Friends in need

Submitted: Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 14:45
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Don't you just love those questions on behalf of a friend, or a mate? What's the friend's or mate's problem? Why can't they ask their own question/s? Yes I know there will be genuine cases but I doubt they all are!
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Reply By: gumagoo93 - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 15:09

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 15:09
That's just great....the world needs another smart arse....it must really get to you...do you lie awake at night wondering if all the postings on behalf of "mates" are genuine?....hhhmmmmm
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Reply By: Hedonist - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 15:33

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 15:33
I've got a mate who doubts that they are genuine too!
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Reply By: Roachie - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 16:16

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 16:16
I've never posted a question on behalf of a mate, but I do have a lot of mates who don't have computers and I can understand why somebody might ask a question on behalf of a mate.
If you've got a mate who looks up to you for a bit of guidance (he could be a total "dunce" when it comes to things mechanical), he might ask you for a suggestion/recommendation. Rather than just giving him your opinion, you might decide to put his problem to the forum for their collective thoughts.
I see no problem with asking something on behalf of a friend/mate.
Just my 2 cents worth
Cheers,
Roachie
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 16:27

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 16:27
I concur ( my word for the day ) Roachie
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Follow Up By: Baz (NSW) - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 17:23

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 17:23
If you can't ask mate who can you ask. A mate ask me to ask that.

Baz.
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Follow Up By: rolande- Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 18:18

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 18:18
Roachie,
How did you go with the Koni's?
Rolande
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Follow Up By: Roachie - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 20:53

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 20:53
G'day Rolande,
Haven't done anything about it yet. I stuffed one of my BFG muddies a week or so ago, so decided to upgrade to a full set of Cooper S/Ts.....so no $$$$$$ left at the moment for shockies.
I did pull the bottom mount off one of them the other day just to measure it's full extended and compressed length. While at it, I tried to see how much resistance it had by pushing it up and pulling back down. I know that's not very scientific, but nevertheless, it still seemed to have a fair amount of effort needed, so maybe they are okay.
After reading Wayne's comments a few days ago about how many klicks he got out of his Koni's, I reckon I can probably get away with keeping them at least until after my next Cape York trip later this year.
I've found out from Auto Alliance that the Tough Dog Ralphs are pretty much the same dimensions (length-wise) as my Konis and I'm still strongly considering them as replacements due to their sheer size and oil capacity.
I didn't try adjusting the Konis yet.
I couldn't quite understand why Wayne was changing from Koni's after such a great run with them.
Cheers, mate
Roachie
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Reply By: Member - Alan- Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 18:35

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 18:35
You never know, their mates might just be shy! We can't all be the same, or haven't you found that out yet?
Try not to worry about it too much!
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Reply By: Member - Nobby - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 19:54

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 19:54
I don't know.. I asked a question last week for a mate of mine that doesn't own a computer and if he did he wouldn't know how to use it. The question was regarding a gas fridge, which I have no interest in whatsoever. The answers were very good and my mate was very greatfull. I guess there are some shonks around though.
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Reply By: Outnabout David (SA) - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 20:30

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 20:30
Mate, mate, mate, don't worry about it just grab your mate and go 4 wheelin chill out and absorb where your senses take you..
I know of a bloke who's name is mate so if Mate asked a question for himself he would be asking for a mate wouldn't he????
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Reply By: Coops (Pilbara) - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 20:56

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 20:56
some of my mates know diddly squat about computers and wouldn't even about this site but they sure don't mind kicking in and giving me a hand with any mechanical repairs I might have.
I've sourced heaps of info for them and they've appreciated it.
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Reply By: macca - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 21:45

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 21:45
Maaaaaattttte!
I've got a mate who gets me to chase everything up on the puter as he has 10 left thumbs and knows didddley squat about puters. He is a bloody good welder and I can't weld for love nor money, cause I aint got one. So in the end it all evens itself out.. and aint that what mateships all about!
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Follow Up By: Member -Bob & Lex (Sydney) - Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 17:45

Wednesday, Mar 17, 2004 at 17:45
Amen !!!
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Reply By: Member - Brian (Gold Coast) - Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 22:53

Tuesday, Mar 16, 2004 at 22:53
I posted last week for a mate who was interested in a Jackaroo. He isn't too up on the workings of the internet and wouldn't have posted the question himself. We got a stack of replies, and I passed them onto him. As usual, great advice from a great bunch of people..... (although he passed up on the Jackaroo and is the proud owner of a '97 Pathfinder!!)

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