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    webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Type of car? Manual or automatic?

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    msuitepyonmsuitepyon Registered User regular
    edited July 2015
    What kind if car? Any lights on in the instrument cluster?

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    NaphtaliNaphtali Hazy + Flow SeaRegistered User regular
    if its an older car, it could be a transmission issue of switching between gears

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    UrielUriel Registered User regular
    It's a kia rio. Automatic transmission. No lights on on the panel.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    spono wrote: »
    Check your tires, people! Learn from my idiocy:

    I've seen better wear patterns on tyres fitted to 'hellaflush' cars... What happened?

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Uriel wrote: »
    It's a kia rio. Automatic transmission. No lights on on the panel.

    Kick it in the slats from a complete stop on a quiet backroad, see if it stumbles then.

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    sponospono Mining for Nose Diamonds Booger CoveRegistered User regular
    spono wrote: »
    Check your tires, people! Learn from my idiocy:

    I've seen better wear patterns on tyres fitted to 'hellaflush' cars... What happened?

    The inner wheel bearing on that wheel had broken down so bad that it wore down the wheel hub about 1/16" (maybe more) before I replaced the bearings and the hub, so that may have contributed. Other than that, I honestly have no idea. Shitty alignment?

    I'm set up to get four new tires (the others don't have the same weird wear pattern, but they're pretty bald) next week, and I was thinking it'd be a good idea to get everything aligned after that.

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    sponospono Mining for Nose Diamonds Booger CoveRegistered User regular
    Uriel wrote: »
    It's a kia rio. Automatic transmission. No lights on on the panel.

    Kia Rio?

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    spono wrote: »
    spono wrote: »
    Check your tires, people! Learn from my idiocy:

    I've seen better wear patterns on tyres fitted to 'hellaflush' cars... What happened?

    The inner wheel bearing on that wheel had broken down so bad that it wore down the wheel hub about 1/16" (maybe more) before I replaced the bearings and the hub, so that may have contributed. Other than that, I honestly have no idea. Shitty alignment?

    I'm set up to get four new tires (the others don't have the same weird wear pattern, but they're pretty bald) next week, and I was thinking it'd be a good idea to get everything aligned after that.

    Yeah, a collapsed wheel bearing will let the wheel tilt inwards and toe out at the same time. Hence the extreme wear on the inside edge. If the wheel bearings and the hub are good now, you should be fine with four new tyres and a four wheel alignment.

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    tynictynic PICNIC BADASS Registered User, ClubPA regular
    which reminds me I probably need to replace a tyre. Again.

    (I got two (or three?) flats on the same wheel in six months by um.... treating gutters with an inappropriate amount of respect aka extreme parking, so after the first one I replaced the tyre with second-hand ones because it seemed more cost effective. But the tread on that one is looking pretty shallow now).

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    PaladinPaladin Registered User regular
    What sort of resources do you guys use when selecting car maintenance services?

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    TheStigTheStig Registered User regular
    i put all the names of car shops in my area into a hat and then I punch myself in the scrotum.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Paladin wrote: »
    What sort of resources do you guys use when selecting car maintenance services?

    It can be extremely difficult to find a reputable reliable mechanic. I would recommend asking around as much as possible, seeing which workshops get multiple recommendations for trustworthiness, then visiting them and talking to the techs there about your needs. If it feels like they are trying to pressure you into getting more work done than you need, then avoid at all costs. If you have trouble making contact with them (phone, email etc.) then avoid at all costs. Even the best mechanic in the world is useless to you if it takes five attempts over the course of a week just to make an appointment to get an oil change done. If you live in a decent sized area there are often smaller guys who work out of small workshop units or their own garage that are well-trained highly experienced mechanics for a long time, but decided they didn't want to work in a dealership environment anymore (for example, Eric the Car Guy or Scotty Kilmer on Youtube). If you can find one of them then you're pretty much set, because they eat and keep the lights on entirely off of their reputation, so they like to fix things right the first time, and get the work done quickly and for a reasonable price.

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    pimentopimento she/they/pim Registered User regular
    When I needed a mechanic the two last times I did some googling for shops that specialised in my car's make, googled them to find what other enthusiasts were saying about them and went from there. Has worked excellently both times, found people just like Numbers mentioned, guys in a small local shop trading on their reputation and enthusiasm.

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    pimentopimento she/they/pim Registered User regular
    Some great nerdery about rear axles here.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-UbKXG9EEQA

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    jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    I hadn't realized how far the Cadillac "V" series cars had dropped in value in the last couple of years.

    There are second-generation CTS-Vs (so the ones with the LSA) going for like $35-$45k with next to no mileage on them.

    9 year old STS-Vs (with the 4.4L supercharged Northstar V8) go for around $20k with mileage in the low 40k range.

    Those seem like pretty great performance per dollar buys.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Go with the CTS-V.

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    jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    Go with the CTS-V.

    I mean, of course. But the STS-V still doesn't seem like a bad deal when you don't have that extra $20k to spend. You can make an STS-V into this banshee:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFXfX7vOgX0

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    Bear is DrivingBear is Driving Registered User regular
    Go with the CTS-V wagon.

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    webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    I dream of that wagon.

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    sponospono Mining for Nose Diamonds Booger CoveRegistered User regular
    My dad just told me I should buy a civic type R

    That thing is never actually coming to the US though, right?

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    jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    spono wrote: »
    My dad just told me I should buy a civic type R

    That thing is never actually coming to the US though, right?

    Honda has said it'll come over here, but it won't be until the 2017 or 2018 model year? Or something like that.

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    webguy20webguy20 I spend too much time on the Internet Registered User regular
    Just read on jalopnik that the fiat 124 that is based on the new miata will have an Abarth edition. Moar power!

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    jgeis wrote: »
    Go with the CTS-V.

    I mean, of course. But the STS-V still doesn't seem like a bad deal when you don't have that extra $20k to spend. You can make an STS-V into this banshee:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFXfX7vOgX0

    Well yeah you could, but I'd take the LSA over a Northstar any day of the week, and twice on Sundays.

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    BillyIdleBillyIdle What does "katana" mean? It means "Japanese sword."Registered User regular
    jgeis wrote: »
    spono wrote: »
    My dad just told me I should buy a civic type R

    That thing is never actually coming to the US though, right?

    Honda has said it'll come over here, but it won't be until the 2017 or 2018 model year? Or something like that.

    Supposedly we will get it next year, they are still rolling out the new turbo standard, and si models this fall.

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    jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    webguy20 wrote: »
    Just read on jalopnik that the fiat 124 that is based on the new miata will have an Abarth edition. Moar power!

    Yeah, I'd be down for a Miata with the 1.75L turbo engine out of the 4C.

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    DeciusDecius I'm old! I'm fat! I'M BLUE!Registered User regular
    Surely this will once and for all solve the argument of whether or not the Miata needs more power.

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    jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    Decius wrote: »
    Surely this will once and for all solve the argument of whether or not the Miata needs more power.

    I think "needs" is the operative word there. The Miata is undeniably a fun car with the power it has right now. There's no "need" for more power in this case, because the every review of the new Miata I've seen doesn't harp on a need for more power.

    Will a 240hp Miata be even more fun? Probably, I imagine that chassis is plenty capable of turning 240hp into instant joy. More than anything, I'd be excited to have that engine in a drop-top just for the noises it makes. It sounds great in the 4C, but imagine being able to hear all of those pops and crackles and turbo wooshes when there's no glass and metal in the way.

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    pimentopimento she/they/pim Registered User regular
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    Casually HardcoreCasually Hardcore Once an Asshole. Trying to be better. Registered User regular
    Man, unless you're going to a track every week, there comes a point where having too much HP becomes unfun. Unless you're a jackass who race stop light to stop light

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    jgeisjgeis Registered User regular
    pimento wrote: »

    Looks like I'm unaffected by this even though I have a Uconnect head unit.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    jgeis wrote: »
    Decius wrote: »
    Surely this will once and for all solve the argument of whether or not the Miata needs more power.

    I think "needs" is the operative word there. The Miata is undeniably a fun car with the power it has right now. There's no "need" for more power in this case, because the every review of the new Miata I've seen doesn't harp on a need for more power.

    Will a 240hp Miata be even more fun? Probably, I imagine that chassis is plenty capable of turning 240hp into instant joy. More than anything, I'd be excited to have that engine in a drop-top just for the noises it makes. It sounds great in the 4C, but imagine being able to hear all of those pops and crackles and turbo wooshes when there's no glass and metal in the way.

    The popularity of LS-swapped Miatas proves that more power in that chassis is definitely not a bad thing. Especially on the nicer versions with extensive chassis stiffening, premium suspension and brake upgrades, and some nice foged rims with quality fat rubber under the guards, those things are like road-legal classic Can-Am cars.

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    JasconiusJasconius sword criminal mad onlineRegistered User regular
    saw a lowered/stanced honda accord yesterday

    i can never stop vomiting

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    IronKnuckle's GhostIronKnuckle's Ghost This is also my fault Registered User regular
    Yesterday the Evo had its 60k mile service, which entailed something like 30 different maintenance items including a replacement of every single fluid in the car, all of the hoses, the accessory belt, every filter, spark plugs and wires, and other things I'm forgetting.

    You know that feeling when every single thing in your car is just a little bit better? That's me right now.

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    Donovan PuppyfuckerDonovan Puppyfucker A dagger in the dark is worth a thousand swords in the morningRegistered User regular
    Jasconius wrote: »
    saw a lowered/stanced honda accord yesterday

    i can never stop vomiting

    "hellaflush" hellasucks shit. At least bosuzoku cars look like something from an 80s anime, hellaflush is just a hot wet mess of a thing to do to make your car almost undriveable.

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    HawkstoneHawkstone Don't sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweaty things. Somewhere outside of BarstowRegistered User regular
    jgeis wrote: »
    spono wrote: »
    My dad just told me I should buy a civic type R

    That thing is never actually coming to the US though, right?

    Honda has said it'll come over here, but it won't be until the 2017 or 2018 model year? Or something like that.

    Focus RS is coming sooner than the Type R and will a lot cheaper and just as fun....

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    HawkstoneHawkstone Don't sweat the petty things, and don't pet the sweaty things. Somewhere outside of BarstowRegistered User regular
    jgeis wrote: »
    Decius wrote: »
    Surely this will once and for all solve the argument of whether or not the Miata needs more power.

    I think "needs" is the operative word there. The Miata is undeniably a fun car with the power it has right now. There's no "need" for more power in this case, because the every review of the new Miata I've seen doesn't harp on a need for more power.

    Will a 240hp Miata be even more fun? Probably, I imagine that chassis is plenty capable of turning 240hp into instant joy. More than anything, I'd be excited to have that engine in a drop-top just for the noises it makes. It sounds great in the 4C, but imagine being able to hear all of those pops and crackles and turbo wooshes when there's no glass and metal in the way.

    I honestly think it is standard issue anymore to first release the lowest HP model in any non muscle car and leave room to go up from there in order to reignite sales as things slow.

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    Raijin QuickfootRaijin Quickfoot I'm your Huckleberry YOU'RE NO DAISYRegistered User, ClubPA regular
    I have air conditioning again!

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    DeciusDecius I'm old! I'm fat! I'M BLUE!Registered User regular
    Hawkstone wrote: »
    jgeis wrote: »
    spono wrote: »
    My dad just told me I should buy a civic type R

    That thing is never actually coming to the US though, right?

    Honda has said it'll come over here, but it won't be until the 2017 or 2018 model year? Or something like that.

    Focus RS is coming sooner than the Type R and will a lot cheaper and just as fun....

    And with Ford Canada having offered X-Plan on the Boss 302, my fingers are crossed that it'll be available on the Focus RS as well w000t1xm.gif

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    DeciusDecius I'm old! I'm fat! I'M BLUE!Registered User regular
    edited July 2015
    Also I sat in a 5.0 Mustang this past weekend, while my dad was buying his new F150. I noticed the clutch is rather soft. Is that typical Ford? Or typical for a modern manual? Does the car have to be on before there's anymore weight? Have I just gotten used to Subaru's admittedly mediocre (being generous) 5-speed transmission?

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