• General Discussion V4: POWERRRRRRRRRRRRR
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Well let me explain how they check the cars here at opel. You usualy go there and explain your problem and then the Master Craftsman goes for a drive, then 95% of the time he can tell what is the problem and then he can also tell you how much i'd cost if you wanna repair your car there ... Im just hoping that they work the same there since i have visited many other Opel retailers here and they all work the same .. (same goes for Fiat here) Edit: What i would say about the noises: Engine mounts maybe. why ? because you push the gas and some parts of the engine hit somewhere and when you turn or brake they also ht somewhere
That sounds ideal. I'll check the place out and ask around. I'm sure my uncle can help otherwise.
I'm looking to add some vinyl racing stripes in the same layout as this Mustang for my car. (I know my car will look ridiculous with said stripes, but that's part of the fun) [URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/685/gt500coupe1653.jpg/][IMG]http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/2117/gt500coupe1653.jpg[/IMG][/URL] I was wondering, has anyone else out there applied any vinyl's to their car? If so, is it difficult to apply the vinyl's? Can it go wrong easily? Just after a heads up, any tips and an explanation on applying vinyl's to a car.
[QUOTE=Dip;34512429]I'm looking to add some vinyl racing stripes in the same layout as this Mustang for my car. (I know my car will look ridiculous with said stripes, but that's part of the fun) [URL=http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/685/gt500coupe1653.jpg/][IMG]http://img685.imageshack.us/img685/2117/gt500coupe1653.jpg[/IMG][/URL] I was wondering, has anyone else out there applied any vinyl's to their car? If so, is it difficult to apply the vinyl's? Can it go wrong easily? Just after a heads up, any tips and an explanation on applying vinyl's to a car.[/QUOTE] You mean go faster stripes? Here's a guide on applying vinyls. [url]http://www.autosportz.com/article_how_to_apply_car_decals_graphics.htm[/url] Basically, just take your time. It doesn't sound difficult but I'm sure you could easily fck it up.
[QUOTE=Tukimoshi;34512530]You mean go faster stripes? Here's a guide on applying vinyls. [url]http://www.autosportz.com/article_how_to_apply_car_decals_graphics.htm[/url] Basically, just take your time. It doesn't sound difficult but I'm sure you could easily fck it up.[/QUOTE] Thank you very much for that!
Didn't know the soap trick worked for full sized car vinyls. Used it on Airfix models since ever.
[QUOTE=bradley;34510259]210k km isn't bad. I'd go for it. Also That's the butt fucking ugly prelude :| And FWD will get boring, trust me.[/QUOTE] Yeah? I was looking at RWD cars and had trouble finding one. How expensive are SR20DETs usually?
I don't know. Lemon would be better to ask on that. Couple grand I'm guessing? RWD jap shit can be had for your price range. You just have to keep an eye out for [i]that[/i] deal, you know?
[QUOTE=bradley;34513644]I don't know. Lemon would be better to ask on that. Couple grand I'm guessing? RWD jap shit can be had for your price range. You just have to keep an eye out for [i]that[/i] deal, you know?[/QUOTE] Well, this 240SX don't seem like a bad deal to me. Gonna see if I can nab it for maybe $2200. A 240SX with [i]relatively[/i] low KMs in manual cost a minimum of $3000+ here. Exceptional condition ones go for atleast $4000. The guy wanted $3500 for the car 6 months ago when I bought my truck. Now he wants $2500. Ironically, the only reason it hasn't sold is because he hasn't posted it on any websites. Dunno why, my friend is his step-bro and my friend told me to buy it.
It'd be an alright deal. Already manual and everything so it's a stock little dorifutobox, I'd say go for it.
I can't wait to do the turbo swap for my volvo and make it a true Turbobrick.
I remember a month or two ago, everyone was talking about the advantages to driving manual vs automatic, and some people screaming(well, arguing) back and forth at each other. I mentioned that i would be learning to drive a manual when i got my new car, which i got a month ago, and someone replied with 'you're going to hate it'. I have to say, it wasn't that hard to learn. I was worried i wouldn't be able to coordinate both of my feet, the gear selector, and work the steering wheel at the same time. I couldn't ever play drums for this reason, so i was concerned. It took me about a day and a half of putting around the neighborhood, stalling, and doing burnouts to get the hang of it enough to go on main roads. After a few more days of driving, it became effortless. Now, about a month later, it's second nature. My opinion, after learning to drive in an automatic, and driving an automatic for 7 months; manual is just better if you're a driver. What i mean by a 'driver' is someone who thinks about how i car is to actually drive, before thinking about if it has a sunroof and satellite navigation. There is nothing wrong with owning an automatic, or driving one, it's just a less exciting experience.
Apprantly my Craigslist ad was still up because I got an offer for a trade 86 z28 305. It makes me think, should i be smart and take the mustang or pursue my old car dream?
Friend got his license today 93 v6 mustangs are slow as fuck he let me drive it though, jesus fuck rwd is fun
[QUOTE=Dylan_94;34517984]I remember a month or two ago, everyone was talking about the advantages to driving manual vs automatic, and some people screaming(well, arguing) back and forth at each other. I mentioned that i would be learning to drive a manual when i got my new car, which i got a month ago, and someone replied with 'you're going to hate it'. I have to say, it wasn't that hard to learn. I was worried i wouldn't be able to coordinate both of my feet, the gear selector, and work the steering wheel at the same time. I couldn't ever play drums for this reason, so i was concerned. It took me about a day and a half of putting around the neighborhood, stalling, and doing burnouts to get the hang of it enough to go on main roads. After a few more days of driving, it became effortless. Now, about a month later, it's second nature. My opinion, after learning to drive in an automatic, and driving an automatic for 7 months; manual is just better if you're a driver. What i mean by a 'driver' is someone who thinks about how i car is to actually drive, before thinking about if it has a sunroof and satellite navigation. There is nothing wrong with owning an automatic, or driving one, it's just a less exciting experience.[/QUOTE] Oh good. I'm in the same spot as you, I can never play drums on rock-band because I'm un-coordinated so I'm worried about buying a manual but I'm sure I'll pick it up quickly. And I think I'd rather have a RWD Stock car than a FWD Ricer Box. So I guess I'll take Bradley's advice and go with the 240SX. It's not exciting to look at but I'm sure it's a lot more fun than an old Prelude. Heh.
Like I've said before. 17 year old female chavs manage it. I honestly don't think anyone could fail to drive a manual unless they either had a learning disability or a physical disability.
I honestly don't get why everyone has to argue with us when we say manuals are more fun to drive. Because then they decide one day they will try it and come here to tell us about how awesome it is and about how they never should have listened to the autobros or whatever the case may be.
OR It's all a personal preference. Like how some people like point and click games more than any other type, just like how some people prefer RTS's or something. To the Point and Click people, all that simple interaction is all they need for enjoyment.
I think after a while of driving standard, I might want an automatic again (Eating while driving is so convenient) but I understand that forcing myself to not be distracted with cell phones, food, etc is probaly a good thing.
I want a fucking camaro but not that v6 bullshit. WHY CANT I AFFORD ANYTHING
[media]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MBSbgIY8xL8&hd=1[/media] Just found this video of the karting track at VIR that I raced at. Really makes me want to go back for another run.
[QUOTE=justin1992;34518874]I honestly don't get why everyone has to argue with us when we say manuals are more fun to drive. Because then they decide one day they will try it and come here to tell us about how awesome it is and about how they never should have listened to the autobros or whatever the case may be.[/QUOTE] I've driven manuals and automatics, it's really on a car to car basis to me. I generally prefer manual, but I've driven some things where I liked the automatic better. In diesel pickups, I would much rather have a manual. My father's Ford F250 with the 7.3l PowerStroke Turbo Diesel has the 6 spd and it feels great holding a gear shift controlling 600+ ft lbs of torque in your hand. In gasoline pickups, it depends. In 4wd trucks, I prefer automatic as long as it's a 3spd. Anything more than that and I would like a manual. In 2wd trucks, I would always rather have a manual. In SUV's, I prefer automatic. In cars, I prefer manual. Except in Subaru's. I drove my friend's manual '97 Legacy GT and it felt strange to me. I liked my manumatic or whatever much more than the manual.
I'm going to the Nürburgring at the end of June and taking the Racing Puma, I can't wait!
Going to take my drivers at 3:00 PM today, fuck yeah. Going to ace it.
Good luck, Valon.
[QUOTE=Milky;34524729]I'm going to the Nürburgring at the end of June and taking the Racing Puma, I can't wait![/QUOTE] I can't imagine racing on the nurburgring in real life. It has the most insane high speed sections. Which reminds me, i think one of my front brake rotors is warped. I get some heavy vibration under heavy braking at higher speeds (anything above 60mph), and it feels like it's coming from my front end.
scotty kilmer is hilarious
Just snowed like a foot and a half, time to go learn how to drift wooooo [editline]3rd February 2012[/editline] Any tips?
[QUOTE=Glitch360;34529184]Just snowed like a foot and a half, time to go learn how to drift wooooo [editline]3rd February 2012[/editline] Any tips?[/QUOTE] Yeah, don't. Drifting isn't and never was cool. Real drivers don't care how close to a wall they can slide, they care how far ahead of the others they are.
[QUOTE=Glitch360;34529184]Just snowed like a foot and a half, time to go learn how to drift wooooo [editline]3rd February 2012[/editline] Any tips?[/QUOTE] Don't let go of your handbrake button while doing handbrake slides.
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