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Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 12-30-2020, 07:26 AM
Replies: 798
Poll: 2022 400Z
Views: 41,513
Posted By serialk11r
Well yea, the S2000 is like the opposite of the...

Well yea, the S2000 is like the opposite of the Z. Everything in the car is plain old heavy and cheap steel, the specs are terrible for the money, but everything just feels great when you sit in and...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 12-29-2020, 07:49 PM
Replies: 798
Poll: 2022 400Z
Views: 41,513
Posted By serialk11r
Lol, that's funny. After a bunch of repairs, my...

Lol, that's funny. After a bunch of repairs, my car doesn't clunk that badly anymore, but I still have a mystery clunk from the rear (checked all suspension bits, they're all torqued correctly, but...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 12-25-2020, 04:07 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 109,891
Posted By serialk11r
Wait, 7500 including track usage? Is that with an...

Wait, 7500 including track usage? Is that with an oil cooler?
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 12-25-2020, 04:03 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,219
Posted By serialk11r
If you buy an RX8 with a blown engine and rebuild...

If you buy an RX8 with a blown engine and rebuild it, I feel like you have a pretty good chance of coming out ahead (lower capital outlay, less sales tax, probably less insurance since it's a...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 12-24-2020, 04:25 PM
Replies: 798
Poll: 2022 400Z
Views: 41,513
Posted By serialk11r
I just got a G35 beater, so I was curious, do you...

I just got a G35 beater, so I was curious, do you have experience with the VQ cars? Have the newer VR powered cars improved refinement?

I ask because tearing into my G35 to fix its many problems...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 12-12-2020, 07:44 PM
Replies: 421
Views: 109,891
Posted By serialk11r
Evora/Exige V6 should work on the track out of...

Evora/Exige V6 should work on the track out of the box, Frankenstein Motorworks runs the oil over 300F on the track with zero oil system modifications in his 2GR-FE swapped MR2s, and he's revving it...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 12-11-2020, 12:35 AM
Replies: 421
Views: 109,891
Posted By serialk11r
I just had this thought...(for tall people and...

I just had this thought...(for tall people and Miatas).

What if you attach cushions to the car directly, like LaFerrari? That would get like 1 inch of legroom compared to a bucket seat. You could...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 12-11-2020, 12:21 AM
Replies: 74,821
Views: 6,095,059
Posted By serialk11r
Wow, I got my single stage paint can from these...

Wow, I got my single stage paint can from these guys:
https://www.ebay.com/itm/Touch-Up-Custom-Mix-Spray-Can-Automotive-Paint-WV2-Diamond-Graphite-Metallic/353260745132

This was SO MUCH EASIER to...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 12-06-2020, 02:32 AM
Replies: 74,821
Views: 6,095,059
Posted By serialk11r
You're giving me too much credit. I drove my...

You're giving me too much credit. I drove my first MR2 Spyder around with dents on every panel and broken lights, my FR-S had a tacky cheap Plastidip job that I paid for, my 2nd MR2 Spyder was...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 12-05-2020, 10:00 PM
Replies: 74,821
Views: 6,095,059
Posted By serialk11r
Wow, I may have gotten a little ambitious with...

Wow, I may have gotten a little ambitious with trying to paint and replace my bumper cover.

When opening the package, I stupidly cut a giant gash into the new bumper cover with a utility knife....
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 12-03-2020, 02:56 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 1,321
Posted By serialk11r
There are ways to make a turbo engine a little...

There are ways to make a turbo engine a little more NA-like, if it comes down to it (reduce boost, increase revs). California smog techs won't be able to tell if you change or modify the impellers in...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 12-03-2020, 12:02 AM
Replies: 74,821
Views: 6,095,059
Posted By serialk11r
Man, my G35 from the ghetto is proving to be a...

Man, my G35 from the ghetto is proving to be a test of my patience lol.

I just heard the belts squeaking yesterday, increasing tension to proper level didn't help. Squeaking goes away when warm,...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 12-01-2020, 03:41 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 902
Posted By serialk11r
Add a custom gearset for street driving too if...

Add a custom gearset for street driving too if you got that blank check. The Porsche gearing is dumb if you're never going to go past 165mph.
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 12-01-2020, 03:36 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 354
Posted By serialk11r
I'm sorry, that engine is a pretty poor choice...

I'm sorry, that engine is a pretty poor choice for the MR-S...

It's heavier than an inline 4, the Subaru transmission is extremely heavy, it's not actually much lower, and anything with a turbo...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 11-28-2020, 04:37 PM
Replies: 74,821
Views: 6,095,059
Posted By serialk11r
So I bought this really rough Infiniti G35 as a...

So I bought this really rough Infiniti G35 as a temporary practical car, mostly because I have trouble trusting that a BMW won't have its water pump go and leave me with a blown head gasket, and also...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-27-2020, 12:30 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 902
Posted By serialk11r
Yea I agree, I don't think it needs more power...

Yea I agree, I don't think it needs more power either, but Porsche usually increases power with each generation, and now they've stopped (because they can't find any more power, presumably). The bore...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-26-2020, 02:58 AM
Replies: 32
Views: 902
Posted By serialk11r
https://tpsignition.com/ These guys are...

https://tpsignition.com/

These guys are supposedly working on it with OEMs (not sure which ones).

I'm hoping one of these fancy multi-point ignition technologies gets the naturally aspirated...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-25-2020, 09:16 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 902
Posted By serialk11r
I think it's noteworthy that the power increases...

I think it's noteworthy that the power increases have stopped.

With the ginormous bores Porsche uses and the high rpm these run at, there is a bit of room for improvement from higher combustion...
Forum: Other Vehicles & General Automotive Discussions 11-23-2020, 02:02 AM
Replies: 19
Views: 584
Posted By serialk11r
I've seen an S3 V6 Exige on the street in...

I've seen an S3 V6 Exige on the street in Berkeley, CA, with plates. I have no idea how they got the plates... I'm guessing it was an Elise chassis with all the Exige parts swapped over (it's just an...
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 11-21-2020, 06:43 PM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 86,771
Posted By serialk11r
What's all the fuss about the red manifold? Isn't...

What's all the fuss about the red manifold? Isn't that what red paint is for? :P

It's not super clear what they've done to enable the 13.5 compression ratio, but it doesn't seem like there have...
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 11-21-2020, 02:59 AM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 86,771
Posted By serialk11r
That's mostly true with a short runner catted...

That's mostly true with a short runner catted header and a circa 2010-2017 design where heavily rich mixtures are used to control EGT. You won't be able to find as much power if there aren't cats to...
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 11-18-2020, 06:23 PM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 86,771
Posted By serialk11r
I bet the engine is more or less a bored out...

I bet the engine is more or less a bored out FA20. I agree the styling on the old cars is preferable (just slightly, I didn't think they looked particularly good either). I don't think it actually...
Forum: BRZ Second-Gen (2022+) -- General Topics 11-18-2020, 06:13 PM
Replies: 1,384
Views: 86,771
Posted By serialk11r
I mistook the rear end picture for a Civic LOL. ...

I mistook the rear end picture for a Civic LOL.

Okay obviously I'm waiting to see the reviews, but I am pretty pleased with what I see. The interior looks a little bit nicer than the original,...
Forum: Off-Topic Lounge [WARNING: NO POLITICS] 11-13-2020, 07:36 PM
Replies: 138
Views: 13,605
Posted By serialk11r
Damn dude, how do you make that honeycomb pattern?

Damn dude, how do you make that honeycomb pattern?
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 11-02-2020, 08:42 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,557
Posted By serialk11r
Good point, and it's why I struggle a lot...

Good point, and it's why I struggle a lot deciding what car to buy right now.

I actually HATE convertibles, but it just happens that a lot of good cars were convertible-only. I'm willing to put up...
Forum: Engine, Exhaust, Transmission 11-01-2020, 08:27 PM
Replies: 60
Views: 2,557
Posted By serialk11r
If you want a car just for fun, don't buy the...

If you want a car just for fun, don't buy the FR-S. Miata, Elise, S2000, really almost anything with 2 seats is better...

The FR-S is a great do-it-all car on a budget. I used mine to move, give...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 10-27-2020, 11:01 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 22,711
Posted By serialk11r
No, it felt like 240hp, it was pretty fast, just...

No, it felt like 240hp, it was pretty fast, just not fast enough for the price. The dealer salesperson was in the car slowing it down a little. The tuned BRZ with only me in it was a bit slower, but...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 10-27-2020, 07:27 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 22,711
Posted By serialk11r
Ok so I got the brilliant idea of asking the...

Ok so I got the brilliant idea of asking the neighbor if I could sit in his NA Miata (all stock). As expected, my knees and the steering wheel did not get along. However, the seats went back further...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 10-27-2020, 03:00 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 22,711
Posted By serialk11r
Is the ND a lot tighter or something? I just...

Is the ND a lot tighter or something? I just couldn't feel comfortable in that car at all. Had to sit bolt upright to get enough legroom, which put the windshield in my forehead. I have yet to sit in...
Forum: FR-S / BRZ vs.... 10-19-2020, 10:18 PM
Replies: 163
Views: 22,711
Posted By serialk11r
Oh actually this particular car had the resonator...

Oh actually this particular car had the resonator cut off and the cover trimmed, so it should've been a little bit more induction noise than stock. It was pretty quiet, though I liked how it sounded....
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