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Classic Styling, Modern Technology

My notes and thoughts about the projects I complete on my Suburban, Bronco, and various other things and events in my life.

The goal of my Suburban is to build it up while keeping it visually classic, while utilizing modern technology to enhance safety, power, and comfort.

  1. Update on Michelin HydroEdge Tires

    Well, it's been about a month or so since I got the Michelin HydroEdge tires on my Ion. I very much like them!

    These tires were a little pricy at $115 a piece, but they are a tire rated for 90,000 miles and are a top-rated tire for rain on tirerack.com.

    Many years back I had a scare in a previous car where I lost traction on a went onramp and spun out. Ever since then, I have felt very uncomfortable on wet roads. I feel the tires trying to cut through the water on ...
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  2. Had a blowout yesterday morning

    Yesterday, on my way to work, I had a blowout on my Saturn. I was doing 70mph in the middle lane on my way to work, when it sounded like I hit something. I do not remember seeing anything in my lane to hit, but the noise was evident, and I thought I saw a chunk of something in my rear view mirror. However, everything seemed to still be going fine in my car, so I continued to drive along. A few miles later, my car seemed to be pulling to the right, like my alignment was really out, but I ignored ...
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  3. Brakes are Done

    I finally replaced the rubber brake hoses on the Suburban that were dry rotting on me at a quick pace. They hadn't given me any trouble yet, but I didn't want to risk a brake hose failing on me while driving. I also emptied the brake system of as much of the old fluid as I could, as it was likely 18 years old. It was a severe pain to complete because the hoses went THROUGH the frame on the front and were hard to get to. Bled the brakes. The pedal feels about like it was before the work, which seems ...
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  4. Caught up with 2 Years Worth of Projects

    Well, I finally caught up with 2 years worth of projects that I have been meaning to get done, but needed another person to help me complete them. I changed my front brakes, greased the front bearings, replaced the hood release cable, and replaced the heater core on Saturday. I still need to replace my brake hoses because they are rotting out and my ball joints. Then I'm on to a front end rebuild and hopefully swapping the entire drivetrain and suspension out with 3/4 ton parts and possibly moving ...
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  5. Living on my own

    This is the first time I've ever lived on my own. I like living in the camper on my grandparents property, but at the same time, I don't. If I find anything I don't like such as lights left on, hair in the drain, smoke, etc, I know it's me. I'm a non-smoker and I think that's the biggest thing that annoys me with my roommates; they smoke in the house when they're watching movies and such. Just because you're watching a movie doesn't mean you don't have to go outside to smoke. But, I digress. It's ...
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