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Which makes more sense?
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what fucking retardation is this
>underage bus riders trying to tell each other why the other ones side of the road to drive on sucks.
Wew lad.
> Right hand available to behead oncoming foes
> Dominant hand on steering wheel
> Right-eye dominant majority is easier to avoid head-on crashes
Also, most of Africa drives wherever the fuck they want anyway.

>UK’s shitty idea
No, you retarded sugar-peddler. Driving on the left is the default. Drive-on-right was started because Napoleon was a lefty and wanted to use HIS dominant hand to behead oncoming peasants, and forced the rest of europe to follow suit. America copied because they're just as weak-willed, and due to being a french proxy to try and defeat the british empire.
It didn't fucking work, but all the frog-influenced retards stuck with drive-on-right because they're retarded frog-guzzlers.

>even the UK is 50%+ auto as of last year

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>The French helped them win independence against the English and they still mock the first ally they ever had.
Because everyone ELSE mocks the french, and the ameretards just want to feel like they belong.
Want to bond with a german? Make jokes about the french. Want to bond with an italian? Discuss cars, or make jokes about the french.
Even the fucking polish know about French jokes.
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In Australia at least some European imports have the stalks on the other way around, I've driven a Volkswagen transporter and a Holden (imported Opel) Astra. So the indicater stalk is on the same side as your gear stick, it's pretty annoying at first but you get used it.

Maybe all the euro imports are like that I don't actually know, Asian cars have it the normal way though.

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Post em
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I have an old land barge but I'd rather put all that money into the engine, interior and suspension than into paint and panel. A land barge is about torque and comfort at the expense of everything else like handling or prettyness

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>Getting onto freeway
>two lanes merge into one
>I'm almost at the merging point
>dude in Mustang rushes up from behind me and attempts to cut in front of me by driving on shoulder
>from engine note can tell it's a 4 cylinder
>remember that I have the Turbo™ shitbox Hyundai
>lay on gas pedal and shoot past him
>as I'm exiting freeway a few miles away guy comes up besides me
>I expect it'll be some Mexican teenager or some White kid and he'll smile and laugh
>instead it's some fuckboy with a chinstrap beard and gay Fendi tshirt.
>dude flashes a gun at me, breaks eye contact, runs a red we're at and gets back onto freeway.
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>brake checking an 18 wheeler
not too bright anon, risk your life cuz someone drives like a retard will lead to an early death
I’ve never encountered this , where do you live where the breed of subhuman that flashes a gun over traffic dwells , I know amerimutts are stupid across the country but still
>guy driving painfully slow
>attempt to pass
>he matches my speed
Didn't even notice my trips
Bless your dubs
It's a fucking 60 degree slant on that shoulder. Get fucked you fat shit.

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Someone told me to buy this thing from Amazon, it's like a chain or some shit, where you hook up to a tree and it pulls the metal out from your car.

I tried searching for it but couldn't find it.

1. Does anyone know what it is? Can you link it on Amazon or show me a photo?

2. How tf do you use it

3. Will it work for pic related
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Rear 1/4 panels are part of the unibody. He'd need to cut and weld.
lol anon
They aren't. You have an inner and outer quarter panel.
On the FRONT, sure, not on the rear.
>knows nothing about bodywork

go ahead down to your local junkyard and "unbolt" the rear quarter panel for that Accord.

For your sake, I hope you're trolling.

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I got a third gen Explorer, what's the deal with the differential bearings wearing out? Did Ford use cheap parts from the factory? Is it the design of the differential case not allowing proper oil flow to the bearings? If mine is still original, I guess it lasted about 200k miles before the noise was here. I don't know when it started, it was like that when I got the car at 200k.

I'm just asking how these apparently go wrong because when I rebuild it, I'll make sure not to get crappy bearings. Or if it's an oil flow issue, then I guess that's the way the cookie crumbles.
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And I forgot to mention at about 80mph I hear an air raid siren sound coming from the rear of the car. Obviously it doesn't fade in and out, lol.
No, I live in Chicago. We have rust galore here. I just used a wire wheel on a drill to clean up the threads and knuckle where the bearing will be pressed through. And I did use a blowtorch to get the bearing to unstick itself, but I didn't have a very heavy sledgehammer, only a mini one. And I even reused the axle nut with some locktite. It's still fine, months later.
*And the CV axle threads were fine too.
>air raid siren
That'll be a pinion bearing then
I can only really hear the air raid sound from inside the car at 70 or 80mph. At lower speeds I only hear the following when I decelerate.


But yeah, I'm also pretty sure it's the pinion bearings. I don't know how long it's been like this, but long enough to wear on the pinion and ring gear to make the old diff oil look like someone emptied a container of glitter into there.


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>all that wasted space
Do Fordfags really?
What are you gonna put in there? The 12 Big Macs you ordered you gluttonous fat fuck?
>immediately thinks of food
Do Americans really?
That probably is what it's for lol
I think the quirks and features part is kind of neat. but I don't put any sort of stock in the doug score

ITT: Post pre Tesla (2008) electric cars, the fuckier the better
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>why dont we make an electric car look like something that a person might want to actually buy?

I dont know either. Even now I think theres a massive niche for "normal looking sportscar that happens to be electric" that isnt getting catered to
F-150 EV is literally coming next year
I'm increasingly suspecting that most business success is down to dumb luck, and very few if any executives actually know that much about running a business. PayPal and Tesla are brilliant in making products that work and people actually want, but for every brilliant thing Musk backs a number of completely inane projects that will never amount to anything.

Granted they have accumulated a massive body of knowledge about the ceremonial aspects of it, assigning titles, addressing shareholders, imposing the latest office layout and methodology fads, which then gets taught at MBA programs.

But all of that is secondary to the reason for a company to exist in the first place, to sell some value to customers with a markup. There still isn't a better method for that than a few founders throwing shit at the wall and seeing what sticks, which in most cases it doesn't and the aspiring founders end up just wasting their lives. And when it does stick, you better hope you gain enough momentum and market share quickly enough to survive the inevitable fuckups and managerial bloat as long as possible before it kills the company, which always happens eventually.
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Have a real soft spot for the first EV sold in Oz. The Mitsubishi iMiEV
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Small automaters can't actually make cars. They just cobble together OEM parts. With some secret sauce added somewhere in the recipe. Usually the chassis.
So they don't produce the motors.
Nor the drivetrain, unless its easy to manufacture.
Chassis or frame? Most likely.
Seats? No.
Batteries? 18650 being stable enough to be automotive batteries is a fucking miracle. But 2170 would most likely be a rare battery format without Tesla mass producing them to replace 18650 batteries. Assembly from smaller cells would happen, but no manufacture.

Its basically the same thing as most makers of moped cars: OEM engines, maybe manufacture some of the more rugged metal components, buy most of the parts, sell at surplus.
Try to scam investors into paying for the dead end venture, fail to do marked research, try to get subsidiaries or competitive advantage via subsidiaries.
And then a larger auto maker would be interested in stock portofolio or some tech they might invent, but them out, liquidize the entire thing, maybe do a limited run to meet some government mandates that is not going to have impact.
Government mandate of certain number of BEV credits didn't help, but at the least it meant auto manufacturers where producing some tech and was only 10-15 years of R&D behind Tesla instead of 20-25 years.

More like if you can't produce the engine yourself, you get stuck with engines that start losing efficiency before they hit highway speeds.

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i love japan (●^o^●)

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Why? All I see in that video are boring, soulless cars and a kid slapping his ass while jogging.
These are the same mutts that ask the government for Welfare checks. Welcome to the world NEETs, this is what Eastern society looks like to the garbage dump the West is. Cope more lmao
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>durr ur not wyte
you will never be japanese faggot, so how about you contribute to and improve your own community instead of fetishizing those halfway across the globe
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Should made sure to let them have the Left to drive next time
>half way around
>implying japan isnt 360 deg away

Gonna cop a hot hatch soon /o/, what would you choose?

Also in the mix is a WRX but I'm trying to stick in the $15k-$20k range and I'm not spending that much on a WRX with upwards of 100k miles on the clock, I'd have to buy one new to justify it. So thats probably not on the cards
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I already own my soulful shitbox in the form of a hatchback s13. I'm looking at a newish hot hatch to compliment it. I'd thought about going the 86 twins route, or possibly a 370z, but I figured that'd be redundant.
A wrx in the 15-20k range is probably gonna be a 2015 WRX or earlier.
Gti if you want it automatic, st if you want manual.

Tbh my original plan was to cop a 11-14 Impreza WRX, but they rarely pop up clean and stock and they always sell within days, I've missed out on every one I've wanted. I've more or less given up in it, thats why I'm thinking about going the Yurop route with the ST/GTI debate.


MT is a must for me
Wrx or ecoboost stang based on your budget
GTI > ferd

Are SG Foresters still worth buying? I see a lot of them around, but I understand that it may be hard to find one that’s clean or low mileage.
Head gaskets/engine replacement.
They're trash.
Watch for rust if they have neither of the issues above. Shit load of them here where it rains.
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They're probably the best Forester platform. You can find an 06-08 Forester much easier than an 03-05 Forester in great condition. If you're in the market, definitely look for rust, gaskets cause most of the people driving these are retards who don't know how to do simple maintenance.

>t. 124k 03 Forester

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It's the best choice for a single man. Sleek, fast and much cooler than hatchbacks, but at the same time just as if not more practical.
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I fucking love shooting brake I want one
probably because theyre fucking ugly with their fucked up proportions, wagons look 100x better and thats saying something
based clown shoe
>>23248488The best choice for a single man is a coupe with back seats. Unless you regularly carry around large objects you should t need more than that.
because they driooed the name and just call them hatchbacks or estates now.

What is this part called?
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I can't tell if it's actually her because of the tattoos, are they temporary or something? Either way she's ugly as fuck in both photos, why do people like that? The only reason why I can make out the similarities are because of the iris and hairstyle.

I can perfectly agree up to the plastic surgery part. I think plastic surgery for the means of vanity is one od the worst curses of the the contemporary world, at least with make-up you can take some distilled water or alcohol and simply wash it up and embrace the natural look if you want, if you get breast implants you're basically fucked for the rest of your life.

>pic mildly related
To each his own, and I completely respect it. Make-up and other external cosmetics are how I like to relate as like a body kit for a car. You can put it on, take it off, redo it, damage it, etc... But for internal cosmetics like boobjobs, facial lifts, and I guess you can say tattoos here, is a gamble on whether or not they'll come out right, or like you said will fuck a woman up for the rest of her life. With famous women who do get them, most of the time they'll long be gone before those negatives start to outweigh the positives.
When will this retarded trend of pulling up the sides of your panties end, it's fucking retarded.
when it stops feeling gud man
so is this a boy or a girl???

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sup fellas, im looking for a small, quiet pickup with good fuel economy to take on family trips
preferably japanese but as long as it's dependable then I dont mind.

the mazda b series comes to mind, but unfortunately they're rather hard to come across. tacomas look cool but their kind rather big and loud, and ridgelines are awful on gas
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d-max or hilux. small diesel engines.
Family trips in a pickup? I'm assuming at minimum a 1st gen tundra with an extended cab, but probably a crew cab. I would seriously advise getting a car for family trips and a small little 4cyl pickup for truck things

You want to know the least practical vehicle anyone could own as a daily? A 2 door pickup. You have no room for groceries. You have no real space to put a gym bag. The bed is great and all, but you put anything back there, and it's gonna fly out or roll around. It's slow and handles like a truck. Seriously, a Corvette would be more practical than my little 4 cyl Toyota.
Wait what the fuck
why is that thing so ugly wtf
chinky eyes

Is this the ultimatest bmw?
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S54 was only put in at the very end of z3 M production you dumb weeb. It also came with one of the best sounding inline 6 engines, the S50B32.
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Keep seething weeb, your japcrap will never be even half as reliable as the most unreliable German car
brown hands typed this post
>yeah I never actually had issues but I was stupid and fell for internet memes so I sold my cars
based consoomer
Hahaha, exactly

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Can someone explain to me how I go about sizing tires and wheels? I sort of understand things like how different wheel and tire sizes affect the overall dimensions of the wheel, but I have questions about how changing tire and wheel dimensions actually affects performance.

For example, a 235mm width tire can fit on a number of different wheel sizes. What's the "best" wheel size for a 235mm tire? Do you generally want a smaller wheel or a larger one? Is it generally the case that you start with the width of the tire you want to go for, match it with a wheel that will fit the tire, and then calculate whether it will fit or not? Are the largest possible width tires always the best performance wise? I tried searching for guides for a lot of this stuff but most guides that I found were either woefully incomplete or focused on fitment/look and not how you fit tires for performance.

Fuck, and I thought suspensions were complicated.
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There's a lot of measurements you need to be aware of on both wheels:
>bolt count
>bolt circle
>hub size
>stud hole size
And tires:
225-60r/15 reads
>225 wide
>60 aspect ratio
>15in rim
Check the how to's for further explanation.

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The gotcha here is that even if all the numbers suggest the rims will fit, make sure they clear your brakes and allow for full swing without rubbing in the front.
Is it the case that clearing brakes is mostly a matter of choosing the correct offset for your wheel width? Or is it something else?

Basically what I'm getting is that I need to measure how close my wheels are at full lock to the inside of the wheel well, and I can compare that to a tire/wheel size calculator online to see if the additional width on the inside will be enough to make contact. Is that right?
Bump, I am also curious how you determine performance changes from changes in scrub radius
All of your questions answered here

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