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Old 05-13-2011, 08:03 AM   #1461
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Gabe you busy this weekend? i have a sticker and walky talky for you at heathers place and ill be down there this weekend
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:49 AM   #1462
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so did your dipstick not want to stay down as well. i'm trying to figure out if i need to change it. (the breather)
it stays down. the hose is just gettin cracked and worn out. just want to replace it before it goes on me.
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:17 PM   #1463
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Thanks guys. The car looks like it was taken care of and it is so much fun to drive. Only thing I don't like is that the armrest makes a lot of noise rubbing on the seat bolster. Other then that, I am starting to make it my own like removing the front plate, DIY STS, and thinking about taking the spoiler off.
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Old 05-13-2011, 07:42 PM   #1464
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Other then that, I am starting to make it my own like removing the front plate, DIY STS, and thinking about taking the spoiler off.
Be careful how much you cut the shifter down. I overdid it on a Neon I had when I was a wee lad and it kind of ruined the shifter feel, it was actually hard to find gears sometimes. If you have (or could maybe rent) a sawzall you could easily take off just a little chunk at a time until it feels right. I actually have a Steeda STS on my car and just yesterday was doing other work with it and decided to cut just a little bit off, it feels perfect now, kind of firm but very solid feeling and no slop in it at all now. Oh, never mind, you're probably talking about moving the pivot point or whatever like I've read about. I'm more into the irreversible and potentially damaging redneck mods.

Congrats on the purchase BTW. I wouldn't worry about not having a 4WD vehicle, the only times it makes any real difference the weather is so bad you probably shouldn't be on the road anyway.
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Old 05-13-2011, 08:59 PM   #1465
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Be careful how much you cut the shifter down. I overdid it on a Neon I had when I was a wee lad and it kind of ruined the shifter feel, it was actually hard to find gears sometimes. If you have (or could maybe rent) a sawzall you could easily take off just a little chunk at a time until it feels right. I actually have a Steeda STS on my car and just yesterday was doing other work with it and decided to cut just a little bit off, it feels perfect now, kind of firm but very solid feeling and no slop in it at all now. Oh, never mind, you're probably talking about moving the pivot point or whatever like I've read about. I'm more into the irreversible and potentially damaging redneck mods.

Congrats on the purchase BTW. I wouldn't worry about not having a 4WD vehicle, the only times it makes any real difference the weather is so bad you probably shouldn't be on the road anyway.
Yeah, I'll start by moving the pivot point first and go from there. Just to make sure I am good in winter, I will be getting winter tires, but I should be fine because I wife did good last winter in here zx5 by just using the all-seasons.
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:16 PM   #1466
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My Winterforces pwned the snow this winter. They were amazing. 12" of snow? No problem.
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Old 05-13-2011, 09:41 PM   #1467
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My Winterforces pwned the snow this winter. They were amazing. 12" of snow? No problem.
Yeah, or I was thinking the General Altimax Arctics. We'll see, it's to soon to think about winter again!
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Old 05-14-2011, 05:52 AM   #1468
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Yeah, or I was thinking the General Altimax Arctics.
Those are amazing winter tires, I would highly recommend them.
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Old 05-14-2011, 09:40 AM   #1469
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My only beef with the WF's was that they didn't cut very well in turns. The car had a tendency to slide straight if I turned hard. But other than that, no complaints.
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Old 05-14-2011, 12:18 PM   #1470
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And it's sounding like no deployment for me. Which sucks. Not for about 5 years or so as of now.
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