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Old 04-01-2009, 04:07 PM   #1
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Turning back the Odometer.. I'm baffled!

Ok I didn't even know this was possible but today while I was trying to get to a friends house, I missed the turn by a few blocks and since I was on a one way street I didn't feel like going all around so I just decided to go in reverse for a few blocks. When I did that I noticed that my odometer actually went down exactly .1 of a mile... I was stunned. So since it was only a quarter mile to his house, I decided to just keep going in reverse since I was on his street already and what do you know the odometer kept going back!!

Has anyone else tried this .. I'm so shocked right now!
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Really...!!! Hmmmmmm Jackstand mod FTW!!!!
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that's some interesting sh** .... first time hearing this ...
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APRIL FOOLS!!! I know it............




Right?
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...seriously??! your car's special...that or YOU are? lol just kidding man...haha that's CRAZY!
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APRIL FOOLS!!! I know it............




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bastard...you're right! lol
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havent tried this, but will....

just dont go nuts drivin in reverse now
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Never tried it, or even noticed it on the modern cars, but many years ago people would put a drill on the speedometer cable to turn them back, but that took a long time for any mileage to be deleted. Many years ago, my uncle was in Florida and as there was a mileage charge on the rental car, he would ride around developments in reverse looking for land, talk about being cheap!
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ok if this isnt a april fools joke...if one day i sell my car ( which i never will) ill do that to lie about the mileage lmao
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I'd believe it... Raj is the only guy I know as cheap as I am to try something like this LOL
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I thought this idea was put to rest by ferris buellers day off haha guess not
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Really...!!! Hmmmmmm Jackstand mod FTW!!!!
Ok now that was funny...

If this is true, then I think you just coined the term for this procedure, Brad!
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:38 PM   #14
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It's true, I did this and now my TL has -25832 miles on it. My insurance rates went way down when I told them I make -10000 a year.
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Old 04-01-2009, 05:55 PM   #15
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ferris bueler FTMFW

just dont kick the car
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well played sir, well played
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im at work and im going to go try this BRB ill let everyone know if this works.. lol i got to see this...
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^^^still foolin ppl lol

I have to admit though....you had me goin for a second haha
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Old 04-01-2009, 06:25 PM   #19
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if I didn't know it was April 1st I would've done it myself.
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ferris bueler FTMFW

just dont kick the car
Beat me to it.
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If my car wasn't actually sitting on jackstands I would have tried it...
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^^^still foolin ppl lol

I have to admit though....you had me goin for a second haha
DAmmit he got me. I looked stupid driving backwards in the parking lot.
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Hmmmmmmmm, I'm gonna take out Trew's car in a few mins and give it a try!
I wanna listen to his new system anyways
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DAmmit he got me. I looked stupid driving backwards in the parking lot.
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Hmmmmmmmm, I'm gonna take out Trew's car in a few mins and give it a try!
I wanna listen to his new system anyways
lol did I miss something? Where is the Trew's car is stolen thread...
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lol did I miss something? Where is the Trew's car is stolen thread...
There is no thread. He knows I stole it and he can't do shit about it!! He thought that expensive new alarm he bought would work....hahaha that thing was a freakin JOKE
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Alright, well I tried this for a good twenty blocks and got nothing. What am I doing wrong?
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you know there's a quicker way to turn back the miles... drive with a used gauge and put the original one on later
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Money! hahaha

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DAmmit he got me. I looked stupid driving backwards in the parking lot.


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you know there's a quicker way to turn back the miles... drive with a used gauge and put the original one on later
Only you could provide such a crooked idea for all of us.


I can see it now .. "In todays news, a bizzare story with a bunch of Acura TL's on the freeway all driving in Reverse"

And for those of you still in doubt.. YES IT WAS AN APRIL FOOLS STUNT..
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nice joke raj, now that you are done maybe you can help your friend get his car back
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Damn it Raj for the first time I am glad my car is underivable because I would have looked like an idiot driving around the block backwards.
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alright, well i tried this for a good twenty blocks and got nothing. What am i doing wrong?
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The funniest thing, people that do know Raj... will believe that.. he is worse than me, and I'm a Jew.

Dude.. enuf FL..come back to NY
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no raj. stay for the next meet in may

and bobby where the F you been im arranging dyno pulls for our next meet. we need to talk
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There is no thread. He knows I stole it and he can't do shit about it!! He thought that expensive new alarm he bought would work....hahaha that thing was a freakin JOKE
with all the things bobby's done to that car, im surprised you knew how to start it. lol.

lemme give it a try. first you need to distract the guard dog in the back seat, then by pass his fingerprint scanner, then bypass the retina scan, then bypass the weight sensors in his seats (he eats the same thing every day) then bypass the voice recognition, remove the cigarette lighter, put the key in the ignition and voila. lol

Hey bobby let me know if i missed anything
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hahahaha...good one
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There is no thread. He knows I stole it and he can't do shit about it!! He thought that expensive new alarm he bought would work....hahaha that thing was a freakin JOKE

You scare me... please stay away from NYC

It was probably you who boosted my Maxima...and dismantled my sexy TL NBP
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with all the things bobby's done to that car, im surprised you knew how to start it. lol.

lemme give it a try. first you need to distract the guard dog in the back seat, then by pass his fingerprint scanner, then bypass the retina scan, then bypass the weight sensors in his seats (he eats the same thing every day) then bypass the voice recognition, remove the cigarette lighter, put the key in the ignition and voila. lol

Hey bobby let me know if i missed anything
No you got everything...

However, I didn't think to install the "Anti-whining and complaining bypass module", which is how CarrieLynn got past my security system. She basically bitched and moaned until the car gave up. It even popped the door open for her.
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