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  1. Then your turbo will sh*t itself and you'll buy a bigger one cos who doesn't like a big one?! Before you know it, cheap as possible becomes 15 to 20k over 2 years. Much, much more if you pay someone to do it. The golden years will be skids galore and smoke for the masses. Soon enough you'll drive like a grandma as your household budget grows weary of having fuel and tyres as a priority. By the time you realize it's too late your wife will have left you and your kids won't recognise your face cos you went for milk and cigarettes and came back with oil and octane booster some ten years later. Your cat/dog/chicken will be your sole companion in life and eventually they will leave you/die too cos you forget to feed it. You need moar powah!!! Parts break, hearts ache, things will twist and for discounts you'll wrist. 80 years come to pass and as your soul flees this physical realm...you hear one last call to arms...choo choo ch ch ch ch ch ch psshhhhh. For this poetic embrace, I only have one por favor, fix your car but only once but when arrived nevermore. Jks, do what you like
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  2. April, perfect for MotoGP. I was thinking of going this year but it may be next. Hiring a convertable mustang and driving everywhere. Probably stay 6 - 8 weeks.
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  3. Oh jesus puff. Did lol so hard at that.
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  4. Yeah, that's pretty much what I'm planning on doing. The company that are doing the building inspection tomorrow actually do retrospective approvals, hence I'll ask the dude about it tomorrow. But basically I'm planning on going back to the owner and saying I'm not signing his condition unless he wants to drop $20-30k off the price, otherwise I'll be putting in the condition that it needs to be approved prior to settlement. If he doesn't agree to it then I'll walk away.
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  5. Sounds dodgy mate. The current owner must have his "patio" council approved before selling. It's like like pools they must meet code and council approved before selling. This goes for anything added to the house. Like some have said take heaps off the asking price........HEAPS!! or they have to get the house council approved. Good luck mate keep us posted.
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  9. Ain't that the truth. Im pretty sure most of us are under no illusions. "Mod money is dead money." Hahaha. Hehehe.
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  10. That was epic @Puffwagon Pretty certain that would be my life if I had no self restraint... or is it morals. I'm not sure.
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  11. After all you can lead a horse to water but you can't make the farker drink. Most B series car owners have the dilemma with when does the modding game outstrip the value of the car. You really have to decide how much you love your B series XR or F6.
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  12. Just booked a holiday for myself, the wife, and 2 daughters to California (Los Angeles, Anaheim, Sequoia national park, San Francisco, and a few stops along highway 1 from SF to LA), Nevada (Las Vegas) & Arizona (Grand Canyon) in April. its going to be the first time in USA for us. who's been? any tips? (pun intended). favourite spots? any other advice? cheers
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  13. Its only 2 of us. And maybe buy clothes when I need them.... I budgeted 4 -5K a week.
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  14. its all set in stone- here's the itinerary: fly into LAX night 1,2,3: Los angeles (hollywood) night 4,5,6: anaheim (disneyland) then picking up a nissan maxima (premium car) night 7,8,9: Las Vegas night 10,11,12: Grand canyon night 13,14: Sequoia national park night 15: barstow (just a break to shorten the drive) night 16,17,18: San Francisco (dropping the car off when we get o SF) then picking up a Cadillac xts (luxury car) night 19: driving highway 1 along coast- Big Sur- to Monterey night 20: Pismo Beach night 21: Santa Monica then flying out from LAX
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  15. Why dont government workers look out the window in the morning? Because then they would have nothing to do in the afternoon. I worked in Canberra, I know all about it.
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  16. loool end of the day the OP will ignore all the advice here anyways and do whatever he wants. then come back here saying his car blew and auto died etc etc blah blah
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  17. I just read the back story. Interestingly enough, stripes have you got a solicitor involved? You cannot contract anything that contravenes law. So if the contract says you accept the place as is in full knowledge it doesnt comply with law, it is a null clause in the contract.
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  18. Yeah mate.. work is flat out.. still in the government.. no plans on changing employer for a few years.. been knuckling into things around the house. But ita difficult to do anything with two kidlets.
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  19. I'd get some advice (starting with the council) before throwing it in the bin if they don't accept $30k less. It might be perfect from a structural and planning perspective and the owner just couldn't be bothered getting the approval. Might only be a couple of grand to sort out.
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  21. Grand Canyon from Vegas is my pick. We (myself and fiance) did the chopper flight out of Boulder airport and it was pretty pricey, but totally worth it. I think it was around US$800-1000 (for two people) for front of the chopper seats. We had a flight to the canyon, lunch in the canyon as well as flying back to Boulder airport. Totally worth it. If you don't need lunch and just want the scenic flight I think it's still worth it and really good. Yellowstone is up north in Wyoming, easily over a days drive from anywhere you are going. Definitely worth checking out too (also been there). Jet might be referring to Yosemite? Like I said, that is really awesome too. In SF, jump on one of the tour buses that rolls around town in a circle all day. It will also cross the bridge and you see all the cool stuff. Its a must do, but might be a bit cold if its still Spring time.
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  22. The issue for me would be conplications if at some point the council found out or reported it or something else happens on the property There are alot of liabilites that will lay with stripes if he doesnt get it approved, for instance - insurance if someone hurts themself while there, secondly he will have to provide engineering papers etc if the old owner goes and reports it after settlement to be a kent. List goes on. Basically you will become liable and have to front any cost to make it "legal" as it were if something happens or council comes out. My own advice would be force a massive price drop and get it all council approved or make the owner do it before purchase to cover yourself @.Stripes.
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  23. Very good point johnno. Transmission Diff bushes Clutch if have one. Valve springs will already be pretty soft. Tyres will need replacing after new found power due to excess skid activity.
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  24. make sure you include in your Budget the fact things will be old and with more power be under more stress than before which can cause issues. basically your local mechanic will be a very happy man.
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  25. This is what came to mind. Pretty happy where it's at power wise.
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  26. Fair Jelly over here scotty as it's on my list of holiday destinations also and have been looking into it with a decent degree of intent. I work with a good bloke who done it only three years ago and first hand experience says the Grand Canyon via chopper is worth every cent ( aprox $150 US PP ) Super car Driving days in Las Vegas at the speedway park is a must do and realistic at $395 PP for a full day and a multitude of cars to drive including meals yellowstone park is a must do ( apparently ) tips are, as always cash is king and a haggle works very well, Guided tours are worth the money and not typical boring BS LA is expensive for no apparent reason but just is SF's GGB is not to be missed and don't even think of walking anywhere around there as it's stupid steep but I think most of us know that Have Fun buddy
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  27. Yep that's what I paid for mine. You can keep your cat section etc and just get a custom dump made. If you're feeling deadly and can measure a bit you can buy a 4 inch bend and a 5 bolt flange and hammer the pipe so it lines up with the flange. It'd only be a couple of hundred to get that fitted to your cat section at an exhaust shop. You're close to the limit of your engine anyway so I wouldn't worry about it myself.
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  28. No my dad and I can't find ours although I've got one I can borrow off a mate if needed
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  29. A building inspector is just going to give a report on the condition of the building. They won't be checking to see that everything is within regulation unless there is a glaring irregularity such as a power point in the shower cubicle or something as ridiculous as that. If the patio looks normal then it likely wouldn't be picked up. While the patio issue could be brought up and checked as part of the building report (.Stripes. can check this himself and I think he has), it is unlikely that it would set off any red flags in a run of the mill inspection. @.Stripes. you could call the council and show them the new house plan and see if they would approve it. At least that would clear the air for you.
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  30. Have done most of those places on a road trip also. Get a Lonely Planet guide to USA or California, they are worth their weight in gold. If you can in LA/SF, park the car somewhere outside of the city and use public transport to get around, its pretty decent in SF, LA is ok. Check out Yosemite if you can. Awesome NP. Also Death Valley NP is really cool too. Camp in National Parks. The Americans know how to organise camping at those places. Its usually $15-25/night and you can BBQ all of your meals if you are that way inclined. Some NPs also have restaurants and stuff too. Its a really good way to see the NPs. April is outside of summer holidays too, so hopefully plenty of stuff that isn't crowded. Good luck!
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  31. Well I was keeping it a secret but here you go. K&N are an Engineering company in Riverside California who are the world's leading manufacturer of washable performance air filters and air intake systems. Yeah, it's going to be a pretty big deal...
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  32. Mi gorang ftw! I'm going 2 packets for the ultimate carb loading lunch today.
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  33. Bluetooth plug. Behind fuse box. You can get all three wires there. Yelllow is +. Black/yellow is ACC and balck is - You can use a four way connector like I did (car plug is on the right, or just male spade connectors. The green wire is mute
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  34. Spending as little as possible for max gain from stock is just injectors, fuel pump and tune. Sure the cat, cooler, exhaust etc will help but that isn't keeping it as cheap as possible. You mentioned that it's never enough so make sure you plan it out so you don't pay for things twice eg: tuning or poor quality parts.
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  36. Very nice, its always good to have a bit of time alone with a 400 g steak and chips and have the misses join ya. I call that quality time..... Quality steak....that is....
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  39. Nothing wrong with bargaining. For example: get a quote for removal and rebuilding a suitable patio. Take that figure to the vendor and ask him if he would rather take that from the sale price or pay for it himself to sell it in the future. Alternatively send back an offer that is subject to council approval for the patio. Imo if removing the patio is going to remove a valuable space in the property and it will cost money to do that then the property is worth less than previously thought. My figures were arbitrary but may not be far off.
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  41. Home made Banana Bread still have 35min cooking time. Nothing like hot banana bread covered in butter.
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