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post Jun 19, 2017 - 9:56 PM
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The key is to have two cars which are polar opposites laugh.gif


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post Jun 19, 2017 - 11:29 PM
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Hmmm, you might be onto something. Though it'd be nice to have one car that does it all since you can only drive one car at a time anyway.


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post Jun 19, 2017 - 11:37 PM
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Nope. You get sick of one, you drive the other, then back and forth. Been driving the Mazda lately, smooth, nice sound system, quiet, roomy, easy to get in and out of. Slow, mushy, lots of brake dive, tons of body roll.


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post Jun 20, 2017 - 12:20 AM
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QUOTE (Bitter @ Jun 19, 2017 - 11:37 PM) *
Slow, mushy, lots of brake dive, tons of body roll.

Ease up on the praise there. laugh.gif

Which my brother said something I thought he never would and that being he's kind of grown tired of the Genesis, mainly that it's too slow now for him. Which it feels fairly quick as it is, but it does feel slower than the Firebird for some reason even though the power to weight ratio should be pretty close between them. Which I told him I think part of it is the Firebird is just vicious when you get on it, it slams you into the seat where even though the Genesis pushes you back it never slams you. That and you can break traction on a whim with the Firebird where you really have to try in the Genesis. I just wish there was an inexpensive way of putting IRS into the Firebird then I'd be golden, but so far the only kit that isn't even out yet is right at $7,000. Hell between that and selling the Firebird just get a C5.


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post Jun 20, 2017 - 2:58 AM
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Well I finally found someone that's done a Watt's link and a **** ton of other top tier quality suspension mods just say he still finds the solid axle to be a pain, apparently so much so he's ready to spend $7K on that IRS when it comes out even though he just spent the money to do the Watt's link a couple months ago. I guess that answers that then...

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post Jun 20, 2017 - 11:50 PM
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I forgot how much I liked the looks of the "kouki" S14:



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post Jun 21, 2017 - 10:53 AM
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QUOTE (Box @ Jun 20, 2017 - 10:50 PM) *
I forgot how much I liked the looks of the "kouki" S14:

Best looking S chassis, imo.


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post Jun 21, 2017 - 5:28 PM
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It's a tough choice between it and the S13 liftback, though overall as a car inside and out I'd definitely choose the kouki S14. S14 interior is a lot nicer, and no stupid automatic belts since it has dual airbags. The only problem with the S14(or any S chassis) aside from finding one close to stock is it'd mean giving up half the power I have, but it has IRS and awesome looks though so that counts for something right. At least with the Z32 the power cut isn't so severe and I still really like how it looks too. That's ok I still haven't taken pictures to finish my listing because there's a giant debate going on in my head on what to do. I still like the Firebird ok enough, but I'll never be fully happy with the handling. I just had someone that races a '95 Camaro say if you're at all serious about handling you shouldn't stick with the F-body even though they can be made to do fairly well, so that's two now with all out suspensions say such. At least they've spared me the trouble and expense of learning this for myself.


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Celica oil change today. Trying for alignment to add camber tomorrow. Went with Rotella T6 5w-40 this time cause it's higher Zinc content is better for my valve train. When I used 5W-40 M1 TDT before it ran a lot quieter with less VVT lock pin chatter at idle. I'm doing mostly highway with it now so I want a heavier oil for summer heat.


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post Yesterday, 07:38 PM
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They make a Rotella T6 5W-30 as well now too so you can use it for the colder months.


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post Yesterday, 08:54 PM
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I don't use the Celica in colder months and the Mazda just gets Valvoline high mileage oil in 5W-30, got tired of looking for 0W-30 all the time.


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post Yesterday, 09:05 PM
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That's right I keep forgetting other parts of the country have salt and nonsense when it gets colder out, or what some would consider actual cold.

So selling the Firebird is like breaking up with someone you like and have fun with, but deep down you know it's not going anywhere long term. That's my simile for comparing car love to human love for the day.


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post Yesterday, 09:54 PM
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Atleast **** it before you sell it.

http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x1ti1l_me...y-mistress_auto


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post Yesterday, 10:20 PM
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That's just wrong. laugh.gif I needed a laugh after the day I had though.


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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=06BFsQ_28Co from funny to creepy. don't be this guy Box. At least you don't have a Montecarlo.


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post Yesterday, 11:23 PM
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I love cars somewhere between how you'd love a pet or platonic friend, until just now I thought that might be weird but for some reason now I don't.


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Not weird. Or we're both weird.


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