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Old 07-19-2012, 09:14 PM   #361
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Dealer called me. They don't have any in stock, and wanted me to put down a deposit for them to get one up here to test drive. WTF??

I want to test drive to see if I like it. I'm not gonna buy one sight unseen, you nimrod. Used those exact words (minus the nimrod part), and he put me on hold for a sec. Manager came on the line to try to talk me into some sort of payment, or promise to go to stealership and make one.

I hung up on them. They did not call back. This economy and they think that 25 grand is an impulse purchase?

Going to contact the Toyota place tomorrow.
Try paying cash for a new Corvette Z06 in 2008. The idiots at the dealership thought we weren't serious when we were asking numbers over the phone so we showed up with a Halliburton case full of hundred dollar bills and the general manager promptly got on his knees.
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A good friend of my father-in-law walked into a Chevy dealership about 6 or 7 years back to inquire as to the price of a Corvette on display. The salesman, thinking he was being funny said, "if you have to ask, you can't afford it." Friend walked out.

He returned 2 days later with a new Corvette from the dealer the next town over, which he had paid for in cash. Salesman was fired on the spot by the manager. Father-in-law loves to tell that story. The fact that he knows (and dispises) the salesman makes it all the better for him.
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Old 07-19-2012, 10:01 PM   #363
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Was over at the neighbor's house helping to install a light fixture. Seems the father knows the sales manager of the large Subaru place (Van Bortel)nearby. Not the same place that called me. Anyway, he gave me the personal cell number of the sales manager, and left a text to have him call me tomorrow.
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Dear Braineack:

Clarkson likes it better than the Ford Focus St


Best Regards,
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Old 07-20-2012, 09:26 AM   #365
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Dear Braineack:

Clarkson likes it better than the Ford Focus St


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Dear Scrappy,

I'm not in the market for a 2-dr coupe. So I will continue to hate.

Love, Brain.



PS. It's not like I havent tried to convince my wife that it's the perfect car to replace her prelude with.
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:33 AM   #366
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PS. It's not like I havent tried to convince my wife that it's the perfect car to replace her prelude with.
Do you think telling her that you can fit 285/30-18 tires in the front would help convince her?

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how much meat in the back?
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Old 07-20-2012, 11:42 AM   #368
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Do you think telling her that you can fit 285/30-18 tires in the front would help convince her?

no, but telling her it's not a subaru or scion would. or hyundai for that matter.
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no, but telling her it's not a subaru or scion would. or hyundai for that matter.
Buy one and tell her it's the new Prelude.
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Old 07-20-2012, 12:24 PM   #370
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lol.
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200whp achieved with 4psi! Almost as
Fast as a slow miata!
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Speaking of which i am gonna sell my black miata.
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12.5:1 or whatever it is doesn't help. Wait till someone makes some low-comp pistons.
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but doesn't direct injection like change everything we've ever known about life?
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12.5:1 or whatever it is doesn't help. Wait till someone makes some low-comp pistons.
Did I not post this yet? Graph from the 4 PSI Accelerated Performance kit that is still under development (no cutting, uses stock exhaust manifold):

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I don't really want to mod a brand new car...
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Old 07-20-2012, 03:40 PM   #377
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Or this? Bone stock car with ECUTek tuning:

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12.5:1 or whatever it is doesn't help. Wait till someone makes some low-comp pistons.
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Did I not post this yet? Update from the 4 PSI Accelerated Performance kit that is still under development (no cutting, uses stock exhaust manifold)
That's what I'm saying...the big HP numbers will have to wait until someone develops some low comp pistons. I read somewhere they are hesitant to push much higher than 4 PSI right now because of the compression.
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That's what I'm saying...the big HP numbers will have to wait until someone develops some low comp pistons. I read somewhere they are hesitant to push much higher than 4 PSI right now because of the compression.
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Its like 75HP on the big end. I don't plan on stopping at 4psi. I really thought even w/ the high compression we would be around 8 and 12-14 w/ e85 or methanol injection. We will wait and see til we can turn it up.
Ta dah.

But yes, "big HP numbers" will have to wait until someone builds the engine, develops lower compression pistons, makes an exhaust manifold, adds additional fuel, etc.

This kit is like the equivalent of a GReddy kit for the Miata but with even less hardware.
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They're hesitant because they're going in completely blind. And they're smart for being hesitant. 200whp @ 4psi aint bad at all, and once they start building those motors and running proper setups that number will jump up drastically.

And yes Brain, DI is some very interesting ish: you can run more timing and what we consider dangerously lean mixture safely. Cool stuff.
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