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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited July 2014
    if I gas it is the same as it ever was. but there's a gentle hum on cruise control in 6th that seems to have lessened

    i want to know more about the factory oil injection and mixing. i can make it backfire on command, and that's with new plugs and basically every fluid and such changed out. it's cool and all that I can make flame shoot out of my exhaust. i'm just not sure that's a sign of health. i really should take a video of it. looks so cool at night. wouldn't that be a byproduct of too much fuel per air?

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    jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    I don't know if you can do it on the Renesis engine, but on the old 12A engine you could rev the engine up and then shut the car off and get a really, really loud backfire. Fun to do when you've got a bunch of people around in a parking lot to scare.

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    jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    Technically, it's an afterfire, which is also what you're describing. Afterfire happens downstream of the ignition chamber, backfire happens upstream. Afterfire is caused by the engine running rich, and then having the unburnt fuel ignite in the exhaust. The old 12A had a chamber that was made to deal with some inherent afterfire conditions.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    jgeis wrote: »
    I don't know if you can do it on the Renesis engine, but on the old 12A engine you could rev the engine up and then shut the car off and get a really, really loud backfire. Fun to do when you've got a bunch of people around in a parking lot to scare.

    My Grandfather used to like 'key-banging' his old van: see bus-stop on side of road with people waiting at it, kill ignition a hundred metres or so before it, then turn ignition back on as you get to it. On a carburetted engine there will be a fair amount of unburned fuel-air mix in the exhaust due to the engine turning over with no ignition, so when you fire it back up you'll get a big bang and a gout of flame out the exhaust.

    It's actually a pretty good way to blow up your exhaust, but then he was a mechanic and had gotten sick of buying new mufflers and shit every few years when they rusted out so he welded up a complete stainless exhaust system himself.

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    webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    edited July 2014
    In shop class a buddy of mine wanted to make flame thrower exhaust for his 70s buick Catalina. Shop teacher was all for it so with some help he set up spark plugs at the end of each exhaust pipe and rigged up a switch to switch the spark from his distributor to those plugs in the exhaust.

    So we are ready to test it out in class and we park outside, he fires up the car and revs the shit out of it and flips the switch. It takes a split second but there is a huge pair of fireballs behind his car then it sounds like several shotgun blasts underneath his car.

    Turns out there wasn't enough pressure and the gas ignited all the way up his tail pipes. Anywhere there was a bend there was now a hole in the exhaust and once we got his mufflers off it sounded like they were full of sand from the completely disintegrated baffling. He decided to remove the mods he had made and put in a new stock exhaust a few weeks later.

    So yea, imagine this car but shit brown with a huge fireball behind it. It was pretty cool.

    iwkfr1gtpszh.jpg

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    ICUbICUb WARegistered User regular
    webguy20 wrote: »
    In shop class a buddy of mine wanted to make flame thrower exhaust for his 70s buick Catalina. Shop teacher was all for it so with some help he set up spark plugs at the end of each exhaust pipe and rigged up a switch to switch the spark from his distributor to those plugs in the exhaust.

    So we are ready to test it out in class and we park outside, he fires up the car and revs the shit out of it and flips the switch. It takes a split second but there is a huge pair of fireballs behind his car then it sounds like several shotgun blasts underneath his car.

    Turns out there wasn't enough pressure and the gas ignited all the way up his tail pipes. Anywhere there was a bend there was now a hole in the exhaust and once we got his mufflers off it sounded like they were full of sand from the completely disintegrated baffling. He decided to remove the mods he had made and put in a new stock exhaust a few weeks later.

    So yea, imagine this car but shit brown with a huge fireball behind it. It was pretty cool.

    iwkfr1gtpszh.jpg

    Haha, I was super close to doing that to my beater in HS as well. After reading your story i'm glad I never did!



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    webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    ICUb wrote: »
    webguy20 wrote: »
    In shop class a buddy of mine wanted to make flame thrower exhaust for his 70s buick Catalina. Shop teacher was all for it so with some help he set up spark plugs at the end of each exhaust pipe and rigged up a switch to switch the spark from his distributor to those plugs in the exhaust.

    So we are ready to test it out in class and we park outside, he fires up the car and revs the shit out of it and flips the switch. It takes a split second but there is a huge pair of fireballs behind his car then it sounds like several shotgun blasts underneath his car.

    Turns out there wasn't enough pressure and the gas ignited all the way up his tail pipes. Anywhere there was a bend there was now a hole in the exhaust and once we got his mufflers off it sounded like they were full of sand from the completely disintegrated baffling. He decided to remove the mods he had made and put in a new stock exhaust a few weeks later.

    So yea, imagine this car but shit brown with a huge fireball behind it. It was pretty cool.

    Haha, I was super close to doing that to my beater in HS as well. After reading your story i'm glad I never did!

    Surprisingly enough it didn't damage the engine at all. That car was huge though. You could easily sit four abreast front and back.

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    pimentopimento she/they/pim Registered User regular
    BMW 3 series fast petrol vs diesel:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NoRAeL8qgSM

    Seems the D3 might be the perfect everyday car in a multicar dream garage.. just edging out a cab-spec Toyota Crown.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Modern diesels are so much better than the rattly sluggish old lumps from 10 years ago.

    Still not as good as a modern performance petrol engine, but if you want mountains of effortless torque, get ye thine diesel conveyance, and enjoy riding waves of unstoppable acceleration whilst sipping fuel.

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    webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    I keep looking at dual exhaust kits for my crown vic. problem is that I'm going to have to take it to a shop because I have the P70 model, which is a 6" stretched frame and body, so all the exhaust kits that are out there won't fit. I'll have to buy it all in components and have the cat-back custom fabbed to fit correctly. I'm thinking of getting cherry bomb glass pack mufflers though. They will sound awesome with that V8.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Honestly it shouldn't cost much more to just get a full custom stainless exhaust system welded up. Throw some 4-1 tuned length headers on it and a pair of 100 cell cats on it, use a pair of hotdogs as resonators, and fit a pair of smaller cone-type mufflers on the rear.
    Rumble for days, son.

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    ASimPersonASimPerson Cold... and hard.Registered User regular
    Modern diesels are so much better than the rattly sluggish old lumps from 10 years ago.

    Still not as good as a modern performance petrol engine, but if you want mountains of effortless torque, get ye thine diesel conveyance, and enjoy riding waves of unstoppable acceleration whilst sipping fuel.

    As the owner of a 2011 335d (the US version), I can wholly endorse this statement.

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    webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Honestly it shouldn't cost much more to just get a full custom stainless exhaust system welded up. Throw some 4-1 tuned length headers on it and a pair of 100 cell cats on it, use a pair of hotdogs as resonators, and fit a pair of smaller cone-type mufflers on the rear.
    Rumble for days, son.

    oh yea, I'm dreamin' of the rumble from that car. It should sound so good once its done.

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
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    pimentopimento she/they/pim Registered User regular
    Now I want a Street Triple again.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qepDZAaNlns

    Also various Jay Leno's Garage episodes give me far too many ideas for things to do with my Bonneville.

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    jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    Polaris finally detailed their Slingshot 3-wheeler hoonmobile:

    176hp 2.4L EcoTec I4
    1725lbs
    Standard power steering, ABS, defeatable TC, stability control.
    5-speed manual (GM manual out of a Solstice/Sky)
    Base car $20,000/SL trim $25,000
    Pulls a .98g on the skidpad

    Seems like it's a lot of fun for not a lot of money!

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    KrieghundKrieghund Registered User regular
    http://www.autoblog.com/2014/07/28/polaris-slingshot-videos-official/

    If anybody wants to see what it looks like.

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    warning, gif is huge and worth it

    http://giant.gfycat.com/TiredShockedAustraliankestrel.gif

    that big pile of debris that he drives through after the recovery is from several laps ago when a guy didn't save it

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    pimentopimento she/they/pim Registered User regular
    It was a pretty fantastic race to watch.

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited July 2014
    the best of the season and that's saying a lot. Although it's a little cheap to crown it the best since pretty much any rain race will be awesome.

    But damn. It was really good. I think Mercedes is losing their advantage. I know they were behind traffic but 6 races ago they had dominant straight line speed. Now it's not enough to overcome aero disadvantages in traffic. Williams is close. Red Bull is getting closer. Ferrari still pretty bad but their chassis is solid (for Alonso at least)

    I think Spa will pretty much tell the story for the rest of the season. If Mercedes gets challenged there, then I think the championship is still open. If not, then it looks like it is Rosberg's to lose. Hamilton is too hard on his equipment (apparently)

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    CormacCormac Registered User regular
    Jasconius wrote: »
    warning, gif is huge and worth it

    http://giant.gfycat.com/TiredShockedAustraliankestrel.gif

    that big pile of debris that he drives through after the recovery is from several laps ago when a guy didn't save it

    Great moment from one of the best F1 races in years. Two races, Bahrain and Hungary, have given us some of the best, closest races in F1 in a very long time. Even with Mercedes dominating the season there has still been some great moments and races.

    I've also been enjoying Indy Car this year when in past years I just couldn't get into it. The racing is really close, there's a great balance of power and performance (spec chassis and engines do help with that), lots of different drivers winning races, and many of the races this year have been in mixed conditions. I do find the prerace show way too long but that's easy enough to just skip through on the DVR.

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited July 2014
    Indycar is great except for some of the shitty awful tracks they race at. If they could have some better venues then I think that would be a top series. I know they love street courses, but most of those street courses are garbage, St. Pete included. If you're gonna go to Canada, go to Mosport, don't go to some stupid temporary street track with a racing line 0.4 cars wide

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    CormacCormac Registered User regular
    Yeah, I wish they would race more on real dedicated tracks than parking lots converted into races tracks. One or two street courses is fine but the last few races, oval tracks aside, have all been on parking lots which is a bit much. This weekend's race is at Mid-Ohio so I'm looking forward to watching that.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    jgeis wrote: »
    Polaris finally detailed their Slingshot 3-wheeler hoonmobile:

    176hp 2.4L EcoTec I4
    1725lbs
    Standard power steering, ABS, defeatable TC, stability control.
    5-speed manual (GM manual out of a Solstice/Sky)
    Base car $20,000/SL trim $25,000
    Pulls a .98g on the skidpad

    Seems like it's a lot of fun for not a lot of money!

    I dunno, I just can't take a three-wheeler seriously. You're willing to give up 25% of your total grip for what? In this particular instance, just go buy a second-hand Exige that's had it's first major (cam belt) service done. Kill it on the straights and in the corners easily, and enjoy both a cheaper insurance premium and a higher resale value later on.

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    pimentopimento she/they/pim Registered User regular
    I'd get a Morgan for a three-wheeler. It's just unashamedly fun, and that's a good thing.

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    i created an iRacing setup from virtually scratch that is actually competitive for my division

    i recorded myself iRacing with a hot mic and apparently I make some noises like I am constipated when I am taking high speed corners. eau rouge almost flat in a Ford GT? shit be intense.

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    jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    edited July 2014
    The 2016 Cadillac ATS-V getting really wrung out on the 'Ring. At 48s and again at 1:20 and then at 2:05 it catches some air.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=901zz7T8p4s#t=71

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    Bendery It Like BeckhamBendery It Like Beckham Hopeless Registered User regular
    edited July 2014
    the MCM gramps build has been fun to watch, but the Honda moment in episode 5 is probably my favorite thing
    http://youtu.be/ZqGAHwpOswk?t=23m50s

    Starts at 23:50 is you wanna skip to it

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    "no Honda"

    "and a new set of workshop rules regarding the H word..."

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    CormacCormac Registered User regular
    The whole build has been fascinating, and I can't wait for more videos to come out in a few months. Their upcoming series, Lend Us a Ride, should be a lot of fun too.

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    CormacCormac Registered User regular
    After a couple of phone calls and emails a shop got back to me with a quote for my exhaust install. They estimated 4.5 hours at $115/hr which is way more than I'm prepared to spend. Granted, that's an estimate and probably high to cover any complications, but 4.5 hours seems rather excessive to me. I have a few more places I can contact to see if they're more reasonable.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    That's still way too high.

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    CormacCormac Registered User regular
    edited July 2014
    The place that's doing my ECU flash on Friday will also do the install for me, but I'd have to take another day off to do that because the shop is an hour and a half away from me. If their price is more reasonable I may just end up doing that because it gives me another chance to see some friends and know the install is being done by a VW specialist. I can handle about $300 for the install but any more than that is more than I can comfortably afford.

    I installed my cold air intake last night which was actually kind of fun. The process and directions were simple enough but I still had to do a bit of problem solving because my screwdriver for the Torx bit was too long for the space I had to work in. I ended up having to partially take apart the stock intake to give myself enough room, and after that everything else was pretty easy.

    The turbo spools up noticeable faster and there's more midrange punch under acceleration so I'm quite happy with the changes. I can just hear the turbo blow off woosh which is exactly what I wanted. Subtle enough to be noticeable but not loud enough to attract any attention.

    I don't know if anyone else watches /Drive but they're now have a paid subscription channel /Drive+. It's $3.99 per month or $39.99 per year. I really enjoy their content so I'll be subscribing. Chris Harris has a writeup on PistonHeads explaining why they are now offering a paid subscription version http://www.pistonheads.com/news/default.asp?storyId=30564

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    edited July 2014
    i'm mildly fortunate that one of the leading domestic suppliers of aftermarket exhaust, etc, for the RX-8 is actually located in Florida, and I could just take it to their garage to have it installed

    i'm significantly unfortunate that most of those aftermarket mods are for the 1st generation version of the car. It really ties my hands as far as selection

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Jasconius wrote: »
    i'm mildly fortunate that one of the leading domestic suppliers of aftermarket exhaust, etc, for the RX-8 is actually located in Florida, and I could just take it to their garage to have it installed

    i'm significantly unfortunate that most of those aftermarket mods are for the 1st generation version of the car. It really ties my hands as far as selection

    Fuck it, put a twin-turbo quadrotor in it with a Tremec 6 speed behind it.

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    KrieghundKrieghund Registered User regular
    I do watch /Drive, and had been wondering why they hadn't updated for a while.

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    if I'm going to spend tens of thousands on a total reconfiguration of my engine bay, i might as well just get a different car!

    i have spent a few moment of time casually musing about how I might both keep my RX-8 and also buy a new toy in the next year or two. because I do want to keep it but I also want something even more flash

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    IronKnuckle's GhostIronKnuckle's Ghost Registered User regular
    Who wants to help me replace all of my plastic fasteners this weekend?

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    msuitepyonmsuitepyon Registered User regular
    Who wants to help me replace all of my plastic fasteners this weekend?

    I think plastic fasteners are evil incarnate.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Jasconius wrote: »
    if I'm going to spend tens of thousands on a total reconfiguration of my engine bay, i might as well just get a different car!

    i have spent a few moment of time casually musing about how I might both keep my RX-8 and also buy a new toy in the next year or two. because I do want to keep it but I also want something even more flash

    No point collecting a garage of cars if you don't have time to make it worthwhile. May as well stick to a family car and one sportscar, or you end up with a circuit car, a drag car, a mountain pass car, a cruiser... And they all spend 99.9% of their time under a dustcover plugged into a trickle charger.

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