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  1. 11 points
    Saw this today . Pulled over made polite contact with the offender and politely refused to leave until it was proper . F morons
  2. 11 points
    Don't ya'all be strangers ... remember I am one of you GD.COM knuckleheads
  3. 11 points
    Dallas TX (AP) - A seven-year old boy was at the center of a Dallas courtroom drama yesterday when he challenged a court ruling over who should have custody of him. The boy has a history of being beaten by his parents and the judge initially awarded custody to his aunt, in keeping with child custody law and regulation requiring that family unity be maintained to the highest degree possible. The boy surprised the court when he proclaimed that his aunt beat him more than his parents and he adamantly refused to live with her. When the judge then suggested that he live with his grandparents, the boy cried and said that they also beat him. After considering the remainder of the immediate family and learning that domestic violence was apparently a way of life among them, the judge took the unprecedented step of allowing the boy to propose who should have custody of him. After two recesses to check legal references and confer with the child welfare officials, the judge granted temporary custody to the Dallas Cowboys, whom the boy firmly believes are not capable of beating anyone.
  4. 10 points
    Throw as much as you want at them, I have bills to pay. 😎
  5. 9 points
    This was sitting outside my wife's favorite Italian Restaurant, had to sit and look at it all through dinner. She has always wanted a red convertible mustang with black interior and she didn't notice it until I gave the keys. This was her 30th anniversary gift, it was a 5 year project and she never had a clue. Our good friend that introduced us 35 years ago built the car. The look on her face as she took it all in was priceless.
  6. 9 points
  7. 8 points
    Got a good angle on the flag coming in. Flag_drop.MP4
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  9. 8 points
    Confession is good for the soul; I would have worn pink women’s panties, worn ugg boots and ran through the hospital parking lot singing a Britney Spears song at the top of my lungs if they would have told me it would relieve the pain. Apparently I was close to an rupture in my Gallbladder. I
  10. 8 points
    I thought boys who wear Uggs could suck the chrome off a trailer hitch. Maybe the answer to your question lies within. Seriously, grip tape from skateboard shops or even Amazon works great! I put some on the steps to my pool diving board and it has lasted 4 years in the AZ sun so far.
  11. 7 points
    The car that killed the mini van gets a make over. By the number of my posts you can see I’m not a poster, not big on social media either but I’m making an exception for my friend. This is a tribute to my friend Gil George. The blue car you see is very special, the story is my wife had a Funco Hustler 2 gen 3 (Pictured Flag car - If you’ve been to Glamis you probably have seen it. She designed the graphics for it) she was very happy with it until I got my new Gen 4 with the new at the time bypass shock option. I took her for a ride to a spot where there was a pretty nasty kachung and Instead of slowing down I stomped on the gas, it went through like butter. After she rode in it she knew she wanted to build a new Hustler. But she wanted to do something different. Gil was reluctant (he would say no you don’t want to do that) and she kept bugging him for quite a while until he agreed. He sketched out the car on a yellow legal pad. It was a Hustler 2 seater, but with a swooping line front to the back (with Gen 4 suspension) at the time Funco was known for the mini-van look. This was way different. Don’t know if they built any more in this configuration as it’s a tight fit cabin wise, could never be a four seater. They changed the arc of the roof to be much higher in subsequent models. But the basic design was the basis. I don’t think they built too many mini vans after this car. After my wife had her L-4/and L-5 vertebrae (I think that is the right term) fused to her tailbone she was concerned that she could make her back problems worse if she kept driving her car. We said we were not going to sell it so I sold my 4 seater car and Gil figured out how to get me in it, a 6’-2” man into a spot built for a 5’-7” woman, (I called it operation shoehorn). The cool thing is I got to experience this light car with only 250 hp and what a blast it was to drive. I didn’t turn into a bowl, people were amazed to see me jump into a bowl! Just a freaking blast to drive. I drove it for several seasons, super fun. My wife began dying a little each time I left camp with her baby. I don’t blame her she was longing for the dunes again in some capacity maybe just be able to get back in the small dunes by the gecko loop, so I jumped on the grenade again (just kidding I know how f-ing lucky I am) I bought my second new Funco in my life, the first one is the one showing up on the surbaru\v8 thread (4 seat purple and green). My new one is a G52. I did that so we could do a remodel on her car to make it more accessible by adding doors, the air bag control system (so it can be lowered for easier access), new more comfortable seats, enclose front of car, add full dash, livorsky gauges, taller paddles, billet wheels and many other small details. John at outback is freshening up the Subaru giving it a little more boost maybe. I really believe this was Gils swan song! We started this remodel project with him and now we will have to finish it without him. We just lost a piece of history, a person who made incredible contributions to our sport and to our lives. I am a better man for knowing him. I will miss you friend, thanks for always telling it like it is! Nobody will ever accuse Gil of sugar coating anything! This page is a tribute to the man, I will add progress photos, although we are painting it now so this should come together fast. The frame is done and as you can see it has a brand new skin. Feel free to share your stories about Gil.
  12. 7 points
    Only for the primary fire.
  13. 7 points
    Shit, from the thread title, I thought we were finally going to get around to discussing genital warts. Oh, and Thanks Slappy!!!
  14. 7 points
    Nope! Haven't forgotten what this weekend means. We had a memory maker dinner, remembered the fallen, and discussed how they affected our lives. My wife said this in our family text tonight. We can live and be in our Blessed Nation, Then you have those assholes (antifa) in Oregon 😡A young bunch of lazy clueless, oxygen wasting pieces of mush minds. Sorry Jesus! The parents of those kids are equally at fault. They are able to have free speech, and have hate for our way of life which affords them free speech. Go be vocal in Russia, Turkey, or middle eastern country or some other place. Its disgusting. Same as the idiots with the “Coexist “ stickers on their vehicle. Go have freedom of religion in the middle east. Ask them to coexist! 🤔 So my mother in law replies, Wow, Jacky, I have never heard you say this so strongly👍 I, especially have to thank our vets, which I often do. I, my mother and father owe our lives to the ones that fought and won in the Pacific and the pilot that had the guts to drop the A- bombs, in Japan, however terrible that was, humanly spoken, but all the women and children were scheduled to be killed, they had us dig our own grave already. The Japs told us the purpose of the digging. It took me years and a lot of reading about the history of Japan to more or less come to terms with this. To this day, when I see the freedom parents have with their children, it it difficult for me not to condemn the Japs for what they did to all of us. I also often think about the story my mother told me of the Japanese officer that asked if he could buy a doll for me at a stop at a train station on our way to the concentration camp. He told my mother that he had a daughter just like me, which he would never see again. I was all but 4 yrs. old. He knew in his heart that they could never win The war against America and as an officer had to then commit harakiri. Yes, my mother in law was in a concentration camp in Indonesia when she was a child and the United States Marines and the Indian Gurkha Soldiers saved everyone in the camp.
  15. 7 points
    OK...we get it...AZ is so f*cking awesome....I can't wait to get there and have sweat dripping of my balls. To some of us...this is our home. I have been here 30 years. Yeah...I really do like it here. Yeah...it's plagued by bad politicians, high taxes, liberal policies, traffic, etc... But I seriously can't see living anywhere else...and yeah...I've lived all over from coast to coast. Until I reach my breaking point, and join all the ball sweaters in AZ, I choose to live here and "hope" that maybe the people here will get fed up and move to the right a little bit.
  16. 7 points
    Really was a bummer to see a friend in pain. Coobie was just back there having some fun and Mother G bite him, happens to the best of us. If something happens to anybody and you have a signal for your google Maps to work you can use the "My Location" feature and share it to the BLM Medics, It will pin point your location and give them the coordinates. The Medics that showed up were some cool dudes that did a great job with Coob. I am glad we stuck around for plan A because plan B was to stick a flag in his butt to mark him and finish our ride!
  17. 7 points
    Just a few more. Sunset Hill from Pad 3. I let Greg take some pics. One of me (White shirt) Kent (Red Shirt) Matt in car, Dan green shirt. No famous people. Greg's car. Matt's car with sand on the hood! And........VVVVV When you drop down 30ft into a hole! You can see the hole from the front of his car and the front tires just touching before the bottom above the @Air450. No rear wheel marks until the hole! Ouch! Nothing broke or bent. Lawn dart special. Phil (@dvs1) was driving thru with his Elite Offroad Performace car so I had to flag him down. LS2 Powered Razor! Mid engine with a 2D. Absolutely loving the Whipple!
  18. 7 points
    Today have two kids birthday parties, gotta swing by the shop and pick up some bends and tubing tomorrow i finish out a 3 seat truggy exhaust i started. Tonight might pull the lt50s apart and mill the heads monday and build some pipes daughter (5) and son (4) are racing their first flat track race in april. Gotta give them an edge up on the competition
  19. 6 points
    Hey guy, just wanted to let you all know Joe just picked up a whole bunch of gearone replacement parts for glamis fab, and he should be picking up more next week. By camp rzr he will have just about everything he needs to keep your gearone products running.
  20. 6 points
    Gil George for all he did for our sport
  21. 6 points
    This is one of those perfect storm stories. You don't know something until you know and so I figured I would share my story. Lets back track 2 seasons ago. I sold my 2 seat 4cyl turbo car and picked up a well used monster cruiser with an Albins 5 speed and a "fresh" built Lq4 (poor mans LS2). The computer was not tuned for this motor yet which was fine by me because I wanted to update the car to the Holley HP EFI with self learning software. So I sold off the MEFI and installed the new Holley system. When you run Holley they have base tunes you can install and then build off of them. This is what I did. I installed their base ls2 tune. Followed the instructions and after a little tweaking and the car was running. After I went through the car and rebuilt the Albins I ran the car around the neighborhood to let it do its self learning thing. Now to me this thing felt like a rocket ship compared to my old 2d 4cyl turbo car. The instant torque was great. The first trip to Glamis I took it over to olds and used this as a place let the car learn. After about 30 mins the car was down to under 5% changes across the board. Car felt great. Now lets fast fwd. That motor blew up from improper bearing install 3 trips later. I found myself a lq4 in the junk yard and did the swap over that week. I did not want to miss any trips. When I put that motor in, I just reenabled the learning part of Holley and again after about 30 mins it was done doing its thing. It was really close to the first motor. I ran that motor without a single problem the rest of the season. Friends called my car the "soccer mom mobile" because the junk yard motor came out of a wrecked suburban. The original motor that ate its bearings was sent out to Jason Alper for a complete build. Jason built me a 416 stroker with my stock 317 heads and my intake. I wanted to do new intake, heads, and TB but after paying for my Albins rebuild I was wanting a break from spending so much $$. So again swapped that motor in and sold off the junk yard LQ4 for a profit. Now because this motor was larger I made a few changes in the software but only in telling it the cubic inches and the new cam profiles. These are easy to input and is as simple as filling out a form. First trip of the season went over to olds, turned the learn part of the Holley back on and after a few rides again the computer was down to minor changes across the fuel map. I ran the motor without issue the rest of the season and again it felt amazing compared to my soccer mom engine. This off season I decided to finish my build. I bought new LS3 GM CNC ported and polished heads, new ls3 sheetmetal intake manifold and 102mm Throttle body. I swapped over all the parts and then took the car out for the first trip this season. Again I did the same thing. Went over to olds, turn the learning part of the software on and after a bit of time the computer was down to 5% changes. This new combo felt like a monster. Really woke the car up. I decided at this point I was done with this motor build and wanted to get a final "Number" on what the car was making. I took the car down to Speed Sports who knows Holley in and out. He asked me a few questions about the motor and then after some minor adjustments he did a pull. Thing sounded mean. He turned the car off and then proceeded to turn to me and say "Has this thing always been a turd?" "Did you setup the tune for this?" I did setup the tune for it and explained I just used the base LS2 holley tune and built off of that. He then tells me "Well I can tell you from that first pull you're missing probably 150Hp." F#$K ME! So I was quickly educated that the stock LS2 tune was great if this were a mild street car. However this is nothing of the sort. He showed me the data stream chart that shows every sensor on the car from the pull. One in particular being the knock sensors. As soon as you stomped on the throttle the noise feedback from the open headers, radical cam, Albins, Shock noise, CV's and engine being solid mounted the computer thought it was sensing knock. It would cut the timing 15 degrees. This keeps the motor super safe.. but as we would soon find out hinders HP and TQ. Mark cleared the section of the software that lets it adjust the timing from the knock sensors and then he did a learning run. He put the car in every part of the RPM range under load and then waited until the computer was done adjusting fuel. Then he would move to the next RPM column. It was really cool to watch the computer do its thing on the laptop. Now that the engine was actually very happy it was making huge adjustments across the board from my original tune. After that he made 3 more pulls the 3rd getting to the point of diminishing returns. What you see here is the difference between the first pull with the Knock Sensors enabled, and the final numbers after making the adjustments. Picked up somewhere in the neighborhood of 200HP. The computer is still active and can make adjustments as I drive it, so it will only get better from here. Learned a hell of a lot in this experience. There is definite value in having someone that knows what they are doing with the software. Over all my tune was very close but there is just so much more data you can use to improve the motor when you have a dyno. Had I not taken the car in, I would have never known. I asked him if my intake was large enough. He was able look at the data stream and see that under a full pull the manifold was seeing a small vacuum indicating I could pickup more power from a larger intake, but in his estimate it was probably 3-5hp and not worth the effort. Man I want to get it back in the sand!
  22. 6 points
    And so the build begins. Nice clean white chassis with candy blue suspension.
  23. 6 points
    On Memorial Day weekend I went to California. On Saturday Johnson Valley, and Sunday Ocotillo Wells near Truckhaven. Even though I had a blast riding the washes at Ocotillo until the sand storm hit, I'm devoting this topic to Johnson Valley, which turned out to be everything I was dreaming of since I heard about it for the first time in February (on a KOTH topic). Johnson Valley has scenic views, all kinds of terrains and trails, and it's the kind of place I wish I could spend many days in. My goal for the future is to somehow go with a group on trails that go way out into the distance. That's the piece of Johnson Valley that is most intriguing to me. I named the topic photos and stories so that people can tell their stories or feelings about JV. It would be especially cool to hear about anyone that drove on any of the distant trails, like how far they went and what they discovered. SIDE NOTE: This trip forced me to trek up highway 62 for the first time in my life. The bonus is that I discovered Morongo Valley, Yucca Valley and Joshua Tree. Wow, these are the kind of places I would love to live in!! I'm going to be doing some real estate and job research related to them. I'm splitting my photos into 2 groups. One group with my Maverick, and one group without, for photos people may want to save. But first, in this section, MY FAVORITE PHOTO!!
  24. 6 points
    Every Battle is Won or Lost Before it is Ever Fought. from Sun Tzu's "The Art of War" There is something about an idea written down on paper. The when it is agreed upon and lives committed to serve it...Nations are BORN. God Bless the Founding Fathers of this Nation and their pursuit of a better world. The had the right idea, wrote it down as a Declaration and 243 years later the Dream is still alive! Happy 4th of July from my family to yours, go out tomorrow and celebrate this great country. Crusty
  25. 6 points
    Mr. Smith, we need to keep his menory alive, that is Justin Smith of Shock Therapy, formerly of Revenge Racing, formerly of Predator Sand Cars. (Stated for search purposes). True story: When all that with Justin was going down (stealing Wayno and Kerins car, selling customer engines, having parts for one car and telling 8-10 people they are their parts, etc.) and Revenge was locked shut, at that very moment Tim Mesic was there in person witnessing the ordeal, Justin Smith was talking to Scott ”Duninrat” who lived in Arkansas telling him that everything was fine and went on to tell Scott that he (Justin) was going to build him a car with a bunch of new “one of a kind” parts from Gear One, Fortin, etc. and the “rumors” on the board was just someone attacking him for a problem from years ago that had been resolved. I talked to Scott and Tim Mesic within an hour or two of each other. Justin is a snake bastard. I’d bolt in square tubing for shocks rather than support that eff*stick. I wonder if Ernie is still carrying Justin’s ball sweat? I’ve stated it before and I’ll state it again, that snake stole hundreds of thousands of dollars from “customers”. I personally talked to most of them. He only clipped me for a couple thousand. To my knowledge he never owned any of that. He can rot. I wouldn’t piss on his ass if his guts were on fire. Back to your regularly scheduled programming....................
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  27. 6 points
    I for one am glad to see the ca state legialture step up and finally fix the real issues facing ca every day, now that they’ve solved the drug epidemic and the homelessness and mental illness it breeds. Now that they’ve solved the water storage issues and lack of grid support from shuttering the san onofre plant. Now that they’ve solved the problem of inner city gangs, and now that all the roads are fixed , i say good on them for staying focused on fixing ca
  28. 6 points
    Did a road trip to Grass Valley, CA (almost Reno) and look what followed me back...
  29. 6 points
    Just a reminder for everyone, All radios have over 120 frequencies in them over 4 banks. The first bank is the most popular and where most people are on. Yes, your friends all MOST LIKELY have those same frequencies. Every single radio that leaves PCI or Rugged comes with those frequencies. Banks 3 and 4 have frequencies you can go all day long on and not hear anyone. If you are unsure on how to access those frequencies, call me at PCI and I will help you find them on an Icom or Kenwood radio! If you would like a copy of the PDF with All frequencies across all zones/banks, email me at Alleigh@pciraceradios.com and I will be happy to email it back! For safety reasons, its always a good idea for a passenger to have a PTT. There has been many cases in a roll over or medical emergency, passenger needs to be able to call out if driver is unable to.
  30. 6 points
    Yes it will be closed. Everyone should make other plans.
  31. 5 points
    I love that train. I wake up and hear it and smile. What I hate is the oompah looompah bass.
  32. 5 points
    To which my response would be: Weaksauce, IMO. Go park your motorhome in an HOA neighborhood more than overnight with faberge eggs balanced on the dash and try to get reimbursed when your shit gets towed. Don't abandon your property somewhere and you won't be surprised when it gets towed and shit breaks inside.
  33. 5 points
    That's just the beginning. Next are the counter tops and valances that don't match. Then the tile floor. Cheaper to get a new girlfriend. J/K Cabinets came out nice. Congrats.
  34. 5 points
    Hey god......can you quit taking the real women the world needs, there are more then enough people in Hollywood for you to choose from. Seriously Miley Cyrus is right there and you take Jessi. SMDH!
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  37. 5 points
    I already posted once on this, but the more I think about it and the more I think about the people posting on here supporting this crap, the more it pisses me off. That sort of jump over the canal is nothing but a "dude, hold my beer" type endeavor. The only way it's not is as follows. You build yourself a takeoff ramp that you know to be firm, flat ,level, and at a certain angle of trajectory. You then have a math whiz calculate the speed you need to be at to go with that angle of trajectory that will guarantee your exact vehicle and occupant will travel sufficient distance to clear the canal. You then make sure your vehicle is traveling at that speed on takeoff. Even with all that, there are still variables beyond your control, but without it, you are just hucking it and hoping for the best. If an adult wants to do that, it's his business and I admire his balls, if not his brains. The ADULT in the trophy truck had probably jumped similar distances many times before (just not over water) and had a pretty good idea of what the truck was capable of. Plus, that truck probably has 10 times the protective capabilities for the occupant in a crash than does a razor. To compare that trophy truck jump to the kid's jump is just stupid. Any parent who would say to his 10 year old son "let me hold your beer" as the kid launches into that type of jump that , if it's unsuccessful, could easily cripple or kill him, is an effing moron and should not have children. If there are any other relatives in this kids life (mom, grandparents, etc..), I would not be surprised if they bring some sort of child endangerment charges against the dad.
  38. 5 points
  39. 5 points
    I am fairly confident that the gearbox will work well for it's intended application as a street/road race vehicle, but only time will tell. The dual clutch mechanisms being used in todays gearbox's are really cool and make for super fast, seamless shifts, but would probably not be very well suited to off-road use without heavy modifications, and even then it may not ever hold a candle to the power handling abilities of an S4D or Albins. They require some pretty heavy electronics to make them shift right. I don't believe they can be "manually" shifted with a basic lever like a typical gearbox. It has been our experience that production based vehicle drivetrains are not well suited for off-road use with high powered applications. Most of these production based drivetrains are designed to handle generally smooth power transfer on the street and made to be as light as possible without breakage, but once you start shock loading the parts with tall tires they will typically start having issues. I would expect the final drive gear (Ring and pinion) to be somewhat small in that gearbox, which is pretty typical for a smaller street car. This is the same reason why we can't use the Subaru trans in higher powered off-road cars, despite it's overall quality build. The other factor that has already been stated is that the gear ratios will not typically work well. Most road drivetrains have a high gear of 0.70 or taller running though a 3.## final drive gear, allowing for low RPM's on the highway for best fuel efficiency. We will typically gear a sand car trans with a 1.20ish high gear and a 4.57, 4.88, or 5.14 final drive gear with a 35" tall tire. My personal opinion on the new layout is that it is a good time for the change. Most of the world see's the current front engine design and antiquated and too much "'Murica!", I say leave that for the Camaro and Mustang. I have always felt that the Vette should be more of a supercar type design to compete with the Ford GT and other exotics.
  40. 5 points
    I put in a new pool recently. Anyone know how long I should run the pumps each day?
  41. 5 points
    Top-Line Industrial Supply's 7th Annual was last weekend and it was another success with 230 vehicles! Last year we donated $9100 and we were hoping to be able to break $10,000 this year for the Charity...Carol's Kitchen...our local food bank. Well...we did that and more! We are able to donate $13,260 to the charity and all that money goes to feed the hungry! Every $5 donated in 4 meals and we are pretty proud of that! If you want some info on the show just go over to our FB page. I'll post more later Here are some pictures from the show. These are the best of show winners.
  42. 5 points
    Took my dad and brother golfing for Father's Day today. Whole family is taking my grandfather to lunch tomorrow for Father's Day and his 91st birthday.
  43. 5 points
  44. 5 points
    Those two geese have their ducks in a row. They put my wife's brother and his wife to shame when it comes to being parents. Their TWO kids run around the place flailing their arms, screaming like their hair is on fire while both "adult" parents sit on the couch, checking their phones and tablets, oblivious to the fact that their kids are acting like untrained chimps. And that comparison, really, is an insult to all chimps.
  45. 5 points
    We got there early so she could set it up. Her dad made the cake stands...I'll I had to do was paint them. After it was set up, we headed to a little bar down the street. Cheryl was ready for a cocktail...she was so stressed about getting everything right. It was fun at the wedding we over heard the table next to us... "This is the best cake I have ever had!" and we heard that from multiple people. Congrats to Sean and April on their wedding...it was a blast.
  46. 5 points
    I disagree and here are the reasons why. First is a safety issue. If the disconnect switch is on the positive side and turned off (open) it gives a false sense of security. If one goes to remove the battery and accidentally touches the positive terminal or cable to the frame or a ground the arcing could cause considerable injury or death. The ground terminal should always be disconnected first and having the disconnect switch on the negative side of the battery will accomplish this. The other reason is that I see so many cars with additional wires directly to the positive terminal post of the battery. A disconnect switch on the positive side of the battery would not disconnect these wires and the associated components connected to them allowing a battery discharge through these components. As far as the problem with your car, electricley there is no difference between the positive and negative side. I think your problem was solved due to a bad connection that got resolved when you rewired.
  47. 5 points
    Radio's are nice to have but I don't know who these people are sitting at camp listening to it, waiting to bring parts and tools. The people that don't go on the runs are usually not someone that could assemble the tools and parts needed for a fix, let alone get them to you.
  48. 4 points
    I’m glad he and his family will be ok.
  49. 4 points
    This was our first time to Sand Hollow, have a couple of pictures, but want to go back soon, not sure about other but we had a great trip, Full Hook Up for the RV and was swimming in the lake till 9pm wish I loaded the sand car for the Drags, all they had was UTV's also allot of Crazy people camping with there moho's on the Beach, Beach was super soft sand, almost got stuck in the dually not towing, Also Cliff diving and pretty much you can rent anything you want, and for the ones that just do not want to stay in the RV, they have a Golf Coarse and Hotel about 15 miles away from Zion and 3 miles away from the main street (Walmart - fuel - coffee shop ect..)
  50. 4 points
    Last thread some enjoyed our in car video from our Feb race. Here is the in car from our March race. Unofficial 2nd place. There may be a swap in official results putting us in 1st. The course was the roughest course I have been on, we have been racing baja, NV and CA since 2005. It was nuts but after the finish it was very rewarding to have done it.

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