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Did somebody already share this? I don't care, it's good enough to repost. It looks like Porsche had a good look at what was making Singer so successful and made the 911R in response.
https://youtu.be/6EbbxWI7UvA

Good god. Dat exhaust note doe...

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post #25202 of 26282
Unknown shop - tweaks a Porsche- becomes famous.

Good formula.
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Good god. Dat exhaust note doe...

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Seriously. That is beautiful.

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Originally Posted by Piobaire View Post

http://www.cnn.com/2016/09/22/autos/cosmopolitan-seat-car/index.html

The first car designed specifically for Cosmo drivers. The article brings the lulz.

Special fluid-repellent seats.
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Off topic car maintenance/repair query to car dudes from a guy who knows nothing about cars.
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My new car has a whopping 1,000 miles on it but the other day I clipped a curb while making a sharp turn. Turns out I took a little nick/divot out of the side of my front tire. It looks small and superficial to me but is this something I should get checked out anyways since it's sidewall damage? Pic with penny for scale:



Advice much appreciated!
post #25206 of 26282
A shop will say you'll need to get it replaced but you will be fine with a nick that small.

How deep is it? It seems very shallow.
post #25207 of 26282
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Originally Posted by Dino944 View Post

Wow that is really ugly.  Then again, I have to say regardless of color schemes there isn't a modern Bentley I'd want to own anyway.

Those are just the top of the iceberg.

Remember MB aubergine purple interiors or Porsche UPS brown over UPS Brown.
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Off topic car maintenance/repair query to car dudes from a guy who knows nothing about cars.
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My new car has a whopping 1,000 miles on it but the other day I clipped a curb while making a sharp turn. Turns out I took a little nick/divot out of the side of my front tire. It looks small and superficial to me but is this something I should get checked out anyways since it's sidewall damage? Pic with penny for scale:



Advice much appreciated!
Just a couple of weeks ago I did the same thing, while parking on the street. The tire blew immediately, although it had >50,000 miles on it, not 1,000. After we flipped over to the all weather/winter tires, we just discarded the other three from the OEM set.

Not sure where that leaves you. Probably worth sending the pic to a pro you trust.
post #25209 of 26282

Had a similar nick in a tire with zero problems.  Tires lasted their full 60k mile life.

post #25210 of 26282
I wouldn't bother with it. Sidewalls are super strong and that is no issue. Like GF said, if you take it in, they'll likely say it needs to be replaced - I wouldn't let my mom drive on that and other BS. Worse, they might want to replace both tires on the front or rear.
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Who's driven the 6-speed M3/4?
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I have. I'd take the DCT any hour of the day and any day of the week.
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Originally Posted by GreenFrog View Post

A shop will say you'll need to get it replaced but you will be fine with a nick that small.

How deep is it? It seems very shallow.

It's pretty shallow--shallow enough that I couldn't accurately measure with a tape measure. (I guess I'd have to estimate it at 1/8"?) I looked carefully at it and it's clearly just more rubber--didn't come close to the braided core or whatever the strands are that actually give structural support.

I'm leaning toward not taking it in to a tire place just for the reason you and ramuman mention. Hope I share brokencycle's luck and not Concordia's--although if I am lucky and everything's fine, I'll just replace the tires in a timely fashion down the line.
post #25214 of 26282
I might make one suggestion. Move the tire to a rear tire position. Having a blow out on your steering tires is worse.
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with 1000 miles? why not rotate to the spare position?

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