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Chrysler 300M



  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    I'm now thinking of always on, flashing strobe lights on all corners of my M.
  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    gotem, and the credit on the 5. On their way ASAP.
  • 300michael300michael Posts: 1,815
    from Ebay, (some of you saw the one I had at the meet) This one is even better (resolution and wider angle) I do have to use a small mirror to reverse the image on my indash screen. I also moved my 6 DVD changer to a different location to make access (sister wanted her Star Wars DVD's back) to it easer. On the headlamps it looks like the projector lamps are too big to both fit in the one 300M's lens area. But may still try to install the turn signals into the headlamp area between the hi and low lamps (simuslar the the Hemi C).
  • 300michael300michael Posts: 1,815
    Sorry to hear about you car. I was glad to see it though before the damage was done to it.
  • Gee that makes for stressed relationships. I hope that the repairs will such that you can't tell it has happened. I know what you mean about the pain and suffering. The hassel of running around, making arrangments, and then the waiting is so frustrating. Also glad I got to see you and the car before the accident.
  • I really like your tips and the information on your web page. I called Ed's shop to ask him what tips he used. The information was relayed to me by someone else and the web site did not work. He would make a complete set for $200 plus shipping, but that is more than I can afford. So I was wondering if he new what tips he used. The shop I have found has Y's and said they'd put the tips on free.
  • I can feel your pain--but in trying times like these you have to ask yourself which is more important---your car or your wife---I mean, you know, your car is your WHEELS man--your wife, well she can be replaced--but your M--ouch---

    but in all honesty, just find the best body shop around and I'm sure the car will come out just fine---I've had my share of accidents, and as long as I used a reputable bodyshop, the repairs were better than expected--when I looked for a bargain, I got what I paid for---dont settle for less than the best--

    a month from now the pain will be forgotten as you settle back into your bit of heaven--make sure you get yourself a nice rental car of equivalent value--maybe a nice Eldorado will help soothe the nerves--just send the bill to your wife's company---after all, they should do anything to keep the boss happy ;-)
  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    Ed called them "Lexus" tips, but I've never seen them on a lexus nor could I find where to get them. He's pretty tight lipped about where he gets them. However, he DID tell me that he'll sell the tips alone for $15 each plus shipping. That's $60 for all 4 if you have someone that will provide the Y pipes and the welding. I agree that $100 a set is a bit, but they are staggered to the curve of the bumper and are done very well. Also, if you buy borla or other high end tips you'll pay more than that for the set. Anyway, give Ed a call and see if he'll still sell you the tips. Remind him that he told Mike Ritchie that he would. lol

    Oh, by the way, Ed uses the same tips on his custom PT Cruiser...which is the exact same color as Big Red. :) If you DO find a web site that he uses for those let me know! I haven't been able to get it out of him. lol

    Good luck!
  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    I showed that last post to my wife. She now forbids me from socializing with you guys. lol!
  • the weathertech are very heavy ---like 13 pound of rubber----rubber is much better than vinyl--it will lay flat always and will last for many years---just hose it off once in while---lot easier to shampooing salt off the carpet-type mats--I had a similar set in my Mark VIII and trust me it was perfect. That pic you posted is just a competitor looking to sell you another brand--in the winter, I am just more careful not to put my feet anywhere but on the thick rubber mat--weathertech is proven brand with many happy customers who swear by them---unless the club comes up with a rubber logoed mat, I am probably going to buy custom-M-sized weather tech mats. My carpets are agate and the black mats should look fine for the winter. In the spring, I am hoping the club comes up with a logoed mat with the 300M shield sans "Chrysler." Simple logo is better considering it would have a high pile carpet. Those high edged mats you posted just dont look as classy--they do the job, but I like the look of the weathertech.

  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273



    Sorry to hear about the dent! It hurts no matter what kind of car gets it, but having an M makes it even worse. Glad no one was hurt.



    To all-

    To all you donut experts out there, while we still don't have any Krispy Creme shops here, I have noticed a new donut shop coming- DANDY DONUT?? Anyone even hear of them? Like Dunkin Donuts and Krispy Creme?

  • splattsplatt Posts: 328
    There was a dandy donut around me a while ago that is now closed ;) Same kind of store...
  • beach15beach15 Posts: 1,305
    To sum up the answer to your question, NOT MUCH AT ALL!! We still have no car, are not being called by anyone, and when we call someone, they can't help much. I don't know why it is, but everyone we know and have heard of having an accident, all they have to do is call their insurance, give the claim number and everything is taken care of, simple as that. Well, not with us!

    The major thing holding all this crap up, is the fact that the complete moron who caused it all and almost had us killed (if our 300M's spilling gas would have ignited) has claimed a medical condition. Supposedly, he blacked out at the wheel and never slowed for the light but miraculously, though not even wearing a seat belt, he bumped his head and was up and talking--hmm, I DON'T THINK SO! So in the past 3+ weeks, they just now got the hospital report on the idiot from the day of the accident, and what a shock, guess what, IT WAS "INCONCLUSIVE". Now, they have to go back and search through all his past medical records to check for a pre-existing condition. Mind you, we had to find all of this out on our own by calling his policy holder State Farm and beating the information out of the claims adjuster. So, we can't even get a rental car because State Farm has dragged this out for almost a month, and won't pay for one unless he was at fault for reasons other than a new condition--BULL!

    In the meantime though, we have no reliable vehicle and our making payments on a car in pieces in a shop somewhere 45 minutes away. Further complicating things is the fact that I'm diabetic and have to go monthly or more for appointments at a children's hospital 2+ hours north in Wilmington. Matter of fact, I was just there yesterday, us having to drive up in my dad's 1969 Chevelle Malibu, not a particularly good friend of highway travel and speed.

    As for the 300M, we try to call the shop once a week and see what's going on. So far, we have been told that "the parts are slowly trickling in" and that "they have 2-3 they have to finish that are just as bad as ours first". So, we're looking at sometime in December probably for getting it back. Additionally, this is my mother's car and even if they fix it to perfection, which we don't expect to happen, she says that she DOES NOT feel safe being on the road again in the car. We're further screwed because we almost for sure have to lease the next car, something we've never done before and something my dad gets adamant about not doing. But, even when we're on the road now, mom's a basket case in the passenger's seat, always grabbing onto the door or dash and yelling, so she'll do what she wants when it comes to her car.

    Oh, I must not forget an incident we had yesterday coming home. We were in the right lane and an older man was in blue Lumina slightly behind us in the left lane. An impatient jerk of a 18-wheeler driver was blowing his horn at this guy already going 65+ mph. In a few seconds, the guy went past us and then right behind him, the truck came barreling down on his rear end, and then flew past him half on the left burn and half in the grass! My dad sped up so we could get hsi license number and then my mom called 911 and reported it. Both we and the truck came to a toll and the police came flying up but didn't see him and kept on going. It's things like this that really make you very angry (I'd like to say something else, but my post would get taken off).

    This all makes me extremely P.O.'ed and seems as though we're being pushed to need a lawyer. So far, my parent's don't want one yet, fearing that if things don't work out afterwards, we won't be able to pay them. But more and more, when things like today happen, my mother waking up and barely being able to move at all in severe pain after starting to finally feel better 3 weeks later, I'm starting to think it's lawyer time. Maybe they will too soon.

    Thanks everyone, I'll check back in when I can.
  • 300michael300michael Posts: 1,815
    to what happened to me 3 years ago. My van was in the shop for 6 months waiting to be fixed (parts and such) finally called the atterney general to start lighting some fires under them.
  • 300michael300michael Posts: 1,815
    none of us will be posting here. LOL
  • Haven't seen phases on the site for a while. Did he ship out? Are you OK, or have you been grounded!!! LOL.
  • dubbeddubbed Posts: 33
    sorry to here about the baby. im glad we got to see it before this happened. i should be getting mine fixed soon too. i got anther crack in my windsheild yesterday too, it sucked. i was pissed too. i should be getting fixed, so im happy about that. as long as it gets done before my car show dec. 16th.

  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273

    When it rains, it pours! Sorry to hear that things are no better now than they were the last time you posted! I still say that there has to be SOMEONE in your state government who can and SHOULD try to help you out! How about your governor, state representatives, senators etc. I'd be e-mailing/calling everyone that I could think of.

    Someone here should have some advice for you considering that we have people from all walks of life here. Come on guys, beach15 needs some solid advice here. Can't anyone help?

    Keep us informed. If I find anything on the net that I think will help, I'll e-mail you. Hang in there!

  • Has anyone here upgraded the amplifier in their 300M. My wifes' Jeep has plenty of low end, so I don't see the need for different speakers, but I wonder if the Amp is intergrated in the head unit or seperate (then where?).
  • riker2riker2 Posts: 36
    Hey guys. Thanks for all of the input over the past months. I first saw the 300M in Automobile Magazine in 1998 when they did a major preview. I was on the beach, and I fought to keep the sand and lotion off the pages! I finally drove home in a 2002 today. Inferno red, Luxury group, et al. I got a great deal. under 30K, with 0% for 36 months. Tomorrow I'm a Sunday driver....ALL DAY!
  • uxca300muxca300m Posts: 155
    Sorry to hear about Beach15's problems. Seems to me that one of the insurance companies should be paying for all expenses right now. Here in Ontario we have what is called,"no fault insurance" so if you have an accident you get the car fixed and the insurance companies duke it out later.
    Congratulations to Riker 2 on his purchase of the Inferno Red 2002. Had my Inferno red (Beast) out to-day for an
    80 mile tour and couldn't believe the number of heads it turned. And without the Chrsyler emblems on it (sorry Otto)
    I'm sure a bunch of them were left wondering what the heck make it was.
    As for the dual exhaust I wanted to put on,I read my warranty manual and it states that any modification to the exhaust system negates the warranty. Sigh !!!!!. Guess I'll have to drive it dual-less.
  • 300michael300michael Posts: 1,815
    any modifications to the exhaust voids the warranty, that is true on the exhaust only not the rest of the vehicle. As long as you use parts designed for that purpose the can not void the vehicles warranty, except the exhaust parts you take off are no longer warrantied (duh). If you change the Air filter to, say, a K&N type it doesn't void the cars warranty. The dealership still warranties my car (and you should see the changes I have done) so changing yours should be no problem at all. Now the exception is if the shop installs it incorrectly that causes damage, then Chrysler will not fix it. But the shop is them lible for any damages caused by their workmanship.
  • 300michael300michael Posts: 1,815
    Does you state have an Insurance Commissioner (usually state level)? if so try contacting him. Most places have ombutsman, so call the local TV stations (like NBC, ABC, CBS, and FOX) they should be able to help you as well and having them explain it to the cameras should get the ball rolling.
  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    riker2 - Congrats! Looks like Big Red has another "younger sister". Oh, and mikeyjohn (I think it was you that asked), Big Red was made in February '01.

    lancerubin - The upgraded stereo system on the M (11 speaker Infinity) has an amp in the trunk, on the passenger side behind the trunk liner. The stock system uses the head unit for all it's power. What problem are you trying to solve?
  • Thanks for Amp input. 1st thing I want to fix on the head unit is that I am getting lousy reception with the radio. 2nd has to do with stereo seperation and EQ control. Any of us who are coming from another car will be aware of differences, and there is a major difference between my Bonnies' BOSE system and the 11 speaker system in the 300M. What has me confused is that my Wifes' Jeep has a great sounding system, very much the match for what i had in the Bonneville. Thus, 1st I suspect this head unit which is the same as in the Jeep is just not as good. Second, the different body types might mean that I need to put a EQ inline in order to tune the speakers in the 300M. But, in order to do this, the output coming from the head unit has to be line level or the EQ will not work.

    As far as the reception goes, I wonder if the Jeeps fixed atenna is the difference over the 300Ms' rear window placement.

    By the Way...the additional two speakers in the upgraded system, where are they placed?
  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    That's nasty! Have a great holiday too. :)
  • sdmike2sdmike2 Posts: 2,909
    I would suggest going to your dealer and seeing if you have the same trouble with another M on the lot with the same system. If the one on the lot sounds better, point it out to the technician so they know you're not nuts. If they sound the same, then maybe it's a combination of the system and your location. I personally don't have any troubles with mine. I *DO* get a little worse reception than with the aftermarket Alpine in my wife's van, but I think it's because she has a fixed antenna (like your Jeep). Overall I'm very please with my 11 speaker Infinity system, especially since I put the Basslink in to handle the lows.

    As for the question about speakers, I really have no idea where the extras are. The 11 speaker system has one in the center of the dash, two by the roof pillars, two in the front doors (5 so far in the front). In the back there are two in the rear deck, two in the doors, and two...uh...I don't know for sure where the other two are. LOL. Maybe someone can chime in. :)
  • ruskiruski Posts: 1,566
    fastdriver - take a ride to NYC, 23rd street and 8th avenue. There is a Krispy Kreme shop there.

    sdmike - I think two speakers there have two dishes each. This is how you can count 11.
  • fastdriverfastdriver Posts: 2,273

    Thanks, but I'll stick to Dunkin Donuts. Once I get past Greenwich on I-95, I have NO clue where I'm going unless it's to FL! LOL..........


    PS Is your YAHOO e-mail address still active? Tried to send you something, but it bounced back.
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