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Old 03-26-2011, 11:57 PM   #1081
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when I had my new shocks and struts put on my car did the same thing, your tires will scream around corners and it will cause bad wear if you dont get it taken care of right away. but it is driveable
i only spend about $30 a tire as it is, so i'm not worried about wear. it'll probably be, at least, a week before i do the front struts and get an alignment.
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Old 03-27-2011, 01:47 AM   #1082
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How do you pull off 30 dollars a tire?
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Tried filling my transfer case up in my truck, but didn't finish since I ran out of transmission fluid and I should have bought more than a gallon. I also did some searching on my transmission lines. After I figured it out, I blew all the crap out of the transmission cooler inside my radiator then I blew out the aftermarket cooler that I'm adding to it. I cut the original transmission lines and clamped some rubber hoses on them that were approved for transmission use. I didn't finish that either because I didn't buy enough hose. I also got my filler tube in for my transmission and that took awhile.

I started putting dual electric fans in, but stopped. I thought it was a good idea to change my body mounts on the radiator support first. I couldn't get the bolts loose so I give up for the night. I'll probably cut them off tomorrow.
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Today I have a intercooler install on a Grand Prix. That should keep me busy for a while.
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How do you pull off 30 dollars a tire?
i buy them used with at least 50% tread left on them.
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I can pick up tires off Craigslist for $10 to $25 per tire all day long here. There'* so many people selling used tires around here it drives the price way down.
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Well today I was going to do tranny pan drop and filter change, but a friend told me that I run a high risk of doing major damage with it having 120,000 miles. I just bought the car so I don't know if it'* ever been done! What do you guys think?
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i dont know how you could damage the car by doing the proper scheduled maintenance, i like taking it to get it flushed because you cant easily get the fluid out of the torque converter and cooler/radiator
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Not likely. A fluid flush is different, but just a filter is no big deal. There'* always that chance, but I would consider it low.
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I can pick up tires off Craigslist for $10 to $25 per tire all day long here. There'* so many people selling used tires around here it drives the price way down.
i could get them off craigslist too, but the $30 i pay is mounting/balancing/etc included.

well, here is the end result of me replacing rear struts/springs yesterday.

before driving:


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and after the headache of it all yesterday, i think i'll just let a shop to the fronts.
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