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Posted by: kyonpalm Oct 13 2013, 07:06 PM
Rather than simply post this guy's reviews in video threads, this deserves a topic of its own.

YOUTUBE ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rrr0YH-dm6k )


Check out the rest of his videos for more riotously hilarious stuff.

Posted by: Perry Oct 13 2013, 08:01 PM
What the hell did I just watched? I saw some Fourth Stage video footage against God Arm. hahah!! xD

Posted by: Nomake Wan Oct 13 2013, 08:09 PM
KEEP YOUR FIZZY IZZE BETWEEN YOUR LEGS! AND KEEP THE CAP ON!!

Posted by: Tuskano Oct 13 2013, 08:12 PM
Oh god, I am laughing uncontrollably at all his videos right now. Look what you started biggrin.gif

Posted by: Rudy Oct 15 2013, 11:47 AM
What kind of insanity is this!?

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Posted by: TranceKitsune Oct 15 2013, 11:52 AM
It's all about the Toyota Tacoma video. That's my favorite one and he said that he is planning on returning to that type of humor. The S2000 one was pretty good but it still felt off balance humor wise. Can't wait to see him go ape shit again haha. "You put your golf bags in the back, go for a round of 18 HOLES, 18 POLES, EIGHT-TEEN GOALS~" "HEY, IF IT AIN'T BROKE DON'T BRURRRNURGN-MARSHALL TUCKER BRAND!"

Posted by: Fast Oct 22 2013, 10:38 PM
That vid had me in splits.

Here's another good one.

YOUTUBE ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9CxUZQUJpg4 )

Posted by: kyonpalm Oct 23 2013, 05:55 AM
The latest one (Saturn L-Series) was a little disappointing. It lacked the absurdist humor of his other videos, and leads me to think that this channel is suffering from a premature case of YouTube Celebrity Disorder, à la Regular Ordinary Swedish Meal Time or HowToBasic.

Posted by: TranceKitsune Oct 23 2013, 11:43 AM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 5 hours, 48 minutes ago)
The latest one (Saturn L-Series) was a little disappointing. It lacked the absurdist humor of his other videos, and leads me to think that this channel is suffering from a premature case of YouTube Celebrity Disorder, à la Regular Ordinary Swedish Meal Time or HowToBasic.

I like to think that perhaps he is now on meds for his insanity and it is calming him down. We need to convince him to toss the meds so we can get some crazy videos again. shifty2.gif TRACK DAY BRO. YO, TRACK DAY BRO. BRO. GOING TO TRACK DAY? LETS GO TO THE TRACK DAY BRO. FIVE SETS OF TIRES BRO. YOKOHAMA BRO, SUMITOMO, NITTO, HOOSIER BRO, HOOSIERS, GOT SOME HOOSIERS FOR THE TRACK DAY BRO.

Posted by: MetalMan777 Oct 23 2013, 03:07 PM
That howto guy is just a cleaning enthusiast.

Posted by: Kiroshino Oct 23 2013, 06:34 PM
Well, I finally watched it.

I don't think I'm getting any sleep tonight.

Posted by: Rudy Dec 15 2014, 09:10 PM
So, hopefully most of you know who Mr. Regular is. If not, I kindly invite you to swing over to his channel:
https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCo1pShh6dtg-T_ZZkgi_JDQ
I've been following his videos since maybe February and I must say, although his content shifts around quite a bit, the vulgarity - without profanity for the most part - and comedic stuff he throws out there is second to none.

It is definitely one of the most unique, if not THE most unique car channel on Youtube and for those who don't keep up on their subscriptions, I plan on updating this thread whenever a new release comes out. This week's star car is a 2004 Honda Civic Si, and in odd manner, he's split his review into two.

The vanilla review:
YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_vTHX0Q9s6A )


Harold Slovinski's take on it:
YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zTETYF5Vw80 )


So much lulz! awesome.gif

Posted by: RalliKai Dec 16 2014, 06:14 PM
Still my favorite one.

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1Zw0eUCl2g )

Posted by: kyonpalm Dec 16 2014, 07:36 PM
QUOTE (RalliKai @ 1 hour, 22 minutes ago)
Still my favorite one.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1Zw0eUCl2g

>MLP charm hanging from rearview

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Posted by: Rudy Dec 16 2014, 07:59 PM
QUOTE (kyonpalm @ 23 minutes, 42 seconds ago)
>MLP charm hanging from rearview

http://i.minus.com/ibuKZRp5yDkqSc.jpg

Because it's AWESOME, that's why!

I loved it when I saw that moment! biggrin.gif

Posted by: Rudy Jan 2 2015, 12:27 AM
This Week's Review - 2014 Ford Focus ST

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gw-3zLZheII )


YES! The hot hatch is still alive! I haven't sampled the ST yet, but having about 1,000 miles logged in a 2014 Fiesta SE, I can attest to the sheer pocket-rocket joy you feel in the car's chassis. The fact that Ford can pull this off without independent rear suspension and still feel this compliant and lively behind the wheel is a true feat of Ford engineering.

Just imagine if Ford did utilize a double-wishbone rear setup. Who knows, maybe in 6 years I'll scope one of these out. You know, when the bulk of depreciation has been taken care of for me. shifty2.gif

Posted by: RalliKai Jan 2 2015, 07:10 AM
Weighing only 2500lb doesn't hurt it either, especially compared to the heftier Focus.

Posted by: GoP-Demon Jan 2 2015, 07:47 AM
I found curb weight to be 2,720 lbs.

Not too surprising with the torque it usually beats FRS on the track.

Posted by: RalliKai Jan 2 2015, 10:57 AM
QUOTE (GoP-Demon @ 3 hours, 9 minutes ago)
I found curb weight to be 2,720 lbs.

Not too surprising with the torque it usually beats FRS on the track.

I was referring to the normal Fiesta. It would have been nice though if we had been offered the 2-door Fiesta ST instead of strictly getting the heavier 4-door.

The Fiesta looks like a fun little pocket rocket.

Posted by: Nomake Wan Jan 2 2015, 12:03 PM
Got a Fiesta as a rental once. Quite liked it, especially that its USB port recognized my iPhone without issue and just worked as I expected. I had originally plugged it in just to charge it only for the system to sync instead.

Had no trouble navigating California freeways. No complaints.

Posted by: GoP-Demon Jan 2 2015, 09:11 PM
hmm I guess 2500 is considered pretty light now. 8th gen corollas were 2500 lbs as well with more power than the base fiesta. Early toyota echos seem insane now with curb weights at around 2000lbs and no power steering.

Posted by: RalliKai Jan 3 2015, 07:10 AM
Speaking of the Echo. rolleyes.gif

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b2XdXoCl0rU )

Posted by: Rudy Jan 3 2015, 06:46 PM
QUOTE (GoP-Demon @ Today, 12:11 AM)
hmm I guess 2500 is considered pretty light now. 8th gen corollas were 2500 lbs as well with more power than the base fiesta. Early toyota echos seem insane now with curb weights at around 2000lbs and no power steering.

Uhm, what?

Power steering was standard on the Echo from day ONE.

That said - my 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage weighs in at a paltry 1,920 lbs. Suck it, JDM fanboys! awesome.gif

Posted by: GoP-Demon Jan 3 2015, 07:35 PM
Maybe it was a Canadian thing. The base had power steering as an option. USA also didn't get the hatchback.


http://driving.ca/toyota/echo/reviews/road-test/road-test-2005-toyota-echo-2
"However, it did not have power steering, power windows, power locks or power anything"

maybe it was related to the echo cup races as well.

Actually... in the spirit of the echo cup, I guess we now have the Spec Micra races this year.

Posted by: Tessou Jan 3 2015, 09:08 PM
QUOTE (Rudy @ 2 hours, 22 minutes ago)
Uhm, what?

Power steering was standard on the Echo from day ONE.

That said - my 2014 Mitsubishi Mirage weighs in at a paltry 1,920 lbs. Suck it, JDM fanboys! awesome.gif

What happened to the Genesis Coupe?

Posted by: Rudy Jan 4 2015, 10:16 PM
QUOTE (Tessou @ Yesterday, 12:08 AM)
What happened to the Genesis Coupe?

That will be answered in my AMA thread - hopefully tomorrow, where I can snap a picture of the scene of the crime on my lunch break.

Posted by: Falbere Jan 11 2015, 04:17 AM
YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CO7_eIyxv3c )

Is this a USDM "Onevia" 240?

Posted by: Rudy Jan 13 2015, 02:41 PM
Sure is. Though it's not the 240 I want...

This Week's Review: 1996 Ford F-150 XL
YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YAWBXji6itc )


Having just gotten a Ranger, this video is so relatable to me right now biggrin.gif And when you buy a big truck - it's more about feeling tough than being tough.

Posted by: RalliKai Jan 23 2015, 06:47 AM
YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=V9Um0bAcRNE )


I was waiting for him to do a Mazdaspeed anything. I love the MS6 and the 1st-Gen MS3.

Posted by: Rudy Jan 26 2015, 08:18 PM
This week's review: 2008 Dodge Challenger SRT-8
YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cRIqRicttv4 )

As sloppy and overweight as this beast is, I still want one. And Regular nailed it and what it personifies.

Posted by: Rudy Jan 29 2015, 04:58 PM
I just hung out with Mr. Regular and The Roman today. It was awesome. happy.gif

Posted by: Seri Jan 29 2015, 05:10 PM
All I know is that he has a beard, from that one review where he goes off road.

Posted by: Falbere Jan 29 2015, 05:24 PM
QUOTE (Rudy @ 26 minutes, 11 seconds ago)
I just hung out with Mr. Regular and The Roman today. It was awesome. happy.gif

Did you let him review your car?

Posted by: Rudy Jan 29 2015, 05:36 PM
He did a POV drive of my friend's Ford Thunderbird. I don't know if he'll upload it or not. He forgot his GoPro, so I recorded video on a device he had. To be honest I gained more from getting to know him and The Roman, I think, than just handing him my keys and letting him do his thing. Oh, he also autographed my friend's copy of Lotus Turbo Challenge for the Sega Genesis.

He said to Regular, "Behold! A Lotus that works every time you turn it on" awesome.gif

Posted by: Rudy Feb 3 2015, 08:39 PM
This Week's Review: 2002 Honda Civic LX
YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59iNjz_BQg8 )

Things aren't looking to good for old Harold Slovinski...

Posted by: Falbere Feb 3 2015, 08:59 PM
QUOTE (Rudy @ 20 minutes, 12 seconds ago)
This Week's Review: 2002 Honda Civic LX
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=59iNjz_BQg8
Things aren't looking to good for old Harold Slovinski...

Moral of the story: Drive Manual.

Posted by: Rudy Feb 9 2015, 08:21 PM
This Week's Review: 1992 Subaru SVX
YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=i2KEt78x0CE )

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N6t6ddG_Tx4 )


NOMAKE. YOU MUST WATCH.

Best SVX review EVER. <3

Posted by: Falbere Feb 9 2015, 09:53 PM
^This-u Soobaloo review no use the lacist voice-eh from SUOOOBALOO IMPOSSIBRU
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhgMEi5aqmY )

Posted by: Nomake Wan Feb 9 2015, 10:13 PM
>bother to review a '92
>don't review an LS-L

sad.gif

EDIT: Oh god that thing is trashed, ugh. Even mine was in better shape and it'd been through a wreck. The only thing this one has going for it is the trunklid lines up a little better than mine did.

Ugh. UGH. UGH!!

EDIT 2: He says this one is an LS-L...I guess the decklid spoiler was optional even though the LS-L was supposed to be the top-of-the-line-has-everything model...? blink.gif

EDIT 3: "North America never got manual versions of this car." No, no market ever got manual versions of this car. The current theory as to why is because Subaru knew that the EG33 was prone to overheating at high RPMs but didn't know why, so their solution was to use an automatic transmission to make sure that the car spent the majority of its life at lower engine speeds. Not to mention it made the car seem more like a luxury vehicle if it came standard with an automatic.

EDIT 4: "It wasn't the strongest Subaru made..." Not false, but the whole 'SVX transmissions are glass/terrible' is a myth perpetuated by people who don't know any better. You know, like the guy who said that NA never got manuals.

EDIT 5: HIS WHEELS ARE ON BACKWARDS ON THE FRONT Okay what the fuck, he's got ONE wheel on backwards and the remaining three are correct. wut

EDIT 6: His brake reservoir cap is popped, he needs to uncap it, pop the rubber back in and cap it back on again. That'll get rid of that red light on the dash when he's driving around.

Posted by: Falbere Feb 9 2015, 11:57 PM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 1 hour, 44 minutes ago)
>bother to review a '92
>don't review an LS-L

sad.gif

EDIT: Oh god that thing is trashed, ugh. Even mine was in better shape and it'd been through a wreck. The only thing this one has going for it is the trunklid lines up a little better than mine did.

Ugh. UGH. UGH!!

EDIT 2: He says this one is an LS-L...I guess the decklid spoiler was optional even though the LS-L was supposed to be the top-of-the-line-has-everything model...? blink.gif

EDIT 3: "North America never got manual versions of this car." No, no market ever got manual versions of this car. The current theory as to why is because Subaru knew that the EG33 was prone to overheating at high RPMs but didn't know why, so their solution was to use an automatic transmission to make sure that the car spent the majority of its life at lower engine speeds. Not to mention it made the car seem more like a luxury vehicle if it came standard with an automatic.

EDIT 4: "It wasn't the strongest Subaru made..." Not false, but the whole 'SVX transmissions are glass/terrible' is a myth perpetuated by people who don't know any better. You know, like the guy who said that NA never got manuals.

EDIT 5: HIS WHEELS ARE ON BACKWARDS ON THE FRONT Okay what the fuck, he's got ONE wheel on backwards and the remaining three are correct. wut

EDIT 6: His brake reservoir cap is popped, he needs to uncap it, pop the rubber back in and cap it back on again. That'll get rid of that red light on the dash when he's driving around.

Do you expect Regular to know all these? O.o

Posted by: kyonpalm Feb 10 2015, 06:17 AM
QUOTE (Falbere @ 8 hours, 23 minutes ago)
^This-u Soobaloo review no use the lacist voice-eh from SUOOOBALOO IMPOSSIBRU
UUUUUUUUUUUUUUUU

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uHbNuyubhz0 )

Posted by: Nomake Wan Feb 10 2015, 09:04 AM
QUOTE (Falbere @ 9 hours, 6 minutes ago)
Do you expect Regular to know all these? O.o

No, I expect the owner to know all of those--as he was the source of information for Regular.

Posted by: Sensation! Feb 10 2015, 09:23 AM
QUOTE (Falbere @ 9 hours, 25 minutes ago)
Do you expect Regular to know all these? O.o

Not really.

Though its likely that the owner-base of a said car will stumble upon his videos about the said car and if his research (or lack of it) just isn't up to snuff to what that owner-base expects, then all i've got to say...

or sing for that that matter is:
YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkU23m6yX04 )



Posted by: kyonpalm Feb 10 2015, 09:48 AM
QUOTE (Sensation! @ 24 minutes, 51 seconds ago)
... then all i've got to say...

or sing for that that matter is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XkU23m6yX04

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dmtroDrRHhs )

Posted by: Rudy Feb 10 2015, 05:51 PM
I forgot what caused the overheating issue with the SVX again. Was it the thermostat being too hot?

Posted by: Nomake Wan Feb 10 2015, 07:03 PM
QUOTE (Rudy @ 1 hour, 12 minutes ago)
I forgot what caused the overheating issue with the SVX again. Was it the thermostat being too hot?

Incorrect hose connection sizes in the cooling loop. It appears Subaru added two cylinders to the EJ22 and figured that they didn't need to change any peripherals. Had a fluid dynamics engineer been on staff they would've realized that you can't do that because you've changed the entire system's volume and thus flow.

It's also why the rear two cylinders will get oil-starved while racing.

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Posted by: Seri Feb 16 2015, 07:26 AM
This week's review is a 2000 Celica GT-S.

YOUTUBE ( http://youtu.be/dE1jZ6dRJWU )


Honestly, I always looked at the Celica as just another FF, and I'm glad to see I was wrong.

Posted by: Nomake Wan Feb 16 2015, 09:23 AM
QUOTE (Miura Seri @ 1 hour, 57 minutes ago)
This week's review is a 2000 Celica GT-S.

http://youtu.be/dE1jZ6dRJWU

Honestly, I always looked at the Celica as just another FF, and I'm glad to see I was wrong.

To this day I feel bad about spinning ToyotaFan's GT-S on the touge. The car was undamaged and we were unhurt but I still can't shake the feeling that his disappearing from the forum was entirely my fault.

So yes, they can be quite tail-happy if you're not ready for it. Difference being that you can't use the throttle like you would on a RWD/AWD to fix it.

Posted by: Spaz Feb 17 2015, 09:45 AM
Obviously depends on chassis, but with the VW being the only FWD car I've ever owned, I'll say that you can definitely correct oversteer with throttle. You move the weight around and change where the traction is, and basically fix it with understeer.

Posted by: Nomake Wan Feb 17 2015, 10:56 AM
QUOTE (Spaz @ 1 hour, 11 minutes ago)
Obviously depends on chassis, but with the VW being the only FWD car I've ever owned, I'll say that you can definitely correct oversteer with throttle. You move the weight around and change where the traction is, and basically fix it with understeer.

It's not that you can't correct it with throttle, it's that you can't correct it with throttle like on a RWD or AWD vehicle. The actual process of correcting oversteer is different. If you try to correct like a RWD you will likely end up inducing snap oversteer in the opposite direction of the original skid.

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Posted by: Rudy Feb 17 2015, 12:21 PM
I remember almost spinning out on the exact corner you spun your legacy on, with MY legacy. I went WOT and steered in the direction I wanted to go and the car pulled itself together.

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Posted by: Seri Feb 18 2015, 08:46 AM
Surprise! I guess?

YOUTUBE ( http://youtu.be/A9z78d7tp_A )

Posted by: Spaz Feb 18 2015, 09:41 AM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ Yesterday, 1:56 PM)
It's not that you can't correct it with throttle, it's that you can't correct it with throttle like on a RWD or AWD vehicle. The actual process of correcting oversteer is different. If you try to correct like a RWD you will likely end up inducing snap oversteer in the opposite direction of the original skid.

I know if I try to further delve into the dynamics here I'll either sound like a massive idiot, make zero sense, or more likely, a combination of the two. But I know what you're saying and agree with it to enough of a point. laugh2.gif

Posted by: RalliKai Feb 18 2015, 01:35 PM
An interesting diversion from his normal stuff. Loved the Bebop line at the end.

Posted by: Rudy Feb 18 2015, 07:52 PM
Man it was so hard not to blow my wad on revealing he was going to review an RV, I saw that weeks before it was uploaded. XD

Posted by: Nomake Wan Feb 19 2015, 12:29 PM
QUOTE (Rudy @ Jan 4 2015, 11:16 PM)
That will be answered in my AMA thread - hopefully tomorrow, where I can snap a picture of the scene of the crime on my lunch break.

So it's been over a month. You ever gonna tell IDW what happened to your coupe?

Posted by: maxofsteam Feb 23 2015, 03:58 AM
I am suprised you guys didn't post the new review yet. So here it is:

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNF5sic8WHo )

Posted by: Falbere Feb 23 2015, 04:03 AM
QUOTE (maxofsteam @ 4 minutes, 58 seconds ago)
I am suprised you guys didn't post the new review yet. So here it is:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dNF5sic8WHo

"UUUGGGGHHH! WEEABOO!"
Lol. Well, the owner did actually go for the Tofu Shop look, so I cannot say anything.

Posted by: Rudy Feb 23 2015, 09:48 AM
YOUTUBE ( http://youtu.be/A3UerfINTpI )


This car is confused. It has the Project D hood but the original 4 valve engine.

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Posted by: Nomake Wan Feb 23 2015, 09:52 AM
QUOTE (Rudy @ 4 minutes, 12 seconds ago)
http://youtu.be/A3UerfINTpI

This car is confused. It has the Project D hood but the original 4 valve engine.

It's not confused, the owner is just one of many who don't have the dosh or reason to swap in a mystical magic engine. Kinda like people who paint their 240Z midnight blue but don't swap in a carbeurated turbo.

Posted by: Rudy Feb 23 2015, 09:54 AM
Doesn't have to be the Toyota Atlantic engine, even a regular 5 valve engine like in sideways' would be deemed acceptable.

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Posted by: Nomake Wan Feb 23 2015, 10:51 AM
Just finished watching both parts. Part 2 had me giggling a little because I've been there. The first RWD vehicle I ever drove was Sideways's Corolla and yeah... that was me. Giggling like a schoolgirl as the car went sideways around corners with its exhaust manifold roaring like an angry beast that wanted desperately to be more powerful than it actually was.

God that was fun. It's still a shitty econobox with stupidly inflated asking price, but it's fun.

Posted by: MetalMan777 Feb 23 2015, 05:00 PM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 6 hours, 9 minutes ago)
God that was fun. It's still a shitty econobox with stupidly inflated asking price, but it's fun.

Saw one on slicks at a track day once.

Then I saw it again.

And again.

And a couple more times.

All in the same session.

It kept coming up in front of me.

Then disappearing in my rear view

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Posted by: Falbere Feb 23 2015, 07:39 PM
QUOTE (Rudy @ 9 hours, 45 minutes ago)
Doesn't have to be the Toyota Atlantic engine, even a regular 5 valve engine like in sideways' would be deemed acceptable.

Engine swaps are a nuisance in general.

Posted by: Rudy Feb 23 2015, 08:41 PM
QUOTE (Falbere @ 1 hour, 1 minutes ago)
Engine swaps are a nuisance in general.

You're talking about changing out an engine for... essentially the same exact engine.

This isn't an SR20 swap we're talking about here.

Posted by: Seri Feb 23 2015, 09:02 PM
From what I understand, you just have to change the head and some wiring, right?

I could be forgetting something, though.

Posted by: Rudy Feb 23 2015, 09:32 PM
You need to plumb some custom cooling lines because the 5V is a FWD engine, install the accessory brackets and rearrange the AE111 accessories to their AE86 positions, swap the ECU and I think the wiring. Sideways you've done this so chime in if I'm missing anything.

Posted by: Tessou Feb 24 2015, 02:57 AM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ Yesterday, 2:51 PM)
God that was fun. It's still a shitty econobox with stupidly inflated asking price, but it's fun.

Find somebody with an old MR2 and try not to grin in the corners. The back end is cartoonishly fun to flick around corners with zero effort and total control. God damn I loved that car. The engine is dreadfully underpowered but it will use every bit of that 116 to convince you that it's bigger and badder than it really is.

Best part is that the price did not inflate like the AE86, so you can get them dirt cheap.

Posted by: Falbere Feb 24 2015, 03:55 AM
QUOTE (Tessou @ 57 minutes, 57 seconds ago)
Find somebody with an old MR2 and try not to grin in the corners. The back end is cartoonishly fun to flick around corners with zero effort and total control. God damn I loved that car. The engine is dreadfully underpowered but it will use every bit of that 116 to convince you that it's bigger and badder than it really is.

Best part is that the price did not inflate like the AE86, so you can get them dirt cheap.

And, if I remembered correctly, they used the same engine as the AE86. Didn't Regular reviewed an AW11 before?

EDIT: Here it is, not really interesting though.
YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v5whGoNQK6I )

Posted by: Seri Feb 24 2015, 06:56 AM
Just the raw footage of him driving.

YOUTUBE ( http://youtu.be/h5GnNJyqYzI )

Posted by: RalliKai Feb 24 2015, 06:59 AM
Have to admit, feeling alittle deprived having never driven a lightweight RWD car yet after reading through this thread.

Posted by: Rudy Feb 24 2015, 08:29 AM
Go test drive an 86 twin! But be ready for disappointment below 4,500 rpm. The car is still fun and the 6 speed is still slick though.

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Posted by: Nomake Wan Feb 24 2015, 09:42 AM
He said 'lightweight', Rudy. tongue.gif

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Posted by: Rudy Feb 24 2015, 09:58 AM
2,500 lbs is lightweight by modern standards, even nearly featherweight tongue.gif

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Posted by: Crono0001 Feb 24 2015, 10:09 AM
Or swap in an F20C and kill WRXs, Mustangs, and M3s smile.gif

http://idforums.net/index.php?act=ST&f=27&t=47250

Posted by: Spaz Feb 24 2015, 10:13 AM
Go hither drive a Miata.

Posted by: Seri Feb 24 2015, 12:42 PM
I drove a 280Z once. It was fun. Dunno if that counts, though.

Posted by: RalliKai Feb 24 2015, 01:42 PM
An NB Miata is something I'm keeping in mind if I go for a dedicated track/AutoX car at some point.

My dad still has his 240Z he's aiming to restore someday. Something I doubt I'll ever get the chance to actually drive.

Posted by: Kiroshino Feb 27 2015, 09:33 PM
A member here once recommended that I get a fox body Mustang as my first project car. I ended up going with an AW11 MR2, but every now and then, I get envious of the Mustang's aftermarket and support. Definitely something for me to consider for my next project... whenever that is.

On topic, coincidentally, I was catching up on RCR's videos today. Although I'm not a huge fan of his forced sense of humor (my opinion), it's definitely refreshing to see light-hearted reviews that are entertaining and provide a perspective outside of the numbers. His technical errors aside, he's been pretty spot on with the cars I've driven.

Posted by: Spaz Feb 28 2015, 08:10 AM
Buy Foxbody, swap LS, profit. No question marks here.

Posted by: Rudy Feb 28 2015, 09:38 AM
Screw that, swap Coyote or Termi. Don't ruin a Chevy engine by putting it in a Ford body. >_<

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Posted by: Kiroshino Feb 28 2015, 09:36 PM
Prices on early C4 Corvettes have come down. Don't know too much about them, but I'd think that comparing them year-to-year with the Mustang, the Corvette would provide a better base.

Posted by: Rudy Feb 28 2015, 10:14 PM
Stay away from '84's, that's my only advice.

Posted by: Kiroshino Feb 28 2015, 10:51 PM
First model year issues, I'm guessing?

Posted by: Rudy Mar 1 2015, 01:54 PM
Lots of teething issues, and that putrid cross fire injection. '85 has much less troublesome multi port injection, gets better mileage. Another problem with the early C4's is the cumbersome 4+3 speed transmission. I forget which year they switched to the borg-warner T-56 but from that year forward is where you should look.

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Posted by: Rudy Mar 12 2015, 08:56 AM
This week's review: 2015 Subaru Impreza WRX
YOUTUBE ( http://m.youtube.com/watch?v=QMji9q6_udE )


Desperately needs UEL header.

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Posted by: Kiroshino Mar 15 2015, 11:08 AM
That was... kind of sad.

I haven't taken too close of a looking at the '15 WRX, but from what I understand, it's more refined than the previous ones. I guess refinement took away some of its character.

On the plus side, since it's looks are definitely muted, it shouldn't attract as much attention from the popo.

Posted by: RalliKai Mar 16 2015, 03:47 PM
I kind of agree with him. It's interesting how much the WRX/STi changed over the years. The current design lacks the character of the GC and GD line but I'll still take it over the 3rd generation Impreza. Character aside, even back when I was in college, I still thought the STi looked almost comical with the obnoxiously large hoodscoop and pink STi lettering in the front. I preferred the more "get down to business" look of the Evo 8/9 at the time.

Posted by: RedsunsF1 Mar 17 2015, 01:03 AM
Drove the 15' wrx and I fell in love with it, it's a great DD vehicle and if you just want to do some light track, it would handle it perfect. They have stepped up their game with the interior, love Carbon fiber and black leather They used on the one I saw.

Posted by: Rudy Mar 18 2015, 09:15 PM
This Week's Review: 1990 Lexus LS400
YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ljpk_9X4xCY )

One thing you need to know about this car. It is not Matt Farah's Million Mile Lexus.

Posted by: Nomake Wan Mar 18 2015, 11:47 PM
The random bumper stickers on the rear window thing is kinda weird, but Haku, so okay.

Posted by: RalliKai Mar 23 2015, 08:19 PM
YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ooFWD5w6pXA )


I was pleasantly surprised.

Posted by: pkzipper Mar 25 2015, 04:47 AM
QUOTE (RedsunsF1 @ Mar 17 2015, 01:03 AM)
Drove the 15' wrx and I fell in love with it, it's a great DD vehicle and if you just want to do some light track, it would handle it perfect. They have stepped up their game with the interior, love Carbon fiber and black leather They used on the one I saw.

I almost bought one but was being impatient the look didn't really grow on me so ended up with '13 WRX instead. Love the car though. I've never really owned a fun car until last year and it's been looking forward to driving it every chance I get. All stock except the muffler delete.

A little shoot I did last summer.

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Posted by: Spaz Mar 25 2015, 08:43 AM
Good choice, my dad has a GR STi and they're great, fun cars.

Posted by: RedsunsF1 Mar 26 2015, 12:16 AM
QUOTE (pkzipper @ Yesterday, 4:47 AM)
I almost bought one but was being impatient the look didn't really grow on me so ended up with '13 WRX instead. Love the car though. I've never really owned a fun car until last year and it's been looking forward to driving it every chance I get. All stock except the muffler delete.

A little shoot I did last summer.

https://farm8.staticflickr.com/7560/15910685399_b921d4d1b6_c.jpg

Oooo 2013 nice, can't go wrong with this car. I love the interior and I like how it has like a Wide body look to it.

Posted by: Spaz Mar 26 2015, 08:59 AM
Silver is also the best color.

Posted by: RalliKai Apr 3 2015, 07:11 AM
YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mZEVLQQ7uEc )

Posted by: Rudy Apr 14 2015, 03:20 PM
YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iZ19Mdca7DY )

Heroes are nothing without villains...

Posted by: Nomake Wan Apr 25 2015, 12:47 PM
Just wanted to say that on the drive yesterday I passed a Dodge Challenger. As I did so I paid close attention to the trunk lightbar and sure enough... it's not aligned. laugh2.gif Thanks RCR, I'll never see the Challenger the same way ever again.

Posted by: Kiroshino Apr 27 2015, 08:46 PM
I had to rewatch that episode. Now I have to go out and check. ^^

Regardless of its faults, the Challenger is one bada** car. One day, summit girl...

Posted by: Seri May 4 2015, 06:34 AM
Have an NSX.

YOUTUBE ( https://youtu.be/V6FDPS-78WU )

Posted by: Rudy May 4 2015, 07:10 AM
He hit the nail on the head with that one.

Posted by: Seri May 4 2015, 07:18 AM
Agreed. I can tell, and 94 was two years before I was even born.

Posted by: RalliKai May 4 2015, 03:55 PM
One of his better videos I thought. Props on the swag ending drive.

1994 also saw the release of Final Fantasy VI to add to that list. cool.gif

Posted by: Seri May 4 2015, 04:05 PM
QUOTE (RalliKai @ 10 minutes, 8 seconds ago)
1994 also saw the release of Final Fantasy VI to add to that list. cool.gif

This guy knows what's up.

Posted by: Falbere May 4 2015, 05:53 PM
Not just Final Fantasy bro ^^
Sonic 3
KoF
Original Need For Speed
Super Game Boy

Posted by: Nomake Wan May 4 2015, 07:12 PM
1994 was also the release of Jump Raven, TIE Fighter and King's Quest VII for PC. It truly was a very good year.

Posted by: Banken May 5 2015, 12:25 AM
The price of NSX'es in the US is going to plummet once people start bringing them over from Japan for half the price. I want one but they're still way too much money because supposedly Honda is inflating the prices by buying them up when they're under a certain price.

Posted by: Nomake Wan May 5 2015, 06:43 AM
QUOTE (Banken @ 6 hours, 17 minutes ago)
supposedly Honda is inflating the prices by buying them up when they're under a certain price.

source or ban....ken

Posted by: Kiroshino May 5 2015, 07:04 AM
I haven't heard that, though I've heard that the prices have recently gone up after the debut of the new NSX probably due to renewed interest or speculation.

I haven't seen the prices go up around me. The earlier models have stayed around $30-$40k, or $50k+ at stealerships the past few years.

Posted by: Rudy May 5 2015, 08:49 AM
QUOTE (Falbere @ Yesterday, 8:53 PM)
Original Need For Speed

You mean Road and Track Presents: The Need for Speed . Awwwwww yeah.

Jeff Gordon also won his first races and Rookie of the Year in '94. And NBA Jam was released for the Sega Genesis. What a year indeed.

Posted by: Spaz May 5 2015, 09:38 AM
It was also the year Senna died. sad.gif

Posted by: Rudy May 5 2015, 09:53 AM
There always has to be bad with the good, and with each end comes a new beginning. Michael Schumacher, arguably the greatest driver in Formula 1 history, got his first championship that year as well. Just like Jeff winning his final championship in the wake of Big E's passing.

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Posted by: RalliKai May 5 2015, 05:06 PM
More from the NSX.

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dD_kbaiYZng )

Posted by: GoP-Demon May 6 2015, 04:02 AM
Compared to last year prices are up and the number for sale are much lower where I am from. I have yet to hear of an imported NSX in Canada.

Posted by: Banken May 6 2015, 03:35 PM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ Yesterday, 6:43 AM)
source or ban....ken

Only a rumor, hence why I said supposedly.

FWIW, at the current exchange rate you can buy a first-gen automatic NSX for about $15,000. A manual will cost you about $25,000...

Posted by: Möbius May 7 2015, 02:27 PM
This Youtube channel is one of my all time faves...

As for imported NSX's, why bother getting an auto? awesome.gif

Posted by: Rudy May 7 2015, 03:01 PM
Same reason celebs spent tens of thousands to convert their Lambos to automatic a decade or so ago, cause people in America don't know how to drive and buy a fancy sports car as a status symbol.

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Posted by: Seri May 19 2015, 05:00 PM
Have a Supra.
YOUTUBE ( https://youtu.be/Yysm_CZaFcA )

Posted by: RalliKai May 20 2015, 04:41 AM
And more 90s nostalgia.

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvZBWZHxwHA )

Posted by: Nomake Wan May 20 2015, 04:05 PM
QUOTE (RalliKai @ Today, 5:41 AM)
And more 90s nostalgia.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TvZBWZHxwHA

>Riven
>ALL FIVE DISCS OF IT
Oh god damn the memories. Hnnnng. HNNNNNG. Clearly '97 was the peak of my childhood because everything in that list was just YES I REMEMBER THAT HOLY CRAP IT WAS FUN.

Never drove an Outback, did drive an Impreza wagon once. In the snow. On a back road. Was pretty freaking fun actually. It almost became my next car until the SVX came into my life.

EDIT: I won't forgive him for the sink thing though. That's just not cool.

Posted by: RalliKai May 21 2015, 07:44 AM
Still have my copy of Riven somewhere. cool.gif

I never drove the old Outback either. Closest I came was when I test drove a 2.5RS Impreza of the same generation.

Edit: Loved the TI-85 and Tetris comment. Had a tone of games on my TI-83+, until a friend got a hold of it and deleted them all.

Posted by: RalliKai Jun 4 2015, 04:38 AM
:bump:
I'm alittle surprised it took this long to review a DSM.

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUlUPVthdZs )



Posted by: Nomake Wan Jun 4 2015, 06:25 AM
QUOTE (RalliKai @ 1 hour, 46 minutes ago)
:bump:
I'm alittle surprised it took this long to review a DSM.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yUlUPVthdZs

If there's not a jab in here about how if you don't smell oil burning you should stop the car and put oil in it, I'll be disappointed. Will also accept jokes about not needing a dog.

Posted by: Spaz Jun 4 2015, 09:39 AM
I'm disappointed in the lack of proper DSM jokes.

Posted by: Grappler Jun 5 2015, 05:04 AM
QUOTE (Spaz @ Yesterday, 9:39 AM)
I'm disappointed in the lack of proper DSM jokes.

See crank?

Posted by: Rudy Jun 5 2015, 11:05 AM
Watch it walk.

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Posted by: Nomake Wan Jun 5 2015, 02:00 PM
QUOTE (Rudy @ 2 hours, 55 minutes ago)
Watch it walk.

It's "See crank walk," dammit.

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Posted by: HashiriyaR32 Jun 5 2015, 02:04 PM
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Posted by: Seri Jun 8 2015, 05:51 AM
YOUTUBE ( https://youtu.be/rZXQHlgy5gU )


That license plate, though.

Posted by: Nomake Wan Jun 8 2015, 06:12 AM
QUOTE (Miura Seri @ 21 minutes, 13 seconds ago)
https://youtu.be/rZXQHlgy5gU

That license plate, though.

I love the CRX big time. Glad he reviewed it.

Dat license plate tho.

Posted by: Seri Jun 8 2015, 06:31 AM
I'd want one, but I don't want everything that goes with it. Especially where I live.

Hell, my old Accord had it's badges stolen.

Posted by: Kiroshino Jun 8 2015, 06:36 AM
I want one, but like Rudy mentioned in another thread, a decent one is hard to find in our area for cheap. You usually get them as rollers.

Now that he's done a CRX, hope he does a Del Sol.

Posted by: Nomake Wan Jun 8 2015, 06:49 AM
QUOTE (Kiroshino @ 12 minutes, 35 seconds ago)
Now that he's done a CRX, hope he does a Del Sol.

A DEL SLOW!? I know where he could get one! troll.gif

Posted by: Kiroshino Jun 8 2015, 07:11 AM
I think it's unreasonable to expect stock 20+ year-old economy cars to be fast in today's standards. Economy cars aren't meant to be fast in the first place, the performance-oriented ones aside. sleep.gif

Posted by: Seri Jun 8 2015, 07:23 AM
You can say an FD is 20+ years old now, and it could hold it's own. Same with older GT-Rs. awesome.gif

Posted by: Kiroshino Jun 8 2015, 07:27 AM
I wouldn't consider either of those "economy" cars. Not in the same class as Honda's like the Civic, CRX, and Del Sol.

Posted by: Seri Jun 8 2015, 07:28 AM
I missed economy in your post. My mistake. derp.gif

Posted by: RalliKai Jun 8 2015, 07:56 AM
Good review. I'm still waiting to see him do a Prelude Si. awesome.gif

Posted by: Rudy Jun 8 2015, 10:27 AM
Lol REDSUNS. That's 3 initial d references so far.

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Posted by: Seri Jun 10 2015, 05:00 AM
And now for some JDM.
YOUTUBE ( https://youtu.be/-ErTU-frab4 )

Posted by: Rudy Jun 14 2015, 05:42 PM
UGH! WEEABOO! WEEABOO WEEABOO WEEABOO WEEABOO!
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Was totally weird seeing that car in person. I left him a contemplative note and a TRACK DAY BRO sticker under his windshield wiper. happy.gif

Posted by: Falbere Jun 14 2015, 07:10 PM
What is this RHD bullshit doing in NY

Posted by: Rudy Jun 14 2015, 07:12 PM
Re-watch the AE86 review. rolleyes.gif

Also, http://lmgtfy.com/?q=japanese+classics+richmond+va

Posted by: Rudy Jun 16 2015, 10:29 AM
Ah, my favorite generation, the car that redefined the name.
YOUTUBE ( https://youtu.be/S5S_iAvnD2g )


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Posted by: Rudy Jun 22 2015, 03:06 PM
Today we have a 1998 AAAAAAHHH THIS ISN'T A CAR
YOUTUBE ( https://youtu.be/B3j4ylw2qI8 )


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Posted by: RalliKai Jul 1 2015, 08:13 PM
Should have seen this one coming after the NSX video.

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmNWHfxLL4A )

Posted by: Kiroshino Jul 1 2015, 09:22 PM
QUOTE (RalliKai @ 1 hour, 8 minutes ago)
Should have seen this one coming after the NSX video.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NmNWHfxLL4A

Thought the location looked familiar. Veteran's Memorial Park in Parsippany, NJ. I work ten minutes away from there.

There's always a used R8 for sale at my local Audi dealership. Very distinctive car. Never liked its looks, but there's no denying that it projects an aura of affluence.

Posted by: RalliKai Jul 2 2015, 04:39 AM
I've only seen maybe 2 on the road and one sitting in an Audi dealership show floor. I've always liked the subdued styling of the R8. One of those "I'd buy it cars." if I hit the lottery.

Posted by: Benevolence Jul 6 2015, 01:35 AM
YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KX51i5JFQ8U )

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P_GJGLy3EVE )

Posted by: TodoRacingDC5 Jul 6 2015, 06:43 AM
QUOTE (Rudy @ Jun 14 2015, 07:12 PM)
Re-watch the AE86 review. rolleyes.gif

Also, http://lmgtfy.com/?q=japanese+classics+richmond+va

Is this the "one honest importer I know", as Mr. Regular eluded to?

Posted by: Plentymoon Jul 6 2015, 10:51 AM
QUOTE (Perry @ Oct 13 2013, 08:01 PM)
What the hell did I just watched? I saw some Fourth Stage video footage against God Arm. hahah!! xD

ditto on that shit

Posted by: Falbere Jul 20 2015, 04:35 AM
Yep, he did the S13.
YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5TBc78UZw2s )

Posted by: Sensation! Jul 20 2015, 04:21 PM
oh boy! will you look at that!

Posted by: Seri Jul 27 2015, 02:36 AM
TRIANGLES.

YOUTUBE ( https://youtu.be/xAkJYnxFYJQ )


Reminder that FELIX WANKEL WAS AN UNDER-APPRECIATED GENIUS.

That opening is probably my favorite yet. Haven't finished watching it, so I'll just edit when I'm done. Again.

Posted by: xiao Jul 27 2015, 03:39 AM
^ laugh.gif My girlfriend was the goth girl back in high school, it's true, they'll really do you right!

Posted by: RalliKai Jul 27 2015, 06:00 AM
"This is the car you get when an Evo 9 is too reliable for you." laugh2.gif

Posted by: Rudy Sep 7 2015, 12:22 PM
YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2uH_X-9fjfI )

Oh look, they reviewed my car. Sort of.

Posted by: Falbere Sep 7 2015, 01:31 PM
I never knew the Crown Victoria's status in murica'.
The most I remembered about it being a cop car was some movies set in the US.

Posted by: xiao Sep 7 2015, 10:11 PM
QUOTE (Rudy @ 9 hours, 47 minutes ago)
Oh look, they reviewed my car. Sort of.

Sir, I need to requisition your vehicle in my parking lot to match these 5 dollar https://c2.staticflickr.com/6/5809/21226345802_7d029afecb_k.jpg I bought with tax payer money while on duty from Walmart. Thank you. cool.gif

Posted by: Rudy Sep 8 2015, 04:12 PM
QUOTE (Falbere @ Yesterday, 4:31 PM)
I never knew the Crown Victoria's status in murica'.
The most I remembered about it being a cop car was some movies set in the US.

Oh, the status and authority of even the regular Crown Victoria silhouette is insurmountable; ever since I got SERAS, everyone, I mean everyone in New Jersey has become slower drivers, at least in front of me. I used to want a Taurus really badly but now that they're becoming widely adopted the image of the Taurus is starting to catch on - driving anything associated with cops ultimately slows me down. awesome.gif

It's ridiculous what you can get away with in this car. One time I had a State Trooper in a marked Crown Victoria openly invite me to play cat and mouse with him on the Turnpike from Exit 7A to Exit 5 in mid-day traffic. And after about 20 miles of really putting her brakes and cooling system to the test, he pulled beside me and gave me a wide-grinned thumbs up as I took the exit. My front windows are pretty dark and I never get a second look at my illegal tint. Cops really do think you're one of them.

Posted by: xiao Sep 8 2015, 09:50 PM
Rudy, when are you gonna change your custom member title to:

respect my authoritah

cause ya know... Crown Vic + Aviators + Vape = Epic Super Trooper awesome.gif

Posted by: Rudy Sep 9 2015, 07:38 AM
First I need the aviators. I also wanna get one of those drill sergeant hats.

Posted by: xiao Sep 9 2015, 09:03 AM
QUOTE (Rudy @ 1 hour, 25 minutes ago)
First I need the aviators. I also wanna get one of those drill sergeant hats.

That shall be taken care of once I get my wallet out of the negatives... XD

Posted by: Seri Oct 5 2015, 03:11 AM
Oh look, it's an Evo.
YOUTUBE ( https://youtu.be/W_vi-lS6f9M )

Posted by: Spaz Oct 5 2015, 06:41 AM
Errors:

Rear diff is 1-way, not 1.5-way.
Final drive is 4.538, not 4.583. I would however rather the latter.
You can beat on an Evo IX within reason. Just don't do it every day.


And yes, the rear diff clunk is 100% normal. You either deal with the clunk, or you do the bushings and have to listen to the unearthly whine of the gear mesh FOREVER.

Posted by: xiao Oct 5 2015, 06:58 AM
QUOTE (Regular Car Reviews)
The Evo IX attracts immaturity.

awesome.gif

Given the man knows his Takumis from his Keisukes, I kind of wonder if Mr. Reviews reads idforums? stuart2.gif

Posted by: Seri Oct 19 2015, 08:32 AM
MKIV Supra POV. That is all.

YOUTUBE ( https://youtu.be/QZLL9e6PzxM )


He also did a plane, but who cares. MKIV Supra.

Posted by: RalliKai Oct 26 2015, 05:06 PM
YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAKdyOUas8k )


Had a 93' Cavalier in high school and 01' in college. Crap quality but so fun to abuse when your 17.

Posted by: Nomake Wan Oct 27 2015, 12:02 AM
My mom rented a Cavalier once. She then sent me--who was not only underage for driving a rental car but was also on a provisional out-of-state license--on a food run. I proceeded to get T-boned by another car while moving into the left turn lane due largely to the car's ridiculous blind spot. Thankfully the person who T-boned me was the only human being in the city who wanted a police report less than I did. No insurance, no license, no residency and oh, not his car. Thankfully this meant I didn't get my license suspended, and thanks to our rental insurance we got a super sweet Hyundai out of it.

...which my mom didn't let me drive. shifty2.gif

Posted by: RalliKai Dec 7 2015, 04:56 PM
Figured we'd see a Firebird at some point.

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=eGjPG57ue0M )

Posted by: Tuskano Dec 14 2015, 01:42 PM
My fellow Kei (not key) bretheran!!

YOUTUBE ( https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=bL_T4Lr0uu8 )

Posted by: RalliKai Dec 22 2015, 08:12 AM
That turbo'd AW11. cool.gif

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NzAvzOqk1R4 )

Posted by: Kiroshino Dec 22 2015, 09:00 PM
Haven't watched the video yet, but I'm glad Prime Performance is getting some publicity. Been playing with the idea of taking my AW11 there for a swap after seeing that they updated their services with reasonable starting prices.

Posted by: xiao Dec 25 2015, 04:20 AM
YOUTUBE ( http://youtube.com/watch?v=_RzYyt7ULGE )

Stick that in your sports exhaust Mr. Kawasaki! awesome.gif

Posted by: The Sixth Element Dec 26 2015, 06:08 PM
QUOTE (xiao_la @ Yesterday, 4:20 AM)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=_RzYyt7ULGE
Stick that in your sports exhaust Mr. Kawasaki! awesome.gif

mfw its legal w00t2.gif

Posted by: RalliKai Feb 18 2016, 07:00 AM
I think I've only seen one Brat ever on the road. It's quite an interesting vehicle and would be neat to see what a modern incarnation would look like.

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubdeoo_7FeQ )

Posted by: xiao Feb 20 2016, 03:47 AM
QUOTE (RalliKai @ Feb 18 2016, 08:00 AM)
...would be neat to see what a modern incarnation would look like.

Probably something like this:

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Posted by: Nomake Wan Feb 20 2016, 11:46 AM
Nigga you high.

Posted by: xiao Feb 20 2016, 12:30 PM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 44 minutes, 21 seconds ago)
Nigga you high.

laugh.gif

Seriously though, if Star Road Tokyo would start renovating Stratos... ohh momma I'd sell my unpaid house to get one!!

J' knows what I'm talking about~ cool.gif

Posted by: Nomake Wan Feb 20 2016, 12:38 PM
QUOTE (xiao @ 7 minutes, 44 seconds ago)
laugh.gif

Seriously though, if Star Road Tokyo would start renovating Stratos... ohh momma I'd sell my unpaid house to get one!!

J' knows what I'm talking about~ cool.gif

Well, the Stratos already kinda did get a renovation...almost.

http://jalopnik.com/5820412/ferrari-blocks-production-of-new-lancia-stratos

Posted by: xiao Feb 20 2016, 01:52 PM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 1 hour, 13 minutes ago)
Well, the Stratos already kinda did get a renovation...almost.

http://jalopnik.com/5820412/ferrari-blocks-production-of-new-lancia-stratos

OHH GOD, my pants are on fire~!! That thing is sexier than a BRZed on Trigonometry!! w00t2.gif

And it's...... 500,000 USD!? Why do you hate me Enzo-god why!!!11 crying2.gif

*starts selling drugs in Mexico*

Posted by: Kiroshino Feb 20 2016, 03:46 PM
I don't know what the original Stratos goes for, but I wouldn't expect it to be cheap. Definitely one of my favorite looking cars ever made. biggrin.gif

Posted by: xiao Feb 20 2016, 04:51 PM
According to the guys at YouTube, these puppies go for 250,000 USD a pop:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e66sGtjtOas
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I'd hope the classic Stratos would be around that price renovated by Mr. Inoue... but I've no clue to be honest. J' can probably chime in on the topic~ biggrin.gif

Posted by: The Sixth Element Feb 20 2016, 06:08 PM
QUOTE (xiao @ 1 hour, 17 minutes ago)
According to the guys at YouTube, these puppies go for 250,000 USD a pop:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e66sGtjtOas
I'd hope the classic Stratos would be around that price renovated by Mr. Inoue... but I've no clue to be honest. J' can probably chime in on the topic~ biggrin.gif

I would get the Devil Z for about 250 K USD. I just hope it can handle 200 on Route 66 laugh2.gif

Posted by: xiao Feb 20 2016, 08:05 PM
QUOTE (The Sixth Element @ 1 hour, 55 minutes ago)
I would get the Devil Z for about 250 K USD. I just hope it can handle 200 on Route 66  laugh2.gif

You're a bad bad man... *urge to buy you a car rising* https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2Euz9a0oAlw

Posted by: Nomake Wan Feb 20 2016, 11:16 PM
250k is a rip. Even with how expensive Z chassis have become lately, that's waaaaay off the mark on the high end.

Posted by: xiao Feb 20 2016, 11:52 PM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 33 minutes, 7 seconds ago)
250k is a rip. Even with how expensive Z chassis have become lately, that's waaaaay off the mark on the high end.

Nostalgia Tax... Tofu Tax's hot east european cousin. Reason why the renovated Zed's are a quarter of a million, and reason why the new Stratos is half a mil~

The car industry's probably the only insdustry in the world where you pay more for less. derp.gif

I need to get in touch with McAffee and kiss his looney backdoor so I can start making enough to buy cars that cost twice my house! XD

Posted by: Nomake Wan Feb 21 2016, 01:28 AM
The new Stratos was that much because 1.) low volume and 2.) Ferrari chassis.

That Z is that expensive because fuck you that's why. You can make one for less than 250k. Way less.

Posted by: The Sixth Element Feb 21 2016, 07:45 PM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ Today, 1:28 AM)
The new Stratos was that much because 1.) low volume and 2.) Ferrari chassis.

That Z is that expensive because fuck you that's why. You can make one for less than 250k. Way less.

How much is the Fugo Z? That must've been expensive

Posted by: xiao Feb 21 2016, 07:59 PM
QUOTE (The Sixth Element @ 13 minutes, 8 seconds ago)
How much is the Fugo Z? That must've been expensive

Video for added orgasmic drooling:

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcsDjCy5Kes )

...needs the Star Road Gundam OS Japanese Lady Nav-system Defi gauges though.

Posted by: The Sixth Element Feb 21 2016, 08:24 PM
QUOTE (xiao @ 25 minutes, 3 seconds ago)
Video for added orgasmic drooling:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vcsDjCy5Kes
...needs the Star Road Gundam OS Japanese Lady Nav-system Defi gauges though.

ITS SOUNDS SO GOOD!!!!!!! w00t2.gif w00t2.gif

It would be ironic to see the Fugo Z on the Freeway late at night. laugh2.gif

Posted by: xiao Feb 21 2016, 08:29 PM
QUOTE (The Sixth Element @ 4 minutes, 53 seconds ago)
ITS SOUNDS SO GOOD!!!!!!! w00t2.gif w00t2.gif

It would be ironic to see the Fugo Z on the Freeway late at night. laugh2.gif

It's the White Devil~!!!1 (Z) laugh.gif

And now I know where to take my imaginary 2001 pop-up lights midnight blue NSX, when I want it built from scratch~ awesome.gif

Posted by: The Sixth Element Feb 21 2016, 08:32 PM
QUOTE (xiao @ 3 minutes, 0 seconds ago)
It's the White Devil~!!!1 (Z) laugh.gif

And now I know where to take my imaginary 2001 pop-up lights midnight blue NSX, when I want it built from scratch~ awesome.gif

If I ever want to do a project car, Imma go to Texas and see if i can get a good shell or car.

Posted by: xiao Feb 21 2016, 08:44 PM
QUOTE (The Sixth Element @ 12 minutes, 1 seconds ago)
If I ever want to do a project car, Imma go to Texas and see if i can get a good shell or car.

Oh brotha~ you have no idea, I've seen like 20 different 90's Supra-Celicas within a year~!!

Weirdest goldmine of classic vehicles; especially around San Antonio & Austin! ohmy.gif

Posted by: The Sixth Element Feb 21 2016, 09:10 PM
QUOTE (xiao @ 25 minutes, 49 seconds ago)
Oh brotha~ you have no idea, I've seen like 20 different 90's Supra-Celicas within a year~!!

Weirdest goldmine of classic vehicles; especially around San Antonio & Austin! ohmy.gif

I might need to refer to you if I come back to that place. cool.gif

Posted by: Sensation! Feb 21 2016, 09:21 PM
That feel when I have lunch with the guy who did the bodywork on the Fugu Z...

That was when I thought to myself, "yes, im indeed living the NFS life, Nakai-san and all."
It's funny, when the Fugu Z was happening, me and an IDW forum member had our eyes on an old series 1 70's Z. Unfortunately, that deal went without an answer from the party who was selling..so..oh well.

It wouldve been a project I would have given to the guys who built Sung Kangs Z.

Posted by: The Sixth Element Feb 21 2016, 09:29 PM
QUOTE (Sensation! @ 8 minutes, 1 seconds ago)
That feel when I have lunch with the guy who did the bodywork on the Fugu Z...

That was when I thought to myself, "yes, im indeed living the NFS life, Nakai-san and all."
It's funny, when the Fugu Z was happening, me and an IDW forum member had our eyes on an old series 1 70's Z. Unfortunately, that deal went without an answer from the party who was selling..so..oh well.

It wouldve been a project I would have given to the guys who built Sung Kangs Z.

Yo thats super cool man!! Wish I worked with people like that.... but I'm not experienced sad.gif

Posted by: xiao Feb 21 2016, 09:36 PM
QUOTE (Sensation! @ 15 minutes, 27 seconds ago)
That feel when I have lunch with the guy who did the bodywork on the Fugu Z...

That was when I thought to myself, "yes, im indeed living the NFS life, Nakai-san and all."
It's funny, when the Fugu Z was happening, me and an IDW forum member had our eyes on an old series 1 70's Z. Unfortunately, that deal went without an answer from the party who was selling..so..oh well.

It wouldve been a project I would have given to the guys who built Sung Kangs Z.

You had lunch with those guys!? Sweeet~!! \m/

I'm really surprised car manufacturers still continue rolling out new sports cars year after year, when they could simply just remake what's been done in the 70's, 80's, and 90's. Did they lose the AutoCAD prints?? xD

I don't even know who likes new cars better than classics... 3rd graders? NBA players? James Bond movie producers? xP Everyone's got internet now, people can just google up a quick comparison between vehicles of different decades, and see the minimalistic raw power of years gone by~ as oposed to the over-engineered boats that chugg-along today's streets... I'd buy a renovated Nissan Z over a FR-S/BRZ/Camaro/Mustang for 30k any second of the week!! biggrin.gif

@ 6th: Only if you put on the Undertale soundtrack while we drift into a skeleton cave! awesome.gif

Posted by: Sensation! Feb 21 2016, 09:58 PM
QUOTE (xiao @ 21 minutes, 27 seconds ago)

I don't even know who likes new cars better than classics... 3rd graders? NBA players? James Bond movie producers? xP Everyone's got internet now, people can just google up a quick comparison between vehicles of different decades, and see the minimalistic raw power of years gone by~ as oposed to the over-engineered boats that chugg-along today's streets... I'd buy a renovated Nissan Z over a FR-S/BRZ/Camaro/Mustang for 30k any second of the week!! biggrin.gif

It's mostly safety. It's why all cars are similar these days.

You wont believe the leaps in bounds in chassis development when it comes to safety made even within the past 10 years.

That said, as fat and porky as sports cars are now, they're much faster than they ever were.
Even the new M3 is now a 500whp car with just a piggyback exhaust.

Don't let the (relative) mediocrity of the FRS/BRZ color your perception of the modern sports car, that car was doomed due to the development hell it had to go through. Almost every modern sports car brand has seen a renaissance the past 3 years, and I'd dare say were entering an age where sports cars are about to get very, VERY, good again.


The heavy focus on safety and economy that overhung car companies during the mid 2000's has finally bore fruit; marketing exciting, individual, and fast cars is quickly becoming the fad again. The fact that BMW has the guts to bring in the M2 says it all, 30-40k sports cars are hot right now.


Posted by: The Sixth Element Feb 21 2016, 10:03 PM
QUOTE (xiao @ 26 minutes, 17 seconds ago)
@ 6th: Only if you put on the Undertale soundtrack while we drift into a skeleton cave! awesome.gif

Sure bro. I can drift into a cave with Skeletons with some Undertale music. cool.gif

Won't be that spooky derp.gif

Posted by: xiao Feb 21 2016, 10:15 PM
QUOTE (Sensation! @ 16 minutes, 57 seconds ago)
It's mostly safety.  It's why all cars are similar these days.

You wont believe the leaps in bounds in chassis development when it comes to safety made even within the past 10 years.

That said, as fat and porky as sports cars are now, they're much faster than they ever were.
Even the new M3 is now a 500whp car with just a piggyback exhaust.

Don't let the (relative) mediocrity of the FRS/BRZ color your perception of the modern sports car, that car was doomed due to the development hell it had to go through. Almost every modern sports car brand has seen a renaissance the past 3 years, and I'd dare say were entering an age where sports cars are about to get very, VERY, good again.


The heavy focus on safety and economy that overhung car companies during the mid 2000's has finally bore fruit; marketing exciting, individual, and fast cars is quickly becoming the fad again. The fact that BMW has the guts to bring in the M2 says it all, 30-40k sports cars are hot right now.

So true~ I completely forgot about the new Focus... and the new RX-7 looks super promising as well!

Now let's get that 500k Stratos down to 50k~!! biggrin.gif

@ 6th: Bonetrousleicious!!

Posted by: The Sixth Element Feb 21 2016, 11:47 PM
QUOTE (xiao @ 1 hour, 31 minutes ago)
So true~ I completely forgot about the new Focus... and the new RX-7 looks super promising as well!

Now let's get that 500k Stratos down to 50k~!! biggrin.gif

@ 6th: Bonetrousleicious!!

You want a Stratos that is 50K? Try to new Alfa Romeo 8C or 4C awesome.gif

Posted by: xiao Feb 21 2016, 11:56 PM
QUOTE (The Sixth Element @ 9 minutes, 7 seconds ago)
You want a Stratos that is 50K? Try to new Alfa Romeo 8C or 4C  awesome.gif

No curves allowed in my new F-14 Tomcat, Ice~ cool.gif

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2J95nMPWnnk )

Still think it needs pop-up headlights though... awesome.gif

Posted by: RalliKai Feb 22 2016, 08:30 AM
Don't forget the Miata as well. I hope that it sparks a return of the MR2, even if it's the Spyder. Compared to the mid to late 2000s, it seems were getting back to making lighter cars aswell despite all the safety regulations and nanny systems, thanks to advances in material.


Posted by: Spaz Feb 22 2016, 03:09 PM
QUOTE (The Sixth Element @ Feb 20 2016, 09:08 PM)
I would get the Devil Z for about 250 K USD. I just hope it can handle 200 on Route 66 laugh2.gif

The current Route 66 or Historic Route 66? Current Route 66 is just highway 40 through the section of the country it's generally famed in (Read: West of OKC). I've driven about 500 miles of it in an S2000 with the top down. wink2.gif

Posted by: The Sixth Element Feb 22 2016, 03:24 PM
QUOTE (Spaz @ 15 minutes, 23 seconds ago)
The current Route 66 or Historic Route 66? Current Route 66 is just highway 40 through the section of the country it's generally famed in (Read: West of OKC). I've driven about 500 miles of it in an S2000 with the top down. wink2.gif

Historic 66 but I don't mind cruising it on the Current 66 or Los Angeles city freeways. LA is pretty dead at 2 in the Morning. laugh2.gif

Posted by: RalliKai Feb 22 2016, 04:24 PM
Chevette.. Nothing more to say. laugh2.gif

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3yARgE9vosw )

Posted by: xiao Feb 22 2016, 04:37 PM
Why doesn't RCR upload his videos at 60 frames per second? user posted image

Posted by: Nomake Wan Feb 22 2016, 04:43 PM
QUOTE (xiao @ 6 minutes, 9 seconds ago)
Why doesn't RCR upload his videos at 60 frames per second? http://i.imgur.com/Zz5PvCA.gif

Because he's not recording/post-processing at that framerate? blink.gif

Posted by: The Sixth Element Feb 22 2016, 04:53 PM
QUOTE (xiao @ 16 minutes, 22 seconds ago)
Why doesn't RCR upload his videos at 60 frames per second? http://i.imgur.com/Zz5PvCA.gif

He does "Sometimes" but it depends on what he uses.

Ford Vagabond Vids = 60 FPS
RCR Vids = 30 -60 FPS
Vlogs = 30 FPS

Posted by: xiao Feb 22 2016, 10:53 PM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan)
Because he's not recording/post-processing at that framerate? blink.gif

Indeed, I'd love to see the Evo IX video in smoothie-pie 60 frames per second! biggrin.gif

@ 6th: Yeps, I'm talking about his flagship review videos.

Also:

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Epic slow motion in reverse time-traveling facepalm... facepalm.gif

Posted by: The Sixth Element Feb 22 2016, 11:13 PM
QUOTE (xiao @ 19 minutes, 42 seconds ago)
QUOTE (Nomake Wan)
Because he's not recording/post-processing at that framerate? blink.gif

Indeed, I'd love to see the Evo IX video in smoothie-pie 60 frames per second! biggrin.gif

@ 6th: Yeps, I'm talking about his flagship review videos.

Also:

http://i.imgur.com/BhvTzi2.png

Epic slow motion in reverse time-traveling facepalm... facepalm.gif

This is the type of guy that says PS4 games don't need to be 60 FPS. facepalm.gif

Posted by: Seri Feb 23 2016, 04:57 AM
I'm going to be honest, I can't tell the difference between 30 and 60.

Posted by: xiao Feb 23 2016, 05:50 AM
QUOTE (Seri @ 53 minutes, 9 seconds ago)
I'm going to be honest, I can't tell the difference between 30 and 60.

Really? unsure.gif

To my eyes, it's as clear as night and day. 60fps video is more crisp, clear, fluid, and sharp than 30fps. Like if I'm watching a scene live, as opposed to motion that's more cartoony and artificial. ie. 60fps+ looks more to me like it's in person; 30fps- is more synthetic and less authentic from an optical perspective.

I mean, I completely understand... I can't tell the difference between 320kbps mp3 audio and 'as source' flac songs. But my eyes are more keen on detail than my ears I suppose.

Have you seen this: (watch it on YouTube at 1080p60 - the embedded player doesn't have 60fps)

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OKcB-an2eiM )

Posted by: Seri Feb 23 2016, 06:33 AM
Nope, still can't tell. derp.gif

Posted by: xiao Feb 23 2016, 06:53 AM
QUOTE (Seri @ 19 minutes, 59 seconds ago)
Nope, still can't tell. derp.gif

What about... this one~ awesome.gif??

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r3gRWSbIBeU )

Posted by: Seri Feb 23 2016, 07:04 AM
I notice it now, actually. laugh2.gif

I guess it's just with games that I don't notice it.

Posted by: xiao Feb 23 2016, 08:28 AM
QUOTE (Seri @ 5 minutes, 11 seconds ago)
I notice it now, actually.  laugh2.gif

I guess it's just with games that I don't notice it.

And what about... this one too~ awesome.gif??

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Oh wai- you already said yes... derp.gif

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Okay okay... from here I promise it just keeps getting better! awesome.gif awesome.gif

Posted by: The Sixth Element Feb 23 2016, 05:11 PM
QUOTE (xiao @ 8 hours, 42 minutes ago)
And what about... this one too~ awesome.gif??

http://i.imgur.com/yDJLfas.jpg
Oh wai- you already said yes... derp.gif

http://i.imgur.com/OXeZEwv.jpg
Okay okay... from here I promise it just keeps getting better! awesome.gif awesome.gif

I would like the Tofu but not B-Cup Japanese model pinch2.gif

Posted by: xiao Feb 23 2016, 10:22 PM
QUOTE (The Sixth Element @ 5 hours, 10 minutes ago)
I would like the Tofu but not B-Cup Japanese model  pinch2.gif

...if there was an option to choose flight-deck/iron-board/landing-strip/flat-panel LCD... believe me, I would take that in a chest-beat!! awesome.gif

Posted by: RalliKai Mar 7 2016, 04:08 PM
That opening just made the video for me. laugh2.gif

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YlYTvjUR1jg )

Posted by: Nomake Wan Mar 7 2016, 04:21 PM
YES. I can't really say anything more than that, he pretty much nailed it. laugh2.gif

Posted by: The Sixth Element Mar 7 2016, 07:35 PM
RCR is back with his Video Game references and still accurately telling a honest review of a car that is seen every minute in the United States

Posted by: kyonpalm Mar 8 2016, 10:31 AM
Having had experience in one like 99% of the rest of the world, yes, he nailed it.

Worth noting, by the way, how near-bulletproof the engine is. The one I drove had, in another's hands, run low on oil to the point of the warning light coming on... and was left running like that for a few miles before the issue was "addressed". Apparently rather than change the oil, they just topped it off and planned to actually change it in the near future. Skip forward to it being in my hands, and, under the assumption it's been taken care of, I'd driven it for probably another 1,000 miles before the rattle of death appeared and I knew it was shot.

Posted by: xiao May 9 2016, 12:14 PM
^ bump ~ awesome.gif??

My favourite looking Moostang & the car highway cops love to catch you going 1 over 60 with ~ wub.gif

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8xtNRc3Ldmc )

... also GI Joe Cobra Co-fscking-mmander Keisuke!! apxrock.gif

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... I'll be BACH ...

Posted by: Spaz May 9 2016, 08:16 PM
A Termi Cobra on E? Sign me up.

Posted by: xiao May 9 2016, 11:04 PM
QUOTE (Spaz @ 2 hours, 46 minutes ago)
A Termi Cobra on E? Sign me up.

Save the environment while running over cute innocent kittens? Hell YEAH!! laugh.gif

It belongs to one of the managers at the Office Depot my bud was recently transferred to. He said it makes around 500 bhp ~ ohmy.gif ~ not too sure the validity of that statement BUT god-dang! it looks frickin' slick as wacka-wacka pac-man hell! grin2.gif

Posted by: Nomake Wan May 10 2016, 12:17 AM
>drives a Mustang
>he said

Not until I see the dyno sheet. laugh2.gif

Posted by: xiao May 10 2016, 03:25 AM
And they all drive http://i.imgur.com/aeE3MME.jpg too! It's like a Ford auto salon at the parking lot ~ wouldn't be surprised if the main manager drives a Misato-blue looking 1965 Chelly Fooze Rousche SVD and changed his name to Nicolas Cage ~ laugh.gif

...with all the money on mods, I would've just bought a regular BRZee & called it a day. derp.gif

Posted by: Seri May 10 2016, 04:16 AM
And an exhaust to fix the torque dip, right? awesome.gif

Posted by: xiao May 10 2016, 06:56 AM
oh shi- I forgot about the she-male p0nz ~ user posted image

But purely for the looks... my FR-Zed can dip me all she wants at the redline awesome.gif

Posted by: RalliKai May 16 2016, 03:46 PM
Hmmm. A Loyale with cheese.

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s1EF3TkgzOo )

Posted by: RalliKai Jun 7 2016, 05:30 PM
YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMDcIApBtL8 )


Always enjoy his "Which ___ is best ___" videos.

Posted by: The Sixth Element Jun 7 2016, 06:15 PM
QUOTE (RalliKai @ 45 minutes, 20 seconds ago)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oMDcIApBtL8

Always enjoy his "Which ___ is best ___" videos.

Which FERD is best FERD????











I liked the new Ford GT even though its a 6 cyl.

Posted by: rknight Jun 20 2016, 08:33 AM
wow really?

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DkNhG_y-9vE )

Posted by: The Sixth Element Jun 20 2016, 08:36 PM
But .... Corvettes

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8oAumIAs71g )

Posted by: RalliKai Jun 21 2016, 09:25 AM
YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxrcswedcTY )


"Here's my real gun." laugh2.gif

Posted by: The Sixth Element Jun 21 2016, 09:28 AM
QUOTE (RalliKai @ 2 minutes, 26 seconds ago)
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QxrcswedcTY

"Here's my real gun." laugh2.gif

Time to fight the war again.....

Posted by: RalliKai Aug 8 2016, 12:28 PM
First time I actually ever heard of the Festiva. It does remind me of a smaller Mazda 323.

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CfMFtXu3Lz4 )

Posted by: Master0fMadness Aug 8 2016, 06:42 PM
You never watched Top Gear? Rutledge Wood used one in the $500 challenge.... smoked the clutch to bits at the very end. It was hilarious. laugh2.gif

Though not as hilarious as Adam Ferrara's yellow Crown Victoria, which a random guy climbed into the back of his car and asked him to drive to X location, thinking it was a taxi. awesome.gif

Posted by: Nomake Wan Aug 8 2016, 10:04 PM
QUOTE (Master0fMadness @ 3 hours, 21 minutes ago)
You never watched Top Gear US?

Correcting you before people who watched the real show have a hernia.

Posted by: APX Aug 8 2016, 10:18 PM
QUOTE (Master0fMadness @ 3 hours, 35 minutes ago)
You never watched Top Gear? Rutledge Wood used one in the $500 challenge.... smoked the clutch to bits at the very end. It was hilarious. laugh2.gif

Though not as hilarious as Adam Ferrara's yellow Crown Victoria, which a random guy climbed into the back of his car and asked him to drive to X location, thinking it was a taxi. awesome.gif

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Posted by: Master0fMadness Aug 11 2016, 07:43 AM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ Aug 8 2016, 10:04 PM)
Correcting you before people who haven't watched the real show have a hernia.

Fixed it for you w00t2.gif

Okay, I'll stop trolling now. On the real though, that Festiva is a 1,700 lb. box of lulz. I also like the artillery shell gear shifter. Though I wonder how much water that thing spits out after a heavy rain with the muffler angled up like that. laugh2.gif

Posted by: RalliKai Aug 11 2016, 12:30 PM
QUOTE (Master0fMadness @ 4 hours, 46 minutes ago)
Fixed it for you w00t2.gif

Okay, I'll stop trolling now. On the real though, that Festiva is a 1,700 lb. box of lulz. I also like the artillery shell gear shifter. Though I wonder how much water that thing spits out after a heavy rain with the muffler angled up like that. laugh2.gif

Not quite an artillery shell. More like 30mm shell casing from an A-10.

Posted by: Seri Aug 11 2016, 01:27 PM
I almost owned a Festiva as my first car before the Accord.

Posted by: The Sixth Element Aug 11 2016, 08:59 PM
I've seen the modded version that has the Tauros SHO engine and its called the SHOGUN. It looks pretty cool and its a predecessor to the Clio V6.

Posted by: RalliKai Aug 15 2016, 06:17 AM
Happy Monday.

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7bD-b_184mE )

Posted by: Master0fMadness Aug 15 2016, 07:17 AM
Oh wow, this has to be the best review I've seen yet. My sides. laugh2.gif

And yes, the Z32 is an -amazing- car to sit in. Dare I say, Nomake, superior to even the Alcyone SVX?

Everything is just so -right-. It really is the Japston Nippontin of GT cars.

Posted by: Nomake Wan Aug 15 2016, 08:53 AM
QUOTE (Master0fMadness @ 1 hour, 36 minutes ago)
And yes, the Z32 is an -amazing- car to sit in. Dare I say, Nomake, superior to even the Alcyone SVX?

I haven't spent any seat time in a Z32, so you'd want to ask Sideways since he's the only guy I know who's done so if you want a second opinion. Both are heavy grand-touring cars, though, and they're definitely in the same market. However, it's really too bad he didn't review the twin-turbo version since that's really where the fun is for that particular vehicle. Pretty sure an SVX will walk over an NA, but the turbo version is just too ridiculous to compete.

...Well, no, I take that back. A stock SVX will walk all over an NA 300ZX until you've spent a few minutes over 4000 RPMs, and then it'll start overheating and lose. awesome.gif

Posted by: Master0fMadness Aug 15 2016, 10:34 AM
Gotta slam the shifter and go, "That's it, get into 2nd."

Posted by: RalliKai Aug 15 2016, 10:49 AM
Preferred the Z31 over the 32 overall. Out of all the 90s Japanese GT cars that graced the States, I'd rank the Z32 my second favorite, behind the Supra.

Posted by: Master0fMadness Aug 23 2016, 09:49 PM
YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aLe7q-vqlE8 )


Oh man, this thing is cool. It reminds me of a UNIMOG for some reason, but doesn't likely cost a small fortune to at least buy.

10/10 this was better than the Piper review.

Posted by: RalliKai Aug 26 2016, 06:51 AM
Regardless of what can be said about the Cavalier/Sunfire, the Grand Am was the poster child of GM garbage in the 90s and 2000s in my view.

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n8ak8VPxxeg )

Posted by: Master0fMadness Aug 27 2016, 04:11 PM
If you don't want to see Mr. Regular's face, don't click.
SPOILER


I love how it goes just in depth enough to explain the madness behind RCR. happy.gif

Posted by: RalliKai Sep 5 2016, 04:48 AM
A Happy Labor Day and RCR video to you all.

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=C7f9eZCQc4M )

Posted by: Master0fMadness Sep 5 2016, 11:07 AM
Been there, driven one, if you're gonna go that far just buy a C5 Corvette to begin with.

That LS4 swapped DeLorean really tickles my Jimmy, though. That car can really charge like an Impala, flying down the asphalt like it's at the Grand Prix of Monte Carlo. awesome.gif

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Posted by: Master0fMadness Sep 9 2016, 05:08 PM
Oh hey, the Celica GT-S I helped fund and the #RCR Brat hung out together.

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Posted by: Hannah Sep 9 2016, 05:54 PM
When did you get to hang out with them again???

Posted by: xiao Sep 10 2016, 09:04 AM
QUOTE (Master0fMadness @ Yesterday, 7:08 PM)
Oh hey, the Celica GT-S!

I always loved the way that little hachi-back car looked. If they would've made a 4WD version with 2,500 lbs & 200 bhp... well idk, but isn't it nice to think of the possibilities tho ~ XD ~ wub.gif

Posted by: RalliKai Sep 12 2016, 04:51 AM
And it is here.

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OneeY6W6Jw )

Posted by: xiao Sep 12 2016, 08:20 AM
QUOTE (RalliKai @ 3 hours, 13 minutes ago)
And it is here.

http://youtube.com/watch?v=4OneeY6W6Jw&t=3m13s ー C'mon Subaru get it together... Subaru, Ford just made an http://www.subaru.jp/brz/brz/top/images/topimg01.jpg & it made it better than you did. C'mon, get it together.

Posted by: RalliKai Sep 12 2016, 10:02 AM
QUOTE (xiao @ 1 hour, 41 minutes ago)
http://youtube.com/watch?v=4OneeY6W6Jw&t=3m13s ー C'mon Subaru get it together... Subaru, Ford just made an http://www.subaru.jp/brz/brz/top/images/topimg01.jpg & it made it better than you did. C'mon, get it together.

Couldn't agree more with that quote.

:looks at Mazda: You know what you need to do with the next Mazdaspeed 3. awesome.gif

Posted by: Seri Sep 12 2016, 03:15 PM
But does it have a 10 year, unlimited mileage, bumper-to-bumper, warranty?

Posted by: The Sixth Element Sep 12 2016, 03:17 PM
QUOTE (Seri @ 1 minute, 5 seconds ago)
But does it have a 10 year, unlimited mileage, bumper-to-bumper, warranty?

This isn't a Used Aston Martin Vantage laugh2.gif

Posted by: Nomake Wan Sep 12 2016, 09:51 PM
QUOTE (RalliKai @ Today, 4:51 AM)
And it is here.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4OneeY6W6Jw

>traces the Ecoboost to the 2.3L Lima

No. The Ecoboost is a Mazda L-series engine, so if you wanna go about tracing its roots you're better off looking at the Mazda 323 GTX. Or, you know, the Mercury Capri XR2. awesome.gif

Posted by: Master0fMadness Sep 14 2016, 10:30 AM
QUOTE
>Drift mode only locks power to the rear


I dunno about that... check this clip out from about 2:45 onward
YOUTUBE ( https://youtu.be/KYJLszmykJk )


Even factoring in a 30% FWD bias, that still doesn't look like just the work of the powertrain. I do believe the ASM is using torque vectoring to hold the angle of the slide.

But I will agree that anyone who tries hooning it on the streets thinking it'll turn them into Vaughn Gittin deserves what's coming to them.

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Posted by: xiao Sep 16 2016, 02:13 AM
QUOTE (Master0fMadness @ Sep 14 2016, 12:30 PM)
I dunno about that... check this clip out from about https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KYJLszmykJk&t=2m45s onward

Was that Ken Block...?? awesome.gif user posted image

Also... now that http://youtube.com/watch?v=bzpPVbdRR74&t=33s called it quits on the Evo ~ we can basically say this is the... Ford Evo™ ~ weird or sexy as it may sound, depending on what part of the UK of England you're from, mate! cool.gif

Posted by: Master0fMadness Sep 16 2016, 10:21 AM
Ford RS sounds way sexier because of the name's relation to this:

user posted image

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Posted by: Spaz Sep 16 2016, 10:32 AM
QUOTE (Master0fMadness @ Sep 14 2016, 01:30 PM)
But I will agree that anyone who tries hooning it on the streets thinking it'll turn them into Vaughn Gittin deserves what's coming to them.

LOL. I was only 3 seconds off Vaughn in the RTR Mustang street car at Road Atlanta and that car makes GOBS of power. He can drift but he's overall not super impressive behind the wheel. wink2.gif

Posted by: Master0fMadness Sep 23 2016, 11:56 AM
This car needs no introduction.

Welcome, my son. Welcome to the Vagabond Falcon.

YOUTUBE ( https://youtu.be/Kz_UDUdifgQ )


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Posted by: Nomake Wan Sep 27 2016, 06:55 PM
"Because if you get caught violating laws in a Ford Falcon, the officer will probably let you off with a warning. And not a fake, 'I'm lettin' you off but not really' warning, I'm talking a real honest-to-god, 'Get outta here you scamp!' warning! And why wouldn't he!? I mean, I get thumbs-up from officers all the time in this!" -RCR

This is absolute truth. I used to call this the "Classic Car Cloaking Device" back when I drove the Maverick. Within ten minutes of having bought that car, I hopped on the freeway and floored it. The wheezy 6-cylinder tried its best and got me up to speed, and by the time I hit the road I was just barely over the posted limit. That instant, CHP appears outta nowhere, pulls behind me, and I'm just wanting to slam my face into the steering wheel because getting a less-than-10-over ticket within 10 minutes of buying the car would be supremely retarded luck.

Then he pulls past me, drops a thumbs-up, and pulls over an Audi just ahead of me.

Out of everything, that's probably what I loved the most about the Maverick. The thing was a tank, it had been abused, it continued to run when any of my other cars would've left me stranded...but it was never having to worry about police encounters that I probably loved most. I just never even bothered looking, because it would never, ever be a problem. cool.gif

Posted by: RalliKai Sep 28 2016, 06:50 AM
Not a caaar.

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BglzNAML78M )


Still, love the R6 and motorbikes in general.

Also on the topic of driving classic's. I had the opportunity to drive my grandfather's 1972 Benz 300SEL after a wedding once. The feeling I got from it was the closest I'd ever felt to driving a tank.

Posted by: xiao Sep 28 2016, 03:09 PM
QUOTE (RalliKai @ 8 hours, 11 minutes ago)
Also on the topic of driving classic's. I had the opportunity to drive my grandfather's 1972 Benz 300SEL after a wedding once. The feeling I got from it was the closest I'd ever felt to driving a tank.

I drove a newer & similar Benz my old bud had ... and the 1st thing I remember thinking is " How the hell do you steer this little Tungsten block " ~ no ABS was manageable but no Power Steering is a mofo'ker !! laugh.gif

The R6 review explains a lot of why I see those little rice-rockets everywhere! awesome.gif I'm still primarily a Honda CBR fanboy thanks to Tess-senpai though ~ cool.gif

Posted by: RalliKai Oct 4 2016, 09:27 AM
Presenting the EF, oops ED. pinch2.gif

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gQ8nph2w6GE )

Posted by: Master0fMadness Oct 5 2016, 06:58 AM
A four-speed manual... Holy hell I thought by 1991 you could only find that in a Tercel! laugh2.gif

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Posted by: xiao Oct 12 2016, 04:42 AM
Oh look Valentino Samurai! ohmy.gif

http://youtube.com/watch?v=r9yKyhgOIuY
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oops wrong Valentino Ross ~ derp.gif

YOUTUBE ( http://youtube.com/watch?v=A6mmc5N0rNI )

xenomorph headlights tho' alien2.gif <3

Posted by: xiao Oct 24 2016, 03:25 AM
aaaaand here's a good looking Porsche w/ -10 less horsepower (give or take) than the Toyobaru FR-Zed...

but when's he gonna do a Blackbird 911-T by golly ~ derp.gif ??

YOUTUBE ( http://youtube.com/watch?v=5Hwt9gTVSYs )

Posted by: RalliKai Oct 24 2016, 07:37 AM
Was waiting for the 944 to appear. Still hoping he gets to review a 3000GT sometime.

Also, "The fandom for 944 is worse than Undertale trash." laugh2.gif

Posted by: xiao Oct 24 2016, 09:34 AM
QUOTE (RalliKai @ 9 hour, 44 minute ago)
Also, "The fandom for 944 is worse than Undertale trash." laugh2.gif

I... I know those people ~ they're not as bad as two-hoo ZUNtrash (like xiaorz) tho' fear2.gif ...

 http://youtube.com/watch?v=5Hwt9gTVSYs&t=5m58s -- " The Mitsabooshee Starre-Ion can wipe the floor with this kerr! "

Where the bloody Porsche Jalopy is Mark when you need him ~ I miss his Azusa runs at midnight with nothin' but a pint of Jack & some empty Ruger shells... cool.gif \m/

Posted by: kyonpalm Oct 24 2016, 10:11 AM
The 944 is a dangerous idiot-trap. Just cheap enough for people on a budget to want to buy it until they realize it's still a Porsche and requires the right knowledge to work on it when something does break (because it will) and still requires Porsche money to do so.

Posted by: Master0fMadness Oct 28 2016, 10:03 PM
That's why if anything, I'd get a 924. At least it has a VW engine and is known to be slow.

Edit: hey Xiao, honestly, the front end of a Ducati 999 looks like the face of Eva 02.

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Posted by: RalliKai Oct 31 2016, 07:23 AM
YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6piu78Ptn-s )

Posted by: xiao Oct 31 2016, 12:13 PM
QUOTE (Master0fMadness @ Oct 29 2016, 12:03 AM)
hey Xiao, honestly, the front end of a Ducati 999 looks like the face of Eva 02.

Get outta here ya' psychlops Rei Ayunumi fanboy~!!! awesome.gif

YOUTUBE ( http://youtube.com/watch?v=NbqtAuT4zbk )

QUOTE (Regular Car Reviews)
" http://youtube.com/watch?v=6piu78Ptn-s&t=3m46s " user posted image

e'www ~

Posted by: Master0fMadness Nov 9 2016, 01:44 AM
YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FM3t88m391I )

If I knew how much screen time my Rickyisms shirt would have gotten for this video, I may have reconsidered my wardrobe decisions. laugh2.gif

Oh well, at least those brand new New Balance shoes looked good against my jeans! awesome.gif

Posted by: xiao Nov 9 2016, 01:54 AM
QUOTE (Master0fMadness @ 5 minutes, 34 seconds ago)
> Halo 6

Mute the video & put http://youtube.com/watch?v=9bZkp7q19f0 on loop to skip Master Chief's eardrum-bleeding echoes ~ ♫

Also, congrats Dori !! That's one hella kickass afro playa ~ user posted image

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FrG4TEcSuRg&t=10
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Posted by: Master0fMadness Nov 12 2016, 06:50 PM
Clear shot of my head and face at 9:59

What afro? blink.gif

Posted by: xiao Nov 13 2016, 02:07 AM
QUOTE (Master0fMadness @ 7 hours, 16 minutes ago)
What afro? blink.gif

I dunno either but xiao's gotta be smokin' some good hooka fo'dat nugga to see an afro ~ user posted image

 http://imgur.com/qhsfZ3G.jpg

Posted by: Master0fMadness Nov 13 2016, 12:16 PM
I really need to stop eating like a pig; I'm starting to look like one. >_<

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Posted by: xiao Nov 13 2016, 12:38 PM
QUOTE (Master0fMadness @ 20 minutes, 2 seconds ago)
I really need to stop eating like a pig; I'm starting to look like one. >_<

You're a very dashingly-smart & handsome bloke with a sterling silver smile doridori my boi ~ I'd slap dat booty without a second's thought hug.gif

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Edit: Also ...... I think Mr.Reggie's been smokin' a bit too much o'dat Chernobyl regina fam like woah laugh.gif

YOUTUBE ( http://youtube.com/watch?v=xUlx5iSxicU )

Posted by: Ivanik Nov 15 2016, 08:25 AM
There is something I can't find; I'm looking for the torque curve of this Chevrolet Corsa, it's engine is a Powertech 1.6 SOHC MPFI (gasoline). Anybody has it?

Posted by: Nomake Wan Nov 15 2016, 08:25 AM
I think you're in the wrong thread there, buddy.

Posted by: kyonpalm Nov 15 2016, 08:51 AM
QUOTE (Nomake Wan @ 25 minutes, 37 seconds ago)
I think you're in the wrong thread there, buddy.

YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b40QdTRaqFk )

Posted by: Hannah Nov 25 2016, 04:32 PM
............. ( ꒪Д꒪)



alrighty, then, mr. kyon...

Posted by: Tessou Nov 25 2016, 07:56 PM
Keep it on topic, guys.

Posted by: RalliKai Nov 28 2016, 07:03 AM
YOUTUBE ( https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PDjvi6XiT8c )

Posted by: xiao Nov 28 2016, 02:49 PM
QUOTE (RalliKai @ 7 hours, 44 minutes ago)
AE82

...the f#ck is that!!? ~ was the 1st thing that popped into my head when I saw the thumbnail ~ laugh.gif

Posted by: Master0fMadness Nov 29 2016, 01:08 PM
I had one of those. Except, it was a sedan and went slower than a DMV worker.

The FX16 is the one to get, those are a blast to drive.

But I will say, I saw this car up close and personal at the RCR meet and it was really goddamned clean. Was just like my old Tercel, only sized small instead of extra small.

That 4A-C though... sorry 84hachi, it's hot stinky BASURA.

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Posted by: Nomake Wan Nov 29 2016, 01:29 PM
Hey yeah, whatever happened to that sedan anyway?




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Posted by: xiao Nov 29 2016, 01:50 PM
I still wish I'd lived in New England & wouldn't have been so shy back when the infamous Supra ride happened so I could've been in the middle like a gooey frosting on a most delish Oreo cookie awesome.gif

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