The Car Thread

Discussion in 'Off-Topic' started by bulb, Sep 21, 2012.

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  1. diagrammatiks

    diagrammatiks SS.org Regular

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    I feel like the only car that you are going to like after that turbo S has to be at least a mclaren 570s.

    But, if you have the money...cars are like guitars right...you just gotta have that one v10 in the garage.

    also depending on how much you love your porsche you might be ruined forever. you might never feel ok driving an na car ever again.
     
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    TheShreddinHand Uber Stringer

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    Nice summary Misha. I've seen a few around my way and they sound incredible. Going way back, but did you ever get or drive the GTR? How did you feel about those?
     
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    I would powdercoat the wheels black. Black wheels make everything look nicer, and unless you are going to spend the coin on something forged and legit, that would be your best bet. The current wheels on there are pretty bad ass, so they would look good black. Only thing with powder coating wheels is some people say the ovens used to cure the powder can mess with the heat treat on forged wheels, but tons of people do it with zero issues. I dont think anyone has proof of it being an issue, only speculation.

    My wife and I are expecting a little one anytime so we just picked her up a fast mom wagon. 2014 Jeep SRT, we build Jeeps, so this was fitting. IMG_47641.jpg
     
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    Ok guys, just booked one of those xtreme drive experiences. Which of these three would you choose:

    Lamborghini Gallardo LP560
    Audi R8 V10
    Porsche 911 GT3

    I think they're all pretty similar in terms of acceleration numbers in a straight line but anyone with experience with these have opinions on handling between these three? Which one can punch out of a turn quickest? Or are they also all pretty similar in terms of ride and handling?
    Fastest car I've owned/driven is a 15' BMW 335i w/ xdrive so this will be quite the different experience!! Tough choice!
     
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  5. diagrammatiks

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    I'm biased but the gt4 is easily the best car out of those.

    That being said everyone should drive a lambo at least once so probably the lambo
     
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    IMG_20170720_102558821.jpg I got to drive a Gallardo Superlagerra this summer and it was monsterous. My first time in an exotic car so I don't have anything to compare it to. The sound alone was amazing. Still hear it in my dreams.
     
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    Very cool! I was leaning Lambo but after watching several videos of the track this is held on it really seemed like the GT3 was perfect for this. That and the lambo was only available at 8am or 9am and that seems a little early in the morning for late October in Pittsburgh for a track time. But maybe I'm wrong and the track and tires would be plenty warm. Ah well, went with the 911. Couldn't have gone wrong with any of them really!
     
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    Honestly dude if you are going to a track it's probably the correct car, Porsche has the strongest racing pedigree and the 911 is a car that has been refined over half a decade, the gallardo/R8 are no slouches by any means, but as cliche as it sounds, there is just something about the 911. When I was car shopping I wanted to avoid it so badly because I just felt it was such a predictable move, and all it took was one spirited test drive to understand why everyone uses the 911 as the benchmark for a good sports/supercar.
     
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    Excellent! Makes me happy about my choice!
     
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    Got a new daily driver...

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    Went to Buttonwillow, covered car in a fine layer of dust(seriously, this shit got everywhere :lol:)
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    After 3 track days and 6,000 miles I've used up probably 65% of the Federals RSRRs I was running; 200tw on a daily is stupid. I don't want to waste any more heat cycles commuting or die once it starts raining so I picked up a second set of wheels to run on the street. Going to paid these a dark bronze and mount some Pilot Super Sports I have laying around in the garage.
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    6,000 miles in an S2000? Nice. I only put a little under 1,300 miles on the RX-7 all summer. It goes into the shop for a Haltech Elite 1000 standalone within a week or so though... going to improve the stock tune and get ready for 300whp. And I really gotta find a new trunk seal. I don't drive the car very much because I stink like exhaust every time I get out.

    Still trying to decide if I am going to kit the car out, change to the post-facelift bumpers & trim, or do a resto-mod build... it being a 10th Anniversary Edition makes me want to resto, but then I see stuff like this and I want to go nuts

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    Here are some macro shots of the 488, lighting in the garage is less than ideal but I did my best and exported them in wallpaper size in case you guys dig:
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    @sakeido I've actually put on 11,000 this year. More than doubled the miles on the car since I bought it 3/2015 (36k-77k). It's too fun not to drive :lol:

    The front fenders and bumper on that RX7 are sick. I say build your car the way you want, resale and collectability be damned.

    Also, wtf Bulb. Congratulations :yesway:
     
  15. p0ke

    p0ke 7-string guitard

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    Bought a car the other day. I ended up buying a really cheap one because I just bought a house for 150k so I didn't want any more debt right now :lol:
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    It's a 1999 Ford Focus 1.4 hatchback. It feels pretty good considering I paid 700€ for it. It only came with one set of tires which were really old winter tires that had had the spikes removed so they could be used as summer tires, so I had new winter tires installed yesterday.
    In Finland winter tires are mandatory (which is completely reasonable considering how slippery it can get when the temp goes below 0*C or even way more + with snow and ice) and then you have to change to summer tires in the spring because the winter spikes wear out the roads much more. So you basically have to have two sets of tires.
    Anyway, my mother in law had an almost identical Focus that was scrapped last year, but she still has her summer tires in storage, so I'm getting those for free. I don't know if they're any good, but at least I don't need to buy another set of rims.

    It also doesn't have a stereo, but it has a 2din slot with all the cables ready, so I just ordered an Android based stereo for it that can be used for navigation, reverse camera etc. + everything typical Android devices can do.

    EDIT: Oh and looks like my wife already dumped a pile of rubbish into it (bags in the front seat) :lol:
     
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    Yeah I guess I didn't post about it here, got it a little over a month ago, threw some miles on it, but when I get back from tour I'm pretty much gonna have to hibernate it, entertaining the idea of a R8 v10 plus to hold me over till the summer, or maybe I need to move to somewhere with better weather and roads haha.[/user]
     
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    So as an update, driving the 911 GT3 on the track was awesome! Thing was glued to the track and sounded so darn good. Unfortunately those 3 laps were up way too quick. Wish they offered a ten lap option or something, haha!

    On another note, what is anyone’s opinion on the Audi S4 (14’-16’)? It really checks off the boxes for what I need (4 door sedan, AWD, can be civilized for commutes but still fun as heck when you want to tear it up!). Anyone own or know someone that owns one?
     
  18. p0ke

    p0ke 7-string guitard

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    Argh, here's what you get for buying a cheap piece of shit car: my heater stopped working, just as it's starting to get really fucking cold here... Checked all the related fuses, they're ok, so the next step seems to be to remove the glove compartment and check the resistor in there... Hopefully that's the problem and not the motor. The good part with having a cheap and very common car is that the parts are cheap even if I'd end up having to replace the whole heater.
     
  19. maliciousteve

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    There's a second fuse box behind the glove compartment that may lead to the problem with the heater.

    I also recommend keeping an eye on the thermostat housing, they would fail often. Easy to replace but a pain if stuck in freezing weather or engine overheats. Had that problem with my old Focus.
     
  20. silverabyss

    silverabyss J. Custom taste, Gio budget Contributor

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    How much does a power steering pump cost to replace on a 98 nissan pathfinder/inifinti qx4. I'm starting to leak and it's just drinking fluid
     

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