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whiteout
Please excuse the typos, I'm not used to the straight jacket
48 years old
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Northern NJ
Born Dec-20-1969
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Year: 2001
Make: Stratus
Model: R/T
Trim: R/T
Body Style: Coupe
Engine: 3.0 V6
Trans: Autostick
From: Northern N.J.
Color: Satin White
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MySpace URL: http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofi le&friendid=13589524
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10 Jan 2013
The one thing I absolutely hated about my uber-safe Swedish troop transport vehicle were the headlights. They absolutely sucked for lighting ability and needed to be improved badly. They actually sell already made projector lens headlights for this car, so I got myself a pair. I will upgrade to H.I.D. bulbs eventually. The stock headlight housings were made so upgrading the bulbs was an impossibility, so they had to go. The new housing are a MASSIVE improvement for lighting, and personally I like the way they look :

(IMG:http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a392/mikemcmlxix/P1010005_77_zps0a585f4e.jpg)

(IMG:http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a392/mikemcmlxix/P1010004_80_zps0bfc87eb.jpg)


...and just because the lights came with them, I hooked up the halos ...

(IMG:http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a392/mikemcmlxix/P1010007_67_zpsce2d9269.jpg)
they are wired to be completely separate from the headlights.


I have started modding this car, so there's no turning back now
24 Aug 2012
I honestly can't remember the exact details of a Stratus intake manifold set up, or any of the vacuum ports that come off either the upper or lower pieces of the manifold (and I know absolutely 0 about the 4cyl intakes), so I'm hoping somebody that has a Strat sitting around that they are parting out can help me. I am looking for a screw in vacuum port fitting that screws into the aluminum of the manifolds so I can use it to correctly build a cold air intake set up for my Volvo 850 non-turbo. Volvo has a vacuum line that is sent to the stock air filter box, and I could include it in my set up as well if I could just get one that bolts in, so the change to a CAI system would be easy and problem free. Obviously I would be willing to pay for such a piece, but I am unsure if the Start even has one that could be used. Anybody with a parts car willing to go take a look for me ?
Thanks, Whiteout
29 Jun 2012
If you hopefully remember my old Strat, I had a bunch of work done to it, and it was a pretty nice car overall ....

(IMG:http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a392/mikemcmlxix/Stratus6-10-06006.jpg)

The next project on the list after I sold the Strat was my '90 Mitsubishi Mighty Max that I bought from another 2G member and did a few things to as well ....

(IMG:http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a392/mikemcmlxix/P1010028_03.jpg)

Several weeks ago I blew the engine in the truck, and I was tired of constantly chasing gremilins on my daily ride, so I had to get another victim...uh!...I mean,car.
I wanted something useful for me and my dog, a useful and economical car overall, and something that was reliable for as little money as I could spend
I scoured Craigslist for cheap SUVs, but found nothing, and I was keeping the thought of a wagon in the back of my head, so when this popped up a few towns over, I grabbed it. I practically stole the car to be honest. It needs some work and attention given to it, but it cleaned up amazingly well, and it is a super easy car to work on, so.....

presenting.....



through formal introduction ......








my new fly whip !!
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My "new" 1996 Volvo 850 GLT Wagon

(IMG:http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a392/mikemcmlxix/P1010041_01.jpg)

It's a 5 cylinder, non-turbo, automatic, cloth interior with A/C, MACHINE OF FURY !!
RAAAAAR !!

I got a deal on the car I couldn't pass up, and with its usefulness for me, I brought it home for about a grand. It has needed bullshit little mechanical stuff to clean it up, but it will also need a rear main seal on the motor, so my friend the Volvo dealership tech and I will get it done one weekend soon. I scared the previous owner with how horrible and expensive a job it's going to be, but we'll get it done for about $100 and a weekend worth of work. He was readyto throw the car at me so I would get it out of his driveway.
The car is not what I want, but it's what I need, and it made sense economically, so I'll get by with it.
I still have my other project truck here at the house for when I get bored, but the Volvo will just be transportation.
My dog was actually a large part of my conversion to soccer dad status, but it's all for the better.

I may have to put a Team Ikea banner on the windshield now !!! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/laugh.gif)

RAAAAR !!!
4 Jan 2012
I saw a new 5 hour energy commercial tonight when I was watching Sons of Guns on Discovery, and in one of the scenes some chick walks out of her house to her car all amped up for the day after taking that sludge, and she goes climbing into an light blue Stratus coupe. You can see the nose extremely quickly if you ever see the commercial,and the swoop of the roof, and the two door car was the final clue of what car it was. I can't find a link for the commercial yet, but it's out there on TV now, so keep your eyes open
9 Dec 2011
I kept in very casual contact with the younger guy that bought my Stratus almost 2 years ago now. He is a decent college kid that was using the car as his commuter vehicle to and from school. I had helped him with a few problems he was having in his engineering classes, so contact was very sporadic, but he kept me connected to the car emotionally in some way. We had some VERY sever rain storms here in NJ Tuesday night, and he was returning home from college on Rte 80 when he hit a lightly flooded section right next to the dividing wall. The puddle grabbed the car and slammed it into the wall on the drivers side front corner. The car spun around and smashed into the wall on the passenger side rear, spun around again, and slammed the wall solidly with the driver's side of the car. The driver was alright. Following traffic had watched it all happen and managed to avoid him so atleast he didn't get plowed by somebody else. The driver side door was against the divider so he crawled out the passenger door into the pouring rain, and called 911. He said as he looked at the car the only straight panel left on it was the passenger door, everything else was bent....badly. The bags went off and the trans case has spllit and dumped all the fluid on the ground where the car came to rest, so the entire car is basically a write off.
I was a little upset to read the e-mail, but I was glad that atleast the driver was ok. I did miss that car at times, but selling it was what gave me the money to get my dog and care for her properly, so I wouldn't go back for a second to change anything. I'm already building something else, so life will go on, just differently. the news sucked, but as with most things, it could have been worse. Oh well.
B.T.W. the kid bought my car to replace the last Stratus coupe he had totalled, so now he has 2 under his belt.

Rest In Pieces Little One
(IMG:http://i15.photobucket.com/albums/a392/mikemcmlxix/Stratus6-10-06006.jpg)
She had 62,000 miles on her at time of death, and still ran flawlessly
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