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by endo
Wed May 11, 2005 2:49 pm
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: Does ANYONE know when DOD is going gold
Replies: 32
Views: 30100

Re: I'm certain it doesn't...

No way it is an equal amount of work. To compress the air you have to work against it the entire time, but you will not get an equal force fed back into the crank. If it did work this way then air shocks would not be able to work, as they are just using compressed air to support the vehicle weight....
by endo
Wed May 11, 2005 1:10 pm
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: Does ANYONE know when DOD is going gold
Replies: 32
Views: 30100

I'm almost certain the energy required to compress the air is entirely regained during power and intake strokes when the air is allowed to expand...the cylinder is just acting as an air spring. What I'm most curious about is the thermodynamic end...i.e., if the heat released during compression equal...
by endo
Wed May 11, 2005 11:47 am
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: Does ANYONE know when DOD is going gold
Replies: 32
Views: 30100

If you have a totally dead and sealed cylinder whose contents are being compressed on compression and exhaust strokes and decompressed on intake and power strokes, the engine is doing zero net work in compressing/decompressing the air, correct? Is the heat generated on compression equal to the heat ...
by endo
Sat May 07, 2005 1:47 pm
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: Home again, and the SLR is pretty cool.
Replies: 11
Views: 27476

Wow....that's really truly insane. Lamborghinis and Ferraris, even the high-end ones, are not that difficult to work on, correct? I can see MB having a nightmare on its hands if that's the case. It seems to me that owners, even owners used to owning exotics, might be caught off guard when their SLR ...
by endo
Sun May 01, 2005 2:27 am
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: reprogramming door locks 05 trailblazer
Replies: 1
Views: 8236

Did she get the steering wheel audio controls? If so, press the button in the lower right hand corner of the steering wheel a few times until the driver-information-center (i.e., the odometer/info display) says "AUTOMATIC LOCKING" or some such. Then press the "enter" key...I believe it's the one dir...
by endo
Fri Apr 29, 2005 9:49 am
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: Holy Cow! Pro, I found a new engine for your truck...
Replies: 5
Views: 14167

Pro wrote:dayam its got everything.
nothing more for my truck though.

I called local dealership if they had any colorados with a VIN having the first digit a 1, and they said no. Damn.
Where are they made?
by endo
Tue Apr 26, 2005 9:54 pm
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: LA Mexico
Replies: 5
Views: 8318

Re: LA Mexico

This country is seriously upside down and backwards. I have been making the prediciton: "political correctness will be the death of this country." I never thought I would see the day when our "leaders" would be having a serious debate about illegal aliens obtaining driver's licenses, and being allo...
by endo
Mon Apr 25, 2005 2:32 pm
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: When GM recalls 2 million trucks
Replies: 8
Views: 9508

Yup, it's over...totally over. If the admins would kindly shut down the forum, I'll go put my truck up for sale...no wait...send it to the crusher.

Recalls are a fact of automotive manufacturing. Manufcaturers probably calculate an average "recall expense" into their budgets.
by endo
Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:34 pm
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: Hey Pro... Colorado SS?
Replies: 8
Views: 19944

The story on this truck... http://www.pickuptruck.com/html/autoshows/sema2004/chevrolet/coloradoss/page1.html Apparently it has an LS2 in it. So the engine fits. So apparently the engine not fitting is not the reason that GM will decide against building this truck. They will have to choose amongst o...
by endo
Fri Apr 22, 2005 1:29 pm
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: New Corvette Z07
Replies: 16
Views: 31505

My vote is 1990ish Honda Civic (i.e., the model year before they really rounded them out).

And I see he opted for vortex generators instead of the traditional spoiler or wing setup. Good thinking, as wake turbulence is a known problem off late model civics.
by endo
Thu Apr 21, 2005 8:14 pm
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: Hey Pro... Colorado SS?
Replies: 8
Views: 19944

Dead sexy. Bit much plastic but it does look well done. Like the darker wheels but they either need to be smaller or have high profile tires, IMHO. Where'd you acquire those photos...and any word on the powertrain? Edit: Can you imagine how well those would sell with LS2s and a reg cab option?....so...
by endo
Tue Apr 19, 2005 4:17 am
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: Is it me or am I just all performanced out
Replies: 18
Views: 25747

Funny.... I still remember my dad's 92 2wd cab as being pretty quick. Mind you this is period-specific....what was quick in 92 isn't necessarily quick today. I just remember all the a$$whippings we used to deliver to various members of the burgeoning ricer population. We put the standard chip+K&N+ca...
by endo
Thu Apr 14, 2005 2:02 pm
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: Avatars flew away to avatar-land
Replies: 22
Views: 56780

-In order to implement attaching pictures to a post (like LS1tech), there would have to be a significant amount of storage allocated to these pictures on the pacific performance forum server, and transferring these pictures would consume a sizeable amount of internet bandwidth. Since both of these ...
by endo
Wed Apr 13, 2005 3:01 am
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: Avatars flew away to avatar-land
Replies: 22
Views: 56780

Dang, I was looking forward to my next one. Couldn't you have simply set the size rule for the avatars so that they didn't get too cumbersome? Even though some of the avatars were not "performance related", these seem to be glimpses of the personalities of their authors. We are, after all, a pretty...
by endo
Mon Apr 11, 2005 11:46 am
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: Tacoma tough.....
Replies: 7
Views: 18885

Speeder, with regard to what you're saying about repeat business in general, yes, I agree, but I can't help but help but think about the three people I know who own Tacomas... Tacoma #1 2WD, regular cab, non-prerunner: one side of front suspension detached entirely while truck was doing 65mph down t...
by endo
Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:56 pm
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: Whosa post whore?
Replies: 10
Views: 21964

by endo
Thu Apr 07, 2005 7:14 pm
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: New Chevy TrailBlazer SS
Replies: 15
Views: 33160

Dang youre up early. Maybe I should get a home grown one: http://cgi.ebay.com/ebaymotors/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=34430&item=4541181783&rd=1&ssPageName=WDVW Not really. Iv only been licensed to drive for 8 years and Iv already been broken into 4 times, if I get an SS itll be stolen with m...
by endo
Thu Apr 07, 2005 5:02 pm
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: Whosa post whore?
Replies: 10
Views: 21964

@#!$!@$ anonymous posting....that was me.
by endo
Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:29 pm
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: Refresh rate on LCD
Replies: 2
Views: 10162

As far as I know you're supposed to run them at 60hz. LCDs don't "refresh" like CRTs. A CRT is repainting the screen line-by-line top to bottom at such a rate (ie 60, 75, or 85 times a second) to fool your eyes into thinking there's a complete image on the screen. Thus the effect when you take a pic...
by endo
Wed Apr 06, 2005 6:57 pm
Forum: Side Garage
Topic: New Chevy TrailBlazer SS
Replies: 15
Views: 33160

GM, YOU HAVE MY ATTENTION. DON'T SCREW IT UP. Is this AWD, or what? Have the reliablity issues of the trailblazer been addressed? Anybody got a guess as to pricing? Floor shift or column shift? What are the reliability issues of the Trailblazer? I've never followed the midsize SUV line much myself.