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CherryBomb last won the day on November 20 2019

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About CherryBomb

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    Silvertown, London
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    Lately, all I've been doing is driving my 2013 GT86.
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    Lightning Red

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  1. CherryBomb

    Fuel Coffee House meet SAT 16th November

    Thanks, Lee! Thanks, Keith! Make it extra strong.
  2. CherryBomb

    Fuel Coffee House meet SAT 16th November

    I'm not going to be able to make it. I have a wonky shoulder that started acting up yesterday, and I'm in too much pain to drive. Hopefully next time.
  3. Right, I just watched "Rush". That was a very good movie. I enjoyed it much more than Le Mans 66. I was looking forward to Le Mans 66 because I've read and watched so much about Shelby and Ferrari and know the story, but the movie was only so-so, in my opinion. I used to watch races on tv as a little kid with my older brother, but I don't recall hearing of Niki Lauda and James Hunt, but this was a good movie, with good character development and more passion. That Niki Lauda was one tough sonofabitch. At the end I saw in the credits that Ron Howard directed it, and I thought, 'Ah, no wonder it was good.'
  4. I went and saw it this evening. Without giving anything away, I will say that I am surprised it got an 8 on IMDB. I would give it a 6. But that's just my opinioin. Christian Bale was his usual wonderful self. He's a great actor, and his performance was not a let-down. Matt Damon? Eh. I didn't feel a lot from his character. I've seen several interviews with Carroll Shelby, and he strikes me as a spitfire. I don't really think Matt Damon captured that. But hey, I'm no expert or movie critic. Overall, it's not a bad movie, and seeing the up-close racing shots on the big screen is cool, but if you want to buddy up with Lauren and watch it on Netflix, I don't blame you.
  5. CherryBomb

    Steering Wheel Locks

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    Steering Wheel Locks

    Well, I thought about that (the distance thing) but my car is actually quite close to my flat, and I can lock/unlock the car from my window, so I'm assuming that means the signal could be picked up on their equipment, and the parking spots are numbered. However, there is the deterrant of the gate not being automatic (which means they wouldn't be able to get out) and having to wait til someone leaves in order to get out. However, I know that thieves are bold and sneaky, and it's better for me to not assume too much and just be as careful as I can. What I meant about not parking in Stratford is the worry about vandalism.
  7. I think it will be interesting to see how Hollywood handles the story. I'm planning on going Friday evening, to the Greenwich O2 Cineworld. I'm going to see it in 4DX, which seems like a really cool option, with moving seats and such. Movie-going has come a long way! If anyone wants to come along, let me know.
  8. CherryBomb

    Steering Wheel Locks

    Actually, a wheel lock isn't a bad idea. Anything we can do to deter theft. Thieves want to get in and out of a situation as quickly as possible, and if there are too many barriers, they will be less likely to steal anything and will move on. I've watched a lot of shows and videos with interviews with former thieves (burglars and car thieves), and they all say that. They aim for the easiest targets. These days, car thieves don't need keys to steal your car, especially keyless cars like ours, which are actually easier to steal than older cars. There are these devices that are readily available online for about £60 that pick up the signal from your key fob and send it to another device, making it seem like key is near the car and therefore giving access. It's called 'relay theft'. What happens is, many people leave their keys by the door (as mentioned above) and the devices can pick up the radiowaves (or whatever they are called) from the fob hrough the door or wall. I watched a video in which a detective recommended putting your fob in a faraday bag to block transmission of the signal. You don't have to buy one of these, though. You can make them easily enough with aluminium foil and/or other materials. Plenty of tutorials on youtube about this. Also, there are trackers now that don't require a subscription, just a sim card wtih a monthly top-up, with no data required (just text messages). I think knowing where your car is located is more likely to help get it back than not knowing where it is. Having said that, you'd probably have to go get it yourself, as car theft is low on the police's priority list (though higher if it's aggravated theft), as they are seriously overstretched and have to use resources sparingly for more lethal crimes. I'm seriously considering a wheel lock myself, which is how I came upon this post. My car is parked in a locked car park where I live and it can't be seen from the street; however, I live in the borough of Newham, which has the highest car crime rate in London, so security is on my mind. And I do worry about it getting stolen in some of the places I go around east London, though I'm careful about where I go. For instance, I sometimes go to Westfield mall in Stratford, but I'll be damned if I'm parking my car anywhere in Stratford, even in the mall car park. So I take the bus when I go there. I love my car that much haha. Plus, my car is red, which makes it more readily spotted. That's a positive and a negative. I think a combination of techniques is a good strategy. Nothing is 100% guaranteed to prevent crime, but it's only sensible, in my opinion, to put deterrants in place in order to lower the risk. But everyone is different, with different needs and values. Some might just want to write it off and use insurance money to get another car. And as @Rich said, thieves could just kick the door in, and even hurt people, in a search for keys, in which case that requires a whole different set of security issues. But anyway, it's probably better to be safe than sorry.
  9. CherryBomb

    That unique GT86 sound!

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    That unique GT86 sound!

    I was looking up youtube videos about 6 speed vs 5 speed transmissions and what the differences are. I'm trying to learn everything I can so I understand my car. Sometimes I think, what exactly is the point of the 6th gear? lol. I'm sure some of you are rolling your eyes. Well, I clicked on one video, and there was a about a ten-second intro with some text and the sound of a car starting up and running. I thought, that sounds like a GT86! And sure enough, when the video started, it was! I definitely do not have a trained ear for different cars, but this car really does have a unique sound!
  11. CherryBomb

    GT86/ BRZ Breakfast @ Denbies

    @MartinT The Black Rabbit pub is still there! https://www.theblackrabbitarundel.co.uk/
  12. CherryBomb

    GT86/ BRZ Breakfast @ Denbies

    I love that you took a photo of the breakfast, @Leevsfortyone lol
  13. CherryBomb

    GT86/ BRZ Breakfast @ Denbies

    Yes, it does. I get it at least once every time I go out. I'm sure people are wondering "What the hell is that?" and "Wow, that's cool" simultaneously. lol
  14. CherryBomb

    GT86/ BRZ Breakfast @ Denbies

    I have NO idea what @Rocket Panda was up to, but it was hilarious!