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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

 

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1 hour ago, Bitter said:

I wasn't talking about putting the little 100hp 4E into a Camry lol. I was talking about putting the 3S-GTE from a wrecked Carlos Sainz Celica GT4 with anti-lag enabled into a Paseo and then rallying the shit out of it because it weighs 2,000lbs and now has 300HP.

 

I'm sure people do swap a K24 into a Miata, same as people swapping a 7A-FE into a MK1 MR2 or into a AE86, sometimes torque and cheap is better fit to your goals.

300HP in a tiny car like the Paseo would be insane; my uncle tuned his '93 Toyota MR2 to 300HP and the acceleration was ridiculous even though the MR2 weighs 700 pounds more than the Paseo. He actually just put a 500HP 3S-GTE in his MR2, making it even more of a death trap lol


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5 hours ago, RevoltTrain said:

Says Mr Protege God Car

Lol On a sidenote I actually dig the styling of the paseo 🤷 the front kinda reminds me of a 90's Honda/Acura.


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13 hours ago, RevoltTrain said:

Says Mr Protege God Car

the ultimate in basic ass econobox


Needs money for car parts :P

 

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Well, I've found out driving is pretty fun. Been taking classes for the hell of it, and it's been pretttyyy good. City driving still freaks me out mildly, but mountain roads and stuff are fun. Also cool but sketchy af that the instructor doesn't really care, lets me do 10kph over..... 


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14 minutes ago, IKnight said:

Well, I've found out driving is pretty fun. Been taking classes for the hell of it, and it's been pretttyyy good. City driving still freaks me out mildly, but mountain roads and stuff are fun. Also cool but sketchy af that the instructor doesn't really care, lets me do 10kph over..... 

inb4 you get pulled for speeding


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10 minutes ago, iDeFecZx said:

inb4 you get pulled for speeding

It's fine, the driving instructor told me to tell them I forgot my ID and give em a fake name.... Go figure bosnia, amiright?


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On 7/20/2019 at 11:05 AM, vinyldash303 said:

is your make/model listed on rockauto.com? That site should at least give you a part number

It's a common car, the car label just states it has a different transmission I believe. And the autozone website uses the F4A-el trans while my car says it has the 4EC-AT trans. I'm not an expert lol, I just don't want to drop the pan and try and install the wrong parts. 


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12 minutes ago, veldora said:

It's a common car, the car label just states it has a different transmission I believe. And the autozone website uses the F4A-el trans while my car says it has the 4EC-AT trans. I'm not an expert lol, I just don't want to drop the pan and try and install the wrong parts. 

https://mazda626.net/topic/18315-4ec-at/

 

You probably have the same shitty CD4E I have, even my good newly rebuilt one from Jasper isn't a great trans. The programming in the PCM is poor for them and even once updated it's still poor. Whole trans is a flop but since I replaced mine (slipped into neutral a few times and a few times got stuck in gear and stalled the car), I'm going to drive it till rust claims it.

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9 hours ago, IKnight said:

Well, I've found out driving is pretty fun. Been taking classes for the hell of it, and it's been pretttyyy good. City driving still freaks me out mildly, but mountain roads and stuff are fun. Also cool but sketchy af that the instructor doesn't really care, lets me do 10kph over..... 

 

10 over, wow, what a crime xD


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31 minutes ago, JoaoPRSousa said:

 

10 over, wow, what a crime xD

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9 hours ago, IKnight said:

Well, I've found out driving is pretty fun. Been taking classes for the hell of it, and it's been pretttyyy good. City driving still freaks me out mildly, but mountain roads and stuff are fun. Also cool but sketchy af that the instructor doesn't really care, lets me do 10kph over..... 

driving classes for the hell of it? what are you... American? 

 

20 minutes ago, JoaoPRSousa said:

 

10 over, wow, what a crime xD

man the shit you can get into by going 5 over with a learners permit or even worse ... without a permit or DL  .... 😂

know too many people who dont have the ability to get a license for about 5 years ... cause of doing that shit ... 

9 hours ago, IKnight said:

It's fine, the driving instructor told me to tell them I forgot my ID and give em a fake name.... Go figure bosnia, amiright?

sooo.... you aint trying to be a swede no more? 


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4 minutes ago, PandaCopyRight said:

man the shit you can get into by going 5 over with a learners permit or even worse ... without a permit or DL  .... 😂

know too many people who dont have the ability to get a license for about 5 years ... cause of doing that shit ...

 

My instructor (also my aunt, so she was a lenient af with me, she knew I already knew how to drive anyway) couldn't care less when I was doing 60 on a 50 xd

I honestly don't understand why instructors insist on making learners drive at like 20/30 (or maybe the learners don't have the confidence to drive any faster, can't blame them). You're never going to that in the real world, and it's a whole lot more dangerous to be going so slow.


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1 minute ago, JoaoPRSousa said:

 

My instructor (also my uncle, so she was a lenient af with me, she knew I already knew how to drive anyway) couldn't care less when I was doing 60 on a 50 xd

I honestly don't understand why instructors insist on making learners drive at like 20/30 (or maybe the learners don't have the confidence to drive any faster, can't blame them). You're never going to that in the real world, and it's a whole lot more dangerous to be going so slow.

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5 minutes ago, PandaCopyRight said:

>uncle 
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9 minutes ago, JoaoPRSousa said:

 

My instructor (also my aunt, so she was a lenient af with me, she knew I already knew how to drive anyway) couldn't care less when I was doing 60 on a 50 xd

I honestly don't understand why instructors insist on making learners drive at like 20/30 (or maybe the learners don't have the confidence to drive any faster, can't blame them). You're never going to that in the real world, and it's a whole lot more dangerous to be going so slow.

anyways ... the driving instructors here make the learner drive AT the speed limit ... not lower .. not higher ....

 

the safest speed to drive at .. keep up with traffic 👌


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4 hours ago, Bitter said:

https://mazda626.net/topic/18315-4ec-at/

 

You probably have the same shitty CD4E I have, even my good newly rebuilt one from Jasper isn't a great trans. The programming in the PCM is poor for them and even once updated it's still poor. Whole trans is a flop but since I replaced mine (slipped into neutral a few times and a few times got stuck in gear and stalled the car), I'm going to drive it till rust claims it.

Yeah? I've got suspicion that it's been rebuilt or replaced as most of the front end has been. It drives really nicely and quickly too actually. I just want to keep maintaining it, hence why I wanted a new filter. 


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1 hour ago, PandaCopyRight said:

driving classes for the hell of it? what are you... American? 

 

man the shit you can get into by going 5 over with a learners permit or even worse ... without a permit or DL  .... 😂

know too many people who dont have the ability to get a license for about 5 years ... cause of doing that shit ... 

sooo.... you aint trying to be a swede no more? 

I mean it's good practice for next year. And they're pretty cheap. Also just something fun to do. :P

And yeah, it's a pretty hefty fine if you get pulled over. 

As for the being a Swede part.... I never tried to be a Swede? I only live there cause I have to. But Okie. :)


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Finally doing a little on my car detailing today, re-hydrated some of the bugs off the front bumper and mirrors and buffed out some scratches in the drivers quarter. I need to get some more Meg's Ultimate so I can go over the whole car and cut out the more noticeable scratches and smooth the edges on the ones I can't take out, well don't want to take out as I'd have no paint left. Some scratches are OK, car is nearly 20 years old and the paint up front is rough anyway. I'll be happy once it's all detailed, my dang toe has made it impossible to crouch without pain until now and prior to that it's been to hot in the garage to work even with the door to the house open.

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2 hours ago, Bitter said:

Finally doing a little on my car detailing today, re-hydrated some of the bugs off the front bumper and mirrors and buffed out some scratches in the drivers quarter. I need to get some more Meg's Ultimate so I can go over the whole car and cut out the more noticeable scratches and smooth the edges on the ones I can't take out, well don't want to take out as I'd have no paint left. Some scratches are OK, car is nearly 20 years old and the paint up front is rough anyway. I'll be happy once it's all detailed, my dang toe has made it impossible to crouch without pain until now and prior to that it's been to hot in the garage to work even with the door to the house open.

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4 minutes ago, bcredeur97 said:

Can’t Put a portable unit or window unit in your garage just for when you’re in there? They work surprisingly well even in not too greatly insulated rooms. Not perfect but waaay better 

It's been in the mid 90's with very high humidity, I've got no where to vent the heat from a portable AC unit. My dehumidifier I used to run in the garage when detailing broke last fall and I haven't replaced it yet. I don't work in air conditioning so when I got home on those days I'm just too exhausted from the heat to do anything but rest in the cooler house. I made some progress, it's more about starting it so I have to finish it, I just hadn't really started and the foot and heat stopped me dead. Also some anxiety about using the new buffer, but it works a treat with a finishing pad and some meg ultimate, no swirls and takes down the scratches well enough for my old car. It'll look much better when I'm done, I already have a sequence I do that leaves me swirl free so it's just a matter of doing that again and watching it drink up the light out in the sunshine once more.

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11 hours ago, IKnight said:

I mean it's good practice for next year. And they're pretty cheap. Also just something fun to do. :P

 

And yeah, it's a pretty hefty fine if you get pulled over. 

As for the being a Swede part.... I never tried to be a Swede? I only live there cause I have to. But Okie. :)

 

Doesn't sound like good practice if the instructor is instructing you to do illegal shit :P

Also why only next year? 

 

And the swede part 

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9 hours ago, PandaCopyRight said:

Doesn't sound like good practice if the instructor is instructing you to do illegal shit :P

Also why only next year? 

 

And the swede part 

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Too young to get it this year my dude. 

It's good practice cause I'm learning how to *actually* drive, like regular ppl do haha. 


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