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Old 06-03-2008, 02:58 PM   #21
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How dense are your ******* parents that they didn't notice a stream of UPS/FedEx boxes coming to their house, and all of a sudden you're wrenching under the hood a whole lot?


Apple doesn't fall far from the tree, I suppose.
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Old 06-03-2008, 02:59 PM   #22
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i like the "newb driver" emblem on the bottom of that gay sex-drift picture.
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Old 06-03-2008, 03:04 PM   #23
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he hit mountain.

I assume like that

Thats the only way short of trying to launch off a ramp and only getting two wheels on it that I can see lol. Or getting sideways and losing a bead
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Old 06-03-2008, 03:14 PM   #24
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i like the "newb driver" emblem on the bottom of that gay sex-drift picture.
That's DG Trials for ya.
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Old 06-03-2008, 03:16 PM   #25
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Well, when you slide sideways down a bit of a hill and one of your wheels digs halfway into the mud at the bottom.... it'll do the trick. See the dirt on the wheel? That's how far it dug in :(

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Old 06-03-2008, 03:31 PM   #26
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I dont understand this just on the fact that, how is he gonna learn Uber Epic safe driving skills by not driving? That and the fact that the day he turns 18 he doesn't magically mature more than he is currently. Just like you dont stay the same height all year then the day of your birthday shoot up 5 inches taller than the day before. So I dissagree with the OPs father. I say buy a new fuse and get a new key cut and drive it. But only when he won't notice, he can still kick you out.
When you turn 18 and you are an adult, people who you hit can't go after your parents for liability...
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Old 06-03-2008, 03:43 PM   #27
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When you turn 18 and you are an adult, people who you hit can't go after your parents for liability...
and I'm coming for his GF.
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Old 06-03-2008, 03:57 PM   #28
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what is your address? i'll send you a fuse
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Old 06-03-2008, 04:47 PM   #29
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he hit mountain.

I assume like that

What a ******* waste.. That jerkoff should've been crushed by that car.
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:06 PM   #30
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p51hellfire, Is the car in your name or your DADs ? if its in his name (the car is his on paper ) be greatfull all he took was the fuse. But it still stinks you can't drive to work.
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If turning 18 = getting the car back...

Does it also = kicked out of house? Paying your own bills - rent, insurance, gas, college, food, etc?

Turboing your car behind dad's back cost you a month of driving. If you turn 18 and are still on the dole - you came out pretty good. Don't push it by putting the fuse back in.
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Old 06-03-2008, 05:53 PM   #32
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lol, the miata looks sooo sadd...


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Your dad is just keeping you safe, or trying to at least.

+1 on just go the store and getting a new fuse. But only take the car out when he wont notice its missing.

Here's another "no more miata" picture. I learned my lesson after this one.


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Old 06-03-2008, 05:53 PM   #33
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Whats that saying "its always better to ask for foregiveness, rather than ask for permission." apparantly you are already in this position...

Wire the wastegate open, and show him how slow the car "still is" even with the turbo.

Might get your wheels back.

Goodluck
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Old 06-03-2008, 06:55 PM   #34
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I don't know your dad. But mine might would of put a forsale sign on it. One month of setting to have a turbo. That's nothing.

Apparently you have spoken to your dad about this too know you can't have it till your 18. I wouldn't push the issue.
He may calm down after a little bit.
It doesn't matter how stupid you act on fixing it. If he pulled the fuse. He can pull the keys, and you'll drive a Kia.

Sorry that is kinda funny. Sucks to be 17.
Everytime my 17 yr/old brother gets out of line we threaten pulling his keys. Lol.
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Kia > N/a Miata
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and fwiw, next time your ever post a "no more thread" and you dont have a picture like this....instaban.
OTOH, if your "No More Turbo Miata" situation involves your father paddling your bare ***, please keep those pics to yourself.
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When you turn 18 and you are an adult, people who you hit can't go after your parents for liability...
Bingo. It has less to do with keeping you safe and more to do with you not sending your parents into financial ruin. My stepfather did a similar thing to my stepbrother when he wrecked his third car at the ripe old age of 17. Didn't matter that my stepbrother bought the cars in his name either; parents are still legally liable for the actions of their minor children. Stepdad pulled the distributor rotor so it wouldn't start, and stepbro wasn't bright enough to figure it out! He was carless for over two months before he turned 18. Hell, at least you get points for figuring out what was wrong.
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Whats that saying "its always better to ask for foregiveness, rather than ask for permission." apparantly you are already in this position...

Wire the wastegate open, and show him how slow the car "still is" even with the turbo.

Might get your wheels back.

Goodluck

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This is the BEST idea by far, have a talk with him, tell him you understand where's he's coming from, and how you are slowly/safely adding power little by little. Let HIM drive it, then YOU dirve it with him, and after he calls u a dumbass for wasting all that money for hardly any power he'll feel so bad he'll never bug you again...
The convo should be you convincing him how its about learning how to fix/work on your car...NOT going fast...
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Reminds me of when I was 16 and found a 65 Impala SS convertable with a 427 dropped in it. My Dad refused to sign for the car (even though I was paying), he said I would kill myself in it.

I wound up with a 64 ford 6 cylinder with a 3 on the tree. Given how stupid I was with that car, he was probably right, I'd be dead if I had bought the other one for my first car.
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Reminds me of when I was 16 and found a 65 Impala SS convertable with a 427 dropped in it. My Dad refused to sign for the car (even though I was paying), he said I would kill myself in it.

I wound up with a 64 ford 6 cylinder with a 3 on the tree. Given how stupid I was with that car, he was probably right, I'd be dead if I had bought the other one for my first car.
I wanted an MG Midget. I know not fast but I was gonna be going for the twisties. I would have killed myself in it. Dad said no. Glad he did
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i think if i had a turbo anything at 18 i would have killed myself. it's not like being alive an extra 30 days is going to give you amazing driving skills, but i suppose i can see where he is coming from. me being me now i wouldn't push the issue. at 18 i probably would have.

you could always just swap in an unimportant fuse.
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