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    1. Member Strange Mud's Avatar
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      12-13-2019 09:42 AM #23251
      Quote Originally Posted by Dirty Hatch View Post
      Only if the Mini-van comes with a slide out, poop bags and wood burning stove.


      How is Mrs Dave enjoying the A5 compared to the golf R?
      fixed because this is the real question.

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      12-13-2019 09:56 AM #23252
      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
      Went to a buddys house today to help him prep his new car for the up coming ice racing season. Good god he has a great house. Its over 10,000 SQFT, of which I saw maybe 1500 plus his garage. He is my age and a little over a year ago bought the RWS my Dad was going to get, after he backed out, he paid for it in cash. I drank beers and screwed in ice studs the whole afternoon. Man it was tons of fun.

      I screwed probably 200 studs today. Much fun. Would do again.
      Looks like a fun time.

      Also, FTFY......



      Quote Originally Posted by Strange Mud View Post
      fixed because this is the real question.

      Mud
      She hasn't been in it yet. I got home on 12/1, left for NYC on 12/3, then back out to Ohio last Friday. Got home from that trip Sunday.

      We're having dinner with friends on Sunday, so she'll get to ride in it for the first time. I guess we'll see what she thinks on a trip longer than the 15 minute test drive.
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      12-13-2019 10:01 AM #23253
      Quote Originally Posted by IdontOwnAVW View Post
      It's $8 just to cross the Susquehanna river going on 95N (no toll southbound) and half a dozen or so miles later theres the $5 toll at the DE/MD state line.
      <----former MD resident but now at 22 yrs in the Carolinas. I guess I am spoiled because the total $ amount paying tolls in NC, SC & GA in those 22 yrs is less than that one river crossing. There's no such thing as an EZ pass here, and all of 4-5 (bypass) toll roads in the Carolinas. None near me.

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      12-13-2019 10:18 AM #23254
      This is my first winter without snow tires in close to 20 years. I really don’t NEED them here in DC, but I bought them back when I had to work - snow or not.

      The light truck tires on the van have always been garbage in the snow, so it was a no brainer to keep using the snows. I mean, I had a set, so why not?

      Last year I had to throw out my new-ish snow tires because they were rubbing on the suspension and grooved the sidewalls. I have not replaced them.

      I have different summer tires now. They have a little more grip in the wet than the previous Continentals, but they are still summer light truck tires.

      We’ll have to wait and see.

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      12-13-2019 10:33 AM #23255
      Quote Originally Posted by IdontOwnAVW View Post
      It's $8 just to cross the Susquehanna river going on 95N (no toll southbound) and half a dozen or so miles later theres the $5 toll at the DE/MD state line.
      When going North, if we can help it, we go through Harrisburg to Allentown, and avoid The $30 in tolls and chaos of DE/NJ/NY entirely. So often the shorter distance on 95 gets chewed up in construction/toll delays near Wilmington.
      I keep up with traffic with only 90 hp. What's your superpower?
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      12-13-2019 11:14 AM #23256
      Quote Originally Posted by Surf Green View Post
      When going North, if we can help it, we go through Harrisburg to Allentown, and avoid The $30 in tolls and chaos of DE/NJ/NY entirely. So often the shorter distance on 95 gets chewed up in construction/toll delays near Wilmington.
      I work down in Newark and have to deal with the nonsense on a daily basis. Beach season is the worst, they widen 95 and yet it's still jammed up from the rest area up until 295 splits off.
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      12-13-2019 11:50 AM #23257
      Quote Originally Posted by Surf Green View Post
      When going North, if we can help it, we go through Harrisburg to Allentown, and avoid The $30 in tolls and chaos of DE/NJ/NY entirely. So often the shorter distance on 95 gets chewed up in construction/toll delays near Wilmington.

      Same here, 83 to 81 to 78 to NJ. Unfortunately, before Allentown the construction on 78 is annoying, especially with a travel trailer. Don't feel like playing NASCAR driver against the walls with Semis trying to pass.
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      12-13-2019 03:36 PM #23258
      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
      Man, for a car with 157,000 miles on it, this thing is damn clean.

      Im really into this thing...
      Well I offered him 3100 as my best and final offer, and he did not accept. The search continues.
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      12-13-2019 03:53 PM #23259
      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
      Well I offered him 3100 as my best and final offer, and he did not accept. The search continues.
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      12-13-2019 03:59 PM #23260
      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
      Well I offered him 3100 as my best and final offer, and he did not accept. The search continues.
      A 15 year old car with 150k+ on it, and he wants >5k? Does he think it's a Subaru?
      I keep up with traffic with only 90 hp. What's your superpower?
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      12-13-2019 04:04 PM #23261
      Quote Originally Posted by Surf Green View Post
      A 15 year old car with 150k+ on it, and he wants >5k? Does he think it's a Subaru?
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      I guess so
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      12-13-2019 04:25 PM #23262
      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
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      I guess so
      I suppose a few people on here should be softening the guy up with offers of $2750 or so.

      Hell, insurance totaled our '08 Mazda3 that was banged up and 144k on it for a whopping $5400. I was surprised of anything over $2500.
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      12-13-2019 04:31 PM #23263
      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
      Well I offered him 3100 as my best and final offer, and he did not accept. The search continues.
      Boo

      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
      ...text messsages...

      I guess so
      Good grief. Hopefully he contacts you in a week when he can't sell it.
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      12-13-2019 04:58 PM #23264
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      This is my first winter without snow tires in close to 20 years. I really don’t NEED them here in DC, but I bought them back when I had to work - snow or not.

      The light truck tires on the van have always been garbage in the snow, so it was a no brainer to keep using the snows. I mean, I had a set, so why not?

      Last year I had to throw out my new-ish snow tires because they were rubbing on the suspension and grooved the sidewalls. I have not replaced them.

      I have different summer tires now. They have a little more grip in the wet than the previous Continentals, but they are still summer light truck tires.

      We’ll have to wait and see.
      Can you get the DWS06 in the size for the van?
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      maybe its just me, but i wouldnt put anything in the circle of "unrealistic" when it comes to sex.

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      12-13-2019 05:03 PM #23265
      Quote Originally Posted by Cabin Pics View Post
      Can you get the DWS06 in the size for the van?
      if hes still running 14s, they basically dont sell anything useful thats load rated for the van in that size.

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      12-13-2019 05:08 PM #23266
      Quote Originally Posted by ValveCoverGasket View Post
      if hes still running 14s, they basically dont sell anything useful thats load rated for the van in that size.
      Damn Germans.
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      Quote Originally Posted by cockerpunk View Post
      maybe its just me, but i wouldnt put anything in the circle of "unrealistic" when it comes to sex.

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      12-14-2019 09:13 PM #23267
      saw this in the Kroger parking lot. perfect patina and loved the wing mirrors. it had a modern Dodge gauge cluster and steering wheel, so I'm assuming Hemi swap. it was hard to see anything under the fenders, so wasn't totally sure and didn't stick around for the owner.

      welcome to the layer cake

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      12-14-2019 09:32 PM #23268
      Quote Originally Posted by n0rdicalex. View Post
      saw this in the Kroger parking lot. perfect patina and loved the wing mirrors. it had a modern Dodge gauge cluster and steering wheel, so I'm assuming Hemi swap. it was hard to see anything under the fenders, so wasn't totally sure and didn't stick around for the owner.

      Hnnghh...
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      12-14-2019 11:37 PM #23269
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      This is my first winter without snow tires in close to 20 years. I really don’t NEED them here in DC, but I bought them back when I had to work - snow or not.
      OMGZWTAF, you're gonna ded!!!

      I think, like most folks, if you don't go nuts, you'll survive. Or get your bike back and stud the tires.
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      12-15-2019 01:42 AM #23270
      Quote Originally Posted by @McMike View Post
      This is my first winter without snow tires in close to 20 years. I really don’t NEED them here in DC, but I bought them back when I had to work - snow or not.
      Isn't NoVa basically subtropical, and pretty flat? Ignore the haters and the losers, you don't need snows in Tidewater.
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      12-15-2019 02:55 AM #23271
      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
      Well I offered him 3100 as my best and final offer, and he did not accept. The search continues.
      Well I think I am going to do something really stupid







      It only has 222k miles on it



      Its in Atlantaish, it needs tires and a couple of odds and ends. Oh and yeah those miles. The guy is asking 2 grand. I figure what the hell.
      Last edited by Smooremin; 12-15-2019 at 02:59 AM.
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      12-15-2019 06:35 AM #23272
      I'd but something like this first.

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      12-15-2019 08:29 AM #23273
      Quote Originally Posted by Smooremin View Post
      Well I think I am going to do something really stupid







      It only has 222k miles on it



      Its in Atlantaish, it needs tires and a couple of odds and ends. Oh and yeah those miles. The guy is asking 2 grand. I figure what the hell.
      I’d rather take that at 2 grand anyway.

      Looks like it was owned by a non-dubber. Would hit.
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      12-15-2019 11:03 AM #23274
      Got the cup kit installed and the car sits a little higher than I thought it would, but it rides and handles much better then the FK coil overs I had. Plus, it doesn’t sound like I have a couple of gorillas under the hood. It rides similar to the tein springs and blistin shocks and struts I had on my Honda.

      Before pics with the FK


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      12-15-2019 11:05 AM #23275
      Quote Originally Posted by Just Another Sweater View Post
      That car is gonna sell for over 8 grand. Way out of my budget.


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