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@FunctionFirst @arhiva400 You realize this is a direct injection design?OHC designs are older than pushrods.DOHC engines require a lot more overhead room. Utilizing a OHV engine allows for a more compact unit, and lower COG. This allows for a smaller cross sectional area around the engine bay, lower drag and overall better performance.
There's tradeoffs, sure. But they are working with what has won races over and over again.
2 months, 3 weeks ago on GM’s Most Powerful Production Car</br> Ready To Be Unleashed
Pretty much how I did my upgrades on my current car."Ooop, that's broken/busted/on it's way out." *Replaces it with something shiny and even better performance for less than dealer cost* Both sides are happy.
1 year, 3 months ago on Discussion: Project Car Priorities
I prefer to build up a good foundation first.
Suspension, brakes, then move on to stuff like bolt-ons.
My Firebird has been updated/upgraded over the last few years in little bits here and there. It's now on the way to being turbocharged as I build the parts pile for that. But to do that I'll also need a fuel system to handle it and even better brakes than the stock ones to bring it down from speed and handle brake-boosting.
@hanablemoore You'll still find pictures of these wrapped around immovable objects. There will be those who get this car out of shape and exceed their talent behind the wheel, no matter if it is the guy owning it, somebody running a shop or a valet. Driving skill isn't associated with your finances, even though how much is in your own wallet can help in certain venues like F1...I know plenty of country bumpkins that can't drive for anything, and then others that are your bluegrass versions of Ken Block but in a tired old Datsun pickup.
1 year, 6 months ago on The Mclaren P1: It Goes Like A Million Bucks
@SubieNate Understandable, they could have gone with a watt's link setup as well. that's something that I have in mind for my F-body later on down the road...
1 year, 6 months ago on Rollin’ In My 5.0: The Fox Redefined
I'm an engineering student, and a long time motorhead. I love this car and the overall quality of the build. What really made me get weak in the knees was that front suspension shot. I think I almost had a crisis.
@Speedhunters Bryn Yup, bought them off an old racing team that campaigned a 4th gen Camaro in the SCCA World Challenge series. They were worse for wear but are great for daily driver use after I had them repainted! I have always had a hankering for getting an older Volvo wagon, this coverage doesn't help the itch!
1 year, 6 months ago on The Strip Club… Project Volvo Wagon
I love the compomotives. I have something of a similar style on my Firebird.
Speedline Mistral 6's. Really couldn't find much information on my specific wheel, and they've been out long enough that Speedline IT and UK don't have any other info like production numbers, etc. etc.
I have to agree. Really neat looking car, but the flares have too much ripple in them.
Then again, I'm not too keen on bosozoku style either.
2 years, 2 months ago on The Liberty Walk C130 Laurel In High Res