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/r/cars/comments/10qv5rt/what_are_some_modern_fragile_or_underbuilt_engines/j7ch2u8/

At least on the FA20 UEL headers tended to give more torque at lower rpm

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on February 5, 2023 14:46:36
/r/piercing/comments/10ujnub/advice_on_cleaning_septum_ring/j7c6voc/

To make the auto mod happy - I spray the piercing and jewelry down a few times daily with saline, in the morning I gently blow my nose and then clean everything out with qtips (avoiding getting the qtip on the piercing itself). Jewelry is internally threaded titanium horseshoe.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/piercing on February 5, 2023 13:37:42
/r/nonononoyes/comments/10u9itr/okay_in_the_end_but_a_little_too_close_for_comfort/j7bqe1s/

I thought it looked like a bead roller as well, but the throat depth is super short? Even with 18ga though gloves are typically worn for reasons like you said. These things only turn at maybe 50rpm and are foot controlled.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/nonononoyes on February 5, 2023 11:48:18
/r/piercing/comments/10tbgbb/snake_bite_help/j76u342/

You need to go see your piercing ASAP. This is caused by swelling, but unfortunately when it gets to this point it creates a feedback loop that creates more swelling.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/piercing on February 4, 2023 10:04:35
/r/lifehacks/comments/10sxmyk/im_mad_i_didnt_think_of_this_sooner_a_simple_and/j76mhvu/

You’ve got bigger issues than hitting some romex with a nail if all of the studs are notched lol

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lifehacks on February 4, 2023 09:04:45
/r/lifehacks/comments/10sxmyk/im_mad_i_didnt_think_of_this_sooner_a_simple_and/j75elyv/

Are you people using 3.5” decking screws to mount pictures or something?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lifehacks on February 3, 2023 23:56:27
/r/lifehacks/comments/10sxmyk/im_mad_i_didnt_think_of_this_sooner_a_simple_and/j75ed4n/

You really shouldn’t be using screws long enough to hit wiring to hang some little picture frame. Even two here was super excessive

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lifehacks on February 3, 2023 23:53:57
/r/oddlysatisfying/comments/10rp31h/cleaning_a_roller_brush/j6zzadw/

I don’t use naps this thick, but I’ve had very good experience with Wooster. I’ve also had a run in with counterfeits online, so be careful who you buy from

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/oddlysatisfying on February 2, 2023 21:08:16
/r/oddlysatisfying/comments/10rp31h/cleaning_a_roller_brush/j6yv244/

I’ve never used this thick of a nap personally, but I’ve had very good success with Wooster. I will warn you to buy them from a reputable source though, I got a set of counterfeit ones online (of all the things 🙄)

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/oddlysatisfying on February 2, 2023 16:26:13
/r/oddlysatisfying/comments/10rp31h/cleaning_a_roller_brush/j6xcs37/

Buy better naps then. Pro painters do this regularly

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/oddlysatisfying on February 2, 2023 10:48:45
/r/piercing/comments/10qci60/ear_piercing_sore_after_changing_for_the_first/j6tzndd/

I did something pretty similar at the 8 week mark. My piercer told me 8-10 weeks, so i decided to go for it and ended up backing out halfway through because it just didn’t feel right. I was surprised when I first came to the sub as well. I think the difference is that most people just don’t care about their piercings as long as they can stuff a butterfly back or cheap hoop in it. If you’re into piercing and want a really healthy and well formed fistula/scar tissue, well it takes a little more. I look at it like this - you probably *can* change your jewelry at 6-8 weeks in the sense of it probably won’t entirely close up in the couple seconds it takes and you won’t make a huge bloody mess. But if you want to let your piercing really heal enough to swap jewelry without damaging it and setting back your healing time or ending up with a mangled fistula, you’re going to need to wait probably 3-4 months. I plan on stretching my lobes. So that was important for me and I decided to wait longer. I’m still learning myself, but I’m about 12 weeks into my lobe piercings and a few days into my septum, and so far the generally agreed upon advice on this sub has served me well.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/piercing on February 1, 2023 16:41:20
/r/piercing/comments/10qe3id/keloid_or_just_bump/j6txk5x/

Coated jewelry is junk, externally threaded is junk. It’s overwhelmingly likely that jewelry is the source of your problems.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/piercing on February 1, 2023 16:28:20
/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/10qnzms/tyre_smugglers_show_off_their_techniques/j6sdwzy/

They were going to pay the weight to import them anyhow

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Damnthatsinteresting on February 1, 2023 10:46:09
/r/DesignPorn/comments/10qedaw/this_record_player_by_sony/j6s1lxk/

Seriously? It’s sitting in the middle of my living room, of course I care what it looks like. We don’t *all* live in neckbeard nests.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/DesignPorn on February 1, 2023 09:24:08
/r/DesignPorn/comments/10qedaw/this_record_player_by_sony/j6s1elm/

Say what you will about the aesthetics but it’s practically silent, and doesn’t heat up the room like my PS4 used to. Swapping the plates to black makes a large improvement as well

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/DesignPorn on February 1, 2023 09:22:41
/r/projectcar/comments/10oqxhj/met_with_a_customer_today_to_talk_about_restoring/j6oc7sj/

Yep, that makes sense. I’m for a penny in for a pound right!

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/projectcar on January 31, 2023 14:20:35
/r/projectcar/comments/10q2iwu/looks_like_im_gonna_need_a_smaller_pulley/j6nm0wq/

The balancer actually fits, but the pulley is running into my steering rack. I just got the motor mocked up this weekend, so I have a lot of research to do yet.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/projectcar on January 31, 2023 11:40:55
/r/projectcar/comments/10oqxhj/met_with_a_customer_today_to_talk_about_restoring/j6nlck4/

Looks like a good start as long as the pan is all there

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/projectcar on January 31, 2023 11:36:48
/r/projectcar/comments/10ovmtx/floor_pan_repair_were_getting_there_this_is_my/j6nkgwc/

That’s the way in my experience. Just keep jumping around the panel and grind as you go. Grinding immediately after the tack tends to actually cool the panel a bit, keeps that hot bead from heat soaking into it. Just my experience so far

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/projectcar on January 31, 2023 11:31:17
/r/projectcar/comments/10ovmtx/floor_pan_repair_were_getting_there_this_is_my/j6nkach/

Low voltage tends to put more heat in the metal in my experience. Hotter let’s you get in and out faster. 18ga is what I use for body work, but sounds thin to me for floors.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/projectcar on January 31, 2023 11:30:08
/r/projectcar/comments/10pkfcv/worth_taking_a_dent_puller_and_heat_to_this_or/j6nj9t2/

Nah, a good PDR guy with reasonable access should be able to shrink as well. Yanking the fender liner should let them get at it

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/projectcar on January 31, 2023 11:23:44
/r/projectcar/comments/10pesvk/i_was_worried_i_would_take_this_cam_out_and_not/j6nj233/

Coming to the comments I’m glad others don’t see an issue with the cam either, thought I was losing it

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/projectcar on January 31, 2023 11:22:22
/r/projectcar/comments/10q2iwu/looks_like_im_gonna_need_a_smaller_pulley/j6nio40/

What motor? I’m having a very similar issue myself right now with a Chevy small block

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/projectcar on January 31, 2023 11:19:55
/r/projectcar/comments/10p2t7q/74_galaxie_500_found_her_at_a_lemon_lot_5_years/j6nhiry/

That’s a great way to fuck the floor of the car up. A rubber mallet will do just fine for the larger dents, hammer/dolly for the rest with some MAP has to heat shrink the stretched areas. You could try a stud gun, but if you have access to the backside of the panel I wouldn’t bother.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/projectcar on January 31, 2023 11:12:44
/r/projectcar/comments/10p2t7q/74_galaxie_500_found_her_at_a_lemon_lot_5_years/j6nha9l/

This will take a couple body hammers and dollies, and a torch to heat shrink the stretched areas. Afterwards you’ll need to repaint. I wouldn’t call it *hard* to do, but it will take some knowledge and a lot of time/patience. I’d highly recommend checking out MakeItKustom and Carter Auto Restyling on YouTube for an idea of what all goes into it.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/projectcar on January 31, 2023 11:11:14
/r/CrappyDesign/comments/10pqst3/a_phone_attatchment_that_allows_your_airpods_to/j6mzqyb/

New AirPods Pro are much better about this

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/CrappyDesign on January 31, 2023 09:13:23
/r/Justrolledintotheshop/comments/10phppb/cant_believe_they_havent_been_forced_to_do_a/j6mzkps/

I’m shocked the ‘95 doesn’t have airbags. Anyhow, it’s fine if you just cage it. And put in 5 point harnesses. And I guess a HANS restraint. Probably fire suppression, it’ll take you a while to get out at that point.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Justrolledintotheshop on January 31, 2023 09:12:06
/r/cars/comments/10m5u8y/whats_a_car_that_you_feel_was_perfect_or_was/j6ks1mm/

Oh man, but the ‘58 tail fins are iconic! I’m glad we had the tri fives, I’m glad they made as many as they did, but I’m also glad they gave us the evolutions of the car as well. Bubble top especially holds a place in my heart

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 30, 2023 19:50:05
/r/cars/comments/10m5u8y/whats_a_car_that_you_feel_was_perfect_or_was/j6krivo/

The suspension geometry was also far improved over the prior cars. Mustang II IFS is legendary

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 30, 2023 19:46:15
/r/cars/comments/10m5u8y/whats_a_car_that_you_feel_was_perfect_or_was/j6k0hp2/

At 6’ my head hits the roof of a Veloster Turbo with the sunroof, seat bottomed out. I fit in my FRS just fine, it’s kind of inexcusable at that point. The rear hatch also has this super annoying lip that everything needs to be lifted over. If I was in the market for one again, I’d definitely splash out some more cash and just get a GTI

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 30, 2023 16:43:19
/r/cars/comments/10nif7z/enthusiasts_generally_say_that_hydraulic_power/j6fbwh0/

The bus probably had blown out ball joints and needed steering box adjustment. My Beetle was horrible when I got it, but after freshening it up it’s pretty good. I still vastly prefer rack/pinion though

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 29, 2023 17:59:55
/r/cars/comments/10nlvb6/has_there_ever_been_a_car_where_you_like_the/j6fbaxb/

C5 looks just like my dads old Silverado, and for that reason I can’t even bring myself to consider one.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 29, 2023 17:56:34
/r/blursedimages/comments/10od26w/blursed_airbag/j6esys7/

Yep. Otherwise that plastic badge would be a bigger concern than anything. I’m not saying I’d do this in my car, but it’s hardly the end of the world.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/blursedimages on January 29, 2023 16:06:41
/r/blursedimages/comments/10od26w/blursed_airbag/j6essko/

Nah, also the airbag will tear through that steering wheel cover, not launch it at your face. They’re typically designed to tear on one side of the center design, otherwise the plastic badge in the center would be in your teeth as well.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/blursedimages on January 29, 2023 16:05:37
/r/cars/comments/10l3hj8/general_question_wednesday_ask_your_general/j66ze4n/

Oh yeah. Classic buy here/pay here trick is to fill rust holes with body fill/rags/cardboard and then undercoat or rhino line it. If you see it it’s not guaranteed rust is under, but you should be highly suspicious. A flat head screwdriver and magnet will be your friend here. Also remember you’re looking at a 30 year old car now.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 27, 2023 22:52:02
/r/cars/comments/10l3hj8/general_question_wednesday_ask_your_general/j66yl7b/

Personally I’d mix some degreaser into my pressure washer and use the fan tip to hose it down, then do a normal wash. After you’ll want to do add wax back

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 27, 2023 22:45:02
/r/cars/comments/10l3hj8/general_question_wednesday_ask_your_general/j66y5y4/

Yep, you are. I could type out 20 paragraphs but honestly it’ll just be overwhelming and not helpful. Work on this, you’ll probably good it up 6 different ways and learn some things, then come back and ask some more when you’re ready to take on some bigger work. That’s how we all learn.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 27, 2023 22:41:21
/r/cars/comments/10l3hj8/general_question_wednesday_ask_your_general/j66jepq/

Jack stands are 100% necessary. Never rely on the jack. Everything else you’re on track to get started. Grab a couple of those crush washers, they’re cheap and don’t go bad. I’d recommend a decent closable catch can for the oil so you can take it somewhere to dispose. Buy a good socket set with no skipped sizes, that goes for all tools. It’s basically guaranteed next time you use them you’ll need that stupid skipped size. You’re on your way kid. Good way to start.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 27, 2023 20:42:24
/r/piercing/comments/10lhqzt/where_to_find_gold_piercing_jewelry/j62cue9/

Well hell, maybe I need to do some more research then. I’m not so confident I’d be able to differentiate between quality grades myself. Thanks for the info

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/piercing on January 27, 2023 00:21:53
/r/piercing/comments/10lhqzt/where_to_find_gold_piercing_jewelry/j6133ee/

I noticed bodyartforms is absent from your list, any reason? That’s where I’ve been shopping

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/piercing on January 26, 2023 18:26:31
/r/woodworking/comments/10lsnmw/ever_built_something_cool_and_set_it_on_fire/j60yurj/

It looks like this was screwed together… wouldn’t this just leave a bunch of screws in your yard? That sounds unappealing

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/woodworking on January 26, 2023 17:57:40
/r/projectcar/comments/10kdkmy/i_decided_to_fit_a_holley_sniper_1100_efi_kit_to/j5z0hdn/

That would be slick as hell. I just had a hell of a time welding tubing together without a dedicated fixture, so anything to help up my game is a big help. Thank you!

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/projectcar on January 26, 2023 10:35:28
/r/projectcar/comments/10kdkmy/i_decided_to_fit_a_holley_sniper_1100_efi_kit_to/j5yn7hi/

Very cool, that’s what I suspected. So in theory I could repeat something similar by 3d printing a jig? I don’t have the space for a plasma table, but I’m very envious of everyone that does.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/projectcar on January 26, 2023 09:02:35
/r/starterpacks/comments/10kve1o/the_advice_from_reddit_starter_pack/j5ukbhd/

You’re cutting a *lot* of details out of that one. She was already attending the wedding, the stepdaughter (who was effectively an independent adult uninterested in any relationship up til that point for the entirety of the OP’s involvement) wanted her to fly out five days earlier to help her prep for the wedding in addition.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/starterpacks on January 25, 2023 12:51:42
/r/piercing/comments/10l1o3n/sleeping_on_industrial/j5u2yoe/

I definitely wouldn’t. My loves have been pierced for maybe 12 weeks now, and sleeping on them has gotten me an irritation bump. Industrials are for sure harder to heal.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/piercing on January 25, 2023 11:03:14
/r/projectcar/comments/10h1mfi/registrations_and_title_question/j5tjojk/

Bill of sale only is a real headache. That’s how I bought my Model A. There’s no title on the car at all, so it’s effectively just parts. Depending on your state there may be programs to get a custom/streetrod/reconstructed title, but it’s a crapshoot. You’ll also need to track all purchases for the car to prove no parts are stolen and you paid sales tax.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/projectcar on January 25, 2023 08:50:56
/r/projectcar/comments/10jknsa/a_hot_rod_is_a_never_ending_project_theres_always/j5thg2a/

Do you do any content with the bikes? Just got a tank bike myself at Carlisle, drug it out right past your tent haha

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/projectcar on January 25, 2023 08:32:57
/r/projectcar/comments/10kdkmy/i_decided_to_fit_a_holley_sniper_1100_efi_kit_to/j5tfrkg/

Awesome work. Can you explain what’s going on with the tube fabrication? Looks like you have it in some sort of jig built from plate, maybe plasma cut?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/projectcar on January 25, 2023 08:18:51
/r/cars/comments/10k4wui/tuesday_tuneup_post_all_your_vehicle_maintenance/j5te71b/

You’ll need to talk with your shop. Not everyone will work with customer supplied parts, and all replacement parts are *not* built the same

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 25, 2023 08:05:04
/r/WorkReform/comments/10knu5c/rules_for_theenot_for_me_do_as_i_saynot_as_i_do/j5te0te/

I forgot white collar workers aren’t workers I guess 🤷

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/WorkReform on January 25, 2023 08:03:29
/r/cars/comments/10k4wui/tuesday_tuneup_post_all_your_vehicle_maintenance/j5tdxqf/

Yep, most likely. Cold weather in general is very hard on them. Next time instead of replacing it, might want to put it on a trickle charger or something and see if it isn’t just run flat. Might still have some life in it, just need some help getting back on its feet.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 25, 2023 08:02:42
/r/cars/comments/10jyy90/gm_spending_854_million_to_build_new_smallblock_v8/j5tdm82/

As long as they sell it in a crate, I’ll be happy 😁

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 25, 2023 07:59:46
/r/cars/comments/10km3vr/major_insurance_companies_are_refusing_to_cover/j5takh3/

On top of that, those columns are an absolute clown show. Even immobilizer aside it should never be that easy to get at the lock cylinder

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 25, 2023 07:30:56
/r/WorkReform/comments/10knu5c/rules_for_theenot_for_me_do_as_i_saynot_as_i_do/j5t2i1z/

*none* of the workers? Who do you think the area is heavily populated by? “Oh, no one goes there to eat anymore. It’s always far too busy”

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/WorkReform on January 25, 2023 05:58:17
/r/cars/comments/10gt1yi/korean_tuner_cracks_toyota_gr_corolla_ecu/j5nbyey/

I see your point, especially on a DOHC engine, but it’s still a lot more accessible for the shade tree warrior than bottom end work

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 24, 2023 00:24:44
/r/mildlyinfuriating/comments/10jlg61/us_customs_are_domestic_terrorists_for_this/j5n01fx/

Those pistons are tiny as well, what an absolute joke.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/mildlyinfuriating on January 23, 2023 22:38:55
/r/LinkedInLunatics/comments/10jjin5/he_is_right/j5mkvif/

I just mean due to the tires, he was headed into the first curb in that snow anyhow

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/LinkedInLunatics on January 23, 2023 20:45:14
/r/LinkedInLunatics/comments/10jjin5/he_is_right/j5mkfsd/

Glad I’m not the only one that recognized that side marker. Guy that hit him did him a favor tbh

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/LinkedInLunatics on January 23, 2023 20:42:05
/r/terriblefacebookmemes/comments/10h8gke/im_not_quite_sure_this_is_the_burn_they_think_it/j5hd1ob/

Lol so you’re saying every business cheats their payroll taxes and lies about it somehow? Do you have literally any evidence of that? Especially now that most businesses register with the state to expedite their W2’s?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/terriblefacebookmemes on January 22, 2023 19:34:32
/r/nextfuckinglevel/comments/10im0mx/nvidia_just_released_a_new_eye_contact_feature/j5fj733/

For everyone thinking this is new or creepy, FaceTime has had this for a while and you’ve probably never noticed.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/nextfuckinglevel on January 22, 2023 12:29:10
/r/projectcar/comments/10hux7f/me_and_my_grandpas_1975_ford_ranchero_project/j5fdfa7/

> I’m not saying don’t do it, I’m 100% for resurrection but bro, if your counting pennies, your in the wrong game. My advise: look for this model in better condition. As much as it may cost, it will be cheaper than trying to fix what you have. Best of luck to you whichever path you choose. This is pretty much universally true unless you’re doing custom chassis.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/projectcar on January 22, 2023 11:51:17
/r/cars/comments/10i02p3/tesla_vs_ford_100_years_apart_superfastmatt/j5fbfxs/

Eh… people usually think A’s and T’s are worth something because of the age, but they really aren’t. <$10k for a reasonable example

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 22, 2023 11:38:03
/r/specializedtools/comments/10ik6og/the_ingenious_way_this_contour_vise_works/j5f9lvt/

There are plenty of quality tools available, the average consumer is just too cheap to buy them.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/specializedtools on January 22, 2023 11:25:26
/r/terriblefacebookmemes/comments/10h8gke/im_not_quite_sure_this_is_the_burn_they_think_it/j5f896o/

Not if it’s regular employment and not paid under the table. Employers report it and pay payroll taxes as well.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/terriblefacebookmemes on January 22, 2023 11:16:00
/r/terriblefacebookmemes/comments/10h8gke/im_not_quite_sure_this_is_the_burn_they_think_it/j5b6wcz/

You know income is reported through taxes right? The BLS absolutely has that data

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/terriblefacebookmemes on January 21, 2023 13:56:42
/r/piercing/comments/10g8tpe/what_is_this_purple_stuff_around_my_piercing/j5336zi/

I had the same thing, in my case it was just the ink from marking when piercing. Came off with normal aftercare and showers a few days later.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/piercing on January 19, 2023 20:30:59
/r/cars/comments/10fmgwl/toyota_gr86_gets_new_range_of_trd_parts_in_japan/j51rxdq/

They did, these are GR parts

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 19, 2023 15:13:59
/r/cars/comments/10fmgwl/toyota_gr86_gets_new_range_of_trd_parts_in_japan/j51rlp3/

They’re rated higher than that. 86 was rated at 30mpg, I think gr86 is 29?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 19, 2023 15:11:59
/r/cars/comments/10ebovo/tuesday_tuneup_post_all_your_vehicle_maintenance/j50wbgw/

Right, done use one per side. You need one on each corner, other wise it’s a big see-saw

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 19, 2023 12:02:58
/r/cars/comments/10ebovo/tuesday_tuneup_post_all_your_vehicle_maintenance/j50qjbz/

You lift all corners. The weight rating is only for the half they’re supporting though

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 19, 2023 11:27:28
/r/cars/comments/10ebovo/tuesday_tuneup_post_all_your_vehicle_maintenance/j50m61u/

Stands are the way, they’ll last forever and are more affordable. You’ll also want to make sure the car is level when doing fluids, which makes ramps even less convenient

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 19, 2023 10:59:33
/r/cars/comments/10ebovo/tuesday_tuneup_post_all_your_vehicle_maintenance/j50lok6/

I personally think it looks cheap

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 19, 2023 10:56:28
/r/cars/comments/10ebovo/tuesday_tuneup_post_all_your_vehicle_maintenance/j50lk6m/

Possible, but not certain. I would definitely do an oil change to verify

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 19, 2023 10:55:41
/r/cars/comments/10epem5/heres_why_tesla_car_values_have_dropped_so_fast/j503ai1/

That was only 2-3 years ago? I remembered that being before the pandemic by a good margin

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 19, 2023 08:49:22
/r/cars/comments/10exeqm/someone_broke_into_my_car_but_then_they_just_had/j500jfd/

You need to give them a call, it’s typically drastically cheaper than regular insurance with much better coverage. Only stipulation is it can’t be a DD and needs dedicated parking

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 19, 2023 08:27:02
/r/cars/comments/10eib62/dad_left_us_his_1976_triumph_tr6/j4x5zc4/

Some of my favorite cars, having the matching hardtop is a huge bonus as well. Condolences for your stepdad, hopefully the Triumph gives you something to remember him by

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 18, 2023 16:53:59
/r/Stretched/comments/10d6ju8/i_just_dropped_my_new_labradorite_plugs_and_they/j4s0r84/

SuperGlue is just a brand name of CA glue

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Stretched on January 17, 2023 16:24:48
/r/specializedtools/comments/10cxowk/edge_roller_for_standing_seam_metal_roofs_being/j4jpwo8/

This seems like a big pain in the ass and ended up stretching and warping the edge of the panel anyhow. Not sure why you wouldn’t just use a bead roller at this point.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/specializedtools on January 15, 2023 23:46:17
/r/specializedtools/comments/10cxowk/edge_roller_for_standing_seam_metal_roofs_being/j4jps37/

In the future, you can use an air chisel with a hammer bit. People use them all the time to hammer form.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/specializedtools on January 15, 2023 23:45:12
/r/aircooled/comments/10bdu2z/1973_ghia_pan_off_restomod_subaru_swap_subaru/j4dql9o/

Yeah the IFS kit for sure has my interest, I’ll definitely be checking them out. I’ve wanted rack & pinion for a long time. Thanks for the info! Excited to see how your build goes

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/aircooled on January 14, 2023 19:09:20
/r/aircooled/comments/10bdu2z/1973_ghia_pan_off_restomod_subaru_swap_subaru/j4d9xol/

Hah, yep I’ve seen plenty of that. So is that a kit that you installed then, not a one off?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/aircooled on January 14, 2023 17:17:48
/r/aircooled/comments/10bdu2z/1973_ghia_pan_off_restomod_subaru_swap_subaru/j4bto1o/

Interesting, why do a joint instead of just welding tube straight to the pan? Is this full custom or have others done this before? If I do another T1 I’d like to do something like this, EJ swap with the original 4 speed just feels half baked to me.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/aircooled on January 14, 2023 11:30:34
/r/aircooled/comments/10bdu2z/1973_ghia_pan_off_restomod_subaru_swap_subaru/j4bcepv/

Can you explain a little about what’s going on with the rear and all those heim joints? Also looks like the rear is still using a swing arm?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/aircooled on January 14, 2023 09:28:16
/r/aircooled/comments/10bdu2z/1973_ghia_pan_off_restomod_subaru_swap_subaru/j4bc8px/

I think it’s the same, they just started cutting different branding into them. That page calls it the CRC 1, it even says ‘Type 1’ on it in smaller script

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/aircooled on January 14, 2023 09:27:01
/r/aircooled/comments/10bdu2z/1973_ghia_pan_off_restomod_subaru_swap_subaru/j4bbzol/

Do you have any experience with these? I’d love to convert to rack/pinion on my ‘74 Beetle, can these be narrowed like beams? Looks like it is just lasercut plate, what’s the durability like?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/aircooled on January 14, 2023 09:25:05
/r/AwesomeCarMods/comments/10b4vh5/love_it_or_hate_it_liberty_walks_ferrari_f40_just/j49g67w/

Not to mention 4 point harnesses? Junk

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/AwesomeCarMods on January 13, 2023 21:15:16
/r/cars/comments/1099n1r/general_question_wednesday_ask_your_general/j47lrc8/

You should start by getting really good at welding, metal shaping, and general fabrication.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 13, 2023 13:49:23
/r/projectcar/comments/10aqixc/finally_finished_shaping_the_fenders_for_my_r35/j46k85t/

Why all the pie cuts instead of just running it through a shrinker/stretcher?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/projectcar on January 13, 2023 09:55:55
/r/Hisense/comments/1055jk1/ps5_with_hisense_65u8h_colors_washed_out/j4666wj/

Using the native TV YouTube app I guess 🤷 I’m unable to find any PS5 or YouTube setting that corrects the behavior, so I don’t know that there’s much that can be done. Either way, I’m pretty sure it’s unrelated to the TV itself.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Hisense on January 13, 2023 08:10:19
/r/cars/comments/yrrn3m/flyin_miata_ends_sales_of_ls_swapped_miatas_and/j44h1nn/

No no, not air bags. Air suspension. I found it, it was AccuAir. Everyone that had hardware reliant on their app got kind of shafted.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 12, 2023 21:32:02
/r/cars/comments/10898vw/tuesday_tuneup_post_all_your_vehicle_maintenance/j42rkp7/

Could be wheel bearing, also reman parts have been absolute crap for a while so good to check that’s functioning as well

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 12, 2023 14:51:20
/r/cars/comments/10898vw/tuesday_tuneup_post_all_your_vehicle_maintenance/j42rdn5/

Color is not a good indication of condition

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 12, 2023 14:49:53
/r/cars/comments/10898vw/tuesday_tuneup_post_all_your_vehicle_maintenance/j42r3he/

You can clean it up and apply some touch up paint. Likely what they’re talking about is the clear coat, if not applied to the entire panel at once there’s a high likelihood of it peeling back off.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 12, 2023 14:47:52
/r/cars/comments/10a55qx/why_do_mercedes_have_two_emblems_on_the_front_of/j42jqiy/

I believe on the earlier cars that hood ornament was a way to dress up the full neck for the radiator

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 12, 2023 14:03:08
/r/cars/comments/1099n1r/general_question_wednesday_ask_your_general/j42g4zm/

You shouldn’t be regularly polishing your car like that, each time you’re taking the clear down and eventually you’ll burn through it. How often are you doing this, and are your sure the product you’re using is a polish?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 12, 2023 13:41:29
/r/starterpacks/comments/10914gy/10_year_anniversary_party_at_a_corporate_job/j3y7fgn/

> **I want that company to be the last one I ever work at because they’re known for being a career company.** Which says a lot about my industry locally. Also, I don’t want to have a cluster of year or so jobs on my resume, so I’m just gonna have to stick it out until they have an opening Just FYI, you’re setting yourself up to be “possibly the most undervalued and overworked employee” at this hopeful next position as well.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/starterpacks on January 11, 2023 16:49:52
/r/science/comments/10868e6/over40s_on_antibiotics_nearly_50_per_cent_more/j3s6ovk/

This is very interesting, I have IBS and VSL#3 has been an absolute game changer for me. Can you help me understand the difference between the current product and Visbiome?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/science on January 10, 2023 13:38:08
/r/cars/comments/106pb38/is_it_just_me_or_has_the_golden_era_of_90s_cars/j3qteab/

Classic cars are plenty affordable outside of the ones that are hot right now and were made in limited quantities. It’s always been that way though. Model A’s, Beetles, Ford Falcons, Volvo P544/P444, basically any American car from ‘50-‘54, so many 4 door ‘70s era cars, etc. If you’re talking about newer than that, MR2s are still reasonable, catfish Camaro, Z3, Porsche 944/928/914, S10 There’s plenty of metal out there for those that want it.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 10, 2023 08:12:56
/r/blursedimages/comments/107cbyf/blursed_beetle/j3oewze/

It’s just two fenders sectioned and welded together. They’ve been around for quite a while

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/blursedimages on January 9, 2023 18:34:58
/r/Whatcouldgowrong/comments/107kw3i/wcgw_while_drilling_a_hole_in_wall_without_any/j3nj0i2/

Holding your hand over the water is one of the dumber things you could do in this situation. It’s a *lot* easier to put a fan on the floor or pull up some carpet than it is to deal with a few gallons of water in the walls.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Whatcouldgowrong on January 9, 2023 15:15:06
/r/Hisense/comments/1055jk1/ps5_with_hisense_65u8h_colors_washed_out/j3mxryf/

I updated my post, I’ll repeat it here. For anyone else having similar issues, going to the settings menu and then help > display info helped me greatly to narrow this down. ———————————— Thanks everyone, a lot of good advice here that I greatly appreciate as I start to learn the display. For any future readers, none of the replies here were actually the cause of my root issue. In my opinion, it really comes down to the PS5. With the HDR in the PS5 settings turned to “Auto”, the Home Screen settings are “sticky”. What I mean by this is if I go into an HDR app and come back to the Home Screen, it will stay as an HDR signal. SDR and back, it stays as SDR. For whatever reason though, it seems to only ever use SDR color space. So when it’s in HDR mode the color looks washed out and crappy. But in all games and *most* apps it looks great, and if coming back from an SDR app the Home Screen looks great. What was really throwing me for a loop though, is the YouTube app seems busted to me. It always launches as an HDR signal, but the content is overwhelmingly in SDR. I was constantly going back to YouTube to compare between the native TV app and the PS5, which was leaving the PS5 Home Screen set to HDR, and making it seem like it was a PS5 wide issue.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Hisense on January 9, 2023 13:06:30
/r/Hisense/comments/1055jk1/ps5_with_hisense_65u8h_colors_washed_out/j3mxi9i/

Thanks everyone, a lot of good advice here that I greatly appreciate as I start to learn the display. For any future readers, none of the replies here were actually the cause of my root issue. In my opinion, it really comes down to the PS5. With the HDR in the PS5 settings turned to “Auto”, the Home Screen settings are “sticky”. What I mean by this is if I go into an HDR app and come back to the Home Screen, it will stay as an HDR signal. SDR and back, it stays as SDR. For whatever reason though, it seems to only ever use SDR color space. So when it’s in HDR mode the color looks washed out and crappy. But in all games and *most* apps it looks great, and if coming back from an SDR app the Home Screen looks great. What was really throwing me for a loop though, is the YouTube app seems busted to me. It always launches as an HDR signal, but the content is overwhelmingly in SDR. I was constantly going back to YouTube to compare between the native TV app and the PS5, which was leaving the PS5 Home Screen set to HDR, and making it seem like it was a PS5 wide issue.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Hisense on January 9, 2023 13:04:51
/r/Hisense/comments/1055jk1/ps5_with_hisense_65u8h_colors_washed_out/j3mwpdu/

Weird, the menu is a little misleading then. Glad you pointed this out

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Hisense on January 9, 2023 12:59:58
/r/cars/comments/104thrb/miata_and_gr86_autos_are_they_really_that_bad/j3i4mle/

Something else to mention is the final drive in the 86 cars is higher when optioned with the AT. Now the final difference when accounting for the torque converter I can’t speak to

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 8, 2023 14:11:53
/r/cars/comments/106pb38/is_it_just_me_or_has_the_golden_era_of_90s_cars/j3i2d91/

You people are delusional. It has never been easier to access the tools and knowledge to build and maintain classic cars. We can run welders off of the same outlet you plug your toaster into, you can learn everything you could ever want to know about fabrication on YouTube, gone are the days of trudging through countless swap meets in favor of hitting an order button on eBay.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 8, 2023 13:58:09
/r/IdiotsInCars/comments/105sh5i/while_minding_my_own_business_a_schizophrenic/j3ds042/

Cast wheels commonly fail like this. A hit like that is either going to bend it beyond saving or crack it, not really much of a difference at that point anyhow. In normal driving conditions they’re perfectly fine.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/IdiotsInCars on January 7, 2023 16:15:37
/r/Hisense/comments/1055jk1/ps5_with_hisense_65u8h_colors_washed_out/j3b3lrs/

So then why does YouTube content from the built in TV app look so much more saturated than from the PS4?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Hisense on January 7, 2023 02:20:40
/r/Hisense/comments/1055jk1/ps5_with_hisense_65u8h_colors_washed_out/j3aot61/

Yep, that was my first step

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Hisense on January 6, 2023 23:48:56
/r/Hisense/comments/1055jk1/ps5_with_hisense_65u8h_colors_washed_out/j3a63b7/

When I change inputs, yes, it tells me it’s 2160p @ 69hz HDR

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Hisense on January 6, 2023 21:20:35
/r/Hisense/comments/1055jk1/ps5_with_hisense_65u8h_colors_washed_out/j3a6158/

I set it to auto, and I’m thinking that’s the issue. After playing with it for a while, games that support HDR look great after I go in and setup their specific gamma settings. It’s like maybe the PS5 isn’t going back to SDR when I return to SDR content, or maybe the TV isn’t recognizing the handshake. I’ve taken two OTA updates on the tv, and the settings option says no more updates are available. TL;DR PS5 is set to auto, HDR content looks good SDR content looks terrible and washed out. Manually setting PS5 to SDR helps, but is obviously super annoying

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Hisense on January 6, 2023 21:20:09
/r/cars/comments/1038mfn/general_question_wednesday_ask_your_general/j33yva7/

Well, how long is a piece of string?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 5, 2023 16:57:29
/r/cars/comments/1038mfn/general_question_wednesday_ask_your_general/j33ynce/

That’s right on the body line, tough spot to fix without access to the back of the panel which will be tough that low on a door. Best bet is to find an experienced PDR tech in your area and send them the pics to get a quote. If they’re willing to take the work, probably $200-$300 for the fox to the metalwork, it won’t be perfect but unless the average Joe probably won’t notice it. Then just throw some touch up paint on it.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 5, 2023 16:56:10
/r/cars/comments/1038mfn/general_question_wednesday_ask_your_general/j33xcy3/

I would advise to shop around and find someone that is insured (very important) and will take it in an enclosed trailer (also very important). I’ve seen cars absolutely *fucked* up from riding on an open trailer from east to west coast.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on January 5, 2023 16:48:28
/r/mildlyinfuriating/comments/103q0xe/my_across_the_street_neighbor_sits_here_for_3/j31xgoz/

Likely had automatic headlights, which turn typically turnoff when placed in park.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/mildlyinfuriating on January 5, 2023 09:29:35
/r/mildlyinfuriating/comments/103fqgo/found_this_in_my_funyuns_flaming_hot_bag_what_is/j31q0dl/

Sure, that’s why I said generally. But even then they’re less magnetic than iron or mild steel, and with only some chips mixed into the part you would need one hell of a magnet to have a prayer at picking it up

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/mildlyinfuriating on January 5, 2023 08:33:04
/r/mildlyinfuriating/comments/103fqgo/found_this_in_my_funyuns_flaming_hot_bag_what_is/j303at8/

Stainless steel isn’t generally magnetic, so not sure how that would help in the slightest

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/mildlyinfuriating on January 4, 2023 22:14:46
/r/coolguides/comments/102i7bu/how_long_will_your_house_last/j2vb4sr/

If installed properly, and unfortunately there’s almost no way to tell until it leaks.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/coolguides on January 3, 2023 23:41:32
/r/projectcar/comments/102d4a1/what_types_of_steel_are_suitable_for_auto_body/j2une20/

Nah, it’s like black pipe that they use for plumbing. It’s a coating they add at the mill to prevent oxidation. I’ve just never heard of it used on sheet, and I’m not sure if maybe it’s a specialty product with high carbon or something

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/projectcar on January 3, 2023 20:41:04
/r/projectcar/comments/102d4a1/what_types_of_steel_are_suitable_for_auto_body/j2t9n2i/

Unfortunately my scrap pile has been dwindling lately, that was my go to for two years now! Also as I’ve gotten better at shaping, the variability just isn’t acceptable any more

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/projectcar on January 3, 2023 15:17:26
/r/projectcar/comments/102d4a1/what_types_of_steel_are_suitable_for_auto_body/j2t1cfz/

Yeah I use 18ga exclusively for my body work, probably 16 or 14 when I get to the floor pans for the Ford. My bigger concern is if the black coating will impact weld penetration or be easy to clean off (I know galvanized can be an issue), and what the carbon content might be like. It’s really important that I can still shape it with hammers/wheel/bead roller. I decided to do one sheet of 18ga and see how it works for me. I do have an Eastwood SCT so I don’t expect the finish to be a huge issue, but still concerned with shaping

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/projectcar on January 3, 2023 14:26:49
/r/projectcar/comments/102d4a1/what_types_of_steel_are_suitable_for_auto_body/j2t0vek/

Yeah it’s outrageous, that’s why I’m trying to buy from a supplier now. My issue is I know the sheet I had from before worked well with my shaping tools, but there’s no indication on it as to carbon content

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/projectcar on January 3, 2023 14:23:54
/r/Stretched/comments/101tula/16g_or_go_straight_to_14g/j2q7a9q/

BodyArtForms sells threadless studs in 18g, 16g, and 14g. I believe they’re titanium

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Stretched on January 2, 2023 23:14:04
/r/Stretched/comments/zy5601/from_which_gauge_should_i_start/j2nn361/

Right, they’re not what I’d call “sharp” they just don’t have nearly the rolled edge that glass does. I picked them up from BodyArtForms so I’d like to think they’re of reasonable quality. Thanks for the feedback!

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Stretched on January 2, 2023 12:57:02
/r/Stretched/comments/zy5601/from_which_gauge_should_i_start/j2mx66b/

My concern was mainly that the edge of the labret might catch on the initial stretch, whereas glass plugs have that really smooth rounded off ending. Sounds like it isn’t an issue though which is nice, would suck to not be able to wear these threadless ends a little longer

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Stretched on January 2, 2023 09:57:52
/r/Stretched/comments/zy5601/from_which_gauge_should_i_start/j2lk5q2/

How was your experience stretching with threadless labrets? I’m hoping to wear them up to 12g, but was wondering if I should still use a glass plug for the initial stretch itself.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Stretched on January 2, 2023 00:30:04
/r/cars/comments/zz44tq/21000_vs_43000_subaru_wrx_build_hilow_finale/j2ecgfq/

They said in the video they did upgrade the radiator and put baffled oil pans in though?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on December 31, 2022 12:11:04
/r/cars/comments/zxeoni/general_question_wednesday_ask_your_general/j2ebm2r/

Talk to your dealership, at least on VAG and Toyota cars they have access to more settings than you do. Previous owner had my FRS set to auto lock after getting out, and it’s crazy annoying. I’d advise against it

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on December 31, 2022 12:05:34
/r/Whatcouldgowrong/comments/zzjb1n/wcgw_while_speed_skating_between_bunch_of_people/j2dm204/

Why tf are those people literally just standing on the ice having a conversation?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Whatcouldgowrong on December 31, 2022 08:53:49
/r/technology/comments/zy9cl7/new_york_breaks_the_right_to_repair_bill_as_its/j26qmn0/

Sure, if you ignore the discrepancy on mileage and maintenance history between the motors.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/technology on December 29, 2022 20:29:48
/r/YouShouldKnow/comments/zye80x/ysk_the_right_to_repair_bill_that_louis_rossmann/j26e6c0/

Why would I want the general public to be able to override security measures on phones? There must be something I’m missing here, because that sounds backwards as hell.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/YouShouldKnow on December 29, 2022 19:00:18
/r/cars/comments/zo2o58/1966_chevrolet_corvette_l79_327350_4speed_manual/j1whwys/

Steering boxes in general tend to suck

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on December 27, 2022 17:37:45
/r/cars/comments/zohq0k/2022_vb_wrx_tuning_progression/j1wh14u/

Yeah, I was thinking the exact same thing. Still a good gain, but tempers the headline a bit

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on December 27, 2022 17:31:33
/r/cars/comments/zwkfqg/why_do_people_build_hellcats/j1w6wp7/

I think they meant $60k-$70k car

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on December 27, 2022 16:22:31
/r/DIY/comments/zronjy/i_built_a_shed_this_summer/j18xbrb/

Seriously. I paid about half of this for a prebuilt shed that was built to order, and has most of the same specs. Biggest difference is mine isn’t on a concrete slab, but I can deal with the step up into it.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/DIY on December 22, 2022 10:21:18
/r/meirl/comments/zrybtb/me_irl/j16cmnq/

Lume was my most disappointing purchase this year. So many miracle claims, didn’t work at all for either myself or my girlfriend. To the point where I’m honestly wondering if they astroturf comment sections and reviews.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/meirl on December 21, 2022 19:05:58
/r/pics/comments/zr6qd0/shipping_container_wall_between_arizona_and_mexico/j13uvom/

2mm is only 14ga, I cut that all the time. Sure some battery tools are weaker/stronger than their plug-in variants, but I’m using a $10 harbor freight grinder. I don’t see that being much of an obstacle for anyone. Yeah it would be loud, but this is in the middle of nowhere. I can see groups chopping that up and charging for access or escort through. You also have to consider that the type and hardness of steel varies wildly. I very much doubt these things are made of hardened tool steel. I bet a motivated couple people could get through with a cold chisel and hammer. Considering the awful things a lot of these people are willing to endure for a chance to cross the border, I just don’t see this being much of an impact. Ironically I think none of this is necessary though, I’d bet over some time with rain and freeze/thaw cycles these things will shift enough that you can just walk between them anyhow. There’s a reason even the little fence in your back yard gets footers.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/pics on December 21, 2022 09:01:38
/r/cars/comments/zq5dp5/what_are_cars_that_everyone_hated_at_first_but/j111r8p/

> in the future it will be the next LS1 engine Overhead cams say no, it won’t.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on December 20, 2022 16:59:11
/r/Futurology/comments/zqipma/racers_mechanics_tinkerers_converting_classic/j0zn8iz/

Around 80,000 miles they tend to develop crank walk and spin bearings or eat themselves when the timing gets inconsistent. At that point you’re looking at machining the case before rebuilding, it’s a lot.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Futurology on December 20, 2022 11:34:18
/r/Futurology/comments/zqipma/racers_mechanics_tinkerers_converting_classic/j0zmv3y/

Not really, most won’t see 10,000 miles driven in their entire ownership.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Futurology on December 20, 2022 11:31:52
/r/mildlyinfuriating/comments/zq3uzz/told_our_landlord_to_replace_our_gas_fireplace/j0x54lx/

For a lot of stoves, the blower motor (and if it’s a pellet stove the auger and thermostat) would go out with the power anyhow. Now they don’t pull a ton of power so you could probably run it off a battery backup, but still.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/mildlyinfuriating on December 19, 2022 20:50:49
/r/Gamingcirclejerk/comments/zpukhi/dae_think_women_owe_you_sex/j0w2z5g/

Damn where do I read this, it sounds hilarious

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Gamingcirclejerk on December 19, 2022 16:14:32
/r/mildlyinteresting/comments/zptlwi/1956_truck_looks_brand_new/j0v98yk/

Yeah, no offense to the owner but this isn’t even done particularly well. There’s a lot of room for improvement in the metal work, especially on the tailgate and inside the box. It really just looks like a scuff and spray.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/mildlyinteresting on December 19, 2022 13:00:23
/r/ProgrammerHumor/comments/zpncju/babyproofing_the_user_input_because_you_know/j0u6xvc/

Thank you, I just bought one. Can’t wait to use it on my garage door, it’s so annoying fiddling with the handle when I’m carrying things in

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/ProgrammerHumor on December 19, 2022 08:24:36
/r/aircooled/comments/znvpnq/air_cooled_features/j0np8v3/

Called **All**AirCooled? Bit misleading lol

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/aircooled on December 17, 2022 20:30:44
/r/RealTwitterAccounts/comments/znxpi7/teslas_most_prominent_investors_now_openly/j0np0pb/

Ah, so not buyers for the company so much, more investors with private holdings. I don’t know who in their right mind would buy in at his already inflated price he paid, what a terrible offer.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/RealTwitterAccounts on December 17, 2022 20:28:51
/r/LeopardsAteMyFace/comments/znnlc6/this_is_where_the_fun_begins/j0noqc1/

You can actually ignore a surprising amount if it’s for USDM sale only. US has far less pedestrian safety regs than Europe. Can’t speak for the Asian markets.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/LeopardsAteMyFace on December 17, 2022 20:26:28
/r/LeopardsAteMyFace/comments/znnlc6/this_is_where_the_fun_begins/j0nogws/

“The Big 3” is a common phrase used to refer to the US domestic manufacturers. Chrysler GM and Ford. It’s a bit dated now with the Stellantis business, but the intent is the same. Domestic auto mfg has drastically consolidated in the last several decades with AMC, Packard, Studebaker, Nash, and others folding. Now even Chrysler has an asterisk. Because of this I’m in favor of another in the mix.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/LeopardsAteMyFace on December 17, 2022 20:24:18
/r/Shitty_Car_Mods/comments/zoevnj/spotted_on_a_freeway/j0mifuv/

Pretty sure that’s a van converted for handicap use. They have either a lift or ramp in the bottom for accessibility with a wheel chair.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Shitty_Car_Mods on December 17, 2022 15:11:43
/r/RealTwitterAccounts/comments/znxpi7/teslas_most_prominent_investors_now_openly/j0l4t69/

First time I’ve heard this, is this speculation or is has he announced?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/RealTwitterAccounts on December 17, 2022 09:10:55
/r/RealTwitterAccounts/comments/znxpi7/teslas_most_prominent_investors_now_openly/j0l4pu6/

Great explanation. I knew what most of the pieces were, but was having trouble putting the whole message together. This helped a lot.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/RealTwitterAccounts on December 17, 2022 09:10:04
/r/LeopardsAteMyFace/comments/znnlc6/this_is_where_the_fun_begins/j0jsbp0/

Disagree. More auto manufacturers are better for us all. Never thought I’d see the day when people were clamoring so hard to support the big 3 auto manufacturers. They aren’t our friends either.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/LeopardsAteMyFace on December 16, 2022 23:19:17
/r/LeopardsAteMyFace/comments/znnlc6/this_is_where_the_fun_begins/j0js7o8/

> Rivian makes a nice truck, $100k entry price Is the Cybertruck really going to be much cheaper? I have my doubts. Look at the pricing on the Y and X

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/LeopardsAteMyFace on December 16, 2022 23:18:12
/r/Whatcouldgowrong/comments/znmji1/wcgw_street_racing/j0jrl0n/

The vette absolutely wasn’t. You can see them light up shortly before he balls it up into that wall

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Whatcouldgowrong on December 16, 2022 23:12:13
/r/Whatcouldgowrong/comments/znmji1/wcgw_street_racing/j0jnt7n/

Damn, it doesn’t even look like they touched the brakes. What were they thinking? Were they just fixated on their gauges or the car they were racing?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Whatcouldgowrong on December 16, 2022 22:37:30
/r/WatchPeopleDieInside/comments/znmhhv/when_you_dont_balance_the_car_on_the_lift/j0j56ng/

Pits are fine for fluid changes, about worthless for anything else though imo

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/WatchPeopleDieInside on December 16, 2022 20:00:03
/r/WatchPeopleDieInside/comments/znmhhv/when_you_dont_balance_the_car_on_the_lift/j0j5298/

It’s not so bad actually, you only need to do two small areas around the base of the lift. The entire floor doesn’t need to be that thick. If I had a taller ceiling in my garage, I would 100% do it. You can do the whole thing for maybe $3k-$4k

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/WatchPeopleDieInside on December 16, 2022 19:59:02
/r/WatchPeopleDieInside/comments/znmhhv/when_you_dont_balance_the_car_on_the_lift/j0j4hor/

As others have said, only the latest generation is mid-engine. However, most earlier cars had the transmission mounted in the rear of the car which made them far more balanced than many of their competitors.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/WatchPeopleDieInside on December 16, 2022 19:54:34
/r/nextfuckinglevel/comments/znc1up/a_quarter_mile_run_that_literallywatch_till_the/j0htgaz/

Yeah for a quarter mile time this is absolutely nothing special. It looks like it’s on an unprepped surface which is something, but still

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/nextfuckinglevel on December 16, 2022 14:14:46
/r/ChoosingBeggars/comments/zmpan7/cash_in_hand_my_ad_said_300_price_is_firm/j0e2er9/

And they usually have the rest in their other pocket.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/ChoosingBeggars on December 15, 2022 18:36:09
/r/Wellthatsucks/comments/zmg9h2/someone_stole_the_wheels_off_this_corvette/j0c5ygt/

Why would you ever need a torque wrench to take wheels off

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Wellthatsucks on December 15, 2022 11:10:46
/r/IdiotsInCars/comments/zlv8ex/thats_just_stupid/j0a8vbw/

There isn’t really in a traditional automatic trans. That’s why it doesn’t stall when you’re sitting at a stop. Torque converter lets it “slip”, it’s a fluid coupling.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/IdiotsInCars on December 14, 2022 23:28:15
/r/IdiotsInCars/comments/zlv8ex/thats_just_stupid/j0a8fle/

It doesn’t hold anything “closed”, valves are mechanically controlled by the cam shaft which is linked to the crank. They still open and close as normal. The ECU just stops triggering the fuel injectors and spark on those cylinders. Not sure what you’re talking about with pressure.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/IdiotsInCars on December 14, 2022 23:24:24
/r/IdiotsInCars/comments/zlv8ex/thats_just_stupid/j0a7vmr/

You’re right, and they absolutely do not use cylinder deactivation as a throttle or speed limiter.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/IdiotsInCars on December 14, 2022 23:19:37
/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/zly6c2/oc_the_most_valuable_companies_in_the_world/j0a70qq/

Rust kills all cars in the end. Not long ago the US domestic manufacturers were the ones known for rust.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/dataisbeautiful on December 14, 2022 23:12:15
/r/Shitty_Car_Mods/comments/zktwqs/ford_f1_with_a_chevy_grill/j0301ol/

Pro street is awesome and I will die on that hill.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Shitty_Car_Mods on December 13, 2022 13:41:07
/r/Justrolledintotheshop/comments/zh1jxv/c8_corvette_drained_like_this_for_3_minutes_can/izsilyz/

One of those appears to be a 1st place finish in a 24 hour race in Dubai. Is that for real? Those are words I absolutely never thought I’d see on a trophy

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Justrolledintotheshop on December 11, 2022 10:04:34
/r/WhitePeopleTwitter/comments/zgaa5t/false_elon_musk_says_to_his_critics/izoqrmg/

Interesting, so looks like the growth pattern for them is essentially unchanged. That’s also just shortly after the acquisition, wonder if it’s changed since then or if they’ll keep reporting numbers.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/WhitePeopleTwitter on December 10, 2022 13:29:14
/r/mildlyinfuriating/comments/zgasgo/you_cant_handle_my_elite_music_taste/izhvj6z/

Not trying to be one of those genre elitists, but how is Plini considered prog? Everything I’ve listened to seems to be straightforward rock influenced instrumental tracks

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/mildlyinfuriating on December 9, 2022 00:31:55
/r/WhitePeopleTwitter/comments/zgaa5t/false_elon_musk_says_to_his_critics/izhjfst/

Is there any source to back that up? I haven’t seen any numbers suggesting that.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/WhitePeopleTwitter on December 8, 2022 22:44:28
/r/cars/comments/zdjeq9/anyone_have_stories_of_super_car_owners_footing/izgf13i/

A turbo is literally bolt on.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on December 8, 2022 17:34:24
/r/cars/comments/ze04u6/whats_your_favorite_automotive_conspiracy_theory/izgdg8w/

Surprised this is so far done, hope to see one in a museum some day.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on December 8, 2022 17:23:21
/r/cars/comments/zfv1gt/constantly_paranoid_about_car_breaking_down/izg9gy0/

Here’s the deal, it *will* break down. Anything mechanical does, there’s no such thing as a lifelong part. So just do what you reasonably can for maintenance, and accept that. If it breaks down you either fix it yourself, have someone else fix it, or move on to another vehicle. I promise you, when it breaks down - the sun will still rise the next day, you’ll still find a way to get wherever you’re going, and odds are you won’t even need to tow it.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on December 8, 2022 16:56:05
/r/AbandonedPorn/comments/zfph14/abandoned_ford_dealer_still_has_cars/izepoy1/

Just miles of vacuum line. I’d take the electronics any day over that mess.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/AbandonedPorn on December 8, 2022 10:53:05
/r/science/comments/zfviys/americans_personal_spending_drops_consistently/izenpfe/

> My employer pays 100% of either plan This makes your situation pretty rare, I’m surprised they even offer the high-deductible plan at that point.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/science on December 8, 2022 10:39:35
/r/wallstreetbets/comments/zf3zw2/270000_homebuyers_who_bought_in_2022_are/izaohn5/

You spend two entire days just commuting each month, and you’re saying it’s *other* people that have it wrong? If you’re happy with your situation, cool. But let’s not pretend there isn’t a reason the property is so cheap - no one wants it.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/wallstreetbets on December 7, 2022 13:45:14
/r/Justrolledintotheshop/comments/ze6k1p/399_of_500_not_every_day_you_see_such_a_rare/iz9ef65/

There’s a 7 second Tesla just through weight reduction? I’ve certainly not seen it. Also a Model S Plaid is a $140k car. It coming close to a Civic with a powertrain swap is not a huge flex. Which again, fastest Tesla I’ve seen is 9 seconds.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Justrolledintotheshop on December 7, 2022 08:24:26
/r/Justrolledintotheshop/comments/ze6k1p/399_of_500_not_every_day_you_see_such_a_rare/iz7sy4z/

I’d love to see cars with SBC to EV conversions, GM is supposed to start selling it as a crate engine. I would even consider it for one of my future builds (a long roof Nova would be sick) But I still don’t see it competing with the big boy funny cars and pro-mod cars any time soon. There’s just no aftermarket support for EVs yet and I don’t see how they’re going to bridge the gap between a Tesla or Taycan and 2500+ HP any time soon, not to mention the lack of a tunable management system.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Justrolledintotheshop on December 6, 2022 21:33:40
/r/Justrolledintotheshop/comments/ze6k1p/399_of_500_not_every_day_you_see_such_a_rare/iz7sipl/

1/4 mile. When I say stock, I mean no tube chassis, OEM designed motor/trans. A regular door slammer street car.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Justrolledintotheshop on December 6, 2022 21:30:22
/r/Justrolledintotheshop/comments/ze6k1p/399_of_500_not_every_day_you_see_such_a_rare/iz6lgbk/

I was at an event this summer with stock-ish GTIs and Civics in the low 8s, some in the 7s. It was basically just a test and tune day as well. They’re crazy now.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Justrolledintotheshop on December 6, 2022 16:18:11
/r/Justrolledintotheshop/comments/ze6k1p/399_of_500_not_every_day_you_see_such_a_rare/iz6am1v/

Drag cars can be a pretty big exception to this. You’ll be hard pressed to buy anything off the lot that will beat a k20 with a big ass turbo in a clapped out ‘94 Civic.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Justrolledintotheshop on December 6, 2022 15:09:16
/r/blackmagicfuckery/comments/ze323z/a_color_changing_bmw/iz58c4r/

Now I want to see someone put a tow hook “nose ring” on the front.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/blackmagicfuckery on December 6, 2022 11:03:09
/r/blackmagicfuckery/comments/ze323z/a_color_changing_bmw/iz584vo/

There are plenty of states where you have to report a change in color and renew the registration to match

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/blackmagicfuckery on December 6, 2022 11:01:48
/r/blackmagicfuckery/comments/ze323z/a_color_changing_bmw/iz57z2w/

You absolutely do depending on US state/country. It’s listed on your registrationS

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/blackmagicfuckery on December 6, 2022 11:00:42
/r/ATBGE/comments/zbg8de/i_have_awful_taste_and_love_this_machine_if_it/iytkxs1/

70’s era cars given the gasser treatment just look weird to me

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/ATBGE on December 3, 2022 20:32:53
/r/ATBGE/comments/zbg8de/i_have_awful_taste_and_love_this_machine_if_it/iytj9p4/

Nah. To pass most state inspections it just needs to be past the rear axle

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/ATBGE on December 3, 2022 20:19:20
/r/AskReddit/comments/zbjbpq/gamers_of_reddit_what_video_game_has_the_best/iysw2kz/

Probably the hardest I’ve ever laughed at a game. The timing of the achievement notification is perfect

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/AskReddit on December 3, 2022 17:18:43
/r/AskReddit/comments/zbjbpq/gamers_of_reddit_what_video_game_has_the_best/iysvrli/

I had no idea they were involved. Looks like Periphery’s Mark Holcomb too!

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/AskReddit on December 3, 2022 17:16:26
/r/AskReddit/comments/zbjbpq/gamers_of_reddit_what_video_game_has_the_best/iysv5w6/

That stupid ceiling fan got a lot of us

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/AskReddit on December 3, 2022 17:11:52
/r/EngineeringPorn/comments/zapht2/automated_welding_of_steel_drums_barrels/iynmlas/

I love the auto-English wheel that runs over the weld. This whole thing is fascinating.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/EngineeringPorn on December 2, 2022 14:04:59
/r/malelivingspace/comments/z7vcqx/my_first_home/iyayuyp/

If you do a lot of grinding or you’re painting, you’re still probably going to smell it upstairs. Ventilations systems are far from cheap as well. Mike Finnegan is going through this same issue right now

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/malelivingspace on November 29, 2022 20:26:48
/r/malelivingspace/comments/z7vcqx/my_first_home/iyahviz/

That works if you use the garage just as parking. If you’re doing a lot of work in it fumes travel up, and it turns into a bit of a fire hazard.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/malelivingspace on November 29, 2022 18:21:11
/r/AskReddit/comments/z7ywdb/who_is_the_goat_stand_up_comedian/iyah76g/

Brigading? This is on the front page, people just don’t agree with you. That isn’t brigading.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/AskReddit on November 29, 2022 18:16:21
/r/cars/comments/z738b1/where_does_everyone_learn_how_to_work_on_cars/iy9fsus/

Also no more vacuum lines 🙌

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 29, 2022 14:11:32
/r/cars/comments/z738b1/where_does_everyone_learn_how_to_work_on_cars/iy9firy/

Chiltons are the superior manual, it’s really surprising they don’t come up more often.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 29, 2022 14:09:38
/r/beetle/comments/z6yj6l/perfect_beetle_displayed_in_local_dealership/iy4s2qm/

The window rubber and chrome matches what’s on my 74 standard, are you sure that wasn’t a late model change? As for the fender welt, kind of looks to me like it was just swapped out for red. I’d expect to see more cracking and flaking if they just sprayed over it.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on November 28, 2022 14:19:09
/r/NintendoSwitch/comments/z65dc2/unhappy_pokémon_scarlet_and_violet_players_claim/iy1zdbp/

I’m sorry too, the engine is a ton of fun and I really liked the idea of a more guided building game. The NPCs interacting with it was a cool touch as well. But then by the time I got to the end of the game where it really lets you go wild with building I was kind of sick of it lol

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/NintendoSwitch on November 27, 2022 22:17:50
/r/NintendoSwitch/comments/z65dc2/unhappy_pokémon_scarlet_and_violet_players_claim/iy1yovn/

Yep, that about sums up my issues with it. I actually really enjoyed the first level, but it just kept going downhill after that. It was really a struggle to finish for me, and I was shocked by the playtime at the end. I get why people like it, but it’s definitely not for everyone imo

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/NintendoSwitch on November 27, 2022 22:12:08
/r/NintendoSwitch/comments/z65dc2/unhappy_pokémon_scarlet_and_violet_players_claim/iy1e1gg/

Oof, disagree. Man was it a slog to get through.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/NintendoSwitch on November 27, 2022 19:27:35
/r/3Dprinting/comments/z5zclj/i_created_a_metalworkers_pacifier_a_singlehanded/iy1clla/

Like you wouldn’t believe. Even using a paper towel or something you’ll never really get it clean. My airpods case and iPhone pro cameras are an absolute magnet (get it?) for metal shavings, and they’re about impossible to keep clean.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/3Dprinting on November 27, 2022 19:16:40
/r/3Dprinting/comments/z5zclj/i_created_a_metalworkers_pacifier_a_singlehanded/iy1ce73/

Is that why I suck as a machinist? My pathetic beard?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/3Dprinting on November 27, 2022 19:15:08
/r/WhitePeopleTwitter/comments/z5z1js/good_work_johnson/iy04px7/

Because you are a minuscule slice of their business. Their hours are primarily driven by local small businesses and restaurants that need change and to make deposits.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/WhitePeopleTwitter on November 27, 2022 14:15:06
/r/Overwatch/comments/z5dvr9/ramattras_abilities/ixwu0m1/

I’m glad I’m not the only one thinking that. Orisa was my absolute favorite, after trying her for a few games in 2 I just main support now.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Overwatch on November 26, 2022 19:19:30
/r/ProgrammerHumor/comments/z5e9pt/this_person_clearly_knows_what_hes_talking_about/ixwjdg9/

I like to picture blockchain in a Tuxedo T-shirt, ’cause it says, like, ‘I wanna be formal, but I’m here to party, too.’ I like to party, so I like my blockchain to party…. I like to think of blockchain like, with giant eagles’ wings and singin’ lead vocals for Lynyrd Skynyrd with like an Angel Band, and I’m in the front row, and I’m hammered drunk

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/ProgrammerHumor on November 26, 2022 17:55:03
/r/pcgaming/comments/z4dvjd/nier_automata_has_shipped_7_million_copies_nier/ixsicz5/

Oh, well that’s substantially less work then. Maybe I’ll find a guide and just push through it then.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/pcgaming on November 25, 2022 19:06:32
/r/pcgaming/comments/z4dvjd/nier_automata_has_shipped_7_million_copies_nier/ixr6wyj/

I stopped after a few endings, now I’m at the one where I need to fully level all of the weapons and I just stopped. Is it still worthwhile for me to go back to it? Is there really anything I’m missing?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/pcgaming on November 25, 2022 13:05:30
/r/Unexpected/comments/z32dv6/roller_skates_trick/ixl0q6q/

JSRF flashbacks

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Unexpected on November 24, 2022 01:00:47
/r/cars/comments/z25ype/why_are_small_cars_dying/ixk9fbq/

In general, young people don’t have money for a fun car and a usable car. Hence the hot hatch and now the “sportyish offroadyish crossover”.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 23, 2022 20:50:20
/r/cars/comments/z2ynjw/i_get_tired_of_having_conversations_with_car_guys/ixk98jl/

Fucking YouTube. I’ve had stock cars, modified cars, friends with *heavily* modified cars, and I’m building a full custom cars. What no one sees after the “sick 3 month YouTube build” is the huge god damn can of worms it opens. It takes a very long time and a *lot* of sorting to get the car back to how usable and balanced it was from the factory 90% of the time

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 23, 2022 20:48:49
/r/CozyPlaces/comments/z2pb8h/my_1838_farmhouse_looks_like_a_christmas_card/ixjlqhb/

I’m there with you. I’m assuming the one-story piece is a later addition, and it’s long since been re-shrouded in vinyl with obviously a new roof.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/CozyPlaces on November 23, 2022 17:44:47
/r/beetle/comments/z1aad3/is_this_body_riveted_to_the_pan_trying_to_take/ixa5uh7/

Oh man. This isn’t looking good. Personally I would start checking my options for another chassis to sit this body on. To answer your question, no. I struggle to think of any rivers used on the car at all.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on November 21, 2022 17:29:45
/r/interestingasfuck/comments/yzczjw/mcdonalds_france_start_to_remove_single_use/iwzl2by/

Paper uses a huge amount of water to produce, and the chemicals used to bleach and coat it would make you blush.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/interestingasfuck on November 19, 2022 11:17:13
/r/Shitty_Car_Mods/comments/yyhval/nice_welding/iwv4x30/

Yes, and I’ve actually done some half decent sheet metal work with it. Takes patience but it’s perfectly serviceable.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Shitty_Car_Mods on November 18, 2022 11:14:13
/r/cars/comments/yw1ogu/toluene_and_its_affects_on_octane/iwo7711/

Then you can only drive the car off of the compressed air. Are you going to tow it there? Just how big of a tank do you have that you can make a 1/4 mile pass?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 16, 2022 21:22:43
/r/cars/comments/yw1ogu/toluene_and_its_affects_on_octane/iwo6pc8/

That’s dumping a whole shit load of air at once into a motor with more than double the displacement of yours, and it still only made a blip for maybe half of a second. I wouldn’t count on winning any races that way.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 16, 2022 21:18:52
/r/cars/comments/yw1ogu/toluene_and_its_affects_on_octane/iwo6gjn/

With the controller and everything else? Doesn’t sound very economical to me, but be my guest

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 16, 2022 21:16:55
/r/cars/comments/yw1ogu/toluene_and_its_affects_on_octane/iwo4v77/

Which does exactly like I just said > The safety valve and Bosch throttle-body direct the pressurized air into what Staggemeir calls the "ejector valve." This is a larger valve located inline with the normally aspirated inlet air tract. Inside this duct is a 3.5-inch valve that closes when boost is applied. This is necessary because without this valve, the boost would be lost to the atmosphere. When this large valve closes, all the pressurized air from the tank is ducted directly to the engine.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 16, 2022 21:04:24
/r/cars/comments/yw1ogu/toluene_and_its_affects_on_octane/iwnyjb0/

I don’t see how compressed air would do anything, it would just blow out the other end of the intake. You’d need a way to close off the intake runner to create pressure inside of it, forcing it into the engines intake.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 16, 2022 20:15:02
/r/cars/comments/yx3md9/toyota_debuts_surprisingly_stunning/iwnmo1x/

The 86 much like the Miata is more than the sum of its parts, in my opinion. I just can’t imagine the Prius will be anywhere near as light weight and lively, but I guess time will tell

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 16, 2022 18:42:26
/r/facepalm/comments/yva20n/just_spray_it_back_to_health/iwf2l7y/

It doesn’t die, just becomes dormant. Kind of like trees in winter.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/facepalm on November 14, 2022 22:49:32
/r/Perfectfit/comments/yuyf1f/cork_coaster_so_i_can_play_at_night_without/iwcrpl2/

I have these same coasters, but mine just fall through the sound hole :(

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Perfectfit on November 14, 2022 13:06:42
/r/antiwork/comments/yuijex/paying_44_b_for_a_platform_to_bully_your/iwbqiin/

He wasn’t “brought in”, he leveraged the hell out of the company to make the share holders an offer they literally couldn’t refuse in order to take the company private. Twitter wasn’t shopping around for buyers because the place was in the toilet.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/antiwork on November 14, 2022 08:44:58
/r/classiccars/comments/yu6bj3/1934_edsel_ford_model_40_special_speedster_a/iwa06rr/

I mean, I’m out here doing it. Welding, body work with hammer/dolly body filler paint etc. Building cars and bikes, fabricating tools and brackets. There are still people making it happen. It *is* expensive though, hard to have a garage that you can work in with air/220v, tools are expensive, etc.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/classiccars on November 13, 2022 21:01:20
/r/beetle/comments/yuchv6/beetle_914_engine_swap/iw9g8zz/

You can build dual port 1600’s to 120hp+ if you want. Not sure what your aims are, but I’d suggest talking to a competent local builder before making any decisions. There might be more economical ways

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on November 13, 2022 18:28:04
/r/classiccars/comments/yu6bj3/1934_edsel_ford_model_40_special_speedster_a/iw9d2ai/

There are plenty of exceptional metal shapers out there today. Hell, Rob Covell is still at it and has a pretty successful YouTube channel to boot

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/classiccars on November 13, 2022 18:05:04
/r/ThatsInsane/comments/ytvo2g/tesla_lost_control_when_parking_and_took_off_to/iw71hel/

Brakes are a mechanical linkage to a hydraulic system. Outside of some catastrophic failure, the brakes will always work. There is no “button” involved. Even if the booster were to fail, any able bodied adult should be able to overpower the car’s motor and bring it to a stop. I’m personally suspecting a pedal mix-up here

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/ThatsInsane on November 13, 2022 08:28:22
/r/LifeProTips/comments/yt4cs0/lpt_when_beginning_a_new_hobby_dont_sink_a_bunch/iw3qwus/

Lol I was just coming to say the same thing. Sure, the thing sounds like absolute death when it’s running and the switch is cheap and a little awkward, but it is wild just how long they live.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/LifeProTips on November 12, 2022 13:58:35
/r/cars/comments/yqontt/general_question_wednesday_ask_your_general/iw05556/

Yes, if you are extremely tight and immediately cut the wheel the whole way before pulling out. It would have to be a near ideal situation though, and a tall curb.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 11, 2022 17:25:08
/r/cars/comments/yqontt/general_question_wednesday_ask_your_general/iw050ey/

Very normal if it’s drive by wire. My FR-S has to relearn the throttle body positions, takes some mixed driving conditions over 100 miles or so. To speed it up you can turn the car power on without actually starting it, and run the throttle from 0%-100%-100% 20 times or so. Otherwise, maybe it wiped the fuel trim maps from your tune? I would be surprised, but don’t know a ton about the older Subaru ECUs. Same story though, should come back in check after some mixed driving. If you have a COBB tuner you might be able to check while driving.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 11, 2022 17:24:09
/r/cars/comments/ys9isd/what_are_some_car_exteriorinterior_parts_that/iw04l90/

It doesn’t. I desperately wish there was some aftermarket option for both my FRS and Beetle. I’ve even played with the idea of 3d printing something

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 11, 2022 17:21:00
/r/cars/comments/yqskxh/what_is_the_first_moving_part_in_an_engine/iw036d3/

That’s amazing. I haven’t seen a pull start like that in a long time either. What does he use it for? Running a snow cone machine or something?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 11, 2022 17:10:21
/r/cars/comments/yqzgrb/what_ever_happened_to_column_shifters_and_wouldnt/iw02hnc/

In the past, they were almost cable operated. After the mid 90’s I have no idea though.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 11, 2022 17:05:16
/r/cars/comments/yqyjya/tpains_nissan_240sx_drift_car_returned_in_crap/iw01tug/

I just put that together after watching the TPain clips. God damn that guy comes off as an idiot, none of this surprises me now. Why do people do business with him at all?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 11, 2022 17:00:27
/r/IdiotsInCars/comments/ys16pk/idiot_in_a_shelby_gets_stuck_in_fresh_cement/iw01hjf/

Like I said, outside of cars with super rare history or outliers. It’s safe to say that the very first one is a huge outlier.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/IdiotsInCars on November 11, 2022 16:57:58
/r/cars/comments/yscitz/this_666_hot_rod_chevrolet_truck_is_powered_by/iw01d56/

That’s a stylistic choice. Also with how much wider the front end is now, it probably just looks better this way

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 11, 2022 16:57:03
/r/cars/comments/yqyjya/tpains_nissan_240sx_drift_car_returned_in_crap/iw019pa/

I can’t believe I watched all of that. TPain sounds like the best customer a custom shop could ask for, sucks he got taken on such a ride. I know a lot of people will clown on him for having that much patience, but I’m sure a lot of it has to do with how busy the guy is (TPain that is) Hopefully he finds a shop that can take better care of him in the future.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 11, 2022 16:56:21
/r/cars/comments/yroqsg/someone_spent_80000_to_build_a_1931_ford_model_a/ivzl6tr/

It’s a neat build, but the writer clearly knows nothing about classic cars or model A’s. The doors don’t fit properly because they never did, there isn’t a traditional door jamb on an A. Instead the door skin lays over the sheet metal on the body. You can get them to fit *okay*, but they’ll never be perfect.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 11, 2022 15:04:37
/r/cars/comments/yscitz/this_666_hot_rod_chevrolet_truck_is_powered_by/ivzk6lx/

Custom cars and street rods particularly are often more a showcase for the builder’s fabrication skills than anything.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 11, 2022 14:57:52
/r/cars/comments/yrrn3m/flyin_miata_ends_sales_of_ls_swapped_miatas_and/ivzio8y/

That’s exactly what I was thinking. An LS swap only really makes sense to a super small subset of enthusiasts.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 11, 2022 14:47:53
/r/IdiotsInCars/comments/ys16pk/idiot_in_a_shelby_gets_stuck_in_fresh_cement/ivymemt/

Okay, they said $3m-$8m. $2m < $3m. That car for 5.3m is probably the most valuable example, and still isn’t $8m.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/IdiotsInCars on November 11, 2022 11:11:48
/r/IdiotsInCars/comments/ys16pk/idiot_in_a_shelby_gets_stuck_in_fresh_cement/ivy8n5d/

No, he’s talking about the original Shelby Cobra, they also made a 427 big block car. Basically an early Miata with way too much motor. I’ve never seen one go for that kind of money either, unless it was some super limited 427 car with racing history or something. Usually high 6 figures to $1m, but auctions can lead to some weird outliers.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/IdiotsInCars on November 11, 2022 09:36:43
/r/IdiotsInCars/comments/yrrb4n/today_i_followed_my_out_of_date_gps_and_i_became/ivvwgqy/

Right?? Roads don’t just disappear and turn back into a grass median.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/IdiotsInCars on November 10, 2022 19:13:51
/r/cars/comments/yp7un9/what_car_in_10_15_years_do_you_think_will_be/ivl3xzk/

Anything that runs a typical small block Chevy/turbo 350. I haven’t followed development, but Chevy was teasing a drop in replacement that would bolt right up to a turbo 350 or t400 trans. That is a *huge* portion of the classic and custom car scene.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 8, 2022 14:30:31
/r/cars/comments/yoza2y/sht_car_journalists_say_thread/ivl2x6c/

Oh man, that and “on center”.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 8, 2022 14:24:02
/r/cars/comments/ypjjn9/update_to_the_ram_2500_delete_saga_in_nj_the_car/ivl2eh6/

Holy shit, that’s wild. Maybe it’s time to reconsider my lawn equipment…

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 8, 2022 14:20:43
/r/TIHI/comments/ypgers/thanks_i_hate_it/ivk6dvi/

There are, but they’re thick. The adapter bolts to the stock studs (or more common, takes the stock wheel bolts), then has new holes or studs on it for the 4 pattern

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/TIHI on November 8, 2022 10:55:06
/r/TIHI/comments/ypgers/thanks_i_hate_it/ivk69jn/

That changes your offset though, which will likely cause fitment issues

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/TIHI on November 8, 2022 10:54:19
/r/TIHI/comments/ypgers/thanks_i_hate_it/ivk667y/

I’d think if they went through the trouble of TIG’ing them closed, they’d just fill the hole flush

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/TIHI on November 8, 2022 10:53:43
/r/TIHI/comments/ypgers/thanks_i_hate_it/ivk60se/

That’s an alloy wheel, no hubcap

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/TIHI on November 8, 2022 10:52:44
/r/TIHI/comments/ypgers/thanks_i_hate_it/ivk5yf7/

Yep. Latemodel air cooled cars are 4x100, early air cooled cars have a wide-5 pattern

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/TIHI on November 8, 2022 10:52:19
/r/Stretched/comments/yoarw2/0g_got_a_set_of_silicone_tunnels_in_the_mail/ivjlcjb/

They look entirely fine to me. Since you mentioned it and took a picture from 3” away, I can see how the flare might be close to your head. But if it’s comfortable to wear, I wouldn’t have a second thought about it.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Stretched on November 8, 2022 08:24:35
/r/explainlikeimfive/comments/yoq1ev/eli5_why_do_we_need_to_rakebag_up_leaves_wont/ivhueex/

You might be better off just making a compost pile, and then spreading finished compost.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/explainlikeimfive on November 7, 2022 20:57:12
/r/DiWHY/comments/ym52i5/thats_going_to_be_a_bitch_to_mow/iv5ijoq/

\*Kelso burn GIF\*

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/DiWHY on November 5, 2022 09:49:51
/r/cars/comments/ylzrju/why_does_modern_steering_feel_more_direct/iv2n1a4/

Depending on the age of the car - May need new ball joints/tie rods May have play in whatever bushings are in the steering system May need new power steering fluid May have a steering box instead of rack & pinion Different tire profiles Different steering ratios Different alignments

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 4, 2022 16:31:55
/r/cars/comments/yk8bvx/preventing_reflections_off_dashboards_idea/iuxz84v/

Isn’t flocking basically just hosing it in 3m 77 and shaking black fuzzies overtop? Couldn’t you just throw more down every few months?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 3, 2022 16:47:32
/r/cars/comments/ylbc5r/super_anxious_about_starting_my_project_car_for/iuxxbqo/

Just work up to it. Check everything over, then take the coil plug off the distributor and just spin it over without starting it. Check everything again, if it does that without drama you’re probably fine. Then start it up for a couple seconds, check everything again. Then let it idle while you look things over. Then cruise it around the block. Then take it 3 states over to a half mile strip and send it.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 3, 2022 16:35:27
/r/BestofRedditorUpdates/comments/yk7anj/oop_wonders_if_hes_a_scumbag_for_automating_his/iutg8p7/

The developers all use Access? You sure about that? Most developers I know use Excel for their DB needs

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/BestofRedditorUpdates on November 2, 2022 18:01:18
/r/cars/comments/ykbss4/just_bought_a_1974_vw_standard_beetle/iut7tq4/

You do, I’d highly advise finding multiple sources before tackling the bigger jobs. I personally have not gotten much value out of the John Muir “How to Keep Your Volkswagen Alive” book, and have gotten much more use out of my combined Haines and Chilton manuals. I’d also suggest Slade’s VW on YouTube, he has some in depth walkthroughs for things specific to later year cars. Another important detail - 74 was a split year. Cars made before/after June of that year are different models.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 2, 2022 17:04:41
/r/cars/comments/yjitkb/where_can_i_order_a_custom_machined_or_casted/iusz4nr/

Right, but your guy is putting together a manufacturing process for cast blocks. Pretty big difference from a one off billet block.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 2, 2022 16:09:28
/r/cars/comments/ykbss4/just_bought_a_1974_vw_standard_beetle/iusyhbt/

My car is almost entirely rebuilt, ask me anything. First thing I’d suggest is new brake fluid, inspecting the brake lines, and adjusting the brake shoes (the drum brakes are not self adjusting). Replace the seatbelts, they get old and dry and are no longer safe. Go around the car with a magnet, see if there are any bondo spots that may be covering substantial rust. This is especially important on the floor pans and heater channels. Put in new shocks and ball joints, no one ever does this and I guarantee they’re super sloppy at this point. Grease the front beam using the four zerk fittings at the front. Replace the bushings in the shift linkage, will dramatically improve the feel and drivability.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on November 2, 2022 16:05:19
/r/BestofRedditorUpdates/comments/yk7anj/oop_wonders_if_hes_a_scumbag_for_automating_his/iusfmvf/

That was my first thought as well. There’s a huge difference between cobbling together a single-use script and leading a development team. I’ve got years of experience, and even still any team that would have me as a lead dev is not a team I’d want to be on.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/BestofRedditorUpdates on November 2, 2022 14:05:51
/r/LifeProTips/comments/yj8qo2/lpt_wd40_is_not_a_good_substitute_for_lubricating/iuok9ho/

Brake clean != brake fluid The non-chlorinated version of Brakleen that most use is basically just acetone in a can.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/LifeProTips on November 1, 2022 17:50:47
/r/interestingasfuck/comments/yjevup/a_mechanic_builds_his_son_a_tank_that_drives_and/iuoizc0/

Eh, plenty of guys build kit cars and even kit air planes. This definitely had a bit more design than assembling a kit, but it’s honestly not *that* far off. He already had a powertrain and doesn’t have to worry about pesky things like safety and steering.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/interestingasfuck on November 1, 2022 17:42:15
/r/videos/comments/yicakb/lockpickinglawyer_opens_lock_sold_on_apples/iujpt4h/

It’s not so much that I don’t believe you, I’m just more confused than anything. They’re the same price with virtually no difference in the product name and scattered across multiple different storefronts. What a mess.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/videos on October 31, 2022 17:08:06
/r/videos/comments/yicakb/lockpickinglawyer_opens_lock_sold_on_apples/iujmhyt/

What? You can buy it straight from Amazon for the same price. Level has an entire Amazon storefront.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/videos on October 31, 2022 16:45:06
/r/lawncare/comments/yiautw/cutting_low_before_winter/iuih7le/

Why? I’ve just been mulching the bulk of the leaves right into the grass, seems to be fine so far?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 31, 2022 12:09:34
/r/cars/comments/yflxve/the_weekly_car_spotlight_weekly_week_2_19271931/iuasvls/

Does that mean it technically has IFS?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on October 29, 2022 18:10:13
/r/cars/comments/yf0c7z/back_in_the_day_why_were_chauffeurs_left_outside/iu9b2l7/

Right, but you’re still setting those and *then* riding. In a Model T, you were manually adjusting timing/choke *as* you drove

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on October 29, 2022 11:45:26
/r/cars/comments/yfypdf/radiator_hose_dressup/iu9ao0m/

No offense to anyone that has these, but I *hate*these. They remind me of flexible dryer vent lol

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on October 29, 2022 11:42:26
/r/cars/comments/ygbc98/do_you_need_to_drive_car_immediately_after_adding/iu99ga0/

Stabilizer will treat all of the gas in the tank. The reason they suggest you run it is to pull fuel through the pump/lines/injectors/carb whatever else is in your fueling system. The fuel stabilizer will remain until you start diluting it with new untreated gas.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on October 29, 2022 11:33:35
/r/cars/comments/ygkze3/new_toyota_gr86_coming_with_turbo_and_hybrid/iu99765/

Aluminum LS engines are very light for their displacement. Overhead cams are big and heavy.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on October 29, 2022 11:31:46
/r/cars/comments/yg4sex/abandoned_history_the_life_and_times_of_edsel_a/iu98hyx/

Edsels are somehow one of the makes I get the most excited to see at car shows, yet are one of the least likely I’d buy. So glad they exist though, the styling on them is wild.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on October 29, 2022 11:26:36
/r/iphone/comments/yfr70p/what_is_the_most_underrated_feature_of_your/iu5sa5m/

Ring/silent switch? I think you mean the pocket grime accumulator. I seriously have no idea how the thing gets so dirty

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/iphone on October 28, 2022 15:30:40
/r/Justrolledintotheshop/comments/yfnfw4/buying_a_welder_does_not_make_you_a_welder_good/iu5qtdj/

Not the same guy, but this was my first machine [link](https://www.harborfreight.com/flux-125-welder-63582.html?ccdenc=eyJjb2RlIjoiNDQxOTQ3MjkiLCJza3UiOiI2MzU4MiIsImlzIjoiMTI3LjQ5MTUifQ%3D%3D&utm_source=google&utm_medium=cpc&utm_campaign=12236956207&campaignid=12236956207&utm_content=119984461089&adsetid=119984461089&product=63582&store=3030&gclid=EAIaIQobChMI5v_qjNKD-wIVU8KGCh19qgXfEAQYAiABEgL71vD_BwE) I’ve built plenty with it, and I still keep it around in case I need to weld something dirty or outside. I’d definitely splurge for one with a knob for the voltage though if you can

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Justrolledintotheshop on October 28, 2022 15:20:37
/r/Justrolledintotheshop/comments/yfnfw4/buying_a_welder_does_not_make_you_a_welder_good/iu5qjql/

Oh man, that’s the fancy version of my first machine. Still have it, it’s an alright little machine if you don’t want to fool with gas, and I’ve built plenty with it. Mine only has a “high/low” on a toggle switch. Boy howdy can it be a bitch to weld different thickness sheets together like that.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Justrolledintotheshop on October 28, 2022 15:18:49
/r/mildlyinteresting/comments/yfox1m/these_colorful_cars_happened_to_be_parked_next_to/iu54lr7/

Some pigments genuinely cost more to produce. Also typically with colors people want pearl or metallic added, that drives up the cost significantly as well. Also a variety of colors means more stops/cleans/changeovers on the production line.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/mildlyinteresting on October 28, 2022 12:51:35
/r/beetle/comments/yfetkk/help/iu3orml/

It really shouldn’t be, isn’t it basically self igniting? Key should kill any ignition

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on October 28, 2022 05:39:49
/r/lawncare/comments/yd5fah/leaf_blowers_is_bigger_not_better_in_my_case/iu1z4du/

If anything higher CFM tend to run at lower RPM and are *less* annoying imo

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 27, 2022 19:23:02
/r/lawncare/comments/yebq3k/issues_with_hose_end_sprayer/iu1tfkm/

I’ve never had an issue with my hose pressure using anything else, and the bottle even says low-medium water pressure. At this point I’m just trying to decide if I bother with their hose end products anymore, or just go to a backpack sprayer

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 27, 2022 18:38:59
/r/lawncare/comments/yee8ua/do_i_even_bother/iu1t6l8/

You can try putting fine fescue in, but like others have said you’ll always be trying to water enough and deal with nutrient loss. I’d come out maybe a foot from where the grass is dying, put a nice natural edge in and dump mulch. Call it a day.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 27, 2022 18:37:04
/r/lawncare/comments/yerwdm/fix_rust_hole_in_mower_deck/iu1rzr9/

The right answer here is to weld a patch in. You can get a flux core welder at harbor freight for like $150. The tough part will be finding good metal to weld to, you’ll likely have to trim back some rot from the area.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 27, 2022 18:27:59
/r/lawncare/comments/yf186r/lawn_mower_leaving_tire_trail/iu1rrag/

I would consider doing kind of the opposite. I’ve had better results just scalping it low and then bringing it up to your desired height. So if you want to do 2.5”, I’d maybe trim it down to 3” then whack it off at 2” a day or two later, then resume cutting at 2.5” from there on.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 27, 2022 18:26:12
/r/mildlyinteresting/comments/yet43o/this_truck_has_a_wrap_to_make_it_look_bad/iu10j12/

Or any vehicle. This is like how paint chips off of an old rental house, car paint won’t do this unless the application was fucked in the first place.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/mildlyinteresting on October 27, 2022 15:23:47
/r/lawncare/comments/ydvou4/is_1lb_per_week_too_aggressive_for_fall_nitrogen/itxep9j/

I’m maybe 4 weeks in? I started pretty late since I overseeded in September

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 26, 2022 20:22:37
/r/lawncare/comments/ydvou4/is_1lb_per_week_too_aggressive_for_fall_nitrogen/itxb53s/

I’ve been throwing down 1/lb per 1000sqft of 46-0-0 Urea (so .5lb N roughly) each week in my yard, so far so good but I now every 2-3 days at 2”. My yard was pretty messed up though, it’s been thickening up so far.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 26, 2022 19:56:06
/r/WhitePeopleTwitter/comments/ydyd3d/the_internet_is_becoming_less_and_less_useful/itvbbnw/

That *might* actually be your ad blocker. I had one that would do that from time to time.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/WhitePeopleTwitter on October 26, 2022 11:59:03
/r/cars/comments/yd32m1/tuesday_tuneup_post_all_your_vehicle_maintenance/itv9d9h/

Save the time. Just do a regular oil change and be done with it. If you’re really concerned with it, do the following change a little earlier.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on October 26, 2022 11:46:18
/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/ydrrw6/this_country_had_250_days_in_a_row_without_common/ituhk61/

He talks about how they solved homelessness and how well the quality of life is, as he films benches with bars installed to prevent people from sleeping on them. It can’t be all *that* solved if they felt the need to install those and the 6 trillion cameras everywhere.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Damnthatsinteresting on October 26, 2022 08:21:44
/r/lawncare/comments/ycg2ad/thinning_burnt_grass_due_to_fertilizer_in_some/itnu3yw/

I did this first time I put down fert. Used a drop spreader (didn’t know any better) and had the burn where I turned around in a big strip on the end of the yard. I just watered it like hell to try to dilute it, and eventually it recovered. Like others have said, KBG will repair itself over time as well.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 24, 2022 20:36:22
/r/lawncare/comments/ybzqif/lawncare_whats_your_secret_tip/itnssm1/

> Really “blended” my lumpy terrain in our second season Can you explain what you mean by this?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 24, 2022 20:26:47
/r/cars/comments/y9vxcm/ball_shift_knob_with_concave_bottom_having/itnbrt8/

It’s countersunk to make room for the reverse lockout

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on October 24, 2022 18:18:15
/r/cars/comments/y9u1xj/generally_speaking_is_4_post_lifts_with_the/itnamqd/

Yeah, they don’t have the weight of the suspension and wheels pulling on them though in storage

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on October 24, 2022 18:09:51
/r/cars/comments/yaslqs/drag_race_launch_issues/itn8s69/

No car info, no time slip, no mention of track conditions, how is anyone supposed to help?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on October 24, 2022 17:56:33
/r/lawncare/comments/yblvw5/input_for_my_first_reel_mower/itmvy5o/

Very cool, that might just be the answer for me then. Thanks!

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 24, 2022 16:31:43
/r/lawncare/comments/yblvw5/input_for_my_first_reel_mower/itiw72e/

That doesn’t surprise me, I love fiskars products. I got one of their pole trimmers and it’s just awesome. I do plan on hitting it with the rotary once in a while for that reason. My fine fescue in the side yard was getting that way, hitting it with the rake and dropping the HOC helped

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 23, 2022 19:40:06
/r/lawncare/comments/yblvw5/input_for_my_first_reel_mower/itis3oc/

I found one of their 4 wheeled ones on FB marketplace, it looks a little tougher to maneuver though? Also didn’t seem to have many settings under 1”

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 23, 2022 19:10:07
/r/lawncare/comments/yblvw5/input_for_my_first_reel_mower/itio8xm/

[This unit here?](https://snowjoe.com/products/sun-joe-24v-crlm15-24-volt-ion-cordless-push-reel-mower-w-4-0-ah-battery-charger-and-rear-collection-bag) How’s the weight and run time on it?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 23, 2022 18:42:19
/r/lawncare/comments/yavg7c/too_late_in_season_to_worry_about_bare_spots/itglgov/

Cost. Personally, I’m going to be hammering my yard with seed this year because I don’t have the patience to wait til fall again. So dormant seed, spring seed, then full fall overseed.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 23, 2022 10:29:49
/r/ChoosingBeggars/comments/ybdv4i/open_your_garage_because_ive_ignored_government/itgice8/

Yeah I was confused too, Mercedes is known for the Sprinter.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/ChoosingBeggars on October 23, 2022 10:05:51
/r/RoomPorn/comments/yazg25/timeless_kitchen_1170x1453/itezn78/

The stain certainly isn’t. That ‘90s honey color, or the dark ‘70s finishes have definitely fallen out of favor

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/RoomPorn on October 22, 2022 23:31:12
/r/lawncare/comments/y8fwgn/f_in_chat_for_using_too_much_fertilizer/ita1brp/

Oh don’t get me wrong, I’d be out there doing the same. The mental image is just hilarious, that’s all

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 21, 2022 21:09:12
/r/lawncare/comments/ya55pg/understanding_how_watering_down_dog_pee_dilutes_it/ita18o9/

No man, soil isn’t solid. I mean it will take a good bit of water, but imagine the soil like bread. If you let some syrup soak into bread, putting water over it will help flush it out yeah? Or a towel soaked in laundry detergent. Or a sponge with gravy. Something like that.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 21, 2022 21:08:29
/r/lawncare/comments/y8fwgn/f_in_chat_for_using_too_much_fertilizer/it9h9ka/

Oh man… if the neighbors don’t think you’re nuts yet, they definitely will after they see you vacuuming the yard.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 21, 2022 18:30:13
/r/lawncare/comments/ya55pg/understanding_how_watering_down_dog_pee_dilutes_it/it9al9u/

Water moves through the soil, so by watering it you’re helping spread the nitrogen out over a larger area, diluting it. That’s pretty much it.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 21, 2022 17:40:20
/r/AskReddit/comments/y8tz9q/what_video_game_is_an_absolute_100100_in_your/it2x1b8/

I’m maybe 30 hours in, and haven’t encountered any bugs outside of a texture in the menu sometimes not loading (playing on Steam Deck though, so honestly I’m willing to chalk it up to that). Maybe I’m an anomaly but I’m pretty surprised to hear that as a criticism. I personally love the VA in the Final Cut, very glad I chose this version to play. I realize that’s subjective though.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/AskReddit on October 20, 2022 11:28:09
/r/mildlyinfuriating/comments/y8o42y/my_school_wants_us_to_allow_this_on_our_personal/it2belf/

Yeah, this is pretty standard for any Intune deployment I’ve seen.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/mildlyinfuriating on October 20, 2022 08:56:28
/r/CrazyFuckingVideos/comments/y89igi/lady_gets_arm_crushed_in_a_machine/it0xhxo/

I mean, the world will always produce a bigger idiot. Is a helmet not safety equipment because someone can take it off? Also, laser fences are pretty difficult to defeat.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/CrazyFuckingVideos on October 19, 2022 23:10:50
/r/CrazyFuckingVideos/comments/y89igi/lady_gets_arm_crushed_in_a_machine/isz24wn/

Yep. Laser fence and two buttons are pretty common for cutters/presses. But as others pointed out, it’s pretty common for operators to override them too…

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/CrazyFuckingVideos on October 19, 2022 15:12:55
/r/reactiongifs/comments/y7e3by/mrw_i_see_the_price_of_blink182_tickets/isw9r0r/

Lol box seats have got to be the worst possible seats for a concert

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/reactiongifs on October 18, 2022 23:56:24
/r/cars/comments/y7bmhm/how_do_you_all_feel_about_noise_fines_for_loud/istmq24/

It shoots flames in front of the bike?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on October 18, 2022 12:46:46
/r/cars/comments/y7bmhm/how_do_you_all_feel_about_noise_fines_for_loud/istmol7/

I would think they’d just do an exemption for antique/classic plates, like they do for inspections. Then it’s only driven at most once weekly, so far less impactful. Agree on one less free pass to pull people over though.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on October 18, 2022 12:46:30
/r/cars/comments/y7bmhm/how_do_you_all_feel_about_noise_fines_for_loud/istmefy/

Sounds more like a reason for double Hella Supertones than loud exhaust.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on October 18, 2022 12:44:41
/r/cars/comments/y4r4kz/what_was_the_most_reliable_longestlasting_and/isqj5vs/

Sounds like you had a really worn engine then. That can happen if the crank has play due to worn bearings, and usually means the motor is pretty short for this world. No amount of adjusting it will ever keep it in time though, when the crank moves forward/back it’ll just be off again Source: Mine had this and blew up, I just put a new motor in.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on October 17, 2022 19:18:55
/r/cars/comments/y4r4kz/what_was_the_most_reliable_longestlasting_and/ispz7uy/

I’ve never had to do that after it’s set. Why would the timing be moving?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on October 17, 2022 16:53:56
/r/lawncare/comments/y6jhfm/trash_in_my_grass/ispmtn6/

Might consider something like a power rake or dethatcher. Maybe leaf blower into a pile?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 17, 2022 15:33:23
/r/cars/comments/y4r4kz/what_was_the_most_reliable_longestlasting_and/ispji14/

Oil changes every 3000 miles, valve adjustment almost as often, drum brakes with manual adjusters 😮‍💨

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on October 17, 2022 15:11:25
/r/cars/comments/y4r4kz/what_was_the_most_reliable_longestlasting_and/ispjcar/

That’s common for earlier body-on-frame designs. Model A is I think 8 bolts?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on October 17, 2022 15:10:23
/r/Overwatch/comments/y677uf/really_enjoying_moira_can_anyone_give_me_some/isoaphy/

Got it, thank you. Coming back to OW2 after a long break from OW has me feeling extra rusty

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Overwatch on October 17, 2022 09:58:06
/r/Overwatch/comments/y677uf/really_enjoying_moira_can_anyone_give_me_some/iso6r35/

What is jumping doing for me?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Overwatch on October 17, 2022 09:27:16
/r/playstation/comments/y5fapb/i_absolutely_hate_seeing_this_when_i_turn_on_my/islya1t/

I really can’t say that concerns me. Besides, the amount of streaming I’d have to watch to even come close to saving the $50 just to break even on a fire stick or whatever is nuts.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/playstation on October 16, 2022 19:39:38
/r/playstation/comments/y5fapb/i_absolutely_hate_seeing_this_when_i_turn_on_my/isle3oe/

Depends. If I got 4 or 5 years of heavy daily use? I wouldn’t be thrilled, but I’d be sliding the plastic again.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/playstation on October 16, 2022 17:12:24
/r/MurderedByWords/comments/y5ewmq/linkedin_has_become_a_cesspit/isl7gve/

Okay, EVs except for the most ridiculous one on the market right now. My point still stands though, there is still room in the world for ICE cars when it comes to performance and competition. Go to your local 1/4 mile strip, you’ll see cars worth $100k+ but you aren’t going to find many Tesla’s. Not sure why it wouldn’t be streetable. Swap the tires and tune and I see no reason you can’t drive it around. Not sure how that’s relevant anyhow.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/MurderedByWords on October 16, 2022 16:27:39
/r/playstation/comments/y5fapb/i_absolutely_hate_seeing_this_when_i_turn_on_my/isl5wxz/

Can’t you play music and video files off of a USB device on PS5 as well? Either way, it’s still that type of media, just a different way to access it. Don’t see why that would make the XMB any less relevant

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/playstation on October 16, 2022 16:17:41
/r/MurderedByWords/comments/y5ewmq/linkedin_has_become_a_cesspit/isl5qai/

The model S Plaid is what, $120k? That’s a *lot* of cash. You can build one *hell* of a ICE car for that. A plaid is roughly 1000hp, you can get that in a Mustang GT with bolt ons and E85.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/MurderedByWords on October 16, 2022 16:16:29
/r/playstation/comments/y5fapb/i_absolutely_hate_seeing_this_when_i_turn_on_my/iskgdhk/

Yeah… I’m not going to do that. It’s a PlayStation, not a rocket ship. If watching Netflix is enough to burn it up, then so be it.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/playstation on October 16, 2022 13:38:08
/r/playstation/comments/y5fapb/i_absolutely_hate_seeing_this_when_i_turn_on_my/iskdral/

Okay? Honestly what do you care?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/playstation on October 16, 2022 13:22:02
/r/playstation/comments/y5fapb/i_absolutely_hate_seeing_this_when_i_turn_on_my/iskct49/

Why would I do that when I already have the PlayStation? It’s not like installing the Netflix app prevents it from running Returnal.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/playstation on October 16, 2022 13:16:06
/r/playstation/comments/y5fapb/i_absolutely_hate_seeing_this_when_i_turn_on_my/iskcq4p/

To play PS5 games? It can do more than one thing you know

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/playstation on October 16, 2022 13:15:34
/r/MurderedByWords/comments/y5ewmq/linkedin_has_become_a_cesspit/isk1u86/

Not really sure what you’re referencing there. Porsche has set a lot of records in ICE, hybrid, and EV cars. I’m mostly referring to straight line racing though. 1/4, 1/2 mile and roll racing.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/MurderedByWords on October 16, 2022 12:04:02
/r/playstation/comments/y5fapb/i_absolutely_hate_seeing_this_when_i_turn_on_my/isjqo86/

??? Easily half of the runtime on my PS5 has been Netflix/Plex/YouTube/Spotify

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/playstation on October 16, 2022 10:48:19
/r/MurderedByWords/comments/y5ewmq/linkedin_has_become_a_cesspit/isjmexg/

> It’s a pistonhead’s dream. They just don’t know it yet. Eh, for most people it’s better. But if you’re serious a about performance they’re still not quite there. Lack of multiple drive gears really kills them. Sure they launch hard but after you’re at around 80mph+ they drop off pretty quick. Dollar to dollar an equivalent ICE will eat them up on a roll race.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/MurderedByWords on October 16, 2022 10:17:19
/r/cars/comments/uwegop/is_it_okay_to_drive_on_34_lug_nuts/isjl3r2/

I don’t know how to even respond to that. Go to harbor freight and get a cheap torque wrench then.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on October 16, 2022 10:07:13
/r/cars/comments/uwegop/is_it_okay_to_drive_on_34_lug_nuts/isjj18a/

You’re not supposed to just gorilla them on as tight as possible. There’s a torque spec, you should at least try to be close.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on October 16, 2022 09:50:46
/r/lawncare/comments/y51kp1/question_about_watering_after_overseeding/isheg7k/

Not an expert, but I’ve had this happen and aside from the germination being pushed back a bit haven’t noticed a difference. Until they start popping, the seeds don’t know the difference between being in a bag or being on the yard.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 15, 2022 20:25:41
/r/todayilearned/comments/y4lyae/til_that_mlk_had_a_75_disapproval_rating_when_he/isfdrpt/

I think about this every time I see Reddit having another meltdown about climate change protests.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/todayilearned on October 15, 2022 11:40:07
/r/DIY/comments/y3oncq/best_way_to_cut_square_holes_in_sheet_metal/iscak0r/

Yep, quick CAD drawing and a couple bucks at SendCutSend or some other service

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/DIY on October 14, 2022 17:29:07
/r/beetle/comments/y3v0ru/im_driving_to_a_colder_place_for_a_weekend_trip/isc86qi/

Might want to check the bolts on it. When I took my engine out, one nut was only on hand right and the other was halfway off the threads. Somehow hadn’t caused an issue yet

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on October 14, 2022 17:12:38
/r/beetle/comments/y3v0ru/im_driving_to_a_colder_place_for_a_weekend_trip/isc7yyo/

Yeah, if you’re looking for a straight answer you’ll never find it. My engine builder told me to run 10w30 BradPenn in a mostly stock 1600dp 🤷‍♂️

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on October 14, 2022 17:11:07
/r/lawncare/comments/y3fath/mowing_over_the_same_track/isb5xlc/

Depends how wet the ground is. Normally running over the same spot is fine, but if we’ve had a lot of rainfall recently it’ll start to make a divot and seems to disrupt the grass. Then I’ll just overlap a shade

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 14, 2022 12:56:48
/r/lawncare/comments/y3pp7e/daily_rlawncare_no_stupid_questions_thread/isb5ijo/

Can dump more rock down to see if that smothers it, looks a little thin there tbh. I hit mine with round-up, but depending on the grass type it might kill back into the yard a bit. Really you should have some sort of edging there.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 14, 2022 12:53:58
/r/LifeProTips/comments/y3q0e3/lpt_the_best_and_quickest_way_to_get_the_salary/isb1bam/

Any on-call schedule? That’s the biggest thing making me hesitant to do the same

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/LifeProTips on October 14, 2022 12:25:27
/r/meme/comments/y3m1t0/weeeee/isabzer/

She almost has to have extensions in, right? To have hair long enough that even braided it comes to your knees, you’d be stepping on it. I’ve never known anyone who’s hair will grow that long, usually it will start to break off or fall out as it reaches around mid-back and that’s as long as it will ever reach.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/meme on October 14, 2022 09:33:10
/r/lawncare/comments/y3tnmz/okay_lawn_care_gurus_help_me_save_my_kgb_planted/isabk3p/

I’m hardly an expert, but you might want to do some research into the watering to see if that can help. From my totally inexperienced perspective, I think what’s come up there is probably mature enough that it will be alright either way. As for the shorter stuff, or what hasn’t germinated yet, probably not. But if it hasn’t germinated by now, I wouldn’t hold your breath anyhow.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 14, 2022 09:29:55
/r/lawncare/comments/y3e3hf/psa_dont_back_up_your_electric_dethatcher/isab4jp/

It’s my first shot with it as well, and my first real dip into lawncare. I’m dealing with a lawn that had largely been ignored for 30+ years so I can’t say if my experience is typical

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 14, 2022 09:26:40
/r/lawncare/comments/y3tnmz/okay_lawn_care_gurus_help_me_save_my_kgb_planted/isaaxu3/

Are those temps the highs or just short lived lows overnight? I believe you can adjust your watering times to help insulate the leaf from the cold, but not sure if you can do it in temps that low.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 14, 2022 09:25:15
/r/lawncare/comments/y3e3hf/psa_dont_back_up_your_electric_dethatcher/isaaieh/

Same experience. I actually encouraged it a bit and it took some of the harsh bumps out of the yard. I’m not very happy with the cultivars in my yard so it was an added bonus for me, maybe not so much if you feel otherwise.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 14, 2022 09:21:56
/r/OldSchoolCool/comments/y3lybv/ozzy_osbourne_c_1976_27_years_old_old/isa7nnw/

What sort of modern techniques?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/OldSchoolCool on October 14, 2022 08:59:37
/r/lawncare/comments/y38a6j/is_this_weed_or_grass/is821um/

Sure looks like fine fescue to me, but I’m hardly an expert

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 13, 2022 19:47:27
/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/y2srwl/jeffrey_epstein_had_this_painting_in_his/is5x0sy/

I don’t really think it’s weird. Buildings aren’t big rigid sticks, they’re a bunch of pieces with varying tolerances and rigidity.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Damnthatsinteresting on October 13, 2022 11:14:18
/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/y2srwl/jeffrey_epstein_had_this_painting_in_his/is5wa5d/

Not a structural engineer, couldn’t tell you. All I know is with just a cheapo Home Depot propane torch, I can pretty easily bend even high speed steel with very little leverage.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Damnthatsinteresting on October 13, 2022 11:09:19
/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/y2srwl/jeffrey_epstein_had_this_painting_in_his/is589j6/

Yeah anyone that’s done any amount of metal shaping or fabrication should know you can drastically weaken metal with just a bit of heat.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Damnthatsinteresting on October 13, 2022 08:08:51
/r/memes/comments/y2ryh0/didnt_pay_800_for_no_reason/is57zb9/

Lmao 2000’s cars absolutely had speed governors

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/memes on October 13, 2022 08:06:11
/r/cars/comments/y1kbx6/do_cars_today_lack_style_or_are_people/is3vop5/

Correct, but > Even the 50s ones were $50 jalopies and demolition derby specials in the 70s and 80s. As far as I’m aware the bubble top (early 60’s) impalas were always popular as well, but I have less experience with those

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on October 12, 2022 22:40:03
/r/technology/comments/y2236o/its_painful_how_hellbent_mark_zuckerberg_is_on/is36db0/

iPhone accessories are priced the same, if not cheaper due to the volume sold. Not sure what you’re on about. Apple MagSafe charger is $37. Google wireless charger is $33.50.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/technology on October 12, 2022 19:32:33
/r/technology/comments/y2236o/its_painful_how_hellbent_mark_zuckerberg_is_on/is2bc29/

They literally do right now. The iPhone 14 pro is $999

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/technology on October 12, 2022 16:01:27
/r/technology/comments/y2236o/its_painful_how_hellbent_mark_zuckerberg_is_on/is28y82/

You’re telling me Samsung has a more affordable flagship? Motorola? Google? They’re all right at the $999 price point

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/technology on October 12, 2022 15:46:22
/r/technology/comments/y2236o/its_painful_how_hellbent_mark_zuckerberg_is_on/is289o2/

How are the iPhone, AirPods, and MacBook lines not competitively priced?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/technology on October 12, 2022 15:42:02
/r/cars/comments/y1kbx6/do_cars_today_lack_style_or_are_people/is23ejp/

What? Tri-5 were always popular cars. It was one of the hero cars in American Graffiti (1973), and an icon of the 80’s 50’s nostalgia

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on October 12, 2022 15:11:03
/r/IdiotsInCars/comments/y18tkr/this_asshole_whose_smokestack_put_off_such_toxic/iryuvgx/

Yeah, there’s that pesky detail as well

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/IdiotsInCars on October 11, 2022 21:33:07
/r/IdiotsInCars/comments/y18tkr/this_asshole_whose_smokestack_put_off_such_toxic/irytx8p/

It’s a motor from another production vehicle. They’re just putting the best parts of the two together.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/IdiotsInCars on October 11, 2022 21:25:41
/r/IdiotsInCars/comments/y18tkr/this_asshole_whose_smokestack_put_off_such_toxic/iryt2n9/

Damn, sounds to me like that much crank case pressure is the result of some serious blow by, no?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/IdiotsInCars on October 11, 2022 21:19:06
/r/IdiotsInCars/comments/y18tkr/this_asshole_whose_smokestack_put_off_such_toxic/irysvf0/

Yep, I have a 74 Beetle that came with that system. It was yanked by the previous owner thankfully.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/IdiotsInCars on October 11, 2022 21:17:36
/r/IdiotsInCars/comments/y18tkr/this_asshole_whose_smokestack_put_off_such_toxic/iryso0a/

Not sure why you’re being downvoted. That button just moves a little plastic flap in the dash, it’s not hermetically sealed or anything. If it was, it would about blow your eardrums out when you closed the car door.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/IdiotsInCars on October 11, 2022 21:16:03
/r/trashy/comments/y1c3gq/saw_this_on_a_walk_vet_your_cars_uber/iryd9n2/

Anyone can just buy an Uber badge. You don’t have to even have an account

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/trashy on October 11, 2022 19:17:54
/r/DesignPorn/comments/y17dtz/the_wipeout_video_game_logo/irxiip6/

Oooooooh, so *that’s* what that is

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/DesignPorn on October 11, 2022 15:44:25
/r/redneckengineering/comments/y1ay9n/new_faucet_line_was_banging_against_the_pipes/irxghbb/

I’ve used it with electronic soldering, even there it can take an absolute nightmare job and turn it into a breeze

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/redneckengineering on October 11, 2022 15:31:37
/r/redneckengineering/comments/y1ay9n/new_faucet_line_was_banging_against_the_pipes/irxf0xt/

Interesting, that’s what someone else told me as well. I’ve never soldered pipes before, maybe I should get some pieces and learn on a bench or something.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/redneckengineering on October 11, 2022 15:22:35
/r/redneckengineering/comments/y1ay9n/new_faucet_line_was_banging_against_the_pipes/irxb3xp/

So if it’s in a wall, I can only access maybe the front 2/3 of the pipe to solder. How would I solder the back side of it?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/redneckengineering on October 11, 2022 14:57:40
/r/redneckengineering/comments/y1ay9n/new_faucet_line_was_banging_against_the_pipes/irx5xkg/

Oh no, what’s wrong with shark bites? I like to use them

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/redneckengineering on October 11, 2022 14:24:38
/r/lawncare/comments/y0uio3/overseed_with_seed_only_vs_seedfertilizer_combo/irudo26/

I’m far from an expert, but I won’t be using coated seed again. I’ve had much better results in the past with regular seed, and it’s more economical for me. Although I adjusted my weight per sqft, I still don’t think I put down enough. I’m just not very impressed with the germination rate or the overall impact on my yard, and found the look a bit deceiving when you lay it. It seems like you have pretty dense coverage until the coating washes off. Overall I’m just not very happy with my results this year.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on October 10, 2022 22:40:59
/r/AbandonedPorn/comments/y0inu1/old_junk_yard_oc/irt0daq/

I know you’re joking, but if you spend a year or two around aircooled VW’s you pretty quickly learn to identify about all of them. Pretty much every model year of every model has a few tells in the details.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/AbandonedPorn on October 10, 2022 16:28:10
/r/nottheonion/comments/y0782c/st_louis_preparing_to_sue_hyundai_and_kia_over/irsebaf/

I’ve repaired and replaced several columns. I’m pretty familiar with them thanks. https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/Immobiliser “Immobilizer” is a proper spelling, if maybe less common. > Numerous vulnerabilities have been found in the immobilisers designed to protect modern cars from theft.[9] Many vehicle immobilisers use the Megamos-chip, which has been proven to be crackable. > the immobiliser lowered the overall rate of car theft by about 40% between 1995 and 2008. Immobilizers on their own do not outright prevent theft, they are just another security layer making it more difficult. Steering locks and making the unit more difficult to access are also layers of security, and they’re housed in the… steering column 🤷

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/nottheonion on October 10, 2022 13:58:39
/r/nottheonion/comments/y0782c/st_louis_preparing_to_sue_hyundai_and_kia_over/irs6d26/

The shroud around the steering column is just plastic held on with clips. You can easily pry it off with your hands. From there, there’s a lock cylinder over the ignition switch. The size of about 10 half dollars stacked. This is held on by one pin that can either be pressed in with a screwdriver (think of a recessed “reset” button on electronics) or it’s flimsy enough you can just break it off with some muscle or using your foot or something. From there the ignition switch is super simple to access, and a USB cable happens to fit right over it allowing you to start the car. Also unlocks the steering lock. https://youtu.be/bTeVgfPM0Xw

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/nottheonion on October 10, 2022 13:05:34
/r/nottheonion/comments/y0782c/st_louis_preparing_to_sue_hyundai_and_kia_over/irrynsx/

Yes and no. I don’t think it’s reasonable for the customer to know enough about it to make an informed decision. Past that, we’ll just have to see how it shakes out in court.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/nottheonion on October 10, 2022 12:14:15
/r/nottheonion/comments/y0782c/st_louis_preparing_to_sue_hyundai_and_kia_over/irrsypj/

If the column couldn’t be pried apart, the car would not start. End of story. Are you really this thick? Security works by layering different measures. That’s why Kia is being sued, the entire system is a joke, including the lack of an immobilizer. You don’t seem to have a great understanding of how the columns are built? I’ve pulled and reassembled several now, and again I’ve never seen anything even close to as flimsy as this one.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/nottheonion on October 10, 2022 11:36:09
/r/nottheonion/comments/y0782c/st_louis_preparing_to_sue_hyundai_and_kia_over/irrr30a/

Because it’s not *just* the immobilizer. It’s the entire steering column and security system. This isn’t just a front door with a cheap lock. This is a front door made of cardboard with one hinge and a 12” gap on the bottom. Before immobilizers were commonplace cars weren’t stolen at rates like this, and certainly not by teenagers using a USB cable. Because they had much more robust column designs, which other manufacturers do to this day. The immobilizer is just a piece of the larger picture.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/nottheonion on October 10, 2022 11:23:29
/r/AskReddit/comments/y03txz/whats_your_unpopular_rock_music_opinion/irroms4/

I’m dying to know what you’re referencing, because I can’t think of anything off the top of my head.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/AskReddit on October 10, 2022 11:06:48
/r/AskReddit/comments/y03txz/whats_your_unpopular_rock_music_opinion/irrok28/

Can you give a specific example? They just sound like poppy metalcore to me.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/AskReddit on October 10, 2022 11:06:17
/r/nottheonion/comments/y0782c/st_louis_preparing_to_sue_hyundai_and_kia_over/irro2ia/

Fine, but that’s oversimplifying the issue. The cars were built with an arguably negligent disregard to security. Immobilizer would fix the issue, but so would a better column design, stronger shroud around the column, etc. I’ve personally never seen a column that is even close to as easy to disassemble. The fact that 15 year olds can pull it apart with their bare hands is wild, but not surprising in the slightest once you see how it’s built.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/nottheonion on October 10, 2022 11:02:53
/r/AskReddit/comments/y03txz/whats_your_unpopular_rock_music_opinion/irrmt5m/

Hooking the thumb over the neck to play it is a small detail but makes a huge difference in the tonality imo

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/AskReddit on October 10, 2022 10:54:04
/r/nottheonion/comments/y0782c/st_louis_preparing_to_sue_hyundai_and_kia_over/irrlwon/

It’s more than just the immobilizer. The lock cylinder is insanely easy to both access and disassemble. You can do it without even tools, the plastic pulls right off and the cylinder is easily accessible and removed by just pushing a pin in on the bottom (or yanked on with enough force)

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/nottheonion on October 10, 2022 10:47:46
/r/Stretched/comments/xz4wn1/this_looks_20mm_to_you_i_measured_it_with_ruler/irok7x4/

Eyeballing a ruler isn’t terrible accurate when dealing with mm’s. You’d be much better off picking up a cheap set of digital calipers on Amazon

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Stretched on October 9, 2022 16:53:48
/r/Android/comments/xzclx7/google_remembered_the_phone_part_of_the_smartphone/iro7zha/

Maybe. 13 pro was definitely a noticeable upgrade from my Pixel 3xl, which weirdly enough seemed to have worse call quality at times than my Pixel 2.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Android on October 9, 2022 15:33:16
/r/Android/comments/xzclx7/google_remembered_the_phone_part_of_the_smartphone/irnsd2n/

I have a 13 pro and have never experienced this. Using my AirPods Pro it’s pretty bad though. Easily my biggest complaint with them.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Android on October 9, 2022 13:51:32
/r/cars/comments/xy6gti/brz_and_gr86_owners_are_turning_to_independent/irkdecc/

That only effected the ‘13 cars

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on October 8, 2022 18:38:50
/r/cars/comments/xy6gti/brz_and_gr86_owners_are_turning_to_independent/irkd8s0/

If it hasn’t caused failure in 5 years, it’s probably not going to

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on October 8, 2022 18:37:36
/r/mildlyinfuriating/comments/xyfx58/12_mos_and_approximately_20_sweeps_with_a/iri87ch/

That’s disappointing. My local HF will actually pull things to the side until I get there. I don’t even ask them to, they’ve done it 3 separate times already.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/mildlyinfuriating on October 8, 2022 07:33:07
/r/EngineeringPorn/comments/xyalag/paradoxical_gears/irgiau5/

I believe helical gears still have distinct teeth. These are effectively just screws

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/EngineeringPorn on October 7, 2022 18:55:22
/r/3Dprinting/comments/xy27a8/used_to_make_these_bags_manually_got_burnt_out/irgcou2/

Exactly. 3d printing for prototyping is fantastic, 3d printing for production is trash.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/3Dprinting on October 7, 2022 18:06:30
/r/beetle/comments/xxmnt9/anyone_else_use_some_form_of_cdi_ignition_box_was/ire2jc3/

Had a Magnaspark II put on my new motor, and I love it. Probably one of the best bolt-on upgrades you can make in my opinion.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on October 7, 2022 06:50:12
/r/cars/comments/xwg14v/general_question_wednesday_ask_your_general/irb37fv/

You can do the same with a hot-v setup.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on October 6, 2022 13:43:13
/r/cars/comments/xwg14v/general_question_wednesday_ask_your_general/irb2qaq/

If it’s OEM and used, I don’t see how they’d ever know when you returned it. Isn’t the one in the car now OEM and used (by you)?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on October 6, 2022 13:40:03
/r/cars/comments/xwg14v/general_question_wednesday_ask_your_general/irb2dvi/

It will be specific per platform. There are standalone solutions like Megasquirt, GM motors typically use HPTuners, on my FRS I use something called Open Flash.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on October 6, 2022 13:37:48
/r/powerwashingporn/comments/xv0urq/pressure_washing_a_porsche_356_after_a_rust/ir0azo1/

Love seeing cars dipped. It’s such a better process than sand blasting.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/powerwashingporn on October 4, 2022 08:31:33
/r/powerwashingporn/comments/xv0urq/pressure_washing_a_porsche_356_after_a_rust/ir0amsb/

Correct. You would never do metal work before acid dipping. Those supports should always be added when removing the chassis from a car, regardless of what you’re doing with it. Pretty standard practice. Likely these “repairs” were done before the prices shot up on these, and no one thought much of it. I’ve uncovered worse.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/powerwashingporn on October 4, 2022 08:28:25
/r/Vintage_bicycles/comments/xtet6i/had_to_make_a_new_switch_for_this_tank_light/iqtm92r/

Do you happen to know what bulbs it takes? I don’t have the sockets either, just the wiring. Knowing the bulb might help me determine a socket to pick

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Vintage_bicycles on October 2, 2022 20:12:53
/r/Vintage_bicycles/comments/xtet6i/had_to_make_a_new_switch_for_this_tank_light/iqteaaf/

Did you replace the bulbs, or have those already? Mine is missing the socket as well, thinking of rigging up some LEDs

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Vintage_bicycles on October 2, 2022 19:13:51
/r/Vintage_bicycles/comments/xtet6i/had_to_make_a_new_switch_for_this_tank_light/iqrn49g/

That’s sweet! Do you have any more details on how you did it? I just bought what’s branded as an AMC but I believe to be a Murray bike of the same vintage. My tank/light looks almost identical to this, although it’s unfortunately missing the lights themselves and the switch. Still have the wiring and battery holder, not quite sure where I want to go with it though. Bought it on a whim and I’m very new to bikes.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Vintage_bicycles on October 2, 2022 12:31:21
/r/malelivingspace/comments/xr71iv/what_should_i_do_with_this_weird_hallway_to/iqdm443/

If you own this place, I’d suggest starting with a Sawzall.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/malelivingspace on September 29, 2022 11:30:29
/r/Wellthatsucks/comments/xqra8o/my_friends_car_blew_up_an_hour_after_he_bought_it/iqcs3mi/

Toyota actually made a supercharger package for the TC.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Wellthatsucks on September 29, 2022 07:36:50
/r/LifeProTips/comments/xqt1g0/lpt_be_careful_buying_a_used_car_in_the_us_in_the/iqcqhht/

He’s saying you can tell if they already warmed the car up by feeling if the exhaust is hot. Startup conditions will usually exaggerate any issues a car might have.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/LifeProTips on September 29, 2022 07:19:54
/r/therewasanattempt/comments/xr14a0/to_intimidate_a_man_with_a_gun_zero_fucks_given/iqcq6e6/

Depending on the country, pretty good odds the gun was just a fake or a toy.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/therewasanattempt on September 29, 2022 07:16:33
/r/mildlyinteresting/comments/xqxdo2/my_local_walmart_sells_buttplugs/iqcpz6b/

Lmao that’s just a frosted recess in the glass to serve as a handle when opening

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/mildlyinteresting on September 29, 2022 07:14:21
/r/cars/comments/xoxvrl/pre_war_car_clubs_and_their_apparent_decline/iqa4xdi/

A lot of it for me comes down to construction methods. At least in my opinion, my Beetle or a ‘75 C10 have more in common with a Model A or 36 Chevy than anything after maybe ‘82. Things largely went to FWD, unibody, plastic bumper covers, air bags, plastic head lights, etc. Along with that, the modifications look very different as well. You aren’t putting them on a custom chassis, or swapping rear ends, or tubbing/channeling/chopping them. Really there’s just far less metal fab possible on them, at least I haven’t seen it. Everything I’ve seen is largely just bolt on stuff from a catalog.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on September 28, 2022 16:24:07
/r/cars/comments/xoxvrl/pre_war_car_clubs_and_their_apparent_decline/iq9yfpv/

Don’t think it’s explicitly a price thing, I see pre war cars regularly selling for $5k-$8k. More than anything I think it’s the compromises around them. You need to garage them, plain and simple. They’re not equipped for modern roads without some rather involved changes (brake lights, juice brakes, maybe even some motor work to keep up in traffic, more durable wheels and tires). I think prewar cars are super cool, especially the late 30’s fat-fender cars. But the reality is I’m building a street rod out of mine, because I can only have so many cars. It also needs to be fun and reliable and at least a little safe. I doubt most people have the resources I do either (garage space, tools, time, ability, network), so here we are.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on September 28, 2022 15:41:30
/r/cars/comments/xoxvrl/pre_war_car_clubs_and_their_apparent_decline/iq9xapt/

I honestly wish they’d stop raising the MY for entry on GoodGuys and NSRA shows, it’s becoming a real mixed bag. Personally anything with plastic bumpers is just out of place. Under 30 here for whatever it’s worth

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on September 28, 2022 15:34:03
/r/lawncare/comments/xp00ru/best_bags_of_grass_seed/iq4s1g7/

Any idea when they’ll have more KBG in stock? Is it a seasonal item? I was hoping to buy KBG and PRG (separate, for front and back yards) over the winter so I could try some dormant seeding and then be ready for next fall.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on September 27, 2022 13:59:14
/r/lawncare/comments/xpce2t/daily_rlawncare_no_stupid_questions_thread/iq3nx9j/

I have perennial rye grass that I overseeded into my front yard 10 days ago. It’s germinated and coming up, blades of about an inch. What’s concerning me is the bottom maybe 1/4 of the blades are a deep dark brown color, while the rest is the normal light green of new grass. What’s going on here? Do I need to intervene? Change my watering?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on September 27, 2022 09:28:57
/r/gifs/comments/xoqzro/dave_matthews_playing_through_a_lightning_storm/iq1k1pv/

What happened with Hawthorne Heights? Feel like I’m out of the loop on that one.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/gifs on September 26, 2022 20:25:50
/r/lawncare/comments/xofmpt/whats_up_with_my_lawn/iq08ley/

Good stuff, maybe this will save me from a heart attack one day lol

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on September 26, 2022 14:58:54
/r/lawncare/comments/xofmpt/whats_up_with_my_lawn/iq07opt/

Oh man, that looks gnarly. Did it bounce back from that?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on September 26, 2022 14:53:04
/r/lawncare/comments/xomja2/topsoil_on_top_of_old_car_port/iq0752z/

Obviously it’s hard to say without pictures, but I have an area in my yard with gravel under it and it’s next to impossible to keep it watered sufficiently. I would honestly pay someone to bring out a backhoe and take out another 4” or whatever to get rid of the stone, then fill with top soil. It will cost money, but over the years you might be wasting money just trying to deal with a dry problem area. Full disclosure: I’m a learning beginner myself, so take this with a bit of salt

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on September 26, 2022 14:49:33
/r/cars/comments/xkahw8/general_question_wednesday_ask_your_general/iplsamp/

Beetle, hands down. Either build a big 2.1l motor or EJ swap

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on September 23, 2022 11:14:30
/r/lifehacks/comments/xkawv5/finally_a_place_to_put_stuff_while_working_in_the/ipg978n/

You’ve never seen an engine stand? I don’t know what to tell you, they’re exceedingly common. I know at least a half dozen people with one.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lifehacks on September 22, 2022 06:36:05
/r/lifehacks/comments/xkawv5/finally_a_place_to_put_stuff_while_working_in_the/ipf8se1/

Yep, threw rags on it and slid a pan under. I mean it *does* work that way, just a bigger pain to clean up.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lifehacks on September 21, 2022 23:17:57
/r/lifehacks/comments/xkawv5/finally_a_place_to_put_stuff_while_working_in_the/ipf6j1g/

There’s no real situation where you’re putting this under a car. This isn’t a cherry picker, just a stand. Typical process is you pull the motor with the engine lift then bolt it to this to work on while it’s out of the car. This puts it both at comfortable working height and allows you to rotate it.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lifehacks on September 21, 2022 22:59:37
/r/gifsthatkeepongiving/comments/xjielp/the_never_ending_loops/ipb31eg/

Flap discs are pretty common for angle grinders. Cubitron is a line of 3m sand paper

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/gifsthatkeepongiving on September 21, 2022 04:52:34
/r/gifsthatkeepongiving/comments/xjielp/the_never_ending_loops/ipb2w3y/

I have cubitron 2” discs for my air die grinder, and I’ve still never seen it knock down a weld *that* fast. They are sharp though, I’ll give them that

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/gifsthatkeepongiving on September 21, 2022 04:50:26
/r/lawncare/comments/xjjxvm/how_much_thatch_can_i_overseed_through/ipb2kzy/

Right, I wish I’d known how long KBG can take to germinate before this. I’m a little concerned about how I’m going to manage the height of my existing grass in the mean time. I usually mow this section at 3”, I took it down to 2” for a few days and then 1.5” immediately before dethatching. It also seems like my top growth had been slowing down after my last nitrogen app, and our rain has all but stopped so I’m thinking it should be pretty slow to fill back in. Should I continue mowing it before the new seed germinates?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on September 21, 2022 04:45:54
/r/powerwashingporn/comments/xjd50h/powerwashing_the_paint_off_of_a_trunk_lid_after_a/ip9rzuy/

Thats the primer. Typically black primer for light colored paint, white primer for dark paint

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/powerwashingporn on September 20, 2022 21:04:29
/r/gifsthatkeepongiving/comments/xjielp/the_never_ending_loops/ip9pna6/

Right, especially from a MIG machine. Also I *wish* you could grind a weld down that quick

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/gifsthatkeepongiving on September 20, 2022 20:46:29
/r/lawncare/comments/xjjxvm/how_much_thatch_can_i_overseed_through/ip90jnz/

You still had a short thatch layer left as well? My grass is super thin right now, so shouldn’t have any issues with it competing against new seedlings

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on September 20, 2022 17:41:41
/r/lawncare/comments/xjgdac/clumping_grass/ip89qn9/

Sounds like you just need to empty the bag more frequently. The way bags work, when they’re about 70% full they won’t collect any more. Needs to have room to blow air through

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on September 20, 2022 14:47:58
/r/cars/comments/xhwm5v/im_building_a_car_what_do_i_need/ip3tdjl/

You need to be a competent welder before anything else. A frame is not the project to start with. I’d highly advise you start with a Model A or 32 Ford frame and design your own body. What are your actual goals for the car? You mentioned you have an engine, what engine? There’s a huge difference in a 4 cylinder K series and an LS3 in terms of chassis design.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on September 19, 2022 15:50:35
/r/IdiotsInCars/comments/xgjxyn/somebody_decided_to_take_their_5000_pound_tesla/iosx75s/

Yes actually. > At least part of the issue is that the Tesla version of these tires start with 1.5 32nds of an inch less tread depth than the off-the-shelf MXM4s. Although it might not sound like much, that's 20 percent less usable tread depth. [From Car & Drivers 2019 Model 3 long term review](https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a30209598/2019-tesla-model-3-reliability-maintenance/)

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/IdiotsInCars on September 17, 2022 10:54:57
/r/IdiotsInCars/comments/xgjxyn/somebody_decided_to_take_their_5000_pound_tesla/iosu5ti/

OEM set also has reduced tread depth if I remember correctly

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/IdiotsInCars on September 17, 2022 10:32:56
/r/lawncare/comments/xfp80s/people_that_got_the_40_sun_joe_dethatcher_deal/iosb8pb/

I broke down and bought the 13” one for $110 a few days ago. Cut my lawn way down to 1.5” with a rotary, bagged. Then ran the dethatching cartridge across it in two different directions, cleaning up with the mower at 2” in between passes. Wild how much thatch it pulled up, honestly I’d recommend wearing a mask as it can produce some gross dust as well. Bag is worthless, just prop the back flap open a bit with a piece of scrap wood or something. I set mine at 0”, and on some uneven parts of the yard it did scalp/scarify(?) the dirt a little bit. Not a big deal, I plan on overseeding so it should be fine.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on September 17, 2022 07:48:26
/r/space/comments/xf11z9/extraterrestrial_intelligence_is_more_likely_to/iolrlj9/

I mean, we also have about a bazillion trees in North America but still have swathes of land clear cut in the Amazon to make cheap dressers or whatever

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/space on September 15, 2022 20:40:41
/r/cats/comments/xev24a/my_cat_has_a_huge_hair_in_his_eye_what_should_i_do/iokatbm/

I believe you mean “barbed”

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cats on September 15, 2022 14:30:35
/r/cars/comments/xdzd5d/is_it_possible_to_buy_a_new_custom_fiberglass/ioixg8t/

You do you, just trying to give you the info.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on September 15, 2022 09:03:00
/r/toptalent/comments/xeniyi/the_last_real_dj/ioix9aw/

This is all digital anyhow

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/toptalent on September 15, 2022 09:01:30
/r/cars/comments/xe2psa/heres_why_car_wheels_are_so_flat_these_days_and/ioh9v6p/

Got it, thanks for the info!

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on September 14, 2022 22:18:48
/r/cars/comments/xe2psa/heres_why_car_wheels_are_so_flat_these_days_and/ioh74zf/

Why the half inch wider wheel if you’re staying with a 215?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on September 14, 2022 21:58:03
/r/cars/comments/xdzd5d/is_it_possible_to_buy_a_new_custom_fiberglass/ioh6gcx/

Glass reproduction bodies are super popular in the hotrod/streetrod scene. They’re generally looked down on as a consolation prize for someone that couldn’t get an original steel body, but not everyone feels that way.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on September 14, 2022 21:52:53
/r/cars/comments/xdzmwq/has_anyone_looked_at_the_insane_prices_to_replace/ioh5wxa/

While we’re on it, the allowance for oil consumption has gotten pretty wild too

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on September 14, 2022 21:48:51
/r/cars/comments/xe2psa/heres_why_car_wheels_are_so_flat_these_days_and/ioh5hy9/

Home Depot sells white spray paint and tape

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on September 14, 2022 21:45:42
/r/cars/comments/xe2psa/heres_why_car_wheels_are_so_flat_these_days_and/ioh590f/

What wheel did you go with? I’m considering going to a 17x8 RPF-1 when I get fresh summer tires

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on September 14, 2022 21:43:50
/r/oddlysatisfying/comments/xdzftp/blasting_old_rust_and_paint_off_a_1962_tonka_toy/iog93k0/

Like I said, small parts. There are also chemical options. I consider sandblasting outdated because the price and availability of other methods has shifted so that they’re far more competitive now. Again, sandblasting tends to remove a lot of original material and can warp sheet metal.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/oddlysatisfying on September 14, 2022 17:40:01
/r/oddlysatisfying/comments/xdzftp/blasting_old_rust_and_paint_off_a_1962_tonka_toy/iog05x3/

Not sure about the jewelry ones. Here’s an example of a consumer grade cleaner https://www.eastwood.com/eastwood-9l-heated-ultrasonic-cleaner-with-degas.html

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/oddlysatisfying on September 14, 2022 16:38:12
/r/oddlysatisfying/comments/xdzftp/blasting_old_rust_and_paint_off_a_1962_tonka_toy/iofm1si/

Yes, and in my opinion sandblasting is an outdated method. It also can put a lot of heat into the metal and cause it to warp. Ultrasonic cleaning is a better option for small parts 99% of the time

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/oddlysatisfying on September 14, 2022 15:02:19
/r/cars/comments/xd5lp5/tuesday_tuneup_post_all_your_vehicle_maintenance/ioccsdn/

There’s no real performance advantage, it might make it sound a little different. If money is that tight, you’d be better skipping it.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on September 13, 2022 22:20:08
/r/cars/comments/xcqmpu/do_you_fix_minor_dentsdings_on_your_car_why_or/iocbfid/

I go over my FR-S each spring with a clay bar, PDR kit, polish, and wax.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on September 13, 2022 22:09:48
/r/cars/comments/xd8bs9/tomorrow_will_be_the_last_reveal_of_a_new/ioc9ets/

Since 1932. Almost 100 years.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on September 13, 2022 21:54:50
/r/AskReddit/comments/xc9t9h/what_is_the_most_annoying_fan_base/io4rf7o/

Yep. Swipe back might as well be a dedicated back button. I went from a Pixel 3xl to iPhone 13 Pro and I’m very glad I did. The two OS’s have gotten close enough to each other that it’s negligible now imo.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/AskReddit on September 12, 2022 11:16:53
/r/cars/comments/xb02eo/just_raced_my_stock_model_a_at_dirt_drags_and_got/inztrb8/

That’s awesome, I had no idea that even existed. Man I want one bad now

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on September 11, 2022 10:58:22
/r/ATBGE/comments/xb21yb/volkswagen_camper_for_those_that_want_to_camp_in/inzfmis/

Bus transmission has lower gearing though from what I remember

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/ATBGE on September 11, 2022 09:23:02
/r/trashy/comments/xb630r/west_virginia_university_parking_lot_after/inzaps9/

Most of this looks like beer cans. You do *not* want to be driving around with a bunch or empties in the car.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/trashy on September 11, 2022 08:41:53
/r/lawncare/comments/x82ebj/zero_turn_for_14_acre_recommendation_needed/inrpzom/

Of course, a sharper blade is always better

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lawncare on September 9, 2022 16:07:06
/r/politics/comments/x866bo/aoc_reveals_pessimism_about_running_for_president/inh9oxp/

> The left is centered around gender That’s what the right wing would have you believe, but it certainly wasn’t Pelosi or Warren that were losing their minds over Mr Potato Head or whatever else.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/politics on September 7, 2022 13:54:20
/r/cars/comments/x781od/the_2023_toyota_gr_corolla_promises_hothatch/ing0tev/

> They know they make no exciting daily drivers so they drum up all this hype over the GR stuff and then tell you outright you won’t be able to get one anyways. YUP. It’s pretty frustrating honestly, I’m so happy with my FR-S but there just isn’t much to move up into. Supra is a lot of money for an impractical toy, and they really don’t offer anything else for enthusiasts. VAG offerings are starting to look a lot more appealing after some of the GR news.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on September 7, 2022 08:55:39
/r/cars/comments/x78qlp/tuesday_tuneup_post_all_your_vehicle_maintenance/infz6c1/

What exactly is the transmission “adjusting”?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on September 7, 2022 08:42:41
/r/cars/comments/x78qlp/tuesday_tuneup_post_all_your_vehicle_maintenance/infz4f9/

I’m with you, this makes no sense. What exactly would the transmission be changing or compensating?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on September 7, 2022 08:42:15
/r/cars/comments/x78qlp/tuesday_tuneup_post_all_your_vehicle_maintenance/infywx9/

If it’s a rear wheel then just take the spring out and move the suspension through it’s arc, right? It can only move on one direction.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on September 7, 2022 08:40:34
/r/cars/comments/x78qlp/tuesday_tuneup_post_all_your_vehicle_maintenance/infyhct/

Next to nothing. Unless you changed the headers, your exhaust changes won’t effect anything. KN intakes do nothing for performance in the best cases on anything made in the last 20 years. That motor is just a low compression commuter car piece. Low compression, naturally aspirated, there just isn’t anything to tune. I don’t know who you would get to tune it anyhow.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on September 7, 2022 08:37:03
/r/cars/comments/x78qlp/tuesday_tuneup_post_all_your_vehicle_maintenance/infv45c/

Without pictures it’s hard to say. In general, if ISO alcohol doesn’t remove it the glass may be compromised and need replacement

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on September 7, 2022 08:08:11
/r/TerrifyingAsFuck/comments/x78it5/guy_unable_to_move_his_legs_after_a_no_break/inecze0/

This happened to Dave Mustaine of Megadeth in a hotel lobby chair, and really fucked him up for a while

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/TerrifyingAsFuck on September 6, 2022 22:21:05
/r/DidntKnowIWantedThat/comments/x71b15/diy_drink_dispenser/inb1bya/

You keep throwing around the word “pseudoscience”, but what actual understanding of it do you have? You have a chem degree and know which materials react with others? How bacteria can harbor on materials? The manufacturing and transport conditions of these things? How they hold up to heat? No, you’re just mad that 3d prints can harbor bacteria, and other people ruin your fantasy that it doesn’t. Now you’re taking that out on every discussion on the subject. So if my understanding is “pseudoscience “, what’s yours? Aside from Facebook groups and your 3d printing forum echo chamber.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/DidntKnowIWantedThat on September 6, 2022 08:34:03
/r/DidntKnowIWantedThat/comments/x71b15/diy_drink_dispenser/inayrkp/

TIL playing with a 3d printer makes you an expert in food safety. Someone better let the boys at the FDA know they’ve been doing it wrong this whole time.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/DidntKnowIWantedThat on September 6, 2022 08:10:53
/r/BlackPeopleTwitter/comments/x6i6ps/it_could_have_been_worse/in92azg/

I definitely picked it up from IASIP, not sure where they got the inspo for the line from though.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/BlackPeopleTwitter on September 5, 2022 20:17:47
/r/confusing_perspective/comments/x66yw7/does_my_friend_on_the_left_look_like_a_cardboard/in6adud/

That’s exactly what it is, this is definitely the worst case of it I’ve ever seen though.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/confusing_perspective on September 5, 2022 08:03:26
/r/beetle/comments/x5ybvr/i_warned_everyone/in4gzl3/

Ah, gotcha. Yeah they did that for me I assume on a stand

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on September 4, 2022 20:31:02
/r/beetle/comments/x5ybvr/i_warned_everyone/in48638/

Huh, my engine builder told me just to drive it like normal. He did the cam break in but I think that’s it.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on September 4, 2022 19:21:29
/r/ft86/comments/x5q6r5/where_can_i_find_some_clear_taillights_preferably/in47xn2/

Can anyone help me out on what ground effects this car has?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/ft86 on September 4, 2022 19:19:38
/r/cars/comments/x5nyb4/tips_for_owning_leather_car_seats/in3kb6v/

I’ve never driven a classic car with a wheel thicker than most modern cars. No idea what you’re talking about

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on September 4, 2022 16:24:20
/r/gadgets/comments/x5nam9/iphone_overtakes_android_to_claim_majority_of_us/in3bgdb/

OLED isn’t just cut and dry “better” just for being OLED. A lot of those earlier screens had pretty crap color accuracy.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/gadgets on September 4, 2022 15:21:18
/r/SweatyPalms/comments/x57e7o/he_got_two_girls_wet_at_the_same_time/in1kh46/

I know, pretty annoying that people have to make everything sexual.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/SweatyPalms on September 4, 2022 07:45:27
/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/x4oq9g/abandoned_church_purchased_by_skaters_and/imx1rx4/

There’s literally paint peeling in the pictures? The article also explicitly calls out repairs

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Damnthatsinteresting on September 3, 2022 08:16:28
/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/x4oq9g/abandoned_church_purchased_by_skaters_and/imx1nsr/

Right, that happens in the IS but the specifics vary between states and cities. In my experience the exterior is almost always protected, where the interior protections vary.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Damnthatsinteresting on September 3, 2022 08:15:19
/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/x4oq9g/abandoned_church_purchased_by_skaters_and/imx0kou/

If it’s so well maintained, how do you explain the active GoFundMe for *half a million* dollars?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Damnthatsinteresting on September 3, 2022 08:04:21
/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/x4oq9g/abandoned_church_purchased_by_skaters_and/imx060d/

Who is “they”? Protect it from what exactly? The owners decided to sell it, and they decided to sell it to whoever did this. I imagine largely due to the maintenance costs, so that was going to be an issue either way. There are very likely restrictions on what they can do to the *exterior*, but interiors on historic designated properties in my experience are a mixed bag depending on locality.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Damnthatsinteresting on September 3, 2022 08:00:09
/r/MadeMeSmile/comments/x4pw6y/so_proud_of_my_14_year_old_son_he_bought_a_bronco/imwzhk5/

I see this shit all the time at car shows. 95% of the time it’s just the parents LARP’ing through their kids. Like the title will be in the kids name but they’re only allowed to drive it in parking lots, dad did half the work, and the grandparents paid to have a shop paint it and build an interior. Jr just sits around near it while some of this happens, and come car show season it’s “theirs” and damnit they better go talk to the judges because they just put $80k into a car in the <30yo category and they aren’t leaving without a trophy. It’s kind of like the worst little league baseball parent you’ve ever met, except with tens of thousands of dollars thrown around. Maybe this is the rare 5%, but with a post title like that… I have my doubts.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/MadeMeSmile on September 3, 2022 07:53:02
/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/x4oq9g/abandoned_church_purchased_by_skaters_and/imwyb9d/

Lol it wasn’t https://www.sbnation.com/2022/4/20/23033868/abandoned-church-turned-skatepark-st-louis-gofundme

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Damnthatsinteresting on September 3, 2022 07:40:18
/r/cars/comments/x3wwak/2023_vw_golf_r_20th_anniversary_edition_revealed/imtpfs1/

I mean, I get it. I was going to pull the trigger on an RS7, but when I went to the dealership they told me they can’t even order it in leopard print. That’s when I went back to the Toyota dealer and signed for my FR-S.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on September 2, 2022 13:51:36
/r/cars/comments/x2v1ae/putting_unleadedregular_gas_in_car_with_flex_fuel/imogtgn/

No offense man, but if you have to ask then this is probably *not* the car for you.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on September 1, 2022 12:38:43
/r/cars/comments/x34tgb/where_do_yall_find_parts_for_older_vehicles/imog3wq/

Yeah we’d all love a convenient competitive website wouldn’t we? For classic car parts, a lot of them are absolute junk and I try to buy refurbished or used when possible, unless I know of a reputable model specific manufacturer (for VW’s Wolfsburg West is great, there are a few for Model As like Brookville)

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on September 1, 2022 12:34:11
/r/LifeProTips/comments/x2xejw/lpt_dont_get_under_a_car_on_a_jack/imnu236/

If you don’t have stands, don’t get under the car.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/LifeProTips on September 1, 2022 10:10:39
/r/awfuleverything/comments/x25xzl/someone_won_an_art_competition_using_an_ai/imjqhll/

Sampling in music absolutely needs clearance and permission.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/awfuleverything on August 31, 2022 13:31:23
/r/pics/comments/x1mxd4/oc_first_fillup_since_1987/imgunwc/

I guess I can see how an LSD would make the whole rear want to step out rather than just spin a tire when trying to accelerate hard out of a corner. Semi-related: got damn if “positrac” isn’t one of the dorkiest names ever haha

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/pics on August 30, 2022 21:44:09
/r/pics/comments/x1mxd4/oc_first_fillup_since_1987/imgrz9y/

Why would the open diff be better? Having trouble coming up with a scenario where that makes sense

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/pics on August 30, 2022 21:23:52
/r/pics/comments/x1mxd4/oc_first_fillup_since_1987/imgr2ww/

It wasn’t about the rear motor, it was about the swing arm transaxle. It was a cost cutting measure that lead to the rear wheels gaining/losing huge amounts of camber through their travel arc. Did it make the cars unstable widow makers? No, but it *did* make them more dangerous for no reason other than penny pinching. Another CV joint does not add much cost or complexity, but makes a pretty big difference. I’m finishing a restoration on a Beetle, I’ve spent plenty of time around them.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/pics on August 30, 2022 21:17:04
/r/DiWHY/comments/x1j2th/saw_this_one_on_instagram/img1dbp/

Such as? Stone certainly isn’t, it can shatter

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/DiWHY on August 30, 2022 18:07:35
/r/DiWHY/comments/x1j2th/saw_this_one_on_instagram/imfs3fx/

Man what are you doing in your kitchen? You shouldn’t be doing that on any countertop.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/DiWHY on August 30, 2022 17:05:40
/r/TheRightCantMeme/comments/x0vqrl/rightists_try_not_to_make_false_equivalences/imey5mk/

If he went to the SnapOn truck, probably…

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/TheRightCantMeme on August 30, 2022 13:54:37
/r/TheRightCantMeme/comments/x0vqrl/rightists_try_not_to_make_false_equivalences/imey1ju/

They’re both prerequisites for employment. Honestly mechanics get absolute raw dog’d on the tool thing, but this is just misdirection.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/TheRightCantMeme on August 30, 2022 13:53:52
/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/x196x0/a_random_guy_sends_his_vocals_to_deadmau5_gets/imdnckn/

10 years ago YouTube didn’t have half the audience it does now. Not really a fair comparison

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Damnthatsinteresting on August 30, 2022 08:35:22
/r/Wellthatsucks/comments/x13dmh/went_to_a_friends_farm_look_closely_every_black/imdkqmk/

That’s just surprising to me, ticks are just a semi-regular part of rural life. I’m not saying I’d want Lyme’s by any stretch, but that’s a lot of antibiotics

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Wellthatsucks on August 30, 2022 08:12:25
/r/Wellthatsucks/comments/x13dmh/went_to_a_friends_farm_look_closely_every_black/imc103t/

You did 2 weeks of antibiotics after one tick bite?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Wellthatsucks on August 29, 2022 21:49:25
/r/cars/comments/wydldq/are_cast_iron_engine_blocks_more_reliable/imb244i/

This is literally the first time I’ve ever heard that. Can’t be much of a legend

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 29, 2022 17:23:33
/r/cars/comments/wz4ncs/would_a_98_sebring_jxi_be_considered_a_classic/im9mtpc/

In general no. NSRA and GoodGuys have both lifted the model year allowed for their shows to ‘97, so you’re getting close. Most guys will still reject it as a “classic” though if I’m being honest. To me, anything with plastic bumper covers isn’t going to be a classic for a long time yet. It’s very subjective though.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 29, 2022 11:33:19
/r/cars/comments/wyigcw/competition_windscreen_for_superformance_shelby/im9mdfk/

That’s tough, usually I’d be hitting the swap meets for something like that but old glass is junk. Best of luck, that’s a sweet car

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 29, 2022 11:30:14
/r/cars/comments/wydldq/are_cast_iron_engine_blocks_more_reliable/im9lvtg/

“about as reliable as anything else really.” != “legendary” Imo boxer engines (not just Subaru’s) make compromises to output and durability in the name of packaging and weight distribution. Not saying that’s good or bad, just that it’s worth acknowledging.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 29, 2022 11:27:00
/r/lifehacks/comments/x02wic/how_to_clean_sand_from_your_car/im9k4js/

True. Bunch of children on here acting like these are unobtainable exotic tools lmao

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lifehacks on August 29, 2022 11:15:06
/r/cars/comments/wzz363/its_been_about_a_year_since_the_reveal_of_the/im9ee4a/

The EA888 is a really sweet platform too. One flash tune and you’ll be faster than an FA car anyhow.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 29, 2022 10:35:31
/r/cars/comments/wz6cgq/the_more_money_i_make_the_shittier_wheels_i_drive/im9e9e5/

Just went through this myself. All of our cars are paid off, and it’s tough to go back. Having some wild weekends each *month* sounds like a lot more enjoyment right now than a faster car. Especially once you get past maybe the $40k mark the returns diminish fast. I think even Dough Demuro has said a few times that travel for him comes before cars, and until recently I never really understood it. Only thing I’m really considering now is a more comfortable car to get to our destination in.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 29, 2022 10:34:36
/r/cars/comments/wzz363/its_been_about_a_year_since_the_reveal_of_the/im9b3jp/

It’s really weird to me how unwilling people are to look at Audi products. It’s just a GTI with better interior and softer suspension.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 29, 2022 10:12:22
/r/cars/comments/x0mtb5/the_corvette_redesign_has_spoiled_supercar/im9a2f1/

Agreed, I think it’s going to age very poorly. The trunk also really messes with the proportions, and I just do not understand the tail lights. I did feel like the C7 was starting to look tired and a bit plain, but now I actually prefer it between the two. If anything the C6 actually seems to have aged the best out of the modern ‘vettes to me.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 29, 2022 10:04:55
/r/lifehacks/comments/x02wic/how_to_clean_sand_from_your_car/im6zn51/

It’s like $20 for the sander, and air compressors aren’t exactly luxury items. Kind of weird that you’re trying to imply it’s outrageous to own.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/lifehacks on August 28, 2022 20:00:13
/r/unpopularopinion/comments/wzul66/i_hate_all_the_features_they_put_on_new_cars/im5haw2/

Right? People put electric windows in classic and custom car all the time because those manual window regulators are such a huge pain in the dick.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/unpopularopinion on August 28, 2022 13:32:27
/r/unpopularopinion/comments/wyt074/americans_arent_lazy_quite_on_the_contrary_theyre/ilzwp09/

Oh man, you might have me pegged. I have my normal 40hr/wk job, I’m finishing a car restoration while starting a new one, and have like 4 house projects all going at the same time. Often my “downtime” is watching YouTube learning how to tackle the next step on one of my projects. I usually feel happy when working on any of this, but I’ve started wondering if I’m using it as a form of escapism or to deal with anxiety, or maybe I’m just addicted to the stress of it all. I do actually finish the things I start, but I simply can’t just relax. I thought I would take a few weeks while waiting for the motor to be built for the one car, but ended up getting elbow deep in landscaping the house. Just couldn’t sit still I guess.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/unpopularopinion on August 27, 2022 08:57:45
/r/DiWHY/comments/wy3pqo/washing_machine_turned_into_a_brick_oven/ilvwtag/

I have a fire pit that’s surrounded by brick, and after a bit it gets hot enough that you can dump gallons of water on and it will still evaporate. I really wouldn’t expect it to last without melting myself

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/DiWHY on August 26, 2022 12:11:05
/r/DiWHY/comments/wy3pqo/washing_machine_turned_into_a_brick_oven/ilvunt4/

Eventually, the energy has to go somewhere.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/DiWHY on August 26, 2022 11:57:06
/r/tech/comments/wy4pbr/tesla_steering_yokes_are_disintegrating_before/ilvqio0/

Ford knowingly shipped a *lot* of absolute garbage DCT transmissions in the Focus cars, pretty recently too

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/tech on August 26, 2022 11:30:28
/r/cars/comments/wu0v6r/why_is_the_preview_picture_for_this_subreddit_a/ilrsgzs/

A few years ago I remember someone telling me my FR-S was a waste of money and nothing special. What was the better move you might ask? According to them, an F body Camaro with some basic suspension bolt-ons. A fucking. catfish. camaro.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 25, 2022 15:09:11
/r/cars/comments/wvgb97/why_did_no_one_mention_this_low_volume/ilrlhye/

This is basically just so that companies like Brookville roadster can produce their own full cars. As it was before, you’d purchase the sheet metal and chassis from Brookville and then have an independent shop assemble it. Also it was definitely in the top posts on r/cars for a few days

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 25, 2022 14:24:17
/r/cars/comments/wwyffk/i_want_to_make_a_custom_front_splitter_for_my_car/ilrl6xx/

The *best*? Best you can do is probably make a 3d printed mold and lay wet carbon fiber in it. Best you’ll probably *actually* do is trim and fold some 20ga aluminum.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 25, 2022 14:22:19
/r/cars/comments/wwpynl/toyota_reverses_course_recognizes_californias/ilr84mu/

> considering the shape their economy is in. Uh oh, someone started believing their own fantasy again…

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 25, 2022 12:59:23
/r/cars/comments/wworbq/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ilq2vnb/

You want a 3m Stripe Off wheel, sometimes called a toffee wheel or a caramel wheel (it smells like the candy). There are knockoffs that work okay as well for half the price.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 25, 2022 08:20:19
/r/cars/comments/wworbq/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ilq2li0/

The reason they want to shoot the whole door is clear coat tends to peel within a year or two if not shot across the entire panel. So they’ll probably shoot the base color on the damaged area and blend it in, then pull the door off the car scuff and shoot clear over the entire panel, and reassemble.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 25, 2022 08:17:58
/r/cars/comments/wworbq/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ilq2d62/

Different additive packs. Can’t speak to the specific differences myself.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 25, 2022 08:15:56
/r/cars/comments/wworbq/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ilq1z32/

I glanced through the video quick, looks like it’s pushing out the fill cap? If that’s the case, you’re building crank case pressure somehow. Most likely your cylinders/rings are super worn out and tired, and you’re due for a rebuild. How many miles are on the motor? Can also check the breather valve, I’m not too familiar with this specific motor but it usually comes off the head and is plumbed into the intake. On some cars they have a check valve in there (more common on turbo cars), this could be stuck closed. Not sure if a head gasket failure could cause this, I wouldn’t think so but maybe someone else can speak to it.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 25, 2022 08:12:31
/r/Futurology/comments/wwnn4x/california_to_ban_the_sale_of_new_gasoline_cars/iln9ke5/

Sure, people said the same about EV’s in the 90’s.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Futurology on August 24, 2022 16:59:59
/r/Futurology/comments/wwnn4x/california_to_ban_the_sale_of_new_gasoline_cars/ilmv7yq/

Can someone help me understand why they legislate specifically gas cars, instead of outcomes? Like if through some miracle breakthrough, what if a new generation of ICE engine is actually more efficient than EV’s? Wouldn’t it make sense to set a mandate as of 2035 that all cars need the equivalent of 100mpg and emit sub X ppm pollutants?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Futurology on August 24, 2022 15:29:44
/r/HolUp/comments/wvv3ms/imagine_bmw_going_back_to_its_wwii_formula/iljbpbi/

Ferdinand Porsche was involved in the war effort, but the Porsche company as we know it today was not. His son created the first Porsche car well after the war had ended.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/HolUp on August 23, 2022 21:25:00
/r/politics/comments/wvyjrs/women_are_registering_to_vote_in_pa_in_numbers/ilj8fjt/

People are engaged right now, in ‘23? Well, we’ll see

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/politics on August 23, 2022 21:01:26
/r/Futurology/comments/wv462q/ev_shipping_is_set_to_blow_internal_combustion/ilgnjml/

Hey man, I get it. I don’t see much of a use case for EV planes if I’m being honest, I just think it’s important to get numbers reasonably close when talking about it. Energy density of petro fuels are nothing to scoff at, and there are still ways to make ICE more efficient as well. I think it will be quite some time before we have a clear cut “winner” between the two techs

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Futurology on August 23, 2022 10:48:05
/r/Futurology/comments/wv462q/ev_shipping_is_set_to_blow_internal_combustion/ilg5glz/

We don’t need to have density quite as high as petro fuels, most ICE engines are only about 30% efficient iirc

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Futurology on August 23, 2022 08:38:23
/r/AdviceAnimals/comments/wuzkwj/i_need_this_wrench_for_one_job_and_one_job_alone/ildng1h/

Depends. I got one of their 100pc mechanic sets when I was just starting a few years ago, and the ratchets/sockets are surprisingly decent. Definitely better than the DeWalt set someone bought me as a gift to “upgrade”

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/AdviceAnimals on August 22, 2022 18:05:43
/r/AdviceAnimals/comments/wuzkwj/i_need_this_wrench_for_one_job_and_one_job_alone/ildn3sx/

That’s pretty much any jackstand under $100/piece. Ugly welds can still be sound welds.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/AdviceAnimals on August 22, 2022 18:03:13
/r/AdviceAnimals/comments/wuzkwj/i_need_this_wrench_for_one_job_and_one_job_alone/ildmgqh/

I have put a $10 Harbor Freight angle grinder through its absolute paces. Sure it’s loud AF and sounds like death when it runs, but it hasn’t let me down yet.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/AdviceAnimals on August 22, 2022 17:58:32
/r/NoStupidQuestions/comments/wujq13/theres_a_woman_outside_of_my_house_whos_been/ilcfsao/

Big deal? Maybe it went on sale and they ordered it quick? Pretty big leap from “I don’t understand the decision of the neighbor who had an agreement with the parents” to “your house is being used for an elaborate drug running scheme”

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/NoStupidQuestions on August 22, 2022 13:16:20
/r/antiwork/comments/wuryl1/its_just_a_big_fucking_scam_isnt_it/ilcak7q/

Credit scores are managed by private firms, and gov’t debt is very different from personal debt and shouldn’t be compared.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/antiwork on August 22, 2022 12:42:58
/r/antiwork/comments/wuryl1/its_just_a_big_fucking_scam_isnt_it/ilca5m0/

So is paying realtor fees and the other transaction fees for buying property. So are home repair costs. It costs money to live one way or another

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/antiwork on August 22, 2022 12:40:24
/r/canada/comments/wuokwa/tipflation_has_some_restaurants_asking_for_up_to/ilc8j9q/

That is so weird to me. What’s the reasoning behind that?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/canada on August 22, 2022 12:30:06
/r/NoStupidQuestions/comments/wujq13/theres_a_woman_outside_of_my_house_whos_been/ilbsvkq/

…what? What would even be the point of that? I’ve definitely ordered items that got delayed and were delivered while I was away from the house. The neighbors scoop them up and I pick them up when I get back. That’s super common.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/NoStupidQuestions on August 22, 2022 10:47:49
/r/rickandmorty/comments/wun1xx/i_dont_know_how_to_feel_about_this_one/ilbpj0h/

[Here’s just one from early ‘19, dealing with actions performed as both TikTok and Musical.ly](https://www.theverge.com/2019/2/27/18243312/tiktok-ftc-fine-musically-children-coppa-age-gate) Things on the internet (especially news) have a way of getting buried in search engines, but security researchers have been warning of this for years.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/rickandmorty on August 22, 2022 10:25:01
/r/rickandmorty/comments/wun1xx/i_dont_know_how_to_feel_about_this_one/ilbmd2q/

That’s not true in the slightest. People have been raising red flags since their rebranding from Musically

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/rickandmorty on August 22, 2022 10:02:59
/r/agedlikemilk/comments/wuobp3/brexit_pikachu_face/ilbgp4a/

> Not with our previous amazing deal that we got by being one of the founders. We would have to join again as a new member.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/agedlikemilk on August 22, 2022 09:21:43
/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/wtzilr/how_to_drive_a_stuck_car_out_of_the_mud/il7itzc/

Can just lightly apply the brakes, will get you by in a situation like this with an open diff

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Damnthatsinteresting on August 21, 2022 12:24:25
/r/landscaping/comments/wtek0q/if_you_could_do_anything_with_this_space_what/il4kn06/

In that case, I would do either a fire pit area with furniture for conversation around, or a hammock with some light flower beds. If the deck is what you use for a table, makes sense to keep any cooking near there as well. Sounds like you already have plenty of garden space. I’d also try to nail down why this doesn’t get used, and how to rectify that. I’ll be honest, it looks really annoying to sit at that table and that might be it. But is it awkward to get to the space? Does it end up dirty all the time from debris off nearby trees/shrubs? Are insects a concern?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/landscaping on August 20, 2022 19:17:43
/r/landscaping/comments/wtek0q/if_you_could_do_anything_with_this_space_what/il4hxv0/

I get that, but I don’t think we have enough information. Like how is the yard used currently, what features do you already have, etc. I gave a list of suggestions as well.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/landscaping on August 20, 2022 18:56:47
/r/landscaping/comments/wtbkuc/if_plant_a_tree_in_that_oval_plot_should_i_worry/il4bgac/

Probably the best solution. Will limit the size of the plant, easily changed, and will add some interest to the area.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/landscaping on August 20, 2022 18:07:04
/r/landscaping/comments/wtek0q/if_you_could_do_anything_with_this_space_what/il4b3cr/

I think you need to decide on a function before you’ll make any headway here. The fence is kind of weird, the low wall is very weird, and if you have a deck that you actively use I’m just not sure what the purpose of this is. Maybe a fire pit area? Hammock? Raised garden beds? Small conversation area/beer garden? Cooking area?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/landscaping on August 20, 2022 18:04:24
/r/landscaping/comments/wtew16/is_this_carpenter_ant_i_sparsely_see_them/il41r5w/

I’m far from an expert, but I believe carpenter ants have a white spot on the rear of them

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/landscaping on August 20, 2022 16:55:18
/r/cars/comments/wqu6a3/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ikyr7hs/

In this case it absolutely does. Cars generally either had total engine failures within 150 miles of it being serviced, or not at all. A ‘13 with the recall service done 12,000 miles ago is worth more than a car without the service done, or with it done in the last 80 miles. Seeing as there’s no more warranty on those cars, it can be a big risk. I personally wouldn’t pay any more for a 10 series or whatever other trim personally. The car is the exact same mechanically.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 19, 2022 14:12:19
/r/BuyItForLife/comments/wruyw5/request_socket_wrenches/ikydb68/

I think that would be a better case for a different sub honestly. Just make a sister sub called “LongTermPurchaseAdvice” or something

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/BuyItForLife on August 19, 2022 12:42:56
/r/cars/comments/wqu6a3/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ikyd3rx/

To make more than about 215hp takes silly amounts of money. Realistically to do it right, around $7k-$10k. You’ll be capped at about 350hp unless you spend even sillier amounts of money on a built transmission. I personally don’t think the car needs all that, but just so you’re aware. 2013 are fine, they had a recall a few years back where some Toyota techs butchered some cars. Definitely check if your car has had the recall work done yet.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 19, 2022 12:41:38
/r/BuyItForLife/comments/wpybf3/best_every_day_carry_backpack_for_university/ikxtksd/

I was going to comment something similar, those skate backpacks are surprisingly durable and well structured.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/BuyItForLife on August 19, 2022 10:36:06
/r/BuyItForLife/comments/wruyw5/request_socket_wrenches/ikxo90e/

Yeah, the categories listed on their website are just kind of crap. I usually just use the search to find things https://www.tekton.com/3-8-inch-drive-6-point-socket-set-shd91205

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/BuyItForLife on August 19, 2022 10:00:29
/r/BuyItForLife/comments/wruyw5/request_socket_wrenches/ikxna8o/

I have that 1/2” Tekton ratchet, and it’s probably my favorite tool in my box. That being said, impact rated sockets is probably overkill here

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/BuyItForLife on August 19, 2022 09:53:49
/r/BuyItForLife/comments/wruyw5/request_socket_wrenches/ikxn15c/

> And use the age old tool replacement method. Buy cheap, and if you break it that’s a good sign you’ve used it enough to buy something nicer. I don’t usually have an issue with this method, but we *are* on BIFL after all

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/BuyItForLife on August 19, 2022 09:52:06
/r/BuyItForLife/comments/wruyw5/request_socket_wrenches/ikxmvim/

I personally buy a good deal of Tekton for my own garage, in my experience… 1.) They are not top quality tools. MAC/SO is definitely nicer 2.) They aren’t all the same quality. They just rebrand some of their items, so I wouldn’t suggest blindly purchasing a tool from them just because of the name All in all though, I’m very happy with mine. Their fine tooth ratchets are a personal favorite.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/BuyItForLife on August 19, 2022 09:51:01
/r/BuyItForLife/comments/ws23wh/in_response_to_the_vintage_2009_bottle_opener/ikxlx80/

I have definitely worn out bottle openers before. They were mostly promo items, but the lip that grabs the cap just slowly wore into nothing.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/BuyItForLife on August 19, 2022 09:44:26
/r/cars/comments/wqu6a3/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ikvxexj/

Check the terminal cables, also check the ground strap. Replace if necessary, only two bolts

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 18, 2022 23:11:05
/r/cars/comments/wqu6a3/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ikvwtxf/

First step would be to get it in the air and shake the hell out of the suspension members, see if anything has play in it. Spin the wheels and see if any of the bearings make groaning noises. If none of that, it may be steering pump

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 18, 2022 23:06:09
/r/cars/comments/wqu6a3/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ikvwn03/

https://www.motortrend.com/how-to/hrdp-1010-what-you-need-to-know-about-mechanical-fuel-injection/amp/ Not practical unless you only drive the car at wide open throttle lol

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 18, 2022 23:04:33
/r/cars/comments/wqu6a3/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ikvw7vy/

I personally suggest sticking with OEM unless you have some particular complaint with their performance. Brake pads are a pretty easy job, but on your car their may be a process to recalibrate the sensor or parking brake. I’d suggest doing some research on a forum specific to your platform.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 18, 2022 23:01:09
/r/cars/comments/wqu6a3/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ikvvurq/

Your car will naturally get light scratches in the clear coat from just regular driving habits. The wash may or may not contribute to it, it just depends on how clean the equipment is and how gentle they are.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 18, 2022 22:58:14
/r/cars/comments/wqu6a3/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ikvvnkq/

I beat the shit out of mine, and it’s been a DD for 4 years. Feel free to ask me anything. I would absolutely recommend the car as long as you can live with it not being a straight line monster.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 18, 2022 22:56:36
/r/cars/comments/wrl0dt/which_cars_were_just_comically_overpriced_on/ikuloj0/

I just have to laugh when I see ads for that thing. Maybe I’m just shallow, but six figures for something that says “Jeep” on the front is just not compelling.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 18, 2022 17:26:18
/r/politics/comments/wrqkb6/biden_urged_to_take_steps_to_finally_get_rid_of/ikuiukl/

Even still, it’s kind of weird to me that there isn’t a process to remove a bad actor like this. Isn’t there any sort of impeachment-type process for a situation like this?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/politics on August 18, 2022 17:08:26
/r/IdiotsInCars/comments/wqmz2f/idiot_fail_wheelies_then_donates_their_skin/ikq4hnq/

Very true, I’m just saying you should wear a helmet even if your deductible is -$500

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/IdiotsInCars on August 17, 2022 19:25:47
/r/IdiotsInCars/comments/wqmz2f/idiot_fail_wheelies_then_donates_their_skin/ikq3qxv/

Respectfully, fuck deductibles. You can’t buy your way out of brain trauma; that isn’t worth any price.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/IdiotsInCars on August 17, 2022 19:20:27
/r/technology/comments/wqo29u/does_mark_zuckerberg_not_understand_how_bad_his/ikpbbat/

You’re underselling him pretty severely I think, which can be dangerous. He lead FB a long way from its roots, effectively made Craigslist irrelevant, and managed to crawl IG and WhatsApp into dominant market positions. FB’s grip on 3rd world countries’ internet is also rather scary. He and the rest of FB/Meta’s senior leadership are ruthless and very effective.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/technology on August 17, 2022 16:14:11
/r/LifeProTips/comments/wpvpiq/lpt_if_you_ever_work_under_a_car_using_a_car_jack/ikktniy/

If it makes you feel any better, I never thought mine was going back together. I had a bunch of money saved up to put a hot racer boy motor in, but then it just kind of kept running well so I said YOLO and took that money and put it into another much more involved project (full . Figured I’d keep the car as just a cool summer cruiser. Three months after I did that the motor blew up and I was left with parts from both cars blown all over my garage, had to take the motor for the new project off the stand so I could get the newly exploded one on it, ended up throwing it into the back of my girlfriends hatchback to drag it somewhere to be rebuilt. But! After all that I put it back together so much better than it ever was, cleaned up a lot of other items while it was apart, and it’s been running beautifully since the first time I turned the key. After everything i had apart I thought for sure there would be something wrong I’d have to come back to, but so far so good!

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/LifeProTips on August 16, 2022 18:03:15
/r/LifeProTips/comments/wpvpiq/lpt_if_you_ever_work_under_a_car_using_a_car_jack/ikkdzbo/

Haha I did pretty much the exact same thing. Did you say the fabled “that ain’t goin’ anywhere!”?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/LifeProTips on August 16, 2022 16:18:09
/r/LifeProTips/comments/wpvpiq/lpt_if_you_ever_work_under_a_car_using_a_car_jack/ikkcgxa/

Correct, but the second round of recalls were for improper welds on some of the stands.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/LifeProTips on August 16, 2022 16:08:15
/r/LifeProTips/comments/wpvpiq/lpt_if_you_ever_work_under_a_car_using_a_car_jack/ikk59s8/

You really should be having them calibrated if you’re serious about your work though

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/LifeProTips on August 16, 2022 15:21:58
/r/LifeProTips/comments/wpvpiq/lpt_if_you_ever_work_under_a_car_using_a_car_jack/ikk53y7/

Same thing, mine was on them for 3 months waiting for a motor. I looked at the welds, they seem fine to me. I might throw some more weld on, but I’ll probably just keep them at this point.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/LifeProTips on August 16, 2022 15:20:57
/r/cars/comments/wpsg5o/tuesday_tuneup_post_all_your_vehicle_maintenance/ikjlgro/

Hal tech has a ton of good knowledge on YouTube, probably a good place to start

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 16, 2022 13:17:07
/r/cars/comments/wp5v21/dump_key_fob_for_phone/ikj08qk/

The second Apple or Google implements a real standard and automakers adopt it, I’m all in. I don’t have my hopes up for any time soon though. The smart lock choices for just a house deadbolt are already pretty thin if you want anything like that, and the stakes there are *much* lower

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 16, 2022 11:06:20
/r/me_irl/comments/wp58bk/me_irl/ikik1zx/

Curiosity got the best of me and I looked them up on IG. Holy shit you aren’t kidding, it’s like she *hates* her husband and just broadcasts it to the world daily.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/me_irl on August 16, 2022 09:14:09
/r/ft86/comments/wp4p4v/can_yall_stop_crashing_and_making_my_insurance_so/ikihvh0/

Anything under 650 is considered terrible by most lenders. Just being real with you.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/ft86 on August 16, 2022 08:56:41
/r/classiccars/comments/wp6izv/1979_mg_mgb_listed_near_me_for_3500_too_good_to/ikihqti/

BaT always has terrific listings, not sure it’s quite fair to compare to that. Definitely shines a light on what all is missing from the OP listing though. Sidenote: If I hadn’t just bought another car two motors and a transmission, I don’t know that I’d be able to keep myself away from that. Good thing I don’t have any garage space left haha

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/classiccars on August 16, 2022 08:55:39
/r/cars/comments/woyyo9/i_bought_my_first_auction_car_and_i_did_it_sight/ikgh2oz/

Late model air cooled beetles had foam under the rear quarter panels as insulation. This caused some rust on mine, and needed cut out. As I cut into the metal above it, it added heat into the foam and all I could smell was the 50 year old cigarette tar in it 🤢

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 15, 2022 20:40:40
/r/beetle/comments/wp2zgp/finally_convinced_my_dad_to_begin_restoration_on/ikgfj55/

Don’t forget to adjust the brakes and change the brake fluid as well. I’d do new clutch & throttle cables too, personally

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on August 15, 2022 20:29:17
/r/classiccars/comments/wp6izv/1979_mg_mgb_listed_near_me_for_3500_too_good_to/ikgexj4/

One picture, two sentence description. This has to be a scam.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/classiccars on August 15, 2022 20:24:49
/r/ft86/comments/wp4p4v/can_yall_stop_crashing_and_making_my_insurance_so/ikgds6h/

Tf did you do to earn that rate? That’s insane, that’s like $10k a year. You could buy another car every 2 years.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/ft86 on August 15, 2022 20:16:27
/r/Justrolledintotheshop/comments/wngbjz/1930_for_with_a_tesla_conversion/ikbj7zd/

Eh, my Beetle doesn’t have either and I drive that all the time. You barely notice when the car doesn’t weigh anything

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Justrolledintotheshop on August 14, 2022 20:11:19
/r/cars/comments/wogm9h/worst_itll_only_take_an_hour_project_and_what/ikbgtpd/

Are they? Struts of any kind are generally considered a maintenance item, and your car is 12 years old now…

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 14, 2022 19:52:15
/r/cars/comments/wogm9h/worst_itll_only_take_an_hour_project_and_what/ikbglm2/

That kind of makes sense, but how would replacing the strut on his Jetta fix that then?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 14, 2022 19:50:28
/r/cars/comments/wogm9h/worst_itll_only_take_an_hour_project_and_what/ikb600d/

Kind of sounds like a tool issue, not the car? SUVs pretty much all have struts on the rear hatch

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 14, 2022 18:29:46
/r/cars/comments/wl2n06/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ikaeo32/

Yeah, I definitely get the appeal. Personally I want a later model westy van eventually to do the same. I hope it goes well for you, I’d love to see pics of it once you get started

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 14, 2022 15:16:52
/r/cars/comments/wl2n06/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ikadt76/

I just saw a forester with a VW square back plastered onto it, so you wouldn’t be the first. I personally hate those chop jobs, but whatever. I’m sure you can work out a way to do it, but it’s going to be a lot of fabrication and modifying the pan. I don’t even think it will make the thing “worse”, just different.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 14, 2022 15:10:52
/r/cars/comments/wl2n06/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ikabos5/

Yeah, I guess I’m just trying to say there are a *lot* of considerations and compromises to be had with this. Also what you’ll end up with is likely going to be less bus than it is Forester.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 14, 2022 14:56:16
/r/cars/comments/wl2n06/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ika9y15/

My mistake, got it mixed up with the type 1. Fuel tank is in the rear of the bus over the engine, master cylinder is still in the front

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 14, 2022 14:44:07
/r/cars/comments/wls5hg/ralph_nader_calls_for_nhtsa_to_order_removal_of/ika9fbh/

> someone in a glass house lol Hey, there it is!

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 14, 2022 14:40:31
/r/Justrolledintotheshop/comments/wngbjz/1930_for_with_a_tesla_conversion/ika87nc/

Yeah, that’s a fair point. Those old Coker bias-ply tires aren’t exactly known for hooking. I’d argue that something that spins the tires that easy is a little reckless, but it’s a different discussion entirely lol

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Justrolledintotheshop on August 14, 2022 14:32:07
/r/cars/comments/wls5hg/ralph_nader_calls_for_nhtsa_to_order_removal_of/ika81ju/

You made a comment about perceived income and the intelligence of the buyer. Sounds like a whole bunch’a cope to me, guy

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 14, 2022 14:30:58
/r/cars/comments/wl2n06/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ika7w95/

I’m going to be honest, if the mechanic can’t figure it out in about 3 minutes I’d be going to another mechanic. Should be pretty obvious to anyone that knows what they’re looking for.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 14, 2022 14:29:58
/r/cars/comments/wl2n06/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ika7rnw/

To raise the floor pan you’d need to raise the tunnel down the middle and reroute the shifting linkage, fuel lines, and brake lines. Something to think about.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 14, 2022 14:29:05
/r/landscaping/comments/wnf7ha/how_to_prevent_weeds_between_road_and_curb/ik6phmw/

I just spray it all in roundup. Seems to do okay, only way to really prevent would be to fill the gap with something

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/landscaping on August 13, 2022 18:58:11
/r/Justrolledintotheshop/comments/wngbjz/1930_for_with_a_tesla_conversion/ik6fqj7/

Model A and Model T are pretty drastically different

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Justrolledintotheshop on August 13, 2022 17:42:24
/r/Justrolledintotheshop/comments/wngbjz/1930_for_with_a_tesla_conversion/ik67mwn/

Most hot rod guys are boxing the frame to greatly increase the rigidity. If they did something like that and maybe added some braces it would be fine

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Justrolledintotheshop on August 13, 2022 16:42:07
/r/Justrolledintotheshop/comments/wngbjz/1930_for_with_a_tesla_conversion/ik67ia4/

If they boxed the frame, sure. The original C frame is kind of junky though

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Justrolledintotheshop on August 13, 2022 16:41:13
/r/Justrolledintotheshop/comments/wngbjz/1930_for_with_a_tesla_conversion/ik67ekp/

They 100% will once it gets easy enough. A lot (if not most) of engine swaps are for reliability and keeping up with modern traffic, the Chevy 350/LS just happens to be the most logical choice at the moment

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Justrolledintotheshop on August 13, 2022 16:40:29
/r/Justrolledintotheshop/comments/wngbjz/1930_for_with_a_tesla_conversion/ik671g0/

Flathead was a V8, and those guys already know they aren’t fast lol I’m excited to see the advancing of EV conversions nonetheless though

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Justrolledintotheshop on August 13, 2022 16:37:46
/r/cars/comments/wls5hg/ralph_nader_calls_for_nhtsa_to_order_removal_of/ik5xsns/

“2014 BMW 535I” A lot of stones for someone in a glass house haha

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 13, 2022 15:29:43
/r/cars/comments/wl2n06/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ik4kpn7/

Often they remove emissions equipment, they may have pulled the motor and cleaned/painted/powder coated it, ran a new wiring loom and bundled it, shaved the weld seams from the engine bay and painted it.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 13, 2022 09:38:41
/r/cars/comments/wl2n06/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ik4kbdp/

You’re in the market for a car, I don’t see anything wrong with it. You might just fall in love with an ecoboost mustang and buy that instead, who knows. I was shopping for an A4 when I test drove my FR-S, and you can see how that turned out.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 13, 2022 09:35:21
/r/cars/comments/wl2n06/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ik4jzk4/

EJ swaps have been done on ACVW platforms for years, shouldn’t be too hard finding resources for that. The real challenge is putting the front end together, I don’t know how you’ll mount everything to be structurally sound. I think you’ll need to make some sort of front subframe or something. Clearance will also be a big issue, how are you planning on fitting that under the car?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 13, 2022 09:32:35
/r/cars/comments/wl2n06/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ik4jkpq/

I’ve personally had my best experiences on ClassicCars.com . Sounds like a dorky name, but it’s so much better than FBM or CL in my opinion.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 13, 2022 09:29:02
/r/cars/comments/wl2n06/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ik4j44a/

Hard to do with a FWD car, especially such an uncommon one. If Mazda didn’t offer one with that motor on another car, I’d say you’re pretty well out of luck

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 13, 2022 09:25:00
/r/cars/comments/wl2n06/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ik4ir8c/

Go check what’s on the car currently. It might even have both

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 13, 2022 09:21:54
/r/ChoosingBeggars/comments/wmik01/im_building_custom_pcs_for_people_on_fb/ijzqsmx/

Called a klaxon horn, in case anyone cares

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/ChoosingBeggars on August 12, 2022 09:31:25
/r/SelfAwarewolves/comments/wmhyds/does_the_onion_write_these_peoples_tweets/ijzpk5i/

That’s all this is, trying to get out in front of things and desensitize everyone to the word.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/SelfAwarewolves on August 12, 2022 09:22:10
/r/interestingasfuck/comments/wln6em/transforming_vintage_cars_to_electric/ijxcfcv/

Yeah, I guess I forgot what sub I’m on. I have a 74 beetle and a 29 Model A, old cars never die if you have a welder. I guess it’s a passion, I just like learning about them and building fabrication skills.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/interestingasfuck on August 11, 2022 19:34:06
/r/interestingasfuck/comments/wln6em/transforming_vintage_cars_to_electric/ijx2qbl/

Cool stuff, I’m glad the scene is growing. I’m just keeping an eye on things for the moment until I tie my current projects up, then I’m thinking maybe an EV VW square back or something would be cool.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/interestingasfuck on August 11, 2022 18:25:11
/r/interestingasfuck/comments/wln6em/transforming_vintage_cars_to_electric/ijwxf8w/

I was looking at EV West, but they have similar competitors. I was only looking at kits, and it *does* look like prices have come down pretty significantly. [Here’s ](https://www.evwest.com/catalog/product_info.php?cPath=40&products_id=168&osCsid=8d1585fbc757e1aadd73c4833dba3916)something like what I’d looked at before. I personally wouldn’t want to try to self-configure a kit built out of other OEM parts. Now that my car is in good driving shape, I wouldn’t want it off the road any longer than needed.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/interestingasfuck on August 11, 2022 17:49:11
/r/cars/comments/wi20gp/engine_oil_line_came_off_how_to_check_if/ijwwt15/

Yeah that’s weird, oil cooler line is definitely the only thing I’m aware of that could do that. Certainly not an evap or breather

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 11, 2022 17:45:08
/r/interestingasfuck/comments/wln6em/transforming_vintage_cars_to_electric/ijwwkq4/

Like I said, with a kit. If you know of a kit that will do it for $10k I’d be very interested in seeing it

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/interestingasfuck on August 11, 2022 17:43:36
/r/interestingasfuck/comments/wln6em/transforming_vintage_cars_to_electric/ijwwi12/

Not sure what you mean, what about rust? Eventually rust will eat any car, new or old. Steel is steel.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/interestingasfuck on August 11, 2022 17:43:06
/r/interestingasfuck/comments/wln6em/transforming_vintage_cars_to_electric/ijuxiyw/

That’s classic cars in general. If you’re taking it to a shop for major powertrain or body work, it’s going to be a while. I’ve known people that waited over a year for their paint.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/interestingasfuck on August 11, 2022 10:09:35
/r/interestingasfuck/comments/wln6em/transforming_vintage_cars_to_electric/ijux9b3/

I looked into it with my beetle. Would cost $60k+, and that’s after buying and restoring the rest of the car. The range is limited and it makes the car so much heavier. Reasonable EV conversions for classic cars are coming, but they aren’t here yet.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/interestingasfuck on August 11, 2022 10:07:43
/r/AskReddit/comments/wjtpxb/what_isnt_a_cult_but_feels_like_a_cult/ijkpjre/

Oh man, hard disagree. My 13 pro is so much better than my Pixel 2 and 3 xl, it’s wild

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/AskReddit on August 9, 2022 09:06:16
/r/IdiotsInCars/comments/wiwkor/idiot_streamer_not_paying_attention_using/ijfgvem/

I mean, it sure looks like a Model 3 interior to me…

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/IdiotsInCars on August 8, 2022 07:41:20
/r/cars/comments/wi4837/can_i_drive_my_97_miata_if_a_had_a_random/ijfcqtd/

Pretty sure it’s only two, early Miata motors were wasted spark

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 8, 2022 06:56:12
/r/cars/comments/wi20gp/engine_oil_line_came_off_how_to_check_if/ijfckat/

Pictures would help. Did this line blow all of the oil from the pan out? It would look like a crime scene under there if it did. I’m really trying to rack my brain and come up with an external line that’s critical for oil outside of an oil cooler. But I’d be surprised if you had an oil cooler on that motor, and again it would immediately blow oil all over the place and be super obvious.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 8, 2022 06:54:05
/r/cars/comments/wissey/where_in_the_us_is_the_best_place_to_live_as_an/ijfbr46/

The road laws are brutal. One of the only states where radar detectors are illegal, and you can go to jail for going 81mph. Pass.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 8, 2022 06:44:21
/r/cars/comments/wipx1u/choosing_between_parking_a_new_car_or_classic_car/ijfbke3/

Put the car that’s easiest to replace outside. My 86 sits outside so the Beetle and Model A don’t have to.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 8, 2022 06:42:05
/r/cars/comments/wiypc9/question_is_the_paint_on_the_2007_328i_thick/ijfawgt/

Generally speaking you clear coat needs to be shot on the whole panel as one big sheet, otherwise it will peel back off and make a mess pretty quickly. I would just clean the area well with iso, apply the touch up paint, then compound polish over it. Odds are if you’re asking this question, you probably don’t have the experience to get a passable repair any other way on your own.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 8, 2022 06:34:02
/r/cars/comments/wixsjc/bmw_thinks_youll_get_used_to_subscriptions_and/ijf9y8y/

The remote thing was really just a guise to have people pay for the license to decode DVD’s. By not just including it on the console, they could bring the base price down to remain competitive with the ps2

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 8, 2022 06:22:02
/r/cars/comments/wixsjc/bmw_thinks_youll_get_used_to_subscriptions_and/ijf9min/

This is the best take here, and why I think this all makes sense. But like you said, *heated seats*? Do they make you option cruise control too?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 8, 2022 06:17:55
/r/cars/comments/whezwm/are_there_any_good_quality_plastic_rivets/ij6yrme/

That’s just what happens with plastic. If you really hate yourself you could try putting a bolt/washer/nut through all of it, but good luck getting that started blind.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 6, 2022 11:08:14
/r/cars/comments/wheto9/wooden_cribbing_jack_stands_for_pinch_weld/ij6vcvf/

Sort of. I remember finding a product that you actually put between the jack head and the pinch weld, then lift and set the locks on. It had two legs and was a pretty slick solution for cars with limited jack points. Trying to find it again for you…

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 6, 2022 10:43:06
/r/cars/comments/wheto9/wooden_cribbing_jack_stands_for_pinch_weld/ij6v2q1/

There are tons of manufactured wheel cribbing solutions. It’s the same thing you’re doing with a 4 post lift, just on the ground.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 6, 2022 10:41:01
/r/cars/comments/wge415/what_if_any_car_companies_that_let_you_pick/ij6usa8/

American manufacturers used to do this before around the mid 70s, and that’s part of the reason they got beat tf up by the Asian badge competition. Makes manufacturing far more complex and inconsistent

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 6, 2022 10:38:55
/r/cars/comments/wg9rt5/would_evs_with_a_skateboard_chassis_count_as_body/ij6ttzc/

Often affectionately referred to as the “pan”, one structural member down the center with supports on the outside of the “wings”, with integrated floor pans like you mentioned. I think the Model A frame or a ‘32 Ford frame shows a more extreme example of the perimeter frame http://www.brookvilleroadster.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/08/28-31-modela-frame.jpg

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 6, 2022 10:31:48
/r/cars/comments/wgjcyg/barn_find_1926_model_t_1965_ford_fairlane/ij6njqz/

What is it you’re restoring? They look near mint, do they just need some mechanical work or something?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 6, 2022 09:42:23
/r/cars/comments/wh1tai/anyone_ever_change_out_shitty_oe_fasteners_for/ij6mpsz/

I try not to fool too much with fasteners on suspension components if I can help it. Different metals will have different properties, and a higher grade bolt may be “stronger” but will also be more brittle. This could lead to it outright shearing instead of bending in a failure, and I just don’t trust my engineering enough to deviate. Elsewhere though? Yeah I’ll change them up, usually my stuff isn’t reusable anyhow. Stainless will still bind up though, there’s some coating you’re supposed to put on first. Maybe you should just buy an impact lol

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 6, 2022 09:35:30
/r/cars/comments/wg1buu/after_much_social_media_backlash_toyota_will/ij6lmf3/

The post-recall failures were 100% dealer techs ruining engines

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 6, 2022 09:26:25
/r/cars/comments/wh0cce/the_oem_picked_or_even_designed_a_tire_for_your/ij6ldil/

Totally agree. In the wet mine would just let go, no progressiveness at all. Changing just tires on my car made a big difference

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 6, 2022 09:24:22
/r/cars/comments/wh0cce/the_oem_picked_or_even_designed_a_tire_for_your/ij6l85r/

I bought my car 2 years old as a CPO with original tires still on. They had plenty of tread left, but I still trashed them. They were downright dangerous in the wet, especially under maybe 75* out

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 6, 2022 09:23:06
/r/cars/comments/wgwis4/when_you_give_an_8liter_v10_the_exhaust_it/ij6kyq5/

That stood out to me too. 5k and the fun’s about over, kind of underwhelming if I’m being honest

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 6, 2022 09:20:54
/r/InteriorDesign/comments/whchyz/been_painting_this_week_and_im_not_sure_how_i/ij554ql/

Oh man, I’m sorry to be so negative but here goes: I don’t like the color. It doesn’t seem to match the tones of wood in the trim and floor and also strikes me as dated to the ‘00s era for some reason. I also feel like painting that as an accent wall really draws the eye to the weird shape of the room.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/InteriorDesign on August 5, 2022 23:19:35
/r/pcmasterrace/comments/wgyn81/a_tonedeaf_statement/ij4jag7/

Me too, right now I’m not *super* impressed by the software on my Steam Deck.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/pcmasterrace on August 5, 2022 20:20:41
/r/pcmasterrace/comments/wgyn81/a_tonedeaf_statement/ij4j4gr/

I don’t even own a MacBook, but you’re right. A lot of knee jerk reactions and tribalism in here

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/pcmasterrace on August 5, 2022 20:19:25
/r/pcmasterrace/comments/wgyn81/a_tonedeaf_statement/ij4j0hn/

Maybe their first i9 machine, but the M1 chips are seriously impressive

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/pcmasterrace on August 5, 2022 20:18:34
/r/pcmasterrace/comments/wgoxcp/free_online_multiplayer_for_the_win/ij2shc8/

Valve isn’t selling 10’s of millions of consoles at a loss

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/pcmasterrace on August 5, 2022 13:11:53
/r/MurderedByAOC/comments/wgouqm/aoc_is_the_democrats_best_shot_against_trump_in/ij27g1b/

> true Conservatives, even Trumpers, would change their vote if they see what her values truly are. Absolutely not. She does not speak to conservatives on any level. If anything she gives them a common enemy to rally against, and they’ve been trained to see her that way after years of right wing coverage.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/MurderedByAOC on August 5, 2022 10:56:26
/r/pcmasterrace/comments/wgoxcp/free_online_multiplayer_for_the_win/ij26urg/

At least a few years ago, it seemed like far fewer games supported local mp even when their console port did

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/pcmasterrace on August 5, 2022 10:52:34
/r/BeAmazed/comments/wgk5rr/hemp_bottle/ij1y2lf/

That’s the failing with a lot of these proposals, and the reasoning behind a representative democracy. The average person just doesn’t know enough of the detail behind plastic use and disposal to make an accurate and nuanced opinion. But with social media’s voting systems and comment sections I think most people feel compelled to take a stance anyhow. I’ll get off my soapbox now, but there is definitely more to the plastic conversation than you’d see on the surface. Plastic packaging can really reduce waste and shipping expenses/emissions, we should be careful not to throw the baby out with the bath water. In medicine it’s a modern miracle, keeping supplies sterile has never been so easy and reliable.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/BeAmazed on August 5, 2022 09:52:50
/r/pcmasterrace/comments/wgoxcp/free_online_multiplayer_for_the_win/ij1w61g/

It all reeks of salt to me. I have a PS5, switch, steam deck, an a PC. I have no horse in the race, kind of tired of seeing it tbh. Just reminds me of the cringe iOS/Android slap fight of the 2010’s (which some people *still* haven’t moved past)

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/pcmasterrace on August 5, 2022 09:39:03
/r/pcmasterrace/comments/wgoxcp/free_online_multiplayer_for_the_win/ij1vo3h/

On top of tracking user accounts, building a VoIP and messaging system, etc. It’s just a different monetization strategy than Valve.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/pcmasterrace on August 5, 2022 09:35:19
/r/pcmasterrace/comments/wgoxcp/free_online_multiplayer_for_the_win/ij1v6wc/

Software support is lesser from my experience

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/pcmasterrace on August 5, 2022 09:31:45
/r/meme/comments/wfxidy/regression/iiya0mo/

They do, LT1/Lt2 and Coyote engines will do that on e85 with just a procharger. Hellcat practically does it from the factory.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/meme on August 4, 2022 14:50:16
/r/redneckengineering/comments/wcvuur/interesting/iixxjn0/

Looks like the poor remains of a Beetle. I can’t believe these guys leave the shifter in that position

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/redneckengineering on August 4, 2022 13:32:33
/r/instant_regret/comments/wf4x38/when_you_arent_aware_of_your_surroundings/iivqdtv/

It’s my FR-S, I’ve been all over the car and there’s definitely nothing aftermarket on it (electronics anyhow, I put the rest on). It’s an MT car, I suspect the previous owner took it to a dealership and had them fool around in Techstream. The dome light also turns off super quickly

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/instant_regret on August 4, 2022 01:36:41
/r/instant_regret/comments/wf4x38/when_you_arent_aware_of_your_surroundings/iitbckb/

A lot of Toyotas will lock themselves. Mine does, it’s a huge PITA, I always roll my windows down when working on it

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/instant_regret on August 3, 2022 14:24:04
/r/cars/comments/wdom9u/i_believe_the_mechanic_screwed_up_my_car/iisktef/

Damn, you gave this place a blank check and they treated you well, even gave you a 10% discount, and you’re still trying to throw shade on them. If you can’t afford the $400, that’s on you. Cars cost money, it isn’t their fault you can’t afford it. A Jeep needing spark plugs at 80,000 miles is about the most typical thing their is. They didn’t sabotage that while changing your coolant.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 3, 2022 11:33:08
/r/cars/comments/wf1b5s/soundproof_floor_below_removable_floor_mats/iish8eb/

Exactly lol. I’m sure that a high-mass vinyl like they use in home theaters would reduce a lot of noise, but that price tag is eye watering. Also I’ve been in fully dynamat covered cars, they’re definitely quieter, and not just because of resonance.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 3, 2022 11:09:56
/r/cars/comments/wdp8mc/sports_car_owners_do_you_mind_if_people_take/iisgi3k/

Someone was doing this at a show I was just at, and it was super cool. Nice to know someone appreciates all the work put into the cars

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 3, 2022 11:05:07
/r/cars/comments/wf1b5s/soundproof_floor_below_removable_floor_mats/iise37p/

I don’t understand how they can say mass is the only thing that blocks sound, but other products don’t block sound. Dynamat and similar products are heavy as shit, how is that not mass?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on August 3, 2022 10:49:25
/r/technology/comments/weu46r/truth_social_is_shadow_banning_posts_despite/iirtya4/

Remind me how many R’s supported it again?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/technology on August 3, 2022 08:18:47
/r/ThatsInsane/comments/wegpfv/climate_protestors_glue_themselves_to_botticelli/iiqo2bh/

MLK was *constantly* criticized in the same way. “Oh they should do something less intrusive” “oh look at that broken window, so much for peaceful” Give me a break

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/ThatsInsane on August 3, 2022 00:10:15
/r/recruitinghell/comments/weap35/see_this_a_lot_lately/iiopucg/

That is the most backwards thing I’ve read in quite some time. I’d love to know what reasoning they try to sell that with

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/recruitinghell on August 2, 2022 15:49:15
/r/Damnthatsinteresting/comments/wdk32i/making_a_diy_standing_speaker_replica/iijt90n/

It absolutely is not. You can get a reliable TIG machine to do thin sheet metal like that for probably $400

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Damnthatsinteresting on August 1, 2022 15:58:01
/r/cars/comments/wcalr3/front_and_rear_bannersdecals/iifpxjs/

Hey, if that’s you’re thing then go for it boo. I’m just sharing the info, that’s all

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 31, 2022 18:20:21
/r/cars/comments/w9k0cl/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/iic2csm/

Yep, any time the height or rake changes.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 30, 2022 22:36:26
/r/cars/comments/w9k0cl/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/iic29k8/

It’s an automatic transmission, just let it do it’s thing. Throw it in OD and just drive, that’s what it’s made for. Only real reason to use a lower gear is to engine brake if you’re on a very long decline, to prevent your brakes from cooking

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 30, 2022 22:35:43
/r/cars/comments/wcbt67/toyota_gr86_engine_warranty_claim_denied_because/iic0wd3/

In general, no. You might see harder and more rapid change backs, but track driving causes much more thermal stress and sweeping corners, which are big causes for oil starvation

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 30, 2022 22:24:15
/r/cars/comments/wcbt67/toyota_gr86_engine_warranty_claim_denied_because/iibzrh7/

It’s the first I’ve ever heard of it, outside of faulty warranty repairs.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 30, 2022 22:14:44
/r/cars/comments/waro1h/car_masters_rust_to_riches_season_4/iibxfxc/

Nope, and you’ll end up with mismatched spring rates on each corner doing that.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 30, 2022 21:55:41
/r/cars/comments/warmy5/my_car_has_started_to_rust_but_it_is_very_minimal/iibx4z6/

If you’re seeing it bubble through the paint, it’s likely rusting from the inside out. There may not be anything to save. I know it’s not what you want to hear, but I’m cutting up and patching my Beetle back together after finding the same thing.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 30, 2022 21:53:10
/r/cars/comments/wbi6gc/ac_recharge_help_2006_honda_civic/iibwujp/

Those recharge kits are a scam as far as I’m concerned. You should never lose refrigerant, if you do there are bigger problems and just refilling isn’t going to solve it

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 30, 2022 21:50:43
/r/cars/comments/waqlu5/what_is_your_favorite_asymmetrical_vehicle_or/iibwf75/

It’s such a stupid design, I can’t believe you all like it. It makes the seat behind the driver almost worthless. The driver side door is also annoyingly large and heavy for what is just a mild GTI competitor. Blech.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 30, 2022 21:47:12
/r/cars/comments/wbn5h5/constantly_revving_engine_while_presumably/iibw1bk/

If they’re older cars, they may be setting the carburetor on them. If you replace a camshaft or do any significant engine work, there’s usually a break in procedure that’s very specific and important. Usually something like hold the engine at 2500rpm for 10 minutes then idle for 10, then 3800rpm for 10 minutes and idle again, etc. They may be racing the cars, which could lead to a lot of broken parts and changes to setup.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 30, 2022 21:44:00
/r/cars/comments/wbwnee/trying_to_use_a_truck_compressor_for_my_cars/iibvcea/

These guys are huge kill joys. There’s value in learning to turn wrenches, god damn. Besides, you’re allowed to enjoy things for the sake of them. Big components for air suspension are a compressor, tank, valve block, controller, and obviously the bags. You run a sensor in the tank to cut off the compressor when you’re up to pressure, you can generally set that to whatever you want. You’ll also meter the air coming out of it just like a garage air compressor, so higher PSI you keep in the tank the more air you can pull before the compressor kicks back on. You can absolutely hodge-podge a kit together, street rod and restomod guys do it all the time.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 30, 2022 21:38:16
/r/cars/comments/wcalr3/front_and_rear_bannersdecals/iibpd0e/

Unless you’re literally sponsored in a race car, a lot of people are going to judge you and think the car is tacky.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 30, 2022 20:49:20
/r/cars/comments/wbn6mv/what_are_your_thoughts_on_restomod_cars/iiawrbv/

Idk, to me all of the examples worth preserving are already locked away in museums and private collections. What’s left now either gets turned into someone’s personal car, or just sits and rots.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 30, 2022 17:04:29
/r/aircooled/comments/vv91lr/adjustable_front_beam_question/ii9550k/

You can buy just the adjusters and cut/weld them into your existing beam. Set them wherever you’d like. The one consideration is that this changes where the “default” position of the control arm arc is, not the arc itself. So you can only go so far with this method without some weird front end behavior. I’ve also seen “lift spindles”, same as drop spindles but give you another 2.5” of ground clearance. This only changes the location of the wheel on the hub, so won’t change any of your other suspension geometry. Can also be a good time to convert to disk brake in the front.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/aircooled on July 30, 2022 09:04:15
/r/funny/comments/wbeo8r/hope_the_next_person_to_remodel_this_kitchen/ii6zyaw/

Cheap. That’s really the only answer. Would be a perfect spot for rarely used items, or a safe, or hell just put some outlets through it.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/funny on July 29, 2022 19:36:52
/r/AmateurRoomPorn/comments/wbfqjf/dining_room_off_the_kitchen_virginia/ii6uyf0/

I’ve been really into 80’s modern spaces lately. Love the light, love the space, would look even cooler with cantilevered chairs imo

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/AmateurRoomPorn on July 29, 2022 18:58:47
/r/RoomPorn/comments/w4dtfd/bedroom_with_panoramic_views_of_the_forest_caxias/ii6u9sp/

That’s surprisingly not that expensive? For a 4000sqft house with that kind of history and design, that seems really reasonable to me lol

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/RoomPorn on July 29, 2022 18:53:42
/r/cars/comments/w9k0cl/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ii30yge/

No worries. The site is straight out of 1997, I guess that’s how they keep the costs low

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 28, 2022 23:53:17
/r/cars/comments/w9k0cl/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ii2qg6y/

Sounds like you bought an aftermarket clutch that was way too aggressive for the car tbh

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 28, 2022 22:26:24
/r/cars/comments/w9k0cl/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ii2qav3/

Come on over to r/ft86 and ft86club.com , we’ll get you fixed up. air intake is really good from factory, unless youre going turbo dont touch it. Pick up either Tomei or FT86Speed headers and an OFT tablet to tune. You have to do both, just headers will make your car run like ass.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 28, 2022 22:25:15
/r/cars/comments/w9k0cl/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ii2q082/

I would take that deal and run. That independent shop would not get my business regardless with that weak response. Just my personal opinion

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 28, 2022 22:22:54
/r/cars/comments/w9k0cl/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ii2pnl9/

No, it still should be monitored, it just isn’t going to change in one or two trips (otherwise you have much larger issues)

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 28, 2022 22:20:12
/r/cars/comments/w9k0cl/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ii2phv8/

It was done with Supras by throwing huge piles of cash at the car. As time has passed we’ve put on rosier and rosier glasses. If you want 1000hp this day, a Mustang GT or Corvette with Procharger and E85 or 110 race gas is probably the easiest way.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 28, 2022 22:18:58
/r/cars/comments/w9k0cl/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ii2p6bh/

That kit will do both rear wheels. You’ll need another kit to do the front wheels. When you click on the components it tells you in the fine print under the images Generally speaking on RockAuto what you see in the pics is what you’ll get

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 28, 2022 22:16:27
/r/cars/comments/w8hxbk/tuesday_tuneup_post_all_your_vehicle_maintenance/ii0wpcg/

Honestly, drive it til it explodes and be financially prepared for when it does. There’s really no sense in replacing it sooner, aside from preventing the inconvenience. Even when it starts to let go, it’ll still probably limp you somewhere.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 28, 2022 14:43:52
/r/cars/comments/w8hxbk/tuesday_tuneup_post_all_your_vehicle_maintenance/ii0vl91/

You’ll figure it out. Every car just takes a bit to get used to, but one day you’ll be driving and realize you’re 3x quicker coming out of a light than before.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 28, 2022 14:36:42
/r/cars/comments/w9n7ck/why_do_sideview_mirrors_largely_seem_like_they/ii0t3sp/

Beetle doesn’t have a pass side, A doesn’t have any side mirrors. In the Beetle the quarter window on the pass side is plenty big enough to just turn your head

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 28, 2022 14:20:38
/r/politics/comments/w9qs8h/joe_manchin_agrees_to_sweeping_legislation_to/ihy4kzo/

Couldn’t agree more. How about the infrastructure package? Boy that got swept under the rug fast.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/politics on July 27, 2022 23:53:24
/r/beetle/comments/w72sks/question/ihy1ovf/

Ah, I see. That would make sense. Thanks for the insight! I’ll be sure to keep it in mind before I get too invested in my set. I got them for a pretty good price I think (<$200 for 2” widened), so I’m not too heart broken either way.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on July 27, 2022 23:28:12
/r/beetle/comments/w72sks/question/ihxhm3j/

You *weren’t* happy? Can I ask why? I was pretty impressed with my set, I just haven’t gotten around to installing yet. Maybe there’s something I need to look out for?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on July 27, 2022 20:54:19
/r/beetle/comments/w5rzjg/3458km_2148mi_roadtrip_complete_a_beetle_is/ihxhbbb/

Yeah, I was afraid you’d say something like that… there goes that dream haha Shaving tires just to fit though? That’s dedication

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on July 27, 2022 20:52:09
/r/cars/comments/w82tvk/why_do_so_many_people_consider_100k_miles_high/ihxh1sb/

Ah, I didn’t put the age together. I’d imagine the FI motors live a little longer

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 27, 2022 20:50:12
/r/beetle/comments/w6fe88/various_projects_this_weekend_roll_bar_ext_oil/ihxgy8q/

I was on the fence about the VS J tubes, wish I’d pulled the trigger. They seem to sit a lot further away from the heads

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on July 27, 2022 20:49:29
/r/politics/comments/w9bpo2/this_is_big_news_doj_investigating_trump_in/ihvgguc/

Dems are actually very slightly favored to win the senate and quite a few gubernatorial races right now

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/politics on July 27, 2022 12:54:47
/r/antiwork/comments/w8u0te/the_company_i_work_for_got_a_new_hire_he_got_my/ihsljan/

Gotta get in to the dev side. Sysops is seen as an expense, devops is seen as an investment. It ain’t right but it’s so

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/antiwork on July 26, 2022 21:20:53
/r/pics/comments/w8x4e9/oc_the_man_who_is_going_to_unseat_marjorie_taylor/ihsk55p/

“Dems need to put money into more competitive races” “Dems can’t ignore places and then expect people to care about them!” Can’t win either way, at least that’s how it reads to me.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/pics on July 26, 2022 21:10:33
/r/pics/comments/w8m8jp/oc_winter_vs_summer_at_our_house_in_the_mountains/ihrmhzf/

You’re paying for the 2 acres of land there.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/pics on July 26, 2022 17:10:38
/r/cars/comments/w8mzhc/why_do_people_like_a_rusty_patina_on_an_old_car/ihrk42p/

A few factors 1.) Restoration costs have been ballooning out of control. The bar of a “noteworthy” car has been rapidly raising, materials have gotten expensive, shop time has gotten very expensive. At the same time fewer people are able to afford extra garage space, tow rigs, or even project cars in general 2.) The 90’s streetrod scene kind of went crazy with the hot paint, billet accessories, chrome, and just general vanity. Patina in a way is a rejection of that as the styling pendulum swings. People generally don’t want a car that looks like their dad’s 3.) Patina and bare-metal cars can be a way to show either what a clean, preserved example you found, or demonstrate your craftsmanship. It’s considerably faster and easier to flood a car with bondo, sand it back to something recognizable, throw color and 1” of clear on and have a “show car”. Metal finishing is *considerably* more difficult and a dying breed of craftsman

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 26, 2022 16:55:16
/r/cars/comments/w82tvk/why_do_so_many_people_consider_100k_miles_high/ihr6kfp/

The chassis on my Model A needs new boots and bushings for absolutely everything. It’s never driven a single mile, but time is an absolute monster on rubber/urethane

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 26, 2022 15:29:41
/r/cars/comments/w82tvk/why_do_so_many_people_consider_100k_miles_high/ihr6c3r/

Honestly any restomod faces this issue. These cars all needed bodywork fresh off the assembly line.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 26, 2022 15:28:14
/r/cars/comments/w82tvk/why_do_so_many_people_consider_100k_miles_high/ihr62we/

Probably on its third motor lol

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 26, 2022 15:26:36
/r/cars/comments/w82tvk/why_do_so_many_people_consider_100k_miles_high/ihr5tvi/

You can maintain as much as you want, you’ll still need a timing belt and water pump around that time. For a FWD car, that shit can be expensive.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 26, 2022 15:25:01
/r/beetle/comments/w5n7co/another_question_about_the_brakes_on_my_73_super/ihqze3y/

I did disc in the front and left drums in the back of my 74 standard beetle. Stock master cylinder works fine, but does have a little bit of play in the beginning of the throw now. I would absolutely change it if I went to disc in the back as well.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on July 26, 2022 14:43:43
/r/beetle/comments/w5j6mh/how_about_a_supercharged_1600/ihpmubd/

I don’t think he does actually. A lot of turbo and blown cars use a blow-through carb, but this is mounted on the other side.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on July 26, 2022 09:22:41
/r/beetle/comments/w5rzjg/3458km_2148mi_roadtrip_complete_a_beetle_is/ihpivk3/

Do the 17x7 fit with a standard width front beam? Didn’t see anything listed about front suspension changes

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on July 26, 2022 08:50:53
/r/beetle/comments/w72sks/question/ihpiaxt/

I have a set of creative car craft fenders, they aren’t on the car yet but the quality is great.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on July 26, 2022 08:46:07
/r/beetle/comments/w6fe88/various_projects_this_weekend_roll_bar_ext_oil/ihpgpwu/

Mind if I ask what J tubes those are, and how your oil filter is mounted? Just put mine together and the lines for the oil filter want to touch the exhaust, I have it tucked up under the fender

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on July 26, 2022 08:32:45
/r/beetle/comments/w7dxvm/come_get_it_i_live_in_houston_tx_if_anyone_wants/ihpgemh/

You should throw this on the classified section on TheSamba. No way is this car bad enough to meet the smasher, and ‘69 can be a tough year to find parts for.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on July 26, 2022 08:29:57
/r/beetle/comments/w88ilp/my_beater_of_a_65_getting_pulled_apart_for_the/ihpfzgz/

Where did you pull the car out of? Because it looks like it was buried up to the door sills. Are you going to try to save anything on that chassis?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on July 26, 2022 08:26:11
/r/beetle/comments/w88ilp/my_beater_of_a_65_getting_pulled_apart_for_the/ihpfoxf/

Lol you’re looking at what’s left there on the pan. Basically non-existent on the driver side

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on July 26, 2022 08:23:33
/r/BestofRedditorUpdates/comments/w7yx5z/in_which_oop_finds_out_his_daughter_isnt_his_goes/iho2yrr/

Exactly, that’s where I knew this was bullshit. Also dropping all of their work to personally focus on some dumbass divorce case with a new client.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/BestofRedditorUpdates on July 25, 2022 23:13:20
/r/nevertellmetheodds/comments/w80hc1/pinball_wizard/ihnqj1h/

If this was your personal table, you absolutely wouldn’t be walking away. This is pretty bad for the components, it’ll generate a lot of excess heat.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/nevertellmetheodds on July 25, 2022 21:38:17
/r/nevertellmetheodds/comments/w80hc1/pinball_wizard/ihnq4r8/

Those are called “rollers”, and they’re the best. Basically everything pre-1980

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/nevertellmetheodds on July 25, 2022 21:35:24
/r/cars/comments/w72q5m/how_much_would_a_shop_charge_me_to_remove_a_race/ihl0y1i/

Strongly disagree. Go too fast and the heat melts the disk and sticker and makes a huge mess. Slow and steady with some breaks to cool down have gotten me much better results.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 25, 2022 10:48:02
/r/cars/comments/w7c6d7/what_is_the_name_of_that_weird_shiny_but_also/ihkzvqy/

It’s not pastel, it’s just a real basic two stage. Color and clear, no metallic, no pearl. To me it looks like the budget Maaco special, but whatever floats your boat.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 25, 2022 10:40:40
/r/nottheonion/comments/w6uhg9/man_who_hasnt_stopped_farting_since_eating_ham/ihgewm9/

It sounds like it was part of a documented salmonella case. Food poisoning can really leave you with some nasty chronic symptoms.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/nottheonion on July 24, 2022 11:04:29
/r/nottheonion/comments/w6uhg9/man_who_hasnt_stopped_farting_since_eating_ham/ihgeprw/

That may have been true at one time, but certainly is not any more. [VSL3](https://vsl3.com) Has changed my life. It’s clinically proven, and can be had for $50/60caps. I hate to sound like a shill but if it can help anyone else then it’s worth it.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/nottheonion on July 24, 2022 11:03:07
/r/meme/comments/w6sglg/marketing_expert/ihge173/

Jesus man, you were the one making a comparison like 3 comments back. Trying to correct another commenter. Pretty obvious that’s what I’m referencing, no?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/meme on July 24, 2022 10:58:16
/r/meme/comments/w6sglg/marketing_expert/ihgcuyi/

Sure, but to my knowledge they aren’t in the restaurant business? I’m not aware of any Coca Cola product that isn’t a beverage, seems like a poor comparison

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/meme on July 24, 2022 10:49:56
/r/meme/comments/w6sglg/marketing_expert/ihgcipp/

> Do people here actually think waffle houses are just these nasty abandoned building that people fight in, and not just like a popular breakfast place that families go to in the mornings. Yes? Honestly iHop is right up there with it. Kind of can’t believe people go there instead of a local diner.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/meme on July 24, 2022 10:47:34
/r/meme/comments/w6sglg/marketing_expert/ihgc7tl/

Doesn’t that include their fast food businesses as well?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/meme on July 24, 2022 10:45:28
/r/AskReddit/comments/w68jfd/what_video_game_do_you_consider_a_masterpiece/ihfvk8n/

I hear you that the YouTube comparison looked at an early version of the game, but I still agree with many of the points. That atmosphere just didn’t connect with me, the VA was really weak, the AI director or whatever the equivalent is feels *terrible*, I hate the card system, I tend to get lost on the maps a lot, the actual combat feels like it has no weight at all. I played about 15 hours or so, and just couldn’t bring myself to come back to it. One of my biggest frustrations was that when I lost, it really never felt fair or justified. It was usually because the game would just start spawning *tons* of special mobs for seemingly no reason. I’m talking duplicates of the same special at once, which looked ridiculous next to each other doing the exact same animations. Sometimes they’d get stuck in walls or doorways. It was almost like it was over correcting. On the other hand, I never saw actual mobs of zombies that ran together as a crowd like in L4D

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/AskReddit on July 24, 2022 08:27:48
/r/AskReddit/comments/w68jfd/what_video_game_do_you_consider_a_masterpiece/ihek5zh/

Strongly disagree, the game just isn’t fun. They really missed all of the core pieces that made L4D fun. Big letdown for me.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/AskReddit on July 23, 2022 23:11:30
/r/antiwork/comments/w4uzyb/my_boss_gun_store_put_this_up_in_break_room_today/ih6wlkr/

Damn, tf car shows are you all going to? I’ve never seen some shit like that

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/antiwork on July 22, 2022 10:13:02
/r/politics/comments/w4wc82/jan_6_committee_chairman_announces_more_hearings/ih6u5b7/

If you’re expecting her to break down mid-conversation and acknowledge her twisted world view, it isn’t going to happen. Too much ego involved, especially with her own daughter. But behind the scenes you might be making a difference. It takes a long time to work into these positions, it takes a long time to work out.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/politics on July 22, 2022 09:55:55
/r/politics/comments/w4wc82/jan_6_committee_chairman_announces_more_hearings/ih6tsd1/

A lot of it comes down to him saying what they want to hear, draping it in the authority of the office.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/politics on July 22, 2022 09:53:24
/r/worldnews/comments/w3xmtl/mark_zuckerberg_to_face_deposition_over_cambridge/igzwlzw/

You’re right, we should all just sit quietly in our houses and shut up. What a joke. We have to have the discussion somewhere, where would you propose we have it instead?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/worldnews on July 20, 2022 22:05:30
/r/BusinessIntelligence/comments/w3jsgw/is_the_concept_of_slowly_changing_dimension_types/igzgzyt/

I’ve found the complete opposite to be true. IMO if the end users are getting confused, that’s a failure with your presentation layer. If it works for you, that’s cool. Just trying to show another perspective

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/BusinessIntelligence on July 20, 2022 20:06:34
/r/technology/comments/w3eai2/netflix_loses_a_million_paid_subscribers_5x_more/igx3frq/

Those are also younger services. Over time we’ll see if they’re able to keep their catalogue fresh.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/technology on July 20, 2022 10:13:05
/r/PoliticalHumor/comments/w1uvl9/all_im_saying_ツ/ign5gsh/

> want to be told that their personal failures are not their fault, I think it’s deeper than that. Some of the difficulties they face generally *aren’t* their fault. What they really don’t want to hear is that it’s a complicated issue, that will take time and a multi-faceted approach to address. Instead, it’s much easier to stomach “All these Washington **elites** are just too **pussy** to do anything. We need a **real** man that’s going to go in there and **do the damn thing**, take no prisoners, fuck ‘em all” I think it appeals to that 80’s action movie “kill em all and let god sort them” kind of knee jerk behavior.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/PoliticalHumor on July 18, 2022 09:56:43
/r/HomeImprovement/comments/vzqqna/how_can_i_insulate_my_texas_garage_attic_from_the/igiryat/

Do you have an example of a state it’s illegal in? I can’t imagine why that motor would even get hot, let alone “burn your house down” hot

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/HomeImprovement on July 17, 2022 10:30:55
/r/HomeImprovement/comments/w0i25c/people_who_have_renovated_entire_homes_was_it_a/igiqzoc/

> There’s a reason I have bought 4 homes through this guy I mean, that right there is why. You’re reliable business. Maybe the guy is really good at what he does, but it’s just foolish to not recognize at the end of the day what his motivations are. They may not always align with your own, and burying your head in the sand to that fact could lead to some disappointment.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/HomeImprovement on July 17, 2022 10:23:08
/r/HomeImprovement/comments/w0irxj/tree_trimmers_did_work_in_front_and_back_yards/igfej3m/

> im not happy that they did it without my approval > I would absolutely pay them Uh… what? > if im to recommend them to anyone then they promise to change that practice You know this is a business right? Not some neighborhood kids or a youth group? > Your a true scumbag Loud and proud baby, but at least I know what a contraction is.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/HomeImprovement on July 16, 2022 15:01:00
/r/HomeImprovement/comments/w01n6q/house_is_11_degrees_warmer_than_what_the/igeyf7j/

Exactly. From what I’ve seen this results in chasing leaks for a few years, and then just giving in and replacing the whole system. If one component is worn to the point of leaking, the whole system is probably on its way

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/HomeImprovement on July 16, 2022 13:06:30
/r/HomeImprovement/comments/w0irxj/tree_trimmers_did_work_in_front_and_back_yards/igexa94/

Lmao I would never pay that. Maybe if they called me and in good faith gave me a reduced rate or something, but even still I’d have to really think about it. Guy needs to get his business in order, and that’s on him. I hate having anyone work on my property, and when I’m not even there? Absolutely not. Sure it worked out, but only by dumb luck.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/HomeImprovement on July 16, 2022 12:58:40
/r/yesyesyesyesno/comments/w09xk7/shes_trying_to_hint_something/igec87o/

Yes, but I should probably temper that. It’s also more common to put language in that excludes your plan from being offered to your spouse/SO if their employment offers any health insurance. So… that can suck.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/yesyesyesyesno on July 16, 2022 10:26:20
/r/yesyesyesyesno/comments/w09xk7/shes_trying_to_hint_something/igea8bm/

Honestly that’s pretty quickly changing. A lot of providers now offer the same benefits if you can demonstrate that you cohabitate and are financially involved.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/yesyesyesyesno on July 16, 2022 10:10:48
/r/mildlyinfuriating/comments/w03ryt/i_got_400_of_wagyu_steak_and_my_bil_burnt_it/igcs0jn/

>I feel you, my mom microwaves everything that comes off the grill for a few minutes “just to be safe”. What the fuck. Actually, what the fuck? I have trouble even understanding that. What the fuck is that. Sorry man, I know it’s your mom and all, but what the fuck.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/mildlyinfuriating on July 16, 2022 00:10:15
/r/worldnews/comments/vzhq4g/bmw_launches_heated_seat_and_steering_wheel/igack6r/

Like you mentioned, I’m not an expert. Tesla makes some really weird decisions that often divorces them from the more trad OEM’s. That particular model you’re talking about is the first thing that came to mind with this discussion, as well as Ford offering performance tunes on their cars for extra $$ that maintained the factory warranty. Basically leaving performance on the table unless you pay for their software. On that particular Tesla model, I think they were just in a transition from one to another and that made sense for the time being. To my knowledge they don’t still offer it. You are right about them not always being as profit minded as the casual observer would expect, with all their investor cash. Again Tesla is an odd one, but there was a large group of their (rabid) customer base that seemed to like that they could decide to buy the feature later after learning how the car fits their life. Back to BMW, I see this as just an option that the buyer can purchase outright, or a lessee can… well, lease.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/worldnews on July 15, 2022 13:14:16
/r/antiwork/comments/vzlrhv/she_spilled/iga1gvn/

Very true. Now with WFH it’s easier than ever to stay moving though.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/antiwork on July 15, 2022 12:01:33
/r/worldnews/comments/vzhq4g/bmw_launches_heated_seat_and_steering_wheel/ig9r2q3/

For anyone leasing, it basically is. It’s maybe $300 over the term of the lease. Also like you said, it only makes sense for BMW manufacturing. That’s part of how the Asian manufacturers came into the US market, they were able to consolidate by only offering packages while the USDM makes were offering big elaborate sheets for every tiny little option. This also simplifies their distribution, the same 3 series just goes to every lot. On top of that, the average BMW is like $60k. Their buyers don’t care. I realize not everyone can relate, but for a lot of BMW customers this would be like sitting there and doing the math to figure out if Burger King or Taco Bell will give you an extra ounce of food per $. There are people that throw away $300 on a Friday night dinner.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/worldnews on July 15, 2022 10:52:35
/r/worldnews/comments/vzhq4g/bmw_launches_heated_seat_and_steering_wheel/ig9pbqj/

Any time something auto-related shows up in All, I feel my blood pressure rise. The amount of people that dance around like the absolute authority and know *nothing* about the auto industry is mind blowing.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/worldnews on July 15, 2022 10:40:40
/r/antiwork/comments/vzlrhv/she_spilled/ig9jr0k/

We also don’t have to destroy our bodies in the process. I have a lot of blue collar relatives, and things tend to get a little ugly after 50…

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/antiwork on July 15, 2022 10:01:30
/r/todayilearned/comments/vyrma2/til_microsoft_held_a_mock_funeral_for_iphone/ig6w9s2/

I’m not saying it didn’t make sense for some people, but on the whole I don’t think it was the unbeatable deal that we see with the nostalgia glasses on. I mean hell, at that time there were still people paying the $.99 for iTunes songs

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/todayilearned on July 14, 2022 18:49:47
/r/todayilearned/comments/vyrma2/til_microsoft_held_a_mock_funeral_for_iphone/ig4ibrm/

That was also in the absolute hay day of music piracy, and felt kind of expensive at the time? Like Spotify is still cheaper with more functionality, and then considering inflation since then… I’m not convinced the subscription was the slam-dunk people remember it as.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/todayilearned on July 14, 2022 09:27:21
/r/todayilearned/comments/vyrma2/til_microsoft_held_a_mock_funeral_for_iphone/ig4hncq/

> Made you feel excluded from the emerging smartphone scene That was *exactly* what it felt like. I remember being enamored with the UI at the time. Then when I went to set up the phone and started looking through the App Store, I legitimately thought there was something wrong with my phone or I was doing something wrong. I remember Snapchat being one of the big ones that just had 0 support, which is still insane to me.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/todayilearned on July 14, 2022 09:22:11
/r/landscaping/comments/vyhdkw/how_to_straighten_steel_edging/ig2mfb5/

Most of my experience is with sheet metal for car restoration and custom work, but honestly… just bend the thing over your knee if you can.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/landscaping on July 13, 2022 21:42:51
/r/landscaping/comments/vyhdkw/how_to_straighten_steel_edging/ig2m0kf/

Steel is a bit of a tricky thing to form. You’ll need to bend it, preferably with some sort of form or die, the opposite direction. You’ll need to bend it past where you want it to lie, as it will spring back a few degrees. Heat will do very little for you in this situation, especially the little bit of heat you’ll get from that torch.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/landscaping on July 13, 2022 21:39:46
/r/powerwashingporn/comments/vy4ofj/cleaning_up_an_empty_lot/ig1ip60/

Carpenter ants are hell, I’m sorry you have to go through that. Luckily I’ve been able to keep ours at bay, but since their home nest can be so far away it’s almost impossible to truly “solve”

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/powerwashingporn on July 13, 2022 16:58:18
/r/PublicFreakout/comments/vy3qxr/would_you_open_the_door/ig1fmm8/

Yeah these comments read like they were written by 15 year olds. She didn’t swear once, hasn’t touched the cat, made no threats to anyone including the cat, has tried to resolve this multiple times. Having neighbors that pull this shit will drive just about anyone to this, this is what someone looks like when they’re just at the end of their rope. The shit is grating, it’s your home so there’s just no avoiding it. Then the neighbor wants to hide behind their stupid Ring camera? That’s just chickenshit.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/PublicFreakout on July 13, 2022 16:38:11
/r/PublicFreakout/comments/vy3qxr/would_you_open_the_door/ig1ez3d/

Not only are you wreaking havoc on the local ecosystem, outdoor cats have shorter lives on average by *years* So if it is bad for the cat, bad for everything around you… sounds a little selfish to me 🤷‍♂️

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/PublicFreakout on July 13, 2022 16:33:56
/r/bestof/comments/vy4t14/jerome_powells_comments_on_inflation_over_the/ig16hhe/

> Jay Powell and group are putting us at a decided economic & physiological disadvantage. Should never have been this way. Also, STIMULATE! What…. the fuck?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/bestof on July 13, 2022 15:38:57
/r/starterpacks/comments/vxhmkc/getting_people_to_ask_what_car_you_drive_starter/ig0mkkl/

That’s just not true. In just about every situation an EV will have lower emissions after driving between 50k-100k miles when compared to a like ICE car. As our grid shifts more towards renewables that number will come down significantly.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/starterpacks on July 13, 2022 13:30:25
/r/technology/comments/vxnfdb/tesla_laying_off_229_autopilot_workers_shuttering/ifyaxet/

Is that why the damn thing kept clicking open? I just yanked the 20a one and threw in a 60a, it’s been fine ever since and my welder has never run better! Funny smell in the hallway though lately. (Please god don’t anyone do this, you’ll burn your house down)

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/technology on July 13, 2022 00:33:13
/r/technology/comments/vxnfdb/tesla_laying_off_229_autopilot_workers_shuttering/ify4gb0/

> 100A circuit to it. I’m case people aren’t aware - Depending on where you live, this is likely either half or *all* of your available residential electric service.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/technology on July 12, 2022 23:33:05
/r/MurderedByWords/comments/vx8xmk/has_he_ever_even_heard_the_song/ifuql04/

That’s kind of my point. The CD itself isn’t at fault, it’s just trash data written to it.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/MurderedByWords on July 12, 2022 09:20:54
/r/MurderedByWords/comments/vx8xmk/has_he_ever_even_heard_the_song/ifuoskn/

CDs are actually one of the highest fidelity mediums we have, even currently. Their studio mix was just terrible is all.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/MurderedByWords on July 12, 2022 09:06:37
/r/Tinder/comments/vvmazn/he_blocked_me_after_he_said_yup/iflwdq1/

Also eating inflation, so eh

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Tinder on July 10, 2022 11:50:34
/r/cars/comments/vad1x2/how_to_size_750x16_biasply_tires/ifh2wtf/

Huh, that’s kind of weird they would even use that as a measurement. Even on radials the amount of bubble in the sidewall can vary greatly between different tire models. The UHP summer tires on my FRS have very stiff sidewalls that are virtually flat, unlike all-seasons. Also you can mount tires to virtually any width rim if you really want to, effectively changing the width of the tire in the process. Here’s a pretty extreme [example](https://www.streamlineperformance.net//images/2021/08/30/tirestretching-1.jpg)

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 9, 2022 09:56:55
/r/nextfuckinglevel/comments/vuvcgd/old_school_designs_are_so_much_more_practical/ifgypy9/

It traps people in relationships, even ones that may be abusive for starters.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/nextfuckinglevel on July 9, 2022 09:20:40
/r/cars/comments/vsusf2/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ifgwthy/

I’ve had mixed luck with normal microfiber towels as others are suggesting, and instead use waffle weave.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 9, 2022 09:03:13
/r/cars/comments/vsusf2/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ifgwlpz/

Sure, but it will burn off in 300 miles.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 9, 2022 09:01:13
/r/cars/comments/vsusf2/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/ifgvpwe/

More like Ford stole the design language. Do you judge Bentley based on the Chrysler 300 as well?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 9, 2022 08:52:46
/r/cars/comments/vubl1v/8000_junkyard_v8_vs_30000_crate_v8_engine_swap/iff6kvv/

> $3000 My guy, how is that *not* thousands of dollars? Also I *need* a new accessory drive for it to fit in the car. And are you really saying they should have put a carb into a 350z drift car?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 8, 2022 21:33:46
/r/cars/comments/vubl1v/8000_junkyard_v8_vs_30000_crate_v8_engine_swap/ifeuk8z/

I’m hardly an authority, but I suspect they actually caused that behavior with the motor mounts on Hi. Having more weight and having it more forward probably influenced Low to rotate more on the front end, which is what I’m suspecting they liked about it. A good drift car is sort of the opposite of a good track car IMO, which I suspect the Hi kit was built for

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 8, 2022 19:56:13
/r/cars/comments/vubl1v/8000_junkyard_v8_vs_30000_crate_v8_engine_swap/ifeu3jj/

They did valvetrain which was a good call. I think the real sweet spot is in between the two. Put a new accessory drive kit on the junkyard motor to keep it all under the hood, maybe just beef up the stock 350z trans and axles.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 8, 2022 19:52:32
/r/cars/comments/vubl1v/8000_junkyard_v8_vs_30000_crate_v8_engine_swap/ifetwiv/

K&N sponsorships ruin a lot of good content. Stuff is junk.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 8, 2022 19:50:59
/r/cars/comments/vubl1v/8000_junkyard_v8_vs_30000_crate_v8_engine_swap/ifetphe/

I have a SBC 350 with 20k miles on it waiting for my street rod. I got it for about $500. It also makes maaaybe 170hp, and came with basically no usable accessories. By the time I get heads on, a cam, intake, all new pulleys, new accessories, I’ll be at least a few thousand in the hole and still have a worse motor than that LS by just about every metric. Carbs also suck for performance cars unless you’re doing 1/4 mile. Yes, SBC’s are underrated by most younger people but let’s not get crazy here.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 8, 2022 19:49:27
/r/thatHappened/comments/vubl92/riiiiiiiight/ifeidmq/

Even in states that do allow smoking, I’ve found that most bars don’t. Smoking just isn’t as popular as it used to be, and will really narrow your customer base.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/thatHappened on July 8, 2022 18:23:36
/r/thatHappened/comments/vubl92/riiiiiiiight/ife8cq1/

Depends on the states. I think it’s usually about the profit split between food/drinks that determines if it’s a “bar” or not, and bars can allow smoking? Also private clubs are usually given more leeway

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/thatHappened on July 8, 2022 17:12:26
/r/politics/comments/vueeel/aoc_calls_for_senate_to_end_filibuster_codify/ife7fcc/

> So if any one of the 48 have compromising dirt or any other leverage over Manchin or Sinema, then they’d better use it now. Is that really how you want your representatives to act? Manchin is doing exactly what he said he would, and exactly what he was elected for. The voters of WV support his actions. You either get this, or a republican (which also loses the majority). That’s how representative democracy *works*.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/politics on July 8, 2022 17:05:58
/r/cars/comments/vad1x2/how_to_size_750x16_biasply_tires/ifdm0ik/

Yeah, when you get into the real traditional hot rods and antique cars the amount of actual written documentation is thin. Largely just guys spreading knowledge through word of mouth. It’s a real pet peeve of mine. Let me look at it a bit more and I’ll edit my comment with more info (on mobile) Edit: Okay, so when talking about a modern radial tire on a modern car there are some dimensions to be aware of. The wheel itself will be something like 17x7.5” (like on my FRS). That means the wheel is 17” tall, and the barrel of it is 7.5” deep. I then run a tire that is a 215/45R17. That means the tread is 215mm wide, the sidewall is 45% the size of the tread width, and it will fit on a 17” wheel. I believe what you’re running into is about the same thing, but bias ply tires are sometimes measured in inches. So while the tread pattern is 7.5” wide, the sidewall will bubble out from that a bit making the total tire wider. This is important to keep in mind for clearance. If you have a traditional hot rod with no fenders, this probably isn’t a big concern. Let me dig around on Coker’s site for an example here Edit #2: Here’s a nifty conversion chart on Coker’s site, I’m not 100% sure what you’re trying to do but this might help https://www.cokertire.com/blog/tire-size-cross-reference And here’s a short article on aspect ratios and tire sizes https://www.cokertire.com/blog/aspect-ratio If you can tell me exactly what problem you’re trying to solve, I might be able to give some more direct help

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 8, 2022 14:41:05
/r/entertainment/comments/vtfj0l/metallica_applauds_stranger_things_for_epic_use/if7hl8z/

You vastly overestimate the complexity of that song lol

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/entertainment on July 7, 2022 09:58:32
/r/cars/comments/vs3g6m/starting_up_a_manual_car/if7f1go/

Once the clutch is in nothing else is connected. In or out of gear makes no difference to the rotational mass. A car in neutral *will* have more rotational mass than the clutch being engaged though. A car in neutral with the clutch out will also often spin the wheels if it’s on stands. That was pretty startling the first time I saw that.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 7, 2022 09:39:29
/r/cars/comments/vt0kyf/anyone_else_have_car_hypochondria/if7cct3/

Insulation and NVH engineering really hides a lot from us in modern cars. Fools all of us into thinking cars are some sanitary scientific instrument, instead of a bunch of metal bits hurtling at each other in soup.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 7, 2022 09:18:32
/r/facepalm/comments/vspem0/ah_yes_4k_rent/if4j6bi/

Once you have enough house, more isn’t necessarily better. Like what do I need even *more* spare bedrooms and bathrooms for? Makes more sense to keep the money in pocket, and have disposable money for hobbies and traveling.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/facepalm on July 6, 2022 17:24:53
/r/mildlyinfuriating/comments/vs89bc/ups_driver_crashes_into_my_garage_then_books_it/if0xous/

That’s just a thin facade on the exterior of the house. What you’re seeing is someone caving the side of the house in with a giant box truck, then the facade sort of sprang back out to its original position. That’s why it looks like there’s nothing substantial under there.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/mildlyinfuriating on July 5, 2022 22:31:23
/r/mildlyinfuriating/comments/vs89bc/ups_driver_crashes_into_my_garage_then_books_it/if0wwbw/

> needs much more fixing than we ever imagined I bought a “turn-key” house. We’re on year two of fixing.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/mildlyinfuriating on July 5, 2022 22:25:12
/r/unpopularopinion/comments/vs7rnx/the_uppermiddleclass_is_not_your_enemy/if0npr7/

I think the real difference is - do you punch a clock? Or do you just sit around and collect?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/unpopularopinion on July 5, 2022 21:13:25
/r/LifeProTips/comments/vs0wo0/lpt_do_not_skip_home_inspection_when_buying/iezwqyw/

I was told all the same things when we were home shopping. Still got the house we wanted, in a desirable area, with contingencies. We balanced things out by being very well qualified with pre-approval. Maybe we just got lucky, but… I don’t personally think so. I think things will slow down a little now that interest rates are higher, should take some investors out of the market. Also now that COVID is easing I expect the shift from urban apartment -> suburban house to slow.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/LifeProTips on July 5, 2022 17:51:45
/r/LifeProTips/comments/vs0wo0/lpt_do_not_skip_home_inspection_when_buying/iezvu9z/

One thing to consider is that if a critical issue is found in the home, the seller *has* to disclose it even if the original buyers walk away. People may not know what condition their home is in, and want to play it safe by avoiding the inspection entirely. 🫣 <— This basically

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/LifeProTips on July 5, 2022 17:45:29
/r/LifeProTips/comments/vs0wo0/lpt_do_not_skip_home_inspection_when_buying/iezvbzy/

IIRC we agreed to waive anything smaller than $500 and also waive the first $2000. We were serious about buying the house, just wanted to confirm there were no structural/pest concerns.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/LifeProTips on July 5, 2022 17:41:59
/r/LifeProTips/comments/vs0wo0/lpt_do_not_skip_home_inspection_when_buying/iezuxt0/

It would almost certainly be cheaper to demolish than to refurb. The plumbing and hvac alone would be wild to retrofit. I’m not sure I want to see commercial real estate collapse either. The impacts of that would be felt by all of us in a *lot* of ways.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/LifeProTips on July 5, 2022 17:39:16
/r/LifeProTips/comments/vs0wo0/lpt_do_not_skip_home_inspection_when_buying/iezuktc/

I think that’s what a lot of people should do if they insist on waiving contingencies. Yeah if you walk from the deal you *might* lose your deposit, but I’d rather eat a $10k loss than buy a $500k house with critical foundation defects.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/LifeProTips on July 5, 2022 17:36:46
/r/trashy/comments/vs324o/new_neighbors_truck_every_night/iezsjci/

I 100% passed on houses with neighborhoods that look like this. I’m certainly not the only one either.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/trashy on July 5, 2022 17:22:43
/r/LateStageCapitalism/comments/vs0btg/at_this_point_it_sounds_like_mockery_to_be_honest/iezrluy/

The Supreme Court is literally gearing up to do just that. But you’ll all continue to put your heads in the sand.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/LateStageCapitalism on July 5, 2022 17:16:26
/r/cars/comments/vpm9z2/whats_the_best_place_to_get_built_long_blocks/iezlb8y/

Hot damn, an actually useful answer instead of “bUy A gT BrO”

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 5, 2022 16:34:18
/r/cars/comments/vqsi41/building_a_go_kart_as_a_beginner/iezivf4/

If you’re serious about *building*, probably the best thing you can do is learn how to weld and do some basic fabrication. Just start out with a simple stick welder or cheap harbor freight MIG welder, and go from there. Learning the basics of how 4 stroke engines work, and how to troubleshoot them will go a long way. Everything else will fall into place from there.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 5, 2022 16:18:01
/r/cars/comments/vrxm7h/im_tired_of_marketingauto_journalists_saying_5050/iezgyya/

The much bigger issue imo is everyone looking for one easy to digest metric to evaluate the entire chassis on. The CoG, moment of inertia, alignment, how the camber changes through suspension arc, spring rates, corner balance, rigidity, etc. all play a big role in performance as well. You can have a chassis with an “ideal” 45/65 distribution or whatever that still drives like ass

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 5, 2022 16:05:15
/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/vrnffa/oc_from_the_hiring_perspective_attempting_to_hire/iey63wx/

I’ve seen this quite a bit. I actually took one of these positions as it was still a small raise for me, but offered a better WFH schedule and was a big step in duties/title. Much more technically demanding. I figure I’ll stay for a year or two to get the experience, then either they’ll square up the compensation or I’ll find another place that will. All in all I don’t think it’s a bad trade, since they are sort of taking a chance on me. But they did mention the position had been posted for *over a year*

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/dataisbeautiful on July 5, 2022 10:54:30
/r/antimeme/comments/vrs97c/extreme_nsfw/iexxet4/

True, but they still scare the shit out of me. I despise anything pressurized like that. Even my air compressor skeeves me out if I’m being honest

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/antimeme on July 5, 2022 09:51:08
/r/SipsTea/comments/vrfzsb/sounds_like_a_fine_breakfast/iewldb9/

I’ve had plenty of “shenanigans”, thanks. People don’t talk like that, and you’d need to have brain damage to not notice alcohol in your coffee. The taste alone would instantly give it away. >He’s a doctor now. I’m a lawyer That doctor’s name? Albert Einstein 🤗😮

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/SipsTea on July 5, 2022 00:30:25
/r/movies/comments/vrl9t1/james_cameron_is_fed_up_with_trolls_saying_they/iew6r2f/

Exactly, you don’t get to *literally* name the plot device “unobtanium” and then bitch about people not remembering details. Sure we didn’t remember it, but *you were too lazy to even write it*

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/movies on July 4, 2022 22:11:58
/r/SipsTea/comments/vrfzsb/sounds_like_a_fine_breakfast/iew6cj6/

Lmao and then everyone in the dorm clapped

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/SipsTea on July 4, 2022 22:08:26
/r/antiwork/comments/vqhiwn/no_one_wants_to_birth_wageslaves_anymore/ievmiwo/

Correct. Home owners get a break on their taxes, which in effect taxes renters more. I’ve been on both sides of that fence

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/antiwork on July 4, 2022 19:17:23
/r/antiwork/comments/vqhiwn/no_one_wants_to_birth_wageslaves_anymore/ievmg05/

Maybe I should have worded it differently. When you file your federal income taxes, your mortgage expenses are deductible just like student loan interest or healthcare expenses. It’s not a bill. Your property tax you’re talking about is likely your escrow account being miscalculated, which is entirely separate.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/antiwork on July 4, 2022 19:16:45
/r/recruitinghell/comments/vr475n/6_rounds_of_interview_later_they_offered_a/ieursfz/

The bullshit in the interview process has scaled inversely with the quality of the offer in my experience.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/recruitinghell on July 4, 2022 15:30:07
/r/cars/comments/vqrunc/never_changed_oil_in_carever_they_walk_among_us/ieupwy7/

My “curse” is driving an optioned out and APR tuned mk7 GTI and A4. Nice things are nice 😞 will probably keep me from buying anything pre 2015 when we’re fed up enough with the Hyundai. I split miles between all of our cars though, so really I just need something nice for long road trips at this point. Hopefully whatever it is will hold up long enough like that

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 4, 2022 15:16:38
/r/ABoringDystopia/comments/vr5sdc/i_hate_everything_about_it_so_damn_much/ieupghi/

Fuck GoFundMe as a healthcare payor, and fuck everything that’s lead to that even being a sentence that’s legible.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/ABoringDystopia on July 4, 2022 15:13:18
/r/intermittentfasting/comments/vraauu/im_39_today_was_400lbs_a_year_and_a_half_ago_used/ieup5qd/

How do you deal with social situations and things like alcohol? I find that’s one of the ways a lot of people get together and socialize, it can be hard to find alternatives personally.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/intermittentfasting on July 4, 2022 15:11:09
/r/cars/comments/vqrunc/never_changed_oil_in_carever_they_walk_among_us/ieuoypw/

Oh man, I went through the exact same thing. Getting a rebuilt trans that had the same design flaws didn’t make any sense, and swapping the ECU just to run a 5 speed made less sense than just trading the car. I imagine I’ll be in a Lexus in the not-too-distant future. Shame they don’t have many RWD options though.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 4, 2022 15:09:45
/r/cars/comments/vqrunc/never_changed_oil_in_carever_they_walk_among_us/ieumzgf/

Sounds like we took the same path then. Parents went full Toyota, I bought a Scion, only standout is our Veloster Turbo (fell in love with the price, not the car). The real sad part is I actually loved that Accord outside of the transmission. Oh well.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 4, 2022 14:55:37
/r/AdviceAnimals/comments/vqy1r0/betcha_a_million_bucks_if_it_keeps_happening/ieucf6f/

They have demonstrated violence time and time again, but sure, keep telling yourself that if it makes you feel better.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/AdviceAnimals on July 4, 2022 13:40:11
/r/instant_regret/comments/vr5h4s/thats_one_way_to_pop_it/ieu5rlc/

Champagne is a waste to begin with. People are allowed to have fun, it’s okay, I promise.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/instant_regret on July 4, 2022 12:54:18
/r/cars/comments/vqrunc/never_changed_oil_in_carever_they_walk_among_us/ietv8ga/

Same experience, really turned me off to the Honda brand.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on July 4, 2022 11:41:07
/r/antiwork/comments/vqhiwn/no_one_wants_to_birth_wageslaves_anymore/ietceco/

Lol they do, your mortgage payments are deductible from your income taxes.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/antiwork on July 4, 2022 09:17:13
/r/antiwork/comments/vqhiwn/no_one_wants_to_birth_wageslaves_anymore/iermr70/

High property taxes make people less likely to buy your home. It cuts both ways.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/antiwork on July 3, 2022 21:30:09
/r/IdiotsFightingThings/comments/vp4bl8/old_man_freaks_out_over_a_truck_parked_outside/ieinnse/

Honestly it’s private property, you really shouldn’t be doing it. I’m not saying I’d come running out of my house or anything over it, but yeah. It can especially become a problem if larger trucks are doing it, depending on the construction and age of the driveway it can really tear things up.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/IdiotsFightingThings on July 1, 2022 19:58:26
/r/nottheonion/comments/vp9la9/ohio_state_representative_says_she_would_consider/iei8ttc/

It’s because they lie about what they want. Sometimes even to themselves. If they were honest it would be even more abhorrent. For starters, they want to punish women that are not obedient housewives.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/nottheonion on July 1, 2022 18:02:17
/r/CozyPlaces/comments/vp3r9h/my_cozy_place_spent_the_last_10_months_bringing/iei896l/

Behr has a white called “Smoky White” that I think complements homes of that era nicely. In general I try to stay away from the cold and bright whites in favor of something a little warmer.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/CozyPlaces on July 1, 2022 17:58:04
/r/YouShouldKnow/comments/voyfv4/ysk_what_a_break_stick_is_and_how_to_use_one_to/iehk2ye/

I picked up on that too. The absolute disdain they have for the private citizen is just unreal. “You know how these people get uppity now when we let the K9’s maul and maim them🙄”

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/YouShouldKnow on July 1, 2022 15:06:45
/r/antiwork/comments/vojrhn/female_machinist_here_found_out_today_i_get_paid/ieemz29/

Yeah, my point is more I’d just rather not work with them at all. Even if that means they no longer work there. I’ve not made a career in blue collar work though, so I’ll admit I don’t have a ton of experience with the shop politics.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/antiwork on June 30, 2022 23:11:46
/r/antiwork/comments/vojrhn/female_machinist_here_found_out_today_i_get_paid/ieegaw7/

Honestly, I’m kind of okay with that. Scared people tend to make mistakes, I’d rather they refuse to do it than do it and hurt themselves and someone else in the process. If it’s not the job for them then it’s not the job, but that certainly isn’t how we need to find out.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/antiwork on June 30, 2022 22:15:58
/r/Metalcore/comments/vn8gib/whats_the_first_song_youll_show_to_someone_who/ie8z8d0/

I don’t think you should feel obligated to apologize for that, I’m right there with you. I have mixed feelings about the music as well.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Metalcore on June 29, 2022 19:05:30
/r/Justrolledintotheshop/comments/vney29/tacoma_rolled_in_today_i_hope_the_lift_was_worth/ie7z4sn/

Yeah, I’ve gone through this a few times with my FR-S and the math makes it a tough pill to swallow. An Edelbrock blower for it is only like $3.5k, but by the time you put a stronger clutch in, get it tuned, injectors, oil cooler, and wider wheels/tires it’s $8k. $8k and countless hours of work. So then it made more sense to just get a C6 corvette, but now those prices are crazy so… bus pass I guess lol.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Justrolledintotheshop on June 29, 2022 15:01:08
/r/me_irl/comments/vnbydj/me_irl/ie7kah8/

[There are like a hundred different ones](https://www.pcmag.com/picks/the-best-portable-monitors)

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/me_irl on June 29, 2022 13:23:11
/r/cars/comments/vmtgpm/having_a_chevrolet_in_europe_probably_the_most/ie6nb9o/

Lol I’ve driven Chevy small blocks that are probably twice your age with the original timing gear. Hell there are small blocks that were built before Toyota even entered the US market out there still turning.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 29, 2022 09:40:37
/r/cars/comments/vmljza/tuesday_tuneup_post_all_your_vehicle_maintenance/ie6iuz2/

Agree with this, definitely sounds like a belt slipping to my ear

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 29, 2022 09:04:34
/r/cars/comments/vm404w/no_regrets_reflections_on_owning_a_weekend_car/ie4nxab/

Buy something past the depreciation curve, ezpz

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 28, 2022 21:05:06
/r/cars/comments/vmnxtv/my_best_friend_is_an_avid_subaru_fanboy_and_its/ie4keb0/

> glass-cannon the WRX calls an engine. Cannon? I think it’s just glass lol

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 28, 2022 20:36:55
/r/Showerthoughts/comments/vmi9rx/most_rich_uncles_and_aunts_are_not_really_rich/ie2x8dt/

They depreciate like a rock, which is how I think most people end up with one.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Showerthoughts on June 28, 2022 13:40:10
/r/recruitinghell/comments/vlwh0i/finally_accepted_an_offer_after_months_of_looking/idz5tuv/

Yep, I’ve had a few of those in my earlier days. Just kicking tires. Really sucks if you’re working with a recruiter, they talk the role up and then you get there to someone that doesn’t even know what they’re hiring for. Why I don’t work with recruiters any more.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/recruitinghell on June 27, 2022 16:52:51
/r/recruitinghell/comments/vlwh0i/finally_accepted_an_offer_after_months_of_looking/idz35vo/

Not sure I understand, what do you mean by being the ‘test’ candidate?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/recruitinghell on June 27, 2022 16:34:40
/r/cars/comments/vjxfwd/anyone_else_noticed_a_streak_of_unmet_reserves_on/idv4ngl/

Yeah, they really did think those cars would keep appreciating forever. A notchback for $60k is just. I can’t believe the buses go for what they do, but they have pretty broad appeal and cost a lot to restore. But a *notch*? I mean I think they’re cool, and air cooled stuff does tend to be pricey, but damn.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 26, 2022 19:18:46
/r/cars/comments/vjatro/tie_rod_question_is_the_count_on_each_tie_rod/idqcl2q/

Yep, normal enough. Cars are never perfectly straight, that’s why we have the adjustment in there to begin with. Also counting threads/spins instead of toe angle is a pretty crude measurement in the first place. Short answer: that’s fine enough to get you to a real alignment.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 25, 2022 17:12:29
/r/cars/comments/viuf9w/07_honda_civic_i_had_a_noticeable_increase_in/idqbt8i/

Uhm excuse me, you aren’t considering my $1200 power conditioner

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 25, 2022 17:06:22
/r/cars/comments/vjy3cb/will_they_ever_bring_back_the_vw_beetle/idqb3ga/

They were just a golf in fatter body panels. The only thing they offered was styling, which was already pretty polarizing. Consumers saw through this, the novelty wore off, and it was axed. I really doubt we’ll see a return any time soon

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 25, 2022 17:00:52
/r/cars/comments/vjq1sf/should_i_replace_failed_transmission_for_my_2000/idqahdo/

Those transmissions are dog-ass garbage. I wouldn’t put a used one in, as it might be close to death itself. I’d get a rebuilt one instead. Outside of that though, I’d absolutely repair it

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 25, 2022 16:56:04
/r/cars/comments/vkix9f/rented_an_suv_on_a_tripnever_been_more_certain/idq8f6e/

There are also some nice ass minivans now. I saw a sienna today and kind of did a double take, the interior is actually nice now. Far cry from the windstar or whatever my friends rode around in for sure. The odyssey has also always been a knockout imo

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 25, 2022 16:39:59
/r/technology/comments/vkg164/meta_bans_staff_from_open_discussion_of_roe_v/idq46mx/

Makes the products less frustrating to use, keeps you in the ecosystem. Same reason they’d add most feature really

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/technology on June 25, 2022 16:07:08
/r/cars/comments/vjxfwd/anyone_else_noticed_a_streak_of_unmet_reserves_on/idmolup/

Hot damn. I thought refinancing mine to 2.5% was good. Shame it’s paid off now, almost makes me want to pull the trigger on a GR86

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 24, 2022 20:24:37
/r/cars/comments/vjxfwd/anyone_else_noticed_a_streak_of_unmet_reserves_on/idmnqp4/

I personally think classic project cars have been softening for a while now. My pet theory is that people are filling their free time up with other activities now, and money isn’t as abundant

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 24, 2022 20:17:43
/r/beetle/comments/vjxkps/2276_in_a_68/idmmmi2/

Is that just a taller oil pan with I guess a longer pickup tube?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on June 24, 2022 20:08:40
/r/beetle/comments/vjxkps/2276_in_a_68/idmmdat/

I’m getting ready to drop a new motor in this week. I’d really strongly suggest just finding an experienced builder near you. The amount of machine work mine needed (even on some of the new parts!) made it worth it alone. They did it all in-house, and it probably came out about the same price as if I’d try to do it myself, and they knocked it out of the park. If you know you have a good condition motor and just want more power, the bigger jugs and garage building it are probably a decent option. But in my case I had a tired thing that was already rebuilt once, and then lost compression on a cylinder.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on June 24, 2022 20:06:38
/r/nottheonion/comments/vjku27/a_nightmare_family_living_without_a_roof_after/idl4099/

Excuse me, they make it out of *29* gauge steel?? That’s like aluminum foil, I think a soup can would be thicker than that.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/nottheonion on June 24, 2022 13:45:34
/r/technology/comments/vjje8q/japanese_city_worker_loses_usb_containing/idl3lhs/

I guess DOB is a little concerning, but isn’t that all largely public info anyhow?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/technology on June 24, 2022 13:42:55
/r/CozyPlaces/comments/vjhrqt/little_cafe_nook_overlooking_a_norwegian/idkbf0x/

Right, and if you sat back in the chair you’d smack your head. Looks very frustrating tbh

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/CozyPlaces on June 24, 2022 10:45:50
/r/interestingasfuck/comments/vji0az/pipe_lining_is_the_process_of_lining_old_dirty/idkb27r/

Cool, thanks for the info. No one likes spending money on something that doesn’t *need* it, but I’m watching all of my neighbors deal with collapsed sewer lines and I’d like to avoid the headache if I can

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/interestingasfuck on June 24, 2022 10:43:30
/r/interestingasfuck/comments/vji0az/pipe_lining_is_the_process_of_lining_old_dirty/idk6vyf/

How painful was the process? I’d assume less of an interruption than the sewer line suddenly collapsing right?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/interestingasfuck on June 24, 2022 10:14:40
/r/facepalm/comments/vjji2u/this_dude_is_literally_surrounded_by_freedom/idk3uia/

Can’t speak for that house in particular, and budget is definitely part of it. But in general for fire safety windows on the sides of newer suburban houses are kept to a minimum.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/facepalm on June 24, 2022 09:51:39
/r/technology/comments/vjje8q/japanese_city_worker_loses_usb_containing/idk31yb/

Yeah, I doubt it was really that much info to be honest, and it couldn’t have been that sensitive if it was just going to some call center.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/technology on June 24, 2022 09:45:30
/r/cars/comments/vhbnj1/tuesday_tuneup_post_all_your_vehicle_maintenance/idjsrfx/

Sure, a simple multimeter should really be able to do it. Just check for continuity/resistance. It depends on the model, but most cars have a sort of bare metal wire mesh strap that’s bolted between either the engine block or transmission and the body/frame of the car. That’s your ground strap. Sometimes the hardware holding it gets really corroded, sometimes it frays and breaks, good thing to check. Also obviously the spot on the car needs to be unpainted, paint isn’t conductive.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 24, 2022 08:16:18
/r/science/comments/vj3r3i/as_us_obesity_epidemic_grows_new_study_shows_who/idjsgoy/

Yeah, I’m talking more about small-medium size town centers, obviously Atlanta or Houston will have different needs/solutions.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/science on June 24, 2022 08:13:19
/r/science/comments/vj3r3i/as_us_obesity_epidemic_grows_new_study_shows_who/idi81cy/

I think the other side of this is businesses push the parking onto the street, which the city is almost forced to widen, which results in just publicly funded parking instead of the business paying for their own damn parking. Not really sure what the winning move is there, I’ve seen it play out both ways.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/science on June 23, 2022 21:29:42
/r/beetle/comments/vj7kt2/how_do_you_know_if_a_car_will_make_a_good_daily/idhjwqn/

If you have to ask, it probably isn’t the one for you. To keep the list short… - Rust - Poor heat - Low power - air cooled engines are pretty pricey to repair - most motors never see more than 80k miles or so (in my experience) - almost no safety features - Dwindling parts availability (you aren’t going to autozone)

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on June 23, 2022 18:19:44
/r/beetle/comments/vj0hsb/what_year_model_do_you_prefer/idhj7zy/

I’m maybe an odd one out, but I love the look of the late model headlights on cal-look cars. I’m just a sucker for the rake with shaved trim and the engine lid spacers.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on June 23, 2022 18:14:40
/r/beetle/comments/vj0hsb/what_year_model_do_you_prefer/idhj29b/

Tombstone headlights are my personal favorite. Really good mix of styling and safety

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on June 23, 2022 18:13:29
/r/cars/comments/vig2u9/2007_toyota_yaris/idhif2g/

There are actually aftermarket conversion kits for crank —> power windows, the best part of that option is you can keep the stock window regulator in. Otherwise you have to basically rebuild the entire mechanism.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 23, 2022 18:08:41
/r/cars/comments/vizvyi/dae_feel_like_were_currently_in_the_second_coming/idhhyhz/

> The low end of the market is half baked at best, mostly uninspiring drivetrains, copycat designs. Pal, I have a ‘74 Beetle. You want to talk about uninspiring?? That was a car that saw no fundamental changes to styling, powertrain, or interior in 25 years when it was sold new. 60hp on the best of days, with heat that could barely melt an ice cube. It doesn’t even have a washer fluid pump, it uses the spare tire air pressure. Show me a 25 year old USDM car for sale today, and maybe I’ll change my tune about the low end of the market not being as uninspiring as the Malaise era. But I think you’ll have a hard time.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 23, 2022 18:05:15
/r/cars/comments/vilh3q/steps_to_make_sure_my_battery_is_good_for_a_drive/idhgn9f/

Not these days, alternators more like

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 23, 2022 17:55:40
/r/cars/comments/vifgzt/how_the_tesla_model_s_changed_the_world_consumer/idhedze/

Musk still has a lot of life in him still, he might surprise us yet!

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 23, 2022 17:39:14
/r/cars/comments/viyhx9/what_parts_are_worth_selling_off_my_car/idhdv5l/

I’d post it on FBM and CL advertising it’s a full car part out. It’s old enough that people are trying to source all kinds of crap. Door skins, bumpers, wiring harness pieces, trim pieces, all that.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 23, 2022 17:35:26
/r/cars/comments/vj4ssj/question_regarding_2k_headlight_restoration/idh3foj/

I’d try a compound polish before doing much else personally

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 23, 2022 16:22:34
/r/cars/comments/vj3dlp/crossovers_vs_sedans/idh39sq/

A lot of crossovers are constructed like sedans now, and there’s less sedan choices now than ever. It doesn’t surprise me that more people are buying crossovers, whether they like it or not lol

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 23, 2022 16:21:31
/r/cars/comments/vigvry/does_anybody_else_regret_building_their_car/idf3g30/

I disagree that it’s an issue. It’s just a different kind of car, I actually really want one.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 23, 2022 07:37:58
/r/cars/comments/vhbnj1/tuesday_tuneup_post_all_your_vehicle_maintenance/idduguw/

You aren’t getting a good ground on the car. Only explanation really. Edit: might be worth checking the ground strap if this is all with the same car

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 22, 2022 22:40:07
/r/cars/comments/vhbnj1/tuesday_tuneup_post_all_your_vehicle_maintenance/iddu7et/

Check the maintenance schedule in your manual. If you’re using full synthetic you can likely space your oil changes out a bit. As for tires, reviews are your friend. Consumer reports in particular has very impartial reviews focused for the every day driver.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 22, 2022 22:37:54
/r/cars/comments/vhbnj1/tuesday_tuneup_post_all_your_vehicle_maintenance/iddtrli/

You should diagnose it before throwing parts at it. Before anything, make sure your wheel wells are secured. Just had the fender liner on one of my cars come loose and behave the same way.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 22, 2022 22:34:15
/r/cars/comments/vhbnj1/tuesday_tuneup_post_all_your_vehicle_maintenance/iddtju8/

I wouldn’t do anything special for something built after ~90 personally

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 22, 2022 22:32:28
/r/cars/comments/vicaez/2012_chrysler_300_limited_36l_need_tips_for_more/iddsy8a/

You’re going to need a tune to run nitrous, and most likely injectors as well. There’s no free lunch, cars are pay-to-play whichever way you slice it.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 22, 2022 22:27:28
/r/cars/comments/vijc3n/what_is_one_of_the_most_dramatic_failures_youve/iddrzg0/

Subaru motors sit in line with the drive shaft, not transverse like most 4cyl cars. So I don’t think it would be that bad? I haven’t needed to do mine yet though.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 22, 2022 22:19:35
/r/cars/comments/vigvry/does_anybody_else_regret_building_their_car/iddqveo/

MK7 GTI is the most boring 300hp I’ve ever driven lol

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 22, 2022 22:10:37
/r/cars/comments/vheqd6/drag_strips_closing_across_us_phoenix_houston/idbuf7e/

I worked with a guy that made 6 figures without a DL. Got a ride with someone every day, and now that WFH is more common I don’t even think it’s a concern for him.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 22, 2022 13:32:48
/r/cars/comments/vheqd6/drag_strips_closing_across_us_phoenix_houston/idbu92s/

I’ve noticed housing prices keeping some of my friends out of it. Really hard to have a toy car or even modify your DD if you don’t have a garage.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 22, 2022 13:31:35
/r/cars/comments/vi9x3a/stupid_question_wednesday_ask_your_basic/idbteyz/

Just because it was replaced doesn’t mean it was replaced with a new part. Often they’ll buy a used motor at the scrap yard and chuck it in.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 22, 2022 13:25:36
/r/todayilearned/comments/vi4j7k/til_in_the_movie_fight_club_there_is_a_starbucks/idbpys5/

That’s so stupid I almost downvoted you for quoting them. How is that real.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/todayilearned on June 22, 2022 13:01:16
/r/LifeProTips/comments/vhthuv/lpt_if_you_love_box_mac_and_cheese_you_can_buy_a/idba8pa/

Is it just salt, or does it add that butter flavor as well?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/LifeProTips on June 22, 2022 11:13:15
/r/beetle/comments/vfh8ax/any_paint_tips/id97854/

So a couple things then… My car had a WW patch panel welded in there when I bought it. I did some of the final body work and paint on it, and it came out really nice. It actually stands out a bit because the paint is nicer than the rest of the car there lol. I would suggest doing that if you have rust there and can weld. I just got done fooling with my rear quarter panel behind the rear window. Previous owner had tried to repair the rust spots with just bondo, and it ended up bubbling through again and wrecking the paint. I really don’t advise doing that, it’s a temporary fix at best. Really makes it a headache to fix as well. As for the paint itself, you need to figure out a few things. I’d really suggest you find a professional paint supplier in your area. Don’t try to do this over the internet or ordering things at Autozone, you want a place that primarily sells to collision and restoration shops. You’ll need to figure out what type of paint is on the car (probably either single stage acrylic enamel or two stage base/clear), and then pick a line of products that will play nicely with it. As for the paint code, I got lucky and the previous owner repainted in an OEM color. So I just have them mix that color up. If it’s not OEM though, most shops these days have optical scanners that can pull a paint code. For that I’d get a spot on the main body of the car as clean as you can, with dish soap and maybe even iso alcohol. This will strip all wax/grease/detailer from the paint and get a color as accurate as possible. Side note: Last time I went to have my paint mixed the shop told me the OEM mixture calls for a leaded base, and they couldn’t do it. Another shop was able to convert it to use a more modern base, but I haven’t used it yet so I’m not sure how accurate it will be. Looking at the sample on top the can, I think it will be alright but might be just a shade darker.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on June 21, 2022 22:02:41
/r/DiWHY/comments/vhfjjn/pasta_served_in_a_bottle_that_is_levitating_on_a/id8fp0a/

Further evidence that we should require a license exam before allowing someone to buy a welder.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/DiWHY on June 21, 2022 18:18:31
/r/beetle/comments/vfh8ax/any_paint_tips/id4iglq/

Not sure I’m following to be honest… are you talking about this part here? https://www.wolfsburgwest.com/cart/DetailsList.cfm?ID=111809085CA the lower quarter panel in front of the bottom of the rear fenders?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on June 20, 2022 20:33:18
/r/cars/comments/vcvf1v/how_to_improve_my_nd2_miata/id45bb2/

Have you tried a more aggressive alignment? Even in my FRS that can make a substantial difference. Sounds like coilovers are in your future as well.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 20, 2022 18:45:42
/r/cars/comments/vf2zch/is_it_just_me_are_parking_spaces_getting_smaller/id41dg5/

Storing boats and campers on the street side gets me fucking *heated*. What a bunch of stupid bullshit that is.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 20, 2022 18:14:53
/r/cars/comments/vgqk4e/2022_subaru_wrx_vs_2022_subaru_brz_pov_comparison/id40zrr/

More like for the passenger to do paperwork on lol

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 20, 2022 18:11:56
/r/cars/comments/vgqk4e/2022_subaru_wrx_vs_2022_subaru_brz_pov_comparison/id3kd80/

Man, I will never understand the new BRZ interior. What is going on over on the passenger side?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 20, 2022 16:09:25
/r/cars/comments/vgoeex/when_did_cars_stop_being_comfy/id3hbzf/

No, but you know how it is. Actually you mentioned in your first post, it’s partially a status thing. So if the base model has a 17” wheel, the higher trims get a 19”. Then next year they make the base a 18” to differentiate it from the prior model, or whatever else. It’s definitely not the only reason, but I think it’s a contributing factor. Also I personally think wheels that just baaarely clear the brakes look a little goofy.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 20, 2022 15:47:12
/r/cars/comments/vgoeex/when_did_cars_stop_being_comfy/id3gui8/

Isn’t part of that just what you get when going from a 6 series to a 4 series to a 3 series?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 20, 2022 15:43:37
/r/cars/comments/vgoeex/when_did_cars_stop_being_comfy/id3gdtf/

Heavier vehicles and the consumer demand for better braking performance also lead to bigger brakes, which need bigger wheels to clear.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 20, 2022 15:40:11
/r/cars/comments/vfxcmz/describe_your_perfect_sports_car_for_everyday/id3g5qy/

You keep asking questions, I’m just answering them. Sorry, I’ll check in with you next time I want to make a post to get approval.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 20, 2022 15:38:34
/r/cars/comments/vfxcmz/describe_your_perfect_sports_car_for_everyday/id3aybx/

Damn dude, all I did was make a joke about you shoehorning your car into the conversation. It’s really not that big of a deal. I’ve already given my personal definition if you’re that bothered by it

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 20, 2022 15:00:24
/r/cars/comments/vfxcmz/describe_your_perfect_sports_car_for_everyday/id2swde/

Lol even Bugatti themselves call it a [luxury road car suitable for everyday use](https://www.bugatti.com/models/veyron-models/veyron-164/) Are you seriously comparing your E class to a Veyron? One is built on a dedicated platform, the other shares bones with i4 diesel commuter sedan. I’ll let you guess which is which. Man, I just don’t know what to tell you. Again, I have no issues with your car and if you’re happy with it that’s great. But it is *not* a sports car at all. Frankly it’s kind of weird that you’re this bothered by that.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 20, 2022 12:50:30
/r/cars/comments/vfxcmz/describe_your_perfect_sports_car_for_everyday/id2hdgh/

Fine, the FR-S is probably close enough to be considered a modern example of a sports car but not the definition of one. It’s a 2+2 2 door coupe on a dedicated platform focused on dynamics and low weight. By more traditional terms it would be excluded due to the back seats. A sports car these days is more “you know it when you see it” to most people. Again, it’s cool that you like your car, I’m not even bashing it. But a sports car at 190”, 4000lb, and 5 doors? Come on. At that point what *isn’t* a sports car? Edit: Don’t try to make it seem like I’m acting as the arbiter of all things sports car, [read it from C&D yourself.](https://www.caranddriver.com/reviews/a15135684/mercedes-benz-e55-amg-road-test/) > The Mercedes-Benz E55 AMG is not a sports sedan, although it is a sedan. The E55 is not a sports car, although it tears from a standstill to 60 mph in 4.5 seconds.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 20, 2022 11:27:51
/r/cars/comments/vfxcmz/describe_your_perfect_sports_car_for_everyday/id208tw/

Why are you so concerned with my car? I’ve never once brought it up.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 20, 2022 09:10:29
/r/cars/comments/vfxcmz/describe_your_perfect_sports_car_for_everyday/id0g856/

So a sports car is something that prioritizes dynamics, two doors, preferably two seats. You like your car, that’s cool, I get it. But that doesn’t make it a sports car at all. Not sure what “list” you’re talking about, I haven’t mentioned another car once.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 19, 2022 21:54:05
/r/cars/comments/vespzk/anyone_else_find_modern_vehicle_design_trending/id0e56z/

Ugh, thank you. In the 30’s things weren’t any better. I can often tell you what year a pre-war or even 50’s car is before I can tell you what model or even make it is. Very distinctive year to year, but make to make? Not so much.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 19, 2022 21:34:45
/r/beetle/comments/vfh8ax/any_paint_tips/id0clf0/

I’ve done some paint repairs on my car, what specifically do you need help with? That picture doesn’t look that bad, have you tried just a heavy compound polish and wax? If you just don’t like how dull the finish is, you can most likely bring it back to gloss

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on June 19, 2022 21:20:23
/r/cars/comments/vfxcmz/describe_your_perfect_sports_car_for_everyday/id0cbd2/

My points pretty simple, it’s not a sports car. Like at all. It weighs 4000lbs and is 190” long lol

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 19, 2022 21:17:54
/r/ft86/comments/vfxx2r/was_able_to_negotiate_to_285k_is_this_free_vin/iczydys/

Damn, sounds like I should just sell mine then lol

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/ft86 on June 19, 2022 19:12:32
/r/beetle/comments/vfze52/where_to_jack_up_rear_of_1961_beetle/iczu6wu/

I’ll let people yell at me, but… I always put the jack pad right on the drain plug of the transmission. If it’s strong enough to hold the motor up, I figured it should be fine to jack up on. I throw stands under the front beam and rear torsion tubes. Car hasn’t folded in half yet, so it can’t be *that* bad

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/beetle on June 19, 2022 18:36:42
/r/cars/comments/vg2ou6/what_is_your_dream_car_to_work_on_your_dream_car/iczt23u/

Eh, idk on that one. They have a lot of weird one-off parts, and pulling the engine through the *bottom* of the car is a personal pet-peeve of mine

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 19, 2022 18:27:04
/r/cars/comments/vfxcmz/describe_your_perfect_sports_car_for_everyday/iczsrft/

>Sports car “Bro this full sized luxobarge wagon is perfect”

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 19, 2022 18:24:34
/r/cars/comments/vfxcmz/describe_your_perfect_sports_car_for_everyday/iczsis4/

First gen had 17” wheels as well for the base packages. I don’t think you can make it more comfortable without sacrificing performance unless you go to something like magnaride, which is kind of crazy expensive for the car

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 19, 2022 18:22:33
/r/cars/comments/vfxcmz/describe_your_perfect_sports_car_for_everyday/iczscoe/

> What a great car. I guarantee soon they’ll jump in price. I bet you’re right, along with the MR2 Spyder. I think the styling is the biggest thing that’s holding them back, and they’re generally seen as the less desirable of their lineage. That will change though I think.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 19, 2022 18:21:10
/r/cars/comments/vfxcmz/describe_your_perfect_sports_car_for_everyday/iczs1z5/

And not particularly well received EPS either

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 19, 2022 18:18:43
/r/ft86/comments/vfxx2r/was_able_to_negotiate_to_285k_is_this_free_vin/iczq3gy/

For that price though? For that price I wouldn’t even want the hassle of explaining it to the next buyer when I’m ready to sell. It’s not like these are 1/500 cars

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/ft86 on June 19, 2022 18:02:28
/r/starterpacks/comments/vfe11p/average_white_male_zoomer_starter_pack/icww3cp/

So they are permed? I was wondering how so many dudes had curly hair all of a sudden.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/starterpacks on June 19, 2022 01:08:02
/r/nextfuckinglevel/comments/vfgzac/how_you_play_doubles/icwvrn0/

Yes and no. There are a good deal of ghost notes and little details that a lot of people miss, which makes it a little bit more challenging than it first seems. In general it’s a pretty straightforward song though.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/nextfuckinglevel on June 19, 2022 01:04:08
/r/nonononoyes/comments/vfg4rf/multiple_recoveries/icwshnn/

A few of these look like they genuinely broke some suspension pieces, and may have retired them from the stage

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/nonononoyes on June 19, 2022 00:25:34
/r/LifeProTips/comments/ve1daf/lpt_a_wet_oven_mitt_is_no_longer_an_oven_mitt/ict0qsv/

They’re more resilient to water intrusion, but not impervious. I’ve only had an issue with that one time, and it was because I did something really stupid. Don’t be more stupid than me (pretty tough if I’m being honest), and you’ll be fine. Way better trade off than using fuckin’ cheap-ass welding gloves in your kitchen imo

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/LifeProTips on June 18, 2022 02:24:33
/r/cars/comments/ve1gam/what_rob_dahm_has_accomplished_is_nothing_short/ics1e1x/

Yeah, I feel you. Sometimes it’s nice to have someone not take things *so* seriously (there are some real big egos in racing) but it was a bit much. Also a guy that went to law school acting like a redneck caricature is a liiitle bit cringe.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 17, 2022 20:21:47
/r/cars/comments/ve1gam/what_rob_dahm_has_accomplished_is_nothing_short/icpu5cj/

I think it was deleted after a few days. It was back when COVID was more of a concern, and then again when they had a radiator cap come off and partially torch a guy in the burnout box Huh, I didn’t know that. I guess I wouldn’t though. Yeah Finnegan in the roadkill days was *bad*, but I think he’s cleaned it up a lot since then. They also to me seemed a bit more forward with the “this is really bad, don’t emulate this” message. I didn’t actually watch when the show was still being broadcast though, so I may not have the best POV. Definitely wish they had been better with seatbelts at least though.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 17, 2022 11:05:44
/r/cars/comments/ve1gam/what_rob_dahm_has_accomplished_is_nothing_short/icpu2a4/

I think it was deleted after a few days. It was back when COVID was more of a concern, and then again when they had a radiator cap come off and partially torch a guy in the burnout box Huh, I didn’t know that. I guess I wouldn’t though. Yeah Finnegan in the roadkill days was *bad*, but I think he’s cleaned it up a lot since then. They also to me seemed a bit more forward with the “this is really bad, don’t emulate this” message. I didn’t actually watch when the show was still being broadcast though, so I may not have the best POV. Definitely wish they had been better with seatbelts at least though.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 17, 2022 11:05:27
/r/cars/comments/vdk69j/tesla_hikes_prices_for_all_models_in_the_us_model/icpsy1s/

I died 6 times the first year alone with my FR-S

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 17, 2022 10:58:54
/r/LifeProTips/comments/ve1daf/lpt_a_wet_oven_mitt_is_no_longer_an_oven_mitt/icpsmoi/

I’m by no means endorsing that particular one, was just the first link I saw. I’m sure I paid nowhere near that for mine, but it’s been years.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/LifeProTips on June 17, 2022 10:56:40
/r/cars/comments/ve1gam/what_rob_dahm_has_accomplished_is_nothing_short/icps9wm/

I agree that bailing on the jet car was a good idea, but they really shouldn’t have started it in the first place. It was kind of a brain dead idea. I guess that’s kind of a moot point though. I appreciate the interest, but I really don’t plan on watching again. When he hit that lull I started to think about the channel, and I just really don’t want to support what they do. Their safety is pretty atrocious, everything from their stance on COVID to how they conduct their events to the things they show on the channel. I think there are a lot of younger people that look up to him or have him as their gateway into motor sports, and he just sets a terrible example. What really did it for me was when he came out with a couple Insta videos basically saying he would be ignoring everyone’s concerns. Edit: isn’t the jet boat Finnegan’s anyhow? I have a bit more respect for him personally

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 17, 2022 10:54:10
/r/cars/comments/ve1gam/what_rob_dahm_has_accomplished_is_nothing_short/icpqttm/

Can’t speak for LZ, but I stopped watching Cletus quite a while ago because he didn’t seem to actually *do* much. Sometimes they would put a part in/out of a car, but other than that it would be shipped somewhere for a cage, all the motor/trans work was done by someone else, then they didn’t even dyno it themselves anymore, then he wasn’t even racing them, I couldn’t even tell what the hell the channel was about anymore. One week he’s nonstop talking about pressure washing concrete or mowing grass, then he’s driving some clapped out Isuzu into a pond for some reason, then backed out of the jet car thing, something about SxS, then concrete barriers? I guess my point is every YouTube algs so funny things to channels, and they respond in very different ways. Some channels just turn on a firehose of anything they can possibly film, other channels like Project Binky take really deep dives on specific items. Guess it’s just preference at the end of the day?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 17, 2022 10:43:53
/r/cars/comments/ve1gam/what_rob_dahm_has_accomplished_is_nothing_short/icpozeb/

>Bottom line, any competent builder can create a car built from the ground up in under 1 year provided they have the money and tools. >Anyone who’s built a car from scratch, touching every bolt, and being meticulous knows a car can be completed much sooner. Dude… no

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 17, 2022 10:30:39
/r/cars/comments/vdyinc/why_people_boast_about_their_low_mile_performance/icpo5ee/

A few years ago I was at a classic/custom car show, and I started complaining a little while walking away from a car. I’d been dreaming up my first real car build for a while, and it was the 3rd or 4th car of the day where I saw something I really liked, but then the owner didn’t know enough to tell me anything about it. I was saying something to the effect of “if you just pay for someone else to build a car like this, do you even really own it? Why bring it to a show like this?”, and my dad kind of woke me up a bit. He said “one day when you’re ready to sell your car and move up to another one, you’re going to need a guy like that to sell to. That’s how the whole hobby keeps spinning”. I was just hot tired and being pissy that day, but he was right and I’d never really thought about that part. This kind of thread just reminds me of that though. In 10 years when everyone wants to buy a clean example of these cars, they’ll be making threads asking “why oh why didn’t people take better care of these cars??” Just look at how many people now get all wet in the pants over a low mileage garage kept full documented S2000, Mazdaspeed Miata, M3, C5Z06, Supra, 300zx, MR2, B5 S4, Evo8…

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 17, 2022 10:24:37
/r/cars/comments/vdyinc/why_people_boast_about_their_low_mile_performance/icpkyht/

That whole thing is a bit blown out of proportion. If a car sits for too long you need to take special care when starting it again, but really that’s about where it ends. Outside of that, things just time out. It happens a lot more with race cars, but regular street cars have the same types of issues. Anything rubber or urethane generally. My Model A is on a custom chassis, it’s literally never driven. Needs all new ball joints and steering rack boots, just from sitting. My Beetle has about 80k miles on it. Just got finished replacing all of the ball joints and seals on the suspension/steering. It’s largely just age.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 17, 2022 10:01:07
/r/LifeProTips/comments/ve1daf/lpt_a_wet_oven_mitt_is_no_longer_an_oven_mitt/icp7h5w/

I have those exact HF welding gloves he’s talking about, and I don’t even use them for welding anymore. The heat insulation on them is basically non existent, they’re just made out of stiff raw leather. I would strongly advise not doing what they suggest lol. In the kitchen I have something like [this](https://www.amazon.com/Grill-Armor-Extreme-Resistant-Gloves/dp/B00GRC2JS6) which works very well. From my experience it would take quite a bit longer to saturate these with water than regular oven mitts, but unlike welding gloves you can actually wash and reuse them.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/LifeProTips on June 17, 2022 08:06:00
/r/antiwork/comments/ve5ki4/were_officially_at_150_unionized_starbucks_stores/icp5pg4/

The entire market has been a bloodbath. Not sure SBUX price has much to do with this.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/antiwork on June 17, 2022 07:47:52
/r/cyberpunkgame/comments/vdnloc/7_hrs_into_the_game_and_i_like_it/icnc3g6/

Is there a point where it “gets good” or something? I’m maybe 3 or 4 hours into it on PS5 and I don’t hate it or anything, I just really am not that interested in continuing. Haven’t touched it in a few weeks now. Is there something I’m not seeing yet, or is it just not the game for me?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cyberpunkgame on June 16, 2022 20:12:57
/r/NintendoSwitch/comments/vdj42e/nintendo_switch_has_sold_25_million_units_in_japan/icn1t6w/

I mean that for some people (most of the switch owners I personally know), the switch was just a gatekeeper for the Nintendo first party games. If those titles were available literally any other way, I wouldn’t have bought a switch. The game sharing and overall online/profile experience is pretty tone deaf and outdated in my opinion. Steam Deck is really more than the initial marketing would have you believe. It’s just a gaming laptop with controller built in, and happens to have Steam OS already installed

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/NintendoSwitch on June 16, 2022 18:49:34
/r/NintendoSwitch/comments/vdj42e/nintendo_switch_has_sold_25_million_units_in_japan/icmq4bo/

Yeah, I recognize that Nintendo’s IP is immensely powerful, but I think it’s important to remember it and the Switches success are not 1:1. There are a good deal of people that would buy a Nintendo leaf blower if it meant they could play the new 1st party games. Steam also has draw to some people (like myself) that I really wish Nintendo would take notes on. I have a huge Steam library from years ago when I *did* have the time to sit at a desktop, and now it just all works on the Deck. Being able to buy the console and already have a library, and able to revisit my favorite titles again has been great. I have absolutely *had it* with paying 4+ times for the same Nintendo games. I don’t want to come off as some rabid hater or anything btw. There are two Switches in our household, I really enjoyed mine the first year or two but really fell out of love with it lately. I hope they can turn the ship around for myself and others like me. I am glad that it fits your use case though, there really wasn’t anything like it before it launched and the steam deck likely wouldn’t exist without its popularity

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/NintendoSwitch on June 16, 2022 17:23:40
/r/NintendoSwitch/comments/vdj42e/nintendo_switch_has_sold_25_million_units_in_japan/icmhv47/

I did that, but I find I rarely turn the switch on now. Any cross platform game feels like I have a better place than the switch to play it on

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/NintendoSwitch on June 16, 2022 16:25:03
/r/NintendoSwitch/comments/vdj42e/nintendo_switch_has_sold_25_million_units_in_japan/icmh8sl/

It starts to bend the definition of a “console”, but the Steam Deck is out there. Hardware-wise it runs circles around my Switch. Yes, the battery life isn’t great but the OG switch isn’t much better and you can throttle it to stretch it. I think the reason we see this sentiment around the Switch is that the marketing masquerades it as a full home console imo, and the 3rd party game library is largely filled with console ports.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/NintendoSwitch on June 16, 2022 16:20:38
/r/NintendoSwitch/comments/vdj42e/nintendo_switch_has_sold_25_million_units_in_japan/icmg6n6/

*Or* it shows that Nintendo IP is so popular people will eat the hardware cost to play it.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/NintendoSwitch on June 16, 2022 16:12:45
/r/therewasanattempt/comments/vdijyb/to_secure_the_yeezys/iclzqp5/

Yeah, kind of weird they don’t do that or spider wrap them or something

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/therewasanattempt on June 16, 2022 14:12:59
/r/antiwork/comments/vd3xmu/had_a_recruiter_contact_me_for_a_job_and_when_i/icisea4/

You seriously think they were going to move from “$50k salary” to some elaborate new sliding compensation scheme that was proposed on the spot? I have my doubts.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/antiwork on June 15, 2022 20:06:13
/r/GamingLeaksAndRumours/comments/vcy2fr/sony_is_working_on_a_new_playstation_5_pro/iciqo2d/

Do you do anything abnormal with them? I still have my original two from over a year ago that are working great, maybe I just don’t put enough time on one in particular?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/GamingLeaksAndRumours on June 15, 2022 19:52:28
/r/GamingLeaksAndRumours/comments/vcy2fr/sony_is_working_on_a_new_playstation_5_pro/iciqjg3/

Yeah it’s a little embarrassing. I even have a way pedal for my guitar that uses a shutter/IR bulb/sensor instead of a potentiometer to dodge those issues.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/GamingLeaksAndRumours on June 15, 2022 19:51:25
/r/GamingLeaksAndRumours/comments/vcy2fr/sony_is_working_on_a_new_playstation_5_pro/icipuwl/

On the Steam Deck at least they aren’t, they’re unique buttons. Not sure how the PS5 will handle it though

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/GamingLeaksAndRumours on June 15, 2022 19:45:55
/r/WhitePeopleTwitter/comments/vcjpda/people_in_texas/icga3kp/

> came the news that Michael Avenatti, the man who has emerged in the national consciousness as the lawyer for porn star Stormy Daniels, is considering running against Trump in 2020. They’re reporting on the fact that Avenatti announced they were considering a run. Yes, it’s an opinion/analysis piece, but they aren’t just randomly saying Avenatti should run, they’re reporting that he already mentioned considering it.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/WhitePeopleTwitter on June 15, 2022 09:20:53
/r/AskReddit/comments/vbzfbm/whats_not_nearly_as_attractive_as_people_think/iceln9j/

From women with you in mind, instead of your wallet? Haha even so it’s a very different price point lol. Although I’d still love to have one, it’s about the only GT car I’d consider right now tbh

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/AskReddit on June 14, 2022 22:00:56
/r/AskReddit/comments/vbzfbm/whats_not_nearly_as_attractive_as_people_think/icct8ek/

That’s not how *any* of that works.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/AskReddit on June 14, 2022 13:52:50
/r/AskReddit/comments/vbzfbm/whats_not_nearly_as_attractive_as_people_think/icct0fy/

It makes me absolutely cringe when I see these guys start their bikes, and immediately bang them off the limiter to make a bunch of noise.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/AskReddit on June 14, 2022 13:51:19
/r/AskReddit/comments/vbzfbm/whats_not_nearly_as_attractive_as_people_think/iccsof7/

My stupid ‘74 Beetle gets so much more attention from women than any other car I’ve ever been in. Fellas, if you’re looking for a mate don’t bother with the BMW’s, Mustangs, Corvettes, Supras or whatever else. Those only get you other bro dudes attention at the gas station. Go get yourself a Mini, MG, Miata, Beetle, something small fun and cute.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/AskReddit on June 14, 2022 13:49:06
/r/Economics/comments/vc3roc/home_sellers_are_cutting_list_prices_as_more/iccclk8/

You’re kind of taking a shot in the dark. Generally speaking I’ve never seen intentionally “timing the market “ work out for anyone I’ve known, but that’s just anecdotal. One thing to consider is that the front part of the mortgage is where the bulk of your interest will accrue. Prices also don’t rise and fall linearly with interest rate changes. By the time you get a chance to refinance, will it have been worth it? In general I just don’t see much sense in treating your primary housing as an investment.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/Economics on June 14, 2022 12:00:41
/r/WeirdWheels/comments/vc0f9w/aston_martin_lagonda_2door_cabrio_with_wheelbase/icc6zgx/

I’m general it will make the car more willing to rotate. V8 doesn’t have much to it, it’s all about the weight and where it’s mounted.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/WeirdWheels on June 14, 2022 11:21:47
/r/SteamDeck/comments/uqahj5/i_missed_my_steamdeck_purchase_email_but_was/ica91wl/

That’s awesome, glad this post maybe helped a bit.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/SteamDeck on June 13, 2022 22:53:13
/r/SteamDeck/comments/uqahj5/i_missed_my_steamdeck_purchase_email_but_was/ic9vmdj/

🤞 Good luck, it’s worked out before

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/SteamDeck on June 13, 2022 21:06:03
/r/politics/comments/vb95p1/trump_wanted_to_be_at_the_capitol_riot_because/ic9ushx/

Right, but remember the huge grudge he had w/ Obama (and really every dem)? He’s the same height with the heels, imagine without

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/politics on June 13, 2022 20:59:21
/r/cars/comments/v8rpw1/beginning_to_think_the_realm_of_modifying_hasnt/ic9m4qv/

That’s wild, I can’t even imagine pulling rebuilding and installing a motor in that time. Hats off to him lol > there’s a reason you never see a Ford in a Chevy! Oh man, isn’t that the truth haha. Yeah I was given a turbo 350 when I bought my car, then I found a <20k mile SBC 350 for $500 so it seems like it needs to happen. I also want a car that I can just hop in and drive anywhere with confidence, really doesn’t get much more reliable than that. My chassis already has a TCI IFS front end on it anyhow, it was never going to fit in with the traditional cars.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 19:48:23
/r/cars/comments/v9ileo/what_happened_to_the_price_of_6070s_muscle_cars/ic8e9vv/

Exactly, that’s exactly it. I’ve seen some really hard working guys/girls that really took what they could get (odd parts, less desirable cars, etc, which to me is what rods are all about) to make something with great bones and a couple really incredible full custom builds get just entirely passed over in favor of “Ryan’s grandfather passed down his restomodded ‘51 F1 single cab to Ryan last year…”. It can really be demotivating to someone trying to get involved and build their skills, I usually don’t bother to even look any more.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 14:29:00
/r/cars/comments/v646q2/what_car_should_i_buy_a_weekly_megathread/ic85v6a/

Model A is the default answer Ford Galaxies are surprisingly affordable Later year Nova’s can be found for pretty cheap if muscle cars are your thing My personal favorite - a shoebox like a ‘51 Ford 2 door sedan. They’re for some reason passed over by a lot of collectors (in favor of the 55-57 cars) and look super cool either as a custom or pan dragger.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 13:28:51
/r/cars/comments/v646q2/what_car_should_i_buy_a_weekly_megathread/ic841rv/

I’d suggest making a new comment/post and filling out the template to give us a better idea of your situation. Then we can give some useful feedback. There are likely better options that what you listed unless they are already in the family.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 13:15:58
/r/cars/comments/v646q2/what_car_should_i_buy_a_weekly_megathread/ic83puv/

I really enjoy my 86, but unless your local market is drastically different for mine I’m not sure you’ll find one in reasonable condition for $15k. Also keep in mind that they’re due for spark plugs every 60k miles, and it’s kind of a pain in the ass to do.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 13:13:33
/r/cars/comments/v646q2/what_car_should_i_buy_a_weekly_megathread/ic83ctx/

Not sure what the market is like there, but I would absolutely run from any 1.8t with 300k on the clock. Especially if that’s somehow miles and not km.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 13:10:56
/r/cars/comments/v646q2/what_car_should_i_buy_a_weekly_megathread/ic8333w/

For whatever it’s worth, I find the practicality of our ‘16 Veloster turbo to be crap. The 3 door design is just so stupid, the rear hatch has a big lip that makes loading things in/out a pain, the slope of the roof line makes it difficult for anyone over 5’8” in the back seats. We got ours for a screaming deal used, but I don’t think I’d buy one new over something like a GTI

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 13:08:57
/r/cars/comments/v646q2/what_car_should_i_buy_a_weekly_megathread/ic82pl1/

Getting insurance on a car might be a challenge, I’d definitely check with them first.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 13:06:15
/r/cars/comments/v646q2/what_car_should_i_buy_a_weekly_megathread/ic82hn8/

Maybe like an A4 wagon or VW Allroad? Manual AWD wagon faster than an r56 but under $10k makes it tough. Maybe the most clapped out Golf R on the east coast?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 13:04:38
/r/cars/comments/v646q2/what_car_should_i_buy_a_weekly_megathread/ic821ga/

Tf? How is that RWD or under $10k?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 13:01:20
/r/cars/comments/v646q2/what_car_should_i_buy_a_weekly_megathread/ic81t8s/

If you want something with body on frame-ish construction, and wide parts availability, the Beetle is a great platform. Just be mindful that motors can get expensive quickly if they need replaced, especially if you’re not comfortable having them machined and building yourself. I would advise to get one without the crescent vents by the rear windows, they have a tendency to rot in the rear sail panels from the inside out. It can be tough to spot until it’s an issue, and a real headache to repair unless you’re comfortable with metal forming and welding. I can probably answer most any question you’ve got about them

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 12:59:41
/r/cars/comments/v646q2/what_car_should_i_buy_a_weekly_megathread/ic81bxc/

I’ve had a rebuilt title car before, and got burnt bad. This is one of those things where if you have to ask, I would heavily advise against it. I know the price can be tempting but it probably isn’t worth it. It’ll also be harder to resell down the road.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 12:56:11
/r/cars/comments/v9gz06/am_i_too_old_to_get_indo/ic80yry/

I didn’t get into cars until my mid twenties. Right now I’m in the middle of swapping the engine on my Beetle while building my 29 model A into a streetrod. You’ll be fine.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 12:53:29
/r/cars/comments/v8rpw1/beginning_to_think_the_realm_of_modifying_hasnt/ic807j8/

Going from body on frame to unibody did eliminate some of it. You certainly don’t see guys chopping and channeling newer cars. There is some work done with fenders though, always cool to see people sectioning and widening them instead of just riveting a glass kit on.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 12:47:50
/r/cars/comments/v8rpw1/beginning_to_think_the_realm_of_modifying_hasnt/ic8010x/

Man I’d love to have a car to go to TROG or prewar pileup. Unfortunately mines getting a SBC, so no-go there. Thinking maybe I try to build a vintage bike when I’m done.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 12:46:28
/r/cars/comments/v8ycmo/how_much_horsepower_is_too_much/ic7yhyi/

Forced induction really changes the picture there. If you stay out of heavy boost it really shouldn’t see much more stress than a stock build.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 12:35:05
/r/cars/comments/vacatn/the_lexus_sports_car_line_up_is_confusing_af/ic7xnuy/

> RC= nicer BRZ/FRS without a manual transmission. I wish. There really isn’t much to step up to from an 86 outside of the Supra, which is somehow even less practical.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 12:28:53
/r/cars/comments/v9lfys/most_tailhappy_car_ever_made/ic7wxw3/

That’s kind of weird, pretty sure they even went with a watts link on the crown Vic.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 12:23:44
/r/cars/comments/v9ileo/what_happened_to_the_price_of_6070s_muscle_cars/ic7w25f/

People these days really want to clown on these older motors, but there’s a reason there are so many around still. A big-block Chevy is still one of the best ways to make big power, even when compared to modern LS platforms.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 12:17:36
/r/cars/comments/v9ileo/what_happened_to_the_price_of_6070s_muscle_cars/ic7vp6s/

Maybe for the absolute top trim cars, but most of the higher dollar ones seem to be restomodded out.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 12:15:07
/r/cars/comments/v9ileo/what_happened_to_the_price_of_6070s_muscle_cars/ic7thbb/

You should go look at the prices. Rollers are not as expensive as you might think, you might spend more in tools than you will on the car. I bought my Model A with money I had originally saved up just for a Beetle motor. Already on a full boxed chassis with IFS and disc brakes, came with a transmission and rear end.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 11:59:35
/r/cars/comments/v9ileo/what_happened_to_the_price_of_6070s_muscle_cars/ic7t6ns/

Not having a house with a garage has kept a few people I know out of it. We can talk about car prices all day long, but if you don’t have anywhere to park it it’s irrelevant.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 11:57:31
/r/cars/comments/v9ileo/what_happened_to_the_price_of_6070s_muscle_cars/ic7svrb/

NSRA’s under 29 has entirely lost my interest. 8/10 of their features seem to be someone that was just handed a car by their grandparents, while they seem to ignore the cars actually built by the owners. GoodGuys has something similar, I think it’s under 26 now? I haven’t followed it as much though.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 11:55:24
/r/cars/comments/v9ileo/what_happened_to_the_price_of_6070s_muscle_cars/ic7sn4f/

My model A is almost easier to find parts for than my Beetle. There are definitely more repair panels for model A’s. Cars from the 60’s/70’s can be a bigger pain because so many of them are unibody.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 11:53:41
/r/cars/comments/v9ileo/what_happened_to_the_price_of_6070s_muscle_cars/ic7sd7l/

> It’s hard to imagine a high schooler or anyone under 40 these days wanting to make a 30s hot rod with a flathead V8 like someone would in the 50s or 60s. I actually see the traditional hot rod thing coming back a bit, especially with younger people. Events like T.R.O.G. are still going strong. The streetrod scene is really having trouble attracting people though.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 11:51:42
/r/cars/comments/v9ileo/what_happened_to_the_price_of_6070s_muscle_cars/ic7rzhs/

Eh, I’m in my second “someone else’s project “ and it’s fine. Just don’t take anything for-granted. But if you’re going to do an extensive restoration it’s a good way to get a more complete car at a lower price.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 11:49:00
/r/cars/comments/v9ileo/what_happened_to_the_price_of_6070s_muscle_cars/ic7rrex/

They don’t even have to necessarily die. After a while everyone that wants one either has one, or is retired and will never be able to afford one. Maybe even did something else with the money.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 11:47:24
/r/cars/comments/v9obw7/what_upgrade_to_your_car_was_the_most_significant/ic7r3qh/

I rebuilt the front end of my Beetle with all new ball joints, tie rods, steering bushings/bearings, re conditioned control arms, disc brakes, drop spindles. That made a pretty big difference. Motor swaps are usually pretty obvious.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 11:42:42
/r/cars/comments/vab0y8/can_rusting_particles_etch_or_embed_in_glass/ic7qoqe/

Honestly it just happens over time. My Beetle’s windshield is wrecked, it’s on my list to get replaced. To the other comments - yes welding/grinding near it can cause this, but it’s not the only thing. I know because I just openly weld and grind around it all the time (it’s wrecked anyhow) and there’s definitely a difference between the existing damage and what that does.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 11:39:43
/r/cars/comments/vad1x2/how_to_size_750x16_biasply_tires/ic7nfo2/

So with all tires but especially bias ply, the tire width actually refers to the tread width. The sidewall will flex and bubble (especially on a bias tire) to allow you to fit it to any rim that’s close. I take it you’re looking at Coker? Their site will list both a tread width and section width.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 11:15:58
/r/cars/comments/vaw74s/big_warning_signs_flashing_from_the_auto_industry/ic7l6zz/

Right, but those dealer markups are really only there due to the restricted supply. Scalping basically

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 10:59:36
/r/cars/comments/va6ue5/what_caused_manufacturers_to_change_how_the_doors/ic7903p/

Oh man, that really gets under my skin with the FR-S. Especially since the windows are frameless

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 13, 2022 09:24:04
/r/cars/comments/v89rna/what_will_the_american_hs_parking_lot_look_like/ibslnv7/

Since you asked what the “parking lot” will look like… most people end up with their parent’s hand me down cars. Typically whatever they want to replace most. So I suspect highschool parking lots will be littered with SUV’s. If I was really to lob a guess out there, I’d say the pendulum will swing back from lifted trucks and people will be slamming SUV’s on their nuts. I really hope I’m right, because I think it would be kiiind of sick.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 9, 2022 19:46:24
/r/cars/comments/v8ofyd/are_bilstein_products_still_reliable/ibsl3pf/

That’s really disappointing, they were going to be the next piece on my Beetle. Maybe I’ll just go to Koenig instead

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/cars on June 9, 2022 19:41:41
/r/iamatotalpieceofshit/comments/v86ehf/state_farms_claim_adjuster_is_really_something/ibs0m1q/

Exactly. Same with after hurricanes. There aren’t a lot of “good guys” in this system if we’re being honest

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/iamatotalpieceofshit on June 9, 2022 17:01:26
/r/iamatotalpieceofshit/comments/v86ehf/state_farms_claim_adjuster_is_really_something/ibqr7np/

I mean, they really want the sale of a new roof too. That’s how they make a living.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/iamatotalpieceofshit on June 9, 2022 11:39:58
/r/iamatotalpieceofshit/comments/v86ehf/state_farms_claim_adjuster_is_really_something/ibqqsai/

Maybe if you’re doing a shed or something, but for a house I don’t see how it could be cheaper without some huge compromises

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/iamatotalpieceofshit on June 9, 2022 11:36:58
/r/fuckcars/comments/v8fjdh/new_vs_old_mini_cooper/ibqef9k/

Nah, sharper angles, metal bumpers, no space between engine and hood. Pedestrian safety has come a really long way in the last 50 years

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/fuckcars on June 9, 2022 10:06:52
/r/BestofRedditorUpdates/comments/v8099g/aita_for_telling_my_fiancée_shes_not_the/ibpzd2f/

*fuck*, yeah if she was buying skin care products at that price I can see how it could happen.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/BestofRedditorUpdates on June 9, 2022 07:50:17
/r/BestofRedditorUpdates/comments/v8099g/aita_for_telling_my_fiancée_shes_not_the/ibov33t/

I very much understand how she could be spending it, what I don’t understand is how those around her (especially in such close proximity) didn’t *see* her spending it

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/BestofRedditorUpdates on June 8, 2022 23:14:44
/r/BestofRedditorUpdates/comments/v8099g/aita_for_telling_my_fiancée_shes_not_the/ibop80f/

Yeah, that’s a huge range and even the $7k number doesn’t make sense.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/BestofRedditorUpdates on June 8, 2022 22:24:10
/r/BestofRedditorUpdates/comments/v8099g/aita_for_telling_my_fiancée_shes_not_the/ibooulp/

I agree. That money does have to go *somewhere*, and it’s not just on home furnishings and skin care. Seriously, she would have to blow $4k+ a month. Pretty sure someone would notice that, and honestly I’m not sure how you would even do it outside of large purchases like cars/house/etc. I hate to even suggest it, but the only other way I know to blow through that much cash is drugs, and that still seems like a huge amount

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/BestofRedditorUpdates on June 8, 2022 22:20:58
/r/WTF/comments/v7xdbt/this_is_a_highway_bridge_in_pennsylvania/iboan7f/

Not that I’m doubting you, but do you have any sources for this? I’m very interested in reading them myself, especially after that bridge collapse in Pittsburgh

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/WTF on June 8, 2022 20:23:11
/r/PoliticalHumor/comments/v7uon8/the_gas_pump_sticker_retaliation_has_begun/ibo9mfj/

You’d be wrong, my old neighbor got banned from a gas station for putting this dumb shit on the pumps lol

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/PoliticalHumor on June 8, 2022 20:14:40
/r/PoliticalHumor/comments/v7uon8/the_gas_pump_sticker_retaliation_has_begun/ibo9eny/

https://www.congress.gov/bill/117th-congress/house-bill/7688/text Has the aggravating factors listed

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/PoliticalHumor on June 8, 2022 20:12:50
/r/gifs/comments/v7iwd7/autobot_twerk/ibnpiqz/

Man, I’m upset to even be typing this but you’re right. Not just low riders either, a lot of the Mexican guys I meet have pretty custom and trick interiors, but they still get some pretty disappointing responses from time to time. Their loss I guess, there are a lot of wild tricks and techniques out there that they’re missing out on. Low rider paint techniques are another world, it’s crazy.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/gifs on June 8, 2022 17:30:57
/r/gifs/comments/v7iwd7/autobot_twerk/ibnmcfy/

Also the dancing truck bed is *way* more custom and difficult to build/engineer. I’m so tired of seeing the same 8 bolt on (or worse, 3m stick on) eBay parts on every Jeep, Ram, WRX, whatever else

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/gifs on June 8, 2022 17:07:33
/r/assholedesign/comments/v7f714/turn_your_house_into_a_gas_chamber/ibnkqnp/

I mean, they did say “up to”

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/assholedesign on June 8, 2022 16:56:00
/r/science/comments/v6zjx6/required_ethanol_blending_with_gasoline_and/ibn8wgj/

I get that, but any car past ‘00 should be fine. It’s really just the rubber/urethane seals in the fuel loop. If there are specific German market cars that for some reason did not update their components, this is the first time I’ve ever heard of it hence asking for a reference. Cars at that point were pretty much all globalized, don’t see why there would be such a specific and short sighted difference in one market.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/science on June 8, 2022 15:31:19
/r/science/comments/v6zjx6/required_ethanol_blending_with_gasoline_and/iblo1q1/

Do you have any reference for that? Ethanol was being used in the US a pretty widely years before that car would have been built.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/science on June 8, 2022 08:32:38
/r/science/comments/v6zjx6/required_ethanol_blending_with_gasoline_and/ibkgxai/

What hardware changes is that? Turbo/headers/intercooler? New valve train? Forged internals?

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/science on June 7, 2022 23:32:40
/r/science/comments/v6zjx6/required_ethanol_blending_with_gasoline_and/ibk6efm/

The root comment was talking about MPG. Is that really something you track in a small engine? Besides, the spoil rate of E10 gas is pretty overblown imo. I run e10 in my lawn equipment and e85 in my one car, I’ve yet to have a single issue. If you have that much air exchanging through the tank to get a non-negligible amount of water in the gas, it’ll probably just evaporate first.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/science on June 7, 2022 21:59:27
/r/science/comments/v6zjx6/required_ethanol_blending_with_gasoline_and/ibk3g8q/

There’s no reason it should damage any auto engine made in the past 20 years or so.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/science on June 7, 2022 21:34:28
/r/science/comments/v6zjx6/required_ethanol_blending_with_gasoline_and/ibk3b93/

You’re talking about a flex fuel sensor, it can tell how much ethanol content is in the incoming fuel and adjust the fuel mappings accordingly. Not to be mixed up with an oxygen sensor, that looks at exhaust to tell what the air/fuel mix is. Ethanol runs at a higher AFR than gasoline, so O2 alone can’t be used in flex fuel cars

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/science on June 7, 2022 21:33:19
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NASCAR is heavily restricted in their class as to compression ratios, throttle body sizing, etc. When you’re looking at unlimited class drag racing or just a street car, the deck changes entirely. More octane means higher compression ratios, more boost, tighter timing. Who cares what the energy density is, fuel pumps and injectors are cheap. If anything more fuel helps keep cylinder temps down

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/science on June 7, 2022 21:31:21
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I had no idea FoST’s could put up those kinds of numbers. That’s kind of crazy

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/science on June 7, 2022 21:28:20
/r/ProgrammerHumor/comments/v6o4sl/_/ibi8qmn/

> SAP guys make good money… but you could do Oracle + SQL instead and really be future-proofed. Everything is data-driven now, so being involved with the data is a non-apocalyptic job guarantee. Hold the data (cloud admin in data warehousing)/ maintain the data (DBAs)/play with the data (data analysts), and you’re set. AFAIK, Dynamics is not on the same tier in the ERP/CRM space. Boy, I sure hope you’re right. I came to the same conclusion as you laid out in your post, but this piece in particular has been bugging me a little lately. I’m just concerned that if I ever wanted to rotate out of analytics/ETL/DBA and into a more traditional SWE role, it might be really difficult.

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/ProgrammerHumor on June 7, 2022 12:54:59
/r/todayilearned/comments/v69alq/til_that_in_the_operatic_song_in_the_fifth/ibhu1fh/

Really wish they’d do more in that style as Knower. Listening to their actual albums just doesn’t hit the same way

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/todayilearned on June 7, 2022 11:09:36
/r/trippinthroughtime/comments/v5efsj/mini_heart_attack/ibbkock/

> premium unlimited data I hate that there are fucking tiers to “unlimited” data. That being said using mobile data is way harder on your battery, but you do you homie

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/trippinthroughtime on June 5, 2022 22:06:31
/r/dataisbeautiful/comments/v5a2gj/oc_the_top_50_most_mentioned_smartphones_on/ib996k8/

Going from a Pixel 3xl to iPhone 13 Pro, the battery life has changed how I use my phone. I’m crazy happy with it. Just wish it wasn’t so heavy

Commented by /u/AlphaWizard in /r/dataisbeautiful on June 5, 2022 10:42:38
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