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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.
3 days, 10 hours ago on We Want Your Suspension Questions!
Nice to see some American cars on here, you know, in America for once. Keep it up!
2 weeks, 5 days 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.
1 month, 2 weeks 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.
1 month, 3 weeks 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.
2 months, 2 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?
3 months 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.
3 months, 2 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.
4 months, 1 week 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.
5 months, 2 weeks ago on Old Soul, New Life: A Datsun Reborn
So weird seeing a MotoIQ car on Speedhunters.
5 months, 3 weeks ago on Street To Salt: Can This S13 Top 200mph?
@FunctionFirst Turbocharged Mustangs were sold in 1979.
7 months, 3 weeks 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.
7 months, 3 weeks 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.
8 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.
8 months, 2 weeks 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.
8 months, 2 weeks 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.
8 months, 3 weeks 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.
8 months, 4 weeks 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.
9 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!
9 months, 1 week ago on Back To The Roots: All Star Bash 2013
@Shahied_Carloo When was the last time anyone saw a sleeper 240 or M5?
11 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 ago on Mark Webber To Leave F1 For Porsche
Think you could tell us a story or two about an Evo RS200?
1 year 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 ago on SPECIAL KIND OF LOVE: LAMBORGHINI ESPADA
And not a single air filter in sight...
1 year, 1 month ago on PROJECT Z: L-SERIES INSPIRATION
Face the truth? Raikkonen could have braked to avoid him? In what world does braking harder prevent someone from rear ending you? Like I said, this isn't bumper cars, you don't just go driving around like you're either going to pass someone or crash into them.
Bravery isn't braking too late into one of the tightest turns on the calendar. If you watched qualifying for the 2002 race at Spa you'd know just how dumb/brave Raikkonen is.
1 year, 1 month ago on DISCUSSION: PEREZ - HERO OR VILLAIN?
My issue with him is how he's trying to pass, not who. You seriously can't just dive into a corner and expect other people to give you a position and the entire racetrack in one of the tightest sections on the tightest course on the calendar just because you got your nose next to another car's back wheels. He left no room for Alonso to go anywhere but over the curb, and then the FIA called it a pass because he went over the curb. Perez left him no other option. He tried to do the same with Kimi, who was on a line to block the whole time. It's F1, not bumper cars.
Dive bombing a corner, missing the braking point, and forcing others off track repeatedly isn't being a hero, it's being a bad driver.
Desktops of the RS200 please?
1 year, 4 months ago on Tales Of The Unexpected At Race Retro
@speedhunters_dino @Qu1N7 Why have a smiley about people legitimately concerned for both your safety and the image this post is spreading, which places the appearance of safety over safety itself?If you're not going to use the rear seats anyway, at least get a harness bar. But don't pass this off as a safety improvement.
1 year, 5 months ago on Takata Equipped: Project Gt-r’s New Belts
Fastest lap is all that counts, you're not racing anyone else. The only goal is to go out and get around the track as quickly as possible in one lap, whoever has the fastest lap at the end of the event wins. You'll often see cars that can only drive 3 or 4 laps before they run out of gas. Hell, the Team America R32 GT-R won't even be running an alternator when it hits the track.
1 year, 5 months ago on The Hot Laps Conclude: Battle Evome 2013
@lonestranger Exactly. I have no problem with posts about different cars and cultures, but 10 degrees of camber should definitely be illegal and not glorified. Pretending someone has made a god tier car when the brakes are totally inadequate and calling it the coolest car of 2013/evar is just hype.
1 year, 6 months ago on Editorial – A Difference Of Opinion
Wheel wells build up positive pressure, the vents are supposed to bleed that off.
1 year, 6 months ago on Tas 2013: Currently Trending In Tokyo
I love how people here call it overdesigned, then turn around and jizz about BenSopra's hideous bodykits. At least the vents on this thing are functional. Gotta agree though, the rear is overdone. And the vents should be body color. Other than that, incredibly sexy.
1 year, 6 months ago on The Stingray Is Back: Chevy’s C7 Corvette
@RodChong @Option13 Plenty touring cars have cutouts around the fenders. Just not in front of the tires. Or such ridiculous little kicks at the end of the splitter and skirts. It's not race bred. Some may like it but race bred it is not.
1 year, 6 months ago on 2012 Speedhunters Awards: The Winners
@Aisakey Missing the point. "race-bred aero". It's not race bred. There might be some design cues, but implying that any real race team would run a kit where function follows form is ridiculous.
@Aisakey "...showing what CAD-powered know-how and race-bred aero could do to the ZN6"
Read my comment again and tell me what your response had to do with it. The bodykit doesn't resemble any racecar.
So what racecar does the FR-S bodykit resemble? Cause to me it just looks like standard Japanese bolt on bodykit styling. Stop hyping it.
@777 Oh come on fanboi, how new was the last car you said that about? It's a cheap looking bodykit on a car with stock brakes.
1 year, 7 months ago on 2012 Speedhunters Awards:<br />street Car Of The Year
Why no more info on the Corvette?
1 year, 7 months ago on Walking The Paddock: Tsukuba Super Battle