: 05/27/04



thebigjimsho
05-28-10, 08:17 PM
Yeah, while some of you no-taste chitlins were playing with your coloring books, I was buying my first V. 6 years ago yesterday. Time flies...

TroyFleming
05-28-10, 09:49 PM
And will it take 6 years to rebuild it?????

darkman
05-28-10, 10:26 PM
And will it take 6 years to rebuild it?????

Way harsh.

silver02stang
05-29-10, 08:06 AM
Haha! I don't even know you guys but I thought that was pretty darn funny :)

rand49er
05-29-10, 08:41 AM
I remember first coming on this forum (MAJOR noob, I was) 5-1/2 years ago, and tbjs was already one of the most popular poasters.

Jim, did you already know about this place or did you seek it out after you bought your car?




(Notice how I avoided mention of when/if he'll get that V1 rebuilt. :suspense:)

thebigjimsho
05-29-10, 08:59 AM
I found this place after the purchase. About 3 weeks after, I believe. I wish I had known or else I would've ordered the FG2s right off the bat.

thebigjimsho
05-29-10, 09:02 AM
And will it take 6 years to rebuild it?????
Well, I've had a new V purchase, 2 deaths in the family, corporate and personal taxes, a new home purchase and work. I also have a pending Town Car purchase for work and everything a new house needs in closing and moving in.

So...hopefully not 6 years, no...

rand49er
05-29-10, 09:45 AM
Well, I've had ... 2 deaths in the family ... Sorry to hear that. That's never good.

TroyFleming
05-29-10, 12:12 PM
Well, I've had a new V purchase, 2 deaths in the family, corporate and personal taxes, a new home purchase and work. I also have a pending Town Car purchase for work and everything a new house needs in closing and moving in.

So...hopefully not 6 years, no...

I saw that you purchased a newer V. Just don't give up on the 2004. I have rebuilt a bunch so it's easy for me to joke about taking a long time to rebuild, without the tools/facility to rebuild a car, 6 years can come and go in an instant. Hope you don't outright sell it for a couple grand down the line. With the rate people crash the 2004-2007 they may get quite hard to find.

ahahnu
05-29-10, 12:48 PM
I remember first coming on this forum (MAJOR noob, I was) 5-1/2 years ago, and tbjs was already one of the most popular poasters. Quite a milestone. You got me by 6 months. Then again I had to wait since they didn't make a "green" V in '04. Good luck with the new house and move...

thebigjimsho
05-29-10, 01:55 PM
I saw that you purchased a newer V. Just don't give up on the 2004. I have rebuilt a bunch so it's easy for me to joke about taking a long time to rebuild, without the tools/facility to rebuild a car, 6 years can come and go in an instant. Hope you don't outright sell it for a couple grand down the line. With the rate people crash the 2004-2007 they may get quite hard to find.
I'm definitely not giving up on the '04. It spent the fall and winter about an hour away at a friend's shop and with my schedule, 2 hours on just travel make for a tough time each time I need to go over. Whether the car gets towed to my new place or not isn't settled yet, but I'll be 20 minutes from the shop once I move. So it'll get worked on.

Plus, the '09 has helped me keep my mind off things. But I still love my '04 as much, if not more than, as my '09. So it's not going anywhere...

silver02stang
05-29-10, 02:24 PM
Just outta curiosity, what kinda mods did you (do you) have done to your '04? I've had mine for a year now, put 28k miles on it during that time, and I've just started skimming the surface of potential mods. Its always nice to get an opinion from someone that's "been-there-done-that".

thebigjimsho
05-29-10, 11:19 PM
For power, nothing much. B&B headers and catback with Lingenfelter CAI and a StealthV tune. For suspension tweaks, Hotchkis sway bars, GC coilovers on Sachs T2 shocks. Powergrid adjustable endlinks. Widened rear rims with 275/40 18 Michelin PS2s, stock size on front. UUC 2 piece rotors. UUC short shifter. And a CTS armrest/console.

There may be more but I forget...

HeavyH20
05-30-10, 10:26 AM
The item I find most interesting is that tbjs has kep the same car for over 6 years and had only picked up a new one due to a mishap. I have known many folks that have changed cars 6 times in that same period. Here's a guy who knows what he likes :)

CIWS
05-30-10, 10:58 AM
hmm...

thebigjimsho
05-30-10, 11:27 AM
The item I find most interesting is that tbjs has kep the same car for over 6 years and had only picked up a new one due to a mishap. I have known many folks that have changed cars 6 times in that same period. Here's a guy who knows what he likes :)


hmm...
indeed.

JimmyH
05-30-10, 04:41 PM
hmm...

:yeah:

JimmyH
05-30-10, 04:43 PM
Part of me still wants to pick up another V1.
It was aphenomenal machine. Selling mine was among the dumbest things I have done.

thebigjimsho
05-30-10, 05:42 PM
aphenomenal?

crankedupforit
05-30-10, 09:12 PM
Part of me still wants to pick up another V1.
It was aphenomenal machine. Selling mine was among the dumbest things I have done.

Finally........you've come to your senses!

crankedupforit
05-30-10, 09:24 PM
But I still love my '04 as much, if not more than, as my '09. So it's not going anywhere...

Your not getting away with that comment without furthur explanation. Come on....indulge us. (Ofcourse without offending your new friends over there) :halo:

silver02stang
05-30-10, 09:54 PM
For power, nothing much. B&B headers and catback with Lingenfelter CAI and a StealthV tune. For suspension tweaks, Hotchkis sway bars, GC coilovers on Sachs T2 shocks. Powergrid adjustable endlinks. Widened rear rims with 275/40 18 Michelin PS2s, stock size on front. UUC 2 piece rotors. UUC short shifter. And a CTS armrest/console.

There may be more but I forget...

Headers are on my list but I'm leaning towards the Kooks 1 3/4. So far I have a Corsa cat-back, Stealth V tune, and Volant CAI. I just ordered up a Monster Stage 2 w/ LWB 18# flywheel so that should be fun. My only suspension mod is the Hotchkis sways and UUC diff bushing (yet to be installed). I also have a B&M short shift but the only mods I can take credit for are the Monster and the UUC diff bushing and neither are even installed yet.

thebigjimsho
05-31-10, 10:52 AM
Your not getting away with that comment without furthur explanation. Come on....indulge us. (Ofcourse without offending your new friends over there) :halo:
I've been quite vocal here, and in those forums, that the '04 is more visceral and more involving. And that I'm still warming up to my '09. Now, having headers and a tune has bumped up the visceral quotient so that gap is closing, but still...

crankedupforit
05-31-10, 02:33 PM
I've been quite vocal here, and in those forums, that the '04 is more visceral and more involving. And that I'm still warming up to my '09. Now, having headers and a tune has bumped up the visceral quotient so that gap is closing, but still...

I know, I know....we just need to be validated every now and then. You're not afraid to be honest. I like that.

ahahnu
05-31-10, 02:53 PM
The V1 grumble, shakes and feels like a street machine. The V2 felt like a magic carpet. If I could get one in addition to my V1, I prolly would. I still like the look of the V1 more though. IMO.

thebigjimsho
05-31-10, 06:31 PM
The V1 grumble, shakes and feels like a street machine. The V2 felt like a magic carpet. If I could get one in addition to my V1, I prolly would. I still like the look of the V1 more though. IMO.
I've always loved the sleek, simple sculptured lines of the V1 and get aggravated when people throw wings and cowl hoods and extra baubles to mess up those lines.

Now, the V2 is like a muscular caricature of the V1. With the added roofline truncating the trunklid and all the extra bulges and flares, it's not as simple. But it's certainly attractive...

A draw for me. But it seems the public consensus is the V2...

UnsafeAtAnySpd
05-31-10, 07:23 PM
Make an American Iron car out of the '04 already... :D

thebigjimsho
05-31-10, 09:15 PM
Make an American Iron car out of the '04 already... :D
If I can make it look as good as new, I certainly won't be caging it although I'd track it...

OzarksHillbilly
05-31-10, 09:18 PM
Big Jim's mention of having a StealthV tune on his V1 reminds me: What ever happened to StealthV? I bought a couple of nice products from him (CAGS eliminator and fuel rail covers) for my '05 -- but about the time I got around to thinking seriously about a tune, it seemed like he had disappeared. Just curious...

thebigjimsho
05-31-10, 09:24 PM
Rick rolled his V(RickRolled). He bought a BMW and his work had him relocating. He stops by ever once in a while and if you're in good terms with him, he may be able to help with a tune. He mentioned last summer once he was situated in his new home on tweaking existing tunes by the fall...

But I'm not sure...

814V
06-01-10, 12:07 AM
Yup I definitely was coloring

thebigjimsho
06-01-10, 11:00 AM
whitewashing?

onebadcad
06-01-10, 01:03 PM
Congrats on your 6 years, may she be back on the road very soon.
Although your aim is to be as pissy as vinegar, your knowledge of tires, autoX and road courses is much appreciated, but not nearly as much as your support for the always disappointing Fins.
This one is for you:

http://mrpickem.net/pix/360x480/dolphin_hottie-wallpaper.jpg

thebigjimsho
06-01-10, 02:02 PM
hmm...

JimmyH
06-01-10, 06:51 PM
aphenomenal?

typing on an iphone is no small challenge

thebigjimsho
05-28-12, 03:18 AM
Well, its been 8 years. Unfortunately, I sold it. But, fortunately, its being rebuilt by the new owner.

Time flies...

rand49er
05-28-12, 04:06 PM
Well, Jim ... here's to another 41,118 poasts! :drink2:

JimmyH
05-28-12, 06:05 PM
umm, happy anniversary?

thebigjimsho
05-29-12, 12:14 AM
umm, happy anniversary?

Watch it, douche chill...

JimmyH
05-29-12, 02:51 PM
does the temperature of douche really matter?

trekster
05-31-12, 04:33 PM
Man, how the forums have changed. Jim is the only one I recognize. I wonder what happened to guys like stealthv, urbanski, etc. What are you driving now Jim?

50 4Ever
05-31-12, 10:52 PM
And will it take 6 years to rebuild it?????

No it won't. Someone bought it, they will fix it up just like new....

:thumbsup:

thebigjimsho
06-01-12, 10:20 PM
Man, how the forums have changed. Jim is the only one I recognize. I wonder what happened to guys like stealthv, urbanski, etc. What are you driving now Jim?

Hey mang, I'm in an '09 V. Still representin' although Randy bitches about us V2 snobs...

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No it won't. Someone bought it, they will fix it up just like new....

:thumbsup:

Indeed.

My buddy already has the front end replaced, the PCM repaired and has had it turn over. Hopefully, it'll be street worthy soon...

Andringa
06-03-12, 10:52 PM
Glad to hear that the 04V will be back on the road. How many miles do you have on the '09 now?

thebigjimsho
06-03-12, 11:18 PM
37K miles. It was a demo with 4500 and it took over 2000 to get it home from San Antonio. So about 30k miles in 2 1/2 years...

ahahnu
06-03-12, 11:28 PM
No, no. I thought you said I was alright Spider.

thebigjimsho
06-04-12, 01:14 AM
PUI, I see...

Andringa
06-04-12, 05:43 AM
Glad to hear that the 04V will be back on the road. How many miles do you have on the '09 now?

thebigjimsho
06-04-12, 05:09 PM
Computer on the fritz!

Andringa
06-04-12, 10:19 PM
Not sure how I double posted at 4am.

Must have been a fun drive back from San Antonio with the new V.

trukk
06-05-12, 02:28 AM
Damn, I didn't realize that you pussed out and sold your V1.

Trukk: Still reppin the V1 (bought new 1/28/2005), V2 Wagon (bought new 12/28/2011), and a little e30 chumpcar.

-Chris

thebigjimsho
06-09-12, 01:38 AM
Someone makes money and spends no time here. I don't have your money, g00b...

JimmyH
06-09-12, 12:19 PM
what's with all thebigjimsho impersonators around here?

RippyPartsDept
06-09-12, 02:00 PM
they're his 'posse'