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  1. I don't try to go fast really. Just hold the speed limit or a little over through the corners to feel a bit of Gs. But yes the 8.4L NA engine has tons of power everywhere. It actually pulls even harder starting at about 1500rpm before redline which really surprised me for an engine of this size. If I want to go fast I keep it to the track and because I don't want to go broke I prefer tag carts. Wife shot a video of the middle of the pass on her iphone. She actually cut it off before my favorite parts.. Need to setup my Sony action cam in the car. https://youtu.be/m0NIDXXZyYc
  2. Perhaps not, but a much more satisfying way to go. Only drove the roads to the east today. Going west to Tahoe has been off limits due to late season storms. Snow pack is actually up to a respectable level after March and it just keeps coming. The water levels should be good for the summer.
  3. While I love Chicago. I was born and lived there all the way through college. I feel really bad for my friends isolating in the city. Here in the mountains I'm good. On call so no dirt bike, trials bike, mountain bike or side by side. I had to settle for playing on the mountain passes in the viper.
  4. So since my gym is closed until further notice I went a head and did something I've been putting off because I didn't want to stop lifting for that long. Stemcells in both shoulders and left knee. My grandfather, mother, father and wife have had great results. I have my fingers crossed. Fun fact. Unlike a steroid joint injection, you can't have lidocaine in with the cells so the first few minutes after each injection is fun.
  5. Ripped the floors and shower out of our rental property. Installed the new floors. Will do the grout and fixtures on the shower tomorrow along with base boards. Next weekend new kitchen, bath room cabinets and counters. Only thing we aren't redoing is the garage. Although I did put new gutters on that. Paint etc still needs work next weekend too.
  6. Sounds like March to June in Chicago. So many reasons why I opt not to live there no matter how much I love the city its self.
  7. Woke up to this in the morning. It actually melted in the valley and on the east side mountians by me by mid day. Took the kids to the mountians on the west of the valley where it's high enough to keep b snow.
  8. My friends father has had a track hawk for a few years. He really likes it. I looked at the SRT Durango but at altitude here it's just not that quick. For the price I just couldn't do it. Idk why they haven't put the hellcat motor in a Durango yet.. Id buy one for sure, I love the look of the Durango and the SRT ones drive really nice.
  9. I got to see a demon at a dealer a while back. Love the look of that car, it's especially mean with the skinnies mounted.
  10. Yes the low production numbers is why a redesign is not worth it. Some types of cars attract stupid people, the viper seems to be one. It's the drivers not the cars. Part of the reason they have their reputation is that they didn't get airbags, abs or traction control until the features were mandated by the government. Combine that with cars that aren't driven much which causes the tire compound to expire. Even if there is good tread on low miles cars or bikes always check tire date codes. So combine a subsect of people who buy vipers with no or little aids and rock hard tire compound.. Shit happens Mine being a 2014 has everything but even with the electronics on "full wet" I spun the wheels a bit going up the incline of my drive way. 355 summer tires plus cold and wet equals no grip and 600lbs of torque is what it is.. But if you drive the car mindfully and pick your times it's great. I grew up driving sports cars as a kid and I did things away from other cars and pedestrians to have fun with friends. I don't have anything to prove on the street. If people want to race me, let's go carting. That's not to say I'm amune from being unlucky but I try my best to limit that.
  11. Thanks, it was a really good opportunity for me to get one with very low miles, only 10k. All vipers are stick, an auto of any type has never been offered. I wanted to get into a car like this now. I just dont see how something like it can ever be made again. Because of emission standards, fuel economy requirements and safety requirements (vipers went out of production due to not being able to meet safety in the USA). A normally aspirated 8.4L engine mated to a 3 petal 6 speed with giant rubber at all four corners. It's a dinosaur, in the driver's seat you will never be lulled into thinking you are driving something rationale or refined. That's what makes it special.
  12. First day in two months the high has been below 55 and first day in almost 3 its snowed. Hopefully this bad luck isn't a sign of how things will go with the new toy i just took delivery of..
  13. My present from the wife with her present from me in the background. She got hers a few weeks early as at ~850lbs and it's giant size I wasn't installing the pro 48 myself.
  14. What i normally do to combat this is size the watch at 70f to the middle of the micro adjust that way when It gets cold i can pull it in and if it is warm i can put it out. Although there have been times in the tropics that between heat and humidity I ran out of adjustment and actually switched to a different watch for the rest of the day.
  15. I really love that the bracelet is wood! That has to be a unique wearing experience. Wish I could get my wife to let me open my presents early..
  16. My only hesitation with buying that particular watch without trying it on is the size. It is lug-less which helps a lot, but there is no getting around the nominal case diameter or the thickness. But if you are already accustomed to wearing sizable watches maybe go for it. If not, I would wait until you can try it on. At its price point I think a drive to confirm it fits is worth the time.
  17. Thanks, the wife has done a lot of work to get it to this point. There is one large and 3 medium cabinets left to build then she will move on to making the drawers and doors. Apparently she finds this sort of thing 'fun'. She is also going to do the custom interior of the safe with the upper part jewelry and watch drawers and the lower for files.
  18. Well the new "watch box" arrived to day and was installed into our master closet. Now the wife can finish building the rest of the cabinets that surround it. Maybe another weekend worth of work. It will be great to have a fully functional closet again..
  19. Yea and no. The lower fans are gutted 120s used as stand offs. The 50mm distance(2xstandard 120s) is pretty optimal from a static pressure VS a giant dead spot where the fan hub is.. I actually find this performs almost as well as a push pull setup but without the added noise of 2x the fans. Pro tip computer shops don't value dead fans. I got all my extras for free!
  20. Added my CPU into my custom water loop. Two 240mm and one 480mm rad cooling a 3600x and radeon vii.
  21. Clear Skys and 70ish in the mountains today
  22. I have the V1 and I cannot compare it to high end DACs or DACs in its price range. I have not gotten a chance to listen to other DACs in a situation where the surround components were familiar enough for me to draw a conclusion. There are no local Hifi dealers where I live so getting the chance to in home demo just isn't on the cards for me. I actually only heard the YGGY once before buying it. It was at a meet where Head-Amp was demoing the BHSE. I loved the sound with those two components and the 007mki. I decided I would purchase what I knew I liked.
  23. It has been a few weeks since I have had time to sit down and listen to my system. Innuos mkii > YGGY > Mjolnir BHSE > 007 Most of my listening has been in my car or BT buds at work. The difference is startling. Makes me think of the republic (if my memory is accurate) where Plato describes people viewing the world via shadows VS the actual objects.
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