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Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 100k! ¯\_(ツ)_/¯

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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.

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So new "M"135i series is not using ZF automatic trans, uses a FF layout and has a 4 cylinder 2 liter engine (straight out of 320i with just bigger turbo and intercooler) and looks ugly as shit.

Such a fucking shame, F20 and F20 LCI was by far my favorite ever hatchback. Now BMW made F20 M140i the next BMW 1M, by cutting the testicles and rear legs off the new 1 series.

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The want for this is high.

Significantly less common than the regular XF S and in a very nice spec too. Caesium blue with the 3 litre McDersel V6

Interesting to see what the price goes up at

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3 hours ago, Levent said:

So new "M"135i series is not using ZF automatic trans, uses a FF layout and has a 4 cylinder 2 liter engine (straight out of 320i with just bigger turbo and intercooler) and looks ugly as shit.

Such a fucking shame, F20 and F20 LCI was by far my favorite ever hatchback. Now BMW made F20 M140i the next BMW 1M, by cutting the testicles and rear legs off the new 1 series.

Front whee drive BMW? Can you say that again... that’s so weird 

 

now it’s just a car for people buying the badge? Pfft

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https://www.standvirtual.com/anuncio/bmw-316-body-kit-m3-gps-ID8N9JSK.html

 

Why spend a shit ton of money on an M3 when you can get a 316d, kit it out, throw stupid amounts of money at it and still have it drive and sound like shit? Sounds like great idea to me. /s

 

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Any opinions on the forums here about BC racing coilovers? Looking to get a set for my car, they'll run a little over a thousand dollars. I've heard good reviews and bad reviews, but I'd definitely not run anything cheaper than these. 

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2 hours ago, veldora said:

Any opinions on the forums here about BC racing coilovers? Looking to get a set for my car, they'll run a little over a thousand dollars. I've heard good reviews and bad reviews, but I'd definitely not run anything cheaper than these. 

I ran them on this 540/6 drift daily and they were great almost as good as the pss09s on my M5 at a quarter the price

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8 hours ago, Levent said:

So new "M"135i series is not using ZF automatic trans, uses a FF layout and has a 4 cylinder 2 liter engine (straight out of 320i with just bigger turbo and intercooler) and looks ugly as shit.

Such a fucking shame, F20 and F20 LCI was by far my favorite ever hatchback. Now BMW made F20 M140i the next BMW 1M, by cutting the testicles and rear legs off the new 1 series.

 

The new front grille looks hideous.

Almost like the new 2020 X7 / X8...so much like a front of a Rolls Royce ... the front of a coal train from the 1800's or some crap.

 

I liked the classic look, like what was on the E36 M3.

Wasn't a personal fan of the more "rounded look" from the E46 onwards.

The new generation F-series from 2014 ~ present was good -- I'm a big fan of the aggressive fronts.

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1 hour ago, -rascal- said:

 

The new front grille looks hideous.

Almost like the new 2020 X7 / X8...so much like a front of a Rolls Royce ... the front of a coal train from the 1800's or some crap.

 

I liked the classic look, like what was on the E36 M3.

Wasn't a personal fan of the more "rounded look" from the E46 onwards.

The new generation F-series from 2014 ~ present was good -- I'm a big fan of the aggressive fronts.

Yeah I was also not a big fan of E90s, rounded body lines and especially that annoying side skirt lines never felt right to me. F10 still had some design cues from E chassis cars however F30 (especially M-sport pkg.) really got me hooked up to their new design cues.

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5 hours ago, veldora said:

Any opinions on the forums here about BC racing coilovers? Looking to get a set for my car, they'll run a little over a thousand dollars. I've heard good reviews and bad reviews, but I'd definitely not run anything cheaper than these. 

I've had them on my Celica for a number of years now, since 2012, and I put about 5K a year on it though less this and the past year.  I have the older more basic BR model, they have some  nicer stuff out now and I'm a bit jealous honestly. I'm really tempted to upgrade as the 30 way compress/rebound adjustment isn't great. The first and last about 5 clicks don't feel like they do much, others report the same, and having the two tied together isn't ideal as I'd like more rebound damping in the rear and a little less compression damping in the front but don't want to give up the opposite to get that so it's a compromise. I changed ALL my suspension bushings to poly (even the rack) and swapped out the FSB (already had RSB) at the same time so it's hard to talk about how JUST the coilovers feel/handle.

 

Once I had them dialed in with a good alignment and good tires they don't ride terribly, I've certainly ridden in worse cars, however they're not fantastic on rough roads although I have different spring rates than standard because I'm crazy. Adjustable ride height, ha. You set it where you want it and leave it there, firstly because you have to realign every time you change it and secondly because once jammed down hard those adjusters jam down hard lol.

 

All in all I'd say they're worth the money, you could spend more and get a lot less, I guess it depends on your wants and needs from the suspension and from the car.

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21 hours ago, 711jrp said:

I ran them on this 540/6 drift daily and they were great almost as good as the pss09s on my M5 at a quarter the price

 

Recommend the 39 40i?

Considering them alongside the E38 740i which is my main choice but may get a 5er instead depending on whats about when im buying

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On 7/15/2019 at 3:49 AM, pinksnowbirdie said:

I know I've been all over the place in what kinda car I want to be my first car but now I'm really cozying up to the idea of a 3rd Gen 4Runner, although I wouldn't be able to afford as good of an example. I'm trying to stay under $5k.

Have you looked into older jeeps at all? I'm pretty experienced with them and they are pretty good vehicles with similar body style to the 4runner. I've owned 2 2005 Grand Cherokees, my mom had a 2010 Limited GC and my step dad had a 2004 Limited GC. If they are maintained correctly they are pretty decent vehicles, but parts can be expensive for them. If you are looking for good mpg, they are not the vehicle you're looking for. Wranglers seem to be pretty cheap, WK's with 100,000 miles on them go for $3,000-4,000 in my area.

 

I got pretty lucky with mine, Limited version with 40,000 miles and the 5.7 Hemi. Bought it last summer off an old guy that used it for church, in basically brand new condition minus the brakes. Paid $6,000 for it and I expect it to last me a long time. Scoots along pretty well for it's size, doesn't even seem to be phased towing a uHaul trailer to college every year. My step dad's 2004 with the 4.7 v8 H.O. was (or felt) wicked quick, but I think that's because it was missing like 75% of the body due to rust xD His ran to 275,000 miles before the rear axle went bad and he ditched it. Engine still ran great.

 

Just a heads up that if you live in the rust belt make sure you wash the thing like every couple of hours, Jeeps are absolutely horrible when it comes to rust.

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2 hours ago, iDeFecZx said:

Recommend the 39 40i?

Considering them alongside the E38 740i which is my main choice but may get a 5er instead depending on whats about when im buying

Very much so , beat the snot out of that one with a welded diff for nearly five years and then sold it to a guy in the club, only problem is over here is the 6 speeds are getting very hard to find and people are wanting a lot for them now. I replaced that with a E61 535d and have to say it's better in every way, even the box is pretty good for an auto.

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7 hours ago, 711jrp said:

Very much so , beat the snot out of that one with a welded diff for nearly five years and then sold it to a guy in the club, only problem is over here is the 6 speeds are getting very hard to find and people are wanting a lot for them now. I replaced that with a E61 535d and have to say it's better in every way, even the box is pretty good for an auto.

Is there much to look out for with them other than rust? Not too fussed about what gearbox as its gonna spend most its life commuting 

A 740i sounds a bit excessive but I've wanted one for years definitely think the 38s are the best looking BMWs of recent times

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6 hours ago, iDeFecZx said:

Is there much to look out for with them other than rust? Not too fussed about what gearbox as its gonna spend most its life commuting 

A 740i sounds a bit excessive but I've wanted one for years definitely think the 38s are the best looking BMWs of recent times

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The only serious rust issue is the jacking points other than that they are structurally very good, on the cosmetic side, some can be a bit Archie and can start in the petrol flap or the panel under the boot. funny enough the early cars seem to be better than the facelifts in general. BTW that's my pals E38, either would be epic.

 

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19 hours ago, Votivee said:

Have you looked into older jeeps at all? I'm pretty experienced with them and they are pretty good vehicles with similar body style to the 4runner. I've owned 2 2005 Grand Cherokees, my mom had a 2010 Limited GC and my step dad had a 2004 Limited GC. If they are maintained correctly they are pretty decent vehicles, but parts can be expensive for them. If you are looking for good mpg, they are not the vehicle you're looking for. Wranglers seem to be pretty cheap, WK's with 100,000 miles on them go for $3,000-4,000 in my area.

 

I got pretty lucky with mine, Limited version with 40,000 miles and the 5.7 Hemi. Bought it last summer off an old guy that used it for church, in basically brand new condition minus the brakes. Paid $6,000 for it and I expect it to last me a long time. Scoots along pretty well for it's size, doesn't even seem to be phased towing a uHaul trailer to college every year. My step dad's 2004 with the 4.7 v8 H.O. was (or felt) wicked quick, but I think that's because it was missing like 75% of the body due to rust xD His ran to 275,000 miles before the rear axle went bad and he ditched it. Engine still ran great.

 

Just a heads up that if you live in the rust belt make sure you wash the thing like every couple of hours, Jeeps are absolutely horrible when it comes to rust.

Nah I’m pretty set on a 4Runner lol

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3 hours ago, 711jrp said:

The only serious rust issue is the jacking points other than that they are structurally very good, on the cosmetic side, some can be a bit Archie and can start in the petrol flap or the panel under the boot. funny enough the early cars seem to be better than the facelifts in general. BTW that's my pals E38, either would be epic.

 

You know the owner too? One of the lads I work with told me both cars are his brother in laws. the black one has like 45k on it or something

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I'm getting excited for TOTD in mid August, I hope the weather a d traffic are good! Never driven it, last time I was down there I got sick the day of the cruise and stayed in.

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4 minutes ago, Bitter said:

I'm getting excited for TOTD in mid August, I hope the weather a d traffic are good! Never driven it, last time I was down there I got sick the day of the cruise and stayed in.

we have abbreviations for tail of the dragon now.

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2 hours ago, iDeFecZx said:

You know the owner too? One of the lads I work with told me both cars are his brother in laws. the black one has like 45k on it or something

The Ti one is owned by a guy called Jay and he is on Dibs custom cars stand at most of the showns, I haven't done any shows this year because of a new jetski has been keeping me busy. must be the same guy.

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20 minutes ago, bcredeur97 said:

we have abbreviations for tail of the dragon now.

wow

Have had for a long time....? Like at least 10 years lol.

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Sad to see my Paseo go, but I finally sold it today for 1500 dollars. It was an amazingly fun car to drive with all 100 of its supercar-destroying horsepower and we had plans to turn it into a track car, but now I have my Corolla which could be just as capable someday.

 

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1 hour ago, dcgreen2k said:

Sad to see my Paseo go, but I finally sold it today for 1500 dollars. It was an amazingly fun car to drive with all 100 of its supercar-destroying horsepower and we had plans to turn it into a track car, but now I have my Corolla which could be just as capable someday.

 

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that looks like a basic ass econobox, so i'm surprised it has a sunroof to begin with wow

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30 minutes ago, terrytek said:

that looks like a basic ass econobox, so i'm surprised it has a sunroof to begin with wow

Are cheap cars not allowed sunroofs?

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