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Tripper Tripper yesterday at 22:40. 11 comments

Out of Body Experience

Out of Body Experience

We took a 5 day weekend and spent it at my in law’s lake house. So I have driven more boat than car in the last 5 days and I can’t shake that “I’m still on a boat” feeling! Especially when I go to pee.

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Anyway the weather was perfect, their house is right on the water, and Saturday afternoon I was out on the deck with...

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Tripper Tripper Jul 15, 2019 at 19:05.

Camping Rig

Camping Rig

I thought once I bought a car from BaT that it would stop me from looking so often. It didn’t!

1990 Mercedes-Benz 410 4x4

Bid for the chance to own a 1990 Mercedes-Benz 410 4×4 at auction with Bring a Trailer, the home of …

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Tripper Tripper Jul 15, 2019 at 17:00.

License Plate

License Plate

I got a call from the PA tag place and the plate for the 02 has arrived!!! The auction for this car ended 11/8/18, I sealed the deal the next day, It shipped on Thanksgiving, arrived at port the day after Christmas, and was delivered to my house on 1/3... After 77 days I can finally drive it! I intend to do just that. I normally get my run in at the end of the day. Right after I got the call I...

Tripper Tripper Jul 15, 2019 at 16:25.

Fallout 4?

Fallout 4?

I bought it on sale for $20 yesterday. Today I want my $2o (and 4 hours) back. Am I missing something? I played it for a while last night and thought it seemed cool, but that I would get into the good stuff as I played more. I played some more this morning, and I’m over it... searching for stuff that you actually need takes for ever, my armor is out of power, every time I try to go to a new...

Tripper Tripper Jul 15, 2019 at 16:05.

This Is A Boxer Thread

This Is A Boxer Thread

Boxer powered boxer

Boxer Dog

Boxer Human

Boxer Engine

Happy Friday!

Tripper Tripper Jul 15, 2019 at 14:32.

Got Monday'd Early This Morning

Got Monday'd Early This Morning
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I had 3 pedals all weekend. Drove the E46, waxed/washed, put away. Drove my fiancee’s R53 cooper s, my mom’s R56 cooper s. I drove the Audi into work today and and got ready to execute a quick down shift as I approached my exit. I was all ready to go with my hand hovering over the shifter and my foot ready to press...

Tripper Tripper Jul 15, 2019 at 14:29.

Our Cooper Is Being a Dick

Our Cooper Is Being a Dick
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My Fiancee’s 05’ Cooper S has been a joy for 90% of the time that she has owned it. However, a month ago or so she decided to take care of a bunch of stuff that she has been putting off for a while. The car has just over 100k miles and needed a water pump, a motor mount, and a bunch of other things about $2200 all in....

Tripper Tripper Jul 15, 2019 at 13:36.

Oppositehelp

Oppositehelp

What would you use to get this (probably 10+ year old sticker and the gunk behind it off? I was thinking a razor and goo gone/goof off but I’m nervous about using a razor on the glass. What say ye?

Tripper Tripper Jul 15, 2019 at 11:16.

M3 is Back!

M3 is Back!

It’s dirty so here is a picture of when I first bought it. 12 years and 4 months, 67,000ish miles ago.

The car to the right with the big dent in the fender was my best friends Hawkeye STi Limited, my favorite of the cars he has owned.

I used to have a couple of fast cars. Now I’ve got a slow car, a really slow truck, and the M3 which has been out of commission since last fall. Besides a few...

Tripper Tripper Jul 15, 2019 at 11:07.

Are Any Oppos Ordering a FoRS?

Are Any Oppos Ordering a FoRS?

My attempts to convince any of my friends or family that the 2016 Focus RS needs to be their next car, have failed. I thought that I had one on the hook, but he didn’t want to dick around with the ordering process (can’t blame him), then decided he didn’t need fun car (which is nonsense).

I’m automatically assuming that this is a car that you will not get a test drive in until the second model...

Tripper Tripper Jul 15, 2019 at 11:07.

Grom Sold

Grom Sold

8 days on the market and the Grom is sold! I had to field a lot of “interest”. Nearly 40 people. A couple of nice people, an offer but a no show, 34 bullshit artists, 2 scam attempts, and one buyer.

I’m planning to burn the 2 grand I got for it on bringing the M3 up to snuff. It needs two sensors, a valve check/adjustment, and VANOS preventative maintenance. I was planning to do all of that...

Tripper Tripper Jul 15, 2019 at 10:26.

Daily Drive a Moto?

Daily Drive a Moto?

I know some Oppos do it. What’s it like? What is your gear setup like? Do you have to dress nice for work, if so how do you deal with that?

I sold my Audi S3 with the hopes of putting that money toward a 997 C2S. Now that the Audi is gone, I’ve got an E46M3, a Ford Ranger, and a Honda Grom. I just put a bunch of money into the M3, refreshing cosmetic parts, weather seals, and fixing the motor...

Tripper Tripper Jul 15, 2019 at 04:39.

Test Drive Tips

Test Drive Tips

Tomorrow at lunch I’m set to drive a blue 3 pedal VW Golf Alltrack. Normally this is a confident end of the road for me. I picked the car, I just have to drive it and buy it. This is a little different because I definitely won’t be buying this car because it isn’t green. To further complicate matters, I’m normally 98% sure that I will like the car I am about to drive. Here I am more like 65%...

Tripper Tripper Jul 15, 2019 at 01:58.

"I'm Surprised You Have it Out"

"I'm Surprised You Have it Out"

“That is a (cool, slick, sharp, sick, awesome) car!” is the most common thing I heard on Saturday, but “I’m surprised that you’re driving it” was a close second...

My parents had our daughter for the day, so I decided that we should take the 02 on our outings . We first met some friends at a brewery for some flights and food. Then caught an early movie (“Glass”, it was ok). Afterward we went...

Tripper Tripper Jul 15, 2019 at 01:28.

Wut.

Wut.

I sweat BaT as I know a lot of you do. I have alerts setup for certain cars, and I normally breeze through the whole list once a day. Every once in a while I miss a cool one until the last day.

This is super cool. I have no clue what the market is for something like this and all the action is in the last few minutes. Let’s assume it sells for $30k. For your $30k would you rather this, or an...

Tripper Tripper Jul 14, 2019 at 20:48.

Help With Torque

Help With Torque

Could someone please help me understand these torque values?

I’m wondering what the proper torque is for an M14x1.5. I already know that the answer is hand tight because its going into aluminum and has a crush washer. However, I decided to look up the torque info as I have yet to have occasion to do that with the 02. Obviously the mkp to lb/ft conversion is there, but wtf is going on in the...

Tripper Tripper Jul 14, 2019 at 19:30.

Another Day Another Successful Craigslist Transaction

Another Day Another Successful Craigslist Transaction

I asked Oppo to rate my listing on Monday. Here it is two days later and my wheels are SOLD! I listed for $800, hoped for $600 and got $650.

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Unlike a lot of CL sellers, I invite all offers “lowballers” included. My lowest offer was $400 and even there I thought, “Well if I get impatient I will just sell them to him.”...

Tripper Tripper Jul 14, 2019 at 16:46.

This is NEAT!

This is NEAT!
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I would love to get a drive in this.

Modified 1965 Honda S600

Bid for the chance to own a Modified 1965 Honda S600 at auction with Bring a Trailer, the home of…

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Tripper Tripper Jul 14, 2019 at 14:34.

Today In Things That Cost Too Much

Today In Things That Cost Too Much

We have this piece of rubber:

This is the rear window guide for my M3 and it was $554.86 + shipping... $154.86 more than it cost to rebuild the motor for the ragtop!

I spent over 16 hours diagnosing why the ragtop stopped working, and I have 7 pages of notes from that process. I’ve been using a new inde shop for the Germans, and I explained to them where I was with it. They let me bring the car...

Tripper Tripper Jul 14, 2019 at 11:14.

Who Daily's an Old Car?

Who Daily's an Old Car?

Let’s say pre-1990 at the youngest. What, why, and for how long have you been doing so? What’s good about it, what’s bad about it?

The 1502 is currently in the shop to get a once-over that includes:

New plugs, wires, ignition points, rear drums, brake lines (yes all of them), and alternator bracket bushings. Obviously a brake flush and an oil change as well. They’re installing a few fuel line...

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