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wag-zhp
05-04-2009, 11:59 PM
$20 to get in.
$60 on shirts.
$50 or $60 on food and drinks.
$160 on hotel.
$70 on gas.
$2.99 on shoelaces.
$3110.00 est. at the body shop. :yikes:

On the way home, a car just a little in front of me and to left ran over some kind of debris on hwy 101. (It could have been a tire carcass, or lord knows what...) Since I was surrounded by traffic and it came at me so fast that I had no where to go but over it. :mad:

I knew it was going to be bad news as soon as I ran over it. I stopped at the 1st exit and took a quick look and was surprised that it didn't look too bad. (From what I could see in the fading lite and being unable to get under the car.) I tied the lower grill to the bumper skin (with my son's shoe laces) and drove it home thinking the front end and the drivers side fender liner was the main extent of the damage.

Today the car went into the body shop for an estimate. WOW! The debris took out the front bumper cover, several of the brackets that the bumper cover and under-body cowling attaches to, the lower grill, the under body cowling, a big chunk of the cross-member brace, both fender liners, the driver side rocker panel, the under-body covers that protect the fuel line, brake line, and wiring, several various bolts and fasteners, and will likely require an alignment. There's also a big dent in the floor pan beneath the drivers seat. They said they will have to pull the seat, carpet and console out to repair it. :bawling:

This Z4 is one tough little car. The impact made an ugly noise and it sounded like hell as the debris cleared the underside of the car, but the car drove rock solid during and after the incident. After I tied the front end together, it even drove like a champ the rest of the way home.

Oh well, I really was getting sick of all those chips in the bumper cover. :tsk:

04SSHD
05-05-2009, 12:23 AM
bummer...

I paid-
$20 admission
$15 t-shirt
$20 gas

$55 total.

Now on prepping for bimmerfest....

two weeks ago I ran over a semi truck recap that was run over and airborne. I was going 80+ and had no out so I went right over it and destroyed the bumper.
http://bigdaddyfatsac.com/forumpics/texas055.jpg

http://bigdaddyfatsac.com/pics/texas051.jpg

I fixed it myself and in record time! I did all the body work and paint at home in the garage, and I finished at 9pm the night before bimmerfest
http://bigdaddyfatsac.com/pics/bimmerfest09/bimmerfest09120.jpg

wag-zhp
05-05-2009, 12:27 AM
Wow, that's what I call a quick turn-around. Nice work!

Bmwcat
05-05-2009, 11:20 AM
Hotel: 3 nites = 450.00
Admission = 40.00
T-shirts=30.00
Food and libations=50.00
4 days of Z3 fun in Sunny SB= Priceless :D

leeor
05-05-2009, 11:37 AM
gas: approx $30-40
morning danish: $2.00
2 sodas: $3.00
admission: $20.00
Subway: $7.63

not too bad :P

RabidChimp
05-05-2009, 12:12 PM
Over 800, including hotels, food, admission, beer, gas and one toll fee.

smilez
05-05-2009, 12:17 PM
i pulled out 60 cash.
gas 36

96 bucks.

Just Bryce
05-05-2009, 12:24 PM
Lucky579 warned me about the exorbitant admission fee, I passed :tsk:

6 Brit
05-05-2009, 02:15 PM
9.99 car wash
40.00 gas & red bull
20.00 admission
25.00 breakfast
6.00 + 1.00 tip for beer
101.99 total

Bmwcat
05-05-2009, 02:36 PM
Lucky579 warned me about the exorbitant admission fee, I passed :tsk:Bummer, I was hoping we could mend fences and youd bring some Chronic. :)

reidconti
05-05-2009, 03:12 PM
best guess:
20 admission
50 bevmo
30 e-bar dinner
35 drinks at sharkeez
45 dinner saturday night
200 for my half of hotel for 2 nights
15 t-shirt
70 2 tanks of gas
20 misc food

so at least $485? Better than most years, this is the first year I've been with it enough to share a hotel room :)

Cliff
05-05-2009, 03:22 PM
Sharing a room would have done wonders for my tab - $415 for the hotel, $68 for food and beverages, I'm guessing $60 for gas, and $20 for the Fest. I ate at Keith's Kooler at the show.

Bmwcat
05-05-2009, 03:47 PM
People tell me it rained in Norcal the whole time we were gone. :)

southernbimma85
05-05-2009, 07:47 PM
$60 Gas
$20 Admission
$15 T-shirt
$165 New Parts

Some deals were too good to pass up ha!

Missmodena310
05-05-2009, 09:33 PM
$40 admission
$20 gas
$15 shirt
$15 liquor

thats about it :)

Rocco1111
05-05-2009, 10:27 PM
Yes the roadsters are vacuum cleaners. I have had two run-ins with road debris which have totaled about $6K. The total this trip for me was $40.00 to get in, $50.00 fuel, $29.00 to upgrade to a room with an ocean veiw at Fess Parkers, I got the room free on Hilton points, food $200.00, a shirt for 20.00 and a low profile antenna for $10.00.

wag-zhp
05-06-2009, 03:46 PM
People tell me it rained in Norcal the whole time we were gone. :)
Go figure! I came home with a sunburn. :D

wag-zhp
05-06-2009, 03:50 PM
Yes the roadsters are vacuum cleaners. I have had two run-ins with road debris which have totaled about $6K. The total this trip for me was $40.00 to get in, $50.00 fuel, $29.00 to upgrade to a room with an ocean veiw at Fess Parkers, I got the room free on Hilton points, food $200.00, a shirt for 20.00 and a low profile antenna for $10.00.
Yikes, that's not what I wanted to hear. (At least it sounds like I'm on the average :eek: )

BobbiOh
05-06-2009, 03:58 PM
$20 to get in.
$60 on shirts.
$50 or $60 on food and drinks.
$160 on hotel.
$70 on gas.
$2.99 on shoelaces.
$3110.00 est. at the body shop. :yikes:

Gotcha beat:

$40 to get in
$25 on shirts
$0 on food
$75 on hotel
$60 on gas
$4597 est at the body shop:(

chrisE92
05-08-2009, 10:42 PM
about $40 for gas
$20 to get in
$10 for misc stuff from vendors
about $13 for food?

so $83.. not bad, totally worth it!

wag-zhp
05-08-2009, 11:14 PM
Gotcha beat:

$40 to get in
$25 on shirts
$0 on food
$75 on hotel
$60 on gas
$4597 est at the body shop:(
Congratulations! ??? :yikes: Ouch

BobbiOh
05-09-2009, 02:06 PM
It will be in the body shop for 2-3 weeks, and I'm driving a red Chevy Impala.

reidconti
05-09-2009, 02:21 PM
I'm driving a red Chevy Impala.

You paid a higher price than anyone else... :rofl:

ManicMechanic
05-10-2009, 10:20 AM
You paid a higher price than anyone else... :rofl:

Soooooo.......I should feel guilty for driving a 07 335i (borrowed from a friend) and leaving my wife stuck with a Impala?

Thinking

thinking

thinking

Nope, I'm good!

Marshall

gjvah
05-12-2009, 10:15 AM
$20 to get it
$80 on food and drinks
$80 on aluminum pedals from Bimmian
$40 gas
$40 carwash
$??? Respray hood*

*Whoever lost their side mirror on the freeway that my friend ran over and ended up on my hood... Thank you!!! Next time use more tape to hold your car together!!!!

synenergy52
05-12-2009, 01:47 PM
Admission: $20
Gas: $25
Beer and hot dog: $11
Carl's Jr after: $8
Stolen Canon EF f/1.8 II 50mm lens $90
__________________________________
Total: $154

wag-zhp
05-12-2009, 07:50 PM
OK, mine's in the bodyshop. Here are a couple of pictures of the teardown. The damage doesn't really look that bad in the pictures, but it's a mess in person.

One good point in all of this is that I get a new front bumper cover sans rock chips, and the bodyshop even agreed to put an ///M bumper cover on. I know my little 2.5 liter Z4 is no ///M car, but I love the way the ///M front end looks. :thumbup:

ManicMechanic
05-13-2009, 11:58 AM
Gotta love those shots of the car all filleted apart! I'm glad it all worked out for you. Thanks for the kind words regarding my mishap with my 325i.

Marshall

anakbabe
05-13-2009, 02:53 PM
Cruizing down from Seattle to Bfest with the PNW crews.

Decals: $40
Gas: $400 (Sea -> Frisco -> St. Barbara -> Hollywood) :drive:
Hotels: $100 Pleasanton (Meet w/ Baybimmerz) 1 night
Bfest admission: $20 + 7 (crappy sandwich) :p
Hotels: $600 Hollywood (stayed 2 nites, 300/nt)
Entertainments: $500-600 clubs 1 night in San Fran and 2 in LA
Food: $150-250 mostly junk food and 2 costco cases of Monster drinks. :beerchug:
escaping Cali and Oregon without any tickets: PRICELESS!!:angel:

reidconti
05-13-2009, 06:17 PM
escaping Cali and Oregon without any tickets: PRICELESS!!:angel:

Hey it's a lot easier to escape CA without tickets than WA, you should know that!

I hear you on Oregon. Best keep it quiet there, ever since you caused them to rethink their speeding penalties a couple years ago ;) :rofl:

ths916m3
05-13-2009, 07:40 PM
Gas to SB: $58.01
2 nights hotel: $241.90
Food total: $242.00
Souvineirs: $77.70
Bimmerfest Entrance: $20.00
LTW wheel and HID from DDM: $230.00
Gas back home: $24.00
Sunburn that I'm still paying for

Grand total: $893.61 and some

anakbabe
05-14-2009, 12:21 PM
Hey it's a lot easier to escape CA without tickets than WA, you should know that!

I hear you on Oregon. Best keep it quiet there, ever since you caused them to rethink their speeding penalties a couple years ago ;) :rofl:


:eeps::rofl:

wag-zhp
05-23-2009, 03:11 PM
My baby is home. :D

wag-zhp
05-23-2009, 03:15 PM
And some before and after shots.

ManicMechanic
05-28-2009, 08:10 AM
Nice! We got ours back on Friday. I like your new front bumper cover!

Marshall

wag-zhp
05-28-2009, 10:23 PM
Nice! We got ours back on Friday. I like your new front bumper cover!

Marshall
Thanks. Glad to hear that yours made it back home too. (I was really getting tired of driving the Sequoia. I love the truck, but it's not anything like driving the Bimmer.)

Crazystars
09-24-2009, 12:42 PM
Wow great poll, Ive always wondered how much everyone else is spending.

I myself dont WC, but last time I made what Ill call an alpha parts list, it came to around 300 bucks NOTE: I didnt vote since I dont WC

Right now, I have kept that 300 figure in my head, and that number is WAY to high for me.

Anyway, I think Ill try making a new alpha parts list, and see how much I come to.