N'awlins at heart

Saturday, April 23, 2011

In keeping with my current theme.

When Hannah first got her car one of the options was an arm rest. From what I've read most of them don't have one at all, but hers in the only xB I've ever been in.

It was nice to have a little arm rest there for those long drives and it even had a cup holder on the back. But there wasn't much to it. And over time the screw holding it in the back kept coming loose so it wasn't all that stable.

When I was searching online for my car parts I remembered someone mentioning an aftermarket arm rest made for her car so I decided to look into it. Originally around $140 I found it was down to $80. And not a bad item. It was a little wider than the one from Scion and it had storage area. Along with the storage area it came with a 32 disc CD wallet that fit right inside of it.

All in all not a bad deal. She lost the back seat cup holder but that just equals "Quit bringing drinks in my car!". Not to mention there is rarely anyone sitting in the back. We reserve that seat for the sex.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Slowly becoming my "Check out our rides" blog.

Yes, I know. I never blog and when I do it's about the cars. And once again, here ya go.

When I first got my car I was having stereo issues. So I joined a Magnum forum. They definitely had some useful information, but they were slow to answer some of my questions. That's when I realized I had joined a forum for customizing your car. And these guys go nuts. They change out the front end for the one on the Charger, or the Chrysler 300. (Apparently this requires changing out your hood, grill, and welding. More work than I plan to do, although they look pretty sweet.)

While going through pages and pages of posts I found something out. Looks like the early LX models came with a PCM cover. Then one day they decided to stop installing it. My only guess is that they saved $4 per car leaving this part out. It doesn't look like it does anything but clean up the look of the engine. I would say it probably cost them around $4 because I bought it for $12 from a dealership.

Check out the before and after pictures because I think it was well worth the $12 even with another $11 in shipping.

Without PCM Cover (Above)

With PCM Cover (Above)

And just in case you were wondering, this is what my bad ass HEMI's "guts" look like.

Wednesday, April 13, 2011

My kind of kid.

I love the way she takes a knee.