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cfc1

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  1. Happy Birthday cfc1!

  2. Its more of an economy gear.
  3. Hints and tips are.... http://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=65122 The forum for the problem discussed here can be found... http://www.toyotaownersclub.com/forums/index.php?showtopic=61112
  4. No.. they can still be twitchy in the wet.. it comes from being mid engined and rear wheel drive, but thats where the fun is, it's so easy to drive them if you know your limits. The 2003+ models came with bigger and wider rear wheels and some extra bracing to make the car handle slightly better than the older model, but there is still plenty of room for improovement and plenty of aftermarket options to choose from, everything from anti-roll bars to chassis braces. The most important aspect of the handling is the tyres, keep all four corners the same make and model (tread pattern) and maintain the staggered set up with wider tyres on the rear, failure to do this will seriously impare the handling charasteristics of thye car.. Ss far as improoving the handling goes, the same changes can be made to both pre facelift models and post facelift models, so don't let that be a factor in chooseing a car. The biggest and, argueably,most important change to the post facelift car was the change in the piston ring design, the newer designed engine is less likely to suffer from oval bore syndrome.. or more commonly refered to as pre-cat failure (which is in actual fact a symptom of oval bores), so if you can get a good facelift car all the better.
  5. This gets really annoying... 1. Mod bashing... again, it's why I got sick of this forum and stopped posting so much. 2. What has this topic got to do with the Toyota Hybrid/Prius? This sort of topic should be in general discussions, but no.. no-one uses it, instead they post on their own marque forum even although it is completely irrelevant to the section. If the members of this club used the forums the way they were designed to be we could find that meets would be better attended as we might just get to know other members from other parts of the forum.. but thats just too much to ask.. isn't it. So instead of having a go at the moderators.. use the forums properly and make it easier for them... just a suggestion.
  6. Les.... I'm sorry mate but I do not understand why you would expect any input from member who did not attend. If they were not part of the event why would they be part of this thread Sorry Steve I should read paragraph 3 more often. ;) I foolishly thought that if there was ANY reaction to what a Toyota Owners Club meet (Yes it was a Toc meet) can be like, there might be some enthusiasm from members wanting to partake in something similar and give encouragement to organisers of any future events but sadly this is not so.......as expected. Steve.. this is in no way aimed at you personally, so please don't read it as such. Input from members who did not attend.... would be nice to get opinions on whether or not it would be worthwhile organising the event fot TOC members next year. Reaction to what a TOC meet is like... so far we have absolutely nothing worth bothering about, except for a couple of posts. In days gone by this thread would be on page 4 by now with people ooohing and ahhhing and saying what a fantasticx time they had or saying they wish they could have went. The only thing the members of TOC have on meets is apathy, 100% apathy, no-one can be bothered organise a meet, if they do.. no-one can be bothered to attend. This club used to be full of friendly people who you could meet up with regularly, now... for me anyway.. it's full of faceless usernames with no interest in anything meets related, it's no wonder Les has said this was the last event he will organise for TOC. People will think I'm a hypocrite for posting this as I didn't attend this event and they would be right, but a 682 mile round trip and only one day off at the weekend makes my excuse reasonably understanding, there are people on here who couldn't care less about it even if it was 20 miles away. In my defence I will say I done a 568 mile round trip for a BBQ (which I was late for, but still got fed and some liquid refreshments... oh!, and I only got 4 hours notice that I could attend) I have recently wondered why I even bother coming here anymore, or why I am indeed still a moderator (think that hat should be passed to someone else) I have lost interest in this forum because I hardly know anyone on it (see above.. faceless usernames) and thats because the members on it have no interest in meets, they won't even post their opinion on a few photo's or a video for god's sake... it's time the members here debated whether or not they actually need a meets section anymore.. because it's surely the least used section here?
  7. No hiding from anyone eh! lol
  8. Fizz... nothing has changed, it's just that perfunctoriness has grown Still... good to see you stopping by .
  9. Why a metal bucket?.. did someone break your plastic one last year? I will be attending this year, but like Hou I don't know who with. I have already had a couple of offers from elsewhere and both.. no offence to the company on TOC which is always fantastic.. are more appealing at the moment. Should I not be on a TOC stand I will most certainly spend time getting bladdered with friends who will be
  10. Hi, I saw the Pillar Pod on the MRS, any indication where I can get one from. It's a right-hand one like the one in the photo. Thanks

  11. Sassenach is a word used chiefly by the Scots to designate an Englishman. It derives from the Scottish Gealic Sasunnach meaning, originally, "saxon", from the Latin "saxones"; it was also formerly applied by Highlanders to (non-Gaelic-speaking) Lowlanders. As employed by Scots or Scottish English-speakers today it is usually used in jest, as a (friendly) term of abuse. Not racist at all.. merely the use of an adjective which points out (Dsignates ;) ), in this particular use of the word... an English person in a crowd of non English people. The diiference between racism and (friendly) banter ;)... oh!.. and I could write better lol.
  12. sassenach!
  13. What we want to know is... What type of event would you go to? What would you want to do at a regional meet? ..and of course... Why don't you go to any meets that may get organised or talked about? We could post up a regional meet, get 20 odd names saying they will go and when you arrive there are 3 people who bothered to show up... we want to know why so we can improove things and get people together, the more often it happens the more you get to know other members, before you know it youre going to regular meets (aswell well as shoows and events) and thouroughly enjoying yourselves. Where is the Scotlands meets???? I've been to more meets with another club in 2 years than I've been to in the 6 years or so I've been a member here.... so something isn't right.
  14. Being helpfull to other members, doing write ups and how too's etc, and writing general articles for TOC can earn you a star.