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#151 PREDATOR 47

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:16 PM

bought me some 15x8 6UL wheels for my spyder today. 225/45/15 hankook RS3s already mounted. mmmmmm 2200lbs car with 225 semi-slicks at all four corners .... MMMMMMM

That sounds like a really nice wheel/tire combo for that car. It's a Toyota Spyder, correct?

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:26 PM


bought me some 15x8 6UL wheels for my spyder today. 225/45/15 hankook RS3s already mounted. mmmmmm 2200lbs car with 225 semi-slicks at all four corners .... MMMMMMM

That sounds like a really nice wheel/tire combo for that car. It's a Toyota Spyder, correct?


mr2 yeah. got a big front bar on order too, but its back ordered until the beginning of march. with a good alignment and some crash bolts should be a pretty good STR car.
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Posted 18 February 2013 - 04:42 PM

Rotary engines ain't too bad. The first time I pulled one out of a Mazda it was a bit of a WTF experience, but it all made sense after.

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Posted 18 February 2013 - 06:08 PM


I'm saving up for something myself. Looking at the Mazda RX-8 especially.

Just saw a really nice RX-8 on the way back from the field today. White with flat black accents and a really nice sounding exhaust kit. Too bad it was an automatic :lol:

They're great looking cars, but the rotary engine scares me...


mostly the fact that the regenisis engine never made the claimed hp, and gets terrible economy, and needs a complete rebuild before 100k miles ....

the rx7 was a great car, esp the early ones (FDs are too fast and furious for me), but the rx8 is downright terrible.
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Posted 19 February 2013 - 10:27 AM

I really like the design of the rotary engine. They are simple, light, smooth, high revving, reliable, and make really good power compared to a piston engine of similar size. The problems are that they get really bad mileage, damage easy, burn oil, need rebuilt every so many miles, and do not make good torque on the low end. And they are hard to get parts for.

The biggest problem for me is that Mazda makes them. I like rotary engines, but not Mazda.

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Posted 19 February 2013 - 02:36 PM


What scares you about them? Other than the cost of ownership, they are awesome.

I've never owned one, worked on one, or knew anyone who owned one, they're just completely alien to me. I do all my own mechanic work, so something I can't work on isn't very appealing.


Don't be scared of rotaries. If you already learned how to fix cars, then you can learn their quirks with no problem. With a rotary, there is no valvetrain so there's a lot less to fix. The pistons are replaced by rotors, but damn near everthing else is the same. Fuel systems work the same, electrical systems work the same, intake and exhaust are the same except instead of valves there are ports in the "block". I loved working on my RX7.


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Posted 19 February 2013 - 08:15 PM

I wouldn't mind taking one up as a project car in the future, but at this point in my life, all I have room for is a daily driver. I'd have to get rid of some of the toys currently in storage at my parents' house.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 09:51 PM

you know its spring time when the parts start to fill your living room
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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:04 PM

Just picked up an old ford flathead for $250 from kijiji. Pretty interesting motor really: valve in block, dual water pumps, timing gears instead on chain and uses one rod bearing for each pair of connecting rods on crank journals. Going to be rebuilding it for a rat rod project I'm starting at the end for the year.

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Posted 21 February 2013 - 10:05 PM

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 02:39 PM

That brings back some college memories. I had a '92 Integra, a GS coupe with a 5-speed. Great car till someone sideswiped it while it was parked.


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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:32 PM

Driving my dad's Scirocco R this weekend, just had it out on a B road. I love that car, it goes like a rocket in the corners.

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:39 PM

Anyone have any suggestions for my next vehicle?

Wants list:


Larger than my car - So, smaller SUV/Crossover/Wagon; potentially.
MUST be AWD or 4wd - Its going to be a daily, but also needs to be capable in heavy snow and minor offroad (mostly trails)
Most brands are acceptable, but quality is prefered
I'm most likely not going to buy brand new (only suckers do)
Price - <30,000

Was looking at Jeep, Subie, Mitsu, VW, Audi, Mazda

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 03:54 PM

Audi A6 Quattro?

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:50 PM

Toyota fj, or jeep wrangler are best off road but suck back fuel. Less about off road better fuel and comfort look at maybe ford escapes or the new mazda cx 5.

Personally I have never had issues getting anywhere in the snow and most my life I drove rwd pickups. But if all ya really worried about is snow driving subarus do very well. Audi has a good awd platform but most of there offerings sit quite low and can suffer in deep snow a bit. If you really want euro best bet I think would be the VW Tigun.

Personally find my current Toyota Tacoma 4x4 to be damn near cheating in the snow lol. Thing can crawl threw anything but mine is only an ex cab with the 2.7l 4 banger and a 5 speed stick. Not a ton of room inside but decent on fuel for a pickup.
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Posted 22 February 2013 - 04:55 PM

Main reason I want AWD for the snow is that I quite literally live in the mountains. lol

In the summer, its downhil biking, hiking, camping and fishing. In the winter it's snowboarding, ice fishing, and snow mobiiling. Gotta get to that fresh powder, and even with winters, it can get damn hard to get around after 50+cm of snow every other week. haha

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Posted 22 February 2013 - 05:19 PM

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Posted 02 March 2013 - 04:06 PM

spring is in the air:

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:20 PM

Soo.. since you all are car people.. and some are mods/admins... would it be rude, crude, and socially unethical to post a manual transmission vs. Automatic transmission thread? Its like the spool vs. Poppit debate.. but with vehicles... and it couldn't possibly be any more useless than some threads I've come across.
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Posted 04 March 2013 - 09:55 PM

99% of people are going to tell you manual. I for one agree, except I hate clutches... So, I prefer dual-clutch systems (PDK/DSG/DCT). Faster shift times, and subsequently less power loss while still having control over the gearing.

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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:04 PM

Soo.. since you all are car people.. and some are mods/admins... would it be rude, crude, and socially unethical to post a manual transmission vs. Automatic transmission thread? Its like the spool vs. Poppit debate.. but with vehicles... and it couldn't possibly be any more useless than some threads I've come across.


probably ok, but idk why you want the opinion of techpb. go to car forum and see what they think.

no clutch petal no care is my opinion. but then i am a driver first, and care only about the driving experience itself, and no automatic, even dual clutches, can capture the feel of an engine like a good old manual can. lap times be damned. heel toe shifting is an art.


Edited by cockerpunk, 04 March 2013 - 10:08 PM.

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And yes, Gordon is the sexiest manifestation of "to the front."


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Posted 04 March 2013 - 10:10 PM

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:08 PM

Honestly, neither one is better than the other, as they both serve different purposes. For something like drag racing, an automatic is ideal. With a reverse manual valve body and a ratchet shifter, an automatic will upshift much quicker than somebody with a clutch pedal to deal with. And with a trans brake, an automatic can launch off the line much quicker than someone driving stick.

Standard shift is ideal for just about everything else, though. I also find it more fun, but that's opinion.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:29 PM

I prefer a manual transmission just because it is more fun. Paddle shifters don't replicate the feeling of nailing a perfect shift. Automatics lack the direct feeling that manuals have.


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Posted 05 March 2013 - 12:58 PM

spring is in the air:

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What year and model? Tell me noah!

I love the 944 to death. :wub:

Also, manual FTW, I need my clutch to be honest.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 04:28 PM

spring is in the air:


You lied....it is snowing outside. Thanks a lot.

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Posted 05 March 2013 - 09:35 PM

smaller?
lower?
no roof???

oh, this isnt what you mean is it


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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:14 PM

So, if I want to stiffen up my suspension and get more responsive steering.
How much work am I looking at?

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 02:57 PM

I'd say it will be somewhat labor intensive, but if you have a proper jack or lift it's not too bad. I haven't done a whole lot with steering boxes, so I really can't comment on that aspect.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 03:00 PM


spring is in the air:

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What year and model? Tell me noah!

I love the 944 to death. :wub:

Also, manual FTW, I need my clutch to be honest.


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spring is in the air:


You lied....it is snowing outside. Thanks a lot.


it happens, didn't stop me from putting my summer wheels on my daily

So, if I want to stiffen up my suspension and get more responsive steering.
How much work am I looking at?


depends on the car. and what you mean by stiffining up. if you just mean some bushings thats cheap but labor intensive, if you want stiffer springs or something, that could get a lot more expensive really fast.
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Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:01 PM

Coil overs (the proper way to do it) are going to cost upwards of a grand easily for an A4. No idea what that transfers to in Norway.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:11 PM

A set of stiffer and shorer springs for my car isn't that bad really.
If I have them adjustable and shock absobers Then it's about twice the price for just the springs, still, not that bad.


And I want a more sporty feel, right now it's just a boring sedan.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 04:35 PM

I had D2's on my SVT. I loved them; adjustable height, adjustable ride quality.

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Posted 06 March 2013 - 05:13 PM

I have to look at what it will cost versus selling my A4 and getting something like a VW Corrado.

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 09:31 AM

I just went with a coilover sleeve kit simply to adjust ride height. If you go that route be very careful when buying off eBay. Lets just say I'm Gonna be hanging on to my factory ones just in case ...

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 11:09 AM

Before you spend any money on suspension upgrades, buy the very best tires you can afford. Your ride and handling will be affected much more by tires than anything else.


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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:28 PM

New tires affect body roll?

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Posted 07 March 2013 - 02:29 PM

New tires affect body roll?


body roll effects grip? :rolleyes:
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Posted 07 March 2013 - 04:48 PM

A little body roll never hurt anyone. You will see much more improvement in actual grip by getting better tires than by changing springs or other parts. Assuming your tires have room to improve on.

I don't know if your Audi has anti-roll bars but if you are looking at correcting excessive body roll stiffer sway bars would be the first place to start.

But it's your money. If you want to spend it on stance mods and a spring setup, I won't stop you. Whatever makes you happy. Cars are fun to tinker with.

Edited by The_Economist, 07 March 2013 - 05:09 PM.


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Posted 08 March 2013 - 08:26 PM

I bought a nice clean 2004 Toyota Camry today for a commuter with a 2.4L and a 5 speed. Should be able to cut my fuel bill in half and it only cost me $1800 Certified /Etested ;)

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Posted 09 March 2013 - 04:38 AM


New tires affect body roll?


body roll effects grip? :rolleyes:


Have I talked about grip? O.o

I want less body roll, not that my A4 has a lot of it, but it's more than a Scirocco.
And I want the car to react faster when I turn, again, like a Scirocco.


Guess I'll just save money for a year, sell my A4 then buy a Scirocco. :P
Fuck, I love that Scirocco.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:22 PM

so i got one for you guys.

my mr2 has a little wind deflector, and as a rule, i reject the notion of stickers on cars. but this wind deflector has me interested in the idea of a sticker on there. mostly because its only in use when the top is down, and even then, you can still fold it down if you don't want to look like a dick.

looks like this (mine is just slightly red tinted see-through plastic):

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so im thinking of getting a quick easy couple buck vinyl decal made. something cheap, easy, just some text really. not really a snarky guy, nor is this car my serious performance machine, its not really about taking itself seriously.

so far the leading idea i have is "everything is better topless"

anyone got any better ideas?

Edited by cockerpunk, 13 March 2013 - 06:23 PM.

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 06:28 PM

"I couldn't afford a 911" lol

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Posted 13 March 2013 - 10:15 PM

Keep it clean. Stickers mark you as a member of the underclass. Also, a funny saying on your car is a Be Sharps situation where the wit will wear down over time.


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Posted 13 March 2013 - 11:29 PM

"I couldn't afford a 911" lol


that makes no sense at all .....

Keep it clean. Stickers mark you as a member of the underclass. Also, a funny saying on your car is a Be Sharps situation where the wit will wear down over time.


im usually not a fan of stickers in general, because i agree they look stupid.

but a cute joke on the back of a kinda joke car, that only will show in certain weathers, and when i want it to ... that i can live with ...
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Posted 14 March 2013 - 06:26 PM

Don't do it. Even with the best intentions stickers always look bad.
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Posted 16 March 2013 - 12:02 PM

the only sticker i put on my car is a mightycarmods.com one lol. other than that i only like stickers on cars that start out as a joke. the mr2 is sweet so id leave it

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 01:39 PM

Personally, I would think a chick owns that car if I saw those stickers. :blink:

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Posted 18 March 2013 - 02:20 PM

Personally, I would think a chick owns that car if I saw those stickers. :blink:


that isn't my car ... as i said in that post ....

most of my cars are chick cars, because that's most of then the sign of a good car :lol:
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Posted 19 March 2013 - 06:34 PM

I kill somebody straight up for a Rolls Royce Phantom. I swear to god, that is the sexiest car ever made.

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