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Just looks odd to me. The E46 front end looks too fat and plump with the Silvia rear which looks thinner and more lithe to me. Something like an old BMW 850 front end might look better to me than this. Looks like nice body work and execution though.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Looks Like An E46, Drives Like An S15
There is a great YouTube video of him ripping around Silverstone in a 250R. Looks like he really enjoys the car.
1 month, 4 weeks ago on Japanese F1 Hero Gets His Own Car
Still haven't been fortunate enough drive this or a newer Boxster/Cayman S, but everything I have read tells me these have to be about the best all around sports cars left for even remotely realistic money. Every article I read laments the passing of so many other cars of the type that we may have taken for granted and are now long gone. It's a shame so many of us will be basically forced into buying older used cars in the coming just to find a car that gives us the right grins the old fashioned way.
Great pics and storytelling as usual.
2 months ago on They Don’t Make ‘Em Like They Used To…</br> Or Do They?
RIP old site. :( this new one is totally messed up on my mobile. Some weird strobing on the pages like its trying to load another page. IMO the old one one was flawless, I think you tried to fix something that wasn't broken.
10 months ago on Seventeen Lambos And Some Strobes
Pretty plush interior for a race car.
10 months, 3 weeks ago on The Cla45 Amg Goes Racing
Benz 500E is up there for me. The fender flares and the rest of the body mods are so subtle it's difficult to tell it apart from any other E of the time.
11 months ago on Discussion: The Best Factory Sleeper Ever
Are those Bentley wheels on an RX-8?
11 months ago on Fast Car Magazine: October Issue Preview
Never realized how "square" the arches are on the Tiquan. Might be the first one I've seen on the ground though. Not sure what it gets you but I can't say it looks bad...
11 months, 1 week ago on Dmpd Show: 9 Cars You Will Love Or Hate
Yay! Schmidty's on a civic!
@atomskk He wound up with totally custom competition vehicle he designed built basically himself. I don't see how you get much more return than that.
11 months, 2 weeks ago on Engineeredtoslide Drift Hilux Build Pt.6
Ridiculous truck is ridiculous. Amazing build!
One of my all time favorites. College Roomy had a 944T and the neighbor across the street growing up had a 968 as a wicked Auto-X weapon after years of rotary madness. P-car + enormous 4-cyl is a special combo. The CS models with the crazy color matching is just pure gravy. Great car and story to share, thanks!
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Dream Drive: Porsche 968cs In Altmühltal
I really like these "story" posts, like a little travel blog to go along with the great car experiences. Keep it up.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on I Woke Up In The Land Of The Rising Sun
Benetton steering wheel is always choice!
11 months, 4 weeks ago on Predictability Is Dead: The Turbo Mercedes 190
Love the van and the E28.
12 months ago on Cruisin’ Pch: More From Played Out
Aren't you guys "in" with KW now? They should have some quality stuff for a rig like that. I like the red, they are supposed to be track/fun wheels right? Might as well have some fun with the color. Those are some meaty tires, I can't imagine the grip and turn in on that thing now...
1 year ago on Shiny Red Boots: The Te37rts Get Fitted
Those are some really good looking brakes.
1 year ago on A Special Sti For The Jdm
@Brad_S Because it would have been so much smarter and easier get a (relatively) reliable 1000 RWD hp out of a little transverse Italian 4 cylinder right?
1 year, 1 month ago on Introducing “lasupra” Evo, Aka Epic Lancia
If I had even 1/10th the imagination, skill, or money to build this thing it would take me about 20 years LOL. Incredible.
@FunctionFirst Nice job generalizing an entire group of brand enthusiasts. Congrats you contribute nothing to the conversation.
1 year, 1 month ago on PRODUCT SHOWCASE
Great choice on the KW's, money well spent, you will love them. Off to the local APR dealer now!
1 year, 1 month ago on GEWINDEFAHRWERKE: PROJECT GTI GETS KW'D
@Cano Yeah except for a little gauge overload this one of the nicest built and best looking R32's I have ever seen. The stockish exterior and stance/wheels are stunning. Great car.
1 year, 1 month ago on STREET REGAL: A BNR32 GT-R BUILT FOR SPEED
@Option86 I am not a fan... But they seem to "Work" here. The VS center cap bothers me and seems cheesy, and they just seem too blingy on a lot of cars with balls. I wanna throw them on an old Lexus and troll the main drag... I know they are a big older skool/street drift thing and I will never be annoyed by a huge lip, but there are a loft of other Work wheels (if thats the brand they have to be) I would roll on this thing. Super cool drift car nonetheless.
1 year, 1 month ago on GET NUTS: FORREST WANG'S S14
@Jochem The "budget bags" are definately working. It looks great and "right" sitting there. I guess I just wish it had one of the newfangled pimp air set-ups, or god forbid a nice set of coilovers, to keep up with rest of the build. Hopefully "phase two" is any moderate motor swap and a better (sounding/described at least) suspension set-up whatever it may be. 150-200+ hp and some solid "ground control" would seal the deal for me. The rest of the car is so well executed, and the cash has been flowing. Might as well make it a hoot to actually drive as well. Not trying to "bag" (pun intended") on this guy at all, its a great car, but right now it cant be that fun to drive. The car has come this far, finish it off and make it a legend.
1 year, 1 month ago on Unfinished Business: A Volkswagen Jetta Coupe
@Brad_S I have never heard of three piece forged construction (basically the first 3pc wheels ever commercially available) being described as cheap. People mistake the mesh design as common. It was the first and it works. That's why it and the basic 5 spoke are the most copied designs ever. A set of 16" RS' cost $2600 with tires in 1986. That would be $5516.25 in 2013 dollars! For 16's. They are an original. There is nothing cheap about their design, construction, or overall quality. It's not their fault everybody knew it and copied the best. Know your history so you don't look like a fool in the future.
@Brad_S Yeah the RS' are common? They were insanely expensive when new. They are old rare wheels now that still command a hefty price. You do understand that BBS made several other wheels that look similar right, (RM's and a ton of OE wheels), that have long since been hacked up ? I hope all you clowns are complaining about TE37's and all their knockoffs in ten years the same way. These types of wheels are reference/groundbreaking designs, there is a reason why they right on everything.
Odd to see one of these pro cars without a giant hydro handbrake. Hell its even a got stock handle!
Love it but the lack of an interesting motor, budget bags, and the overpoked (for me anyway) wheels are kind of a let down. Painted small bumpers have never offended me as they have so many others, works great on this car. Interior is insane, those UK guys are the masters of the exploding cow. Make it fun to drive and throw some decent tires on that fit and its close to perfection for me.
Love the Rado. Mega phone dials!
1 year, 1 month ago on CHARACTER VS. REPUTATION: PLAYERS CLASSIC
Lets hope for uber domination, 956/962 style!
1 year, 1 month ago on Porsche’s New Lmp Breaks Cover
The wing is killing me. I really like the rest though. I hope the engine bays and such get painted on hi high dollar build. I get this a "race/track car" so who cares but still a bit disappointing to see the silver. I have been begging for a big motor to match the looks so at least they got that going..
1 year, 1 month ago on NAKAI GOES TURBO: THE RWB ROTANA
Need a feature on the SH transporter. That thing looks BA!
1 year, 1 month ago on FREDRIC AASBØ: LIFE OF A CRASH TEST DUMMY
@JordanMayer1993 @D_Shady Wow that is lunacy. I didn't know you guys had insane tax stuff like that. How much is something "normal" like say a new GTI or Focus ST (Hot hatch) type thing? Something around $25K- 30K USD?
1 year, 1 month ago on Porsche Goes Retro For The 911′s 50th
@D_Shady It's Porsche. you are gonna pay for the exclusivity of their limted models. They will have people lined up to buy them just like Sport Classic a few years ago. They can basically charge whatever they want.
Great pics and write-up. This is one of my favorite 911's ever. I don't think I could rock the color everyday (although it looks great), but besides that I wouldn't change a thing.
1 year, 1 month ago on Walking The Walk: The Rotiform Porsche 964
Dahlback intake manifold! Don't see those very often!
1 year, 1 month ago on TAKING A GOLF CLUB TO A GUNFIGHT: AMD'S BTCC VW
@Retard Gere famous actor My bad, I read the whole article but missed the bit at the end by his name.
1 year, 1 month ago on VW MUSEUM: COOL AIR
Hopefully there is a follow up with some water cooled action coming!
The Z4 is a mess. I could possibly appreciate it if it started life as a POS, and the drop and wheels were mangling the body, but this was likely a nicely put together and fairly expensive car not that long ago. Now I just see a car that needs bodywork, and wheels that at least fit enough to not destroy itself. I'm trying to get it but sometimes I just can't.
1 year, 1 month ago on The Wekfest La Spotlight-o-rama
The Odyssey is bananas. That motor would be sick in pretty much any little FWD car, Honda or otherwise. I like the RX-7 in all its coppery goodness, nice to see they didn't just blast it black or red or whatever. IMO thats the best convential motor swap you could do in that car. Would be a blast to drive, and could be easy and reliable day to day.
Great coverage, variety, and perfect pics as always. Love the EG but the wood wheel jars. Beautiful steering wheel but it just seems completely at odds with most of the build. Those things (relatively) suck to hold onto and it just seems like ramming something in there that doesn't belong for the sake of being different. Great car but the wheel and the mint but otherwise meh factory seats seem at odds with the rest of it.
I'd like to see more of that turquise RS4 and the blue 8 series BMW or whatever it is behind it.
1 year, 1 month ago on Wekfest LA: Showin’ Off In The LBC
Wow those are some serious wheels. You guys definitely hooked up with the right sponsor. Car looks great and it looks like a fun day.
1 year, 2 months ago on Project Leroy: Lighter Wheels, Stickier Tires
It's criminal the Macca isn't winning this in a landslide. F1 is basically the greatest car ever made people!
1 year, 2 months ago on Poll: The Cars Of April
@SMRacing Don't forget the trailer and tow vehicle, weekend tire and travel budgets, spares etc. "Going racing" is not a cheap way of modifying a car. Fun, but racing and "as cheap as possible" don't really go together.
1 year, 2 months ago on Discussion: Project Car Priorities
Suspension, wheels/tires, exhaust. Fill in the cracks with some inexpensive OEM + or rare miscelleaneus doo dads to keep the day to day fun factor and interest level up. Then the real $$ decisions need to made if the car is worth serious money for added power or transmission upgrades. On FWD cars IMO a LSD is arguably the best thing I have done, also one of the most expensive single parts. Some cars just don't have the potential to justify that level of involvement. At some point polishing the turd of a motor you might have vs a swap becomes an issue as well. For me the big thing is finding a way to get more enjoyment out of the car day to day, some cars that means not fooling with them much, others need a ton of work/care, still more need to be sold for a different car entirely before you get too far down the road.
@Ben Chandler Hey you guys are on VAG overload over there, a sea of 8-24V's probably all run together in your head after a while.
1 year, 2 months ago on Wörthersee Inspiration: A Spotlight-o-rama
I like that the rear fender scoops are blended into the body again. That annoyed me given the price that they were plastic inserts in the last few generations. Overall looks clean and semi-understated as the turbo has become of late.
1 year, 2 months ago on The New 911 Turbo Is Here
@goon Their pricing is based on their market. They have people lined up for each new edition of the 911, regardless of how they price it. They can basically charge whatever they want. Just like the other luxury and supercar brands.
@PCYang They don't really have a choice when it comes to things like start/stop. They have to meet gov't mandated efficiency targets imposed on their entire range of vehicles.