a3dave
Dave the car guy , still here
a3dave
Aug 9
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I have the 8PA 2008 Sportback with the VR6. Took a big rear sway , a dogbone bushing, tune and a few other changes to bring mine to where I love it. I’m guestimated at 270hp. Its been timed by a GPS app at 5.5 to 60 mph. The quarter is 14.1 at 100. In a hard corner even in the rain its nearly dead neutral, back end Read more

Apr 8
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No problem, just don’t want anyone else having the same issues. Take car of your cats. Low dust or a non-clay litter is the safer choice.

Dec 10
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Snow tires without the studs sacrifice ice performance but are still fine in most winter conditions. Depending on which studless vs studded snows there used to be some european ice tests showing either style excelling dependent on the brand and which product it was. The mz-02 Blizzaks I had were one of the best ice Read more

Dec 10
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I usually need better snow performance in Ohio. Sure it gets ice covered but I learned winter driving on ice with all-seasons and never  had snow tires until the past 20 yrs.

Dec 10
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I started shopping too late this year. Most good choices local and online were shopped over. I’ve been driving in snow for 35 years and have even had performance driving courses with slide and collision avoidance so these will be fine until my next set. The downside will be somewhat longer braking distance on ice but Read more

Dec 10
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The Conti Viking Contact is more or less the updated version of the Exreme Winter Contact . Continental make awesome snow tires. I had a set of the EWC last 9 seasons before I gave them to a friend to run on his old Ford until they were worn out. I’m betting the Viking is even more fantastic than the EWC.

Dec 9
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Considering that I bought them as winter approaches they were an average price for a cheaper snow tire. The Coopers and Blizzaks I bought in off season and paid about $45 each on the Coopers a couuple yrs ago and $70ish on the Blizzaks some yrs ago. My timing was wrong.

Nov 13
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Wait until Harbor Freight has a sale coupon to get them at a bargain price. Each of the LED shop lights draws the same amps as a standard 60 watt incandescent bulb. Its almost overkill when all 4 are on but sometimes good to have a light for each section.

Nov 13
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Thanks. Found a plug in motion sensor on Amazon for a standard outlet. With a 5k lumen Harbor Freight LED shop light its amazing. Plugged it into the openers ceiling outlet closest to garage entry from the house. Opening the door to throw away the trash has become a new experience. Wife likes when she gets out of her Read more

Nov 13
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Like Cash Rewards says its all about measuring. You might luck out because many times a manufacturer keeps a standard track width and length across more than one platform. From one Mazda to another in a non-electric seat might be easy. If it had seat heaters or airbags it would be another issue. I’ve swapped seats in Read more

Nov 13
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Knew that and planned to turn it off in mid winter but now that we’ve seen it staying warmer I don’t think it will be an issue. When we get sub zero temps our garage has never gotten below 35f but it now stays warmer so not sure how much it will drop.. Its advised not to run one under 50 so I’ll unplug it if gets that Read more

Nov 13
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My wife and I had a plan to do a little clean out, repaint the garage and I was searching for bargain priced large porcelain tile to do the floor. The water leak changed the time line on all that.