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by AHTOXA
Tue Dec 04, 2018 1:15 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54950
Views: 1266246

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I considered the 4Runner as my next vehicle, but... I just couldn't get over how utterly terrible Toyota's Entune infotainment is. It's just awful. I drove one for 30 minutes and it's slow (expected coming from Ecoboost) but also somehow gets worse MPG than my truck, there are no modern safety feat...
by AHTOXA
Mon Dec 03, 2018 9:44 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54950
Views: 1266246

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I considered the 4Runner as my next vehicle, but... I just couldn't get over how utterly terrible Toyota's Entune infotainment is. It's just awful. I drove one for 30 minutes and it's slow (expected coming from Ecoboost) but also somehow gets worse MPG than my truck, there are no modern safety featu...
by AHTOXA
Sun Nov 18, 2018 1:14 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54950
Views: 1266246

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Alltrack? Same thing, but 4Motion. now we're talking!! :twisted: Neither the Sportwagen nor the AllTrack do anything for me. Looking at them and make me feel about as excited as a 2000 Corolla. I am also not wanting to tune anything I get, hence my current Ecoboost is stock, even though I am a tune...
by AHTOXA
Wed Nov 14, 2018 10:31 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54950
Views: 1266246

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I am considering a GTI buy I am very used to a lot of space and I'm not sure I can easily give that up. too small (in the back). get a sportwagen and tune it. Alltrack? Same thing, but 4Motion. Neither the Sportwagen nor the AllTrack do anything for me. Looking at them and make me feel about as exc...
by AHTOXA
Wed Nov 14, 2018 2:20 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54950
Views: 1266246

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Truck still at the shop for the damn oil pan leak that plagues the ecoboost motors. They fixed it (full replacement of the pan), it leaked after a week. I brought it back after noticing 8" oil spot in the parking spot. They found out of spec torque on the bolts holding the pan. Replaced bolts, tigh...
by AHTOXA
Tue Nov 13, 2018 11:27 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54950
Views: 1266246

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Truck still at the shop for the damn oil pan leak that plagues the ecoboost motors. They fixed it (full replacement of the pan), it leaked after a week. I brought it back after noticing 8" oil spot in the parking spot. They found out of spec torque on the bolts holding the pan. Replaced bolts, tight...
by AHTOXA
Sun Nov 04, 2018 10:56 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54950
Views: 1266246

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Tonebone, even I find the JL seating position to suck, and I'm a normally sized human. It needs to allow for significantly more rearward and downward movement for me to be really comfortable. Kind of on a tangent, but I had a loaner F150 for a few days last week while my truck was getting a couple ...
by AHTOXA
Sat Nov 03, 2018 4:52 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54950
Views: 1266246

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

So I did the thing again. As of Monday, we are the owners of a brandy new JL Wrangler two door in Basic Bitch White. The Mrs. wanted to get an auto for commuting (70+ miles a day), so we did. With that money spent, I figured it wouldnt hurt to spend a bit more for the 2.0 turbo, so we did. The mass...
by AHTOXA
Mon Oct 15, 2018 8:13 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Octane Ratings, when did they drop
Replies: 21
Views: 1307

Re: Octane Ratings, when did they drop

I was really expecting GM to do better with they new 4-cyl 2.7 in the trucks, but it makes less power, less torque and gets less MPG than the 2.7 ecoboost in the Ford. I'm not sure what to make of that.
by AHTOXA
Sun Oct 14, 2018 9:59 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Octane Ratings, when did they drop
Replies: 21
Views: 1307

Re: Octane Ratings, when did they drop

I should have around 310hp and 380 lb-ft from my little 2.3 that first debuted back in 1998. That makes your truck sound wimpy :lol: My commute is nearly all stop and go for 18 miles each way. Id love to see what a reasonable drive cycle would mean for my fuel economy. Ive never really gotten a goo...
by AHTOXA
Sat Oct 13, 2018 9:31 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Octane Ratings, when did they drop
Replies: 21
Views: 1307

Re: Octane Ratings, when did they drop

Yeah. I run 87 during the colder months here in TX but 93 during the blistering heat. "Colder" I wish I could do that. I'm a 93 year round kind of guy. I don't even think about it any more honestly. Its honestly better not to when Im getting 20mpg out of a four cylinder station wagon. You're gettin...
by AHTOXA
Wed Oct 10, 2018 8:34 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Octane Ratings, when did they drop
Replies: 21
Views: 1307

Re: Octane Ratings, when did they drop

In particular, when did regular pump gas drop to 87 octane? My and ClutchDisk's '92 Mustang 5.0 LX is rated at 9:1 compression. My gearhead friend at work says 87 octane is fine. The guy who sold it to us said he always runs premium. He did not say there were any engine mods so I am thinking it is ...
by AHTOXA
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:46 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54950
Views: 1266246

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I guess it's time for me to come back and have my honorary lifer post. It's long overdue but I wanted to really get everything covered all at once in all areas. Let's start with the good: The GTI is still going strong and now out of warranty so a bit of holding breathe but has been okay so far. I'm...
by AHTOXA
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:31 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Watkins' other Saab
Replies: 39
Views: 1198

Re: Watkins' other Saab

Viggen hasn't gone anywhere (yet?). Next year will be ten years of ownership, so I want to keep it. Its way up there in mileage at 213k, and has a few problems that I don't feel like fixing, and really cant with my current job. The wife wants a Wrangler, so Ive been thinking of selling it to help f...
by AHTOXA
Wed Aug 15, 2018 7:25 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Watkins' other Saab
Replies: 39
Views: 1198

Re: Watkins' other Saab

Perfect example of what I'm talking about. Looks like shit and "comes with trail lights to be installed". $300 for that??? GTFO.

https://dallas.craigslist.org/dal/tro/d ... 30715.html