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About bigtoepfer

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  1. bigtoepfer

    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    The windshield problem is why I hated my time living in Colorado. Although I guess you could just limit your driving to May-July and MAYBE not have that issue. Here in Louisiana you can drive a car for 30 years and not get a windshield crack. Or get super unlucky and get three in two years, I've had that experience too. But since I typically exist in the unlucky camp my stress is always high driving my X3 because I know finding a windshield will be a pain in the ass. Still drive it every day though, and sometimes end up following closer to vehicles than I should HA. Still love seeing the car.
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    Bottomless money pit X100

    Well that is one way to revive a thread. I never realized that was the way you got the car. Never saw this thread before now.
  3. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    10 hours later we were in Houston. A drive that normally takes 3 hours. 2J was solid the whole way.
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    x3 oyaji wagon

    So another hurricane on the way and this one is actually pointed directly at me. Looks like the eye could possibly pass 10 or so miles from my house. It's scheduled to be Cat3 or worse. This time we are evacuating. The wagon seems to be running well enough so we are headed out to Houston.
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    Mediocre at Cresst - now with nsfw autophilia

    Love it. Never commented but meant to. The handles are so bad ass. And the gold trim is awesome.
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    Project IBIS.... AKA the bin chicken JZX81

    Just realized this was a massive Resurrection. Very nice. Sometimes I wish I had another X8 for more comfort. And marginally more safety. HA.
  7. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    @ChriSOL Here is an interior shot of an MX36 with X6 rear end installed. Justin recently raffled off the car I'm not sure who has it now. But it was the relatively famous one recently with the gold focus racing wheels on it. I was sad to see him sell it, but on to bigger and better things I suppose. And yea, Lloyd is using X6 rear end as well.
  8. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    Lot's of ancient oak trees here have been uprooted in this storm. Which is crazy because they've made it through some big storms. But everyone was saying this was the worst storm to hit Louisiana maybe ever. Some of the damage I've seen is spectacular. Mind blowing stuff. We are blessed. Honestly if I'd known it would be this bad I would never have stayed here with my wife and kid. On the bright side the brake issue was sorted on wednesday. 1/8" steel plate now between the brake master and the booster and no more brake issues. Still dialing in the pedal because it was super sloppy at first of course. But it's so nice to be able to drive it finally. Drove it to work Thursday and Friday. Feels good man. Although I really wonder how long my rear end has for this world. Because I can feel the passenger side axle wobbling and pretty sure it's getting worse. I really need to source what I'm gonna use to replace it before I grenade it. I don't really want to go with a ford explorer rear end. I'd prefer a toyota pickup rear, or MK1 Supra, maybe even S-10. But I need to figure something out quick like. I'd like to be able to take it and the family for a road trip for thanks giving.
  9. bigtoepfer

    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    I'm considering seeing if the rails will bolt up to my recaros. I've got LS-C in orange gradient that I think would look good in the wagon. Plus they are comfortable.
  10. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    Yes sir. No power for almost two days. But a buddy let me borrow a small generator to power the fridge. So we saved all the stuff in it. Power is back now though. No real damage on the house to speak of. The worst of the storm was about 50 miles west of here. Lots of tornadoes around me. We are definitely blessed though because the storm surge wasn't what they said it would be. So that was good for everyone here, and over there. All the rivers and bayous around here are still high though. They called for three days of rain after the storm but we've only had one so that's good too. I've always found housing materials interesting in various locations. Especially finishing materials.
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    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    I need to either source some nice X6 seats or just figure out how to go about installing my recaros in my wagon. I think I'd enjoy the recaros more though to be honest.
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    x3 oyaji wagon

    1. Only changed the master. Didn't mess with the booster. I did try adjusting the rod at the pedal last week a bit and see if it helped. It might have helped a small abit. I could try adjusting it out some more but I figured its just adding more slack to the brake pedal and not pulling the rod out. I slightly loosened the master after a drive and I could hear it let the pressure off. I've heard of other people making a small spacer/gasket for it. Its obviously not the ideal solution though. 2. I traveled about 1.5 miles with the sand bags in. Was much easier to just throw in the back.
  13. bigtoepfer

    x3 oyaji wagon

    So I either need a spacer for my master to keep it from constantly being slightly pressured up due to it being just that slightly out of spec from a factory master. Or a new brake master. I ordered a new brake master and it'll hopefully be fixed one way or the other by the first of September. I need to be able to drive the car so I'm not having to leave my wife at home alone with a new baby and no car. But just spent the last threeish days prepping for the hurricane double whammy. Luckily the first one fizzled out. I thought the car was small, but the roof swallows up and 8ft ladder. Picked it up so I could clean the gutters and roof of the new house. They clearly hadn't been done in 5+ years. Then yesterday they started offering sandbag pickup. So went to go get sandbags for all the doors. I was actually surprised how well the suspension held up. The rear shocks are only about 15 years old and only have about 20k miles on them. But still have about an inch or so of travel. Maybe more. I've got 12 bags in it. Tucked in for the night expecting to have the first storm arrive last night. Not much rain so far today. But according to the news its going to get wild Wednesday night with currently expecting a Strong Cat 3 and up to Cat 4 maybe by then. There is a voluntary evacuation in effect for my area. But talking to the neighbors this specific area hasn't flooded. But the town itself floods. If I wasn't having brake issues I'd load the family and the car up and we'd go visit Dallas or something. But we gonna stay and chill instead.
  14. bigtoepfer

    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    I'm 100% certain that kids in school generally aren't racist. They are taught to be that way a home or by others who were similarly taught. Given a bunch of kids in a room of different skin tones at age 5 and they won't care. Most likely same at age 10. Especially if for the most part they have been exposed to that. A multi-ethnic society generally doesn't and shouldn't have problems with that. The old people are the ones that cause the problems. Now if you plop down a kid of any color that's not Asian in a Japanese elementary school you'd get a different reaction. Because that's a mono-ethnic society and there are still kids who have never met an *insert ethnicity here* and it shows because they will stare. Kids around here don't really have that problem. I grew up around black kids because the Elementary I went to was 60% black because of the location. But when I asked to go to my friends birthday party in 3rd grade my dad didn't want to let me go. He was racist and my friend was black. I did eventually go because my mom told my dad I had already RSVPd or whatever. Dad was pissed. HA! Also seeing you get springs makes me really want to get my suspension setup going. I can finally drive the car. Now I need to make it low.
  15. bigtoepfer

    [HIZOKU] PIG EYE Streeter

    Supposedly restaurants here are "50% cap" but if you look at the parking lot they aren't hurting for business and looking a lot more like 100% to me. Not a single place to park at the local IHOP or Texas Roadhouse Steak place. And this isn't even good food. Like WTF.