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@kphillips9936 (somebody can correct me if i am wrong) I think when you stretch the tires you keep with the original contact path (a 205 tire at a 9 inch wheel may seem like a 245width but it only touches the ground on the original 205mm). That means that they do cover the wheel, but the sidewalls doesnt touch the ground, and, when you have lots of horsepower and a narrow contact path you have less traction as you press the accelerator.
1 week ago on Sedan King: The N-Style Customs JZX100 Mark II
I will throw some ideas at the table, u ready?1 - off road in japan2 - drifting events in eastern europe3 - hill climb events other than pikes peak (cmon folks, PRESCOTT, aren't there some brits at speedhunters?) 4 - hill climb in japan? (there's gotta be a scene...)
6 - TARGA TASMANIA
just for me, those are half a dozen things, the years has 365 days, i know you guys can do all of them, right?
1 week, 3 days ago on Pedal To The Metal:<br />Don’t Stop Me Now December…
ooook, now someone just puts up the link with subtitles, please
1 week, 6 days ago on SS: The Comic Book For Rally Fans
@Mike Garrett @mbretschneider man, just tell me when "turbo and stripped interior" isn't the answer for an automotive question?LOL, just kidding, but hey, do it the way i told you so and i gotta get a ticket to the US to try it!
2 weeks, 3 days ago on Project Crown Gets A Donor Car (Or Not?)
Carry as much as you can from the celica to the crown, it certainly has better geometry and everything else, take drivetrain, axles.... everything. Simple turbo and mild tuning and you have a good drift car AND (without backseat and a few minor mods and anchor points) you can also haul all the needed things on the back of the crown that you may use on the next projects
@walshatron Indeed it does, i noticed that too.Though, do you remember the 90s mitsubishi eclipse? it had a gigantic tunnel (ok there was an AWD option, as the juke has too) and was FWD.I dont believe nissan will screw up, plus US, Europe and Asia are big markets for RWD sportscars too.Though (and i live here) , if Brazil ever got the car you can bet all our money that it would be the crappiest engine configuration possible and FWD-only (even if the original is RWD/AWD, like with the Escort, back in the day)
2 weeks, 4 days ago on Bringing Back The Seventies: IDx Freeflow
It better be RWD.The juke engine isn't half bad (that turbo one) but, such a great design inspired by a RWD car simply CANT be FWD. I think everybody here knows that this transition is not exactly good for these kind of cars (corolla, anyone?)
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Bringing Back The Seventies: IDx Freeflow
I know all too well about part delivery and cost.. having an import (jap) project car in brazil usually means 2 weeks for anything (and 2 weeks for anything that is fast shipping and you know exactly where to source...)About the dash, FRP/CF using the original dash as mould isn't an option?
4 weeks, 1 day ago on Project Z: Return of the G-Nose
Will the #iamthespeedhunter submissions be able as downloadable wallpapers (or , provided the links for the pictures in TUMBLR where the submitter has the option to control the avaliable download sizes, thus allowing or not a wallpaper version to be downloaded) in any sense? Some of those pictures are truly amazing and that little bonus would cope with the rest of the website
4 weeks, 1 day ago on #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER: Breaking Out
I love the kyusha look and i will do my best (even with with my country strict regulations regarding mods) to move some of those elements into my build, certainly overfenders/flares (even small) and an oil cooler will be present to complete the look.Though as any kind of mod, if it is not well executed, if theres no thinking about it, if its just something done without careful planing, obviously will not look good on any car. But as with any other mod: planned, thought and carefully done it can serve any car. My 2 cents, but yeah, i like them.
1 month ago on Discussion: The Great Over Fender Revival
@Speedhunters_Bryn I think that the people from animal roghts will be upset when we lower the pony by surgically shortening of legs. Also, i am a little little worried about the poor animal's manifolds when we sort out the boost...
1 month ago on This Is A Stick-up
Any fellow knows about a video of the car running? i really wish to see/hear it in some action
1 month, 1 week ago on Hot Robbing: RB20 Motor and 174mph…
@Wires Totally agree with the RX, supra and S2000But i think the capella/626 evolved into the mazda 6 (and the mazdaspeed being the GT version) and the MX3 is the mazdaspeed3... perhaps the newer ones cant compare to the originals, of course ( even more so about the small 1.8 liter and 2.5 liter v6 K series engine...)
2 months ago on Discussion: Which Car Should Be Brought Back?
For me, a new mazda cosmo would be awesome! A new soarer perhaps?I totally agree with the 510 idea, too!
@speedhunters_dino You know, smaller packages tend to have concentrated contents!Cant wait for it!
2 months, 1 week ago on Kaido Racers Invade Auto Legends
Werent we talking about variety the other day, Dino?You nailed it again, as always... And, hows the quest to find the japanese off-roaders? Trophy trucks and whatnot? Not the 1st time that you guys show us a slice of japanese off-road culture , we must find where they hide!
@lurklove I totally agree that a fanbase makes a classicI was talking with a Bolivian friend, and it gets to the point it is even a little bit weird how much they love the Toyota Corolla (of ALL generations, not only the 86 variety). Even a AE111 is a "amazing car" out there. It has a huge fanbase, it is used by many people that are proud of it. In the rest of the world, perhaps, not the most valuable of them all. But in that place, man they certainly consider it a classic.Isnt that intersting? I mean, all the things have the value people tag it. Global classics like a GTR are undoubitely classics, but for smaller audiences, you can have a wider array of options to count in as classics. I think it gets down to the fanbase...
2 months, 1 week ago on Discussion: What Makes a Classic Car?
@speedhunters_dino @mbretschneider couldnt agree anymore with you dino. I am just thankful that because of internet and the global community we finally have some grip n slide action around here, it was ONLY drag racing for decades, that can be boring
2 months, 2 weeks ago on Engine Swaps And Drag Racers</br>at Auto Legends
There is something real amazing: we are always attracted to exotic things from the other side of the world , no matter wich side of the world we live in! In Brazil, the most proeminent car scene EVER, the very one that most car guys enjoy here (except for a few, and you better include me in these few) is drag racing. It is the "brazilian car thing" if we could name something like that. Started in the 70s with american cars and only grew as fast as possible. Even our local EMS developed system was developed by a drag race afficionado, and unfortunatelly, there are lots of tracks here that are ABANDONED , except for the main straight that was turned into a drag strip.I dont hate drag racing, and it is intersting to see someone doing it in japan, but, really, i am more into time attack and drifting ("japanese things") than draggin, and i think there is some japanese guy out there who'd like to "change seats" for a bit for sure
@stayshift In Brazil, the cheapest porsche can cost over 110.000 USD (that is, paying 100% up front, if you split the bill it can go way more expensive) The average brazilian family of 4 people lives out of 750 USD per month, or 2 times the base salary, in the lower social classes.
2 months, 2 weeks ago on The Smoke, The Sound: RWB In The Raw