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Old 10-16-2012, 01:37 AM   #941
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Does the passenger-side windshield wiper fail to conform to the curvature of the glass? I tried the new-style wipers and had that problem. Also, looks like it's time for some rain-x.
yes, maybe, possibly.
I don't have washer reservoir anymore so I have to apply rainx manually
Wipers work but they kind of suck. These are baller Bosch fancy-*** wipers, too. I don't really care tbh.
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Use rain-x on the outside and anti-fog on the inside. It's glorious. I would have taken my windshield wipers off long ago if it were legal.
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yes, maybe, possibly.
I don't have washer reservoir anymore so I have to apply rainx manually
Wipers work but they kind of suck. These are baller Bosch fancy-*** wipers, too. I don't really care tbh.
Bosch ones are amazing for like a month and then they suck. The rain-x ones that look almost the same are so much better.
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Old 10-16-2012, 08:27 AM   #944
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Bosch ones are amazing for like a month and then they suck. The rain-x ones that look almost the same are so much better.
I bought a set of those rain-x blades and they sucked hard-core. Incredibly streaky right out of the package. I wrote Rain-x a letter about it and they gave me a refund instead of a new pair of blades (I asked for one or the other), so I took that to mean my pair was probably normal. I like the bosch blades I have, they seem to last about a year for me. I use the high-end ones on my Subaru, and the second-tier blades on the miata since it doesn't have to survive snow.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:28 AM   #945
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People can't take pictures. Makes me rage. ARGGGG
You know I have a 300mm lens on my D3100 right? I also enjoy long walks with Russians.
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so much sexual tension in here, oh my
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lol exactly what I was thinking when I posted that
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I bought a set of those rain-x blades and they sucked hard-core. Incredibly streaky right out of the package. I wrote Rain-x a letter about it and they gave me a refund instead of a new pair of blades (I asked for one or the other), so I took that to mean my pair was probably normal. I like the bosch blades I have, they seem to last about a year for me. I use the high-end ones on my Subaru, and the second-tier blades on the miata since it doesn't have to survive snow.
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Bosch ones are amazing for like a month and then they suck. The rain-x ones that look almost the same are so much better.
I have same wipers on my jeep and miata - Bosch Icon. On the jeep, they are AMAZING, on the miata, they are meh. I think it boils down to the windshield shape, angle and age. Miata windshield should really be replaced - might do that whenever I get to repaint it.


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You know I have a 300mm lens on my D3100 right? I also enjoy long walks with Russians.
you'd just make some excuse up - like "my wife has to get a vasectomy tongiht" or something like that.
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Old 10-16-2012, 09:27 PM   #952
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Also on an unrelated note.

When I went to the dyno, for the first pull they decided to get my tach signal from Cylinder #1 plug wire. Well, it froze the dyno. According to the shop owner - "it sometimes happens when your coils output so much current that it overloads the pickup and freezes the dyno".

So there you have it, LS truck coils are beast. They had to use a laser thingy and a reflector on the crank pulley for RPM instead.
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Old 10-19-2012, 02:45 AM   #953
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Awesome car. I am impressed by the EFR. I second the private road/highway rape videos.
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Awesome car. I am impressed by the EFR. I second the private road/highway rape videos.
Thanks!
I need to tune boost control some more. Right now with quick shifts it only spools to like 20psi. But if I do a pull from 2500 rpm it spools to 25psi. Need to play with EBC parameters.

Also is it wrong that I kind of want to paint my car brown? Macadamia Metallic to be exact.






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does that mean bodywork?

i think you should just buff all the clearcoat off.
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does that mean bodywork?

i think you should just buff all the clearcoat off.
joke's on you, early NAs didn't have clear coat.
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What about the c6 vette dark red?
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What about the c6 vette dark red?
Other than black and brown, I don't like dark colors.

It's still a long way to go but open to suggestions. Basic plan is trackspeed widebody kit + big compressor + spray gun + diy paintbooth in garage.

edit: I do like 95 merlot color. might just repaint that to confuse everyone

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This weekend I went to LeMons in New Hampshire. It was awesome experience and I got a good 2 hours behind the wheel.

Our car was a 1986 Nissan Stanza Wagon with a CA18DET swap. Quite fast for a lemons car but a pile of **** in every other way. Saturday ended with 3&4 gear shifter fork breaking, so we fixed it by welding 4th gear. Surprisingly, it worked like a charm! However, the clutch died 3 minutes before checkered flag.

I also set the fastest time out of 3 drivers. Felt good.



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You made the trek all the way up here? Cool stuff. I had friends on two or three teams there. The team with the wambulance daytona that won organizers choice and the Halloween themed POS trans am guys who had no idea what they were doing and and did most of the work for the car in the school's motorsports garage. And I'm not sure if Bill Goodale was there with his toaterhome (that likely out values the entire field of cars) and his lemons car.
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