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Addiction - August 2012 addition

Old 08-22-12, 02:50 PM
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Originally Posted by rjones28
I think it looks kinda cool. Would look nice on the bookshelf in my office.
You're to smart for addiction. The rest of these mini car buffs would have never figured it out. Of course no suprise there...
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There's a 130 page thread about whether you should wear a helmet? Brilliant.
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Real vehicle..not one man here wouldn't rather have this over a rabbit food car...
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Originally Posted by Velo Gator
Suck it.

Today's 160 mile trip. Half city, half highway.

That computer lies, I know from personal experience. My computer usually said I was getting about 42 mpg (running total) and when I filled up and computed it myself it was really only about 40.
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Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH...
Real vehicle..not one man here wouldn't rather have this over a rabbit food car...
How long ago did your johnson stop working?
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Old 08-22-12, 02:57 PM
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Originally Posted by WhyFi
How long ago did your johnson stop working?
About the same time you learned to formulate a sentence Larry....
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Come on men, Really?
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Whoosh is manning up the place here.

Get your wife beaters on.
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If you're gonna drive a Tonka Toy, the top should at least come off.

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At least Whooooosh is a Ford guy. I like Ford trucks. That EcoBoost engine can tow 11,300lbs. That's bad ass. Why you'd want to turn your truck into some sort of monster truck with a lift and huge tires, if it only sees highway/city driving, is beyond me though.
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After six weeks either in the hospital or motoring around in his electric wheelchair, one of the partners here finally got the OK to move to crutches yesterday. He crashed hard enough to break his hip and clavicle, and destroy his brand new Prevail. No concussion.

If it wasn't for that helmet, I'd have one less business partner. It might be anecdotal evidence, but once you have some, I can't see how someone would argue against wearing a helmet.

That's all I have on this topic.
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Old 08-22-12, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH...
Real vehicle..not one man here wouldn't rather have this over a rabbit food car...
Incorrect. It has a blue oval, wouldn't touch it.
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Incorrect. It is not a Toyota, wouldn't touch it.
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Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH...
Real vehicle..not one man here wouldn't rather have this over a rabbit food car...
bleh. and it's a Found On Roadside, Dead. ugly and oversized. only reason for owning one of those is to prove that your johnson was very small and has now dropped off.
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Originally Posted by WHOOOSSHHH...
Real vehicle..not one man here wouldn't rather have this over a rabbit food car...
Trucks are for doing work, not for showing off at the mall.
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Don't feel so bad about my race this past weekend. I just got home from the doctor. Sinus infection, bronchitis, if not better by Friday then get x-rays and blood work to make sure I don't have pneumonia. All considering I guess second place wasn't too bad.

Short version..... I still feel like crap and I still like my Lexus.
not doing ot right. load excuse quiver before the race , not after. feel better.
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Originally Posted by rjones28
If you're gonna drive a Tonka Toy, the top should at least come off.

I sold mine . doubled my $ on it too. still have my laredo though so all is not lost. 17 city 21 hwy.
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Originally Posted by ls01
I sold mine . doubled my $ on it too. still have my laredo though so all is not lost. 17 city 21 hwy.
This Jeep got a steady 20.5 mpg up until about 100k when it got a new head gasket and water pump. The last 30k or so it's been 21.5 mpg.

BTW, it doesn't matter whether you're on the highway or in the city. But if you're running at 75mph in fourth gear West across rte 40 to Flagstaff, then it gets like 14 mpg.
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Originally Posted by ls01
I sold mine . doubled my $ on it too. still have my laredo though so all is not lost. 17 city 21 hwy.
Hell yeah; thanks for buying Chrysler.
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Every car I've had with an mpg computer was always 1-4 mpg optimistic, but if the computer says 50 mpg that's 46-50mpg, which is friggin great.

Too bad diesel is so pricey.
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Originally Posted by sbxx1985
At least Whooooosh is a Ford guy. I like Ford trucks. That EcoBoost engine can tow 11,300lbs. That's bad ass. Why you'd want to turn your truck into some sort of monster truck with a lift and huge tires, if it only sees highway/city driving, is beyond me though.
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Mrs rjones28 is sitting here looking at recumbent trikes on her ipad.

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Tadpole go-fast ones or those super lame semi-upright ones with the 24" rear axle width?
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Originally Posted by rjones28
Mrs rjones28 is sitting here looking at recumbent trikes on her ipad.

She and pcad can ride together.
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Originally Posted by LesterOfPuppets
Tadpole go-fast ones or those super lame semi-upright ones with the 24" rear axle width?
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