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Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-12-2012, 12:21 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 24,319
Posted By fundguy
Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

Well my job has them as clients. I meet with hundreds a year for the past decade or so. No way the average engineer makes anything close. And I've heard other studies that peg the average at around...
Forum: Grand Cherokee SRT8 - WK 05-11-2012, 11:35 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 701
Posted By fundguy
Re: Caroll Shelby! RIP!

One of the greats of motorsports. He was a pioneer and did it for the love. From everything I've seen and heard a true gentleman too. RIP.
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-11-2012, 11:30 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 24,319
Posted By fundguy
Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

Yes I did. Did you read the bullets? I'm not talking about the guy who sits in the bank ordering you checks which is included in the study. I'm talking about investment bankers, the 5th bullet. Geez....
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-11-2012, 11:28 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 24,319
Posted By fundguy
Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

http://wot.motortrend.com/we-hear-8-speed-auto-coming-to-jeep-grand-cherokee-hemi-v-8-pentastar-v-6-123839.html
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-11-2012, 05:56 PM
Replies: 512
Views: 71,979
Posted By fundguy
Re: Any new Updates heard for a WK2 Programmer - BullyDog, HyperTech, SuperChip

Still waiting to see if the programmers crack the code or the Chrysler execs crack and release the codes, or get canned for loosing sales due to alienating so many owners and prospective buyers. Tick...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-11-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 24,319
Posted By fundguy
Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

Bang for the buck SRT8 isn't worth it. This isn't the primary vehicle for me, its her primary vehicle. I just like it to have a lil something when I hit the gas when I drive it. I'd like it more if...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-11-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 24,319
Posted By fundguy
Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

Actually, I'd say I'm more altruistic than any profession save medical. My job isn't to make myself money, its to make other's money so they can retire comfortably and maintain their standard of...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-11-2012, 03:47 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 24,319
Posted By fundguy
Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

Bullet number 5.
http://wiki.answers.com/Q/What_are_the_highest_paying_jobs
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-11-2012, 12:56 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 24,319
Posted By fundguy
Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

I'm not into personal stuff and don't like it but I never back down either. And I don't put BS up either like engineers make more than the highest paid profession in the world or that a V8 is an...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-11-2012, 12:28 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 24,319
Posted By fundguy
Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

And I can see a V6 being practical if all you want to do is truck around the kiddies, but the V8 is best for fun driving, off road, and towing, not to mention resale which generally makes up for the...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-11-2012, 12:22 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 24,319
Posted By fundguy
Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

I have two engineering buddies, both are top in the field in pay. One flys around the world setting up power stations, the other is a Stanford Masters grad who works for Siemens. Both have been at...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-10-2012, 07:13 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,187
Posted By fundguy
Re: Tint in Florida and in general

Not even close. Want dark windows? Switch to a red state from a blue one.
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-10-2012, 07:05 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,883
Posted By fundguy
Re: 2012 Altitude Edition

Never saw the altitude. Like the look. Wheels are cool. :thumbsup:
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-10-2012, 06:48 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 24,319
Posted By fundguy
Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

Yeah, unibodies replaced the classic 'chassis' which had a frame and now they are called bodies or platforms. As for flunking out I was smart enough to know that financial guys make more then...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-10-2012, 11:34 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,390
Posted By fundguy
Re: Wooden gear knob?

Gets in to the below 100 range and my interest would go way up. Over that its just not worth it. I'd go with something else or keep it stock first.
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-10-2012, 11:29 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 24,319
Posted By fundguy
Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

No, I'm a financial guy with an aerospace engineering background. Have done frame off restorations on classic muscle cars, owned mustangs, corvettes, etc. been part of several car clubs, and have...
Forum: Tech Tips/DIY/How To 05-10-2012, 11:08 AM
Replies: 12
Views: 3,373
Posted By fundguy
Re: Battery dead...can't open rear liftgate!

Open the glass or climb in from the back. Probably easier than manual tailgate open unless you need to open the tailgate to access the cables. Good to know if you do because my cables are by spare...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-10-2012, 11:05 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 814
Posted By fundguy
Re: Audio control lc6 question

I would test the speaker outputs behind the receiver. If you still have crossovered outputs, then match the correct frequencies with the inputs on the LC6 so that your highs go to the amps driving...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-10-2012, 11:01 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 2,072
Posted By fundguy
Re: Impressed with V6 MPG

Getting 18.5 with my Hemi, which for me is a huge improvement over the 11.5 I was getting with the Armada. :thumbsup:
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-10-2012, 10:57 AM
Replies: 512
Views: 71,979
Posted By fundguy
Re: Any new Updates heard for a WK2 Programmer - BullyDog, HyperTech, SuperChip

I agree. If I had known this before purchase I would have looked harder at other options. As it stands this might be my last jeep/chrysler/dodge purchase because of this. Was looking at an SRT8...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-10-2012, 10:49 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 24,319
Posted By fundguy
Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

True but if you drive it in a lively fashion for a few hours it learns your new habits so this shouldn't be necessary. Just the way a V6 vs V8 is. They are replacing the V6 tranny soon because of the...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-10-2012, 10:46 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 24,319
Posted By fundguy
Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

http://www.ford.com/cars/mustang/models/
Hmmm. Ford website says 11 models. Looks like that's bogus. Go check for yourself. As for women, love them but they typically have different priorities then...
Forum: Grand Cherokee - WK2 - 05-09-2012, 04:46 PM
Replies: 206
Views: 27,681
Posted By fundguy
Re: What options on your GC did you discover weeks after?

Does this on my bmw and my old Merc. This is pretty standard for luxury vehicles now. THe triple blink is for lane changing so you don't forget to turn it off by clicking it so you arent' going...
Forum: Suspension/Driveline/Brakes/Wheels/Tires 05-09-2012, 12:54 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 1,268
Posted By fundguy
Re: 275-55-20, anybody regret it?

You will loose some acceleration, mpg, and handling due to the increased diameter, weight, and sidewall height. You will geain additional traction, mean look , and I have those tires in a different...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-08-2012, 06:10 PM
Replies: 20
Views: 2,477
Posted By fundguy
Re: Those with Overlands with saddle leather: What do you use to condition the leathe

My Jeans.
Seriously it isn't a high maintainence leather like the King Ranch Ford stuff. Clean it with a damp cloth, no cleaner. Cracking is under warranty but it seems like new after 8 mohths of...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-08-2012, 06:05 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 24,319
Posted By fundguy
Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

No it isn't and I've owned 4 mustangs, all v8. Its not an option. A spoiler is a wing. Its a base model with available options just like the V6 is a base model with options. They also have a boss,...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-07-2012, 06:13 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 24,319
Posted By fundguy
Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

No, the GT is standard V8. GT isn't an option. Nore is the Shelby. What you have is the cheapo base model designed for women who want the looks but don't care about the speed. Are you painting it...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-07-2012, 09:08 AM
Replies: 319
Views: 24,319
Posted By fundguy
Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

Well said. And I ordered mine without the NAV cause I didn't want to spend $4,000 for a nav when I can get a garmin for $125 and do the same basic thing. Don't see the need. Still don't. Base BMW 1...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-04-2012, 06:24 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,501
Posted By fundguy
Re: Need some help

No. I don't know any stock unit that does.
I haven't been able to locate any information on what the back of the radio looks like. I really don't want to break apart a brand new dash to find out...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-04-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 24,319
Posted By fundguy
Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

Go on thei sites for bmw and check prices. Mine has every option except NAV. As for a motor being better because it has more power per liter, etc. I don't agree. Hemi still has more power period and...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-04-2012, 05:59 PM
Replies: 14
Views: 1,187
Posted By fundguy
Re: Tint in Florida and in general

I've gone with match the rear tint on all my SUV's for the front door windows and never had an issue. They usually use the tint laws as an extra stick it to you ticket if they want to mess with you...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-04-2012, 05:57 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,024
Posted By fundguy
Re: Rack and Carrier or Cargo Hitch

I've used the roof one. i like it and didn''t notice a real difference in mpg. That said it's nice to have side steps when using it and it sucks in parking decks. Flipside is the hitch ones make...
Forum: Trouble Shooting/Problems/Service 05-04-2012, 05:53 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 774
Posted By fundguy
Re: Vibration and Moan when AC is on

Vibration and moan? sounds kinky. :D
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-04-2012, 01:04 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 24,319
Posted By fundguy
Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

The LS7 is a V8. If you look I never compared it to the pentestar. i compared the Nissan, which goes for mid 20s in several vehicles, and the BMW, which goes for starting in the mid 20s again in many...
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-03-2012, 01:42 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 24,319
Posted By fundguy
Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

I wouldn't call the Nissan Altima or 30k base model 3 series BMW rare or expensive.
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-03-2012, 12:59 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,949
Posted By fundguy
Re: Any experience with Uhaul trailer hitches?

There's a DIY post here about how to do the OEM yourself. Looks pretty easy. if you feel up to doing the aftermarket, why not do the OEM. Similar price for parts and OEM look and quality. Looks like...
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-02-2012, 10:54 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 1,949
Posted By fundguy
Re: Any experience with Uhaul trailer hitches?

Price of OEM from dealer is similar to Uhaul. You really aren't saving anything and OEM looks, well OEM isntead of a big piece of ugly metal sticking out below your bumper. Most guys were saying...
Forum: Audio/Visual/Navigation 05-02-2012, 10:49 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 2,399
Posted By fundguy
Re: '12 WK2 Sub install?

What equipment do you have? Amp? Sub? Crossover? High/low converter? Experience installing?
Forum: Interior/Exterior/Visual 05-02-2012, 10:46 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,484
Posted By fundguy
Re: ambient light kit question

Its not on my summit. :(
Forum: Engine Performance/Intakes/Exhausts 05-02-2012, 10:42 PM
Replies: 319
Views: 24,319
Posted By fundguy
Re: Advice needed.. V6 or V8?

That's cause the LS7 is an aluminum block, super rare, and super expensive. You can change compression, cam, etc. and make most motors stronger but all other things equal, larger displacement makes...
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