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>japanese car culture is so dominant that people overseas even want japanese number plates
why isn't american car culture this dominant?
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>>20711646
Shame that everyone in your country is a dumbfuck
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>>20711670
Looking at how dumbfuck politicians want to destroy education, which will turn everyone into even bigger dumbfucks than they already are, I agree
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>>20711676
take the feudalpill and accept that the underclass majority shouldn't have resources wasted on them
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>>20711359
I freaking hate California, but the only thing I like, is that they have some damn classy looking License plates
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>>20711683
This.
Teaching peasants was a mistake. No matter how 'smart' they become, deep down they are still not worthy of deciding matters of the state.

you can get a car from the most patrician/iconic German car brand for only 30k € already
I’m getting mine soon and you should too :^)
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>>20710432
>for only 30k €
>only
Why wouldn't I get an E92 M3 instead of a base 911 for the same money, and it's more powerful?
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>>20711061
Came to say this
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>>20710436
imagine being this much of a homosexual like goddamn
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>>20710464
>There is a reason why doctors, lawyers and business owners here in Germany choose Porsche
>Meanwhile tasteless new rich gaudy migrants who made money on the kebab hype buy candy coloured BMW’s
you're literally like those SUV driving soccer moms with their vain, ill-informed preferences for superficial appearances. you should be ashamed of yourself.
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the F10 M5 is faster than the carrera 997

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/CCG/ Classic Car General
Boomers ruin everything edition
>Cars are considered "classic" at 25 years old, but a vehicle really needs that certain something to be classic.
>Everybody has their own taste, but some tastes are wrong. If you aren't sure if your car is classic or not, it's not.
>American, European, Japanese, or whatever.
>HOWEVER, your Honda Miata doesn't count as a classic yet. 80s+ Hondas are better suited for their own generals as well. Everything else is fair game.
>Post your classic, your work on it, your hackery, and get advice.
>Any and all discussion about classics welcome, but may not necessarily generate responses; don't get butthurt.
>Period correct performance > cosmetics.
>Metal > plastic.
>Classic shitbox > modern shitbox.
>It's required to use RTV. Ignore the haters.
>JBweld can fix almost anything
>If you see rust there is probably more.
>Rust and bodywork are by far the most difficult thing to repair.

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Here's a shifter I'm building with a friend for my truck, so the AC box will fit. It's driveable but it doesn't shift too well right now, the direction of force is all wrong when coming out of reverse. My next attempt to fix it will be to lower the pivot point ot the arm (ie lower the heim joint). There will be some more finagling with it and possibly I'll change the whole design, but in the worst case at least I know it works somewhat the way it is/was...
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>>20709939
I like the way it looks if that's any consolation.

Also, drunk blogpost. I seem to spend a good few weekends partying with boomers. They're fucking amazing to have fun with. They knowledge of automotive when the topic comes up. And when the drinking kicks up, they get wild and tits start popping out.
Not all boomers are bad.
Or maybe I'm confusing them with gen x. idk.
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CCG i need your wisdom
if i want to do a full drivetrain conversion, as in the engine and transmission and exhaust are meaningless to me...

how do i go about finding a C3 corvette shell i can work with?

also, are there CAD renders of the c3 body somewhere? i want to do some fitment experiments with models before attempting anything irl
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>>20709799
If you can send me the rest of that 92 that'd be great. All of the third gens have disappeared from around like the fucking Grinch stole the trailer park
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>>20710108
Craigslist

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A thread dedicated to asking the smaller automotive related questions.

Simple Tips -

>Google your question multiple times before you ask. Someone may have experienced your same problem or doubt as well.

>Check for General Threads in the Catalog that relates to the subject in your question. You're in greater chance of getting a straightforward answer from that way.

>Go through this thread and try to find questions to which you may have an answer to or additional points to the already posted answer.

>Ask, give all the necessary details and hope for an answer.

>Have a Good Day Ahead! Drive/Ride Safe!

Previous Thread - >>20682104
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>>20702689
What car is this?
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>>20703155
If you want a Miata but don't want the stigma of owning a "chick car" then look into a Saturn Sky or a Pontiac Solstice. they're both decent roadsters and don't look girly.
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https://sacramento.craigslist.org/ctd/d/sacramento-2009-honda-accord-2dr-v6/6871350925.html

Should I buy it?
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>>20711524
If not any recommendations for something reliable?
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I just saw a c7 vette that looked like it had T tops but i cant find any info on it. Its not a convertible because the only half of the roof was missing and every pic i see of a convertible one has the top all the way down. It looked like this zr1 but it didnt have that fuckhueg wing, it just had the flaps that stick up from the trunk like lots of vettes have now. The site i got the pic from didn't have any info on it either

I fell in love with old off-road vehicles and would like to buy one.
I note however that almost all have two seats like the old Suzuki Jimny.
I have a wife and two children and I would like to find one that has at least 4 seats so you can use it as a car for everyday use.
It would be the first one I buy, could you recommend some models with this feature?
Thank you guys
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>>20711213
>Low range and full locking different are just memes for anything less than Siberian conditions
Locking diff is icing on the cake but low range is crucial. Being able to crawl over rough terrain at ultra low speed is half the fun.
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>>20711213
>Low range
>meme

you need low range on steep descents or you're rolling over
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>>20711278
1st gear on a Forester manual is ridiculously low speed, because of the boxer layout and the wagon shape of the car, they just don't roll. Topped off with their relatively low weight and great visibility I don't see a real reason to need anything more.
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land rover once had a model with 12 seats (2 rows of 3 and 2 bench seats) in a 110 (110" wheelbase). There are also modded land rovers with 140" wheel bases and aussy army "perentie" land rovers for troop carrying. but in all fairness you can get a nice old series 2a or 3 109 and add in as many seats as you want if you dont mind the upkeep
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>>20710977
Bro don’t rain on his fantasy

Why do American drivers have such a shitty attitude about lane filtering?
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>>20710999
Good taste man.

Also I hope you park the bike in the garage
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I live outside a major city where lane splitting is not legal. In the city nobody gives a fuck if you lane split at lights or through traffic but in the suburbs boomers get butthurt about it.
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>>20711395
This. I'll have boomers lower than window and try yelling at me even though I can't hear them over my helmet's speakers/earplugs. Dumb boomers
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>>20711326
Cyclists really are the worst.
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Feels good to lanesplit

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Thoughts on steelies?
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>>20711040
Poorfags
Rain tires on alloys
Studded ice tires on a separate set of alloys
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just curious, are there 16-19" steelies for SUVs?
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>>20711237
Up to 16" probably but you wouldn't want bigger ones because they are softer than alloy wheels. They bend instead of cracking like alloys which is why they are used on transport vehicles.
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Heavy and ugly, loved by the poor who can't afford real wheels.
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Had two sets of alloys for my last car, decided to just get 50$ steelies this time around. Winters here are short anyway.

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Looking to trade my Bmw 540 auto for a 6 speed Rx-8. It started up fine after being hot and felt like it had good power, what are the odds of it still having low compression due to the mileage? Owner was clueless about premixing so I doubt he took care of it but he's only had it for two years
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#1... Compression test. Always. Go buy yourself a Rotary Compression Tester for $300-some bucks. If you're turning into a rotard, it's a necessity.

#2... As others have indicated, many people don't drive them appropriately. A redline a day keeps the mechanic's away.

#3... If you have to get rid of your other car to get this one, don't. From a cost perspective, RX8's are not cheap. They suck down fuel. If you switch to premix (you should, or at least install a Sohn adapter and reservoir for premix oil), you'll be buying cases of oil. The parts are not cheap (body or engine). Insurance is not cheap. I'm not saying they are the most expensive cars to own/maintain. But they are certainly not cheap.

#4... They aren't necessarily the MOST reliable cars. I bought one with 20k on it. Within 5k, I had to rip out the cat and install a midpipe (you want to do this proactively, if you get an 8), and replace the ignition system (upgrade to IGN1A's or LS coils... The stock coils take a shit every 25 or 30k). Oh yeah, and spark plugs should be changed every 30k too. They are about a hundred bucks a set.

Beyond all that... They're a blast to drive. They handle great. They are built well, for what they are. They just have the typical rotary quirks that you need to get used to, and you need to understand the car. It's not a Honda Civic or something that you could practically weld the hood shut on and forget about for the rest of its life.

And, 110k miles could be okay, or could be horrible, depending upon how the previous owner(s) cared for the doritos. Again, this is why a compression test is critical. It's critical on ANY rotary purchase, but certainly more important on a high mileage example.

Good luck. Rotards Unite.
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>>20710331
Getting it tested at a rotary shop near me, and it certainly won't be as expensive to maintain as my E39 540i lol, within a year spent over 2k on parts and did all labor myself. I'm ready for a DIFFERENT headache, as long as I enjoy driving it.
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>>20707284
If the owner was clueless about premixing, then you should calculate the cost of the car as needing a new engine, even if it starts and runs well. Because it also means they didn't know anything about everything else you have to do to take care of a rotary, such as the ignition coils or keeping the engine doctor away with proper driving habits.

What year is it? I think 2009 RX-8's require less maintenance, and I'd be surprised if a pre 2009 made it to 110k without certain issues that the owner "wouldn't know about."
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>>20707439
This is a huge red flag. Move along.
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>>20709870
>if you know nothing about rotary engines

>>20710331
Most of this is accurate. My insurance is only $28 a month compared to my shitty civic which is $20. Maybe you should stop crashing :P

I clean my spark plugs every other oil change in addition to replacing them every 25-30k. And I'd recommend the BHR ignition coils. They are insanely good and actually added noticeable power. If you are lucky enough to live somewhere that doesn't need a smog check, get rid of the cat, and install some long tube headers with whatever exhaust system and have some fun pissing off your neighbors.

>Touhou fan
>Has enough money to buy a Nissan Silvia.
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Only in Japan
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blump

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Should I get a blobeye 2005 STi or a 2012 golf r? Need a fun car to daily/maybe track every couple months
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>>20710130
Nope
Open front diff, viscous or electric center, viscous or torsen rear
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>>20709880
The Golf is a better car-quicker out the box while being more economical. That said, the scooby will be more fun
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>>20710103
>>20710131
Yeah I'm on the east coast so I really want the AWD for the snow and rain.
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>>20711637
>and rain

lol fucking casual.
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>>20709880
you'll be dailying more than track so golf, much comfier and more livable, and not as big a money pit even with a DSG

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>back in my day sport mode was a state of mind
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>>20708424
>Boomer
>calling an old Ford truck an F150 and not a F100
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>>20708424
A boomer would know they didn’t sell an F-150 until 1975
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>>20708528
Ah, it's not a bad idea to blow outwards before sucking in, as if you don't, you might get hot liquid in your mouth if the vape has been sitting for a while. The old man is a vape god displaying a pro strat.
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>>20709627
marketing bullshit
same reason the turbo button on old computers actually makes them slower, because it's supposed to be a switch to reduce the CPU clock speed for running old software but that's not as exciting as TURBO.
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>>20708220
back in your day people died of scurvy

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Why does Toyota not just buy out Subaru if they are doing joint projects and exchanging parts?

Toyota already owns 30% of Subaru stocks so what's stopping them?
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>>20711624
>Toyota already owns 30% of Subaru stocks so what's stopping them?
70%, fuck you OP you are stupid
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>>20711624
>Why does Toyota not just buy out Subaru

You have absolutely no idea what the fuck you are talking about or how these huge auto manufacturers operate. please stick to playing Forza Horizon faggot.

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Why doesnt /o/ love pickup trucks?
>god tier ride
>more leg space than luxury sedans
>does well in crashes
>lot of aftermarket support for people who like to mod their vehicles
>extremely practical bed
>practical towing
>can basically drive almost anywhere
>rated most attractive car for men by women
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>>20711086
and unacceptably low ground clearance desu
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>>20711072
That's exactly why half of /o/'s truckfags wank to single cab trucks. Oh wait.
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>>20707261
there so many fuckhuge pickuptrucks here in eastern germany
i fucking hate them
they don't even haul shit inside it and most drivers are balding old farts
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>>20710017
>Based German trucks
No such thing
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>>20707228

>god tier ride

trucks offer a lot of advantages over cars. this is not one of them.

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Even normies can see it, car design fucking escalates in absurd ways since a couple years. There just are physical limits to how angry and/or BIG something can be
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>>20711599
when people stop buying them
are you a poorfag who buys used cars like me and most of this board? they dont care about you they care about boomerbux and stacey from marketing bux

Redpill me on the chevy sonic


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