Friday, October 8, 2010

Forza III

Just picked up this game today and it is crazy amazing.
This is saying a lot considering I am a Gran Turismo fan.

Customizing your car with all of the different paint schemes and etc. is very cool.

Sorry, I haven't posted in a while guys I've been immensely busy.

I'll start posting more soon


Wednesday, September 29, 2010

The Perfect Driving Food...

Everyone does it.
No matter how bad you want to deny it.
I'm curious to see what my follower's food of choice whilst driving is...

I would start a poll...but my polls have done terrible with you guys.

My vote goes to Taco Bell...
Easy, delicious, CHEAP.

Post your vote in the comments.


Monday, September 27, 2010

Caparo T1

After recently seeing an episode of Top Gear (which if you've never heard of it, it's a rather enjoyable show) I viewed a review of... the Caparo T1. Thought I'd share it's epicness with my followers.
Caparo T1

It's essentially a road legal Formula 1 car.
If you want to learn more check out Caparo's website here:

If you'd like to see the review I saw, and maybe get a glimpse into BBC's Top Gear, watch this Youtube link:

Sorry I haven't figured out how to embed Youtube on here...yet.
I know there is an option to share it via blogger but I'll continue to mess around with it.


Saturday, September 25, 2010

How To: Clear Headlights

This is actually a simple and easy How To.

So, your headlights are foggy or oxidized on the outside and it makes your whip look...dainty.
I'm going to explain two ways to get them clear (or clearer) than they are now.

Items Needed (Cheap/Short Term results):
Tooth PASTE (make sure it is paste not gel)
Cloth (Old t-shirt or something of the sort)
Muscles (you'll need some "elbow grease")

1. Simply get your toothpaste and apply a decent amount to the cloth.
2. Rub your lens in circular motions all around for a decent time.
3. Apply more paste if needed, if not rinse off paste with water.
4. Repeat steps 1-3 when needed

Now, for a more longer term fix...
Purchase a kit such as this:

1. Buy and follow the directions included.
2. See step 1.

If all else fails, buy a new headlight on eBay or something.


Thursday, September 23, 2010

How To: Change your own oil...

So, you want to man up and change your own oil eh?
Well, I am going to (attempt) to walk you through the process via words.

Items Needed:
Oil Filter (go to your local auto parts store and have them look it up on their computer for correct sizing)
CORRECT oil (see owner's manual for specific oil weight requirements and amount needed)
Rubber Gloves
Oil Catch Pan (can be purchased for around $15 or less if I recall correctly)
Wrench or Socket Set (this will be used to take off your oil drain plug)
Oil Filter Wrench (some cars have hard to reach oil filters, mine included...will get to that later on)
Hydraulic Jacks (unless the vehicle that you're going to be changing is a truck or high up etc.)
JACK STANDS (do NOT rely on the jacks alone to support your vehicle. It is very unsafe/reckless)

Optional but recommended items:
Paper towels
Purchase a GOOD oil filter (WIX is what I normally purchase)
Quality oil (Castrol, Mobil 1, Pennzoil)

I know the items required may seem like a lot, but once you've allotted them for later changes all you're going to need to buy are the oil and oil filter.
Now, for the steps:

1. Bring your vehicle up to temperature by driving around (maybe to purchase said items above).
2. Pull your vehicle to a level (preferred) surface and get all of your materials ready.
3. Using your owners manual, locate the specified jack points on your vehicle.
4. Put the vehicle in park (if automatic) AND make sure your emergency brake is on.
5. Jack up both sides of the front (or rear if the engine is in the rear) of the vehicle.
6. Place jack stands under a reliable point under the car (for example, the frame).
7. Get under car and locate your Oil Drain Plug, then figure out what wrench/socket will fit it.
8. Place your oil catch pan under where the oil will drain out (use some common sense here).
9. Put on your rubber gloves and proceed to loosen the oil drain plug with the wrench/socket
           CAUTION: The oil WILL be hot/warm if you had just been running the engine, be careful
10. Once the drain plug is loosened, make sure you take it all the way out AND HOLD ON TO IT, do not let it fall in the oil catch pan.
11. Let all of the oil drain out until there is just a very slow drip (maybe grab a drink or prepare other items)
          TIP: Remove your dipstick and Oil Cap on the topside of your engine for faster draining
12. Once all of the oil has drained, replace the oil drain plug (along with a new seal if required)
13. Locate Oil Filter and remove it, using paper towels to wipe up splatters on engine and etc.
14. Replace Oil Filter with your newly purchased one, but make sure you open one of your new quarts of oil and RUB A SMALL AMOUNT OF OIL ON THE RUBBER GASKET OF FILTER. 
15. Tighten the filter, don't go overboard I tighten mine hand tight and they do not leak.
16. Get your funnel (if you have one) and place it in the portion of your engine where you add oil.
17. Determine the specified amount of oil to add to your car and begin adding oil.
         TIP: If you are questioning the amount to add in, put a LITTLE less, adding is better than removing. 
18. Frequently check dipstick levels to ensure you're doing it right.
19. Once oil has been filled to the correct amount replace oil cap and dipstick.
20. Remove your jack STANDS then slowly let the car down off of the jacks.
21. Turn on car, let it run for about 5 minutes (making sure there are no warning lights etc) then check oil.
22. Check the oil level regularly for the next couple days to ensure proper amount.




Wednesday, September 22, 2010

So, you want a truck...for offroading?

Well, to make this post short and this video.

Yeah, I think you've found your truck.


Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Well, the votes (all 6 of them) are in...

And the winner is...Rap.
So you guys like to listen to rap? or at least three of you do.
I'm going to post a few videos of what I consider rap "driving music" (which is NOT gangsta rap, that will be another post if you want to kick your subs around a bit)
If it's popular I may do a genre specific "driving music post" more often.

here are some youtube videos that I really enjoy.
(Edit: Sorry, I guess I can't embed them here? I tried and the code didn't work...)

Symphonies - Dan Black and Kid CuDi

Say Yeah - Wiz Khalifa

Daydreamin' - Lupe Fiasco

Pursuit of Happiniess - Kid CuDi Ft. MGMT and Ratatat

LOL :-) - Trey Songz

Fun fact: I've seen Drake, Jay-Z, Young Jeezy, Trey Songz, New Boyz, and Iyaz in concert before.

Enjoy and tell me what you think.