My First Post in a YEAR AND A HALF!

Discussion in 'After Hours Lounge (Off Topic)' started by Steve Conrad, Jul 14, 2004.

  1. Steve Conrad

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    Hey Guys, I'm back from the dead. I peeked in to see how the world of HT was doing, and I totally forgot what I was missing.

    For the past year my hobbies have switched from HT, to focusing all my time on my Volkswagen.

    And as we all know, Hobbies = Money.

    With that, I moved, got another doberman, got a promotion, and divorced in that 18 months or so!


    Been looking at the 34" Sony HD tube coming out. Almost bought the current model, but I'm waiting for a built in HD tuner.





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  2. JeremySt

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    Im still an avid poster on the HTF, but my spending $$$ on my home theater has certainly slowed... My money is going to.... A VOLKSWAGEN! I got a 2001 Golf 1.8T, and Ive just started putting money into it. Ive got wheels, and a few set of tires. Just tinted the windows, and soon Ill start tinkering with intake and exhaust.
     
  3. brentl

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    I hope you guys don't mean you're spending all this money repairing them?? although I wouldn't be suprised[​IMG]

    Oh, I'm a Honda guy:p)

    Brent
     
  4. Scott Wong

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    Wow... this is my first post in a while... I've been lurking in the shadows every now and again. But I also have been working on my Vee-DUB! =)

    I bought an '03 VW 20th Anniv. Edition last summer. I worked my tail off over the winter and put a few parts a couple of months ago.

    [​IMG]


    BTW, are you guys on the 'Tex at all??? My user ID is Zoku.

    Glad to hear there are a few more VW fans here in the HTF...

    Scott.
     
  5. Steve Conrad

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    Oh, and brent, thats an apropriate view, because thats the exact same thing most honda drivers see!

    BTW, dude, You joined the HTF exactly ONE DAY after me, 5 years ago. Thats insane.
     
  7. Matt Souza

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    Geee... You guys got me all excited when you started to talk about my other hobby as well, VW's! Then I realized that your talking about water pumpers [​IMG]

    I'm a classic air-cooled guy [​IMG]

    you can see a pic of my car here, you'll need to add the www to the begining due to me have less than 15 posts:b

    coastalcustoms.com/forum/phpBB2/attachments/mvc-839f.jpg



    matt
     
  8. brentl

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    "because thats the exact same thing most honda drivers see!"

    No arguments there, I just wish that VW could make a rear seat that holds more than 6 year old kids. I swear my civic has more rear seat room, and it's a coupe.

    "You joined the HTF exactly ONE DAY after me, 5 years ago"

    Does that mean if we worked together you'd be my boss?[​IMG]

    B
     
  9. JeremySt

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    Im gonna try to post a pic of my dubbyah. I love it.




    I hope you driving something made in the 90s... current Hondas have got to be thefugliest things on the road. I love Honda when it comes to pro racing. Theyre doing great in F1 this year. I dont think Ill ever own one though, Im too into the Euro stuff. [​IMG]

    My roomate loves his 94 Civic. Hes got it loaded up, and with an Japanese spec Integra motor. He could blow my doors off... until I got the Golf. He still loves his Honda, but he had to go out and get a WRX.We were very close, so he dumped some upgrades in... now he can kick my ass. Its amazing whats possible with cars these days.
     
  10. brentl

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    "I hope you driving something made in the 90s." NOPE, I agree that the earlier models were a little better, but this is my first new car so I love her anyways!!

    Actually I spent a while looking for a 99 hatch back DX with air and 5 speed that wasn't "riced up" and found it impossible.

    Hey I'm also a hatchback guy, I just wish they made a less expensive hatch. I'd love something with 127HP Si engine and not the $25 000 hatch we have here. Talk about outpricing yourself in the market!

    Brent
     
  11. Scott Wong

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    hahah, brent, have you been continuously posting the whole time?

    Scott, very nice! If I had to do it all over again, I'd get a GTI. I don't need all this space, not to mention, the tuner market is set for transverse engines...

    [​IMG]
     
  13. Bjorn Olav Nyberg

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    What a coincidence, although with as large a group of people that HTF attracts, I guess coincidences could be quite commonplace - This is the first day I have been on HTF since over a year as well.
     
  14. Seth_L

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    Steve, the Sony 34XBR960 is out. You should be able to get your hands on one now.
     
  15. brentl

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    4788 posts can't be done in 4 years, I needed the whole five for those numbers..

    Now if I was Patrick Sun it would only take a month or so!

    B
     
  16. JeremySt

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  17. Steve Conrad

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    Seth, it is? Sweet! I didn't know the model number!

    What is the going rate for this thing through a B&M store?


    Also, are SVS and Outlaw still hot topics?

    Does Outlaw have any new Pre-amps announced?

    Where is Jeremy Lancaster? [​IMG]

    Oh Jeremy, your pics arn't working yet, I'll try later!
     
  18. Seth_L

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    MSRP is $2200. They were in the CC computer for $2049 at first (before they raised it) and people were getting an extra 10% off that. Cost on the set should be around $1400-1500ish. I'd think you should be able to score one around $1850 or so. Maybe check out Frys. I'm pretty sure they sell the XBRs.
     

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