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Old 10-19-2011, 11:34 PM
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kk nice to know tire rack is a good choice. I'm in no rush to buy right now, plus my dad wants to look around for himself, although I doubt I'll end up liking his choices.

Anyway. THought this was worthy of a pic...
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:02 PM
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Im still pissed at myself for missing 123,456 miles. I wanted a pic of it
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:15 PM
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I was planning on taking a pic when we hit 80085 last week in our Accord, but we missed it by ten miles, dammit, I wanted to see some boobs!

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Old 10-20-2011, 03:45 PM
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Originally Posted by civicdrivr View Post
Im still pissed at myself for missing 123,456 miles. I wanted a pic of it
nice rant, lol.

heres my old supra...


DSCN2816m by Rasidel Slika, on Flickr
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:49 PM
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55,555?

And post up a pic of that Supra. I dont think Ive ever seen it.
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Old 10-20-2011, 03:55 PM
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Originally Posted by civicdrivr View Post
55,555?

And post up a pic of that Supra. I dont think Ive ever seen it.
eh pretty boring by today's standards


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Old 10-20-2011, 04:00 PM
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I like the subtlety. I prefer my cars to have the least amount of flash. Sleepers are fun.
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Old 10-20-2011, 07:12 PM
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^^ yeah I kept the mods to a minimum...



I dont like the new S8 AT ALL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Its clean looking. Nothing spectacular, the interiors are awesome though! And thats where you sit
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:13 PM
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Headlights look funny in the A8. They're LED, but they're still square shaped. I think they should be shaped more like the ones in the new A6, which contour more to the shape of the LED bar.
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Sexy supra!

Yea... Z4 looks sporty but its not. Handles like poo.
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:03 AM
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Sexy supra!

Yea... Z4 looks sporty but its not. Handles like poo.
Upgrade the sway bars?

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Old 10-21-2011, 10:10 AM
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Sexy supra!

Yea... Z4 looks sporty but its not. Handles like poo.
Not happy with your Z?
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Old 10-21-2011, 10:59 AM
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I'd have imagined the Z would handle sweet. Bummer.
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Old 10-24-2011, 04:42 PM
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Somewhat car related.

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Lol
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I'd pay a premium for that.
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Just wanted to bring this back up and point out the foglights. Do these kind of fogs drive anyone else crazy? IMO they're way too tacky for such an otherwise clean car.

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Old 10-25-2011, 01:49 AM
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I agree about the fog lights.

And I want that toaster. Screw seeing Jesus in my toast, I want to see the 'Ring.
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you see jesus in your toast?
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Old 10-25-2011, 02:19 AM
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All the time. Its annoying. All I want to do is spread butter onto it and I see some hippy looking dude staring at me all righteously.
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Just wanted to bring this back up and point out the foglights. Do these kind of fogs drive anyone else crazy? IMO they're way too tacky for such an otherwise clean car.
they were in style in 1998.. Raybrig

edit: but in retrospect I agree, they are not the best look. at the time, they looked OK.
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Darn it. Both my rear lower arms are seized thus, I can't do a wheel alignment. The fronts are good though!
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how does that happen??

I still need new tires lol
Im surprised at how much grip i had in the wet when it rained a ltl a couple days back

I had to drive like 5 miles and I thought I would just be hydroplaning the whole way lol.
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Old 10-27-2011, 12:25 PM
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Darn it. Both my rear lower arms are seized thus, I can't do a wheel alignment. The fronts are good though!
The bolts that connect to the rear subframe? Same thing happened to me. I cut them off.
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Old 10-27-2011, 09:31 PM
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Lucky, my tires are absolute shit in the rain. Should probably be on the lookout for new tires as well...
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Never cheap out on safety components.....


Admittedly it's overkill for the street but I always try and get really good-rated/reviewed all-season tires (no snow around here). Same goes for brake components and even suspension. Ok, the last one isn't really for safety, but for driving at unsafe speeds

I don't believe in brand loyalty, but Koni, Moog and Raybestos are three proven first-hand brands that I'm gonna stick with for a while
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I haven't had the best luck with Raybestos when it comes to brakes. Went through two sets of pads (not by choice), and each lasted less than a year (about 20,000 miles, 50% city). Dusted like crazy too. Interested to see how the new Wagner Thermoquiets hold up. Ironically, they squeal when cold, but not a speck of brake dust and they catch great after about four months.
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Raybestos rotors work good for me. Part of the reason why I got them is because they have a coating on the hats preventing that rusted out look, heh

I got some semi-no name pads from a company called Vortex which are made from material recommended for use in trucks/HD apparently. Probably a hard pad, but they bite very well and I experience much less fade than what was in there before. BUT, the rotors aren't trashed.... yet. No warpage either. This is through street use and occasional runs through the twisty backroads. I replaced the rotors and pads at the same time (dunno if that mattered, I just tossed those old POS') and bedded them in as well.

Apparently the thing with Wagner Thermoquiets is that oddly enough, you're not supposed to grease them. Applying any sort of brake quiet apparently eats up the noise-reducing shim on them and that's when they start to squeal.
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The bolts that connect to the rear subframe? Same thing happened to me. I cut them off.
Yes, the adjusting bolts seized. I'm in the process of ordering new bolts and arms and will have to cut off the old ones as well.
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now that ive seen new pics of the ft-86 production model (leaked) i feel really extra disappointed in Honda for not being able to give us sporty cars anymore
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I am really disappointed with my 2010 Honda Odyssey EX-L for long distance trips. The ride is terrible and the interior feels cheap and is full of rattles. Also I am not impressed by the nav/sound/DVD system. Feels very outdated. It is only useful for hauling stuff and we rarely use the 3rd row of seats. I want my dad to trade it in for a CPO 7 series or A8L and then get an old pickup off craigslist to haul crap.
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now that ive seen new pics of the ft-86 production model (leaked) i feel really extra disappointed in Honda for not being able to give us sporty cars anymore
Hey noob, you're supposed to post pics!

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damn, I have been out of the loop. is Toyota actually going to produce the FT-86?
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wow you've really really been out of the loop. Production or sales, I forgot, starts this summer. Production model is going to be unveiled at the tokyo motor show

edit: FYI the toyota will have a 2.0L I4 producing 200hp and 170lb-ft.

If you go over to the automotive news you can see first drive reviews from a couple mags that drove the early models this past summer. They all loved it.

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very cool!
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From what Ive seen of the interior though, Im disappointed.
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