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South Florida B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'Florida' started by AWorthyOpponent, Mar 22, 2013.

  1. Jul 10, 2014 at 7:24 AM
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    Sippi

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    You wanna talk about a shock. Two weeks ago, the taco was hit in a parking lot while I was at work. So I walk out to get in and head home for the weekend when I see a note on the window.

    The woman actually had everything documented with a police writeup and her insurance money. I was a little in disbelief as to someone actually doing the right thing.

    Turns out I needed a new rear quarter, flare, and rear bumper so needless to say she slammed me pretty good for being in a parking lot.
     
  2. Jul 10, 2014 at 7:46 AM
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    Espicially in pompano beach...lol. I grew up down there, people are crazy. Little things like this help restore hope in society. Your insurance should have covered it either way, but hats off to her for doing the right thing when she probably could have just driven away and no one would have known better.
     
  3. Jul 10, 2014 at 8:54 AM
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    FRONT: OEM PreRunner coils, 5100's @ .85, MaxTrac Spindles, 1/4" Taco lean spacer. ground to fender base: LF & RF: 40"'s hub to fender base::::: LF & RF: 25"'s REAR: 2012 OEM 3/1 leafs, Wheelers 3 leaf AAL, 2" Tapered steel block. Bilstein F4-BE5-B110-T5 ground to fender base: LR & RR: 41"'s hub to fender base::::: LR & RR: 26"'s All mud flaps trimmed 4"'s shorter.
    WHAT'S UP with you? Besides one side of your truck.

    HAHA! Wet summer so far though!

    Please do!

    YES!

    Never thought of it that way but it makes sense to me.

    What is a cabin air filter?

    Just kidding!
     
  4. Jul 10, 2014 at 9:13 AM
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    You know, that thing that the dealer charges $120 to replace, sometimes they say they're going to clean the AC...
     
  5. Jul 10, 2014 at 10:27 AM
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    Hello Sippi,
    I agree 100% with Dan. This does help to restore my faith in society to some degree. Not only was this person responsible & considerate but she could have gotten away with it, especially with being in a commercial parking lot. I'm happy for you.

    THIS IS A LOT TO READ BUT THIS RANTING HELPS ME VENT HAHAHA!

    I, unfortunately, was not so lucky:
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    This is my sons '08 Charger 2.7 that my wife & I bought for him for his High School graduation gift in 2011.

    My family & I went to the beach for the weekend of June 28-29. Mauricio, you may remember that after work, I went to the Autobruder Grand opening & I had to leave after to go to the beach.

    Well, we returned home Sunday evening to find this. My sons car was parked in front of my house (facing East) & my neighbors accross the street who are 2 DUI having brothers, irresponsible, unemployed, wreckless, living off the government, Aholes, have 2 old beat-up Jeeps. Now, the way they drive in & out of that house as if they were leaving the Pit @ the Indy 500, I have a strong suspicion that it was one of them. Of course, I have NO PROOF.

    So, I confronted them & then my wife came over too. Now, I know that I can't prove anything but I did tell them that I think it was one of them. They swore up & down that it wasn't them. I measured the back & front heights of the Jeep that WAS there & they don't match up to the dents on the Charger. The other Jeep was not there but is the same style. I told them, "If it wasn't you guys then it was someone leaving your house because my sons car was not side swiped, it was a direct hit. What bothers me is that we are neighbors & we've never had issues, someone should be honest. If it was me (& I did hit a neighbors car once when I was 19 AND I told him so AND paid the $300 for the repair) I would say something. If I find out who the MOTHER*&%$ING, NO B@#LLS HAVING SOB was that did this they will regret NOT having stepped up!" I also said. "Maybe it wasn't you guys but since I know what a couple of irresponsible drunks you are I have to be suspicious!"

    Not a PEEP from them!

    AGAIN, I have NO PROOF. For all I know someone could have done a 3 point turnabout between their drive way & my sons car. But, considering that one of the brothers totalled his Corolla 5 houses down last year & was DUI & the other one did a Hit & Run then I can't help but suspect.

    Funny, one of their cousins (who I haven't seen since the day of the incident) has another old, beat up Jeep. HHMMMMM!!

    I've lived their for almost 20 years. NEVER had a theft issue or a neighbor issue.

    So, Here goes:
    * $1400 to repair his car, (not worth going through the insurance),

    * $1200 in 18" OEM Chrome Challenger wheels/tires that I ordered as a surprise gift for his 21st birthday in August,

    * Now, I want to install atleast 1 camera in my house (under my car port facing out towards the whole front of my house). MORE MONEY!

    BTW, Anyone recommend a good company for home cameras? Let me know.

    ON A SIDE NOTE:
    About 1 1/2 years ago, a 15 year old boy (with NO license) was driving his parents Excursion, made a turn & hit my sons car on almost the same section. $2600 in repairs. So, The kid gets the ticket. My son is fine (FIRST & FOREMOST) & we are waiting for the kids parents insurance company to call us for the repairs.

    About a week later we get a letter in the mail from the kids parents Insurance Company stating "we dropped Mr & Mrs ******** from our insurance policy due to irresponsibity on their part & therefore we will not pay for any repairs". I put the repair through my insurance, paid the $1500 deductible AND my insurance went up slightly although it WAS NOT my sons FAULT!

    How do you like that?!?!?!?!?


    So Sippi, I am VERY GLAD to hear about your experience because it does show me that there STILL are good people out there.

    Just not in Miami! HAHAHA!
    :)
     
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  6. Jul 10, 2014 at 12:58 PM
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    Nicko

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    wow how I wish that happens more often down here in Miami.
    last week my brother got hit by a lady in a benz. so she must be well off.

    she waited for him to get out of the car then took off in the other direction
    got to love Miami.
     
  7. Jul 10, 2014 at 1:08 PM
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    AWorthyOpponent

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    Peter,

    I would have gone after their insurance company for the deductible. If they were covered during the accident, that's what's important. They can do whatever they want after the accident...that's not your care or concern. Insurance is a calculated risk. They protect profits when you don't make them pay losses.
     
  8. Jul 10, 2014 at 2:22 PM
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    Sorry to hear that Nick. Not surprising to hear though my friend. And don't judge a persons prosperity by the veicle they drive. You'd be surprised how many people are out there in Luxury vehicles & are either:

    * Living off of the govenrment.
    * Probably scamming someone.
    * Do not have their priorities straight.
    * Don't pay their bills because all of their money goes to the vehicle.

    You are correct but we were concerned that we would get no where with this & just said "forget it" but you are absolutely correct.

    BTW I, I am not criticizing anyone who genuinely needs help from the government.
    I am criticizing the ones who get the help by scamming the system & who don't need it.
    The ones who pop out 5 or 6 kids because Uncle Sam, better yet, WE THE TAXPAYERS will bring up there kids.
    The ones who's mentality is "Let me get what I can from the system" instead of "Let me work hard to get out of this hole that I am in".

    BTW II,
    Has anyone here ever seen the movie "Falling Down", starring Michael Douglas & Robert Duvall?

    Sometimes, I feel like going "Michael Douglas" on some people!
     
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  9. Jul 10, 2014 at 2:34 PM
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  10. Jul 10, 2014 at 2:37 PM
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    TAC,

    Since we've been talking about using the GoPro as a dash camera, and my little video I sent, here's a good reason to have one of these. Guy said his truck was 4days old. Cops were chasing this lady and had this happen. Completely not his fault, but that's how it goes.



    http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/2nd-gen-tacomas/335987-my-tacoma-totaled-2.html#post8893659
     
  11. Jul 10, 2014 at 2:53 PM
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    27 trucks are on the list for Hooters this weekend. Also turning into a mini swap meet here with the deals closing there.

    As another post mentioned, Hooters will have a pretty sweet parking lot.

    PK
     
  12. Jul 10, 2014 at 3:02 PM
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    Lol...hope someone called to tell them.
     
  13. Jul 10, 2014 at 3:51 PM
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    27 trucks

    Which Hooters is this?
     
  14. Jul 10, 2014 at 4:53 PM
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    Up in orlando. I love Tacomas, wings and boobies, but it's a little far. We could always do a meet here at at a wing place. Just saying. Lol
     
  15. Jul 10, 2014 at 6:02 PM
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    Thread is tamlando meet/hooters Lakeland
    Got 28 tacos now trying to get to dirty 30
     
  16. Jul 11, 2014 at 1:08 AM
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    Yea definitely too far for me, I'm up for the idea dan.
     
  17. Jul 11, 2014 at 4:05 AM
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    As was mentioned, it is in Lakeland, near I4.

    PK
     
  18. Jul 11, 2014 at 4:37 AM
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    WOW! That sucks! I'm guessing they had a pet or a child in the vehicle (Lucas) also?

    HAHAHA! Sounds good but it has to be somewhat of a "reasonable" distance. Too bad though. I was in Lakeland 3 weeks ago.

    What Nick said.

    Yeah. Pretty far, even for you WPB guys, in my opinion. Hell of a gathering though. Good for them!
     
  19. Jul 11, 2014 at 8:55 AM
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    It was actually in WPB while I was at work. At least it helps with not having to pay a 500 deductible.
     
  20. Jul 11, 2014 at 9:01 AM
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    Didn't want to quote to entire component but yes I was down right shocked. That being said, I bumped into a vehical about two years ago, left a note, and took care of the damage. I would like to think Karma came back to me...
     
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