This Lexus Wrapped in 42,000 LEDs is Definitely Not Street Legal

As a promotional stunt, Lexus recently wrapped their newest model, the 2017 IS, in 41,999 programmable LEDs; turning the car into a screen capable of broadcasting dynamic graphics and videos.

The custom car produces 175,000 lumens when fully illuminated, and the LED strips, if placed end-to-end, would stretch half a mile in length. Three distinct modes allow the ‘LIT’ IS to interact with sounds and people in its vicinity.

Although not street legal, the car was used in a music video for artist Dua Lipa, in a collaboration with Vevo. You can see the music video here and find additional photos and videos of the LIT IS below.

[via Lexus]

Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/2016/12/42000-led-lexus/

21 Angry, Hilarious, And Downright Insane Notes People Have Found On Their Windshields

One thing we can all agree on is that terrible drivers are the worst.

People who are terrible at parking are no joke, either, especially in areas where it’s hard to find a spot. That’s why passive-aggressive (or just aggressive) people everywhere have perfected the art of the windshield note. The windshield note is the perfect way to talk to a fellow motorist without engaging in a face-to-face confrontation or exerting a lot of effort.

These 21 people have taken their notes to the next level, resulting in downright hilarious and sometimes strange messages. Check them out below.

1. Gonna find out who’s naughty or nice.

2. The parking battle is totally ruthless.

3. This is certainly thorough!

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/insane-windshield-notes/

A Bunch Of Dogs Walked Up To This Car…And Totally Demolished It

Can you imagine calling your insurance company and telling them that a pack of unruly dogs destroyed your car? Luckily for this guy, he has cold, hard proof of the crazy canine shenanigans.

Judging by the footage, a security camera captured the bizarre incident. At first, one lone dog approaches, but it’s not long before he’s joined by as many as ten of his friends. What they do next defies explanation.

Watch as the pack of wild dogs demolish the car, going as far as to rip off the front bumper.

Read More: Watch This Mystified Orangutan Hilariously Try To Figure Out The Card Trick He Just Saw

What was in there? An abandoned slab of pepperoni? A juicy, bloody steak? A terrified cat? The world may never know.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/dogs-demolish-car/

This Is Why You Never Load the Heavy Stuff at the Back of the Trailer

How you distribute tow weight is paramount to safely arriving at your destination.

When loading a trailer, make sure that 60% of your weight is loaded to the front of the trailer and 40% is loaded to the back for the safest towing experience.

Read more: http://twistedsifter.com/videos/safe-trailer-loading-psa/

He Turned This Ugly Cargo Van Into An Awesome Home On Wheels

For years, Instructables user had a dream to overhaul a Sprinter cargo van. This dream came at a price, though. He booked a trip from Portland, Oregon, to the East Coast where he was finally able to purchase the exact Sprinter model that he had always dreamed of.

With the van in his possession, in order to transform the vehicle from drab to fab, he first needed to gut the entire interior. In just over six months, was able to remodel his 2006 Sprinter into an RV ready for nomadic inhabiting.

loves to engineer and create new designs in CAD, so it only made sense that he would use the program to map out his new RV.

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With the layout finalized, he was able to break up chunks of the design, such as the cabinetry, into smaller pieces, making it easier to produce a materials list.

He found a professional to insulate the inside of the van. The catch? He had to complete all the prep work himself.

He masked out the cab and floor with painter’s plastic.

He then taped off areas where he was planning on attaching paneling.

The insulation work took just over 15 minutes and was almost instantly dry to the touch.

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Then it was time to get to the meat of the van — he used a pre-finished piece of baltic birch plywood for paneling.

The plywood was flexible enough to bend to the curve of the van’s interior.

The flooring went in and things were finally looking homey.

Assembling the cabinets took a lot of patience — there were A LOT of pieces.

He assembled the cabinets in his garage and then transferred them into the van.

He started the installation with the upper cabinets and worked his way down.

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The cabinets came together rather quickly thanks to the precision of the CNC used to cut the pieces.

The birch cabinets were already pre-finished on both sides and therefore required very little attention after installation.

Making It There knew that he would be living out of the van for an extended period of time, so he wanted to make sure that when it came to cooking, he wouldn’t have to sacrifice much.

His design included a working oven and a kitchen sink. He also made the decision to house the propane and water tanks inside the van under the oven.

To save water, he installed a foot pedal and a hand pump.

His decision to house the water tanks inside the locker stemmed from not wanting the water to get too hot or too cold during summer and winter.

He created custom roof pods to house larger camping accessories like chairs and picnic tables.

The pods can be opened from both sides of the van, for easy access.

They were designed with energy efficiency in mind and reinforced with extra polymetal protection.

Two 100-watt solar panels solved their need for electricity.

And finally the van was ready!

The interior looks a lot roomier than you would expect.

Just your average kitchen-living room hybrid.

No need for a tent on this camping trip, this RV has a comfortable bed spread.

Now the first question that comes to my mind, is where are they going to go to the bathroom?


If you want to embark on your own RV project, check out all the instructions from this one here.

Read more: http://www.viralnova.com/cargo-van-revival/

RV and Boat Combination (Video)

RV and Boat Combination (Video)

Out of the water you have a street legal RV that should be welcomed in almost any campground or RV park. In the water you have a power boat that can make a great day out of any body of water.

via skylane227

Read more: http://dailypicksandflicks.com/2015/10/28/rv-and-boat-combination-video/

25 Things Your Car Mechanic Won’t Tell You

Although having a car can be helpful, when it comes time for repairs it would be good to know these 25 things your car mechanic won’t tell you.

25. Be wary of scare tactics, especially when they claim they wouldn’t drive your car another foot.

24. Make sure to check for certification in the shop and if you’re in the US, a state license.

23. Look for a clean garage. A cluttered floor filled with dirty rags may be a red flag.

22. Although it seems obvious, never sign a blank work authorization form. Always have a specific estimate for each job first.

21. If the mechanic claims they don’t need fancy equipment like a basic engine analyzer, go elsewhere.

20. As a rule of thumb, when you get a second opinion don’t tell the mechanic what the first diagnosis was

19. You don’t need to have your fuel injector cleaned.

18. Coolant flushes are usually a gimmick.

17. Same with power steering flushes. Many of your car’s fluids are designed to last up to 100,000 miles.

16. If you’re getting a strangely good deal on your tires you may be getting two year old treads. Ask about the build date.

15. Avoid lifetime mufflers. While you can get free replacements you’ll have to pay for pipe repairs anyway.

14. If there is something wrong with your catalytic converter or emissions system consult your dealer. A free replacement is often legally required.

13. Many times you will get charged double labor, especially for multiple tasks. Ask about labor time beforehand.

12. Ask for your old parts back. At least you’ll know they’ve been changed.

11. Be careful with brake jobs. Many mechanics will use cheap parts and mark them up.

10. Watch out for certified pre-owned cars. The certification usually means nothing.

9. Bring your car in on Monday not Friday. On Friday the mechanics will rush the job to get done by the weekend.

8. A transmission pan with metal particles in it is normal. Don’t get duped.

7. Be wary of advertisements for $100 brake jobs. A mechanic won’t make any money on this.

6. A transmission flush is almost guaranteed to be a scam. They aren’t recommended by manufacturers and cars almost never need them.

5. Cheap parts from China are getting popular. Ask to see the box.

4. If they show you an air filter full of dirt and debris make sure it actually came from your vehicle.

3. Some parts (like an air filter) are relatively easy to change yourself.

2. Request factory equipment. This is just another to way to make sure you have legitimate parts.

1. There are no legal standards in the US for used tires. Make sure to inspect them.

Read more: http://list25.com/25-things-your-car-mechanic-wont-tell-you/

Driving on Thin Ice (Video)

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So, apparently some guy in Russia has built a makeshift ATV icebreaker…

Original video via Youtube. Spotted here.