Category: cars

Seriously, Just A Quick Message

To those who have been with me since the beginning, and those who are just joining in on The Nomadic Tire, I thank every single one of you. This sounds so cliché, but it’s so true. Without you guys reading my content, I wouldn’t…

UNDERRATED Install Meet – Civic Si BCR BR Coils Install

We just completed an install night/hangout meet last night for UNDERRATED in New Richmond, WI where we installed BCR (BC Racing) coils on a 2012 Honda Civic Si. Boy did we take our time with the install! Prepping the BCR’s. These BCR’s were purchased…

Winona-Bound For A MazdaSpeed3.

The date is Wednesday, November 1st, 2017. 2:10pm Central Standard Time. Snowing like a motherf***er outside. A quick backstory: my buddy Marc ended up crashing his Gen2 MazdaSpeed3 into a ditch avoiding a rodent on the road in rural Wisconsin. Though the damage was…

The Dealership Life – Part 2: The Broken Survey System

Satisfaction Surveys from manufacturers is an amazing way to gauge a customer’s satisfaction level from their point of view. They are also one of the worst ways to gauge a customer’s true satisfaction level with the actual department they came in to see. Allow…

The Dealership Life – Part 1: Behind The Scenes

To the average Joe bringing in their vehicle for repairs and/or maintenance, the face of the dealership can look one way, but almost always is a much different story behind the scenes. Something as simple as an oil change takes a lot of logistics…

Rally North America – The Rallies Of A Lifetime

“Road rallies are great; they’re usually for a good cause, they bring you to places you would never go otherwise, and it brings great people together.” – David Patterson (a.k.a. ThatDudeinBlue – YouTube) He’s right, you know. Road rallies are scavenger hunt based timed…

Letting Duke Go – The Story Of My 2016 KTM 390 Duke

>>meet duke.   Duke is a 2016 KTM 390 Duke with a 373cc single pounding out 44hp and 26 ft/lbs of torque. Duke and I first met Thursday, July 28th, 2016 in Cambridge, Minnesota. Having done a lot of research on motorcycles the weeks…