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@DoBeriault @Paizuri_4g63 Not for very long on a stock drive train... Also Evo's and STI's are in a totally different category than the ecoboost Mustangs. One costs 25k in today's money, the other cost 30-40k when it was new 10 years ago.Show me any import that's made today that can keep up with that for that kind of money. If you want to start comparing the Evo and STI to a car in it's category, then you're comparing it to the Cobras.
Also I'm sorry, but the average fox bodies and SN95's you'd see at the strip were not slow. There's a reason why import drivers had to start their own categories back in the import drag days. The only imports that could keep up were hopped up AWD DSM's and Supras.
I like imports and domestics both, but I'm not about to make a bunch of ignorant "hurr durr 90's 'Merican cars are slow, JDM fo lyfe" comments. Educate yourself.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on 12s,11s,10s: Modifying The ’15 Mustang
@RacingPast I'm pretty sure ASD know what they're doing...
3 weeks, 3 days ago on A Wild Horse In France… With Baguettes
@xrockonx Believe it or not, they also somehow weigh about 100 pounds more than the 2014 models. I like the path SVT is taking with what they got, but Ford is butchering the Mustang. Looks like an economy sedan, weighs more,no significant increase in power, etc.
3 months, 1 week ago on A Peek At Ford’s New Ring-Ripper
@dovvv Lots of people actually prefer welded diffs, including a number of pro drifters...
4 months ago on The Hawaiian Hachi With A Nissan Heart
@2xthefun @MikeYeeI don't remember their cars ever being ratty. They were always all about style and trying to capture that JDM look and culture in their cars. Pictures of Josh's s13(when it was brown) used to be posted on every Nissan forum you could find being used as examples of what their dream cars would look like. They were never super hard core drifters or anything. They've always just been street rodders that enjoy their cars and also happen to drift for fun.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on We Own The Night:<br/> Running With Risky Devil
@ITRbroham Except those "fads"(you really like quotes) make up a huge part of the import car culture. The truth is that it'd be really strange to do all the stories on drifting and car shows, and NOT have this stuff included. I'm not really into the stance movement personally, but that doesn't mean that I think sites like Speedhunters should just completely ignore a major segment of the scene and cater only to the track bros and car snobs.
So really the solution is very simple. If you don't like it, you don't have to read it.
6 months, 3 weeks ago on Haters Might Hate: Six Offset Kings
Wow, Run Free is a name that I haven't heard mentioned in a long time. Somewhat nostalgic. Such an awesome car.
6 months, 4 weeks ago on Running Free: A J-Style Street Drift AE86… Made In Ireland
I'm loving the "horsepower wars." It's showing the advancement of the sport. Personally, I think there should never be a cap on horsepower and I'm also not a fan of the power/weight tire rules they made a few years ago. This is the highest level of drift competition, so let them run their cars at the highest possible level. If the teams want restrictions and a cheaper playing field, let them go back down to pro am. Professional racing isn't cheap, and FD is finally leaving the grass roots scene and becoming a legitimate motorsport.
6 months, 4 weeks ago on What Do You Think About The Horsepower Wars?
@steelyknives You can get a 911 for less than 20k...
7 months ago on The Perfect 911: Singer Does It Again
Loving that orange and the wheels. I'm still not quite sold on bags on performance cars, but I'm pretty sure my mind is going to get changed at this rate.
7 months, 1 week ago on How To Make Enemies And Upset People
@Gianluca FairladyZ There's more than one way to skin a cat. Different teams had different approaches to setting up their cars. The Honda in this article is a good example of an almost opposite approach when compared to the S15. Both cars were very fast.
7 months, 4 weeks ago on One Hour To Beat Tsukuba: GO!
That wood village s30 is probably one of my favorite cars of all time. Love seeing it evolve over the years and keep up with the new stuff.
8 months, 4 weeks ago on Breaking Records The Battle Evome Way
Never before have the words "I really want a Kia" left my mouth, but dang I really want a Kia now.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on GT4 Stinger: Kia’s Answer To The FR-S
That rear end, roof line, and side profile are gorgeous. The front may take some getting used to, but I can see the direction they were trying to go. Maybe a more subtle version on a production model will look better. Either way, very excited for this car.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on Toyota Means War: The FT-1 Is The Supra Reborn
It looks like a really fast Camry.
9 months, 2 weeks ago on The New STI: Race Car First, Production Car Later
Really awesome truck. The tire paint is a bit strange, but that's a really minor detail compared to the rest of the build.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Biggest, Baddest, Lowest: </br> Mad Mike’s BRODZR
@_Lightning_This isn't some short wheel base Honda or 240 where you could get away with that. This is a 1 ton dually. They're long, and having it that low would make it literally impossible to drive without bags. It'd be bottoming out and teeter tottering over the slightest incline.
@RodChongI phrased my comment wrong. It was massively over-hyped and turned out to be a flop that left a huge negative comment thread in its wake.
I think you got it exactly right saying that it was a new take on the S13, one of the most unanimously well known and loved cars by readers of this site. It was also the first VR swap(or at least first internet famous) in the car, they made some pretty outrageous claims about it which seemed like they would've been legit considering they had Trust on board, and to top it off it was done by BenSopra and TRA Kyoto during the peak of their popularity. Of course it was going to generate traffic. It had everything going for it. That's why the end result was such a disappointment.
Why you guys decided to pick the car of the year based on page views is beyond me. Especially when the car with the most traffic turned out to be the biggest let down of 2013. I know that it's not necessarily a huge deal that a website picked a car that I, as well as many others, don't like. It just sort of irks me knowing that there were some really great cars this year(that you guys did an excellent job of covering. I don't want to sound unappreciative or anything.) that really should've had a better shot than this for the title of car of the year. Personally I wouldn't have been able to choose a single best feature of the year as there's too many awesome cars to choose from, but this car sure as hell wouldn't have even been in the running.
10 months ago on The Speedhunters Car of the Year
@FunctionFirstIt only got those views because it was called out by pretty much everyone as an over-hyped flop. It just generated a massive negative discussion. So if that's what it takes to get car of the year, then it might as well be called the most controversial car of the year award.
@marshalljung@Hanma Interesting. You obviously know way more about welding than I do so I'll take your word for it.
10 months, 2 weeks ago on How To Build A Merc That Drifts
@marshalljungReally? By no means is it pretty, but it looks structurally fine to me.
@Popcorn1 Ya I'm also curious about why these rumors are floating around. Is it due to suspected rule changes or something?
11 months ago on Project Nemo: Found
I love the car and the look, but how come every set of fenders I see on an LB car aren't lined up right? Even the 458 at Sema had fitment issues.
11 months ago on A Walk On The Wide Side:</br>The Bag Riders E92
@Hotcakes It looks like the Scorch S15 was braking and moving to the right to allow the evo to pass. It's not like they were racing wheel to wheel.
1 year ago on Tilton Rewrites The WTAC Record Book
@byron $45+ once you include shipping to the states. I like the shirt, but I can't justify paying 50 bucks for a t shirt.
1 year ago on New Maximum Joy Of Attack – 48 Hours Only
The Pantera is the only non obvious car I can think of to add to the conversation.
1 year ago on Discussion: Which Car Should Be Brought Back?
@MyFWDcanbeatyourRWD More than half those cars already have legitimate successors though...
Lol I think these are awesome, but at the same time I would never put them on one of my own cars.
1 year, 2 months ago on Now That’s The Tire Bomb
Couldn't help but notice that red 86 in the front. Did they start making real kits for these cars?
1 year, 2 months ago on Toyota To Introduce Two New Rwd Sports Cars?
@expulsionstudios I want Alfa styling with Mazda engineering.
Economics must seem like witchcraft to you, because you clearly have no idea how it works...
Lots of great cars this month, but I had to vote for the one that I would actually want to own the most. So vote went to the Supra.
1 year, 2 months ago on Poll: The Cars Of July
Wow, this is all kinds of awesome. Loving the blue Futuras.
1 year, 3 months ago on Predictability Is Dead: The Turbo Mercedes 190
@speedhunters_dino Which would be a wonderful mindset for a weekend street monster or a show car, but this looks like it's meant to be a no holds barred track car. With this setup, all doing things differently is going to get him is a nice track-side view of the tail lights of a more traditionally built Cobra.
1 year, 3 months ago on Shelby Would Have Approved: The V12 Cobra
What was the reasoning behind putting in a more expensive, more complicated, bigger engine that makes less power than a Ford crate engine? Especially considering that this is a track car and not a show car. And the over elaborate intercooler setup for 5 psi? I admit the engineering in this is top notch work that must've required a lot of skill and time, but for what gains? Uniqueness by itself doesn't count for much on the track.
@stocKAss240sx I like when they are there for a specific purpose such as pro drifting. I don't like when they're shoved into a stanced out show car just to look pretty. I'm not opposed to form before function, but if that's the case you might as well do something different.
1 year, 3 months ago on Poll: Keeping It In The Family?
@Lastspark God forbid that someone has a style you don't like. Get your panties out of a bunch.
1 year, 3 months ago on The Side Project: A 700hp Classic Bmw
@Lastspark Lol I got no words for you man other than I think you're on the wrong website.
1 year, 4 months ago on STREET REGAL: A BNR32 GT-R BUILT FOR SPEED
@roryfjohnston @Karel021 Your comment makes a whole lot more sense now. My bad lol
1 year, 5 months ago on The Murderous Motor: A 931bhp Bmw E30 Turbo
A lot of "experts" lose their sh*t whenever they see harnesses that are mounted below the openings in the seat. Just an excuse to make a problem out of nothing if you ask me. Especially since there's no way in hell anyone's shoulders are going to be above the openings in those seats anyway, which makes this a non issue.
Or at least that's what I'm assuming he's referring to
Also curious since when is a German car built by Swedes considered a Japanese tuned car? lol
This car is the epitome of badass Americana. That front end is a work of art. Amazing feature, can't wait to see more of the Gasser.
1 year, 5 months ago on Famoso Mob: Meet The Gangster Of Drag Racing
This thing is wild. What I'd give for a ride...
1 year, 6 months ago on MGAWOT II: A 1500hp GT-R Street Car That Runs 8s
Kinda curious what these are gonna look like against the blue.
1 year, 6 months ago on Shiny Red Shoes: Project Gt-r And The Te37rt
@I hoon @Hanma You said they were non functional opposed to tubs which is not true. But you're right, I hate shitting on the comments section like this. Have a good day.
1 year, 6 months ago on Project Z: From The Beginning
@I hoon @Hanma The primary purpose of fender flares is running wider tires and a wider stance which do increase performance which is exactly why Datsun put them on the ZG cars as well as why pretty much every production based racecar in existence has either flares or a widebody of some kind. I don't know what you have against flares, did they kick your puppy or something?
@I hoon With a standard set of ZG flares and a set of wheels that extend maybe 2 inches at the most, none of that is going to be an issue. You're talking extreme amounts of scrub and kpa. At this point you're just making up issues for the sake of making up issues.
@I hoon @Hanma Except zero scrub isn't always a desirable setup. It's common to run 1 or 2 inches of scrub to increase steering feel, but it's also easy to reduce scrub by increasing kpa or vice versa. It's all about balance in relation to the rest of the suspension setup(camber, caster, toe, etc).
@StuartBurns I don't believe the L series(sohc) includes the S20(dohc). Could be wrong though.
@I hoon Flares and other widebody configurations allow wider tires without sacrificing track width. The ZG nose is more or less a factory piece.