Since March things have been spectacularly out of rhythm. From work and home life to daily routines and how we function when we’re out in a public space. COVID flipped everyone’s world upside down in some shape or form. For me, I was on track to dig myself out of some self inflicted debt but then the cuts made their way to me. While I’m still very grateful to be employed it threw a giant wrench into my plans.
Any project I may have had my eyes set on or currently in the progress of was either scrapped or put on the shelf. While that’s not a bad thing it made me sit back and review what I had planned out. My trucks been sitting since April and I basically have neglected the cleanliness of the Dart; which both of those instances are out of character for myself I’ve finally decided to get off my ass and get things rolling again.
Starting with the simple things, getting all inspections, registrations and oil changes done this month are on the top of my list. Once that’s done the truck will get the 3″ rear drop shackles installed and I’ll start saving again for a new wheel and tire set up. I’m leaving towards staying functional as it will remain my “work” truck. From there it’s just fixing things I’ve neglected over my 4 years of ownership.
I was heavily debating for a few months about trading in the Dart for a Tahoe or a 4runner but I made the decision to keep it and pay it off. I’m honestly tired of a car payment and just want to be done with that for a while. With that, it’s time I show the car some love. The engines in these things are known to have oiling issues so I have a catch can on it’s way from Modern Performance. After that my plan is Spring and a sway bar to tighten up the handling then add in a OEM+ bored throttle body and a wheel and tire set up. I don’t want to slam it or go crazy because it will remain my daily. While it’s not the BMW project I had planned in March (which I’m slowly saving towards ) I can still have fun and enjoy this car.