Interesting perspective. I didn't go until detail as I expected plenty of debate. I'm definitely not pretending to know it all. But I take this opinion from aerospace design experience.Strongly disagree. 20 years in aviation, crimps fail far more frequently than a properly done solder joint. Not even a debate really. What’s good enough for aviation in the harshest conditions is good enough for my X3.
That said, I use environmental crimps with heat sleeves weekly when repairing these 25 year old 767’s Amazon beats the piss out of it. Soldering in that case is far too time consuming and I’m pretty good with a crimper. Still, soldering over crimping when you have the time and equally as good at either.
I believe it. Back around 2015 I bought a very nice condition 10 year old Benz S500, invoice was in the glove box, was 87k new, I bought it for 11k. I imagine similar to any exotic car, great deal until you need to start replacing parts haha. Luckily my S500 got totaled by heavy rain in my driveway lol true story, how's that for quality.Lower end used Ferrari's are surprisingly "affordable". Can you give us a ball park on your build?
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There's how much more clay the wife got out of places with her hands and a scraper AFTER 2 hours of pressure washing lol.
Why anyone would by an X3 XMR is baffling to me lol.
X3 is the WORST machine to get clean of all time. The Maverick Sport is a 30 minute job at the worst of times.
I like it, doesn't take up some of the bed like my spare. I hope you don't end up burning a hole in the tire from the exhaust. One time I was using my pressure washer and didn't notice the exhaust was pointing at a nearby gas can. Somehow it melted a hole high up in the low filled gas can and didn't blow up haha. -Jay (outrunning Darwin since 1972)