What did you do to your vehicle today?

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

  1. SixSixSevenSeven

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    they do help picking out distant vehicles, but yeah usually i can discern the normal tail lights way before i am close enough to be concerned
     
  2. Peterbilt

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    That makes me curious though, what other differences are there, when it comes to things required to be in/on vehicles?
     
  3. SixSixSevenSeven

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    UK at least doesnt require traction control, stability control or ABS on new vehicles (though ABS is required on mass production vehicles I think), the US does require those as do *certain* EU countries and so a few vehicles do still have it regardless of them not really needing it (I mean a 1 litre engine city car with traction control? They struggle to spin the tires anyway :p). Otherwise not a huge amount i think.

    I know the EU requires all HID headlights to have washing and self levelling features, aswell as being in a projector housing. THe US I think only requires self levelling and projector, no washer though thats an easy requirement to satiate (and many halogen vehicles are now self levelling projector).
     
  4. Peterbilt

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    Those all seem to be more pertinent with newer vehicles. Me and newer vehicles don't exactly see eye-to-eye.
     
  5. SixSixSevenSeven

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    the HID thing applies to retrofits too, in both countries
     
  6. Peterbilt

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    Personally I hate HID's, especially aftermarket ones. Ever had a pair of aftermarket HID's come at you head on? They're awful.
     
  7. SixSixSevenSeven

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    usually because they are in reflector headlight housings not projectors, but there arent many aftermarket projector houses for many vehicles, and the few that do exist are usually quite distasteful. Halogens do the job thanks
     
  8. Peterbilt

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    That, and the vast majority of HID's, both factory and aftermarket, look terrible.

    Speaking of vehicles with factory HID's, we recently got a new dump truck at work, a 2015 Ford F350 4x4. It has less than 4,000 miles on it, and I've already found three D.O.T. failures on it, one non-working cab light, and a ripped mudflap, and a cracked mirror.
     
  9. BBQ

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    Hmm, yes :oops:
     
  10. derpfleet55

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    Now has proper rear rims and new tires all around.
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    New muffler as well! (old one had several rust holes)
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    temporary rain protection until my waterproof cover comes...
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    Also for @SixSixSevenSeven: so close....
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  11. falcon xr8

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    So my XF has some rust :[ . So i went to Supercheap Auto.

    Got the spray's to stop the rust. Still need to get a boot seal. The rubber one.

    can't do it for a few weeks.


    Also the depression car ( Ford kf laser ) Or Ford Escort in the US.

    With no CYL head was the test paint car.


    Later in the year or 2 will cut and weld new metal in :]
     

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  12. Zappymouse

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    Overnight parts from Germany???
     
  13. Cwazywazy

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    Wet sanded my headlights up to 600 grit and couldn't find anything above 1000 at the hardware or auto store so I left it at that and put some UV resistant clearcoat on. Waxed the whole car and my fresh shiny headlights then gave it a good wash with the power washer. It shines now. :D

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  14. RORCAT

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    I traded the '03 F-250 today.

    Sad to see it go, but it needed work...

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  15. Potato

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    Daddy needs to cut off the car money.
     
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  16. Cwazywazy

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  17. CTJacob

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    I got the Merc fixed finally. $475. Got about a mile from my house on the way home and my radio shuts off. Then my dash goes dim and fades out just as the battery light comes on. I make it to the front of my house with no power steering, lights, blinkers or any electronics and it dies in front of my neighbors house. I push it back and spent another $102 on a new battery. Spent another 45mins in the 90 degree heat trying to loosen the rusty battery bracket bolts. Got it done.

    Restart it with fresh battery and check engine light comes on.

    :(
     
  18. ozzking93

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    You mean the work it needed because you wrecked it and burned the trans out of it?

    Potato is right. but its more likely your grandparents car money. :|

    Truck didnt even last three months with you so i doubt the renegade will last any longer then that wether you mess it up, it messes up on its own or you get bored of it and trade it.
     
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  19. NGAP NSO Shotgun Chuck

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    That's gotta sting.
     
  20. CTJacob

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    Not as bad as what just happened.

    I noticed my traction control light, brake light and abs light all blinking when I turned on my blinkers. Then the radio cut.
    My lights started fading. The car cut all interior lights (including digital dash) and used what little juice it had to light the headlights. Turned on my parking lights and left those on until I saw traffic and turned on the regular lights.

    Made it home but the Merc is dead. Again, still if you will. Alternator maybe? Another $400 I don't have. Losing hope here...
     
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