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Old 05-08-2014, 05:22 PM   #1 (permalink)
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New guy from Pennsyltucky

Just picked up my first real Metro had a 96 LSi... 4cylinder with the auto (yuck!)

then this happened:



so for a little while i was driving my backup/toy 96 Cherokee 4.0L 3.5" + 31" M/T not at all good on mpg LOL:


and finally last weekend went to pick up said real metro. 1999 Chevy Metro Base G10 with the 4.39 5-speed. what a doll this thing is, so much fun to drive.




anyways just wanted to drop a hello and start my modding, going to take it easy and see where i end up with an all stock metro. looking forward to chatting with all of you and getting some hardcore knowledge with my fresh acquisition.

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Old 05-08-2014, 09:22 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Does it bother you as much as it bothers me about how they spell the character name "Pennsatucky" on on the Netflix show Orange is the new Black?
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The Cherokee looks nice too, and may have some room for improvements mileage-wise...
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Does it bother you as much as it bothers me about how they spell the character name "Pennsatucky" on on the Netflix show Orange is the new Black?
I have no clue what that is lol.

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The Cherokee looks nice too, and may have some room for improvements mileage-wise...
Yeah like selling it for 2 metros and eco mods for all of them lol.

In all fairness considering I run 34 psi on mud tires with 3.55 gears it getting around 15 or 16 MPG isn't terrible. And tgw fact it's a rolling brick lol. Thanks for the compliments too!
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Wow, nice find on that Metro. Looks almost new!!
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Wow, nice find on that Metro. Looks almost new!!
super clean above...its a good 10 foot car, has some rust underneath but i bought it with 100,929 original miles! everything is impeccable on this machine and it was a southern transplant car about 5 years prior to me getting it. someone LOVED this car a ton. just like i do
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Yeah like selling it for 2 metros and eco mods for all of them lol.
Could eventually mod one into a trail rig
http://ecomodder.com/forum/showthrea...der-24530.html


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In all fairness considering I run 34 psi on mud tires with 3.55 gears it getting around 15 or 16 MPG isn't terrible. And tgw fact it's a rolling brick lol.
But sure there's a lot of room for improvements which could not prejudice its off-road ability, such as engine tuning (or even an engine swap) or weight reduction. In spite of featuring an unibody layout which doesn't leave so much room for extensive body mods on the cheap, I'm sure you may find many spots to take a few pounds away
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LOL oh Johnny, that little truck made him famous


But sure there's a lot of room for improvements which could not prejudice its off-road ability, such as engine tuning (or even an engine swap) or weight reduction. In spite of featuring an unibody layout which doesn't leave so much room for extensive body mods on the cheap, I'm sure you may find many spots to take a few pounds away
yeah im sure theres stuff i could play around with, i havent really considered doing much to it honestly, other than maybe someday on a nicer example of it doing a GM engine swap...doesnt matter what one but a GM engine haha
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The purple color is ... well purple. Not sure if I would ever be caught in a car that color. Grats on your finds though, will be interesting to see what you do with them
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The purple color is ... well purple. Not sure if I would ever be caught in a car that color. Grats on your finds though, will be interesting to see what you do with them
i was disappointed that the new one is white. kinda dont like a white car really lol...too hard to keep clean, i hated the purple before. it grows on you however, its how it became "Grimace" cause if you take the mcdonalds character and turn it sideways...poof

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