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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.

If you can't be civil. Please leave

 

Edit. That goes for everyone in the thread

3 hours ago, Dan Castellaneta said:

Am I the only one who likes... subtle... colors? Like Regal Peacock Green, F8 Green and the like?

My favorite shade of automotive green is British Racing Green. I also like this color green on a BMW in our car group here in San Diego:

 

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I just tried out The Chemical Guys Wrap Detailer. After one application it made a difference in how my car's vinyl wrap looks after damage from a 5,200 mile/8368 km round trip a couple of months ago, including a dust storm in New Mexico. 

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Impressive. Is it just a filler or does it actually polish out the scratches and marring?

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7 hours ago, Kaloob said:

Those look great, I wish lime green was available on more cars.

I also love the orange on the Crosstrek, I wish it was on a sedan/hatchback that Subaru made.

Lime green is like my favorite color ... when i get a car that i want to paint .. its 99% gonna end up lime green 

6 hours ago, Dan Castellaneta said:

Am I the only one who likes... subtle... colors? Like Regal Peacock Green, F8 Green and the like?

nope ... i would call these subtle, and this is probably my favorite color that a BMW was ever available in 
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and this is one of my favorite colors Volvo ever did

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but then volvo has this (not subtle)
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3 hours ago, mb67 said:

My favorite shade of automotive green is British Racing Green. I also like this color green on a BMW in our car group here in San Diego:

 

a as lover of green .. i approve of British Racing Green
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3 hours ago, PandaCopyRight said:

nope ... i would call these subtle

For reference, this is how Regal Peacock Green looks.

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Absolutely hard to tell that it's green unless you're in correct lighting conditions.

Alchemy Purple is also a great but subtle color.

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4 minutes ago, Dan Castellaneta said:

For reference, this is how Regal Peacock Green looks.

 

Absolutely hard to tell that it's green unless you're in correct lighting conditions.

Alchemy Purple is also a great but subtle color.

my subtle is not as subtle as your subtle ?

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Just now, PandaCopyRight said:

my subtle is not as subtle as your subtle ?

My definition of subtle is quite genuine. It's why I don't really consider the SS a sleeper even though the general consensus is that it is quite sleeper-y. See one in Red Hot 2 and you'll know what I mean.

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So the civic needed new front control arm bushings. Whatever... not that expensive and they are only attached at 3 points on the car right? So not that hard to change.

 

so I go to change the passenger side one out first... everything comes undone then I get to the ball joint. Nut on the ball joint comes out fine. Didn’t separate from the arm easily tho. So whatever I’ll get a hammer and bang on it a little right? 

 

An hour later I gave up hammering this thing is not separating! What the heck. 

 

So I go get one of those ball joint separators early this morning thinking “ah having the right tool is awesome it’ll pop right out”. It didn’t. The threads were coming off the tool and the ball joint stud was starting to bend a bit that thing is in there so good. 

 

WHAT THE HECK. Did someone weld it in there? Things don’t even get that rusty here... 

 

so I guess now I have to buy an entire knuckle with a ball joint since I don’t have a press and don’t want to press anything because it’s a massive pain. And remove the whole knuckle and control arm as a unit then move all the parts over to the one I get and assemble it. 

 

Im so mad right now. 

 

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3 minutes ago, Dan Castellaneta said:

My definition of subtle is quite genuine. It's why I don't really consider the SS a sleeper even though the general consensus is that it is quite sleeper-y. See one in Red Hot 2 and you'll know what I mean.

these are quite sleeper-y

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people who dont know anything about them think they are boring A6 avants :D 

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10 minutes ago, PandaCopyRight said:

these are quite sleeper-y

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people who dont know anything about them think they are boring A6 avants :D 

They are boring a6 avants

Just very fast boring a6 avants

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14 minutes ago, iDeFecZx said:

They are boring a6 avants

Just very fast boring a6 avants

they are seriously fast 

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19 minutes ago, PandaCopyRight said:

they are seriously fast 

Problem with RS audis that I've found is it just seems their main focus is to go as fast as possible and as easily as they can in a straight line.

The RS3 400 I got to drive is definitely one of the better cars I've driven but its also relatively boring, never have i driven something thats past the 120 mark with very minimal input from me and I imagine the RS6 is pretty much the same.

 

I'd still own either of them tho 

Needs money for car parts :P

 

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1 minute ago, iDeFecZx said:

Problem with RS audis that I've found is it just seems their main focus is to go as fast as possible and as easily as they can in a straight line.

The RS3 400 I got to drive is definitely one of the better cars I've driven but its also relatively boring, never have i driven something thats past the 120 mark with very minimal input from me and I imagine the RS6 is pretty much the same.

 

I'd still own either of them tho 

thats audi for ya
making going fast effortless :D 

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2 minutes ago, PandaCopyRight said:

thats audi for ya
making going fast effortless :D 

Honestly it even made the DB9 I went out in prior feel like a boat in comparison

Needs money for car parts :P

 

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1 minute ago, iDeFecZx said:

Honestly it even made the DB9 I went out in prior feel like a boat in comparison

now that is impressive 

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2 minutes ago, PandaCopyRight said:

now that is impressive 

I put that down to the gearbox being slow and jerky in the aston. Didnt seem to know what it wanted to do but once it found the gear it needed it didnt half take off. Plus the guys driving reminded me of someone whod never driven a manual car, except we were in an auto . . .

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7 hours ago, Bitter said:

Impressive. Is it just a filler or does it actually polish out the scratches and marring?

It's more of a polish and protectorate. There are some spots on my car that it can't remove, due to physical damage, but overall it has reduced the amount of swirls/scratches a lot.

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I was doing an oil change and tire rotation today...

 

 

 


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I guess I'm buying new tires today... and an alignment.

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On 8/8/2019 at 5:19 PM, warmmilk said:

with a leak in my AC system...

sometimes you needs to eek out every last ounce of cooling you can for a track car... removing the AC condenser allows air to get to the radiator easier.

 

but if you can get away with having AC on your track car, its the best thing ever.

or with cars that split the radiators like a lot of civics, will give you the ability to fit a much bigger one in.

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1 hour ago, GDRRiley said:

or with cars that split the radiators like a lot of civics, will give you the ability to fit a much bigger one in.

Just add multiple radiators /s

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7 hours ago, bcredeur97 said:

So the civic needed new front control arm bushings. Whatever... not that expensive and they are only attached at 3 points on the car right? So not that hard to change.

Did you hit it with the separator putting pressure on the ball joint? Usually that knocks them out easy. Though the last time I used a ball joint separator was back in college. Ridgelines and Pilots are a pain to separate. They are in there good, honda tight. 

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19 minutes ago, vetali said:

Did you hit it with the separator putting pressure on the ball joint? Usually that knocks them out easy. Though the last time I used a ball joint separator was back in college. Ridgelines and Pilots are a pain to separate. They are in there good, honda tight. 

No. Current thought is since I still had the control arm installed, just bolts loose that it may not have been able to push the arm down for some reason and may have been trying to push up against the strut. Seems kinda unlikely tho... I would of thought it would of came out with a huge impact going at the ball joint separator... 

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