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Old 04-13-2011, 07:40 PM   #8221
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hey hey hey hey guess what????

that new member Tommy Joe Lynch has the SAME EXACT 18' rims as me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

HOLLAAAAAAAAA
actually they're 19"
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Old 04-13-2011, 07:57 PM   #8222
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dude I figured out a lot of what I've been doing wrong with the photography. paying attention to white balance is one of the things, but the main one was I think my camera was stuck on iso 1600 when in full manual mode (highest it goes. 6 year old camera so imagine the noise). Now I wanna take a bunch at iso 200 (lowest it goes... I know, junky camera. working on it)
Hahaha awww man your blowin it, i hate 1600 iso, i always shoot on 100iso and depending on what im shooting usually f8-11
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Old 04-13-2011, 08:02 PM   #8223
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main thing is is I just don't have the time to screw with it a lot... so I forget stuff lol.

1600 doesn't really look all that bad on the D7000, but on my camera

I've only got 4 settings. 200, 400, 800, and 1600
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:01 PM   #8224
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hey hey hey hey guess what????

that new member Tommy Joe Lynch has the SAME EXACT 18' rims as me!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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No he doesn't, his are 19 inches
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:09 PM   #8225
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No he doesn't, his are 19 inches
fine whatever its the same style though!
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:20 PM   #8226
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Old 04-13-2011, 09:25 PM   #8227
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Does that pass any of the safety regulations?

Seem like its either just a layer or two on top or it would have to be really thick. CF is very rigid but doesn't have the malleability or give that the plastic (or whatever it is) the normal helmets are made of. CF would just shatter.... that would be bad around your head.

But, it does look

You may be able to CF wrap a helmet

EDIT: You couldnt easily with real CF but with fake 3M DI NOC CF vinyl all you would need is a heat gun.

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Old 04-13-2011, 10:04 PM   #8228
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I am going to do that eventually!
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Old 04-13-2011, 11:49 PM   #8229
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Well I finally got the car all back together and down on the ground. I took it for a little drive and all I can say is WOW. I was driving my usual roads I like to drive right by my house (little bit of twisties) and while taking the turns the same speed I always do the car felt so much more stable/planted, so I turned in a little more and accelerated. Car gripped like mad. Turn in is so much quicker, feels like I can toss the car around a lot more then I could before. Initial brake bite is a bit improved and steering response is super sharp. Can't wait to get the ride height dialed in and get it aligned. Super happy with the results.

Only one problem, right now I'm running max camber up front which is about -4. I will only be running -3 after my alignment but I now notice more than ever that I need spacers......................BAD.
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:14 AM   #8230
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Just realize why BMW sets up the oem suspension heights the way they do. By making my car "chevy ridin high" in the front and not far from tucking in the rear they achieved a 50/50 weight balance.

So.... I wonder what happens when you take a bunch of weight out of the trunk and rear seats and slam the front more understeer

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Well I finally got the car all back together and down on the ground. I took it for a little drive and all I can say is WOW. I was driving my usual roads I like to drive right by my house (little bit of twisties) and while taking the turns the same speed I always do the car felt so much more stable/planted, so I turned in a little more and accelerated. Car gripped like mad. Turn in is so much quicker, feels like I can toss the car around a lot more then I could before. Initial brake bite is a bit improved and steering response is super sharp. Can't wait to get the ride height dialed in and get it aligned. Super happy with the results.

Only one problem, right now I'm running max camber up front which is about -4. I will only be running -3 after my alignment but I now notice more than ever that I need spacers......................BAD.
Good to hear! -4 is quite alot lol


My friend got his first "car" (he's only had suv's and large sedans so far) and its a genisis coupe 2.0t non-rspec. Its an auto. Its pretty slow and the transmission is really slow. Car looks huge next to mine though. Its alot wider but other than that length and height are about the same. That thing is absolutely begging for a turbo upgrade. It would be SO easy on that car because the drivetrain is laid out like a bimmer but with a huge engine bay and a tiny 2.0 liter 4 cylinder thats at 90 degreese. Could easily swap in a MUCH larger turbo
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:53 AM   #8231
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Yea, I've driven an auto and a manual and the manual feels a good bit more responsive! Auto is such a waist! I'd sllap his ***** ass for getting an auto when manual is a choice!
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Old 04-14-2011, 12:59 AM   #8232
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His parents (well, his mother) is crazy up tight... you have no idea.

His dad tried to teach him stick but by that I mean he put him in a 911 going up hill in traffic and told him to merge. His father now doesnt want to teach him stick.... And Im not putting my car on the line right before summer. He's also not allowed to have anybody else in the car with him when driving or be in the car with a kid driving, ever.

He was going to get a black 3.8 track but it got damaged in shipping
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:05 AM   #8233
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:17 AM   #8234
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from a business perspective.... they sell
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Old 04-14-2011, 01:33 AM   #8235
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They changed From the gAy ass tiburom to a rwd platform what else do they need to do Jacob? That's a bold move in my book. Hyundai get my vote anyday. I've been a "car guy" since the day I could talk. So the last 20 years of my life have been spent being obssessed with everything automotive. Jacob, I'm going to be brash here and say you're not a "real car guy" becuase you do don't have the ability to understand that a company that introduces a true FR layout sportscar into the current market that's also affordable, and has a available LSD, and still has a true manual trans is extremely awesome! Anyone that disses on Hyundai after they've released something as awesome as The gen coupe can suck my sweaty hairy balls.

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Old 04-14-2011, 02:29 AM   #8236
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Must have new suspension with custom springs rates and camber plates/arms ASAP

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I want sways too
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:14 AM   #8237
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Does that pass any of the safety regulations?

Seem like its either just a layer or two on top or it would have to be really thick. CF is very rigid but doesn't have the malleability or give that the plastic (or whatever it is) the normal helmets are made of. CF would just shatter.... that would be bad around your head.

But, it does look

You may be able to CF wrap a helmet

EDIT: You couldnt easily with real CF but with fake 3M DI NOC CF vinyl all you would need is a heat gun.

Yes that helmet is SNELL 2005 rated. There are a number of CF helmets on the market. The only one that I've seen that isn't certified is the NRG CF helmet.

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I wouldn't say you need a new suspension with stiffer springs. You haven't even been on track EVER so I'd say you are way way ahead of most people when they start. Camber plates and arms really wouldn't be a bad idea and now I kinda see as a must. They will keep your tire wear even on track (I said on track, running max camber even with 0 toe is gonna kill tires on the street) and allow you to put 100% of the tire contact patch on the ground in a turn where it really matters.

And for fvcks sack you don't need sways. Until you know what adjustment causes what characteristic you don't need anything that's adjustable like sways.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:14 AM   #8238
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I don't have much work today so plese for me can we keep this thing active today.
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Old 04-14-2011, 09:48 AM   #8239
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I think I'm just gonna wait a bit on suspention and atleast do an autox before changing everything
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Old 04-14-2011, 10:42 AM   #8240
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I think I'm just gonna wait a bit on suspention and atleast do an autox before changing everything
I'm a modaholic like most of us on here so I know how hard it is to fight the temptation but I promise you I wish I would have waiting on some of my mods.

It just depends on what you want out of the car. If you plan on doing one track/autox day a year then go ahead and mod everything you want because with that amount of time spent on track/autox you will never get very good anyways. If you know that you want to have a dd/track toy and you plan on spending 3-5 days a year on track then I would say wait until you are good enough to need it and know just how to adjust it.
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