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Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 09-25-2018, 11:42 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 17,382
Posted By serialk11r
I don't think the MR2 is happening, it would...

I don't think the MR2 is happening, it would definitely have to cost more than the 86. Very few people would buy such a thing, which makes the chassis naturally expensive. Which is a shame, because...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 08-10-2018, 12:43 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 13,597
Posted By serialk11r
It's not a question of matching the ND2, it's a...

It's not a question of matching the ND2, it's a question of getting close for less money. Slightly lighter rods and pistons are always a nice to have but chances are the engine isn't going to blow up...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 08-07-2018, 12:50 AM
Replies: 194
Views: 13,597
Posted By serialk11r
If the earlier ND1s drop really fast in price, I...

If the earlier ND1s drop really fast in price, I would be kind of tempted...

The factory can't really tune the way the aftermarket does, they probably gave it more valve lift and the intake...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 07-28-2018, 12:37 PM
Replies: 194
Views: 13,597
Posted By serialk11r
I just read about the engine changes, this seems...

I just read about the engine changes, this seems like a winner as it now has a pretty clear performance advantage over the twins.

I really like the engine upgrade, as they did it on the cheap....
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 04-29-2018, 01:48 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,777
Posted By serialk11r
Right, people now are attracted to the many...

Right, people now are attracted to the many offerings of tall CUVs.

"just buy a better used one" -> Let me be very clear, I am not talking about a better used car, I'm talking about a cheaper used...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 04-29-2018, 02:30 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 3,777
Posted By serialk11r
Whoa. I always thought low end sedans were kind...

Whoa. I always thought low end sedans were kind of a weird thing because in the US market, there are so many used cars that you have tons of options to save money. Who buys these things? I know...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 02-20-2018, 12:15 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,831
Posted By serialk11r
Really? There's so many modified cars going...

Really? There's so many modified cars going around making much more noise than that, and I have never heard of anyone getting pulled over. A lot of stock cars will get to 94 ish.

Okay here, I...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 02-16-2018, 02:10 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,831
Posted By serialk11r
My god, I just saw how many E85 stations there...

My god, I just saw how many E85 stations there are in Florida.

I hate California, but good thing is I seem to have a job NYC soon and will be getting out of here soon :D Not that there's much E85,...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-05-2018, 12:55 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,308
Posted By serialk11r
He says he uses completely stock engines. The...

He says he uses completely stock engines. The stock baffling is apparently very good and the engines can tolerate 300F oil without blowing up. The famous Formula D 2AR build also has completely stock...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-05-2018, 01:16 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,308
Posted By serialk11r
Really? Marc from Frankenstein Motorworks says...

Really? Marc from Frankenstein Motorworks says the AR and GR engines have really good oil systems and he has lots of success racing them. When I blew my first 2ZZ-GE (leaky head gasket I wasn't aware...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 02-04-2018, 11:06 PM
Replies: 34
Views: 2,308
Posted By serialk11r
If you weren't in California, I would say 2AR or...

If you weren't in California, I would say 2AR or 2GR swap :D

The 3S is admittedly good for really big power if you're into that kind of thing.

Just be careful about spinning it, RIP my MR2...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 01-24-2018, 12:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,744
Posted By serialk11r
Yea I realize what he's doing, but what I'm...

Yea I realize what he's doing, but what I'm trying to say is...

Is there any car in existence that can create a 30Nm torque at the steering wheel from road forces? Maybe some old school race cars?...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 01-24-2018, 12:32 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,744
Posted By serialk11r
This one: 100% Force Feedback Challenge With A...

This one:
100% Force Feedback Challenge With A Direct Drive Wheel - YouTube

Either his arms are weaker than a small child's, or something is seriously wrong because my arms would not be that sore...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 01-23-2018, 09:12 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,744
Posted By serialk11r
I have trouble believing that steering on any...

I have trouble believing that steering on any race car would be so heavy that your arms get tired after one lap, because race car drivers have to drive those things for hours at a time. No one has...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 01-23-2018, 01:29 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,744
Posted By serialk11r
I just watched some videos of people using direct...

I just watched some videos of people using direct drive wheels, and I am wondering...what the heck? Real cars don't feel like that at all unless they have broken power steering. What's the point of...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 01-20-2018, 05:46 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,065
Posted By serialk11r
You probably want some oiling mods on that if you...

You probably want some oiling mods on that if you want to take turns quickly, because 2ZZs can oil starve even in the Celica GT-S on street tires. Aftermarket oil pan gives you some extra buffer...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 01-18-2018, 04:43 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,744
Posted By serialk11r
Wait, so rFactor 2 is the most realistic...

Wait, so rFactor 2 is the most realistic simulator?

Sounds like I might need to just buy all of them lol.

What about the G29 is better than the older wheels? I don't think the extra buttons are...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 01-18-2018, 02:27 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,744
Posted By serialk11r
Thanks for the reply. I'm reading that...

Thanks for the reply.

I'm reading that Project Cars 2 has really good physics. Are Assetto Corsa, Project Cars 2, and iRacing fairly even in this regard? I don't mind paying more for iRacing if...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 01-17-2018, 10:11 PM
Replies: 52
Views: 2,744
Posted By serialk11r
Ever since crashing my MR2 at the track I get...

Ever since crashing my MR2 at the track I get kind of nervous when I drive around bends :/ Is driving in a sim realistic enough for the skills to transfer to the real world? I want to build up my car...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 12-14-2017, 02:19 PM
Replies: 67
Views: 4,266
Posted By serialk11r
That's true for the battery, and also is partly...

That's true for the battery, and also is partly due to them using AC induction motors. With a permanent magnet motor there would be higher peak efficiency but also higher losses at low power for a...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 12-07-2017, 09:46 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,077
Posted By serialk11r
Turbo lag to me is kind of a dealbreaker so I...

Turbo lag to me is kind of a dealbreaker so I don't want one but hearing you say the transmission shifts rough makes me want to drive one, that sounds awesome. There's something neat about how all...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-21-2017, 02:55 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 1,565
Posted By serialk11r
Eh, I think the F-type looks better than this. ...

Eh, I think the F-type looks better than this.

Looks like my dream/plan of getting a 2006 Vantage aren't changed. The looks of this one definitely don't cut it for me.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-14-2017, 04:06 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,236
Posted By serialk11r
The torque is pretty close, I am sure you can...

The torque is pretty close, I am sure you can toss in a new cam or a bigger intercooler and match the LT5 power with an LT4.
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 11-05-2017, 04:43 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 21,978
Posted By serialk11r
Porsche IS cheating. If you go on a Porsche forum...

Porsche IS cheating. If you go on a Porsche forum and look for threads where owners post weights for their cars, you'll notice not a single person's car comes much under 3000lbs wet when they put it...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 11-04-2017, 07:30 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 21,978
Posted By serialk11r
Nice, I didn't think of checking that. The...

Nice, I didn't think of checking that.

The stock tires are Goodyear Eagle F1 (max performance summer), which are actually less sticky than the Star Specs!

Tirerack tested both on a BMW F30...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 11-04-2017, 02:06 AM
Replies: 49,723
Views: 3,062,026
Posted By serialk11r
No idea, I figured between all the people racing...

No idea, I figured between all the people racing it there would have to be good enough replacement parts for everything in one way or another.

I'm thinking of an early NA to get that nice high rev...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 11-04-2017, 01:49 AM
Replies: 244
Views: 21,978
Posted By serialk11r
Wait, I didn't realize the Cayman had struts on...

Wait, I didn't realize the Cayman had struts on all 4 corners! Wow, my (ex) MR2 (RIP :() is as advanced as a Porsche! lol

I didn't realize the 911 had struts at the front too, with the GT3 getting...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 11-04-2017, 01:21 AM
Replies: 49,723
Views: 3,062,026
Posted By serialk11r
Cole You got a link to these noodles? I usually...

Cole You got a link to these noodles? I usually don't eat instant ramen, but I am curious how spicy they are now that you are making such a big deal out of it :P

I can eat a ripe Scotch Bonnet or...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 10-31-2017, 11:59 AM
Replies: 49,723
Views: 3,062,026
Posted By serialk11r
Nah, after all the time I spent fixing this car...

Nah, after all the time I spent fixing this car and the previous MR2 Spyder, I am kind of done with these cars as all the little issues are really annoying, and the car has so many flaws it feels...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge 10-31-2017, 02:56 AM
Replies: 49,723
Views: 3,062,026
Posted By serialk11r
The front is smashed in with the strut towers...

The front is smashed in with the strut towers deformed. MR2s are always toast when you crash them. I actually just gave it to a race shop that leases Spec Miatas at the track for 1k. I can get maybe...
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