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  1. JipJopJones

    I'm back - and I have a request. It's a Trabant.

    Hi old friends and folks of finalgear! Long time no see! I've kinda fallen out of the internet forum scene and on to other things. However I recently decided I needed something in my life, and I need a European to help me with it. I don't know many Europeans, however I know a place that I...
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    Fuel Tank Pressurization

    So I've done a bunch of reading on the web (and a bit in my FSM - though it doesn't really have a great diagram of the system) and I can't seem to find a straight answer for the issue I'm having. When I first got the car, the fuel tank started to leak due to over pressurization and a patch...
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    Dem Sexy White Letter Tires

    I wasn't sure whether to put this thread in General Automotive, Random Threads, or Questions and Answers. So I've put it here. Please feel free to move it if I've done wrong. Anywho... I'll probably be needing new tires for my Corolla at some point within the next 4-6 months, depending on how...
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    Ownership Verified: Humdrum Corolla - Project Mode Engaged

    I picked this up about 2 weeks ago. Drove it as is for about a week, then decided it needed some changes. First thing to go we're the stickers on the side. As my friend and I were doing that we also decided to investigate the extremely harsh ride. The car has been lowered quite a bit. It's...
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    Issue with Coilovers - Need some advice

    I just bought a car... 1982 Toyota Corolla Wagon, however pretty much everything on it (drivetrain, suspension, brakes) is AE86. I'll admit, I broke the "never buy a modified car" rule, but it seems to be in pretty good shape. However, the car is stupidly low. It's got KSport Coilovers on the...
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    How do you find cars on CL/Ebay/etc...?

    So I've been searching for a few somewhat rare cars lately. I'm starting to get back into the project car market, but I've promised myself I'm going to do it right this time. No rush buys, start with a good solid foundation, etc. So here's my question. How do you go about finding the right...
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    Freakin' Finally - Wrangler to get Diesel in 2016 This is a great thing. I hope it sells well and I hope it works well. Now I just have to find a way to get my hands on one.
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    From the creator of Farscape, comes Defiance. New sci-fi series airing Mondays on scyfy (showcase in Canada) I watched the premier last night and really enjoyed it. The atmosphere was great, at times the show was a bit campy, but ultimately this show has great potential! What do y'all think?
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    Anyone going to the Portland swap-meet this year?

    As the title says. Any North Westerners going to "the big one" this year? April 5, 6 and 7. :cool: I'll be there, if anyone wants to meet up and have lunch/hang out... etc.
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    FinalGear 4Wheelers meet? - Moab

    So I'm heading down to Moab this may 2nd and I'll be in the area for probably about a week. Then I'm heading elsewhere (but not too far) and I figured I'd put the word out incase any "locals" wanted to do a mini FinalGear meetup. Perhaps hit up some trails. I know there are a couple of you...
  11. JipJopJones

    Modified Car Forum

    So this topic might be a bit taboo, but I'm going to give it a shot. If the mods don't like it they can delete it or whatever. First off I'll start out by saying I love this forum. Great community here at finalgear! That being said, I was wondering what other car forums you all frequent...
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    My Ride to Conquer Cancer

    I've cleared this thread with Viper, but if anyone has any objections to it, please let me know and I'm sure we can work something out/take it down. Anyways, I know this is a car forum, and cyclists are the True Enemy and all that, however I personally love biking and I know there are a few...
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    Motocycles for Newbies - A collection of info

    So I know there is plenty of info in the Random Thoughts thread, but it's all spaced out, so I thought I'd make a thread dedicated for new riders. I, having just gotten my license, have a few questions. What's a good bike to start out with? I'm a poor college student, so I've been looking at...
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    Bogging and loss of power

    I've been having a small issue with my Jeep, but this morning it was quite prevalent. I'm curious as to what could cause it. I'm taking the truck into the dealer soon, but I'd like to have some idea of what it may be. Anyways, when I accelerate, particularly right after a 1-2 or 2-3 gear...
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    Ownership Verified: My All American Gal

    So here she is. My 1965 Rambler American 330 Wagon. It's got the 199 i6, which is a great motor. Super reliable and a direct forefather of the legendary 4L Jeep motors. It's pretty basic, manual steering, manual brakes, roll up windows. It's got a power tailgate window that's kinda cool...
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    AirBag Suspension?

    I know pretty much nothing about putting airbags on a car, although I'm thinking I might want to do it sometime in the forseeable future. Can anyone tell me what it takes to put bags on a car with rear leafs? I've heard that it can be more involved than a car with coils. Also, can anyone...
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    Bastion - Indie VideoGame

    So has anyone played it? I got it two days ago and I'm really enjoying it. There's not a lot to it, pretty much just a hack and slash with a few RPG elements. However, the soundtrack and voice-over/narration just make the atmosphere of this game absolutely incredible. This is the first game...
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    Very last minute request - your help is appreciated!

    So I've been invited to a birthday dinner for a girl I'm seeing, with her parents. She said I didn't have to get her anything, but I feel like I should. Anyways, I was going to get a custom t-shirt printed, but I went to the shop today and the design they previously had was no longer...
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    In Scotsdale/Phoenix for a week... what do?

    As the title sort of said, I'm staying in Scottsdale visiting my Dad for a week this week (I just arrived) but my Dad doesn't have much planned for us. Any suggestions on what to do during the week? Sights to see, things to do, suggest anything. I'm pretty sure we have a few members from AZ...
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    Issues with using the quick reply box

    I'm not sure what's up with this, but whenever I try to use the quick reply box and I press the submit post button, a little message appears and gives me two options "stay on this page" or "navigate away from this page" (or something along those lines) If I click the stay... obviously nothing...