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New England B.S. Thread

Discussion in 'North East' started by mach1man001, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. Oct 14, 2019 at 12:35 PM
    Sloth

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    There's a perfectly good one that's been well maintained by a nice early middle aged bald guy, with mainly highway miles I know of for sale...
     
  2. Oct 14, 2019 at 12:36 PM
    Sloth

    Sloth Baby Ruth?

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    So it's also full of cheap plastic?
     
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    DoubleRGirl Hello Kitty Edition

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    Ewww highlanders
     
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  4. Oct 14, 2019 at 12:41 PM
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    emelianenkov Santa/Alex Emeliahoweveryouspellhislastname

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    Yeah that was a while ago. I was still with my ex, living in NY.
    HMMMMMMMMMMMMMM we already have 2 of them though.
     
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  5. Oct 14, 2019 at 12:44 PM
    replica9000

    replica9000 ./$0|./$0&

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    They're a collectable item now.
     
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  6. Oct 14, 2019 at 12:45 PM
    replica9000

    replica9000 ./$0|./$0&

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    It's not as bad as the Taco.
     
  7. Oct 14, 2019 at 12:49 PM
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    emelianenkov Santa/Alex Emeliahoweveryouspellhislastname

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    URD Stage III clutch, URD short throw kit. Radflo 2.0 coilovers. Rear MetalTech progressive springs. Pioneer Audio all around. 600w sub amp
    2 2007 6MT's are good for us I think.

    I have "too many" vehicles
     
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  8. Oct 14, 2019 at 12:49 PM
    jethro

    jethro Master Baiter

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    I was gonna say not to go all Asian and end up in the pucker brush
     
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  9. Oct 14, 2019 at 2:05 PM
    emelianenkov

    emelianenkov Santa/Alex Emeliahoweveryouspellhislastname

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    URD Stage III clutch, URD short throw kit. Radflo 2.0 coilovers. Rear MetalTech progressive springs. Pioneer Audio all around. 600w sub amp
    What speakers do you all recommend? I typically go with Pioneer, however I found a decent deal on some JBL 6x8's that I'm considering for the Ford.

    I have an old amp laying around, so I'm planning on putting that in, along with a shallow (behind the seat) subwoofer and a new head unit, and some dynamat, as we are planning to do some road tripping in this truck.

    Any brands/models that you guys absolutely love?
     
  10. Oct 14, 2019 at 2:23 PM
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    Wallet is considerably lighter today. Last weekend I fired up the heat to take the chill out of the house since it was high 50s inside. 30 minutes later wasn't any warmer, touch the baseboards and they were all cold. Check the boiler in the basement and it's leaking water. It's from the early 80s and knew it'd need to be replaced soon. So after a week of no heat and cold showers, got the new one put in today. Looking forward to the efficiency savings this winter, but man they are expensive.
     
  11. Oct 14, 2019 at 2:49 PM
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    OOOOOOFFFFFFFFFF! :goingcrazy: Houses are awesome! So many big, expensive, and necessary systems to go wrong... :laugh:

    I need to get my forced hot air working. It isn't playing nice with my Nest thermostat. Called the heat repair dudes... They only work 8-4 Monday-Friday, and if they come out after that, it's overtime pay for $150-250 A FUCKING HOUR....... Nope. We both have full time jobs. Can't just miss work.

    The Nest worked great for my central air, but when it tries to kick on the heat, the furnace goes through its pre-light sequence, blows out a tiny bit of heat, and the Nest says "power out". I did some digging and found that my standard 4-wire setup needed the common wire to be connected to give the Nest a constant supply of power. I went down to the crawlspace, connected an unused wire to the control board, connected it to the Nest, still no heat.

    Then I decided to put the old thermostat on... I can hear the thermostat clicking, but nobody is home. I have to re-check all my connections and see. I have two burner kill switches; one in the crawlspace and one upstairs by the breaker box. I wonder if in my infinite wisdom, I kept the kill switch in the off position down in the crawlspace...

    All I know is it is getting kinda ridiculously chilly in the house. We have had to use the wood stove for the last 2 weeks or so, trying to get the chill out of the house as best as possible when we come home from work.



    That being said, the Nest saved me a TON of money on my electric bill this summer! And being able to control the temperature from anywhere in the world (to make sure the puppies are comfy while we aren't home), is incredible!
     
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  12. Oct 14, 2019 at 2:57 PM
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    Yeah they are crazy expensive for services. Apparently the nest e doesn't play well with the boiler we got, but the more expensive nest works just fine :rolleyes:. I only have a W and R wire, no common wire, but I've seen plenty of videos online and everything of nest's working fine without a common wire. I'm gonna buy one through mass save for a lot cheaper than a normal retailer and see if I can get it working. If I can I'll pony up and upgrade the other two thermostats. If I can't I'll just reinstall my current one and sell the nest.
     
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  13. Oct 14, 2019 at 3:04 PM
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    Better be careful driving it then! (I know you will.)

    Yeah, these new 4runners have a high belt line, so it makes it feel like an FJ, but thankfully just not as claustrophobic.
     
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  14. Oct 14, 2019 at 3:50 PM
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    I have had focal and alpine, I am not in love with the apline really at all. The focal was tinny to start, but when broken in I really loved them. The alpines hurt when you go too loud, the focals just felt goooooooooooood. $$$$$ tho for nice focals.

    That sucks, hopefully it goes well. My parents got a new boiler a few years ago and it breaks every winter like once a week, I'm not exaggerating. I'm not sure why they haven't just pulled it and replaced it. They keep calling the same people for the same shit and no one ever fixes it.

    Common wire gives it power? I think sometimes it runs out of power if you don't have one, at least that's what I gathered from reading about them when I got one. But some appear to work regardless. Again, hopefully it works well. I like mine a lot, and I also have one of the sensors you put in different rooms so you can change where it reads temp from. I have one in our bedroom so at night it stays the temp we want, otherwise the room gets 3-4 degrees warmer or colder.
     
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    Plug the adapter into the OBDII port. Turn off things like the Eco bar.
     
  18. Oct 14, 2019 at 5:27 PM
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    Plugs into your ODBII sensor and then connects via bluetooth to an app. I have it too. Used it to turn off seatbelt chimes, unlock all doors when pressing unlock once, change the number of time your blinker flashes when you 'bump' the stalk. It can customize a bunch of stuff.
     
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    One thing I wish I had in the 4Runner
     
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  20. Oct 14, 2019 at 5:45 PM
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    Yeah I did get dependant on that a little. Crazy how bare bones this truck is for being brand new
     

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