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[#] Fri Oct 30 2009 22:30:53 EDT from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Someday I would like to see Ford perform one of these elusive e-brake spins.
It sounds spectactular.

[#] Sat Oct 31 2009 22:03:44 EDT from Animal @ Uncensored

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Drove to Eagle yesterday (2hrs west of here, deep in the mountains).
Freezing drizzle over cont. divide and vail pass.
The cabin fan in my truck has had this squeak for a year or so now.
That damn squeak was more than I could tolerate with the heater blasting
last night.

Finally fixed that fucker.
Bitch to get to, the plastic fan assembly was pretty well caked with
dirt so I cleaned that out... threw some motor oil in there, spun it
around a few times... no more squeaking so far.

[#] Sun Nov 01 2009 19:11:59 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Someday I would like to see Ford perform one of these elusive e-brake

spins. It sounds spectactular.

I've never done that with you in the car?

[#] Sun Nov 01 2009 19:14:56 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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Friend of mine has a lotus exige. Today he let me drive it.
I didn't do anything, it's well over 100k with mods, but it's an interesting drive.
It's actually a little easier to drive than my porsche, but there's really no comparison. The porsche is a roadcar, this thing is not.
It's got about 3 inches of road clearance, there's not a piece of steel on the whole thing. It's all carbon fiber and aluminum.
Oh, except we figured out the brake discs.
But it's all noise. Movment is secondary, the tach doesn't register below 3000rpm, and it screams ALL THE TIME.
Just sometimes it screams louder than others.

[#] Mon Nov 02 2009 09:14:33 EST from BOFHMike @ My Castle Realm

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Here's the rx-7 I'm cleaning up.  Working on electrical gremlins.  Body is in fair condition.

'87 rx-7 FC NA 5sp



[#] Mon Nov 02 2009 15:26:29 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored

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at least with an rotary engine?



[#] Mon Nov 02 2009 22:23:54 EST from BOFHMike @ My Castle Realm

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Mon Nov 02 2009 15:26:29 EST from dothebart @ Uncensored Subject: My RX-7 :)

at least with an rotary engine?



Absoluely! and a 50/50 weight distribution....  This would be a fun car to run on a track.



[#] Tue Nov 03 2009 17:56:54 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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I've never done that with you in the car?

Nope ... haven't had that particular pleasure.

[#] Sun Nov 22 2009 20:21:02 EST from the8088er @ Uncensored

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NTB Really cares....

You see for the last 3000 miles I've been listening to the deafening roar of dying tires everywhere I went, so when I went today to spend over SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS for 4 tires, they didn't want me to be in shock over the drastic difference new tires make in noise comfort. That's why they broke all of my wheel cover caps by screwing them on with an impact wrench. Now the sound of wind flapping loose wheel covers has replaced the roaring dead tire sound.

Plus the five foot long valve stems they installed will be super handy for airing up my tires while still in the vehicle. They don't look out of place at all! (Although at first I was skeptical)

Also the grease stains on the upholstry don't tarnish my car's interior, they add charcter!

In short, thank you NTB for making tire buying an enjoyable experience! :)

[#] Sun Nov 22 2009 21:07:49 EST from Animal @ Uncensored

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shit, only $600? That's not bad at all.

Tires for the truck run $250 each.

[#] Sun Nov 22 2009 21:15:25 EST from the8088er @ Uncensored

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I got one for free in exchange for buying an alignment which hasn't been performed yet. I am putting wheel bearings in on Monday and figured it's best to align it after that.

I'm actually afraid now though. I think there's a possibility that they actually make my car's alignment worse.

[#] Mon Nov 23 2009 00:19:53 EST from IGnatius T Foobar @ Uncensored

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Not to worry, they adjust the alignment by throwing the hubcaps out of balance.
It requires fewer specialized tools.

[#] Mon Nov 23 2009 08:34:11 EST from the8088er @ Uncensored

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Ah! Thank you for clearing this up. :)

[#] Mon Nov 23 2009 08:46:42 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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yeah, I can't remember the last time I paid $600 for 2 tires. one of the downsides of cars with big fat wheels.
I remember paying $30 for real crappy tires for my POS. way back in 88 or so.
Imagine that, 4 tires for $120.

[#] Mon Nov 23 2009 08:50:08 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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and it never struck me as a good idea to have the hubcaps be held on by the lug bolts.
If they are really crammed between the wheel and the bolt, I'd worry that there's a piece of compressible plastic holding my wheels tight.
But my mom had a honda and it was the same thing but what it did was there were two partrs of the bolt head. (or nut headin this case) the inner part would press against the wheel and there was a outer ring that would press the hubcap against the wheel, so you weren't really putting that much pressure against the hub cap.
You culdn't tighten the bolt against the wheel so much that it would crush the hubcap.
what kind of car is this?

My mitsubshi had hubcaps. I ended up losing all of them in hard turns, but it acdtually looked better because the wheels and the car were both black. consider getting rid of the hubcaps anyway. What do they really do for you?

[#] Mon Nov 23 2009 09:56:50 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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I think my next tires may be Goodyear Wrangler MT/R'
s.... I like the idea of Kevlar in the sidewalls.

[#] Mon Nov 23 2009 11:25:01 EST from skpacman @ Uncensored

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kevlar sidewalls are badass.

ever try going through thick woods in a truck WITHOUT kevlar sidewalls?!? - not recommended

living on my grandma's farm/woods for a year tought me that kevlar sidewalls, be them on a truck or atv, are a damn good investment.

but for city-life or town travel.. i wouldnt waste the money.



[#] Mon Nov 23 2009 12:37:20 EST from Ragnar Danneskjold @ Uncensored

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I like to drive over stuff. :)

[#] Mon Nov 23 2009 13:34:24 EST from the8088er @ Uncensored

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and it never struck me as a good idea to have the hubcaps be held on

by the lug bolts.

It's not... the lug bolts are threaded on the back and the hub caps screw on to the already tightened wheel lugs.

However it isn't really hubcaps... it's a whole wheel cover.


2004 Saturn Vue

[#] Mon Nov 23 2009 15:14:49 EST from Ford II @ Uncensored

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ahhh. I see. And they tightened them with an impact wrench?
Well, I guess if I was the mechanic, and I had the imact wrench in my hand, and the socket wrench was WAY OVER THERE, yea, I'd probably do the same thing. :-)

Lesson to be learned: don't buy a saturn. :-)

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