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  1. #6626
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dromond View Post
    My friend just sheared off a stud switching wheels on his fairly new Crosstrek. It hasnít happened on any of mine.
    at goodyear getting tires for the xc90 - the tech is telling the lady next to me the studs on her jeep not looking good and what does she want to doÖ as an audi/volvo guy I only know about shiny bolts


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    Quote Originally Posted by twomartinis View Post
    at goodyear getting tires for the xc90 - the tech is telling the lady next to me the studs on her jeep not looking good and what does she want to doÖ as an audi/volvo guy I only know about shiny bolts
    You're right! I guess I never really appreciated the design enough before, but now that you mention it, I've never had any issue with my wheel lug bolts (or the hubs they bolt in to) on any of my Volvos. And if I had to replace them, they're only like $5/each. But seems its not an uncommon occurrence for people to have broken studs and lug nuts of all things (looking at you, Ford) on more standard vehicle fare. And people act like Euro cars are so much more expensive and PITA than domestics. HA!

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    Wagon Stoke

    Studs arenít hard to replace or particularly expensive either, fwiw. No idea how much fuckery and expense is involved if you jack the threads in your hub, but I do prefer the bolts.
    focus.

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    Sheared a lug off on my WRX by crossthreading, what a moran. Subi's have weak lugnuts for sure. New lug was <$10 and it was a 30 min job. For said moran.
    There's nothing better than sliding down snow... flying through the air.

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    Took the new sled on its first long road trip over Thanksgiving, 723mi each way.

    First observation (as compared to the old full time 40/60 awd Allroad) was holy shit the gas mileage. I was getting just about 600mi to the tank and I was cooking too - cruise at 85 and my preset 90mph alarm went off a bunch. I blew past the first Costco I’d normally fill up at and saw I still had a half tank plus. I’m sure all the gadgetry helps (decoupling Quattro, lowering the car all the way, etc).

    Second was, this thing has just gobs of power in reserve when you need it. Mountain passing, getting around long lines of holiday travelers camping on the left lane, Ohio drivers… all of it. Easy peasy.

    The seats are still fantastic. My old allroad’s were second place to my XC70s and these have taken position 1 or 1a. The heat/vented option is so nice on a long drive.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    Took the new sled on its first long road trip over Thanksgiving, 723mi each way.

    First observation (as compared to the old full time 40/60 awd Allroad) was holy shit the gas mileage. I was getting just about 600mi to the tank and I was cooking too - cruise at 85 and my preset 90mph alarm went off a bunch. I blew past the first Costco Iíd normally fill up at and saw I still had a half tank plus. Iím sure all the gadgetry helps (decoupling Quattro, lowering the car all the way, etc).

    Second was, this thing has just gobs of power in reserve when you need it. Mountain passing, getting around long lines of holiday travelers camping on the left lane, Ohio driversÖ all of it. Easy peasy.

    The seats are still fantastic. My old allroadís were second place to my XC70s and these have taken position 1 or 1a. The heat/vented option is so nice on a long drive.
    Ha. Was just gonna post my own first TR. Around 600 miles in 48 hours ending yesterday. Still playing with all of the settings. "Comfort" makes the car so easy to go long without it being too floaty. Barely feel the road. Agreed on the seats. My setup was built in nav for the virtual cockpit (cause it's so damn cool) and carplay for the upper screen. At night, I liked the upper screen off. Yes to gas mileage! Yes to blink and overtake. The thing is built for sex.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    travelers camping on the left lane, Ohio driversÖ
    why say it twice?


    I do miss the big audi tanks - having huge range can mean one less stop on a long trip. Did NC to NY laps for 20 years, one stop with the audi

    some eye candy / face off



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    Quote Originally Posted by beaterdit View Post
    Sheared a lug off on my WRX by crossthreading, what a moran. Subi's have weak lugnuts for sure. New lug was <$10 and it was a 30 min job. For said moran.
    Spent a few years in the seventies as a tire jockey and only recall breaking three studs with the impact gun. All on the same car. An old car. Perhaps my ham handedness saved him a crash on the road? VW bug bolts could be a pita and saw many a nut rounded off on chryslers with their stoopid reverse threads and their ignorant drivers. Scary times though with construction vehicles, truck tires and tractor wheels. Glad I got into computers after that so that I could electrocute myself several times.

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    somebody quantum leaped back to the Ď80s



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    Quote Originally Posted by twomartinis View Post
    why say it twice?


    I do miss the big audi tanks - having huge range can mean one less stop on a long trip. Did NC to NY laps for 20 years, one stop with the audi

    some eye candy / face off


    Couple of sharp looking sleds there.
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    Quote Originally Posted by twomartinis View Post
    somebody quantum leaped back to the ‘80s



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    Would you look at that thing.
    I still call it The Jake.

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    Iím driving the wagon a lot lately because..dogs. Iím going to fix the rear shocks. $1400. Itís only booked as a 3 hour job. I just hope that solves the rough ride..

    Also needs but putting off:

    Oil level sensor. $500. Just wait till it needs an oil change and then itís basically free labor.

    I bought a Mercedes oil measuring stick just to be safe. The w211 has no dipstick available so you have to use the measuring stick and use the cap.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BmillsSkier View Post
    Would you look at that thing.
    A friend owns one in white. Post facelift, 5 cyl, syncro, same wheels. Runs, but he almost never drives it.

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