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26 minutes ago, Drak3 said:

Don't lump me in with them. I'm an enthusiast of mechanic design, be it engines, weaponry, or productive machinery. Not a guy with a wrench that reads the marketing garbage AFE/insert other "enthusiast" brand that can't legally warranty half of their products.

 

I fail to see a correlation between people screeching variations of "forced induction is more efficient!!! Reclaimed energy!!!" and anything I've said.

If you can't be civil. Please leave

 

Edit. That goes for everyone in the thread

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On 9/24/2019 at 9:40 PM, pinksnowbirdie said:

 

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Can't do shit til Saturday but the sales person made me super anxious because someone test drove it like 40 minutes after the guy drove me around the block in it.


It's super nice lol

If you happen to pick it up, definitely make sure you pick up a new battery cover for it

 

https://www.esaabparts.com/saab/parts/12789451

 

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1 hour ago, RevoltTrain said:

If you happen to pick it up, definitely make sure you pick up a new battery cover for it

 

https://www.esaabparts.com/saab/parts/12789451

 

Still available OEM brand new, for ~$30

Actually the battery cover was in the trunk from what I last saw lol


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22 minutes ago, pinksnowbirdie said:

Actually the battery cover was in the trunk from what I last saw lol

Oh shoot, that's awesome

 

That site I linked is a great resource for new OEM parts if you happen to pick it up and are in need of parts


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On 9/24/2019 at 6:08 PM, vinyldash303 said:

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Hung up my third pedal bros

 

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Hey guys I have an odd question. Anyone used any headlight protection film type materials? Like the ones that are a clear vinyl that go over the headlight to keep them from yellowing mainly, but I suppose could also help with rock chips and or staining? Maybe like this? I put aftermarket headlights on my VW Golf TDI Sportwagen, and I want to keep them looking new for a while since they weren't cheap. And my car sits outside in the Southern California sun all the time, so just as any other its only a matter of time. Any brands people like? I know 3M tends to be a leader in vinyl wrapping and the like, but I am curious if people have other trusted brands, or sites they recommend to order from? 

 


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4 hours ago, ProfBrown said:

Hey guys I have an odd question. Anyone used any headlight protection film type materials? Like the ones that are a clear vinyl that go over the headlight to keep them from yellowing mainly, but I suppose could also help with rock chips and or staining? Maybe like this? I put aftermarket headlights on my VW Golf TDI Sportwagen, and I want to keep them looking new for a while since they weren't cheap. And my car sits outside in the Southern California sun all the time, so just as any other its only a matter of time. Any brands people like? I know 3M tends to be a leader in vinyl wrapping and the like, but I am curious if people have other trusted brands, or sites they recommend to order from? 

 

I used clear xpel covers on my miata. material is thick and you could tell it was probably going to last the moment you held it. the thickness made it hard to apply though.

10/10 2 years in the sun (I had no carport nor garage at the time) and still not one bit yellow. would totally purchase again.

I used clear weathertech covers on my civic, I forgot about the little headlight protrusions it had so I kind of messed it up. wasn't the best car for it (no wonder Xpel didn't make them for the car). Weathertech's material was very thin and felt cheap. I don't think it'll last as long.

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25 minutes ago, bcredeur97 said:

I used clear xpel covers on my miata. material is thick and you could tell it was probably going to last the moment you held it. the thickness made it hard to apply though.

10/10 2 years in the sun (I had no carport nor garage at the time) and still not one bit yellow. would totally purchase again.

I used clear weathertech covers on my civic, I forgot about the little headlight protrusions it had so I kind of messed it up. wasn't the best car for it (no wonder Xpel didn't make them for the car). Weathertech's material was very thin and felt cheap. I don't think it'll last as long.

That's my review of those 2.

Thank you for your comments! I saw that Xpel made some, and I also saw the Weathertech ones too. The price difference was rather obvious and I was wonder why the weather tech ones were so cheap compared to others that specifically do the protective vinyl. Looks like Weathertech is crossed off the list for sure. As a side note, their floor mats are really nice lol. I have those and they work great for the dirt road I live down and the monsoon season we see where I live.

 

Edit: Looking on Xpel's site, they do not make an option for my car. It is a rather flat style assembly, but they make like entire body panels. Looks like the other two options are my main choices. 


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bit of an update with the Saab, it almost sold. Thank god it didn't.

 

But my bank is being a pain to deal with because like I was hoping that maybe they'd accept my Best Buy stubs and the new stub from this new job but no they want all stubs.

So like okay whatever, I'll see what maybe the dealer will accept for their financing. I'll just pay it off early. Im gonna be able to pay it off with income taxes likely. It's just I need the money to get it now. Because I've been having a hard time saving because a mix of life and mental stuff.

 

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Finally about to do this if it doesn’t all of a sudden start pouring rain like it did last year lol

 

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That was fun. Passed everyone else lol

 

Way way too short


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I changed my low beam today and the damn blinker bulb rubber cover fell down to the bottom of the car so i had to poke it with a pry bar get on the wet cement and take off part of the plastic under body to get it back. ?

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@warmmilk tl;dr drove a 488 around a track and while it was fast 

 

it felt like it was missing power... maybe because NOLA is so wide open? Idk lol

 

also it’s easy to misjudge braking on a track

 

i need to go do some trackdays and learn the whole flow lol

 

ill post the video later 


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ugh

what a blow, so because of my high balances. Their lenders want me to have a qualified co-signer.
I'm just gonna talk to my contact at my credit union again on Monday.

 

I know it's only $2,700 but I've had a hard time saving money lately because I haven't been getting hours at my previous job and I just started a new job.

 

I'd wager if my great grandma were still here, I could've worked something out with her. But unfortunately we lost her last year.


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1 hour ago, pinksnowbirdie said:

ugh

what a blow, so because of my high balances. Their lenders want me to have a qualified co-signer.
I'm just gonna talk to my contact at my credit union again on Monday.

 

I know it's only $2,700 but I've had a hard time saving money lately because I haven't been getting hours at my previous job and I just started a new job.

 

I'd wager if my great grandma were still here, I could've worked something out with her. But unfortunately we lost her last year.

If you’re struggling to buy a $2700 car you prob shouldn’t get a car


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3 hours ago, bcredeur97 said:

@warmmilk tl;dr drove a 488 around a track and while it was fast 

 

it felt like it was missing power... maybe because NOLA is so wide open? Idk lol

 

also it’s easy to misjudge braking on a track

 

i need to go do some trackdays and learn the whole flow lol

 

ill post the video later 

bruh thats sick. What other cars were on the track?


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8 minutes ago, vetali said:

bruh thats sick. What other cars were on the track?

911 GT3 (maybe RS? Not sure)

 

huracan lp610-4

 

Not sure where I topped out on the straight but I saw 150+ the one time I looked lol


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35 minutes ago, bcredeur97 said:

If you’re struggling to buy a $2700 car you prob shouldn’t get a car

it's because I just got a new better paying job lol

 

my old job wasn't giving me enough hours


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22 minutes ago, bcredeur97 said:

911 GT3 (maybe RS? Not sure)

 

huracan lp610-4

 

Not sure where I topped out on the straight but I saw 150+ the one time I looked lol

Thats a fun selection. 


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4 hours ago, LeapFrogMasterRace said:

I changed my low beam today and the damn blinker bulb rubber cover fell down to the bottom of the car so i had to poke it with a pry bar get on the wet cement and take off part of the plastic under body to get it back. ?

I really hate it when I lose something in my car like this because I've no idea how to take the panels off, and worse still neither does the internet. I feel your pain!

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Did some FSAE stuff today... even on a go kart track these things are scary fast. Nothing scarier than a stuck throttle going into a fast corner that's wet, plowing onto the grass with full oppo and still going until you hit the tec-pro and the parking lot fence behind it.

 

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37 minutes ago, vetali said:

Thats a fun selection. 

The “please Keep it in automatic mode” rule I was not a fan of tho 


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1 hour ago, bcredeur97 said:

The “please Keep it in automatic mode” rule I was not a fan of tho 

please sounds like a suggestion. 


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