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Great to see some more US racing coverage! Not all track days are in Japan or Norway.
11 hours, 14 minutes ago on A West Coast Track Day
@KhaledDulli Won't happen. If you want NA power now is the time to get it. Safety regulations drive up weight, and fuel economy regulations are driving everyone to turbo engines. That's just the way it's going to be.They didn't so much choose a turbo engine as much as it was chosen for them.
2 days ago on Production Ready At Last:</br> Honda’s 306hp Civic Type R
Piss everyone off, put an American straight six in.
Seriously though, you'll never please all the fanbois, and either a straight six or a V8 will work great. If the stars align and an engine falls in your lap, use that. An old fuel injected LT1 from a C4 Corvette or similar era GM would be ideal IMO. Cheap, torquey, available, and you can slot an auto or manual behind it. A six might be a better fit for the character, but good luck finding a naturally aspirated one to make as much torque as a big V8, and you're going to need a lot to move that wagon.
4 days, 12 hours ago on Project Crown: A Long Overdue Update
The bad thing is I can't think of a single enthusiast car over 10 years old that isn't at least holding steady in value. Most are rising in price it seems.Really, if you want anything vintage, it seems that the sooner you buy, the better.
1 week, 2 days ago on Notchback Love
@smithadamb Looking clean and stock is underrated, In a world of everyone trying to stand out, sometimes all you need to do is not try at all.
2 weeks, 6 days ago on Look Cool, Have Fun: The Timeless S13
Excellent piece. This year I flew into both Chicago and Detroit at night, and the difference in lighting was incredible. The openness you spoke of is just all over, and most of that isn't worth lighting up. It will be interesting to see how a city redevelops after losing so many people. Hope to see more stuff like this.
3 weeks ago on Detroit: The City That Cars Built
It may have the some similarities. but IMO this car deserves to stand on its own. Ford is putting out a lot of interesting stuff lately.
Looking forward to see what you do with it!
3 weeks, 1 day ago on Project EcoBoost:</br> Has Ford Built An S16 Silvia?
@Pravan The best cars aren't always likely to show up to every single winter meet...
3 weeks, 6 days ago on New York Winter Meet:</br> Don’t Let The Cold Stop You
"It’s good to see enthusiasts getting involved in cars that regular modifiers might not even think twice about."Whaaaaaat? There's almost always a Mini Cooper at a decent autocross.
@Spaghetti @Option13 Yeah, there's tons of good stuff in Japan. But There's more to automotive culture than Japan, England, and Gatebil/Scandinavia. It'd be nice to see more coverage of different countries than the same ones constantly.
3 weeks, 6 days ago on From Skylines To Lowriders: <br />Welcome To Cholo’s
I know this isn't going to go over well, but seriously, you guys have more lowrider (an American creation) posts from Japan than the US. The US coverage is seriously lacking and it'd be nice to see a bit more variety.
4 weeks ago on From Skylines To Lowriders: <br />Welcome To Cholo’s
Those are Cibie 7" round headlights, I just put a set on my Miata and they are way better than any other non-projector option. And if you think those lights are crap, try the Hella H4s or standard sealed beams!
1 month, 1 week ago on From Luxembourg With Love:<br /> Driving The Wengler Racing RS1800 BDA
More of this, less stance stuff. Mustangs aren't my thing but I love seeing cars that are meant to be driven.
6 months, 2 weeks ago on ’66 Mustang + NASCAR V8 =</br> One Crazy Afternoon
BIlstein stickers on the front and rear, KW stickers on the corners. So what are they actually running?
6 months, 3 weeks ago on The Meat In A Hell Sandwich: <br/>A Tale Of Triumph & Misery
@greenroadster Since when is a video of an autocross proof nothing else is done with the car?
7 months, 1 week ago on #IAMTHESPEEDHUNTER:</br> A Camaro Built To Corner
I'd love to see a dyno run of four entry level KW adjustable coilovers through their range of adjustment. A lot of the cheaper brands seem to have a huge amount of crosstalk and inconsistent change in damping per click.
7 months, 1 week ago on We Want Your Suspension Questions!
Nice to see some American cars on here, you know, in America for once. Keep it up!
7 months, 4 weeks ago on This Is Caffeine & Octane
@this.guy.said @Big Pooky Having seen them in person, they're bigger than dinner plates, just incredible brakes.
9 months ago on GM’s Most Powerful Production Car</br> Ready To Be Unleashed
@FunctionFirst @arhiva400 Or they could just ignore armchair racers and make a kickass engine based off of a well developed, inexpensive design.
A "newer" design =/= higher technology
@AGR Point out a serious American car with drum brakes. Manufacturers of all nations have gone back and forth on different generations of the same car. It's not an American thing, plain and simple.
Those companies use non-pushrod engines because that is the norm for them. Compare any of those engines on a performance per dollar and performance for fuel economy and then you'll see why no one is swapping those engines. Pushrods are simply a way to a compact, light, large displacement engine. Nothing more, nothing less, and certainly nothing to be scoffed at.
9 months ago on Embracing The American Way
@Brad_S Heaven forbid performance get in the way of brand loyalty.
@AGR Google something to the effect of pushrod vs DOHC side by side and you will see why. The Chevy small block (LSx) is extremely compact and light for its displacement.
On the flip side, why would you want the machining costs and weight of four cams and valves when one cam and two valves per cylinder serve just fine? The extra displacement means the engine can be tuned for a flat torque curve that is easy to drive with, and it can drone along on the highway at ultra low RPM with plenty of power on tap while getting great fuel economy.The Corvette is incredibly fuel efficient for its performance, and the small block trucks aren't bad either.Leaf springs, because why not? The Corvettes springs are pretty unique, in that they are composite and span the width of the car, not the length. They save space and work as an anti roll bar as well.
@iProGam3r @Hotcakes Man, I wish I had several hundred grand to answer that question.
9 months, 3 weeks ago on Van Meets Spaceship. Because Japan.
@wheatgod @Option13 The better question is: Why you care so much that people swap engines? Or do you just really want to see bone stock old Volvos at car shows?
10 months, 2 weeks ago on There’s Going To Be A Riot…<br/> Swedish Engine Swap Insanity
@wheatgod What exactly do you base any of your opinions on? People have been swapping engines practically since there were two makes of car.
@Honeydew Cottage Le Mans is the race, not the track...Circuit de la Sarthe.
10 months, 4 weeks ago on All The Race Tracks, Big & Small
I've never been so interested in every single picture in a Speedhunters article. THIS IS WHAT I COME HERE FOR!
It's hard to find detail shots like this of the RS200. Thanks for posting, great work.
11 months, 3 weeks ago on Meeting Your Heroes.</br>Inside a Group B Legend
If you don't want to hear someone with a different opinion than you... don't ask them their opinion?Intake trumpets are beautiful, I just wish they were getting filtered air. A lexan lidded airbox would be really cool.
1 year ago on Old Soul, New Life: A Datsun Reborn
So weird seeing a MotoIQ car on Speedhunters.
1 year, 1 month ago on Street To Salt: Can This S13 Top 200mph?
@FunctionFirst Turbocharged Mustangs were sold in 1979.
1 year, 2 months ago on Sixth Appeal: 2015 Mustang Revealed
@turbo BEAMS ae86 @Option13 No, and there are plenty of other people using plenty of other engines with stacks. Changing the oil just gets rid of the dirt after it has already made it past the piston rings and the bore, doing damage along the way. Something fly into your stack? best hope it doesn't get under a valve or between the head and the piston.
If an air filter is that restrictive, you need a bigger air filter. Sealing a box around the velocity stacks and putting a large panel filter in isn't that difficult.
1 year, 3 months ago on Operative Word, Custom: N-Style Levin
Why oh why can't more feature cars run air filters. It ruins the whole engine bay for me. Sure, it looks great, but I like keeping my engines running in top shape.Do any of these guys showing off stacks have some sort of filter to cover them that they just remove for shows and shoots?
@Rytt Because that's what Speedhunters wanted to cover, apparently. I've read nowhere near as much mention of it elsewhere.
1 year, 3 months ago on Master of Stance: Japan Does It Best
So nice to see a widened car without rivets.
The Starlets overfenders are TRD items, really cool.
1 year, 3 months ago on 7×5 Spotlight: The Cars of D1
@wheatgod @apex_DNA At this point it's clear you're either an absolute idiot or a troll. I mean really, if it's what you're trying to do, you're doing a great job.
1 year, 3 months ago on Discussion: The Great Over Fender Revival
@In4theaction The 1996 Corvette Grand Sport had overfenders on the rear from the factory. It's not like the Japanese invented overfenders.
@wheatgod @Option13 @Hotcakes And you call other people trolls? Pot calling the kettle black I see.
1 year, 3 months ago on Defining The Niche: The Liberty Walk GT-R
@wheatgod @Hotcakes If American Hot Rods got the kind of coverage that LB, RWB, etc received, you bet I'd be complaining about featuring 3 identically modified cars. But literally no other country gets the kind of worship on here that Japan does.
@Phillidelphia Collins @Option13
http://www.speedhunters.com/2013/11/not-afraid-to-shock-liberty-walk-458/I'm sorry, what were you saying? That was less than a week ago.
Honest question, and it's going to be offensive. Is he paying y'all for advertising? Because these cars are all the same - all grey, all with bolt on flares with cutouts in front of the front tire, and all with the same stance. The biggest difference is the wing. You say you take pride in bringing us different cars from around the globe but park all of these side by side and most modifications are as visually identical as can be on cars from opposite sides of the globe.There are so many people pumping out new and interesting cars. Why does he get so much coverage?
@Jezza k If reasoned discussion in a negative fashion reeks of butthurt, then I guess the shoe fits. There are by and large two camps on this site, the show haters and the show hater-haters, the people get way too touchy about things and vehemently defend a car as if god himself touched it with his noodly appendage. What reeks of it, may I ask? The "I don't care"? The "I'm dissapointed"? "Doesn't do anything for me"? It's like you can't ever say anything negative without someone coming in and over reacting. I'm tired of people telling me I either love it or hate it. That and "oozes presence" are applied to half the cars on this site. It's like you can't even have a discussion anymore.
1 year, 4 months ago on Not Afraid To Shock: Liberty Walk 458
I'll say it, I don't like it. This is the same standard treatment we see on a lot of Japanese cars now, bolt on flares and a ducktail. The stock car is curvaceous and some people would call it sexy, but it doesn't really do anything for me. So I'm hardly upset over the "destruction" of a Ferrari. I don't see any new ideas or innovation, just applying the same old trends that they do to a 240SX or any other inexpensive car (or a GTR for that matter) to a much more capable and expensive exotic. It isn't even shocking, rather, the complete opposite. It's utterly predictable. This is exactly what I expect from these guys. The same old ideas on any car, no matter the price or style of the car, and expecting me to be amazed and "love it or hate it". Instead, I just don't care for it. Their money, their tastes, and it's hardly like they are destroying a classic. I find their taste in cars bad, but you won't see me getting butthurt about it. I am disappointed though that so many people are so in love with this thing.
@PaddyMcGrath @alejoush We just want to see him win in a car that isn't utterly dominant. 4 years of gapping the field in a car that other cars occasionally come close to or match. His talent is undeniable, he has incredible pace. He should be a world champion. I just cannot believe 4 world championships have come mostly on his merit. Schumacher too had everything in his favor when he won, but in his admittedly lackluster return, you could see he still had all the racecraft he ever did, if not the outright pace. Vettels wins are almost always delivered without on track battles or significant challenges. At Suzuka this year his form was utterly unremarkable compared to his usual very smooth laps, and that was one of the few times he was under pressure this season. He had off track excursions and didn't look like a 4 time world champ. I'd rather watch Kimi or Alonso charge through the field than Vettel lead every lap. They thrive under pressure, Vettel wavers.
1 year, 4 months ago on Domination: Vettel Takes Fourth Straight Championship
@Mike Garrett A lot of the events you guys do cover are in Japan. It's refreshing to see an American event being covered!
1 year, 4 months ago on Back To The Roots: All Star Bash 2013
@Shahied_Carloo When was the last time anyone saw a sleeper 240 or M5?
1 year, 6 months ago on Discussion: The Best Factory Sleeper Ever
I'm sure Kimi would love to give Vettel some driving lessons if RBR isn't just looking for another #2 driver.
1 year, 8 months ago on Mark Webber To Leave F1 For Porsche
Think you could tell us a story or two about an Evo RS200?
1 year, 8 months ago on 1970: THE GREATEST YEAR EVER?
@Mike Garrett @No cigar Legally, a lot.
@Big Pooky Saying you like Ferrari's is like saying you like breathing, we all know why. It's a perfectly valid opinion, but perfectly boring as well.
1 year, 8 months ago on SPECIAL KIND OF LOVE: LAMBORGHINI ESPADA
And not a single air filter in sight...
1 year, 8 months ago on PROJECT Z: L-SERIES INSPIRATION