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  • Interests (Hobbies, favorite activities, etc.):
    Drag Racing, Off-Roading, Boating, RC everything

    Oh yeah, and fishing too
  • What I do for a living:
    Auto Repair
  1. You'd be surprised how fast and fun these things really are Keep in mind they were built to be street driven in Japan Most actually arrive in the US with DOT rubber, but are converted to off road tires because of their intended use. There are a few methods to registering and insuring them, but it really depends on your state. In Florida, you simply apply for a title You can also register them as an LSV (Low Speed Vehicle) just as you would register a Golf Cart for street use (must meet minimum DOT regulations......DOT tires, signals, seatbelts, wipers, etc.) For me, I just slap one of my transporter tags on it whenever I want to take it out for a spin And I can think of a lot more vehicles on the road that would be more of a death trap Old kit cars, dune buggies, mini cars, etc. Hell, I feel a 1000 times safer in my mini cab than I do in my 29 coupe lol Now THAT's a death trap if there ever was one lol
  2. Planning on doing some suspension upgrades to my cruiser and the first thing I need to do is have her weighed as she's got a ton of accessories (35's, front/rear winches, heavy bumpers, dual swingouts, full roof rack, dual batts, etc., etc.) All of the local weigh stations I've contacted only have full scales I'd like to have her weighed at all 4 corners, but I'll settle for front and rear bias Anyone know of a weigh station or local performance shop that does this
  3. Congratz Awesome vehicles
  4. Here's video from Sunday's car show at Captree From 00:10 to 00:50, it's in parking mode (2fps) spying on all the folks gawking at the McLaren From 01:25 to 03:17, it's in normal driving mode (1080p @30fps) while switching back and forth from front to rear cam whenever the subject vehicles were in view and I sped up the boring parts when nothing was happening At ~ 02:15, a Demon gets worked over by a sick CTS-V and at ~03:00, a pair of idiots in Porsches nearly get into a wreck From ~03:20 on, I'm just using my cell for comparison (Note 9)
  5. Sony Guts
  6. No, it also comes with a cigarette adapter, however, if you use it that way, you won't have an active parking mode. By hardwiring it to your fuse panel using both hot and ignition trigger (it comes with a box full of different fuse taps), you can hide all of the wiring in the headliner and when you turn off your ignition, it goes into parking mode, which gives you a choice of recording only when motion is detected in the cameras' view or a 2fps time lapse (as shown in the first video above) Since I live in NY where everything moves, the motion detection feature is rather useless cause it will always be recording. The timelapse feature is more useful as it's easier to sort through the fast paced footage. On the other hand, when I'm at my house in Florida, I set it to motion detect and it captures animals like a motion activated game trail camera. Best of all, the parking guard hardwire kit has a built in low voltage cutoff, so once it reaches a preset voltage, the system turns off automatically to prevent battery drain. That being said, I have 5 cameras running 24/7 and have yet to drop below my 12.1v setting, even after a week of recording while parked.
  7. For under $100, Mini 0906 is hard to beat It's a dual camera system, small in size, but still has an LCD, event remote, 1080p, etc., etc. Some of my own videos using this cam:
  8. I got a smokin deal for her from my contact at CarMax back in 2007 (my shop inspects and repairs their vehicles before they put them on their lot) He knew I was looking for a TLC or LX450 with factory 3-way lockers and as soon as I saw her, I told him I was taking her home. It was being sent to my shop for new paint anyways, so that night I took her on a 200 mile test drive. After fresh paint and detail, she went back to CarMax for their routine PM work. Unfortunately, I had to wait a whole month for my contact there to get it all done under the table, but it was $7500 out the door with over $5000 of worth of new parts and a 30 day warranty to boot And I never let her go (nor will I ever) She's still running strong and drives like new to this very day
  9. People underestimate how amazing these little rigs are offroad They're just like a side by side ATV, but with the comfort of being enclosed I've taken my Mitsubishi Minicab places where I wouldn't dare take my Land Cruiser With real 4WD and a low range T-Case, it's pretty much unstoppable anywhere you go It's been to Daytona and New Smyrna countless times and even used it to recover full sized SUV's that were stuck in the sand. I had picked up a handful of these things over the years and this one was only $501 at a local auction That being said, although it makes a perfect fishing vehicle, it's actually overkill for simple beach cruising IMHO I prefer loading up my golf cart with friends and beer instead
  10. A while back, I saw a pop up for a dual trumpet air horn with solenoid from Wally World online for only $12 bucks shipped I figured the solenoid alone was worth $20, so I said what the hell and ordered one. Finally got around to making a test video earlier today They're most definitely LOUD!! Not Train Horn loud, but for $12 bucks, they're definitely the best bang for the buck I've ever seen (or heard) Only issue is that the solenoid didn't like my OBA's 200psi and wouldn't function until I aired down to around ~150psi Still, if you're looking for a cheap upgrade, these things are SICK for the money!!
  11. A while back, I was sittin in the parking lot waiting for my shift to start when I got a call from a company selling extended warranties (total scam) They got the wrong person (I have no idea who William Johnson is), but I went along with the call just for fun Now almost 2 years later, I get another call from the same scammers
  12. Yep Can't kill a Land Cruiser My 97 TLC is still going strong with over half a million miles on her
  13. Out of those two choices, the Sequoia no doubt However, for your budget, I'd prefer a GX470 It's a far superior vehicle in every aspect except for size (although, it still seats 7) It's powered by the same 2UZ-FE 4.7L engine found in the Sequoia, Tundra, Land Cruiser, etc., but in a smaller, lighter package. Best of all, the majority sold were used by soccer moms and typically saw mall duty, so finding a clean one for a decent price isn't very hard. Prices ranging from $6-8k on Craigslist for earlier years are the norm I wouldn't worry about mileage on these things as long as it has been maintained. Keep in mind, the 2UZ is world class and is one of the few production engines to be FAA approved
  14. Doesn't always work out that way lol
  15. Tercel 4WD Solid little buggers