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don't be a faggot

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324f87 No.11248[Reply]

Post your questions here.

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8fb2c9 No.15910


Two spark plugs per combustion chamber actually allows for a cleaner and more thorough burn, so it's not as pointless as you might think. As for removing the boot remnants, try hitting it with a blowtorch and burning the rubber out.

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0644fc No.12688[Reply]

We mostly talk about cars. Motorcycles are welcome too. The only rules are:

1. Don't be a faggot.

2. Spoiler NSFW content and assume spoilers are NSFW.

Questions? Suggestions? Comments? Post them here or send me an email at SAABotage@8chan.co.

Post new banners here as well.

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9c5b6f No.15831



Live with your poor choices.


Repair thread is this way >>11248

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5599b8 No.15964[Reply]

So ford is supposed to stop production on cars due to poor sales in comparison to trucks, SUV's, and crossovers.

One one hand signs are pointing to this making sense to bean counters. On the other hand, who the fuck thinks not selling ANY cars outside of the Mustang (and some probably shitty hybrid focus)?


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671718 No.15973


I hate American trucks, they are designed to look big because it attracts what the normal faggot truck buy likes, looks agression, big = must be strong and powerful.

I prefer the Tacoma's. No need to have wide oversized body style.

869d74 No.15974



The majority of Americans get Trucks but don't haul heavy things. If they do its rare and you are wasting extra money and gas so you can have some extra space. Yet most people don't need that space, there isn't much more you can do that your average modern sedan can't do, hell even modern hatchbacks. The backseats of most modern trucks are still cramped somehow, with the only one I've been in that was comfortable was a 2017 Silverado. If you have a job that requires heavy moving, I completly understand.


I love Tacomas, I've keep considering getting one but I can't afford themLeast new onesI like new cars so. Comfy as fuck for being so small.

f441de No.15975


Any specific ones they are going to stop making or is it literally all?

abdcbb No.15977

What do they sell without cars? Just not producing cars but still produce car components?

b84e58 No.15978


US sedans. And they'll stop selling EU hatchback to the US market too (see his pic related).


When OP said cars, he meant sedans and hatchbacks.

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12a2ea No.7948[Reply]

Every other board gets one, so we might as well have an unpopular opinions thread of our own. Some of the ones I have

>I don't understand the appeal of cars/engines that have a "peaky power band" or setups with lots of turbo lag. Why the hell would you want to WAIT until you have gone through 70% of your revs before you get any significant power?

>I think twin charging, when done right, is currently the best way to gain more power out of an engine and that it should be utilized more. twin charging>twin turbo>supercharging>NA>one small turbo>shit>one giant turbo with massive turbo lag. Also, it has dat amazing sound when done right (embed related)

>AWD>RWD, though FWD is still my least favorite and my favorite car is still RWD oddly enough

>the only Ferrari cars I like are the 312t and F40

>my favorite engine configuration is V10

>Despite what I have seen others claim, both inside and outside /o/, the absolute biggest "poser sports car" is the Toyota Celica (and Scion tc since they're basically the same car) with an automatic transmission. At least Civic-fags actually mod their cars even if most of the mods are only aesthetic, and mustangs are still RWD

>even though I'm usually a massive classics-fag when it comes to cars, I unironically think that Lambo has been better during the last 10 years or so than they have at any other point in their history

>I'm not a fan of the Camaro inb4 "muh turd-gens"

>My second favorite car manufacturer is that one that the board owner put a filter on because he's a faggot. Yes they are retarded a lot of the time, but at least they haven't started half-assing the auto enthusiast market like other companies have *cough* Mitsubishi *cough*. The Dart is my dream DD

>LS swaps are supremely overdone, especially on small japanese sports cars. If you want a Corvette C5, then buy a fucking Corvette C5! Please leave the RX7/8, 240sx and 300zx alone, as its already hard enough finding ones with original engines that still work and haven't been fucked with.

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b06b11 No.15960

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>higher center of gravity means more downforce

You sure on this? I am not.

A little lowering is ok, there might be a reason why are all asphalt-only sportscars so low. If Formula One and some others did not have restrictoins, cars would be so low you could hardly fit a paper page under them.

Pic somewhat related, sport Volgas.

f52b8b No.15963


Yes, by lowering your car you sacrifise downforce on the wheels, but gain a big advantage when cornerning. Since ricers don't really care about cornering, they should not lower their cars if they had half a brain

d94fdf No.15967


>by lowering your car you sacrifise downforce on the wheels

I think you're horribly confused. How the fuck does lowering your center of gravity give you less aerodynamic downforce?

6fdb25 No.15969


>Yes, by lowering your car you sacrifise downforce on the wheels

It's the opposite. Why do you think F1 are so low?

2ed860 No.15976


What >>15952 said

Some of the diesel engines in EU are insanely good and have a lot of power for their size. There's 1.0 Ecoboost shitbox engines that produce over 130hp. It actually makes diesel shitboxes more fun to drive in city and even country roads and you tend to get the benefits of having a cheapass car to run Merkel naturally wants to put an end to all this and spoil it for the rest of EU

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65b4c7 No.13681[Reply]

What does /o/ think about the mx-5, both old and new?

I ask cause I'm thinking of getting one second hand and want to know whether I should go for a newer varient or the MK1. I also have no real knowledge on cars.

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529bcc No.15941


Let me guess: USA?

3f922f No.15942


Very nice! What year and how many miles/eurounits on the clock?


On the way to work I drive past a lady in a red NA when the forecast shows no rain, but other than her its almost all middle aged guys. Granted, I've seen less than 10 unique drivers in the year I've owned mine. I've only seen one guy who vaguely fits that description, and he just looked like a typical normalfag in his 20's.

f4b8d5 No.15951


The only people I see in NAs are other 20 somethings. I see 40 to 50 year old woman in NCs and a mix of people in NBs

0d2e47 No.15961


>Avoid NC at all costs.

NC is a fine car, just has a soft suspension because MX-5 owners were aging. It's the most powerful by far, and can be built to run if you want it to. Source: NC owner.

f4b8d5 No.15962


You don't find the car painful to look at?

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35009c No.15953[Reply]

Europoor here, I'm thinking about importing a full/med sized american car to europe, how does one go about it ? Is it worth it ? Complicated or easy ? Let's say one has connections in the country, too.

Pics is what i'm thinking about but to be honest I like all murican cars and if i'll decide on importing i'll have a really hard time choosing, would love a 50's car but way too expensive. Maybe someday.

c7f21a No.15955

Fellow Eurofag here,

You have to buy the car there, pay the taxes (VAT and whatnot), pay the shipping (usually a container on a heavy freighter) which costs around 1000 €.

Then you have to pay the incoming tax in the pier the container lands. I assume you're in the EU, so that's the only tax you have to pay. Then carry your car home (by truck, because most of the american landboats aren't homologated for EU countries) which can cost a pretty penny if you're in central Europe.

Then in your country you have to see for your registration. It varies between all, but in mine you have to modify the car to be suited for street use if it´s less than 30 years old which can cost a lot for administrative fees plus modifications (like adding orange blinkers or adding power on the headlights). If it´s older than 30 years, the car only has to get a registration (plates + my country's official proof of ownership + any other administrative papers) and can be left in it´s original state.

37ccdb No.15957

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>taking a Crown Vic police interceptor on the autobahn

>on the Nürburgring

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934f40 No.15923[Reply]

Hello mechanics!

Would you grease the axle before assembling a wheel or rather apply thread-locker?

c9e706 No.15943

Light coat of lithium grease on the axle. Use a self-locking nut on clean threads.

53e2d8 No.15947

Oil put into a thread locking system only impacts the grip strength of it by less than 10%. Oily screws and bolts keep water out and distribute temperature better. I would only apply loctite to bolts which have demonstrated a tendency to undo themselves.

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ce699b No.15634[Reply]

I heard of the concept of Glider kits that are meant to get around EPA emissions for truckers. Why don't we see such vehicles in the form of a pickup?

0517f6 No.15654

As far as I know, even new kit cars have to meet current year emissions standards before they can be registered. I did some research on the topic a few months back and couldn't find a loophole that would allow a new car to be built to older emissions standards.

c6af3a No.15661

>Glider kits

Literally the first I've ever heard of this, and when I saw them I thought that because they only had the front wheels they'd somehow be legally classed as a "diesel generator" for some reason, though it turns out they don't have engines either.

Wouldn't the closest car analog be a kit car/dune buggy? Take the chassis, throw in a new engine?

c945b5 No.15665

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>after i looked up what a glider kit is

Why is nobody doing that in Euroland? Sounds like just the way to get around new vehicle limitations.

951c16 No.15924

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because the companies making trucks in the west would be in deep shit with the EPA and the Feds if it got out they were selling vehicles to enthusiasts specifically made to circumvent emissions laws. It is all a part of a bigger push to change cars from something you OWN to something you RENT. manufacturers are already threatening to sue enthusiasts for copyright infringement for tuning the CPU on a car that they own.

9436c1 No.15945


You piece of shit why did you have to bring me such bad news? I was counting on private registry to avoid all modern cancer and keep ICE vehicles forever. I bet it becomes illegal to register petrol cars for the road by 2032 or 2040 or some shit like that. Otherwise what I'd be doing is strapping a 10 meter long restrictive exhaust to every new vehicle to meet emissions with the expectation that customers are gonna swap it out as soon as it's on the road.

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8bfa30 No.15935[Reply]

Can we enjoy for a moment to enjoy how a '66 Ford Galaxie is still Chile's official presidential car?

8bfa30 No.15936

I completly fucked up the sentence, please forgive an old anon

89e183 No.15937

>TFW Kennedy's last act as president was to forever ruin presidential convertibles

635e60 No.15938

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Y know… i never even though about why important people don't drive convertibles.

f9661f No.15940

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It's more interesting why that's a relatively recent phenomenon.


>Franklin D. Roosevelt's administration bought the Sunshine Special, the first presidential state car to be built to Secret Service standards. Until the assassination of John F. Kennedy, presidential state cars frequently allowed the president to ride uncovered and exposed to the public. After President Kennedy's assassination began a progression of increasingly armored and sealed cars until the current state car which is hermetically sealed with its own environmental system on board.

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fe9036 No.10418[Reply]

Hey, figured we could have a "spotted" thread. Post pictures that you yourself have taken while out and about.

Pic related, saw a really clean SRT-10 a couple weeks ago that was stopped in front of me at a light.

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3a8e71 No.15932


X3 or X5.

5a4c2a No.15933


A big, ugly, overweight piece of dogshit.

3d725c No.15934

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Congrats, you caught a spy shot of the 2019 BMW X3, a car to be unveiled on the 26th.

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b5d58b No.15956

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Sorry for doubleposting but i forgot bikes are allowed too, so here's my current phone wallpaper, my 1968 wsk 125 b01, i took the picture after i finnaly got it fixed and took it to the fields. The carburator broke recently though so no further driving until my repair kit arrives….

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d40512 No.7247[Reply]

I can't seem to find the thread where we post recent purchases and then collectively laugh at our shitty judgement.

Just bought a '97 Grand Prix GTP because I got a good deal on the price and the only other thing I could afford was a mechanic's special.

I give it 8 months before no single electrical component inside the car works any longer.

How about you, /o/? What black holes of money have you recently saddled yourselves with?

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d40512 No.9355

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I need to get some better pics, but here's a quick one of the VE Series II SS Commodore.

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ded board

b3a80d No.15762


Perhaps change the kidney grills to gloss black. It will match the gloss black side trim and might look better with that colour paint. Also spacers all around and maybe dinan springs/bump stops. Not a bad car if you have the msport suspension.

6dbffe No.15765


The post you replied to is literally exactly 2 years older than yours. Did you look through the catalog to find a post like that specifically?

3fb85c No.15931


T-tops, 0/10.

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728d9d No.15676[Reply]

pls help me i dont know this model

what is it name this muscle car?

ab40f2 No.15677

File: d4dc54b057ca89d⋯.jpg (9.44 KB, 300x168, 25:14, Merc cougar.jpg)


Mercury Cougar

728d9d No.15678



thank you so model year? 1967 ??

ab40f2 No.15679

01f327 No.15817



Gross. Emissions equipment must have it running like shit.

4663eb No.15930


>Emissions equipment must have it running like shit.

The only emissions equipment required in 1971 was evap related. If this car has a decent engine, it's probably reasonably peppy, for its size.

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d7c31a No.15909[Reply]

Can you be humble and give me some tips (not meme-tier) while driving. I'm not a debutant but I'm not the best driver in the world.

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552e7d No.15916


They aren't but as a fellow Frenchy I can help then

Be careful around radars. People tend to slow down or even hard push their brakes when they see one, so you don't want to end up ramming their tailgate.

If you drive in city center, don't worry too much about pedestrians jaywalking. If they wanna cross, stop for then when they are at a crossing and have way. If you don't, you'll lose some time for nothing, jaywalkers usually check well if they can or can't cross.

Don't worry too much about French policemen. Most of the time they don't give a damn about what you're doing, except really obvious misdeamenors (except if you look muslim).

Don't use trafic as a gymkhana. Just stay in your lane.

Don't text/read/drink/eat/blowjob and drive. Seriously. You can't do it better than the others.

Don't be afraid to take your time when you park. Other impatient drivers might honk or yell at you, but no worries, just park like you should and don't rush it, risking to dent your ride or getting a ticket.

Be polite and honest when you deal with the police. They don't like to be taken for fools or retards. You might get away with whatever you've done if you're nice (proven by myself and I'm not a woman).

Don't fool around with right of way from the right. People tend to force their way in and you don't wanna pay for their repairs.

Same goes with stop signs. Just stop your car. Losing 4 seconds is nothing compared to the fine you might get.

You can park on delivery parking spaces after 6pm and sundays.

Check your mirrors for bikes in city centers. Most of them are clueless about your field of vision, so be careful.

Breizh, baby on board or stickers in general are ridiculous.

You don't need a pristine paint. But you want a pristine paint for resale, so park wisely.

Use your goddamned blinkers.

Blink your distress lights two or three times to thank someone who has been nice to you. People might thank you Post too long. Click here to view the full text.

552e7d No.15917


>200 feet

Hey we use normal units over here. And this is only true on highway. Most of our streets aren't even that long.

d0f651 No.15918

To become a capable driver you must enter into a kind of zen-like state where you drive the vehicle itself by pure instinct, while you do two other things separately and simultaneously with your eyes and perception abilities.

A) you look well down the roadway where you'll be in 10 or more seconds.

B) you stay intimately alert to all the immediate kinetic dynamics happening at the moment in your immediate vicinity.

It's actually rather a higher-abstraction state of affairs which explains why typically only men can do it well.

a41897 No.15920

You can avoid accidents by learning how to sense other car's KI, be careful though, you might not be able to sense a low KI twingo

fd0cdf No.15922


Don't you have to use turn signals to pass your driving test, or is that another thing they scrapped to make it easier for people to get access to vehicles..

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2b8d25 No.15921[Reply]


Do the tw3ist!


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9b6daa No.5473[Reply]

Doing my plugs and wires soon. I've got pre-gapped Bosch Iridium spark plugs, and the gap on the box is the correct gap for my engine. I'd like to just put them in as-is without messing with the gap, since the electrode is so easy to damage, and because I'm pretty sure I've screwed up a couple iridium plugs before by gapping them. The thing is, 90% of "pre-gapped" plugs I've checked in the past were set at the wrong gap (and were not even consistent in how far off they were).

So which is riskier? Messing with the gap to make sure it's right, or leaving them alone and potentially using the wrong gap?

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47dd84 No.15884


Hello, I am in the process of buying a honda S2000 engine to drop into a subaru legacy. I want to put a turbo or two on it but the spacing in the engine bay is a little weird. Any major problems with this or is this swap going to be okay? Any tips would be greatly appreciated

737731 No.15901


What makes you want to do the swap in the first place? Not trolling, just curious.

d38190 No.15904


If the engine wasn't made for the car or vice versa you're gonna have a he'll of a time trying to mate the two.

f5ddc2 No.15907


>I want to take a high revving NA engine and slap a turbo on it

No, don't.

51d7a2 No.15919


The F20C/F22C1 in the S2000 uses fiber-reinforced metal cylinder sleeves, which is a-okay for N/A but hot fucking garbage for boost. If I were you, I'd STI-swap it instead.

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