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    Satelite Radio FTW

    Sirius>xm

    also a bigger heavier shift knob really makes shifting easier.
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    A heavier knob helps shifting? That's interesting, I might try that. I always wanted something taller on all my cars, since I tend to sit upright and am moderately tall myself. I might try a heavier, taller shift knob. Thanks!

    I prefer XM for its traffic integration into specific vehicles with navs, and specific stations (blues and soul are covered quite well) but tastes vary. I think neither has eye-popping sound quality though, and that's a shame. I'd still get either one if possible though.

    I carry in the car: a few essential tools, a passable first aid kit, a substantial flashlight, gloves, and a fire extinguisher. I don't carry these in the cabin, as they could become missiles in a heavy accident, so they're all fastened down out back with straps to the body. A wagon owner can't do this as safely since there is still the issue of the object flying if the car stops abruptly, but any of this stuff that can be stowed under the rear floorboard and/or in the side pockets where the jack is etc. would be good to have along. They may not sound luxurious but knowing I have them improves quality of life.

    So which shift knob(s) are heavier and larger that you'd recommend?
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    yeah, i'd hate to get hit in the back of the head by a pair of gloves

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    Yeah, I'm an XM subscriber, and almost feel lost w/o it, when I'm driving a different car..

    ...and I remember saying "I'd never pay for radio stations. That's stupid.."
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    A heavier knob helps shifting? That's interesting, I might try that. I always wanted something taller on all my cars, since I tend to sit upright and am moderately tall myself. I might try a heavier, taller shift knob. Thanks!

    I prefer XM for its traffic integration into specific vehicles with navs, and specific stations (blues and soul are covered quite well) but tastes vary. I think neither has eye-popping sound quality though, and that's a shame. I'd still get either one if possible though.

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    i went with a billet prodrive knob from World one and it sits just under 2 inches higher than stock and since i have armrest extension it makes it much easier to get to the knob, i am not that tall only5'10"

    I think sirius has great music for my taste better than XM, i had XM made the switch for Shade45 and Howard Stern. I just wish they would get the XM, and sirius merger over with because their is no need for two satellite providers, they already compete with free radio and MP3 players.
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    I've tried out sat radio, but I'm not sold on spending money on it. I have enough monthly expenses. I listen to XM for free via the internet; if I hear something I like, I hunt it down and put it on my MP3 player for use with my car's HU. I'm much more into Podcasts.
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    I'm much more into Podcasts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rogan View Post
    Ray ray ray.. you're showing your age, again, G-gordon..
    Paging Mr. Kettle, you are black, paging Mr. Kettle, you are black.

    I didn't even mention the nerdy podcasts I listen to.

    I do regularly listen to a Progressive Rock podcast that's pretty good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RayfieldsWRX View Post
    I didn't even mention the nerdy podcasts I listen to.
    I'm entirely too curious...I have to ask. What are they?

    TWIT? TWIS? Both? Neither? Please enlighten all of us aspiring nerds out here.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SD_GR View Post
    A heavier knob helps shifting? That's interesting, I might try that. I always wanted something taller on all my cars, since I tend to sit upright and am moderately tall myself. I might try a heavier, taller shift knob. Thanks!
    My shift knob is a bit heavier than stock and IMO seems to provide more positive shifting. I believe you are in fact getting a "pendulum effect"
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    Quote Originally Posted by ODJ View Post
    I'm entirely too curious...I have to ask. What are they?

    TWIT? TWIS? Both? Neither? Please enlighten all of us aspiring nerds out here.
    Well, since you asked...

    • Twit (good guess, This Week in Tech, keeps me up-to-date with gizmos, software, the tech industry in general, and actually very entertaining)
    • Diggnation (show dedicated to the top stories featured at digg.com, always interesting stuff, and I enjoy the banter between the hosts)
    • This American Life (NPR show by Ira Glass, features interesting tales and stories about pretty much anything)
    • Radio Lab (science show, presented in a format that laymen can appreciate, in a fun format)


    They take up the slack in my commute. I'm completely addicted to my Podcasts.
    Sometimes I'll listen to an F1 podcast, and the Prog Rock podcast I listen to is called The Rogue's Gallery.
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    if your going to insulate the floors....the locoal auto stores usually have insulation that is much lighter than dynamat and it comes in a huge rectangle that you can cut up to fit places...the whole bundle weighed about 7 lbs...it took two bundles at 42.00 a piece to do the whole floor and back seat and i have about half of the second bundle left....so like 10 lbs of weight at the most.....but the kicker is it stops a bit of sound (im sure not PERFECT) but it DOES stop your feet from vibrating...the floor is comfortable and its less tin can feeling...and while youre at it...get a new carpet!! my old carpet is goners and i replaced it with a stock OEM carpet from the dealer for 350.00 and my car smells better and looks cleaner

    to install the insulation i used a spray can of tough sticky stuff...the downfall of doing the floors...cutting out around all the seat bracket holes and the air ducts under the front seats was a pain, as well as cutting out holes where the carpet clips under the back seat. and reinstalling the seats was a major pain and i had to replace all the seat bolts with new ones cuz they stripped


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