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Old 11-14-2017, 12:30 PM   #579
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with the short life of summer only tires I would not worry about storing them in the barn (well I never worried about it) this was in CT
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Old 11-14-2017, 06:58 PM   #580
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Need to change license/personalized plates. Any ideas for something fun/witty? Go.
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Old 11-14-2017, 07:16 PM   #581
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Need to change license/personalized plates. Any ideas for something fun/witty? Go.
http://www.golfmk7.com/forums/showthread.php?t=30622

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Old 11-15-2017, 06:00 PM   #582
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So you're saying that it's not detrimental to the lifespan of the HIDs to flash them a few times in quick succession when they are off to begin with?
That would shorten the life of every bulb due to heating and cooling quickly of the filament. HID's have electrodes that used to burn out, modern materials mean they are much better at cycling heat and no longer fail if you flash occasionally. You only need one long flash to let someone know they are safe to pull in so no problems with longevity.
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Old 11-15-2017, 06:12 PM   #583
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That would shorten the life of every bulb due to heating and cooling quickly of the filament. HID's have electrodes that used to burn out, modern materials mean they are much better at cycling heat and no longer fail if you flash occasionally. You only need one long flash to let someone know they are safe to pull in so no problems with longevity.
Thanks for the info! Although I think truck drivers prefer two flashes
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Old 11-15-2017, 07:07 PM   #584
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with the short life of summer only tires I would not worry about storing them in the barn (well I never worried about it) this was in CT
I usually get 2-3 years out of mine.
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Old 11-18-2017, 03:49 PM   #585
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Just took delivery of a new autobahn yesterday. Fun car and great value with the end of year closeouts. I've got a question.

In my other vehicle (Ford), I either leave the keys in the van and use the number code to get in the door if I don't want to carry the keys with me, or I can just take the one little key off and shove it in my pocket if I go for a run or a xc ski or something, and it more or less "disappears" in my pocket. What do runners/cyclists/xcskiers do with this large and heavy VW fob thing?
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