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Old 01-29-2017, 04:10 PM
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ill def let you know. I'm headed to NC at the end of Feb...1400 mi road trip!
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Old 01-31-2017, 10:06 AM
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Sounds good. Maybe we can hit up Charlotte C&C in March then. Download some audiobooks for your trip and you'll be golden.
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Old 02-03-2017, 06:51 AM
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Much needed MX before the cross country trip! Diff fluid change, Trans fluid change, Oil Change. I don't even know if the diff & trans was EVER changed. smelled horrible and was completely black.




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Random question, how have your brides been for you?

I'm trying to talk myself into getting some new seats down the road. The Euroster looks pretty DD friendly?
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Old 02-07-2017, 05:41 PM
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i have a Euro II, which is just an earlier Euroster...i think maybe the bolsters are larger. (on mine). Theres no lumbar support. After an 8 hour drive, my *** was toast...but that more than likely a combination of a harsh ride, noise, no stops.

Overall I like it, its more of a forgiving racing seat. the bolsters are curved instead of sharp angles, like my Ergo II. Buy it!!! lol




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Old 02-07-2017, 05:48 PM
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That's some dirty gear oil


Looks like engine oil
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Old 03-13-2017, 05:27 AM
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Originally Posted by HRMoneyPit View Post
That's some dirty gear oil


Looks like engine oil
it smelled horrendous too! garage smelled of it for about a week.
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Old 03-13-2017, 06:23 AM
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as mentioned in post #1..i drove my first Z from Seattle to Tucson. This time, 10 years later, the journey is from New Mexico to North Carolina. 1800 miles....here i come!



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PREFLIGHT checks before the big trip, looking for anything unusual..everything is buttoned up!


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GOODBYE to the terrible water, air quality & isolation!



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500 Miles later, i arrive at my parents house in San Antonio, TX. I've done this trip once before on my way to Houston & its not THAT terrible.


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I just love being in the city! Having joined the military (out now) i dont get to come home that often. Stayed a few days to take it all in & relax. For the first time in a long time, i won't be in driving distance to TX anymore.




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HOUSTON



The plan was to drive from San Antonio to roughly Mississippi.....i was thinking maybe even Pensacola. I based this off of my drive to SA where the speed limit is 75-80 almost the entire way. Once past Houston, its almost strictly 65!!





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BY FAR the worst roads on the trip! mostly because it was bridge after bridge after bridge. The transition from road to bridge was usually pretty abrupt & harsh.




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I arrived in Biloxi & it was already dark. It took much longer than anticipated & i was exhausted. My plan to make it to South Carolina on the next leg was being reconsidered.




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Ended up staying on Keesler AFB. The front gate is directly off the water...a photo sesh was a must.



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The Bride seat was taking its toll on me....i was stopping more frequently just to take a break & give my *** a rest. I ended up just using my pillow to sit on, it just became too unbearable.



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ATLANTA was as far as i could go. 388 miles down & 360 more to go!




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The closer i got, it seemed to take forever. I was loving the Z! ( except the seat)
MPGs were excellent & I was getting lots of looks from other cars.


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FINALLY!!!

I was loving the Trees, Scenery...just everything! I've been waiting to move from New Mexico as soon as i found out i was going there! I dreaded it! I even ended my military career just to help leave! Needless to say, i was ready!!


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After only a few days here I've already joined up with the local Z crowd! that was quick!


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Already stopped by Charlotte to see what was up! Cool town, def going back!

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You think TX has air quality problems? Come to SoCal....i dare you
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Originally Posted by HRMoneyPit View Post
You think TX has air quality problems? Come to SoCal....i dare you
lol! i lived on the border of TX/NM in a farm town. Air quality was a serious issue there....nothing the base or the town would ever recognize but people would go take physical assessments ( mandatory per military) and come back to work hacking up a lung, sneezing and feeling like ****.

if the wind was blowing right, it would smell like the worst port-o-potty you've ever been in. When i was deployed to AFG they had an open sewer system, the town in lived in, in New Mexico, smelled identical on days.

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Glad to hear that the drive went well man

Where'd ya stay in Atlanta?
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Originally Posted by sofakiing View Post
lol! i lived on the border of TX/NM in a farm town. Air quality was a serious issue there....nothing the base or the town would ever recognize but people would go take physical assessments ( mandatory per military) and come back to work hacking up a lung, sneezing and feeling like ****.

if the wind was blowing right, it would smell like the worst port-o-potty you've ever been in. When i was deployed to AFG they had an open sewer system, the town in lived in, in New Mexico, smelled identical on days.

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I live in New Mexico. I smell nothing but crude oil 24/7. Fortunately I work in the oil industry so I dont mind it. But my girl ****ing HATES it
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Old 03-14-2017, 04:31 AM
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Originally Posted by abarclay View Post
Glad to hear that the drive went well man

Where'd ya stay in Atlanta?
North Side at a Candlewood Suite.

Originally Posted by Colorado04Vert View Post
I live in New Mexico. I smell nothing but crude oil 24/7. Fortunately I work in the oil industry so I dont mind it. But my girl ****ing HATES it
i can't get used to it man! lol
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SO is it safe to assume you will be at Zdayz...

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Old 03-14-2017, 10:54 AM
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SO is it safe to assume you will be at Zdayz...

Chris
Of course the year that I won't be able to make it most likely... RIP valvetrain.
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Originally Posted by NA&CH View Post
SO is it safe to assume you will be at Zdayz...

Chris
when is it?
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when is it?
May 18th-21st
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Originally Posted by stogey420time View Post
In as long as the turbo setup is done. They said it will be done by end of april so we will see
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Old 03-21-2017, 09:39 AM
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SO is it safe to assume you will be at Zdayz...

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y'all going? i guess i should look at a calendar & seriously take the time to see whats what.
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Every year homie!!! Love to see this beauty!!!

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