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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

16 minutes ago, dcgreen2k said:

Finally got the engine back together, but it's idling pretty rough. I found a forum post that said it might be because the battery was disconnected for a while and the car has to relearn how to idle. Does anybody know what else it could be if that doesn't work?

Vacuum leaks, check engine vacuum.

2 hours ago, Real_PhillBert said:

Need quick opinions on tires. Falken ZIEX ZE950s (45k mi warranty) for $755 or Continental DWS06s (50k mi warranty) for $907? 

 

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You made the right choice.

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13 hours ago, Energycore said:

Quick 2 questions. Say you had edit:want to spend $22k and wanted the safety associated with SUVs, but also a fun driving experience with good acceleration / steering, would you go for a Crossover?

 

I've been eyeing both the CX-3 and HR-V but since I'm still about a year from having the money for a car, I want to get some good opinions and make a good purchase. I'm open to everything really, if you give a good argument that a Miata is the best car for me considering I don't have plans to get a family still in some time, I'll consider it :D

 

EDIT 2: Keep in mind I live in Mexico where prices are generally a bit lower (I already adjusted my budget), but variations exist and not all models from the US are available.

 

Second Question: Thoughts on this car?

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I love most if not all Koenigseggs ... the Agera R with the 1WW engine is probably my favorite car ever 

Jesko looks interesting and seems to be quite a huge improvement over Regera 

 

regarding your 1st question ... i have no clue :D 

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59 minutes ago, Bitter said:

You made the right choice.

I hope so, I was really hoping it would be closer to $800, but it seems like everything I do ends up more expensive than initially though.

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3 hours ago, Real_PhillBert said:

Need quick opinions on tires. Falken ZIEX ZE950s (45k mi warranty) for $755 or Continental DWS06s (50k mi warranty) for $907? 

 

EDIT: Bent over and ordered the Continental DWS06s and an alignment for just shy of $1000. That was fun...

I was gonna say the DWS06's have served both me and my dad quite well for dailying.

But in terms of cost per mile, the falken's were $0.0167 and Conti's were $0.018. I'm not sure which is the better tire though. The conti dws06's have been around for quite a few years now.

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19 minutes ago, OlympicAssEater said:

Does anyone know what year is legal for import Skyline R34 GTR into U.S.?

AFAIK none of the R34 GTRs are legal yet. I think some of the GTS/GTSTs are legal as of this year maybe? but haven't double checked those in like 8 months.

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15 minutes ago, bcredeur97 said:

I was gonna say the DWS06's have served both me and my dad quite well for dailying.

But in terms of cost per mile, the falken's were $0.0167 and Conti's were $0.018. I'm not sure which is the better tire though. The conti dws06's have been around for quite a few years now.

I knew the Contis came out a bit more per mile, but after a bit of digging I found a few people who went from the Falkens to the Contis but no one that I could find went from the Contis to the Falkens.

 

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1 hour ago, OlympicAssEater said:

Does anyone know what year is legal for import Skyline R34 GTR into U.S.?

IIRC R33 are starting to be legal in USA now ... so it will be a few years 

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Does anyone know what year is legal for import Skyline R34 GTR into U.S.?

2024

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7 hours ago, Real_PhillBert said:

Need quick opinions on tires. Falken ZIEX ZE950s (45k mi warranty) for $755 or Continental DWS06s (50k mi warranty) for $907? 

 

EDIT: Bent over and ordered the Continental DWS06s and an alignment for just shy of $1000. That was fun...

I’d get the Contis.

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8 hours ago, PandaCopyRight said:

I love most if not all Koenigseggs ... the Agera R with the 1WW engine is probably my favorite car ever 

Jesko looks interesting and seems to be quite a huge improvement over Regera 

 

regarding your 1st question ... i have no clue :D 

I guess this is a thread for car enthusiasts and enthusiast cars, not lowly crossovers :P

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I fixed the vacuum leak on the Corolla and took it for its first test drive since installing the new clutch, and I'm happy to say that everything works properly! The clutch pedal feels a bit lighter, and now there's a smaller clutch engagement point rather than a wide area like the worn out clutch had. The only thing we screwed up was the castle nut on the driver's side outer tie rod end, one of the raised bits got bent inwards slightly so it didn't want to go completely on the ball joint. It was still enough to get the cotter pin in, but there was still a good bit of room before it was completely tight, so when I put the wheel back on and held it by the left and right edges, I was able to rotate it very slightly. Turns out that little bit of play is VERY easy to feel when I'm driving, it felt somewhat wobbly and that tire felt unresponsive when turning, as well as making a clunking sound when accelerating from a stop. 
 

On another note, does anybody know what I'm supposed to do to properly break in a new clutch? I can't find a solid answer online, but I'm sure dumping the clutch from redline a couple times is fine, right? :D

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1 hour ago, dcgreen2k said:

I fixed the vacuum leak on the Corolla and took it for its first test drive since installing the new clutch, and I'm happy to say that everything works properly! The clutch pedal feels a bit lighter, and now there's a smaller clutch engagement point rather than a wide area like the worn out clutch had. The only thing we screwed up was the castle nut on the driver's side outer tie rod end, one of the raised bits got bent inwards slightly so it didn't want to go completely on the ball joint. It was still enough to get the cotter pin in, but there was still a good bit of room before it was completely tight, so when I put the wheel back on and held it by the left and right edges, I was able to rotate it very slightly. Turns out that little bit of play is VERY easy to feel when I'm driving, it felt somewhat wobbly and that tire felt unresponsive when turning, as well as making a clunking sound when accelerating from a stop. 
 

On another note, does anybody know what I'm supposed to do to properly break in a new clutch? I can't find a solid answer online, but I'm sure dumping the clutch from redline a couple times is fine, right? :D

The clutch will get heavier within the next month or so. As far as break in goes, just drive it normally for said month or so. Don’t drop the clutch from high rpm or anything like that just yet. 

 

Also sounds like you might as well do tie rods too lol

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General question here, do dealerships sell parts for old cars they sold like let's say 18 years ago? Could they source a part? I've had no luck finding a filter for my transmission. I don't want to walk in and sound stupid lol. 

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6 minutes ago, veldora said:

General question here, do dealerships sell parts for old cars they sold like let's say 18 years ago? Could they source a part? I've had no luck finding a filter for my transmission. I don't want to walk in and sound stupid lol. 

They're unlikely to stock it, but can probably get it.

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12 hours ago, Energycore said:

I guess this is a thread for car enthusiasts and enthusiast cars, not lowly crossovers :P

well .. crossovers just tend to not be a smart idea ?

and i think most of us dont like them or hate them 

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What do you guys think of these rims on the Corolla? They're from a 2006/7 Subaru Outback and would give the Corolla a bit more grip, but I don't know if I like the look of the rims. I'm also thinking about switching from 215/50R17 to 215/45R17 tires, would that work?

 

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4 minutes ago, dcgreen2k said:

What do you guys think of these rims on the Corolla? They're from a 2006/7 Subaru Outback and would give the Corolla a bit more grip, but I don't know if I like the look of the rims. I'm also thinking about switching from 215/50R17 to 215/45R17 tires, would that work?

 

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I’ve always been a fan of rims like that. Kinda like @iDeFecZx ‘s type r that has evo wheels. 

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43 minutes ago, vinyldash303 said:

I’ve always been a fan of rims like that. Kinda like @iDeFecZx ‘s type r that has evo wheels. 

My EP doesnt have evo wheels tho ?

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Have we talked about the US FINALLY getting the RS6 Avant yet? Cuz I guess the US is going to get the RS6 Avant.

 

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1 hour ago, Real_PhillBert said:

Have we talked about the US FINALLY getting the RS6 Avant yet? Cuz I guess the US is going to get the RS6 Avant.

 

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Pfft, we've had them for years

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1 minute ago, iDeFecZx said:

Pfft, we've had them for years

Well... guess what you dont get...

 

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Man, America doesn’t get shit in terms of cool cars. The majority of Audi’s RS lineup? Barely. The Skylines that people give a fuck about? Once they hit 25 years, sure. Corolla and Focus Wagon? Nah, have a generic crossover. 

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10 hours ago, veldora said:

General question here, do dealerships sell parts for old cars they sold like let's say 18 years ago? Could they source a part? I've had no luck finding a filter for my transmission. I don't want to walk in and sound stupid lol. 

Depends on the brand. Likely not in stock. Just call and be ready to give your VIN. 

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