Looking at the picture again, the wiper pivots are symmetrical to either side of the car, and wipe 180 degrees...
edit: a little searching shows that changing the "park" position of the wipers from the stock location on the left, to the right, is fairly popular.
Last edited by Surf Green; 04-11-2012 at 05:41 PM.
Oil Cooled Heart
Does anyone know what causes the whine that I remember from classic GM automatic transmissions for RWD? The whine starts when the car begins moving from a stop, the whine increases in frequency until the transmission shifts gears, and then the whine goes away.
I've always sort of wondered about it but never did any research. I found this thread:
Originally Posted by thread
Last edited by adrew; 04-23-2012 at 01:20 PM.
Improving the signal-to-noise ratio
"I know you are all about bringing the darkness..."
-The nicest thing anyone's ever said to me. Also the best opening line to a pornographic film.
Yes, balance and can also be a minor breaking assist. You can shift your more than 1/2 your body off the bike to help corner, while leaving the bike more upright to have a larger tire contact patch on the track surface:
Doing it on the road is fun, but often pointless - staying tucked in, being smoother and more aerodynamic would be quicker overall if you're not going fast enough to need to corner that hard.
Some riders (Rossi especially) started to put their whole foot and leg out, which has been catching on a bit more. Is it not too widespread.
The real pros (i.e. not a road rider) can 'catch' a bike with their knee and elbow - if the bike starts to low-side, they can try to catch it and force the tires back down to grip using their bodies contact points to bring it back. This is what Marco Simoncelli may have been attempting to do during his fatal accident.
This is a extreme lowside save (not SIC's) :
| œ Orchid Euro Importation œ |
Currently driving or working on too many cars...
| '93 Fox 16v - PVW | '99 Greenland Polo Diesel | '89 Rallye Golf | '83 Golf GTi RHD | '75 Swallowtail |
| '76 Alfa Romeo Spider | '99 Lupo 1.4TDI-S | '82 Caddy 1.9D | '85 VW LT35 N.S.T. | '90 Jetta 8v | '96 Volkswagen LT35D | '02 GTI 337 | '03 GTI 20v |
| '09 Aprilia RS125 | '81 Kawasaki AR80 | '59 NSU Quickly | '64 Honda Cub C65 + '65 C105 |
| Crashed Trek Madone 6.9 |
Support the car, and absorb impacts.
Shocks and struts are both dampers. They control how quickly the spring is allowed to compress and/or rebound during and after an impact. A damper is basically a piston in a sealed cylinder filled with fluid (gas, air, oil). As the piston moves up or down with the movement of the car, the gas is pushed through passages (valves) at certain rates to control how fast or slow the piston will move. Performance models have adjustable damping in one or both directions (compression and rebound).
technically a normal shock/spring setup could be called a "coil over", since the coiled spring does fit over the strut, but this term typically refers to height-adjustable shock/spring assemblies. The body of the strut is threaded to allow the lock ring to be spun up or down, changing spring height, and ultimately the cars ride height. Note the threaded body:
Cup Kits are paired spring/strut packages, but they are essentially a strut and a spring. Most cup kits are sold to lower cars by an inch or two, and often contain shorter springs, and stiffer damper valving. The term refers to cup series racing, where cars have to run the same gear, so it's sold as a kit.
Hypothetical no one has ever really explained to me, and I know a dealership won't give me a straight answer on:
I lease a vehicle for 4 years, sticker price is 30k. Regular old lease, at the end I have option to buy the car or give it back.
Residual is 15k.
As lease end approaches, do some homework and realize that the vehicle is worth 20k on the open market.
The question is - can/does this 5k difference in my favor be used if I want to negotiate pricing on another car to buy? I know if it was the inverse and the car was actually worth 10k, you would obviously walk away after the lease, but I'm asking more from the standpoint of a dealership - do they use stuff like this to try and keep you in another car?
I would go to the dealer you leased it from or any other dealer. depending on what bank did the lease and how the lease is built could go a couple different ways. I know at my work we work it just like a normal trade, if the value is great bonus for you if not tough luck. Now when we get say Honda lease's turned it aint a thing I can do with them but say hey go drop it off at the honda place
By headers I assume you mean standard shorty headers? If so, you're looking at 5-10hp in most cases. Long tubes will net ~20 over stock. Bear in mind the engine is a system so more can be gained when other mods are done to complement the headers.
Anything performance-wise done to either of your Powerstrokes? Got any pics?
"Sometimes wrong is worth the funny." - Billy Gardell
The good news: I gave up on being one of the cool kids!
The other just has tune + 4" exhaust.
They both have built transmissions from Brian's Truck Shop (google it).
The 2000 model was tuned and built by BTS. The other one is an early 99 which means it has the smaller turbo, different oil setup, etc. It's the red one and just has tune and exhaust. The 350 has a tune from DP tuners, other truck has it's tune from Brian's Truck Shop, and the guy learned how to tune from DP tuners.
2000 F250 7.3L
1999 F350 7.3L
http://www.speedsportlife.com press vehicle(s) this week: Lexus IS 350 F-Sport (AWD)
Twitter: @SSLByron, @SpeedSportLife
The 337 had recaro seats, 6-speed manual, different springs, some body molding stuff, and a few other appearance items. 1500 were made for the U.S. When you factor in accidents, ricers ruining them with black wheels/mesh/airbags/etc, it's safe to assume that maybe half the original amount are left.
My question for the thread is:
What exactly is a "tune-up?"
www.facebook.com/slimdownsarasota - best page on the interweb by far!!! Check it out and become a fan!!!
My mother's 2004 Mercedes E320 4Matic went in for an alignment at Town Fair Tire. The guy said that he couldn't complete the alignment because the car needed two camber bolts. I asked him if he would replace the bolts if I ordered them online, but he said "sorry, we can't do that". Why is this, and do I have to bring the car to the dealer? Will an independent MB shop do this?
- Air Filter
- fuel filter
- spark plugs
- spark plug wires
- set timing
- adjust valves/lash
- set idle
- adjust carb