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Old 01-24-2020, 02:22 AM   #20891
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Haha!! My mom drives like a bat out of hell. Had to follow her once when she was driving my dad's diesel truck. Between the smoke and how fast she was going I couldn't keep up! Ironically she blames by dad for bad mileage. He gets 38+ MPG in her car which is rated for 29HWY.





RC body is completed! Time to start sanding and sanding and sanding and sanding and.....
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Old 01-24-2020, 08:42 AM   #20892
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Yeah it ran its course. Each one of us have a different passion for these little trucks. A little disagreement is ok, but we do not need that type of unbridled reaction everywhere. I saw pros and cons from both sides. Enough said. Carry on.
Exactly...and who am I to preach anyway? I'm the guy who raced 160 miles up the I-5 freeway in about 90 minutes. And one time I sold this old Toyota pickup to some guy who paid for it and was coming back to pick it up the next day.

So...I took it up to Tiger Mountain...dirt road...and beat the holy shit out of it LOL. We're talking sideways on corners, on dirt, and serious bouncing. Probably slammed half the metal off the gears. I was laughing the whole time. Surprisingly, it survived the trip.

Four days off work starting tomorrow. So I'm going to finish hooking up the Hella lights and the side marker lights on the canopy. If you get a chance to switch your dashboard lights (at least the five large twist-in bulbs) for LED...I highly recommend this. You will not believe the difference. And now my license plate lights light up like Christmas. If the cops were looking for me, they wouldn't have much trouble reading the plate now, damn it. I also switched out the front markers, and now the white part looks like a fog light. Pretty bright. I am switching over all the exterior bulbs to LED as time goes on. Not the headlights though.

My Mother in Law and Her Driving: She has a new Subaru Forester with the beep-beep..you are following too close...warning thing. She is 85 years old. Speeds like a demon, tailgates people, and the warning goes off ALL THE FRICKIN TIME. The wife made me sit in the front seat with her and I was downright terrified, no kidding. Next trip to see her down in SoCal, I told the wife: YOU ride up front with her. She's YOUR mother.
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Old 01-25-2020, 01:51 AM   #20893
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I'd believe it. According to the EPA my camry is supposed to get 25mpg on the highway. I get 30-31 pretty consistently and about 25 around town. But I also have a pretty light foot.

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Exactly...and who am I to preach anyway? I'm the guy who raced 160 miles up the I-5 freeway in about 90 minutes. And one time I sold this old Toyota pickup to some guy who paid for it and was coming back to pick it up the next day.

So...I took it up to Tiger Mountain...dirt road...and beat the holy shit out of it LOL. We're talking sideways on corners, on dirt, and serious bouncing. Probably slammed half the metal off the gears. I was laughing the whole time. Surprisingly, it survived the trip.

Four days off work starting tomorrow. So I'm going to finish hooking up the Hella lights and the side marker lights on the canopy. If you get a chance to switch your dashboard lights (at least the five large twist-in bulbs) for LED...I highly recommend this. You will not believe the difference. And now my license plate lights light up like Christmas. If the cops were looking for me, they wouldn't have much trouble reading the plate now, damn it. I also switched out the front markers, and now the white part looks like a fog light. Pretty bright. I am switching over all the exterior bulbs to LED as time goes on. Not the headlights though.

My Mother in Law and Her Driving: She has a new Subaru Forester with the beep-beep..you are following too close...warning thing. She is 85 years old. Speeds like a demon, tailgates people, and the warning goes off ALL THE FRICKIN TIME. The wife made me sit in the front seat with her and I was downright terrified, no kidding. Next trip to see her down in SoCal, I told the wife: YOU ride up front with her. She's YOUR mother.
It's like when I go to visit relatives on the East Coast, although it's been several years since I was last out there. I've tried driving there a few times. It's terrifying to say the least. If I need to go somewhere I will gladly walk the two miles to the nearest metro station.
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On again, off again...rain all day. Managed to wire up the Hella off road lights about 90 percent. I installed the switch low, an inch above the carpet, on the plastic cover just forward of the shifter, in the center. Ran switch wires into a short piece of air hose, and stuck the air hose out through the firewall at the same spot the AC drain hose goes out. (To protect the wires from chafing.) Had to widen the hole just a tiny bit so it won't squish the drain hose. Was going to hook up the last two wires, but the rain started coming down too hard. Tomorrow...then put dash pieces back on. I hid the wiring real well using zip ties and then snipping them short. I will probably mount the side marker lights on the canopy tomorrow. That's a lot easier to do.

Oil deal at Advance Auto, using Piggy and Honey coupon discounts, plus a five dollar off coupon from AA I had saved:

5 quarts oil, one quart Hy Per Lube, one filter. Total with tax, $21.60. Even the employees can't believe it when I come in to pick up an online order. "How did you get all this so cheap?" LOL. Advance works good for some stuff if you do store pickup and online ordering. They are not so good for other things, though. It depends on what you are buying. Spark plugs, wires, batteries, cap, rotor, oil, fluids...they are good. Anything else you are better off elsewhere.

The good part about the oil deals I get at Advance is that after about three oil changes, you have enough leftover oil from those 5 quart containers...that you don't have to buy more oil on the fourth change. Just the filter and the Hy Per Lube.
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Old 01-25-2020, 12:38 PM   #20895
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Continued gutting the inside. Removed speakers, king cab panels, rear seat belts etc.
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Old 01-25-2020, 11:06 PM   #20896
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Had a guy in an older V6 D21 try to show off to me today when I was driving the Audi. Poor thing was barely running, sounded like shit and could barely spin one tire in the wet around a turn. Too bad I wasn't driving my truck. I would have giggled and got on the throttle. Made me really want to get my truck out.
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I used to get that occasionally when I drove an older honda. Mine had some exhaust leaks and sounded like it had a fart can when it didn't. They'd peel out at a stoplight and I would just drive along like I normally do. I don't get the point...it was a stock base model accord with 250K on the clock. A prius could have smoked it.
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I used to taunt people and do stuff like that with my sentra. It has 320k on it, burned oil pretty good, had a horrid fart can and I could walk faster but it didnt stop me from using WOT! Hahaha!


I got to use termlab on the car today. 121.2db at 40hz. Not quite full volume but just under where the sub signal went to DC from an AC signal. I feel like I need to do some audio in the truck now. Maybe one Skar EVL65 in a sealed box. Already have SQ level speakers in it. Its not getting tweeters. Im not cutting anything or swapping the pillar covers.
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I used to taunt people and do stuff like that with my sentra. It has 320k on it, burned oil pretty good, had a horrid fart can and I could walk faster but it didnt stop me from using WOT! Hahaha!
Oh man! Flashback. I used to have an old VW Bug like that.



They guy I bought it from in the Marines was shipping overseas and sold it to me for $500.

I put the bumpers on and painted it to look like a hoodlum car.



It ran like a beast, and I just thought that it was because VWs were badass and that's why everyone liked them so much.

...until I blew the engine.

It turned out that someone had bored the jugs out from the standard 1600cc up to the max 2100cc with high compression.

That car would almost do a wheelie with a good clutch dump, and surprise the hell out of nicer Corvettes going under 40 MPH.
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...and that was my little Chevy S10 Blazer parked behind the Bug
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