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    1. For real. I love Raleigh and just bought a house...

      For real. I love Raleigh and just bought a house here, but every now and then I browse the job openings available in Colorado. I'd love to live there for a while, they just have so much awesome...
    2. I think that's the idea actually. We make tons...

      I think that's the idea actually. We make tons of sacrifices for better driving cars--less MPG, worse reliability--all for better driving cars. Otherwise we'd all drive a Prius.

      and FWIW, in...
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      I've gotten one as a rental before. Plain and...

      I've gotten one as a rental before. Plain and simple, its a car. Nothing bad, nothing particularly good. It rides well, handles decently. I've got a friend that owns one, same deal. Nothing...
    4. I definitely have, which is part of the reason...

      I definitely have, which is part of the reason why I've posted about it here. I wanted to get a fresher perspective, perhaps from people actually more interested in the performance of their vehicles...
    5. This is actually what I'm getting at. I can...

      This is actually what I'm getting at. I can easily buy some coilovers and preload the springs to get it to sit level. However, would a longer, stiffer spring compensate better for the uneven weight...
    6. The front diff is offset to the driver's side.

      The front diff is offset to the driver's side.
    7. I was actually thinking of getting a fatter...

      I was actually thinking of getting a fatter girlfriend to even things out.

      In all seriousness though, it leans even when I'm not in it.
    8. Suspension question--uneven weight distribution

      A common issue that comes up on the Tacoma forums is the topic of "Taco Lean". My truck leans to the driver's side because, in their infinite Toyota wisdom, the engineers decided to put the front...
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      Or they could actually do some engineering to...

      Or they could actually do some engineering to make it work correctly. Maybe strengthen the suspension. Use innovative processing technology to stiffen the frame, use stronger materials to lighten the...
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      They made that combo all along. You might as...

      They made that combo all along. You might as well get a 2014/2015, its at least better looking.
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      Most larger FWD cars have this setup, with a...

      Most larger FWD cars have this setup, with a "long stem tulip" on the non-transmission side and a bearing supporting the shaft of the tulip in two places. It helps somewhat, but doesn't eliminate...
    12. Sounds like burnouts are required now. Please...

      Sounds like burnouts are required now. Please post video.
    13. How long did you drive for? In my experience,...

      How long did you drive for? In my experience, flat spots on summer tires go away after a few minutes of higher speed driving. The DWs that I had on my BMW always started out with some vibration for...
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      What were you thinking? That's a better car than...

      What were you thinking? That's a better car than either of the cars you've just described.
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      ****, I didn't really think this thread would...

      ****, I didn't really think this thread would bring out the idiots like it did.
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      There is no perfect suspension, everything is a...

      There is no perfect suspension, everything is a compromise. Our Tacomas, for example, have terrible rear suspension--they've sacrificed load capacity, handling and ride for low cost. The Honda Fit...
    17. Look up "Section 179". I'm not sure if its still...

      Look up "Section 179". I'm not sure if its still around, the last I heard though, you need a minimum of a 6' bed (and exclusive business use) to have it apply to you.
    18. It seems like just about every house you see on...

      It seems like just about every house you see on the MLS that looks like a killer deal has something wrong with it. Congrats, you just found out why this place is such a steal.
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      A RWD car can have better steering. With less...

      A RWD car can have better steering. With less clutter like CV axles around the front suspension, you can lay things out better to provide better steering feel. Also, you can dial in more caster for...
    20. The SUV will have a higher center of gravity but...

      The SUV will have a higher center of gravity but a more sophisticated rear suspension. In terms of speed around a track, it'll probably be a wash, but the SUV will be nicer to drive around.
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