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  1. Charlie, you still fly like a toggle monkey. Get in touch with me and let me know when your jumping and where. I will make a trip to come make some jumps with you. It's been a few years. Some people analyze everything their parachute does and others fly by the seat of their pants.
  2. I would go, but thats a bad night for me. if you guys were going tonight, I would be all in.
  3. I got the shirt, but would love the hoodie!.... trade ya!
  4. Amanda, PhreeZone is right, get a google voice number. you will be very happy with it. Im not sure if you need an invite still, but I just went to the website and they sent me an email the next day with an ivite to it. just google "google voice".
  5. Agreed. Excessive hunting is going to increase your chance of linetwists. The canopy is extremely hard to steer when the slider is stuck up at the top. Ian hell, quit trying to steer it, just enjoy the ride! it is a high performance canopy after all. they tend to throw you around more when you pay too much attention to them. just relax and let them hunt, they will eventually come back to where they belong.
  6. you need to use the carrier the phone was used on. or purchased from new. usually if you contact the carrier of the phone, they will give you the unlock codes for free. but not always. if you already have the code, or are trying to get the code, then you need to use Tmobile as the carrier if that is the carrier that the phone was bought new from. it is not illegal at all. if you own the phone you have every right to use it on whatever carrier you wish. if you have trouble getting an unlock code from Tmobile, you could try someone who has an account with them to call and tell them they have this extra phone they want to sell but they need the unlock code to sell it. they will likely give you the unlock code then. good luck!
  7. ridiculous. go to the dealership and get some plugs for your car. Mine come pre-measured when I buy them from the dealership specific to my car... so just pop them right in. ya, they "POP" right in!.. hahaha, you ever thought about selling cars? you would make a great salesman!
  8. If they are readily accessible, it is not a good deal. If they are not, it is a bad deal, but it is the fault of the manufacturer, not the service tech. most are not nowadays. give me the make, model, and engine size and I will look it up on ALLDATA. if you do not know what ALLDATA is, it is just another of one of those services I have to pay for along with the $150,000 of tools I have.
  9. Good question? look at this Original smog pumps decreased perfomance in that the pump was run by the engine. I believe the newer designs are a wash. One more example of why your paying so much for todays well trained (hopefully) auto mechs. These guys need to have knowlege and skills!! If you can't change the plugs yourself, Shut up and pay the Man!! I am one of those "WELL PAID" dealership auto technicians. I got to tell you, If I was not making the money I am making, you guys would be left with some $10 an hour techs that are not even worth that much money. It is me, that is able to teach them to help keep the cost's down. $300 bucks for plugs for most v6 engines these days is not a bad deal. if you dont like it, do it yourself. it is like having one of those $10 an hour techs doing it without the supervision of somone like me. when you fuck it up, come see me, I will charge you 3X as much to fix your fuckup. unelss, of course, your Thanatos340, then I will just stop by your house and tell you your being a paranoid bitch and that you should make me a sammich!
  10. I used to say the same thing. all the way up until I had about 1000 jumps.
  11. what does "poke" someone on facebook mean anyways? I see that option, but for the life of me, can't figure out what it is.
  12. +1 that you model or any year model around that frontier are almost bulletproof. note: all the years I have been working on cars, I have worked at a nissan dealer for 95% of them.
  13. SOLD! by the way, there is no 4 cyl engine in a tarus. you also had a lot of "IFS" those "IFS" can not be determined until you have the head off.
  14. Our mechanic said the reason why the quote was so high is because he has to remove so much of the engine to be able to get to the spot of the repair. he is correct. you have to remove just about everything you see under the hood that is connected to the engine. depending on the car it could be more or less than that. if it was run through our shop it would probably be about the same price. what kind of car and year model is it, I will look up the labor and part prices for you. edit: ok I see it is a ford tarus. but there are 5 engines in this car. if you could tell me if it is a v6 or a v8 I could give you a good estimate of what most shops should charge.
  15. I have been working on cars for 15 years and I also do side work here and there for family and friends. I would laugh at you if you said you would give me a "couple hundred bucks." It is likely that all the coolant and gaskets you need to do the job are going to be 2x's that much. for a standard 4 cyl engine "as a side job" the absolute cheapest I would do it is $500, and that is just the labor. Andrea, a blown headgasket could cause the symptoms you are having. I see it quite often.
  16. Your answer goes both ways.... true, but think of it this way, do you want to compete or do you not? when I was competing i would find myself driving all day to get to a comp on the next day. how bad do you want it? also, dave is right, you could always organize your own comp. trust me, that job sucks. "if you build it, they will come"
  17. thats what cars and gasoline are for.
  18. wasnt it last week that she had her sweet 16 party? jeese, she is still growing.
  19. the funny part is, the instructor in the video you put up works at ASC now.