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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 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 (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... ...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! 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. 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
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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 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? 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. 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 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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    chirped 2nd... from 4th?

    I was stuck behind a slow truck on the highway, and there was moderate traffic. I kept checking the mirrors looking for a gap. I finally see an opening to pass the truck, so I hit the o/d button, and then maybe a half-second later I punch the gas. To my surprise I hear a screech as I blow past...
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    the Sandy method

    I did the Ivory soap/Pledge cleaning... beautiful! The Pledge gives the perfect protection. The leather is nice and slippery, but at the same time it's not greasy or yucky. Sandy was right :-)
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    I was trying to organize some stuff on my computer and I found this. I made it a while ago. The whole angled picture thing turned out pretty silly looking, but I think the actual editing job looks ok. I shaved the antenna, the gas filler...
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    weird error message

    Does anybody know the cause, or solution for, this error message? It keeps popping up, and then shutting down my computer every 5 minutes or so. It doesn't even give me time to try and get info on before it happens again. Oh boy, there it is...
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    Tweeter installation

    Who here has component speakers? How did you mount your tweeter? I decided that, for now anyway, I wanted to put the tweeter in the factory position (I have (well, had ;-)) the JBL premium system.) However, upon taking the door apart, I found out that it wasn't as simple as just pulling out...