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  • pakarang
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    Originally posted by pilotdane View Post
    That is the one souvenir I FORGOT to buy myself in Hawaii!

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  • janihudi
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    i reken you have mounted big speakers aswel for the hawain girl music.

    maybe better if you place bigger suspencion on it,you may needed in the forrest.

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  • pilotdane
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    This is not my new car with the $exy cruise control but it is the vehicle that gets the most use around the house. Rear wheel drive with 9 horsepower and old fashioned drum brakes on only the rear wheels. I had removed the governor for a while but with weak brakes only on the rear it was a hazard so I now have it governed to a maximum speed of 18 mph (29 km/hr).



    Street legal nowhere and a fake Nevada license plate (CRAPS) to prove it.



    I have aggressive tires on the back for traction in mud and snow. It will reliably go through snow until it's deep enough for the frame to start dragging in the snow. A lot of fun when we do get snow since our road usually does not get plowed. After people drive on it a few times the snow gets packed down nice and slick and the golf cart can power slide through turns.



    Not to be outdone by Janihudi I have dressed up the dash of my vehicle as well. I bought her in Maui, Hawaii 8 years ago and she's been on the dash ever since. Last year the cat thought she was fun to bat around and she broke at the hips. Luckily a little plastic epoxy fixed her up good as new and she really dances when bouncing along the forest trails.

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    hihihihihi, yes Thijs!

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  • janihudi
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    jealouse green, you mean?

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    Re: Show us your own ride(s)...

    Originally posted by janihudi View Post
    but must you be happy with this partner?
    he is now already green of jealuosy,what if your other Partner is coming home.
    We still have at least a month! And both partners look the same..... unfortunately

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  • janihudi
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    but must you be happy with this partner?
    he is now already green of jealuosy,what if your other Partner is coming home.

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    Here we drive a Peugeot Partner. The only special thing: at least thìs partner is always with me!!


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    My bike is a bit different:


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    Last edited by Maria; November 10th, 2011, 18:20.

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  • Steve.B
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    Originally posted by pilotdane View Post
    Supposedly there is a laser up front that keeps track of how far away things are and if you are getting closer or not. There are three following distances you can select and it increases the distance as you go faster and shortens it at slower speeds. It all feels quite natural until you realize that your feet are not doing anything. Truly amazing bit of technology.
    Companies have been trying to perfect this sort of technology for many years. Back in the 1980's i worked for Bridgend Technologies and they were developing a system that used radar. The stumbling block back then was whenever the vehicle approached a bend in the road, the system reacted to cars coming from the other direction. Obviously back then the technology and software was nowhere near powerful enough to solve the problem. The technology was not wasted though, it was redesigned and used in the security industry as part of outside detection systems.

    But back to the present day, it must be so strange to have your car react to things on the road without your input. I think that it would take a bit of getting used to. Must be a very powerful bit of kit to run such a system.

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  • pilotdane
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    Supposedly there is a laser up front that keeps track of how far away things are and if you are getting closer or not. There are three following distances you can select and it increases the distance as you go faster and shortens it at slower speeds. It all feels quite natural until you realize that your feet are not doing anything. Truly amazing bit of technology.

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  • pakarang
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    Originally posted by pilotdane View Post
    I had some quality one on one time with the new car driving home. I don't know anyone ever driven a car with the new modern gadgets but smart cruise control is nothing short of amazing. I'm rolling along with the flow of traffic, cruise control set on 80mph (130kph) and the car in front of me brakes a little and like magic I slow down without doing anything. Later someone cut in front of me really close and my car slammed on the brakes without me doing anything. Once things cleared it sped right back up to the set speed. Truly amazing! I have heard about the intelligent cruise controls for many years but I always thought it would just back off the gas and you still have to pay attention and step on the brake if needed. Nope. I swear this car would lock-up the brakes if needed.
    Sounds awesome.... I wonder how it works? By a laser measuring the distance or something else.... anyhow, it's got to work fast.

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  • pilotdane
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    I had some quality one on one time with the new car driving home. I don't know anyone ever driven a car with the new modern gadgets but smart cruise control is nothing short of amazing. I'm rolling along with the flow of traffic, cruise control set on 80mph (130kph) and the car in front of me brakes a little and like magic I slow down without doing anything. Later someone cut in front of me really close and my car slammed on the brakes without me doing anything. Once things cleared it sped right back up to the set speed. Truly amazing! I have heard about the intelligent cruise controls for many years but I always thought it would just back off the gas and you still have to pay attention and step on the brake if needed. Nope. I swear this car would lock-up the brakes if needed.

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  • pilotdane
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    Tomorrow morning my dad is ferrying me to go get my new car. I've had my daily drive Hyundai Sonata for over 5 years and I'm upgrading for some luxury. I've found a 4.6 liter V8 Genesis for a good price but it's a bit far away so my dad is taking me there so I only have to make the drive back.

    Thijs is probably muttering "suck it up you pansy, 8 hours behind the wheel is nothing..."

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  • pakarang
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    Originally posted by pilotdane View Post
    I choose to not answer because I may incriminate myself. I will not answer because I will get myself in trouble.
    Spoken like a true politician....

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  • pilotdane
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    I choose to not answer because I may incriminate myself. I will not answer because I will get myself in trouble.

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