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I've stopped arguing with people on SE because everyone is so righteous. Please people: calm down, and open your mind a bit.

On many of the large SE sites such as SuperUser and StackExchange, you have to go through three ass holes to find one person who is truly willing to help.


Feb
24
comment Best way to wash a soft top?
Can you please elaborate one how the washer could ruin the top?
Jan
27
comment Can I make a Kevlar (or fiberglass) part without a vacuum?
Let us continue this discussion in chat.
Jan
27
comment Can I make a Kevlar (or fiberglass) part without a vacuum?
Could I apply a parting wax directly to my (plastic) dash and use it as the template, or should I try to make a mold out of something else? Also, carbon is very pricey compared to kevlar/fiber. So if the process is identical, I think I'll use kevlar or fiberglass. Carbon is $60/m wheras fiberglass is $5
Jan
27
comment Can I make a Kevlar (or fiberglass) part without a vacuum?
@Paulster2 Thanks for the info. I go to an aerospace school and the only time they lay carbon is in a super fancy oven vacuum thing, so I thought that's how it always had to be done. Looks like a great article, thanks!
Jan
27
comment Can I make a Kevlar (or fiberglass) part without a vacuum?
I would like to avoid vacuuming... can I do that with carbon?
Jan
25
comment Using Sprayway glass cleaner as waterless wash?
Thanks for the response. So it might be a good thing to do right before waxing it... but other than that, I should stick to normal soap and water?
Feb
18
comment Capacitors for cars
Thanks for the info. However, a cap doesn't use energy - and by that I mean that using a cap will not tax your alternator any more than not having it there. It does however, smooth out the big spikes in energy usage and helps prevent sharp spikes from dimming your headlights and such.
Feb
3
comment Jeep TJ death wobble troubleshooting
Wow. Thank you so much for all the info. I selected this as best answer because it is so thorough and detailed. I will go through this in order, and let you know which, if any of these, fix the problem.
Jul
11
comment Will low gauge wire to a fuse be a bottleneck?
Thanks for the technique. I'll give that a try in the morning.
Apr
23
comment Is it necessary to have two ground wires (1 to engine and 1 to car-frame)?
Yes. I added a 160amp alternator - I wired it with 0awg welding cable (the real stuff, not the ebay stuff). I could only afford enough for the posative wiring at the time, but I am going to add 0awg ground wire to at least my engine (for the starter and alternator) and maybe to my chassis, as well.
Apr
20
comment Is it necessary to have two ground wires (1 to engine and 1 to car-frame)?
The reason I asked about the engine bay is because I upgraded from an 80amp alternator to a 160amp alternator.
Apr
17
comment Safe resistance between alternator and battery?
Yeah, I think that chassis wiring is when it is grounded to the chassis and there is only a positive cable.
Apr
15
comment Can I reprogram my car for LED turn signals?
Thank you for the answer, but in the question I specified that I would prefer not to use resistors.
Apr
15
comment Can I reprogram my car for LED turn signals?
I do appreciate the answer, but I did the math, and it is not a simple RC circuit. The measured values for what the capacitance of what "the capacitor" should be do not work out to the hypothetical frequency. :(
Apr
15
comment Can I reprogram my car for LED turn signals?
I will do a little research on this. If it is simply an RC circuit then it should be no problem, but if it is controlled by the computer it will be more complicated. And yes, I could use resistors, but I would prefer not to waste 20watts on running lights - if I don't have to.
Apr
9
comment Which color headlight is the safest?
Well, I am not using a cheep HID kit in a halogen reflector. I am using legitimate projector and high quality, OEM parts (except for the actual bulbs). I think that the first point you make is really regarding the use of HID bulbs in reflectors. As for your second point I did not know about that, and I am very glad I reached out - so I can learn things like that.
Apr
4
comment Does “DOT and SAE approved” apply across the United States?
Yeah, I'm using all of the lights in their proper places. I actually emailed AZPD and they said it doesn't really matter if there is always an amber color showing as long as there is a visible orange/amber when the blinker is flashing...
Apr
4
comment Racing Fuel (100 Octane Rating) - Better than Premium?
Damn. You could fly a Cessna with that gas.
Mar
8
comment Which is stronger: solid sockets, or two piece sockets?
The piece to the right in the photo cost as much as a set of 5 of the ones from Autozne, but ACE has expensive sockets. I try to get mine online.
Mar
8
comment Which is stronger: solid sockets, or two piece sockets?
They are fused together somehow. I'm not sure how.