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Stogies

Member Since 02 Mar 2011
Offline Last Active Apr 08 2014 10:41 PM
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In Topic: Bailes' Mk4 Mondeo

29 November 2013 - 11:22 PM

Hey bud, nice MK4 :) are you from the TalkFord forum?

In Topic: Be Aware Good People Out There !

13 November 2013 - 11:52 PM

There was one I saw today, a letter issued by the apparent Chubb Security company.

It was instructing folk NOT to give a courtesy flash to cars with no lights on in the night. Their reasoning being that the car with no lights on was loaded with gang members, apparently it is a gang initiation whereby they target the first person to flash them.

Facey..

In Topic: Sharing My Anger !!

07 November 2013 - 06:53 PM

It's a pain in the backside when you put a lot of effort, money and pride in to your car only to have some idiot ruin it.
I had, what I can only assume, a small stone thrown at my car on mischief night as I was driving past a park. Thankfully it missed the window, but left a horrible dent above the rear wheel arch. Needless to say I fume every time I look at it lol

In Topic: Ford Vs Vaux**ll.... (Sorry About The Swearing)

06 November 2013 - 10:20 PM

I have had 4 Astra Estates (07+), found them to be very compact and timid. The front section used to do my head in, barely any room and both driver and passenger seat were on top of one another. I like my space and I like an arm rest.

Have also spent time in a '07 Vectra, space was the only pro for me. The nail in the coffin was when crossing a busy junction in rush hour, with customers, the steering wheel locked and caused me to mount a kerb. It only had 60thou on the clock and was regularly serviced.

Funnily enough this evening I had a run in with a young lad in a new shape Corsa. When entering the tunnel he flew up my backside, then he would repeatedly drop off and fly up behind me again. After I shown him my break lights, he undertook and decided to do it to a tranny van, only this time revving his engine to show off his loud exhaust.

Needless to say I gave him a w***** hand gesture at the toll.

In Topic: Rant About The Useless Beggers On The Road!!!

03 November 2013 - 02:36 PM

I use a cheap one from eBay, cost me 19. The sound quality isn't great, which is a let down as I predominantly use it to record what's going on within the car. When it was snowing last year, I kept it facing outwards for obvious reason. Recognising VRMs is quite difficult at a distance. However, the night vision is better than I expected.

My girlfriend works in a tech store, so she got me a few SD cards with decent GBs on them. After each shift I let it record over old footage, but if you keep the lapse on a 5minute record, the FPS is better in comparison to a 15minute lapse. If anything takes place in the car, I take the SD card out, put my spare one in the camera and when I get a chance I copy the incident/funny stuff to the laptop.

Unfortunately, like everything, it comes down to but I've heard nothing but good regarding these:

http://bit.ly/15TRxDc
http://bit.ly/1cxJdNR

If you're a big spender, the guy I rented cars off had these fitted to every car. I don't know how, but they worked it so that when reviewing footage, it would track your position on a map.

http://bit.ly/RCQEVd