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by rockchops
Sat Nov 12, 2022 10:59 am
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Chop shop
Replies: 162
Views: 24985

Re: Chop shop

Alright, an update since its been a while. I got a b6 audi quattro sport with thr 3.0 and 6 speed. Im chasing a lean run condition which is inversely correlated with engine load, and only on one bank. Reading the data and identifying the correlations are easy, but trying to figure out what would cau...
by rockchops
Sun Jun 26, 2022 9:53 pm
Forum: On the Home Front
Topic: The Chophouse
Replies: 72
Views: 16570

Re: The Chophouse

Mostly done with the bathroom in the old house, just some finishing touches now. Light, ceiling anf floor trim, window/door and we're done. Good riddance that was a fuck ton of work. I am not too happy with the finishing job once the paint was on, but itll have to do. It is passable. https://uploads...
by rockchops
Sun Jun 19, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: OT 21: DFD Giveth and DFD Taketh Away
Replies: 8858
Views: 120340

Re: OT 21: DFD Giveth and DFD Taketh Away

I graduated in 09 and it was pretty dismal. I was lucky to have had a wfh internship that I had continued from 2007, but I think employment was under 50% at graduation. That is probably skewed too since it was a pretty good school. I was making about 35k and it was enough to pay the bills and chuck ...
by rockchops
Tue Jun 14, 2022 8:28 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: OT 21: DFD Giveth and DFD Taketh Away
Replies: 8858
Views: 120340

Re: OT 21: DFD Giveth and DFD Taketh Away

Bunch of my coworkers here in philly dont have cars either, but we are kinda NYC jr. Some also have cars that literally get used once every couple months. Tbh while weve been in the suburbs here my wife and I barely used our car(s), we walk everywhere. I take the train to the office and we can grab ...
by rockchops
Wed Jun 08, 2022 11:03 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: OT 21: DFD Giveth and DFD Taketh Away
Replies: 8858
Views: 120340

Re: OT 21: DFD Giveth and DFD Taketh Away

I still use tappy, its meh. Annoying viewing images but makes browsing multiple forums easy. Im too lazy to make a change.
by rockchops
Mon Jun 06, 2022 5:17 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: How Many Brubs Does a BrubTub Brub if the BrubTub Can't Brub Brubs
Replies: 194
Views: 6212

Re: How Many Brubs Does a BrubTub Brub if the BrubTub Can't Brub Brubs

Soooo hes a collector trying to get rid of non runners? attention piqued
by rockchops
Fri Jun 03, 2022 9:32 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: OT 20: rotisserie roller coaster
Replies: 9563
Views: 201734

Re: OT 20: rotisserie roller coaster

And like. I had to turn off 3 circuits to finally kill the power to the ceiling fan in the one bedroom. Turn any one back on and it would register hot again. Dem bones tho [emoji3059] I know this feel. I found out we had a shared neutral the hard way. Had to shut off all circuits to the house after...
by rockchops
Sun May 22, 2022 9:34 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: OT 20: rotisserie roller coaster
Replies: 9563
Views: 201734

Re: OT 20: rotisserie roller coaster

I think it's about the same humidity wise, we may be slightly warmer, like a couple degrees on average throughout the year. I do wish the coast was slightly more accessible here, it's 3 hours plus depending on where you want to go. My favorite is probably the Outer Banks which are quite far, 6ish h...
by rockchops
Fri May 20, 2022 10:35 am
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: JP’s Family Truckster
Replies: 513
Views: 21611

Re: JP’s Family Truckster

Volt would be SICK for a suburban commuter. Charge at home, drive to the train station, and then drive home using no fuel. Yeah that would be ideal. Wouldn’t even need to charge it every night. A lot of PHEV vehicles are still pretty expensive. 1st gen volts can be had under 15k. There seem to be p...
by rockchops
Thu May 19, 2022 4:17 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: JP’s Family Truckster
Replies: 513
Views: 21611

Re: JP’s Family Truckster

I wouldn't hesitate to buy an older GM vehicle. It will likely run just fine for a long time, the main downside will likely be the interior will be kind of meh. That said, I'd rather have a 3-cyl Mini. They do seem to live up to their reputation as one of the least reliable vehicles :doe: The 3.6 h...
by rockchops
Mon May 16, 2022 7:37 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: OT 20: rotisserie roller coaster
Replies: 9563
Views: 201734

Re: OT 20: rotisserie roller coaster

I was just having the home ownershit convo with my brother who is pressured by :tits: and :crotchfruit: to buy or rent. He was looking at buying a conservative but nice house about 1-2 hrs from work for a typical price of $1.1MM Together they have $550k to put down and a combined income of $120k/yr...
by rockchops
Mon May 16, 2022 4:36 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: OT 20: rotisserie roller coaster
Replies: 9563
Views: 201734

Re: OT 20: rotisserie roller coaster

Renting a house is nice, a lot of the beneshits but less responsibility - you're off the hook for repairs and such, worst case you have to mow the grass. I think it's a smart move, this has been the furthest from a buyers market I've ever seen. There are signs that it will get a little bit better, ...
by rockchops
Sat May 14, 2022 11:57 am
Forum: On the Home Front
Topic: The Chophouse
Replies: 72
Views: 16570

Re: The Chophouse

Week to closing, all the paperwork is in and ready to go, so i guess its happening. Almost done with the bathroom on this house too, pretty much just paint and trim to go.
by rockchops
Sat May 14, 2022 11:55 am
Forum: Gym Class
Topic: Dem bicicletas dos, doe.
Replies: 4249
Views: 241955

Re: Dem bicicletas dos, doe.

Anyone use a long sleeve lightweight jersey or arm covers for summer riding? Thoughts? Kind of thinking about picking up a pair so I avoid skin cancer. Ive got this guy for cooler weather https://garneau.com/us_en/modesto-cycling-3-jacket-1030229 Its super thin, great windbreaker. I dont think it w...
by rockchops
Mon May 09, 2022 12:05 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: OT 20: rotisserie roller coaster
Replies: 9563
Views: 201734

Re: OT 20: rotisserie roller coaster

I stopped playing/following three years ago, what's happening, black Monday? Black 2022. I’m waiting on layoff announcements… (not for me) but I’m general … they are coming for sure. House prices are also about to take an epic shit … starting with the what used to be cheap areas that appreciated th...
by rockchops
Wed May 04, 2022 9:28 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: 2022 Blazer - The Colorado replacement
Replies: 104
Views: 6140

Re: 2022 Blazer - The Colorado replacement

Also have AFE dry cone. I have it on the 2.0t in the shats, with the CAI its actually insanely loud. Id be curious to hear the latest gen ecotec 2.0s i. comparison. Loudest intake ive had by far. So many turbo noises. They don’t have an intake for the 2.0t in the blazer yet, at least I haven’t been...
by rockchops
Wed May 04, 2022 9:25 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: 2022 Blazer - The Colorado replacement
Replies: 104
Views: 6140

Re: 2022 Blazer - The Colorado replacement

CaleDeRoo wrote:
rockchops wrote: Wed May 04, 2022 6:06 pm Also have AFE dry cone. I have it on the 2.0t in the shats, with the CAI its actually insanely loud. Id be curious to hear the latest gen ecotec 2.0s i. comparison. Loudest intake ive had by far. So many turbo noises.
Is it an open cone or in an airbox?
open cone
by rockchops
Wed May 04, 2022 6:06 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: 2022 Blazer - The Colorado replacement
Replies: 104
Views: 6140

Re: 2022 Blazer - The Colorado replacement

Also have AFE dry cone. I have it on the 2.0t in the shats, with the CAI its actually insanely loud. Id be curious to hear the latest gen ecotec 2.0s i. comparison. Loudest intake ive had by far. So many turbo noises.
by rockchops
Mon May 02, 2022 11:58 am
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: OT 20: rotisserie roller coaster
Replies: 9563
Views: 201734

Re: OT 20: rotisserie roller coaster

It's rare that I go to any restaurant these days and leave satisfied. Quality in both food and service everywhere has gone so far downhill where I am that it's easier/better to just cook at home. Yet prices are sky high and demand is still crazy (drive thru traffic at any fast food is constant, 40 ...
by rockchops
Sun May 01, 2022 11:16 am
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: OT 20: rotisserie roller coaster
Replies: 9563
Views: 201734

Re: OT 20: rotisserie roller coaster

I've yet to try Royal Farms - I will say based on the one location I visited this morning, I was not amused with the bathroom sanitation/condition. I have heard good things about the chicken, :doe: Also, Chipotle hits a particular spot for me after a ride. Just a massive bowl of fairly clean ingred...
by rockchops
Sat Apr 30, 2022 8:05 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: OT 20: rotisserie roller coaster
Replies: 9563
Views: 201734

Re: OT 20: rotisserie roller coaster

There are so many good delis in Philly. I have no idea how Wawa has so many customers here. Convenience and consistency. You can walk into any Wawa anywhere and get the exact same mediocre experience. They’ve got it down. This. I had a roast beef hoagie yesterday (which i realized was the first tim...
by rockchops
Fri Apr 29, 2022 5:49 pm
Forum: The Mudroom of Miscellany
Topic: OT 20: rotisserie roller coaster
Replies: 9563
Views: 201734

Re: OT 20: rotisserie roller coaster

Yeah, Wawa hoagies aren’t as good as they used to be. Sad! It's been downhill ever since they changed the chicken parm sandwich from white breast meat on a kaiser to chicken tenders on a long roll. spot on. This is also where the wife and I remember as the point of going downhill. Damn, its oddly s...
by rockchops
Fri Apr 29, 2022 1:29 pm
Forum: On the Home Front
Topic: The Chophouse
Replies: 72
Views: 16570

Re: The Chophouse

Welp, looks like theres gonna be another chophouse! Just had an offer accepted on a house at the beach. Hoping to rent this one out, which means i need to get my shit together and finish this project. We should get the drywall up tomorrrow. Where is the beach place? Rehoboth, full Brandon :dock: mo...