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Warning! What Not to do when you are working on your XLR!

05 GRAND DADDY

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Joined
Jun 17, 2011
Messages
2,757
Location
South Central PA (Littlestown)
My XLR/V(s)
2005 Light Platinium Silver XLR
Thanks for the suggestion, but I think I'll ad the curb alert. On a different subject, to learn from many experienced XLR Pros on this site I try to read all the threads of problems and repairs that various owners have experienced. I read one thread the other day (which Rob closed because it got contentious) on the cost of XLR rear end parts. In particular the regular lower rear tail lamps. Shocking what they cost! Out of curiosity, I looked on eBay. Clean used ones for right at $3,000.00 each. Ugh! :( Not trying to open old argument or wounds here from that thread, but you really don't want to get rear ended! Danny in Chicago, who bought my old high mount tail lamp had to rebuild the back of his XLR because he was rear ended. I think his insurance company totaled the car at that time. He bought it back. What would have been an relatively normal repair on any other car. At that time, I had a hard time comprehending this. No longer. I believe he subsequently sold the XLR. He has a beautiful 1958 Corvette in his garage. As in 'mint'. :cool: FYI.

We love our Curb Alert the nose has not been rubbed since I installed it. And on another note my Corsa Exhaust Tip have been curbed also.... when backing in..... by some of the higher concrete wheel parking lot stops!


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hawkeye372

Seasoned Member
Joined
Oct 8, 2012
Messages
2,385
Location
st augustine fl
My XLR/V(s)
2006 infrared xlr
Ya need buy to spend $ on a Curb Alert



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glad that I had one installed. Bought it off another xlr owner at the 15 year reunion. He had an extra one so I bought it and took it home to get it installed. Saved me a couple times but mainly bought it because my mom drives the xlr sometimes and she in notorious for curb hitting. Since she drives a Honda Odyssey and the van has a shorted hoot then our xlrs.
 

XLRATING

Seasoned Member
Joined
Jul 10, 2011
Messages
1,817
Location
Virginia
My XLR/V(s)
2006 Infrared XLR (Beauty); 2008 GT500 (Beast); 2007 Black XLR-V (Victor)

Sophia

Active Member
Joined
Apr 17, 2019
Messages
38
Location
Chino hills, CA
My XLR/V(s)
2006 XLR infrared w shale interior. Magnum Performance exhaust, Windblox.
Thanks for the warning. Glad you made her beautiful again. Happy cruising! These cars are so worth their headaches.
 

Steve Lee

Seasoned Member
Joined
Oct 17, 2017
Messages
452
Location
spring hill
My XLR/V(s)
2005
I have used the "Shale" leather dye from "The Seat Doctor" 2 or 3 times, and IT HAS NEVER FLAKED OFF!!
 

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