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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:00 pm

The answer is miat----- I mean corvette...


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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Ace2cool » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:20 pm

I just don't have the capability to grow the mullet required to pull off a Trans Am.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby flartius » Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:41 pm

Nah, you just need some bell bottoms, pearl snap shirt, cowboy hat and big mustache... and a CB radio! With a cool CB handle...

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby MinisterofDOOM » Thu Apr 12, 2018 5:46 pm

flartius wrote:
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Nice battlestation you have there
Thanks! Ready access to bad/spare parts helps. A lot of my monitors have rebuilt power supplies and were "trash" but work fine after a bit of soldering.
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HQ of DOom looks pretty sweet these days. How much heat do those monitors emit?
Not a ton. Three of the monitors in that picture have external power supplies, so they're light, thin, and cool. The real heatsource is the 2.2kva UPS under the desk. It's also far louder than the PC (Corsair AIO watercooler and very quiet ASUS GTX 1080). But it can't compete with my older air-cooled Nehalem i7 with MSI GTX 970 on the other desk in the office--I keep that noisy beast thing turned off unless I need it.

The top monitor uses the Surface as its second input, so I can watch Youtube/racing while playing a game. The bottom three work pretty well for Nvidia Surround depending on the game (GTA5 handles FoV scaling very badly and stuff is really distorted at the edges, but Far Cry 5 works nicely:).
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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby DurableOilAMSOIL » Thu Apr 12, 2018 11:13 pm

I learned the Xbox One X can play a huge amount of older Xbox, Xbox 360 games :)

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Ozzie » Fri Apr 13, 2018 2:43 am

Ace2cool wrote:
Thu Apr 12, 2018 4:20 pm
I just don't have the capability to grow the mullet required to pull off a Trans Am.
I'm Australian.
It's in my DNA to be able to grow a mullet.
Send me a Trans-Am so I can fulfil my destiny. You can have my 300ZX as trade.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby flartius » Fri Apr 13, 2018 3:22 am

Lol Ozzie.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Heavy » Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:39 am

So i went to look at this the other day.... was asking 2k, might offer $800 and fix the rust. thoughts? Has 111k on the clock and just needs general maintenance.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby MinisterofDOOM » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:31 pm

Nice! I love mistertwos.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby MinisterofDOOM » Fri Apr 13, 2018 5:32 pm

Okay, last upgrade for a bit, then I think I'm done for now (unless DDR4 prices drop suddenly)...

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Ace2cool » Fri Apr 13, 2018 6:41 pm

Heavy wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:39 am
So i went to look at this the other day.... was asking 2k, might offer $800 and fix the rust. thoughts? Has 111k on the clock and just needs general maintenance.

For a flip or for keeps? Either way if you can get it for a grand I'd roll with it

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Sun Apr 15, 2018 7:33 am

Heavy wrote:
Fri Apr 13, 2018 10:39 am
So i went to look at this the other day.... was asking 2k, might offer $800 and fix the rust. thoughts? Has 111k on the clock and just needs general maintenance.
How much room do you have for car storage?
Also, I see those pics were hosted on photobucket. Did you pay for 3rd party hosting? Or is the "photobucket embed fix" add-on for chrome that I have finally working?
Can everyone else see those pics?

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Heavy » Sun Apr 15, 2018 1:02 pm

I can "make" room. I think it sold already anyways.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby davidradio » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:32 am

im not technically Learned'd, but im slowly getting there (i hope). ive spent most of my short time on this site in this thread. im gonna miss i

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby macgiver » Mon Apr 16, 2018 1:52 am

mac, welcome to all the free advice and help abundant this site , now I got learned'd by my daddy E-lectronics, and under his tuteledge
he teacheth the mechanical aptitude to the automobile , and " I am become death" to the average car until I get A S E ( All Sh&%#TTy Except-for) and actually cure those damn cars. Then Union training me gets my
further edumication as J W ( Jersey-man Wiseguy-man) -By God Uncle Jed- I IS an Electrician. :yesnod

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Mon Apr 16, 2018 8:16 am

Ok, checked on my work computer and those photobucket links don't work :(

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby PEZi » Tue Apr 17, 2018 1:29 pm

YO PAPA SMURF CAN I LICK YO a**!?!?!?!?!?!?!!

Also, I've never gotten to drive an ST. Are they decent?

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Tue Apr 17, 2018 7:04 pm

Torque steers like a biotch if you're not ready for it. Makes for a good efficient daily though.
Also a good backup track toy for if/when it rains on your track day. I took it to the Santa run @ Barber motorsports park in December.
I was passing vettes, vipers, and Zs like it was my job.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby PEZi » Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:15 pm

I hear ya. Kinda how I feel about the Evo. It performs and handles amazing, but it also makes the perfect daily for a car guy. Especially here in CO. I run Blizzaks for the winter and go “rallying” every time it snows. Only real downside is that I kinda make too much power for real track use because I’ll blow up the transfer case. Not a big deal for circuits, but I can’t use the launch control for any off the line stuff or I’ll be a couple grand in the hole.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby numbnuts240 » Wed Apr 18, 2018 8:19 am

i love my st as a daily. still fun after 3 years and no mods aside from short shifter. damn reliable too so far. 50k miles and i've done nothing but oil changes and one set of tires

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby PEZi » Wed Apr 18, 2018 7:39 pm

numbnuts240 wrote:
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i love my st as a daily. still fun after 3 years and no mods aside from short shifter. damn reliable too so far. 50k miles and i've done nothing but oil changes and one set of tires
I’ve wanted an Evo ix MR since I was in high school.... last year my father in law found mine at a garage sale. It’s a 12 year old car he found with 57k on it. As of today I have 78k on it. I feel horrible for depreciation on its value from driving it so much, but damn is it fun. It has an intake, exhaust, LICP, QuarterMaster Twin Disk, Walbro 255, and a badass tune. Best DD ever.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby numbnuts240 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 4:06 am

PEZi wrote:
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I feel horrible for depreciation on its value from driving it so much, but damn is it fun.
eff value and depreciation right in the a. drive the piss out of it, and complain about your cheeks hurting from grinning later. smiles per gallon, my friend. smiles per gallon.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby PEZi » Thu Apr 19, 2018 10:43 am

Realistically, you’re right. In the end I don’t really plan on ever selling this damn thing. Only real downside is cost of maintenance. The AWD system is intense.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Ace2cool » Thu Apr 19, 2018 1:04 pm

I just want the last of my parts to come in so I can finish putting my car back together.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Thu Apr 19, 2018 9:01 pm

What are you waiting on?

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby MinisterofDOOM » Fri Apr 20, 2018 7:59 am

Saw a new NSX in traffic yesterday. They're a lot less tubby looking in person than in photos. Kind of don't hate it.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Ace2cool » Fri Apr 20, 2018 4:12 pm

Basically everything that's not internals and turbos. Exhaust from the heads back, bunch of shifter component stuff, ect. Also intake stuff. Gonna be here monday allegedly. Finally got my tracking number for all of it.

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Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Sun Apr 22, 2018 10:58 am

Awesome!

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby Heavy » Tue Apr 24, 2018 4:46 am

Im hoping this thing is done by the weekend.

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Re: I LEARNED'D something today!

Postby PapaSmurf2k3 » Tue Apr 24, 2018 6:45 am

What are you, corner weighting the Deuce?


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