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Bugeye wagon - ERZ Uppipe - TurboXS Axleback - Swift Springs - JNA Lip
I have seen VTEC painted down the side of Toyotas here. It is very common. Automotive knowledge FTL
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Limited Edition VTEC Mustang. Very original. Maybe just a joke or maybe the owner is a joke.
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Ooh,hang on. That is the throb of a turbocharged flat four engine. A sound which,all over the world,heralds the imminent arrival of a moron - JC.
Probably has garage door weather stripping for the lip as well.
ive seen some nice looking garage trim lips and black trash can mudflaps lol
If you want a.... unique perspective.... read the first page of this thread, then forward to the last one... it's like a horror story!
Family fun: 2010 BMW M3 Sedan; STOCK
Single fun: 2012 Mustang Boss 302; STOCK
SOLD to my Brother: 02 WRX Sedan / Short throw, K+N drop in, Helix up and down pipe, Borla Hush twin tip, Whiteline sways and endlinks, KYB GR2s, Swift springs, Cobb Stage 2
SOLD: 05 Mustang GT Convertible / blown and tuned by Dynospeed Racing, Memphis TN
Reason? I give you, angry nerds on the internet!
Congrats, that is a beautiful car. Enjoy!
Congrats on buying a new car. The key is to buy and drive what YOU want.
The topic of conversation is very interesting.
Here's what I love about the new age of cars: Back in the late 60's when the Musclecar wars were raging, each manufacturer had some real nasty cars. The unique thing about Musclecars is that each one could be custom ordered. What does that mean? Let's rewind to 1969 and you walk into a Chevy dealer. Let's say you want a new Chevelle or Camaro. Back then the salesman pulled out an order sheet and you custom ordered your car by checking off options. 6-8 weeks later YOUR car arrived and away you went.
What's unique about Musclecars is that 2 of the same cars could be entirely different. Let's take 2 69 Chevelle SS's.
Chevelle A: has a 396 with 325HP, a Turbo 400 trans, a 3:31 rear, and factory A/C.
Chevelle B: has a 396 with 375HP, a 4 speed Muncie trans and a 4:10 rear.
Granted both cars are SS Chevelle's but I'm sure you can figure out which car is faster.
Once the Musclecar era ended (around 1973) most manufacturers struggled to be emissions compliant and also put out decent HP. Most cars from say 1974-the mid 80's were absolute slugs. Then in 1986 Ford built the first fuel injected V8 Mustang. The 86 5.0 Mustang was the very beginning of manufacturers finally figuring out how to get decent HP along with being emissions compliant and the rest is history. Now 4 turbo charged 4 cylinder cars are capable of matching the 1/4 mile times of some of the 60's most revered Musclecars. It's just amazing to me what's possible these days.
But here's my only comment. As far as going fast, someone will ALWAYS be faster. No matter how much money you throw at your car someone always has more money or more know how. I remember when I was heavy into street racing. I built motors, put cars together and spent tons of $$ and at some point in time someone was faster than me. It was very frustrating.
These days I focus on being cool rather than fast. I have a 60's Musclecar and it's got a healthy V8 with a lopey cam, headers, Flowmaster exhaust, a 4 speed, and it sounds nasty. A lot of tuned or modified WRX's will probably beat me in a drag race, but so what? I get TONS of attention, LOTS of "thumbs up" ect. I took my kids out in it tonight to Rita's Water Ice to get ice cream and 3-4 people came over to talk about the car. I love my daily driver 02 WRX but it doesn't get 1/10th of the attention of my Musclecar.
I drive what I like and don't worry about the next guy.
2002 WRX wagon bone stock 57,000 original miles
68 Firebird 428, 4 speed, 12 bolt rear w 3:73 gears
29 Ford Pickup 350, Tremec 5 speed, 9" rear 3:89 gears
Original poster hasn't been on the site since October of last year, but interesting input. Attention is fun, I guess, but my main criteria now for my car is "do I enjoy it?". I see "being cool" as sortof a high school mentality, and I'm glad to be well past it. It's yet another trap, like "trying to be fastest".
But if you enjoy your car(s), then kudos to you, my friend.
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