What did you do to your vehicle today?

Discussion in 'Automotive' started by BBQ, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. NGAP NSO Shotgun Chuck

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    Took it out to a deserted road to practice threshold braking. It doesn't have ABS and twice now I've slid on wet roads trying to stop. I'm still at beginner level but at least I'm finally getting myself used to the motion of letting off the pressure when the wheels start to slide and then ramping it back up.
     
  2. Lizzy

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    Simple, I never fixed all the problems. As long as one thing is still broken, nothing else breaks!
     
  3. SixSixSevenSeven

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    That oil is just pissed on the ground, yeah that's a feature, it reminds you to check the oil level and keep it topped up
     
  4. Lizzy

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    Exactly!
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  5. kapicarules

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    drove the civic today to buy something. Its not fast but fun to throw around. Last time i drove the jeep grand cherokee, 50% throttle put me in my seat
     
  6. XManic1995

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    Wing mirror rain
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  7. Snikle

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    Tarred up the bottom of the Z, and put insulation on the new floorboards. Next week the car will get carpeting put in and be taken off the blocks. Then it could finally be driven after nearly a year.
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  8. MotherTrucker02

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    Went out for a little snowy off road adventure.
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    I'd say I did pretty well considering the tires I had to work with, but I did get a little sideways on a hill at one point. I also pulled some guy out of the ditch on the way up. He thought he could get up there with his 2wd Toyota pickup, he thought wrong.
     
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  9. Peterbilt

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    I see you have 4th gen power mirrors, what do you think of them? Are they worth it?


    Also, I recently put the regular flippy folders on my grey half ton, Not sure how I'd like them on there, turns out I like them alot.
    Now the Cummins needs new mirrors though.
     
  10. Codeslamer

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    While technically yesterday, I took it to a garage to order replacements for around 20% of all the lighting on that vehicle. Chinese electronics, am I right? I'd have done it my self, but everything on that thing is so fragile, that I'd rather someone else break it than me
     
  11. MotherTrucker02

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    They're actually not 4th gen style, just the older style with the lights from the new ones. Got them from here, looks like they switched brands though because they're more expensive now. I went with the older ones because I prefer the smaller bubble (and because I don't like the angular styling of the new ones on an older rounder pickup) but I've heard of plenty of others that put the new style on and really like it. Pretty much anything is better than the tiny mirrors most of the 2nd gens had stock. You can also get the new style without the lights, which I would recommend if you don't mind not having them. As nice as those lights look now, it was a PITA to get the wiring through the doors.
     
  12. Svpracer

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    Checked my oil after 1,500mi... Yes that's early, especially since 3,000 total mi doesn't qualify for an oil change. However, after my car consumed a 1/4 of its oil in the same period, I though it would be best to see what's going on... Drained the same amount, so off to the dealership during thanksgiving break to get that looked at...
     
  13. XManic1995

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    ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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  14. SeaDooSnipe

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    Washed, and will be polishing/clay bar/waxing tomorrow.
     
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  15. CreasingCurve

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  16. XManic1995

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    I borrow my mum car lol. Drive speed 62mph hit a pot hole *BOOM* shit. This three year old suspension has broken :/
    I'm sorry mum!

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    *Fix new suspension £30! :)
     
  17. Zappymouse

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    Bought a pair of R-Package/Clubman tierod ends for the improved geometry. Turns out the old ends are Clubman parts, but the boots were torn so they needed to be replaced anyway.


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  18. Codeslamer

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    I rode to college in a huge downpour, with no waterproof clothing, and proceded to get stuck behind every traffic light, bus, and learner there is on the road. There was mild roadrage.
    Apon getting there, I was told we weren't doing anything. Nice
     
  19. RedHorizon

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    Did an "accidental" AWD burnout with the Charger in the rain (all the way through an intersection); ordered glowplugs, ignition switch, fuel solenoid, and PMG unit for the Silverado.
     
  20. MotherTrucker02

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    Do you have one of the 13-14 AWD Chargers with the 5.7? I didn't know those existed until recently and now I really want one.
     
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