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by watkins
Mon Apr 22, 2019 4:46 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55223
Views: 1402943

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I wonder if my parents will be bummed when I never have kids. Its probably in my sister's best interests to not reproduce either.
by watkins
Tue Apr 16, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55223
Views: 1402943

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

"A recent survey of 35,000 dealership technicians by automotive consulting firm Carlisle and Co. found that the flat rate system is a prime reason for job dissatisfaction among techs and a key motivator for them to consider leaving dealership shops for other fields. Among the beefs technicians have...
by watkins
Sun Apr 07, 2019 2:34 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55223
Views: 1402943

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

saying nice things about turbos and recommending staying with the Europeans. Is it safe to say that the formats you're used to are such that the engine itself is enough to motivate the vehicle and the turbo is just a nice add-on, they're not quite so badly stressed as the micro-turbos that are beco...
by watkins
Fri Apr 05, 2019 7:52 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55223
Views: 1402943

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I have to say, after over 90k combined miles, I'm pretty much over the turbocharged motor deal for a DD vehicle. It's just...not worth it to me as a consumer. It's more complex, it's less reliable (in my experience) and while it wasn't costly out of pocket for me, I think it certainly has a high po...
by watkins
Wed Apr 03, 2019 4:23 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Well I found the Focus replacement...
Replies: 80
Views: 1911

Re: Well I found the Focus replacement...

tankinbeans wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 12:49 pm
watkins wrote:
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:14 am
Rope-Pusher wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:18 pm
FCA's Hammy has two plugs per cylinder.
Dont forget the "high output" 4.7 :roll: :lol:
High Output of blue smoke and clattering?
Pretty much
by watkins
Wed Apr 03, 2019 11:14 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Well I found the Focus replacement...
Replies: 80
Views: 1911

Re: Well I found the Focus replacement...

Rope-Pusher wrote:
Mon Apr 01, 2019 8:18 pm
FCA's Hammy has two plugs per cylinder.
Dont forget the "high output" 4.7 :roll: :lol:
by watkins
Wed Mar 13, 2019 7:09 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55223
Views: 1402943

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

We are currently dog sitting. No big deal, right? Wrong! Snow is a 90ish pound poorly trained pitbull. She's loud and doesn't understand personal space one bit. My 50 lb Wheaten with anxiety is currently also nursing a hurt leg so he's being an extra big bitch about everything. My 15 lb dimwitted Sc...
by watkins
Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:08 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55223
Views: 1402943

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

tankinbeans wrote:
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:00 pm
passengers
Eww
by watkins
Thu Mar 07, 2019 7:30 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55223
Views: 1402943

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

With the doors and roof removed, no AC system known to mankind will make a difference in the cabin temperature.....come to think of it, with the doors and the roof removed, who needs AC? Thats my theory most of the time. Though there are some situations where a suit is required, and therefore A/C i...
by watkins
Thu Mar 07, 2019 9:47 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55223
Views: 1402943

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

You can in fact get a JL for not a ton of money, but that will be bare bones garbage without even A/C. Never mind the basics that normal vehicles have.

Ours was over $40k MSRP with quite a few options on it. Being a dealer employee I fortunately didnt pay nearly that much.
by watkins
Mon Mar 04, 2019 10:50 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55223
Views: 1402943

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

There are a few of those TuRD Offroad packages running around here with knobby-ass tires. I really like the look of them.
by watkins
Tue Feb 26, 2019 9:08 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55223
Views: 1402943

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Clearly you all missed me. Its been dead in here
by watkins
Fri Feb 15, 2019 12:23 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55223
Views: 1402943

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Vacation starts tomorrow night. Finally!
by watkins
Tue Feb 12, 2019 5:47 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55223
Views: 1402943

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

tankinbeans wrote:
Tue Feb 12, 2019 2:25 pm
I'd rock an amish AWD Challenger with Manuel.
No such beast. The Challenger GT is PentaStar/eight speed only and sits like a truck.