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The Lounge / Re: 15 Years on the forum
« on: July 28, 2019, 10:18:26 PM »
I just hopped on here tonight randomly. 17 years for me. Damn time flies.

The Lounge / Pets thread.
« on: December 01, 2009, 08:46:19 PM »
my dog sam. aka samboni ( like zamboni, i think alot of beer created the nickname) pretty sure he is a rottie/mastiff mix. he was abandoned in the city by my uncles warehouse job as a pup and we took him in.¤t=DSC00094.jpg" target="_blank">" border="0" alt="sam">

Classic threads / Automotive Hotness 4.0h
« on: April 10, 2009, 02:47:52 PM »
Quote from: sheepdog;2942254
What you are doing, you shouldn't be doing on the street.

However, try driving a decent RWD like BMW. A well setup rwd car will not suddenly just spin out (unless it is rear engined). A well setup car will give you lots of warning before coming around and be very easy to bring back, IF you are driving properly. Pushing is only marginally safer in a car that was setup right, and I don't mean adding a bunch of crap to tune it. My BMW could be tuned with tire pressure even with stock suspension.

FWD isn't worthless, its a grocery getter system. It was used because it is safe, easy, cheap and efficient (lightweight low friction for fuel economy reasons). It was not intended for performance and no matter how good you make it, you always have that handicap.

You have to keep in mind that RWD was the only thing out for decades of performance. Now that FWD is becoming popular you will see that change. Granted Top Fuel and such will always be dominated by RWD. FWD can and will continue to catch up and rank with RWD in almost every racing aspect. All the FWD technology is still relatively young.

However, I will continue to like ALL setups. As you said they all have their own ups and down and that's why i wish to own a few cars and exploit the benefits of each setup. One huge bones to FWD is the minimal amount of drivetrain loss. AWD has the obvious traction advantage but loses alot of steam in drivetrain loss. RWD has the traction advantage, not so much as AWD but gives up less drivetrain loss. The only thing I'm trying to do is point out that FWD ISNT useless in racing even though you also think not.

None of this should even be debatable as we all know the end winner is $$$$. Whoever puts the most of it into whichever platform is going to win. (AND DRIVER) (My dream ride is a porsche, can't go any more opposite rear engine rear drive then FWD, I'm not into choosing one style for life)

Classic threads / Automotive Hotness 4.0h
« on: April 10, 2009, 02:45:02 PM »
Quote from: sheepdog;2942247
You are comparing a heavily modded car to a stock BOAT.
What do you expect.

This is the problem I have with so many of the import guys...
You so quickly start comparing stock to heavily modded.

it was a moderately modified lightened sport model. Don't pin me as an import only dude. For one i still drive an american car, and two i like everything and anything. I still have to defend what I currently ride because people are ill informed. So in this case of course I'm going to be biased towards the FWD setup because it's what I'm driving now, and what everyone is bashing.

Classic threads / Automotive Hotness 4.0h
« on: April 10, 2009, 10:19:14 AM »
Quote from: -MEAT-;2941996
If you have any car control then probably a decent 4 wheel drift. Rwd is amazingly good fun, but the general difference between the two isnt exactly massive any more.

I'd take the fwd on the streets over rwd just from past experience.  If you do get a little throttle heavy in FWD you will push rather then having to control a potential spinout. There is nothing scarier then fishtailing when you aren't trying to. Powering out of a nice 4wd drift in the FWD is great fun, as much as fishtailing a RWD. The worst part of FWD is the negative social stigma that it's worthless.

Classic threads / Automotive Hotness 4.0h
« on: April 09, 2009, 08:58:26 PM »
Quote from: sheepdog;2941353
The amount of speed it takes to slide a fwd car makes it a bit less fun for normal street driving. Not that I would know anything about that.

Truth is, each type of drivetrain can do things the others can't.

I've had both. They are both fun, but my front drive turbo car is a hell of alot more fun then my older camaro. This is also because its set up to handle the power , full bushings, coilovers, solid mounts etc. I can outlaunch my old camaro in this thing, granted i didn't have much suspension work in the camaro. Turbo car also has around 260-280 to the wheels vs. camaros' NA 350 putting down 230-250. The nice thing is i still get a hell of alot better gas milage when cruisin vs. the V8.

Classic threads / Automotive Hotness 4.0h
« on: February 26, 2009, 10:03:54 PM »
Quote from: NUTZO V2.0;2890152
They're gross looking.

I'm not sure where i stand on it's looks yet.  I'm gunna have to give it some time to settle in.  It's def. different.

Classic threads / Automotive Hotness 4.0h
« on: February 26, 2009, 10:00:00 PM »
I saw a BMW X6 09' today.  Pretty crazy looking SUV. Judging by the tires I'd say they put a nice powerplant in it.  I swear it's like a SUV sized car.

Classic threads / Automotive Hotness 4.0h
« on: February 13, 2009, 08:00:50 PM »
Quote from: NUTZO V2.0;2869158

i wish i had somethin like this for the winter seasons

Classic threads / Automotive Hotness 4.0h
« on: January 26, 2009, 02:10:37 PM »

One of the best cars of a crap time for cars; The Turbo Trans Am.
Came with the GNX drivetrain in the lighter more nimble Trans Am. I wish i could get one but they are hard to obtain.

Classic threads / Automotive Hotness 4.0h
« on: January 22, 2009, 01:25:12 PM »
I wish i could steal your harddrive Nutzo. It could provide a lifetime of fun times.

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