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>>27437657
>le sex joke
reddit, two halls down the left. don't come back.
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>>27437658
Up your arse lolol
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>>27437657
wow
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>>27437628
>3in exhaust
Lol
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>>27437658
I reddit fucked your mom, niggerfaggot.

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What's nicer to look at BA or VY?
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Ford were retarded for making the AU look like that. they would have sold more if they used the fairlane front/rear
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>>27434952
top one has much nicer lines
2nd one looks like ordinary omega.
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>>27436842
crossovers look like shit though
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>>27437749
Not the point, retardo
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>>27434952
Need to find a Falcon to buy in that breeze green/blue colour, they're so fucking rare

I'm interested in an m340i/m440i

How's the cost for parts/service and maintenance for these? Are they really endless money pits?
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>>27436872
>fake vents
>fake diffuser
no point. Also don't ever compare rentals to Lexus habibbi
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>>27437963
Lol @ these sour grapes
>>27437970
Kek what a weeblet momlet
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>>27436872
>BMW owners on their way to explain how all the parts outside of the B58 engine failing doesn't mean the car is unreliable, it just means the car has a "Strict Maintenance Schedule"
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Post count goes up, poster count stays the same. Can't explain that!
Weeblets are too fucking funny.
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>>27436872
faggot

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My 2007 Saturn VUE has developed a small hole in the muffler and being a cheep ass, I don't want to spend the money on a new muffler.

So how about muffler tape?
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>>27438925
That seems so easy to do, I doubt its effectiveness. If this is too complicated for you, then you should take it to an exhaust shop and ask them to fill the hole with weld.
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>>27438925
The Saturn Vue is just a badge swapped Chevy Equinox. I think it's the GMC Acadia and Buick Rendezous too
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>>27438960

OK, but I have the Saturn (pic is not my actual car).
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>>27438960
It's more related to a Honda than anything anon.
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>>27438907

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post your sucess stories. I'll start.

Teardown of engine. didn't snap a single rusty ass exhaust manifold stud off in two.

Engine was fucked so had to get a new one.


Didn't snap a single stud on the second engine neither that was even more fucked in terms of rust.

And the engine was in pristine condition.
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>>27439147
What was fucked on the first one?
And yeah those studs can be a bitch, I just kept going with a torch and penetrating fluid until I barely had to use any force. God help me the day I snap a stud
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That paint job is lazy slop.
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>>27439183
We ran out of masking tape from the first engine and nearest store was around 40km. Didn't dare do it any better in case it got inside the engine.

>>27439182
All pistons looked like this with deep marks in the cylinder walls. Head had the same type of damage on it.

And to make it even better, the engine was the wrong type. We were promised a b200 engine, but it was a b23 engine. Way older, and most importantly none of the parts fit.

New engine is a b230 with 400k km on it. Kid scrapped his car because engine kept overheating he said.

Said it had no compression no nothing.

He had set the timing wrong so the valves were open during the strokes so no compression.

He had also neglected to even look at the thermostat which was completely rusted out and filled with gunk. When we tore it down the cylinders, walls, head and all looked mint. Even the bearings were pristine.

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Finally my wagie ass can afford a car. My dream car would be picrelated, but it's not a wise choice at all. Plan B is a phase 1 Twingo, but those in decent conditions go for €4~5000, which is insane, also it was the first car I drove a dozen years ago, so I know how much of a death trap it is. Help me with a plan C /o/.
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>>27439157
Why not just a later year Twingo 16V? Less of a death trap and still widely available in good shape for 1-2k.
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>>27439157
Dream bigger
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Nice pontiac solstice
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>>27439190
LOL @ that wheel gap
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>eurocucks

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Biden really is our guy.
> Ramping up a new forever war in the middle east with Iran
> Lowering gas prices
> restarting oil production
> attacking Tesla and Elon Musk until they go insolvent (work in progress)
> now relaxing emissions standards and targets and giving US automakers an exit plan on EVs. Will likely sell off their plants at a loss and the taxpayer will be paying for their EV plants.

It's over for EVs. Oil's here to stay.
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>>27438634
Cows are carbon neutral fite me faggot
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>>27435544
>t. wumao
Could you at least try to blend in Chang.
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>>27436614
Ah yes, the same people who can't make ballpoint pens are certainly capable of creating one of the most complicated machines that the average person sees.
And they definitely won't make it at the same standards of their poisonous baby formula or Styrofoam bridges
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>>27437905
Hey man, those are actually cool to screw around with.
Not cool enough to give up your actual car for though.
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>>27438752
China has been mass producing their own ball point tips since 2017

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In which we talk about V6 engines. I6's are honored and respected too.
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>>27434442
They sound great in the cab but the exhaust system really kills it from out the back. Too many bends and Toyota did a dickhead move by choking it with the crossover pipe against the firewall which is skinnier than the rest of the damn thing
I've never seen someone gone through the effort of fitting a larger crossover but I've always wondered how much it'd help
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Buying a 6.2l LT1 this summer to sit in the left lane and do 15 under the speedlimit just to mog any idiot who tries to pass me
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>>27437800
Yuro detected
>>27437947
Based
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>>27433670
Making about 370hp and 400lbft with mine. Love it.
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>>27436849
Yeah the thermostat, also a fun trick is moving the IAT sensor into ambient air for smoother shifts. don't ask it just works

was this like a boomer only hobby?
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>>27438248
YOU missed the mark, dipshit.
>crying about 1/4 mile cars
Just because YOU don't like it doesn't make it less legitimate as a motorsport.
You're not a true automotive enthusiast if you can so easily dismiss a specific category.
Go out to the Bonneville salt flats and tell those guys they're stupid and their cars are stupid.
Fucking asshat.
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>>27438865
>>crying
Projecting. The thread is about why this kind of dumb build is seen less and less, I'm just giving an answer while you're crying your heart out defending old faggots you don't know.
>Just because YOU don't like it doesn't make it less legitimate as a motorsport.
My tastes don't count. Just like horse races were held to improve the breed, motorsports are a way to push engineering forward. A faggotmobile tuned to run for 10 seconds at a time is pathetic. Even if your aim was to clear the fastest quarter mile, anything from a special catapult to top fuel dragsters are the logical end of the quest. Taking a normal car to turn it into an horizontal sled will never amount to shit.
>Go out to the Bonneville salt flats and tell those guys they're stupid and their cars are stupid.
I understand the idea of terminal velocity testing. The japanese had their Yatabe track, Europe uses various german tracks (I think Nardo was one of them but not sure), etc. Max speed is a staple in engineering.
>You're not a true automotive enthusiast if you can so easily dismiss a specific category.
Lmao what next? Respect the stance faggots scraping their cars on the asphalt ? I don't give a fuck, and if you want a good one know that I've only started lurking this board when /asp/ got overrun by wrestling faggots.
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>>27438904
>My tastes don't count
You proved all my points.
You're some sniveling millennial fresh out of diapers complaining about a type of build that YOU don't like and don't see a point to.
And yes, stance faggots are part of this culture. Their shit is pointless and ridiculous but is no different than any other build that's beyond a bone stock camry.
You don't NEED to take turns at 100mph.
You don't NEED enough ground clearance to cross a 3 foot deep creek.
You don't NEED enough torque to tow a mobuke home.
You don't NEED enough HP to melt the tires at a light.
This hobby has nothing to do with NEEDs.
This hobby is about building what I think is cool, not what YOU like.
Faggot.
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>>27439155
>white knighting boomers
It's a bold strategy, Cotton
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>>27435514
swapping big supercharged V8s into tiny chassis is still a common part of strayan burnout culture (though less so than just running a commodore). dumb stuff like an ls swapped mightyboy or whatever

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So why does everyone like these now?
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>>27430870
I take it that a manual Nissan Versa Note is the god machine of subcompacts?
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>>27439114
Before anyone dares making a retort about Nissan’s reliability, these cars are nigh-bulletproof when it’s not equipped with a CVT.
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>>27430870
>So why does everyone like these now?
It's a cheap, practical car that you can be throw around corners in some configurations which isn't completely soul-sucking to drive like a 2000s-2010s Prius.
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>>27436639
A BMW M2 is legitimately worse than a Honda Fit, though.
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>>27439154
Kek. Weeblets are so fucking delusional.

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>is overrated
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>>27437272
looks like a couple of chipped teeth
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>>27437116
i just don't like the trip it gives
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>>27437345
>>27437527
Should look closer at the previous posts dipshits. Congrats you can spot an open diff, yet manage to miss the blown up teeth, that's why it got fresh gears and a Truetrac dropped in.
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>>27437524
And no goddamn ukuleles or globohomo pastels.
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>>27437068
A clutch pack diff can be adjusted to suit any scenario you need and more importantly can be fully locked, sure. But you need to actually set the thing up properly, the clutches wear out, they're noisy, not the best for street use.
Geared LSDs are set-and-forget, just as well-mannered as an open diff for daily driving but a massive upgrade in traction. If you're doing an all-out track build go for a clutch pack diff, if you spend more time on the street just get a geared one.

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how is it so good that basically nothing comes even close to it in off roading performance?

Its honestly a feat to be the #1 off roader for more than 3 decades
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>>27438770
This is one of the biggest copes ever.
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>>27438716
Not with all your camping, fishing, or hunting gear though, or with passengers. An SxS/UTV is probably a better comparison against the Jeep but with one of those you've gotta deal with the pain in the ass of trailering it around, not to mention owning two expensive vehicles instead of just one.
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>>27438901
>Not with all your camping, fishing, or hunting gear though
Bullshit.
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>>27438901
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>smokes you at the red light
Heh, nothing personal kiddo.
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>>27438704
>older mercs known for their high standards of reliability and luxury
lol
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>>27438415
and yet, every single one I've seen is doing 60 in the left lane.
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>>27438415
> battery takes a shit one day after the warranty expires
> replacement costs more then a new car

Heh, nothing personal kiddo.
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>>27438834
nb4 the libfard cope
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>>27438415
>Smokes you at the red light
>Smokes himself on the highway when his battery catches fire and the electric door catches don't open

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how hard is it to fit a VR38 in a fairlady? (s30 or s130)
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>>27436528
i can always pay someone, with enough money
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>>27435654
it's smaller than an inline six but wider.
If you have to ask, very hard.
Also, you can't afford neither the body nor the engine
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>>27435654
I've got an s130 and it's got a pretty damn big engine bay, so I'd imagine it would fit without much problem. Everything else will be a lot of work.
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LS unironically fits better
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>>27438281
Ok then go ask them instead

Here they are, all of the 2024 manual cars available in the US.
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>>27435917
It's time to move on, cagie.
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>>27438589
Driving automatic doesn't make you any less of a man.
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>>27438722
autobabbie cope
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>>27438052
manual elitism is poorfags attempting to gatekeep their hobby
though i think most spend more time posting about it on the internet than actually driving, probably because they cant afford to waste gasoline.
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>>27435917
I don't care. I am not buying anything made after OB2. Suck my nuts.


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