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Old 01-25-2021, 06:16 PM   #18351
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Thanks Duster. Very beautiful car. I'll be interesting to know what finally solves your brake vibration issue. I had a JB4 on my 335i and still have the JB1 on my Golf and always have enjoyed the extra power with them seeming to live up to their claims.
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Old 01-25-2021, 06:46 PM   #18352
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my commander recently traded in his raptor for a f-250, he couldn't let first sausage have a bigger truck. Stereotypes are sometimes not stereotypes
You have to show those enlisted plebs their place.
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Old 01-25-2021, 10:57 PM   #18353
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yeah. i have a couple mpow products. wearing some mpow m30 or something right now... wife has the same ones. They went on sale on amazon. iirc she paid around 35...i got the same pair for 20. They're pink, like a dull skin tone pick anyway. I almost didn't order them and she was like "why does it matter?" and i was like "yeah, i guess it really doesn't"....so now i have pink mpow earbuds but they're comfy and sound good
Came in today. Super easy to pair, and the touch functions work really well, fit comfortably and I'm quite impressed with the NC ability.

These are leaps and bounds over the Plantonics BT ear piece I've been using lately.
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Old 01-26-2021, 12:52 AM   #18354
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I thought you officer types 1LTs were supposed to buy Raptors or tan Tacomas.
CPTs need bigger brodozers for the expected family, as you're now the FRG leader

If I tried to count Tacomas, Chargers, Challengers, and WRXs, I'd lose count. I saw one G70 for one day in our parking lot and felt threatened.
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Old 01-26-2021, 12:57 AM   #18355
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Thanks Duster. Very beautiful car. I'll be interesting to know what finally solves your brake vibration issue. I had a JB4 on my 335i and still have the JB1 on my Golf and always have enjoyed the extra power with them seeming to live up to their claims.
It's significantly better than it was! As in it takes a lot to make it vibrate now. But for the weight of the car and the size of the brakes, it should be better. I do think I will buy the G Loc street pads to run more often, as these are still dusting quite significantly even after the bedding is over. Also hopefully the new rotors come early next month. DBAs have been awesome on anything I have owned.
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Old 01-26-2021, 01:01 AM   #18356
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Old 01-26-2021, 03:22 PM   #18357
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Call a 1SG first sausage to his face. Use that commission to its fullest.
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Old 01-26-2021, 03:31 PM   #18358
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Call a 1SG first sausage to his face. Use that commission to its fullest.
Since I have as many years in as plenty of 1SGs, I wouldn't give a **** doing it. And probably would if they deserved it.
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Old 01-26-2021, 06:16 PM   #18359
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Mustang, right?
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Old 01-26-2021, 06:26 PM   #18360
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New Boost Solenoid for the Fiesta. It's made of brittle black plastic and bolted directly to the turbo housing, so of course when swapping out the wastegate I snapped the ~2mm plastic nipple on top.



Fortunately I was a half mile down the road from a dealership who had one in stock.

For $186.



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Old 01-26-2021, 06:49 PM   #18361
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Never tried Costco booze so I thought I'd give this a shot, I usually prefer Ketel One. Not sure what it costs in the US but its $50 CDN here for this giant bottle.

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Old 01-26-2021, 06:54 PM   #18362
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In my experience it is pretty good. Not a big vodka guy though.
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Old 01-26-2021, 07:44 PM   #18363
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Our Costco finally opened their liquor sales area, but Alabama liquor laws suck. It's not any cheaper in Costco than regular liquor stores.
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Old 01-26-2021, 07:50 PM   #18364
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Our Costco finally opened their liquor sales area, but Alabama liquor laws suck. It's not any cheaper in Costco than regular liquor stores.
Are you not currently in the military? Why you no class six?
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Old 01-26-2021, 07:54 PM   #18365
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Never tried Costco booze so I thought I'd give this a shot, I usually prefer Ketel One. Not sure what it costs in the US but its $50 CDN here for this giant bottle.

don't they say that the kirkland vodka is really just grey goose, but then somehow the kirkland gets better reviews? I've heard something like that.

edit: some places say no, one source says its the same water and the same actual people make it, but it's not relabeled grey goose.. idk
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Old 01-26-2021, 08:03 PM   #18366
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don't they say that the kirkland vodka is really just grey goose, but then somehow the kirkland gets better reviews? I've heard something like that.

edit: some places say no, one source says its the same water and the same actual people make it, but it's not relabeled grey goose.. idk
I read the same thing. It seems to get good reviews in blind taste tests. I'm not a booze snob but there are definitely some that I don't like such as Absolut. Maybe I'll pick up a few different ones tomorrow and do a taste test Friday night.
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Old 01-26-2021, 08:33 PM   #18367
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Are you not currently in the military? Why you no class six?
No longer active duty, but I can buy here on post. The selection is ok, but not outstanding.
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Old 01-26-2021, 09:36 PM   #18368
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don't they say that the kirkland vodka is really just grey goose, but then somehow the kirkland gets better reviews? I've heard something like that.

edit: some places say no, one source says its the same water and the same actual people make it, but it's not relabeled grey goose.. idk
I don't think that's the "one." That bottle was frosted too IIRC.

Costco may just be ahead of the "marketing" game. Its made in the same place and is generic Knob Creek!
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Old 01-26-2021, 09:43 PM   #18369
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I read the same thing. It seems to get good reviews in blind taste tests.
I think it often falls in the same category as EV Olive Oil in blind task tests, where the results are often dismally embarrassing.

Bunch of experts in the industry do a blind taste test and not only prefer the cheaper stuff, but go further by saying how awful the other stuff is in comparison only to later learn it was the expensive premium stuff they said they hated.

In one guy's case, he blind tasted and ranked his *own brand* dead last as "horrible garbage"!
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Old 01-26-2021, 11:33 PM   #18370
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New Boost Solenoid for the Fiesta. It's made of brittle black plastic and bolted directly to the turbo housing, so of course when swapping out the wastegate I snapped the ~2mm plastic nipple on top.



Fortunately I was a half mile down the road from a dealership who had one in stock.

For $186.



I got one for ya. Composite endlinks with metal ball joints on my parent's Ford Escape. Flocking Ford.
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Old 01-27-2021, 12:27 AM   #18371
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finally bought a mid pipe for my 99 outback **it beater...i don't really use it or drive it much, it's a backup vehicle but if it's going to sit there it should be usable on demand...
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Old 01-27-2021, 02:45 AM   #18372
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Costco vodka gets a thumbs up from my Soviet heritage family, though personally the XO cognac is their best alcohol IMO.
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Old 01-27-2021, 10:26 AM   #18373
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Kirkland Vodka is pretty decent for the price. Certainly on par with mid range Vodka's like Tito's, Smirnoff, Stoli, etc for less $.

I don't know why they need to put it in such a tall F'n bottle tho. Doesn't fit in my current liquor cabinet with the rest of my juice and it's not quality enough to leave out on display.. Their Rum bottle is a horrible design for pouring as well.
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Old 01-27-2021, 10:17 PM   #18374
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Yes, the bottle is too freaking big for sure. Went and bought a few others today. Wanted to buy a few more but my wife was with me and was not too impressed. I may sneak out tomorrow and pick up a couple more. Taste test Friday night. Is there a booze thread on here I should post in instead?


Also bought a Apple watches today through my RBC Visa rewards points. They are 15% off until tonight for the series 6 and 25% off on the older ones. I've not seen them with that much of a discount anywhere else. I got the silver 44mm cellular and she got the same but 40mm, both the series 6. I have giant hands (4-5xl gloves) and wrists so I'll need to get a custom strap made or find a really long NATO strap.

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Haku - $48.99
Wheatley - $39.99
Tito's $25.99
Northern Keep - $$34.99
Ketel One - Cirtoen $33.99
Ketel One - $33.99
Kirkland - $49.99
Crystal Head - $8.49 (They didn't have any big bottles in stock)
Smirnoff - $2.99 (I don't need a giant bottle of this stuff)
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Old 01-27-2021, 10:37 PM   #18375
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That (French) Vodka is $17 here.

Wife drinks martinis like its 1920s up in here.
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