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Houston BS Thread

Discussion in 'Texas' started by wrxRome, Apr 12, 2012.

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  1. Large

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    Rylan what font is that in your sig, I never noticed it but I dig it..
     
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    Y'all are so negative!
     
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    Very wise words, Biscuits :thumbsup:
     
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    Not usually in this thread since I don't live in Houston anymore, but trust me, being an auto tech is not bad at all! When I was living in Houston I was bringing in $100k plus per year. Not many jobs out there that bank that kind of cash. Plus I LOVE doing this. I don't care if it is a lowly oil change, or high tech performance mods, or fixing some Soccer mom's minivan. The satisfaction of seeing a vehicle on the road because I was the one who made sure it was safe and running right cannot be matched.

    It is NOT an "easy" job to get in to, but it has it's up sides. If you like working on cars, consider getting into the ASEP program with a local GM dealer, or get an entry level maintenance job with a Toyota dealership. It takes a few years of grind, but it does not take that long to get into the big bucks if you work at it, and do quality work. I started off at my first dealership 20 years ago, and was making $18 per hour back then. Hard work and determination got me into another dealership where I was in the $21 per hour range in 2007. When I was in Houston I was making $26 per hour. The money is there, that is for sure. Don't think you are "settling" for a job as a technician. Think of it as a great career choice.

    As far as raising a family, I was doing this with a wife and 2 daughters. We lacked for little, and we were happy. Now my kids are grown and making their own lives. MONEY does not a happy family make. Spending TIME with them and loving every minute of it is what counts for a happy family.
     
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    ^^^ good shit!
     
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    If we arw on the same page, its something like find a hobby and turn it into a passion, then turn that passion into a career and you will never work another day in your life.
     
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    Hey, if it worked for you then I'm happy for you. Few people can say that they love their job. The last paragraph is absolutely crucial for anyone with a family IMHO.
     
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    Feel free ANY time to pm me with questions. I have been doing this for over 20 years of my life, and I love it. I even have my own shop now. Not rolling in the cash, but I live in a VERY small town. Google the town of Eagle Lake outside of Houston. Now cut that in half. Yet after opening my doors just under 2 years ago, I am less than $3k in TOTAL debt. I grossed 52K in the first year I was open. And that is in a town of less than 1500 people, and a county of less that 5k. I'm not rich, but I am happy.
     
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    Cool. I just found it by google maps near Houston. lmao.
     
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    Eagle lake? My uncle rode a bicycle he stole from the next door neigbor just to get away from his wife. Rode that bike all the way to houston! Lol then he called a cab at beltway and i10, cab took him as far as 20 bucks would go, thsn dropped him off. And I get this ohone call at 1am talking about pick me up! I cant walk no more!! Best story I ever heard
     
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    I believe it is Tron font.
     
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    Thinking about regearing. Lost between 4.88 and 5.29 decided to run 35s
     
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    So kase making another life changing decision today?
     
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    4.88 for 35s?

    Wouldnt 5.29 be better? Also, if I get 5.29 I would have my sliders put on
     
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    Especially since they are about the same price! Lol
     
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    Mark runs 4.56's and he said he wants 4.88's. However, he said for wheeling he'd prefer 5.29's...
     
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    Wonder how 5.29 works around the mall????
     
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    Idk he said 4.88's would be better for highway driving. But for malls and the beach 4.88's should be good
     
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