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New Job (a gearhead's dream job)

Discussion in 'Jobs & Careers' started by BackwoodsBoy, May 3, 2011.

  1. May 3, 2011 at 10:46 AM
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    BackwoodsBoy

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    Just got a job working for NAPA auto parts... that means i'll be getting all my auto parts for cheap. I got a price on a dynomax superturbo muffler.. like $85 for a customer and $59 for employees

    anyone else have a similar job
     
  2. May 3, 2011 at 11:36 AM
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    danteisme

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    i used to work for advance auto parts. they pay didn't make up for the discount. good college job, but couldnt make a living there.

    i see you're in the pittsburgh area, which napa you work at so i can bug you for discounts? lol
     
  3. May 4, 2011 at 6:41 PM
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    Its just a second job for now... i'm going to abuse the discount for a while and move on haha

    I work at the store in greensburgh but i'm not working the counter, i'm in the back working
     
  4. May 4, 2011 at 6:46 PM
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    yotamikez

    yotamikez Street glide or die

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    I dont have a similar job but a close friends dad used to work at a bfg store, my buddie drove a mustang at the time and burnt thru tires quickly do to the discount lol. BTW I have the dynomax muffler and wouldnt recommend it. Sounds beefy on video but ricey in person.
     
  5. May 5, 2011 at 4:35 AM
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    you mean the huge one they recently built in south greensburg?
     
  6. May 5, 2011 at 6:11 AM
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    Yeah.. the one on 119 right across from hoss's
     
  7. May 5, 2011 at 6:15 AM
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    yeah i've been in there quite a few times. that place is freakin huge.
     
  8. May 5, 2011 at 6:21 AM
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    I have worked at a NAPA store for 4 years. As stated, It is a great college job, however, now that I'm almost finished with my MBA, I need to find something else. I can't live off of the money I make.
     
  9. May 5, 2011 at 9:52 AM
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    They use it as a distribution center and when you consider that, it's not that big. I've worked at the Dicks sports DC in smithton and UPS new Stanton and they're massive in comparison
     
  10. May 5, 2011 at 9:59 AM
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    true true, when you compare it to the other auto parts stores in the areas its impressive haha.
     
  11. May 5, 2011 at 6:57 PM
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    yeah... the one in scottdale is pretty big too so is the advanced in Mount Pleasant
     
  12. May 5, 2011 at 6:58 PM
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    Really? you don't like the dynomax?
     
  13. May 5, 2011 at 8:29 PM
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    yotamikez Street glide or die

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    Not at all, regret buying it. Will be replacing it with a flowmaster. Just havnt had the time... more like its not on my priority list. I just keep the windows up and music up. Its just to ricey. The video clips made it sound deep and raspy... my brother says my truck sounds like a crx :(
     
  14. May 5, 2011 at 8:37 PM
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    I work in service at a local Toyota dealership. I'm a flat-rate tech there. Only good benefits are:

    free use of lifts
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    EMPLOYEE DISCOUNT ON MY 2011 TACO, currently a lease with many mods
     
  15. May 5, 2011 at 8:48 PM
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    which dynomax do you have? My super turbo is just barely louder than stock, and I mean barely.
     
  16. May 5, 2011 at 8:51 PM
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    super turbo as well, I regret changing it. Shoulda stuck with the brand I know. My super turbo is dumped before the axle.
     
  17. May 5, 2011 at 8:53 PM
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    huh, weird. Mine is dumped right over the axle. Maybe it just sounds bad on the 4.0?
     
  18. May 5, 2011 at 8:54 PM
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    possibly :confused: sorry to shit on your thread adam :rolleyes: just wanna save you from buying something you might also hate.
     
  19. May 6, 2011 at 7:46 PM
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    Oh its no problem... i was going with a dynomax cause i can get it on the cheap but i'll just pony up the cash and go flowmaster.... i might jus throw a glasspack on for a few weeks jus for a new sound and cause it'll be so cheap i can always change it later
     
  20. May 6, 2011 at 8:25 PM
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    yotamikez

    yotamikez Street glide or die

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    Just lookin out for you. Its hard to make these trucks sound good (or maybe im just dumb) But my dakota (318) was a diff ball game. Started with flows then glass packs then strait pipes with no cats. When I got the tacoma I loved that it was quite, then I got the super turbo now I definetly need a flowmaster. My buddy has glasspacks on his i5 canyon and we sound about the same. Super ricey. LMK what route you go.
     
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