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Old 10-07-2006, 08:11 PM   #111
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I'm never going to spend $500 on tires. The difference between regular tires and LRR tires is small. I personally never spent over $300 for 4 tires. I never got crappy tires, I just bargain with my tire guy when I buy tires.
I should note that they were Goodyear Assurance Comfortread's. Another good feature they had was a very good rating for snow which always seems to come every year in this area. A friend of mine refers to snow as "sky poop."
I just reviewed my bill and here is the breakdown:
4 tires@ $85 dollars each
mount, balance, valves 4@ $13 each
replacement tire fee-House act #142 4@ $.25 each
tire disposal 4@ $2 each
4 wheel alignment 1@ $59.99
Total: $460.99 + 6% tax = $484.51
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Old 10-07-2006, 09:24 PM   #112
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I should note that they were Goodyear Assurance Comfortread's. Another good feature they had was a very good rating for snow which always seems to come every year in this area. A friend of mine refers to snow as "sky poop."
I just reviewed my bill and here is the breakdown:
4 tires@ $85 dollars each
mount, balance, valves 4@ $13 each
replacement tire fee-House act #142 4@ $.25 each
tire disposal 4@ $2 each
4 wheel alignment 1@ $59.99
Total: $460.99 + 6% tax = $484.51
HOLY, wow. You should of shopped around. Here's how I talk to my tire guy.

Me: "I need some BFGoodrich Traction T/A H" (I know they were being sold for around $61 per tire)

Him: "how many you need?"

Me: "2"

Him: "It's going to be $160"

Me: "how many times I hooked you up with some customers??"

Him: "$150 and they are in stock"

Me: That includes taxes, installation, and all the fees, RIGHT??????

Him: "yes"

Me: "cool, I'll be there tommorow morning"
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Old 10-07-2006, 09:30 PM   #113
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HOLY, wow. You should of shopped around. Here's how I talk to my tire guy.

Me: "I need some BFGoodrich Traction T/A H" (I know they were being sold for around $61 per tire)

Him: "how many you need?"

Me: "2"

Him: "It's going to be $160"

Me: "how many times I hooked you up with some customers??"

Him: "$150 and they are in stock"

Me: That includes taxes, installation, and all the fees, RIGHT??????

Him: "yes"

Me: "cool, I'll be there tommorow morning"
Unfortunately for me, I don't know any tire guys that well.
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Old 10-08-2006, 01:15 AM   #114
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166: You haven't exceeded 3500 rpms in about two months, so you floor it in first gear for the hell of it, and the acceleration feels like a corvette.
I was really getting angry that I was having trouble finding a parking spot at my university 2 days ago. With a bit of rage, I gunned my car in first gear for a moment.
I've been driving in crazy low rpm the whole past month that I was like: "who the hell would build a car with so much needless power?!" (btw, my car has 55 HP)

174. When you are slowly merging on the onramp to get onto the freeway, a truck pins the gas and passes you on the shoulder and cuts you off... only to have him 4 cars ahead when you exit the freeway.

175. You haven't used your horn in months because you know you'll just lose anyway.
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Old 10-08-2006, 03:32 AM   #115
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176. A pick up truck is tailgating you and you see that he goes around you to pass but there is not enough space inbetween the cars. So you keep downshifting till you make sure there is absolutly no way he'll pass you. Then you cringe as the fuel gauge is falling.

I was going 65mph

177. You get such an economical car that you actually start to drive more. So the gas bill stays the same between your gas guzzler and your economical replacement car.
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Old 10-08-2006, 03:34 AM   #116
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171. You get really mad because someone dosen't use there turn signal to make a left turn and you had to touch the brakes.

172. You know that you need to leave half mile buffer zone for the next time that might happen.
178. Somebody cuts into your buffer zone and you have to slam on the brakes.
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To: Compac888 Your post is immeasurably better than the lame jokes that folks like to email you every day.

Sad (grin) but true.

179. You can't take your wife with you because she weighs 85#.
180. You can't take your cat anywhere because she weighs 9#.
181. You tell your wife to drive your gas-guzzling pickup today to keep her out of the car.
182. You're thinking of lightweight underwear, WAIT no underwear.
183. You ask the shoe salesman if he has a scale.
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Old 11-17-2006, 06:35 AM   #118
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30. You shift the automatic in N at lights or,
I question your technique of putting an auto trans in "N" at a red light ; if airflow determines fuel flow...what happens when "N" is engaged? The engine increases in RPMs, right? More air = more fuel , does it not?
Why not just turn off the engine? No RPMs = no fuel flow!
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Old 11-17-2006, 08:03 AM   #119
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148: You flip stoplights the bird with both hands when they turn red on you.
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153: Your energy obsession doesn't stop with cars. You heavily insulate your house, freeze all winter, and roast all summer to keep the bills down.
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I am so guilty of # 148... Is there a compiled list somewhere? Or did I just volunteer to make one and host it?
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