The Car Thread

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  1. sakeido

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    any more pics of that first one? wicked lookin car. I still have a stack of a hundred or so Popular Hot Rodding mags at home too... always liked the builds those guys featured
     
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    It is VERY fun. That said when I had my RSX-S I used to date a girl w an 05 tC. I remember that being a really fun car to drive too.and quicker than the specs would suggest.
     
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    You can pay for a lot of track days and tires with the money spent on the supercharger. Car already has more power and grip than someone can actually use on the street :shrug:

    Congrats on the 86! Great color choice too.
     
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    Aw man, when I bought my car I actually almost bought an RSX-S. Low miles, really clean, and bone stock as far as I could tell but I didn't get to it in time. :rant:

    Yeah, the tC is decently fun to drive, it's got some pep to it. Main issue is it's too much weight for the HP it's got, 160 HP and it weighs around 2,900 pounds. I've considered taking out the back seats to lighten it up a bit and maybe get a little better fuel economy on my commute but I haven't been bothered enough yet. :lol:
     
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    I agree.
     
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    I bet running a half mile in that thing would be nuts though
     
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    not as nuts as running half miles with twin turbos though
     
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    Here’s s couple more...I like the upside-down front bumper lol
     
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    "Which Falcon is best Falcon"
     
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    Millennium Falcon?...if you’re serious, they’re all awesome!
     
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    I have never seen BBS LMs on a muscle car before... that is glorious. mesh wheels best wheels confirmed

    The bumper is pretty clever hahah, kinda turns it into a chin spoiler
     
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    Notice also the lack of lugnuts and the racing spindle setup...
     
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    On the same motor?

    Don't get me wrong, I'm not challenging your opinion I've just seen things go either way depending on the event and/or motor in question.

    I've seen some supercharged Coyote 3s smoke some twin turbo Coyote 3s but that may come down to tuning and driving skill...

    The closest I've been to an Audi is my GTI so I'm ignorant here. I simply know an R8 is a beast alone and to supercharge is to take beastness and create more beastness... :lol:

    I also know turbos are more efficient but I know some engines don't take as well to them as others so I was curious.
     
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    the Audi V10 is also in the Lamborghini Gallardo/Huracan, and those guys have been going insanely fast with twin turbos. Underground Racing has run 256mph in the half mile with twin turbos in a Huracan so if ultimate speed is the goal, turbo is the way to go. I think they make kits that'll put down over 2,000 horse at the wheels on built motors

    Superchargers have their own advantages tho, the boost builds a lot more predictably and you don't muffle that amazing exhaust note which with an engine like that, is a big priority :lol:
     
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    I think its really down to the individual dealer. In my experience they have tried to up sell me on the car, for example I went to drive a Camaro SS and they wanted me to take out the Z/28 instead. At a different dealer they wanted me to take out a Corvette instead. On the other hand a third dealer wanted my social security number and multiple references and I said "no thanks" and left.
     
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    Yeah the thing about this supercharger kit is that by it's very nature it only sort of changes the car's behavior as you get aggressive. So apparently VF pride themselves on the fact that it doesn't affect the car negatively in how good of a daily driver it normally is, but when you punch it, it kicks in predictably. And as much as I know for ultimate power Twin Turbo is the way to go, I think 800hp/600tq is more than enough for me haha, plus I don't lose the amazing engine sound nor do I have to deal with turbo lag. I would assume the response is about as instant as it is now, and god that car can just snap off the line or at speed.
     
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    That's definitely a good point. I think my case isn't helped by the fact that I have always dressed like a poor person haha.
     
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    Ha yeah I'm amazed at the respect leather shoes gets me vs Vans
     
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    This is the car I've been working on for the past few years. It's one of the few V6 Chargers rolling around with a Vortech Supercharger. Yeah.. she's weird.. but lots of fun!
     

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