Control Freaks

two public service announcements, avoiding death, and cats by kOOpA
March 3, 2009, 11:35 am
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first up, i learned yesterday that s13 and s14 steering wheel hubs are not interchangeable.

i’ve had my new s13 coupe a couple weeks now, and one of my buddies gave me a hub that he had planned to use on the car (we traded cars), and mentioned that he got it from our friend dan (who drives a zenki s14).

i thought,” hell, free hub, cool.. one less thing i have to buy,” so i start pulling my tom’s wheel out of the miata (seriously sad to see her go back to a stock wheel) as domi pulls the stocker out of the s13. we get done swapping the wheels, good deal, the s13 is a lot less painful to drive with an aftermarket wheel.

fast-forward a few days. i’m driving over to domi’s house to pick up my new xxr 513’s (this is a serious budget build, sue me =p) with jarrod in the passenger seat, and i notice the wheel wobbling a bit. i don’t think too much of it, as maybe domi just needed to screw in the steering wheel hub nut a little bit more. we get the wheels and head back home.

jarrod expresses his concern about the wheel as we’re driving back, and i am mentally crossing my fingers that it’ll be okay, we’re almost there! well, AS i’m pulling in next to my miata i hear a nice “whirrrrrrrrr” sound as the wheel begins to spin freely from my steering rack.. i lock up the brakes and thankfully avoid any possible collisions.

if that would have happened 5 minutes earlier, st. louis would have been 2 drifters shorter. creepy..

on to the next public service announcement: do not forget to close your car’s doors!

well, this one is more of a no-brainer than the other one, but i’ve got a cool story to go with it, so why not?

after closely avoiding death in the s13, we decide to run up to the local mobil to fill up my old, and jarrod’s new ae86. perhaps he was shaken up from the potentially stupendous death we almost encountred, maybe he’s just a goof, but jarrod forgot to close the passenger-side door on the s13 as we left it in the parking lot outside our apartment.

when we get back, i see the door, and walk up to close it. as i’m getting close, i see a small creature moving away from me over the passenger seat, and all i could think was,” i’m not getting my face scratched off today,” so i immediately closed the door. this really set off the animal and his buddy, and my 240 now looked like some sort of sick junkyard snowglobe, as the creatures ran around and tossed themselves, frantically trying to get out of the car.

i yell to jarrod,” i think i have raccoons in my car,” as i’ve seen some running around our place before. i’m really not feeling the opportunity to open the door and unleash these guys on my balls. so i don’t even really want to walk to the car at this point, as i’ve backed off a good 20 feet. however, jarrod goes over to check it out and says,” dude, that’s a cat,” and i’m like,” OH! haha, okay… just one?” and he’s like,” yeah, just some black cat,”

so jarrod opens the driver’s side door and the poor thing headbutts the windshield a couple more times before he finds that the door’s open, and runs off. i’m still in disbelief, because i could have swore i saw two animals.. but it’s been a good 30 seconds, and we’ve heard nothing, so we resume taking my new wheels out of the car. i pop the trunk and jarrod jokingly makes the noise of an upset cat, as if one had jumped out of the trunk at him. we both laugh about that, and no more than two seconds later, the second cat rockets out of the trunk and off into the bushes.

we laughed pretty hard for a while, and jarrod told me after all that, i definitely owe him a new pair of pants.

what a night.

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i like the cat story.

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