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Old 11-19-2012, 01:49 PM   #26
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At the end of the day, it is a heap of metal, plastic, glass and cloth. Never treat it as a living object!!!

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What are some lessons you've learned from years of daily driving your car, that you think should be put out there so that other enthusiast can benefit?
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:01 PM   #27
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At the end of the day, it is a heap of metal, plastic, glass and cloth. Never treat it as a living object!!!

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Can we have an example of how one might treat a car as a living object? I'm sincerely curious.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:06 PM   #28
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Calls people morons, runs into them.

Seriously though, the best thing I think is to take it slow and make sure to do the legwork when it comes to research with modding. Don't buy something because person X says its his favorite mod and 'it's how the car should have come from the factory'. Just make sure you know what you're doing and keep your stock parts in case you change your mind.
Not literally

People I encounter on a daily basis, oh slow one
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:07 PM   #29
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As I was reading this, I was thinking "I didn't post in this thread, did I?"
We sir have a very similar mindset, most people need to wrap their car around a pole, darwinism needs to take effect NOW
Yes and yes.
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:09 PM   #30
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Giving it a name, like one gives their kids and pets names. Comtemplating ditching a girl friend just because she puts her feet up on the dash, etc. These forums have seen several such discussions posted over the years and they always amuse me since my own priorities are different, not neccessarily correct
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Old 11-19-2012, 02:10 PM   #31
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Things I learned from daily driving...

1.) Don't be in a hurry and drive like an ass, it doesn't really benefit you or anyone else. You eat up gas and money and if you do the math, arriving at your destination 2 minutes sooner probably isn't worth it.

2.) Expect everyone else to drive like an *******. Expect that people will cut you off without a turn signal. Expect that people will slam on their brakes as soon as they see brake lights because they are too busy texting to know what is going on. Expect that people will slow down, gawk at an accident, and likely cause another one. When it happens you aren't surprised or unprepared and can react calmly and appropriately.

3.) Don't get upset and angry while driving. They can't usually hear you yelling. Even if they can they won't care and won't change. It's easier on your own health to refer to #2 and just accept the fact that the world is full of idiots with a license to drive.


As for parts...
Kartboy Short Shifter and bushings make the drive more fun
TiC differential bushings get rid of rear axle wind-up
Rear swaybar evens out the handling balance a bit and makes the car feel better
Sparco Evo L seat is more comfortable and supportive than the stock seat
A competitive autocross suspension is not a comfortable daily driving suspension in Michigan
Quoted because this is probably the best advice you can get.
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Old 11-19-2012, 05:42 PM   #32
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Thumbs up 2005 Outback XT

Had my '05 for years, love it as much now as I did when my wife picked it out (her, "I want the red one" me, "the one with the MOMO stuff?" her, "yes...what's a MOMO?" me, "never mind, good choice hon"). Taken it everywhere, its my daily driver, my daughter's ride of choice and even taking into account the turbo dying I still would buy a Subaru 5-door today without hesitation. My only complaint with Subaru is the gas mileage and no diesel/hybrid/electric option but thats a problem with most car makers today.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:40 PM   #33
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Things I learned from daily driving...

1.) Don't be in a hurry and drive like an ass, it doesn't really benefit you or anyone else. You eat up gas and money and if you do the math, arriving at your destination 2 minutes sooner probably isn't worth it.

2.) Expect everyone else to drive like an *******. Expect that people will cut you off without a turn signal. Expect that people will slam on their brakes as soon as they see brake lights because they are too busy texting to know what is going on. Expect that people will slow down, gawk at an accident, and likely cause another one. When it happens you aren't surprised or unprepared and can react calmly and appropriately.

3.) Don't get upset and angry while driving. They can't usually hear you yelling. Even if they can they won't care and won't change. It's easier on your own health to refer to #2 and just accept the fact that the world is full of idiots with a license to drive.


As for parts...
Kartboy Short Shifter and bushings make the drive more fun
TiC differential bushings get rid of rear axle wind-up
Rear swaybar evens out the handling balance a bit and makes the car feel better
Sparco Evo L seat is more comfortable and supportive than the stock seat
A competitive autocross suspension is not a comfortable daily driving suspension in Michigan
^This. I'd just like to add to #2 by saying that if at all possible, keep an on eye on the brake lights on the car in front of the car you're behind. That way you take the middle man out of the brake light chain, and to hell with the retard in front of you if they notice it too late.
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Old 11-19-2012, 06:47 PM   #34
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You simply stated that lower springs kill your struts, i corrected your false statement. No need to get your panties in a wad junior.
yeah....he one of 'those'
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Old 11-20-2012, 11:32 AM   #35
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All of my parts seemed super kewl when I first put them on. Now the time I spend damning my decision to put them on is becoming more and more as time goes on. Especially considering how quick cars are getting from the factory. No more mods for me, I'm saving up for a 5.0 Mustang.
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Old 11-21-2012, 10:14 AM   #36
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Everything I do today driving I learned from Autox.

1) Look ahead
2) Anticipate
3) Look ahead
4) Plan "what happens if"
5) Look ahead.

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Old 11-21-2012, 10:18 AM   #37
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Everything I do today driving I learned from Autox.

1) Look ahead
2) Anticipate
3) Look ahead
4) Plan "what happens if"
5) Look ahead.

--kC
Excellent!

I just was out with my son last night. He's on his permit and has about 20 hours driving with me so far. We tend to drive at night on narrow, curvy roads and he's already practicing looking ahead. He'd tell me when he could see headlights around corners and he really was doing it.

He'll be doing autocross in the spring
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Old 11-21-2012, 02:57 PM   #38
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Can we have an example of how one might treat a car as a living object? I'm sincerely curious.
There was some show on TLC or Discovery about Taboos and one was a guy that was in love with his car. He was kissing and rubbing it and other weird ****. My wife joked that could be me with my subie.
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Old 11-24-2012, 12:17 PM   #39
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All of my parts seemed super kewl when I first put them on. Now the time I spend damning my decision to put them on is becoming more and more as time goes on. Especially considering how quick cars are getting from the factory. No more mods for me, I'm saving up for a 5.0 Mustang.
I think that's something all of us look at. The cost to return ratio. It's one of the reason I traded my non-M E46 for an STi.
It really becomes objective based. Is it that you want the car "yours", or do you want it to be the "most of something for your money"?
There will always be something faster, so the chase for that is futile. So it comes down to sentimental value or economic value.
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Old 11-24-2012, 01:50 PM   #40
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Sometimes making the green light isn't worth it..



There's a 5 second left-only light at the corner of my street, so I'm usually coming into the intersection pretty hot because it's a decent wait if you miss it.

Coming home today I hit the turn doing 30-35 and lost traction exactly half into the turn, I was sliding straight for the freshest curb in Syracuse with my wheels turned, slammed it real good and bounced halfway back into the lane. I had a healthy intersection full of witnesses as well so I felt great. I sat there for a good minute just thinking "here we go"

Yes, I'm a moron and a wreckless driver. I'll never hit a turn going too fast again, as I realize the danger I put myself and especially the other people around me in. I was just a little too eager to get home from work -_- And now I'm paying for it as I'm a self-fix guy with not much moolaaa. Bent control arm and possibly more, I'll have to take a good look into cracks and any other damage.

Drive safe!
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