You can come up with a pretty good estimate off the lane markings. From what I've found the standard pattern in the U.S. is a 30 foot gap with a 10 foot stripe. Since the gap between your hood and his rear bumper has nothing but stripe in it there isn't very much space. Granted because of the blind spot in front of… » 2/26/15 2:55pm Today 2:55pm

We get 200"+ of snow per winter where I live. Firestone Winterforce tires are awesome in deep snow. We have Blizzak WS70's on my wifes Escape and they have been excellent through the last couple of winter also. We went with the WS70's because we could get a cheaper tire/wheel combo than we could with the… » 2/26/15 2:10pm Today 2:10pm

It was chilly this morning

OK, actually it was physically painful this morning. Monday the -26F combined with the defroster to crack my trucks windshield from side to side. It looks like there was a little crack the center from a stone or salt rock that started it. This picture was taken this morning. Like the cool vintage thermometer I… » 2/26/15 12:12pm Today 12:12pm

It's huge, powerful, expensive and capable. What fun is beating the bad guys and crashing a black tie affair if you can't do it with style. Sure, it might suck getting away from people in the city but you can just crush them with it instead of evading. A ride across Mongolia would be positively luxurious and with… » 2/26/15 11:44am Today 11:44am

I'm just happy that is was almost 20F when I woke up this morning. Yesterday it was -26F when I woke up. That combined with the defroster were enough to turn the stone chip on my windshield into a full width crack. » 2/24/15 9:26am Tuesday 9:26am

Power, this is where it comes from

This is an interesting video GE put together for one of their latest gas turbine power generators. What got me at the end is how small the power generator is compared to the emission control equipment on the exhaust side. And since I haven't yet finished my first cup of coffee it had a little bit of the… » 2/24/15 8:14am Tuesday 8:14am

Saw one last fall that the guy was using for his work van since his truck was in the shop for a few days. The thing was in beautiful shape. Looked like this, but I can't remember if these were the exact wheels or not. I'm sure it had original wheels, just not sure which ones. » 2/23/15 2:14pm Monday 2:14pm

What do you mean "were"? They still use those in Michigan's Upper Peninsula. Here is the Houghton Country Road Commission plow fleet according to their website. During my time at MTU there were only a handful of snow days. One of them being the day that I went outside and my car had been completely buried overnight. » 2/23/15 2:09pm Monday 2:09pm