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Re: Old School Check-in
Friday, December 23, 2022 1:25 AM
Jeffie @ Driving Force Fabs wrote:

Oh is that all?


It’s crazy to think how much life has changed since the heyday of JBO. This was such an awesome community to grow up in.

Professional my days as a VW tech are way behind me. I was at my dealerships in Chicago for 8.5 years, moved to Colorado and did another almost 2. Worked my way up to master tech, diagnostic tech, and shop foreman. From there I did a year and half at Audi before getting recruited into the development side. The next six years I did quality testing and development, and validation testing of preproduction and prototype vehicles and technology for Audi, Porsche, Lamborghini, plus a single Bentley project (high end VW auto group). Started as a prototype vehicle electrician and worked my way up to directing winter validation testing for the North American Region. From there I moved into aerospace, first building spacecraft components as a foot in the door, then doing development of components and running a lab. Now I’m in charge of setting up and overseeing the US-based aerospace manufacturing for a multinational company expanding into the US.

I have




Re: Old School Check-in
Friday, December 23, 2022 1:43 AM
Didn’t mean to hit post yet…

I have 2 kids and an awesome girlfriend. We’re currently looking to buy a house/condo together.

I’ve moved away from caring much about vehicles being “fast” or shiny. I have a built 4Runner that we spend a lot of time living out of in the mountains and 06 Pontiac’s Vibe GT as daily beater.




Re: Old School Check-in
Friday, December 23, 2022 11:35 AM
Darkstars wrote:


I have 2 kids and an awesome girlfriend. We’re currently looking to buy a house/condo together.

I’ve moved away from caring much about vehicles being “fast” or shiny. I have a built 4Runner that we spend a lot of time living out of in the mountains and 06 Pontiac’s Vibe GT as daily beater.


That was really great to read! Sounds like live has been a grand adventure for you and is all going well. I'm really happy to hear that!

I've also been lured out into the world of outdoor fun and built up a Wrangler that we now use to tow an RV and go camping as often as we can make time for.




Re: Old School Check-in
Friday, December 23, 2022 12:28 PM
I'm still here, and one of the few still involved with the J scene. Was in the oilfield for 8 years until Covid ruined that. Due to my mechanical experience I got in at a local chemical processing and production plant, and am now a lead of operations for a few government projects that I am legally not allowed to discuss the specifics of. Bought a log cabin in the country that is somewhat secluded where people wont bother me, and built a new garage with a car lift, tire machines, and eventually plans on some sort of alignment machine setup.

I still have my Sunflower, and ran a PB of 10.9 last season, and even went somewhat "viral" for beating a GTR at Import Face-off last year. Finally retiring the old log manifold based setup that I've had since I first boosted it, with plans of 750+ horsepower and 10 flat in the 1/4 mile. Im glad to see some of the OG guys still check in here from time to time. JBO for lyfe!




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Re: Old School Check-in
Thursday, December 29, 2022 7:27 AM
Darkstars wrote:

Didn’t mean to hit post yet…

I have 2 kids and an awesome girlfriend. We’re currently looking to buy a house/condo together.

I’ve moved away from caring much about vehicles being “fast” or shiny. I have a built 4Runner that we spend a lot of time living out of in the mountains and 06 Pontiac’s Vibe GT as daily beater.

Glad life is treating you well!


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Re: Old School Check-in
Thursday, December 29, 2022 7:34 AM
Roofy wrote:

I'm still here, and one of the few still involved with the J scene. Was in the oilfield for 8 years until Covid ruined that. Due to my mechanical experience I got in at a local chemical processing and production plant, and am now a lead of operations for a few government projects that I am legally not allowed to discuss the specifics of. Bought a log cabin in the country that is somewhat secluded where people wont bother me, and built a new garage with a car lift, tire machines, and eventually plans on some sort of alignment machine setup.

I still have my Sunflower, and ran a PB of 10.9 last season, and even went somewhat "viral" for beating a GTR at Import Face-off last year. Finally retiring the old log manifold based setup that I've had since I first boosted it, with plans of 750+ horsepower and 10 flat in the 1/4 mile. Im glad to see some of the OG guys still check in here from time to time. JBO for lyfe!

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Goodbye Callisto & Skađi, Hello Ishara:
2022 Kia Stinger GT2 AWD
The only thing every single person from every single walk of life on earth can truly say
they have in common is that their country is run by a bunch of fargin iceholes.
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