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Cars We Drive!

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

  1. horndog

    horndog Senior member

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    It is pretty remarkable how easily the 2jz-gte gains 100hp. Turn the boost from 14 to 17psi and add larger diameter exhaust piping and you're at 400+.
     
  2. Rumpelstiltskin

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    A stock Surpa turbo will eat a 346 m3 off the line. Hard to find stock Supras tho
     
  3. whiteslashasian

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    Not sure what you mean "parked like a tank"....:confused:
     
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    So what you're saying is the e46 m3 will reel the supra in like it was going backwards since it finishes over a half second faster?
     
  5. whiteslashasian

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    Weirdly, the e46 has quite a better 0-60. It seems the supra begins catching up at the top end.
     
  6. horndog

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    Yeah I'd give the M3 the win on a 0-60 run based on the numbers and because the reliance on boost inherently means later gains. Supras made their name as a top end car. Also the lower 0-60 Supra times are likely the automatic trannies. The 6 speed is a tougher car to launch.

    FWIW I've got nothing but love for the e46 M3. May be one of the best sounding cars on the road (from the interior, at least).
     
  7. jet

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    blitz kit back in the day for the supra was off the hook

    i wish i had an old rx7 so i could do an re amemiya conversion, god that was so fucking hard
     
  8. HRoi

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    Is this where the reformed riceboys congregate? I had a '93 MR2 turbo with Greddy/Trust parts, Racing Hart wheels and a custom audio system replacing the rear shelf with two 10" subwoofers in a box right behind my head...it was so stupid ( not to mention a rolling SoCal cliche) but still good times
     
  9. horndog

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    Racing Hart wheels are so Fast and Furious <3. Should have put a PS2 in the car for real turn of the century tuning regrets.
     
  10. Huntsman

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    HD, the Supra's a gorgeous car. I don't care what it can and can't beat -- it, as itself is a really wonderful, high performing car. Enjoy it.

    ~ H
     
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    I feel ambivalent about the E46 M3's exhaust. In stock form I think it sounds fine, but a lot of aftermarket exhausts that simply amplify the original note make it sound tinny/raspy.
     
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  12. idfnl

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    They tested the 2014 Range Rover yesterday on Top Gear. Pretty nice. Lots of positive refinements, and the body is nicely updated too, eliminating much of that rap start look. Its aluminum now, weighs like 600lbs less.


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  13. Rumpelstiltskin

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    Correct me if I am wrong but I thought Range Rovers have had aluminum bodies since time immemorial
     
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    The unibody/frame of the new RR is aluminum; previously steel.

    The "Range Rover" projected puddle lights is pretty pimp, though.
     
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    I still can't get over £100,000 4x4. I can't imagine a scenario where I wouldn't enjoy a £65,000 saloon and a £35,000 4x4 better.
     
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  17. GreenFrog

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    Never really cared for Range Rovers. They all look the same to me: boxy, boring, and heavy as fuck.

    If I were to get an SUV, it'd most def. be a Jeep Grand Cherokee.

    With that being said, let me introduce to you the hideous abomination that is the 2014 Cherokee:

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    WHAT WERE THEY THINKING
     
  18. Piobaire

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    I could see what they would not appeal to you.
     
  19. GreenFrog

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    Meh. They're just boring to me.

    Perfect for the hot, trophy housewife in her early-to-mid 30s, though.
     
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  20. Piobaire

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    So basically, women out of your league?

    :laugh:
     

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