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#3052841 This week on "Things an old man probably shouldn't try"...

Posted by Phil on 29 October 2014 - 11:21 AM

you just wanted to tell us about your tae kwon do

#3052792 Need to buy an iMac for work... *cries*

Posted by Phil on 29 October 2014 - 10:40 AM

^ advertised to work in the 4k environment.  also is able to daisy chain other thunderbird devices.


here's more info:


#3051948 KB wanted to play for Carolina

Posted by Phil on 28 October 2014 - 07:12 PM

Didn't he skip a meeting with scouts or something during the combine?

#3051109 The many faces of Rob Ryan

Posted by Phil on 28 October 2014 - 11:55 AM

and my personal favorite



#3050944 OT Remmers Signed. Lester Bumped to Active Roster. Darrin Reaves Released....

Posted by Phil on 28 October 2014 - 10:12 AM

lol we are truly awful. It's comical watching the front office scrambling to save our season.

So what you'd rather them do nothing? It's part of the job.

#3040682 Sweet Caroline, Oh, Oh, OH!

Posted by Phil on 25 October 2014 - 07:03 AM

Possibly the gayest song ever. Hai u guiyz, Caroline soundeds like Carolina! How kewl!

The way you reply to every thread you can't be any older than 16 years old.

#3039692 What did you buy with your first ever paycheck?

Posted by Phil on 24 October 2014 - 08:42 AM

My first job was in middle school.  I picked up sticks at a golf course for $3.25 an hour.  First paycheck was $32 and I bought this guy:



edit: meant $32 total on first paycheck

#3039661 Car help.

Posted by Phil on 24 October 2014 - 08:10 AM

I've been looking on craigslist and autotrader for the past couple of days because I'm thinking about getting another wrangler yj (88-95).  I think that's the best option if you're looking for something around $5000.  Even at that price, you will find that most cars have quite a few miles on them.  So like neckbeard has said, you really need to look at the car you're planning on buying.  Buying a used car takes a lot of time and research because obviously, you won't want it breaking down on you after a few months.  If you have $5000 to spend, I'd buy something no more than $4000 and keep the exrta money sat aside for the first year or so if it needs repairs.  I'm finding a lot of cars at your price to be 8 to 12 years old and that means that you will have repairs in the near future.  Parts wear out and break, seals leak, tires lose tread, batteries / electrical parts / senors fail, exhaust system fails, etc...  It's going to happen because cars are not designed to last forever, even with routine maintenance.  


But if I could give you advise from a few personal experiences it will be this:  Don't buy a car that came from the mountains.  More than likely you will find rust.  I mentioned in dex's thread that I bought a used Forester.  I got a good deal because the exhaust system needed to be replaced because of rust.  Needed a direct fit cat convertor (has two), and a new muffler and tail pipe.  Cost me around $700 dollars.  I knew upfront that the car was going to cost me a little but with the discounted price and the fact I enjoy working on cars, I thought it was worth it and have had no problems since.  


A few other things that I would check because of experience: check fluids.  I don't just mean radiator, oil, transmission, break, power steering, and windshield wipers.  All of these need to be checked, but you also need to get under the car.  Check differential fluid and transfer case fluid if it has four wheel drive.  On somewhat older cars, you might find a plug that screws out that allows you to check it.  You may have to stick your finger in to "feel" if it's full or not.  I had a jeep wrangler that eventually needed the rear axle replaced because the fluid had leaked out.  You could feel little metal pieces and it smelt like burnt rotten eggs.  Transfer case was also leaking so I had to replace seals and bearings in that. 


By crawling underneath the car, you will also be able to look for rust and un-even tire tread wearing (this could be costly to replace also.  Check the rubber boots oon control armsto make sure that they aren't broken) and check for leaks.  Bring a flash light so you can check the entire underneath of the car.  


If you do all of these things, the chances of you spending a lot of money in the next year or so will be minimal.  This is why reseach is key.  Never buy a used car on impulse.  Get the carfax report if you can.  Good luck.



#3038837 Leasing my first car.

Posted by Phil on 23 October 2014 - 03:45 PM

It is an excellent car. Unfortunately like you said it's out of my price range. Also I'll die before I buy a wagon.


Had a jeep wrangler for a few years.  This was absolutely the favortite out of the cars I've owned, but finally decided that gas was getting out of control.  Decided to buy a used Forester.  Best decision I ever made.  I love the AWD (I was able to pick people up for work that had small FWD cars stuck in their driveways.  it only snows a few times a year here, but still).  For me, getting a hatchback with folding seats was a must because I have a 100 lb german shepherd.  I'm not the biggest fan of the newer Foresters, that's why I got one a few years older.  Awesome car though.

#3038690 Newton Positive? Reed's latest article not too convincing to me for some...

Posted by Phil on 23 October 2014 - 02:10 PM

now this is some news

#3038192 A guy on my street, 14 miles from BofA stadium...

Posted by Phil on 23 October 2014 - 06:09 AM

Bag of poop. It just makes too much sense.

#3036578 Division Title at 7-8-1?

Posted by Phil on 22 October 2014 - 04:44 AM

I think that the negativity around here is at an all time high.

If you told me we'd start out 3-3-1 after 7 weeks, I'd have been disappointed, but some of y'all are just really trippin. We're going to turn this thing around.

We will continue to send the SeaChickens into their downward spiral, and I predict a "pie to everyone" thread by 4 pm Sunday.


Historically, the team hasn't been able to "turn it around".  Year after year it's the same poo and some skepticism is ok.

#3031150 get on the gus bus

Posted by Phil on 19 October 2014 - 06:03 PM

There are 50 ways to leave your lover

#3027589 Official Panthers - Packers Gameday Thread

Posted by Phil on 19 October 2014 - 12:36 PM

lol wtf

#3027434 Official Panthers - Packers Gameday Thread

Posted by Phil on 19 October 2014 - 12:30 PM

nice effort stew

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