like to "skate" as in the water cuz they are so damn light --- BUT, they also have that dreaded narrower rear track - generally the cars front wheels plow a path for the rear to settle --- not with the G-1's in fact they are lethal that way, the rear is much lighter and it's tires are half exposed to fresh water, good rubber on these cars are a must, also - I made 1" wheel spacers for my rear wheels and kicked them both out picked up two inches of track - the car is "almost normal" way less squirrely in the slush and i do have a little more confidence with the rear in the rain,
You "swapped ends" in that vid --- your *** end hydroplaned... glad U two are ok.
Ah we just missed each other by 2 months! I was there in July of 2021. I wish they allowed us to go all the way up the peak but at the time they were still constructing the visitor center.Sorry to hear about the accident. Glad you're okay though and your passenger too! I'm sure you'll find another.
When in 2021 did you go up Pikes Peak? I took mine up there in September.