@Shoop I have a weird thing for Bugeye Imprezas because I owned one, but I completely agree that the Hawkeye Legacy wagon is probably my favorite Subaru design ever.....it still looks quite modern even today, at least to me...very pretty cars!
My local on ramp. Circled is a stop sign. Its at the bottom of a hill so cars are routinely doing 85 in a 55 there. What usually happens is a person goes, then the person behind trys to go and get into the same gap, then the first person stops and gets rear ended. Happens once a week.
@orneryduck frankly, for the same money as Max, you can just get cheap rockauto shocks and struts and cut a coil or two. We did that to a buddy’s Civic a few days ago and I swear (completely serious) it rides better than before.
I bought my first helmet from Saferacer.com and I plan to go through them again for a new one this year. As others have said, go for SA2020 if you can, that’ll last you 10-15 years. Open faced is great, if you plan on getting serious you can look for one that will connect to a HANS device. But otherwise, a decent $200 helmet will do you fine.
I can't bring myself to watch Wheeler Dealers, Mike Brewer is such an a-hole.
Much prefer CarS.O.S., doing up cars for deserving people, but also explaining about the make and models history and some engineering.
@Shoop sounds like it is a lot of fun with the manual so the trade off is worth it. I also like that the modern turbo cars have a much more usable powerband so it's not a fake HP/fun rating. Older turbos were sometimes only good at higher RPMS so of the line was sometimes a bit lame. Still would have loved one, back in the day where you had to add on a turbo timer.
@Shoop my BMW was like that, cool xenon lows but warm halogen highs. When one of the highs dies I found some halogens that matched the color temp of the xenons.
My Mercedes was the same way, but it doesn't matter if the colour matches, because if anyone else sees you're highs you're headlighting wrong.
My Subaru has that setup as well. I've never thought about the difference in color but halogen and hid just look different regardless of color temp. So it seems like it would be too challenging to really get them to look the same.
@shoop I still remember the day I was walking and someone pulled into a parking spot next to me in one of these and kerbed the front wheel hard. What a sickening crunch. You could practically hear the dollars cascading onto the ground.