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Old 06-06-2014, 11:39 AM   #1601
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i like the ones with smaller lead's. obviously paint the chrome

east cost is nice, plenty of work for those willing to look and go through interviews. i can see and maybe hook you up with a gig. plenty of housing and apartments to rent in decent areas.

a lot to consider, but its a great place to live IMO. with in 45 minutes of driving you're in philadelphia, New york city, upstate on curvy roads. etc etc.
Yeah I'm thinking I like them too. These guys will pre-paint them for $30 and ship for free. http://www.ebay.com/itm/New-Scion-FR...90d6e4&vxp=mtr

My buddy currently lives in Mahwah, NJ. I'll be heading to the East Coast mid-to-late September to check it out. Debating on leaving the car up here for the winter and getting a head start on living down there, or staying in Alaska until about April so I can drive the BRZ safely through Canada and northern United States. Personally, I'm a bit psychotic and I would LOVE to just drive the BRZ through those place in February or March, but I know that's just asking for trouble. Would be an adventure for sure!

My family on my dad's side is in southern Jersey. I'm not close to them, but it would be nice to be acquainted with them. Got an older sister there that I haven't met formally.

We'll see what happens! Just trying to finish up these last little car projects while I'm spending money, then gonna start saving up as much as possible.

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Another location to consider would be southern Wisconsin/Northern Illinois. Chicago, Milwaukee, and Madison are all great cities. Northern IL and WI have some fun roads and lake Michigan is nice. If it weren't for the 2 hour drive to work, I'd move to Wisconsin tomorrow.
I'll probably check out those places at some point. I'd prefer to be near large bodies of water since I've grown up in a port town all of my life. I stayed in Phoenix for 6 weeks when I was 19, thinking I might move there. Nice place, but being so far away from water was depressing to say the least.
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Old 06-16-2014, 06:31 PM   #1602
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9. When is the best time to go? and 10. What are winter driving conditions?

The Alaska Highway is driven year-round, although most tourist traffic hits the road between May and September. Expect ice on Kluane Lake in May, and there’s always the possibility of a brief snow or hail storm—even in mid-summer—around Summit Lake in the Rockies, although we’re talking about only a few miles of extreme weather.



It “greens up” in the latter part of May in the North, and the leaves begin to turn as early as August in the Interior. Expect cold nights (freezing and below) by early September in parts of the Yukon and Interior Alaska. Keep in mind that some attractions and businesses in the North operate seasonally, opening around Memorial Day weekend and closing after Labor Day weekend.

June and July offer lots of daylight, with summer solstice on or around June 21st, this gives you extra-long days for driving, fishing, hiking and sightseeing. May and June tend to be drier than July, but in the North as elsewhere, weather is unpredictable: we’ve had cold wet Julys and dry sunny Julys, and everything in-between.

Questions about driving the Alaska Highway in winter frequently come up, often from military families making the move to Alaska in the off-season. Long-time MILEPOST field editor Earl Brown suggests that the roads are smoother and the wildlife viewing just as good in winter, making it an excellent time to drive the Alaska Highway, as long as you gas up frequently, phone ahead for lodging, have a block heater and carry emergency road gear.

Motorist Stephen Graef has driven the Alaska Highway 4 times in winter in a Chevrolet Metro and has never experienced a traction challenge (he has studded tires), even when dragging the undercarriage in deep, unplowed snow on the Cassiar Highway, a favorite short-cut of his. “But don’t take the Cassiar in winter without either a full gas tank and the range to make it all the way, or a spare can of gas,” Graef warns. “Twice I’ve had to roust people in Good Hope Lake to open their pump.” Many Alaska Highway businesses are seasonal as well, and even those that advertise year-round service may close for holidays or for other reasons, so in winter never pass a gas station without topping off your tank, even if it’s only a couple of gallons.

Despite whiteouts and below zero temperatures, Graef enjoys the winter drive. "I find it safer to drive in the dark of winter more than in any other season. You'll never be surprised by an oncoming car, thanks to their headlights and the reflective quality of snow. Animals stand out better against the snow, too. And traffic is lighter in winter by far, compared to summer."
Seriously considering going down in the winter just to say I did it.
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Old 06-16-2014, 08:29 PM   #1603
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Just sent some stuff to Overland Designs. Should be there in a couple of days. He wants to get it sent out back to me before the weekend, so I should have everything back early next week. Excited!
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Old 06-17-2014, 02:07 PM   #1604
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Old 06-20-2014, 01:02 AM   #1605
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I am curious how you are running those STi wheels? Hub conversion?
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Old 06-20-2014, 11:33 AM   #1606
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I am curious how you are running those STi wheels? Hub conversion?
Adapter spacers. #rice4lyfe
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Old 06-20-2014, 11:44 AM   #1607
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You can actually see the spacer adapters in the pic, between the wheel center and the brake caliper. Adorable, right?!
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Old 06-20-2014, 06:18 PM   #1608
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Old 06-20-2014, 06:21 PM   #1609
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Old 06-20-2014, 11:57 PM   #1610
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I sold mine.
Looks great but too light and had a cheap feel IMO.
Sticking with the stock knob for now.
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Old 06-21-2014, 12:06 AM   #1611
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I gave away my stock knob. I'm sticking with these until I can get the tS or red lettered STI knob. Or maybe one of the leather knobs that only says STI on the top.
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Just sent some stuff to Overland Designs. Should be there in a couple of days. He wants to get it sent out back to me before the weekend, so I should have everything back early next week. Excited!
you sent jason stuff AND I DONT KNOW ABOUT WHAT IT IS?!?!?!


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Old 06-23-2014, 11:23 AM   #1613
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I gave away my stock knob. I'm sticking with these until I can get the tS or red lettered STI knob. Or maybe one of the leather knobs that only says STI on the top.
That's the auto knob, different thread pattern from MT.
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Old 06-23-2014, 11:56 AM   #1614
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you sent jason stuff AND I DONT KNOW ABOUT WHAT IT IS?!?!?!

Well, it's kind of a jack move on my part because all Jason is doing is gluing down the leather pieces I got from Redline Goods. I knew I wasn't going to be able to resell those pieces quickly, especially the A-pillar leather covers. He's also attaching the gauge cluster hood and e-brake leather pieces. My interior looks a little ghetto right meow.

What makes Jason so much the magic, though, is that he's actually willing to tackle the center console! Provided I don't want any kind of red stitching, which I don't. I just want to disguise all the cheap plastics while ridding my interior of all Alcantara. Tall, expensive order, but it can be done!

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That's the auto knob, different thread pattern from MT.
I meant to end that with, "...if they ever make one," since I know they're for the auto, since I would've already purchased it otherwise. I even considered a way of retrofitting it on to my car.
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Old 06-23-2014, 03:49 PM   #1615
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Well, it's kind of a jack move on my part because all Jason is doing is gluing down the leather pieces I got from Redline Goods. I knew I wasn't going to be able to resell those pieces quickly, especially the A-pillar leather covers. He's also attaching the gauge cluster hood and e-brake leather pieces. My interior looks a little ghetto right meow.

What makes Jason so much the magic, though, is that he's actually willing to tackle the center console! Provided I don't want any kind of red stitching, which I don't. I just want to disguise all the cheap plastics while ridding my interior of all Alcantara. Tall, expensive order, but it can be done!

you could have had him make you what ever you wanted probably for not much more than what you paid for hte redline goods

so you're doing a leather center console?!?! that will be sick! its really not that hard to do, i really recommend you relocate the heated seats and add a din where they used to be

by the way, get me more info on this, i alreayd made a thread on ft86, i want to do this swap...

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Old 06-23-2014, 04:19 PM   #1616
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I got the Redline Goods pieces for stupid cheap on a group buy opportunity on FT86Club, otherwise yes, I would've just gone straight to Jason as I originally planned.

What's involved in swapping the fobs? Couldn't you just purchase a 2015 fob and have it programmed for the 2013/2014? Doesn't sound cheap for sure, but might be easiest?

Yes, there's no way I'm gonna be living in Jersey and NOT contacting you. That would be HIGHLY rude.
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Old 06-24-2014, 01:43 PM   #1617
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What's the overall octane availability and price of gas in Jersey these days?
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:11 PM   #1618
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You know the saying: "If you gotta ask..."
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:23 PM   #1619
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It's a curiosity question! I'm gonna pay it regardless. I could just look at Ivan's post of his BRZ filling up on some gasolina... for the price. Not sure if I can see the octane.

*searches on Jive's thread and FB* Must've been an Instagram post.
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:34 PM   #1621
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Awwwww sick! Gonna have a good time on the East Coast for sure! I pay almost a dollar more than the regular unleaded prices for my 90 octane.
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Old 06-24-2014, 05:45 PM   #1622
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I don't even look at regular. I've never owned a car that takes regular, lol!
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Old 06-24-2014, 06:11 PM   #1623
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Psh! Well I still end up driving other cars when my cars are being worked on (or company cars for work like my last job), so I glance. It's just nice to see $0.50 cheaper per gallon for better octane gas. I'm going to be spoiled, especially since once I get to the east coast I'll be too busy to just cruise around all the time, so hopefully that'll drop the mileage used per year for my BRZ. Everything's so close together!
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Psh! Well I still end up driving other cars when my cars are being worked on (or company cars for work like my last job), so I glance. It's just nice to see $0.50 cheaper per gallon for better octane gas. I'm going to be spoiled, especially since once I get to the east coast I'll be too busy to just cruise around all the time, so hopefully that'll drop the mileage used per year for my BRZ. Everything's so close together!
Nevermind the 5000 miles from AK to NJ... and all that time idling in traffic.
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Old 06-24-2014, 07:16 PM   #1625
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And I'm going to tack on another 1k miles easy because I don't plan on coming straight through from Seattle to Mahwah, NJ. From Seattle I want to go to Salt Lake City, then Dallas, then maybe Perryville (Missouri), and then Jersey. I'm a glutton for punishment!

I think I'm gonna take two weeks off so that I'm not really rushing. Canada takes two days, then that leaves 12 days to get to Jersey. I can do 1,000 miles in a day, but it's not really fun. 800 miles is okay and 600 miles is fairly healthy. I did Denver to Edmonton (1,270 miles) in a day, from about 5AM to 1AM. I stopped to take a bunch of pictures in Montana, plus I got pulled over in Wyoming. The border didn't take too long.

I'm kind of wanting to visit Tail of the Dragon on my way up. Which would actually be kinda perfect because it would take my Alaskan BRZ through Louisiana, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia Tennessee and North Carolina, which means I'd just need to visit South Carolina and Florida to finish my Dirty South bucket list. Unfortunately I may never see Arkansas.

Btw, the worst traffic idles were: L.A. and San Francisco freeways. Those were high noon on Sundays and traffic was STILL backed up. Crazy. Denver had some idling too, but that was because of construction. With California, it's just the people.

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