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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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1 hour ago, Boyohan said:

WTH ?!? A car thread on LTT... Awesome !!

 

My Car:

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Reminds me of the Yellowbird

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1 minute ago, Energycore said:

Reminds me of the Yellowbird

 

the yelowbirds body is based of the 964.
At least the one you posted is ;) 


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1 minute ago, PandaCopyRight said:

the yelowbirds body is based of the 964.
At least the one you posted is ;) 

I knew there was a resemblance!


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2 minutes ago, Energycore said:

I knew there was a resemblance!

there were 2 versions of the Yellowbird IIRC
one based on the 930 and the other on 964
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21 minutes ago, PandaCopyRight said:

the yelowbirds body is based of the 964.
At least the one you posted is ;) 

That’s one of my favorite colors on early Porsches ??


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Those are some beautiful porsche babies. 

 

Seam sealer takes 24 hours to cure enough to sand, ugh. And earlier when I was painting the other side of my car, the primer didn't fully cure. So I peeled off the masking tape, and the top white coat was dried on top of the wet primer and came with the tape. ? 


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Got this thing running right with a local tuner. Final numbers, 295 horse and 300 pounds of torue at the wheels. 


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On 8/21/2019 at 12:59 PM, iDeFecZx said:

Pfft, we've had them for years

Yeah but you never get to drive them because the gas is too expensive :P


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5 hours ago, arnavvr said:

Yeah but you never get to drive them because the gas is too expensive :P

Youd be surprised how much some larger engined cars get driven over here.


Needs money for car parts :P

 

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Who said you had to have a fast car to have fun...

 

 

 


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BMW or no car.

I have an E38 730d with an E60 535d injectors and turbos. Makes about 300hp(not dynod but beats the 735i e38 easily). Auto trans holds well.

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My diy rust repair is done, it didn't turn out bad. I had to pick up more paint and I picked up a different white that actually matches better and it looks great. Now it just has to dry. Though it's only going to get 21 hours less than what it calls for before I drive it... I think it'll be fine. 

 

I think masking areas off just creates harsh lines. I do better without tape, and I just clean up over spray. 

 

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On 8/31/2019 at 12:26 PM, Energycore said:

You seem to know your stuff.

 

Got any dirt on this one?

 

It's a 2008 Saab 9-3, 2.0 Turbo. Been eyeing it because it's around $5k and seems(?) to be in good condition

Honestly, depending on mileage and options, that could be a very nice deal

On 8/31/2019 at 2:03 PM, PandaCopyRight said:

Many hours of research :D 
as a bit of a saab fan .. i quite like these, especially the facelift ones so might seem biased xD 
 

Some were available AWD ... or XWD as Saab called it.
Depending on what power output it has ... it either has the bigger or smaller turbo (which are mostly interchangeable and should be reliable)
Garett GT2052s for the smaller turbo and Mitsubishi TD04-14T for the larger one ... there was a smaller mitsubishi one for some other middle models but i dont remember much about that 
the TD04 has many different versions ... 15T being used on the 2.8T V6 saabs ... with a 18T or 19T being a common performance upgrade 

B207 engine is know to be able to hold a ton of power reliably in case you want to go into tuning them.
I think the highest output one was 210hp but not fully sure, while the lower ones were 150 (these were labeled as 1.8t but still the same 2.0L B207 engine) or 175hp
All of those power stages can get like 250hp with the biggest turbo and an ecu remap :P 


shouldnt be difficult to get parts since its still mostly a GM car even after saab changed everything :D 


Maybe @RevoltTrain has something to add since he owns one 

Parts are still honestly very easy to find, especially go fast bits, and tunes :D

Still been holding off on tuning the 9-3 

21 hours ago, PandaCopyRight said:

with a 6 speed ... better than the subarus :D

with a 5 speed ... not as good, still should be better ... 

sadly cant tell exact numbers ... @RevoltTrain is the one to ask real life numbers 
 

With the 5 speed A/T my 9-3 has I can still get higher 30's if not lower 40's in highway MPG, which isn't bad at all

21 hours ago, Energycore said:

I think the listing is for an AT one :(

Mine has the 5 speed A/T, and honestly, it's really responsive, never hunts for gears, and shifts fairly quickly

17 hours ago, vinyldash303 said:

Got this thing running right with a local tuner. Final numbers, 295 horse and 300 pounds of torue at the wheels. 

Damn, thing sounds good for a just normal old Tahoe. Stoked you got that thing back on the road, now the real test is to bring it out this way sometime :P


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21 minutes ago, RevoltTrain said:

 

With the 5 speed A/T my 9-3 has I can still get higher 30's if not lower 40's in highway MPG, which isn't bad at all

Miata 5 speeds have a 5th gear that’s geared longer than the 6th gear in the 6 speeds. 

 

So 5/6 speed really isn’t better or worse for gas mileage. Just matters what the final speeds gear ratio is and the diff


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10 hours ago, RevoltTrain said:

Honestly, depending on mileage and options, that could be a very nice deal

I don't have the dough to pay for it upfront right now but I'm thinking very hard about it.

 

It's a 2008 with 77000km (48k miles) though I've heard that people can trick the mileage meter to show less than it actually is, so the listing might be deceitful. And it's $4.5k. https://auto.mercadolibre.com.mx/MLM-703972261-saab-9-3-20-turbo-_JM

(exchange rate for mexican peso is 20:1 though cars are generally cheaper here)

 

There's a 2003 model for just under $3k also

 

10 hours ago, RevoltTrain said:

Mine has the 5 speed A/T, and honestly, it's really responsive, never hunts for gears, and shifts fairly quickly

Stop or you'll make me buy this thing lol


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When you think the Focus RS is a “small” car and you see this

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51 minutes ago, Energycore said:

I don't have the dough to pay for it upfront right now but I'm thinking very hard about it.

 

It's a 2008 with 77000km (48k miles) though I've heard that people can trick the mileage meter to show less than it actually is, so the listing might be deceitful. And it's $4.5k. https://auto.mercadolibre.com.mx/MLM-703972261-saab-9-3-20-turbo-_JM

(exchange rate for mexican peso is 20:1 though cars are generally cheaper here)

 

There's a 2003 model for just under $3k also

 

13 minutes ago, Energycore said:

Stop or you'll make me buy this thing lol

I paid a little less than 4K for my 05 with ~60K Miles on it. That is a very solid deal. I've not personally seen anyone able to trick the odometers in these cars. Saab was very good about preventing that kind of thing. Absolutely love mine, just have to fight the urge to modify it, until I've got another daily around. If you end up with the means to bring it home, at least definitely take it on a test drive. I love the way mine drives. Especially the way the torque comes in and carries all the way to redline, you never really have to ring the car out to get it moving

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38 minutes ago, bcredeur97 said:

When you think the Focus RS is a “small” car and you see this

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I know that feeling. I think my Celica isn't that small until I'm next to modern 'sporty' small cars and I'm like...damn my Celica is small but then I park next to a MR-2 Spyder or a Miata and I'm like damn THAT is a small car!

 

The first time my GF's mother saw my car was in Chicago, they ended up driving together in the mothers car behind me for a bit and her mother kept saying how tiny my car was, they could see clear over the top of my car from their Ford Edge. Makes me nervous when a Semi truck pulls up behind me like if they're not paying attention they probably can't even tell I'm there over the hood of their truck.

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2 hours ago, Bitter said:

I know that feeling. I think my Celica isn't that small until I'm next to modern 'sporty' small cars and I'm like...damn my Celica is small but then I park next to a MR-2 Spyder or a Miata and I'm like damn THAT is a small car!

 

The first time my GF's mother saw my car was in Chicago, they ended up driving together in the mothers car behind me for a bit and her mother kept saying how tiny my car was, they could see clear over the top of my car from their Ford Edge. Makes me nervous when a Semi truck pulls up behind me like if they're not paying attention they probably can't even tell I'm there over the hood of their truck.

Same feeling in my Miata. There’s truly nothing like it on the roads. 

 

However that said, I do notice that everyone seems to be more respectful of my Miata than anything else I drive. I feel like I never get cut off or anything in it for the most part. I’ve been driving the civic the past week and everyone is so rude to me xD I’m not used to it 

 

that said I generally stay off interstates where I live now. My commute is entirely 55mph 2 lane roads except for a small section of town


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52 minutes ago, vinyldash303 said:

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You mean blinding annoying glare for all oncoming drivers? Yes, they're great at that. Those are 'driving/fog' lights in name only and are there strictly as a cosmetic accessory because some other make/model in the segment had them and they knew some buyers would buy the other brand just because it had them. It's utterly stupid the state of OEM auxiliary lighting these days. In days gone by the fog lights or driving lights were exactly that and they were useful lights often made by a competent manufacturer of lamps. Like Hella for example and the Comet series of aux lamps that could be equipped on Mercedes in the 80's.

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Well, semi new to the forum, cars are more of my forte at the least. Traded in my truck in early 2019 for a more fuel efficient car. I know my stuff on the GM platform from 07-13 for the 1500s pretty well, and a decent amount of the years to follow or proceed that body style, 2500s included. Here is a pic of the truck, and the now car. Truck was lifted about 6 inches in the front sitting on 35s (315/70/17s), rear was about 4.5-5 inches or so. Front end had a CST lift spindle for 3.5 inches of lift, 2-2.25 inches of lift from Pro Comp Coilovers, CST unibal upper arms, rear was a 3 inch block, Zone AAL, bilstein 5100 shocks. Had 17x8.5 inch 0 Offset method NV rims. Db by Corsa Cat back, custom tuned by Diablew, Corsa CAI. The general goodies for a truck of its style. Did all the work myself taking it from stock to what it was in this pic. Could bomb washes in So Cal at 50-60 pretty well.


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1 hour ago, Bitter said:

You mean blinding annoying glare for all oncoming drivers? Yes, they're great at that. Those are 'driving/fog' lights in name only and are there strictly as a cosmetic accessory because some other make/model in the segment had them and they knew some buyers would buy the other brand just because it had them. It's utterly stupid the state of OEM auxiliary lighting these days. In days gone by the fog lights or driving lights were exactly that and they were useful lights often made by a competent manufacturer of lamps. Like Hella for example and the Comet series of aux lamps that could be equipped on Mercedes in the 80's.

See you say that, but with the LED DRL bulbs and fog lights on, and my LED headlights, I have yet to be flashed at night.

 

With my S10 which had halogen bulbs, I would get flashed every time I’d come back to the coast after dark. 


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2 minutes ago, vinyldash303 said:

See you say that, but with the LED DRL bulbs and fog lights on, and my LED headlights, I have yet to be flashed at night.

 

With my S10 which had halogen bulbs, I would get flashed every time I’d come back to the coast after dark. 

I agree with this gent. I had in my truck HID bulbs, 5500k in color, and that was in a reflector housing. I only got flashed when I was towing, and I do about 10-15 hours a week a night.


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18 minutes ago, ProfBrown said:

I agree with this gent. I had in my truck HID bulbs, 5500k in color, and that was in a reflector housing. I only got flashed when I was towing, and I do about 10-15 hours a week a night.

The LED headlight bulbs I’ve got are DOT certified which I’m sure helps a lot. The DRL bulbs are’t quite as bright as the turn signals when they’re being fed the ‘blink’ signal. The new LED fog bulbs are brighter than the old halogen ones but they don’t seem to be much more ‘intense’. If I do get flashed because of them, I’ll slap some tint over top the lens to take the edge off. 


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