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Old 02-20-2013, 03:22 PM   #101
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just a little clarification here.

the miata motor and protege lx motor are pretty much identical. Both only have forged cranks. Miata's have like .2 higher compression

also, the miata has a curb weight of roughly 2100 lbs. the protege is maybe two hundred pounds more with all options.
Wow. I'm amazed it's only 250# more for a Protege. That's only one me!
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wow

you're fat
Bah. I'm really more of somewhere between Healthy and Husky, but still far south of Fluffy and DAMN!

On the plus side, I look around 200. Yay for genetics giving me a barrel chest and short strong legs.
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LOL hope you're 6'8".
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Wow. I'm amazed it's only 250# more for a Protege. That's only one me!
Thats based on wikipedia numbers.

I dont know what the average miata weighs with gas and all but when I had my turbo escort (Same chassies as protege) it weighed in just under 2350 with mostly full gas tank, turbo and sound system installed. made 198whp (screwed up turbo compressor) and was much fun.
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Thats based on wikipedia numbers.

I dont know what the average miata weighs with gas and all but when I had my turbo escort (Same chassies as protege) it weighed in just under 2350 with mostly full gas tank, turbo and sound system installed. made 198whp (screwed up turbo compressor) and was much fun.
my AUTOMATIC miata weighed in at 2293 lbs.


full tank.
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:10 PM   #107
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brain's altima?

I wouldn't 24 hours of lemons
I wouldn't chump car
I wouldn't reverse-drive smash-up derby
I couldn't afford to replace tires on a weekly basis
I'm not old enough to drive a gold car
I can't abide curbrashed 17 inch tires on a car of stock height
in this area, nissans are pretty racially specific vehicles
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Old 02-20-2013, 05:18 PM   #108
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Thats based on wikipedia numbers.

I dont know what the average miata weighs with gas and all but when I had my turbo escort (Same chassies as protege) it weighed in just under 2350 with mostly full gas tank, turbo and sound system installed. made 198whp (screwed up turbo compressor) and was much fun.
Hustlers miata weighs like 2600something with a full tank... Needs to
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Found this ad:

1988 Volvo 740 turbo

Yay!

Read the ad.

Booo!
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Found this ad:

1988 Volvo 740 turbo

Yay!

Read the ad.

Booo!
I dont get it.
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Its a fail-o-matic, auto-tragic.
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Its a fail-o-matic, auto-tragic.
Bingo bango.
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Its a fail-o-matic, auto-tragic.
...aaaaand?
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I wouldn't reverse-drive smash-up derby
They do this at our local track as a filler event. All of the Factory Stocks and Hornets get on the track. The goal is to make one lap in reverse. I watched someone gun it right into the wall doing like 30 MPH. We call it the Kurt Busch Race.
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brain's altima?

I wouldn't 24 hours of lemons
I wouldn't chump car
I wouldn't reverse-drive smash-up derby
I couldn't afford to replace tires on a weekly basis
I'm not old enough to drive a gold car
I can't abide curbrashed 17 inch tires on a car of stock height
in this area, nissans are pretty racially specific vehicles

lars really wanted me to sell it him for a lemons car.

honestly, it was a pretty stout car. I had little issues with it in all it's 148K miles of abuse. If it hadn't been for all other people running into it, it would have been even nicer. That tire wear really stunk and was really the only sore point. The paint really held up after all the years, and it was parked outside 99.3% of its life.







plus i pulled a 15.7 in the 1/4 mile with this thing BRO and learned how to autox in it, where I was consitently faster than most others in my class.


I'll never buy a nissan ever again in my life I suspect, but I really got the $16,000 I paid for it, out of it, back in Aug of 2000.
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Old 02-21-2013, 06:06 PM   #116
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Dos rimzzz.
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Dos rimzzz.
No ese, tiene cuatro.
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my last ones were betteR:


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I'm very confused by you, Brain.
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