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Old April 8th, 2010, 08:56 PM
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Angry Has your D90 ever hurt you?

D90's are safe... when your inside, but getting inside and out unscathed is the tricky part. I usually knock myself in the head on the hardtop due to the way I gotta jump in thanks to the lift (no thanks to the Corbeau seats) All my friends always bang their knees on the plastic AC shroud while jumping in as well or hurt their hands on the door latch while opening it. Does your D90 ever hurt you, or should me and my friends just lose some weight.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 09:20 PM
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D90's are safe... when your inside, but getting inside and out unscathed is the tricky part. I usually knock myself in the head on the hardtop due to the way I gotta jump in thanks to the lift (no thanks to the Corbeau seats) All my friends always bang their knees on the plastic AC shroud while jumping in as well or hurt their hands on the door latch while opening it. Does your D90 ever hurt you, or should me and my friends just lose some weight.
I used to cut my hands on the exposed rivets or screw heads all the time when I'd wash the inside of my soft top as well as banging my knees.
I also developed some interesting wear areas in my jeans (and underwear) from jumping in and out of my D90's every day for the 10 years I drove them.
I also remember at least twice catching my pants on the door striker as I jumped out and ripping them open.
Great memories...
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Old April 8th, 2010, 09:21 PM
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i cut my thumb up pulling the hand brake one time
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Old April 8th, 2010, 09:29 PM
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I also remember at least twice catching my pants on the door striker as I jumped out and ripping them open.
Great memories...
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Old April 8th, 2010, 09:35 PM
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Hands and doors- always seem to hit them on the cut out on the outside. And locking them is a pain in the ass, I now use my key just so I don't have to fuss with that little lever inside.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 09:37 PM
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My D90 ST hurts my ears, every time someone gets in and slams the featherweight doors!

Makes me cringe...
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Old April 8th, 2010, 09:39 PM
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LMAO,

It happened to me at Rausch Creek and it was the only pair I had for 2 days, so I ended up sewing them at the hotel .

Mine was with the seat extension though



Also wacked myself often on the top sill getting inside


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I also remember at least twice catching my pants on the door striker as I jumped out and ripping them open.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 09:43 PM
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Mine hurts my wallet all the time.



But I love it!!!
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Old April 8th, 2010, 09:48 PM
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i cut my thumb up pulling the hand brake one time
That must be a '97 D90 thing. I did that in mine, and my thumb bled all day from hitting that A/C lip when applying the hand brake.

Just yesterday I was dropping my son off at school, and his elbow hit the door catch when jumping out. He screamed and hit the ground crying. I thought for sure that I would get a call from child services thinking I beat him.

Seems like all my jeans are missing a belt loop from catching the door catch when getting in.

I bet half my scars and bruises are Defender related in some way or another.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 09:49 PM
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All the time !
I get cutted and wacked, last time
i cleaned it, took off half a thumb nail.
Very painful by the way...
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Old April 8th, 2010, 10:05 PM
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My heater vent and temperature controls stick and I've banged the crap out of my fingers on the plastic molding trying to open them when they suddenly let loose.

I've definitely destroyed a few pairs of pants on the door striker. That thing has also hit my funny bone a few times, too.

The air filter trumpet lip has sliced my thumb open.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 10:25 PM
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I'm constantly ripping off belt loops on my pants from the door strike.

Also damaging my tools when I throw them across my garage when I can't fix somethig.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 10:27 PM
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When I lived in New Mexico, I drove home in several feet of snow after a big storm, all cocky as I passed my stranded neighbors. I backed into my driveway and as I exited the truck my foot slipped on the icy sidestep. I went straight out into the snow with my head banging and resting on the sidestop. The closest my D-90 ever came to knocking me out.
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Old April 8th, 2010, 11:01 PM
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Now a days, I only hurt myself when I fix it. It also tends to strike out at passengers.
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Old April 9th, 2010, 12:06 AM
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Now a days, I only hurt myself when I fix it. It also tends to strike out at passengers.
I wish mine would strike out at the passengers who use the plastic handle as a hand hold when getting in the truck...or the passengers who try to rip off the window slide lock knob trying to open the door...
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Old April 9th, 2010, 12:40 AM
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mine hurts my wallet all the time.



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Old April 9th, 2010, 12:45 AM
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Not as bad as my series. I was shifting into 3rd when the shift knob shattered into a bunch of pieces. It cut my index finger so deeply it severed nerves and almost cut my tendon in half. Had to have surgery to repair and still dont have feeling in the tip of my right index finger.
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Old April 9th, 2010, 07:24 AM
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I can't move this morning because working on it yesterday re-activated my herniated disk.

God I wish my back would get better.
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Old April 9th, 2010, 10:09 AM
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Definitely have ripped pants, belt buckles, pockets that all got caught on the door latches. Not to mention the number of times I showed up to work/school/dinners with dirt all over my pants or shirt from rubbing against one of the wheels on my way in or out (usually when parked in garage or next to other cars). Banged elbows and bruised thumbs (from trying to snap soft-top on during colder weather.
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Old April 9th, 2010, 11:40 AM
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Never been hurt by a defender, but i did burn my dick on the tailpipe of an rrc. Ruined a perfectly good corset too.
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