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User avatar #12196 - flutterfire ONLINE (2 hours ago) [-]
Hey, /cars/, some of you might remember me asking a while ago about good options for a first car, and I found something I really like.

What are you guys' thoughts on the Infiniti G35 and G37?
They seem to be excellent cars, from what I can tell, and the early to mid 00s models aren't terribly expensive used. They are still luxury cars, so I know maintenance and insurance isn't cheap, but other than that, are they a good choice?
User avatar #12197 to #12196 - sexymobile ONLINE (2 hours ago) [-]
It all depends on you, if you have the extra money for the insurance and maintenance then I would say go ahead. My first car was a 1987 Jaguar XJS with a Chevy small block swap, I loved that car because I could work on it myself but granted not everybody has that mechanic side or the time or desire to learn. First cars to me should be on the beater side, cheap on parts and insurance and more or less "generic" to keep overall costs down. Late 90s Chevys would be my recommendation and granted they are 20+ years old but they are easy to work on, parts are cheap, and with proper maintenance they will run forever. However if you want luxury go with a Nissan Maxima, I have a customer who I've known for a long time whose Maxima is over 900k. But if you have the money for y2k+ I would go with Hondas, be it a Civic or a CRV they are cheap to insure, easy maintenance, and good rides with many aftermarket parts to make it your own. I haven't worked on many Infinities so all I can go on for them are other owner reviews online.
#12195 - anonexplains (2 hours ago) [-]
I love driving exotic, top of the line cars, but I never intend to purchase one. It's not that I can't afford it or don't want to, it's just that I don't want to pick a single one, and I don't have the means to store a bunch of cars. So to get around this, I've developed a bad habit of constantly renting luxury cars, driving them for a few days, and then taking them back. This is not a cheap habit. I live on tap water and two packs of ramen a day, but god dammit, I'm driving whatever the fuck I want. One week I'll drive a BMW Z4 to work, then the week after I might decide I feel like driving a McLaren MP4 12-C. There will be some months where I don't rent anything, so as to save up a little money, but at least seven months out of the year, I'll drive nothing but the nicest cars. I'm thinking of renting a BMW i8 next.
User avatar #12199 to #12195 - nigalthornberry (1 hour ago) [-]
I'm assuming you want to talk to jorge
User avatar #12185 - uncookedspaghetti (5 hours ago) [-]
hey guys, im 17 and am trying to buy a decent car. what do you think i can get for under $2000? any help or ideas are appreciated.
User avatar #12187 to #12185 - nigalthornberry (5 hours ago) [-]
What kind are you looking for and do you have any preferences?
User avatar #12186 to #12185 - nigalthornberry (5 hours ago) [-]
What kind are you looking for and do you have any preferences?
User avatar #12189 to #12186 - uncookedspaghetti (5 hours ago) [-]
i would really like 4 door that i can mod
User avatar #12198 to #12189 - sexymobile ONLINE (2 hours ago) [-]
90's-early 2000's Honda Civic/ Acura Integra if you like that scene, or 80's Chevy of your choice if you like American Muscle.
User avatar #12191 to #12189 - nigalthornberry (5 hours ago) [-]
I'd say any late 80's box car
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User avatar #12161 to #12154 - precision (9 hours ago) [-]
Hey man, going to go look at a Celica within the next few days, mind running it for me?

User avatar #12162 to #12161 - nigalthornberry (9 hours ago) [-]
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Go here this guy's got a better program. He's usually on at night
#12184 to #12162 - backwoodsexplain (6 hours ago) [-]
what can you learn from this?
User avatar #12188 to #12184 - nigalthornberry (5 hours ago) [-]
A lot about your vehicles past
#12192 to #12188 - backwoodsexplain (5 hours ago) [-]
original owner perhaps?
User avatar #12193 to #12192 - nigalthornberry (4 hours ago) [-]
Depends on the service you use I think with this one you get the previous title and then you look that up
User avatar #12163 to #12162 - precision (9 hours ago) [-]
Cool, thanks man!
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#12143 - internalhemorrhage (13 hours ago) [-]
So, /cars/, I have a Vespa. It's from 1964 and has been sitting in my Grandypops garage since 1980 when he became less mobile. It's last MOT was in September 1982, so it's been doing a sweet load of FA for 32 years. He never washed it, so it was in bad state when I got it and it's on it's second engine; the first one seized up. So, what do you guys think?
User avatar #12159 to #12143 - precision (9 hours ago) [-]
Princess Vespa?
User avatar #12158 to #12143 - joshkroger (9 hours ago) [-]
I fookin hate scooters, but vespas are pretty neat. I like it, good color too.
#12160 to #12158 - internalhemorrhage (9 hours ago) [-]
Thanks, what you're looking at is what's left of it. Seriously, most of the paint on the other side is gone.
#12140 - benderisgreat (15 hours ago) [-]
We've had a great winter on the sleds, but i'm ready to move on. I want to ride fucking my bike so bad.
#12149 to #12140 - Churd (12 hours ago) [-]
Me to. loading this pic depressed me. Just a few more weeks we should be back on the road. Cool bike. I took motorcycle safety class on an Eliminator.
User avatar #12152 to #12149 - benderisgreat (12 hours ago) [-]
I still haven't, is it easy?
User avatar #12155 to #12152 - Churd (11 hours ago) [-]
pretty easy. practice slow tight u turns with both feet on the pegs. I got a perfect score on my first try at the test. If i can pass anyone can.
#12114 - hanakoikezawa (03/01/2015) [-]
damn im getting me a pontiac
User avatar #12124 to #12114 - mechanicexplain ONLINE (03/01/2015) [-]
Those seats are pretty bitchin'.
User avatar #12109 - nigalthornberry (03/01/2015) [-]
Mechanicexplain I need help again.
Got the cross member out with the high cost of bent crowbars (they look like question marks)
Got the transmission out too and now I'm left with 2 things to do

The tailshaft on the PI version is slightly longer than the one on the civ transmission. Is it possible to just swap the tails easy or do I have to go into the body of the trans for that?

Second the oxygen sensors are a pain any tips
User avatar #12112 to #12109 - mechanicexplain ONLINE (03/01/2015) [-]
I ran into the same problem with a '96 Mustang one of my co-workers had me do a tranny swap on once. he bought a transmission out of a Cobra model, and the tail was longer than the regular GT model. If the tailshaft housing is what that crossbeam bolts up to directly, I'm afraid you can't do anything with it because the mount area won't match up the vehicle frame. I remember that being the whole reason we couldn't get the Mustang transmissions swapped.

As for the O2's, if they're rusted, I'd recommend removing the exhaust from the vehicle completely to make working on them easier, as putting too much pressure on them at the wrong angle can easily snap the body of the sensor off while leaving the threaded shell inside the pipe. After they're out, soak the pipe and sensor with PB Blaster as close to the threads as you can, but avoid soaking the body of the sensor itself, and let it sit overnight. PB blaster is gods own penetrating oil.

By that time, it should be way easy to strap the exhaust sections down at a good working angle and pop the sensors out cleanly.
User avatar #12119 to #12112 - nigalthornberry (03/01/2015) [-]
So do you know if its possible to change it? On CVN I couldn't get a straight answer whether or not it'll come out at a while or not

And should I try to cut the ends off and fit an impact wrench IP there?
User avatar #12120 to #12119 - mechanicexplain ONLINE (03/01/2015) [-]
I can't really say. You'd have to get a hold of a rebuild manual and make sure the tolerances on the output shaft assemblies are compatible. I don't think it would make a difference, but parts-swapping transmissions is about as tricky as it gets.

You can usually find manuals for older transmissions free online, if you know the make and model numbers.

And, if you're just replacing the O2s and you don't mind chopping the wires off, a regular deepwall socket will do perfectly, though I'd still recommend a liberal soak with penetrating oil. Taking a broken-off threaded O2 sensor shell out of an exhaust pipe without special tools will fuck your day up.
User avatar #12127 to #12120 - nigalthornberry (03/01/2015) [-]
I think I'm just gonna get a driveshaft spacer and if the price is right I'll take it to the dealer for the sensors since they appear to be welded in from the heat only about $50

One more thing if I step on the gas it gives a little stutter sometimes before it revs kinda like vr- Vr- Vroom
User avatar #12128 to #12127 - mechanicexplain ONLINE (03/01/2015) [-]
You said the O2 sensors were bad, right? And is the MAF reading correctly?
User avatar #12132 to #12128 - nigalthornberry (03/01/2015) [-]
Just the drivers side one
Maf was cleaned and is working fine
User avatar #12133 to #12132 - mechanicexplain ONLINE (03/01/2015) [-]
Has it set any codes for the MAP sensor, EGR system, or throttle position sensor?
User avatar #12190 to #12133 - nigalthornberry (5 hours ago) [-]
No idea but last time I drove it the power felt limited like not slow buildup you would get from a clogged cat but a limit
Gonna reset the computer completely and see where I get
#12100 - maeko ONLINE (02/28/2015) [-]
This would be kind of cool to drive. Tesla Motors Thread?
Love it, Hate it, I don't care.
User avatar #12138 to #12100 - shedinja (16 hours ago) [-]
That delicious low end torque
User avatar #12108 to #12100 - nigalthornberry (03/01/2015) [-]
They're like the electric ford company
User avatar #12102 to #12100 - hourlyb (03/01/2015) [-]
They're ok cars. Not preachy cunts about being electric.
#12147 to #12096 - sylaz (13 hours ago) [-]
Why would one stance such a epic car? And ruin the great balance..
#12148 to #12147 - ethirty (12 hours ago) [-]
I guess you dont like stancing
#12094 - commandertwotoes (02/28/2015) [-]
My friend has 10k and wants a '77 pontiac trans am, how far will he go with 10k?
User avatar #12095 to #12094 - nigalthornberry (02/28/2015) [-]
He could get one for that price easily

Just watch out for rust
#12093 - LegititmateKyle (02/28/2015) [-]
Been too long since I've really browsed this board. Post dailies. 71' super beetle reporting in.
#12079 - hackcroissant (02/28/2015) [-]
what are some good performance upgrades I can put in my 1992 celica hatch back automatic? Some one recommend making it a sleeper thought it was a neat idea. Or should I not put money into it and save for something ELSE?
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#12118 to #12079 - precision (03/01/2015) [-]
Nigga it's like you don't even wanna directly ask me.

If you want power in a Celica, the most natural swap without having to fabricate anything or go from FWD to RWD, would be to get the 3S-GTE engine, get a K&N DROP IN filter, not a CAI, if you can, switch from automatic to a ST205 transmission, upgrade suspension and wheels to handle the power, turbo that bitch, the Garret CT26 Turbo works best with that engine, you can get an Invidia exhaust system and increase some ponies that way, you can just do so much shit
User avatar #12180 to #12118 - hackcroissant (7 hours ago) [-]
which exhaust system is best?
User avatar #12166 to #12118 - hackcroissant (8 hours ago) [-]
Sorry for the spam but i looked up the engine and would the 4th gen go in my 1992 celica or is that for the 4th gen celica? Fourth Generation

Fourth generation was the last and the most powerful generation of 3S-GTE. This engine was only used in Toyota Caldina ST215 and Caldina GT-T models (which is also known as Caldina ST256). Fourth generation was using a new intake manifold. Turbocharger turbine housing was integrated to exhaust manifold. Direct ignition system was used to increase combustion efficiency. Engine internals were also revised for better engine reliability. The final version was delivering 260hp. Production of 3S-GTE ended in 2002 along with Caldina GT-T
#12167 to #12166 - precision (8 hours ago) [-]
All good, You would have to spend a lot of money moving the driveshaft and powertrain to the rear wheels, which isn't really worth it, but yeah it's just the most updated version of the 3S-GTE. Hard as all holy hell to find though

and yeah this is mine, 89 ST, most likely getting a 93 GT within the coming week though
User avatar #12168 to #12167 - hackcroissant (8 hours ago) [-]
wanna buy mine for $4000. Just pasted a out of province in alberta canada.
User avatar #12169 to #12168 - precision (8 hours ago) [-]
That's how much I'm getting this one for, but it's at a dealer so it's in payments, 100% straight body, no rust, Manual transmission, 5S-FE engine. Pretty sweet deal
User avatar #12170 to #12169 - hackcroissant (8 hours ago) [-]
Decent!. lol im not sure if i want to just keep the celica and save up for another (manual) car and use my celica as a beater or something. i'm only 17 but make 1200$ a month.
User avatar #12171 to #12170 - precision (8 hours ago) [-]
That's what I would do, or you could get a daily and turn that one into a track/rally car
User avatar #12172 to #12171 - hackcroissant (8 hours ago) [-]
What car would you recommend getting? thats some what cheap? id like a bmw but ya know bmw is a little $$
User avatar #12173 to #12172 - precision (8 hours ago) [-]
A good Daily Driver that I would recommend is the Camry. Those things can run for ever
User avatar #12174 to #12173 - hackcroissant (8 hours ago) [-]
i meant as rally|track lol
#12175 to #12174 - precision (8 hours ago) [-]
I meant your Celica haha
User avatar #12176 to #12175 - hackcroissant (8 hours ago) [-]
OHHhhhhhhhh lol. Is there a video for that picture??
User avatar #12177 to #12176 - precision (8 hours ago) [-]
Toyota Celica ST 185 Tribute (Pure Sound) Not one I'll be able to find immediately lol, here's this though

User avatar #12178 to #12177 - hackcroissant (8 hours ago) [-]
sweet thanks man.
User avatar #12179 to #12178 - precision (8 hours ago) [-]
No prob, also if you have a facebook, look up Official 5th Gen Celica, any questions you have they can answer with no problem
User avatar #12165 to #12118 - hackcroissant (8 hours ago) [-]
you celica driver?
User avatar #12164 to #12118 - hackcroissant (8 hours ago) [-]
Its Fwd how would i make it rear wheel?
#12092 to #12079 - anonexplains (02/28/2015) [-]
In my opinion it's not the type of car that worth putting money into... but maybe that's just me. I think you'd be better off saving up what you'd put into it, and just getting something different. Not that the 92 celica is a bad car, but it's surely not a car you're going to want performance out of unless it's the AWD model.
User avatar #12083 to #12079 - nigalthornberry (02/28/2015) [-]
It's always a matter of how much money and work you want to put into the car.
#12081 to #12079 - benderisgreat (02/28/2015) [-]
How about an LS9 swap?
User avatar #12101 to #12081 - hourlyb (03/01/2015) [-]
I know you're joking, but a V8 in a Japanese hatchback is like putting a ghost pepper in a chocolate cake.
Power is only good when you can use it.
#12103 to #12101 - benderisgreat (03/01/2015) [-]
Better order some new fender flares.
User avatar #12104 to #12103 - hourlyb (03/01/2015) [-]
And move to a place with absolutely no corners.
#12121 to #12104 - mechanicexplain ONLINE (03/01/2015) [-]

We'll take the V10 out of an R8 Stasis, shove it into a Civic Del Sol, put Hooker slicks the size of a tumblr users' gut on it, and fly it across Nebraska in flames. Once.
User avatar #12141 to #12121 - hourlyb (14 hours ago) [-]
For 10 flaming, screaming, property damagingly awesome seconds.
User avatar #12080 to #12079 - holyfuckingcow (02/28/2015) [-]
It really depends on how much money you have. Is the car all original parts, or have you put in some upgrades? If you can afford to put in a turbo and re-do the entire engine, then that's the way to go. If you're poor as shit then you should start with allowing the engine to breate a little better. Upgrade your exhaust, airfilter etc.

Also, if you have no money, then this might be a neat trick for a start.
#12072 - nigalthornberry (02/28/2015) [-]
I really like the i8, it's a shame that they made the main marketing colors for it white and gold though just looks kinda cheap.

#12145 to #12072 - internalhemorrhage (13 hours ago) [-]
I saw 2 of them parked next to eachother when I was driving to pick up some furniture. Next to them was a tuned M3. It was like looking a Cinderella next to the ugly step-sisters.
#12078 to #12072 - sannukas ONLINE (02/28/2015) [-]
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#12067 - holyfuckingcow (02/28/2015) [-]
I wanna see your favorite 80's/90's overhauled status cars
User avatar #12134 to #12067 - holyfuckingcow (03/01/2015) [-]
Am I seriously the only one on this board who likes these cars? I feel like a nigger in Montana
#12125 to #12122 - holyfuckingcow (03/01/2015) [-]
Fuck.. I love rebuilt cars.. Got any more? Pic related, 190E hatchback. Most people hate it, but I think it looks awesome.
User avatar #12126 to #12125 - mechanicexplain ONLINE (03/01/2015) [-]
I kinda' posted the 244x4 as a joke.
User avatar #12130 to #12126 - holyfuckingcow (03/01/2015) [-]
Well fuck me up the ass then. Not a fan of the 240's but I gotta give some cred when someone spent time on rebuilding that shit. Btw, what is the difference between 240 and 244? 242 is the two door, right?
User avatar #12131 to #12130 - mechanicexplain ONLINE (03/01/2015) [-]
240 is the basic model designation, 244 is a sedan, 242 is a coupe, and I believe the hatchback was called the 245. I never really looked into the meaning of the model/number designations that much.
User avatar #12097 to #12068 - hanakoikezawa (02/28/2015) [-]
thing seriously needs an alignment
User avatar #12113 to #12097 - holyfuckingcow (03/01/2015) [-]
Negative camber is the shit bro
User avatar #12106 to #12097 - freakyorange (03/01/2015) [-]
I'm sure you know this, but they do that shit on purpose.
User avatar #12111 to #12110 - freakyorange (03/01/2015) [-]

They think it looks cool.
User avatar #12115 to #12111 - holyfuckingcow (03/01/2015) [-]
It does look cool tho. In my opinion at least. Srsly no one here is into these kinds of cars?
User avatar #12116 to #12115 - freakyorange (03/01/2015) [-]
It's stupid to me because it basically ruins the performance of the car.

Not many people here will like it because of what I just stated. Everyone here is either a gearhead who knows everything about cars, or the polar opposite, who just wants help fixing their car.
User avatar #12117 to #12116 - holyfuckingcow (03/01/2015) [-]
This car performs just fine tho. It's now scraping on everything or nothing like that. I agree with what you're saying, but only if it's stanced to the point where you cant even drive it around without ruining the bumpers. Also, these cars have pretty shitty engines, so looks counts more than performance as long as you can drive it without problems imo.
#12082 to #12068 - benderisgreat (02/28/2015) [-]
190's face when.
190's face when.
User avatar #12084 to #12082 - holyfuckingcow (02/28/2015) [-]
Bitch, you can't diss my favorite car without providing me with something you think actually looks good. And don't you fucking dare talk shit about the 190
User avatar #12085 to #12084 - benderisgreat (02/28/2015) [-]
I tried, but I couldn't think of anything status divulging.
User avatar #12086 to #12085 - holyfuckingcow (02/28/2015) [-]
Cars that showed status at that time. Mercedes, BMW etc. Give me something man
User avatar #12087 to #12086 - benderisgreat (02/28/2015) [-]
Is trailer park status ok?
User avatar #12088 to #12087 - holyfuckingcow (02/28/2015) [-]
You don't like german cars, huh? Let me guess, you're american?
#12089 to #12088 - benderisgreat (02/28/2015) [-]
That's just it, I can't think of anything domestic that's expensive. Best I can do.
#12090 to #12089 - holyfuckingcow (02/28/2015) [-]
Meh.. I like older cars that have been completely overhauled.
User avatar #12091 to #12090 - benderisgreat (02/28/2015) [-]
You mean like old cars with modern engines and suspension?
#12129 to #12091 - holyfuckingcow (03/01/2015) [-]
Pretty much, yeah. Especially german cars. Upgrade/swap the engine,a new paint job, some nice rims and tinted windows. Also, lower that bitch. We have an expression for that style in Norway. We call it "harry". Seems like I'm alone in my opinion on this board though, but I don't argue about car looks, because it all comes down to taste.
Pic is Opel Kadett
#12063 - bwiedieter (02/28/2015) [-]
It may be a bit early in the day, but are any employees of OEM´s, Tier-1 and -2 suppliers, especially from Michigan perusing this board? In general, from anywhere else?
I´m especially looking for people in Transmissions, Emissions, Diagnostics and general R&D.
Pleasesummonme should you read this, I´ll repost this later in the day again.
User avatar #12071 to #12063 - nigalthornberry (02/28/2015) [-]
I might be able to help....
#12073 to #12071 - bwiedieter (02/28/2015) [-]
Thanks for the msg, which company are you working for, and which department?
User avatar #12074 to #12073 - nigalthornberry (02/28/2015) [-]
Not with a company but can probably answer questions
#12075 to #12074 - bwiedieter (02/28/2015) [-]
Ah, okay! I don´t really have any questions, I was wanting to look for a contact in any of the departments I mentioned.
I´m working in the field and wanted to get their thoughts on something.
But thanks!
User avatar #12076 to #12075 - nigalthornberry (02/28/2015) [-]
Sorry for the trouble then.
#12077 to #12076 - bwiedieter (02/28/2015) [-]
Why would you think you´ve troubled me? I was glad to get a response at all
#12060 - lotengo (02/28/2015) [-]
Looks like Kia is gonna steal the 4 remaining customers Alfa has left.
Is Alfa stil in buisness?

Anyway, this one has a 1,7 liter T-hybrid with an conventional turbo and an electric turbo.
The vents in the grill can be rotated to cool the engine a bit more, and it has a sunroof over the entire length of the car.
The interor will be leather and it has a digital instrument panel where you can change the layout. There is no rear view mirror, a camera will replace that.
In the bottom of the luggage compartment there are 28 rollers that make it easier to load and unload your stuff. When you start the enige the rollers retract so your stuff doesnt roll around while driving

User avatar #12107 to #12060 - freakyorange (03/01/2015) [-]
In the infinte loop we will go in, I once again state: "Ew, Kia."

To which you will reply with "What is wrong with them?" and I'll say "They used to make shit cars, and I'll never forgive them"
User avatar #12123 to #12107 - mechanicexplain ONLINE (03/01/2015) [-]
As someone who's recently worked with a company selling Hyundai's, I can say that they Kia/Hyundai still makes shit cars.

They are super awesome and nice for the first 10,000 miles, though.
User avatar #12137 to #12123 - lotengo (21 hours ago) [-]
Mine is close to 30k miles and still going fine tho
User avatar #12139 to #12137 - mechanicexplain ONLINE (15 hours ago) [-]
You got a good one, then. The cars they're building now tend to lose their value at an alarming rate.
User avatar #12157 to #12139 - lotengo (11 hours ago) [-]
they probably improved a lot after you left

User avatar #12194 to #12157 - mechanicexplain ONLINE (2 hours ago) [-]
I only left that company 3 months ago. Also fuck you.
#12061 to #12060 - lotengo (02/28/2015) [-]
Here's the boot
User avatar #12064 to #12062 - sannukas ONLINE (02/28/2015) [-]
That looks nice
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