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    Re: A Serious Current Discussion On The 2008-2009-2010 Potential Frame Cracking Issue

    My frame is not cracked. I was looking at the need to have the frame reinforced as a preventive step. If it was cracked, the car would be totaled.

    Thanks to ezmaas, Howie and everyone for their comments above. I feel quite a bit better about just letting go of this concern and going back to driving the car. Your thoughts and perspectives are much appreciated.

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    Re: A Serious Current Discussion On The 2008-2009-2010 Potential Frame Cracking Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Slapshot View Post
    My frame is not cracked. I was looking at the need to have the frame reinforced as a preventive step. If it was cracked, the car would be totaled.

    Thanks to ezmaas, Howie and everyone for their comments above. I feel quite a bit better about just letting go of this concern and going back to driving the car. Your thoughts and perspectives are much appreciated.
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    You can’t let the paranoia keep you from enjoying life. If it cracks get the parts and I’ll have my buddy fly up and weld them in for you. No big deal.

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    Like the others stated here. Just enjoy your ride and don’t worry about it! Seriously this “potential” problem has been blown way out of proportion. Mines a 09 and I’ve inspected the areas of concern and like 99% of all R8’s out there built before the reinforcements all is well and the factory did a really good job on the welds in that area.

    If on the off chance something did happen it would be because you hit something and your insurance would step in.

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    Re: A Serious Current Discussion On The 2008-2009-2010 Potential Frame Cracking Issue

    Your buddy Samcrac?

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    Re: A Serious Current Discussion On The 2008-2009-2010 Potential Frame Cracking Issue

    It was a beautiful, sunny day here (and we have not had many in the last six weeks) so it seemed the perfect time to take the R8 out for an afternoon road trip through some country back roads. I spent five hours blissfully rolling along in the car, thoroughly enjoying some nice driving roads with extremely minimal traffic of any kind. I put any concerns about isolated and unlikely frame issues out of my my mind and just enjoyed the fact that I somehow have managed to own such a magnificent vehicle. Thanks again to everyone who contributed positive comments to help me get to this place.

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    Re: A Serious Current Discussion On The 2008-2009-2010 Potential Frame Cracking Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Slapshot View Post
    It was a beautiful, sunny day here (and we have not had many in the last six weeks) so it seemed the perfect time to take the R8 out for an afternoon road trip through some country back roads. I spent five hours blissfully rolling along in the car, thoroughly enjoying some nice driving roads with extremely minimal traffic of any kind. I put any concerns about isolated and unlikely frame issues out of my my mind and just enjoyed the fact that I somehow have managed to own such a magnificent vehicle. Thanks again to everyone who contributed positive comments to help me get to this place.

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    Well done. you are doing the right thing and that is to enjoy these magnificent cars for what they are and not get stressed over something that has a very low probability of occuring.
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    Re: A Serious Current Discussion On The 2008-2009-2010 Potential Frame Cracking Issue

    I talked to an audi R8 tech who has been with them for 10+ years. He said the worry is overblown. He has only heard of one happening at another dealer (in a city of over 1,000,000 people). He said it was in a collision.

    I decided not to worry about it. Hell is that not what insurance is for?

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    Re: A Serious Current Discussion On The 2008-2009-2010 Potential Frame Cracking Issue

    Quote Originally Posted by Slapshot View Post
    It was a beautiful, sunny day here (and we have not had many in the last six weeks) so it seemed the perfect time to take the R8 out for an afternoon road trip through some country back roads. I spent five hours blissfully rolling along in the car, thoroughly enjoying some nice driving roads with extremely minimal traffic of any kind. I put any concerns about isolated and unlikely frame issues out of my my mind and just enjoyed the fact that I somehow have managed to own such a magnificent vehicle. Thanks again to everyone who contributed positive comments to help me get to this place.

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