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Postby Number2 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:14

What's up everyone,

I just bought a new 2009 Grand Touring speed 3 in crystal white pearl mica today. Ohmygodiamsopumped! I take delivery tomorrow and I am anxious to take her out for a drive.

I live in Lakewood, but you'll see me driving into denver and up to westy quite a bit.

Peeeeace!

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Postby Number2 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:14

I guess I'll find out tomorrow, but what do I need to buy to get my ipod to connect to the deck? Or is it straight plug and go?

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Postby Colombia28 » Tue Mar 17, 2009 9:14

Congrats! All you need to is a simple AUX Cable to run from the center consul to your ipod. You can only control the ipod itself, you won't be able to use any head unit buttons to change songs or anything. But it does the job.
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Postby CWPMS3 » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:14

I believe the dealer offers for a MINIMAL $300 and change, the adapter cable installed that allows you to control the pod from the steering wheel. Or you can always opt for the $3-$5 for the aux cable and control from the pod. Great car, got one just like it!

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Postby bmwzoom » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:14

Congrats on your new purchase! We are happy to have you here! We meet up at Sonic every Sunday night. It is the one on Alameda (Green Mountain, just north of Green Mountain High School). Hope to see you there! :)

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Postby RX-7 Chris » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:14

Welcome to the club and congrats on the new speed.
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Postby AIM WO4 » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:14

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Postby Number2 » Wed Mar 18, 2009 9:14

Thanks everyone. It is very nice and I couldn't be happier. It was funny; my Dad came by to pick up his car at the dealer when I was signing the final papers, and the salesman said to my Dad that he couldn't remember someone being so excited about buying a new car!

About the break-in period, how long should I be taking it easy for? Should I be keeping it around/under 4k rpms? I know about not cruising for long periods...how long should I be doing that for? Sorry, I know I could probably search this kinda stuff!

Peace

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Postby Rich » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:14

I've always been told to not go above ~60mph for the first 500 miles. Not sure how necessary it is to do.

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Postby bobopud » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:14

I believe that the current recommendation is that no break-in period is required. That always scares the crap out of me, so I take it easy for the first 1000 miles, then change the oil, reset the ECU and drive it like you stole it.

I took a look at the oil after my first oil change and there were a few metal shavings there.
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Postby RX-7 Chris » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:14

I would agree with bobopud.

and congrats on picking up the new car.
1984 RX-7 GSL-SE [size=84]My restomod project[/SIZE]


1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL flat black w/ white interior, 2 dr fastback, 390 thunderbird, C6 auto, 2500 rpm high stall converter, shift kit, AC, Holley 750 cfm

[size=100]RIP 1983 RX-7[/SIZE]

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Postby bmwzoom » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:14

I saw you turning north bound onto Kipling from Florida this morning at 7:45am. I caught up to you and we sat next to each other at the Mississippi light. I tried to get your attention but you were looking at your interior. I launched at the light trying to see if you would see my plates but I don't think you noticed. The car looks awesome and I hope you are very happy with it! :)

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Postby Number2 » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:14

yEP I saw you. I was probably fiddling around with the controls.
But, I just noticed I already have scratches on my rear bumper! I have no idea how it happened... I'm heading down to the dealer during my lunch break to get advice for fixing that specific type of paint. Who knows if they are the best people to ask??

I have scratchx, rubbing compounds, polishing compounds. I'll take pics and post on here before I do anything.

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Postby bmwzoom » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:14

The day after you get it?? I would take it to the dealership and see what they have to say, but don't do anything yet until you get more advice from other members- the scratches are obviously not going anywhere and you don't want a 'half-ass' done job on the touch up.

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Postby RX-7 Chris » Thu Mar 19, 2009 9:14

are you sure they weren't there when you bought it, from shipping?
1984 RX-7 GSL-SE [size=84]My restomod project[/SIZE]


1964 Ford Galaxie 500XL flat black w/ white interior, 2 dr fastback, 390 thunderbird, C6 auto, 2500 rpm high stall converter, shift kit, AC, Holley 750 cfm

[size=100]RIP 1983 RX-7[/SIZE]

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