How (and why) to Ramble On your domestic shorthair - Page 792 - Miata Turbo Forum -Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


Insert BS here A place to discuss anything you want

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 02-09-2013, 03:35 AM   #15821
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,165
Total Cats: 18
Default

TMI bro.
gearhead_318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 08:36 AM   #15822
Moderator
iTrader: (9)
 
sixshooter's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: Tampa, FL
Posts: 13,392
Total Cats: 1,015
Default

Sorry about that, brother. I hope she improves.
sixshooter is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 09:11 AM   #15823
Boost Czar

iTrader: (60)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 70,107
Total Cats: 1,400
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveC View Post
I love my Subaru.

Nemo is dumping wet heavy snow that's slipperier than fish guts. Everyone is tip-toeing down the road except my new 2001 Impreza which thinks it's fun. For five years my winter car was a Legacy GT that impressed me by being entirely indifferent to the weather or roads conditions, but snow actually makes the Impreza happy.

I'll probably drive only Miatas and Imprezas for the rest of my life.
It snowed the first day after I got my wrx. I still managed to slide all over the place, but I was driving it like a RWD car; plows like a bitch into corners otherwise the grip when you're in/out of the corner is awesome. i feel VERY confident with it in inclement weather now that I have a better understand of how the AWD reacts to stuff, owning it for just over a month now and a few more snow days to play.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 12:52 PM   #15824
Elite Member
iTrader: (19)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 5,184
Total Cats: 321
Default

Clearing out a foot of snow, even with a new snowthrower, is a lot of work. Mother Nature sucks rabid donky dick.
rleete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 01:03 PM   #15825
Boost Czar

iTrader: (60)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 70,107
Total Cats: 1,400
Default

i like shoveling for real. i feel like a man.
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 03:08 PM   #15826
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,659
Total Cats: 1,566
Default

What I assume must be going on when I hear folks in the northeast talking about the snow they've been getting:

Attached Thumbnails
How (and why) to Ramble On your domestic shorthair-snowstorm-danger-intensifies.-stay-home-if-you-can_84ab89_4420666.jpg  
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 03:57 PM   #15827
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,659
Total Cats: 1,566
Default

Attached Thumbnails
How (and why) to Ramble On your domestic shorthair-dab52b_4420413.jpg  
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-09-2013, 04:32 PM   #15828
Elite Member
iTrader: (19)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Rochester, NY
Posts: 5,184
Total Cats: 321
Default

Actually, more like this. View from my front porch.

Attached Thumbnails
How (and why) to Ramble On your domestic shorthair-a_1648.jpg  
rleete is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 01:17 AM   #15829
Junior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Eureka, Ca
Posts: 150
Total Cats: -21
Default

I can understand and feel for you Richard seeing as some of the ladies I date are going through that time right now. Not fun for them either.

I lived in State College Penn and Spokane Wash. Man have I shoveled my fair share of snow over the years. I kinda liked it back then but I'm over that now.
old school is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 04:21 AM   #15830
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 28,963
Total Cats: 327
Default

What are the chances I can successfully swap valve springs in my new head at home with the rental tool?
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 05:25 AM   #15831
Elite Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Dec 2010
Location: SoCal
Posts: 4,165
Total Cats: 18
Default

Aftermarket springs with stock shocks. Good idea or bad idea. If bad remimber im drunk if bad odea if good idea rwmimber om a genius?

.
gearhead_318 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 06:55 AM   #15832
Elite Member
iTrader: (4)
 
Pen2_the_penguin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Reno, NV
Posts: 3,688
Total Cats: 93
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by hustler View Post
What are the chances I can successfully swap valve springs in my new head at home with the rental tool?
Depends on what type tool they are able to provide...
Pen2_the_penguin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 07:44 AM   #15833
I haz no trubo
iTrader: (2)
 
Oscar's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Bolton, UK
Posts: 2,972
Total Cats: 101
Default

I've done it before with a giant C-clamp and a notched piece of tubing. Not the most fun, but if works.
Oscar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 09:23 AM   #15834
Boost Czar

iTrader: (60)
 
Braineack's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2005
Location: Chantilly, VA
Posts: 70,107
Total Cats: 1,400
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Oscar View Post
I've done it before with a giant C-clamp and a notched piece of tubing. Not the most fun, but if works.
worst tool ever.


it's easy if you have this:

Attached Thumbnails
How (and why) to Ramble On your domestic shorthair-5046770fa4e65_261148b.jpg  
Braineack is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 09:41 AM   #15835
y8s
2 Props,3 Dildos,& 1 Cat
iTrader: (8)
 
y8s's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Fake Virginia
Posts: 18,765
Total Cats: 324
Default

paste this into your CMD.EXE:

Code:
tracert -h 60 216.81.59.173
y8s is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 11:51 AM   #15836
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: finger lakes NY
Posts: 444
Total Cats: 17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Braineack View Post
It snowed the first day after I got my wrx. I still managed to slide all over the place, but I was driving it like a RWD car; plows like a bitch into corners otherwise the grip when you're in/out of the corner is awesome. i feel VERY confident with it in inclement weather now that I have a better understand of how the AWD reacts to stuff, owning it for just over a month now and a few more snow days to play.
They're all different, no surprise. In my Legacy, using the throttle in a turn was pointless unless you wanted to go sideways; both ends would lose grip in exactly the same way. But this Impreza (at least the one I have) drives more like RWD but with front assist. And the front assist is awesome because it'll actually pull the front where you point it.

BTW, both Subarus are 5MT, so they both have real differentials in the center. I know the Legacy's was viscous LSD and I'm about 99% sure the Impreza uses exactly the same part. I will say that the Legacy center diff was so gummy that on hot summer days it would buck like a 4WD truck with the steering at full lock.
DaveC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 12:03 PM   #15837
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: finger lakes NY
Posts: 444
Total Cats: 17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by y8s View Post
paste this into your CMD.EXE:

Code:
tracert -h 60 216.81.59.173
or type this is at a command prompt if you use a manly operating system:

Code:
traceroute -m 60 216.81.59.173
DaveC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 12:10 PM   #15838
Boost Pope
iTrader: (8)
 
Joe Perez's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2005
Location: Chicago
Posts: 24,659
Total Cats: 1,566
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by gearhead_318 View Post
Aftermarket springs with stock shocks. Good idea or bad idea. If bad remimber im drunk if bad odea if good idea rwmimber om a genius?
I'm reminded of the "It would be bad" dialogue from Ghostbusters.

Assuming that by "aftermarket" you mean something with a significantly higher springrate, and not something like a Racing-Beat spring which is shorter than stock but not significantly stiffer, this is a good way to make the car feel a lot floatier / bouncier.

What, if I may ask, are you trying to accomplish here?



Quote:
Originally Posted by y8s View Post
paste this into your CMD.EXE:

Code:
tracert -h 60 216.81.59.173






Quote:
Originally Posted by DaveC View Post
or type this is at a command prompt if you use a manly operating system:

Code:
traceroute -m 60 216.81.59.173
Do I detect a hint of Linux Inferiority Complex?
Attached Thumbnails
How (and why) to Ramble On your domestic shorthair-tracert.jpg  
Joe Perez is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 12:54 PM   #15839
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2011
Location: finger lakes NY
Posts: 444
Total Cats: 17
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joe Perez View Post
Do I detect a hint of Linux Inferiority Complex?
Yes. I suffer from Windows envy.

Seriously, there was a time when I was militant in my anti-MS ways (though I was not alone.) But since Bill Gates stepped down they really don't leave that bad taste in my mouth anymore. Meanwhile, Ubuntu has taken such a seriously wrong turn that I'm losing hope for the future of linux.
DaveC is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-10-2013, 01:01 PM   #15840
Tour de Franzia
iTrader: (6)
 
hustler's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2006
Location: Republic of Dallas
Posts: 28,963
Total Cats: 327
Default

BRB, putting Ubuntu on my junk computer.
hustler is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Uconn Car Show 240_to_miata Local Meets, Events and Tech Days 1 01-23-2016 10:17 PM
Uconn Car Show Sat, April 9th 240_to_miata Local Meets, Events and Tech Days 7 04-11-2011 11:00 AM
Uconn Car Club Spring 2010 Show 240_to_miata Local Meets, Events and Tech Days 92 04-12-2010 06:20 PM
anual uconn car show/meet 240_to_miata Local Meets, Events and Tech Days 0 02-19-2008 10:03 PM


Tags
brain <3 me, brainy <3s hollywood, cancerous testicles, cuban caveman, furry barnacle, get fragged faeflora, joe p for prez, lyrical joe perez, not hit block, peter falk

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 06:24 AM.