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during the early morning backroad skid sessions with friends, what are some tools i can use to be aware of police activity and additionally check for hidden cameras before conducting mischief. do not suggest waze, it is not useful for this situation. australian friendly suggestions preferred.

i understand no face, no plate, no case but the ramifications for doing so are worse than doing a single pegger
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>>27455314
Oh and all speed limits have been dropped significantly
All of those advances in tyre technology, autonomous braking, road design, etc - everything is turning into a 60kmh zone, and everything metro they're pushing for 20kmh (if they allow cars at all)

Don't give up your guns
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>>27455311
Yeah, drifting on Forza cuck
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>>27455314
Yeah you've summed it up perfectly, it's completely over.
I heard that cops in qld set up a sting near a racetrack and proceeded to pull over and defect cars that were entering and leaving the track.
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>>27455361
Yeah, that happens regularly

To be fair, there's usually some cunt that starts doing burn outs - normally in the shittest, cheapest car

I'm just salty that cops target modified cars when in my experience they're generally amongst the better condition cars on the road.
The pod filter rule that was have is obscene, so are adjustable coil overs being illegal. Yeah, my 200k stock struts are a ok, but brand new comfort valved aussie made coil overs are illegal because you can lower the car a bit?
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>>27455374
Now that modified cars have been basically going extinct the next target this nanny state is cracking down on are 4wd cucks, I've seen cops patrolling trails and starting to defect them

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>I did twice
>he was disappointed both times but always was compassionate and respectful

Thanks pops, you were a real one.
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>>27454390
And he let you live? That is a kind and generous man.
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>>27454236
>driver's permit
>the folks let me:) drive them to the store.
>back out of a parking space and some bitch rips the rear bumper off our brand new '89 Sable.
Thank God my folks were with me and I could PROVE it wasn't my fault.
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>>27454878
Hey obamas election took a toll on me too, it's okay
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My little brother crashed my car.
I was compassionate but my mom drags him through the dirt about it saying shit like he could have killed me (it wasnt that bad)

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What car is this? Is that a vw badge?
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>>27454262
>still has no idea what OP car is
>n-n-no, y-you
lmao
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>>27454053
4th gen Impreza sedan
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>>27454274
>Posts again
>Still can't post car
I mean lets be honest, you don't have one, do you.
Also NYPA
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>>27454286
>still has no idea wtf op car is because all newer cars look exactly the same
>maybe if i keep spamming people won't notice what a homosexual retard i am
kek. when you're in a hole, anon, stop digging
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>>27454053
Gonna say it's an older Impreza, because I have the same thing, in black. His last thought was probably "at least I don't have to worry about that fucking CVT".

>bought a 2is350
>Not my dream car
>Am very happy I could get this car and it's making me smile Everytime I drive it
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Could’ve had a v8
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>>27455107
I hate to brake it to you but you will get bored of the 3.5 v6 and wish you got an ISF with the 5.0 V8

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Are there any straight-six diesel truck engines of at least 350hp that had a particularly long stretch of serial production? I'm doing some napkin design.
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>>27453624
I'm talking about OE horsepower ratings in heavy duty applications, not some redneck and his hooptie that might tow a mini excavator on a trailer 4 times a year
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>>27454954
See>>27454252
also good thing I’m def not using one of muh truggs more than 4 times a year
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>>27451805
The 3406 is probably the best choice, those things will do 1 million miles with regular servicing.
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>>27454206
>>27454252
The application is a tracked machine of maybe 10-15 tons, hydrostatic transmission. Power would be nice to keep it rolling over rough terrain once it's accelerated.
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>>27451952
Probably new. IH came onto the diesel scene, VERY late in the game. Even in the early '60s, instead of going diesel, they modded the 345 gas cylinder thickness and pushed the 392 gasser as a large truck engine and later went to the MV404. When the company finally wound down their light-duty division, in '80, they didn't even have a small diesel to put in the Scout - they had to source a Nissan TD.

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Just a reminder that driving cars is for working class poors who buy a depreciating asset just to go on vacation. True Alphas use private sector rail transit to get where we need to go.
>B-BUT I LIKE DRIVING MY DEPRECIATING ASSET
No you don't. This is wagie cagie cope. You're just too poor to afford a 1st class train ticket. Get good.
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>>27452386
Interesting. When I use public transport somehow it's not packet with lawyers and doctors or millionaires.
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>>27452386
>parks on your tracks
What now, faggot?
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>>27452386
How do you get to and from the train station?
I don't remember seeing train tracks in Aspen or the Riviera.
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>>27453843
*accidentally uses construction dynamite for rail development*
whoopsie didnt see you there
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>>27452386
So did the rube goldberg kike give up and start this depreciating asset faggotry?
Doesn't he have kids to rape in tunnels?

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>ME BIG SO I OWN THE ROAD

God, I hate truggers so fucking much
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>>27431600
we didn't need to see a selfie of you to tell that you are retarded
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>>27430015
Bad drivers always have to turn avoidable incidents into some kind of dick-measuring contest.
>N-NO I-I'M MORE IMPORTANT THAN YOU
Most people don't even deserve to drive imo.
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>>27430042
>see only oncoming traffic in turn lane
>doesn't have precognition in order to know that the driver is going to enter the other lane at the last second
waow crucify his family, extrasensory perception needs to be mandatory for cdl drivers!
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>>27430047
If a baby is crossing an intersection, crawling, can you run it over because you have the green light?
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>>27430015
>literally makes no attempt to stop whatsoever
Hopefully the driver died

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Stupid questions that dont deserve their own thread general

Ill start:
I have an e92 335i with n54 engine and its getting to a mileage where im going to have to put a lot of money and work into it to keep it running. My question is if it would be smarter to just spend the money to get it to a point where its reliable again or sell it and get something like an e36 M3 or maybe an e46 M3 and put the money and work into that instead. I do like the N54 engine a lot but I personally just prefer the overall look of the wider fenders of the M3 models.
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>>27456229
It's a naturally aspirated 2.5L inline four with a traditional automatic transmission. On god, if mazda knows something it's making inline four engines.
My wife owns a 2022. They are boring though but so is a Camry.
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>>27456243
Is the turbo model considerably worse reliability wise?
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>>27455644
>>27456168
This one's all metal but looks really dirty
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How many bags of groceries can you fit in the trunk of a soft top ND2 Miata?
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earlier today I was working under the steering wheel area on my truck and noticed it looked like 1 of the rear center dome lights (map light) between the front seats was out so I started playing with the buttons but it was really just the viewing angle, they're fine

i came back just now and saw those lights were still on even though i'd closed up and locked the truck a few hours ago, and made sure i reset the "dial" switch thing that you can use to force the interior lights on (truck is on a charger so the battery is fine)

all the other interior lights go out as they should after 15 seconds or whatever, i played with the switches on the light but all they do is adjust between high and low brightness, there is no override switch like in most vehicles where you can set a dome light to not come on etc.

for now i have just pulled the bulbs
there's no door ajar light etc., as i said all the other lights go out as they should when they should
it's E238 on the schematic

what am i not understanding? i looked it up and i'm not seeing anyone else with this exact issue or info on how to force the map light off

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>here’s your digital dash bro
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>>27454987
>get in car
>IT INSTANTLY TRIES TO SELL YOU MORE (((PRODUCTS)))
>push car into lake and build cabin in the woods and start writing thoughtful letters to politicians
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>>27454987
When I said I wanted LCD instrument clusters, I meant addressable segmented displays and not LCD pixels.
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The digital displays we wanted
vs
The digital displays we got:
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>>27456155
forgot my picture
`(*>﹏<*)′
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>>27454987

https://archive.is/aYAWK
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>>27456074
Jobs has been dead for 14 years retard
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>>27456089
The apple car dates all the way back to Steve Jobs and continued under Tim Cook you enormous faggot
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oh no my iCar
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>>27456064
Yep no one wanted to deal with that nonsense. Whoever sells that basically is becoming a slave to Apple.

Apple isn't a manufacturing company, its just a software company.
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>>27456033
KWAB to all those guys that Apple poached from the big 3. They are never getting a job in this field again.

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>no cool new cars
>all cool cars from the past get pushed into unobtanium territory as a result
>all semi-cool cope cars skyrocket in price too
>no affordable cool cars anymore
>either drive an npc cuckbox or spend all your savings on a cool car
will this ever end?
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>>27455797
C4s are more expensive than C5s now.
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>>27455808
>>27455901
See OP there's retards out there, in this thread even. Don't be like them.
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>>27455596
there's plenty of cool cars, you just can't afford them
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>>27456014
>there's plenty of cool cars
pic unrelated?
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>>27455596
Sorry but youre just retarded. Get an e92 bmw while they are still cheap and easily affordable.
>Great for drifting
>Great for dailying (depending on engine)
>Can even be had with pretty reliable engines
>Great looks
>Still easy to work on
>Stupid easy to make power
>Last 3 series without electric steering
>Can be had for next to nothing
You can get htem from cheap dailies with diesels or more powerful inline 6's. For fucks sake you even have the choice between an amazing TT i6 with pretty insane potential or a high revving v8. Im still shocked that people are sleeping on these. The v8's are going up in price already so who knows for how much longer the N54 ones will be available.

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>go for a walk outside about 10 minutes ago
>hey is that a motherfucker driving a Third Gen Camaro?
>awesome even looks like the original sun-faded factory paint
>listen closely and realize from the engine sound that it's probably a V6
I don't know whether to applaud that guy for actually keeping and driving a V6 Third Gen or...
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>>27453948
145hp (bumps to 190 if you take out the horrible restrictive catalytic converter) and 240 lbs-ft of torque, thank you very much
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>>27455516
A Caprice wagon unless it was totally empty and had nothing but the driver inside could hardly even get up a hill with the AC on.
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>>27454155
V6 cars used a 200r4 transmission.
it's way weaker than a 700r4.
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>>27455625
The 305's problem is a bore size that's small enough to shroud the valves and affects airflow all the way through the rpm range. Yes, the engine responds to mods and may even feel pretty good. Until you drive an equivalent 350 that is.
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By that time the 350 in passenger cars was limited to the Corvette and police spec Caprices.

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how much hp/liter should an engine be making to not be considered high strung and stressed?

my engine is currently making 70hp / liter NA. Will this be realiable long term or is it too high?
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>>27454111
Also B16A, B16B and the Toyota 2ZZ-GE
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>>27453487
Air cooled naturally aspirated engines can easily produce 90 hp / liter and be very reliable.
Passing smog regulations is the real problem.
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>>27453487
Patrician Tier 20hp/liter reporting in. 85lb-ft/liter can pull a house from its foundation. Cummins STRONK.
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>>27453487
I would say at least a horsepower per cubic inch is the bare minimum, you couldn't get that in the Malaise era.
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>>27453487
How much power your engine can handle depends on how well it was designed.

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>2024
>not leasing
kek
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>leasing a used car

I have never heard of this. Is this a black person thing?
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>>27455559
>not owning a used car
Yup I’m thinkin based
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>>27455559
how much is it a month for that porsche abomination?
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>>27455559
Honestly...

I'm addicted to abusing rental whores--I mean cars.

If the finances make sense, I wouldn't mind driving something for 6 months, not worrying about oil change or tires or anything, and throwing that shit back to Carmax/Carvana/Hertz/Goycorp at the end.

That way I wouldn't have an autistic seizure about rock chips or door dings and can function in society and park at grocery stores and such with the rest of society too.
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Apparently when "your" car gets wrecked the leasing company gets money from insurance and you still have to pay all remaining payments

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My Corsa is reving at 3000RPM at a speed of 80MPH.
Very annoying!
What RPM is your car at when driving freeway speeds?
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>>27453485
lucky, my gay honda crossover is 4k at 80mph
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>>27453485
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>>27453485
2200 RPM @ 65 mph in 5th gear. It is annoying, I put slightly less gas and the car immediately slows down to 50 mph.
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>>27455288
It doesn't need to though, if you have optimal gear ratios.
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>2001 VW Golf 1.8t
>3000rpm @110kmh/~70MPH
>Still get 7.5L/100/31mpg at highway speed

The hatch kills the rear aero, should've got a jetta. In town at 70km/h I get like 5L/100 on flat ground, on a windless day


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