The Car Thread 400 kilowatts of awesome

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    Guyver 415644 XP 21/11/2012 Original Post
    ...seriously if you can think of a better car reference with the number 4 in it I'm all ears :P
    Here's the old thread that got to 100 pages pc.mmgn.com/...

    and for those that don't know this thread is for the general discussion of cars. Anything and everything automotive can be discussed. Post pics of your ride, cars you want to buy, share the latest news and videos and so on. No bull shi* brand vs brand piss fighting though, take that ignorant crap else where.

    Enjoy :)
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    NguyenIMPROVED 21384 XP 21/11/2012
    Can't think of anything to do with 4. Gen IX/4? Bahahaha.


    Put window visors on my shitvic *nods*

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    Guyver 415644 XP 21/11/2012

    NguyenIMPROVED said: Can't think of anything to do with 4. Gen IX/4? Bahahaha.
    Put window visors on my shitvic *nods*




    That car is so Asian dude :P
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    NguyenIMPROVED 21384 XP 21/11/2012
    If I want a civic as a daily. I'm gonna have to do it properly as an asian. Hahahaha.


    Looks good/subtle in my eyes so I'm fine with it. Nothing too flash :P
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    Booth 21717 XP 21/11/2012
    The EK hatch generally looks pretty good without excessive amounts of rice.

    'Four banger general' is another four reference you could have in the thread title.

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    Guyver 415644 XP 21/11/2012
    My mate has his Civic on the road now as well, I'll take a pic of it when I get a chance. It cracks me up though because it's a really early model with twin carbs on it, he said he going to drive it until the engine pops then drop a VTEC YO! in it.
    He bought it smashed for 400 bucks and did all the work himself and it's turned out pretty nice.
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    NFSGamer 3986 XP 21/11/2012

    NguyenIMPROVED said: If I want a civic as a daily. I'm gonna have to do it properly as an asian. Hahahaha.
    Looks good/subtle in my eyes so I'm fine with it. Nothing too flash


    Rice it up like those fast and furious wannabe's haha
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    Booth 21717 XP 22/11/2012
    I faced my worth nightmare on the highway today.
    I was in the right lane and there was a ute in the left lane maybe 200m ahead of me, perhaps less.
    A large metal drum fell from the back of the ute and rolled onto my lane. I was already at 120 and had someone in a Prado riding on my ass so if I were to jump on the brakes they would have rear-ended my car and it would have probably been a write off.
    I didn't want to run into the barrel either because I doubt it would have been very forgiving to my bumper or headlights.
    Managed to just avoid having it hit my car by getting as close to the grass on the right side of the road as possible.

    Poor Prado tailgating me had it go under one of their wheels. They would have had plenty of time to react if they hadn't of been so close to me.
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    capt_oats 36460 XP 22/11/2012
    Yea that's a fear of mine too. Lucky to get out of that!

    At least it wasn't a piece of timber flying through your windscreen like from that viral YouTube video a while back...
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    Guyver 415644 XP 22/11/2012

    abuu91 said: I faced my worth nightmare on the highway today.
    I was in the right lane and there was a ute in the left lane maybe 200m ahead of me, perhaps less.
    A large metal drum fell from the back of the ute and rolled onto my lane. I was already at 120 and had someone in a Prado riding on my ass so if I were to jump on the brakes they would have rear-ended my car and it would have probably been a write off.
    I didn't want to run into the barrel either because I doubt it would have been very forgiving to my bumper or headlights.
    Managed to just avoid having it hit my car by getting as close to the grass on the right side of the road as possible.
    Poor Prado tailgating me had it go under one of their wheels. They would have had plenty of time to react if they hadn't of been so close to me.




    That's some good karma for the dick head tail gating behind you.
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    Doyl 84128 XP 22/11/2012
    R32 GTS4
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    Guyver 415644 XP 22/11/2012

    Doyl said: R32 GTS4




    That's the shitty version of the GTR Though.
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    Doyl 84128 XP 22/11/2012

    Guyver said:

    Doyl said: R32 GTS4


    That's the shitty version of the GTR Though.


    They are more technologically stable though, less electronics and whatnot.
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    Booth 21717 XP 22/11/2012

    capt_oats said: Yea that's a fear of mine too. Lucky to get out of that!
    At least it wasn't a piece of timber flying through your windscreen like from that viral YouTube video a while back...


    I've been in a car that a friend of mine was driving when a truck manage to pick up a reasonable sized plank of timber on the road and send it into the window. Brand new Swift. It left a good mark on the windscreen but somehow didn't break it.
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    Mik3y 293786 XP 22/11/2012 +1
    woah wtf lol






    Which rim diameter is best to go with. 19 or 20's?

    Want to actually get around to updating my stock xr6 17's :P


    I like these vertini magic blacks

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    Doyl 84128 XP 22/11/2012
    Generally the larger the rim size the thinner the tyre is and the less comfortable the ride is.
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    NFSGamer 3986 XP 22/11/2012
    I saw that limited edition WRX today. Forgot what it was called but it was the orange one with a black spoiler. Stood out quite a lot.
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    archr1val 637 XP 22/11/2012

    Mik3y said: woah wtf lol

    Which rim diameter is best to go with. 19 or 20's?
    Want to actually get around to updating my stock xr6 17's
    I like these vertini magic blacks



    Go with 19's. Not only will the ride be a lot better but you wont be up for as much damage come tyre replacement time. They may not look as good, but they are a wiser choice in the long run.
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    Mik3y 293786 XP 22/11/2012
    19x8.5 will be 2.2k with forceum hexa tyres. can also get staggered on the rears for an extra $300


    Would be nice if there was some silver FG pics in the gallery with all 3 color variations.

    Cause i'm not too sure which would suit my car better.

    There's black (like above), black w/ chrome lip or full silver.

    chrome lip only comes in 20x8.5 though
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    maxiboy 30270 XP 22/11/2012
    Nice thread name Guyver
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    Guyver 415644 XP 22/11/2012
    @Mik3y I'd go with 19's as well, personally I think that's the sweet spot for big wheels, big enough to look big and fill the guards (well on most cars) but not too big where you lose comfort, performance and pay a decent amount for tyres each time. I think some cars look ridiculous with 20s, usually stock older model cars with no body kit to help fatten up the car. Depends on car really, like take the VE for example that model looks normal with 20's on it because of how pumped out the guards look. I think what I'm trying to say is get the right sized wheel for your car to enhance the look of the car and not just get them because they are big. Right stance and right wheel choice can make or break the look of your car.
    I nearly bought 20's for my car at one point because my factory 19's were damaged by the previous owner but I changed my mind at the last minute and ended up repairing my wheels and painting them gloss black. After that my desire to get new wheels slowly went away.
    I think most of you have seen these pics in the last thread but I'll chuck them up again anyway.
    How they used to look.


    How they look now.


    Now all I need to do is lower it just a little bit to close the gap between the guard and the tyre. Maybe an inch or two, don't want to go to low because it's my daily driver.
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    Guyver 415644 XP 22/11/2012

    NguyenIMPROVED said: If I want a civic as a daily. I'm gonna have to do it properly as an asian. Hahahaha.
    Looks good/subtle in my eyes so I'm fine with it. Nothing too flash



    Took some photos of my mates Civic, he's still got a bit of work to do on it since the car just got on the road a couple of weeks ago after he repaired it.



    Close up of the Lensos that are on there, they are only 17" but I think they sit right on this car.

    On the cards is to lower the back end to match the front, replace the side indicators to clear. Surprisingly the Honda wreckers down here don't have them in stock [WTF] and change the tint to darkest legal black not that purple shi*. I think it's a nice little cruiser.
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    maxiboy 30270 XP 22/11/2012
    What an the acceptable rubber profile for it to be considered "low profile" still?
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    Mik3y 293786 XP 22/11/2012
    Is lowering springs expensive?

    Also, is repair on alloys easy? Got some scratches on my front left outer edge.

    Also guyver, what color would you pick for a silver car?
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    Huddo 29475 XP 22/11/2012
    how did you repair the rims? mine are holden alloys but the paint has come off some of them in parts. just wondering if you got someone to do it and the cost
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