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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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3 hours ago, pinksnowbirdie said:

how hard do you all think it'd be to repair this rust and staining? jn6top.png

It's probably pretty fucked behind the plastic running  board skirt things on both sides. I doubt you'd be able to lift it to change a flat tire without the body collapsing and crushing from all the rust. Slide under it and start tapping the body with a small hammer, it should go clank, maybe thud, but shouldn't punch holes or knock off huge chunks of car. But from the photo it's probably already fucked.

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2 minutes ago, Bitter said:

It's probably pretty fucked behind the plastic running  board skirt things on both sides. I doubt you'd be able to lift it to change a flat tire without the body collapsing and crushing from all the rust. Slide under it and start tapping the body with a small hammer, it should go clank, maybe thud, but shouldn't punch holes or knock off huge chunks of car. But from the photo it's probably already fucked.

interesting good to know


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9 hours ago, pinksnowbirdie said:

how hard do you all think it'd be to repair this rust and staining? jn6top.png

that is gonna be expensive .... or not ... only can tell if you start taking the car apart to check the damage 

seems like you need to look for some less rust prone car models ... or just settle for a rusty car ... or get a rust free one from a climate where you can find a rust free one in your budget


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I know its a longshot but, anyone here has tuning experience with Kess v2 clones? or tuning an NA engine with turbo slapped to its side using a stock ecu? I cant get original Kess V2 and nobody here has enough experience (also has a genuine kess v2) with tuning to let them tune it for me.


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1 hour ago, PandaCopyRight said:

or get a rust free one from a climate where you can find a rust free one in your budget

well that's not gonna happen because I don't have money for that.

1 hour ago, PandaCopyRight said:

that is gonna be expensive .... or not ... only can tell if you start taking the car apart to check the damage 

seems like you need to look for some less rust prone car models ... or just settle for a rusty car ...

meh


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I guess I see this really often at work because some of our customers are low income and they get trapped. They can't afford a decent car so they get a really cheap one that they're constantly pouring money into fix, can't ever get caught up fixing it, and in the end when they finally give up or it breaks beyond their ability to afford they've dumped in more money than if they'd just bought something decent to begin with. I've seen people spend, over 2-3 years, $5,000 on a $1000 car when they could have just spend $6000 up front and gotten a car that wouldn't have milked $5k out of them like that. $1000 car has shit tires, spend $400 on tires now it's a $1400 car. Needs a radiator, now it's a $1700 car. Brake lines rusted out and burst, now it's a $2200 car. Caliper seized up, now it's a $2500 car. Trans took a shit, now it's a $4000 car. So on and so on until something un-repairable rusts through or they've sunk so much money into it that they can't afford to keep fixing it and throw away the car AND all the money they've spent on it as it's too broken to re-sell to anyone but a junk yard for $75.

 

 

You don't have to move to a warmer climate to get a clean car, take a car shopping vacation lol. I'm sure you've got friends or family who live down south? Go visit, pick out a good car, take it to a local shop to check it out, drive it home. Because used cars last longer down south there's more for sale and they're cheaper. Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, etc. All states without salt, with pretty much no winter, and where flooding isn't a huge thing to watch out for used cars since they have no salt water coasts. Even Southern IL and IN are fine, pretty much south of Indy and Springfield out in the country you can get a cheap used car that's solid.

 

Post up what you're considering, tag me, I'll give you my opinion about it and if I think they're asking a fair price.

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7 minutes ago, Bitter said:

I guess I see this really often at work because some of our customers are low income and they get trapped. They can't afford a decent car so they get a really cheap one that they're constantly pouring money into fix, can't ever get caught up fixing it, and in the end when they finally give up or it breaks beyond their ability to afford they've dumped in more money than if they'd just bought something decent to begin with. I've seen people spend, over 2-3 years, $5,000 on a $1000 car when they could have just spend $6000 up front and gotten a car that wouldn't have milked $5k out of them like that. $1000 car has shit tires, spend $400 on tires now it's a $1400 car. Needs a radiator, now it's a $1700 car. Brake lines rusted out and burst, now it's a $2200 car. Caliper seized up, now it's a $2500 car. Trans took a shit, now it's a $4000 car. So on and so on until something un-repairable rusts through or they've sunk so much money into it that they can't afford to keep fixing it and throw away the car AND all the money they've spent on it as it's too broken to re-sell to anyone but a junk yard for $75.

 

 

You don't have to move to a warmer climate to get a clean car, take a car shopping vacation lol. I'm sure you've got friends or family who live down south? Go visit, pick out a good car, take it to a local shop to check it out, drive it home. Because used cars last longer down south there's more for sale and they're cheaper. Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, etc. All states without salt, with pretty much no winter, and where flooding isn't a huge thing to watch out for used cars since they have no salt water coasts. Even Southern IL and IN are fine, pretty much south of Indy and Springfield out in the country you can get a cheap used car that's solid.

 

Post up what you're considering, tag me, I'll give you my opinion about it and if I think they're asking a fair price.

you'd laugh at the civic I bought. Honestly was sort of a mistake I went a bit too cheap.

At least there's no rust and I can fix it myself lol

 

also car taxes are awful here if you're honest about them


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You wouldn't believe some of the cars I see at the shop. Sometimes I post pictures of the nice ones not the clunkers and we get some clunkers. Some of them I can only service on the drive on rack because there's nothing solid enough under them to use as lift points for the 2 post lifts. Not even joking.

 

 

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10 minutes ago, Bitter said:

You wouldn't believe some of the cars I see at the shop. Sometimes I post pictures of the nice ones not the clunkers and we get some clunkers. Some of them I can only service on the drive on rack because there's nothing solid enough under them to use as lift points for the 2 post lifts. Not even joking.

 

 

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Guessing inspection places just slap new stickers on cars there without actually inspecting them like they do here


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this poor Roadmaster

6 hours ago, Bitter said:

Not all states have inspections. Il only cares about emissions, pretty sure MN is similar as well.

nope lol
MN doesn't do that bullshit, yet. Fucking hell glad I'll be out of this hell hole before they decide that's a good idea.

7 hours ago, Bitter said:

I guess I see this really often at work because some of our customers are low income and they get trapped. They can't afford a decent car so they get a really cheap one that they're constantly pouring money into fix, can't ever get caught up fixing it, and in the end when they finally give up or it breaks beyond their ability to afford they've dumped in more money than if they'd just bought something decent to begin with. I've seen people spend, over 2-3 years, $5,000 on a $1000 car when they could have just spend $6000 up front and gotten a car that wouldn't have milked $5k out of them like that. $1000 car has shit tires, spend $400 on tires now it's a $1400 car. Needs a radiator, now it's a $1700 car. Brake lines rusted out and burst, now it's a $2200 car. Caliper seized up, now it's a $2500 car. Trans took a shit, now it's a $4000 car. So on and so on until something un-repairable rusts through or they've sunk so much money into it that they can't afford to keep fixing it and throw away the car AND all the money they've spent on it as it's too broken to re-sell to anyone but a junk yard for $75.

 

 

You don't have to move to a warmer climate to get a clean car, take a car shopping vacation lol. I'm sure you've got friends or family who live down south? Go visit, pick out a good car, take it to a local shop to check it out, drive it home. Because used cars last longer down south there's more for sale and they're cheaper. Kentucky, Tennessee, Missouri, Arkansas, Kansas, Oklahoma, etc. All states without salt, with pretty much no winter, and where flooding isn't a huge thing to watch out for used cars since they have no salt water coasts. Even Southern IL and IN are fine, pretty much south of Indy and Springfield out in the country you can get a cheap used car that's solid.

 

Post up what you're considering, tag me, I'll give you my opinion about it and if I think they're asking a fair price.

really the only one down South is North Alabama because I'd wanna go be with is @Dan Castellaneta but uh if Im going down there I'm staying down there. Which is why I kinda want a car in the first place. Cheaper than flying and paying out the ass to move my shit.

 

I'll entertain your offer, https://www.cambridgetrucks.net/details/used-2002-mazda-tribute/54746823
 

for that small rust spot towards the back of the passenger side and the dent on the driver door I'd see if I could work them down a few hundred bucks maybe an even $3500


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Hows the weather down there

 

 

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3 hours ago, pinksnowbirdie said:

https://www.facebook.com/marketplace/item/648881028933045/?surface=product_details

this poor Roadmaster

nope lol
MN doesn't do that bullshit, yet. Fucking hell glad I'll be out of this hell hole before they decide that's a good idea.

really the only one down South is North Alabama because I'd wanna go be with is @Dan Castellaneta but uh if Im going down there I'm staying down there. Which is why I kinda want a car in the first place. Cheaper than flying and paying out the ass to move my shit.

 

I'll entertain your offer, https://www.cambridgetrucks.net/details/used-2002-mazda-tribute/54746823
 

for that small rust spot towards the back of the passenger side and the dent on the driver door I'd see if I could work them down a few hundred bucks maybe an even $3500

For the price they're asking it looks pretty decent from the outside. Check the date code on the tires, if they're more than 6 years old use that to haggle down and make a stink about selling a car with unsafe tires, killing you in a roll over, media shitstorm, whatever. Those are common for ignition coils failing (like all ford's of that time period) and when they do fail the resulting misfire destroys the converter that's attached to the exhaust manifold on that side of the engine. You'll know if the converter is clogged, it'll feel slow as shit. That V6 in those is pretty perky actually! Get a cheap OBD2 code reader and an app that'll let you pull codes and check if the emissions monitors are completed, so you can tell if they just cleared the codes or not. They'll be all incomplete if they were just cleared which could be a tipoff they're hiding something. Make sure you look around under it real good, those can get some nasty rust around the strut towers front and rear which is pretty much a car ending failure because it'll cost about 1/4 of the vehicle price to repair that kind of damage. Under the car you're looking for holes in the floor, rust perforations along the pinch weld like where the tire change jack goes, big leaks or signs of big leaks cleaned up, etc. That engine does leak oil from the oil pan gaskets but it's meh live with it. The transmission on those is the weak link, they'll shit the bed and they're not cheap to repair because they usually break a bunch of hard parts inside them. They were crappy when new and paired with a 4 cylinder, they're not any better later on and paired with a V6 but that one might be one of the few that was alright...or not. You'll start getting some hard shifts and then it just won't go and that's it, toss $2500 into the pot you piss in and hit the flush lever, don't bother with a used one cause it'll probably be even worse.

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I seens the huayra raodster bc!! Greg's car is here too.

 

 


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On 9/21/2019 at 12:56 PM, Bitter said:

Not all states have inspections. Il only cares about emissions, pretty sure MN is similar as well.

MN doesn’t even do emissions testing. Only raising gas taxes for us.


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1 hour ago, FuzzyYellow said:

 

MN doesn’t even do emissions testing. Only raising gas taxes for us.

That makes sense, there's a guy around the Twin Cities with an AWD turbo V6 2000ish Eclipse that's absolutely batshit and hauls ass like a super-car. 500something AWHP and torque to match.

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3 hours ago, FuzzyYellow said:

 

MN doesn’t even do emissions testing. Only raising gas taxes for us.

We have no nature of inspection whatsoever here in Indiana, or in Michigan


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41 minutes ago, RevoltTrain said:

We have no nature of inspection whatsoever here in Indiana, or in Michigan

NW Indiana does have some emissions testing.

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1 hour ago, Bitter said:

NW Indiana does have some emissions testing.

That's a handful of counties


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9 hours ago, RevoltTrain said:

That's a handful of counties

What’s a county? /s

 

Sorry I’m from Louisiana, had to xD 


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Ngl I'd love this 

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I had an American E36 328i manual as my second car. First was a 1993 BMW 525i, E34 chassis if I remember correctly. Anyways the e36 was an amazing car. Often think of getting another. Very momentum driven car even with the 2.8l straight 6 I had but a fun car none the less. Miss the straight 6 guttural scream through the rpm. Would have been fun to do a lightweight flywheel to get it to spin up faster. Sounded amazing with the magnaflow exhaust I put on it. Even made a vid. 


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