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26 minutes ago, Drak3 said:

Don't lump me in with them. I'm an enthusiast of mechanic design, be it engines, weaponry, or productive machinery. Not a guy with a wrench that reads the marketing garbage AFE/insert other "enthusiast" brand that can't legally warranty half of their products.

 

I fail to see a correlation between people screeching variations of "forced induction is more efficient!!! Reclaimed energy!!!" and anything I've said.

If you can't be civil. Please leave

 

Edit. That goes for everyone in the thread

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1 hour ago, Bitter said:

Auditioning for The Fast and The Furious 12?

I'd need underglow neon lighting and vinyl livery for that 😛


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11 hours ago, Thirdgen89GTA said:

I love cars.

 

My two cars.

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I love the Pontiac, been looking at picking up a 3rd Gen Firebird in the nearish future


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oh boy lol

I've been looking at 2006 Impala SS's and Pontiac G8s in Nashville for when my boyfriend and I meet up because I have low hopes of a Saab 9-7X being available when him and I end up in Nashville.


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8 minutes ago, pinksnowbirdie said:

oh boy lol

I've been looking at 2006 Impala SS's and Pontiac G8s in Nashville for when my boyfriend and I meet up because I have low hopes of a Saab 9-7X being available when him and I end up in Nashville.

As long as you keep in mind the Impala SS of that gen is FWD, and the G8 is RWD, G8 also came with either a V6 or a V8 . So keep those in mind

 

Not a fan of that gen of Impala personally. Been dailying one for the last few years. The fit and finish just isn't there for the price IMO

 

I'd keep my eye out for a XWD 9-3 , either an Aero or the 2.0T would bring a lot of fun for the price


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Progress of my built 1.9:

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Work done to block by Scroggins Machine:

 

Decked .004"

Overbore to 84mm and Hone

Hot Tank and Magnaflux

Crank was cleaned and lightly polished, using STD size bearings

 

Cost for the machine work was $450.

 

I haven't had much time to work on it, but so far I have filed the Wiseco rings to a .017" end gap on the top ring, .019" second ring. I've put the rings on the pistons and installed the Eagle connecting rods to the Supertechs. Sore thumbs from those wrist pin clips :(

 

Tomorrow I am putting the block back on the stand and finishing the rotating assembly. I was waiting on that Wiseco ring compressor since I have had poor luck with those 'universal' ring compressors. These rings were not cheap either -_- There's still a lot of things I need to get, totaling about $750 still to have it ready to drop in. But the engine in my car is still running okay after fixing the vacuum leaks, so I've bought some time..

 

Still have to get:

 

Boundary oil pump gears

Gates water pump

Cometic .040" MLS head gasket

Mazda OEM engine gasket set

VS855 valve springs

Alternator, small accessories, etc.

 

And speaking of valve springs, I'm dropping off the cylinder head at Scroggins on Monday, I have it all apart but like I said before I don't really have time especially with a cylinder head lol and I'd rather let someone more experienced than me do it especially with how much power it is going to make.

 

Appreciate any feedback, let me know what y'all think of the build :D

 

 

 


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8 minutes ago, RevoltTrain said:

As long as you keep in mind the Impala SS of that gen is FWD, and the G8 is RWD, G8 also came with either a V6 or a V8 . So keep those in mind

 

Not a fan of that gen of Impala personally. Been dailying one for the last few years. The fit and finish just isn't there for the price IMO

 

I'd keep my eye out for a XWD 9-3 , either an Aero or the 2.0T would bring a lot of fun for the price

yeah, the G8s I've seen are V6s which doesn't bother me too much.

 

the Saab 9-7X Aero would be sweet but frankly I accept that I'm probably gonna either get the lesser V8 or the same Inline 6 that's in my mom's trailblazer. Which I mean the Vortec 4200 (LL8) as it's called in the trailblazer is a fine engine it seems but man an LS based engine would be super cool.

 

Frankly being a 19 year old male who's just gonna be getting their full license sometime this year after being on an instruction permit for the last 4 years, insuring an inline-6 or V6 is going to hurt a lot less than insuring any type of V8 lol


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@byalexandr looking good! I love how good they make aftermarket parts look. Stinks you never get to see them in the end product though xD 


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1 hour ago, pinksnowbirdie said:

yeah, the G8s I've seen are V6s which doesn't bother me too much.

 

the Saab 9-7X Aero would be sweet but frankly I accept that I'm probably gonna either get the lesser V8 or the same Inline 6 that's in my mom's trailblazer. Which I mean the Vortec 4200 (LL8) as it's called in the trailblazer is a fine engine it seems but man an LS based engine would be super cool.

 

Frankly being a 19 year old male who's just gonna be getting their full license sometime this year after being on an instruction permit for the last 4 years, insuring an inline-6 or V6 is going to hurt a lot less than insuring any type of V8 lol

The 9-7X Aero is super cool, and I'd love to own one. But even the 5.3 equipped one is good to throw some power at if you wanted to. I'd strongly recommend looking at some Saab 9-3s and 9-5s. Super comfy, make good power stock, and can make even better power when you turn up the boost :D


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11 hours ago, bcredeur97 said:

@byalexandr looking good! I love how good they make aftermarket parts look. Stinks you never get to see them in the end product though xD 

I like how you can't even see the seam where the connecting rod caps go lol

 

Not really worried about the looks though, more so that it will hold a lot of boost!


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1 minute ago, byalexandr said:

I like how you can't even see the seam where the connecting rod caps go lol

 

Not really worried about the looks though, more so that it will hold a lot of boost!

boost for daaaaays. I look forward to the day I will actually have enough money set aside to do something similar to mine


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15 minutes ago, bcredeur97 said:

boost for daaaaays. I look forward to the day I will actually have enough money set aside to do something similar to mine

When you have a million dollars in the bank? 😂


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Okay so you're probably thinking something like this has to built in the U.S, right?...

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But nope, these Nash Metropolitans were infact built by Austin of England in Longbridge. 

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Anyone here try motorcycle commuting? Traffic is getting pretty bad, seems like lane splitting would help. (Specifically asking the CA people)


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2 hours ago, FuzzyYellow said:

When you have a million dollars in the bank? 😂

What I’m going to do is get another car... then separate from my main car maintenance savings account I’ll make another acct just for fun car stuffs. Will set money aside monthly and once it’s filled to my liking I can use that to do racecar things eg autocross, track days, tires, fun car parts etc lol 


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2 hours ago, bcredeur97 said:

What I’m going to do is get another car... then separate from my main car maintenance savings account I’ll make another acct just for fun car stuffs. Will set money aside monthly and once it’s filled to my liking I can use that to do racecar things eg autocross, track days, tires, fun car parts etc lol 

I have an account like that, but my bank deleted it because it had no money in it for over a year.

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10 minutes ago, floofer said:

I have an account like that, but my bank deleted it because it had no money in it for over a year.

The way I do my budget — I assign every dollar I make to /something/. Bills first, then items of need, rest is all savings accounts. So it’ll never be empty. 

 

Any my extra money I make If it’s small I usually just divide it up amongst my savings account as a little “bonus”. 


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1 minute ago, bcredeur97 said:

The way I do my budget — I assign every dollar I make to /something/. Bills first, then items of need, rest is all savings accounts. So it’ll never be empty. 

 

Any my extra money I make If it’s small I usually just divide it up amongst my savings account as a little “bonus”. 

Do you do the pay yourself first strategy? Put some money aside for savings/investments/401k, instead of at the end of the month like some do.


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16 minutes ago, arnavvr said:

Do you do the pay yourself first strategy? Put some money aside for savings/investments/401k, instead of at the end of the month like some do.

Never heard of that strategy... tho theres plenty of ways to do things this is what i find works for me.

 

I don’t worry about beginning/end of month at all. Before the month starts I total up income for the entire month, then assign every dollar I make that month to something. So obviously I need to cover my bills first, and my needs (groceries etc), even fun (our aside $ every month to go eat out or go bowling with friends whatever). that all gets subtracted from the “pool” of money I will have made that month.

 

then whatever is leftover after that I get to save... so I have several high interest savings accounts with a purpose: car maintenance, clothes, gifts (like birthdays and Christmas and stuff), and then I have one that right now is just “General savings” that I usually put the most into depending on my savings goals. I had one for a house before I bought a house too. You just have to decide how much per month you want to put... eg if you want to spend $500 a year on clothes then you need to make sure you’re putting aside at $42 a month for that. Just all depends on what you want... and makes you realize there’s only so much money to go around so if your short on something you either need to budget less on something else or find a way to make more money lol

 

i also have an emergency fund in a local savings account at a local bank... so that would be for like... a/c goes out at house... or like you lose the engine in your car or whatever. It’s capped at a certain amount and just sits there for “in case you need it”. Local bank because I want to be able to just walk in a place and get it fast if I need to.

 


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1 hour ago, bcredeur97 said:

Never heard of that strategy... tho theres plenty of ways to do things this is what i find works for me.

 

I don’t worry about beginning/end of month at all. Before the month starts I total up income for the entire month, then assign every dollar I make that month to something. So obviously I need to cover my bills first, and my needs (groceries etc), even fun (our aside $ every month to go eat out or go bowling with friends whatever). that all gets subtracted from the “pool” of money I will have made that month.

 

then whatever is leftover after that I get to save... so I have several high interest savings accounts with a purpose: car maintenance, clothes, gifts (like birthdays and Christmas and stuff), and then I have one that right now is just “General savings” that I usually put the most into depending on my savings goals. I had one for a house before I bought a house too. You just have to decide how much per month you want to put... eg if you want to spend $500 a year on clothes then you need to make sure you’re putting aside at $42 a month for that. Just all depends on what you want... and makes you realize there’s only so much money to go around so if your short on something you either need to budget less on something else or find a way to make more money lol

 

i also have an emergency fund in a local savings account at a local bank... so that would be for like... a/c goes out at house... or like you lose the engine in your car or whatever. It’s capped at a certain amount and just sits there for “in case you need it”. Local bank because I want to be able to just walk in a place and get it fast if I need to.

 

you sound like Dave Ramsey. 😜

 

Good strategy though. Now that I'm done with school and have a reliable income I'll have a similar, albeit more simple method. My plan relies less on certain accounts though. I'm going to simply have a savings and a checking account. everything goes into the checking account, budget out expenses, spending money for the month, etc, and everything else goes into savings. 


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3 hours ago, bcredeur97 said:

Never heard of that strategy... tho theres plenty of ways to do things this is what i find works for me.

 

I don’t worry about beginning/end of month at all. Before the month starts I total up income for the entire month, then assign every dollar I make that month to something. So obviously I need to cover my bills first, and my needs (groceries etc), even fun (our aside $ every month to go eat out or go bowling with friends whatever). that all gets subtracted from the “pool” of money I will have made that month.

 

then whatever is leftover after that I get to save... so I have several high interest savings accounts with a purpose: car maintenance, clothes, gifts (like birthdays and Christmas and stuff), and then I have one that right now is just “General savings” that I usually put the most into depending on my savings goals. I had one for a house before I bought a house too. You just have to decide how much per month you want to put... eg if you want to spend $500 a year on clothes then you need to make sure you’re putting aside at $42 a month for that. Just all depends on what you want... and makes you realize there’s only so much money to go around so if your short on something you either need to budget less on something else or find a way to make more money lol

 

i also have an emergency fund in a local savings account at a local bank... so that would be for like... a/c goes out at house... or like you lose the engine in your car or whatever. It’s capped at a certain amount and just sits there for “in case you need it”. Local bank because I want to be able to just walk in a place and get it fast if I need to.

 

wouldn't it just be easier to use cash instead of separate bank accounts?


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1 hour ago, arnavvr said:

wouldn't it just be easier to use cash instead of separate bank accounts?

I use a bank that lets me create/close separate savings accounts so easy (like I can open an account in like less than a minute) and online... so I just use that. just takes too long (IMO) to move money in/out of it but I think it's the best I can do for now


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Intel Core i7-3960X @ 4.4 GHz - Asus P9X79WS/IPMI - 12GB DDR3-1600 quad-channel - EVGA GTX 1080ti SC - Fractal Design Define R5 - 500GB Crucial MX200 and 2 x Seagate ST2000DM006 (in RAID 0 for games!) - The good old Corsair GS700 - Yamakasi Catleap 2703 27" 1440p and ASUS VS239H-P 1080p 23" - NH-D15 - Logitech G710+ - Mionix Naos 7000 - Sennheiser PC350 w/Topping VX-1

 

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new supra reviews are out!  @chaozbandit beat you to it! :P



Oddly enough I really liked Rob Dahm's review as he showed the part where the engineer talked about the moddability of the car (skip to 4:18)


Those fake air vents? they actually aren't fake... they are just covered and intended to be used for modding. Some of the cooling vents in the front are temporarily closed off, you can open them up if you mod and need more cooling. there's room for oil cooler, trans cooler, etc. 

 

Very smartly designed. Too expensive tho lol


"There is nothing more difficult than fixing something that isn't all the way broken yet." - Author Unknown

"A redline a day keeps depression at bay" - Author Unknown

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Intel Core i7-3960X @ 4.4 GHz - Asus P9X79WS/IPMI - 12GB DDR3-1600 quad-channel - EVGA GTX 1080ti SC - Fractal Design Define R5 - 500GB Crucial MX200 and 2 x Seagate ST2000DM006 (in RAID 0 for games!) - The good old Corsair GS700 - Yamakasi Catleap 2703 27" 1440p and ASUS VS239H-P 1080p 23" - NH-D15 - Logitech G710+ - Mionix Naos 7000 - Sennheiser PC350 w/Topping VX-1

 

Avid Miata autocrosser :D

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That rats nest tho...

 

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"There is nothing more difficult than fixing something that isn't all the way broken yet." - Author Unknown

"A redline a day keeps depression at bay" - Author Unknown

Spoiler

Intel Core i7-3960X @ 4.4 GHz - Asus P9X79WS/IPMI - 12GB DDR3-1600 quad-channel - EVGA GTX 1080ti SC - Fractal Design Define R5 - 500GB Crucial MX200 and 2 x Seagate ST2000DM006 (in RAID 0 for games!) - The good old Corsair GS700 - Yamakasi Catleap 2703 27" 1440p and ASUS VS239H-P 1080p 23" - NH-D15 - Logitech G710+ - Mionix Naos 7000 - Sennheiser PC350 w/Topping VX-1

 

Avid Miata autocrosser :D

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