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Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 100k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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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25 minutes ago, bimmerman said:

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Damn son, gimme some of that


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2 hours ago, vinyldash303 said:

You need a proper alignment. A lot of the time shops will ‘toe and go’ and not look at camber and caster. Toe has the largest amount of effect on how tires wear but you need the whole lot looked at. Have them do a suspension inspection too. Worn out bushings and joints can also fuck up your tires 

None of that should be an issue on a 23k mike car though.


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On 5/12/2019 at 10:27 PM, terrytek said:

you could've gone GTI or even golf R, but i guess you wanted to stay within the family?

German cars are nice to admire from a distance for me but not to own.  I'd consider a Porsche, but not a standard VW.  BMW M cars would make the cut, along with Audi S7 or RS6.


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23 hours ago, bcredeur97 said:

Why did so many GM cars have (or still have?) transmission issues? 

The GranPrix GTP has a glass transmission barely adequate for the job, and it was easy for people to change the supercharger pulley to increase boost.  The extra torque was just too much for the 4T60 and 4T65s.

 

Its also the first generation of Electronic slush boxes so it's prone to poor valve body and solenoid design.  GM's 700r4 which became the 4L60E was also prone to failure behind modified V8s.

 

Basically, the transmissions were adequate for the service life of a stock car if you maintained them.  If you failed to maintain them, OR modified the power output they just couldn't reliably handle it.

 

The biggest killer of these transmissions is people who NEVER change the fluid.  It turns into a black sludge over time.  So when they start slipping or acting funny people have them flushed which just breaks the sludge up and sends it through the transmission causing the already failing transmission to self destruct. Its why car guys have that adage where the transmission fluid has never been changed, you do not touch it.  You just pray to it every night for one more mile.

 

On a neglected high mileage transmission you never do a full FLUSH.  You do need to change the fluid, but you do it gradually by draining the pan and replacing the filter only.  This way you only replace some of the fluid.  The new fluids detergents start to break down sludge/varnish.  You repeat this process every 1-2 months for as long as it takes for the fluid to remain pink and fresh looking.   At that point you just change the fluid annually and the transmission will last as long as it can after a harsh life.

 

Unless the manual states "Fill for life" (which is a lie). You should change the fluid every 30,000 miles.  If its fill for life, you should probably change it every 50k.  Fluid breaks down and loses its ability to protect components under high heat loads.  Stop N Go is nasty on a transmission since the torque converter is constantly slipping.  Slipping TC's make heat.

 

Transmission fluid does not like going over 180°F for extended periods.  Road Racing, Towing, extensive stop n' go will all cause that temperature to soar and accelerate break-down.

 


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12 minutes ago, Thirdgen89GTA said:

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It still baffles me that there was a time in the 2000s that we threw mediocre 4-speed automatics onto V8s intended for performance cars. Like WHAT made us think it was a good idea on any objective?


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man I've really been wanting a Pontiac G8 with even just the V6 because I feel like I could play around with it if I wanted to maybe some sorta turbo set up, I don't think I could really tune it much but at least slapping a turbo or two on it and upgrading exhaust and what not and calling it a day might be enough for me.
Unless getting a LS3 with an auto trans would be worth it if not expensive to make my own G8 GXP.


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Opinions on the "tuners can do this and that" approach for the new Supra?


my opinion is worthless but i'm going to give it anyway because this is the internet

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3 minutes ago, Azerafel said:

Opinions on the "tuners can do this and that" approach for the new Supra?

great but after you're done tuning the car to you're liking it'll be $100k+ probably.

Just too expensive for the average person


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55 minutes ago, Azerafel said:

Opinions on the "tuners can do this and that" approach for the new Supra?

Toyota needs to release a "tuned" Supra.

I care much more about the 86 twins refresh though. FA24, maybe? I'd love if the rear was taken from the Supra on the new 86/BRZ.

And yes, it seems that this is happening.

Maybe a BRZ STi?


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12 hours ago, FuzzyYellow said:

None of that should be an issue on a 23k mike car though.

Run over enough curbs and you can for sure jack up your alignment


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56 minutes ago, vinyldash303 said:

Run over enough curbs and you can for sure jack up your alignment

or you know, hit a big enough pothole and shear your control arm straight off


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5 minutes ago, bcredeur97 said:

or you know, hit a big enough pothole and shear your control arm straight off

I don't know how people manage to screw up alignments so bad. I had the S10 aligned once right when I got it at 130,000 miles. It never drifted from where it was set at all. I did have them give it some more negative camber when it got its new tires so it wouldn't burn off the outside edges like it had been with zero degrees either way. -0.8* seems to be perfect. Sold it to GF at 197k and you know what? Alignment it still dead right where it was set.


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1 hour ago, vinyldash303 said:

I don't know how people manage to screw up alignments so bad. I had the S10 aligned once right when I got it at 130,000 miles. It never drifted from where it was set at all. I did have them give it some more negative camber when it got its new tires so it wouldn't burn off the outside edges like it had been with zero degrees either way. -0.8* seems to be perfect. Sold it to GF at 197k and you know what? Alignment it still dead right where it was set.

this happened last time I got the miata aligned. Its been like perfect ever since.

I mostly just haven't aligned it again because I want to replace all the suspension lol


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I'm sort of tempted to buy this for probably a few hundred dollars and then drive it all the way home xD
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edit: since its in Cali it would require a broker which makes it more expensive than it needs to be so nahhh


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So I'm always banging the drums in my crusade against cheap tools, and today my drive got even stronger.

 

Four or five years ago I was gifted a set of Krutch (Northern Tool, china) impact sockets and have hated them ever since I first used them. When used with a reasonably strong impact, they flex and lock the fastener in and you have to put the socket in a vise and beat the fastener out. I hate them with all the fiery passion I can muster. 

 

Welp, today I was at my desk not getting a whole lot done and thinking about how those suck, so I ordered a new set of Proto impact sockets, and I cannot wait to liberate my toolbox of these pieces of Chinese horseshit. 

 

So in short, don't buy cheap tools, you'll just end up throwing them away or breaking them and buy good tools, so you might as well jump to the end and buy good tools. 


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8 minutes ago, Real_PhillBert said:

So I'm always banging the drums in my crusade against cheap tools, and today my drive got even stronger.

 

Four or five years ago I was gifted a set of Krutch (Northern Tool, china) impact sockets and have hated them ever since I first used them. When used with a reasonably strong impact, they flex and lock the fastener in and you have to put the socket in a vise and beat the fastener out. I hate them with all the fiery passion I can muster. 

 

Welp, today I was at my desk not getting a whole lot done and thinking about how those suck, so I ordered a new set of Proto impact sockets, and I cannot wait to liberate my toolbox of these pieces of Chinese horseshit. 

 

So in short, don't buy cheap tools, you'll just end up throwing them away or breaking them and buy good tools, so you might as well jump to the end and buy good tools. 

Sunnex stuff is good on a budget.

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1 minute ago, Bitter said:

Sunnex stuff is good on a budget.

I can't say that I've ever heard of Sunnex. 


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Welp I just failed inspection due to "monitors not ready" after I just drove the car 50+ miles. Flm sometimes inspections can be annoying


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1 hour ago, MadyTehWolfie said:

Welp I just failed inspection due to "monitors not ready" after I just drove the car 50+ miles. Flm sometimes inspections can be annoying

why waste your time? use a scan tool to check your monitors prior

 

my dad's G35 would take forever for it's monitors to be ready after clearing I remember. Some cars just do... not sure why

 

... not that we have emissions here. I just remember watching them


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PSA:

 

Had a lady at work bring her husband's hard drive in that apparently had all their life on it. Was an old 320GB seagate drive they've had for years. No backups. Asked if we could help her...

Plug in drive, light would flash, disk would not spin up. Computer would see the USB device, but not the disk inside.

 

Had to be the bearer of bad news to tell them the drive was dead. Recommended a local company and drive savers as potential people to rescue the data, but warned it would be very expensive.

Backup your data people!


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1 minute ago, bcredeur97 said:

PSA:

 

Had a lady at work bring her husband's hard drive in that apparently had all their life on it. Was an old 320GB seagate drive they've had for years. No backups. Asked if we could help her...

Plug in drive, light would flash, disk would not spin up. Computer would see the USB device, but not the disk inside.

 

Had to be the bearer of bad news to tell them the drive was dead. Recommended a local company and drive savers as potential people to rescue the data, but warned it would be very expensive.

Backup your data people!

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or just not have important info ... 


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10 minutes ago, bcredeur97 said:

PSA:

 

Had a lady at work bring her husband's hard drive in that apparently had all their life on it. Was an old 320GB seagate drive they've had for years. No backups. Asked if we could help her...

Plug in drive, light would flash, disk would not spin up. Computer would see the USB device, but not the disk inside.

 

Had to be the bearer of bad news to tell them the drive was dead. Recommended a local company and drive savers as potential people to rescue the data, but warned it would be very expensive.

Backup your data people!

Its a lesson most people have to learn the hard way. Myself included.

6 minutes ago, PandaCopyRight said:

cloud storage 👌

or just not have important info ... 

I'm weird and don't like the idea of my data on someone else's drives.


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2 hours ago, Real_PhillBert said:

Welp, today I was at my desk not getting a whole lot done and thinking about how those suck

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Ever have one of those days where the pile of stuff you have to do is so monumental that you just cant find the motivation to do any of it? Yeah, that was me today.


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