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Oct 29
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There aren’t a ton of e-bikes in my area, but the ones I’ve run into are certainly ridden by different folks than those of us actually pedaling. Somewhat ironically, I have the most problems with motorcyclists. It is relatively rare a car really buzzes my especially close (and they only occasionally try to kill me), Read more

Oct 28
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Despite my general struggle to respect e-bikes as a cyclist, I’m curious how they do with this and how they try to sell it. I’m guessing they’ll do it through HD dealers, because anyone I know of that would even be seen on, much less own, an HD product would be about as out-of-place at my LBS as a trump supporter at a Read more

Sep 22
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That’s likely to be the issues on this, but probably not because of the power output so much as how it is probably geared for the 100kph speed limit it was intended for on the other side of the world. I own an imported 1994 Pajero with a 2.8l turbo diesel/5 speed manual drivetrain for 123hp (but lots of torque) in a Read more

Jul 21
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Because you might want to drive an imported, capable, durable, 4x4, manual adventure mobile that gets 20+mpg tooling around the desert or up in the mountains in 4WD and even manages 20mpg in city driving so long as you’re not in a hurry off a stop light.  

Jul 3
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Red is the color that causes the least amount of degradation to night vision. I’m guessing this is probably the idea behind these parts. This is also the reason headlights and flashlights intended for camping or tactical use come with red filters, and the instrument back lighting on boats is often red or red/orange.  

Jun 24
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Depends on the specifics, but it generally hadn’t been too bad. Most of the running gear is similar enough to a US Montero, and the engine was used by Cat in a number of small machines, so when I replaced the water pump I went down to my local Cat dealer and got one off the shelf for a Cat 306E excavator. At the same Read more

Jun 24
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This. I bought my XE after seeing it parked with a for sale sign outside the owner’s business and thought it would be an interesting car to test drive. I didn’t really have any intentions of buying it. I took a corner with some speed, and then it turned into the most spirited test drive I’ve ever taken in a car I Read more

Jun 24
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Pretty much. I bought a 2017 XE with 50k on it earlier this year for $17k. It is a tremendous car for the money that I deeply enjoy driving to work everyday, but I would’ve less thrilled had I paid $50k for it new. Luxury car depreciation is a glorious thing.

Jun 24
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That would be the way to do it, if you can find one old enough to legally import to the US that didn’t already rust away to nothing a decade ago and/or has less than 300,000km on the clock. Japanese exports are pretty much the source these days for 80's and 90's Japanese trucks with low mileage, diesel engines and Read more

Jun 24
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$13k, imported with a US state title and shipped across the country, for a 1994 with 105,000km on it. I was originally keeping an eye out for imported diesel Land Cruisers of the era given the insanity in the us market for old cruisers with hundreds of thousands of miles on them and that still have the wrong gas engine Read more

Jun 23
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Even better than loving old Mitsubishis, we are living in a glorious time of being able to import them. I picked up a rhd, turbo diesel, manual, 4x4, tall wagon.  And yes, you can import them brown if you really must.

May 3
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That’s a terrible option coming from this former professional wrench turner. Sure, it’ll run, but all your dollars and time are going to get a result of a marginal motor with low compression that’s only worth very slightly more than a non-running motor. Read more