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Old 07-26-2012, 01:39 AM   #13541
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I own slaves today. They just don't do any work. But I still feed and house them.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:15 AM   #13542
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I'm glad I went out this morning before I get in bed to swap my front wheels back to the 15" ones. The stock 14" with Shititomo tires on it were vibrating initially, and over the last two weeks worsening into a front end shimmy and severe bounce. I started to let it go till this weekend. When I took the driver side one off, I found the tread swollen about 1/3 the circumference of the tire at about 1" tall, with the entire outer most layer with wires exposed and cut through. It would have failed in the next day or two, probably in a catastrophic blowout. No wonder it felt like the front end was nearly bouncing off the ground. I've never seen a tire do that quite so severely.

My bad luck here lately...
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:43 AM   #13543
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several strange men are in my house removing my old windows and replacing them with new baller ones. if I wasn't so excited about removing those lead dust machines or being able to actually open all of my windows, I might feel the slight ripping of my anus from the cost.

exterior side left to right: cheapy, good, best


interior side left to right: best, good, cheapy
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:44 AM   #13544
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I own slaves today. They just don't do any work. But I still feed and house them.
I have two extra friends in my house today too!
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:46 AM   #13545
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several strange men are in my house removing my old windows and replacing them with new baller ones.
Double paned windows?
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Old 07-26-2012, 10:49 AM   #13546
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Baller aluminum/dual panel fully insulated windows and doors are EXPENSIVE.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:00 PM   #13547
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Double paned windows?
double pane, low e, argon yep. They're OKNA/Himark brand.
http://www.himarkwindows.com/product..._entry_id=3849

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Baller aluminum/dual panel fully insulated windows and doors are EXPENSIVE.
Vinyl. Aluminum seems to be not well liked. Some people get wood but most high end installs are fiberglass. We went with high end vinyl because it's good enough to get a lifetime warranty on the windows and installation basically.

the windows I'm getting are probably strong enough to last through some light hurricanes and tornadoes and that's more than they'll ever see.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:03 PM   #13548
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Nice. The house we bought 2 years ago has all double-paned windows...I'm confident it's one of the reasons our electric bill is so low.
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Old 07-26-2012, 01:28 PM   #13549
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I replaced the windows in my house about 2 years ago. Energy savings really didn't add up to much, but they reduced drafts in winter to make the house much more comfortable. I think I spent about $5000 on 13 or 14 windows, installed.
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Old 07-26-2012, 03:00 PM   #13550
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I replaced the windows in my house about 2 years ago. Energy savings really didn't add up to much, but they reduced drafts in winter to make the house much more comfortable. I think I spent about $5000 on 13 or 14 windows, installed.
we didn't do it for energy savings. ask anyone, they will tell you it's not worth it and never pays for itself.

I think I did a total of 17 but one was a total tearout and one was a garden window that cost about 2k by itself. then add on the divided lights and lead paint abatement requirements and it was quite a bit more than 5k.
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$11k buys you a Monster Miata with blacked out Daisy's and a custom EXTREME color changing paint job. You know, for all you SCCA guys or tuner guys.

1990 Mazda MONSTER Miata
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:44 PM   #13552
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Hah, this is over in Fort Wayne. Im going to show my non SCCA non tuner buddy to go have a look if he has time.
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Old 07-26-2012, 09:58 PM   #13553
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Lets go drifting!

In other news, I'm on track to becoming an awesome iracer All hope is not lost...

Gussets cuh!

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^ this made me LOL and
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Old 07-27-2012, 12:15 PM   #13555
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So today I did this:



Time to gather go-fast parts.
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INSTALLING:

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Hey, I just met you,
And this is crazy,
But here's my number,
So call me, maybe?
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Old 07-27-2012, 03:47 PM   #13559
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Might actually get a Miata here soon.

Sold the AE86 today, roommate has a friend with a Miata for sale in decent condition, cheap.

Then I can be JUST LIKE YOU GUISE
Hay noob did you ever get a Miata?
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Old 07-27-2012, 06:25 PM   #13560
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Just got a bill from the Ohio dot for repairs to the guardrail I slid my car in to. 536$ for repairs and replacement of the rail. So out of curiosity I drive down to said place, they knocked some of the paint off, not even all of it. A little pissed off.
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