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    How NOT to steal a SideKick II

    The story goes like this... June 6th, 2006: The people in the pictures below have my friend’s T-Mobile Sidekick. Instead of doing the honorable thing when finding someone’s phone in a taxi, they instead kept it. I have found 8 cell phones in the last couple years in taxis. EVERY single...
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    Results using Zaino Z-PC and Porter Cable 7336 DA

    Products used: -Porter Cable 7336SP Dual Action Sander/Polisher (basically same as 7424 polisher that everyone on autopia.org uses) -Zaino Z-PC Fusion Dual Action Paint Cleanser Swirl Remover -Sonus SFX-2 Paint Polishing Pad To be honest, the paint looked pretty damn good considering it's age...
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    Lincoln Aims to Attract Younger Set

    I just purchased a student subscription to the Wall Street Journal, and saw this article. A few notes- -"Significant" campaign for the Zephyr -Lincoln is coming out with 5 new models over the next 11 months (where have I been to miss this?) -The target market for the Zephyr is 35-45 (I thought...
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    Red Bull Dragsterday, Sat Sept 10

    This Saturday, September 10, Downtown Detroit. Racing starts at 1. More details at http://www.redbulldragsterday.com/ (my brother's car is Team Laid Back) It's similar to the Flugtag, except on land. They race an 1/8th of a mile in human powered dragsters. My brother was selected to be one of...
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    Gran Turismo 4 cars, courses, sounds

    I was surfing around and I came across this... http://www.playstation.jp/scej/title/gt4/main.html ...which appears to be the Japanese site for Gran Turismo 4. I'm not sure if this is a complete list, but it seems to be official anyway. Like the other GT games, there's an eastern bias to the cars...
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    Concorso D'Italia

    Today I went to an Italian car show held at Meadow Brook, which is on the campus of Oakland University in Auburn Hills/Rochester Hills MI. I took lots of pictures (160+), enjoy! http://mark8.org/users/jbuch/ConcorsoDItalia/ Of special interest... 2 Ford GT's (yes, I know it's an Italian show...
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    saw a Ford GT today

    I was sitting in a parking lot about to go into a store, then out of the corner of my eye I saw it. :o Quickly grabbed the camera phone and took a couple pictures. http://mark8.org/users/jbuch/images/fordgt1.jpg http://mark8.org/users/jbuch/images/fordgt2.jpg sweet sweet sweet Naturally...
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    Neat Cruise Control feature

    Maybe this is a known thing, maybe even something in the manual, but I just discovered this the other day. While the cruise control is on, if you tap "set/accelerate" it increases your speed by 1 mph, and if you tap "coast" it decreases your speed by 1 mph. You can also give it 3, or any...
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    Transmission Questions

    I have 96k miles, and I have no idea when the trans fluid was last changed. But I'm sure it has been way too long. :-( I have heard that once you get to a certain point, it's better to just leave it sealed up and pray (while saving for a new trans just in case) than to change the fluid out...
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    Best vanity plate I've seen

    http://mark8.org/users/jbuch/images/swervin.jpg
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    Chassis Lube points

    Can someone list all the chassis lube points? I just want to make sure that I am not missing any. My car thanks you in advance :-)
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    NAIAS '04

    http://mark8.org/users/jbuch/NAIAS%2004/ The pics are pretty small, if there are some specifics people want to see, I can upload the bigger ones. Sadly, my camera's battery died part way through, so I missed a LOT (no C6 :-( )I am going to try to go back Wednesday if I can, and take some more.
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    any good home audio sites/stores?

    Does anyone know of any home audio online stores that sell stuff pretty cheap? www.cbrstereo.com is great for car audio, but nothing for home audio. Thanks
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    "I'd go with the halogen"

    hahahahaha This just goes to show how much Jane Q Public knows about cars. http://mark8.org/users/jbuch/audio/IsSheBlonde.asx sorry about the weird format, this is how it was sent to me
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    My sweet trunk install

    haha, just kidding. try not to vomit on your keyboards http://burns.thefinaldimension.org/otn/other/pukeface.gif Here's an overall view of the trunk. You can see the subs firing upwards in the home made box, and then I mounted the amps and such to the extra wood from the box...
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