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 Post subject: Re: I took the plunge...
PostPosted: Tue Nov 03, 2009 11:59 am 
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no you didnt mention the fact some how it only pulled 42 MPG IMO its the swift front end and the fact you didi 75-80 almost all the way home LOL

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 Post subject: Re: I took the plunge...
PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 12:54 pm 
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What size tire and rims do you have on squishy? And did you lower it at all from stock hieght?

When I get into the big redo on my current vert, I will post some pics as well. Won't be for a bit, have to rebuild my tracker first before the snow comes. I drive a 98 metro during the winter when the weather's not too bad. It's getting a non-leaking gas tank today and then an alignment, then it's good to go and I can take my vert off the road the minute the salt trucks come out.

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 Post subject: Re: I took the plunge...
PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 1:19 pm 
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They are 14" rims...I am not sure what tire size...I think they are 195s, but I don't know the rest. I will be buying a smaller size when these wear out though, as they do rub in certain situations, like going over "jumps" on the highway, and turning with weight in the car...

Its stock height, and I don't have any plans for lowering it, but c4 wants to get the springs from a newer hatch and cut a coil out...we'll see.

I have a Jeep Liberty for my winter car...it used to be awesome when I got it, but has issues now. Kinda sad when a Jeep dealer maintained, always had the oil changed and all that vehicle blows a head....but it does do awesome in the snow!

I would love to get a Chevy Metro hatch, 5 speed for the winter. There is the threat of snow tonight/tomorrow so Squishy had to go into his garage. Hopefully they don't have to salt, or the poor Squishy will be sleeping for a while..or at least until a good rainstorm washes the road...

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 Post subject: Re: I took the plunge...
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the tires barely rub if she would let me roll the fenders it would be all set. they are 195's

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 Post subject: Re: I took the plunge...
PostPosted: Wed Nov 04, 2009 6:52 pm 
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good luck with that Chris! :shock:

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 Post subject: Re: I took the plunge...
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Or I can just deal with it as it is a very rare occurance because I don't usually have passengers...and I have no issues by myself! I will get a smaller tire when these wear out! I got an awesome deal on the rims and tires cause t3 rocks, so I can't complain!

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 Post subject: Re: I took the plunge...
PostPosted: Wed Nov 25, 2009 6:43 pm 
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jeepgirl0385 wrote:
They are 14" rims...I am not sure what tire size...I think they are 195s, but I don't know the rest. I will be buying a smaller size when these wear out though, as they do rub in certain situations, like going over "jumps" on the highway, and turning with weight in the car...


It's a "bump". It's only a "JUMP" if your going too fast!!!LOL


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 Post subject: Re: I took the plunge...
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lets see 6" dip on a road that is marked 65MPH yup thats a jump I know that the car came off the ground at least one time. the roads through boston suck

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 Post subject: Re: I took the plunge...
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c4boom wrote:
and the fact you didi 75-80 almost all the way home LOL


That doesn't sound like 65 to me, and relax it WAS just a joke.


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 Post subject: Re: I took the plunge...
PostPosted: Fri Nov 27, 2009 10:26 pm 
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ya i know. you just don't know boston It really sucks LOL the roads are marked 65 most do about 70 and you realy need to go about 60 to not beat the hell out of your car.

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That sounds like all the roads up here. Frost heaves and potholes everywhere.


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 Post subject: Re: I took the plunge...
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Once again spring is here and due to some insanely unseasonable weather, the Squishy car lives yet again. It's been a while since I posted.

I handed Squishy over to c4boom to prep for the upcoming driving season. I am finally getting my rear sway bar as I let him have the car for more than an afternoon. He is doing the usual annual oil change, random repairs/improvements, and a radiator flush as I found that I have very icky antifreeze.

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When I get the car back, I have a set of 13" Konig rims and Bridgestone Potenza (not the cool ones) tires waiting for me at Town Fair Tire. My current rims/tires will be going to c4 as payment. I was sick of fighting with the car so hard in parking lots with the oversize tires and the rubbing (which c4 said he could solve by rolling the fenders). They were a birthday present to myself. They are not chrome like they look in the pic, more of a brushed aluminum look. I think they will look really sharp. There will be pics of course!

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Those wheels look Awesome!!!!!!! I have a set of 195/55/15" on Mangel 5 Star Rims. Once I put a set of KYB-GR2 struts all the way around it fixed the rubbing (except if I hit a huge pot hole). We are still a good few weeks away from Spring weather here in Calgary we got snow last night. :D :D :shock: :shock: :oops:


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 Post subject: Re: I took the plunge...
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hey kiddo! squishy looks great. i'm glad to see you check back in here at teamswift.

larry, that white gt-ized vert is looking swell, too.

i'll take the winter blankets off my rusty red vert this friday and get it wound up and ready for duty. i'm leaving ol' blue in the garage until after the spring monsoon season has past.

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 Post subject: Re: I took the plunge...
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Yeah, I haven't been on in a while. Major life changes. Engaged (not to c4, we are just good friend's now), 2 new jobs, now living on the seacoast rather than central NH. I missed everyone here,

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 Post subject: Re: I took the plunge...
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Holy crap, c4boom got the rear sway bar installed and rolled the rear fenders.....what a difference!!!!!! It handles even better than it did before! It is so my little go kart! Pics will be coming, still on my phone.

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 Post subject: grocery shopping
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Who needs a big car to do grocery shopping??

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I got a big pack of paper towels, a litter genie, laundry soap, 15lbs of cat chow, 3 12 packs of soda, the car cover, a 5qt oil change jug, 1 qt oil, toolkit, blanket, pillow, juice, snacks in the trunk.

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Behind the front seats was about 2-3 weeks worth of groceries.

The fiancé doubted Squishy's ability to be a grocery getter....we proved him wrong lol. It worked out quite nicely.

Oh well, yesterday we used 2 bikes to get some things at the store.

My "custom" basket for my Vespa (yes, I got a Vespa now too! To go with the Fiat, and it matches Squishy quite nicely)
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 Post subject: Re: I took the plunge...
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Those trunks are incredible. Especially if you use the space under the top. I can haul an entire week's camping gear including tents, beds, cooler, a big red dog, and 2 people.

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I'm back so big changes squishy is changing ownership so its going to live with me needs a little work but not much take me a day or so. Can i fit a 205 tire on it is the first question? lol

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205 tires is really pushing it. i stopped at 195/50 15. 185/60 14 is oem for a swift and those work okay on a vert.

welcome back. :wink:

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LOL c4, glad you are excited about getting Squishy!! :D

I still love the car, I just think it will have a better home with c4 as he will take it to it's full potential. :)

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 Post subject: Re: I took the plunge...
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first things first Its getting a bath registered then a new shift knob. After that a call to 3 tec for a cam and head work

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And here I thought the trunk was for large sub-woofers and amps :huh:

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Personally, I prefer to have a little junk in the trunk:
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But hey... to each his own! :mrgreen:


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Looks like you bagged a pair of dwarves :shock:

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