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Old 02-27-2013, 01:12 PM   #1226
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Great story... Thanks for passing it on.


I start a new position in about 10 days myself.
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Old 02-27-2013, 03:34 PM   #1227
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I start a new position in about 10 days myself.
Read that on Facebook from Amber . Congrats man. What a blessing.
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Old 02-27-2013, 04:38 PM   #1228
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http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/arti...gives-job.html


PERSPECTIVE!

Passed on from our old pal QwkiEVO
That's an awesome read. It's good to see some people judge others by their morals and dedication as opposed to brushing them off. It reminds me of people who get spoiled by semi-decent jobs, and in the unfortunate event of either termination and/or job loss, aren't willing to do basic work just to make ends meet. I knew someone once who relied on his wife to pay the house bills because he refused to work any job that paid him less than the job he was discharged from.
I love my job personally and it's weird to say after 4 years I still wake up and never say "Ugh, I don't want to go to work" and I'm still 30 minutes early every day; but if whatever reason occurred and I was out of work, I'd shamefully apply anywhere just for the income, and job search while working a dead end.
Good for Mr.Reagen that the right person was there at the right time. Well earned.
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Old 02-27-2013, 05:15 PM   #1229
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:44 PM   #1230
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anyone got an idea how to counter sunk stripped screws out? I have an issue with my Tundra, I need to get my brake caliper off and I stripped the screws. Anyone got any ideas? They were t40 bit screws, and I need to get them out before my current track falls off.
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Old 02-27-2013, 06:53 PM   #1231
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anyone got an idea how to counter sunk stripped screws out? I have an issue with my Tundra, I need to get my brake caliper off and I stripped the screws. Anyone got any ideas? They were t40 bit screws, and I need to get them out before my current track falls off.
They sell "easy-out" kits for both rounded bolts and rounded screw heads. I've used them a couple times with some success. (although also with some failure)
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Old 02-27-2013, 08:16 PM   #1232
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Ok, thats what Im afraid of, as it holds half of the bearing cage for my axle Im hoping to get them out. Ive heard of them, never had to use them. Skidoo could have just used a normal 6 point bolt and been done with it. Thanks AKSubie.
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Old 02-27-2013, 10:09 PM   #1233
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Yeah, I know what you mean. I have a fubarred upper intake bolt on the corrado thanks to them using triple squares. (luckily all it does is hold on engine plastics so no need to reinstall)

I bought mine at Lowes. Kobalt version with ~3-4 ones for bolts, and 3 for inset fastners (screws, etc). I used one for a screw, and after much patience it wound up working "OK". A buddy used one of the larger sizes fora rounded bolt and split the easy-out. Perhaps another brand like Matco/Snap-on, or maybe even Craftsman might be more durable??
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:29 AM   #1234
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If you don't need the tools until this weekend I can help... someone borrowed the tool and is supposed to return it on Friday.
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:09 AM   #1235
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Was looking on thoughts of the dodge dart what do you guys think?
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:49 AM   #1236
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Was looking on thoughts of the dodge dart what do you guys think?
why are you looking at it? My personal opinion is that while it has a fairly unique combination of features there are alot of cars out there that do any one thing better. If your going to try and make it fast or something like that then I would pass.

What do you want to use it for?
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:02 AM   #1237
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Was looking on thoughts of the dodge dart what do you guys think?
Here's my thoughts.

Honestly why bother buying anything right now? From what I saw you seem to at least have a DD right now that's running and you plan on moving to the states in 6months.

Anything you look at in AK that has "AWD" or "4WD" attached is going to come with a markup, higher than anywhere else in United States. Even after taxes.

You seem excited to least jump into something sporty to hang with the group but it hasn't been a necessity. Why waste money on something I'm sure you'll want to replace shortly after? In addition to that going to the states may change your view on what kind of cars you prefer. Maybe you'll have a new group of friends that gets you into V8s for example.

In short. My advice: Take this next half a year and build a little pile to sit on so you can get yourself something you truly will enjoy.

It opens the options of:

A. Nearly paying off or actually just paying off the car completely (you can go on liability w/ lower insurance premiums)
B. Larger downpayment and easier financing
C. Money for upgrades
D. Decide to change your mind and end up blowing it all at the strip club/bar


Cars are one of the worst financial investments you can make. So if that's where you want to put your money, least put it into something that you're 100% sure will be around for at least a few years. ie Don't pull a Chano

Also don't forget Alaska has some of the highest driver insurance premiums in the U.S. If you head to the states it opens your options to jump in a WRX as an example (if you still want to stick with a Subie platform.)

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Old 02-28-2013, 05:24 AM   #1238
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Wasn't looking at buying anything was just wondering what you guys thought about it I like the look of it. Always liked the dodges was just seeing what other people thought I mean I would buy a gt in a heart beat if I could since no new srts are going to come out till 2016. I think it would be good interesting engine to with the multiair technology. Basically the same engine as the 1.4 and the 2.4.

http://youtu.be/Td9Gz_h7Qpg
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:29 AM   #1239
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Ah okay. You're always looking at different cars so thought you may be leaning to something different again
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Old 02-28-2013, 05:34 AM   #1240
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Ah okay. You're always looking at different cars so thought you may be leaning to something different again
Haha oh I know it'll be like that till I buy one to. Like I've been looking at the zx3s talons and a turbo beetle haha ya be lots more research of cars till I finally decide.

Or even a Nissan juke.
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Old 02-28-2013, 12:47 PM   #1241
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Here's my thoughts.

Honestly why bother buying anything right now? From what I saw you seem to at least have a DD right now that's running and you plan on moving to the states in 6months.

Anything you look at in AK that has "AWD" or "4WD" attached is going to come with a markup, higher than anywhere else in United States. Even after taxes.

You seem excited to least jump into something sporty to hang with the group but it hasn't been a necessity. Why waste money on something I'm sure you'll want to replace shortly after? In addition to that going to the states may change your view on what kind of cars you prefer. Maybe you'll have a new group of friends that gets you into V8s for example.

In short. My advice: Take this next half a year and build a little pile to sit on so you can get yourself something you truly will enjoy.

It opens the options of:

A. Nearly paying off or actually just paying off the car completely (you can go on liability w/ lower insurance premiums)
B. Larger downpayment and easier financing
C. Money for upgrades
D. Decide to change your mind and end up blowing it all at the strip club/bar


Cars are one of the worst financial investments you can make. So if that's where you want to put your money, least put it into something that you're 100% sure will be around for at least a few years. ie Don't pull a Chano

Also don't forget Alaska has some of the highest driver insurance premiums in the U.S. If you head to the states it opens your options to jump in a WRX as an example (if you still want to stick with a Subie platform.)
...was almost 100% in agreement until you busted me out.

haha Still good words, though! None of my cars have been total losses. The STI only had me upside down $200, but that's because I was in a rush to sell. Otherwise I've paid to play and enjoyed the time with each car overall, which is what truly matters.

I agree that if you're going to move out of Alaska, wait to purchase something. One of the factors for me getting a BRZ was that I don't plan on living up here forever. Now I'm planning a road trip to the Lower 48 where I'll see just how well my new BRZ lifestyle will fit in with the west coast and central America.

I agree with Eric about the Dodge Dart. All eye-candy, no true substance. Plus: Dodge.

The more money you can save, the better. My BRZ is my first car without a co-signer and with a substantial downpayment. Smile on my face everyday!
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:36 PM   #1242
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:40 PM   #1243
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...was almost 100% in agreement until you busted me out.

haha Still good words, though! None of my cars have been total losses. The STI only had me upside down $200, but that's because I was in a rush to sell. Otherwise I've paid to play and enjoyed the time with each car overall, which is what truly matters.

I agree that if you're going to move out of Alaska, wait to purchase something. One of the factors for me getting a BRZ was that I don't plan on living up here forever. Now I'm planning a road trip to the Lower 48 where I'll see just how well my new BRZ lifestyle will fit in with the west coast and central America.

I agree with Eric about the Dodge Dart. All eye-candy, no true substance. Plus: Dodge.

The more money you can save, the better. My BRZ is my first car without a co-signer and with a substantial downpayment. Smile on my face everyday!
I don't want any more co signers I've done a loan on a quad with co signer would like to be able to be dependent away from co signers. Plus it's a dodge....so you know it's a badass car.
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:42 PM   #1244
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Old 02-28-2013, 02:52 PM   #1245
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Old 02-28-2013, 04:42 PM   #1246
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Old 02-28-2013, 08:43 PM   #1247
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:45 AM   #1248
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Haha oh I know it'll be like that till I buy one to. Like I've been looking at the zx3s talons and a turbo beetle haha ya be lots more research of cars till I finally decide.

Or even a Nissan juke.
Stay away from the juke cvt sucks
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Old 03-01-2013, 02:51 AM   #1249
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Old 03-01-2013, 03:10 AM   #1250
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What about the juke R?
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