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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

 

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46 minutes ago, veldora said:

Who did it first tho. 

Not sure. I’m just happy nissan still makes sports cars

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11 minutes ago, vinyldash303 said:

Not sure. I’m just happy nissan still makes sports cars

they make old new ones, yeah.

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On 8/31/2019 at 1:16 PM, TheLostTroll13 said:

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Best part about this hot rod is it comes with a dog!

 

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31 minutes ago, vinyldash303 said:

Not sure. I’m just happy nissan still makes sports cars

Yeah? I like the s chassis,and the r32. 

Not so much else from Nissan other than the z series 

Toyota the mk3 was nice looking. 

I'm set on getting a fd in a few years though. 

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26 minutes ago, bcredeur97 said:

they make old new ones, yeah.

Early/mid 2000s sports cars > new sports cars

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I'm glad they finally got their rx7 started. 

Anyone remember the 4 turbo 2JZ with dual throttle bodies? I think the 20b and 26b are more viable though much more expensive options for exotic turbo attachments. 

 

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6 hours ago, vinyldash303 said:

Early/mid 2000s sports cars > new sports cars

Very true. Except the Miata, it’s still cool somehow. But it’s a new car built on early/mid 2000’s ideas (except the design language) which kinda makes it weird in a way

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okay, so looking at some Mazda6 Wagons. How expensive do you think repairing this rust would be? ij3ej9.png

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it's on both rear wheel wells

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4 hours ago, pinksnowbirdie said:

okay, so looking at some Mazda6 Wagons. How expensive do you think repairing this rust would be? ij3ej9.png

 

it's on both rear wheel wells

Quite expensive as the rust doesnt just end there. 

Needs money for car parts :P

 

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8 hours ago, pinksnowbirdie said:

okay, so looking at some Mazda6 Wagons. How expensive do you think repairing this rust would be? 

 

it's on both rear wheel wells

Are you sure those are the only places it's on? It's pretty easy to fix it yourself, not worth paying someone because they're reconstructing a good part of the car at that point. 

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17 hours ago, pinksnowbirdie said:

okay, so looking at some Mazda6 Wagons. How expensive do you think repairing this rust would be? ij3ej9.png

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it's on both rear wheel wells

do not buy mazdas of that and previous generation... unless you can find one from a salt/winter free place ... you will spend like 100x the car is worth on rust repair 

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The Dunlop Z3 are super suction cup noisy on smooth cement roads, it's hilariously so much worse than the Z2's were. The do stick nice, haven't pushed it but did give it a couple quick turns and harder stops and they feel nice. I can't wait till the 100 mile probation is up and I can find something twisty to try them on.

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On 9/1/2019 at 11:08 PM, vinyldash303 said:

My main consern with doing leds for lighting on the tahoe was not being like that Tundra you spoke about in the discord some months ago that had light vomiting HIDs. The bulbs I’ve used don’t do that. As long as its not fucking up others, I’m gonna keep running them. The bulbs pattern just as good as the halogens I took out, only difference is I can actually see now. 

 

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Sure. I’ve got the 6 speed, so it doesn’t have cylinder deactivation. I got 36.7 mpg the other day driving between flagstaff and Payson AZ.

Probably not any worse than what you get now honestly. My J30 gets about the same economy as the k24 of the same generation. I know I’m a bit of a fanboy, and biased because I own one, but man the J30 is a great, underrated engine.

 

Wow. That would drive me nuts. I like my hydraulic steering, even if it’s crazy heavy in the Accord.

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On 9/3/2019 at 5:16 PM, veldora said:

Mystichrome from Ford is stolen from Nissan change my mind. 

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1 hour ago, Bitter said:

Had an engine light pop on while I was pussy footin around driving to somewhere with the GF, ran fine so wasn't worried, borrowed the little code reader home and pulled a P0420. Checked the freeze frame, nothing weird, cleared it, took it into work today and my cat is weak but not bad. If I get it hot quickly it looks OK but if I let it cool off and run the engine gently it starts looking worn out, I'll worry about it later on when the light comes on again or more frequently. I'll grab a good high flow high metals converter and have a good exhaust shop weld it in. I'm not great at exhaust welding.

 

The Dunlop Z3 are super suction cup noisy on smooth cement roads, it's hilariously so much worse than the Z2's were. The do stick nice, haven't pushed it but did give it a couple quick turns and harder stops and they feel nice. I can't wait till the 100 mile probation is up and I can find something twisty to try them on.

RE-71R’s are extremely noisy. The noisiest tire I’ve driven on actually 

 

but  glued to the road you shall be. Guess it’s just a price you pay 

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1 hour ago, 711jrp said:

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That thing is just ugly, what is it. 

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52 minutes ago, bcredeur97 said:

RE-71R’s are extremely noisy. The noisiest tire I’ve driven on actually 

 

but  glued to the road you shall be. Guess it’s just a price you pay 

They're otherwise fairly tame tires, they take up highway joints well and aren't any louder than other tires for the most part...until you get them on something really smooth. Worn cement, probably glossy worn asphalt, and the sealer tar they use on cracks. The Z2's made the sucker noises on the last two but not the cement, these sucker noise on the cement. It sounds like a cartoon octopus rolling down the road. And I'm stuck to the road like a cartoon octopus too.

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16 hours ago, veldora said:

Are you sure those are the only places it's on? It's pretty easy to fix it yourself, not worth paying someone because they're reconstructing a good part of the car at that point. 

that was my largest question was do y'all think that it's something I can more easily repair following something like this

 

I'm sure there's some underbody rust.

 

7 hours ago, PandaCopyRight said:

do not buy mazdas of that and previous generation... unless you can find one from a salt/winter free place ... you will spend like 100x the car is worth on rust repair 

even if I did it myself?

Getting one up here from the southern part of the country would be way too costly tbh

 

Seriously any car up here, I'd be better off getting down south.

Minnesota's winters absolutely molests cars.

there was a Dodge Dakota that one side of the bed was just horribly rusted. I see lots of 3rd gen 4Runners with rusted away bumpers.

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7 minutes ago, pinksnowbirdie said:

that was my largest question was do y'all think that it's something I can more easily repair following something like this

 

I'm sure there's some underbody rust.

 

even if I did it myself?

Getting one up here from the southern part of the country would be way too costly tbh

 

Seriously any car up here, I'd be better off getting down south.

Minnesota's winters absolutely molests cars.

there was a Dodge Dakota that one side of the bed was just horribly rusted. I see lots of 3rd gen 4Runners with rusted away bumpers.

It's really just knowing the extent. My car had holes in the quarter panels of rust, but no rust anywhere else. Fixing it yourself would be the cheapest option. There's tons of info. But how far you want to get with working on a car you just bought is up to you. I don't think you really wanna work on a car right away after buying it. Especially rust repair, it's not fun work. You're at the mercy of weather if you don't have a garage. 

You'll have to add the cost of grinder wheels(or some power tool to cut off the old metal) and you'll need access to a welder because that's getting into the door jamb. Metal to replace the rust, seam sealer, bondo, primer, paint, clear coat. Not everyone flocks to do it for a reason. 

Wheel wells aren't fun to recreate, because of all the curves you need to bend the metal and bond it to the car. 

 

Not trying to discourage you, unless you can get the car for cheap. It's a job to fix rust. Especially that much. 

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9 minutes ago, veldora said:

It's really just knowing the extent. My car had holes in the quarter panels of rust, but no rust anywhere else. Fixing it yourself would be the cheapest option. There's tons of info. But how far you want to get with working on a car you just bought is up to you. I don't think you really wanna work on a car right away after buying it. Especially rust repair, it's not fun work. You're at the mercy of weather if you don't have a garage. 

You'll have to add the cost of grinder wheels(or some power tool to cut off the old metal) and you'll need access to a welder because that's getting into the door jamb. Metal to replace the rust, seam sealer, bondo, primer, paint, clear coat. Not everyone flocks to do it for a reason. 

Wheel wells aren't fun to recreate, because of all the curves you need to bend the metal and bond it to the car. 

 

Not trying to discourage you, unless you can get the car for cheap. It's a job to fix rust. Especially that much. 

see yeah, the amount of rust on that one discourages me because well it's beyond what I wanna do.


I found another one that I presume has sold that had way less rust that needed to be taken care of.

 

Trust me, it sucks living in a northern state and people not taking the best care of their cars and manufacturers not coating their cars right

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6 hours ago, FuzzyYellow said:

what happened to your post? seems like it got some of my old posts jacked into it. or am I the only one who sees this?

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6 hours ago, pinksnowbirdie said:

 

Trust me, it sucks living in a northern state and people not taking the best care of their cars and manufacturers not coating their cars right

OH I know lol, I live in PA. My car had a bag of salt leak in it with leaky gaskets from my great grandma ?. So imagine water and salt in a trunk. I know. ?

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7 hours ago, veldora said:

That thing is just ugly, what is it. 

It's an MG ZT, a sporty version of the Rover 75. 

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18 hours ago, pinksnowbirdie said:

that was my largest question was do y'all think that it's something I can more easily repair following something like this

 

I'm sure there's some underbody rust.

 

even if I did it myself?

Getting one up here from the southern part of the country would be way too costly tbh

 

Seriously any car up here, I'd be better off getting down south.

Minnesota's winters absolutely molests cars.

there was a Dodge Dakota that one side of the bed was just horribly rusted. I see lots of 3rd gen 4Runners with rusted away bumpers.

That DIY rust repair video is mainly on small holes on non structural parts of the car ... or just surface rust ... and IMO not fully the right way to fix rust
the car looks like it will need a lot of rust cut out and new metal welded in and that is not easy or cheap ... and is super time consuming if you want to do it right
this video would be quite good representation on what needs to be done ... if its anywhere nearly as bad as i think the mazda 6 you posted is

 

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