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Old 07-04-2012, 11:33 PM
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:08 AM
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Old 07-05-2012, 01:25 AM
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:48 AM
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Old 07-05-2012, 05:49 AM
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Soooo who else wishes they didn't have to work on the 5th of July?
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:13 AM
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Soooo who else wishes they didn't have to work on the 5th of July?
This guy :/
I didn't even drink, but everyone else did and therefore we were up reaaaaalllllyyyy late...i rather have worked yesterday and been off today.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:16 AM
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Yep, today at Jen's was a success. Unfortunately, much fail on my part on the way home. Got pulled over at 11:03pm, 3 minutes past driving curfew. 75 in a 55. Plus the cop said I was "swerving into the shoulder", I think I was just hugging the shoulder lane like I usually do. I didn't hit the ridges, so I couldn't have been going that far. I was so tired that I honestly don't remember. Probably a good thing he pulled me over, cause I definitely could have started to doze off.

Anyway, he only charged me for the "swerving" and driving past curfew, and threw out the speeding for some reason. $235 infraction and license taken for 48 hours, so I don't have to go to court. I guess this means I won't get points or whatever? I suppose I lucked out big time. I don't know, it just sucks that I can't trust myself driving far distances at night.
As long as I crank up music and have the windows down im good to drive....if I ever feel like im getting tired, I pull over and get out of car to re-ignate myself before I drive anymore.
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Old 07-05-2012, 07:16 AM
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This guy :/
I didn't even drink, but everyone else did and therefore we were up reaaaaalllllyyyy late...i rather have worked yesterday and been off today.
Me too. Its days like today I really f'ckin wish I got paid vacation.
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Me too. Its days like today I really f'ckin wish I got paid vacation.
I get 4 weeks paid of vacation and sick time combined. I just hate to use them lol..im always afraid I will need them.
Joey do you think you could check that black sedan out sometime sunday?
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Old 07-05-2012, 08:47 AM
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Yeah, finishing off the work week is hard with a holiday smack in the middle... Not fun.

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Old 07-05-2012, 09:06 AM
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Yeah, finishing off the work week is hard with a holiday smack in the middle... Not fun.



sooo I presumably just watched 4 minutes of someone rapping in a language that I can't understand about BMWs? and burnouts
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:18 AM
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It is yet another example of: just because you can doesn't mean you should. The advent of the internet, cheap digital cameras, and a narcissistic culture has resulted in far too many people thinking they have artistic talent. It's really embarrassing, actually.
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Old 07-05-2012, 09:52 AM
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hehe That's the point :P But i have just paste it here to show you some polish Bimmers I have been reading this forum for 1,5 year and today I decided to create account here. Have a nice day!
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:07 AM
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man, I hope these things sell well, because I have a feeling I will be looking for one after i pay off my e39

sounds like all the fun of a underpowered 3 series *cough*318*cough*
So who's going to go test drive one and report back with findings? Im a little curious. The interest fell a bit when I read it shares tires with a prius.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:47 AM
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soo.... i found why my tire kept loosing air. I had a outrageously large dent in my damn wheel on the inside edge. Luckily I have connections at the local body repair shop and they worked a little magic with ole' mr.Hammer and straightened it a bit. Whew thank you BBS.
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Old 07-05-2012, 10:53 AM
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Yea I was installing my aluminum underpanel yesterday and saw a fat screw embedded in my passenger side front tire. Prolly need to get that patched.


Hmm, I wonder if I got road hazard insurance...?
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:16 AM
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So who's going to go test drive one and report back with findings? Im a little curious. The interest fell a bit when I read it shares tires with a prius.
Who cares if it shares tiers with the Prius? Most journalists are saying that it's actually a breath of fresh air. It's meant to be a very good "starter sports car". If you spend any time receiving high performance driving instruction, one of the first things instructors will tell you is to NOT buy super wide tires or race slicks right off the bat when your racing skills are still at the novice or intermediate level. The reason for this is because you really do not want a bonkers level of grip when you don't have the skills to use it. When you put a novice in a car with insane levels of grip, they'll keep driving faster and faster, thinking they're able to handle the car, until they inevitably make a mistake because they lack experience, and by that point they're going so fast that the consequences are going to be huge (BIG accident). By holding off on ultra-high traction tires until your skill level is adequate, you are giving yourself a larger safety net, and a better environment to grow your skills and learn how the car behaves. For this reason, I think that Toyota & Subaru were VERY smart for not putting super wide tires on this car from the factory. It will be the perfect starter platform for people interested in getting their foot in the door of high performance driving, and as their skills develop, they can upgrade the wheels & tires accordingly. Very smart.

I don't care for how these cars look, but I'm totally smitten with their general philosophy (low price, low curb weight, RWD, not too powerful or grippy, but with excellent handling and feedback, and with LOTS of room to grow with the aftermarket).
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:22 AM
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Who cares if it shares tiers with the Prius? Most journalists are saying that it's actually a breath of fresh air. It's meant to be a very good "starter sports car". If you spend any time receiving high performance driving instruction, one of the first things instructors will tell you is to NOT buy super wide tires or race slicks right off the bat when your racing skills are still at the novice or intermediate level. The reason for this is because you really do not want a bonkers level of grip when you don't have the skills to use it. When you put a novice in a car with insane levels of grip, they'll keep driving faster and faster, thinking they're able to handle the car, until they inevitably make a mistake because they lack experience, and by that point they're going so fast that the consequences are going to be huge (BIG accident). By holding off on ultra-high traction tires until your skill level is adequate, you are giving yourself a larger safety net, and a better environment to grow your skills and learn how the car behaves. For this reason, I think that Toyota & Subaru were VERY smart for not putting super wide tires on this car from the factory. It will be the perfect starter platform for people interested in getting their foot in the door of high performance driving, and as their skills develop, they can upgrade the wheels & tires accordingly. Very smart.

I don't care for how these cars look, but I'm totally smitten with their general philosophy (low price, low curb weight, RWD, not too powerful or grippy, but with excellent handling and feedback, and with LOTS of room to grow with the aftermarket).
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:23 AM
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I agree with Karl. The philosophy is pretty similar to an E36, so it can't be that bad to drive. I would test drive one if they actually let 17-year-olds test drive new cars.
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It's pretty much lb for lb a modern E30 M3.


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And I'm sure it won't be long before everyone is turbo'ing the heck out of them and making all sorts of power.
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Old 07-05-2012, 11:36 AM
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Alright, so my sketchy boss has me scraping the old stickers off the new racks they bought. Thing is.... im ****ing sacared of heights.
If you guys dont hear from later on, that means I fell to my death, company wrapped my body up in an old carpet, and threw me in a crazy ass river. Brad, you have the pink to the ///M3 so have fun LOL
No but seriously... This is crazy.
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Now I don't feel as silly for running all seasons on my M3. :-)

I still need to get out to an autocross on these tires. Less grip = more fun.
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And I'm sure it won't be long before everyone is turbo'ing the heck out of them and making all sorts of power.
thats what im hoping anyways. Or Subaru can make a big boy version and slap the old pink STi badge work on it.
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Alright, so my sketchy boss has me scraping the old stickers off the new racks they bought. Thing is.... im ****ing sacared of heights.
If you guys dont hear from later on, that means I fell to my death, company wrapped my body up in an old carpet, and threw me in a crazy ass river. Brad, you have the pink to the ///M3 so have fun LOL
No but seriously... This is crazy.
You'll be fine. Just use common sense and don't step on anything that seems sketchy.

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thats what im hoping anyways. Or Subaru can make a big boy version and slap the old pink STi badge work on it.
I think Subaru already has an STi version planned, but it's not going to be crazy powerful. Something like 250hp? That isn't a lot of power, but it's a 25% increase. Also, the WRX STi is 3373lbs with 305hp, and the Subaru BRZ/Scion FR-S is 2776lbs. If Subrau built a 250hp version of the BRZ, it would have the exact same power to weight ratio as the more powerful (but heavier) WRX STi. And due to having a lower overall weight, the BRZ is always going to handle better than a WRX STi because it has less mass to swing around.

Power/Weight Ratios:
305hp WRX STi: .0904
250hp BRZ STi: .0900

The aftermarket will certainly be making turbo kits which will boost power well above 300hp, and that will be truly fun.
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