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Old 10-09-2011, 10:32 PM   #61
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Gotcha thanks for the update sir. Have a good one.
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badass.
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So I'm curious -- what's the experience like just driving it around town? Do you wear sunglasses, goggles, a helmet? Have you taken it on the interstate? Is it terrifying sitting with your head at roughly the same height as the ding strip on an Expedition?
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So I'm curious -- what's the experience like just driving it around town? Do you wear sunglasses, goggles, a helmet? Have you taken it on the interstate? Is it terrifying sitting with your head at roughly the same height as the ding strip on an Expedition?
I were a helmet and insist on glasses, goggles or a full face for passengers for anything other than a buzz around the block.

The experience is like a go kart.

I have been on the interstate, but When possible/practical I avoid it. It gets pretty intense.

The sitting ride height is not much lower than my miata was, so it doesn't freak me out that much.

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oh my god.... do want.

i was browsing their site and the Matrix XOB looks bad ***... seems to be a similar frame but uses the Hayabusa engine? Easy to boost!!
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oh my god.... do want.

i was browsing their site and the Matrix XOB looks bad ***... seems to be a similar frame but uses the Hayabusa engine? Easy to boost!!
Yea, but the transmission in a busa does not hold up well in a car. The other frames are using suburu engines. I personally would like to see a Goldwing enigne in one.

But the type 4 has its attrubutes. Sky is the limit for upgrades, simple to get running. TRUST ME.... this is a big deal having done the kit car thing before..... It also keeps all the heat behind the passenger compartment. Flat 4 keeps the CG low as well.
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I personally would like to see a Goldwing enigne in one.
Copywrite infringement! I've been talking about using Goldwing motors in kit cars for YEARS...
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Yea, but the transmission in a busa does not hold up well in a car. The other frames are using suburu engines. I personally would like to see a Goldwing enigne in one.

But the type 4 has its attrubutes. Sky is the limit for upgrades, simple to get running. TRUST ME.... this is a big deal having done the kit car thing before..... It also keeps all the heat behind the passenger compartment. Flat 4 keeps the CG low as well.
ah that makes sense, i had no idea.

I bet that thing sounds pretty cool though with a flat 4 in it. im in love.
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Copywrite infringement! I've been talking about using Goldwing motors in kit cars for YEARS...
It makes alot of sense. They are just so damn expensive.....

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ah that makes sense, i had no idea.

I bet that thing sounds pretty cool though with a flat 4 in it. im in love.
Yea it does sound pretty good.
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Congrats on the car, I was looking at one, but decided to keep the Seven as a toy.
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broke a cv today. motor has deep, expensive to fix issues. I'm thinking 13b swap is in order.
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broke a cv today. motor has deep, expensive to fix issues. I'm thinking 13b swap is in order.
A N/A 13b with a street port is a really good match for a very lightweight vehicle like yours. And the lack of torque makes it easy to modulate mid-corner without losing it. There are a few things I still miss about my FC.
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Eff a street port. This thing doesn't need any torque. 300whp peripheral port or keep it in the garage.
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Eff a street port. This thing doesn't need any torque. 300whp peripheral port or keep it in the garage.
Your logic is sound.
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Plan is to yank the type 4 and see if I can fix it.

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Here we can see the wild cheery picker in its natural environment preparing to pounce on its next victim. It's spotted mostly around cars that are low on power, have windows where they should not, or have been rendered immobile.

Oddly enough, it usually leaves then better off than when they were when initially spotted, right before it retreats back into storage.
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Here we can see the wild cheery picker in its natural environment preparing to pounce on its next victim. It's spotted mostly around cars that are low on power, have windows where they should not, or have been rendered immobile.

Oddly enough, it usually leaves then better off than when they were when initially spotted, right before it retreats back into storage.
Lol. That's the best caption for a pic I've seen lately. Type 4's don't like to be revved super-awesome-high do they? Time to call in Pauter Machine.

http://www.pauter.com/super_pro.htm

Dude, it's only 16 grand! lol
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Dude, the Super Pro Big Block stuff is most ballin, but there is no replacement for peripheral port...

Except a full bridge Renesis, that is.
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Lol. That's the best caption for a pic I've seen lately. Type 4's don't like to be revved super-awesome-high do they? Time to call in Pauter Machine.

http://www.pauter.com/super_pro.htm

Dude, it's only 16 grand! lol
Yea... and that why VW engines will die. I love the simplicity, but if you want to make more than 100 hp its time to look else where.

Like this guy Jake Raby in Atl. He makes the best type 4 , hands down. And its good, real good. But I am not paying ten thousand dollars for an old vw engine that MIGHT make 200 hp.

Used ej20t off ebay, with trans and ecu? 2k. used rx-x rotarties? ~2k. Liter bike engine that is a couple of years old, revs to the sky, and makes 200 hp with a tune? ~2k.


And no, they dont like to rev, aparently the fan will let go if you keep the revs above 7k for awhile. Iv;e benn told this motor should be good for 6k :/

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Except a full bridge Renesis, that is.
A boy can dream.
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For the record:

I hate this engine. nothing but a huge headache.
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I hate this engine. nothing but a huge headache.
Why? Because it's a 160hp wet noodle?
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