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What Car Is That? February 15 Edition

What’s wrong with the image above? This image accompanied this article yesterday in the WCF Courier. Clearly someone doesn’t know what a Dodge Charger is. Wonder how many people that actually read the article noticed the mistake.

Thanks for the heads up Elliott.

Video: How To Zombie Proof Your Vehicle

Are you afraid the world is going to end? Do you think zombies are going to take over the planet? If you said yes to the second question, then boy do I have a video for you.

The video below will demonstrate step-by-step how to zombie proof your vehicle, along with some helpful tips on how to use some tools to protect yourself from these zombies.

The video is somewhat long for my tastes, but it is quite entertaining for those that have the patience.

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Best Explanation Of Independent Front Suspension Ever [NSFW]

I have friends come to me for car advice, questions and such all the time. Once in a while that will include questions about suspension setups. Explaining such things to people who really could care less about the technical side of cars is not always easy, but usually you can get the concept across.

The below Nissan Pathfinder commercial from Germany is possibly the absolute best explanation of independent front suspension ever. Another thing we can learn from this commercial is that clearly Germans have better advertisements than we do.

So grab a mini bag of popcorn and root beer, sit back and learn about how independent front suspension works.

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Fail – Epic How Not To Tow A Car Out Of The Snow (NSFW)

For those that live in the snow belt states, we’ve all been there. Heck we are living it now! Stuck in the snow somewhere and needing a tow. Well this unlucky driver gets more help than he needed. With our total annual snow fall already on the ground here in Minneapolis, this video seems appropriate.

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Fail – Introducing The GM Escalado

Spotted by none other than the great Mark Boyadjis in Columbia Heights, MN, this mid 90’s Chevrolet Silverado has a second generation Cadillac Escalade front clip grafted onto it. Paint is for suckers. Either the front clip is still just primed and not painted, or else the front clip is black and the donor truck is white. Either way it is hideous. For the awesome blend between luxury and redneck, the GM Escalado is the only way to go.

Thanks for the tip Mark.

Fail – Mercedes Branded Dodge Dakota Cold Weather Testing

Drew over at Cheers and Gears has been talking about a rumored Mercedes branded Dodge Dakota undergoing cold weather testing near him. He was finally able to snap a pic of this huge piece of fail. I must say, it’s worse than I imagined.

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Fail – Mercedes-Benz 190E Converted Into A Crossover SUV

In Russia, we make SUV out of car! No, seriously, someone in Russia has decided to take this innocent Mercedes-Benz 190E and convert it into a SUV?

You might be saying to yourself: gee that 190E looks awfully short. Well that is because the owner chopped the rear end and then raised the ride height. That was just for starters.

One the vehicle was done being chopped and raised, fake bull bars made out of what appears to be PVC piping, were fitted around the vehicle. You know, for protection.

Once the “protection” was in place, it appears that the off-roader was painted in Rhino Liner? It is described as a “stealth paint job,” whatever that means.

Finishing off this piece of awesome is the rear mounted spare tire and headlight guards.

The vehicle is apparently dubbed the “E90.”

So you decide, is this a piece of awesome, or some horrible project gone wrong.

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Maybe Money Can Buy Happiness

You know what they say, money can’t buy happiness. Well, it seems sometimes it can come darn close. This short video shows how you can get peace and quite in your house with a simple purchase of one Cadillac Escalade. While I do not support or condone this type of gift, I can say, this is quite hilarious.

Source – YouTube

Chevrolet Lumina MPV Fail

Hey remember the dustbuster vans? Whether they have aged gracefully or not is debatable, but this is one classy example in what can only be described as ‘mint condition.’ What with upgrades such as a window air conditioner for those extra hot days, and the sweet Ford Mustang wheels, this Chevrolet Lumina MPV is ready to hit the road. Oh, and when you are traveling across the U.S. with the window air conditioner blasting and feel the need to talk with the trucker ahead, the side mounted CB radio antenna will come in handy. Here’s to hoping this family has a terrific family road trip this holiday season.

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Want Your Cell Phone to Sound Like a Cummins Diesel?

Are you a mans man?  Do you wish your phones ringtone were a large diesel engine starting up each and every time someone calls you?  Well then you are in luck!  Dodge Ram and Cummins have just the ringtone for you.  You can download (for FREE!) a ringtone for your cellular device that is the 6.7 liter inline six Cummins Diesel starting and then idling.  Who says there is no such thing as a free lunch?  Now get to downloadin and have one of those many friends of yours call you, just so you can hear that baby purr.  Enjoy your new ringtone!

Source- Twitter