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View Poll Results: Which words in raised white letter for my tire sidewalls? See post #220 for pictures
NARFATOMIC BLASTOMIC 0 0%
NARFATOMIC BLASTOMATIC 4 23.53%
NARFOMATIC ATOMIC BLAST 0 0%
NARF ATOMIC BLAST 1 5.88%
NARF BLAST 5 29.41%
NARFBLAST ATOMIC 1 5.88%
NARFOMATIC ATOMIC BLAST 1 5.88%
NARFATOMIC ATOMICBLAST 0 0%
NARF ATOMIC BLASTOMATIC 2 11.76%
EPIC FACEPALM 3 17.65%
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Old July 12th, 2011, 14:53   #61
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Thanks! Its a 22lb flywheel from this kit: http://www.metalmanparts.com/product...&categoryId=45
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Old July 12th, 2011, 19:45   #62
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is that a harbor freight jack?
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Old July 12th, 2011, 21:26   #63
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Hey Paul,

We met by chance a few years back at the timmies on king. Nice to see you're keeping the old girl alive. Congrats on hitting 400K and on the new kia. How is the kia anyways?

You are an inspiration to backyard mechanics everywhere.

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Old July 13th, 2011, 07:03   #64
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is that a harbor freight jack?
I got the transmission jack in Canada from Princess Auto: http://www.princessauto.com/workshop...nsmission-jack
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Old July 13th, 2011, 07:56   #65
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Hey Paul,

We met by chance a few years back at the timmies on king.
Hi Steve,

Yes, I remember you and your old veg-mobile. I think that is the only dual tank heated system I have ever seen up close. I have spotted your veg-wagon a couple of times on the 403. It was nice to meet you. I especially remember after talking about cars for half an hour your wife got out of your car and one of us started to apologize to her and she said, "Its okay, I'm used to it."

I think the Kia Forte5 handles better than the Golf ever did, I'm not sure how much of this is the 16" wheels vs 15" on the Golf because otherwise they have the same suspension setup macpherson struts up front and torsion beam in the rear. The Forte5 weighs a few hundred pounds less than the Golf somehow, yet it is slightly larger than the Golf with more legroom and hip room in the back but slightly less headroom in the front. The Forte's drivers seat fits me like a glove (I'm 6" 240lbs) but I have the seat height adjusted to the lowest possible. The best thing about the Kia is the styling, I like the oversized Audi style tail lights, swept forward Saab style hood, the seamless doors (no rub strips) and the Impreza WRX style rear bumper valance with the vertical ribs.

I've gotten tonnes of inspiration from the members of this site. I get a lot out of the how-to's written by experienced people, but I have really been inspired by threads where someone attempts a basic repair for the first time and they talk about the learning curve. That is what really inspires me, when someone says, "I wasn't sure if I should attempt this, but I found these tools, these parts and this info and here are the results. It took me this many weeks days or hours but it was worth it." There is nothing like doing it yourself.
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Old July 13th, 2011, 08:38   #66
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Old July 13th, 2011, 10:35   #67
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I got the transmission jack in Canada from Princess Auto: http://www.princessauto.com/workshop...nsmission-jack
Thanks for the link. It does look like the same jack,
http://www.harborfreight.com/800-lb-...jack-3185.html
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Old July 13th, 2011, 11:16   #68
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...I got the impression the Valeo was smoother and had less noise/vibration....I haven't heard that the Valeo is any stiffer than the stock clutch, will see.
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I went for a test drive tonight. It runs great! The clutch pedal seems lighter that I remember. It seems to engage in the same place it used to. It all seemed very familiar, yet lighter and smoother than before. I... Also I get absolutely no chatter with clutch in or out in neutral.
Seems you've done your research and made the right decision.
I find the same with each and every Valeo I install: same pedal height engagment, same pedal feel and quiet.

(for the love of God, those who have installed the Sachs unit, don't post here why you chose that clutch over the Valeo. We all know it holds more torque. The OP clearly stated he had no intentions of modding past his current setup. )
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Old July 13th, 2011, 19:58   #69
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Thanks Greengeeker but actually I goofed and did more research after placing my order than before. Luckily the Valeo happened to be the better choice for me since I'm never going to get anywhere close to 300 NM (220 ft-lbs) of torque out of my ALH. Everything is stock except for the "powerbox" which doesn't directly modify boost and does not smoke but does "wake up" the car compared to stock.

When I talk to people I just tell them, "I upgraded to a solid flywheel and clutch designed for the V6 engine." 'nuff said.
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Old July 20th, 2011, 17:56   #70
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Hey Paul,

Glad to see it's back on the road. I will keep my eyes open to see it out and about again.

Happy to hear that the little one is doing great as well as the rest of the family.
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Old July 20th, 2011, 23:42   #71
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Hey vwkid53, it was nice to see you and your Golf, it looks awesome!

Thanks for the great deal on your old mirrors! I put them on a few days ago. My car has not had mirrors this nice in years, they are both the same colour! Here is a picture, also installed an extra tall steel antenna:



I can't wait to pick up that used reflex silver front fender...

...but I did get my free wood chips



Driving back from Upper Ottawa Street to Dundas pulling a few hundred pounds of perfectly planted trailer across the newly paved Lincoln Alexander Parkway it reminded me of that "Perfect Moment" Lexus commercial.
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Old July 21st, 2011, 16:54   #72
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I wonder whats for diner LOL
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Old July 29th, 2011, 09:55   #73
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Started a list of my favorite car commercials of all time in post number 1:

"She's Running Great, Lets Jump the Bridge"

"You're Giving Me the Mustang?"
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Old August 4th, 2011, 21:56   #74
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Got the used fender installed, thanks to REDNECKDZL for the part!



Checklist is going pretty well, upcoming projects:

- Front Light Bar / Brush Guard
- Hatch or Hitch Mount Spare Tire Carrier
- Adding cruise controls to the Thrustmaster Shifter
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Celebrated our 10th anniversary and 441,000km today. Took a quick sunset cruise for a photo overlooking Dundas.

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