Monthly Archives: June, 2016

At what point does it make sense to just sell an old car and get a new one? – Consumer question

I have a 2001 BMW X5 that's running pretty strong with ~150k miles on it. That being said, I had to do a few repairs (replace oil filter housing, water pump, and a tire axle) that cost about $1200 in parts and labor. The car itself is worth around $3000 according the KBB. Now I'm …

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My SO’s Big Fat Family – Consumer question

Hello FPS! This is my first time posting here so I'm just going to jump into it. Warning: Long. This story is about my SO's side of the family and the intense fatlogic that runs though, specifically his dad, stepmom, and their dog. Yes, their dog is as much as a hamplanet as it's owners, …

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Dad just gave me his 07 Silverado. Looking for parts and vendor recommendations. – Consumer question

http://imgur.com/zvBvRh8 Its a beautiful truck in immaculate condition save for a little rust starting in the bedside that will be fixed before it gets much worse. Showroom condition other than that, and only 96,000 miles. Well, I take that back, the seek button on the radio is starting to show some wear. Anyway, its an …

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Tire size options – Consumer question

I'm about to buy some 15×7.5 wheels and I was wondering what the widest size tire I could go would be. I've seen posts of people fitting 255/60r15 on them and looking pretty good but I've also seen people saying that's not a good size to go. Just wondering what y'all have done from experience …

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The six figure poor person – Consumer question

I know the title is hard to believe. Heck, I always thought if you made six figures, you'd be living the glorious life. And here I am, earning approximately $120k per year, raising toddler twins on my own with no other financial support. So here's the nitty gritty: I live in an expensive city on …

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Felt Q520 needs a new wheel/tire – Consumer question

Disclaimer, I know nothing about bikes! Would love to do some serious googling but about to get crazy busy at work. I have a Felt Q520 that I bunny hopped over something with the stock tires and dented my wheel. It apparently damaged my tire (as per a bike shop) and I need a tube …

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Plastic sleeves? – Consumer question

so i know where to buy the plastic sleeves online, but i had a question, the only tires/wheels i have are 10.5 inch diameter and the plastic sleeves are 10" diameter… will they still be ok to run that way? or is it too tight of a fit? 😦 thanks in advance

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“New” KJ what small customizations do you recommend? – Consumer question

I just bought a 2005 Jeep Liberty KJ with 140k on it just for a fun vehicle. It is the first jeep I have owned in 10 years (rest in peace YJ) and I don't know what to do with it. I have a cabin around an extensive system of two tracks and I will …

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Retrieving my wrecked bike – Consumer question

So I am heading to the pound today to retrieve my stolen bike, after a month of it sitting there I finally got out of the fees they where hitting me with.   The bike as is is pretty humped, it has no headlight, the battery is damaged, no ignition, no rear tire, dents everywhere …

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Trying to Find My First Road Bike – Consumer question

So I've been considering buying a new bike for myself for a long while now (about three months). I'm going to be a second year at a local university in about two months and I'm in desperate need of a new ride. All last year I used and old family mountain bike and it was …

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