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Car Enthusiast Club [Now Motorcycle friendly!] - First thread to 150k! ¯\_(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

10 hours ago, Real_PhillBert said:

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

 

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https://www.motor1.com/news/366198/shelby-gt500-not-coming-europe/

 

The tables might be finally turning...

I mean, we can import them easy enough ?‍♂️

Needs money for car parts :P

 

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4 hours ago, iDeFecZx said:

I mean, we can import them easy enough ?‍♂️

We need to riot and get rid of the 25 year law here LOL

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11 hours ago, bcredeur97 said:

prob will make like 700hp with a tune too hehe

The front is so aggressive. A bit too much even. But I'm happy we're getting it finally either way. I  have a feeling it won't sell well though :(

I would have thought they'd have trouble selling them too, but the Merc E63 wagons have been hugely sought after, so IDK.

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2 hours ago, Real_PhillBert said:

I would have thought they'd have trouble selling them too, but the Merc E63 wagons have been hugely sought after, so IDK.

sought after != sells well. It's easy to get caught up in all the car ppl saying "we want wagons" when they aren't the ones actually buying them...

What are the sales numbers for E63 wagons comapared to idk.. a C63 AMG.. or even the E63 sedan?

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Well I finally got some good news on the Focus Transmission @Real_PhillBert

 

Bad news is they're still not local, but the good news is I found a place that will send me a box for the transmission, have it shipped, do the labor and send it back, currently for just under $1100 (including shipping!). I have to double check if the rebuild price will include both the Synchros as well as the LSD which I'm replacing because I'm already down there, may as well do it, My previous option was $2000 for labor only not including an estimated $150-300 shipping each way, plus sales tax. 

 

If this price holds, I may bite the bullet and order an ACT clutch/single mass fly wheel too. 

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17 minutes ago, bcredeur97 said:

sought after != sells well. It's easy to get caught up in all the car ppl saying "we want wagons" when they aren't the ones actually buying them...

What are the sales numbers for E63 wagons comapared to idk.. a C63 AMG.. or even the E63 sedan?

I read somewhere that the US allotment of E63 wagons was completely sold out. So I would say there is a correlation between sought after and sells well.

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18 hours ago, Real_PhillBert said:

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

 

 

 

https://www.motor1.com/news/366198/shelby-gt500-not-coming-europe/

 

The tables might be finally turning...

NGL it doesnt look that good ... and imo speedy wagon > speedy coupe 

.... no loss there :ph34r:

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1 hour ago, PandaCopyRight said:

NGL it doesnt look that good ... and imo speedy wagon > speedy coupe 

.... no loss there :ph34r:

 

Why not both though?

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7 minutes ago, Real_PhillBert said:

 

Why not both though?

bruh ... i aint made of money 

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bruh ... i aint made of money 

But we arent talking about you and I, we're talking about what we're allowed to buy. 

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1 minute ago, Real_PhillBert said:

But we arent talking about you and I, we're talking about what we're allowed to buy. 

then i guess ford is mad at audi? ?

or just didnt want to meet the requirements needed for europe? 

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3 hours ago, Real_PhillBert said:

I read somewhere that the US allotment of E63 wagons was completely sold out. So I would say there is a correlation between sought after and sells well.

if that's true -- then that's great news. MAKE MORE

 

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23 hours 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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591HP. DO. FUCKING. WANT.

Do want.

 

Do not want if it Audisteers everywhere.


Lately, I've been having evil thoughts about trading my SS in on a Model 3 Performance. The V8 soundtrack is amazing but the commute costs are....not great.

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Ordering up a set of Dunlop Z3 tonight, got $150 rebate plus I pre sold my old tires for $100. I need to get the bent wheel off and to be straightened so it's ready to mount a tire then I can be a little more lazy with the other 3. Total cost for all 4 should be around $400 or so, maybe a little less. Not too bad, I probably could have gotten a little more for the old ones but they guy is a local so I cut a first dibs deal for the locals and he pounced first.

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1 hour ago, bimmerman said:

Do want.

 

Do not want if it Audisteers everywhere.


Lately, I've been having evil thoughts about trading my SS in on a Model 3 Performance. The V8 soundtrack is amazing but the commute costs are....not great.

that quattro awd bruh ?

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In like five years I'd love to do a wide body three rotor s13 maybe awd. That's my dream car. 

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9 hours ago, bimmerman said:

Do want.

 

Do not want if it Audisteers everywhere.


Lately, I've been having evil thoughts about trading my SS in on a Model 3 Performance. The V8 soundtrack is amazing but the commute costs are....not great.

keep the ss and buy the tesla if u want. don't sacrifice a good sounding and torquey motor if you can help it. commute car and weekend car. ss is stick right

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2 minutes ago, terrytek said:

keep the ss and buy the tesla if u want. don't sacrifice a good sounding and torquey motor if you can help it. commute car and weekend car. ss is stick right

tesla motor is both good sounding and torquey^

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2 minutes ago, vinyldash303 said:

tesla motor is both good sounding and torquey^

good sounding my ass 

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I cant swing both unfortunately. I still have the CSL'd E36 though, so good sounding cars won't go away.

 

Two friends have M3Ps. They're insane in the best way, but they are also silent, and noise is important to have. For me, at least.....on a fun car. On a DD commuter....ehh.

 

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Think thats my next car decided on. Wont be this exact one but its what i drove today.

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Personally for longevity sake I think that's a poor choice. They have all the BMW problems and the problems cost BMW prices but some of the parts are Mini specific which can make sourcing them take longer than normal.

 

But your country is tiny so it's not like you'd be racking up USA miles on it so it might be OK. I think the only reason British cars of old managed to last was because they just didn't go as far as cars in America went. We do 13,000 miles on average yearly, you drive an average of 8,000.

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1 hour ago, Bitter said:

Personally for longevity sake I think that's a poor choice. They have all the BMW problems and the problems cost BMW prices but some of the parts are Mini specific which can make sourcing them take longer than normal.

 

But your country is tiny so it's not like you'd be racking up USA miles on it so it might be OK. I think the only reason British cars of old managed to last was because they just didn't go as far as cars in America went. We do 13,000 miles on average yearly, you drive an average of 8,000.

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2 hours ago, Bitter said:

Personally for longevity sake I think that's a poor choice. They have all the BMW problems and the problems cost BMW prices but some of the parts are Mini specific which can make sourcing them take longer than normal.

 

But your country is tiny so it's not like you'd be racking up USA miles on it so it might be OK. I think the only reason British cars of old managed to last was because they just didn't go as far as cars in America went. We do 13,000 miles on average yearly, you drive an average of 8,000.

yeah, they say mini's are pretty much a 300k mile car at 100k miles

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