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Follow The Trail Of Head Gaskets
alphaass
Oct 19
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There are tons of 4Runners up here. Split across all generations. Probably the most common thing on the road after Outbacks. Wranglers are close but a lot people here seem to prefer reliability to the open air experience. Honestly if I could afford a TRD Pro it would be a tempting alternative. The Raptor is a hoot Read more

Oct 19
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I used to do the French press thing whenever I ended up off-grid, but I’m all in Starbucks Via now. It’s perfectly acceptable instant coffee. If you can heat water on a camp stove having a few Via packs around saves a lot of space and fuss - especially the cleanup - compared to a French press.

Oct 15
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My random mix of stuff arrived the other day. I honestly have no idea if kids will come or not so I figured I would get the weird candy I like in case there is a ton left. 

Oct 15
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I for one am glad that people buy new Raptors and just commute in them so that idiots like me can buy them for half-off MSRP 8 years later in decent shape then thrash the hell out of them...

Oct 15
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Depends what you are planning to do with the truck. I haven’t driven the latest generation RAM but with the previous there is a big difference in unloaded ride quality between a 2500 and 3500.  A 3500 ride is damn near unbearable without 1,000 lbs. of stuff in the bed or a trailer hooked up unless you fit it with air Read more

Oct 14
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Yeah it seems like pickups are all that is left with big whip antennae.  I don’t really know why - I assume it is to grab better reception out in rural areas where a lot of pickups get used, but FM reception on my F-150 was crappy compared to my other cars even with the big antenna.  Maybe AM but I never use that.

Oct 14
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That ribeye looks damn good. I used to cut costs on food constantly to save money but I found that once a week or so spending some extra on a good dinner is worth it for just how much better it can make you feel.  Hang in there man.  Remember the passive income people are one unexpected swing of the economy from Read more

Oct 14
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All I can figure is it must be one thing that they can claim is a “luxury” feature to separate out their highest trims or hold back for their luxury brands (e.g. Nissan might only offer it in the Infiniti version or something) and for whatever reason consumers aren’t demanding it as a mainstream feature. Maybe Read more

Oct 14
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I find it mind blowing that my 8 year old Ford pickup has heated/cooled memory seats + pedals + mirrors tied to the key fob (unlock it and they start moving into place) that came as part of a stand-alone $3k luxury package (that also had some other goodies like an upgraded stereo and power folding mirrors) and even Read more

Oct 14
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My wife has always had trouble judging where the passenger side of whatever car she is driving is. She has never really completely gotten used to the width of our Outback after 7 years now (and don’t even get me started on our truck). One thing that helped with the parking it in our tight garage is hanging a tennis Read more

Oct 13
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VW has said that it is named after Taos, NM and the press photos certainly look like they could’ve been taken somewhere in Taos County. As someone who lives an hour away from Taos, I can tell you that everyone here pronounces it so that it rhymes with house, but it’s a car name so pronounce it however you want.  One Read more

Oct 11
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In all seriousness though while there are a lot of cars offering red seats, there’s pretty much no way outside of exotics to get a red interior like you could up through the 90’s. Lexus seems to be giving something close a try as an option on the refreshed IS. We’ll see if enough people buy them in that color for