1. Post #961
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    Hell Strike's Avatar
    December 2005
    2,692 Posts
    parasitic drain

    right now my belt just bypasses my AC but i mean if i wasn't lazy i'd take it out
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  2. Post #962
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    January 2011
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    I drove my audi without power steering because the engine died. FUUUUUUUUU

    5000lbs of pure aluminum shit. Drive with 1 finger all day AAAAWWWWW YEAAAA!

    Also Bradly why are you removing the power steering and air con? Weight reduction or tuuurrbooo/ suuupppa charger time?
    Well I'm definitely not saving weight. ;)

    It's for.... Future plans.

    Edited:

    I like power steering and would never give it up and I sure as fuck wouldnt take out of my car that all ready had it. It's just pointless. There's really no good reason to take it out other than to show off I guess. The A/C is debatable since you live in Oklahoma but still if you've got it, why take it out? Just because all your other cars have zero options doesn't mean every car you get you have to downgrade them

    I don't know, it just doesn't make sense to me
    >AC wasn't fully hooked up since motor swap so it didn't work anyways
    >Power steering is prone to leaks and I just don't like it
    >Corvette brackets and stuff were mismatched because AIR pump (for smog/emissions) was removed long ago
    >I have plans for this

    Everything has pretty much been explained
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  3. Post #963
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    July 2007
    2,007 Posts
    Sorry for jumping away from the PS topic here, but....

    I know I've suggested plastidip to you guys a handful of times but never really posted any content... I dipped my wheels this weekend and think they turned out pretty good. There's definitely imperfections up close, but from 2-3 feet away it looks damn good. The dip has been holding up well, it's rubbery and shit just bounces right off of it. I've yet to get any curb rash, but when I do I imagine it won't be too hard to touch up.

    Oh, and I did this without masking the tires. Any dip that ended up on the tires peels off, and any left behind after that can be buffed off with a microfiber cloth very easily. This stuff is amazing.



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  4. Post #964
    MasterDragon
    Siminov's Avatar
    May 2009
    6,651 Posts
    Sorry for jumping away from the PS topic here, but....

    I know I've suggested plastidip to you guys a handful of times but never really posted any content... I dipped my wheels this weekend and think they turned out pretty good. There's definitely imperfections up close, but from 2-3 feet away it looks damn good. The dip has been holding up well, it's rubbery and shit just bounces right off of it. I've yet to get any curb rash, but when I do I imagine it won't be too hard to touch up.

    Oh, and I did this without masking the tires. Any dip that ended up on the tires peels off, and any left behind after that can be buffed off with a microfiber cloth very easily. This stuff is amazing.



    Yeah, I was going to do that to my wheels too, but first they have to be rebent and balanced.
    Fuckin potholes.

    But I did use plastidip on blacking out almost all my trim, which was chrome.
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  5. Post #965
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    August 2008
    3,805 Posts
    So I thought I would take some pictures today and make my first post here but the weather did not let me.
    So here is just a quick look. Took this random 4-5 days ago.

    Will tell more about it when I get some images. It's a BMW 520i Touring from -96.
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  6. Post #966
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    August 2008
    7,412 Posts
    wash that shit
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  7. Post #967
    Streetwise Angel Booksmart Devil
    Grasp's Avatar
    January 2010
    3,044 Posts



    Not mine yet, but I will be able to drive it when I want after I get my license this summer.
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  8. Post #968
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    March 2006
    2,288 Posts
    Fixed. Nice car.
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  9. Post #969
    I HAVE A ROTARY BECAUSE ITS GODDAMN AWESOME!
    justin1992's Avatar
    April 2007
    3,146 Posts
    Rate him winner and it will change it
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  10. Post #970
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    August 2008
    7,412 Posts
    So my father bitches at me cause its my fault the tranny failed on the honda and i should have checked the transmission fluid everytime before i drove. (No one does that shit). So i said okay cars yours now bigshot.

    He's had the car sit in the driveway for 2 and a half weeks now not starting it up or cleaning it or etc. Can't wait for him to scavage the money to fix it and then batterys dead gotta jump it and other shit goes wrong.
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  11. Post #971
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    April 2008
    58 Posts

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  12. Post #972
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    January 2011
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    So my father bitches at me cause its my fault the tranny failed on the honda and i should have checked the transmission fluid everytime before i drove. (No one does that shit).
    I do that shit.
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  13. Post #973
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    TestECull's Avatar
    July 2007
    7,038 Posts
    I do that shit.


    Crawling underneath with a 3/4" wrench and sticking my finger in the gear oil every time I want to go somewhere is a bit of a hassle
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  14. Post #974
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    January 2011
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    Crawling underneath with a 3/4" wrench and sticking my finger in the gear oil every time I want to go somewhere is a bit of a hassle
    I'm sure you at least check for leaks

    If there is a disptick to pull, though, anyone who doesn't regularly check it should really not be using a car. It's kind of part of owning one -- regulation and maintenance.
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  15. Post #975
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    July 2007
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    I'm sure you at least check for leaks
    I peek underneath it and see if it's dripping anything. It never is.

    If there is a disptick to pull, though, anyone who doesn't regularly check it should really not be using a car. It's kind of part of owning one -- regulation and maintenance.

    I check the engine oil once a month or so once an engine passes 200K or so. Below that it gets checked when it gets oil changes. If one springs a leak it gets checked as frequently as the leak determines, my dad's getting weekly checks because it pisses oil out like a busted drilling platform. Tranny and diff fluids are rather difficult to check beyond simply peeking under and looking, so for the most part if they're not dripping and everything feels and sounds fine they're left alone. Automatics get once-a-month check as well, if I have charge of one and it has a dipstick. Brake fluid and coolant levels are checked only when those systems show odd symptoms or are known to leak.
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  16. Post #976
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    August 2008
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    I'm sure you at least check for leaks

    If there is a disptick to pull, though, anyone who doesn't regularly check it should really not be using a car. It's kind of part of owning one -- regulation and maintenance.
    I check my dipstick every once in a while, Transmission fluid doesn't just dissapear. It can get gritty after a while but it should never leak or magically go away. The honda had zero leaks tranny just went and from everyone who told me. 98-02 hondas had that issue.
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  17. Post #977
    Streetwise Angel Booksmart Devil
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    January 2010
    3,044 Posts
    On the topic of that corvette, I helped my dad repaint it, replace the leaf spring, and remove the catalytic converter from it, and we are getting a new exhaust manifold, too. Oh, and the bay is so spacious compared to the cramped conditions of my mother's Dodge Minivan, and my brother's Mercury SUV.

    It is really brilliant to drive, and I can't wait to have the part in.
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  18. Post #978
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    January 2011
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    Corvette bros
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  19. Post #979
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    June 2005
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    i check all fluids every fillup, most everything is in a clear tank in plain sight so I can just glance at it

    trans dipstick is annoying since it's right under the intercooler and above the turbo, I always end up dripping all over it so it stinks for a couple minutes

    Edited:

    I took em off but I haven't found a buyer yet








    agree for centercaps, box for keeping them off, if I keep em I might try plasti-dipping the lugs black
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  20. Post #980
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    Dylan_94's Avatar
    August 2005
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    Unfortunately I don't have a trans dip stick, but i just changed it not too long ago, and nothing on my car leaks. So if i see any substance under my car, i know something is wrong (i haven't though).
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  21. Post #981
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    December 2011
    1,964 Posts
    I need to change the oil on both my trucks.
       THEY BOTH HAVE FRAM FILTERS ;_;   
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  22. Post #982
    Can i have a tital Dav0r?
    Dylan_94's Avatar
    August 2005
    1,904 Posts
    Only the best.
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  23. Post #983
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    July 2007
    7,038 Posts
    I need to change the oil on both my trucks.
       THEY BOTH HAVE FRAM FILTERS ;_;   


    At least you won't be putting FRAMs back on afterward.
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  24. Post #984
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    June 2010
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    i check all fluids every fillup, most everything is in a clear tank in plain sight so I can just glance at it

    trans dipstick is annoying since it's right under the intercooler and above the turbo, I always end up dripping all over it so it stinks for a couple minutes

    Edited:

    I took em off but I haven't found a buyer yet

    agree for centercaps, box for keeping them off, if I keep em I might try plasti-dipping the lugs black
    Or at least plasti-dip the centercaps... My opinion.
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  25. Post #985

    February 2005
    334 Posts
    Here's my car, needs a clean. Picture quality is pretty crap too :/

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  26. Post #986
    Dennab
    July 2009
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    fuck
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  27. Post #987
    Dennab
    July 2009
    7,650 Posts
    i gotta lower my blazer until i can get a PROPER lifting kit. The damn rednecks just cranked up the tortion bars instead of using proper lifting bars and stuff so the half-shafts are almost falling out.
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  28. Post #988
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    June 2005
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    Or at least plasti-dip the centercaps... My opinion.
    that was the initial plan but I don't want to ruin them, sometimes it gets stuck in the cracks
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  29. Post #989
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    November 2007
    3,502 Posts
    I need to change the oil on both my trucks.
       THEY BOTH HAVE FRAM FILTERS ;_;   
    Be sure to use the proper tools as suggested by a buddy of mine!



    It needs to stop fucking storming here and I need to find my camera so I can take a decent picture of my car again..
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  30. Post #990
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    July 2007
    2,310 Posts
    1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L 4Cyl 5-speed with 328k miles.

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  31. Post #991
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    July 2007
    7,038 Posts
    1997 Nissan Pickup 2.4L 4Cyl 5-speed with 328k miles.


    Oh, sweet. Another reliable ol' pickup with over 300K on it.


    Brofist!


    Yours is faar nicer than mine cosmetically, though.
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  32. Post #992
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    January 2011
    5,493 Posts
    I remember this Nissan from an earlier post.
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  33. Post #993
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    July 2007
    2,310 Posts
    I remember this Nissan from an earlier post.
    I posted it in the first thread.
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  34. Post #994
    I HAVE A ROTARY BECAUSE ITS GODDAMN AWESOME!
    justin1992's Avatar
    April 2007
    3,146 Posts
    Sorry for incoming blurry pics, don't have the luxury of a nice nighttime-capable camera...








    Stock


    How we have it set now
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  35. Post #995
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    December 2005
    1,180 Posts
    Smexy look.
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  36. Post #996
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    May 2007
    192 Posts
    2003 GTI VR6

    As it sits today:


    Closeup of front end:


    As I bought her about 2 years ago:




    Thins I've done:
    Catback Magnaflow exhaust
    Koni coilover set
    joey modded headlights and smoked indicators
    generic CAI
    Unitronic Stage 2 ECU tune
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  37. Post #997
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    November 2010
    91 Posts
    What it looked like when I brought it home from the dealership.




    What it looks like now.





    Some of the things I've done:
    Painted wheels
    New mirrors
    Painted bumper and valance + lots of trim paint
    Clear corner lenses + LED switchback turn signals
    honeycomb grill
    roll-on bed liner
    Sound system (infinity 6x8's in door 10'' pioneer subwoofer)
    lots of other little things

    I'm going to put the running boards back on after I'm done painting them.
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  38. Post #998
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    December 2011
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    That grille really cleans up the front end
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  39. Post #999
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    February 2007
    3,238 Posts
    Well if some of you can remember I posted about a month ago that I was thinking of getting a 1984 VW Scirocco for $500. Well about a extra $250 in parts bringing the total to $750 got me this...

    Next would be a car wash. ;p
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  40. Post #1000
    VAG Lover
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    June 2010
    2,943 Posts
    Well moar audi love I guess.



    Hungry as hell at chilli's.


    And here it is at it's natural filling hole every other day!


    Also Why I love my wagon

    Can your sedan do that?
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