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Was replacing the pads and rotors on my buddys car

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  1. Slo86GT

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    Yeah, so we were replacing the rotors and pads on 93 Prelude S in my driveway... Got through the front fine, and started on the rears. Got the first few bolts broken loose, and started on the lower caliper bolt...

    Well, it broke loose and my arm swing around fast, and I felt it nick on the bottom of the dust shield... Looked down and thought to myself. "Gatdammit." "Heather, you ready to go to the hospital?" She thought I was joking.

    The owner of the car came over, said... "Ooooo. Nice one." I had to agree.

    Went to the minor med station, paid my $15 copay, and waited.... and waited... and 2 hours later, I got some stitches. 6 to be exact. AND a tetanus shot. Oh joy.

    Well, here's pics of the carnage before stitches, I'll get pics of the stitched up wound once it's time to clean it up in the morning.

    Cleaned Cut

    Aftera few seconds, filled with blood.

    It measured out to 2 cm, and about 4 mm deep. I know, I'm a pussy. :p

    Anyone wanna paypal me for some drinks? I'll bet I get REALLY fucked up if I went drinking tonight. OH yeah. Blood loss city.

    Oh, and now, the lidocaine injections they used to numb it for the stitches is wearing off... great. It's tingling and starting to be a dull pain... Just to get worse as I settle down for bed, I'm sure. :(
     
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    LOL I've been own3d by the dustshield before=) however I would have just let it be=) wrap it with a papertowel then add some shipping tape to keep it in place and be done with it.

    I've never had stitches before =)

    here's some pics from my car. damn civic... they turned out kinda crapp I think I might have been kinda shaky while trying to take them

    http://www.hondaswap.com/gallery/images/s40ca94306b717.jpg
    first pic is very bad color wise it does not show off how bad it really was

    this next one is better at showing off the true color =)

    http://www.hondaswap.com/gallery/images/s40ca948a1fbf1.jpg

    BTW I was wearing latex gloves when this happend After the fact I pulled the bloody glove off and pulled what seemed to be a 4" or so long piece of white latex.... nope it was SKIN!

    =) fun stuff
     
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    my rear passenger side brake pad fell off today lol
     
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    Its good that it bled, that way most crap probably just flushed out.
     
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    thats it?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?

    jesus i was expecting to see a damn near amputated arm

    oh well ... glad youre ok

    :thumbsup:
     
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    six stitches did they stitch on top of stitches....... hope you don't get an infection
     
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    edited my above post... it was about 4 mm deep.. I dunno what I was thinking putting 1/4 cm. :p

    Anyway, they just stitched fromthe top, and the curved needle they used was able to go all the way under the cut to hold it all together. Haven't pulled the big bandaid thing off yet to clean it up and get pics... I'll do that here in an hour or two.
     
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    Working on my car, I have had countless bloody knuckles, fee worse then otheres. I also have cut my finger minorly while removing my front dust sheilds.
     
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    seriously dude, a bandaid woulda fixed that right up for me :shrug: lol
     
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    haha, no doubt, thats what i was thinking. suck it up you pussy ;)
     
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    Give him some credit. After all, he is a Chevy owner.
     
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    :lol:

    good ol butterfly bandage and you could have saved the $100 or whatever copay for the ER.

    nonetheless, hope you feel better.
     
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    Ouch... one reason why I don't have dust shields anymore. I'm glad you're ok.
     
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    thats it? dood blood loss and drinking is sweet.... go give blood (do something good while youre at it) then get a 12 pack and your wasted in no time
     
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    Better than an underpowered, overweight Nissan. :p
     
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    damn, i would of just super glued that baby cut back together.when i almost cut my finger off at work they had to force me 2 go to the e.r, fuckers even made me drive. i almost passed out at the electronic doors. 6 hours total e.r time...
     
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    Darn my Nissan is 3180lbs at 300HP or so HP "287stock" that is with a 53/47 weight split

    the EVO is 3263 lb and 271HP

    and the STI is 3263lbs at 300hp





    Any idea what the weight is?


    "edit" I pulled the #s of SCCM I find it weird that the STI and EVO happen to be the exact same weight
     
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    I don't have a crew cab, or an auto tranny, OR 4WD. My truck weighs about 3100 pounds.

    And looking at your numbers... wanna explain to me why youre 3180 pound beast runs a 14 flat? A Mustang GT with at least 200 pounds more weight, and 20 hp less runs high 13's at least for 6k or more less cashola.
     
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    Dude the mustang could cost 10K less and I still wouldnt want to be caught driving it =)


    BTW my car gets 5 more MPG on avg and oh wait look at this



    I think the mustang pull a easy high 13s same for the 350Z but I think it would take a better driver to get the 350Z there VS the mustang.

    chances are its all in the gearing of the car. Im not sure what the 350Z is VS the Mustang but either way

    It's still a mustang.
     
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