• Japanese cars
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[QUOTE=Ca5bah;28632628]Edberg just seems like a spoiled wealthy kid. Typical WRX owner.[/QUOTE] That was to Mike
Seriously tempted to pick one of these up as my next car... They're heavy, not hugely fast, shit on petrol and cost a fortune to fix when they break down: [img]http://cdn.images.pistonheads.com/aimg/2337/2337860-1.jpg[/img] [img]http://cdn.images.pistonheads.com/aimg/2337/2337860-4.jpg[/img] But I still want one, for £5,000 too! 300+ bhp from 3.0 twin turbo, quite easy to hit 500whp with these too.
Get the one with the nicer front then.
No Clue why, I just love the Acura Legend. [img]http://www.auto-spy.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Acura-Legend1.jpg[/img]
r33 skyline body kit go
[QUOTE=Ferosso;28632558]You don't get a fucking CF hood to improve handling. Admit it. It does shit to your handling. You have a heavyass AWD coupé, and saving 5-6 kilograms does nothing to your cars performance. You might aswell just empty your pockets and drive shoeless.[/QUOTE] The weight of a nice carbon hood is 3.6kg while the weight of a stock turbo awd hood is 18kg. I drive a heavyass AWD coupe, so I want to do everything possible to make it not a heavy ass AWD coupe. If you want me to tell the truth, my real motivation is acceleration. Besides, I'm not going to drop $700 on a brand new shiny Seibon hood. I'll wait till some kid with a non-turbo, fart car and chrome tail equipped Eclipse RS decides to sell the hood for 100 bucks because it's sun faded and the clear coat is peeling off. Then I'll strip all the clear coat off the top, have some red paint sprayed over with not a pound of weight added. Then there you go.
[QUOTE=NecroTitan;28637160]No Clue why, I just love the Acura Legend. [img_thumb]http://www.auto-spy.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Acura-Legend1.jpg[/img_thumb][/QUOTE] I love you.
[QUOTE=NecroTitan;28637160]No Clue why, I just love the Acura Legend. [img_thumb]http://www.auto-spy.net/wp-content/uploads/2009/10/Acura-Legend1.jpg[/img_thumb][/QUOTE] I've always wondered why people tried to make a luxury car into a sports car. That thing turned into the Acura RL which stands for "Refinded Luxury, which has a V6 in a really heavy car.
My daily driver: [img]http://www.furstatic.com/lobo/randomcrap/resizeme.jpg[/img] 1989 Toyota Supra MKIII Turbo with removable Targa-top. Really fun in the snow, too!
[QUOTE=MikeL14;28643711]The weight of a nice carbon hood is 3.6kg while the weight of a stock turbo awd hood is 18kg. I drive a heavyass AWD coupe, so I want to do everything possible to make it not a heavy ass AWD coupe. If you want me to tell the truth, my real motivation is acceleration. Besides, I'm not going to drop $700 on a brand new shiny Seibon hood. I'll wait till some kid with a non-turbo, fart car and chrome tail equipped Eclipse RS decides to sell the hood for 100 bucks because it's sun faded and the clear coat is peeling off. Then I'll strip all the clear coat off the top, have some red paint sprayed over with not a pound of weight added. Then there you go.[/QUOTE] Unless you're seriously bothered by 0-60 times, why not lose the heavy 4WD system? Might be a bit slower off the line but with a decent set of tyres you'll carry the speed through the twisties better with the reduced weight and you'll feel the pull better from a rolling start.
[QUOTE=sam.clarke;28649960]Unless you're seriously bothered by 0-60 times, why not lose the heavy 4WD system? Might be a bit slower off the line but with a decent set of tyres you'll carry the speed through the twisties better with the reduced weight and you'll feel the pull better from a rolling start.[/QUOTE] Getting rid of the front axles won't really help me that much, and I'm sure as hell not going to switch my car to FWD lol. What makes these cars cool is the fact that they're AWD. It's also the reason I bought mine. The weight isn't as important to me as the traction it gives. Once I put on my turbo and reach my 400whp goal, FWD will be useless as it will spin in any gear below fourth (without an LSD or something). The AWD also helps substantially in the twisties. Also until you've experienced an AWD launch, I don't think you will know how awesome it feels. lol
[QUOTE=Ferosso;28632558]You don't get a fucking CF hood to improve handling. Admit it. It does shit to your handling. You have a heavyass AWD coupé, and saving 5-6 kilograms does nothing to your cars performance. You might aswell just empty your pockets and drive shoeless.[/QUOTE] [quote]"to put it one way, a lightened bumper beam on my car improves turn-in response about as much as a new front swaybar [b]weight matters, not overall weight but where it sits[/b]"[/quote] different cars react differently to different mods, especially an awd car with skewed weight distribution still love you tho <3 [editline]17th March 2011[/editline] [QUOTE=Ca5bah;28632628]Edberg just seems like a spoiled wealthy kid. Typical WRX owner.[/QUOTE] forum winner [editline]17th March 2011[/editline] keep in mind mods compliment other mods, 25mm FSB+removed bumper beam=sexy turnin but a fender bender would send the other car straight into my timing belt/cams [editline]17th March 2011[/editline] btw ferosso pop the hood on a s14 and tell me that isn't heavy as balls
I like CF hoods because of the way they look.
CF hood, steel hood... Why use a hood at all? Which reminds me of when I first put the high comp motor together and then put a new clutch in my EF hatch, I ran that thing without a hood for a couple days. lol. I was so tired of working on the damn thing I didn't want to have to tighten up four bolts.
Pffft, weight-savings. Just add a larger turbo.
oh man I just learned about the nissan pao [img]http://www.japaneseusedcar.ca/img/1990nissan_pao_blue_01_01.jpg[/img] HNNNG DO WANT
Oh hey sweet Mini bro--Wait a second...
Fuck the Pao! Figaro is the shit! [img]http://theblogaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/nissan-figaro.jpg[/img]
[QUOTE=Snaker;28678502]Fuck the Pao! Figaro is the shit! [img_thumb]http://theblogaboutcars.com/wp-content/uploads/2010/04/nissan-figaro.jpg[/img_thumb][/QUOTE] There's one of them where I live, in a seafoam green-like colour, it's nice
[QUOTE=Gubru;28677137]Pffft, weight-savings. Just add a larger turbo.[/QUOTE] suddenly turn
Nissan Skyline 25GT-X(ER34) [img]http://www.j-spec.com.au/w48913174/1998-Nissan-Skyline-25gt-x_1.jpg[/img] [img]http://carphotos.cardomain.com/ride_images/3/2276/4181/30689590009_large.jpg[/img] [img]http://ll.speedhunters.com/u/f/eagames/NFS/speedhunters.com/Images/Mike%20Garrett/Top10%20Drift%20Cars/nomuken2.jpg[/img]
i saw a R32 and R33 GTS-T today. i jizzed the r33 was a tommy kaira
I think I've been playing Gran Turismo too much. I'm starting to want an AZ-1 :v: [IMG]http://f00.inventorspot.com/images/PICT0920.jpg[/IMG]
[QUOTE=jeimizu;28852449]I think I've been playing Gran Turismo too much. I'm starting to want an AZ-1 :v: [img_thumb]http://f00.inventorspot.com/images/PICT0920.jpg[/img_thumb][/QUOTE] Don't forget Beat and Cappuccino. [img]http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_FoXyvaPSnVk/Szjxxx53RPI/AAAAAAACXyU/JIgytymoAL0/s1600/Honda-Beat-Roadster-1010.jpg[/img] [img]http://www.terra2imports.ca/images/model-specific/cappuccino-wallpaper.jpg[/img]
The Beats headlights are weird. They arch around the wheel like a part of the fender, lol.
Drove past a Cappuccino on Saturday. I knew they were small cars, I was thinking a bit smaller than an MX5. I was wrong, these things are tiny!
i want one
They would be a laugh to drive. RWD, weigh just over 600kgs and have a 600cc turbocharged engine pushing around 70bhp. Probably able to get the back end out on a damp day :v:
[QUOTE=jeimizu;28852449]I think I've been playing Gran Turismo too much. I'm starting to want an AZ-1 :v: [img_thumb]http://f00.inventorspot.com/images/PICT0920.jpg[/img_thumb][/QUOTE] dat [img]http://ll.speedhunters.com/u/f/eagames/NFS/speedhunters.com/Images/Dino%20Dalle%20Carbonare/2011/APR2011/NECS11-P4/IMG_0010.jpg[/img]
Kinda like this NSX. [img]http://www.uberrides.com/photos/0305/nsx_r_gt0.jpg[/img] Too bad there's only 5 of them.
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