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Discussion in 'Other Vehicles' started by The88, Jan 23, 2020.

  1. The88

    The88 What's broken this time?

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    Well guys I changed up jobs again in November of 2019 so I had to start putting money into my old car. I have owned it since 06 and just turned 100k so it is definitely a low mileage car. Since I am now driving it to the docks which is about a 5hr round trip I wanted it to stop properly, track straighter and not vibrate my ass off on my commute here and there. So the past few days it got new KYB struts, inner/outer tie rods, lower ball joints, end links, brakes all around, wheels and tires with a 4 wheel alignment. Needless to say the car needed it but now rides like a lowered Cadillac.

    Up next for it will more than likely be a new set of headlights with led bulbs, fresh tint and will more than likely pull out the old paint guns and make a DYI paint booth and spray away.

    Guess I can more than likely pull some old pictures out of the car but just got a couple from today after getting new rubbers slapped on. Pulled my 18x8.5 ADR Cyphers and went with 18x8 Motegi Traklites with 225/45r18 Uniroyal TigerPaws. Best part about new wheels is you want to keep them clean for at least a day... Well weather here was not cooperating so clean shots will have to wait.

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  2. The88

    The88 What's broken this time?

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    There you go got a little wash and installed a usb charger in the cubby under the AC controls. Will post that pic later. When I take it that is. Put that in there to power a bluetooth adapter and passed the 3.5mm in there as well. I hate seeing wires

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  3. Rusty Nail

    Rusty Nail Whatever!

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    1. The first wheels are WAY better :imo:
     
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  4. The88

    The88 What's broken this time?

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    Yeah I liked them as well but after running them for 15yrs they had their wear. 2 of them bent to hell and all 4 needing to be refinished. They looked good from far but far from good.
     
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    sad face :(
     
  6. 1987 GMC Jimmy

    1987 GMC Jimmy Automobile Hoarder

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    Is this in Laplace or New Orleans?

    Or neither?
     
  7. The88

    The88 What's broken this time?

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    New Iberia... Head toward Lafayette on 90 and you will pass right on by.
     
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    Interesting color. With those black wheels if you added a couple m&m's stickers and an 18 on the door you might be able to get away with a lot of shit on the highway. ;)
     
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    1987 GMC Jimmy Automobile Hoarder

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    Oh, I thought you were commuting from New Iberia to one of the ports.
     
  10. The88

    The88 What's broken this time?

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    Oh Yeah port commute is Fourchon or Morgan City
     
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    The88 What's broken this time?

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    Yeah the color is "interesting" to say the least but it has grown on me after 15 years of owning it. I am considering a color change in the not to distant future. Considering a Matte Blue Metallic to change the look completely but in the end it is still just a Camry.
     
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    The Japanese build great cars for the most part. I actually really like both of our Hondas. The Element can fit a freakish amount of stuff inside, the seats fold into a bed, it’s AWD, it’s a manual and gets pretty good pretty good gas mileage. The Fit gets really good gas mileage and is cheap to operate. My wife picked one with a 6-speed manual. Manuals in whip around cars are better in our area because it’s so twisty. You’re always able to be in the right gear for a corner.

    Just ordered these Enkei RPF1 wheels for the Honda Fit. The factory wheels are 18lbs and these are a scant 9.5lbs. Should liven it up a bit.
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    that's where they make TABASCO.
    I've been there.

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    The88 What's broken this time?

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    Yes sir. I actually went to school on Avery Island in the mid 80s when it was still open. Field trips were normally a walk down the street to the factory and Jungle Gardens.
     
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    Badass! My family liked to vacation in Louisiana when I was a kid , that was a great trip..:emotions33:
     

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