The Car Thread

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  1. wannabguitarist

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    That looks great! Hopefully the bolts can just be broken loose and you don't have to deal with any torn bushings. Corrosion on alignment bolts is a pain in the ass.
     
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    DudeManBrother Hey...how did everybody get in my room?

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    Totally random find while cleaning out my basement! I forgot I had these haha the 1/74 scale set I never even took out of the packages. Too bad all the characters weren’t in the box too. I think at least both the Takahashi Bros came with the RX7’s but don’t remember about the R32 and 86 4B921D4E-57EC-455F-8880-7F4F614B832B.jpeg
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    Did the Lone Pine Time Trials again this year in my C6 Z06, thought I'd post it here. Hit around 120 on those straights before the slalom.

    I completely corded my tires on this run. They were old and I was hoping I could get a full weekend out of them, but alas, two runs and I was done. Still ended up in the top ten out of some sixty cars.

     
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    @ddtonfire my buddy has ran that a few times and said the surface was hell on tires. Looks like fun!
     
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    @wannabguitarist It's a blast! Definitely a bit more intense than an autocross but not quite as much as a track. What car does your friend run if I may ask?
     
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    He runs a Silver 2002 Tran-Am WS6 that's been heavily modified. Automatic but modified somehow with paddles, extensive suspension mods, and I'm pretty sure it also has a LS2. The car is a monster and quicker than my S2K around a really short tight track. Doesn't hurt that he knows how to drive.
     
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    I definitely remember that car - it sounded awesome!
     
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    Test drove a 720S and wrote up a thing for my fb car group, let me know if you guys want me to post it here and I'll copy it over!
     
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    I’d read it. That must’ve been quite the experience
     
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    Manual Gt3 or Gt4? Discuss!
     
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    997 GT3 Mezger engine....4.0 if anything goes :)
     
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    Shouldn’t even be a question. GT3 all day e’ry day.

    I’ll say that the gt4 is the sexiest Cayman by far, and it probably makes a lot more sense as a car for general road driving, but the GT3 is legendary.
     
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    GT3 for sure!!
     
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    illimmigrant A Different Logic

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    They say the new gt4 will have the gt3 engine. Gt4 has the perfect chassis, gt3 has the perfect engine. Might be the car to beat.

    If my year goes well, I might have to. I may not actually have any control in this situation.
     
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    Maybe same engine but they will never let it have the same horsepower as the GT3. Porsche needs to just let the Cayman team off the leash like Chevrolet did with Camaro team. They are purposefully stopping the Cayman from being better than the 911 to protect it's prestige. Nobody cares Porsche! Just build the best car you can! There is room for both to be great!
     
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    Yeah you aren’t wrong, but given the nature, size and weight of the Cayman, it may still be the quicker car!
     
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    But imagine how it would be with that extra 100hp?! It could be like a modern 458.
     
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    Looking at Porsche prices and I had no clue the base 911 was $35k more than the base Cayman! That is for sure a prestige luxury premium.
     

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