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  1. I have a 2007 Chevy Avalanche with the 5.3l engine. My alternator is the 270a, I can't say about the pulley size though.
  2. I've been struggling with belt slip for a few months now, and I can't seem to narrow it down. I've tried using shorter Gates' belts and replacing the tensioner, cleaning the pulley, but it seems that after a week, the alt is covered in belt dust again and squeals when the engine upshifts. So I threw my stock alternator on and it was fine. I still have it on and after a 3 weeks its hasn't shown any signs of slip. So I want to try putting the stock pulley on the Mechman but i'm unsure if the stock pulley with have the correct alignment. Also will the alternator even turn on if its idling slower with the stock pulley? I'm not concerned about not making full amperage at idle, however.
  3. That moment when you're in audio engineering school and sudden realize how insane and in credible car audio is....

  4. Bought a MacBook Pro and had to reinstall the operating system already. Nice one Microso...I mean, Apple.

  5. Oh Japan, you so funny. Here's the article: http://www.mtv.com.au/travel/news/shaving-dogs-into-cubes-is-a-new-japanese-craze-and-we-cant-stop-staring
  6. Having a cold in the summer suuuuucks.

  7. Yeah, I am using a Prestone belt, just what the local auto parts store sells.
  8. I have such bad belt slip that the belt squeals when I start the engine, or after the rpm drop after a gear shift. My tensioner and belt is less than a year old. The belt is 3/4 shorter than the stock belt. It has only recently started doing this, I'd say about a month ago. About two weeks ago I tried using belt dressing with no luck, it just made a sticky mess. I am tempted to put the stock pulley on to see if it makes a difference by slowing down he alternator. I don't need good idle output anyway.
  9. "Microsoft Tech Support" just called me. Told told them "There's no way I can reach my computer from the fridge, my arms dont stretch like fucking Gumby". Then I hung up.

  10. I though it was going to be something like "the winner gives Steve a prize" Sweet deal though!
  11. It would have been a Polk Audio 10'' out of an old Polk monitor series speaker...until I took it out and found that it was a passive radiator...that was a sad day. First real car audio subwoofer was one a 10'' Bazooka Tube, and I seriously believed that it pounded like crazy.
  12. Got to try jet skiing yesterday. It's a lot harder than it looks.

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      A little sore the next day?

    3. gally


      yo are not doing it naked are you??

    4. TRON


      Getting whipped off trying to turn isn't fun. If I was good I'd totally ride naked...that would be like giving everyone on 250hp Sea Doo's the middle finger...while giving them the middle finger.

  13. True...and scine when would a mustage be concidered a track car?
  14. My friend just showed me some hot sauce he bought called Flashbang. Its 5mil schoville, which is the same as police grade pepper spray. Who the fuck eats this stuff?

    1. Broke_Audio_Addict


      I thought it was 3.5 million but either way no one smart would eat it straight.

      Extract sauces taste like shit anyways.

    2. TRTC360


      I tried it, wasn't too pleasant lol

  15. I ate shit at the track today and me knee is x2 its normal size.

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    2. Pariah


      Aye matey, me knee be throbbin too!

    3. boom50cal


      2 TRON's 1 cup

    4. TRON


      Why am I not surprised? lol

  16. Forcast is for snow on monday. Seems about right.

  17. I've found a new level of appreciation for SMD after asking some questions on a different forum a week ago and my thread has only one shitty reply.

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    2. Broke_Audio_Addict



      Don't you like it here?

    3. OrionStang


      Now curious to know other site.

    4. TRON


      I love it here. You post a topic and it gets answered quickly, and sometimes fill up with other shit too. Thumper Talk is useless, have to bump your thread daily.

  18. April 02/12. From Manitoba, Canada....Where having and SMD logo on you car, hat, or shirt is mistaken for "Society for Manitobans with Disabilities" I've learned almost everything about car audio from this forum and found some of the best, most helpful people in the car audio world here. The map idea is great, I would love to see how we spread out around the world here.
  19. Doing a whole valve job on the 450....fak.

    1. Broke_Audio_Addict
    2. boom50cal


      good valve seat is key in those high comp/high rev motors... sure made a world of difference up top on my preddy when it was running

  20. First day on the motocross track and my forearms are on fire...

    1. Mr Bigolsworth

      Mr Bigolsworth

      my forearms always gave out before anything else and my calves. lol

  21. So Gunnem was right...it was nasty gas, or at least a clogged fuel filter. Thanks, for the tip bud.

  22. Snowing...lulz.

    1. deathcards


      right middle of april and it is snowing

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