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Re: Car thread

Postby Godric on Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:43 pm

Juice you own a smart car?
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Re: Car thread

Postby meow on Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:43 pm

mac5155 wrote:drop..psh
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Re: Car thread

Postby pittsoccer33 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:57 pm

The only two cars I'm interested in right now are the Cadillac CTS Coupe and the upcoming Chevrolet SS. I wish wish wish that were a two door car. I also wish Ford would make a few more nice looking coupes. I just hate sedans.

The SS is going to be an import from Australia, where it is sold as a Holden Commodore. GM sold it here for a few years as the Pontiac G8. Right now I have a 2004 Pontiac GTO with 70,000 miles. Its another Australian Holden import.
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Re: Car thread

Postby Juice on Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:07 pm

mac5155 wrote:drop..psh

i was going to level the front but i like the height of the front
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Re: Car thread

Postby Juice on Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:07 pm

Rylan wrote:
Juice wrote:New shoes on the Juicemobile. Going to drop the rear 2" and I'll be done with it for now...

Spoiler:
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Compensating?

nope, all good there
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Re: Car thread

Postby Juice on Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:08 pm

Godric wrote:Juice you own a smart car?

no lol i'm not sure what that's about
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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:57 pm

Juice wrote:
mac5155 wrote:drop..psh

i was going to level the front but i like the height of the front


Its ok, you probably would have a tough time getting in and out of it if it sat any higher :pop:
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Re: Car thread

Postby Hockeynut! on Tue Apr 16, 2013 2:58 pm

I'm trying to talk myself out of buying a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Feel free to chime in and tell me how much they suck so I feel better. :)
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Re: Car thread

Postby canaan on Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:00 pm

Hockeynut! wrote:I'm trying to talk myself out of buying a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Feel free to chime in and tell me how much they suck so I feel better. :)

do it.
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Re: Car thread

Postby MRandall25 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:02 pm

inb4 Wrangler98
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Re: Car thread

Postby Juice on Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:12 pm

mac5155 wrote:
Juice wrote:
mac5155 wrote:drop..psh

i was going to level the front but i like the height of the front


Its ok, you probably would have a tough time getting in and out of it if it sat any higher :pop:

lololol MURICA
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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:29 pm

Hockeynut! wrote:I'm trying to talk myself out of buying a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Feel free to chime in and tell me how much they suck so I feel better. :)


They are pretty awesome. I'd love to have one but maybe only as a second vehicle, since I do drive 150 highway miles per day.
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Re: Car thread

Postby Shyster on Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:36 pm

Hockeynut! wrote:I'm trying to talk myself out of buying a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Feel free to chime in and tell me how much they suck so I feel better. :)

I owned a regular Wrangler years ago. Wranglers are loud as heck inside (even with a hardtop), have a bouncy ride, and get lousy fuel economy even though they’re not all that big because they have the aerodynamics of a brick. I agree with mac; a Wrangler would make a really fun second car for weekend adventures, but I wouldn't want to use one as a daily driver.
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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 3:37 pm

Shyster wrote:
Hockeynut! wrote:I'm trying to talk myself out of buying a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Feel free to chime in and tell me how much they suck so I feel better. :)

I owned a regular Wrangler years ago. Wranglers are loud as heck inside (even with a hardtop), have a bouncy ride, and get lousy fuel economy even though they’re not all that big because they have the aerodynamics of a brick. I agree with mac; a Wrangler would make a really fun second car for weekend adventures, but I wouldn't want to use one as a daily driver.


The new ones have gotten a lot better. My point still stands though, but if you dont do much highway or long haul driving, go for it.
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Re: Car thread

Postby canaan on Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:08 pm

Shyster wrote:
Hockeynut! wrote:I'm trying to talk myself out of buying a Jeep Wrangler Unlimited. Feel free to chime in and tell me how much they suck so I feel better. :)

I owned a regular Wrangler years ago. Wranglers are loud as heck inside (even with a hardtop), have a bouncy ride, and get lousy fuel economy even though they’re not all that big because they have the aerodynamics of a brick. I agree with mac; a Wrangler would make a really fun second car for weekend adventures, but I wouldn't want to use one as a daily driver.

The JKU (the unlimited hes talking about) is a great rig for photography gear as well as a family automobile and a ton of leisure time fun. like you said, it has the aerodynamics of a post office truck, but thats besides the point.
my brother has a JKU and loves it. if you have any questions, let me know and i can probably answer it. the hard top is clutch for the winter time and isnt that difficult to take off.
the only thing i would be hesitant on is that their is a new body style coming out in 14-15, as well as diesel offerings (supposedly). the downside of that is the rumors that the new wranglers will have more of a hummer look (smaller windshield for example).

do it anyway.
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Re: Car thread

Postby mac5155 on Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:11 pm

I got 42.3 MPG on my last tank of diesel fuel (calculated by hand, miles driven / gallons to full tank. Love my TDI

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Re: Car thread

Postby Shyster on Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:17 pm

mac5155 wrote:The new ones have gotten a lot better. My point still stands though, but if you dont do much highway or long haul driving, go for it.

I’m sure the interiors are better. The air conditioning in my Wrangler was completely independent from the heater and was located under the dashboard. You had to reach down and turn it on separately. Mine was also the first year of fuel-injected engines (the venerable Jeep 4.0 liter straight six). The new ones aren’t much better on fuel economy, however. I see they get around 18–20 mpg. Mine pretty much got 18 mpg no matter what I did. I could probably have rolled it down a hill with the engine off and still somehow managed to get 18 mpg. On the other hand, it was fun to drive off-road and could go darn near anywhere, and there’s a near-endless array of accessories to pimp your ride. Want chrome door hinges? No problem. Accessory lights like you’re running Baja? You bet. New bumpers? There are literally dozens of options. I used to get big thick catalogs in the mail that were nothing but Wranger parts and accessories.
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Re: Car thread

Postby meow on Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:20 pm

Got our Lemieux Foundation plates today. I think I'm a little too excited.
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Re: Car thread

Postby canaan on Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:35 pm

Shyster wrote:
mac5155 wrote:The new ones have gotten a lot better. My point still stands though, but if you dont do much highway or long haul driving, go for it.

I’m sure the interiors are better. The air conditioning in my Wrangler was completely independent from the heater and was located under the dashboard. You had to reach down and turn it on separately. Mine was also the first year of fuel-injected engines (the venerable Jeep 4.0 liter straight six). The new ones aren’t much better on fuel economy, however. I see they get around 18–20 mpg. Mine pretty much got 18 mpg no matter what I did. I could probably have rolled it down a hill with the engine off and still somehow managed to get 18 mpg. On the other hand, it was fun to drive off-road and could go darn near anywhere, and there’s a near-endless array of accessories to pimp your ride. Want chrome door hinges? No problem. Accessory lights like you’re running Baja? You bet. New bumpers? There are literally dozens of options. I used to get big thick catalogs in the mail that were nothing but Wranger parts and accessories.

that 4.0 6 is one of the best engines known to man. its a shame they got away from it. that thing is a tank. with the endless accessories that you mention, tuffy lockboxes, etc, hockeynut could do a lot worse in terms of protecting his gear and having a pretty badass workbench on the go for his equipment (im gonna feel like an idiot if he isnt the photo guy im thinking of). the best part is the customization that you can do to fit his gear with racks, boxes, etc and still have a nice, fun ride for play time. im a jeeper, so i have a biased opinion, but the versatility of the JK/JKU in terms of what you get out of an automobile (in an non-offroad context) is vastly underrated.
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Re: Car thread

Postby Godric on Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:43 pm

canaan wrote:
Shyster wrote:
mac5155 wrote:The new ones have gotten a lot better. My point still stands though, but if you dont do much highway or long haul driving, go for it.

I’m sure the interiors are better. The air conditioning in my Wrangler was completely independent from the heater and was located under the dashboard. You had to reach down and turn it on separately. Mine was also the first year of fuel-injected engines (the venerable Jeep 4.0 liter straight six). The new ones aren’t much better on fuel economy, however. I see they get around 18–20 mpg. Mine pretty much got 18 mpg no matter what I did. I could probably have rolled it down a hill with the engine off and still somehow managed to get 18 mpg. On the other hand, it was fun to drive off-road and could go darn near anywhere, and there’s a near-endless array of accessories to pimp your ride. Want chrome door hinges? No problem. Accessory lights like you’re running Baja? You bet. New bumpers? There are literally dozens of options. I used to get big thick catalogs in the mail that were nothing but Wranger parts and accessories.

that 4.0 6 is one of the best engines known to man. its a shame they got away from it. that thing is a tank. with the endless accessories that you mention, tuffy lockboxes, etc, hockeynut could do a lot worse in terms of protecting his gear and having a pretty badass workbench on the go for his equipment (im gonna feel like an idiot if he isnt the photo guy im thinking of). the best part is the customization that you can do to fit his gear with racks, boxes, etc and still have a nice, fun ride for play time. im a jeeper, so i have a biased opinion, but the versatility of the JK/JKU in terms of what you get out of an automobile (in an non-offroad context) is vastly underrated.
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Re: Car thread

Postby Shyster on Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:07 pm

canaan wrote:that 4.0 6 is one of the best engines known to man. its a shame they got away from it. that thing is a tank.

Agreed. I outfitted mine with a Borla stainless-steel header and exhaust system. It ran and sounded great. Inline-six engines are also inherently balanced and smooth running. I did have some transmission problems (manual transmission), but never anything with the engine.
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Re: Car thread

Postby Hockeynut! on Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:28 pm

I told you guys to talk me out of it! ;) Ugh, I love Wranglers so much and the 4 door would indeed be perfect for taking on shoots. My first choice would be an Unlimited Sport model in Crush orange - such a sweet ride.
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Re: Car thread

Postby Godric on Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:34 pm

If anyone has anything to say about ford focus ST lemme hear it
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Re: Car thread

Postby columbia on Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:36 pm

I think redwill drives a Focus.
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Re: Car thread

Postby Firebird on Tue Apr 16, 2013 5:42 pm

Godric wrote:If anyone has anything to say about ford focus ST lemme hear it

143 3 "Series 18, Episode 3" Vauxhall Corsa VXR Nurburgring • Fiat Panda • Jaguar XFR • Ford Focus Jeremy and Richard are on location with the forthcoming Sweeney movie as they take charge of shooting the film's climactic car chase Ryan Reynolds 12 February 2012

151 4 "Series 19, Episode 4" Kia Cee'd • Mastretta MXT • Ford Focus ST • Renault Megane RenaultSport Cup 265 • Vauxhall Astra VXR Jeremy takes the new Kia Cee'd on a thorough road test, including an unusual game of rugby involving James. • Richard is in Mexico for a road test of the Mastretta MXT. • A trio of hot hatchbacks are tested on the Top Gear track. Lewis Hamilton 17 February 201

Find it on a torrent



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