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I've been searching around but couldn't find any cohesive list for these search terms. So I thought I should ask the experts... Thanks :D
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Another toy car. Plans again from mywaytoydesign - no affiliation. This one for a good friend’s son. Slightly regret asking what the Mandarin characters for his name were as it proved a little too much for my inlay skills but hopefully is somewhat legible!
Further viewport denoise tests! Hot dayum this is fun! Toying with the new traffiq addon ($), combined with the autofocus function of the Photographer addon ($) - not advertising or affiliated - just liking this
LEGO Pulls Back Police Playset Affiliate Marketing Amid George Floyd Protests • The Toy Book
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Updated with clarification statement from LEGO June 3, 3:45 p.m. The tragic death of George Floyd while being restrained by police in Minneapolis sparked major protests all over the country, and today we're seeing the first impact in the toy department. Summary Source | FAQ | Feedback | Top keywords: LEGO#1 set#2 email#3 police#4 still#5
The Toy Book has received a copy of an email sent to affiliate marketers by Rakuten Linkshare on behalf of the LEGO Group.
The email requests removal of product listings and features for more than 30 LEGO building sets, Minifigures, and accessories that include representation of police officers, firefighters, criminals, emergency vehicles, and buildings.
Even the LEGO City Donut Shop Opening set - which includes Police Officer "Duke DeTain" and "Crook" Minifigures - roleplay items including a Police Handcuffs & Badge Set, and the adult builder LEGO Creator version of The White House made the removal list.
Just in case you wanted a gage on how bad things are getting, Lego just sent out a press release demanding that all sets featuring the police or property damage that are currently on store shelves be pulled indefinitely pic.
Just had an affiliate email asking for certain LEGO sets not to be advertised.
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This is the first time Isabella met her Donald Trump catnip toy. Isabella is not judgmental in any capacity and she loves everyone equally, despite their political affiliations. When she first met Donald, she enjoyed bunny kicking his hair. Their relationship still remains intact to this day.
Why wipe out on an actual board when there's safer toy skateboard alternatives? Caroline sure thinks so! (also, THANK YOU GUYS, I GOT TWITCH AFFILIATE!!!!)
Posted by a friend who works at one of Michigan's medical cannabis facilities. Police confiscating donated toys for kids in need from marijuana affiliated businesses
Month zero, adult niche wordpress website
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I have been lurking around here for a number of weeks. This is my first post after starting my wordpress site having been inspired by some of the posts here. A bit about me
I've worked a number of years online as a webcam girl and doing custom content. I earn a comfortable living, but I have some big goals for the next financial year and I really want to stay ahead of the crowd and push to the next level. I have been looking at getting my own site for a while, at the moment I am entirely reliant on clients from one high traffic cam site. The posts here have been helpful to me so whereas I realise my business model is not your traditional affiliate site, maybe you'll find some of what I've done interesting. Plus you can keep me accountable to my goals, which would help me. About the site
The site has several broad goals.
How I'm going to meet these goals
- To create a personal blog to sell camshows and video content that belongs to me, as well as subscriptions to my premium Snapchat service.
- To drive traffic to big cam sites and adult toy shops, as an affiliate. There are some really generous programs out there that offer a percentage revenue share of everything a person spends on a site for a year. I'd like some of that!
- To allow me a more direct relationship with my clients and their spending. The adult industry moves really fast and companies can go out of business, webcam sites do not like the girls taking their clients off the site, and the percentage I'm paying them to host my shows is 45% of everything I earn, which is good for a webcam site, but terrible generally. I can do better.
The broad idea is to create a lifestyle and opinion blog with extra sexy stuff. All the content will be my own, and will be a window on the life and thoughts of a camgirl. I'm going to try and be honest and open so hopefully it'll be popular. What I've done so far
Things I want to do in the next month
- Bought a domain, hosting, installed wordpress
- Messed around with making the site look pretty
- Registered for an account with getindiebill who will be my payment processor for clips and Snapchat subscriptions
- Registered for an affiliate account with one camsite. Interesting, Amazon do not allow their ads to be shown on websites that allow adult content. So I can't work with them which is a shame.
- Written two articles and an 'about me' and published them.
- Tweeted my new project to my Twitter followers yesterday, which is sort of a launch.
- Find an a good sex toy affiliate program. Horny people might buy sex toys so it seems like a good idea to have a place to send them.
- Explore tube sites and see what they can offer an indie girl. Tube sites for porn are some of the most visited in the world, but I don't have much idea how to access their traffic or if you need to have a big porn studio to have an account. Camgirls can tend to see them as the enemy, but a nice video with a watermark might get me some interest in my site.
- Writing content. I want to be publishing something new every three days minimum, no excuses.
- There are a few bits to polish on the website, things that need tweeking so getting everything looking top notch.
- Reach out to some other blogs that cater to my target market and ask if I could write a post in exchange for a link.
I'll come back and report again next month. If anyone is interested in marketing in the adult industry definitely take a look, be assured there's plenty of money in it to be had. Not as much as there used to be, but people do still pay for their porn and it's definitely an exciting industry and you can be quite creative.
Hope you enjoyed reading, feel free to ask questions and/ or make suggestions. See you next month!
Fidget Spinners: What They Are, How They Work and Why the Controversy
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This season's hottest toy is marketed as an antidote for interest deficit hyperactivity disorder, tension and autism — but it's also being banned in school rooms across the united states of america.
"Fidget spinners" are small, ball-bearing gadgets that the user can rotate between his or her arms. The momentum of the toy gives a pleasant sensory experience, according to person reviews, even as the project of tossing, shifting and twirling the spinners has spawned a whole universe of educational YouTube films. [How Fidget Spinners Work: It's All About the Physics]
Many spinners are marketed as aides for individuals with tension, autism and ADHD; on Amazon, as an instance, guarantees extra attention for people with the ones situations, plus an opportunity to "carry out that innovative genius lying deep inside you." [Why VolgoPoint Fidget Spinners
Are So Hot (and Where to Buy Them)]
"the usage of a spinner-like gadget is more likely to function a distraction than a gain for people with ADHD," said Mark Rapport, a medical psychologist at the university of imperative Florida who has studied the advantages of movement on interest in humans with ADHD.
Scientists decided to discover whether there was any basis to these claims made via manufacturers. In a evaluation of relevant literature posted July 7, 2017, within the magazine current Opinion in Pediatrics, scientists including Dr. Ruth Milanaik, director of the neonatal observe-up application at Cohen children's clinical middle of recent York, found that no research had especially focused on the link between those spinners and youngsters' attention. not best that, however there had been no peer-reviewed research in any respect on fidget spinners, they stated. With this loss of studies, manufacturers' claims about the usefulness of fidget spinners are baseless, the authors concluded.
(The so-known as fidget cube — which is a plastic cube ready with diverse buttons and dials for fidgeting fingers — can be greater study room pleasant, in keeping with a scientist who research intersection of human pc interplay and video games, who talked about on the website The conversation that the dice doesn't require visible interest. "they could serve the identical purpose because the spinners, but are greater classroom-prepared and less distracting," Katherine Isbister, professor of Computational Media on the college of California, Santa Cruz, wrote at the communique.)
regardless of their usefulness in maintaining kids' distracted brains targeted, fidget spinners have sparked a conversation approximately attention spans in kids and how to assist the children focus, professionals told stay technology. for example, though there isn't a whole lot of records assisting the idea that youngsters have much less awareness these days than within the beyond, some research does propose attention spans have reduced as multitasking has increased with the virtual age, one expert said. there are various methods for bringing children' attention lower back to the lesson at hand, psychologists say, consisting of VolgoPoint
fidgeting gadgets, pastime breaks and the simple removal of more distractions. (The devices may additionally educate children something about physics, or at least ball bearings.)
A fashion erupts
Fidget spinners emerged this spring, seemingly from out of nowhere, as a must-have gadget. before December 2016, Google searches for the words "fidget spinner" were basically nonexistent. Now, instructors are posting about their frustrations with spinner-obsessed students on Twitter, and the toys even have their personal forum on Reddit.
"i will call you 'annoying Spinny aspect' and you may live in my table drawer," Kansas Spanish trainer Amanda Dickey tweeted, punctuating her message with #fidgetspinner and #teacherprobs. [How to Do Timeout: 12 Tips from Science]
most of the controversy surrounding fidget spinners has been over colleges banning them from lecture rooms. An simple faculty fundamental in Evanston, Illinois, Kate Ellison, advised the Chicago Tribune that the spinners have been a distraction in classrooms in her school, and that kids with unique needs have other, faculty-friendly alternatives for fidgeting. in the meantime, some mother and father of youngsters with special wishes have hailed the toys' blessings. One blogger, a figure of an eight-12 months-vintage with autism, wrote on that her daughter was pleased to peer her classmates looking to fidget just like her. school-accredited fidget devices mark her daughter as special, wrote Miriam Gwynne, however fidget spinners are simply cool.
"For her, the fidget spinner is not a ought to-have craze to be like her buddies, however greater a pressure launch from the needs positioned upon her throughout her college day — a whole lot similar to she makes use of a strain ball or her twist-and-lock blocks," Gwynne wrote. "while faculties determine to ban sensory and fidget toys, they hazard isolating the very youngsters they’ve spent years seeking to include." [25 Scientific Tips for Raising Happy Kids]
The list of schools banning the spinners seems to be growing and now consists of faculties in Massachusetts, Brooklyn, big apple, Florida, Chicago, Illinois, or even across the pond in Manchester, England.
at the least one expert is disillusioned by the bans. "these little gadgets must be called fidget tools, now not toys, and they may be part of a successful approach for dealing with fidgety conduct if they are delivered as a normal a part of the school room lifestyle," stated Claire Heffron, a pediatric occupational therapist in Cleveland, as suggested with the aid of The Washington publish.
nevertheless, instructors say that most children are the use of the spinners as toys, specializing in them rather than on class, in line with news reports.
there may be absolute confidence that toys that allow youngsters to fidget can gain youngsters with autism. Occupational therapists regularly use sensory toys like tactile discs, Koosh balls and even putties or clays to assuage youngsters who've sensory-processing problems. further, research has proven that motion can assist kids with ADHD to awareness. A 2015 have a look at posted in the journal of strange baby Psychology by way of Rapport and his colleagues checked out eight- to twelve-12 months-old children with ADHD. The researchers observed that individuals who participated in gross motor pastime — meaning the movement of limbs or big elements of the body — executed higher than folks who sat nonetheless for the duration of responsibilities involving operating reminiscence, that's a sort of memory used for processing incoming statistics. workout has additionally been tested to be useful for kids with ADHD.
however with out studies that mainly take a look at fidget spinners, it's not possible to say for certain whether the gadgets ought to help youngsters with ADHD, Rapport told stay technology. He conjectured that the little hand held toys aren't likely to help a whole lot. They don't require gross frame movement, he stated, which is what appears to be chargeable for growing hobby within the frontal and prefrontal mind regions that are answerable for sustaining interest. The spinners are also visually distracting, and so they could pull a infant's attention faraway from the chalkboard or trainer, Rapport said.
"driving a desk bound bike even as analyzing, or sitting on a motion ball whilst working at one's table, in comparison, allows small (non-distracting) motor movements and could probable prove useful for plenty children with ADHD," Rapport wrote in an email to live technology.
An unofficial file in June approximately viable lead in these toys may have dad and mom worried, however don't clean your home of the spinners just but. Tamara Rubin, a lead-poisoning-prevention recommend who isn't always affiliated with any college or research institution, home-tested 11 fidget spinners and located strangely excessive amounts of lead in two of those. on the other hand, Rubin's findings have now not been replicated nor peer-reviewed; and Rubin only tested 11 spinners. you can examine extra about possible lead in fidget spinners on this stay technological know-how article.
a bigger subject can be the chance of kids choking on some of the spinner's small parts. The U.S. purchaser Product safety fee, is asking into reviews of children choking on parts which have popped out of a fidget spinner, stated Patty Davis, the CPSC's appearing communications director. And on Aug. 10, 2017, the CPSC launched protection pointers for fidget spinners, warning that the toys will be choking risks and so youngsters under 3 need to now not play with them. The CPSC also said that the toys need to not be positioned within the mouth, irrespective of the individual's age.
right here are some hints from the Toy affiliation for keeping your youngsters safe even as fidget-spinning: comply with age labels; save at professional tales (in which you'll find toys that surpassed U.S. testing); observe hints for mild-up spinners (make certain the spinner's battery is locked inside the toy); test for damaged parts (which may be a choking danger).
Editor's notice: this article became first published on can also 1, and has been updated with information approximately college bans and kids' interest spans in addition to safety worries. greater these days, the item was up to date with records about a overview observe approximately fidget spinners in addition to protection recommendations launched with the aid of the client Product protection commission.
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Isn’t it insanely easy to simply keep buying Hot Toys off Sideshow or any affiliate website and resell them?
Not that I’m interested in reselling, I’m just curious. You simply purchase a figure and are almost guaranteed to make a profit. For Marvel at least. Am I missing something? There seems to be no catch. submitted by IronManConnoisseur to hottoys [link] [comments]
This child toy, which is no way affiliated with CTV News, has the same color and shape theme as their logo. Link to CTV News included in comments
Hi! I’m looking for info on/examples of toys, etc. which are licensed merchandise affiliated with a movie or TV show, but the toys went into production before changes were made in the movie. This Infinity War tie-in is a good example. Seems that Cap was originally given clawed gauntlets.
Haven’t seen nobody post about this so: Here you have a frank toy there’s 100 made go buy one if you still can and want (I’m not affiliated with the manufacturer)
A christian family-friendly toy channel receives attempted hacking by something called 'GarageMonkey Affiliate'
Arbitrary list of popular lights - Summer Solstice 2020 edition
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In honor of Summer Solstice for the northern hemisphere, I've made an updated list of popular lights. Today is a couple days after (sorry!) the day you're least
likely to need a flashlight north of the equator, but it increases every day after so it's a good time to buy a flashlight.
Because a definitive buyer's guide is too hard, I've made an arbitrary list of popular lights you should consider if you're shopping for a light. There is no best flashlight, so this is not the last word in what's good, but a list of lights that are often bought or recommended here with a touch of my own opinion thrown in. Exclusion from this list doesn't mean a light isn't good. To search more lights by their attributes, try http://flashlights.parametrek.com/index.html
Where possible, official manufacturer URLs are linked here. Sometimes the manufacturer offers good deals through direct orders, sometimes vendors have the best prices. There are coupon codes available
that apply to many of the lights listed. I'm hosting a version of this list
on my own site with affiliate links because a few people have asked for a way to give me a kickback.
Shipping/availability may be affected by the COVID-19 pandemic. In particular, items shipped from China are often taking 2 months to arrive. Supply chains and warehouse stock also appear to be disrupted as well, so you may have to be more patient than usual if you want certain flashlights, chargers, and batteries.
For those in a hurry
If you don't want to learn much, just get one of these.
All of the lights in this section come with a rechargeable battery and have a charger built in to the light. The battery will be a standard size you can buy online from third parties, and the charger will use USB as its power source, though some options do use a special cable. Aside from the Catapult, all have very good color quality compared to the average LED flashlight, improving your ability to see details.
- Wurkkos FC11 - a general-use light for $30. USB-C charging, but it needs to use an A-to-C cable. There's a strong magnet in the tailcap, and a pocket clip for carry. A 25mm (1 inch) diameter and 120mm (4.7 inches) long is suitable for larger pants pockets. 18650 battery.
- Skilhunt M150 with high-CRI LH351D LED option - a smaller light with many characteristics similar to the FC11, but a smaller (14500 size) battery and magnetic charging connector. This light can also use AA batteries, both rechargeable and disposable, but the built-in charger only works with a 14500. $40, and sometimes available on Amazon, but not always with the right LED, which is important since the color and beam quality of the other options is poor. 21mm (0.82") at its widest point and 84mm (3.3") long.
- Armytek Wizard Pro Nichia 144A - a combination handheld flashlight, headlamp, and magnetic work light with high output and excellent color quality. An 18650 battery is included, and it uses USB/magnetic charging, which is a bit slow, but convenient otherwise. It's $90, but try coupon code "reddit" for a discount. I've linked Killzone Flashlights here rather than the manufacturer because the manufacturer's customer service is rather poor, and Killzone's is good. European buyers should consider Nkon and coupon code "AT25%off".
- Acebeam EC35 II, Killzone special edition with SST-20. I swear I'm not trying to favor Killzone here, but this one is a dealer exclusive. If you're thinking of a handheld light to accompany a pistol, this is a great option because the tailswitch is high-only with other functions on the sideswitch. If you think you want a single-mode light, you probably want this instead. USB-C charging (A-to-C again), and it's a USB powerbank (C-to-C works for this). $77 with bundled 18650 battery, $67 if you bring your own battery.
- Sofirn SP36 (Anduril/LH351D version) - with three 18650 batteries and a $71 price tag, this is a larger, more powerful, and longer-running light than the others in this section. It has USB-C (A-to-C only) charging. If you need to light up a room for a long time, or light up a field, this is up to the task.
- Thrunite Catapult V6 in neutral white - for seeing far away. You can spot large objects with this at 750m, and see in reasonable detail at half that. The color quality here is only average, but neutral white will look a little more natural, and have less visible backscatter than cool white. MicroUSB charging and a 26650 battery is included. $75, but coupon code "20%" does exactly what you think.
These are at the top of the list not because they're the best
in some objective sense, but because they're easy to own and use, and easy to buy. They score well on most measure flashlight nerds care about while also being suitable for non-enthusiasts.
About specs and considerations
Moved to the wiki due to character limit
Everyday Carry Lights
These are selected for pocketability first and performance second, but most of the larger options are perfectly adequate for house/cacamping/etc... uses. This section excludes right-angle designs that double as headlamps, but many people do use those for pocket carry, so see that section as well.
- Nitecore Tube - a brighter, variable output, USB-charging replacement for button-cell keychain lights with shortcuts to high and low modes from off. $10
- Rovyvon Aurora A3x (Nichia 219C version) - neutral tint, 90 CRI, 450 lumens (briefly), USB charging, under 20g weight. Non-removable battery, so this will eventually wear out. Other Nichia Rovyvons are similar, offering different body materials, sizes, and sometimes colored LEDs on the sides. $33
- Lumintop IYP07 - a 1xAAA tailswitch option with three modes (5, 40, 130 lumens), three colors (black, silver, pink), and two LED options, of which only the neutral white, high-CRI Nichia 219C is worth considering. $22
- Lumintop IYP365 Nichia 219C - 2xAAA, 90+ CRI (Nichia version only) and neutral white. This is a longer IYP07. Not as bright as a Ti4, but light quality is often more important for being able to see clearly. $19
- Fenix LD02 2.0 (warm white version) - 1xAAA, tailswitch, warm white, high-CRI, and a UV secondary. 1 lumen low, 70 lumens high. $30
- Fenix LD05 2.0 (warm white version) - 2xAAA, 100lm max, and the same features as the above. $40
- Thrunite Ti4 - 2xAAA - Neutral white available. Titanium sometimes available. High output for this form factor. $20
- Nitecore MT06MD - 2xAAA, 90+ CRI, neutral white, and still shipping with the Nichia 219B as far as I know. Similar to the IYP365 on paper, but many people prefer the tint of the 219B over the 219C. $32
- Skilhunt M150 with high-CRI LH351D - this is the AA/14500 version of the M200, without the mode customization feature. It's only offered bundled with a 14500. The onboard charging works with any 14500, but won't charge NiMH AA inside the light. There's low-voltage protection for both battery types, so unprotected 14500s are OK. $40
- Thrunite T10 II - a side-switch light supporting both AA and 14500 Li-ion batteries with shortcuts from off to high and low and a magnetic tailcap. Neutral white available and recommended. $20
- Zebralight SC53c - 90+ CRI, warm-neutral white, e-switch with shortcuts to low, medium and high with several sub-levels for each. $57
- Thrunite Archer 1A - a dual-switch 1xAA light that can also use 14500. 200 lumens with AA, about 450 with 14500. $28
- Sofirn SP10S - 1xAA/1x14500, 90+ CRI with a Samsung LH351D LED and black, blue, or red body color. Slightly awkward UI with a long-press to turn off, but it may be worth it for the low price and high color quality. $16
- Lumintop Tool AA 219C - 1xAA/1x14500 and a 90 CRI Nichia 219C. There's a Cree XP-L version of this that isn't so compelling, so I've linked Illumn rather than the manufacturer, but it may be available elsewhere. 22
- Acebeam TK16 (SST-20 version only) - 95+ CRI, neutral white, tail e-switch with shortcuts to lowest, highest, and last-used, plus two mode groups so you can choose between sensible runtimes and impressing your friends with the 1250 lumen peak output. 0.5 lumen moonlight. Battery included, but you'll need a separate charger. If you were considering the Olight S1 line, get this instead. Also available in copper. $55
- Wowtac W1 - a basic light using a 16340 (CR123A won't work well, if at all) and USB charging. It only seems to come in cool white at the moment. Why is it here? Because it costs $20 on US Amazon and should have Wowtac's usual solid built quality and accurate specs.
- Thrunite T1 (neutral white suggested) - 1x18350 (included), MicroUSB charging, magnetic tailcap, 1500 lumen max mode with a ramping UI for medium levels. $40, usually
This category is so popular it gets subcategories. If you're looking for a lot of power and runtime that's still possible to carry in most pants pockets, this is your battery.
A tailswitch controls power, a sideswitch changes brightness. The ease of explaning the UI makes these perfect to hand out to others.
- Eagletac DX30LC2 - slimmer than most 18650 lights, with a unique take on the dual-switch interface: it always starts on high, unless the mode switch is held, in which case it starts on low. Longer throw than most, neutral white available from some dealers. $75
- Thrunite TC12 - essentially a TN12 with USB charging, a thermal sensor to limit temperature, low-voltage protection and a battery included. $56
- Sofirn SP31 v2.0 - efficient driver and XP-L HI emitter for more throw than most lights in this class. Cool white only, unfortunately, but a good value with the features of the Fenix PD32 at half the price. $37 with battery and charger on US Amazon. $21 without accessories on Sofirn's own site, but shipping from China is likely to take more than a month.
- Acebeam EC35 II (Killzone special edition) This has a bit different UI than the others here. The tailswitch is alawys high, with half-press for momentary. The side siwtch is an electronic switch with shortcuts from off to low, last-used, and high. This offers versatility in combination with dead-simple reliability under stress. USB-C charging (note: requires A-to-C cable; does not charge from C-to-C), optional battery, and it's a USB powerbank (powerbank function does work with C-to-C). The Nichia 219C is a bit cooler with a fairly balanced beam profile, and the SST-20 is warmer with some more throw. $67 by itself, or $77 with a battery. $10 less for the 219C.
Electronic switches enable shortcuts from off to useful modes - usually lowest, highest, and last-used.
- Zebralight SC64c LE - the SC6x series has long been an EDC favorite for their compact size, high efficiency, great low modes, and a user interface that was well ahead of the competition when it came out. Now, many would prefer ToyKeeper's Anduril firmware as used on the FW3A and D4v2, but Zebralight has added some configuration options that should keep most users happy. The 828 lumen max output sounds low next to today's hot-rods, but lights this size can't sustain more than that for longer than 5 minutes without burning the user's hand. $80
- Zebraligh SC64w HI - the above, trading some color quality for more output and throw. $80
- Thrunite TC15 - like the Neutron in form, but trades battery flexibility for 2300 lumens turn-on output and replaces the ramping UI with fixed modes. $56
- Skilhunt M200 (high-CRI LH351D option recommended) - Were you considering the Olight S2R? Consider this instead. Magnetic charging, but with a standard 18650. Optional high-CRI neutral white LH351D. Magnetic tailcap. Magnetic charging. The linked version even has configurable mode groups, and you can decide whether to pay extra to get it with a battery. Pending due to lack of reviews, but Skilhunt stuff is usually solid. $43 without a battery, $51 with.
- Wurkkos FC11 - 18650 EDC light, high-CRI Samsung LH351D, battery included, magnetic tailcap, USB-C charging, e-switch with the option of fixed modes or ramping. Wurkkos is affiliated with Sofirn, and this seems very much like some SP36S parts found their way into an SC31. Early versions had some UI wierdness, but the UI has been revised and is now very good. The tint could stand to be better, but the color rendering is very good, and it's $30
Other by use case
Right-angle lights and headlamps
If I could have only one portable light, it would be a right-angle light that functions as both an everyday carry light and a headlamp. Some lights in this form factor also offer a magnetic tailcap, allowing them to act as mountable area lights.
- Zebralight H53c - All the Zebralight goodness described above for the SC64c LE, but in a right-angle, 1xAA form factor. The Cree XP-L2 may make a less attractive beam than the Samsung LH351D, but most people report Zebralight's optics smooth it out well. H53Fc for a frosted lens for a very even beam. This one even comes with a pocket clip, and the headband does not have the top strap the 18650 versions do. $59
- Thrunite TH20 - 1xAA headlamp available in neutral white with infinite ramping and shortcuts from off to low/high. $30
- Acebeam H40 with 95 CRI Luminus SST-20. This is very similar to the TH20, but trades having a good sub-lumen low for high CRI. It would be nice to have both in the same light, but for that, you'll need a soldering iron. $35
- Fenix HL10 - a 1xAAA headlamp that weighs 40 grams with a lithium battery. It's here so /ultralight doesn't feel left out, as I would recommend something with a larger battery for a primary headlamp. This would make a good backup. Two is one. $30
- Nitecore NU25 - the other ultralight option. Sealed Li-ion pouch cell, so no carrying spares, and it's effectively disposable when the battery wears out. The primary emitter is cool white and low-CRI, but there's a high-CRI secondary. Some sacrifices must be made for a weight of 28g. $36
- Thrunite TH01 - 1x18350 battery dedicated headlamp, 1500 lumens burst (450 stable). This is a USB-charged option without going to the larger 18650 battery. $40
All of these use one 18650 battery.
- Skilhunt H04 - the popular version has a honeycomb TIR optic for a diffuse beam pattern. A reflector for more throw and a version with a reflector and a flip-out diffuser are sometimes available. Uses a timed stepdown. Available in neutral white. Magnetic tailcap. $40, roughly
- Wowtac A2/A2S - another budget option, this time with a reflector. Both come with an 18650 that has a USB charge port right on the battery, but can be used with any 18650. The A2S also offers neutral white, which I recommend. $20/$30
- Zebralight H600w IV - very compact, neutral white, great efficiency, well-regarded user interface, boost driver. What's not to love? The pocket clip isn't so good. $89
- Zebralight H600Fd IV - the above with 90+ CRI, a frosted lens for a more diffuse beam and a slightly cooler neutral tint that's a close match for the midday sun. $89
- Zebralight H600Fc IV - the H600Fd, but with warmer tint, like the late afternoon sun. $89
- Zebralight H604d - the H600Fd with no reflector and a clear lens for a very floody, perfectly even beam. $89
- Zebralight H604c - if you've read the above, this needs no explanation. $89
- YLP Panda 2M CRI - 1x18650 dedicated headlamp, with high-CRI neutral white LH351Ds. Not the most efficient, but the light quality is great and with an 18650 battery, most people won't mind. $38
- Thrunite TH10 V2 - over 300m throw in a right-angle light for those who need it. USB charging, and battery included. A bit more bulky than most. $60
- Armytek Wizard Pro Nichia 144A - this light was my idea. After reviewing the Wizard Pro XHP50, I convinced them to put a 90 CRI, 4500K Nichia 144A in it. It took a couple years, but they did, and it is glorious. The Wizard Pro is the most versatile light I own, and the one I'd keep if I could only keep one. The first batch of these had some battery safety issues (broken low-voltage protection), but that's fixed now. I suggest buying from a dealer like Killzone or Nkon, and checking for coupon codes for those dealers because Armytek's customer service and shipping are questionable. $90
- Acebeam H30 - 21700 battery (also compatible with 18650), USB-C charging, powerbank function, 4000 lumen main output with optional neutral white, red secondary, choice between a green secondary, UV secondary, or a high-CRI Nichia 219C secondary. Boost driver for stable output when the battery is low or cold. Many people would consider this too heavy for a headlamp, but it weighs a lot less than a motorcycle helmet. Noncompliant USB-C behavior requires charging with an A-to-C cable. $120
- Fenix HP30R - 2x18650 batteries in a remote holder that can be worn under a jacket. This is probably the most reliable battery option for extreme cold environments as the batteries can be kept warm. The battery case features USB charging and can be used as a USB powerbank. There are flood and spot emitters, which make 750 and 1000 lumens respectively, and can be used together for 1750 lumens. This is the heaviest headlamp on the list by far, but much of the weight is in the battery pack. $130
These are suitable for first responders and possibly members of the military in combat roles. The focus is on simple operation, reliability and a good way to make sure the light starts on high.
- Acebeam L30 - 4000 lumens from a single 18650 or 21700 (included). Neutral white available and recommended. High-CRI secondary emitter optional. Not the prettiest light, but there's a lot of it, and enough thermal mass to sustain it for a few minutes. Stable output without overheating is 2000 lumens. Forward-clicky tailswith is always max output, but the side switch has shortcuts to low and last-used. USB charging. $110
- Eagletac GX30L2 Pro - for those who want a better Streamlight Stinger. 2x18650. Neutral white with XHP35 HI recommended for more natural color and throw distance. Onboard charging. Neutral white optional. The included battery pack is just two 18650s in series. It says not to charge standard 18650s, but there's no technical reason for that, and it is reported to work. Protected cells recommended. $155
- Skylumen M2Rvn - about that neutral white... and it gains over 100m of throw in the process by switching to the XHP35 HI. This is a modified Olight M2R with different warranty terms from the original, so read those carefully. $120
- Eagletac T25V - a 21700-powered duty light with USB-C charging and battery included. Twist the head for output selection between three configurable levels with the light on or off, so it can be left locked in high. 2600 lumens and 214m throw with the XHP70.2, or 1640 lumens and about 400m throw with the XHP35 HI. The latter emitter in neutral white does the most to make this light stand out from its peers, if you can find it that way. This is a good alternative if the Olight M2R Pro looks appealing or you missed out on the Acebeam T36.$96
Most lights on the list are easy to carry, with performance constrained by size and thermal mass as a result. After all, the best light is the one you have. Here are lights to bring when you know
you'll be using them.
Turn night into day, but not necessarily very far away
- Thrunite TC20 - 1x26650, 1xXHP70.2. This is still small enough for a jacket pocket, but has a bigger battery than most EDC lights, and a spectacular 180 lm/W efficiency on medium. USB charging. Ugly tint, even when neutral. 3800 lumen max, and more efficient than most competitors in all modes. $72 with standing "20%" coupon code
- Acebeam X45 - 4x18650, not pretty even in neutral white, but it makes 18,000 lumens. $180
- Sofirn SP36 BLF edition - 3x18650, 4xLH351D, Anduril firmware, USB-C charging. Be careful, there's another version of this light with Cree XP-L2 emitters, which are ugly. There's currently a bundle with Sofirn batteries on US Amazon for a very small additional cost, but these usually don't come with batteries. 90+ CRI, 5500+ lumens, 350m FL1 throw. This replaces the BLF Q8 in the list due to the LEDs offered and USB-C charging, though the Q8 is easier to disassemble for those interested in modifications. $50
What's that over there? WAY
over there? The hotspots of these lights tend to be too focused for comfortable use up close, though using a diffuser is an option. These tend to be most useful for search and rescue, boating, and the like.
FL1 throw is the distance at which large objects can be detected in clear air. At half that distance, there's usually enough illumination to see clearly, though with more extreme throwers, the distances may be so great as to require binoculars to see clearly even during the day. Throwers have visible backscatter from the atmosphere even in clear air, which may obstruct the user's view of the target. Warmer color temperatures tend to have less.
- Wowtac A4v2 - 1x26650, MicroUSB charging, 1982 lumens and 564m throw according to zeroair. The A4v2 isn't quite a pure thrower; it's more versatile than that. Boost driver for near-full output even when the battery is low and better performance in the cold - that's rare to see in the A4's price/performance category. $50, but check for coupons
- Thrunite Catapult V6 - 1x26650, MicroUSB charging. This is the Wowtac A4, but with a more expensive shell and a bigger reflector for more throw. $60 with a coupon code
- Acebeam T27 - 1x21700/18650. This is like a thrower version of the L30 duty light above, though its charging is USB-C, and oddly, it can act as a USB powerbank. Boost driver for full output on a low battery. 5000K recommended. 1180m FL1 throw. Noncompliant USB-C behavior requires charging with an A-to-C cable. $140
- Acebeam T28 - it's a T27 with a bigger head and even more throw. There's not much more to say about it than that. $160
- Thrunite TN42 - 4x18650, 1550m FL1 throw advertised, 1700m observed by reviewers. $160
Some throw, some flood... probably a lot
- Acebeam K30GT - a hybrid, but leaning toward the throw side of things with 1km. 5500 lumens, but not for long due to heat. 3x18650. $160
- Acebeam K65 - probably the original dedomed XHP70.2 version. 1km and 6200lm, but much bigger than the K30GT with 4x18650 batteries, giving it the ability to say bright longer without overheating. $195
- Imalent MS18 - proprietary battery pack, 18xXHP70.2. Heat pipes. Fan cooling. 100,000 lumens. 1350m FL1 throw. This thing weighs 5 pounds, isn't waterproof, sounds like a jet engine, and I trust Imalent's build quality about as far as I can throw an MS18, not to mention the price. It makes no sense for nearly any practical purpose, but it's the brightest flashlight you can buy, so it goes on the list. $500
Stuff that doesn't fit somewhere else goes here.
- Pelican 3315 CC - 3xAA, 130 lumens, intrinsically safe. The only reason to get this is because an intrinsically safe or explosion proof light is required. This is the least bad option with a warm color temperature and high CRI. $55
- Viltrox L116T - a 95 CRI, adjustable color temperature LED panel intended to be used as a camera light with adjustable output from about 200 lumens to 1000 lumens. Also works great as fixed lighting with a DC power supply, or a portable area light with a Sony NP-F camera battery. A battery holder and a bit of soldering will allow it to run on 2x18650. $34
- Viltrox VL200T - The 2500 lumen version of the L116T. DC power supply included. Radio-based remote control. $65
- Litufoto F12 (AKA Viltrox FA-D10) - A smartphone-sized LED panel with 96+ CRI, adjustable color temperature, USB-C power (note: noncompliant, A-to-C only), and sealed Li-ion battery. 800 lumens on high with 80 minute runtime, 70 lumens lowest, adjusts in 5% increments. 65% output available continuously without draining the battery while plugged in. This would even be viable as floody EDC flashlight if it wasn't for the obnoxiously long press for on/off. $48 on US Amazon
Enthusiast lights can be subject to a bit of a flavor of the month phenomenon, and this section isn't necessarily going to try to include them all. What you'll find here are enthusiast lights with some staying power. There will probably be an Emisar D4 of some description this time next year, but not necessarily the latest new FW variant or whatever's currently trendy from Nightwatch.
- Lumintop FW3A - this light was designed by enthusiasts, for enthusiasts. It's unusual in having a tail e-switch, while most others position it on the side. It has an open source firmware with continuous brightness adjustment and lots of options. 2800 lumen max (briefly), about 800 lumens relatively sustainable (thermally regulated). There are currently five LED options, and I would recommend most people go with one of the high-CRI options. Luminus SST-20 for more throw and less heat, but the Nichia 219C may have more pleasant tint. Caution: this light requires an unprotected, 10A rated battery and can set things that get too close to its lens on fire. This has fairly inefficient electronics, but the large capacity of the 18650 battery makes that a minor issue for a lot of use cases. There are titanium, copper, etc... versions for more money. Build quality and reliability may be a bit questionable, but these pack in a lot of features for the money. Several larger versions with higher output exist, but the original still makes the most sense to this list's maintainer. $40
- Lumintop FW1A - an FW3A with fewer emitters (one) and more reflector (again, one, in place of the FW3A's TIR optic). Less output, more throw, less demanding on the battery. $40
- Emisar D4v2 - every flashlight geek's favorite way to burn a hole in their pocket has been upgraded. It now comes with colored aux LEDs that can serve as a decoration, locator, and battery status indicator. Some versions of this light can exceed 4000 output at power-on, though efficiency is not one of its goals, even at lower levels. Not to be outdone by the FW3A, there are eight LED options, from which I'd suggest the 4000K, 95+ CRI SST-20 to most people. Optional extras include a tailcap magnet, steel bezel, pocket clip, 18350 and 18500 battery tubes, and different optics. There are exposed programming headers on the battery side of the driver for those who want to modify the firmware, or just keep it up to date with ToyKeeper's latest revisions. That's right, it's 2019 and you can get software updates for your flashlight. $45 or a bit more from the US warehouse for those wanting faster shipping.
- Noctigon KR4 - This is almost a tail-e-switch D4, but it uses a variable linear driver that provides a bit better efficiency and more stable output as the battery drains as well as allowing brightness adjustment without PWM and enabling the use of ultra-low-voltage LEDs like the Nichia E21A. If you were thinking about the Lumintop FW4A, this is likely a better option. SST-20 4000K would probably still be my pick here because the E21A doesn't seem to play all that well with the Carclo quad optics. $55, and often stocked in the US warehouse.
- Convoy S2+/219C - Popular light for DIY and modification. Many parts are available from the manufacturer and Mountain Electronics. S2+ linked. S3 is similar, but with a removable steel bezel. S6 has a deeper reflector for a narrower spill and longer throw. Recently updated with the high-CRI Nichia 219C and Luminus SST-20 LEDs, which are strongly recommended over the prior options. 219C 4000K will probably make the largest number of people happy. "Body color" is actually drive current. More 7135 chips means more power, which means more output, shorter battery life, and more heat. x6 is a reasonable choice that should never get too hot to hold. x3 or x4 for giving to people who will waste the battery. x8 for max output. Convoy will assemble other combinations of compatible parts not listed in their store - just contact them and ask. $15
Jacket pocket, maybe
- Noctigon KR1 - Do you miss the Emisar D1? This is a jacket pocket light can reach nearly 700m FL1 throw with certain emitter options. It's the only light I've ever seen offer a high-CRI Cree XP-L HI, which in this case is an incandescent-like 2850K. $50
- Convoy C8 SST-20 - 1x18650. 4000K and 7135x8 will produce the best results for most users. Over 4000K is low-CRI for the SST-20, and yes, CRI still matters in a semi-thrower like the C8. This isn't in the performance class of the other high-output lights, but it's over 500m FL1 throw that fits in a jacket pocket for $20. Note that there are a lot of C8s on the market from different companies, but this C8 is the one most people should get. $20
- Haikelite SC04 - 1x26650/2x26650, 4xSST-20. The neutral white option is 95+ CRI and about 3000 lumens with 500+ meters FL1 throw. Side e-switch with a ramping UI and shortcuts. 2x26650 configuration is probably suitable for thumping someone on the head for those who miss that aspect of the classic Maglite. Boost driver for stable output when the batteries are low. This replaces the Convoy L6 on the list due to its LED choice and switch position. $60
- Emisar D4Sv2 - 1x26650, four emitters, lots of options. This is very similar to the D4v2 from the EDC section, but with a bigger battery, more thermal mass, and more throw. 3000-5000 lumens, 280-480m FL1 throw. SST-20 4000K recommended for most users. $50 US buyers should check the US warehouse for faster shipping
- Emisar D18 - 3x18650, 18xSST-20 (XP-L HI by request). 4000K recommended for 10,000 lumens of 95+ CRI light (thermally limited). Efficiency is not a goal with this model's FET driver, but the battery capacity will make up for it for a lot of use cases. Uses ToyKeeper's excellent open source Anduril firmware. $100 - again, check the US warehouse
- Astrolux FT03 SST-40 FET driver, SST-40, big reflector, 26650/21700/18650 and USB-C (probably only A-to-C) charging. 955m throw and 2313 lumens according to zeroair. There's also an XHP50.2 version that trades some of the throw for output. 5000K suggested. $34
- Noctigon K1 - 1x21700, USB-C charging (including C-to-C!), and probably the most throw of any single-cell LED flashlight (LEPs are impressive, but not quite ready for prime time). 1600m FL1 throw with the Osram White Flat 1, 4500 lumens and nearly as much throw (briefly) from the Luminus SBT-90.2. A balanced beam and stable output from the boost-driver equipped Cree XHP35 HI. Several other emitters are available, though some are not listed and can only be had by request - email and ask if there's a combination you want. $90 and up depending on emitter.
- Astrolux MF01 Mini - 1x26650/21700/18650, 7 Luminus SST-20s (4000K, 95 CRI available), USB-C, Anduril firmware, FET driver, aux LEDs. Like a bigger D4v2 with more emitters and a USB port. $65, but check for active discounts
- BLF GT - 8x18650, over 2000m FL1 throw. 4000K neutral white available and recommended. Do you want to win a display of machismo against a lighthouse? This is your flashlight. $180 (on Banggood at the time of this writing)
* BLF GT90 - the GT with a Luminus SBT-90.2 for over 7000 lumens and 2700m throw claimed, but that's going to be limited by heat and power. For sustainable performance, the original may have the advantage. For short bursts, this will be most impressive. 360, but look for discounts Edit 20200624
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From C7 to GT350 (with lots of pics!)
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Hey all, I figured I'd make a long post about my experience of owning a C7 and why I got rid of it for a GT350. Since today is the 4th of July and a lot of us are indoors more, this is a great day to celebrate and put together this bald eagle story.
GT350 is a much more lively car that the C7 Z51 manual. But closer to the limit is where the C7 shines the brightest as it is more planted. Think of the Corvette as the handy Swiss Army knife of the sports car world where the GT350 is a trusty Bowie knife. One is good at many things and the other is great at what it should really be.
C7 - Cell shots right before I sold it https://imgur.com/gallery/Q6u4d0O
GT350 - High resolution professional shots for your viewing pleasure https://imgur.com/gallery/t9vXoZS
Bought a C7 new at 15% off in summer 2016. Drove a few hours to buy it because it had all the options I wanted: 3LT trim, Z51 performance package, coupe, manual, all black everything, Jake hood logo, and no ground effects.
That being my first sports car I had tons of fun driving the best one for the money you could buy new. C7 had been out a couple of years and I figured some kinks were worked out. This year had Android Auto and Apple Car Play and a flat-bottom steering wheel (mine curiously had a leather one with a suede
shifter; strange combo but it was nice).
I didn't even consider the GT350 because it just came out and I was working at GM at the time so it would have been silly to drive a direct competitor car with no discount. Plus, they were going for up to $20k over sticker at the dealer for a base model! Many 2020 GT350R models are still going for that. Also the 1st model years had issues without the track pack. Basically it wan't even on my radar. I figured GM's Alpha platform would make anything Ford made for the same price undesirable (I was certainly wrong about that).
Fast forward to 3 years later and I had a laundry list of problems. Mostly electronics went out and there were repeat offenders. If you want to know which ones just ask. Engine didn't have too many issues. I broke in the car correctly. I technically qualified for Lemon Law in the state of Texas but was too late to file it. Pro tip
: skip BBB entirely and get a Lemon law lawyer. I was able to get a decent amount despite it not qualifying due to the timeline. Still not as good as a buy back but I got to keep the car hoping it would't waste my time and energy anymore. But it did.
I still think these are great sports cars but if I could afford a Porsche I'd gladly be paying for their reliability and performance. When my C7 was at the dealer for over a month (late 2019 union strike) I decided to shop around because I was nearing the end of my powertrain warranty and my bumper-to-bumper was out. I sold the car earlier this year at 27k miles.
First thing I'd been eyeing was the BMW M2 Competition
. It ticked all the right boxes online: RWD, small, manual, and desirable. I was handed the keys at the dealership when I went for a test drive so I was certain I this was going to be it. I really was disappointed. I tend to get hyped up on YT reviews and lot's of them let me down (Doug and Moto Man). But later on in the year others (Smoking Tire and Motor Trend) validated what I felt. Such boring steering and exhaust. Torque wasn't that exciting in 1st gear. Shifter was toy-ish. Seats didn't go forward enough for me to comfortably press clutch all the way. Steering wheel was fat but had the cool M custom drive-mode buttons. Tried to drift it out of a stop but it didn't do it very easy. Also the looks: it is awkward from some angles. Brakes were massive and too sensitive.
Next was the famed ND Miata RF
in manual (with updated higher revving engine). Salesperson kept going on how it was a safe car, but during that drive we almost got ran off the road. Interior really is comically scarce on storage. Head was so close to the rear view mirror. Hard top was nice down but I'm bald so I couldn't fit the hairdresser stereotype well. Exhaust was even more boring (again the salesperson was trying hard to sell it saying how it shakes his house on startup!). Shifter was indeed divine- just so notchy. Body roll was "haha oh so silly and fun" but I didn't have the same sentiment.
I randomly went to check a brand new 2019 GT350
that was in the lot next to the Chevy dealer where my C7 was at still waiting for parts. I figured what's there to lose. I might as well check out the cool Voodoo engine sound and see what all the reviewers were raving about (wish I would have seen this
one earlier). I really didn't think I was going to enjoy this car as much as I did. It's always great to be surprised.
Now keep this in mind: both of the M2C and Miata I was graciously able to test drive in the twisties for at least 15 minutes. However, they didn't make me lose any sleep. With the GT350 I was only in the car for 10 minutes going slow on straight roads but I couldn't stop thinking about it after I drove it. I recall having nightmares that night. Obsession for months followed until I was able to get one.
Fast forward to spring 2020. I ended up finding a bright green 2020 GT350 with all the options nearby with $5k off sticker (because of the pandemic). I bought it sight unseen as it was sitting in the showroom for one month. This is the last model year of the car also and plants were shutting down so I had to act fast. Only pics of the Grabber Lime paint I could find online were from awful cellphone cameras. I took a gamble it wasn't a nasty dim hue that I'd been seeing and trusted it was a bright paint. It absolutely is. Especially in the sun.
As for the delivery, that was a big mistake. I should have paid for a nice vehicle mover. My front splitter was damaged and a side skirt panel was popped out. Pro tip
: don't trust Ford dealers to install anything right (they didn't) and don't use their movers. Get your own that can read simple instructions on how to load a special car. I'm still waiting for payment to get it fixed months later.
In summary, I'm glad my Corvette gave me enough problems to seek out another weekender car. I was woefully wrong about the GT350 because I never drove it. If you want one of these and you can get one then you absolutely should. UPDATE
Wanted to add some final thoughts:
About the weight and materials. GT350 is about 300lbs heavier and obviously bigger externally. Much taller front clip but the GT350 is much lower and sleeker than the GT Mustang (hence why it looks better). But even the hood is heavy. Whereas the C7 has a carbon fiber hood and targa top that feels more sports car.
Surprisingly I don't care about the weight difference now. You are more connected to the car in the GT350. You sit higher but the steering is immediate and it's so exciting. Even the accelerator pedal buzzes at a certain RPM because of the flat-plane crank engine. There's no lack of grip because of the tires and the balance through corners is delightful.
Go drive one if you can if you have reservations about it.
I want to point out some channels that have in-depth reviews on the GT350: EatSleepDrive, Raiti's Rides, and to quote SavageGeese when reviewing the GT350R: "This car is fucking insane"
|feature ||2020 GT350 ||2016 C7 Z51 manual |
|inputs ||Excelling steering feedback, shifter is rifle bolt smooth, pedals and engine response are amazing. ||Steering feedback isn't there, shifter is notchy and requires granny shifting else you may grind hard from 2nd to 3rd. Noticeable lag from pedal to engine response. |
|exhaust ||Alien and intoxicating! But not entirely loud enough. Wind buffeting and seats folded down are not enough. In a tunnel and/or red-line you reach nirvana. ||Ferocious sound at full throttle, especially with the targa top off in a tunnel. |
|engine ||Power after 3500 RPM but I don't miss the low-end torque of the Vette as working for it is way more fun! ||Hammer from hell power but lazy and runs out of revs quickly. |
|handling ||Very lively just driving around town or in a canyon (haven't done track), brakes are larger than the C7 but not as confidence inspiring. ||Very confident in a canyon and track (just hugs the ground in turns), brakes are monstrous but can overheat due to the size. |
|driving mode preference ||steering wheel: comfort, exhaust: sport, everything else in normal ||steering: sport, exhaust: track (or just pull fuse), drive mode: touring |
|favorites ||Pure analog experience, all the glorious inputs (suede steering wheel with gloves), toggle switches for all the fun stuff, exhaust sound, leave it in 2nd gear and let it rev to the moon and back, less frills (also less things to break!), I ALWAYS want to drive it, comfy ride (seats and magna-ride suspension), back seats hold my GoPro case, car locks with your thumb and unlocks when pulling the handle, gorgeous profile from every angle (especially in bright colors), encouraging and less "my car is the rarest" community, Cobra badges are serious business, numbered chassis is displayed on the dash! ||Torque, low seating position, targa top, 3LT Nappa leather smell, light-weight chassis and body, trans in rear for weight distribution, tons of tech: PDR, front curb cameras, digital dash, HUD, auto rev match, 30 mpg on cyl deactivation mode, I transported a gun safe in the massive hatch, great profile from most angles, hidden storage compartment, tow hook fits easy (even better with Z06 grill) |
|least favorites ||Front splitter scrapes easily, Ford dealers, engine horror stories, Mustang weight and name affiliation, more front-heavy, gas tank needs filling up often, 2019-2020 have MPSS Cup2 tires that will last 3 to 10k miles street + canyon driving, have to remove bumper to install tow hook, body panel alignment, kinda ugly orange front marker lights (turn dial to left to fix in daytime), break-in instructions are heavily debated ||Reliability (3LT top level trim electronics mostly), Corvette community, revs run out fast, just not that engaging to drive when going on a cruise, 4th gear goes well over 100mph, got hit often (low and dark profile), laggy and new-passenger confusing unlocking door mechanisms, rear profile too skinny on base model, run-flat tires are harsh, cheap sharp plastic volume buttons on steering wheel, have to pay $350 at dealer to get magna-ride update to make it less harsh, exhaust mode buried in clunky infotainment |
|must-do mods ||Lethal Performance resonator delete pipe (I hope it's not too raspy), rock blockers on side skirt, passenger side oil separator, damn shifter buzz ||MGW short shifter, AWE x-pipe, Z06 grill (for base model) |
|ideal model and options ||GT350 (unless you actually race often then get the R), bright color with stripes, 2019+ for V2 Voodoo engine (shares GT500 internal parts), base seats ||Grand Sport coupe, 3LT or 2LT with PDR, manual (auto is terrible- just get the C8 if you can't shift), Z07 package if you race (carbon ceramics are expensive) |
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Starting my second blog: Full of doubts, need your help
I have no significant work to do in the next two months, so I have decided to create a blog(an affiliate blog, so I will be able to cover the expenses). I already have a personal blog, with wordpress.com, and This time I want to do technical stuff so no wordpress.com Disclosure - Only knowledge I have, I owe it to this subreddit and other subreddits. Yes, I can tell the difference between WordPress.org and Wordpress.com 1. Choosing a Niche I have chosen the niche already, it will be about collectables and toys, I think its interesting enough to keep me hooked. There are so many prospects of narrowing down on Niche, and later branching out. Any suggestions here. 2. Domain and hosting So there are other subreddits for hosting, they have advised me well. I am going with WordPress. 3. Creating content-most important part It will take a lot of time to get used to the plugins, I have started doing keyword research to chalk out the articles. I am looking forward to preparing a suitable template, which will be tough I have no knowledge about it, but once completed, it could help a lot. Important thing I am thinking about writing 50-100 articles(min. 1200 words), before taking off. It will be hard, but I will try if I could write as many articles targeting small keywords. This goal seems feasible to me because, my current blog's content is related, so it could help me and I have a lot of time to spare. I have decided to do this because I don't want to stress about views after writing 5-10 articles and get demotivated(it has already happened with me, and I also see a lot of people, who are in the same boat). Then regularly pumping out content weekly or biweekly. If this strategy is viable, need suggestions here 4. Content marketing- I will not touch it in the next 2-3 months, because I will be too busy. Then, I think Pinterest would be a relevant platform to generate some traffic alongside Google (only if I am lucky enough). But no paid ads in near future. 5. Backlinks and other SEO stuff I think I can handle basic stuff like on-page SEO and keyword research, there are kind people out there to help me. I have no idea about backlinks, they just confuse me. And I have a lot of time to spare but few bucks to spare. So buying backlinks is hardly a option. If I can leave it alone initially? Or any other viable advice. Writing this post alone has cleared many doubts and after getting your advice, I believe it would be a smooth ride. I hope It will help me to learn things and Improve my crappy grammar. submitted by Dhanraj28 to Blogging [link] [comments]
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