Turbo Miata talk with strangers - Page 3 - Miata Turbo Forum - Boost cars, acquire cats.

Welcome to Miataturbo.net   Members
 


General Miata Chat A place to talk about anything Miata

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 08-11-2008, 04:00 PM   #41
Senior Member
iTrader: (1)
 
Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Granbury, TX.
Posts: 1,278
Total Cats: 1
Default

I forget the guy's name, but I have pushed started a Lime green Ferarri to grid at MSR; so don't feel bad.
"I'll be honest, the paint is about the only thing that runs good on it....."
Machismo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2008, 08:45 PM   #42
Newb
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Posts: 31
Total Cats: 0
Default

I will pretty much let anyone look at my car but stupid questions drive me crazy, but I try to remember to when I didnt know alot about cars and try to explain stuff to people that I think can understand. It's been awhile since I anyone ones stealing cars around here. Dont worry about the miata getting stolen. My turbo integra would be the one to go and that would be ok with me 2 turbo cars is to much to play with. Guess that why I use the integra for a daily driver and the miata is more for fun.
kennymr25 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2008, 09:58 PM   #43
Elite Member
iTrader: (7)
 
samnavy's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: VIRGINIA BEACH, VA
Posts: 6,020
Total Cats: 175
Default

I've got a buddy at work who thinks his '02 M5 is the fastest thing on the road. He loves quoting "400hp". We were at lunch today with a buddy who has an R32 and we were talking about driveline loss's of AWD/FWD/RWD... and a general discussion about power to weight ratio.

M5 guy chimes in that his BMW weighs 5200lbs. I told him I was sure it only weighed about 4000lbs because my Dodge Ram weighs abobut 5200. He insisted that it weighed 5200lbs because it said so in the owners manual and he would go out and get it and show me. He comes in an opens the page... GVWR:5200lbs. I give him a short education on empty/curb/gvwr/etc... and he replies (I **** you not):

"Cars are always weighed with people in them because all the car companies and magazines load the cars down for their testing."

I said "You mean, when Car and Driver publishes a 0-60time, they did it with an entire family with all their luggage in the car."

He says, "Well, no, they usually just use sandbags to simulate people."

He swore up and down that he was right and nothing me or my buddy said would convince him otherwise. I know you all have had conversations like this.
samnavy is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-12-2008, 10:15 PM   #44
Elite Member
iTrader: (5)
 
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: NYC
Posts: 1,997
Total Cats: 1
Default

I actually have no friends family or coworkers that could even change their own oil. Case in point, one coworker today told me her mechanic is charging her $450 to change the brake master cylinder and it'll take a half a day. I've never talked to any stranger about my car who would understand if you were telling them the truth or complete bullshit so why try?
johndoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2008, 04:04 AM   #45
Elite Member
iTrader: (24)
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: Sherman Oaks, CA
Posts: 4,480
Total Cats: 3
Default

**** YOU GUYS!


im keeping my turbo...
UrbanSoot is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 08-13-2008, 05:22 AM   #46
Supporting Vendor
iTrader: (31)
 
Savington's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Sunnyvale, CA
Posts: 14,356
Total Cats: 1,322
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by samnavy View Post
I've got a buddy at work who thinks his '02 M5 is the fastest thing on the road. He loves quoting "400hp". We were at lunch today with a buddy who has an R32 and we were talking about driveline loss's of AWD/FWD/RWD... and a general discussion about power to weight ratio.

M5 guy chimes in that his BMW weighs 5200lbs. I told him I was sure it only weighed about 4000lbs because my Dodge Ram weighs abobut 5200. He insisted that it weighed 5200lbs because it said so in the owners manual and he would go out and get it and show me. He comes in an opens the page... GVWR:5200lbs. I give him a short education on empty/curb/gvwr/etc... and he replies (I **** you not):

"Cars are always weighed with people in them because all the car companies and magazines load the cars down for their testing."

I said "You mean, when Car and Driver publishes a 0-60time, they did it with an entire family with all their luggage in the car."

He says, "Well, no, they usually just use sandbags to simulate people."

He swore up and down that he was right and nothing me or my buddy said would convince him otherwise. I know you all have had conversations like this.
I know a kid who gets the keys to his dad's E39 M5 every so often. He was REAL surprised (and so were his passengers) when my lowly little Miata started gaining on him during a 30-110 pull. This was without the hardtop; with the hardtop on the ownage would have been epic.

I enjoy giving rides in the car at meets and stuff, and if someone's interested I'll go pretty in-depth about the setup. If a random stranger asks me, I just say it's turbo and that's enough to confuse them until I can grin and drive away.
Savington is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Turbo 1995 Miata Low mileage Clean Tekel Cars for sale/trade 29 02-05-2016 05:16 PM
New here, saying hi, here's what I'm workin with. SuperSneakySecretSquirrel Meet and Greet 5 09-06-2015 09:30 PM
2009 Subaru WRX Hatchback - Pearl White - 83k miles - $16999 Braineack Cars for sale/trade 3 09-04-2015 03:12 PM


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -4. The time now is 11:07 PM.