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Risen From The Ashes
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PostPosted: 11-17-2017 01:02 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


xer0s wrote:
I’m still not seeing a definitive reason for wanting a manual over automatic...


If you only do city driving, autos make sense.

If you want to go drive fast around some bendy roads going up and down hills and things where an auto just can't predict the right gear then being able to shift up and down the gearbox is far more fun.




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PostPosted: 11-17-2017 01:15 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Don Carlos wrote:
Off to watch The Grand Tour being filmed next Friday

Keep a look out for me on the first episode of series 2 :up:


That should be great fun :up:

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PostPosted: 11-17-2017 01:55 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Don Carlos wrote:
Off to watch The Grand Tour being filmed next Friday

Keep a look out for me on the first episode of series 2 :up:


outstanding :up:

when does S02 start?




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PostPosted: 11-17-2017 02:19 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


December 8th :up:

It's being filmed in Oxford...




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Etile
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PostPosted: 11-17-2017 03:12 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


really? i live here and i ain't heard shit :|




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PostPosted: 11-17-2017 10:44 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Santa Claus paid me a visit today :D and I now have two boxes to gift wrap for under the tree.

Samsung HW-M450 2.1ch Soundbar w/ Wireless Subwoofer and the mate :D
Samsung SWA-8500S Wireless Rear Speaker Kit

An unboxing video here....



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PostPosted: 11-18-2017 01:09 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


amazon black friday deal?
I was actually eyeing the same setup for in the new living room (moving the proper 5.1 setup to the rec room) but felt like further research was needed.

tell me how it works out for you :up:




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PostPosted: 11-18-2017 05:34 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


PhoeniX wrote:
My car has a cable clutch and is known to have one of the heaviest clutches you'll get on a car. Rush hour traffic is fine unless you're sat on a hill :p

One of the exhaust silencers (mufflers) snapped off the other day. I've had to stuff a rag down the pipe of the missing one and cable/zip it on to keep it reasonably bearable to drive without feeling ashamed.

£400 catback exhaust replacement on order >:(


Shit that sucks man, I had the same thing happen with the GTI one day. There's a clamp under the car that connects the exhaust/mufflers in the back with the engine in the front. The previous owner must have had issues as it'd been removed and a cheap clamp was put on that rusted out and got loose one day. Sounded so awful, fortunately even though the engine wasn't connected to a muffler at all there was a bar that held both ends of the of the tubing that lead to the engine and mufflers that prevented them from dropping to the ground.

I had to drive the car roughly 130km's home before I figured out what'd happened and to fix it myself. Felt like the car lost like 100hp too while it was disconnected.




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PostPosted: 11-18-2017 06:20 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


PhoeniX wrote:
Don Carlos wrote:
Off to watch The Grand Tour being filmed next Friday

Keep a look out for me on the first episode of series 2 :up:


That should be great fun :up:

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I'm going with my good lady so hoping to get to the front row. Wearing something with writing on will reduce those chances.




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PostPosted: 11-18-2017 08:01 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Κracus wrote:
Shit that sucks man, I had the same thing happen with the GTI one day. There's a clamp under the car that connects the exhaust/mufflers in the back with the engine in the front. The previous owner must have had issues as it'd been removed and a cheap clamp was put on that rusted out and got loose one day. Sounded so awful, fortunately even though the engine wasn't connected to a muffler at all there was a bar that held both ends of the of the tubing that lead to the engine and mufflers that prevented them from dropping to the ground.

I had to drive the car roughly 130km's home before I figured out what'd happened and to fix it myself. Felt like the car lost like 100hp too while it was disconnected.


Ouch, that could have been pretty painful if it had fallen off with someone driving behind you.

I think it's worth putting loose cable ties along the exhaust tied around the car frame or whatever just to catch it if it ever does fall - I think that's what I'm going to do when I replace this one.




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PostPosted: 11-18-2017 01:29 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


MKJ wrote:
amazon black friday deal?
I was actually eyeing the same setup for in the new living room (moving the proper 5.1 setup to the rec room) but felt like further research was needed.

tell me how it works out for you :up:


No problem MKJ, well a little one, I won't open the boxes until Christmas Day.

No, not an Amazon deal. I did some research online for about a week and visited 3 retail outlets to see it for real. At each I asked for their best price as I was going to buy but tomorrow and I did. I returned to the first shop who offered 10% off. I was happy enough to flash the plastic and I am liking the Samsung brand of recent years.

It was this setup or an 5.1 (7.1) amplifier to power some B&W speakers fitted in my lounge room ceiling. They were there when we purchased the apartment back in 2011. Too complicated I thought :smirk:

Re: What is new in your little world?
My Christmas shopping is almost done. I just need to find/buy a flip phone for the Mrs. Wish me luck.
Why a flip phone you ask. The one she has currently tends to (self) dial when in her handbag, and no it doesn't have a 'lock screen' function.....

B&W = Bowers & Wilkins and these speakers but mounted upside down on the ceiling

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PostPosted: 11-18-2017 07:19 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


T-shirt with a Quake logo, nub. Or “Captain Slow for Prime Minister”.



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PostPosted: 11-19-2017 09:17 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Did a little riding yesterday. Across the state and back...


Yeehaw Junction

Tampa

St. Petersburg Bike Fest

Goofy looking bike with a turbo

Miles for the day




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Etile
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PostPosted: 11-19-2017 09:39 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


i assume that's supposed to say 365.9 not 3,659




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PostPosted: 11-19-2017 09:44 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


No, he really did ride at an average speed of 152mph (243kph) for 24 hours non-stop.




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PostPosted: 11-19-2017 12:02 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


seremtan wrote:
i assume that's supposed to say 365.9 not 3,659


I think i can see the dot bottom right of the 5 :smirk:

Nice pictures YourGrandpa :up: as lots of bikes on a highway is always a grand sight. How many on this ride?



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PostPosted: 11-19-2017 03:18 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Eraser wrote:
No, he really did ride at an average speed of 152mph (243kph) for 24 hours non-stop.


i already did the math fuccboi, hence the post




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PostPosted: 11-19-2017 04:58 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Whiskey 7 wrote:
How many on this ride?


This wasn't a group ride. Just me and another friend.




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PostPosted: 11-20-2017 06:28 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Bought a Volvo :up:



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PostPosted: 11-20-2017 09:28 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Is it beige?




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PostPosted: 11-20-2017 10:27 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Naw man, it's black. Full on old man mobile



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:cool:




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PostPosted: 11-20-2017 11:38 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Is it a 5 cylinder ? :)



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PostPosted: 11-20-2017 12:32 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


losCHUNK wrote:
Is it a 5 cylinder ? :)


phantasmagoria and a black Volvo - Got to see this .... Need details or pics for sure. Say, are you going to wear a cap, you know, the type old MG drivers wear?

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PostPosted: 11-20-2017 01:46 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


losCHUNK wrote:
Is it a 5 cylinder ? :)


Yeah it's the V50 D3 :drool:

Whiskey, a rule for life is never trust a man driving a car in a cap :up:



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PostPosted: 11-20-2017 01:54 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


phantasmagoria wrote:
Bought a Volvo :up:

Pics?




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PostPosted: 11-20-2017 02:18 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


It's nothing special looks wise, identical to this:



originally I wanted one of the Blackline Skoda Octavia estates but after testing this, which is like shit off a shovel, the practicality of the boot as well as it being about the most comfortable car seat I've ever sat in made it no contest. I tried a Golf too but they're so inflated on price because of the badge is hard to get a decent deal.



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PostPosted: 11-20-2017 05:47 PM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


phantasmagoria wrote:
It's nothing special looks wise, identical to this:



originally I wanted one of the Blackline Skoda Octavia estates but after testing this, which is like shit off a shovel, the practicality of the boot as well as it being about the most comfortable car seat I've ever sat in made it no contest. I tried a Golf too but they're so inflated on price because of the badge is hard to get a decent deal.

Looks very like a very practical A to B car :up:

Are you planning to chip it?

By the way, I'm a bit surprised you guys rarely post pics of your actual car. It's not that hard to go snap a pic with your phone, no?




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phantasmagoria wrote:
Whiskey, a rule for life is never trust a man driving a car in a cap :up:


Yes, especially true for the younger ones with caps on backwards.



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PostPosted: 11-21-2017 02:10 PM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


seremtan wrote:
really? i live here and i ain't heard shit :|


OX7 4JS

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PostPosted: 11-22-2017 12:11 AM           Profile   Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Just got back from Venice to find the wife has bought me a Samsung Gear S3 Classic to replace my Apple watch. Win.




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PostPosted: 11-22-2017 04:31 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


Don Carlos wrote:
seremtan wrote:
really? i live here and i ain't heard shit :|


OX7 4JS

:paranoid:


that's miles away in the Cotswolds :|




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PostPosted: 11-22-2017 06:19 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


like 5 mins from Clarksons house then



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PostPosted: 11-22-2017 11:11 AM           Profile Send private message  E-mail  Edit post Reply with quote


yeah pretty much




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