An electric tongue jack seems to be a very popular modification especially with the larger trailers. The idea of cranking the jack up and down didn't appeal to me and after doing it the first day we towed the trailer I could say that I had "been there, done that." The Barker 3000 offers a 3000 lb lifting capacity as well as a built-in LED light (for hooking up at night) and a bubble level. I have to tell you, being able to lift and drop the trailer with the tip of my finger is a true pleasure. A few additional pictures are available here.
Honda Navigation splash screen hack Originally uploaded by istargazer . UPDATE: 2008 Honda Odyssey Navigation Screen Hack I received this information from Brian who was successful in completing this mod on his 2008 Odyssey: I was able to Hack my new '08 Odyssey Navi with help from your blog and other sources. I used the new DumpNavi " bysin.exe " http://guicide.com/cars/2006civic/nav/hacks/Bysin.zip instead of CEbin. The '08 has a couple other bmp files you have to modify to match your picture. I had to modify move and match these four files: Navi_Title.bmp Honda_emblem.bmp Opening1.bmp OpeningBase.bmp Just thought I'd leave that bit of information for anyone else trying with an '08. ORIGINAL POST FOLLOWS: I originally posted my success with modifying the startup splash screen on our 2006 Honda Odyssey navigation system here but I never actually put down all the steps in one place. Until now :0) My thanks go out to the people at OdyClub and A
Wheel-Tire size comparer - RIMS-N-TIRES This is an awesome site to compare how different wheel and tire sizes will affect fitment and the speedometer on your car. The image above shows the difference between the stock BBS wheels that come with the 2006 STI and the new WedsSport Weds TC105N that I have on order. The link to the actual data is here .
I finished installing the Valentine1 radar detector into the van today. The hardest part was finding a spot to ground the negative wire in the cramped area under the dash. These are the steps I followed.... First, for power I like using a piggyback fuse connector like the one pictured below. It's made by the Littelfuse Company and it's called Add-a-Circuit. Because I simply took out the hard-wire kit that I was using in the Subaru, everything was all set to go. This allows me to connect into power without having to splice into any wires. I like being able to remove it easily. The driver's side fuse panel is fairly compact and it was easy to fish the wire behind the panel so that it would look nice and clean: DO NOT DO WHAT I DID IN THE PICTURE ABOVE and put the radar detector with the RADIO (#5), or the INTR LIGHT (#6), or the BACK UP (#7), or the DAY LIGHT (#3). I tried each one of those locations, looking for a spot that would give me switched power. Surprisingly,