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@JDMized I have to agree, I don't understand spending this much time, effort, and money on a car and then putting on bargain brand suspension and especially brakes. There are whole threads on a number of forums detailing the caliper flex issues of Ksport and other low end BBKs and their coilovers aren't anything to write home about.
11 months, 4 weeks ago on Attack Mode Enabled: The Mi Performance E34
I think that's a typo. I think you can say "The projects show progress nicely" in the same way you'd say, "The project shows progress nicely" Progresses is the third person singular present form of the verb form of progress, as in "The project progresses nicely." For plural there you'd say, "The projects progress nicely." I think.
God I'm such a teacher's kid...
1 year, 1 month ago on MORE TORQUE THAN A VEYRON: A DIESEL CHEVY ROD
@FunctionFirst @FrancescoDiGiuseppe Many of the C7's panels are carbon IIRC.
1 year, 1 month ago on Porsche Goes Retro For The 911′s 50th
What advantage does KW see in staying with a twintube design? From previous reading I understand that you use a bladder system that prevents aerating the shock fluid and permits higher nitrogen charge pressures than a traditional twin tube, but most of the competition, especially at the clubsport level, is using monotube based designs.
Additionally, what does KW do to eliminate crosstalk between rebound/compression damping adjustments and ensure adjustment accuracy and repeatability?
1 year, 1 month ago on Ask The Expert: The Suspension Gurus At Kw
@AlexanderEvensen @C6LS2 Would the rear end from a newer 960/940 be an easy to fab up option? IIRC mine had IRS.
@apex_DNA @SubieNate @apex_DNA @sean @FunctionFirst I saw a Hummer with bass boat worthy vinyl and what looked like ~30" wheels on the 126 near Ventura just a couple of months ago, and a GTR with matte black/gloss red combo vinyl just two weeks ago. They're out there. Not sure what your beef is here.
1 year, 1 month ago on GERMAN HEART, JDM SOUL: PLATTE FORME'S Z4M
@apex_DNA @SubieNate @sean klingelhoefer @FunctionFirst Did I make up that particular example? Yes. But I live in Southern California. Every other Civic has a fart can and every third import has some sort of ridiculous graphics scheme so it's not a far fetched example. For the record, I wasn't trying to take a potshot at Civic owners. Twas just an example.
@sean klingelhoefer @FunctionFirst Ethos just means spirit or character. A civic with a fart can and purple vinyl flames has ethos. Just a disorganized, loud, obnoxious, not well planned one. Sean said he loves the ethos of this particular build. That's a statement of personal opinion on the spirit and character this shop/owner decided to go for with their car. Not really something that requires calling out with a bunch of attitude.
I know that exact Starbucks. Protip: 7 PM on a Sunday after a holiday is not the best time to stop by.
1 year, 2 months ago on Search For Silence: The Aventador Dream Drive
@Larry Chen @Gregory Pfaff That thing must be massive. A 50 f/1.2 is already a huge slab of glass.
1 year, 3 months ago on Tuner Roots: The Greddy Scion Fr-s
@aussieANON @Mike Garrett @LoganJJJ Find some turbo bricks please!
1 year, 3 months ago on Usdm Mania: A Cressida In Japan?!
@Mike Garrett I wonder if non HID projectors weigh any more than the old school reflectors. My car has non HID projectors and I like them a lot compared to the regular reflector type in my old car.
1 year, 3 months ago on Track Special: The Z/28 Returns With Ls7 Power
I wish they had kept projector headlights. Are reflector types lighter?
Now if they'd just un-GM the dashboard...
@MartinBrandan Not Duh. I could drive an Aventador every day. The Countach is a dinosaur and a PITA, and really not all that great performance wise. I'd take an Aventador any day.
I do like the RWB's.
1 year, 4 months ago on Call In The Specialists: Beauty As A Concept
Whoever designed the nose on that F12 Stallone needs to have any and all design, drafting, drawing, etc privileges revoked. That thing is monstrous.
@LTDScott @SubieNate @uKENinam I'm sure with an aftermarket pumpkin the 8.8" could be made plenty strong. I still question the claim that a solid rear can handle "just as well." There's a reason every purpose built race car in pretty much every series in the world for the last 20+ years has had IRS.
1 year, 5 months ago on Rollin’ In My 5.0: The Fox Redefined
@uKENinam I feel that IRS can be made plenty strong enough for drag and the benefits for every other form of racing are undeniable. Look at the reversal in reviewer's opinions on the current Mustang and Camaro when Chevy finally pulled it's head out of it's rear and put a decently tuned spring/strut/shock whathaveyou combo on the Camaro. Both the ZL1 and 1LE won their respective comparisons to the Mustang's competing variant in the tests I read.
@uKENinam The 1999-2004 SVT Cobras had IRS, that system could have been modified to work. It was still basically a fox body car afterall. Other than that, a custom setup similar to the front could have been fabricated. Compared to the amount of work they put in on the rest of the car, it wouldn't have been out of the realm of possibility.
Great work, but I was disappointed to see that with all that amazing suspension trickery in the front they didn't upgrade to an independent rear setup. I know it's been done in the past and it doesn't seem like money was a problem with this build.
@zackspeed333 @dadecode @voloeverto787b *Camaro. And holding multiple track records and beating $300k cars around a lot of tracks is not something I would qualify as "poop" at "going around a track".
Your ignorance is showing.
1 year, 6 months ago on The Stingray Is Back: Chevy’s C7 Corvette
@James Cortez @PaddyMcGrath Also, aerodynamic drag increases with the square of velocity. Cd=(2Fd)/(rho*V^2*A) Basically, given the same frontal area, if V doubles drag goes up by 4x. If V triples, drag goes up by 9x. This renders this type of, "If 200 hp gets me to x, then 1000 will get me to y" calculation using simple ratios highly unrealistic.
1 year, 6 months ago on Speed Challenger: The Bensopra 380sx
The two Sebastians definitely belong on top.
1 year, 7 months ago on 2012 Speedhunters Awards: Driver Of The Year
@sean klingelhoefer @rokelisas Thanks for bringing back the fun Sean. Rokelisas over here with the LOGICAL answer. Sheesh. Ah haha.
1 year, 7 months ago on Engineered To Attack, The Wrt Audi R8 Lms Ultra
I like that a serious German carmaker shows a small bit of humor by making the knobs go to 11.
@StephonFazalKhan As an FR-S owner, I agree. It's stock with a body kit and wheels. I voted for the Evasive car so I may be a bit of a fanboy, but the Rocket Bunny car wasn't even near my top 3.
1 year, 8 months ago on Poll: The Cars Of October