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#1 Posted by jonleeprice (1455 posts) -

Just thought id share..

....Sold my gtx580 today, to get a new exhaust for my car :'(

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#2 Posted by C_Rule (9816 posts) -
Better not be some obnoxious ricer exhaust.
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#3 Posted by DevilMightCry (3498 posts) -
That's not good.
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#4 Posted by achilles614 (5104 posts) -
Unless you needed a new one..fail...cool your car sounds better if that's what you really wanted.
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#5 Posted by Nethemis (155 posts) -

Better not be some obnoxious ricer exhaust. C_Rule

please explain Ricer?

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#6 Posted by jonleeprice (1455 posts) -

Its louder yes :D but ricer.....nah and that isnt a term that is used in the uk, its generally what yanks say to describe a modded car thats an import.

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#7 Posted by jcbullen (865 posts) -

You urgently needed money for a performance exhaust?

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#8 Posted by NailedGR (997 posts) -

Ricer is a deragatory term for a japanese modded car, like what you see in fast and the furius, which is what started the craze.

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#9 Posted by jonleeprice (1455 posts) -

You urgently needed money for a performance exhaust?

jcbullen
My standard one was f##ked and needed replacing.....just thought id get a stainless one instead of standard crap ;)
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#10 Posted by jonleeprice (1455 posts) -

Ricer is a deragatory term for a japanese modded car, like what you see in fast and the furius, which is what started the craze.

NailedGR

LOL fast and furious did NOT start the craze of modding cars be it japanese or any other make ricers/boy racers what ever you wish to call them have been around for years and years and actually influenced the films..........

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#11 Posted by NailedGR (997 posts) -

[QUOTE="NailedGR"]

Ricer is a deragatory term for a japanese modded car, like what you see in fast and the furius, which is what started the craze.

jonleeprice

LOL fast and furious did NOT start the craze of modding cars be it japanese or any other make ricers/boy racers what ever you wish to call them have been around for years and years and actually influenced the films..........

Where did I say it didn't exist before the films? I said the films started the craze, i.e. made putting lights under the car popular.

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#12 Posted by jcbullen (865 posts) -

[QUOTE="jcbullen"] My standard one was f##ked and needed replacing.....just thought id get a stainless one instead of standard crap ;)jonleeprice
Ah, that makes sense then.

[QUOTE="NailedGR"]

Ricer is a deragatory term for a japanese modded car, like what you see in fast and the furius, which is what started the craze.

jonleeprice

LOL fast and furious did NOT start the craze of modding cars be it japanese or any other make ricers/boy racers what ever you wish to call them have been around for years and years and actually influenced the films..........

Yeah that's true, but the movies brought that "lifestyle" more into the mainstream. I remember a bunch of my friends in high school started going nuts with adding spoilers, rims and lights to their cars after that came out. It was pretty silly.

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#13 Posted by jonleeprice (1455 posts) -

[QUOTE="jonleeprice"]

[QUOTE="NailedGR"]

Ricer is a deragatory term for a japanese modded car, like what you see in fast and the furius, which is what started the craze.

NailedGR

LOL fast and furious did NOT start the craze of modding cars be it japanese or any other make ricers/boy racers what ever you wish to call them have been around for years and years and actually influenced the films..........

Where did I say it didn't exist before the films? I said the films started the craze, i.e. made putting lights under the car popular.

But it didnt, maybe in the us or where ever you are from but in the uk it has been going for years and years before the films, tbh since the films came out it has died of alot due to massive insurance hikes for young drivers. I remember going to the motor show in earls court , hummmm must have been around 20 years ago as i was with my parents, and they had a Max Power area with fully "pimped" cars under car neons massive ice installs, crazy colours.

I guess your youngish and have just never noticed it before.

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#14 Posted by NailedGR (997 posts) -

[QUOTE="NailedGR"]

[QUOTE="jonleeprice"] LOL fast and furious did NOT start the craze of modding cars be it japanese or any other make ricers/boy racers what ever you wish to call them have been around for years and years and actually influenced the films..........

jonleeprice

Where did I say it didn't exist before the films? I said the films started the craze, i.e. made putting lights under the car popular.

But it didnt, maybe in the us or where ever you are from but in the uk it has been going for years and years before the films, tbh since the films came out it has died of alot due to massive insurance hikes for young drivers. I remember going to the motor show in earls court , hummmm must have been around 20 years ago as i was with my parents, and they had a Max Power area with fully "pimped" cars under car neons massive ice installs, crazy colours.

I guess your youngish and have just never noticed it before.

I'm 45.

There weren't even japanese performance cars worth driving until the late 90's.

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#15 Posted by jonleeprice (1455 posts) -

[QUOTE="jonleeprice"]

[QUOTE="NailedGR"]

Where did I say it didn't exist before the films? I said the films started the craze, i.e. made putting lights under the car popular.

NailedGR

But it didnt, maybe in the us or where ever you are from but in the uk it has been going for years and years before the films, tbh since the films came out it has died of alot due to massive insurance hikes for young drivers. I remember going to the motor show in earls court , hummmm must have been around 20 years ago as i was with my parents, and they had a Max Power area with fully "pimped" cars under car neons massive ice installs, crazy colours.

I guess your youngish and have just never noticed it before.

I'm 45.

There weren't even japanese performance cars worth driving until the late 90's.

Google Max Power show 1999 and put it on images (first thing i googled, and look at the cars).

As for no good *** cars

Nissan pulsar gtir 90-94

Mitsibushi gto born in 1990

Nissan 300zx 89-2000 You want me to continue.......you clearly have no idea what your talking about :p

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#16 Posted by jonleeprice (1455 posts) -

[QUOTE="jonleeprice"]

[QUOTE="NailedGR"]

Where did I say it didn't exist before the films? I said the films started the craze, i.e. made putting lights under the car popular.

NailedGR

But it didnt, maybe in the us or where ever you are from but in the uk it has been going for years and years before the films, tbh since the films came out it has died of alot due to massive insurance hikes for young drivers. I remember going to the motor show in earls court , hummmm must have been around 20 years ago as i was with my parents, and they had a Max Power area with fully "pimped" cars under car neons massive ice installs, crazy colours.

I guess your youngish and have just never noticed it before.

I'm 45.

There weren't even japanese performance cars worth driving until the late 90's.

Last shape supra 92-02 honda nsx born 1990 Nissan skyline r32 1989 Lol i can keep going if you wish me to :)
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#17 Posted by NailedGR (997 posts) -

those are all mediocre, sorry

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#18 Posted by jonleeprice (1455 posts) -

those are all mediocre, sorry

NailedGR
Your a tit.......
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#19 Posted by NailedGR (997 posts) -

[QUOTE="NailedGR"]

those are all mediocre, sorry

jonleeprice

Your a tit.......

You call me names, but claim the 300z is better than the 240z

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#20 Posted by jonleeprice (1455 posts) -

[QUOTE="jonleeprice"][QUOTE="NailedGR"]

those are all mediocre, sorry

NailedGR

Your a tit.......

You call me names, but claim the 300z is better than the 240z

What do cars from the 70's have to do with anything? you said there were NO GOOD *** CARS TILL THE LATE 90's, i get the feeling your just trying to get a reaction, i therefore say grow up, at your age you should know better. ;)
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#21 Posted by hartsickdiscipl (14787 posts) -

[QUOTE="jonleeprice"][QUOTE="NailedGR"]

those are all mediocre, sorry

NailedGR

Your a tit.......

You call me names, but claim the 300z is better than the 240z

TC- I feel your pain. I hope you can get a good replacement GPU soon, but of course the car comes first.

I love how this thread has gone completely off topic! I don't mind because we're talking about cars. I have to jump in here, having owned multiple Z-cars. I have a lot of experience in a 260z, 300zx Z31, Z32, and have owned a Z31 and 2 350z's, including my current 07 350z HR.

There are those who will always say that the 240z is the best... or the entire S30 lineup in general (240z to 280z). They were the lightest, and the first. They are also the cars that really started getting Japanese sports cars rolling onto the US market. There can be no argument that they are legendary. However, the only Z generations that I would say are inferior to the S30 as sports cars are the 280zx (especially the dog-slow N/A), and the 300zx Z31 N/A. All of the other Z-cars are faster and better-handling than the S30.

I'm a little confused about the direction and consistency of your arguments too. You went so far as to say that there weren't any Japanese performance cars worth driving before the late 90's, and then proceded to imply that the 240z was better than the 300zx. Those 2 arguments don't really work together, so something has to give.

There have been numerous Japanese peformance cars since the 70's that have been at least respectable. They typically outhandle American performance cars, with the possibleexception of the last couple of generations of Corvette and Viper. If you think that cars like the 2JZ Supra, R32-R34 Nissan Skyline GTR, 300zx Z32, Mazda RX-7, and Honda/Acura NSX aren't worth driving, you're probably one of maybe 10 people on the planet who feel that way. Those cars are still very respectable today, and some were world-class performers in their day. There's a reason why a 1994 Supra in good shape can still bring 30-40k. They were mid-13 second cars with sub-5 second 0-60 times in an era where almost nothing was doing that. Still one of the best-looking cars on the road, IMO. I'm not sure what your standards are, but it seems like anything that didn't come from Ferrari, Porsche, or Lambo would qualify as mediocre from your comments so far.

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#22 Posted by sixty7velle (1036 posts) -
Did you get cherry bombs? LOL
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#23 Posted by jonleeprice (1455 posts) -

[QUOTE="NailedGR"]

[QUOTE="jonleeprice"] Your a tit.......hartsickdiscipl

You call me names, but claim the 300z is better than the 240z

TC- I feel your pain. I hope you can get a good replacement GPU soon, but of course the car comes first.

I love how this thread has gone completely off topic! I don't mind because we're talking about cars. I have to jump in here, having owned multiple Z-cars. I have a lot of experience in a 260z, 300zx Z31, Z32, and have owned a Z31 and 2 350z's, including my current 07 350z HR.

There are those who will always say that the 240z is the best... or the entire S30 lineup in general (240z to 280z). They were the lightest, and the first. They are also the cars that really started getting Japanese sports cars rolling onto the US market. There can be no argument that they are legendary. However, the only Z generations that I would say are inferior to the S30 as sports cars are the 280zx (especially the dog-slow N/A), and the 300zx Z31 N/A. All of the other Z-cars are faster and better-handling than the S30.

I'm a little confused about the direction and consistency of your arguments too. You went so far as to say that there weren't any Japanese performance cars worth driving before the late 90's, and then proceded to imply that the 240z was better than the 300zx. Those 2 arguments don't really work together, so something has to give.

There have been numerous Japanese peformance cars since the 70's that have been at least respectable. They typically outhandle American performance cars, with the possibleexception of the last couple of generations of Corvette and Viper. If you think that cars like the 2JZ Supra, R32-R34 Nissan Skyline GTR, 300zx Z32, Mazda RX-7, and Honda/Acura NSX aren't worth driving, you're probably one of maybe 10 people on the planet who feel that way. Those cars are still very respectable today, and some were world-class performers in their day. There's a reason why a 1994 Supra in good shape can still bring 30-40k. They were mid-13 second cars with sub-5 second 0-60 times in an era where almost nothing was doing that. Still one of the best-looking cars on the road, IMO. I'm not sure what your standards are, but it seems like anything that didn't come from Ferrari, Porsche, or Lambo would qualify as mediocre from your comments so far.

I have my old 460 back in to its not to bad, thanks though :) And you comments on cars are totally spot on :)
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#24 Posted by C_Rule (9816 posts) -

Ricer is a deragatory term for a japanese modded car, like what you see in fast and the furius, which is what started the craze.

NailedGR
Not really, though that is what a lot of people seem to think it is. It describes a car that has had a lot of visual work done, but next to no performance upgrades.
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#25 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6136 posts) -

[QUOTE="NailedGR"]

Ricer is a deragatory term for a japanese modded car, like what you see in fast and the furius, which is what started the craze.

C_Rule

Not really, though that is what a lot of people seem to think it is. It describes a car that has had a lot of visual work done, but next to no performance upgrades.

i thought rice burner was a term insulting japanese/asian cars. Most rice burners are actually more American than american cars themselves.

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#26 Posted by jcbullen (865 posts) -

1990 Honda NSX is a badass early '90s Japanese sport car.

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#27 Posted by Bikouchu35 (8003 posts) -

Ricer fad is out is all about vip-ing your cars nowaday. Think cambering, giant rims, big kits, lowering your car on lexus, bmw, or even random cars -.- as hideous as ricers but in a different form, its nothing new but the "vip style" craze is nuts around here. Those people carry plywood in their trunk to get up on driveways b.c they are so low.

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#28 Posted by GummiRaccoon (13777 posts) -

[QUOTE="NailedGR"]

Ricer is a deragatory term for a japanese modded car, like what you see in fast and the furius, which is what started the craze.

C_Rule

Not really, though that is what a lot of people seem to think it is. It describes a car that has had a lot of visual work done, but next to no performance upgrades.

LOL you do understand that calling something rice because it is japanese is derogatory and racist, right? The original term was rice rocket. Which was basically a suped up japanese car, usually driven by an asian. Eventually the word evolved into ricer.

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#29 Posted by Addict187 (663 posts) -

Ricer fad is out is all about vip-ing your cars nowaday. Think cambering, giant rims, big kits, lowering your car on lexus, bmw, or even random cars -.- as hideous as ricers but in a different form, its nothing new but the "vip style" craze is nuts around here. Those people carry plywood in their trunk to get up on driveways b.c they are so low.

Bikouchu35
That made my day. {people carry plywood in their trunk to get up on driveways b.c they are so low} HAHAHA I never seen this done. But I want to just so i can LOL at them.
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#30 Posted by neatfeatguy (3945 posts) -

I'm 45.

There weren't even japanese performance cars worth driving until the late 90's.

NailedGR

I'm not going to argue with you on the "worth driving" part of your comment, but I did have a friend in high school that had a cherry red 1991 Honda Prelude that he decked out.

Lowering springs that dropped 2 (or 2.5 inches), custom made body kit, performance exhaust, headers, flywheel, spark plugs/wires, rims....had a short shifter installed.....that's all I remember. This was back in 96. He spent a good chunk of change on it, it looked really good and there wasn't another car like that in our area.

The retard sold it off in 97 to an aquaintence and purchased an ugly 95 Accord that had so many problems - we all told him not to sell his car and buy that POS, but the damn fool didn't listen - he was really pissed when the transmission dropped out after about 3 months.

The guy that bought his Prelude crashed it about 3 months after he bought it (feel asleep at the wheel, or so he told us)....anyways. I wouldn't say the 91 Prelude was worth driving, but it was one hell of a car after he got done with it.

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#31 Posted by Nethemis (155 posts) -

[QUOTE="NailedGR"]

Ricer is a deragatory term for a japanese modded car, like what you see in fast and the furius, which is what started the craze.

jonleeprice

LOL fast and furious did NOT start the craze of modding cars be it japanese or any other make ricers/boy racers what ever you wish to call them have been around for years and years and actually influenced the films..........

i know what it means, but i also do know where you are coming from this new generation is quickly to call most imports a ricer without even knowing half the modded parts on it which have costed money over someone with pepboys parts on it. that is why i asked being it has been all day and not a reply from c-rule on the sub as is that is why i asked him the question, then again there are prolly only a small fraction of gear heads on here. btw even if it is off topic what manufactuer did you get for an exhuast i prefer hks/greedy.

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#32 Posted by HavocEbonlore (483 posts) -

[QUOTE="jonleeprice"]

[QUOTE="NailedGR"]

Ricer is a deragatory term for a japanese modded car, like what you see in fast and the furius, which is what started the craze.

NailedGR

LOL fast and furious did NOT start the craze of modding cars be it japanese or any other make ricers/boy racers what ever you wish to call them have been around for years and years and actually influenced the films..........

Where did I say it didn't exist before the films? I said the films started the craze, i.e. made putting lights under the car popular.

Agreed, the films started the craze. Before it was kind of here and there, but I noticed an increase in that area of car culture.

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#33 Posted by hartsickdiscipl (14787 posts) -

"Ricer" used to refer to asian cars/bikes, but has gained a broader meaning over time. Now it can refer to any car that has cheesy-looking visual upgrades but nothing to really improve the performance. Spoilers, decals, loud exhaust, etc.. Typically sport compacts are riced-out the most often, but I've even seen minivans with side pipes and spoilers.

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#34 Posted by C_Rule (9816 posts) -

"Ricer" used to refer to asian cars/bikes, but has gained a broader meaning over time. Now it can refer to any car that has cheesy-looking visual upgrades but nothing to really improve the performance. Spoilers, decals, loud exhaust, etc.. Typically sport compacts are riced-out the most often, but I've even seen minivans with side pipes and spoilers.

hartsickdiscipl
Yes, this says it the best. Ricer shouldn't be used for all Japanese imports.
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#35 Posted by jonleeprice (1455 posts) -

[QUOTE="jonleeprice"]

[QUOTE="NailedGR"]

Ricer is a deragatory term for a japanese modded car, like what you see in fast and the furius, which is what started the craze.

Nethemis

LOL fast and furious did NOT start the craze of modding cars be it japanese or any other make ricers/boy racers what ever you wish to call them have been around for years and years and actually influenced the films..........

i know what it means, but i also do know where you are coming from this new generation is quickly to call most imports a ricer without even knowing half the modded parts on it which have costed money over someone with pepboys parts on it. that is why i asked being it has been all day and not a reply from c-rule on the sub as is that is why i asked him the question, then again there are prolly only a small fraction of gear heads on here. btw even if it is off topic what manufactuer did you get for an exhuast i prefer hks/greedy.

Lol couldnt afford stuff in that region at the mo, so i got a Powerflow custom cat back.
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#36 Posted by Elann2008 (33028 posts) -
Good. Now you could buy a GTX 680. Win, win.
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#37 Posted by jonleeprice (1455 posts) -
Good. Now you could buy a GTX 680. Win, win.Elann2008
Thats my thinking in a couple of months.........just wont tell the missis yet ;)
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#38 Posted by hartsickdiscipl (14787 posts) -

[QUOTE="Elann2008"]Good. Now you could buy a GTX 680. Win, win.jonleeprice
Thats my thinking in a couple of months.........just wont tell the missis yet ;)

You have a hell of a nice "backup" card.

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#39 Posted by jonleeprice (1455 posts) -

[QUOTE="jonleeprice"][QUOTE="Elann2008"]Good. Now you could buy a GTX 680. Win, win.hartsickdiscipl

Thats my thinking in a couple of months.........just wont tell the missis yet ;)

You have a hell of a nice "backup" card.

Meh its only a 460......does the job though :)
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#40 Posted by GummiRaccoon (13777 posts) -

[QUOTE="hartsickdiscipl"]

"Ricer" used to refer to asian cars/bikes, but has gained a broader meaning over time. Now it can refer to any car that has cheesy-looking visual upgrades but nothing to really improve the performance. Spoilers, decals, loud exhaust, etc.. Typically sport compacts are riced-out the most often, but I've even seen minivans with side pipes and spoilers.

C_Rule

Yes, this says it the best. Ricer shouldn't be used for all Japanese imports.

Then why use the rice term at all? It's pretty offensive.

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#41 Posted by FireEmblem_Man (12828 posts) -
Since we are talking about cars here, American and European>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Japanese :P But I do have a soft spot with Nissan and their Skyline, but that's it Well, your car is important anyway and hopefully you can get enough money for a new GPU
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#42 Posted by jonleeprice (1455 posts) -
[QUOTE="FireEmblem_Man"]Since we are talking about cars here, American and European>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Japanese :P But I do have a soft spot with Nissan and their Skyline, but that's it Well, your car is important anyway and hopefully you can get enough money for a new GPU

Tnx man :)
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#43 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6136 posts) -

Since we are talking about cars here, American and European>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Japanese :P But I do have a soft spot with Nissan and their Skyline, but that's it Well, your car is important anyway and hopefully you can get enough money for a new GPUFireEmblem_Man

if american cars didnt suck so much ass and crap out at 160k, then yeah they'd be decent cars

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#44 Posted by jonleeprice (1455 posts) -

[QUOTE="FireEmblem_Man"]Since we are talking about cars here, American and European>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Japanese :P But I do have a soft spot with Nissan and their Skyline, but that's it Well, your car is important anyway and hopefully you can get enough money for a new GPUblaznwiipspman1

if american cars didnt suck so much ass and crap out at 160k, then yeah they'd be decent cars

Dont forget about their inability to go round corners ;)
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#45 Posted by Rusteater (4065 posts) -

Could we at least get a pic of the new exhaust?

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#46 Posted by jonleeprice (1455 posts) -

Could we at least get a pic of the new exhaust?

Rusteater
Site wont let me even copy and paste words never mind put pics up
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#47 Posted by blaznwiipspman1 (6136 posts) -

[QUOTE="blaznwiipspman1"]

[QUOTE="FireEmblem_Man"]Since we are talking about cars here, American and European>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Japanese :P But I do have a soft spot with Nissan and their Skyline, but that's it Well, your car is important anyway and hopefully you can get enough money for a new GPUjonleeprice

if american cars didnt suck so much ass and crap out at 160k, then yeah they'd be decent cars

Dont forget about their inability to go round corners ;)

i don't even mind that. My favorite car so far that I looked at and would love to own is the Dodge Charger, but in my life the two American cars ive owned have crapped out or started to crap out at exactly 160k. One 1998 dodge caravan had a transmission failure, the second an oldsmobile cutlass supreme had a gasket leak. Both poblems cost more to fix than the value of the vehicles at the time. The japanese car ive owned, a 1998 toyota corolla was handed down to me and only now at 300k km, is the transmission starting to slip. I'll stick with japanese cars untill american manufacturers can get their sht together.

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#48 Posted by hartsickdiscipl (14787 posts) -

Since we are talking about cars here, American and European>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>Japanese :P But I do have a soft spot with Nissan and their Skyline, but that's it Well, your car is important anyway and hopefully you can get enough money for a new GPUFireEmblem_Man

I think you're insane for saying that. In terms of reliability, Japanese >> American and European. In terms of build quality, SOME European> SOME Japanese > most if not all American. Performance depends on the model and price bracket. Typically the fast Eurocars are quite a bit more expensive than either. I think the Japanese have made the best overall package for a couple of decades.

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#49 Posted by Bikouchu35 (8003 posts) -

I think you're insane for saying that. In terms of reliability, Japanese >> American and European.

hartsickdiscipl

More >>>>, cheaper to fix and my old car has yet to die on me.

Top gear did a segment where this old toyota truck survives after being flooded with ocean water, fire, and a drop from an imploding building without changing a single part just basic tools.

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#50 Posted by hartsickdiscipl (14787 posts) -

[QUOTE="hartsickdiscipl"]

I think you're insane for saying that. In terms of reliability, Japanese >> American and European.

Bikouchu35

More >>>>, cheaper to fix and my old car has yet to die on me.

Top gear did a segment where this old toyota truck survives after being flooded with ocean water, fire, and a drop from an imploding building without changing a single part just basic tools.

I saw that episode. It was one of the more impressive things I've ever seen. This isn't anywhere near that, but you wouldn't believe the number of Nissan 300zx's that I've seen with over 250,000 miles, still running strong. Obviously those cars would be driven harder than your average car, so I found that particularly notable.