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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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4 minutes ago, terrytek said:

i mean can't you get those flip up ones that still have a touchscreen capability? might look tacky, but they provide dual din functionality in single din space.

Nobody makes a good one that I've seen. 

 

And I can convert mine to double din. I need to get an 02.5 and up bezel and cut a bracket out a little bit and I can slide a double din it. It's just a PITA and I'm gonna be picky about the double din that I put in because I want to be able to shut the screen off at night easily because I don't want to wind up with one like in my grandmas 4Runner where the screen is blinding at night on its lowest brightness setting


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1 minute ago, vinyldash303 said:

Nobody makes a good one that I've seen. 

 

And I can convert mine to double din. I need to get an 02.5 and up bezel and cut a bracket out a little bit and I can slide a double din it. It's just a PITA and I'm gonna be picky about the double din that I put in because I want to be able to shut the screen off at night easily because I don't want to wind up with one like in my grandmas 4Runner where the screen is blinding at night on its lowest brightness setting

there is one by pioneer and it's essentially got the same features as the dual din version, but in a single din package and a flip screen. https://www.walmart.com/ip/Pioneer-Avh-x7800bt-7-Single-DIN-In-Dash-DVD-Receiver-with-Flip-out-Display-Bluetooth-Siri-Eyes-Free-Spotify-and-AppRadio-One/49115451?wmlspartner=wlpa&selectedSellerId=339&adid=22222222227036742930&wl0=&wl1=g&wl2=c&wl3=72949065529&wl4=pla-162719490049&wl5=1014019&wl6=&wl7=&wl8=&wl9=pla&wl10=111830352&wl11=online&wl12=49115451&wl13=&veh=sem it's expensive, but it's a start.


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1 hour ago, bcredeur97 said:

@MEC-777 @warmmilk it seems toyo came out with the successor to the R888's. Any word on how good they are?

 

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Toyo&tireModel=Proxes+R888R&partnum=05WR5R888R&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes

 

(im not looking to buy any, just saw it on tire rack lol)

Have no idea. I know the R888's weren't quite as good as the RA1's the we used to run in autocross ~5-6 years ago. At least from our testing. 


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2 hours ago, bcredeur97 said:

@MEC-777 @warmmilk it seems toyo came out with the successor to the R888's. Any word on how good they are?

 

http://www.tirerack.com/tires/tires.jsp?tireMake=Toyo&tireModel=Proxes+R888R&partnum=05WR5R888R&vehicleSearch=false&fromCompare1=yes

 

(im not looking to buy any, just saw it on tire rack lol)

 

The R888R is supposed to last more heat cycles than the non-R and have better dry drip. AFAIK at least. Same as the RE11A vs RE11, or AD08R vs AD08. An evolution of the compound. Still pricey tho.

 

Also for @MEC-777

 


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2 hours ago, terrytek said:

That may or may not be going on my Christmas list. 


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@terrytek you might've just sold me a new head unit

 


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2 hours ago, AlwaysFSX said:

 

That is the best way to shock tailgaters.... Flip your car around and give them the bird.


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Rip my stomach. Something was wrong with taco night. This has never happened before. #RipMe

 

Maybe the issue was using 3 different kinds of hot sauces. Oh well


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10 hours ago, Othersideguy said:

Hey, about to get a Nissan Skyline R34 GT N/A (no turbo version because stupid laws say that when you are on P plates, you can't have any type of forced induction) anyway, im planning to put some body kits on it to make it look like the GTR V-spec, but down the track I want to know if its possible to convert the drivetrain from RWD to AWD?

 

I would buy an actual GTR V-spec if they didn't cost $70,000, so I'm sorta planning to make a "poor man's" GTR V-spec.

 

I can get an RB26DETT and the original dashboard computer for $9000 and the car for $12,000 and the body kits and respray for $7500.  So is it possible to convert this RWD to a AWD with $10,000 to $15,000?

 

Thanks and sorry for huge post xD

 

You might have to get all the parts needed (transfer case and all that crap) from a GT-R in order to make it AWD... 

It's not impossible, but it might no be cheap. http://www.sau.com.au/forums/topic/367336-r34-gtt-rwd-to-gtr-awd-conversion/


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1 hour ago, Strando123 said:

That is the best way to shock tailgaters.... Flip your car around and give them the bird.

I want a giant neon middle finger on my tailgate that I can turn on at the flip of a switch.

1 hour ago, RevoltTrain said:

Rip my stomach. Something was wrong with taco night. This has never happened before. #RipMe

 

Maybe the issue was using 3 different kinds of hot sauces. Oh well

Obviously you need more chili to help the stomach.


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Good  news! With day 1 in the bag I'm  happy to report that all three Canadian teams down at GTA Super Lap Battle have broken the existing class records for Buttonwillow Raceway! PZ Tuning have broken the old Spoon Sports record and lead the unlimited FWD class with a 1:45.3; the RDivision Integra are trailing behind with a 1:45.7. The Boersma Racing civic had also broken the Limited FWD record with a 1:51.4.

 

@MEC-777 less than a second separates the top three cars and there's still a full say of competition left. 

 

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What do you guys think of the new Hard-Top Mazda MX5? Or the Golf Facelift? I was thinking about getting a GTI next year and was looking for a decent used one. But that facelift could change that, though I dont like the all-touch radio.

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14 minutes ago, White_Helix said:

What do you guys think of the new Hard-Top Mazda MX5? Or the Golf Facelift? I was thinking about getting a GTI next year and was looking for a decent used one. But that facelift could change that, though I dont like the all-touch radio.

I love the hardtop Miata. The GTI is great too. Two different cars though. 


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Yeah I thought of the Mazda as new car and I have just enough head clearance in the softtop. But no daily for me. Currently im driving a 2010 Polo so the new Golf would be a nice upgrade.

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11 minutes ago, White_Helix said:

Yeah I thought of the Mazda as new car and I have just enough head clearance in the softtop. But no daily for me. Currently im driving a 2010 Polo so the new Golf would be a nice upgrade.

The Mk7.1 is still a fine car but the interior of the Mk7.2 is convincing a lot of prospective buyers who would have otherwise looked at a Subaru. In Canada, the fully loaded GTI and Sportwagon are $38K which undercuts the equivalent WRX by a bit but presents a much more modern and premium interior. 

 

The new Audi refresh is very similar for 17/18.

 

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Yeah im actually a really big fan of the WRX and the STI and wanted to get one of them first. But for that interior quality, im not paying that price. No go, especially when you are used to german cars and the high quality. I dont like that touch button things on the new MK7 but hey, I waited long enough for the Active Info Display, that got me convinced. I loved that in a Model S and was hoping to get it in a Golf too. We have a 2015 Passat as company car with the Info Display and I absolutely love it.

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7 hours ago, vinyldash303 said:

@terrytek you might've just sold me a new head unit

 

seriously? i didn't think you would be interested considering how expensive it is.


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6 hours ago, Strando123 said:

That is the best way to shock tailgaters.... Flip your car around and give them the bird.

you mean like this? 

 (if it starts from the start go to 2:08)

 


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21 minutes ago, terrytek said:

seriously? i didn't think you would be interested considering how expensive it is.

I am more than willing to flip the bill if it isn't a complete piece of shit. Now don't get me wrong, $360 is a steep price but it has the features I want

 

- easy to make the screen go away

- it has both USB in and RCA in, and aux in

- it's actively cooled

- it doesn't lag. I hate double dins that lag

- I can get built in navigation if I buy the module

 

I could list more but basically it's got the features I want and doesn't lag. 


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2 minutes ago, vinyldash303 said:

I am more than willing to flip the bill if it isn't a complete piece of shit. Now don't get me wrong, $360 is a steep price but it has the features I want

 

- easy to make the screen go away

- it has both USB in and RCA in, and aux in

- it's actively cooled

- it doesn't lag. I hate double dins that lag

- I can get built in navigation if I buy the module

 

I could list more but basically it's got the features I want and doesn't lag. 

i mean if you're gonna use screen sharing or apple car play, i think built in navigation is useless because you have your phone to provide navigation.


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11 minutes ago, terrytek said:

i mean if you're gonna use screen sharing or apple car play, i think built in navigation is useless because you have your phone to provide navigation.

Well yes and no. It doesn't come standard so it's an option, but the idea is your phone doesn't have to be paired or plugged in to get nav. 


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1 minute ago, vinyldash303 said:

Well yes and no. It doesn't come standard so it's an option, but the idea is your phone doesn't have to be paired or plugged in to get nav. 

i suppose. i've just had bad experience with in dash navigation. the interfaces just seemed clunky, and i liked the interface on google maps much better. it's in depth and it tells you what's nearby in case you need like food, gas, etc.


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