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Old 12-12-2008, 04:35 PM   #191 (permalink)
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You might be able to move the lettering to the passengers side... that way people passing don't see it, but it's still there for conversation purposes.

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You might be able to move the lettering to the passengers side... that way people passing don't see it, but it's still there for conversation purposes.
I second that idea.

Also, the hood might be a good place for it, as it could have more space to be spread, or more detail might be added to it.
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Old 12-13-2008, 03:31 AM   #193 (permalink)
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Also, the hood might be a good place for it, as it could have more space to be spread, or more detail might be added to it.
And everyone will be slowing down right in front of Basjoos trying to read the hood lettering in their mirror.

My vote is passenger side. That gives rubbernecking only when the vehicle is stopped, as Basjoos probably isn't a permanent resident of the passing lane.
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Old 12-13-2008, 04:33 AM   #194 (permalink)
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And everyone will be slowing down right in front of Basjoos trying to read the hood lettering in their mirror.

My vote is passenger side. That gives rubbernecking only when the vehicle is stopped, as Basjoos probably isn't a permanent resident of the passing lane.
That's completely ridiculous, at best. First of all, to even notice it was there, they'd have to be in front of him and doing a speed relatively close to his. The odds of someone noticing that it's there from the side are relatively nil.

Have you ever driven with a '92-95 Civic behind you? You can hardly see the hood if they're at a safe distance, it appears as though the car is flat from bumper to windshield, with only a slight upward slant between the two. Nothing would be legible there.

Secondly, even if they did notice it while they were passing him b/c they didn't want to follow his "slow" car, why, then, would they pull over in front of him, and slow down, maintaining that "slow" speed, just to attempt to read what the hood (which they can hardly see in the mirror to begin with) says?

I understand that people have a propensity toward ignorance, but something they most likely won't be able to see is hardly going to cause them to pique their interest while attempting to show off how big their car-penis is, by passing basjoos's road-plane on the highway, or any road for that matter.

That said, the passenger side is much larger, and still points away from the fuel pumps while you're gassing up... so drive up with your passenger side facing the store, so you're mentally assaulting everyone that comes out/goes in the door. Much better way to get the word out. :P
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Old 12-13-2008, 01:35 PM   #195 (permalink)
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I removed the lettering since I was getting so many rubberneckers that it was becoming a safety risk for me with them sitting over there blocking my access to the passing lane with traffic piling up behind them while they tried to puzzle out what my car and the lettering were all about.
I had a friend create a sheet the size of a new-car window sticker for the passenger window,taped inside the glass.All the vital info is there,along with the MPG data,right where you'd expect it.It's too small to be read on the fly but you can discern the MPG figures.Whenever the truck is parked people can look if they want.And so far,no traffic mishaps.
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Old 12-13-2008, 04:16 PM   #196 (permalink)
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I had a friend create a sheet the size of a new-car window sticker for the passenger window,taped inside the glass.All the vital info is there,along with the MPG data,right where you'd expect it.It's too small to be read on the fly but you can discern the MPG figures.Whenever the truck is parked people can look if they want.And so far,no traffic mishaps.
I would register a short, easy to remember domain name (less than $10/year), and then have it redirect to the Garage entry here, and put that on the side of the car.
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Then theirs the obvious;

YOUR CAR DRAWS ALL THE ATTENTION !!! The writing could be in greek and it wouldn't matter.

When I drive my show car around I encounter the same problems. I have on several occassions signaled to the rubbernecker next to me that he is about to rear end the car in front of him.

It comes with the territory my friend, persue your cause all others be dammed. You cannot be ticketed for body mods unless they are a danger to you or in violation of some state regulation.

SO do not stress about what you display or how or where its located as long as it doesn't impair your vision.
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do they really set limiters based on the tires the car is spec'd with? thats a pretty crappy method, I mean the first set of tires only lasts so long, and I have never heard of anyone replacing oem tires with oem tires
My '95 mustang came with no speed limiter, but some did. The cars were matched with wheels and tires in the 17 inch size rather than the 16 in the limited cars. Most tire shops know and won't sell anything but Z-rated tires for a 17" GT car, even though my car will only go about 5 mph over the 130 mph limit of H rated tires.
I buy H rated tires and have people at shops who don't know the difference install them. My car will never go over that speed again. Probably never over 110, even at the dragstrip.
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I think this picture should be put where it belongs:

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The car actually looks great cruising down the road... although the rain might be distorting the clear view a little bit. I kinda thought it would look a little goofy.

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