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  1. BerserkerCatSplat

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    Financial crisis was 2007-2008, this loan was a year later and only available to makers who didn't need a bailout in 2008. Ford was certainly in some trouble before the crisis but they weathered it better than most. It's no secret that automakers are still struggling, but zeroing in on this loan...
  2. BerserkerCatSplat

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    TL;DR: Government offered loan program for improving production on fuel-efficient vehicles, only availabe to financially solvent manufacturers. Ford took loan, improved production on fuel-efficient vehicles. Ford is paying the loan back as scheduled. Apparently this is worthy of a scary...
  3. BerserkerCatSplat

    Motorcycle videos/clips

    Man, a Quebecer implying Alberta drivers are bad is just rich. :P
  4. BerserkerCatSplat

    Lens Flair

    6x17 really is a lot of fun even if it is a pain in the ass.
  5. BerserkerCatSplat

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    It's the 2015+ 8.8" rear, it's still an 8.8 ring but they upgraded pretty much everything else compared to the old 8.8. New center section, bigger pinion, etc. Same upgrades were applied to the IRS 8.8 in the same year as well.
  6. BerserkerCatSplat

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    It's tied to payload and engine, the lighter payload F150s still get the Super 8.8 while the heavier trucks (all 3.5 Ecoboosts, 2.7EB Payload Package, anything with Max Towing or HDPP) get the 9.75. There are some other combos (5.0 + 3.73 gears) that also get you the 9.75. Fully agree I'd take...
  7. BerserkerCatSplat

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    F150s got the 9.75 with the max tow/7700 package, but guys looking to swap tons are more likely to go for a complete 03+ Super Duty setup (BJ60/S10.5). The main issues with the 9.75 are the thin axle tubes, lack of aftermarket support compared to the D60, and the oddball metric bolt pattern that...
  8. BerserkerCatSplat

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    They do call it something different-ish (New Generation D44 since 2007 or D44HD for short) but most just refer to it as a D44 for convenience. The newest JL axles have dropped the old-school Dana nomenclature entirely and gone to the metric IDs (M200, M220, etc.) but people still call them Dana...
  9. BerserkerCatSplat

    Random Thoughts... [Automotive Edition]

    FWIW the only major difference between a current D44HD rear and a D60 is 3/4" of ring gear. The Rubicon 44s went to 60-size pinions and tubes a while ago and the JL's axle has massive pinion bearings. You can even fit 1410 U-joints in the front Cs. Those axles have come a long way over the years.
  10. BerserkerCatSplat

    Automotive memes

    I FEEL PERSONALLY ATTACKED
  11. BerserkerCatSplat

    Ownership Verified: BCS repeatedly breaks, fixes, and re-breaks his Jeep

    I have absolutely no idea why it's so wrong. I suspect the reservoir is right for a similar model that uses the same master cylinder (Wrangler/Cherokee) and happens to look right enough that they just label it as also fitting the Grand Cherokee. I did some more digging today and Cardone does...
  12. BerserkerCatSplat

    Ownership Verified: BCS repeatedly breaks, fixes, and re-breaks his Jeep

    This weekend I dug into the brakes again. I had tried a while back to install a set of stainless braided front lines, but discovered that no matter how much I soaked the 3/8 hard line fitting on the driver's side, it was seized solid to the hard line and trying to loosen it would just screw up...
  13. BerserkerCatSplat

    Ownership Verified: BCS repeatedly breaks, fixes, and re-breaks his Jeep

    Yeah I've never heard of that here - we get hail around the province on a fairly regular basis so I guess our roof/siding guys have enough work they don't need to scam it out of people, haha. The last time we got hit (2016 but not quite this bad) I asked my insurance company if they were...
  14. BerserkerCatSplat

    My 1985 CJ7

    Darn handy being able to basically hose out the interior like that!
  15. BerserkerCatSplat

    Ownership Verified: BCS repeatedly breaks, fixes, and re-breaks his Jeep

    Not more hail fortunately, just aftermath of the big storm - I only just got around to pulling the photos off my camera.
  16. BerserkerCatSplat

    Ownership Verified: BCS repeatedly breaks, fixes, and re-breaks his Jeep

    Jeep work has been less urgent with the trip postponed, but it continues nevertheless. Not Pictured: Replaced the factory tow-package transmission cooler with a Hayden 679 with twice the cooling capacity. Pictured: Transfer case skid plate Pictured: Excessively large hardware kit. Dog-bone...
  17. BerserkerCatSplat

    Ownership Verified: Der Stig's 2008 Lexus GX470/Toyota Prado/Soccer Mom Mobile

    It's a perfectly cromulent word. Also, I didn't realize how looooooong that rear hatch is! Do the bumper sides extend up to meet the rear quarters?
  18. BerserkerCatSplat

    MWF+HWF3.0 Anniversary/Coco+IceBone Birthday Google Meet Sat Jun 13th

    Forgot to mention the one notable casualty was a guy down the road that left his Grand National parked in the street. RIP.
  19. BerserkerCatSplat

    MWF+HWF3.0 Anniversary/Coco+IceBone Birthday Google Meet Sat Jun 13th

    Oh the cars are destroyed, every one had at least one window smashed out and most were full of water, on top of the body damage. We park inside so our cars were fine, but anything parked outside was totaled.
  20. BerserkerCatSplat

    MWF+HWF3.0 Anniversary/Coco+IceBone Birthday Google Meet Sat Jun 13th

    Nothing that can't be fixed or replaced at any rate. Siding is destroyed, roof is destroyed, living room window shattered. Some trees might not make it, most branches under 1/2" thick were ripped off and basically all leaves are gone. We got hit in 2016 and insurance covered similar damage...
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