My name is Jason and I own a 2007 Dodge Nitro and
love it, now I know it is not a hardcore 4WD but it does the job I need it to do
out of the farm, I have a passion for Dodge and have made an aussie online Dodge
Car club www.dodge-downunder.com, Forum
and community for all modern Dodge makes. It is going well and we have plenty of
members, more join with each shipment of new Dodges, we now get nearly 400 000
hits on the site per month, have some sponsors and are a great bunch of
I would love you guys to drop in and have a look,
see what you think and I hope I can make it in your magazine one day with my
Nitro and website. Us Dodge drivers are passionate and love our cars and I would
love to let the world know about my forum and tell the world about how good the
Dodge Nitro is, I have the Luxury pack and have added many accessories and every
single day I get people just staring, asking about it and taking photos ive had
it for a year and every single day I get this..and I aint joking!
Please feel free to contact me by email or phone
at anytime as I would love to liase with you guys sometime.
"Polishing? You can also elect to have the wheel
polished to a shiny aluminium finish. The preparation is much the same as shown
here but the costs can be significantly higher, especially on wheels with a
Go to Bunnings. Take $50 with you. Buy an alloy
polishing kit. The pack contains two small buffs, two blocks of soap and an
arbor that fits in a hand drill. Oh! Buy a $20 hand drill, 240 volt type, a
battery job won't cut this operation. Buy a set of goggles. Buy a block of
SOLVOL soap. On the way home stop at St Vinnies and buy a couple of old shirts
Read the instructions on the kit. Apply to wheels.
About 4 hours a wheel seems right.
Don't forget to wear the safety goggles - shit
goes everywhere and you can be one eye from night in a flash. Keep your mouth
closed, the spray tastes like shit. Wear the old clothes, throw 'em away when
you finish. You bought a shit box drill so you can throw that away too - the
polish gets into the drill and the side load you are putting on it will chew the
bearings out right quick - don't use a good drill.
You bought the Solvol so you get yourself clean.
You will look like a refugee from the Black & White Minstrel show. Allow
another four hours to scrub yourself too.
By the time you have finished you will know why
professionals charge $400 a wheel.
But with a bit of care even ordinary wheels can
Your article on Performance Economy cars contains
an error. With regards to the VW Golf 2.0 TDi produces 103kW and 320Nm
Thanks – fixed.
Missing the Boat
Hi guys, At a time when the world of automotive
drivers is anxiously awaiting a messiah to come forth with a substitute for our
present fuel (which has skyrocketed to an unbelievable price) Autospeed has
turned a blind eye to this dreadful situation and not written any articles on
Hdrogen Cells, Fuel Enhancers, Water Fueled Cars, etc. Thousands of Auto
Enthusiasts have joined many types of Yahoo groups and others to attempt to
solve the high cost of Auto Fuel problem. I was sure that Autospeed would follow
suite and jump on the wagon by coming out with a diy hydrogen cell or a plasma
spark that would enable burning a cheaper fuel (water and gasoline etc.). I very
much like your articles but they are directed to mostly a very special group of
auto enthusiasts. Today the masses are looking for a low price fuel solution for
now immediately and the future. If I missed articles or kits on this subject
that you have written then forget this e-mail. To the best of my knowledge I
haven't seen much on this topic in Autospeed. Regadless, I think you are missing
the boat. There is an open window awaiting you that can use your experience and
Nuclear Power Overlooked
In your article, "Assessing the Alternatives" you
compare the well-to-wheel efficiencies of many fuel types based on a published
paper. However, you fail to mention nuclear energy. Especially the new type of
"Very high temperature" reactors which can actually make hydrogen as a product
of their operation at much higher efficiencies. The new reactors can adjust
output between power production and hydrogen production, allowing mass amounts
of hydrogen to be produced during the low demand hours of night. Now, I don't
have any hard figures on this and I'm no expert; but from what I've seen, heard,
and read, hydrogen fuel cells become very plausible with modern nuclear power
Do you have any information on the subject in
relation to the article? I'd like to see an updated version of the article with
nuclear power included in the graphs. It looks to me like the logical solution
to the energy crisis.
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