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Old 02-28-2010, 08:14 PM
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Mounts are easy...there is one bolt on the top of the bell housing that sucks...otherwise it is just parts removals to make it easy.....and out it comes
The one behind the slave cylinder?
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Old 02-28-2010, 09:45 PM
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The one at the top of the bell housing.....beside the Plug for the WB02....Need a really log extension and some patience...
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:05 PM
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Harbor Freight has a 1 ton for $130 Will this make the reach?

Delivers the lifting ability you need with the advantage of compact storage. Includes ram, chain and hook.

* Boom extends from 36-1/4" to 50-1/4"
* Crane height adjusts from 82" to 94"
* Clevis grab hook with safety latch
* Double ball bearing swivel casters


Maximum working capacity: 1 ton; Boom extension capacities: 1 ton @ 36-1/4", 3/4 ton @ 45-1/2", 1/2 ton @ 50-1/4", 1/4 ton @ 50-1/4"; Height capacities: 1 ton @ 82", 1/4 ton @ 94"; Ram capacity: 3 ton.
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:36 PM
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Should work fine....
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Old 03-01-2010, 01:39 PM
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That's what I figured. Kent at work said his little brother has one, and loves it.
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Just needs to fit under the front lip.....sometimes you need to stick the tires on blocks if it won't fit without them...
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Porsche 918 Spyder Concept hybrid that gets 78 MPG.

http://www.dailytech.com/Porsche+Sho...ticle17804.htm



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Old 03-01-2010, 04:17 PM
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78 MPG?

I remember reading some really old Popular Mechanics about a guy that invented a 100 MPG car in the 70's. Remember that?
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Old 03-01-2010, 04:48 PM
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Or the Lupo, which Top Gear got to hit 80mpg...
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When I saw Lupo I thought of Lupin the 3rd.

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I found a fun video to watch. The guy has a slow start, but ends up catching and passing the people that passed him. I especially like it when the instructor gives him the slow down and calm down a bit hand signal at the section of 5:15.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tyCtRe4BEcE
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:14 AM
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Stock suspension FTL! Sounds like he's running out of 4th on that long uphill straight... kinda nuts, that puts him at around 120mph uphill? I love seeing him FLY by that Supra around 6:40.

Man, it feels sooo good to be back on reasonable tires again. Coming back from Bremerton Sunday, I took the I-5 to 405 North interchange down by Southcenter at 65 in cruise control and 6th gear. I really wouldn't have been comfortable doing that on the All Seasons Instead I think I scared the **** out of a minivan that was taking the turn at 30 in the other lane
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:23 AM
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^ haha Glad you're back on good tires. How are they? Have you broken them in?

4th will get you 131-132 at the limit. Yea he's driving pretty fast. That's a hard course (at least on the video games haha) I agree with the Supra pass comment too.

I love when people think the 8s are slow.
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Old 03-02-2010, 02:41 AM
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Originally Posted by TANKERG View Post
^ haha Glad you're back on good tires. How are they? Have you broken them in?
Haha, just sent you a PM on them actually. Looking back on it, I'm really glad I did that event on the All Seasons. I think the experience has left me with a much better sense of what's going on with my tires. I *THINK* I can notice the difference in sidewall stiffness between the 255's and my old 245's but it's minor at best and might even be my fat *** moving in the seat more . There seems to be a little bit of... squirm? I'm thinking it's because the tread blocks are still so big, being a new tire with a very high wear rating and all The grip is all there though and the tires break away very predictably and progressively. It's so much easier to ride the line of over/understeer in a turn-around on these than it was on the All Seasons

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4th will get you 131-132 at the limit. Yea he's driving pretty fast. That's a hard course (at least on the video games haha) I agree with the Supra pass comment too.
In general, sounded like he has a CAI and was shifting around 8-8.5k which is the "right" place to shift on a track according to Eric Meyer. The only time it's worth revving past that is if there isn't room to shift (finishing straight at an AutoX, closing in on a braking zone on a track etc.). His shifting was very smooth (seems like he's on stock suspension but you can't tell when he shifts), that's one of the biggest things I'm going to try and work on this season, getting my shifts to 2nd (and occasionally 3rd ) as smooth as possible on an AutoX.

My first 2 runs on Sunday I was still upsetting the car a bit when I shifted to 2nd... but I think I was a lot better for my 3rd.
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Old 03-02-2010, 03:35 AM
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I upset my car into second too on the autox track. I didn't like a single shift on the last practice day.
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Anyone have experience with Hankook Ventus v12 evo k110? Reviews seem to be very positive. Quiet and great dry/wet grip. I believe I have seen then as low as $160ish per as well.
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Originally Posted by dannobre View Post
Just needs to fit under the front lip.....sometimes you need to stick the tires on blocks if it won't fit without them...
Yep - it needs 4-1/4"
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:51 PM
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So when we thinking BBQ and install? I should have my skirts painted and ready to install in a couple of weeks. If rawr shows up then we can work on my front lip too How about April 3rd or 4th?
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Old 03-08-2010, 12:54 PM
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My parts are arriving today so i dunno if I can be that patient..
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I can come up to hang out either way so no biggie. I was hoping just putting a date out there that we can try to get a date set.
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Originally Posted by pdxhak View Post
So when we thinking BBQ and install? I should have my skirts painted and ready to install in a couple of weeks. If rawr shows up then we can work on my front lip too How about April 3rd or 4th?
I'm going to plan an engine install in May maybe. If I am ready by the end of April, then Saturday May 1st will be my install date. This is not set in stone, as I still need to work some deals out.

Dan - keep that day open!! LOL
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Old 03-08-2010, 01:17 PM
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I have my oldest daughter's HS graduation in Montana May 30th so just do your install before or after that weekend
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Haha ok man. I'll let you know. Maybe even as early as next weekend. Just need to check my schedule and get back to you
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Old 03-13-2010, 03:46 PM
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Just saw a Top Gear episode where their challenge was a road rally. Does anyone know if there are any road rallies in our region. This actualy seems like it would be a lot of fun!
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Sure. There's the Targa BC coming up.

Also There is a Friday night rally club where the challenge is all about reading the cryptic directions to try and figure out the actual route.
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