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Old 07-13-2018, 10:15 AM
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Originally Posted by fujicoupe View Post
Any relation to Dagny? Mr. Galt
I'm pretty sure the F-Type is made out of Rearden Steel.....
 
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Originally Posted by gotwish View Post
I'm pretty sure the F-Type is made out of Rearden Steel.....
So that's why they're bullet proof!?
 
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Originally Posted by Rat156 View Post
After an unexpected trip to Germany and a surprisingly empty Autobahn...

If you forget to put a few extra pounds in the tyres and drive faster than 250 km/h then a warning comes up on the dash telling you that your tyre pressures are too low for sustained high speed driving.

Similarly, there's a 12V pump in the toolkit, found this out after I had already bought one.

Just to make the Aussies (and Yanks) jealous...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnXf...ature=youtu.be

Cheers
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That was AWESOME ! And yes I am Jealous...not envious. Been on my bucket list for quite some time and is planned to take a day when vacationing in several countries in Europe to rent a Jag and drive the Bahn. Was very glad to see the video, cam was positioned well, and the speedo...nice job! Gives a good perspective of driving on it. Car sounded great too!
As far as the tire pressure having to be raised is new to me...I thought lower pressure...duh me. And the passing lane I thought was and understanding on the Bahn that other drivers always look in their mirror to let you go,go, goooo.
Just what I needed to overtake my coffee in the am.
Thanks for sharing.
 
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Originally Posted by bigdaddy View Post
The ones on the side are fake unfortunately.
Ahhh.. yes. I got them in black so I wouldn't notice them. I consciously try to forget that. My cognitive dissonance and selective perception didn't even envision which you were speaking of. Confirmation Bias is a hell of a drug.
 
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Originally Posted by Foosh View Post
Yes, it's a DVD player, but only standing still. It's against US safety regs for a video entertainment system to be watchable by the driver while a vehicle is in motion.

But, hey if you want to sit in your F-Type and watch a movie in your driveway with the car in park you can, although I don't know if the switch to disable it is connected to the engine running or having the car in gear. If not, you'll run the battery down pretty fast.
i found a way to bypass this in my XJ once. The car was in dvd mode and I put the car in reverse and the dvd couldn’t engage until I put it in drive again and woops I could see it on the screen as I drove.
 
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Originally Posted by Rat156 View Post
After an unexpected trip to Germany and a surprisingly empty Autobahn...

If you forget to put a few extra pounds in the tyres and drive faster than 250 km/h then a warning comes up on the dash telling you that your tyre pressures are too low for sustained high speed driving.

Similarly, there's a 12V pump in the toolkit, found this out after I had already bought one.

Just to make the Aussies (and Yanks) jealous...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnXf...ature=youtu.be

Cheers
Stu
Do you know what the right lane is for?
 
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Originally Posted by vika01 View Post
i found a way to bypass this in my XJ once. The car was in dvd mode and I put the car in reverse and the dvd couldn’t engage until I put it in drive again and woops I could see it on the screen as I drove.
However, having Casino Royale in the player is lovely for when I am just happily cozy in my car while wifey runs an errand or two. =)
 
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Old 03-14-2019, 08:11 PM
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You can drop your rear spoiler by placing the gear into Neutral, and when you put it back into Drive, as long as you're under 70 MPH, it will remain down. Over 70 and it goes right back up.
 
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I discovered how magnetic the car is. After I got it home, I kept returning to the garage just to look at it or sit in it. I even considered putting a sleeper couch in the garage just to keep an eye on it. My wife threatened to change the door lock code and alarm code if I did. Decisions...decisions
 
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And they say aluminum isn't magnetic.
 
 
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