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31st330i
03-31-2002, 08:44 PM
for me, the whole back side of the car (back of trunk lid and the rear bumper) gets dirty almost instantly. I think a lot of it is break dust and tire rubber plus road debris. :(

Kaz
03-31-2002, 08:50 PM
Same here. I think its a combination of crap moving around the car while moving, as well as sucking other crap up from below the car. Is it the effect of downforce? I dunno. But it drives me nuts that the rest of the car is clean but the tailgate is filthy.

Mr. The Edge
03-31-2002, 08:58 PM
http://members.roadfly.com/atyclb/DSC00142.jpg

31st330i
03-31-2002, 08:58 PM
my subaru doesn't seem to be affected as much by this. :dunno:

31st330i
03-31-2002, 09:03 PM
Originally posted by Kaz
Same here. I think its a combination of crap moving around the car while moving, as well as sucking other crap up from below the car. Is it the effect of downforce? I dunno. But it drives me nuts that the rest of the car is clean but the tailgate is filthy.

do you ever get this problem parking under trees (you know.... alpine white and all)? ;)


http://www.mindspring.com/~pmbenn/images/zaino-2.jpg

___lk___
03-31-2002, 09:07 PM
for me, it's usually the seat, depending on how many whacko's are out on I76 in the morning.

31st330i
03-31-2002, 09:14 PM
Originally posted by ___lk___
for me, it's usually the seat, depending on how many whacko's are out on I76 in the morning.

I don't understand.... do the whackos scare you enough to induce self soiling or do you give a lot of these whackos (hitchhikers) rides and they're dirty? :confused:

Kaz
03-31-2002, 09:18 PM
Originally posted by 31st330i


do you ever get this problem parking under trees (you know.... alpine white and all)? ;)




I don't park under trees. :D

Dr. Phil
04-01-2002, 04:59 AM
Originally posted by Kaz
Same here. I think its a combination of crap moving around the car while moving, as well as sucking other crap up from below the car. Is it the effect of downforce? I dunno. But it drives me nuts that the rest of the car is clean but the tailgate is filthy.
No trues words have been posted:eek:

The rest of the xiT will still be spotless while the tailgate and rear bumper look like Alan F's wheels:mad: And usually too much *dirt* to just detail spray:bawling:

in_d_haus
04-01-2002, 07:10 AM
Oh I'll bet the First par of your car to get dirty is the floormats ....you don't even have to drive the car for that, just get in it...

in_d_haus
04-01-2002, 07:12 AM
Originally posted by atyclb
http://members.roadfly.com/atyclb/DSC00142.jpg

Damn, don't point those things at us, they might go off!:D

Clem
04-01-2002, 09:03 AM
The tires ;)

Kaz
04-01-2002, 09:22 AM
Originally posted by in_d_haus
Oh I'll bet the First par of your car to get dirty is the floormats ....you don't even have to drive the car for that, just get in it...

You don't take your shoes off before getting into the car? :dunno:

nate
04-01-2002, 12:45 PM
It seems to get dirty at a fairly even rate :dunno: :p

___lk___
04-01-2002, 07:32 PM
Originally posted by 31st330i


I don't understand.... do the whackos scare you enough to induce self soiling or do you give a lot of these whackos (hitchhikers) rides and they're dirty? :confused:

heh, u left coasters don't know what it's like to drive NASCAR-style at high speeds in the morning.. your freeways are 4-6 lanes wide and average about 25mph during rush hours...

on I76 in Philadelphia, it's 2 lanes wide, and you're doing 80mph with about 8-10 feet of space between the car in front of you, and the car behind. picture the race-cam in jeff gordon's car, and you pretty much have the picture. :yikes: