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@speedhunters_dino Okay, he changed body panels, that's like changing body panels from a 2003 Mexican VW Beetle and putting on panels from a 1972, no one will even notice.
1 year, 4 months ago on Doubling Up: The Chevy V8 Powered 912
Wait... he changed the front or the rear? 911 and 935 are the fucking same.
50 years and still has too much weight in the back and still looks terrible.
1 year, 4 months ago on SAY YOU WANT AN EVOLUTION: 50 YEARS OF 911 DESIGN
Who cares? They aren't even finished, rivets / bolts are still showing.
1 year, 4 months ago on Poll: The Cars Of August
@lake jaird @Lastspark RIVETED / BOLTED ON FENDER FLARES SHOWS LAZINESS AND GENERALIZED DISRESPECT OF ANYONE WHO WANTS THEIR CAR TO BE DONE PROPERLY. USE SOME FIBERGLASS OR BONDO AND FILL IN THOSE RIVETS. MAKE IT LOOK FACTORY. /CAPSLOCKISCRUISECONTROL
That BMW, check that out, all that time spent and the rivets / bolts holding the fake flares on are still showing. What a bummer.
Look at the size of that fart can on the first picture.
1 year, 5 months ago on Telling Porkies
@Popcorn1 Uh... BMW has 1, 3, 5, 6, 7, and 8 series cars. Now they added the 4 series. Where have you been the past 50 years?
1 year, 5 months ago on Bmw Goes Mmmmmm With The M4
Just another car for my E36 M3 to out corner and just generally out perform. Then again, the E30 and E36 M3's are in the raw-driving-car classification, a classification that died off with drive by wire and steer by wire and skid recovery and computerized traction control.
@NuggetG60YorkshireUK The best in it's class huh? Did you hear that on TV?
So that's what all the Nissan trucks and cars were doing when I went there and they wouldn't let me on the track. That's interesting...
1 year, 5 months ago on The New Nsx Hits The Track
As long as no one is taking a LSx piece of crap and putting it into any car, then it's fine by me. Doing a non-BMW engine swap in a BMW is kind of odd, or taking a 2JZ out of a Supra in favor of something else is a bit off too, but I wouldn't say bad.
1 year, 6 months ago on Poll: Keeping It In The Family?
Fixing things on other peoples cars is always such a drag. But sometimes, and I do mean sometimes, fixing what someone else has already done is a lot more satisfying. Because sure the car doesn't physically look any different, but it gives it that touch that something is done... abnormally right. I've been working on a buddies Karmann Ghia doing similar things, making the wiring look much much cleaner, actually routing fuel lines as opposed to attempting to use the shortest one possible, fixing small creaks and rattles that bug me more than it bugs the owner of the car.
You're doing amazing at this car, looking at current pictures versus the older pictures, I see a huge difference in the smallest of areas.
1 year, 6 months ago on Project Galaxie: Tying Up Loose Ends
Such a nice car until I got to the bolted on fender flares. Did all that work and didn't even do those right.
1 year, 6 months ago on The Side Project: A 700hp Classic Bmw
@TimothyCorbin The Volvo is nuts? You mean the one that's bone stock other than it being lowered with some aftermarket rims on it?
1 year, 6 months ago on Norwegian Insanity: 9 Cars You’ll Love Or Hate
Hi guys, I have a Lexus, I bought some retarded rims, lowered it and set it to retarded camber angles. I call it... a show car. Can I have the prize now?
Such a nice car, too bad it's all ruined with the huge fart can, I'm sure it's one of the most violet pissed off weed whackers ever posted on this site.
1 year, 6 months ago on Too Much Is Never Enough: A 1,294whp Supra
How many people can remember the name of that car? They really should shorten it... Going to have Alfa Romeo names eventually.
1 year, 6 months ago on A Special Sti For The Jdm
How can you like the Zonda and not the Huayra? The fronts look damn near the same. From a side shot, the Huayra has big vent / intake things over the rear wheels and on up to the back of the doors. I'm guessing to supply air to the engine. Remove the small ones the Zonda has, and put these on, it looks basically the same. Except the side line of the Zonda is fairly flat, as this one dips down to give room for those big nostril air duct things. Change the tail lights of the Zonda to the Huayra ones, then the back looks the same. It's basically the same shit Lamborghini is doing, take the Gallardo, add a vent, change the door, call it the Aventador and call it new when really it looks like a body kitted Gallardo with a slightly more beefy engine. If you aren't tuning the engine to the max performance, why put it in the car? Much how BMW gives you a 3.2L I-6 in the E36 M3. Euro version has like 280hp and the US version has 220. 30 minutes of modifications and you have yourself a US spec with 280hp.
1 year, 7 months ago on The Pagani Huayra Descends On Japan
Dat civic, the most pissed of all pissed off weed whackers.
1 year, 7 months ago on Fast Car Magazine: Bays Of Thunder
@KeithCharvonia @Moise @777 (spark plug cables left unwrapped)
1 year, 7 months ago on Project Galaxie: Peeling Back The Layers
@KeithCharvonia @Moise @777 I started on a binge on using the stainless sleeves for wiring (same stainless mesh that the nice fuel lines come wrapped in), it worked well in my car. But I think it worked well because I have a wire from the alternator, two from the distributor and big power and big ground from the battery. Then I wrapped the factory headlight wire bundle in the stuff. Spark plug cables are cut to the perfect length and loomed along the valve covers. But after thinking about doing it to another car, I think if you had any fuel injected car or something like bags to be operating, it would be just too much wire mesh.
How did you mount the cluster in place? the factory one had tabs that had screw holes in them. I do not see screw holes on your new one. I've been wanting a custom cluster in my car for some time now, I just don't want ugly screws showing.
"and the check engine light illuminated – both good signs." Good sign! lol.
@D1RGE EXE He has tranny temp, and water temp, oil temp. But why have two water temp gauges? He has two. And I have a seriously built car, I also don't have a tranny oil temp gauge because you don't really need one. Especially on traditional H-pattern transmissions.
1 year, 7 months ago on STREET REGAL: A BNR32 GT-R BUILT FOR SPEED
I like how he debadged the car, that comes rolling into the states, most people will think it's a older civic or corolla. I'm guessing he ran out of money and couldn't afford new emblems. You could say he "shaved them". But then he has a gas lid and door handles and key hole on the trunk to get rid of still.
I also like how instead of getting rid of the dash gauges, or hell, just using the dash gauges, he decided he was going to duplicate most of those gauges in the form of aftermarket gauges and just attach them wherever they would go. Even if that meant blocking another gauge. Why would you need two coolant temp gauges? The factory dash has one, and he has a aftermarket gauge showing it as well.
@mbretschneider Just do the swap, no one will notice. Just don't open up the hood at a gas station with a pig chowing on a doughnut and you will be fine.
1 year, 7 months ago on PROJECT Z: L-SERIES INSPIRATION
@aussieANON @777 Luckily I think the LS swaps are slowly dying as everyone is realizing that they are expensive and unreliable. Cost too much money per horsepower after you hit 500hp.
You must not own a car.
@Option13 Yeah, I noticed that. It seems to be a thing with velocity stacks, to not run air filters. I am not sure as I would put all the effort into the engine to not filter the air.
People can take their stock Prius and fancy handbag and go somewhere else. I'll be turning heads driving down the road.
Pretty good article. I've experienced that same "project car blues" several times. While shaving the rub strip off of my M3 and tons and tons of rust repair, which led into putting a new rear subframe in which led to all new suspension, deciding to go the adjustable route on the front which involved some fabrication. Next thing I know, two years went by and the car was still in my garage, covered in dust and half forgotten, was saving up for a Jeep. Spent all of that savings on buying stuff to finish the car, best money I've ever spent.
@StephenPark Well, you may as well not even paint cars, let the welds, body putty and rivets show, make the car look like a piece of shit and keep it that way. Let me know when he builds a car that isn't covered in 500 rivets. When he can prove that he honestly knows body work and doesn't just cover a fender up with a wider fender.
1 year, 7 months ago on NAKAI GOES TURBO: THE RWB ROTANA
@AmericaMan Amateur then would describe him perfectly. Lucky? Lucky that he had one badass car, then he repainted it and changed the smooth body to riveted so now he has zero cars to show to impress.
@speedhunters_dino @ClaytonPayton No respect for people who shell out money to buy a car. Learn how to do it yourself, you will have far more respect for it. Much how I have very little respect for any of the cars this guy makes. Rivets showing, bolts showing, I can sort of agree with temporary attachments for race cars so you can replace them. But he does it on damn near every car. And half the time the cars never go above 80mph and will never need "replacement" panels. It's a slacker movement going on with the rivets showing on damn near every fender flare car. When is the perfectionist movement on car builds going to start up again?
The showing of rivets is part of every car he's ever made. I'm guessing because he doesn't know how to hide them. He should start by using the right kind of rivets. It's also a part of damn near everyone who puts on the aftermarket fender flares. Make them yourself and they look nicer. Also he should be making flared fenders, not just additional fenders that hide the factory ones. May as well do it right if you're going to do it at all.
It's a real shame to put in that much effort into that car just to leave all the rivets showing on the rivet on fenders and roof. Too cheap or inexperienced to do it the right way I suppose. Make the fenders from scratch and have them bolt onto the car properly instead of covering up a hack saw job of the fender underneath it all.
@Driveitlikeyoustoleit @JordanMayer1993 @Phishy @D_Shady You don't have to do the right hand drive conversion...
1 year, 7 months ago on Porsche Goes Retro For The 911’s 50th
@FrancescoDiGiuseppe It's not just the 911 that hasn't changed their appearance in the last 20 years. Lamborghini hasn't either. Want to see a car that has changed? Look at American cars. Camaro, Charger, Duster (oh god the Duster, went from badass to wtf), those cars have changed. BMW has changed their vehicles. Owning a M3 and properly test driving a 911. I'd still take my M3 over it in the handling characteristics alone.
So instead of making a new car, they make the same car that they've made since the 60's, but this time they are calling it "retro" instead of "new". I get it, It's a joke! It's funny.... not really.
@AndreL0 19 foot wheels huh? How about you stick to 16 or 17 inch? Any bigger and it's pointless and becomes a donk.
1 year, 8 months ago on Wörthersee Inspiration: A Spotlight-o-rama
Friend of mine has a Karmann Ghia, but the difference is that he could afford to paint it. And it looks better because it's painted.
Oh shit, look at that car. Family car, lowered on a set of ghetto-rims. Other than that it's bone stock. Well, he did add a boost gauge for... why...?
1 year, 8 months ago on ULTIMATE WAGON: THE DUBKORPS AVANT
Hmm, I should go the cheap route on my M3 and put a wrap on it instead of actually painting it, put ghetto rims on it and lower it, I'd get a Speedhunters feature for sure! (Making sure to remove my Recaro seats and every other interior modification I have done and replace with the stock M3 stuff)
1 year, 8 months ago on MESSER IS MORE: THE TURBO FAN AUDI A7
I would say he messed up a performance car but it's a huge ass 4 door, so he made a boring car slightly more entertaining I suppose.
@ToyotaSupraMan @FunctionFirst And it corners like a boat and soaks up everything due to cadilliac suspension. I bet the under part of that car is nothing but scrapes because of that.
1 year, 8 months ago on The Wekfest La Spotlight-o-rama
Yeah, same crap again.
So the first car, the blue one, it appears that the owner forgot to paint the hood, then put it on and was like "well crap, forgot to paint the hood, oh well".
Now I shaved my door handles on my 94 Camaro. Actually mostly because the passenger one didn't work right and the driver one rattled all the time. I'd pay big bucks to see one of these cars original. No one keeps anything original anymore. They are nice but keep it stock with say a 350hp engine so you can get around a bit easier. Everyone is shaving door handles now. You couldn't really buy a kit to do it back when I did it. Now they offer door handle filler plates to make bondo'ing easier and solenoids specifically designed for this application. 100 bucks gives you all you need now.
1 year, 8 months ago on Cruisin’ Nationals: Kustoms Under The Sun