RevRico
RevRico UltimaDork
1/21/22 8:55 p.m.

RevRico
RevRico UltimaDork
1/21/22 9:02 p.m.

GCrites80s
GCrites80s HalfDork
1/21/22 9:26 p.m.
RevRico said:

 

All I see is a tail, honest!

GCrites80s
GCrites80s HalfDork
1/21/22 9:33 p.m.
Recon1342 said:

In reply to preach (dudeist priest) :

To be fair, that is an MRAP. Ease of maintenance is secondary to ensuring the crew doesn't get blown the berkeley up. We had one run over a ~250lb IED; ripped off an axle and sent the MRAP into a complete front flip. 8 Marines inside, and the worst injury was a mild concussion. If it had been a HMMWV, we'd have been scraping them off the road to send them home. 

 

Buddy of mine saw this sitting on a shelf

and was like, "That's such a specific time. The military went away from armored doors on HMMWVs since the armor wasn't protecting people enough so they just went ahead and took 'em off so you could shoot out of them until the MRAPs came in."

Duke
Duke MegaDork
1/22/22 7:17 a.m.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
1/22/22 7:17 a.m.

Duke
Duke MegaDork
1/22/22 7:22 a.m.

Ian F (Forum Supporter)
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1/22/22 7:46 a.m.

Hungary Bill (Forum Supporter)
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1/22/22 9:02 a.m.

akylekoz
akylekoz SuperDork
1/22/22 9:17 a.m.
Duke said:

I read VAG for life and not V.A.G. products.  Duh on a Japanese car.

Must be a dude real sure of his masculinity.

David Elfering
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1/22/22 10:17 a.m.

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
1/22/22 10:59 a.m.

flat4_5spd
flat4_5spd Reader
1/22/22 12:05 p.m.
Appleseed said:

I feel lucky that they don't ask for a VIN like the dealership!

DarkMonohue
DarkMonohue Reader
1/22/22 12:38 p.m.
flat4_5spd said:

I feel lucky that they don't ask for a VIN like the dealership!

Having spent more years than I am proud of behind a dealership parts counter, I can tell you with all certainty that the VIN is an absolute necessity in an awful lot of cases, simply because some parts catalogs don't break vehicles down by description the way you and I do.  Examples and war stories if you want 'em.

Keith Tanner
Keith Tanner MegaDork
1/22/22 1:01 p.m.

In reply to DarkMonohue :

You need the vin to figure out what crank seal and oil pump to use in a 1991 Miata. There are reasons!

Appleseed
Appleseed MegaDork
1/22/22 1:14 p.m.

DarkMonohue
DarkMonohue Reader
1/22/22 1:28 p.m.
Keith Tanner said:

You need the vin to figure out what crank seal and oil pump to use in a 1991 Miata. There are reasons!

Classic. A textbook example. Thank you. 

GCrites80s
GCrites80s HalfDork
1/22/22 1:32 p.m.
DarkMonohue said:
flat4_5spd said:

I feel lucky that they don't ask for a VIN like the dealership!

Having spent more years than I am proud of behind a dealership parts counter, I can tell you with all certainty that the VIN is an absolute necessity in an awful lot of cases, simply because some parts catalogs don't break vehicles down by description the way you and I do.  Examples and war stories if you want 'em.

Then there's having to make the decision of for which parts you have to tell the counter about your T-56 swap and which parts don't deserve it. "You don't get to hear about the swap because I'm just buying a coil. To you it's still an automatic."

Cooter
Cooter PowerDork
1/22/22 2:01 p.m.

May be an image of 1 person and text that says 'ME LISTENING TO MY FURNACE RUN NONSTOP... ' never going to financially recover from this'

Scotty Con Queso
Scotty Con Queso SuperDork
1/22/22 3:09 p.m.

volvoclearinghouse
volvoclearinghouse PowerDork
1/22/22 7:50 p.m.

In reply to Scotty Con Queso :

Floating Doc (Forum Supporter)
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1/22/22 7:54 p.m.
Scotty Con Queso said:

Tis a GMT400, btw, but I totally agree. 
 

Appleseed
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1/22/22 8:42 p.m.

Pete. (l33t FS)
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1/22/22 8:48 p.m.
Scotty Con Queso said:

I didn't realize that tailgating with your high beams on was "real work".  OTOH if that is a paying job, I can see why so many are doing it.

11GTCS
11GTCS Dork
1/22/22 9:17 p.m.

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