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Offline lahar

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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #7100 on: March 23, 2020, 08:44:49 PM »
Cheap fuel... Nowhere to go.

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« Reply #7101 on: March 24, 2020, 02:00:49 AM »
^at their lowest since December 2016, at least over here

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« Reply #7102 on: March 24, 2020, 09:27:56 AM »
Diesel is now almost P26 where I am.

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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #7103 on: April 09, 2020, 11:05:54 AM »

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« Reply #7104 on: April 10, 2020, 09:58:12 PM »
This is dope! A 240Z more or less tuned the way the Devil Z was in the Wangan Midnight manga.

https://youtu.be/gu9cp2Pd9Dg

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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #7105 on: April 12, 2020, 02:40:06 PM »
https://www.whichcar.com.au/news/new-cannonball-record

Condemnation of the new record began flowing soon after it became public knowledge.

However, as former record-holder Bolian notes, there is a level of hypocrisy involved in criticism from fellow Cannonball Run competitors.

"Do I think this is the best use of time while the country is staying in during a pandemic?" he told R&T.

"Probably not, but for me to say it's awful is like a cocaine dealer saying a heroin dealer is awful."

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« Reply #7106 on: April 13, 2020, 12:36:00 PM »
^ sour grapes hehe

IMO it's safer now than ever to do the record because there are far fewer cars on the road and average speeds are higher (mean small speed difference when a car on a cannonball run passes them).

Of course it just looks bad and irresponsible because people are sheltering and then you have a bunch of doofuses setting speed records, but it was bad and irresponsible even when people weren't on lockdown anyway.

Question now is how many people are doing it? Somehow I feel like these guys aren't the only ones to have thought of cannonball run.
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« Reply #7107 on: April 13, 2020, 07:03:05 PM »
small price increase in fuel this week...not that it matters...
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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #7108 on: April 13, 2020, 10:55:44 PM »
I'm putting my CTEK battery maintainer to good use these days. I still start the engine and roll the tires a bit at least once a week though.

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« Reply #7109 on: April 14, 2020, 09:02:02 AM »
Went out for a spirited drive on the Sorento and the Mazda2. Glad they didn't close the twisty backroads near pur place.


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« Reply #7111 on: April 15, 2020, 07:29:10 PM »
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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #7112 on: April 18, 2020, 12:22:21 AM »
Skyway NB. Looks like the area where the road suddenly undulates?
https://www.facebook.com/JoSol/videos/10157152523819327/
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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #7113 on: April 21, 2020, 04:46:09 PM »


https://www.reuters.com/article/us-global-oil/oil-price-crashes-into-negative-territory-for-the-first-time-in-history-amid-pandemic-idUSKBN2210V9

NEW YORK (Reuters) - U.S. crude oil futures collapsed below $0 on Monday for the first time in history, amid a coronavirus-induced supply glut, ending the day at a stunning minus $37.63 a barrel as desperate traders paid to get rid of oil.

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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #7114 on: April 25, 2020, 02:54:08 PM »
Oil price rollback next week! Up to P1.90/l on diesel snd P0.40/l on gasoline.

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Re: Perpetual Car Thread
« Reply #7115 on: May 05, 2020, 01:42:52 PM »
Larry Chen visits a Pinoy tuner/restorer in the US.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dGJWS9c0fjo
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« Reply #7117 on: June 25, 2020, 03:34:09 AM »
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« Reply #7118 on: June 25, 2020, 05:41:08 PM »

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« Reply #7119 on: June 25, 2020, 08:58:38 PM »
^ JD Power Initial Quality Survey for 2020
full report here: https://www.jdpower.com/sites/default/files/file/2020-06/2020070%20U.S.%20IQS.pdf

Of course there are a lot of people who think JD Power is basically horseshit lol.

But I'm not disputing Tesla's position on this list. There have been numerous reports of their build quality issues from numerous other publications.
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