Your mirrors are one of the most frequently looked at parts of your car, whether your realize it or not. When your mirror is messed up, it can greatly reduce both safety and joy of driving. Because of the elements they are exposed to, and the fragility of the materials and lamination, it’s common for mirror glass to de-laminate and flake off, leaving your sideview a blank, black space. eEuroparts carries a huge selection of side view mirror glass replacements that is a very simple DIY and only takes a few minutes. Here is the basic rundown on how to replace your side mirror glass. This particular mirror is a SAAB 9-5, but most SAABs, Volvos, BMWs, Mercedes, Audis, and VWs getting on in age will suffer from this problem. The condition is exacerbated by the heating element inside the mirror, causing heat expansion and contraction as it defrosts. Move
Some time ago, a few teams signed up to our motorsports program to get a little exposure, get a little cash, and spread the word on the events they competed in and the projects they were working on. As more and more of these fantastic VW teams signed on, we realized a trend, nearly all of them were emblazened with the logo “Banchwerks”. Before I get any further, let’s take this rare opportunity to quote Urban Dictionary: I have always understood this to be a Vermont/New England term, deriving from “driving like a banshee”. Verb – 1.The act of driving very fast on a winding country road, preferably a dirt road. 2. The act of purposefully driving off the roadway and into a field, especially after much rain, where through decent pedal-work the vehicle can be made to spin, providing a fun ride and tearing hell out of the field.
My last report was from Polish Mountain Hill Climb in Maryland. At that point, my 86 900 S “RED” still had the class season points lead by a very small margin. Two weeks later @ the Duryea Hill Climb, that would change. Duryea Hill Climb The Duryea Hill Climb is famous for its difficulty and speed. There are two fast sections where “RED” can run hard. The lower section to turn 6 is good for almost 95 mph or better, and the last section (the run for the finish) is up hill and I can cross the finish line close to 110 mph. See my on-board video below! I finally purchased my first set of slicks and 8 inch wheels and had little time to scuff them in. Little did I know how slippery they can be at first. I had the pleasure of doing a quick 180 degree spin
I thought this post would never come! It’s taken so much time, effort, and money to finally make this dream a reality and I’m so happy I’ve finally accomplished this goal of mine. My first obstacle was to rent a truck and trailer as I don’t have one currently. After weighing lots of options, I ended up going with my last resort, renting both the truck and trailer from UHaul. This was going to be expensive… When I picked up my UHaul truck, I was pleasantly surprised to find that I would be driving a new GMC truck with ~2500 miles on it, not bad! This would turn out to be a great tow vehicle. I was somewhat nervous driving it around with the trailer because you have to be very cognizant of the length of it all. This is the part that gets left out of most racing recaps,
SCCA’s second Rally Sprint took place on September 12th at the Team O’Neil rally facility. The Rally Sprint 2 consisted of three stages, between 2-3 miles long, that we ran over the course of the day to total almost 19 miles of technical stages. Overall it was a great event for us, we were quick right out of the gate, only had one mechanical failure we were able to address and took 1st in 2WD Light and 3rd overall for 2WD. However, the margin by which we won by was very tight, less than a tenth of a second. This was because of the mechanical failure earlier in the day which resulted in a bogey time for stage 4 (average time + 1min). The mechanical failure aside, the rally almost ended for us on the first stage due to bad note placement on my part from recc’y. Ben and I