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Old 04-05-2012, 09:51 PM
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room in a vette? if your talking about a C3 mako like mine, FORGET ABOUT IT! this car has less cabin space than a miata, a delsol a s2000 you name it, the way they got the flares to look so huge is they shrunk down the center of the car as if it was wearing a corset. head room is fine, leg room is no better than a civic, i can touch the outside of the door on the passenger side without leaning over.

narrowest interior i have ever been in. call me crazy but i like that feeling, it makes me feel safe, airy interiors make me feel vulnerable..
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Old 04-06-2012, 05:15 AM
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So any plan for mod for the car? (other than the exhaust you mentioned) Do the police there crack down on mods and such?
No, they don't even care if you change the displacement, it's very lax over here in that regard.

I have no immediate plans for mods except a nice exhaust and some nicer rims, maybe a filter and maybe some mild lowering springs (Eibach do a set of springs that only lowers 3/4" which is fine to make the rims fill the arches better and doesn't have a huge impact on ride quality).

That may change though, they say this car becomes properly insane with a bolt on rotrex supercharger kit. All of a sudden you have it all, low displacement, high torque, high RPM, high HP. I think that might be fun. 350hp or so in a family hatch.

I am looking for some seat mounts that lower the driving position though, I feel like I'm sitting on the car rather than in it (a common complaint from motoring journalists about this car), I think BuddyClub make some of those.
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Old 04-06-2012, 07:02 AM
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A friend at Germany said that they are pretty strict about mods there.. the police would stop you and check and if the parts are not TUV approved, they would actually not let you go until you get the parts and swap them out.. seems quite extreme.. so when he ships his Harley there, he has to make sure all the parts (exhaust, etc.) are those of TUV approved, etc.
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My Ford Contour SVT 1999
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Old 04-06-2012, 08:51 AM
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Guess I never posted up in this thread....

G35 and a 1994 Lincoln MK VIII I doubt I have pictures of. Still runs mint though.
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:09 AM
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You have 2 wings on the back of your SVT?? [X(]
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You have 2 wings on the back of your SVT?? [X(]
And something stuck to the bonnet [&:]

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Old 04-07-2012, 05:11 AM
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What year is the VW, TBJ?

When I went to the VW dealer, the sales guy told me that the 2.5L inline-5 is 1/2 of the Lambo V10.. so I told him that I didn't realize Gallardo only makes 340hps..
It's an '07...and until '10 they only made 150 hp

It's a fun little car...has a cool sound to it.
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Well i guess im a little late to this thread.But i have a 95 jeep yj wrangler with 31's 4 banger lol,a 90 eclipse gs turbo with a few lil hop ups and megan racing lowering springs and kyb gr2 struts,77 ford f-150 with a 400m c6 trans old but good and 2 project car's a 78 pontiac formula with a 400 and th400 trans ,72 alfa romeo spider.and one bike 92 honda cb750 nighthawk.
Pics of Jeep and Alfa please :P
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Oh dear. It's started. :/

6 puck racing clutch and H&R coilovers on their way.

Wheels and exhaust next.
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Old 04-10-2012, 03:47 AM
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What year is the VW, TBJ?

When I went to the VW dealer, the sales guy told me that the 2.5L inline-5 is 1/2 of the Lambo V10.. so I told him that I didn't realize Gallardo only makes 340hps..
It's an '07...and until '10 they only made 150 hp

It's a fun little car...has a cool sound to it.
ORIGINAL: Bamafever

Well i guess im a little late to this thread.But i have a 95 jeep yj wrangler with 31's 4 banger lol,a 90 eclipse gs turbo with a few lil hop ups and megan racing lowering springs and kyb gr2 struts,77 ford f-150 with a 400m c6 trans old but good and 2 project car's a 78 pontiac formula with a 400 and th400 trans ,72 alfa romeo spider.and one bike 92 honda cb750 nighthawk.
Pics of Jeep and Alfa please :P
Sod the jeep. Show us the Alfa. If it's notlooking like it just left the showroom you better have excuses at the ready!
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Old 04-10-2012, 06:05 AM
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Keep us posted, Foxy! Hopefully it is still streetable with the puck style clutch!!



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Oh dear. It's started. :/

6 puck racing clutch and H&R coilovers on their way.

Wheels and exhaust next.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:50 AM
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The guy says "it's fine, a bit crunchy in reverse." lol, we'll see. I got it for a steal so I can always sell it on if it's just too much.
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Old 04-10-2012, 10:09 AM
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LOL.. yeah, 6 pucks might be fine.. less # will be harder engagement.. but for your car's purpose, since you are not drag racing it, and the engine doesn't make a lot of torque anyway, you probably don't need any crazy setup on the clutch department.. !
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ORIGINAL: Lunchboxer

What year is the VW, TBJ?

When I went to the VW dealer, the sales guy told me that the 2.5L inline-5 is 1/2 of the Lambo V10.. so I told him that I didn't realize Gallardo only makes 340hps..
It's an '07...and until '10 they only made 150 hp

It's a fun little car...has a cool sound to it.
ORIGINAL: Bamafever

Well i guess im a little late to this thread.But i have a 95 jeep yj wrangler with 31's 4 banger lol,a 90 eclipse gs turbo with a few lil hop ups and megan racing lowering springs and kyb gr2 struts,77 ford f-150 with a 400m c6 trans old but good and 2 project car's a 78 pontiac formula with a 400 and th400 trans ,72 alfa romeo spider.and one bike 92 honda cb750 nighthawk.
Pics of Jeep and Alfa please :P
Sod the jeep. Show us the Alfa. If it's notlooking like it just left the showroom you better have excuses at the ready!
No enthusiast car should look like it just left the showroom...they were built to be driven, not packed away hermetically sealed[&:]
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Old 05-13-2012, 03:13 PM
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I just traded my '98 chevy half ton for a 1994 ford f350 non-dually, 2wd with a 460 big block oh yeah. i can watch the gas guage move when i am cruising on the freeway at about 75mph haha no pics yet. my computer is beginning to slowly not let me do certain things.
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The alfa is far from photo worthy has no paint now.Will get some pic's when i can its at the summer place.

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I have a1960 International Pickup that is driven frequently. Tried to load a photo but it didn't take
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I'm looking to pick up an 87 Audi 5000 CS for a grand.
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Quattro/AWD? Hatchback, sedan, or wagon? I like the Quattro hatchback.
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It's a Turbo Quattro sedan. I don't like the wagon version of it, the back is too angled for my tastes.
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Post some pics!
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Old 07-23-2012, 01:19 PM
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I should be getting it this weekend so I'll post some then. For 1000 dollars it looks to be in excellent shape.
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Nice.. congrats.. !
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got my vette back hard to believe there was even damage, installed the 80's nose instead of the 78, much nicer in my opinion.
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