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Cars We Drive!

Discussion in 'Fine Living, Home, Design & Auto' started by Bert1568, Jul 18, 2006.

  1. HRoi

    HRoi Senior member

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    I've had three. But I will admit to a certain lack of imagination [​IMG]
     
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    I'm all for liberty but Harley Davidson's are testing my limits.
     
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    Ear plugs are a good idea for bikers in general. But the straight/loud pipes or fart-can thing always seems counterproductive to me, whether it's a bike or a car: very unlikely to make a meaningful improvement to performance, yet a magnet to cops, irritation to others (who might also laugh at you), and damaging your own hearing.
     
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  4. GreenFrog

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    A good coworker of mine has a loud ass Harley in stock form. He got some exhaust modification to make it even louder.

    I never understood why.
     
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    There is the "loud pipes save lives" thought where if your bike is loud enough, people will know you are there and not drive their car into you. From personal experience, cars are oblivious to any loud noises because people seem to have stop pulling over for emergency vehicles.
     
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    Mine ended up being loud enough, with a baffle mind you, that even the plugs didn't help as much as they should have. My right ear always hurt after rides. It was ridic.
     
  7. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    My car is loud. Like Jurassic park T-Rex loud. But that's a good thing. When i reverse out of my son's day care? I can be sure no families are walking around it. People hear it coming. And going. :slayer:
    -And driving a few blocks away. :p

    @Rtc. Correct me if i am wrong. But these should fit your car and look great. 17x7 114.3 +35?

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    $180.

    Checked them out while getting the front struts swapped on the Leggy.
    -i paid somebody because i ain't working outside at -7degrees C. For 3 hours, freezing my fingers off. :lol:
     
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  8. ridethecliche

    ridethecliche Senior member

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    Those wheels belong on a civic.
     
  9. Thrift Vader

    Thrift Vader Forum Mechanic

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    Hehe, they probably do. Not too many base Civics 'round here though.

    How did the deal on those nice rims go?
     
  10. Rumpelstiltskin

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    White Porshes Matter
     
  11. Dino944

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    Loud within certain limits is fun and fine. Yes, one way to look at having an really loud car is that it warns others of your presence. However, depending on how loud you car is, can you hear others around you? If someone honked their horn or yelled for you to stop could you hear them before you hit someone or something? In addition, based the kind of loudness you are describing, you may be damaging your hearing and maybe your son's hearing too. Hopefully that's not the case, but its something to consider with super loud exhausts.
     
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    Love loud exhaust on a proper car, unfortunately not very many of them around. Best was vralexander's straight pipes on his cgt rolling around LA and scaring the shit out of unsuspecting people, now that was a treat.
     
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    Do not like overly loud vehicles...to include stereos. Thank god the Kicker fad seems to have faded.
     
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    He was firm on 500. I told him that I thought 400 was a good deal, 450 was fair, and 500 was meh.

    The wheels themselves are currently selling for 100-120 each and the tires are 250. Tires have half their life left.

    The way I see it, I wouldn't really pay that much for used wheels and tires that are readily available since that's honestly not much of a discount from new at 500. He just messaged me back saying that he'd do 450. I think that's pretty reasonable since all said and done, new tires on my terrible wheels will cost atleast 200-250. This way I'm getting solid wheels with good tires for only 200 bucks more. The car is a fair weather car, so I think those wheels will last me atleast 3-4 years.

    I'm definitely looking forward to smoking the hell out of the current tires on the ugly wheels before switching to the nice ones.

    I think I might go and get them late this year or early next year.

    So from my new thoughts on the matter:
    -price to boost a miata is about 3000 when coupled with a lot of the necessary maintenance and buying ebay/etc parts and lots of used things.
    -price to do all the above is probably close to 4k if you spend a bit more and get better parts and get new parts for things that are crucial.
    -price to do all the above well and also do things like adding a roll bar with harness bar, racing seats, wheels, suspension, DIY hood vents, bigger front brakes to fix the balance, and related, ends up being closer to 5-5.5k. Probably a bit more if you have a very well regarded tuner put it up on the dyno and put a fun but reliable tune on it.

    I'm completely cognizant of how stupid of a decision this is, but I'll be damned if I don't. I'd bloody sell the subaru and get a hard top and a winter wheel/tire set for this car before I sold it at this point.
     
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    What about exhaust whistles?

    [​IMG]
     
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    lmao classic vid

    whistles go WOOOOO WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO
     
  19. HRoi

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    Looks like rtc is irrevocably down the rabbit hole
     
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