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Old Nov 6th 2017, 3:27 pm
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Mansell's moustache always seemed ok. Just the guy it rode around on most of the time was a little off.
He got rid of it once he retired, too.

Damon Hill though, that's a good bloke on and off the track.
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Old Nov 6th 2017, 3:48 pm
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He got rid of it once he retired, too.
I believe it left him.

Damon Hill though, that's a good bloke on and off the track.
Yeah, he seems it. Button also comes across well I think, as did his father.
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That's not uncommon. I mean, it's not like Senna or Prost were taking each other out for dinner after each race or anything.

On the other hand, Schumi always seemed like a pretty nice bloke off the track but was about a competitive as one can be inside the car. He was also the GOAT of course, so he got a pass there.
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I believe it left him.
Some say it now lives by itself in the estate on the Isle of Man.

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Yeah, he seems it. Button also comes across well I think, as did his father.
Button's so nice I completely forgot about him :0

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It's a squeaky one. I suppose it helps that I lived through Schumacher's reign but I think he just takes it. It's not like I'm saying Fangio was shit or anything.

I'm also 100% biased towards the 1988-2000 era so I won't pretend I'm being even slightly objective either.
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Some say it now lives by itself in the estate on the Isle of Man.
After a brief flirtation with Peter Bowles.
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After a brief flirtation with Peter Bowles.
And a small cameo on the Hammerhead Eagle-i Thrust.
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And a small cameo on the Hammerhead Eagle-i Thrust.
Now that was a car.
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Now that was a car.
Yeah.
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Getting a few things on my '07 Pontiac G6 fixed.
Belle Tire quoted me a bunch of money for parts & labor.
I can get the same parts half of their price and my local mechanic can stick 'em on.

Question - is anyone familiar with the OREDY brand of quick struts or Detroit Axle or Prime Choice?
Wasn't sure whether I should just go with Monroe or not?
Monroe Quick Struts are $130 each from Amazon and the others are $130 for the pair.
Thanks for any insight.

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Getting a few things on my '07 Pontiac G6 fixed.
Belle Tire quoted me a bunch of money for parts & labor.
I can get the same parts half of their price and my local mechanic can stick 'em on.

Question - is anyone familiar with the OREDY brand of quick struts or Detroit Axle or Prime Choice?
Wasn't sure whether I should just go with Monroe or not?
Monroe Quick Struts are $130 each from Amazon and the others are $130 for the pair.
Thanks for any insight.
You can't go far wrong by checking rockauto.com for spare parts before you part company with your hard earned dosh.
None of those brands are familiar to me (excepting Monroe). As for which brand you opt for depends very much upon how you drive your vehicle, how much you drive it and, obviously, what you can afford. Some cheap brands are ok,but some are complete shite - google reviews for those brands and see what people say, bearing in mind that folks are generally very quick to slag off bad experiences but unlikely to write up good ones.
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Old Nov 11th 2017, 3:51 pm
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He was also the GOAT of course, so he got a pass there.
What?!?! He’s not even in the top 5! How many titles did he legitimately win without either driving into someone to delibretly take them out or have his sniveling team mate pull over to let him win. Show me a race where he started near the back and went on a charge through the field. The way Hamilton is driving now puts him ahead of Schumacher, although no one will ever beat Senna!
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Getting a few things on my '07 Pontiac G6 fixed.
Belle Tire quoted me a bunch of money for parts & labor.
I can get the same parts half of their price and my local mechanic can stick 'em on.

Question - is anyone familiar with the OREDY brand of quick struts or Detroit Axle or Prime Choice?
Wasn't sure whether I should just go with Monroe or not?
Monroe Quick Struts are $130 each from Amazon and the others are $130 for the pair.
Thanks for any insight.
I can't help you with specifics on suspension parts, but I bought a cat for our Accord from an OEM manufacturer in PA, and only paid about 16% of what I was quoted for a Honda-branded part (though the Honda part might have included fitting ), and it last several times longer than the replacement Honda cat that preceded it, of which the matrix collapsed after only 16 months and 30,000 miles, but we'll beyond the paltry 10,000 mile/12th warranty!

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.... On the other hand, Schumi always seemed like a pretty nice bloke off the track but was about a competitive as one can be inside the car. He was also the GOAT of course, so he got a pass there.
FWIW I agree - he was at least number one or two, with Fangio being the other. Given how far apart the eras in which they drove were, they really aren't comparable, but based on how much faster Schumacher was than every team mate he ever had, he was clearly able to find time from a car that for almost any other driver, simply wasn't there. That said, I won't forgive him for what he did to Hill at the Australian GP, but otherwise his driving was poetry in motion!

Senna on the other hand was an a-hole, and his race record would be rather different if he had been suspended as often has he should have been for driving like a hooligan.

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I can't help you with specifics on suspension parts, but I bought a cat for our Accord from an OEM manufacturer in PA, and only paid about 16% of what I was quoted for a Honda-branded part (though the Honda part might have included fitting ), and it last several times longer than the replacement Honda cat that preceded it, of which the matrix collapsed after only 16 months and 30,000 miles, but we'll beyond the paltry 10,000 mile/12th warranty!
My 1998 Honda Accord has gone 19 years on the same cat, never replaced anything but regular maintenance items. I owned it 16 years and passed it on to my grandson, who this year destroyed the engine by running with a radiator leak.
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My 1998 Honda Accord has gone 19 years on the same cat, never replaced anything but regular maintenance items. I owned it 16 years .....
Mileage?

Our original cat lasted 200,000 miles. The Honda replacement lasted only 30,000 miles. The third got clogged with oil after about 65,000 miles as the engine failed (at 296,000 miles) and excessive oil passed into the exhaust system.

I had the same brand of non-Honda cat fitted when the replacement engine went in, and have had no issues yet after 26 months and 42,000 miles.
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