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    Good job! the offical off camber automobile thread



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    I just got into a 2012 Dodge Charger last week. It joins a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 in the stable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by XLNC View Post
    I just got into a 2012 Dodge Charger last week. It joins a 2004 Dodge Ram 1500 in the stable.
    sweet, dodge trucks have a interesting history

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    damn, couldn't complete post, mtbr is locking up, having trouble posting...

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    any way... hang out... be on the trails..

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    Nice seeing another heep. I have a jku, it has been a great jeep.

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    That's it. My car. Takes me everywhere I want to go.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rho View Post
    Nice seeing another heep. I have a jku, it has been a great jeep.

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    "off chamber"?

    Here's my 2009 Nissan Frontier and my 2009 Spesh Epic (R.I.P.)
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    ^^kewl
    I dig your Ford, too! Very clean. I'm stuck with nothing larger than mid sized trucks due to the low entry into our under ground garage. But this size actually works well for me. I had back to back Dodge Dakotas before the Nissan. This Nissan gets 25mph on the hwy hauling a load of crap.

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    On my way up to Mt. Lemmon. Catalina Hwy is a very fun and scenic route.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    "off chamber"?

    Here's my 2009 Nissan Frontier and my 2009 Spesh Epic (R.I.P.)
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    nice pics, sweet rides
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    would love to have something like this...

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    ^ Too bad they never put the project into production. Would love to have that beast.


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    Nice trucks, yous love your gas guzzlers, except for Hutch, hes got calf muscles like popeys forearms

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    ^ how much better milage are your "claiming" that diesel gets than a gasoline equipped model??? Here in the states, we use diesels to pull heavy loads and there are a few tiny cars with diesels that do get great MPGs. Diesels sure do have a butt load of torque, though.

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    9l per 100km v about 15l per 100km with petrol. The petrol has more power but diesel more torque and tows at about 12L/100 where petrol is well over 20L.
    I had the petrol version before this one and it was killing me when towing and driving on soft ground.

    Our fuel is $1.55 per litre
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    ozzy, what form of moey do you use Down Under, is it a GBP?

    One liter of gasoline/petrol here in So Cal is currently averaging about .97 US. Diesel is always more here because of all the state and govt taxes added to it.

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    ozzybmx that truck is SWEET.

    High school days I drove a ’94 S-10 with a TON of my own blood sweat and tears put into the body work. Everything was shaved, frenched in the license place, welded in a roll pan, deleted 3rd brake light and antenna…the list goes on:


    Sold the lowrider once I started working and needed to buy a reliable commuter so I bought a brand new 2006 Scion XB Release Series 3.0 and turned it into this:


    Then I started riding bikes, didn’t care about flash anymore and turned it into a bike hauler:


    Last year a deer committed suicide and used my xB as its murder weapon…totaling the car. Now I drive a boring ass Honda Civic that isn’t even photo worthy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch3637 View Post
    ^ Too bad they never put the project into production. Would love to have that beast.


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    Holy crap. Write to Toyota and demand better fuel economy.

    All my Dodge does anymore is tow my RV trailer or my antique tractor (both are in the range of 9000lbs) and then drives me around during snowstorms in 4X4 mode. I figure I'm getting between 16 to 17 liters per 100km.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ambassadorhawg View Post
    ^ how much better milage are your "claiming" that diesel gets than a gasoline equipped model??? Here in the states, we use diesels to pull heavy loads and there are a few tiny cars with diesels that do get great MPGs. Diesels sure do have a butt load of torque, though.
    it's all in how you drive it.


    5000 pound SUV Diesel, and I get 32 to 37 MPG when not trailering, mostly 90% highway or freeway miles.


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    Toyota lover here. It's the only truck that can really explore the islands.

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    Cool bike transporters !!!

    Down here we use Aussie-dollars, currently slightly stronger than your US$ but before the sh1t hit the fan it was about 66c to your $1..... its a good time to buy from the US and UK at the mo.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Hutch3637 View Post
    ^ Too bad they never put the project into production. Would love to have that beast.


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    like to build something like this

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    Quote Originally Posted by Trail Ninja View Post
    That's it. My car. Takes me everywhere I want to go.

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    check out this beast that someone built

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    ^ Nice but in need of modern refinements to "retro" it out.

    1) rounded nose cone and windshield for aerodynamics
    2) "meats" in the back, those "pizza cutters" ain't got the needed traction

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    According to Clarkson, I'm a wanker.

    Anyway here's my track whore and daily driver.
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    Daily driver, and weekend driver.
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    What river is that in the 'stang pic?

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    It's a piece of Canyon Lake, on the Salt River as it comes down from Roosevelt Lake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE, View Post
    Trail Ninja after all the beautiful countryside Vancouver Island has to offer and you choose a corn field to ride in. Did you move from Iowa and miss it.
    That's in Eastern Ontario this past summer. I've been in Ontario for about a year and a half. That was while I was recovering from the cancer treatments. All I could handle was road riding.

    Moving back to BC after Christmas. It's been a slice but winter sucks.

    While I was here I had the chance to ride on a trail I built 46 years ago. That was pretty cool.

    It just occurred to me that I have this tucked away in Victoria for when I get back to BC. I'd completely forgotten about it. It's like finding a $20 bill in a jacket pocket that you haven't worn for years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by OO7 View Post
    I just picked up a 2013 Subaru WRX. It gets total shxt gas mileage and I love every second behind the wheel.
    Very nice. I've admired and desired the WRX's for quite a while. I think hot rod station wagons are badass!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    Very nice. I've admired and desired the WRX's for quite a while. I think hot rod station wagons are badass!!
    Yeah, its a total blast of a car to drive and aside from the MPG issue, its incredibly practical. Excellent AWD system, ample power and handles well with 4 doors and plenty of cargo space. With ~$250 in bolt-on suspension bits (e.g., sway bars and endlinks), it will handle like its on rails without a compromise in ride quality. Plus, if you ask me, they have one of the best sounding exhaust notes out there (unequal headers). This is my 3rd Subaru and they just get better and better.

    This is the last model year for the EJ25 engine setup too. They're retaining the boxer engine, but its definitely going down to 2.0L and supposedly is getting D.I., both of which should improve fuel economy while retaining power. We'll see!!
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    I miss my STi. But I drive too much and was getting tired of the fuel economy. I will have another one someday and will dedicate it to racing/cruising. Awesome cars!
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    All I know is I must resist the WRX temptation because... well... some people should not be tempted to have too much fun on the road.

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    Nice Stang, Opti!

    This is the wifey's ride..... (notice the snake on the ft. quarter)
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    notice the snake on the ft. quarter
    Nice. The snake looks hungry!

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    It likes to eat Camaros
    One evening last summer, I was sitting at a light in town, a 97' Vette pulls up next to me. He blips his throttle a couple of times, I ignore him being as we're right in town, light turns green and I drive off and when he gets up next to me he hammers it. I pull up to the next red light, he's sitting there, he blips his throttle a few times, I ignore him. Light turns green, I drive off, he gets up beside me, when he nails it so do I, in 100 yards I have him by 3 full car lengths. Next light, he just sits there beside me, light turns green and he just drives off.

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    You broke his spirit.

    My wife really has no business driving around in a supercharged 400 HP mustang. But she loves it, loves to get the blower "whining". She scares me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Optimus View Post
    One evening last summer, I was sitting at a light in town, a 97' Vette pulls up next to me. He blips his throttle a couple of times, I ignore him being as we're right in town, light turns green and I drive off and when he gets up next to me he hammers it. I pull up to the next red light, he's sitting there, he blips his throttle a few times, I ignore him. Light turns green, I drive off, he gets up beside me, when he nails it so do I, in 100 yards I have him by 3 full car lengths. Next light, he just sits there beside me, light turns green and he just drives off.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    My wife really has no business driving around in a supercharged 400 HP mustang. But she loves it, loves to get the blower "whining". She scares me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    My wife really has no business driving around in a supercharged 400 HP mustang. But she loves it, loves to get the blower "whining". She scares me.
    Sweet car. I hope that she at least lets you wash it for her.

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    Hawg, nice picture. What kind of saddle is that? Phenom?
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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    rat to the core...
    That thing looks fast as hell, minus the trailer.
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    Quote Originally Posted by net wurker View Post
    Hawg, nice picture. What kind of saddle is that? Phenom?
    Yes, Phenom Expert. Hard as H3ll but comfy nonetheless.

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    Yes Tone's those bikes on top are burnt orange

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    Quote Originally Posted by singlesprocket View Post
    I want that.

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    My coupe deville is certainly not a daily driver and I would never throw my bike on it, but I've been rolling it since the 90s. Haven't taken it out much in 2012



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    Ok, I thought we had another thread going more recently on auto maintenance, but I can't find it.

    How important is the time factor when deciding when to do an oil change now-a-days? I normally change the oil in our cars around 5000 mile intervals, but with the Corona thing, we're putting very little mileage on. Any real harm in going longer time intervals?
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    I would say about once a year if you're not hitting the mileage by then.
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    Synthetic?
    Or
    Conventional?
    Or
    A blend?

    Each one offers up different intervals. I run Mobile One 15,000 full synthetic. I change it after 5,000 miles but could go to 15,000 if I wanted to.

    As far as the vehicle sitting longer. The oil won’t go bad but it’s a good idea to start the vehicles up and drive around the block on occasion Just to keep all the seals lubed up.
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    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mileslong View Post
    I passionately remove rocks and corners and other stuff I find too hard to ride.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DIRTJUNKIE View Post
    Synthetic?
    Or
    Conventional?
    Or
    A blend?

    Each one offers up different intervals. I run Mobile One 15,000 full synthetic. I change it after 5,000 miles but could go to 15,000 if I wanted to.

    As far as the vehicle sitting longer. The oil won’t go bad but it’s a good idea to start the vehicles up and drive around the block on occasion Just to keep all the seals lubed up.
    I'm just talking about time intervals, if that really matters. I've never heard of any concerns about oil in opened containers going bad so not sure why it would be an issue in a car, as long as the engine is run occasionally as you mentioned. But it seems like they usually list a months interval along with the mileage interval, at least the "if you don't bring us your car and pay us to a crappy job changing the oil every 3,000 miles or 3 months, it will die a very early death" oil change places.

    Two conventional and one synthetic, btw.

    Oh yeah, not sure why I couldn't remember the "wrenching on cars" part, thanks!
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