Cringy things you did to your first car
>Vinyl white carbon Racing stripes
>Plastidipped matte black rims
>Muffler delete with autozone pipes and clamps
>used zip ties to tighten the throttle cable
>always used 93 octane in a shitbox that wasn't even tuned for it
I still have mine. Had it since 05 I would call it somewhat tasteful. I really hate the exhaust though.
> Sound system
Never loud anymore.
> Tein lowering springs.
> KYB struts
> Strut bars front and rear
> ebay 4-2-1 headers
> Magnaflow high flow cat
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1992 Nissan Maxima i had about a decade ago, my parents bought me it in high school
>bought $1000 brand new Sparco seats and put them in
>installed a half roll cage in the back
>later put Rays Volk Daytona wheels on it
>put Euroclear headlights on it
>full custom mandrel bent exhaust
>random stickers like Toyo tires everywhere
>slammed it and it scraped...
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AHAHAH FORDFAGS BTFO
>There is no magic breakthrough technology on this car (except the RDU - see documents below - but it doesn't work well on track). Sure, the RS has adjustable shocks (cockpit adjustable twin tubes, circa 1990), a launch control "rev limiter" mode (which has been on many cars for years, and with as complex of a procedure this car has to set it, this has very limited usefulness), and there is active disengagement of the rear drive axle - which is not usually a good thing. Bill Caswell mentioned this "Torque Vectoring Rear Drive Module (RDM), which combines a differential and two hydraulically activated clutches to control the power distribution to the rear wheels" in this R&T article. He did some track driving in an RS which put the rear diff (admittedly very small) into thermal overload, which disengages the rear drive completely. Many others are seeing this same issue, including me at our test and the owner Todd when he drove it at Optima events.
>asshurt gm fangirls
Is /o/ the worst board on 4chan, and the single worst car community on the internet?
DUDE GEE EMM CAN
>L E T E R A L L Y
>tfw too tall to drive a GT40
Discuss KIA cars
14 forte 5.
It's ok to drive to work every day and carry my shit around on the weekends.
It misses the hot hatch mark by a bit. I think the 2.0 turbo instead of the 1.6 turbo, better gearing and suspension would get it there...but then it would cost more also.
Drove a Kia Ceed and I really liked it. It's not the most fun car to drive around, but it gets the job done and doesn't cause too much trouble. I like the design and that the cars are afordable. The car felt a little cheap inside, but there are worse cars around.
One of these prototypes had been parking at my apartment complex several nights a week all summer long. Turns out it was driven by a college intern who was tasked with gathering data for cold start engine calibration. The only thing i did as a summer intern was clean stuff and surf the internet. What a lucky bastard.
Can you ask him what the deal with those flared tail pipes is? I saw them on a fleet of dodges heading into the mountains for testing on i70 in Denver last year. Every car had them.
So i'm looking around for a used car and i'm pretty new to this. I did some research on what i wanted but one thing i don't know a lot about is haggling for a car sale.
So how have you guys haggled down the price at a private sale or dealership? What kind of dealer shennanigans & tactics should i be wary about?
How do i make sure i'm getting a good deal on my end?
Mention other cars at other dealers with printed copies, ask to speak with sales manager if salesman does not budge on price. Go in with a nice downpayment to show you are serious, walk away if you must. They will call back, now leave and never return
>it's fat, they said
>it's ugly, they said
APOLOGIZE RIGHT NOW
What is the least safest car you've ever driven?
>actually use a truck for work
>would like a new one with warranty and to limit chance of a breakdown
>need 4x4 as I drive onto job sites in the middle of nowhere, sometimes very muddy
>don't need something large, but would like it to be comfortable (leather because mud and water and shit would ruin cloth. Electric locks. Bed liner etc.)
>need some towing power for personal times (car trailer for raze car and boat trailer)
>price out all the trucks from f150, ram, titan, sierra 1500, canyon etc.
>after basic options and 4x4
>they are all over $40k
>many over $50k
The canyon was cheapest (and smallest). With the diesel in 4x4 it is just over $40k. I COULD get the v6 with no options for $35,000. Add on any options (JUST getting leather makes you get the SLT version for $39k) it quickly gets to $40k. The f150 just has a retarded amount of options, but it would basically run $42k for the cheapest on that meets my needs.
This is basically just a rant. Why the FUCK have trucks gotten so expensive. I mean sure, you can get a shitty 2wd, with cloth, no back seat, and no options for $28k. And in 5 years it will be worth $5k. To get a middle of the road truck cost $40k fucking dollars. It's insane. The higher end trucks are over $60k!
Maybe the remodeled Nissan frontier will fill the need. The current one is hot garbage. 3/10 would not buy.
The engine is shit in the nissan. And the interior is 1994 quality. I have driven a dozen of them and my uncle (who lives like 5 miles away) has one. They suck. I LOVE the Titan (not so much the massive chrome) and was considering getting a pre XD one used. They are pretty bullet proof. I was just wanting something new/or new and immediately returned used.
lol faggot. here's what you actually need.
Alright /o/ so I was wondering if there are any cheap or easy things to do to make my car sound better/cooler/not gay. The car has a turbo so exhaust whistles are pointless. So is there anything for me /o/?
Also I should note I love cars but have no idea how to work on them, but want to learn.
What did they mean by this?
who is it for? soccer moms that need drive off road to get their kid to school on time but also like to enjoy the nice weather?
Will people hate me if I buy Dodge Challenger SXT?
I love the looks and I don't really care about the specs, so paying $20k-$40k more for a horsepower bump, I'm probably not gonna even use, seems pointless to me.
But it feels weird, buying a "muscle car" when mom in a minivan could probably overtake me in a race.
What do you think about buying low-end muscle cars? Is it not worth it? I'll use it mostly for moving around city, so I don't need big trunk or seat 4 people comfortably.
What country was this photo taken in?
speed limit sign is in kilometers so not america
Europe doesn't have big cars like that so it has to be Australia or new Zealand.
Looks like it could be maybe brazil or somewhere in south america too
Hey guys, I know nothing about cars, and I want to buy a family car. Something like Dodge Grand Caravan size-wise.
What would be a good choice? Safety is priority for me. Budget is around $60k.
>good looking than most MPVs
>starts at 27k
>better than ever
If you drive a manual diesel, do you release the clutch fully after the gear change before you use the gas again?
I was driving such a car of my friend yesterday and i was not able to change from 2-3, 3-4 without having a little jerk when having using the gas again.
I know that i have to use a bit more gas when setting the car into motion when its a diesel, other than that im clueless.
So I just swapped this engine in and on first start the belt for the alt burned up because the alternator seized. It would have been so easy to replace it when it was out of the car and now it's fucking me.
Pic related: The bottom bolt that holds the alternator to the bracket is stuck. The nut is loose but the bolt won't move.
I heated the bracket, didn't work.
good sized breaker bar with socket, spray the living fuck out of it with whatever penetrating fluid you have. apply pressure back and forward
If you have space you might need to give it a love tap with a hammer/mallet or something
wait I'm an idiot
It would appear its hammer time
I'm interested in an ES350 but I heard some people say it's a posh Camry. Is that even a bad thing? I've driven Toyota's my entire existence. I found a 2010 ES for $15,000 so I'm trying to hop on as soon as possible
Also, do you guys do online pre-approvals through the dealer website? I want this process to be speedy.
Any Lexus ES driver is welcome for their input
A Lexus pretty much is just a basic Toyota with a nice interior and some good seats. They feel pretty lifeless to drive which is why they're compared to Camry's. That being said though, they're comfortable and reliable but you won't feel a sense of joy when thinking about driving it.
how do i make this shit look good? everything runs fine, just think it looks like shit
>people will try justify this
My baby just got towed. There's nothing I can do until the morning because the police said I might try to steal it back if they gave me the address. I 100% would. If anyone else has had this happen tell me it gets better I am livid right now. Pic related
Would you drive a CVT car if it was running off of a turbine engine?
but t has to be 2-door
and preferably pop up headlights
that video shows my reasoning for why a CVT could be applied perfectly to a turbine. you'd simply get the engine to nominal operating speed, then adjust gearing with the gas pedal. might need a clutch to disconnect the driveline because engine braking will not happen
So /o/ as a general level of modification at what point do you stop working on the engine and look at other areas of improvement like making the car lighter or breaks or suspension? Like things that aren't exactly power gainers but performance improvers. I'd like to hear from everyone cuz it's a really interesting topic because a Mustang may have a different stopping point than say a WRX and the same could go for something like a golf. We need more discussions like this around here instead of shit talking and dividing into cliques
Never really gave a shit about GTR's or Nissans in general but for some reason the R34 looks so GOOD in this olive green color, if they were available in US at the time how affordable would they have been maybe about 40k?
It was 54,000 pounds for the UKDM variant. JDM variant V-Spec was 5.6M yen, so conservatively estimating that currency conversion is the only factor then it would've cost about 52k USD. However the car would need a major redesign in order to meet US standards at the time for crash safety and emissions including an OBD2 compliant ECU and at the minimum a VVT system to pass emissions in CARB states.
It would've been a 60k+ USD car very likely. Still a lot cheaper than a 911 Turbo, but not cheap.
/o/, I can't decide: Do I have one pretty nice car, or an average/decent daily and a project/drift car?
What are some decent sedans with a manual trans, comfy interior, a quirky motor, and at least semi reliable? I basically work in my car all day so im looking for the best in comfort/fun/mpg
So most TV and movie "hero" cars are almost invariably coupes. But what are some good hero sedans? And preferably a car that is actually a "hero" and not just owned by a character.
I'll start with an obvious one.
>well they finally did it
>they killed my fuckin car
Which UNI do you represent fagg/o/ts:
Electric Formula SAE
Racing Team [Combustion Formula] SAE
Baja Racing SAE
McGill Uni Represent
>I hope you /o/ fags joined a group and aren't fucking losers.
>inb4 i didnt go to Uni
>inb4 i modify a real car
We're poor as fuark but because we actually build all out own shit and don't subcontract the actual construction like other schools we manage with a budget and team size that is like 1/10th the size of all the large universities that compete.
>MICHIGAN WE WAR YUO
I met some people who did baja from another school. Looked cool, but I don't know anything about engineering and my school doesn't have a team anyways. We don't even have the interest to start a car club.
You park your car in poland and you come back to this, what do you do?