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Discussion in 'Automotive' started by HadACoolName, Mar 6, 2015.

  1. skodakenner

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    Could be your gearing and alot is up to the driver also are you sure it was a wrx sti and not just a wrx?
     
  2. redrobin

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    Nope, it was an STI. That's why I'm so confused.
     
  3. skodakenner

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    Then the driver was probably really bad and you had the better reactiontime
     
  4. aljowen

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    For all the ICE fans. Bosch is putting forward the case for Synthetic fuel. Its not cheap but it is somewhat renewable.

    https://arstechnica.co.uk/cars/2017...ream-for-car-makers-facing-tighter-standards/

    Of course there are still a lot of issues compared to a zero emissions solution. But it could be a neat way to power ICE based vehicles in the future in a slightly better way than currently. Whether they are able to commercialise it quickly enough for it to be used as a intermediary measure will be interesting to see.
     
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  5. skodakenner

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    Would be good to have does it work with normal cars?
     
  6. aljowen

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    Yes, my understanding is that it will work in normal cars with no adaptations required. But is currently a lot more financially expensive than conventional fuel. Synthetic fuels have existed for a while, but not for automotive use.
     
  7. skodakenner

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    Our chainsaw uses it but when fuel is too expensive at dome point id rather use syntetic fuel than electric because i want my car to have sound i dont say electric cars are bad but i just like normal cars more
     
  8. SixSixSevenSeven

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    no it doesnt, your chainsaw will be standard gasoline with addition of 2 stroke oil
     
  9. MotherTrucker02

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    Two stroke oil that could be synthetic, but you're right that the fuel itself is very likely regular gas.
     
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  10. NGAP NSO Shotgun Chuck

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    What are you driving? V6 Mustang?

    Also, I'm glad I'm not the only one who doesn't like the sound of a low-rev loud-piped flat four.
     
  11. redrobin

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    Mhm, leaving me confused. It was a post bug eye, so it makes 300hp/300 lb-ft and weighs 3,350 pounds. My car makes 210hp/240 lb-ft and weighs exactly the same at 3,350 pounds. So he was either part throttle (unlikely considering how quickly he was gone when I hit my electronic speed buffer) or missed a shift somewhere. It's simply not possible any other way, even considering gearing. My car isn't that fast. In fact, it isn't fast at all.
     
  12. Potato

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    i dont understand why we cant delete posts
     
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  13. sergiopt04

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    Would someone sell me a rocket launcher or an Anti-tank gun to destroy this monstrocity...
    Screenshot_2017-08-28-00-53-41.jpg
     
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  14. DriftinCovet1987

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    What...the actual flip-a-bus..is that?! Kill it! Kill it with fire!
     
  15. sergiopt04

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    The worst thing is it for sale for 63000€, that's almost 65000$! For a riced wannabe tough SUV!?
     
  16. NGAP NSO Shotgun Chuck

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    That car is bling. Its main purpose is to tell everyone else "I'm richer and cooler than you!" There are much, much worse ones out there.
     
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  17. Potato

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    Why is it that in this world of obsession with vehicle safety, it's next to impossible to find safety info on older cars?
    I know damn well there were many crash tests done on 90s Yukons and Tahoes, and that those crash tests were recorded, and the tapes or digital copies are sitting in archives or on hard drives somewhere. So why the hell can't I find them anywhere?
    It's just strange to me, in this day and age, that this information isn't readily accessible.
     
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  18. SixSixSevenSeven

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    90s, it'll be a tape in an archive warehouse somewhere and nobody can be fucked to go get the intern to duplicate it digitally
     
  19. Bubbleawsome

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    Eventually all that tape will start aging beyond repair but no one wants to archive it properly. :(
     
  20. SixSixSevenSeven

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    Opinion is probably "this is no longer relevant"
     
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