Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Thrift Vader, Sep 25, 2015.
Thank you!. Actually 4Matic is tempting.
@Nobleprofessor , you sir, haz a PM.
For the Subaru fans... I saw this old wagon while walking my dog yesterday.
I wonder how many Subie Snacks it takes to start her up?
Several friends of mine had pretty much that exact Scubie, color and all, in high school and college. Solid and reliable beaters.
That doesn't mean much if we don't know what timeframe you're talking about...
While I was walking past, the owner and her dog got out. She was an aging hippie type. I would guess she's the original owner.
Well, most high schoolers don't beat brand new cars (maybe that's a geo-economical thing) and it's getting old enough now where you don't see many on the road anymore... But this was early to mid 2000's.
You don't see them because they're all in Boulder County...
Kona loved her first ride in the Forester. I picked it up from the shop earlier this afternoon while out walking her.
@Nobleprofessor here's the Olds:
Sweet! How did I know it would be red! They might not much be to look at it, but these are workhorses. They get great gas mileage (considering its a fairly large family car), they are cheap to repair, they are very reliable, and they are comfortable. I would guess anyone under 30 would look at this and think there is nothing redeeming about it. But, I can sure appreciate them.
I had a 1990 Olds 88. In 1990 they had a little bit of a facelift and it was a little cleaner design. I really like the 98, too. In fact, even though they are 25+ years old, I would still really like the have a 98 Touring Sedan.
It's been a while, but had to share with you guys this thing my friend has been working on for a customer.
FD3S RX7 RE Amemiya full widebody kit, (has a big badass wing somewhere) Rays TE37 Rims, Racing tires, $$$$$ Suspension and brakes, engine specs unknown.... @Cj52racers , i swear you'd do anything to get a seat in this thing. i have seen it go from a shell to this. and omfg, it is like a JGTC car. he is aiming for lap time supremacy. and i don't doubt it. if the dude can drive.....
Looks awesome Vader.
Recent work on my car (not thrifted): new strut mounts and strut bearings, new front drive axles. Sounds and feels a lot better. The bad strut pieces made driving on rough roads sound like Blue Man Group banging trash can lids.
I did snag one of these bushing replacement kits off eBay for cheap due to being a cosmetic second. Hoping to tighten up steering response once spring time rolls around.
That and finally replace my A/C compressor.
Hopefully you can share more customer work with the new gig.
it's a beast. 40k in before the engine work........
how do you like the Whiteline products?
A/C is goine to be easy. but dealing with the gas sucks. unless you get a workshop to empty it for you.
which whip are you working on?
Thoughts on struts after 50k? Living in pothole country (midwest) I've put on 50k on my ride (2010 Murano) I know I've got brakes that probably should get done (city driving) and so I was hoping to tighten up the suspension at least in the front. Brakes are a piece of cake (I've done more than my share of brake jobs) but I've only swapped struts once and replaced the whole assembly when I did (no spring compressor). Should I just wait until I really notice something? Maybe another 25k miles or so?
Struts usually last much longer than shocks. Unless you are really having a problem, I wouldn't worry about them until much later.
Ill keep an eye on them. I remember reading 50k for shocks but it says struts too. I just like to baby my cars, but at the same time abused them. Nothing clunking in the suspension yet but the ride is a little more bouncy than when new. Thanks
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