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Uncle Gump

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Rusty... can you still crave corners on 5 cylinders? That is the real question here.
 


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rusty ol ranger

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Rusty... can you still crave corners on 5 cylinders? That is the real question here.
Last i checked number of cylinders activated doesnt affect handleing :) lol.

I love the sound of the 2.NINE! Beats a 3.slow-o any day!
The 2.9 has soul. The 3.0 is a beige motor made for beigemobiles.
 

ericbphoto

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rusty ol ranger

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I fear no man who drives a 3.0.

Why?

Cause aint no 3.0 gonna catch a 2.9! :ROFLMAO:
 

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rusty ol ranger

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snoranger

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That makes every trip an adventure. You never know when your foot may go thru the floor.
It will probably when you hit the brakes hard, the rusty brake line blows out, your foot (and the pedal) go through the rusted floor, and you run into the back of biege SUV that slammed on the brakes because someone made a three lane dive for the entrance to the mall.
 

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It will probably when you hit the brakes hard, the rusty brake line blows out, your foot (and the pedal) go through the rusted floor, and you run into the back of biege SUV that slammed on the brakes because someone made a three lane dive for the entrance to the mall.
This is why when driving something um, questionable, i leave enough distance to get out of a bad situation should something like that occur.

Ive lost brakes so many times it dont even bother me anymore. Havent lost steering yet, i imagine thatd be a bit more scary.
 

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It will probably when you hit the brakes hard, the rusty brake line blows out, your foot (and the pedal) go through the rusted floor, and you run into the back of biege SUV that slammed on the brakes because someone made a three lane dive for the entrance to the mall.
Do you by any chance do a lot of driving in New Jersey?


This is why when driving something um, questionable, i leave enough distance to get out of a bad situation should something like that occur.

Ive lost brakes so many times it dont even bother me anymore. Havent lost steering yet, i imagine thatd be a bit more scary.
I lost a front wheel once. That was fun. I knew something was wrong, I was going to pull over and check it out at the next good spot, and about 50 feet before I got there my LF wheel went flying through the corn field across the road.
 


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