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NSMB Automotive Thread ( Q&A, Car Porn, etc)

May 13, 2015, 10:27 p.m.
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when ur electric sewing machine can elicit these types of feelings, then we can talk car pron…

Feelings? All I saw was some dude yakking endlessly about some ugly, noisy POS.

Maybe you meant something more like this;


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpaLgF1uLB8

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May 13, 2015, 10:28 p.m.
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At the end of the day high power drag strip tanks like the above are fun for 5 minutes but when you take them to a proper circuit they're about as much fun as doing an XC race on a 40lb freeride anchor.

For driving enjoyment, add lightness.

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May 13, 2015, 10:51 p.m.
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Feelings? All I saw was some dude yakking endlessly about some ugly, noisy POS.

Maybe you meant something more like this;


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LpaLgF1uLB8

A little lame. I could get grandma to freak in a 73 Corolla.

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May 13, 2015, 11:06 p.m.
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The nearly complete 377ci

May 14, 2015, 12:22 a.m.
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here is a much more relevant "test" of the hellcat and tesla IMO.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RWQ-dnpplaA

I never got into real drag racing, mainly because there is no proper drag strips where I live, so it has always been more about windy mountain passes. So yeah, the muscle car concept is not for me. That said, I do like the "mechanical" aspect of driving (driving is not the same as commuting), like shifting gears, perfectly double de-clutching etc. And there is the noise of course.

So while the Tesla might be great for commuting and driving short/medium highway miles (not having tried it yet, i can not be sure, as stated in the EV thread), there will always be a place in my garage for something "old school". Maybe a Litchfield modified BRZ.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0z8wuFurIA

Or an Alfa 4C, a Cayman gt4… I think that cars like those will have a role of the weekend toy, not dissimilar to the role they have now in fact. Maybe kind of like a SS hard tail in bike quivers. Electric makes sense for commuting, not driving for fun, no matter the acceleration. Once you get used to the acceleration, there needs to be more I think.

May 14, 2015, 1:36 a.m.
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If I had a big turbo I can has moar powa.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=024-V30vrR0

Not the same speed6 as the one above or mine but sounds so good.


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-GSEuCiXhvA

I do plan to drive mine into the ground.

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May 14, 2015, 2:38 a.m.
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It probably wouldn't take much to modify an electric car that could smoke a muscle car in a quarter…

I think any stock EV that runs just under 12 with what was probably all season tires b/c I havent watch it is technically at a handicap.

fortunately Tesla is more concerned with practicality than winning drag races. Seriously, when does being .8 seconds faster over a quarter ever give anyone an advantage in day to day driving? With the torque electric has off the line they would have to be careful not to make one that would snap the drivers neck.

Mmmm neck snapping torque. As for the .8 seconds argument, while not a designed intent, 1 second can mean life or death. You either have an extra second to clear it or the extra to see it and hopefully react in some appropriate manner. Gotta think past street racing when time comes into daily driving.

I can think of a time recently going north down Granville passed 49th in the center lane for a change as I usually ride the curb lane to avoid this exact situation. That intersection allows left turns but no left turn light arrow in any direction. Classic bonehead driver who cant wait for safety, turns out into the oncoming lane blocked by left turner's going down 49th W off Gville. He just goes as I'm approaching the crosswalk at speeds above posted lets say. He brakes and stops in my lane, I know no ones beside me so I put the car slightly sideways into the curb lane through the intersection and was lucky it was raining and I was speeding. If I honestly was one second slower, I would've had no choice to but to just hit him. Either in the center of three lanes as a straight T bone, my hood to his right front quarter (which would've been heinous) or attempt to avoid and swerve into the curb lane which would've invovled 4 more cars as we collide and I spin into the E 49th side. I didnt even have time to curse, just jerk the wheel, correct and then look in my mirrors. Chick's face at the bus stop was priceless though. Probably a reaction to my face.

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May 14, 2015, 2:44 a.m.
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Random safety tip from le Shogun: Everyone should have one of these handy, inside your cabin. Auto glass hammer with seat belt cutter. Mine sits in my door sill. $10~ at the Walmart.

Picked mine up the day after I couldn't break any window of a flipped car on the side of 88th ave just west of 176th St.

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May 14, 2015, 6:53 a.m.
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A little lame. I could get grandma to freak in a 73 Corolla.

And how bout the guy that said "that's faster than the MacClaren, right?" Can you get him to freak out in a 73 Corolla?

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May 14, 2015, 7:30 a.m.
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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EO2y_-vpolA

I'm all about the Z.

May 14, 2015, 8 a.m.
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Shogun, did you fix your boost leak issue ? What about cutting the CAI back to unbent material and using a silicone coupler to make up the space. You can even get reducing couplers since your CAI and turbo inlet are probably different diameters.

May 14, 2015, 8:09 a.m.
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For anyone looking for old/unique cars

http://bringatrailer.com/

A sweet C10 just was just sold the other day (south of Kelowna)

May 14, 2015, 8:38 a.m.
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For anyone looking for old/unique cars

http://bringatrailer.com/

A sweet C10 just was just sold the other day (south of Kelowna)

K, that's kind of cool. It's like Barrett-Jackson for people who don't sleep on mattresses made of money.

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When many people suffer from a delusion, it is called religion.

May 14, 2015, 9:41 a.m.
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Am I the only one here with my name on the wait list for one of these?

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May 14, 2015, 9:41 a.m.
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Am I the only one here with my name on the wait list for one of these?

It is a very interesting car. Very interesting indeed….

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