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    I think the windshield and front side windows can...

    I think the windshield and front side windows can be no more than 5% tint in WI. Basically factory tint or a hair darker. Anything behind the driver can be black as you want. You can paint them...
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    Sticky: We've got 3 channels here (ABC, CBS, FOX) and the...

    We've got 3 channels here (ABC, CBS, FOX) and the studios are all 3 or 4 miles from my house on the other side of the river. I can see the broadcast tower from my house, it's on top of Rib Mt which...
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    We had the light blackout infestation here at one...

    We had the light blackout infestation here at one time until they cracked down on it and started handing out equipment violations and what do you know,,,,,it did the trick. They did the same for...
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    Sticky: It's still snowing here, looks like another 3"...

    It's still snowing here, looks like another 3" fell overnight. It isn't snowing hard, just steady. Enough already. At least it isn't arctic cold outside and there's little or no wind, so that's...
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    Sticky: As I was driving to work this morning at 6:45am,...

    As I was driving to work this morning at 6:45am, in the falling snow, the weather report came on the radio. It said "light snow starting in the early afternoon with up to an inch expected". Did I...
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    Before they rebuilt and expanded the entire...

    Before they rebuilt and expanded the entire freeway system around here, there was a ramp that you HAD to slow down before you got to it. It was one of those loop ramps with a 20 mph advisory and the...
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    Not getting political but,,,,,,,,,,,,I am tired...

    Not getting political but,,,,,,,,,,,,I am tired of political campaign ads already and there's another 9+ months to go. AAAAAAAAAAAAARRRRRRRRRRRGGGGGGGGGGGHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Yes, that...
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    Is it spring yet? Was just out in the garage and...

    Is it spring yet? Was just out in the garage and want to drive the Aspen so bad, and the Mustang also. The wait is driving me insane(or would that be insanER).
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    I use Griot's Garage Liquid Poly Gloss wax on all...

    I use Griot's Garage Liquid Poly Gloss wax on all 3 of my vehicles and it works excellent. Goes on easy and wipes off easy with no white dust. Griot's just came out with a user friendly spray on...
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    Sticky: We use to have the exact same price at every...

    We use to have the exact same price at every station in the metro area, with the exception of a few of those on the far north side. For some reason, they were always a few cents lower. Now it's all...
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    I forgot to say also, cars and trucks seem to...

    I forgot to say also, cars and trucks seem to start rotting out way sooner than they did in the '90's and '00's. Off the top of my head, I've seen a 2017 Silverado with rust bubbles starting over the...
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    Wasn't so much the 12 degrees, it was the...

    Wasn't so much the 12 degrees, it was the whiteout from blowing snow and the drifts that you can't see until it's too late. Not worth it when it's not absolutely necessary to go out. Besides, my...
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    Sticky: All we get today is low 20's but I'm dubious....

    All we get today is low 20's but I'm dubious. It's only 15 right now.
    However(!) For the middle of January, I can live with this forecast. Could do without the snow chances. Can't wait until that...
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    There's going to be a real problem in the future....

    There's going to be a real problem in the future. Last I heard, to replace every 600 auto techs that leave the business, either from switching careers or retiring. there's only one new tech going...
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    I worked at a Ford dealer from 1986 until it...

    I worked at a Ford dealer from 1986 until it suddenly closed in 2007, then at an Audi/VW dealer until mid 2012 and,,,,,,,,,,I will NEVER work at a new car dealer ever again. The Ford dealer was great...
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    At the shop, we have probably $25,000 worth of...

    At the shop, we have probably $25,000 worth of scanners, plus the $200-$700 per month updates for each one. All newer vehicles have multiple modules that are multiplexed through multiple networks...
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    I've got a rant to vent. Why did some...

    I've got a rant to vent. Why did some manufacturer's decide to eliminate radiator petcock's? Used to be, you'd open it up and neatly drain the coolant into a pan. Now you have to disconnect the lower...
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    Didn't really get that far with any off season...

    Didn't really get that far with any off season Aspen project. A little in the trunk but it reminded me I need to get some Velcro tape and no way I'm going out to Menard's right now to get some (12...
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    We have salt spread by the tons and worse, much...

    We have salt spread by the tons and worse, much worse, a liquid brine solution. That stuff causes corrosion 10 times more severe than plain rock salt does. It's a different kind of corrosion/rust...
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    If we can get the cars out by the end of May,...

    If we can get the cars out by the end of May, we're doing good. It's not that there's snow or anything but the roads are crusted with salt and there's sand/small rocks everywhere. We have to wait for...
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    Sadly, I won't be driving the Aspen for at LEAST...

    Sadly, I won't be driving the Aspen for at LEAST another 3 months, more likely four, hopefully not five though.

    Yeah, those meddling kids are always finding a mystery to solve, lol!
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    I'm confident the higher speed (above 45)...

    I'm confident the higher speed (above 45) vibration will be gone now and cautiously confident the car will stop good and stop straight. Also, once I get it down to work and do an alignment, it should...
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    I can't wait for spring, or rather the day when...

    I can't wait for spring, or rather the day when it's warm and the salt is washed away AND the street sweepers have sucked up all the sand and rocks. Then, the Aspen can come out (Mustang also). After...
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    Speed bleeders on the way from Summit. Balanced...

    Speed bleeders on the way from Summit. Balanced the rear tires and they were as far off as the fronts were. Makes me sure the balancer I used when I originally mounted them was f****** up. I know...
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    Yeah, I figured you had cleaned it up. Looks like...

    Yeah, I figured you had cleaned it up. Looks like the majority of vehicles around here (white) right now. Doesn't really pay to go to the car wash, it'd be filthy again before you got back home :( Of...
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