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  1. He probably also did it all through the tailpipe.
  2. No, I mean the exact product. That carries the same UPC and model. What is it?
  3. This was great in the XX. Some lamp bodies will work great with LED or HID, some simply will not. My 2005 Ram did somewhat OK with HID after some fiddling, definitely no go with LEDs. Others may not do well with either. LED is a true point light source, HID is larger, and halogen is much larger. The reflector focus matters a lot. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B07NXS9RHB/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  4. Go ahead, tell us one.
  5. You're actually serious. Wow. For one, because there's no logic in it. You don't just choose to make a product "lower quality."
  6. Hahahahahaha. Seriously. Read that back to yourself. Jesus fucking christ. The Sam's I go to shares a building with Walmart, and the same truck drops off the tires to both. But somehow they are segregated into good and bad tires. Fucking LOL. And the date code is right on the damn tire. Fuck, now I'm dumber for the day and my blood pressure is 20% higher.
  7. Skitch is all-platform, and integrates with Evernote so your markups live forever or according to your Evernote rules. Mine auto delete in a year unless I move them to a permanent notebook.
  8. Second worst product ever behind Paintbrush. I spent the day out on multiple sites with just a Windows laptop, no real OS. It was ok.
  9. Storage is cheap. I had no idea compression was still a thing. My aggressively mediocre Windows laptop has a touch/pen screen. I bought the MS pen (40% more than an Apple one). The "documentation" just gives a URL to go find the actual docs. That doesn't exist. I can't find a place to charge/connect the pen (should be a magnetic coupling like an iPad and its pencil). Binging an answer finds...none. So Microsoft gave me two devices listed as compatible, with broken documentation, no obvious way to use it, and unlike an Apple product, attempting to do the connection in the settings does not result in a guided setup. I gave up. I was starting to re-like Windows. And yet I'm reminded of why nobody who isn't an expert should use it.
  10. Most of the clip ons have height adjustment also. Mine does.
  11. They also don't charge you for rotation and balance on a new car with OEM tires. AND!!! They did a free warranty replacement on an OEM tire for me, presumably they turned it in to the manufacturer. Normally I just walk in and pay what they are asking, because of this. But for the latest tires, the stackable rebate deal on Tire Rack cut the price by a huge amount, then I saw that they had partnered with Discount, and it was an easy choice. Ordered Sunday, delivered to Discount on Tuesday.
  12. On the KTM, it's effective at making the helmet airflow more laminar and less buffeting. It also redirects most of it over the helmet. Which is actually a problem in summer or very low speeds on hot days. You can stop and swivel that one down, and it's very adjustable. That bike also got the Givi tall adventure screen. https://smile.amazon.com/gp/product/B08BP8KK99/ref=ppx_yo_dt_b_search_asin_title?ie=UTF8&psc=1
  13. Discount Tire is one of those weird Southwest gems that everyone raves about. Like the convenience stores I've talked about, every manager and counter guy has been a tire buster. You don't hire into any high end roles (except IT eventually, because well, you don't want most IT people touching anything mechanical). This drives understanding at every level.
  14. I have one on the KTM and it's a life-changer. $25.
  15. SwampNut

    Car Battery

    LOL, another charge station, true!
  16. SwampNut

    Car Battery

    Well yeah, the rejuvenator is a different story, part of the magic is hard pulses too. Which is why it USUALLY produces little heat, but I've also had a battery get hot (tiny AGM heavily neglected). As part of my susceptibility to these old wives' tales having some foundation...I put the Smart on the charger the other day because I'd been doing a lot of starts and under one mile drives, with the AC and other consumers going. These are known for weak charging systems (or at least, alleged on all the forums). Because of how I will use it, I'm considering hanging an SAE plug through the grill and using a charger occasionally. I guess I should add a cheap voltmeter?
  17. I have a feeder and one of our neighbors has three; I spend a lot of time there. No signs of shitting at all.
  18. SwampNut

    Car Battery

    Yeah, that one makes little sense to me. Maybe @mikesail has a theory? Maybe those are examples of aged alternators? Maybe the old wives' tale comes from cars with defective or simply worn alternators? I've seen higher voltages in a lot of cars. Now I'll need to go test a few.
  19. SwampNut

    Car Battery

    Or ever go from freezing to under-hood temp. Never. There's no magic in chargers that us mere mortals buy, excluding the stuff like Oscar mentioned. Why would a charger's electrons and electron flow valve be different from a car's? Nonsense, probably left over from a time when they had really bad mechanical regulators. Technology has made it so we can ignore so many old rules. 3k oil changes, 25k spark plugs*, tires that go to shit in 20k.... The Smart has a 30k plug interval, WTF? PO did it at like 23k.
  20. SwampNut

    Car Battery

    I'm mystified where these old wives' tales come from. Was it maybe true decades ago? Like putting a battery on concrete?
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    Dad worked for them and I started my first business around 5th grade fixing shit based on bags of their dead castoffs that I rebuilt.
  22. SwampNut

    Car Battery

    Oooh, I have some bad news for you about the tequila served to locals in Mexico and the rum served to locals in Cuba. "Export quality" means "the peasants can't afford it."
  23. SwampNut

    Car Battery

    He's also got to pay the taxes for the free medical care.
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