I went over to a friend’s house today to help him with a project, and I did one of my own at the same time. I finally cut the muffler off the VX and installed a new one.
Also, a new forklift attached to those wheels. Its a 2019 Western Prowler P55, and its the new best friend of my Freightliner 114SD.
The last week or so has been a struggle to find somebody to fix the exhaust on the VehiCROSS. Turns out the answer was inside me all along...and also in a shed at my uncle’s house in Massachusetts.
A friend of mine needed a car, I have an excess of cars, and so now I’m one Volkswagen Jetta less.
Should I have fixed the exhaust or the TOD system first? Absolutely, but this is way cooler.
UPS showed up with my tires at about 8pm, and my options were to bring them into the house or put them in the VehiCROSS. I chose the latter. Apparently four 265/75/16 BFGs is the limit of VX cargo capacity.
I’m writing this blog while sitting in the VehiCROSS as it idles to make some muffler wrap do it’s $6 worth of magic. Besides that $6, my spending priorities on the VX have been so backward.
This is a section of my VehiCROSS’s exhaust. It is hilariously bad.
The VehiCROSS has decent tread on its tires, but I wouldn’t say it has good tires. Yesterday with about 3 inches of unplowed snow and non-functional 4wd, it was fishtailing its way down the street. To that end, I’ve done what I always do: buy a set of BF Goodrich All Terrain KO2s.
I’m roughly 18 hours into VehiCROSS ownership, and here’s what I think so far.
But those people are losers because I’ve got a VehiCROSS and it’s AWESOME.
So...I’ve bought this VehiCROSS, which is to say I pick it up next weekend, and now I need to decide what to do with it.
I bought an Isuzu VehiCROSS.
Last weekend I went and picked up a Squier Bullet Strat that a junk removal company had found literally underwater for $30. This post is not about that guitar, because today I found another, much more interesting castoff.
The other day I screwed up, and the aftermath made me think…would cars be safer without horns?
I took my three year old to Target today to get some diapers and other stuff. We went to ‘look at cars’, which is Sebastian for ‘buy Hot Wheels’, and he immediately spotted this.
I was attempting to get the Jetta inspected today, so naturally this happened.
For my first ever use of the Jetta as a pickup truck, I drove out to CT after work yesterday and picked up this air compressor.
I managed to get my new wheels and winter tires swapped onto the Jetta last night before the snow came, and man what a difference:
One of the little things I want for my Jetta is a set of OEM all season ‘Monster Mats’. I don’t, however, want to buy a new set because a) they cost $100 and b) they don’t sell them with the model name on them anymore, just blank. I had a set in my allroad, and the Jetta is really playing on my nostalgia.