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Old 09-02-2021, 02:49 AM
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I mean it's funny, but her patience is seems to be failing


The fact that the white witch is still in your possession... means her patience is that of a saint. After the great zamboni incident I thought it would have been involved in a mysterious fire.
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Old 09-02-2021, 03:29 AM
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The fact that the white witch is still in your possession... means her patience is that of a saint. After the great zamboni incident I thought it would have been involved in a mysterious fire.
Hell I was surprised I wasn't on fire myself over that one...

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Old 09-02-2021, 11:24 AM
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Stopped at the mall and wife said "Look, it's just like daddy's car.." and then made sure I got these pictures.

Is that a vise-grip?
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Old 09-02-2021, 01:35 PM
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Old 09-02-2021, 01:43 PM
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Interlock cable is installed and ao far transmission failsafe is gone

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For those who were asking they are M5 brakes with M5 wheels.
Something to note about the wheels; they are forged from the factory by fuchsfelgen. They were then chromed in California. I was never a fan of chrome wheels, but for some reason it just seemed like a good idea with the chrome trim. And I couldn’t be happier with how they look. I guess it just works with the older body style and the modern wheel design. I was originally going to go black, but that look seems to have become all too common. Overall I’m very happy except with the maintenance nightmare that is chrome wheels. I had no idea they need to constantly be cleaned to prevent corrosion, but I only learned this after the purchase. Oh well, as my father put it, “it’s not your first set of wheels and won’t be your last. Wheels aren’t an investment, so just relax and enjoy”. I think I have some mild OCD and he could tell the idea of corrosion was slowly but surely eating away at me (no pun intended!). He’s right though; they’re just wheels. I was running heavy cast 20x10.5 square before, and the difference with these lightweight alloys is mind blowing. I would also guess I am running a unique tire size that no one else in the world is using. My previous setup was 305/40r20’s squared. As I am staggered now the sizing is 305/40r20 R and 275/45r20 F. This additional step in aspect ratio is a game changer in the fantastic (…NOT!) nyc roads. And especially so if you have some suspension mods. It doesn’t look all too bad either, actually i quite like it, and zero rubbing! I had to run spacers with extended wheel bolts on my previous wheels (ET35 w/ 15mm spacer) and I am so glad to have it gone. Always in the back of your head that you're running a piece of metal with extended bolts. Id also like to mention, the pilot sport A/S’s. They are really an engineering masterpiece. I don’t think I will ever use another tire again. Thanks guys.

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For those who were asking they are M5 brakes with M5 wheels.
Something to note about the wheels; they are forged from the factory by fuchsfelgen. They were then chromed in California. I was never a fan of chrome wheels, but for some reason it just seemed like a good idea with the chrome trim. And I couldn’t be happier with how they look. I guess it just works with the older body style and the modern wheel design. I was originally going to go black, but that look seems to have become all too common. Overall I’m very happy except with the maintenance nightmare that is chrome wheels. I had no idea they need to constantly be cleaned to prevent corrosion, but I only learned this after the purchase. Oh well, as my father put it, “it’s not your first set of wheels and won’t be your last. Wheels aren’t an investment, so just relax and enjoy”. I think I have some mild OCD and he could tell the idea of corrosion was slowly but surely eating away at me (no pun intended!). He’s right though; they’re just wheels. I was running heavy cast 20x10.5 square before, and the difference with these lightweight alloys is mind blowing. I would also guess I am running a unique tire size that no one else in the world is using. My previous setup was 305/40r20’s squared. As I am staggered now the sizing is 305/40r20 R and 275/45r20 F. This additional step in aspect ratio is a game changer in the fantastic (…NOT!) nyc roads. And especially so if you have some suspension mods. It doesn’t look all too bad either, actually i quite like it, and zero rubbing! I had to run spacers with extended wheel bolts on my previous wheels (ET35 w/ 15mm spacer) and I am so glad to have it gone. Always in the back of your head that you're running a piece of metal with extended bolts. Id also like to mention, the pilot sport A/S’s. They are really an engineering masterpiece. I don’t think I will ever use another tire again. Thanks guys.
Ceramic coat the rims and it will keep them cleaner longer, make them easier to clean and should provide some protection from the winter conditions.
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Wednesday night on the way back home the battery light started blinking and not long after I was sitting by the side of a corn field waiting on the tow truck.
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Ceramic coat the rims and it will keep them cleaner longer, make them easier to clean and should provide some protection from the winter conditions.
I planned on it, but got lazy hit it with the ceramic wash from griots though. Honestly, i dont know if it can even hold up. Gets pretty toasty in that area. I may just plastidip the entire wheel for the winter.

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Wednesday night on the way back home the battery light started blinking and not long after I was sitting by the side of a corn field waiting on the tow truck.
Ouch, sounds like the alternator, been there before...
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