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tighe last won the day on November 6 2019

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About tighe

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  • Birthday 03/06/1983

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  1. Wow, this sure beats laying under a car that's up on ramps on a sloped driveway in the dark! 🙂
  2. @lookforjoe It’s so nice to see you back in the machine shop making and modifying stuff. The photos of your fabrication skills now account for about 2/3 of my enjoyment of this site...
  3. Took her surfing in Malibu. Canyon roads are so nice with no traffic...
  4. tighe

    Andy's 2000 V70 R

    When I was first learning to drive my grandpa took me out in his 71 mustang, in which I had a similar oh shit moment. Lost all braking power while at speed. He talked me through quickly downshifting, and while it wasn't a close call it certainly could have been if our luck was worse! Not trying to repeat that! I just ordered braided lines for my V70 from FCP as a result of this post. Thanks for the reminder!
  5. I honestly thought this place had finally bitten the dust...
  6. Spotted a super clean V70R heading westbound on the 10 freeway in Los Angeles this afternoon. Lowered, wheels, wing, jewels, etc. Thought it was my car for a split second. These cars look so slick great without roof racks (but I'm not taking mine off!)
  7. It’s the long wheelbase option. Very rare.
  8. Nice wagon. Google just recently updated streetview at my place and caught the T5. The old streetview still had my FJ60 LandCruiser which I sold a while back, which I miss! Nothing made the T5 feel faster than driving the FJ around for a while...
  9. I could be interested in some stuff. I still have my silver wagon - it's in good shape but I may be interested in some bits and pieces. Sorry about the divorce but congrats about the kid. I had one too last year, being a dad is awesome.
  10. Installed a manual boost controller, per the diagram in the thread below. Not sure why I didn't do this years ago. Prior to this, I've never had a rock solid boost "cap" - I would get spikes if I wasn't careful. I think the highest I ever saw was around 25psi. This was regardless of which tune I had in at the time. I halfheartedly tried troubleshooting it on and off for a while, and just recently I installed a Hallman ES. Install was about 15 minutes, and over the last week I've been tweaking it to get my max boost right at 18psi (per ARD Blue tune). I'll continue keeping an eye on it, but it seems pretty solid so far. I don't have to keep an eye on the gauge anytime I'm really getting on it - I can just relax and mash it. This little addition has given me a lot of peace of mind - I'd recommend it to anyone who is dealing with spikes they can't otherwise figure out.
  11. Just picked up a 2009 Infiniti FX50S. Got tired of driving a 20yo stick shift Volvo wagon in LA traffic. Now I get to sit in traffic wishing I could put the 390hp V8 to better use... Anyway, it's awesome :)
  12. If you can't find someone, be careful when selecting options if you do go ahead and buy a report. I just bought a report the other day, and I didn't notice it defaults to three reports for $99, which I unwittingly purchased. Then I had to explain, wait for a partial refund, etc etc.
  13. Can you spot the differences?