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Old 02-21-2013, 12:33 AM   #311281
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Hmmm. I still feel like it's going to be really tight with the subframe in the car.
Quite possibly. I guess we'll find out.
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Old 02-21-2013, 12:35 AM   #311284
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I still have some mild bump steer. I think I need new control arms.
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Well, back to square one.
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You would probably need to last more than a few months in a mindless job first before you crack into the realm of interesting stuffs. Even with a degree. Juss sayin'.
Well, of my two close friends that did get their degrees in mechanical engineering, no, they got interesting jobs right away. The one that got their masters got an interesting job that paid 70k right from the start, and he's been liking it.

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I think Kalim also got a good amount straight out school, not sure about Nate though. Apparently enough to buy lots of BMW parts though.
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Kalim, ManGrowth wants you to know he needs to change his trunk shocks. He wrote that down for you in your thread so it must be important that you know.
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Well, of my two close friends that did get their degrees in mechanical engineering, no, they got interesting jobs right away. The one that got their masters got an interesting job that paid 70k right from the start, and he's been liking it.

Yay engineering jobs!
You're shooting for rarefied air already...even Kyle's one step ahead of you. At least he's at a 4-year school already.
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You're shooting for rarefied air already...even Kyle's one step ahead of you. At least he's at a 4-year school already.
You're right. I should switch to art history. Then my job options will increase exponentially.
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You're right. I should switch to art history. Then my job options will increase exponentially.
Well, you manipulated what my post meant, not me. Cheers!
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I think Kalim also got a good amount straight out school, not sure about Nate though. Apparently enough to buy lots of BMW parts though.
I got crap, and right now I am getting slightly less crap. This is an overgrown temporary gig for me, although I have gotten a few raises. I think I just got another one since my supervior left and the boss is getting antsy to make sure everyone's satisfied.
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Well, you manipulated what my post meant, not me. Cheers!
Not sure what I was supposed to get out of that post. Also don't know what shooting for rarified air means. Pretty sure that's not a commonly used term in America.
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I wanna nab some Meyle HDs. How much of a pain is it to do control arms? I've only done then on the E30... with the motor out methinks it to be slightly harder with preexisting engine in bay.
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I wanna nab some Meyle HDs. How much of a pain is it to do control arms? I've only done then on the E30... with the motor out methinks it to be slightly harder with preexisting engine in bay.
Control arms are easy. Kalim had me pop them out when he switched to the M3 front control arms on his 332i. You just need that separator like what Kalim or I have, and regular car work tools and it'll take about an hour or two.
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Not sure what I was supposed to get out of that post. Also don't know what shooting for rarified air means. Pretty sure that's not a commonly used term in America.
You were supposed to get the idea that opportunities that come your way right out of school aren't going to make you financially independent (i.e., "results not typical"), especially with the standard of living associated with the Bay Area. But you have a very clouded view of reality, and it's not my job to fix it for you. Let's ignore the fact that Kalim was a brilliant student and double-majored, has a graduate degree (I think), and that your friend has a graduate degree as well.
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Also, just because you don't know what a term means doesn't mean it isn't commonly used. But what do I know, my sphere of reference is severely limited.
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Also, just because you don't know what a term means doesn't mean it isn't commonly used. But what do I know, my sphere of reference is severely limited.
Because most commonly used terms I've heard already, hence the use of the word common.
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Hmm, just imagined albee trapped in a bubble.
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Because most commonly used terms I've heard already, hence the use of the word common.
If you didn't have selective hearing, you might actually get to broaden your perspective a bit.
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