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    Thread: Go ahead...ask those car questions you were always afraid to ask...

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      10-07-2005 11:29 AM #26
      I got one..
      around Vegas, on the highways near overpasses or underpasses, there are signs that say NO HC with the universal Crossout sign, circle with a line through it.
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      10-07-2005 11:30 AM #27
      Quote, originally posted by craigsaid »
      Its not really a car question but i dont care, this has been driving me nuts:
      What does it mean when someone says 'bump' on a thread? They usually do it when someone is selling something but they do it at other times too which is keeping me from figuring it out from the context.
      Thanks a million
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      to bump the thread to the top


      Modified by JUSTINCASE1021 at 11:35 AM 10-7-2005
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      10-07-2005 11:33 AM #28
      Quote, originally posted by VegasJetta »
      I got one..
      around Vegas, on the highways near overpasses or underpasses, there are signs that say NO HC with the universal Crossout sign, circle with a line through it.
      Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?!

      No helicopters is my guess

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      10-07-2005 11:33 AM #29
      what does IIRC stand for ::blush::
      Troll'n hard.

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      10-07-2005 11:35 AM #30
      Quote, originally posted by JUSTINCASE1021 »
      to bump the thread to the top

      Modified by JUSTINCASE1021 at 11:34 AM 10-7-2005

      Thanks

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      10-07-2005 11:36 AM #31
      IIRC = If I Recall Correctly.
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    7. 10-07-2005 11:36 AM #32
      Quote, originally posted by VdubTUNA »
      what does IIRC stand for ::blush::

      if i recall correctly

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      10-07-2005 11:40 AM #33
      Quote, originally posted by VdubTUNA »
      what does IIRC stand for ::blush::

      yeah i wanted to know that too....and dont feel bad...i just figured out what IMO was a few months ago
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      10-07-2005 11:43 AM #34
      why were some 2002 golfs called the "337" ???
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    10. 10-07-2005 11:49 AM #35
      Quote, originally posted by VegasJetta »
      I got one..
      around Vegas, on the highways near overpasses or underpasses, there are signs that say NO HC with the universal Crossout sign, circle with a line through it.
      Whiskey Tango Foxtrot?!

      is that that difficult???
      no Hazardous Chemicals.
      typically on a highway that goes through a city they will have this, the HC is in green IIRC

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      10-07-2005 11:51 AM #36
      Quote, originally posted by nourdmrolnmt1 »
      is that that difficult???
      no Hazardous Chemicals.
      typically on a highway that goes through a city they will have this, the HC is in green IIRC

      oooohhhh...i guess there isn't a national term like HAZMAT
      no helicopters
      bill

    12. 10-07-2005 11:52 AM #37
      What does "JDM" stand for? i have been reading forums and such for years and I always wondered but I was too lazy to investigate. I have deduced that it must be "Japanese" something or another.

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      10-07-2005 11:54 AM #38
      Quote, originally posted by LhW »
      What does "JDM" stand for? i have been reading forums and such for years and I always wondered but I was too lazy to investigate. I have deduced that it must be "Japanese" something or another.

      Japenese Domestic Market

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      10-07-2005 11:54 AM #39
      JDM= Japanese Domestic Market
      *i only found out a couple of years ago right here on the tex
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      10-07-2005 11:56 AM #40
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      10-07-2005 12:02 PM #41
      Quote, originally posted by JUSTINCASE1021 »
      why were some 2002 golfs called the "337" ???

      337 was the internal project code VW used for the MKI. the 2002/03 model was the anniversary edition of the GTI in NA, thus the 337 designation.
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      10-07-2005 12:04 PM #42
      Quote, originally posted by thesteve »
      I could use a history lesson......
      Why do we have steering wheels on the left hand side/Europe, etc. has it on the right......(who decided to differ and for what reason)........

      England has them on the right. Europe has them on the left.
      The English Army had their horsement pass people on the left side of the road so that thier sword-hand was free (just incase). Napolean (so the story goes) didn't like to do anything the way that the British did, so he changed it.
      The US probably would have been right-hand drive, but the Model T wouldn't work with rhd, so Henry Ford made it left hand drive. Since the 'T' was the standard for the U.S., everyone else adopted lhd!
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      10-07-2005 12:37 PM #43
      Quote, originally posted by Air and water do mix »
      England has them on the right. Europe has them on the left.
      The English Army had their horsement pass people on the left side of the road so that thier sword-hand was free (just incase). Napolean (so the story goes) didn't like to do anything the way that the British did, so he changed it.
      The US probably would have been right-hand drive, but the Model T wouldn't work with rhd, so Henry Ford made it left hand drive. Since the 'T' was the standard for the U.S., everyone else adopted lhd!
      Ta-Da!
      *These are stories as I have heard them and I take no responsibility for their accuracy!

      and to add to this: Places throughout the world with British influence at one point or another will most likely have right hand drive cars, while the other places will have LHD. Not sure how Japan got their RHD standards though...

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      10-07-2005 12:48 PM #44

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      10-07-2005 12:52 PM #45
      Quote, originally posted by atomicalex »
      "Why would you buy a pickup and then put one of those cap things over the back end? Don't you just end up with a really ugly station wagon?"

      No, you end-up with a station wagon that's hard to park, gets terrible mileage and is almost impossible to see out of!
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    21. 10-07-2005 12:52 PM #46
      What are the MkI, MkII, MkII, etc. equivilents for Audis? Here, I'll list the ones I can think of so you can just fill in the blank.
      UR-Q
      4000
      5000
      100
      200
      V8Q
      Coupe Q
      A4 (first and second gen)
      A6 (first, second and third gen)
      A8 (ditto)
      This has been bothering me for some time now.

    22. 10-07-2005 12:58 PM #47
      Quote, originally posted by Air and water do mix »
      England has them on the right. Europe has them on the left.
      The English Army had their horsement pass people on the left side .........
      Ta-Da!

      That's actually a much more interesting answer than I was anticipating........I figured it involved a pissing contest somewhere down the line though...... [IMG]http://**********************/smile/emthup.gif[/IMG]

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      10-07-2005 12:58 PM #48
      Quote, originally posted by mister_g60 »
      What are the MkI, MkII, MkII, etc. equivilents for Audis? Here, I'll list the ones I can think of so you can just fill in the blank.
      UR-Q
      4000
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      100
      200
      V8Q
      Coupe Q
      A4 (first and second gen)
      A6 (first, second and third gen)
      A8 (ditto)
      This has been bothering me for some time now.

      There is none. Audi was bought by VW to get the Mk 1 golf (and to a lesser extent, the K70). Sort of a canary swallowing a cat scenario. Until the Audi A3 came along, there was no crossover. I'm pretty sure about this, though there could be a model or two in Europe that I'm not familiar with. Anyone? Anyone??
      Quote Originally Posted by Boyz in da Park
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      10-07-2005 12:59 PM #49
      How does BMW decide their model designation numbers? E30...etc?

    25. 10-07-2005 01:03 PM #50
      Quote, originally posted by thesteve »
      I could use a history lesson......
      Why do we have steering wheels on the left hand side/Europe, etc. has it on the right......(who decided to differ and for what reason)........

      Wow. May be there's a geography lesson in order. Europe is several times bigger than GB. GB doesn't = europe same as USA doesn't = world. They don't even want to be considered as part of europe, but want to have EU capital.

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