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Old 04-01-23, 05:09 AM
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New Bike Day! Wife surprised me when I came home. Had to throw those pants away.
Don't see many Williers out there. Looks nice! Let us know how it rides.
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We had a ductless heat pump system put in this week. Monday-Wednesday our house was in complete upheaval. They left and the ******g things aren’t working properly, they keep shutting off before the room is at temperature in every zone simultaneously after running about 15 minutes. They came yesterday to “fix” it and they worked properly until the techs left, then started doing it again.

Considering how much we spent, I just want a working system. I’ve half a mind to tell them to pull it all out and put my house back to normal if it’s not resolved today. There will be two people here in about 30 mins
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Up at 330 for AG's race. Nursing a Dan Campbell (Venti with two shots of espresso). As mentioned, I like my coffee stronk, but this is finally more bitter than yummy, though it's black and I'm not sure if he uses sugar and cream. It'll wake you up though.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Up at 330 for AG's race. Nursing a Dan Campbell (Venti with two shots of espresso). As mentioned, I like my coffee stronk, but this is finally more bitter than yummy, though it's black and I'm not sure if he uses sugar and cream. It'll wake you up though.
good luck to her
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
It is comfortable and stable - like I said earlier, it reminds me of the GTI in terms of handling and feel, so if you like the VWAG characteristics it'll deliver that. Gutless is... I mean, that old Civic I talk about had 105hp and loooong gears for fuel economy. It's faster than that, and even with the turbo doesn't feel laggy. However, there was one time from a stoplight a QX50 ran off so hard even AG commented on it, and that has I think an extra 80hp. That of course is also the VWAG experience - the GTI had 200 vs the Mazdaspeed3 with 268 and the Focus ST with however much and so on. I don't know about modern turbos, but back when I had the GTI all the kids would pull another 50+ hp out of them with some mods. No idea if you're into that.

I won't stump for it of course, but it's not bad. Right now I'm salty about the coolant, even though it's at almost 35k miles of rental with Florida tags in California, so I assume it's had a long hard life for a rental.
I don’t really get why they underpowered the Passat and Tiguan so much. The same engine is in the Atlas 2.0 turbo and puts out something like 260 HP vs the 190 on the Tiguan. I’m not really one to hammer it or loon for a sporty drive, but some decent power isn’t too much to ask for.

Having said that, the fully equipped Tiguan is “only” 40k, which isn’t bad for a new vehicle with options like the digital dashboard, “premium” sound, heated and ventilated seats etc.
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One thing I also have in my bag is a zip-tie. I really needed TWO on yesterdays ride when the main strap on my left shoe broke. One was not long enough. I made do until the convenience store where they let me borrow their roll of scotch tape, a few lengths of that around my instep worked well enough.

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Originally Posted by bampilot06



New Bike Day! Wife surprised me when I came home. Had to throw those pants away.
I call BS. The bike is too small for you.
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Pic with evidence of bodge. I already ordered a pair of instep closures from ScamBay.


Damn, those thing have more mileage on them than the Saturn.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I call BS. The bike is too small for you.

such little faith.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Considering how much we spent, I just want a working system. I’ve half a mind to tell them to pull it all out and put my house back to normal if it’s not resolved today. There will be two people here in about 30 mins
Wow, you got them to come out at 7:30 on a Saturday morning? Can’t say they’re not trying.
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Originally Posted by abshipp
Forecast indicating a large tornado outbreak.

Unfortunately it is being verified in a bad way. Many large & violent tornados creating mass casualty events
Had several in our area yesterday but no major damage. More hail damage than any thing.
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Originally Posted by bampilot06
such little faith.
I ain’t no fool.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
I call BS. The bike is too small for you.
that thought crossed my mind too.
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Had several in our area yesterday but no major damage. More hail damage than any thing.
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I hated April Fools until I realized that people aren't trying to fool others but are self-identifying which is good because now we have evidence.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
I don’t really get why they underpowered the Passat and Tiguan so much. The same engine is in the Atlas 2.0 turbo and puts out something like 260 HP vs the 190 on the Tiguan. I’m not really one to hammer it or loon for a sporty drive, but some decent power isn’t too much to ask for.

Having said that, the fully equipped Tiguan is “only” 40k, which isn’t bad for a new vehicle with options like the digital dashboard, “premium” sound, heated and ventilated seats etc.
Probably cheaper to put on a smaller turbo, smaller cooler, and then turn down the boost for a better CAFE number. It’s important to remember that the “same” engine isn’t necessarily really the same.
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Cannonballin' from Brentwood, TN to Brentwood in the City of Angels we'll be pumping gas that way.
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Wow, you got them to come out at 7:30 on a Saturday morning? Can’t say they’re not trying.
The next step is they pull it all out and put my house back to normal, so this is a cheaper option I’m sure.
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Originally Posted by Mojo31
Damn, those thing have more mileage on them than the Saturn.
Yeah, but they fit well and are so comfy. As comfortable as a pair of, ahem, old shoes.
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Originally Posted by Bah Humbug
Up at 330 for AG's race. Nursing a Dan Campbell (Venti with two shots of espresso). As mentioned, I like my coffee stronk, but this is finally more bitter than yummy, though it's black and I'm not sure if he uses sugar and cream. It'll wake you up though.
I may have missed it, what event is she doing? Hope it goes/went well.
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Originally Posted by Trsnrtr
I hated April Fools until I realized that people aren't trying to fool others but are self-identifying which is good because now we have evidence.
Fun fact: April Fools Day is SpongeBob’s favorite holiday.
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I may have missed it, what event is she doing? Hope it goes/went well.
you asked for this; try to keep up.
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Originally Posted by phrantic09
Having said that, the fully equipped Tiguan is “only” 40k, which isn’t bad for a new vehicle with options like the digital dashboard, “premium” sound, heated and ventilated seats etc.
I got a ‘22 4Runner for just a bit more than that in August. Love all the new safety features it came standard with and all, but it seems to have less umph than my 2019 had. And I would truly love to get the climate control feature without having to upgrade to a Limited version.
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