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  1. M&P15T

    NSFE Someone spiked the Chinese.

    Sum Ting Wong.
  2. Big Yellow got hooked up. Just sharing what I posted on my Mustang forum, for those that like automotive stuff. It's about having a massively upgraded suspension installed on my car, and my impressions of it. I recently purchased Steeda Pro-Action adjustable shocks, struts, horizontal links, rear shock-mounts, and the Stop The Hop starter kit that comes with their subframe support braces, subframe bushing support kit, and subframe alignment kit. I then had it all installed by a member here that works at a local shop. Shocks and struts were set at one turn out of full-soft. My first reaction, driving home, was of disorientation. The car looked the same from the driver's seat, the throttle, clutch and brakes felt the same, it smelled the same. But..... Every other sensory input was changed. What my butt, inner-ear, and hands on the steering wheel and shifter felt was totally different. This was disorienting at first, and created a situation where instead of being excited in a happy manner, I was excited in a very surprised manner. I was driving with my mouth open, completely surprised with the weird sensations I was getting, in a car I'd owned for 2+ years and was very used to. I called Peter while driving home (member here, did the work) and I'm sure I sounded retarded as I tried to explain what I was experiencing. The steering is massively changed (more on that later), the ride is firmer, more controlled, and it absorbs road rash with a solid "thump" and almost 0 harshness. And when bumps/dips/expansion joints/etc. are encountered, the car doesn't squirm or need slight steering corrections, it just goes solidly straight ahead. All the rear-end wiggle and necessary steering corrections are gone. Hard acceleration requires no steering corrections, creates no nose-rise, the car just shoots ahead. Braking has almost 0 nose-dive, it just stops. Acceleration out of a corner requires no steering corrections......it's just......weird, like a go-kart. Then there were other changes; Driving home I noticed the shifting felt a bit better, but I didn't know if that was just because the trans was completely warmed up. But in this morning's crisp 38 degree weather, I started the car, waited 30 seconds or so, and put it into gear to head to work. ALL of the nibbling and sometimes crunching going into 2nd and 3rd when cold are gone. Completely gone. This is nothing I expected, and very surprising. I won't tell others to expect the same thing, but I'm guessing the subframe alignment kit got something lined-up better and caused the shifting improvement. The there's the steering. This was what I noticed first, as the Indy 500 tires do ruin the steering feel a bit. And suddenly the steering was much crisper. Then I checked my PSIs, and found Peter had increased the tire pressures by about 4 PSI all around. I hand't added air since it got cold, so they needed some. This really improved the steering feel, but also pressed home one interesting point; The car now handles road-rash much better, even though the tires have 4psi more in them. That's a real testament to the quality of the suspension upgrades. Better ride, better body motion control, 0 rear-end wiggle, better shifting, all at the same time. The goal of budget-baller Aston/911/awesome car has been achieved.
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    It's Called Transparency, Nancy...

    Bravo Steve4102.......bravo.
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    Has the Left Gone Crazy

    The mid-term elections showed me a lot. There is a serious history of either the Reps or the Dems winning the Presidency, House & Senate all at one time, during a Presidential election. That has historically been followed by a massive shift in the opposite direction in the first mid-term election, for the House & Senate. That didn't happen this past time. Yes, Conservatives lost the House, but not by much. And we kept the Senate. That's a very significant change from the past several administrations. Times are tough for the liberals and progressives. And they are freaking the **** out, left and right. Good.
  5. M&P15T

    I want my 3.50

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    Who Said It

    My turn; "Between your faith, and my Glock 9MM, I take my Glock!!"
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    Who Said It

    Yeah, weird. After posting, I then Googled it and saw Khan was quoting someone else. I didn't read into it much before your reply.
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    Who Said It

    Khan, from Star Trek's "Wrath of Khan". It's strange, I'm not a fan of the movie, and don't know why I remember that scene so well.
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    A Date Which Will Live In Infamy

    I just finished a book on that attack, with many personal stories from that day. I'll have to post the correct title when home, it's a great read.
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    Are defensive shootings changing?

    Violent crime rates are very low in the U.S., 1/3rd that of Great Britain, for instance. Only 24/7/365 infotainment gives a negative impression, turning every bit of criminal violence into a news tidal-wave of negative imagery.
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    I've Actually Worked Today

    I meant to. But this was such a point of personal, passionate interest, as soon as the dumpster was on the ground, I was tossing stuff in it. I kept meaning to grab some before pics, but couldn't stop my manic need to clean the area. 3 straight hours. Doesn't sound like much, but there was a lot of heavy, bulky, nasty stuff. Most of it had to be lifted over-head, and tossed in. My whole body hurts.
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    M127 Kriger

    That weapon needs to get in a movie. Seriously, that would really make demand pop. Looks gorgeous, a great idea too. Best of luck to you and your buddy.
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