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Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-16-2018, 02:22 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,101
Posted By Scalded Dog
Well... I would just say sort of a "regular" tire...

Well... I would just say sort of a "regular" tire repair kit from AutoZone, one designed for automobile tires. Maybe they do make larger sizes (maybe for trucks?), but the ones I've always gotten...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 02-15-2018, 03:46 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 503
Posted By Scalded Dog
I like CarMax... they've given me written offers...

I like CarMax... they've given me written offers that were higher than MY Blue Book calculation. I've never completed the transaction with CarMax, because with that written offer, I've gotten higher...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-15-2018, 03:37 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,101
Posted By Scalded Dog
When I bought my car in 2011, I was disappointed...

When I bought my car in 2011, I was disappointed that it did not come with a spare. I looked into purchasing a spare kit. However, before I made the purchase, one day I lifted the floor panel in the...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 02-08-2018, 12:22 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 663
Posted By Scalded Dog
Push bars look cool (hey, MY opinion!), but they...

Push bars look cool (hey, MY opinion!), but they are also very useful. I had a police style push bumper on my S-10 truck a few years ago. I used it countless times, pushing disabled vehicles out of...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 01-31-2018, 05:18 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,431
Posted By Scalded Dog
When I was in the Army, I had a squad leader who...

When I was in the Army, I had a squad leader who was dumb as a box of rocks... in fact, his "secret" nickname was, "Box of Rocks." Anyhow, one day my squad was tasked with repainting the parking...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 01-31-2018, 12:52 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,431
Posted By Scalded Dog
Thanks... I appreciate the screen shot. Actually...

Thanks... I appreciate the screen shot. Actually having my brother (an IT guy) try to figure this out. Perhaps the screen shot (and proof!) will help him figure this out.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 01-31-2018, 11:27 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,431
Posted By Scalded Dog
Wait, WTH? That baffles me. I DID have some...

Wait, WTH? That baffles me. I DID have some trouble getting the pics to post, but now, on MY screen, they appear fine. They show as sized perfectly, formatted, even placed correctly.

I don't...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 01-30-2018, 01:57 PM
Replies: 154
Views: 37,483
Posted By Scalded Dog
I haven't gone back to read the many years' worth...

I haven't gone back to read the many years' worth of posts on this thread, so maybe this one has been covered: Guy Fieri has a yellow one... and I've got a personal connection!

Guy and I went to...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 01-30-2018, 11:29 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,431
Posted By Scalded Dog
As promised... pic of the BPSE (Best Parking...

As promised... pic of the BPSE (Best Parking Space Ever):
....
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 01-23-2018, 01:01 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 529
Posted By Scalded Dog
You said that it just started happening within...

You said that it just started happening within the past two months... and, about two months ago, CA gas stations changed out the fume- recovery nozzles on their pumps, at least here in Southern CA. ...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 01-22-2018, 01:46 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 5,431
Posted By Scalded Dog
Excellent advice, to be sure... but my secret...

Excellent advice, to be sure... but my secret weapon is distance. Sure, it's not sure- fire, but in a huge, empty parking lot, parking way the hell out in BFE might mean that I have to walk a little...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 01-22-2018, 01:34 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,331
Posted By Scalded Dog
I've been pretty lucky: 171,000 miles, and there...

I've been pretty lucky: 171,000 miles, and there has yet to be a drop of oil in my driveway. My dipstick hasn't shown any hint of decline, ever. The only time I've had to put oil in it is when...
Forum: Camaro Issues / Problems | Warranty Discussions | TSB and Recalls 01-18-2018, 03:09 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 213
Posted By Scalded Dog
Stabilitrak

A month ago, my dash lit up with all sorts of red and yellow lights, warning me of issues with ABS, traction control, stability control, and a couple of others (incidentally, no CEL, and my OBD...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 01-14-2018, 11:59 AM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,997
Posted By Scalded Dog
I hear people complain and cry about getting a...

I hear people complain and cry about getting a ticket for "five miles over the limit," or even "one mile over the limit."

Fine, cry and complain... but we all know that 95% of the time, it was...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 01-09-2018, 02:06 PM
Replies: 73
Views: 3,997
Posted By Scalded Dog
When I was just a pup, my driving style was a...

When I was just a pup, my driving style was a little more spirited than legally acceptable. By the time I was 20, I had been pulled over more than 50 times (my record was being red- lighted four...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 01-08-2018, 10:51 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,228
Posted By Scalded Dog
Ahhhh, the old debate... However, in spite of the...

Ahhhh, the old debate... However, in spite of the fact that the inertial resistance provided by engine braking does not translate the same way as frictional braking, the real reasoning behind engine...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 01-07-2018, 09:39 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,228
Posted By Scalded Dog
I live in the mountains, with 25 miles of steep...

I live in the mountains, with 25 miles of steep mountain highway for every day's commute. I also drive hard and fast... I rarely get more than 15,000 miles out of a set of TIRES, but, for braking, I...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-21-2017, 04:09 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,310
Posted By Scalded Dog
Okay, here's what MINE just started doing... it's...

Okay, here's what MINE just started doing... it's got me stumped.

Early this morning, my "Service Stabilitrak" message, and all of the other dash lights mentioned my others illuminated, seemingly...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-15-2017, 12:43 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 1,435
Posted By Scalded Dog
You'll get opinions--- no, statements of fact---...

You'll get opinions--- no, statements of fact--- regarding how driveable these things are in the snow, and they'll run the entire spectrum: MY opinion is that they are great in the snow and ice.
...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-11-2017, 02:10 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 1,673
Posted By Scalded Dog
The heater core replacement for my '02 Silverado...

The heater core replacement for my '02 Silverado is the reason I drive a Camaro today: The shop wanted $1500 for the heater core replacement, but some friends offered to help me do it over a few...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 11-30-2017, 03:16 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 1,721
Posted By Scalded Dog
A while ago, my buddy told me about an awesome...

A while ago, my buddy told me about an awesome consolidation loan that he got.

He had six credit cards, each with an interest rate around 20%. He got all of the balances rolled into one balance,...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-30-2017, 03:04 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,999
Posted By Scalded Dog
I think that's a really great idea... actually...

I think that's a really great idea... actually building and programming one, however, might be tough. But, there would damn sure be a market for it, not only from owners of cars that throw codes for...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 11-22-2017, 05:53 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 990
Posted By Scalded Dog
I'll drive my Demon... no, my Diablo... wait,...

I'll drive my Demon... no, my Diablo... wait, just a Hellcat... oh, whatever I drive, none will be automatics: They'll all be Styx.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-22-2017, 05:50 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 985
Posted By Scalded Dog
That's rather Dubai-us.

That's rather Dubai-us.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-17-2017, 10:59 AM
Replies: 53
Views: 3,349
Posted By Scalded Dog
Elon's big truck

I just read an article that stated the the Tesla big rig will do 0- 60 MPH in five seconds, when empty (and will do that in 20 seconds at 80,000 lbs.).

I strongly doubt that. Not sure if Elon Musk...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-09-2017, 02:50 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 827
Posted By Scalded Dog
They can have my car when they pry it from my...

They can have my car when they pry it from my cold, dead hands.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-09-2017, 02:45 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 907
Posted By Scalded Dog
I do love the TPMS... dashboard lights up, and I...

I do love the TPMS... dashboard lights up, and I can pull over and fix it before it becomes a big problem. And, I've gotten pretty good at plugging, too: I can usually do it without taking the wheel...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-09-2017, 02:40 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 1,193
Posted By Scalded Dog
Years ago, I rented cars frequently, but never...

Years ago, I rented cars frequently, but never purchased the insurance offered by the rental company. Finally, though, for one rental, on a lark, I purchased the insurance.

That night, I slammed...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 11-07-2017, 02:44 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 525
Posted By Scalded Dog
Thread title made me think about Taco Bell...

Thread title made me think about Taco Bell...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-26-2017, 02:32 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,559
Posted By Scalded Dog
I got all three of my current lineup in one shot:...

I got all three of my current lineup in one shot:
1993 Blazer, 202,000 miles
2001 Suburban, 201,000 miles
2011 Camaro, 164,000 miles
Geeeeez.... over half of a million miles, over the three...
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