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Old 07-16-2014, 11:10 AM   #31 (permalink)
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Old 07-16-2014, 11:21 AM   #32 (permalink)
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You start a enthusiast forum for the car that brings a cult following, and free technical support for them.
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Old 07-16-2014, 04:53 PM   #33 (permalink)
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Old 07-16-2014, 05:22 PM   #34 (permalink)
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Update on the tiny motorcycle mirrors I got off Amazon and hi-jacked into this thread (sorry!):

First off, they were awesome, actually looked and felt well-made, so for the money they would have been a good deal.
Unfortunately, athough they technically fit, in the end I just could not find a placement for them that would have allowed me to open the doors no matter how I turned them. . . .so I sent them back

The search continues!
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Old 07-17-2014, 02:32 AM   #35 (permalink)
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I'm starting a Ferrari forum!
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Old 07-17-2014, 01:17 PM   #36 (permalink)
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Oooo... good idea! I'm starting a luxury sailing yacht forum!
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Old 07-17-2014, 02:22 PM   #37 (permalink)
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Too late. You need to get in before there are established cults.

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Manual neutral engine off.100% @MPG <----- Fun Fact.
Manual 1:1 gear ratio .......98%
CVT belt ............................88%
Automatic .........................86%

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Old 07-17-2014, 02:37 PM   #38 (permalink)
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Elio forum: good idea! Do it! (None out there already?) Hope it doesn't turn out like the Aptera forum.
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Old 07-17-2014, 10:14 PM   #39 (permalink)
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I like the mirrors. I've been wanting to do something similar but I'm going to have to find a way to retrofit some other mirror on my car because the stock ones don't stay folded in.

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