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>>24917978
What makes you think I'm from /pol/? Are you a faggot?
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>>24918002
I am, but that's not why
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>>24914239
HOAs are power hungry faggots with just enough control over people to get their dicks and clits hard.
they're irl jannies
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I worked plowing snow for an HOA and the board was silent generation and baby boomers who were retired/disability who spent their time locked in a legal battle with the last board of directors over back dues. 10+ years of back and forth lawsuits over what I later found out was maybe $1,200. One of the former board members ran me off the road while I was driving a 5500 dump truck and I had to be a witness for the state police. Really dumb shit and anyone who puts up with it is probably a commuter who isn't home most of the week. These were all italian people and jews from NYC.
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>>24918187
How come snow doesn't rhyme with plow?

Will cars ever get cheap again?
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>>24917445

I like CVTs. I prefer manuals for adequately powered cars but for a grocery getter with a narrow powerband, CVT is the only option.
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If you account for inflation on older cars, prices haven't even increased that much. Yet you get a much safer, more fuel efficient, more powerful, and better built car with a modern vehicle
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>>24918239
only if your idea of "better" is less fun.
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>>24918096
>an actually well thought out and intelligent post on 4chinz
You love to see it
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>>24918265
Don't samefag your post

Can any mechanic autists chime in?
My driveway is quite steep and I've been parking on it for a couple years now, I can only use the normal brakes because my emergency brake is loose or seized.

I heard this fucks up your car because all the force is suspended on some tiny part in the brake.
Am I doing damage to my car doing this??
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>>24915173
>How is the Sienna at the bottom supposed to get out?
Like they do in Seattle and New York when cars are parked tightly. The cars back up until they touch the car in back, and then go forward until they touch the car in front. Back and forth until they can get out. This is why some people buy those bumper pads to reduce the amount of bumper scratches.
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>>24915494
>Your parking pawl is designed to hold the full weight of the vehicle but you still got several thousand pounds of weight sitting on a metal french fry

The other complication occurs if a different car hits the car using only a parking pawl. During the impact, there is the additional force of the impact upon the parking pawl. That impact from another car trying to parallel park might be enough to make it slip out of the locked position.
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>>24914969
Fix your emergency brake.
P only makes the tiny and weak linkage to lock the transmission gearing so it wont rotate. It often snaps if you ever make the mistake and put P on while is car moving. It doesnt use your normal brakes or emergency brake at all.
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>>24917943
Fuck bros this is having me worried now. I shouldn't of asked
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>>24914969

Park is not a brake. It is a metal pawl that engages with the output shaft. Engaging the parking brake before shifting into park (engaging the pawl) minimizes wear and strain on the pawl, which with abuse could break. This is why it's hard to shift out of park when you park on a hill without using the parking brake first. You should get your parking brake fixed. Saying it is "Loose or seized" shows you do not have a handle on the issue and need to take it to a mechanic.

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stupid questions that dont deserve their own thread:

i always buy used tires for 30bucks each. are they supposed to balance them before they put them on? do they just do that really quick while i dont notice? do they need to be on my car to be balanced and aligned?

afaik they have always just pulled my old tire off, slap the new one on the rim and then dunk it in water to see if it leaks.

ive had a thud thud thud forever, i changed my wheel bearings and got four new (used) tires
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>>24893253
The ones on mine are 220nm, and usually they range from 200 to 250, all depending on the weight of whats lifted

>>24895700
I dunno, where are you and what are you looking for? A "driving" beam, a spotlight, pure flood? Do they need to be legal for road-use in Europe?

I deal with vehicle lighting A LOT and have my own company selling & mounting lights so this is one of the things I know a good deal about

>>24896871
Oil burning is never really fixable with chemicals or cleaning, its a common sign of worn piston rings that will need to be replaced to rectify the issue. You could try running a thicker oil, but for straight up burning its usually not effective

>>24897069
Yeah, if those things are easily replaceable and you find parts that fit and are rated for the load & RPM you're going for

>>24898315

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>>24917723
Try here
https://mhhauto.com/Forum-Automotive-Workshop-Manuals
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>>24893234
Talk me out of a clean, low miles, non-police P71 interceptor
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>>24918271
For $4250
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>>24917730
>he doesn't have a radio/bluetooth transmitter in his cigarette lighter
cringe bro

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Anon, you ARE driving a Honda, right?
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>>24917923
>Shit garage
>Shit driveway
>Two S2000's
Checks out
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Should I boost my K20?
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>It will never be the mid-00s again
>You will never watch Bleach weekly as it comes out again, on shitty streaming sites at like 140p.
Oof. Early bleach was cozy as fuck.
Also, I haven't owned a Honda in 14 years. I went RWD/AWD and have never gone back.
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>>24917014
>either a Type R or a slow boring unibody
No, thank God.
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>>24917014
I’m financially stable, so no, I don’t drive japanese cushioned shitboxes.

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Why hasnt there been development into a solenoid v8 for a car rather than using electric motors? Motors need continuous power and large battery banks for range, but a solenoid engine might only need half the battery capacity and just run from capacitor banks instead. Not to mention its easier to retrofit an older car with a conventional styled solenoid engine than to adapt motorhubs
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>>24916852
Unsprung weight.
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>>24917699
>IT'S A NIGHTMARE OF MOVING PARTS
okay faggot just put a shoe on one of the damn wheels
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whats stopping me from converting a two stroke single cylinder into a big ass solenoid with an equivalent 'piston' size and run the crank that way to test the concept.
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>>24916093
Because solenoids are bulky, relatively complicated to control and inefficient as fuck. Any chinesium 3-phase motor will be smaller, cheaper, better and more efficient.
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>>24916345
That's wrong though. Total energy input will be the same for a given output, adjusted for the drive train efficiency. You can run any electric device off capacitors if you want, you'll just run out of juice from only capacitor banks due to low energy density. Even faster with the inefficient motor you're suggr0ppw

The good weeb cars and M3s are getting memetaxed so hard a fucking Porsche unironically costs less now. So which do I get if I want a reliable track car
986 vs 987 vs 996 Carrera
Also why are 996 Turbos so cheap? I thought it was some kind of classic and they're sold for less than a niggered R32 GT-R. I didn't want one originally because it looks too fast and too expensive but should I buy it as an investment?
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>>24917648
That's definitely its best angle, the 996 C4S still has one of my favorite 911 rear ends of all time.
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>>24917503
No
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UCo706godyM
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>>24916824
>986 vs 987 vs 996
Keep on saving, 997 has flattened in price if not declined a bit.
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>>24917060
If they're cast they're probably all the same. Casting moulds are stupid expensive
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>>24916824
>So which do I get if I want a reliable track car
None. If you're not going to use it outside of the track, any road car is a bad choice both financially and performance wise.
Get a purpose built track car like a Rush SR or something cheap from Factory Five. Maybe a Superlite if you plan to save extra cash for more performance.

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Or are they going to win for the next 10 years now?
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>>24916738
reported for not being a BMW thread
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>>24917101
Ugly.
Just like all other non-bmws
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>>24917101
Based.
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>>24917620
This

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>come out of store
>put stuff in the seat next to me
>start vehicle
>passenger seatbelt warning noise starts beeping
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>come out the store
>start the car
>passenger seatbelt warning noise starts beeping >the seat is empty
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>buckle up your groceries
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>>24917926
>If your tools weight enough to trigger the alarm, having them loose in front seat is a bad idea.
you fucking idiot
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>groceries in the trunk
>take a corner
>shit rolls to the side
>spin the car
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>>24918251
this, unironically.
I take corners too hard to trust unsecured milk in the passenger seat.

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post the best finds from your local craigslist
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I know what I got. No lowballers or scammers
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>>24917753
In this crazy market they just might be able to get that.
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Posted this earlier. Integra GSR in mediocre shape for a not insane price.
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https://youtu.be/HmH6j3tDczo

Not so fast EVcucks.
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>>24917946
How soon before charging stations accept EBT? Between government credits for EVs and brown peoples affinity for welfare, I suspect charging stations will become a lot more diversified (and that's a good thing).
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>>24917983
By the next infrastructure bill after the current one fails to help the economy.
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>>24917757
>fast charging
Enjoy your useless batteries
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>>24918197
This was the concern when fast charging was new. Now 10 years alter studies of cars that fast charged frequently vs didn't fast charge doesn't show any significant difference after the same number of miles.
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>>24917946
The average EV owner will spent over a 1,000 hours each decade in a walmart parking lot.

Let that sink in.

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What is the final solution to the tailgater question?
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>>24918010
They wouldn't have to tailgate you if you just moved the fuck over. It's not about you. It's about getting past you. But you like the attention or something.
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>>24918180
Your final solution isn't a solution because it's not going to work you fucking piece of shit retard holy shit suck a tailpipe.
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Two people before have pulled to the side and let me get ahead because they know they're going slow as fuck.

I always at least thank them by flashing my hazards
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>>24917812
alright, real story time. I didn't do it on purpose either but coming home from work some 12 years ago I had a tailgater and it kind of happened.
it's not that I "jerked" to the left or whatever, but I saw the whole thing in my rear view mirror and yes, carnage was present.
I'm driving a merc 190E at max legal speed and this fucker comes up to me from a far away, no idea what type of car but he brakes at the last moment. I just keep driving as I was. fucker obviously gets bored and starts messing with his radio.
then (pic related) he hits the cars parked on the right. pretty sure the yellow pillars weren't there at the time.
all I remember is seeing a whole lot of car debris flying in my rear view mirror.
and yes that is the inspiration for the post.

>>24918225
I'll have another story coming right up, because it was tried on me once when I was tailgating...
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>>24918225
my country is retarded an pulls this shit for a cycling lane.
fucker in front of me nearly avoids a cyclist, and so did I.

Show me your favorite wheels, /o/
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>>24918033
inb4 all the poorfags shit up this thread with steelies and objectively garbage looking obscure oem wheels
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>>24918181
BrO iS tHaT sUpRa???!??!!!??????
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>>24918174
On the contrary. Usually all you need to make an otherwise unmodified vehicle look better are different wheels and tires. What else would you do in terms of visual mods anyway? Are you gonna drive around with a racing wing on an otherwise stock car? Are you gonna drive around with a primered bodykit for a year until you can afford the paintjob?
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I'll get a set of these once I get my welfare check.

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Welcome to the Auto Vidya General. We're about discussing racing in video games and doing it once in a while.

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>>24913702
ACC
I prefer AMS 2 but ACC just werks. AMS doesn't like my wheel for some reason and I like racing against people. AMS just doesn't have the playerbase.
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>>24918145
wow ur so edgy bruv
i bet everybody will be #triggerd by that sick paint
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Just saw a video about load cell pedals where the guy compared two pedals and as a negative point for one he said that the pedal bottoms out and you have to brake by pressure. Isn't that the whole point? If you just want a harder time pressing the pedal, why not just put in a heavier spring and call it a day?
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>>24918195
Brits and Scandis will
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>>24918202
i never used a brake cell, but it seems logical that if you want to emulate the behavior of a hydraulic system, using a device that directly measures hydraulic pressure (generated by your foot) in some small device sounds more reasonable than using a potentiometer pulled out of old radio to measure pedal position and then hope that position at the given moment is directly 100% tied to pressure you generate. i'm as much against gearfaggotry as the next guy, but i can see the logic here

FDs are unattainable these days and I want lumpy idling doritos

Are RX8s really as bad as people give them credit for?
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>>24914698
based granny
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>>24913090
get a shitbox daily, then buy an SA22 instead
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>>24913090
Behold, the $16,800 50k mile FD!

The RX-8 chassis is very well designed and if you bought a blown one and put a single turbo REW in it, you'll have something pretty crazy.

Also much better interior than the FD if you care about that kind of stuff and much more livable.
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>>24917810
All rusted away around here
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Decent condition chasis with a grenaded or low compression renesis can be had for peanuts, I've even heard of people getting them free.
Renesis rebuild and porting plus top-shelf corner and apex seals is actually not expensive to do, at least where I live.
LPG kits are a tried-and-tested way to fix the horrible gas mileage and actually deals with many of it's issues.
For under 5-6k euros it's a god-tier chasis with decent power that can actually be driven daily, my brother in law did exactly that and I'm jealous and currently looking for one to do the same.




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