The Car Thread

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    I drove in snow quite a few times in Denver in my '07 Daytona, and it actually did great on all-season tires. That said, 135 less hp, 85 less torque. But the Scat Pack is nearly 500lbs heavier. So, I would say you can do it, but I wouldn't just because I hated what it was doing to my Daytona. Luckily, most of Denver's car washes have pretty good underbody washers. It's actually what they put on the roads to combat the snow that seemed to be the worst, as I'm sure you know already, living in Pittsburgh and all. If I lived somewhere like that, I would probably have some cheap beater 4x4 truck/SUV/Subaru for those days.

    And yes, I know all about the need for 4 doors. I don't have kids, but my job/business requires a good amount of space and the need to fold the rear seats down and often put bulky autoclaves in the car, so the rear doors are necessary for easier access. And I'm just not a truck/SUV guy, so a Charger just makes all the sense in the world.
     
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    We did talk about them for a bit. Offered to let him drive mine when I was in Maryland, but they were on tour. Hope he ended up getting one at some point!
     
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    Ooooh, may we see? :D
     
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    It's on the bottom of page 86! I need to get some new pictures. :D
     
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    Oh man, that thing looks spectacular in white. Congrats to you, sir. Well done.
     
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    As promised, my 06 300C SRT8

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    Yeah, I always try to hit the car washes for a good underbody wash. I wish I could install an underbody wash in my garage for everytime I pull in during the winter months! Ha!

    What was going on underneath yours? Rusting away or that salt/chemical mixture eating through stuff?
     
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    I lived in an area where the neighborhood snow removal guys used salt instead of sand/chemicals. It just looked so nasty underneath. I never let it sit on there more than a day or two; depending on how bad the roads were.

    The chemicals on the main roads, whatever it was called, ate the chrome off of parts of my wheels though.
     
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    Finally got around to throwing all the parts on my car:
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    25mm drop on Ohlins DFV. 17x9 TSW Interlagos (painted Kaiser silver) all around with Michelin Pilot Super Sports, CT intake, and this wonderful exhaust: [​IMG]

    Still working on the tune but car is definitely quicker than my prior setup. Gotta finish up some bodywork (vandalism is a bitch :wallbash:) and gut my soft top then the project is done.
     
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    Sorry to hear that some asshat did that to your ride. Tasteful mods if I may say so myself, it's almost a pity those Ohlins are hidden from view....almost. :D
     
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    Hit some of Route 66 today. Would have taken more photos of the twisty bits, but Sport Mode and I were busy. :)

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    A Charger in it's natural environment, you get some big skies out there.
     
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    ^Yessir. Shame I have to go back to Florida soon. Going to miss all of the big, twisty roads and elevation changes. Not looking forward to returning to Florida's dull highways and mostly straight roads. -sigh-

    But hey, all so that I can someday have the money to spend half of the year out in this part of the country and fill that garage accordingly.

    I would say I'll get some "Florida cars"... but V6 convertible Mustangs and Z3s just aren't my thing.
     
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    Joose, Dodge could totally use some of your photos as ads. Looks like a great road trip :yesway:

    I should borrow a good camera to take some pictures but one of my favorite parts about the car now is seeing the hint of gold peeking behind the wheels when I walk up. So cool :D
     
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    Haha, thanks man. We'll see if I can get photos with equally nice backdrops in FL. Certainly won't be in Jacksonville, I'll have to travel.
     
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    looks like I be spending tomorrow afternoon replacing the fuel pump in my '99 BMW M3 :noplease:... Not my ideal saturday afternoon, but what are ya gonna do :shrug:
     
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    NEW CAR DAY!!!

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    The toys this thing has is crazy!
     
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    Nice haven't had chance to drive one yet. How does it compare to the Focus?
     
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    Always had a love for cars, however, I'm 24 and still don't have a driver's license :lol:
    But that's about to change!
    Got my first lesson tomorrow and I will be doing 3 every week, hope to have my license in 3 months max, super excited!
    Then the chase is on for my first car, most likely will try to get a Miata :D
     

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