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The “Long Post” That Isn’t Long, Finally Here!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , on August 3, 2012 by sosideways

So I was gonna do a write up about the clutch + flywheel install on my car, but there are many out there, and to be honest I don’t feel like doing a write up, which is why it took so long for the “long post” that never happened.

Anyway, out came the old OEM flywheel and the SPEC Stage 3 6-puck clutch from circa 2003, and the new Exedy chromoly flywheel and Exedy Stage 2 clutch went on.

Hands down, the Exedy Stage 2 feels better than the SPEC in every single way. I will never buy another SPEC clutch again.

The smaller white ones!!!

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , on January 26, 2011 by sosideways

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Welp. South Park was right. There are the smaller white ones up top and the bigger black ones on the bottom.

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I wish I was a baller.

Posted in General, Uncategorized with tags , , , , , , , on November 2, 2010 by sosideways

Was reading the local forums this morning, and a particular comment was directed at me. Normally, these types of comments don’t phase me, or bother me in the least bit, but after reading the comment this morning, it made me take a step back and think.

In the last year… close to two years now, I have picked up a lot of other hobbies and pass-times that I have come to enjoy quite a bit, as the car was down and money was tight to get it back on the road.

With that said, I do have to say, the fire and drive that was under my ass to keep putting money and effort into the car has finally seemed to have fizzled to just a smoldering pile of ash.

I was never one to just do things half-assed, so I never would have went out to drift events with the car running at less than stellar conditions, and I am not about to do it now, but with the way the “scene” is nowadays, that seem to be considered a “douche” move.

Yes, apparently, I am a douche.

I’m sorry, but tires or whatever rubbing constantly, is not cool, is not functional, and is stupid. However, if nothing rubbed, then it sucks. Well, for the most part, nothing rubs on my car, I must be doing something wrong.

I’m also not going to dumpster dive and get some tires that will last 2 seconds out on the track, nor am I going to throw some stock S14 SE wheels on my car just to go out there and drift, because my car does not have 16″ sunken as fuck wheels on it every day. I’m not going to make my car look like a bag of wet dicks just to slide around.

I have standards, but apparently these standards make me a douche.

So no, I don’t think I have the time, energy, or money to keep putting into my car and keep getting shit on.

Seriously thinking about just parting out the car, taking the money and putting it down on a diesel 4×4 truck and buying a badass bow so I can go hunting and have a decent pile of money in my bank account instead.

Epic Lawls

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , , on August 20, 2010 by sosideways

Saw this from the AOTS from yesterday, watched the whole thing, and lawled my ass off.

I don’t care.

Game On

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on August 4, 2010 by sosideways

Been watching the series called The Guild, which is about a bunch of WoW players that met up in real life, and how they live their lives both in game and in real life.  It’s really funny, and it’s even more funny for me, since I have friends that are really into WoW and talk like these guys  lol

Anyway, they did a music video and it’s actually kinda cool and funny.  Check it out.

Gettin old…

Posted in Uncategorized with tags on May 26, 2010 by sosideways

Got this for my birthday so the car had been on hold for a second lol

Boom headshot!

Posted in Uncategorized on April 21, 2010 by sosideways

Yup.

There’s gonna be a lot more of those hopefully, with this new mouse and all.

Reflection – The Space Shuttle Saga

Posted in Uncategorized with tags , , , , on April 20, 2010 by sosideways

Having lived on “the Space Coast” for one almost two decades, I’ve come to treat the whole space program as granted, and I’ve even ridiculed tourists or n00bs to this area for freaking out when they hear about a launch, or that there is a space shuttle landing going on.

Why am I so jaded with the space program, you ask?

Not because I think it’s uncool, in fact, I think it’s one of the coolest things one can witness and experience in their life, as not many people have the chance to see things like a night launch, or get woke up at 4 in the morning to the sound of the double sonic booms.

As with many people, when something happens all the time around you, and every time it happens, it happens with clinical precision, and nothing ever goes wrong, so it just sort of becomes a routine, and like I said, having lived only 45 minutes away from the Kennedy Space Center, I’ve seen many launches, day and night, and have heard/felt/experienced the double sonic boom many times as well, and I guess I’ve just gotten used to it, and the excitement wore off.

However, with the flawed record of Columbia on their belt, and the space program coming to a close here soon, the excitement for the space shuttle has returned somewhat to me.

This morning, Discovery landed at KSC at 9:08am, exactly as NASA predicted, and it came to a halt on the runway at 9:09am.  Because of the path of descent, most people in North Orlando heard the double sonic boom, but not us here.

Let me just take a second to describe what the double sonic boom sounds and feels like.

It feels like a semi truck rammed into another semi truck, head on, at 80MPH, and then gets dropped on top of the building that you’re currently in, or in our case, our house.  Kinda like the highway scene in the Matrix: Reloaded when the 2 semi trucks had a head-on collision, except with no explosions.

You hear two loud booms that sometimes sound just like one loud one, then the entire house shakes, and you feel like dishes and plates and stuff will fall out of the cabinets and fall on the floor and shatter, and all the glass windows in the house just shakes and you think they will shatter, but they don’t, and lastly, every dog in the neighborhood freak out and start barking non-stop for the next 10 minutes, and car alarms go off.

When you are not expecting that type of ruckus, like at 4 in the morning when you’re sound asleep, it can be quite a scary thing.  The shuttle landing before last (not counting the one that just happened a little less than half an hour ago), that’s exactly what happened.  I was sound asleep, and then the sonic booms happened.  I thought a car had crashed into the house.

Before this post turns into a paperback best seller, I am going to conclude by saying that, I am going to miss the sonic booms, and I’m going to miss seeing the shuttle launches from the driveway, or at the beach, or even my “once in a lifetime” opportunity to go into KSC and stand across the lagoon from the launch pad and watch a night launch.  That will be a memory that I will never forget, and I am very thankful to my junior high friend and his parents for bringing me with them to see that launch.

Rick Rolled

Posted in Uncategorized on February 10, 2010 by sosideways

At Denny’s.

Pwnd.

Double your pleasure

Posted in Uncategorized on February 7, 2010 by sosideways

Double your ramen.

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