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Old 09-11-2009, 10:01 PM   #1
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Default I think I witnessed the single most retarded person in the universe..

So today I was watching "Kit- an autobody experience" and they were comparing a real Lamborghini Diablo to one of those overly complicated kit ones...you know, the Diablo kit car that does as far a replacing all the windoes and even the dash.

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They put the kit car on a dyno..and it made an astonishing 100rwhp and 143rwtq....owner was hoping for 180rwhp

So next up was to put the real Diablo on the dyno. So they get everything strapped down and get the car rolling. So far so good. Right when the operator punches the throttle to get some numbers....the car lurches forward. Interesting. Now why would the Diablo do this? Because it has 90340598hp?? No. Maybe it was because they only had the back wheels on the dyno...and the owner didn't know the car was ALL-WHEEL-DRIVE!!! Yes..you read that right. The owner of the Diabo didn't know his own car was awd.

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what is this i dont even

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Was it on tv or were you watching it online?
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I watched it on speedtv today. The 2 guys raced after the dyno run, and it was like faeg style.

p.s., I showed the pic of the FWD miata to my wife, and even she knew that those ******* in the pic were in for major misery!
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Yeah.. but we all know that the picture of the Miata facing the wrong way on the dyno was done for a joke. This guy was serious.

The show comes on Speed.
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Yeah I saw that episode, I almost died laughing. That episode was a joke.
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I have only seen one episode of that show, where they cut up and bondo'd a Boxter to make it look like a Porsche GT.

I laughed hysterically through the whole thing and only HOPED that the new owner of the car got to see how much of his investment went into tubs of bondo and wood screws BEFORE taking delivery.
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The people they hire on Speed for the most part are complete ******* idiots even! Like the douche that hosts "Pinks" who crashed that 1000cc gixxer on tv.. ******* loser!

There was some other show I watched about some celebrity looking at buying an exotic car.. He was driving some Aston Martin thing onto the Highway and it showed an SRT-4 haul *** off down the ramp, assuming they were trying to engage in a race with the Martin..

The Announcer was scoffing at the Neon, "Look at this guy in the Neon thinking he can handle the Aston.. All that smoke he thinks hes going to keep up???"

Smoke? You mean the unburnt fuel bellowing out the exhaust? I woulda laughed to see that SRT ******* own the dude in his 200,000$ car.

Edit, it wasn't a Martin.. Actually was a Ferrari 599..



LMAO! Actually found an IM Conversation I had with a friend while we were both watching that video...

"the neon was right on his *** getting onto the freeway, and you hear the douche narrator: "The 599GTB goes 0-60 in just 3.4 seconds, so seriously what is this Dodge Neon thinking trying to match this 599 acceleration onto the highway? From the smoke out his exhaust it looks like he might have blown a head gasket." What a tool, it was BLACK SMOKE... AKA... FUEL.. Hello, Turbocharged performance car, you ******* toolbox..."
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I'm sure Tanner knows damn well about the performance aspect of cars...considering his BG in rally and drifting... producers probably made him put that in for a some dramatic effect.

Tanner is actaully a pretty cool guy in person...and knows his stuff.
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So I'm assuming you saw the exact same show? I've no idea who the dude was, and he could be a ******* rocket scientist but he sounded like a know-nothing douche talking like that. An awful lot like every ferrari owner I've ever known who think their high priced italian hand built car is completely unbeatable. Its always fun to watch those guys lose a race to a honda civic by BUS LENGTHS..

And if the producer of a car show, movie, or anything to that effect wants stupid gayness like that added to their script they should stop making movies about that content. Perfect example, have you actually LISTENED to the content of the gayest movie ever produced, Fast and Furious? It sounds like a 12 year old kid wrote the dialogue to that movie!! About THE only cool thing that happened was the CGI animated trip through the rotary engine. Oh, and when they took automatic weapons and destroyed that pile of **** 7 speed eclipse..
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You can thank Craig Leiberman for the F&F ****....I DO want to punch him in the face.
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And every time I hear someone say "naws" I want to smash their face in with a god damn hammer. The quasi chemical english abbreviation for nitrous oxide last time I knew was "NOx" if I remember correctly.. "NOS" Is a brand name, not a product.

/Rant.
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And every time I hear someone say "naws" I want to smash their face in with a god damn hammer. The quasi chemical english abbreviation for nitrous oxide last time I knew was "NOx" if I remember correctly.. "NOS" Is a brand name, not a product.

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Agreed.

FTR, Nitrous Oxide is N2O, NOx is used to mean oxides of nitrogen, as in the context of emissions testing.

/ pushes up nerd glasses
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How can you show so little racing on a channel called Speed-TV. One crappy reality show after another. I guess they must be cheap to produce and all the wannabe's must be watching. Speed jacks up nearly everything they touch too. How can you screw up set-up?!? They sure found a way.

Tanner may be a good guy but that show sucks.
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How can you show so little racing on a channel called Speed-TV. One crappy reality show after another. I guess they must be cheap to produce and all the wannabe's must be watching. Speed jacks up nearly everything they touch too. How can you screw up set-up?!? They sure found a way.

Tanner may be a good guy but that show sucks.
Simple: people are idiots. Idiots prefer stupid reality shows to actual racing. Therefore we have stupid reality shows rather than actual racing on Speed. Think about it- how many people are there out there who say "d00d, my Civic is teh shizzle, it's got mad nawzzz" vs. how many people are out there who actually know anything about, well, anything?
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Simple: people are idiots. Idiots prefer stupid reality shows to actual racing. Therefore we have stupid reality shows rather than actual racing on Speed. Think about it- how many people are there out there who say "d00d, my Civic is teh shizzle, it's got mad nawzzz" vs. how many people are out there who actually know anything about, well, anything?
More screwed up than Speed-tv and evidence of the public's taste is TLC. "The Learning Channel." Here is a sampling of this weeks original programing.

Jon & Kate
18 & counting
Little people big world
Little couple
I didn't know I was Pregnant
Toddlers & Tiaras
Street Customs
Miami Ink
LA Ink
Cake Boss

It's all freak shows. Exactly what about any of those shows constitutes "Learning"? Maybe TLC should be renamed "Tweakers, Losers & Crap"

Now comcast carries the Earth channel or some such enviro crap. I wanna shove a pencil in my eye.
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This is why I haven't bothered to get cable hooked up since I moved a couple months ago. When there's something on that I want to watch, I just head to a bar and watch it there. The only problem is when there are a lot of cougars on the prowl who won't STFU.
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You guys are joking about the Neon against the 599?? The enzo engined 611 bhp, 0-100 mph in 7 seconds, 205 mph 599??

Yeah you're right, that Neon would **** him up ....
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The stock SRT4 block is capable of a lot....

Dodge Caliber SRT-4 Forums - View Single Post - 514 WHP!!! Spinning the tires in 4th gear on the dyno!

Considering the 599 weighs almost 4000 lbs with a person in it, it's possible.
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