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re: Anyone own an early 2000s Lexus IS 300? - man117
[quote]not the one in that car. Tell your Son that the IS doesn't have the 2JZ motor he needs to be interested in. [/quote] Hopefully he understands the difference but and 2JZ-GE with a turbo kit can make some good power. Most I have seen a GE dyno was 800 whp. Depends on your goals, if you ju...
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re: Anyone own an early 2000s Lexus IS 300? - man117
Timing belt is due every 90k miles. Very reliable car. Engine parts will be shared with GS300. I have a 99 GS300 with 230k miles and it runs fine. I also have an 02 GS300 with 180k that wasn't maintained as well and it runs fine after I gave it a tuneup. Maintenance is not bad especially if you get ...
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re: Bought a car that I no longer need - man117
Just wanted to drop in to say I got my first car at 17. It had a 170k miles and cost $3800 with taxes (don't judge my parents poor negotiating skills). I had that thing for 7 years. I have been out of college for almost 8 years and still haven't bought a car for 15k for myself (just brokedown and pa...
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re: Anybody else need Christine Michael to go forward? - man117
[quote]just need a few more points from him tonight. [/quote] Its not going to happen. The rb's have 7 carries for 7 yards combined. I only needed 10 points out of him tonight....
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re: Melvin Gordon sell high? - man117
[quote]It's funny that you only singled out AJ Green PPR PPG: Evans 21.3 Julio 20.9 Green 20.9 [/quote] I got Green on my squad. Didn't realize Mike had a bye, my bad. I'm not swapping any of those guys for Gordon....
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re: Melvin Gordon sell high? - man117
[quote]If you're gonna sell him, you need to be getting like Mike Evans or [b]aj green[/b].[/quote] Naw son, AJ Green is number 2 in ppr right now and a few points behind Julio....
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re: So Jordan Howard is now droppable? - man117
Really was enjoying his pass catching ability in ppr. Oh well, at least I got a few weeks out of him. Now if cmike falls off I'll in trouble....
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re: Any news about Jeremy Hill starting or is he benched again? - man117
No info for you, just want to say I have both. They are both riding my bench until further notice. Prefer to play them as a tandem if I get desperate. Thank goodness jordan howard and christine michael have been able to push them back to my rb 4 and 5....
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re: PSA on Titanium wedding rings - man117
Titanium ring owner here, hopefully that never happens to me. I got it from walmart though so maybe its a poor grade....
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re: Good home inspector in Houma/Thibodaux area? - man117
[quote]All the homes I build are inspected. They will walk the roof and check penetrations. That is worth the $400. I prefer A Pro. They go there and do a thorough job. Massive checklist. [/quote] Any suggestions? I know you guys are based in Hammond but you have signs down my way....
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re: Good home inspector in Houma/Thibodaux area? - man117
[quote]? If you wanted an inspector, you should have done it throughout the job. What's he gonna look at with all the walls closed? [/quote] Good point but it is what it is. Would still like to have someone look at it....
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re: Good home inspector in Houma/Thibodaux area? - man117
[quote]There's a guy building a theme park in the area, you should ask him, he probably has a guy [/quote] Sigh, I Should've went to the moneyboard....
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Good home inspector in Houma/Thibodaux area? - man117
Wrapping up a new construction in the next week or so and want to have someone look it over. Any suggestions?...
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re: Denver really screwing me - man117
[quote]3 TOs inside the 30 really not helping the McManus owners either[/quote] This. I dropped Prater for him today....
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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
[quote] The licensing board needs to be able to deal with shitty contractors and they can't do anything if they aren't made aware of the situation. [/quote] I actually know someone who works in that department but I don't want to take it to that level yet....
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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
[quote]Hopefully your contract states clear lien waiver for final payment? Don't pay the final payment until You get that.[/quote] I will definitely have something like that documented and ran by a lawyer....
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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
Thanks for all of the advice guys. I really have to figure out what direction I am going to take this. I will update you guys when I come to a resolution....
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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
[quote]Ok, so you have a bit of leverage with the 15k. I wouldn't give the guy a nickel for as long as he went over his contract time. So 7 weeks and counting.[/quote] No I don't have leverage. He hasn't done that work yet. 2/3 rds of that $15k would cover some ditchwork and brickwork he hasn't d...
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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
[quote]Good luck man. I'm a construction guy and I just hate to hear about people like this out there that give the rest of us a bad name. I'm also assuming that your story all checks out and he doesn't have a whole other side to be able to demonstrate that you delayed the job at 5 different points ...
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re: Advice on how to deal with a general contractor? - man117
[quote]Good advice here. OP, what a nightmare. Hope it all works out for you ASAP. I'd call the lawyer in BR someone recommended earlier in the thread to see if he has a rec for someone in your area. The law community in most states is a pretty tight-knit group, especially within the specialized ...
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