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Old 02-25-2012, 08:12 PM   #14121
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What do you mean?
Well, I feel that in order to enjoy being a car enthusiast, I should pick a venue to work towards. E.g., drag race, road course, car show, etc... neither of my current rides excels at any of those. I could sell both and get a new car, m3 or mustang gt, but then id have to race my one and only car. Could get a new stang, and dd the current bmw, but that's ass backwards.

Just gotta choose a route and stick with it.
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Old 02-25-2012, 08:49 PM   #14122
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Kill it with fire. But actually, surprisingly well done for a bastardized 4th gen civic.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:41 PM   #14123
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IMO wait to do the gears AFTER the stl meet.. After all no need to rush
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Well, I feel that in order to enjoy being a car enthusiast, I should pick a venue to work towards. E.g., drag race, road course, car show, etc... neither of my current rides excels at any of those. I could sell both and get a new car, m3 or mustang gt, but then id have to race my one and only car. Could get a new stang, and dd the current bmw, but that's ass backwards.

Just gotta choose a route and stick with it.
Why not have a car that is streetable and does on of those things well? If i put my windows and interior back in my car and got a quieter exhaust I would have a very streetable car that would still be a monster on the track.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:44 PM   #14124
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I had a busy day today.

- ordered gears
- bought 2012 Ford explorer to be a tow vehicle and family hauler

Bad news is the gears are gonna take around 3 weeks to finish so ill probably be driving the for for the stl meet.
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Old 02-25-2012, 09:59 PM   #14125
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Why not have a car that is streetable and does on of those things well? If i put my windows and interior back in my car and got a quieter exhaust I would have a very streetable car that would still be a monster on the track.
Id love that too. But no matter how streetable the race car, id want a second vehicle to dd.
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Old 02-25-2012, 10:02 PM   #14126
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Congratz! did you get the shaker stereo?
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Old 02-26-2012, 08:45 AM   #14127
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I had a busy day today.

- ordered gears
- bought 2012 Ford explorer to be a tow vehicle and family hauler

Bad news is the gears are gonna take around 3 weeks to finish so ill probably be driving the for for the stl meet.
So... you bought a 4x4 Ford Taurus?




What other SUVs did you look at?
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Old 02-26-2012, 03:16 PM   #14128
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Old 02-26-2012, 05:47 PM   #14129
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:46 PM   #14130
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Question: Is there a problem having the exhaust tips flush/rub against the bumper valance? I am not sure, numerically, how hot our exhaust tips get (presumably hotter than stock with headers), but I will do a little searchin'. Just wondering if anyone knew, off the top of their head, whether the heat poses a problem for the plastic.
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Old 02-26-2012, 06:51 PM   #14131
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They probably shouldn't be rubbing in the first place, but I don't think they get too hot. You already installing your headers?
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:09 PM   #14132
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The headers and o2 sim are scheduled to arrive tomorrow, given homework/classes/etc. I'll probably head out to the class shop to do the install on Wednesday. I'll post up pics.

Unfortunately I think the gruppeM is going to be heading back to its original owner in the next few days, as there was a problem with the filter ($200 to replace) that happened sometime between his last clean and its arrival to me. He offered to let me exchange it, so I'm taking him up on that. Its too bad, as its a cool intake and I was looking forward to it. But it means I will have some extra money lining my pocket... so I'm considering a wide range of options between a cai and catback or axle back or cams or mtech 2 or wheels (some more realistic than others). Only reason I ask about the tips is because some of the exhausts I have been looking at have larger tips that really fill out the bumper cut-out. Looks nice, but I was wondering if there were any practical problems basically.

Obviously, also, I will want to get the headers installed and see how I like it stock before making any additional changes to the exhaust system.
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Old 02-26-2012, 07:24 PM   #14133
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Good Idea. That's what I did and I never bothered changing it. However, I think one of the best and most cost effective options is headers with the magnaflow muffler (not cat-back). It sounds really good, Devak (The_curry_man) has that setup.

Make sure you don't get the O2 sensors mixed up between pre and post cat. Also make sure you get that engine block/mount ground installed tight.
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Old 02-27-2012, 01:56 AM   #14134
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Old 02-27-2012, 12:34 PM   #14135
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Do you use your goPro for track days/autoX? And yea, I'm leaning toward a magna flow 16533, but we'll see how I feel about it when I get the headers on. The magna flow does sound amazing though. And at ~550 shipped to my door? I'm down for that.
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Old 02-27-2012, 02:33 PM   #14136
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I was talking about just the muffler, not the full cat back. GF-Performance can help you get one ordered if you want that option.

Yes, gopro for track days, or whatever really. on videos of car on a track, you want to be able to hear the engine / application of throttle, so an external mic placed somewhere where you can hear your engine is better.
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:00 PM   #14137
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I have a problem, more like an illness. I've been online all day looking for tuners, intakes, plenum spacers, exhaust, etc for my 1 day old Ford Explorer.
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:16 PM   #14138
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If its ecoboost, you should be in the clear for some serious gains, right?
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:21 PM   #14139
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If its ecoboost, you should be in the clear for some serious gains, right?
It's not an ecoboost just a 3.5L V6. The ecoboost just cost so much more and has like 40 less hp and only 20 ft-lbs more torque. It gets 3 more mpg but the benefits and cost juct didn't make it worth it for me.
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Old 02-27-2012, 03:40 PM   #14140
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Ah ok, too bad. I wonder if any of the performance stuff from the mustang would work, I'm pretty sure they share that 3.5
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