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Mr.Tweak
02-06-2003, 06:46 AM
I am going to buy a new car (well second hand, but new to me) tomorrow, a Holden VT Commodore executive from our local Holden dealer. I have already added a HSV Clubsport body kit and VT GTS 18" wheels.

It comes with a 8 cd stacker and all the features which make the better model Berlina (power steering, ABS, curise control and so on).

Finally looking forward to having my own car, should have it in my hands early next week, doing the paper work tomorrow.

I'll have many photos for you all... :flames:

Mr.Tweak
02-06-2003, 06:48 AM
Oh yeah.... you can all look forward to some weird and wonderful car questions because I know nothing about them, so from now on everything is a learning experience.

Beefy
02-06-2003, 06:59 AM
So now you can come and visit me and my bug friends! :) And bring me that FX you promised not so long ago.

Mr.Tweak
02-06-2003, 07:13 AM
It will look just like this except white of course...

Mr.Tweak
02-07-2003, 01:28 PM
I brought the car today, should have it Thursday next week when I return from Sydney... :D

Mr.Tweak
02-14-2003, 12:59 PM
Got the car a little over a couple hours ago! :D

Here are some pictures I just took of her, already dirty (damn country roads)

Mr.Tweak
02-14-2003, 01:01 PM
:clap:

Mr.Tweak
02-14-2003, 01:05 PM
:thumb:

Olie
02-14-2003, 01:05 PM
Ya already got dirt on it!!!

you should have cleaned it off for the pictures :p

Mr.Tweak
02-14-2003, 01:10 PM
:flames:

Mr.Tweak
02-14-2003, 01:11 PM
:afro:

Mr.Tweak
02-14-2003, 01:13 PM
:shoot3:

Wiggo
02-14-2003, 01:59 PM
So, ya goin' to wash it now? :?:

:beer: :beer: :beer:

Mr.Tweak
02-14-2003, 04:18 PM
So, ya goin' to wash it now? :?:

:beer: :beer: :beer:

tomorrows job ;)

sanka
02-14-2003, 04:25 PM
hehe nice, u should have got a monaro tho, im getting one before the end of the year.

*drewls*

Mr.Tweak
02-16-2003, 02:17 PM
Gave her a wash this morning... :shoot:

Mr.Tweak
02-16-2003, 02:22 PM
:bounce:

Mr.Tweak
02-16-2003, 02:23 PM
:shoot3:

Wiggo's-sister
02-16-2003, 04:51 PM
She looks pretty sweet Mr T, but what's her name?

Sunshine
02-16-2003, 05:21 PM
oh my - a white car?!? you are going to be cleaning it forever..... :laugh: :hammer: :laugh:











but :thumb: well done on your first new car! ;)

rugbydude
02-16-2003, 11:02 PM
i have to say nice purchase mr.t. hopefully they'll start selling holdens over here. Oh well i'm quite happy with my mini cooper s:laugh:
P.S. I'm a member now:D I dunno when it happened but thank god. I was sick of that newbie next to my name. Thanx Mr.T

Maxpowers
02-17-2003, 12:52 AM
i have never seen (in real life)or heard of a car by the brand name of Holden, but then again in canada we are about 10 years behind africa so maybe one day i will see one :laugh: The car on pics seems to be not bad looking where is it made in??

rugbydude
02-17-2003, 03:50 AM
Holdens are built in australia and therefore are mainly available there. I have found a couple of vauxall(opel in europe) dealers that will get holdens on demand so try ure local vauxall or opel woteva it is over there.:devil:

Sunshine
02-17-2003, 04:01 AM
no disrespect intended, but Opel here in the Netherlands is a grandad's car. funny how different perceptions are between countries?!:p

rugbydude
02-17-2003, 04:04 AM
I hear u, i hate vauxalls or opels as you call them. But there the only dealers who will sell holdens in the u.k. That was my point in the first place. I like little sports cars thats why i have a mini cooper s. Speedey and handles like a dream and that 6 speed gear box is amazing:devil:

Mr.Tweak
02-17-2003, 07:19 AM
She looks pretty sweet Mr T, but what's her name?

VT Commo seems to be sticking pretty well at the moment... :)

kane2g
02-17-2003, 09:44 AM
Looks so different than every US car. Nice to see that. US cars suck for the most part.
I am trying to put together a Silvia S13, but for now i just got the shell. The engine is still in planning stages, but i will try to get it by the summer.

BTW what are the specs on that puppy??????

Mr.Tweak
02-17-2003, 03:13 PM
BTW what are the specs on that puppy??????

V6, 3.8L fuel enjected engine, automatic, 75L fuel tank...

Olie
02-17-2003, 08:07 PM
come on. Pop the bonnet!

and videos.... we want videos!

Mr.Tweak
02-17-2003, 08:28 PM
come on. Pop the bonnet!

Mr.Tweak
02-17-2003, 08:30 PM
Second engine shot - video tomorrow!

Olie
02-17-2003, 08:33 PM
mmmm

cant wait for them....

WHERES THE CHARGER DUDE!!!!!!


lol nice...

hammersfd
02-17-2003, 08:44 PM
Holden is GM's Australian division. Pontiac stole the Holden Monaro and turned it into the new GTOhttp://www.pontiac.com/pontiacjsp/gto/launch/GTO_front_angle_large.jpg :)

Wiggo
02-17-2003, 08:46 PM
Looks much better after the cleanup m8. :thumb:



Sunshine[/size]]
oh my - a white car?!? you are going to be cleaning it forever..... :laugh: Typical foriegn brunette female that doesn't realise how the harsh Aussie sun effects colours. :rolleyes2

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Mr.Tweak
02-17-2003, 08:50 PM
Holden is GM's Australian division. Pontiac stole the Holden Monaro and turned it into the new GTO

Damn, the steering wheel is on the wrong side! ;)

rugbydude
02-17-2003, 08:57 PM
Wow nice engine. Much bigger than my mini's but its lacking a super charger. Ooh i love the sound of my mini as the super charger kicks in:devil:

Wiggo
02-17-2003, 08:59 PM
Holy mutha of..... :eek:

They can't even leave the steerin' wheel on the proper side. :D

:beer: :beer: :beer:

Sunshine
02-17-2003, 11:56 PM
Typical foriegn brunette female that doesn't realise how the harsh Aussie sun effects colours. :rolleyes2

oops, yes, 'spose - fair point! :cantfocus

Moose
02-18-2003, 06:33 AM
Wow nice engine. Much bigger than my mini's but its lacking a super charger. Ooh i love the sound of my mini as the super charger kicks in:devil:

The V6 Commodores have a larger engine, but the Mini Cooper S would rip it a new hole.

Mini Cooper S's are very nice cars indeed, quick little buggers as well 0-100kp/h in around 7.4 and 8.4l/100km in the city, little beast :D, I have yet to drive one, and at the price, they are a decent buy

Mr.Tweak
02-18-2003, 06:44 AM
What about top end speed?

rugbydude
02-18-2003, 06:50 AM
A drive in a mini cooper s on the isle of man:

"The engine whines as the supercharger charger kicks. The corner ahead starts comeing at me faster and faster,the speedos climbing but do i brake? No the car sticks to the road like glue and flies round the corner. Another straight and i accelerate up the hill. In to 6th gear the engine whining louder and louder. The speedo approaches 120, 130 the revs climbing and climbing the road dissapears under the tires, still going faster and faster the sports suspension rattling the sports seats sucking me in the cd changer blaring....."

A trip to the local shops in a mini s. hopes this answers any questions.
p.s. sorry bout the edit but i made a mistake. Had a few too many:cheers:

Moose
02-18-2003, 07:03 AM
What about top end speed?

218 kph - 225 kph

rugbydude
02-18-2003, 07:04 AM
Sorry i'm not sure were still in mph over here in the u.k.:devil:

Moose
02-18-2003, 07:06 AM
A drive in a mini cooper s on the isle of man:

"The engine whines as the turbo charger kicks. The corner ahead starts comeing at me faster and faster,the speedos climbing but do i brake? No the car sticks to the road like glue and flies round the corner. Another straight and i accelerate up the hill. In to 6th gear the engine whining louder and louder. The speedo approaches 120, 130 the revs climbing and climbing the road dissapears under the tires, still going faster and faster the sports suspension rattling the sports seats sucking me in the cd changer blaring....."

A trip to the local shops in a mini s. hopes this answers any questions.

The Minis are actually Supercharged not Turbocharged, so they are a lot smoother than a turbo :cool:

rugbydude
02-18-2003, 07:11 AM
I've made the edit thanx for that a didn't realise i'd put turbo by mistake. Still a brill little motor.:devil:

Mr.Tweak
02-18-2003, 07:12 AM
218 kph - 225 kph

I'd need a digital speedo to see if the VT beats 225k, I know it does 220k :devil:

Moose
02-18-2003, 07:26 AM
eerrrr.....I hope you are not doing 220k on public roads.......

rugbydude
02-18-2003, 07:29 AM
Oh but i am:D You see on the isle of man(famous fo the t.t. races) there are large strips of road that have no speed limit. Lots and lots of road with no speed limit and me with a Mini cooper S woteva shall i do??????:p

Mr.Tweak
02-18-2003, 07:36 AM
eerrrr.....I hope you are not doing 220k on public roads.......

Big open country roads Moose...

Moose
02-18-2003, 08:12 AM
Big open country roads Moose...


The law still applies to the big open country roads.

As does the safety of others, Large stock commodores are not very stable at high speeds.

If you want to race, I would suggest you go to a track day and race till your heart is content before you land yourself in jail and 5 year+ loss of license for reckless driving :hammer:

Mr.Tweak
02-18-2003, 08:18 AM
LOL you can't talk either... circle work basically in peoples front yards... :laugh:

Moose
02-18-2003, 08:23 AM
LOL you can't talk either... circle work basically in peoples front yards... :laugh:


lol, I will admit to that :D

But, that was a long time ago, I am a wiser man now :afro:

Mr.Tweak
02-18-2003, 08:28 AM
lol, I will admit to that :D

But, that was a long time ago, I am a wiser man now :afro:

OK, so let me have my fun for a bit... :)

inglis
02-18-2003, 10:09 AM
what year is she? :snip:

Mr.Tweak
02-18-2003, 10:50 AM
what year is she? :snip:

1998

begrubb
02-19-2003, 05:53 AM
oh my - a white car?!? you are going to be cleaning it forever..... :laugh: :hammer: :laugh:

but :thumb: well done on your first new car! ;)

ahhh no
you obviously dont know much about car colours

white is the easiest of all colours to keep cleen
they dont show dirt as much
the darker the car the easier the dirt shows up (also streaks)
trust me i know
ive got one dark blue VT commo (very hard to keep clean)
one red VX commo (not tooo bad to keep clean)
one White VY commo (piece of piss to keep clean)

Bahamut Zer0
02-20-2003, 06:59 PM
I'd need a digital speedo to see if the VT beats 225k, I know it does 220k :devil:

At those speeds, its not the fines or prison time id be worried about, but the other drivers who will chase you down (easily mind you) and beat the living crap out of you.

The commodores dont hold well to the ground at those speeds either, added to the fact you have an auto gearbox and little to no knowledge of what your enigne is capable of, you run high risks. Im not talking costly engine damage, im talkin you drifting out into a field and rolling a few times. At ~180km/h

Sorry to rain on your parade, but the reason we have ****ed up speeding laws in our country are because of inexperienced drivers dying on our roads.

Mr.Tweak
02-20-2003, 07:17 PM
I hear you loud and clearly.

However I have only ever travled that fast a few times (I usually hit a maximum of 140 - 150ks now), and when I do travel fast it is on the same one or two roads I know back to front and I know you will rarely see any other traffic.

Olie
02-20-2003, 08:34 PM
hahaha drilled tweaky!

and moose..... how irrisponsible... however, if you have any video footage i will forgive you

negomike
02-22-2003, 07:35 AM
So what are those speeds in miles per hour?

Is she rear or front wheel drive?

I got me a little Acura CL-S 2001.

Vroom Vroom...:D

Though it's a bit on the heavy side. :hmph:

I'm missing somethin, wats a t.t. race?

Oh and what's the hp and the torque on that thingy?

Bahamut Zer0
02-22-2003, 07:48 AM
roughly 140mph

I think. :)

negomike
02-22-2003, 07:59 AM
That's what he was going around at or the car maxxes at?

rugbydude
02-22-2003, 04:31 PM
Dude the T.T is the most famous motor cycle race in the world. It happens on the Isle of Man and the circuit is round most of the islands roads. Many famous bikers have raced in the T.T. including multi winner Joey Dunlop.I'm sure u cud pick up a video about it somewhere as there sold throughout thw world.:cheers:
And i have to say the best thing about the T.T is if your good enough you can race in it. As long as you do well in the Grand Prix but thats a different story:D

negomike
02-22-2003, 08:41 PM
The fastest I've ever driven in my car was 146mph
the fastest I've raced in it was 135 mph or so. :D

Bahamut Zer0
02-23-2003, 05:14 AM
That's what he was going around at or the car maxxes at?

A combo of both. Its a friggen commodore folks, dont expect much.

Slamo
02-23-2003, 12:25 PM
my car HAS done 170 kp/h trying to keep up with tweaky but i had no hope.

And what do you mean commodores don't stick to the road? they are a lot stickier than any falcon i have ever driven and my toyota doesn't stick to well either.

Moose
02-23-2003, 12:28 PM
my car HAS done 170 kp/h trying to keep up with tweaky but i had no hope.

And what do you mean commodores don't stick to the road? they are a lot stickier than any falcon i have ever driven and my toyota doesn't stick to well either.


lol, maybe that's because your toyota is a 2.4L 4 banger.

The same year 3l V6 camry will keep up with a VT commodore ffs.

They are not sports cars, but, large sedans.

Bahamut Zer0
02-23-2003, 12:39 PM
Tweak went backwards y'see.

At his age, you buy the zippy sports car, then when the missus & kids arrive you sell the sports car and buy the commodore. Else its 'you drive to fast with me & the kid in the car, youll kill us all you jerk' and so on.

So try-before-you-buy and get a woman who can drive herself around. You can then keep your sports car. :)

Then itll just be a matter of 'you spend too much on the car and dont spend enough time with me you jerk' to deal with.

Mr.Tweak
02-23-2003, 07:57 PM
Tweak went backwards y'see.

Backwards? Who are you to say I went backwards... I have happened to like Commodores for a long time, so I brought a Commodore.

I tell you I'd rather be driving a reliable Aussie car then a souped up rice boy car.

And you cant tell me Holdens dont stick to the road, I havent even had it lowered yet and it takes corners at 200+ - sure it might bounce around a little but all cars do when you hit these speeds, it grips nicely for me.

Mr.Tweak
02-23-2003, 08:01 PM
And before any of you critise me, remember these speeds are in the country on good, sealed, open roads I know well with very little other traffic.

I dont make a habbit of speeding whenever I drive!

TOXIC
02-23-2003, 08:03 PM
I tell you I'd rather be driving a reliable Aussie car then a souped up rice boy car.

And you cant tell me Holdens dont stick to the road, I havent even had it lowered yet and it takes corners at 200+ - sure it might bounce around a little but all cars do when you hit these speeds, it grips nicely for me.

I would be rather driving a nice euro car like a beautiful BMW M3 :) but you know that because I won't stop showing you pictures of them.

I can vouch for Cam here, his car sticks to the road very nicely. We had a nice little cruise today and yesterday in it.

The only reason it bounces around is because of the crappy *cough* country *cough* roads down here.

WOOOT WOOOT I like his car. He wont let me drive it unfortuntly :(

Bahamut Zer0
02-24-2003, 05:22 AM
Backwards? Who are you to say I went backwards... I have happened to like Commodores for a long time, so I brought a Commodore.

I tell you I'd rather be driving a reliable Aussie car then a souped up rice boy car.


Perhaps not enough smileys in my post caused you to take me seriously.

But, please do get some facts about 'rice boy cars' before accusations go flying off left right and center. Not every jap import or jap designed car are 'rice boy' cars.

Moose
02-24-2003, 06:14 AM
But, please do get some facts about 'rice boy cars' before accusations go flying off left right and center. Not every jap import or jap designed car are 'rice boy' cars.

Damn straight about that, for all the people that continually call Jap cars "rice boy" cars I would suggest they read this (http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?s=&threadid=71370) over at OCAU.

Some people give Japanese cars a bad name by putting all their damn neon lights and **** all over them. A nice clean virtually stock Jap sports car would suit me fine, they look good, their interior is much superior to that of the Australian Commodore and Ford interior and they drive a lot better.


But each unto their own.

negomike
02-24-2003, 06:31 AM
Originally posted by Moose
[B]Damn straight about that, for all the people that continually call Jap cars "rice boy" cars I would suggest they read this (http://forums.overclockers.com.au/showthread.php?s=&threadid=71370) over at OCAU.

Some people give Japanese cars a bad name by putting all their damn neon lights and **** all over them. A nice clean virtually stock Jap sports car would suit me fine, they look good, their interior is much superior to that of the Australian Commodore and Ford interior and they drive a lot better.


But each unto their own.


Acura Cl-S, 100% stock. Currently, looking for an aftermarket girl to go in the passenger seat. :D

Sorry about being a bit of a devils advocate, but as the scorpion said, it's in my nature.

Before flaming people who like to put all the weird stuff on their car consider that many people have a similar attitude towards computer modding.

Now, if they were really serious they should cover up those ugly windows. Maybe install Linux. And get a nice window put in so we could checkout their engine and maybe a neon radiator.. :rofl:

EDIT: Sorry about the poor grammar/spelling in the first edition.

Moose
02-24-2003, 09:34 AM
lol, this thread.......:crazy:


Let's just let Tweak have his fun in his new car, he is an obvious fan of Holden, and, he had the right to be so.

Congrats on the new car Tweak, hope it serves you well :thumb:

Slamo
02-25-2003, 05:31 AM
Tweaks car is by no means a "stock" commodore. Once I'm finished with it, it'll blow any rice boy car off the road. Give me a month or two. ;)

Moose
02-25-2003, 05:51 AM
Tweaks car is by no means a "stock" commodore. Once I'm finished with it, it'll blow any rice boy car off the road. Give me a month or two. ;)



:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

No chance.

Mr.Tweak
02-25-2003, 08:08 AM
:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

No chance.

Another $10k should do it, oh I wish I was 21 and could buy me a Gen III 5.7 V8 and supercharge it.

Boston Acoustics system goes in next week, that should give it another 10kw like the spolier... LOL :rofl:

negomike
02-25-2003, 08:22 AM
Yeah, sorry to disappoint you,

but unless your willing to set up the car so that it is illegal to drive on public roads you will never blow away the crazier setups out there.

I'm afraid I do have a habit of speeding, but then again this is the US were around speed limit is usually ridiculously low. And everyone goes about ten miles over anything posted.
:bounce:

Moose
02-25-2003, 08:46 AM
Another k should do it, oh I wish I was 21 and could buy me a Gen III 5.7 V8 and supercharge it.

Boston Acoustics system goes in next week, that should give it another 10kw like the spolier... LOL :rofl:


lol.

10K will no where near do it, try around 20 - 30k.

And even then there will be a lot of cars out there that will leave it for dead.

If you want to spend that much on that engine, you are better of ditching the old V6 pushrod and dropping either a Supercharged V8 or an RB30 DETT in it.

You have said yourself many a time, you do not know much about cars.

And as negomike said, if you do spend that much on it, it will most likely not be a street legal car.

Mr.Tweak
02-25-2003, 09:29 AM
You clown, that's why I said I want a Gen III GM motor...

Moose
02-25-2003, 10:01 AM
And?

The same still applies.

Mr.Tweak
02-25-2003, 10:13 AM
OK... :blah:

Moose
02-25-2003, 10:19 AM
But seriously


If these GENIII V8s are such a high performance engine, how come they are not in the speed records?

http://www.fullboost.com.au/racing/records/records.html

I only see 1 Holden with a Holden V8 in the records.


I would have though that seeming the GENIII was such a high performance engine that they would be using it more :confused:

Mr.Tweak
02-25-2003, 10:56 AM
Moose what engine does a GTS and GTO use? a modified HSV Gen III.

Moose
02-25-2003, 12:12 PM
As my previous post states.

How come they are not in the speed records?

I know what they are used in.

And if THEY are such speed machines how come they are no where near the speed records?

Because they are a modified Family car. They are based on a sedan, they are not made to be a sports car, and, they never will be a true sports car.

I know a few Holden fans, but they also take note of the cars around them, they are not blind like some that think Holden rule the performance market

bah, it's no use

I give up


And you know I love your sexual body, (And yours Shawn :devil win )

Mr.Tweak
02-25-2003, 12:30 PM
LOL :yawn:

OK then, but when did I ever say the Commodore was the king of the performance cars? I just want to make mine go fast, not the fastest thing on the friggin planet for christs sake.

Moose
02-25-2003, 12:51 PM
LOL :yawn:

OK then, but when did I ever say the Commodore was the king of the performance cars? I just want to make mine go fast, not the fastest thing on the friggin planet for christs sake.


Calm down you vicious k'nid.

Most Holden fans think thank Holden’s are the king of performance cars that's all.

I suppose when you purchase a Holden you also buy that image :laugh:


Oh well, I would never buy a Holden after seeing my parents VT blow up, and my brothers diff gave up the ghost, then the engine then the radiator and a few other things lol.


But everyone’s opinion is different : peace2:

Mr.Tweak
02-25-2003, 01:00 PM
But everyone’s opinion is different : peace2:

We sucessfully proved that... :laugh:

Bahamut Zer0
02-25-2003, 07:21 PM
Just take your time and accept praise & critisim from your fellow motorists. As stated many a time before- you arent too aware of how cars work. I came into the motoring world with exactly the same knowledge. I new the basics of basics (oil goes in here, fuel goes in here and push that pedal to go) and once the performance bug bit me, I actively sought out information about getting the most out of my car. After x many years and experiances with mates cars, it became clear that holdens suffer from poor upgrade steps. ie- the small things you do to the engine that cost ****all are rarely ever worth the effort, simply because thats not how they are designed. HOWEVER, if the owner is willing to drop some serious money into the car, it WILL perform well. Be aware any serious modding will no doubt require the current engine gets given the ol heave-ho.
Engine conversions involve ALOT of time, money and pre-thought/planning. Stop thinking about it right now if you think its a simple operation. You need to take into consideration EVERY little detail about your car. I suggest a fine-tooth comb.

My advice to you is this- forget ricers. Forget about having to beat them to prove they are wankers. They already know they are wankers. Concentrate on what is best for your car, and improve your driving skills. There will ALWAYS be better cars than yours out there. Prove yourself a better driver.



oh, and go Mitsubishi.
my GSR eats 8s for breakfast, lunch AND tea.
Go son, go.
:p

negomike
02-26-2003, 12:30 AM
Yeah, problem #1 is becoming a better driver. You need to be able to control the car. If you just have speed you will become an experiment in newtonian phiscis. Has happened to me and to others I know.

Pick up books about driving by pro driver and pro driver teachers and they will all say the same thing. Start slow and slowly add speed.

I still have flashbacks. Even a "small" ding is expensive and hard to get over.

One time lost traction due to a patch of dirt. Had just enough control to manage to slide between trees rather than into them. Still almost totaled my car and I still think the guys might have cut some corners.

It still hurts.

Slamo
02-27-2003, 10:55 AM
I'm only going to say this once and no correspondance is going to be entered into.

Cop cars.

Unmodified commodores and falcons. (And before you all start your bull****, i DO KNOW that cop cars are unmodified)

Isn't it strange that these cars seem to be able to end most chases very swiftly and cleanly?

I don't see any camry cop cars, I must be blind because I'm sure that if they are such high performance vehicles they must be out there somewhere. Oh well, silly me, I better start looking harder then :wow:

SmokeyTheBalrog
02-27-2003, 12:15 PM
Sorry ta counter ya Slamo, but cop cars definitely modified. They have supper huge radiators. They end most chases by simply keeping up with the car until the untrained, and often f*ed up, driver makes a mistake or his engine over-heats.

It really comes down to a few facts that make cops so effective.

There are often many of them working together against one driver who is usually bugged out.

They actually have some training in driving their cars, while most people will just be flooring either the gas or the breaks.

A cop car can go at high RPM's all day and still be ready to do more, unlike most cars.

If there is a cop farther up the road infront of 'em the guy can just lay down a spike strip.

Finally depending on the road you will usually hit the max road/corner speed before you're engine limited. So a bigger/better engine really only gives you the advantage of getting to that speed faster which will give you a couple of hundred feet of a head start at best.

:2cents:

TOXIC
02-27-2003, 12:22 PM
Tweak and I saw a Monaro cop car the other day.

Looked awsome : peace2: : peace2: : peace2:

Mr.Tweak
02-27-2003, 01:09 PM
Tweak and I saw a Monaro cop car the other day.

Looked awsome : peace2: : peace2: : peace2:

Monaro GTO

:clap:

TOXIC
02-27-2003, 01:13 PM
Monaro GTO

:clap:

Sorry my bad :)

dryadsoul
02-27-2003, 01:13 PM
Well, on the North American Continent All auto's used by
Police departments Local/State/Federal are in fact modified
production line vehicles.........including Motorcycles.
Most feds use Fords...Staters Chrysler/Doge/Plymouth.....
Local and Countys tend to use whatever make they can
get the best fleet deal on a near local basis.......lately that
translates to GM products and mostly Chevy's
These cars all roll off the assembly lines with High Per-
formance pakages which include upper/lower control arm
suspension:fornt and rear, limited slip differential/positraction rear ends geared for higher torque,Heavy duty shocks/springs,
High heat front/rear Disc brakes,Larger capacity Radiators and
Oil pans,high output fuel/oil pumps,Bullet Proof automatic tansmissions,Lowered susspension/wider track,and of course
the ever popular Police Interceptor engine package which although differs from one company to the next, they all pretty
much include higher lift and duration Cams,shot peened Stainless steel Crankshafts/PistonRods, Titanium Wrist Pins and Valves intake/exhaust,Ported /relieved and Polshed Cylinder Heads,
High Domed/High compression Pistons & rings,Electronic Fuel Injection with some type of Ram Air Induction......usualy forced
air through a Turbocharger/Blower system............at which point
they are delivered by Railcar to Dealerships/After Market Custom
shops for standardized police interior/exterior ad-ons that
make them what we refer to as Cop cars......aren't there any
other certified auto/motorcycle mechanics here at TT :?: :wave: :2cents:
ANd as a Confirmed GTO Freak i'm still waiting for track results
on the 2003 goat

TOXIC
02-27-2003, 01:20 PM
These cars all roll off the assembly lines with High Per-
formance pakages which include Bullet Proof

LOL Only in america :spam:

Moose
02-27-2003, 01:49 PM
I don't see any camry cop cars, I must be blind because I'm sure that if they are such high performance vehicles they must be out there somewhere. Oh well, silly me, I better start looking harder then :wow:


wtf?

Who said anything about Camrys being high performance?

They are one the most reliable car on the roads today.

An econo car, not a frigging powerhouse :rolleyes:


And actually some countries do use the V6 variants as highway patrol cars.

Jesus, if you are going to compare the GTO to Toyotas at least compare it to a Supra.


Seriously, you are comparing a GTO to a Camry?.......:confused:

Mr.Tweak
02-27-2003, 03:52 PM
And actually some countries do use the V6 variants as highway patrol cars.

Probably in countries where they still use horse and cart, like New Zealand... err afganistan.

:yuc:

dryadsoul
02-27-2003, 04:58 PM
No, but, in either Tennesee or North Carolina they still
use Honda civics.......another state.......not sure which...
Uses Hyundais.......boy what a joke:eek:

TOXIC
02-27-2003, 05:01 PM
No, but, in either Tennesee or North Carolina they still
use Honda civics.......another state.......not sure which...
Uses Hyundais.......boy what a joke:eek:

ROFLMAO

I could out run them in my nikes :)

Moose
02-27-2003, 06:58 PM
Probably in countries where they still use horse and cart, like New Zealand... err afganistan.

:yuc:

:laugh: :laugh:

New Zealand use Commodores :laugh: horse and cart technology alright.

Which in fact Commodores do use low tech engines.

China, Norway and America use Camrys. Police cars are not all "high performance" you do realize that don't you.

And seriously, Australian police still use standard commodores as general police cars which are no quicker than the V6 Camry’s.

And once again they are not performance cars, they have their own place.

Horses for courses people.

Mr.Tweak
02-27-2003, 07:16 PM
New Zealand use Commodores :laugh: horse and cart technology alright.

Which in fact Commodores do use low tech engines.

Christ man you really don't know when to stop do you... :angryfire

Moose
02-27-2003, 07:40 PM
Christ man you really don't know when to stop do you... :angryfire

I was simply responding to your message. :blah:

TOXIC
02-27-2003, 07:45 PM
Last thing i ever thoght i would see is a Camry VS Commo thread :idea:

Moose
02-27-2003, 07:48 PM
Last thing i ever thoght i would see is a Camry VS Commo thread :idea:
It's not

They can not be compared.

Totally different markets.

We were simply “discussing” that a multitude of cars are used as police cars.

And that because they are aimed at different markets, they should not be thrown in the bin as “crap” without any given proof.

Slamo
02-27-2003, 07:51 PM
No, it's not Camry VS Commodore, it's just moose proving that he doesn't like Australian made things.

Obviously not very patriotic. Maybe he likes sending Australian jobs to other countries. Who knows?

TOXIC
02-27-2003, 07:52 PM
It's not

They can not be compared.

Totally different markets.

We were simply “discussing” that a multitude of cars are used as police cars.

And that because they are aimed at different markets, they should not be thrown in the bin as “crap” without any given proof.

This is just a pathetic FLAME WAR nothing more nothing less

:flames: :flames: :flames: :flames:

TOXIC
02-27-2003, 07:55 PM
No, it's not Camry VS Commodore, it's just moose proving that he doesn't like Australian made things.

Obviously not very patriotic. Maybe he likes sending Australian jobs to other countries. Who knows?

LOL

This is coming from a holden fanboy

For the sake of argument im adding this...

I LOVE FORDS AND CAMRYS

Moose
02-27-2003, 07:57 PM
No, it's not Camry VS Commodore, it's just moose proving that he doesn't like Australian made things.

Obviously not very patriotic. Maybe he likes sending Australian jobs to other countries. Who knows?

lol

Falcons and Commodores are no more Australian than Magnas or Camrys.

Most of the parts are made overseas and are put together here.

All Australian Magnas and Camrys are built in Australia.

So who is putting Australians out of jobs?

Moose
02-27-2003, 08:15 PM
I am not totally against Holden’s.

I do not deny the fact that Holden make some good cars in certain categories, it's just that some people can not see past Holden’s.

And some people are equally against Japanese cars, and have expressed their opinion, but I do not see any titles changed for them. Hypocritical if you ask me.

TOXIC
02-27-2003, 08:18 PM
As far as im concerned the best car would be a Worked BMW M5.

Is it the best car to any of you, maybe not. But who cares. The best car doesnt always mean the fastest car, or the lowest car. Best cars are personal taste.

You guys have to get over this holden and camry bashing. Sit back and have a beer.

Im having scotch at the moment. someone join me

:cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers: :cheers:

Moose
02-27-2003, 08:21 PM
My Favorite car would be a Mclaren F1 all the way Style and power :D

TOXIC
02-27-2003, 08:22 PM
My Favorite car would be a Mclaren F1 all the way Style and power :D

Not enought room in Mclarens for POOTANG if you catch my drift *wink* *wink*

Slamo
02-27-2003, 08:31 PM
Ahhhhh......pootang generally refers to gay sex toxic.


but hey, whatever turns you on ;)

TOXIC
02-27-2003, 08:36 PM
Ahhhhh......pootang generally refers to gay sex toxic.


but hey, whatever turns you on ;)

IT DOES?

I( thought it was another word for vagina.

Moose
02-27-2003, 08:40 PM
If you can afford a McLaren you are not going to be rooting in the car, you will be rooting the chick in your massive palace :afro:

SmokeyTheBalrog
02-27-2003, 09:40 PM
Originally posted by Slamo
[B]Ahhhhh......pootang generally refers to gay sex toxic.


but hey, whatever turns you on ;)

Um, pootang is used for sex, vagina, etc... it's sorta getting to the point of f**k were you can use it for a lot of things. But I never have heard it being used exclusively or especially for gay sex, etc.

The best car on the road would be a station wagon if you pulled everything out and put a semi-engine in it. Then removed the wheals and put on tracks.... maybe add a turet with a potato gun.

This is definitely getting the testosterone going. If this thread gets much worse it's going to have to be caféd.

Oh and with the Mclaren F1 that's why you get it with the towing package. :rofl:

Don't mess with me, I'm an American. We have to many nukes and not enough brains.

Going back to the 3rd page of the thread(Is that allowed?)


Originally posted by begrubb
[B]ahhh no
you obviously dont know much about car colours

white is the easiest of all colours to keep cleen
they dont show dirt as much
the darker the car the easier the dirt shows up (also streaks)
trust me i know
ive got one dark blue VT commo (very hard to keep clean)
one red VX commo (not tooo bad to keep clean)
one White VY commo (piece of piss to keep clean)

It depends on were you live. If you live somewhere very sunny like Australia or Israel then the lighter the color easier it is to keep clean. But if you life in a more temperate zone, i.e. NYC area light colors especially white look like **** two seconds after you role off the lot. Too much dirt/crap and not enough light, here darker colors look the cleanest. Though man sometimes that?s not true for black.

StB The wielder of the giant thread killing post!

dryadsoul
02-27-2003, 11:07 PM
LOL Only in america :spam:

Now u r sounding like the other than Main Land Europeans
which insist they're Europeans too.........last time i checked
North America included both Canada/Mexico AS Central America
acts as buffer between US and The Cocain Cartel of South America:cackle: :crazy:

oh yeah, cop car update some Southern US states
now run New VW Bugs..........try getting a speeding ticket
there if u can:rofl:

The__tweaker
03-02-2003, 07:40 AM
:rolleyes2
Well, if you wants both speed/power AND good road quality in a high performance car then european cars is the choise..

American cars for example can be fast and strong, and really funny to drive on a straight road without curves.. But under normal circumstances not to many can beat our brands in europe, this is known by the most people with interest in cars.. :2cents:

:cheers: m8's..

The__tweaker
03-02-2003, 07:43 AM
"Cocain Cartel of South America"

Dryadsoul I could'nt agree more... ;)

:rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

:cheers:

djvanders
03-05-2003, 10:23 AM
can someone clear up the term "riceboy" for me.
If i own a Nissan 180sx import from japan because i liked the look of the car and wanted something that would out perform holdens and fords that cost 20 thousand dollars more make me a riceboy.

ive owned a holden and a ford never go back to the holden after that experience. Either way still make great cars.

I like tweaks car looks good goes good and we drank alot of piss in it on a booze cruise wat more do ya need.

Moose
03-05-2003, 10:56 AM
A "riceboy" is a term used for a person that drives a Japanese car and tacks huge body kits, under carriage lights and stickers.

Basically a riceboy is a person that makes his car look like a performance car on the outside but does not do any internal modifications to enhance performance.

But it is not only Japanese cars that have this sort of thing done to them, there are lot of Commodores driving around that have massive body kits and the such to make them look like GTSs when really all they are is a standard V6 Commodore.

There is a guy down the street that owns a 2002 Mitsubishi Lancer GLi and has tacked on an EVO body kit, it looks fast, but it is no faster than it was before he spend the $$$ on the body kit.

Excels are a major victim to the rice factor, I have seen many around that have massive wings and the such.

These terms are also thrown around too much by some people.

A Japanese sports car is NOT rice as it has performance to back up its looks.
180SXs, 200SXs, Skylines, Supras, Integra Type Rs etc etc are not rice.

Although a N/A skyline with GTR stickers over it would be classed as rice as they are trying to tell everyone that the car is a lot faster than it is.

The__tweaker
03-05-2003, 11:25 AM
I totally agree. :thumb:

:cheers:

djvanders
03-05-2003, 12:36 PM
learn something everyday ;)

Mr.Tweak
03-05-2003, 02:59 PM
But it is not only Japanese cars that have this sort of thing done to them, there are lot of Commodores driving around that have massive body kits and the such to make them look like GTSs when really all they are is a standard V6 Commodore.

Woohoo I am a RICEBOY!!!

Mr.Tweak
03-05-2003, 03:06 PM
And for the record Moose, I intend on buying a real HSV (or something similar) after I turn 21 because as you would know since you are the car dictionary of the forums, I can't legally drive a V8 now and nobody will give me insurance without charging me the earth for it.

:blah:

Moose
03-05-2003, 04:22 PM
Jesus, grow up.

Don't flatter yourself; I was not referring to your car in my previous post.

djvanders
03-05-2003, 04:37 PM
It may be just me but seems strange to pay an extra 10-15k for a car be it a HSV v8 when you could buy a executive and and put a better kit mags exhuast stereo and still be 5-10k better off. i see cars drive round all the time being standard with a body kit and mags but i dont think they are "riceboys" alot of them look better than the hsv cars. The only thing i hate about it is if someone had a Executive commodore with body kit mags and HSV stickers planted all over the car.

i like tweaks car looks very tough even if it makes him a "RICEBOY"

But if ya got the money get one i guess.

Moose
03-05-2003, 05:04 PM
Well, technically a Holden or Ford can not be “Riced up” because the term rice is used to describe Japanese “Performance” cars.

I have heard them being classed as “bogan rice” though. lol.

You are better off spending the extra money and getting the "Performance" car.

If you are going to buy a performance car, you are obviously after performance. It's the people that slap on the huge external mods then class their car as a sports car that is not right.

It's the people that go around calling Japanese cars with body kits rice when they drive around a low end Holden or Ford with a GTS or Tickford body kit that drive me up the wall.

And Tweak, ffs, I am NOT having a go at your car.

TOXIC
03-05-2003, 06:05 PM
Japs eat rice so they are called rice boys when they do there cars up to stupid ***** extension body kits and etc.

Australians on the other hand are more of a pie eater. Maybe we should call cam a pie boy if anything.

Thats my thought.

Quit the biatching :)

Mr.Tweak
03-05-2003, 06:07 PM
Pie Boy it is then, here here Toxic!

SmokeyTheBalrog
03-05-2003, 10:22 PM
I wonder how difficult it is to eat carpet. Being from NY does that make me a Pizza boy, Bagel Boy, Cheesecake boy, mugging boy, crime boy, smog boy, tall building boy, personally I think I?ll go with, I?ve obviously got too much time on my hands boy so I?ll go play with my cat somemore.
:blah:

djvanders
03-06-2003, 04:48 AM
beerboy

VBboy

SmokeyTheBalrog
03-06-2003, 04:51 AM
Hmm.. considering US beer, maybe pissboy! :rofl:

rugbydude
03-06-2003, 04:53 AM
Did someone say beer. I'm nearly out:( oh well i'm on my 6th bottle:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:
P.s.Why aren't u on I.M. Mike?

Bahamut Zer0
03-06-2003, 06:35 PM
Japs eat rice so they are called rice boys when they do there cars up to stupid ***** extension body kits and etc.

Be careful with that.
The term 'riceboy' shouldnt be associated with the japanese, reguardless of whether they eat alot of rice or not. Many japanese take deep, personal offence to the term.

The 'riceboy' or 'ricer' term is just the most popular globally for whatever reason. We were calling local (.au) cars with extreme bodykits & no performance mods 'wogboxes' until I just gave up explaining to other people its the same as 'riceboy'.

'Coupla engines and a few turbos and she'll be fully sick mate.'

:-) (http://www.wog.com.au/article_main2.asp?ArticleID=168&PageNo=8)

the comments section at the bottom is by far the best entertainment ive seen all year.

TOXIC
03-06-2003, 06:41 PM
hehe I didnt mean any offence by it. Cam is till a PIE Boy but.

Mr.Tweak
03-17-2003, 02:37 PM
hehe I didnt mean any offence by it. Cam is till a PIE Boy but.

But, what?

rugbydude
03-17-2003, 02:40 PM
Oh i see a fight a brewin:D :D Ok 7 euros per seat and popcorn is 2. ha beet you to it Wiggo:D :D :D Oh and don't forget the beer thats 3 euros per bottle:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

djvanders
03-17-2003, 03:29 PM
nothing better than a good car argument

Slamo
03-20-2003, 06:23 AM
it's been a while since i been in a good one of those. Where's moose? :p

rugbydude
03-20-2003, 02:08 PM
Nice to here from you again Slamo. :thumb: :thumb: :thumb: :thumb:
Now lets pull up a pint and watch the fight:beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer: :beer:

Albinus
03-21-2003, 05:02 PM
I'm not going to throw any fuel on the fire by saying one car is better than another, but with the current price of fuel I'm happy I have a 1.5L car :)

Registration is also cheaper, and insurance for the thing is peanuts :)

But I suppose if you can afford $20K+ for a car, you can probably afford the fuel bill : peace:

Slamo
03-26-2003, 05:11 AM
Believe it or not, I had the pleasure of driving Tweaks car once or twice last weekend.

I must say that it handles a lot better than a stock commodore. Must be the rims. But it is very sweet to drive. ;)

rugbydude
03-26-2003, 02:10 PM
Gotta love those holdens:rolleyes2

Mr.Tweak
03-26-2003, 03:48 PM
Gotta love those holdens:rolleyes2

Yes indeed... :thumb:

TOXIC
03-26-2003, 03:49 PM
Cam did a bo bo today on the freeway, stupid Euro car and Fords, wanting to do 190+KPH, as usual Tweakies pride kicks in :)

SileNceR
03-26-2003, 04:28 PM
a bo bo?

explain.

Olie
03-26-2003, 06:31 PM
lol

i think i might know what this "boo boo" is :D

TOXIC
03-26-2003, 07:18 PM
lol

i think i might know what this "boo boo" is :D

tehehehehe :)

SileNceR
03-27-2003, 10:01 AM
me too, just wanting clarification

Mr.Tweak
03-29-2003, 08:43 AM
me too, just wanting clarification

Nothing, actually... :)

SmokeyTheBalrog
03-29-2003, 11:48 AM
Originally posted by TOXIC
[B]Cam did a bo bo today on the freeway, stupid Euro car and Fords, wanting to do 190+KPH, as usual Tweakies pride kicks in :)

Being all knowing and an American let me correct TOXIC's post.

FORDs can do 190KPH as long as it is for no longer than 15 minutes and on the most direct route from Mechanic A to Mechanic B.

Japanese cars can also do 190 KPH as long as the driver is shorter then 4 feet and weighs less then 90 lbs. Also the road must be perfectly flat and in perfect condition. (Usually only obtainable if the road was also designed and built by Japanese)

Euro cars can do 190 KPH but only two-way roads that are only wide enough for one car to pass at a time. Also, there must be a multiple hundred foot shear drop on one side. The road also must continuously change angles and be full of blind sharp turns.

Australian cars can also travel at 190 KPH but conditions must roughly approximate those found on Mercury.

Mr.Tweak
03-29-2003, 11:59 AM
Ah, right..

SmokeyTheBalrog
03-29-2003, 12:11 PM
Originally posted by Mr.Tweak
[B]Ah, right..

Translation -> '"Uh, wrong"

What-cha mean? I was joking / defining and making fun of stereotypes of said cars.

So... what's ya beef? Or is it veal?

Wiggo
03-29-2003, 12:13 PM
I don't mind pork or lamb either. :lips:

SmokeyTheBalrog
03-29-2003, 12:38 PM
This sounds like a possible source for a BG poll!

What's your favorite meat?

Coming to a BG near you!

amd_man2005
03-29-2003, 12:41 PM
Being all knowing and an American let me correct TOXIC's post.

FORDs can do 190KPH as long as it is for no longer than 15 minutes and on the most direct route from Mechanic A to Mechanic B.

Japanese cars can also do 190 KPH as long as the driver is shorter then 4 feet and weighs less then 90 lbs. Also the road must be perfectly flat and in perfect condition. (Usually only obtainable if the road was also designed and built by Japanese)

Euro cars can do 190 KPH but only two-way roads that are only wide enough for one car to pass at a time. Also, there must be a multiple hundred foot shear drop on one side. The road also must continuously change angles and be full of blind sharp turns.

Australian cars can also travel at 190 KPH but conditions must roughly approximate those found on Mercury.

American Cars can do 190MPH as long as it is a sunny day and your in a Corvette

SmokeyTheBalrog
03-29-2003, 12:45 PM
Originally posted by amd_man2003
[B]American Cars can do 190MPH as long as it is a sunny day and your in a Corvette

Yes, but they stutter and die the moment you hit KPH.

Or at least have long pauses while it does complex unit conversion math.

Mr.Tweak
03-29-2003, 12:46 PM
Yes, but they stutter and die the moment you hit KPH.

Or at least have long pauses while it does complex unit conversion math.


:crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

rugbydude
03-29-2003, 04:02 PM
You what:crazy: :crazy: :crazy: :crazy:

Wiggo
03-29-2003, 04:36 PM
In other words the higher numbers with km/h confuses those Yank mobiles. :D

rugbydude
03-29-2003, 05:12 PM
Oh got ya:laugh:

Moose
06-13-2003, 11:12 PM
it's been a while since i been in a good one of those. Where's moose? :p

Here I am, quite drunk at this point in time :D



No, it's not Camry VS Commodore, it's just moose proving that he doesn't like Australian made things.

Obviously not very patriotic. Maybe he likes sending Australian jobs to other countries. Who knows?

I would still like to know how purchasing any Australian built foreignly owned car is being less patriotic than buying a Holden? :devil win

Mr.Tweak
06-17-2003, 07:27 AM
Anyway Moose and Slamo can battle it out...

Meanwhile in the next couple weeks I am getting a new sports exhaust system for my baby.

What does everyone think of this?

- A single 2.5" Mandrel Bent Sports System - Genie Stainless Steel
- Pacemaker Extractors

It already has cold air intake, I might get a performance air filter but I've told it makes no difference. once the exhaust is done I am going to get it computer tuned with a new chip - should be nice(r) :)

SileNceR
06-18-2003, 11:13 PM
Sounds good,

I've got to get at least a new tailpipe and tip for my car's exhaust system as the current exhaust is rusted and full of holes (badly)

having it sitting there not being driven while i wait to get my licence back isn't good for that either.

it's going again tho, new windscreen and drivers side window (dad got that with an angle grinder while cutting rust out of the roof) and now the driver side window winder works again.

Now all i gotta do is get the new zorst and start wiring all my sh!t up to it, alarm etc.

if only i had the time, time and money.

but everyone has that problem, right?

maximus7001
07-01-2003, 01:45 PM
U guys down under have a lot of great cars to choose from. The usa/canada version of that car(chevy cavalier z-24) is frontwheel drive with a crappy small motor, just like the rest of the models.
Sweet ride MR TWEAK, :thumb: I would love that car. But they are not available here. The only thing left with v8 and rwd is mustang, camaro, corvette, and trucks. No 4 door v8 cars left except cadilac and lincoln and even those are fwd. And the Ausie mustang still has a 351w(5.8L) as an option far as I know. The 5.0L is no more here. The last time I looked at Holden's site I was amazed at the huge 5.7L motors in most of the cars.
So over here most ppl go classic with no good affordable new cars on the market.
Arent yanks the only ones left using miles?

rugbydude
07-01-2003, 02:15 PM
Nope us british still use miles as well:thumb:

TheOne™
07-22-2003, 04:05 PM
just stick in a twin-turbo......(remember 2 put low compression pistons or you'd see 1 of those flyin up).
its a v6 so am pretty sure you could try sticking 1 of those, but if you don't want turbo's.....just make the engine bigger of better compression......
actually...american cars can do a lot more, it just depends on the hp and the transmission, if the transs is close ratio, you wont get a lot of speed but you will get 2 the limit faster........but there's always the option of gettin a high ratio which will give lots more speed but you wont get faster 2 that speed limit. now if you really want a fast car(which isn't street legal), go for american dragster's......those come with really big blocks, superchargers, noz and make around 6000 hp(you can try 2 get almost 1000hp per cylinder) or a really fast car that's street legal....there's the buggati or cadillac's V16.....both come with 1000 hp from factory(turbo's, 7 speed transs).

as for jap cars......get a toyota supra...or a mitsubishi 3000gt........nissan skyline, 300xz and others, there's the high end versions that come with twin-turbo allready.

Wiggo
07-22-2003, 09:27 PM
rugbydude[/size]]
Nope us british still use miles as well:thumb: Even though the imperial mile is different from the yank one (the same with the imperial gallon as to the US gallon and true English to Yank English) the brits (for those who keep up to date) are changin' over to the metric system as well (after several aborted attemps due to failure to comprehend it). :rolleyes2

amd_man2005
07-22-2003, 09:31 PM
To be honest, I have no idea why we Americans dont go to the metric system, It gets us thrown off, becuase it is quite different from all other countries, and hell, The Metric system is MUCH easier to learn and understand.

Tomi_s
07-22-2003, 11:44 PM
We have been using the metric system all the time here in Finland...and we also can´t understand why the americans can´t use it too... :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

E^vol
07-23-2003, 06:43 AM
The wife and I just bought a brand new 2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R !!! :woot: :woot: :woot:
Hopefully we'll get it on Monday (July 28th) as that will be our 2 year wedding anniversary ! :woot: :woot: :woot:

Mr.Tweak
07-23-2003, 06:58 AM
The wife and I just bought a brand new 2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R !!! :woot: :woot: :woot:
Hopefully we'll get it on Monday (July 28th) as that will be our 2 year wedding anniversary ! :woot: :woot: :woot:

Sweet!

Show us some pictures when you get her!

JediAgent
07-24-2003, 03:09 PM
...and we also can´t understand why the americans can´t use it too... :rolleyes: :rolleyes:

But what would we do with all of our Craftsman/Snap-On non-metric tools??? They are warrantied for life, you think we could turn em in for metric ones???

maximus7001
07-24-2003, 07:49 PM
Metric went over well here in 1977.
U guys spend too much $ on cars.(observation)
The best car I ever had was my beloved 1975 9c1 chev nova 4dr rcmp interceptor. I payed $150 for it. The spedo was in miles since it was older than 1977. It had a 350 vette motor that needed 98 octane fuel and a stage 2 shift kit in the t400 tranny and posi diff. It had no wheels when I towed it home. I scavenged parts from my other cars for it: Hooker headers, dynomax mufflers, h pipe, crager sst unilug mags, accel 57kv hei supercoil and dist. p285/60/r15 radial t/a's back p215/70/r15 front. I spent a total of $500 fixing it up(mostly on tires).

That car did 13.5sec/quater mile.
The top speed was unknown, it shook violently at any more than 135mph(215kph) and I was scared it would come apart.

That was back in '95 before being tied down.

One time a kid in his mom's brand new (1200km) '96 toyota camry ran a stopsign and I hit it broadside at 50kph, totaled it($21000 damage) and I drive away with a burnt headlight thanks to the 9c1 super crash bumpers.
Those were the days. Hope I didnt bore you.

This is what it looked like ,same colour except it was 4dr. Then the x old lady gave my spare keys to her new squeeze. He stole it and I never saw it again.

Mr.Tweak
07-30-2003, 02:40 PM
Hmmm, a beast in disguise. My car does a quater mile in about 12.5 and its top speed is 220k as is stock. With a chip and exhaust it may go quicker but top speed doesnt really bother me as 220k is already pretty fast and the fastest I have driven in the past few months is 150k on the freeway...

Slamo
08-15-2003, 03:36 PM
12.5????


Are you sure?

You might want to check those figures

Mr.Tweak
08-15-2003, 03:57 PM
12.5????


Are you sure?

You might want to check those figures

You were in the car when we timed it! :hammer:

Slamo
08-15-2003, 04:11 PM
We were timing 0-100 i thought. Or maybe that was a different time.

I'm just having trouble believing a 12.5 second quarter mile when your car does 0-100 in 10s

JediAgent
08-16-2003, 08:11 AM
0-100

Whe we say "100" do we mean km or miles.

Moose
08-17-2003, 01:15 PM
Whe we say "100" do we mean km or miles.

It's Australia, so it will be Kph.

12.5 doesn't sound right.

A stock VT will run around 15 -16.

So yours should do low 15s or at best high 14s

djvanders
08-29-2003, 01:37 PM
Doing 0-100kph a manual would be faster?
In my nissan it does it in about 7.5 seconds and its an auto. A Manual seems like i could get through the shifts quicker.
Just wondering.

JediAgent
08-29-2003, 02:23 PM
Depends, my first to second gear syncro is going out, so i've almost gotta jam it into second. But i've been doing less and less since i think it's bad for the car.

Stick can be faster, but you gotta know how.

djvanders
08-30-2003, 07:07 AM
Spose it depends on how close the gear box is to

Moose
08-30-2003, 08:24 AM
It depends on the driver.

A standard auto will probably be quicker from 0-60Kph. But a Manual would be quicker from 0-100Kph.

Manuals are quicker at high speed due to less drive train power loss. Also passenger car autos are made for comfort, and not performance.

djvanders
09-01-2003, 11:58 AM
lol mine isnt made for comfort thats for sure..hehe

JediAgent
09-04-2003, 12:53 PM
Manuals are quicker at high speed due to less drive train power loss.

Learned something new.

Mr.Tweak
09-06-2003, 06:56 AM
Learned something new.

Now Moose might care to explain exactly what that means, because I have no idea :)

Mr.Tweak
09-06-2003, 06:57 AM
lol mine isnt made for comfort thats for sure..hehe

Or carrying computers.... :snip:

djvanders
09-08-2003, 09:50 AM
hey cam sold it sunday morning got an EF station wagon now..... Fit Sh*t Loads in now.

Heres a pick of the nissan

Mr.Tweak
09-09-2003, 07:50 AM
hey cam sold it sunday morning got an EF station wagon now..... Fit Sh*t Loads in now.

Got a shot of the new car?

JediAgent
09-09-2003, 11:26 AM
It depends on the driver.

A standard auto will probably be quicker from 0-60Kph. But a Manual would be quicker from 0-100Kph.

Manuals are quicker at high speed due to less drive train power loss. Also passenger car autos are made for comfort, and not performance.

Tweak, he's saying that a good auto will be programmed for the best shift points and will always flawlessly shift there, thus getting it to 60 faster. But a stick has less powerloss at high speed because there is less to deal with inside the trans, and with less to deal with the things inside that spin can spin faster with lews weight on them (don't fully understand because ive never seen a schematic) making a stick better to 100.

djvanders
09-10-2003, 04:37 PM
Got a shot of the new car?
Its on its Way :)

E^vol
09-17-2003, 07:20 PM
Forgot to u/l some pix...: peace2:

E^vol
09-17-2003, 07:21 PM
:woot:

E^vol
09-17-2003, 07:22 PM
:clap:

E^vol
09-17-2003, 07:23 PM
Me likes ! Me likes a lot !!!

Wiggo
09-17-2003, 07:59 PM
Not bad E^vol but I prefer bigger and more grunt even if it is a family wagon. ;)

<img src="http://forums.tweaktown.com/attachment.php?s=&postid=72343">

djvanders
09-18-2003, 08:29 AM
Hey got the same car as me hehe except mine is the burgandy colour... Its running great so far

Cheers

E^vol
09-20-2003, 05:14 AM
My 2004 Nissan Sentra SE-R has 165 Hp / 175 Lbs.-ft. of torque. So it has some grunt. I like it. It goes like hell ! :woot:

Wiggo
09-20-2003, 06:58 AM
Sorry but this is more my thing. ;)
157kW @ 4900 rpm.
357Nm @ 3000 rpm.

Longhorn
01-30-2004, 11:20 AM
so when you getting the V8 conversion and entering the V8 Supercars championship:D im looking into buying myself a nice 6.0l V8 Ford Falcon just for the hell of it

Mr.Tweak
01-30-2004, 01:59 PM
so when you getting the V8 conversion and entering the V8 Supercars championship:D im looking into buying myself a nice 6.0l V8 Ford Falcon just for the hell of it

I think I'll wait another year till HSV release the new models with 6L V8 Chev Gen 4 engines :)