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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.

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I think the wheels turned out real nice, I painted them. What do you think? It's my first car, I've had it for about two to three years now. Full audio system, with two 12inch subs. All I want now are fog lights and window tint. And she's getting new tires Thursday so that'll be fun. I got the wheels from a junkyard, that's why I painted them. Really good condition, except for the door :(, I'm about to hit 102k miles

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2 hours ago, chaozbandit said:

 

How long before ppl start putting front wings on their cars to look like that and driving them on the roads? Lol


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11 hours ago, Mr.Dingle said:

Weber conversion ?

ive seen peeps put porsche engines in beetles lol they get them from slavage yard rebuild them then cram them in, i imagine they are the really old porsche engines tho.

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2 hours ago, bcredeur97 said:

How long before ppl start putting front wings on their cars to look like that and driving them on the roads? Lol

 

There is only one front wing king, and he took the throne a decade ago.

 

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7 hours ago, xreaperx22 said:

ive seen peeps put porsche engines in beetles lol they get them from slavage yard rebuild them then cram them in, i imagine they are the really old porsche engines tho.

Subaru boxer engines are also a popular option for swaps, makes a real fast sleeper.


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12 hours ago, GDRRiley said:

 

 yeah, It spend years doing about 100-200 miles. I think over the last 9 months its put on almost 5 thousand, more than the previous 6 or 7 years combined.

 

There is another identical civic to mine a few blocks over that has seen better days and has been parked for years. I want to do a j type swap into  it but I don't have 10K to spend.

5k in 9 months?

Ive done that in 3 lmao


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8 hours ago, iDeFecZx said:

5k in 9 months?

Ive done that in 3 lmao

yeah well thinking back it stings because for much of that time gas was over 4$ a gallon here. 


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Got my Boundary Stage 2 billet oil pump installed, rear main seal, modified MBSP (more on that), oil pickup tube and oil pan installed!

 

It took me more tries than I'd like to admit, simply due to dumb mistakes I made. Just goes to show you can't rush these things. First time around I noticed the oil pan baffle (MBSP) was not sitting flat on the main caps, didn't do anything about until I read up after the whole installation that because I am using ARP main studs the baffle interferes with the studs (since they protrude higher than the OE main bolts). So I took it apart, cleaned up the RTV and drilled/cut the MBSP to clear the main studs. Thought I was all good, bottom end is finished up! Then I woke up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night and remembered the OIL PICKUP TUBE sitting on the table. So then I had to take it all apart AGAIN and install that. Third time's a charm I suppose. But it's all good now, the bottom end is wrapped up, waiting on a few more parts before I install the cylinder head.

 

I ordered an ATI damper and new crank hardware (almost $600!) that should be here Monday, along with new head alignment pins I got from the local Mazda dealer. I am going to send the head to the machine shop (again) to have them install Volvo B18/B20 valve springs to better suit my forced induction application, also waiting on those in the mail. I would've had them install the springs when I got the head rebuilt but they were very hard to source. I have my Cometic head gasket and ARP head studs sitting on my desk right now so at this point I'm just waiting on parts as usual. Other than that just need to order the Gates water pump and the long block will be pretty much finished!

 

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2 hours ago, GDRRiley said:

yeah well thinking back it stings because for much of that time gas was over 4$ a gallon here. 

*laughs in £1.40 a litre*


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2 hours ago, GDRRiley said:

yeah well thinking back it stings because for much of that time gas was over 4$ a gallon here. 

yea....still is for premium. the SS's affinity for fuel is making me want to bike more.

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4 hours ago, bcredeur97 said:

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Holy Crap

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1 hour ago, TVwazhere said:

Holy Crap

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yep.. looks to be finally correcting a bit. Might keep going later tho worth keeping an eye on


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For

Fucks

Sake

 

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/suvs/ford-puma-back-and-it-looks

 

Yet another name ruined

 

Man, oh man, I love the new car industry /s


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9 minutes ago, JoaoPRSousa said:

For

Fucks

Sake

 

https://www.topgear.com/car-news/suvs/ford-puma-back-and-it-looks

 

Yet another name ruined

 

Man, oh man, I love the new car industry /s

I can hear my sisters screaming how cute it is already


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6 hours ago, bcredeur97 said:

I can hear my sisters screaming how cute it is already

To be fair the Nismo Juke is pretty neat. 

 

I can hear my sisters screaming too an i dont even have any. 

 

 

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The 2stroke gen 2 bulbs are DOT certified so it shouldn’t glare or cause patterning issues in the reflector housings. 


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11 hours ago, bcredeur97 said:

I can hear my sisters screaming how cute it is already

My sister drives a Fiat 500, she would absolutely love that Puma.


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4 hours ago, vinyldash303 said:

To be fair the Nismo Juke is pretty neat. 

I forgot to mention

 

My co worker who had a Juke traded it in (assuming its a lease) for the Juke Nismo

 

I dont care if it's actually sporty now it still looks like a rolling turd with red accent strips on it


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11 minutes ago, TVwazhere said:

I forgot to mention

 

My co worker who had a Juke traded it in (assuming its a lease) for the Juke Nismo

 

I dont care if it's actually sporty now it still looks like a rolling turd with red accent strips on it

Theyre fun to drive but thats about it, its essentially a lifted Mk4 RS clio in a horrid shell


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5 hours ago, vinyldash303 said:

To be fair the Nismo Juke is pretty neat. 

 

I can hear my sisters screaming too an i dont even have any. 

 

 

On another sleep deprived note, GF and I just got back from vacation in Portland. Checked out of Hotel at 11 this morning, its 12:20 the following morning and we’re home. I just ordered some Morimoto 2stroke gen 2 LED headlight bulbs. The final hour and a half leg of the trip was on the rural highway with minimal street lights and it had just rained before we got on the road and it was night. Couldn’t. See. Shit. The tahoe has old ass dim halogen bulbs in the low beams right now and I have no idea how old they are. Must be very old though. High beams work pretty good bit even with the fogs on too I was having a hell of a time. 

 

The 2stroke gen 2 bulbs are DOT certified so it shouldn’t glare or cause patterning issues in the reflector housings. 

The DD SL1 are a better bulb, by a bit. Any of those bulbs tend to make some glare in reflector housings, and if you look at the actual lumen output vs the brightest halogens you can run (usually high beam bulbs) they're not as bright.

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2 hours ago, Bitter said:

The DD SL1 are a better bulb, by a bit. Any of those bulbs tend to make some glare in reflector housings, and if you look at the actual lumen output vs the brightest halogens you can run (usually high beam bulbs) they're not as bright.

Ive used the morimotos before in grandmas GX470. If they wind up not fitting in front of the core support I’ll return them and look at those DD SL1s. 


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1 hour ago, chaozbandit said:

So that’s how your supposed to carry the tires. Lol


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