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Old 08-28-2012, 06:45 AM   #13981
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Pawn Shop win. New store opened up in my area. They have some nice things for only being in business two months. I couldn't pass this up.

I have my copy in sight right now. Love it! Also, X-2, not as good, but completes the amazing story.
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Old 08-28-2012, 08:23 AM   #13982
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You know, Brainy, with as cheap as you are, why did you go down the road of turbo'ing your Miata? I'm genuinely curious now.
I may be ugly, but at least I ain't got no money.

















honest answer: car was too loud after I installed a JR header. Only solution was to turbo it.
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:06 PM   #13983
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I have my copy in sight right now. Love it! Also, X-2, not as good, but completes the amazing story.
I got about 2 hours into it last night. I was stunned....floored at how amazing that game looks. The opening sequence alone was worth the 5 bucks

It also made realize how shitty games are becoming. I'm so glad I bought a PS2.
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Old 08-28-2012, 12:32 PM   #13984
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looking on CL for a mazdaspeed3, see this:

2010 Mazda speed3 6spd

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2010 Mazda speed3 6spd - $20000 (Baltimore)

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I'm leaving the country and need to sell my car. It has 42000 miles on it. It's in great condition, no damage, well maintained and needs to go.

Why should I buy this thing again?" Well, I'll tell you: the Mazdaspeed3 is worth every red cent because it's capital-F, capital-U, capital-N, double underline, two stripes of highlighter, sprinkle it with glitter: FUN.

Never mind tenths of a second at the Nerd-burgring, never mind 0-60 times and skidpad g's and all the other quantitative nonsense we use to determine which car is best. The Mazdaspeed3 is a great car because the first time I gave it the beans it elicited from me a raucous bark of laughter. Yes, the 'Speed3 might better suit a straight-jacket than a car-cover, but I couldn't wait to get out and drive it.

The 'Speed3 grips like a cat on a curtain and shakes a tail feather on throttle lift-off. It surges forward with sudden great big gobs of torque and in third gear you can pass anything up to and including tachyons.
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Old 08-28-2012, 01:08 PM   #13985
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^He should work for mazda.
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:12 PM   #13986
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Took my ITB FE3 miata to the track yesterday, turns out I make slightly less power than a GT2554 1.6 at 7psi... ****

Need turbro now.
lulz. Forced induction>suction induction

But you know this, maaaaannnn!
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Old 08-28-2012, 03:13 PM   #13987
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I think he was being sarcastic...
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Old 08-29-2012, 03:26 PM   #13988
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lulz. Forced induction>suction induction

But you know this, maaaaannnn!
lol suction induction

Test drives,



Why you never go out with less than 1/4 tank lol


**** TURBOS!
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Old 08-30-2012, 06:16 AM   #13989
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Woot! A set of silver 14x7 RP-F1's on their way. Now to order the Star Specs. Though that'll be next paycheck.

**** that, tires on the way too. I just couldn't stand having wheels on the way, and no tires to put on them. 195/60/14 Star Specs in route from the flooded state of LA. Estimated delivery to Birmingham, tomorrow. LOL, yeah right.

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Old 08-30-2012, 08:42 AM   #13990
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I dropped by my buddy's auto repair shop the other day and saw a strange engine configuration I didn't know existed. He had a Toyota Previa van up on the lift. The engine was an inline 4 cyl laid over on its side nearly flat, 15 degrees from horizontal, with the oil pan built onto what would normally be the side of the block. It was mounted between the front and rear axles with a driveshaft going to a solid rear axle and another 3ft long driveshaft hooked to the crank pulley going up to all of the accessories which were remotely mounted up under the hood. Very unusual configuration...
It was a 2.4 liter and Toyota calls it the 2TZ-FE, fwiw. It looks like it would fit under the hood of an aircooled VW, and they made all of them supercharged in '96-'97 @ 160hp.

Just nerding out over the unique engineering.
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Some people should not be legally allowed to wear tight clothes.
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Old 08-30-2012, 09:51 AM   #13992
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Some people should not legally be in charge.
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Old 08-30-2012, 12:45 PM   #13993
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if you drive that car... you can technically say that you car is mid engine. And therefore a racecar!
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Old 08-30-2012, 03:26 PM   #13994
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The rain from that stupid hurricane has finally let up at my house. Hopefully I can get in a few hours of working on my car this afternoon.
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band-aids. why are they always so large?
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I dropped by my buddy's auto repair shop the other day and saw a strange engine configuration I didn't know existed. He had a Toyota Previa van up on the lift. The engine was an inline 4 cyl laid over on its side nearly flat, 15 degrees from horizontal, with the oil pan built onto what would normally be the side of the block. It was mounted between the front and rear axles with a driveshaft going to a solid rear axle and another 3ft long driveshaft hooked to the crank pulley going up to all of the accessories which were remotely mounted up under the hood. Very unusual configuration...
It was a 2.4 liter and Toyota calls it the 2TZ-FE, fwiw. It looks like it would fit under the hood of an aircooled VW, and they made all of them supercharged in '96-'97 @ 160hp.

Just nerding out over the unique engineering.

Did you notice the oil res. under the hood as well? I holds 2-3 quarts. The engines were known to consume oil, so they have a sensor that detects low oil and pulls from the res.
IIRC you could even get the van in a manual transmission (very rare)
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band-aids. why are they always so large?
Because if they're smaller, you don't really need a bandaid at all. Man up and bleed a little.
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Old 08-31-2012, 09:36 AM   #13998
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Whatever. I've been electricuted like 10 times in the last two days and have lots of gushing wounds, but I need like baby sized band-aids...I'm starting to wonder if people out there use band-aids for knife wounds and gun shots judging solely on how big these things are.

or maybe I have more joints in my fingers than the average person. Do your fingers have three segments? Because it's impossible to wrap a band-aid around a finger and still bend my joints...
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Old 08-31-2012, 10:19 AM   #13999
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When I was a kid, my parents would take sharp scissors and cut the bandaids in half lengthwise. Try that.
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oh, im an adult. i did that myself.
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