On the one hand, as an enthusiast I should applaud the cheap horsepower. On the other hand, once you reach 500 horsepower is more really necessary? Of course as someone who grew up in the dark days of the 1980s, when 300 factory horsepower was astounding and 200 HP was excellent, I may just be getting old. » 8/22/14 2:10pm Today 2:10pm

RAM will win by not rushing an aluminum version of their truck. There would have to be major compromises to incorporate Aluminum into the current design. By waiting for a major redesign they can take their time to properly develop the vehicle and learn from any major pitfalls suffered by Ford in their 1st 2 years of… » 8/22/14 10:28am Today 10:28am

Check with your local community college, the one near me has a Continuing Ed 2 nights a week for 6 weeks introduction to welding. It is geared to the hobbyist. I took it 3 years ago cost me $750, ($500 for the class $250 for "Materials") You did have buy your own helmet, gloves and welding jacket. » 8/20/14 3:39pm Wednesday 3:39pm

Obviously not the case with a RAV 4 AFAIK but do you remember Fords with "Instaclear" windshields of the late 80s? The windshield was coated with a conductive material that worked like a rear window defogger without the lines. That would make a windshield conductive. » 8/20/14 12:18pm Wednesday 12:18pm

I took my test and failed the written part, but fortunately all the computers crashed so i was allowed to take the driving test and I passed. Unfortunately my evil twin sister fixed the computers and I did not get my license. That didn't stop me however from taking my grandfather's Cadillac out with my buddies that… » 8/20/14 11:52am Wednesday 11:52am