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    Good credit cards for rewards? Comparison sources?

    I pay my credit card off every month, so don't bother with comments about wise credit card use. That's not what this thread is about. My credit card I use for normal purchases is giving me overall 1% back through gift cards. I'd like to do better than that. What I'm looking for is a card that...
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    Initial review: Wagner OEX pads & AC Delco rotors

    I recently installed a new set of Wagner OEX brake pads and AC Delco coated rotors. Here are my initial impressions after a couple hundred miles. I’ll be updating this as I get more miles on the combo. <span style="font-weight: bold">Why I bought these pads:</span> -GG rated. The factory pads...
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    AC Delco Advantage coated rotors -PICS-

    This is a cosmetic review of the AC Delco Advantage coated brake rotors. I bought these after returning the <a href="https://bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/4363415/Pics_of_the_new_Carquest_Plati#Post4363415" target="_blank">Carquest Platinum painted rotors</a> I previously...
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    Pics of the new Carquest Platinum painted rotors

    This is a cosmetic review of the Carquest Platinum painted brake rotors that were recently introduced at Advance Auto Parts and Carquest stores. I'm not going to comment on the functionality of these rotors because I haven't installed them and I'm not sure if I'll keep these or return them. The...
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    Anyone used new Carquest Platinum painted rotors?

    Has anyone used these new Carquest-branded Platinum rotors? I'm shopping for parts for an upcoming brake job and these are the only ones Advance now offers for my Cruze. After discount code they'd be $35 each. It appears the hat and edge are painted, but I don't know if they also paint the...
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    Federal-Mogul buys Beck/Arnley

    Hopefully not a repost. I searched and didn't find any posts. This actually happened in December: <a href="http://investor.federalmogul.com/phoenix.zhtml?c=97066&p=irol-newsArticle&ID=2227508#.WIL6MbVOKEc"...
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    Strategy for cleaning this gauge cluster? -PICS-

    I bought my Cruze about a year ago and the gauge cluster has always been kind of foggy in spots. It sort of looks like something was sprayed on it that shouldn't have been. I've never tried to clean the lens on the gauge cluster on any of my cars before. What types of products and methods...
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    A look at Akebono ISD series brake pads from RA

    I did the brakes a while ago on my Nissan Frontier and the pads I’ve been using are super dusty. I’ve been thinking about updating them with something different and ordered these ISD series Akebono pads. Rock Auto has a bunch of these on closeout. I paid $16 shipped for this set of pads. For...
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    Here's the STP Extended Life oil filter supplier

    In threads like these, there have been guesses about who supplies Autozone's STP Extended Life oil filters. They're made in Korea, but unless I missed it I haven't seen any posts determining who makes them: <a href="http://www.bobistheoilguy.com/forums/ubbthreads.php/topics/3829706/1"...
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    StopTech Street Performance brake pads review PICS

    Note - I’m putting the term “review” in the title because I’ll be updating this thread in the future and it will be easier for people to find this way. This post will focus on the installation and my first impressions. I recently picked up a semi-beater NB Miata for cheap as a car to have fun...
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    1999 Mazda Miata under valve cover pics at 110k

    I just bought a '99 Miata as a cheap car to have fun with. The previous owner really knew nothing about cars. I know nothing about how this car was maintained. I inspected it pretty closely in person before buying. I looked in the oil fill hole with a flashlight and noted it didn't look too bad...
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    Cooper CS5 Grand Touring initial review -PICS-

    Note: I’m putting the term “review” in the title so this thread will be easier for people to find in the future. I’ll be updating this thread as I get more miles on these tires. I’ll be giving an honest review of these tires. If they perform poorly, you’ll be sure to hear about it. <span...
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    Cooper is losing one of its Chinese factories

    It looks like Cooper Tires will lose its stake in one of its two Chinese factories. It appears relations broke down with Chengshan Tires after the fallout of the Apollo purchase agreement, and Chengshan is exercising a clause in the contract that allows them to buy out Cooper. <a...
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    Something I noticed, shallow sipes on General RT43

    I'll be buying new tires for my Nissan Frontier in the coming year or so, and I'm generally interested in tires, so I've been researching different models. A lot of people talk about the General RT43 here and mostly have positive things to say. A Tire Rack test showed it having pretty good...
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    New tire factory to be built in the U.S. by Giti

    I just happened to be reading about a brand of tires I hadn't heard of previously (Dextero) and I found the maker, Giti Tire, is building a big new factory in the U.S. Last month, Singapore-based Giti announced they'd build a factory in South Carolina creating up to 1,700 jobs in 10 years. <a...
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    What can you tell me about this paint damage? PICS

    After years of hand polishing my cars I'm stepping into the world of machine polishing with a DA. I was working on my truck and noticed some flaws/damage to the paint on the hood and roof. This is on my 1999 Nissan Frontier. This truck has had to spend a lot of its years outdoors. I've been...
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    My attempt at Fluid Film rust prevention -PICS-

    Hyundai Sonatas have issues with the subframes rusting. There’s currently a recall on the rear subframe in some states. My state isn’t included because vehicles here don’t rust too badly. On the Sonata recall, if the subframes are in good shape they remove four shipping plugs and spray the...
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    Wet/dry vacuum review. Ridgid, Shop Vac, Craftsman

    I already have two shop vacs, <a href="http://www.garagejournal.com/forum/showthread.php?t=172713" target="_blank">a small Stihl shop vac</a> for general cleaning in the car and garage and a larger Dustless Technologies Hepa vac for lead paint and other fine debris. I’ve been wanting a...
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    I saw a car I've never seen before - Alfa 164

    I spotted an Alfa 164 on the road today. I noticed it because from a distance I could tell it was something I didn't recognize. When it passed me I noted the make and model. Based on the 80s styling I was guessing it was a an early to mid 80s model. It turns out they were made from 87-98. Alfa...
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    3M headlight restoration kit before/after pics

    This is my first time attempting to polish a headlight lens. I’ve been wanting to polish the headlight lenses on my girlfriend’s VW Beetle for a while. I had the day off and I noticed that Advance Auto has some of the 3M kits on sale. I used kit 39008 today and here are the results. I chose...
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