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by Rope-Pusher
Sat Jun 22, 2019 1:59 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: BKs New Car
Replies: 21
Views: 562

Re: BKs New Car

So we don't get to "have it [our] way" and learn about the new automovehicle? Boo! Eye yam offend. a parent li knot; he must bee having severe buyer's re-morse. eye will try too get him bach inn hier too spill the beans. kidd must fink he's the own lee per sun two ever regret bye ying a car. :oops:...
by Rope-Pusher
Tue Jun 18, 2019 8:45 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55300
Views: 1465423

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

My friend tows a rather large pop-up with his two door JK and it looks absurd because tongue weight on those things is awful. He does have the better gearing since that was actually an option back then, so it has a 3500 pound rating. I've suggested time and again to use the front bumper tow hooks a...
by Rope-Pusher
Mon Jun 17, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55300
Views: 1465423

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

With the two door, the wheelbase is going to be the limiting factor for towing. I think the reality is that most people don't pay very close attention to tongue weight or overall payload number; they just take the max trailer weight number published and go off that. And as you know, tongue weight, ...
by Rope-Pusher
Sat Jun 15, 2019 12:09 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: You Fixed the Ops, Now Fix My Car!
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: You Fixed the Ops, Now Fix My Car!

Keep it simple. If you can fix it with a screwdriver, it'll NEVER let you down. - Worms of Wisdom from Uncle Tony

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VP627rHmn0k[/youtube]
by Rope-Pusher
Mon Jun 10, 2019 12:30 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: BKs New Car
Replies: 21
Views: 562

Re: BKs New Car

tankinbeans wrote:
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:32 am
I think it's a load of vaporware. Hehe
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Prepaid Uber Rides for the Rest of His Life?
by Rope-Pusher
Mon Jun 10, 2019 8:30 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: You Fixed the Ops, Now Fix My Car!
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: You Fixed the Ops, Now Fix My Car!

What’s flat rate? In its simplest form, under a flat rate pay system, each job has a time value associated with it. The listing may say "Remove and Replace Starter Motor on 2015 Subaru 2.0 Forester ....2 hours". The technician in this case would be paid 2 hours x their hourly rate, whether they can...
by Rope-Pusher
Thu Jun 06, 2019 1:03 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: You Fixed the Ops, Now Fix My Car!
Replies: 8
Views: 268

Re: You Fixed the Ops, Now Fix My Car!

Flat rate is definitely both a blessing and a curse. I can make serious money when the work is good, especially with our bonus plan. But god forbid I get stuck with two or three crap warranty jobs. Fortunately we have a guarantee plan, but that only pays out 75% of the time we're on the clock at wo...
by Rope-Pusher
Wed Jun 05, 2019 9:43 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: You Fixed the Ops, Now Fix My Car!
Replies: 8
Views: 268

You Fixed the Ops, Now Fix My Car!

This issue talks about compensating stealership employees. It seems that flat rate technician pay results in pay fluctuations that many techicians hate. Upselling services is being pushed onto service advisors, but often results in customers being turned off or avoiding having work performed at stea...
by Rope-Pusher
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:00 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: BKs New Car
Replies: 21
Views: 562

Re: BKs New Car

tankinbeans wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 11:55 am
Skyline R34
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That's a Kit-Car on an air-cooled VW Beetle Chassis, right?
by Rope-Pusher
Fri May 31, 2019 9:40 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Merger
Replies: 3
Views: 139

Re: Merger

https://www.msn.com/en-us/news/finance-companies/gm-merger-with-ford-looks-more-likely/ar-AAC1TSR?ocid=sf Best I can tell from this msn article is that it would be a bad idea for Ford and GM to merge...30% of market share is a lot. Why’s ford in trouble again? [youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch...
by Rope-Pusher
Thu May 30, 2019 12:11 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: BKs New Car
Replies: 21
Views: 562

Re: BKs New Car

bk7794 wrote:
Wed May 29, 2019 5:18 pm
Throwing this up here for a placeholder until I get pictures up. Just took delivery of it today.
TMI - we don't need to hear about when your throwing up.

(Pics from the toilet bowl or it never happened - you did make it to the toilet, right?)
by Rope-Pusher
Tue May 28, 2019 9:34 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55300
Views: 1465423

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

A CVT is the transmission that your rental was equipped with. It is short for Continuously Variable Transmission and there are no set gear ratios. Its primary advantage is that, when done correctly, the transmission allows the engine to maintain an optimal speed for a given situation (acceleration,...
by Rope-Pusher
Tue May 28, 2019 9:32 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Most you ever paid for a car (used or new)
Replies: 7
Views: 283

Re: Most you ever paid for a car (used or new)

The grey spirit was actually made of rust, bought in Ohio Hey, if you make 'em from rust, you can advertise that they will never deteriorate, right? I told a friend that I was going to open a used car lot that catered to Blind drivers. I would sell them rusty cars and they wouldn't know or care. Sh...
by Rope-Pusher
Fri May 24, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...
Replies: 49
Views: 3415

Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

tankinbeans wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 1:01 pm
Save the TaTas!
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I don't think that a pair of TaTas look as nice.