New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:

car-fi - Page 65

post #961 of 1117
Quote:
Originally Posted by Audioscope View Post

 

What spring rate are you running?  19" rims with 35 series tires usually gives a jarring ride.  I would run 19" on mine too if it wasn't because of that.

Ah man.. I've been using these old springs for the past 5-6 years.. iirc (rough memory) the spring rate was maybe around 200-260.. which at the time was supposed to be like a 5-15% increase over the stockies. (got those for free from another rx7 friend that was parting out his car lol)

And yeah.. that's why in the more recent pics you see me using the 16" black wheels. with a 16/55/245 front and rear configuration. SOOOO much more comfortable.

I never put much into the car itself.. light mods... lots of babying with the occasional push past 7000 rpm. :)

 

btw, sick GTI and you would love my neighborhood. 2 households of hardcore VW fans right next to me. 2 Corrados, 2 Jetta sedans, 2 Golfs.. lol.. I'll try to take a pic if I catch all their cars outside at once.

post #962 of 1117
Quote:
Originally Posted by RochRx7 View Post

 

Rims.. I got for free (ashamed to say hehe) but they're Edge Engineering - Touring 19" ..from what I remember they're 255/35/19 rears and 235/35/19 in front. 

Don't be ashamed. They look really nice on it.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by Audioscope View Post

Yep, I have an APR stage 1 tune on it.  Power mods include a Forge Twintake Intake, a Forge Twintercooler, and the APR Stage 1 only.  I am saving up for a bigger turbo to get 300+hp and 300+ torque.

I was thinking about going APR stage 2 on mine but decided to go a different route. I read too many horror stories about people going to start their cars but the ECU was fried. Now I am probably going to sell mine in a couple of years.

 

Quote:
Originally Posted by RochRx7 View Post

2 households of hardcore VW fans right next to me. 2 Corrados, 2 Jetta sedans, 2 Golfs.. lol.. I'll try to take a pic if I catch all their cars outside at once.

Yes please!

post #963 of 1117

Not much "fi" involved but still...

 

My wife's pride and joy:

 

post #964 of 1117

Do any of you use radar detectors? Does anyone have experience with the valentine one or escort passport 8500 x50? Interest to hear any experiences and opinions. 

post #965 of 1117
I did a bunch of research a few years back before I bought my escort. Basically in all the reviews and test I read the escort passport performed so much better than the valentine. I've had my for over 7 years and that paired with a tad bit of common sense and vigilance has led to 0 speeding tickets and that's coming from someone that drives a 400whp car daily
Edit: I think the only thing that the valentine had going for it if I remember correctly is that it able to show where the signal is coming from either behind or in front of you. .
Quote:
Originally Posted by basketball View Post

Do any of you use radar detectors? Does anyone have experience with the valentine one or escort passport 8500 x50? Interest to hear any experiences and opinions. 

Edited by Frankie007 - 3/25/13 at 8:05pm
post #966 of 1117
Quote:
Originally Posted by basketball View Post

Do any of you use radar detectors? Does anyone have experience with the valentine one or escort passport 8500 x50? Interest to hear any experiences and opinions. 

 

The one thing I always wanted to invest money in.. but never did.

6 speeding tickets in.. it's too late for me now.. haha

 

I had too much gadgets in my cockpit plus my speakers blasting my ears to probably even notice a radar detector shooting off. =\

post #967 of 1117
Quote:
Originally Posted by RochRx7 View Post

 

The one thing I always wanted to invest money in.. but never did.

6 speeding tickets in.. it's too late for me now.. haha

 

I had too much gadgets in my cockpit plus my speakers blasting my ears to probably even notice a radar detector shooting off. =\

you can hardwire it lol. I have a valentine one and 8500 x50. If anyone wants to buy one PM me.

post #968 of 1117

Too bad they don't allow radar detectors  where I live (in Canada) :(

post #969 of 1117
Quote:
Originally Posted by Audioscope View Post

Too bad they don't allow radar detectors  where I live (in Canada) :(

Yeah they do! Just not in Ontario. 

 

I sold the V1 and keeping the 8500. 

post #970 of 1117
Have you tried iphone apps like trapster? How well do these radar detectors work?
post #971 of 1117
Quote:
Originally Posted by Audioscope View Post

Have you tried iphone apps like trapster? How well do these radar detectors work?

Well I can only speak for the 8500,  but if works the best for photo radar. It saves me every time. I know the 9500ix had red light detection, but I'm not sure how that one works. 

post #972 of 1117
Throwing around the idea of a 944 turbo (951) as a daily (I already have a plenty reliable daily, this will just be a more fuel-efficient addition to the stable).
post #973 of 1117
Quote:
Originally Posted by loxxrider View Post

Throwing around the idea of a 944 turbo (951) as a daily (I already have a plenty reliable daily, this will just be a more fuel-efficient addition to the stable).

I vote... yes!? Pics?

post #974 of 1117

2008 Corvette and a 2005 Acura TL ... both super fun cars to drive!!

post #975 of 1117
Quote:
Originally Posted by RochRx7 View Post

I vote... yes!? Pics?


Same, lets see some pics!

New Posts  All Forums:Forum Nav:
  Return Home