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You are a very forgiving guy! I think I would have let the owner boot him. Taking a customer's very expensive car out for a joy ride is just about the worst thing a young mechanic can do - well, except perhaps parting the car out to the Ukranian mob in exchange for free lap dances from Ukranian strippers.

`tis the season and all that crap. wink.gif
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Indeed, but it looks like it hurts, a lot, and I don't have a mutant healing factor, so I'd be more like the Tin Man than Wolverine. eek.gif

 

Or... we should get you some Asgardian armor.  It'll be like that period when he was cursed and couldn't die, so he was essentially a sack of jelly inside his armor.  You's already got Mjolnir.

post #1143 of 7052
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Indeed, but it looks like it hurts, a lot, and I don't have a mutant healing factor, so I'd be more like the Tin Man than Wolverine. eek.gif
~90% of it, which is very good. He bought them new, and they were reworked and upgraded by Joe, then they were terminated as balanced around two years ago. The Balancing Act is newer and it's a very cool piece of kit, I love the vintage look and feel. He also included various tubes for rolling, so that'll be neat.
On the car front, my mechanic's assistant took the Cobra out, even though he had no permission to drive it. Richard can, he's the main guy, but that's it. Well, the idiot did run it off the road and did a little damage, he wasn't hurt, but it's going to need some TLC. Important safety tip, if you don't have the maturity and self-control to handle a very high-powered sports car, just leave it alone. We stopped by and looked at it on the way back from our date (Twilight BD2 = meh, I'm glad it's finally over) and it won't take much to fix it, though it appears he did damage the RT front control arm, among other things. We did find out that the body is tougher than regular fiberglass, which would have splintered. Rick was going to fire him but I asked him not to (benefit of being the owner's friend and best customer), the kid's only 20 and he and his GF have a new baby, and he was extremely apologetic. Overall, he's a good guy and this is his first offense, so I think he deserves a second chance. I think he'll learn from the experience. rolleyes.gif
ALSO, I think it's a good sign that we need to add a traction control system. FAST, the makers of the EFI system, makes a simple setup that can control the TB if you lose grip (it doesn't do any braking, like others). That likely would have kept tonight's mishap from occurring, and it can be turned off if I don't want to use it. I think I'll get it installed on the `cuda too, while we're at it.

I'm just seeing the Star Wars scene from Ferris Bueller haha! I'd agree on not having the guy fired - put the fear of God into him and he'll probably learn just fine. very_evil_smiley.gif

Got more info on the TC system?
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I'm just seeing the Star Wars scene from Ferris Bueller haha! I'd agree on not having the guy fired - put the fear of God into him and he'll probably learn just fine. very_evil_smiley.gif
Got more info on the TC system?

The other equipment we put in for the EZ-EFI will work with the X-FI system, but we have to swap control units.

http://www.fuelairspark.com/whatsnew/Files/fastxfiintelligenttractioncontrolupgrade.pdf

It's not a big deal. The `cuda's EFI is a FAST XFI, so that's just a swap and reprogram too.
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I'm just seeing the Star Wars scene from Ferris Bueller haha! I'd agree on not having the guy fired - put the fear of God into him and he'll probably learn just fine. very_evil_smiley.gif
Got more info on the TC system?

I think spinning out in a 600+ hp beast was enough very_evil_smiley.gif

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The other equipment we put in for the EZ-EFI will work with the X-FI system, but we have to swap control units.
http://www.fuelairspark.com/whatsnew/Files/fastxfiintelligenttractioncontrolupgrade.pdf
It's not a big deal. The `cuda's EFI is a FAST XFI, so that's just a swap and reprogram too.

*sigh* looks like it requires the XFI system too. You raised my hopes and dashed them brilliantly - well played sir. frown.gif
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OK - here's a question - what is the best value car that no one buys? What I mean is, like what Hyundai was several years ago before everyone realized they were now making pretty decent cars for the money (probably better than the old favorites at Toyota, Nissan & Honda) and the demand (and prices) for Hyundai went up. What is the next one?
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OK - here's a question - what is the best value car that no one buys? What I mean is, like what Hyundai was several years ago before everyone realized they were now making pretty decent cars for the money (probably better than the old favorites at Toyota, Nissan & Honda) and the demand (and prices) for Hyundai went up. What is the next one?

Chery tongue.gif

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Chery tongue.gif

lol - perhaps... although the closest place for me to go to buy them appears to be either the Bahamas or Cuba... tongue.gif
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Double post frown.gif

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lol - perhaps... although the closest place for me to go to buy them appears to be either the Bahamas or Cuba... tongue.gif

VW?

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Hmm - the trouble is that VW is (IMHO) already overpriced compared to its peers.
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Hmm - the trouble is that VW is (IMHO) already overpriced compared to its peers.

huh id think that VW would be cheap in the US.......

In Aus a tourareg costs more then an Q5

post #1154 of 7052
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Originally Posted by obobskivich View Post

*sigh* looks like it requires the XFI system too. You raised my hopes and dashed them brilliantly - well played sir. frown.gif

I wasn't trying to! I didn't know you were shopping for one. Why do you want a TC system?
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Originally Posted by billybob_jcv View Post

OK - here's a question - what is the best value car that no one buys? What I mean is, like what Hyundai was several years ago before everyone realized they were now making pretty decent cars for the money (probably better than the old favorites at Toyota, Nissan & Honda) and the demand (and prices) for Hyundai went up. What is the next one?

That no one buys? Well if you want great value, the previous gen CTS-V is a show-stopper. http://cargur.us/cm8r That will blow your hair back, low miles, good price. Something newer and more efficient, I'd go with a Subaru BRZ, regardless of what obob says. biggrin.gif There's not a reviewer out there who hasn't gushed over them and they look great. $26k, and they get over 30mpg.


Edited by Magick Man - 12/3/12 at 1:05am
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That no one buys? Well if you want great value, the previous gen CTS-V is a show-stopper. http://cargur.us/cm8r That will blow your hair back, low miles, good price. Something newer and more efficient, I'd go with a Subaru BRZ, regardless of what obob says. biggrin.gif There's not a reviewer out there who hasn't gushed over them and they look great. $26k, and they get over 30mpg.

I think Billybob has a teenage daughter I doubt he would want her to deliver tofu every morning and race at night tongue.gif

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