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SHOenough last won the day on December 16 2017

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About SHOenough

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  • Birthday 02/20/1993

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    2014 Toyota 4Runner Limited 4WD
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  1. These last 2 weeks and next week I have been traveling a lot for work, as its site to site I'm not flying. So I've been renting vehicles, I had one for two days for a jaunt around Atlanta which was a 2017 BMW X3 with 28k on it. I had that one for 500 miles and 4 days. The second one was a 2017 4WD Suburban with 40k on it. The X3 had decent tech, Apple CarPlay (done with Bluetooth), the twin-scroll 4 Cylinder and RWD. I was initially excited to get it. There was some decent pickup, and the transmission was great one it got moving. However, stop and go was terrible. The first-second sh
  2. 4Runner got its first oil change under me. That was just a ruse to get it into the dealer. The Navi has been freezing up on me randomly on longer drives. Did some fourm research and found that the update it did using my phones data connection needs to be supplemented by a dealer update as well. So I got it done, $59. Took it to Hilton Head, used navi and streaming the whole way up and back with no freezing. I'm cured!
  3. Awesome! Ford stands behind their CPO vehicles really well. I've owned two SHO's that were CPO and would recommend them to anyone. What option packages did you get?
  4. That sounds about right. I paid $350 on the SHO for machined rears and new pads after one of them blew up.
  5. The Camry hasn't been a bad car for years. One of my co-workers bought a new one and I was BLOWN away by the rear leg room. It had what felt like twice the legroom in the back as the Gen 6.
  6. I really thought I would hate it, but I was impressed with it. All the materials are high quality and there isn't a single squeak or rattle in the whole damned truck Thanks! I love it so far, I think it'll pan out to be the ultimate road trip car. Absolutely! I didn't realize how awesome that was until this truck. It creates a wonderful breeze of fresh air in the cabin without blasting you with noise at any speed. Highway, backroads, you name it. One small downside: if you get on it a bit, you can smell the exhaust. I may get it routed out of the side to stop that from hap
  7. I'm out of the SHO game. Probably for good this time. All the adventuring I've been doing lately was putting the car in jeopardy. I took all of the recommendations into consideration, I really wanted body-on-frame part-time 4WD. I was leaning toward a Grand Cherokee for literally every reason. Tech, comfort, power, offroad capability. But couldn't overcome the Chrysler aspect of it (plastic, build quality, reliability). I was leaning toward an LR4, but wanted to look at an Outback with the flat-6. Didn't like it, my parents have 2 4-cyl ones. I was hoping it would be that with some balls.
  8. Someone should buy my old SHO: https://www.autotrader.com/cars-for-sale/vehicledetails.xhtml?listingId=472657979&zip=29223&referrer=%2Fcars-for-sale%2Fsearchresults.xhtml%3Fzip%3D29223%26startYear%3D1981%26maxMileage%3D45000%26sortBy%3DdistanceASC%26incremental%3Dall%26firstRecord%3D0%26endYear%3D2018%26modelCodeList%3DTAURUS%26makeCodeList%3DFORD%26searchRadius%3D300%26trimCodeList%3DTAURUS%7CSHO&startYear=1981&numRecords=25&firstRecord=0&endYear=2018&modelCodeList=TAURUS&makeCodeList=FORD&searchRadius=300&makeCode1=FORD&modelCode1=TAURUS They
  9. Congrats! When I was looking at my Gen 6 I considered an MKS. I just couldn't get the taste of hard candy out of my mouth anytime I sat inside one. So, let me be the first to say: tune it. Think its fast now? You ain't seen nothing yet
  10. The SHO has been returned to stock - mostly. The BOV's are still VTA, mainly because I had trouble with the rear one and gave up. It's not as murderously fast as it was before, but its a lot smoother. Idles smoother, accelerates smoother, transmission shifts smoother. It's kinda weird - tuned, this thing had no challengers. SS wants to play? See you in my rear mirror. Mustang 5.0 wants to play? Bye. Now, the SS would be in my rear view mirror, but by no more than 2 car lengths. The 5.0? I'm in his rear view (unless we launch from a dig). This also means I've been using the car
  11. So some big life changes have happened recently. I started a new job which drops my commute down to ~6 miles a day, all city back roads. The SHO has been complaining a bit with some rough shifts as it adapts so I disconnected the battery and reconnected it after 20 minutes to try and reset the transmission. It's getting about 14mpg right now, which is about what I expected for where it exists now. If I can find my 2-bar MAP sensor, I'll be detuning it. I'm just not using the extra power, and the harsh idle isn't worth the once every 2 weeks I really get on it. The GF and I separ
  12. I understand! I was over the infrastructure for 3 sites, and then the global Citrix environment, and then they threw the design and implementation of a new production machine on top of my responsibilities. I was working 60+ hour weeks, commuting 94 miles a day and when I asked for some help they flat out told me no. I'm going to work for a MSP, and I'm very excited about it!
  13. Following in the footsteps of @TaurusKev I handed in my resignation letter - last day is September 8th at the current job! Very excited, my new commute is 5 miles round trip!
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