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2004-2007 Cadillac CTS-V General Discussion Discussion, New Parts, New Assignment, Not Enough Time in Cadillac CTS-V Series Forum - 2004 - 2007; Baltimore City is awesome. Still a little Wild West up here. Many people take the train into DC. Keep us ...
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    Re: New Parts, New Assignment, Not Enough Time

    Baltimore City is awesome. Still a little Wild West up here. Many people take the train into DC. Keep us in mind!

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    Re: New Parts, New Assignment, Not Enough Time

    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAtAnySpd View Post
    In addition to that I have a bunch of parts laying on my bedroom floor ready to go in to include G-Force 9" rear kit, SKF hubs x4, Revshift bushings, V2 yellow calipers and clear fog housings.

    Anyway, it looks like I'm going to be moving to the DC area at the end of next month. Not a lot of time to get a bunch of stuff I have to do done, let alone mess with modding my car. Not to mention, I'm putting all this money into my car to make it better on the track just to not even get to go. First world problems, man.
    Just let the movers box all that stuff up and save it until a later date, unless you actually need it on the car to move it. For my last PCS last year, I was still recovering from blowing my engine at VIR, so I had to get that fixed or I couldn't move the car. Other stuff could wait, like the GMPP rear diff cooler that I've had for a couple years now and still haven't installed.

    I had this engine for my Subaru in that metal crate moved from MD to RI to WA to VA (DC) over the course of 4 years. I have so many car parts and tools that the guys were calling me "NAPA" when they unloaded my stuff in the DC area.

    Oh, and the DC area is a great place to live. I'm not sure what mstrjon32 ran into, but I stayed out of the 1% of the region that is the "bad part of town" and never had any issues. Same goes for living in any major metropolitan area.
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    Thank you for your service, god willing it will all work out just fine. Take care and best of luck!.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Junior1 View Post
    You're also going to be awfully close to Lindsay Cadillac too.

    So now Rob can fix the things you break at Summit and VIR with parts from Luke...
    I was thinking about that. That's where the calipers came from among other parts that I have. Any suggestions on somebody to install the 9" kit?

    Quote Originally Posted by V for victory View Post
    How do you afford all those goodies being in the Military??? I served many years and couldn't afford to buy a V, decides being able to MOD it. Nice assortment of parts you have there..Good luck in DC.
    Not many expenses and misplaced priorities...

    Quote Originally Posted by mstrjon32 View Post
    You're probably less likely to get shot in Afghanistan. (sorry rjoffe...I just can't stand that city).
    Hopefully neither happens, but we'll see.

    Quote Originally Posted by AAIIIC View Post
    Just let the movers box all that stuff up and save it until a later date, unless you actually need it on the car to move it. For my last PCS last year, I was still recovering from blowing my engine at VIR, so I had to get that fixed or I couldn't move the car. Other stuff could wait, like the GMPP rear diff cooler that I've had for a couple years now and still haven't installed.

    I had this engine for my Subaru in that metal crate moved from MD to RI to WA to VA (DC) over the course of 4 years. I have so many car parts and tools that the guys were calling me "NAPA" when they unloaded my stuff in the DC area.

    Oh, and the DC area is a great place to live. I'm not sure what mstrjon32 ran into, but I stayed out of the 1% of the region that is the "bad part of town" and never had any issues. Same goes for living in any major metropolitan area.
    Yeah, that's the plan. My other two moves I did full DITYs but not this time. I need to take care of the extra cars I have ASAP though.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mn800r View Post
    Thank you for your service, god willing it will all work out just fine. Take care and best of luck!.
    Thanks.

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    Re: New Parts, New Assignment, Not Enough Time

    Any suggestions in the DC area to do the 9" install in a couple months?

    Also, about to get my car back from the roll bar install. Pictures are in another thread of mine if interested.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAtAnySpd View Post
    Any suggestions in the DC area to do the 9" install in a couple months?
    Let us know what you come up with for an installer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mstrjon32 View Post
    You're probably less likely to get shot in Afghanistan. (sorry rjoffe...I just can't stand that city).
    ^ This...and the Baltimore City Police are half as smart and twice as crooked as the criminals they are supposed to be going after (but get bribed not to).

    Welcome to the area! Will you be in DC or the "People's Republic of Maryland"? Either way, keep your eyes peeled for the 4' high x 2' square metal boxes throughout DC and MD...they are the speed camera's. They are at almost every bridge overpass. DC makes over $500k/yr from individual cameras since they have ridiculous speed limits (ie 30 MPH for 5 lane roads). Just be careful, they are upwards of $200/pop and there are more than a few people that have racked up thirty or more in a row before getting the first violation in the mail.

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    Re: New Parts, New Assignment, Not Enough Time

    ^Thanks for the heads up on the cameras. I'm not positive where I'm going to live yet, but have been looking at apartments in the Arlington/Rosslyn area as my four months of language training is nearby. Then when I come back from my first deployment in '15 look into something else elsewhere. I guess I should probably solidify some of these plans soon...

    On a somewhat related note, I got something today. Maybe it will help me out in what is to come:

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    Quote Originally Posted by DMM View Post
    They are at almost every bridge overpass.
    And quite a few underpasses under DC squares.

    But the worst must be in Baltimore. I can't seem to take a trip into Baltimore without getting a red light camera ticket.

    Congrats on the piece of paper!

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    Re: New Parts, New Assignment, Not Enough Time

    Yeah, like the B movie star and about a million other people. Gotta love having a generic name...

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjoffe View Post
    Congrats on the piece of paper!
    Thanks. I think buying a printer would've been a lot cheaper and less effort though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by UnsafeAtAnySpd View Post
    I think buying a printer would've been a lot cheaper and less effort though.
    No disrespect meant, the reference is that the paper isn't what's important, the effort to get there is.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rjoffe View Post
    No disrespect meant, the reference is that the paper isn't what's important, the effort to get there is.
    That's not what I meant either. Sorry. I was just joking that that's all I have to show for it now. It is on my record for the Air Force now though which should help when my Major's board comes around in a few years.

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    Re: New Parts, New Assignment, Not Enough Time

    Quote Originally Posted by DMM View Post
    Either way, keep your eyes peeled for the 4' high x 2' square metal boxes throughout DC and MD...they are the speed camera's.
    No, they are the speed cameras. I think they're all marked ahead of time (or at least, the general area is marked) and if you pay attention to traffic, everyone slows down for the cameras so it's usually pretty easy to figure out where they are. (I say "usually" because driving through at off hours takes away that indicator, and then you can get a ticket if you're not paying attention. Not that I've ever done that. ) "At almost every bridge overpass" is a pretty healthy exaggeration, but maybe it's worse on the MD side of DC.

    Quote Originally Posted by DMM View Post
    Just be careful, they are upwards of $200/pop and there are more than a few people that have racked up thirty or more in a row before getting the first violation in the mail.
    They're $120. Anyone that can accumulate 30 of them must be blasting along with absolutely zero awareness of what traffic around them is doing.
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