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Old 11-14-2009, 07:26 PM
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Originally Posted by tankowner View Post
That's funny, because I always thought the standard unit of measure was the "dead hooker" as noted above. Anybody know the conversion from Hoffas to hookers???
1 Hoffa = 1.3 Hookers

Don't they teach this stuff in math class anymore? I blame it on today's teaching of how to take standardized tests instead of math skills.
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Old 11-14-2009, 07:53 PM
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Guys, someplace in the back of my mind I seem to remember that second gear was used when you were trying to get out of mud or perhaps snow - that it gives you power to both back wheels. Is this not correct?
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Old 11-14-2009, 07:57 PM
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I slip from D into 3 going down longish steepish grades as a way of keeping off the brakes, when everybody else in front of me is braking... and we're doing maybe 60 km/h. It's amazing how well 3 holds the car back (engine braking) going down grades. And this is an acceptable use of 3 according to the car's manual.
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Old 11-14-2009, 08:32 PM
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Originally Posted by tyl604 View Post
that it gives you power to both back wheels. Is this not correct?
Correct. It is not correct.
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