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Re: Car thread

Postby canaan on Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:33 pm

Hockeynut! wrote:Bought this 2 weeks and 2 days ago. :D

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yesssss. (olllllllo)

cute dog, btw :pop:

gonna plastidip those wheels or what?

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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:43 pm

I like the black better anyway.
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Re: Car thread

Postby Hockeynut! on Fri Jun 21, 2013 2:48 pm

canaan - I'd love to dip the wheels black. I've never done it before though and am worried I'd screw something up. It just peels off though, right? I'll have to watch some youtube vids on it.

mac - I still preferred the orange, probably since it's my favorite color but I'm loving the black. Sure doesn't stay clean long though! ;)
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Re: Car thread

Postby canaan on Fri Jun 21, 2013 3:18 pm

start with the trail rated badge on the driver's side. mask it off, spray a dust coat and come back 15 minutes later and spray it again....do it like 3 or 4 times...dont worry about the roughness/blotchy look...itlll flatten itself out. its simple. i youtubed a couple different vids and tried it out on a random peice of junk steel we had in the shop...its foolproof.

if you get any on the tires, itll rub off. the more you put on, the easier it will be to take off where you dont want it to go. i masked a square off around the jeep logo and just whipped it with plastidip. i used a toothpick around the emblem to break the bond and it just peeled off like the sticky glue thats on the back of gift cards and what not.
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Re: Car thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Fri Jun 21, 2013 4:02 pm

nissan jukes are fun
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Re: Car thread

Postby Firebird on Tue Jun 25, 2013 12:03 am

Came across this gem on youtube today



Wish America had a Jeremy
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Re: Car thread

Postby eddysnake on Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:32 am

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Saw this in Chicago yesterday
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Re: Car thread

Postby pittsoccer33 on Wed Jun 26, 2013 8:39 am

theres a guy who either lives near me or (more likely) owns the guardian storage across from Whole Foods who drives an Audi R8. What a cool looking car.

I rented a Chevy Spark over the weekend and I really really liked it. The back seat and trunk aren't really any smaller than my car is now. I'm seriously thinking of selling my Pontiac and buying a new Spark.

And since the president said he is going to start ordering new emissions standards without my flat earth society meeting on the issue I suppose I'd already be on board with that.
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Re: Car thread

Postby JS© on Wed Jun 26, 2013 10:17 am

love the color of that lambo

There's something that popped up on Living Social that involved doing a test drive of a lambo (yes, I'm intentionally shortening the spelling since I can never spell it right), Ferrari, Porsche Turbo, or an R8. I think the other part of the deal lets you take your car on the track for a few laps.

If I didn't need to buy new tires on my car, I'd test drive that R8 in a second. I'd say it's probably #2 on my list of cars that I'd buy if I had the chance.
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Re: Car thread

Postby Firebird on Thu Jun 27, 2013 3:29 pm

eddysnake wrote:Image
Saw this in Chicago yesterday

I can't stand 4 door Porsche's
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Re: Car thread

Postby Gabe on Thu Jun 27, 2013 7:43 pm

Gabe likey. Might be trading my 2011 3

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Re: Car thread

Postby Firebird on Sun Jun 30, 2013 1:58 pm

Changed my plugs:

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Re: Car thread

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:01 pm

So apparently one of my wheels was out of round and the dealer said they can't fix it.

Is it more than just replacing the wheel?
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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Wed Jul 31, 2013 4:32 pm

Firebird wrote:Changed my plugs:

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ooo thats nasssty
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Re: Car thread

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:10 pm

eddysnake wrote:Image
Saw this in Chicago yesterday

tifosi77 wrote:I was in traffic on the 405 a couple weeks ago and a Lamborghini Aventador pulled up behind me. First one I've seen in person. Guy spotted a gap and zipped out into the next lane, fishtailiing along, leaving tire marks for 30 feet, screaming revs. Sounded like a mean fighter jet. I pooped a little. It was awesome.

Not a Lambo guy at all, but the Aventador is fer realz. It's the frickin' Batmobile.
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Re: Car thread

Postby Willie Kool on Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:49 pm

MRandall25 wrote:So apparently one of my wheels was out of round and the dealer said they can't fix it.

Is it more than just replacing the wheel?

It depends on how the wheel got 'out of round', but most likely it's just a matter of getting a replacement wheel. I'm assuming you have steel wheels?
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Re: Car thread

Postby tifosi77 on Wed Jul 31, 2013 5:54 pm

Firebird wrote:Came across this gem on youtube today



Wish America had a Jeremy

13 Moments That Show How The BBC's Biggest Star Is Also Its Brashest
Whether he's tying a dead cow to the roof of his car or donning a burka to avoid publicity in Syria, the BBC's Jeremy Clarkson is someone who enjoys flirting with the controversial.
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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:05 pm

Saw a guy in a 335i today with headphones in. Dude, you drive a beamer and use ipod headphones?!
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Re: Car thread

Postby MRandall25 on Wed Jul 31, 2013 6:07 pm

Willie Kool wrote:
MRandall25 wrote:So apparently one of my wheels was out of round and the dealer said they can't fix it.

Is it more than just replacing the wheel?

It depends on how the wheel got 'out of round', but most likely it's just a matter of getting a replacement wheel. I'm assuming you have steel wheels?


Yeah, alloys. They're just replacing it. The way they worded it sounded like there was nothing they could do and they wouldn't be able to replace it.
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Re: Car thread

Postby Letang Is The Truth on Thu Aug 01, 2013 7:22 am

mac5155 wrote:Saw a guy in a 335i today with headphones in. Dude, you drive a beamer and use ipod headphones?!


maybe his gf/wife was in the car and he was talking to his side piece and didnt want it to come over the bluetooth. hands free phone - safety first.
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Re: Car thread

Postby Willie Kool on Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:03 pm

Needed new tires on the Buick. I decided to get wheels and tires, and just use my OEM wheels (which are getting a little rough) for my studded snows. I was tempted to go with some 20's, but settled for going up one size to 18's. Great service from TireRack - ordered them Monday am and they were delivered Weds am mounted and ready to put on.

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Re: Car thread

Postby MRandall25 on Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:06 pm

TIL Willie Kool is a senior citizen.


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As an aside, how many miles do you guys normally get on your road tires (since the majority of you have Jeeps)? Just got mine changed for the 1st time at 27,000 miles. Curious to see how that compares.
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Re: Car thread

Postby columbia on Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:07 pm

If you listen closely, you can hear Blue Cheer on the car stereo.
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Re: Car thread

Postby Willie Kool on Sun Aug 11, 2013 4:21 pm

MRandall25 wrote:TIL Willie Kool is a senior citizen.


:slug:

Son, there may come a day when you too will learn to appreciate a few comforts.

Besides, I'll outrun that box on wheels you have anytime you would like to meet me on 79. :P

columbia wrote:If you listen closely, you can hear Blue Cheer on the car stereo.


:lol:

This morning it was actually One of These Days - on terrestrial radio. And no one nearby had to listen too closely. :wink:
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Re: Car thread

Postby Factorial on Sun Aug 11, 2013 7:28 pm

Found this '63 Vette eBay in my extended area:

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2600 HP and street legal and can be yours for $375,000.00.

:face: although it's a better investment that those Civic Arena letters at that price.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/Worlds-F ... 2ec99a7e84
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