Cars We Drive!

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

  1. acularw

    acularw Senior member

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    I don't think the dealerships offer it, but some of the independent tire shops will offer tire storage. I live in a condo that (thankfully) has a room of chained in storage lockers in the parking ramp that are maybe 4-5 ft square, 10ft high.
     
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    I'd have separate winter wheels too if I had to use snow tires. Using the same size profile tires with winter tires is often not possible (because not many winter tires are manufactured in the large summer tire sizes), and not a good idea. Winter wheels are generally smaller and narrower, both of which help with winter driving.

    And now for something completely different: the greatest car that will ever be built in racing trim at Spa, racing against some old CanAm machinery:

    [VIDEO][/VIDEO]

    Highlights:

    2:18 - the awesome sounds of a flying start
    3:18, 3:28 - compare the sounds of the BMW V12 against a big old Chevy V8 as they head up to Eau Rouge
    9:30 - in-car in the Big Mac as it goes into Eau Rouge. The violence of the upshifts is one of the most distinctive sounds of that car. Too bad modern double-clutch transmissions all sound like slushboxes now.

    You can hear the difference around 4:00 when he's coasting, and when he picks up the throttle a few seconds later. Gordon Murray, the F1's designer, wanted, in his words, a "vivid" throttle response, and the drivetrain (lightweight flywheel) and engine (multiple fuel injectors, no turbo) was designed to facilitate that.

    And as a sign of how fast that section is, he's not full on the gas, is going uphill, and has to correct for his car sliding.
     
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    It's not about cost it's about convenience. I have at the moment four sets of wheels for my M3 - all seasons for winter, summers, and two sets for the track. Do you really want to deal with the hassle of taking your car somewhere to do something as simple as switch wheels? Storage is not too bad (though I am not in Asia) -- live in a condo and bought a locker.
     
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    I don't change them myself, I take the car to the tire shop to have them switched. Making time to go is the problem. The dealers here no longer store the tires and wheels for you.
     
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    You use all seasons for a dedicated winter setup?

    :confused:
     
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    It'd work if you can do it at home or near your locker, but none of these cars can fit all 4 wheels to take them someplace, so it wouldn't work in my living situation. My garage will be a block or two from my house and have nothing but some painted lines in there, and my wife wouldn't let me keep car parts in the spare room. :eek: I had a few sets of wheels for my last BMW but I don't remember how i handled that, I think I left them in my dad's garage but I do remember having wheels and tires in my apartment kitchen for awhile. No longer 22 so I can't do stuff like that anymore. :eek:
     
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    jet Persian Bro

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    Goddam this was so good thanks for sharing.
     
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    i wonder where you get your facts from RFX45 lol

    Astons? Forget about it.

    Here's to give you idea of Ferrari service costs.

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    A mate of mine has a 360 spyder, he had it serviced just before putting in winter storage and it was 12000$ for a service and new brake pads. :wow:
     
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    does that include hookers and blow and the emperor's suite at the las vegas mandarin oriental?
     
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    Nope standard rate at Ferrari Copenhagen.
     
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    I walked into the garage this morning to find one of my tires completely flat. After inflating it with my bicycle pump, I was motivated to load the summer set-up into the trunk and back seats, and take the car to get the tires switched. It's about time I got this taken care of.
     
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    Anyone seen a direct comparison of the Jag XJ vs Panamera? Preferably by someone who actually knows what they are doing and isn't all that obsessed with handling in a luxo-cruiser?
     
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    ^^^I've heard nothing but positives about the XJ's handling. I can't recall reading a comparison of the Pan and XJ though.
     
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    I actually know a few who has Astons and I frequently lurk 6speedonline. I always talk to people who owns Astons when I track car, there are also a few who tracks Lambos, Ferrari's, plenty of Porsche owners, etc... No point in making up the Aston maintenance cost. :lol:

    Plus I actually considered a used V8 Vantage before I bought my Z4 so I did my research on them too.
     
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