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Discussion in 'Odds & Ends' started by Irrelevant, Feb 19, 2013.

  1. Irrelevant

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    I'm sure there are some of us out there who post on the other car forums, but let's share our common interests here on TT.

    Muscle AND Imports welcomed! *EDIT* In fact, no matter who you are, ALL of you with a special liking to cars, no matter the brand or style, should post!

    Used to own this a while back, now I run a 2012 Corolla as a daily for the sake of gas prices.
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  2. atatu

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    I'm not really a car guy, but I just bought a new Mazda CX-5 yesterday !
     
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  3. Irrelevant

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    Nice buy! Great cars for their class, can't go wrong with Mazdas in general.

    I forgot to mention, you don't have to be a car guy to post!
     
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  4. Say Chi Sin Lo

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  5. Andyroo10567

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    Hyundai Sonata 2013 4 Lyfe. Almost got caught sleeping with my car from my girl. Hope she doesnt see me cheating on her. HAHAHA. Nobody notices when i'm this funny. I crack myself up sometimes.
     
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  6. Greg G

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    Mazda heavy at the start eh? :)

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  7. MomentumGT

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    Me at the local track a while back.
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    At a drift event back when I was in college years ago lol
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    Drifting in my buddies NSX
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    -Jon
     
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  9. krz

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    I sent this car to it's new owner last week. It will be missed but, gotta grow up sometime.

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  10. ferociousforehand

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    why is there a big dip around 7500rpm?? Regardless nice numbers though:)
     
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  12. krz

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    We were at the limits of the stock ignition system. We put in a MSD 6A down the road and fixed the issue.

    That was 26psi and race gas, I also had a tune for 23psi and 100 octane, and regular was 19psi on 93.
     
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  13. tennis_pr0

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    How do you upload a picture from your computer here lol?
     
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  14. MomentumGT

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    Nice! Always wanted an SW20 in the garage...maybe someday :)

    -Jon
     
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    Cool, I had a 91 MR2 turbo (white, t-top) for about 14 years. Great car.
     
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  16. Irrelevant

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    Could never get over how beautiful these things are...my friend's brother owns a white one, always enjoyed hearing the rotary spin.
     
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  17. wrxinsc

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    My current toy

    KW Var 2 coilovers and 18" VMR VB3 Gunmetal 8.5 ET40 front and 9.5 ET45 rear with 225/40 and 255/35 V12's. Blacked out roundels, tint, stubby antena, and black kidneys.

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  18. wrxinsc

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    wifey's car-

    - koni fsd and neuspeed sport springs
    - borla catback
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    and my old track ***** to follow...
     
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  19. wrxinsc

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    Blouch P&P EVO III 16g Turbo Thermo Coated
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    DeatschWerks WRX 650cc Fuel Injectors
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    Kartboy Short Shifter & Bushings

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    Hella Supertones

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    BBS RG-R 18x7.5
    Goodyear F1

    She was fast.. :) Street tuned in Atlanta by Scott Seigel 337 hp and 310 lb ft torque to all four wheels.

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  20. Irrelevant

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    I'm a little curious, what was it that drove you away from buying a STi instead and building up from there?
     
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  21. BMWprestigem3

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    2005 Subaru WRX STi

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  22. MomentumGT

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    Miatas don't come rotary...unless swapped. Pics of your friends rotary swapped miata if you have some lol

    -Jon
     
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  23. Irrelevant

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    Guess I left out that important note lol. I'll definitely get some pics of his rotary conversion, it's almost like looking at a funky FC RX-7 if you took a quick glance at it.

    EDIT: Should also say that before you call it a crazy thing, the guy only did the swap since he found an old FD in the junkyard and parted out the entire thing. Turns out it was a fairly good condition engine trapped inside a beat up chasis.
     
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  24. zapvor

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    wow some good stuff in here. i can barely afford tennis rackets.
     
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  25. wrxinsc

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    The economy was going to **** and I have a business that is very cyclical. The Subaru was a third car for us, so I sold it preemptively and now we just have the two cars. I sold it about 4 years ago. :(

    And as to why I didn't start with an STi for that build, the answer is simple. I already owned the WRX and when I purchased the car originally I had no intentions to modify it. Oops.
     
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  26. dr325i

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    My DD...

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  27. mucat

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    No American (or Aussie) muscles so far?
     
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  28. SPtennis

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  29. Mick

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    2013 Chevy Camaro 2SS RS LS3

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  30. Mick

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    this was my previous car, a 2010 Nissan 370z Nismo.
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  31. MomentumGT

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    Nice Z! What made you get rid of it and go with the SS?

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  32. Mick

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    Thanks, Jon.

    What happened was a few days after I had taken my 370z in for service, the dealer called me and asked me if I wanted to sell the car. I guess, they were impressed with the condition of the car, It's a bona fide garage queen.

    and after having driven it for 3 years, I wanted something new. So, I accepted their offer. I decided to replace it with a 2013 Subaru WRX limited. When I placed my order, the dealer told me it would take 16 weeks for the car to get here. (should get here in early May).

    While waiting for the WRX to come, I received a $3000 off offer from GM in the mail . I figured that was a good deal and I still could afford to buy it, so what the heck I had always wanted a muscle car. When I got to the Chevy dealer, they gave me another $500 off.

    And that's how I got rid of the Z and got the 2SS :)
     
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  33. MomentumGT

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    Wow seemed like everything just lined up for you there :). I sat in a ZL1 and was pretty impressed....tempted...lol

    -Jon
     
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  34. tennis_balla

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    My daily driver

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  35. Tenwoodrack

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    Wow very awesome cars here.
     
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  36. GRANITECHIEF

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    How would you compare the two? Sacrifice a bit of handling for a bump in BHP?
     
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  37. dr325i

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    yep, coaching expats in Praha pays well ;)
     
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  38. mucat

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    Thanks, Mick. That's a mean car. How do you like the Camaro so far?
     
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  39. Mick

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    Thanks mucat.

    i like it a lot. For sure it is a lot more comfortable than my 370z.

    I had planned on getting a muscle car. I thought it was going to be a Mustang (quickest), or Challenger (usable back seats)

    Although i liked the design of the Camaro the best, It was last on my list because it didn't have a NAV system like the Mustang and Challenger did.

    But for 2013 GM made it possible to order a Camaro with a NAV system, and together with the discount offer, it became the car to get for me.

    I never had a V-8 car before and the V-8 sound of this car is very awesome. It got the dual mode performance exhaust where after 3,000 rpm it would produce thunderous V-8 sound. Sounds kinda like a big motorbike :-O
     
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  40. Mick

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    the ride quality of the 370z Nismo is super hard.
    at first i didn't mind it but after a while, it was no longer fun. One time I drove it over a bad patch of road and i thought one of the tires had gone flat but no. that car would just amplify the bad road surfaces 3 or 4 times more.

    the Camaro is a big car and it rides like one. at 65 mph, it feels slow. If you want to go for a long drive, there is no contest, the Camaro wins.

    handling wise, the Z is better. it is far more nimble.

    the Z felt faster but it's not a fair comparison because the last time I drove the Z it had 6k miles. My Camaro has less than 160 miles, so I can't drive it like a car that has already been broken in :)

    Biggest surprise for me was I got better gas mileage with the 6.2 liter V-8 426 HP than the 3.7 liter V-6 350 HP in city driving.

    15 MPG for the Z and 16 MPG for the Camaro.

    I try not to drive on the freeway too much because I don't want to get the rock chips (I don't like the line on the clear bra)
     
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  41. tennis_balla

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    Yea right, I wish haha
     
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