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Old 10-24-2012, 01:24 PM
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I know why Chad, he's the same guy that did all those things to make his Hyundai "look good".

P.S. Aren't you due another Audi by now?
Not quite yet, maybe the next car.

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Old 10-24-2012, 01:26 PM
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Why is it so hard to find an X-brace used? I can find a few X-braces off of verts in junk yards, they are cheap. Wondering if the diference's warrent paying extra for the little side bars. I can find one for $40 off a vert.
Tell me about it... I waited over year for a good deal on the motorsport version to come up used for a decent price. Seems that everyone wants to sell them for $130-150, which is not that much less than a brand new one, and is the reason why I eventually caved and just bought a new one. And of course, as soon as I did, two great local deals came up...

I'd hold out for the motorsport version. The extra side bars add stiffness, which is the whole reason you're installing an x-brace in the first place. If you're going to go through the trouble of installing one, you might as well install the best one you can. The motorsport version also allows an unobstructed path for the oil to exit the oil pan, so you won't make a huge mess every time you change the oil.

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Brad S-ER spec-v SLAMMED is hot.
Um, what? There is nothing hot about a FWD Nissan economy car with a few tweaks. You'd essentially be attempting to pimp out a rental car.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:32 PM
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I don't like the Camaros either, but the ZL1 is a definite performance bargain at $55k.



Except that they are a nightmare to drive on a track because you can't see out of them to save your life. They are surprisingly quick on a road coarse for how big they are, however.



Yeah, the RS is just a 300'ish horsepower V6.

Have you driven one on the track Karl?


They aren't easy to see out of, but I haven't had a "major" problem with it. Just old farts would complain about backing up, but that's why they installed a backup camera in most of them.


And the RS is not a V6, the RS is a appearance package.
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:33 PM
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Tell me about it... I waited over year for a good deal on the motorsport version to come up used for a decent price. Seems that everyone wants to sell them for $130-150, which is not that much less than a brand new one, and is the reason why I eventually caved and just bought a new one. And of course, as soon as I did, two great local deals came up...

I'd hold out for the motorsport version. The extra side bars add stiffness, which is the whole reason you're installing an x-brace in the first place. If you're going to go through the trouble of installing one, you might as well install the best one you can. The motorsport version also allows an unobstructed path for the oil to exit the oil pan, so you won't make a huge mess every time you change the oil.



Um, what? There is nothing hot about a FWD Nissan economy car with a few tweaks. You'd essentially be attempting to pimp out a rental car.
This lol
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Um, what? There is nothing hot about a FWD Nissan economy car with a few tweaks. You'd essentially be attempting to pimp out a rental car.
This x the value of our national debt






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And the RS is not a V6, the RS is a appearance package.
Which I actually do really like.

With all this talk of plastic-interiored American muscle, that reminds me of one car I really would LOVE to own. High school friends dad had a Lingenfelter GTO.

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Old 10-24-2012, 01:48 PM
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Old 10-24-2012, 01:52 PM
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Have you driven one on the track Karl?

They aren't easy to see out of, but I haven't had a "major" problem with it. Just old farts would complain about backing up, but that's why they installed a backup camera in most of them.
I've driven one around Seattle. I didn't really have any issues with visibility during the short drive I took, but I've watched interviews and spoken with race drivers who have said that trying to hustle the new Camaro on a race track in traffic is a nail biting ordeal, and as a result, it's hard to drive it with the amount of confidence and speed which is desired in a race setting.

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And the RS is not a V6, the RS is a appearance package.
Ah, gotcha. I guess I thought that all RS Camaros were V6 cars is because I think virtually all of the Camaros I've seen with RS badges didn't have a V8.
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Old 10-24-2012, 02:00 PM
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I've driven one around Seattle. I didn't really have any issues with visibility during the short drive I took, but I've watched interviews and spoken with race drivers who have said that trying to hustle the new Camaro on a race track in traffic is a nail biting ordeal, and as a result, it's hard to drive it with the amount of confidence and speed which is desired in a race setting.



Ah, gotcha. I guess I thought that all RS Camaros were V6 cars is because I think virtually all of the Camaros I've seen with RS badges didn't have a V8.
IIRC, White SS badge is non RS package, red SS bad is RS package.

I don't remember all it includes, but the big thing is the HID projectors with half angel eyes.


On my little drive of the ZL1, I noticed it is super smooth. I'm not very keen on that because, well look at what I drive lol. However I can see why people say it can be daily driven with ease. It's hard to judge how fast it is just because of that. The gearing felt very long in comparison to our cars, so it seemed like it took a long time to wind out third gear but that was plenty fast enough for a non (kidding, I meant a prepped race track ) track road. Supercharger wine was very light, and the sound of the car inside was very very nice. I would prefer both to be louder but that's just me, I like everything loud.

The braking is INSANE! Two piece rotors up front, Brembo fixed calipers, etc, the pedal feel is perfect IMO and I couldn't even get myself to smash it the whole way down for fear of the seatbelt snapping my collar bone haha.

Didn't get a chance to hit any winding roads, so no review on the suspension other than it's very smooth like I said.



Bah, I need to get to a track with my car ASAP!
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Guys..insurance upped its settlement offer to $10.1k (if they keep the car) and approx $8.5k (cash to me) if I keep the car. I have 2 forum guys that seem very interested (listed at $4950, maybe get $4k, and I keep the tires and rims).

Thoughts? I still think I am undervalued by about $1.5k (which is the amount of the subframe reinforcement). I'd like to walk away with $10k and the car. Am I nuts?
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Old 10-24-2012, 05:59 PM
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My car has now decided to turn the airbag light on after 5-10 minutes of driving on my way to work this morning, despite having 100 ohm resistors shoved in the seat belt switch wiring. I pulled the code and... No code. Clear it, light goes out.

On my way home, light comes on, so I check it when I get home. No code. I soldered the resistor into the wires to make sure it wasn't a bad connection and test drove it, same sh!t.

I checked the circuit with a multimeter, and its all over the place, 110-180 ohms, drops to zero, comes back after a while.

I have no idea what's going on with this thing, maybe something is shorting out the wiring in that circuit on the way to the SRS control module, or the control module is going out, but wouldn't that throw a code?

Googling turns up nothing, Any suggestions?

I obviously need to dig deeper with my multimeter, maybe I should start a thread...
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Old 10-24-2012, 06:11 PM
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could it be the ring in the steering wheel? a bad contact ring would give you bonkers readings while driving...
Oh that's sharp thinking .......I like it. Don't know if the circuit includes the steering wheel AB on the same circuit as the seat belt sensors but either way that's very clever.

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it could be from running on your toes, or running flat footed(letting your feet slap when they hit the ground) another reason could be that you're not hydrated enough. also make sure that you stretch out for about 5 minutes after running otherwise your muscles are just going to tense up trying to return to their original shape and then when you try to move them its gonna hurt real bad. 4 years in the army taught me plenty about running, other than it sucks and i hate it.
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Contact ring came new with the steering wheel, and if it was an issue there, you'd think the original code would have read drivers airbag or something.

I checked the occupancy sensor resistance at the control module, with the car and it was all over the place, 0-140ohms, so it's definitely more than the seat belt switch wiring. It might be the wiring getting pinched on the way to the seats freaking out that circuit, or maybe the control module really is on the way out. I can try to test other wires from the module to figure out if its limited to the seat wiring. I just wish I knew what values I was really looking for.

I'm giving it a battery nap right now to see if maybe the module was just on the fritz
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Chad...you haz PM

Guys..insurance upped its settlement offer to $10.1k (if they keep the car) and approx $8.5k (cash to me) if I keep the car. I have 2 forum guys that seem very interested (listed at $4950, maybe get $4k, and I keep the tires and rims).

Thoughts? I still think I am undervalued by about $1.5k (which is the amount of the subframe reinforcement). I'd like to walk away with $10k and the car. Am I nuts?
Keep it fix her up save some cash for some of dat forced induction or keep the car save it (not sure if you have garage room) and go buy an m3 with that leftover cash....... and yeah there always going to low-ball you what insurance company is fair but you know they'll almost never give you full cost unless your a darn sly girl and can somehow prove 100% that thats the overall damage. Just good luck i guess sorry for the loss nice looking wagon



Anddd RTAB done on my brothers car four hours later :/ hate that jobbb all looked well though camber was darn near perfect..... alignment tomorrow then time to work on my baby
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i run and i never have that issue... sorry matt.


5:03 PR for the 1600m (1 mile)

I am happy with that.
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it could be from running on your toes, or running flat footed(letting your feet slap when they hit the ground) another reason could be that you're not hydrated enough. also make sure that you stretch out for about 5 minutes after running otherwise your muscles are just going to tense up trying to return to their original shape and then when you try to move them its gonna hurt real bad. 4 years in the army taught me plenty about running, other than it sucks and i hate it.

How should my feet hit the ground?

I'm plenty hydrated though.




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5:03 PR for the 1600m (1 mile)

I am happy with that.
Dude that's crazy fast.

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i run and i never have that issue... sorry matt. 5:03 PR for the 1600m (1 mile) I am happy with that.
Franklin...that is crazy fast. Next time, I think you should try the beer mile. It was an annual thing with my tri team. Was a track running event where every mile, you have to stop and chug a beer. Last man standing, literally, wins It was simultaneously hilarious and horrifying to watch..


Oh, and calf stiffness can also be caused by achilles tightness. If you really want to know, check out this book. Absolutely amazing how much referred pain we carry http://www.amazon.com/Trigger-Point-...501834-0012968
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I know it sounds funny, but Google it. There's gotta be tons of videos from podiatrists on the subject. When running at a speed slower than a sprint your foot should naturally roll from the heel to the ball of your foot.

There are tons of technical terms for the way this happens and how yours compares to the biometrically ideal gait. It sounds like you're relying too much on your calves by running on the balls of your feet (or underpronation/supination, what's your arch like?). Next time try to get more heel-strike and pronate through each step.
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Oh, and 3 days out, there have been 4 bids on the touring and 44 people watching. Wouldn't that be cool if it went in a bidding war?
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