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#3541

Posted 08 April 2012 - 03:06 AM

I'd drive my 45 year old Bug before any of my newer cars anytime.

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#3542

Posted 08 April 2012 - 10:22 AM

QUOTE (Lurch @ Sunday, Apr 8 2012, 02:25)
Move somewhere else. It seems like someone in your situation has the means to do so.

My car will be 27 come October. It's awesome. So long as it doesn't break on me (hasn't really yet. knock on wood), it costs me barely anthing to drive. It's even permanently registered. It makes me really not want a newer car.

I would love to live in the States but work and money is in Asia. My girlfriends from Southern California but she hates it there and she wants to live in London but I hate it here and I want to live in LA. lol anyway..if/when we get married, green card! Then I shall come and see you Lurch and we'll go play with cars (and i can learn a thing or two) biggrin.gif

How have you kept your car working fine for 27 years? The '97 S600 I got as a hand-me-down from my dad is barely drivable. Electrics have gone, seals are failing.. cars just falling apart really.

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#3543

Posted 08 April 2012 - 11:47 AM

Heh, my cars a baby at 23.

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#3544

Posted 08 April 2012 - 01:43 PM

Mine's starting to show signs of aging at 45. lol.gif

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#3545

Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:23 PM

QUOTE (zyonig @ Wednesday, Apr 4 2012, 03:24)
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I'm going because of a ridiculous bet


Haha, nice one.

I dont know if there is a ferry from Stavanger. I think you can get one from Kristiansand to Hirtsals. If you dont mind the 1000km through Denmark, and Germany to Holland.

I'd gladly take denmark-germany then holland, Norway's roads are worse than cold dinner. I have taken the ferry from Stavanger to Denmark. It's possible tounge.gif All I'm wondering is ferry ticket, tolls and so on. (I haven't even won the bet yet, but the other guy stands a crocodile's chance in a bike race)

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#3546

Posted 08 April 2012 - 05:46 PM

QUOTE (Illousion @ Sunday, Apr 8 2012, 08:43)
Mine's starting to show signs of aging at 45. lol.gif

That happens when you live in snow/salt central.

Weather here, on the other hand, is awesome and very classic-friendly.

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#3547

Posted 12 April 2012 - 11:17 AM

i'm going to racewars this sunday. been looking out for this for a while.
the only problem i have is i'm sick as hell right now confused.gif

hopefully i'll be better then.

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#3548

Posted 13 April 2012 - 05:14 AM

QUOTE (Illousion @ Sunday, Apr 8 2012, 08:43)
Mine's starting to show signs of aging at 45. lol.gif

Mine's only 10 and has rust falling off of it. tounge.gif I feel that only the engine will last on this damn thing (3800 Ftw?)

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#3549

Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:22 PM

Just passed my theory test. 50/50 for the multiple choice questions and 62/75 in the hazard perception which I'm happy with. The questions were meant to have changed as of the 23rd January but they were the exact same as on my practice CD.

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#3550

Posted 13 April 2012 - 03:42 PM

congrats man!

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#3551

Posted 15 April 2012 - 04:30 AM Edited by Lurch, 15 April 2012 - 04:59 AM.

So if you've seen me raving about "the dragon", it's more or less the most badass road in the entire southeast, possibly even the country.
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But until today, I'd never actually hit it. That changed today. I road the tail of the dragon all the way to the state line at deal's gap. The tail of the dragon actually goes all the way to Robinsville, NC but, as you can see, the majority of the really technical twisty sections are more on the TN side. And good god, what a drive. I literally drove the E28 flat out. At the ragged edge. Tires squeeling, breaks burning, tail out on several occasions nearly losing it. Car does not understeer, even without throttle, it will still slightly step the tail out. Tons of super tight turns. Lots of them with no guardrails and dropoffs that were multliple hundreds of feet. If you've ever heard that you're truly living the most when you're closest to death. Well that's what applies to this. Truly exhillarating.

I did one run up then back down to the damn lookout and parked the car. Then got in my friend's Turboed E30 325is with a ton of work done to it. Guy estimates he has 15k in the car. Holy f*ck does this thing go. Grips like glue then slams you into the seat like a sledgehammer. We ran with a Miata on coilovers and sticky track tires and and a 350z with some work done. The miata handled like a race car. Even with a more or less stockish engine, it was crazy. All 3 of these guys run the whole gap flat out. It's crazy. And their flat out is a lot faster than the old E28's flat out. Also in the group I ran with were a couple of 370's, another 350, a few pretty mean modded S2000's, an RX8, a new 5.0 Mustang, an 03 Mach 1, a pretty decent S15 (I think?) 240, a Golf GTI, and a newer Mini Cooper.

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#3552

Posted 15 April 2012 - 06:30 AM

I remember an old picture from another car forum of that road. Bunch of guys with Mini's, Bugs, and Civic's were taking it on. Looks to be a fun old time if you have the right vehicle. Without? I imagine it must be hell on wheels.

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#3553

Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:23 AM

More or less you really just need good suspension and good tires, (neither of which I have). Power's not too important. You obviously need a manual trans as well since it's more or less a pick a gear and stick with it routine. I was experimenting with 2nd and 3rd a bit. 2nd was better compression braking so it was easier on my brakes and I could push it through the turns faster but it also was way too easy to get the tail out then. After that I started diving into the turns in 3rd knowing I wouldn't have the right RPM to power out and that I'd have to downshift as soon as I got out of the turn just because it wasn't as easy to get the tail out in that gear.

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#3554

Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:34 AM

How does one participate in something like this? Looking at your photos it must be some sort of event, no?

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#3555

Posted 15 April 2012 - 11:39 AM

Just a little group event organized on facebook. Nothing too special. It was happening during the yearly S2000 weekend so there was quite a bit of traffic and quite a bit of S2000's up there.

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#3556

Posted 15 April 2012 - 01:58 PM

A guy I know crashed his M3 there.


Skip forward to 5:50.

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#3557

Posted 15 April 2012 - 02:50 PM

Wow, what a complete jackass. Rule #1 there is you don't cross the double yellow. They have pulloff spots for slower traffic and they'll usually let the faster cars by. Funny that the guy wasn't even driving hard and still smashed it into the wall. sh*tty driver.

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#3558

Posted 15 April 2012 - 07:15 PM

my uncle from spain
have a ford escort 1600i and seat 127
uncle friend from spain 2
have renault 18 and renault 5
in 2007 i was at cafe with my friends and i saw metrocab i was O__O and i saw metrocab and i tell my friends to take a picture of that car and now i have a photo but i dont where i put it
in my real life it was sad moment cops call evacuator to destroy that car and i dont have a sportcar anymore and i still have a picture of nissan silvia s15 and now i have only family car called honda civic since 2001 year

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#3559

Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:11 PM

Got my first speeding ticket today. 31 in a 25 down a hill. I f*cking hate cops.

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#3560

Posted 18 April 2012 - 11:49 PM

Really? that seems like too small of a speed disparity to warrant a ticket. I mean adding +2" wheels without recalibrating your speedo could get you close to that. Depending on how much it is, it might be worth fighting. $50 or less, it probably is more expensive to fight.

If it makes you feel better, I got pulled over because my windows were "so tinted out that [the cop] couldn't see in my car". I explained to the officer as politely as I could that he was a jackass and the windows were stock. Following this was a request for his badge number and an official complaint.

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#3561

Posted 19 April 2012 - 07:38 AM

I once got a ticket for speeding when I wasnt even speeding.

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#3562

Posted 19 April 2012 - 09:15 AM

Was your speedo not calibrated? I think mine shows 5-7kms more than I'm actually doing.

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#3563

Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:37 AM

QUOTE (Piperka @ Thursday, Apr 19 2012, 04:15)
Was your speedo not calibrated? I think mine shows 5-7kms more than I'm actually doing.

Smaller than stock tires?

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#3564

Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:53 AM

Nope, stock tires and stock rims.

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#3565

Posted 19 April 2012 - 11:55 AM

I got caught speeding 14 times in 40 minutes. I sent my driver to deal with it so even though I have racked up quite a lot of traffic infractions I still have the full 12 points on my license.

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#3566

Posted 19 April 2012 - 05:02 PM

QUOTE (Piperka @ Thursday, Apr 19 2012, 04:15)
Was your speedo not calibrated? I think mine shows 5-7kms more than I'm actually doing.

Was in a Kwhopper in the snow after I crashed. Had a dead on accurate speed and a gps.

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#3567

Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:35 AM

If I put my gear in Neutral, rev to 5009rpm then while revving change to Drive (auto), what will happen?

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#3568

Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:37 AM

You'd have to depress the brake pedal before you can shift in an auto. I don't know if that helps answer you question as I don't know how the high RPM will affect it.

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#3569

Posted 21 April 2012 - 10:18 PM

QUOTE (Outcast @ Saturday, Apr 21 2012, 05:37)
You'd have to depress the brake pedal before you can shift in an auto. I don't know if that helps answer you question as I don't know how the high RPM will affect it.

That's from Park to Drive. Most cars have the ability to go from Neutral to Drive with a simple move of the stick. As for Hi-revs into drive? I've always been told to never do it, reasons included Transfer case receiving a lot of heat. The fact that if you don't let go of the revs, you'll grind gears is also a big concern.

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#3570

Posted 22 April 2012 - 07:09 PM

Last time I got in speeding trouble was a few years ago in spain. I got stopped doing 150 kph in a 90 zone. (about 90mph in a 55 zone). The cops were actually really cool about it. They told me off for the speed and gave me a ticket for changing lanes without signalling. Probably as it would be less fuss than chasing up a foreigner about a speeding fine. I gave em 50 euros and I suspect they went off and bought their lunch with it. I didn't complain.




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