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post Apr 24, 2022 - 7:36 PM
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QUOTE (richee3 @ Apr 24, 2022 - 7:30 PM) *
Kinda thinking about picking up an Aston Martin Vantage…

It would be cheaper to just have your wife beat you if you want pain. laugh.gif


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post Apr 24, 2022 - 9:29 PM
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While I don’t disagree, let’s be honest, that would never look as good as this:



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post Apr 24, 2022 - 9:52 PM
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That reverse tach. tho!
post Apr 24, 2022 - 10:22 PM
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QUOTE (richee3 @ Apr 24, 2022 - 9:29 PM) *
While I don’t disagree, let’s be honest, that would never look as good as this:


If I squint really hard I can see it kind of looks like a drunk guy got a old and new supra kind of confused and made a car out of them both. I see why you're superficially attracted to it, once you get Supra fever it never lets you go. I counter with you should buy a Dodge Viper so you're too terrified to ever actually drive it because they're more tail happy than a Mustang leaving Cars and Coffee so it'll just appreciate in value in the garage.


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post Apr 25, 2022 - 6:00 PM
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What can I say, I have a type laugh.gif

I think Vipers are awesome cars but for some reason I just don’t feel all that compelled to own one. I’d drive the crap out of an R8 or Gallardo though.


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post Apr 30, 2022 - 8:48 AM
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So, this happened:


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post Apr 30, 2022 - 1:30 PM
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QUOTE (Box @ Apr 30, 2022 - 8:48 AM) *
So, this happened:

Fiancée's new-to-her car, sold the MX-3 to get it yesterday. It's a '90 A-package with 126K miles, only paid $2K for it. It needs love here and there, but it is solid and rust free. The biggest thing is it needs tires and a top, but I'm going to patch the top up tomorrow to hold her over. Looking for tires now, but seems to be another shortage.


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post Apr 30, 2022 - 9:26 PM
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Face on that Miata says 'i've seen some **** man'


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post May 1, 2022 - 10:40 PM
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Haha, good ole Crystal White peeling off in sheets. I wonder if it'll just pressure wash off all the way then can just hit it with paint. laugh.gif

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post May 2, 2022 - 12:21 PM
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Bedazzle the whole ****ing car.


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post May 2, 2022 - 7:15 PM
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Hmm... Just put Swarovski crystals all over it eh...


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QUOTE (Box @ May 2, 2022 - 7:15 PM) *
Hmm... Just put Swarovski crystals all over it eh...

It's that or pay someone to do stuff to it like wrap or dip. You two can glue one little plastic dazzle on at a time until the whole thing is covered up. Might even go faster, like golf ball dimples!


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post May 3, 2022 - 9:42 AM
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GOTTA GO FAST


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QUOTE (Box @ May 3, 2022 - 9:42 AM) *
GOTTA GO FAST

That made me snort out loud for some reason.


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QUOTE (Bitter @ May 3, 2022 - 10:29 PM) *
QUOTE (Box @ May 3, 2022 - 9:42 AM) *
GOTTA GO FAST

That made me snort out loud for some reason.

It's ok to admit I'm funny.


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post May 5, 2022 - 8:46 PM
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Oh you're funny alright.


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post May 5, 2022 - 10:07 PM
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See, wasn't that hard. tongue.gif


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post May 6, 2022 - 8:34 PM
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QUOTE (Box @ May 5, 2022 - 10:07 PM) *
See, wasn't that hard. tongue.gif

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So I finally got slightly less lazy and pulled the front bumper to swap the nearly dead right side HID bulb for new one (and of course the other side too). I popped the new bulb in and turned on the lights, new side is at minimum 50% brighter than the old side. Maybe more like 75%. I ran both bulbs for a few hours in the basement to get a head start on them 'breaking in' some but they're only about 1/2 to 1/3 through the recomended number of hours for that and the difference is already this big. I didn't realize how bad the old bulbs were, I'm glad the one side took a poop on me.


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post May 7, 2022 - 11:12 AM
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Yup, even HID are only good for 2,000 hours or so at most and by then they're at least half as bright as they were new.


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post May 7, 2022 - 2:22 PM
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QUOTE (Box @ May 7, 2022 - 11:12 AM) *
Yup, even HID are only good for 2,000 hours or so at most and by then they're at least half as bright as they were new.

I guess I didn't realize how long it had been and that I did so much night driving but hindsight 20/20 yeah it's been a while and yeah I drive it at night a lot.

So what's the plural for multiple Miata? Maiti? Miatases?


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