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In SoCal, driving in 4" of snow would require this vehicle:


That thing looks like a lot of fun!

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The triangle tracks are also available for Hummer:



Not sure what other vehicles can play though. redface.gif
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Factory stock cars are not uncommonly hitting 200-300k with the newer motors. smily_headphones1.gif
That's actually not terrible. I was expecting more like Jaguar S-Type amounts of space, where you're knees-to-chest if you're over 5' tall.

The engines are fine, it's the electrical systems that turn into a PITA.

Yeah, it has plenty of space, my main issue with it is that the front seats could be more comfortable.


I have to admit, I'm really starting to fall for this car, more than most of the others.



Big difference between this one and the one in the movie (aside from that one being mostly fake), is that this one has an $1800 security system (Viper SuperCode and LoJack). So it doesn't get "gone in 60 seconds". biggrin.gifwink.gif Oh yeah, and the nitrous bottle in this one is empty, but with nearly 850bhp, who needs it?
Edited by Magick Man - 3/7/13 at 12:39am
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The engines are fine, it's the electrical systems that turn into a PITA.

Yeah, it has plenty of space, my main issue with it is that the front seats could be more comfortable.


I have to admit, I'm really starting to fall for this car, more than most of the others.



Big difference between this one and the one in the movie (aside from that one being mostly fake), is that this one has an $1800 security system (Viper SuperCode and LoJack). So it doesn't get "gone in 60 seconds". biggrin.gifwink.gif Oh yeah, and the nitrous bottle in this one is empty, but with nearly 850bhp, who needs it?

How well are the suspension and brakes set up....is it more than just a straight-line performer?

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It's surprisingly well thought-out underneath:

Total Control power rack & pinion steering
Shelby aluminum driveshaft w/safety loop
Shelby Shock Tower to cowl brace
Pro Motorsports lower shock tower reinforcement system
Shelby A arm relocation
1” front sway bar
Roush front and rear electronic adjustable coilover system w/ watts link
Ford 9" rear-end w/3.87 gear Currie Track-Lock differential (rated to 850lb-ft of torque)
Shelby torque arm with weld-in sub frame connector and X Brace
Shelby/Baer slotted and cross drilled 4 wheel disc brakes (13" front, 12" rear)
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The engines are fine, it's the electrical systems that turn into a PITA.

To quote the great BBT - "well, they can't all be winners, now can they?" tongue.gif

Also, the older cars I suggested lack most of the electrical systems to have problems - they'll be more similar to Elanor.
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Yeah, it has plenty of space, my main issue with it is that the front seats could be more comfortable.

What, is it like super stiff due to being "sporty"? frown.gif
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Oh yeah, and the nitrous bottle in this one is empty, but with nearly 850bhp, who needs it?

What happened to voting Tim Taylor? tongue.gif
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How well are the suspension and brakes set up....is it more than just a straight-line performer?

The real question is: can it outrun an A-Star?
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To quote the great BBT - "well, they can't all be winners, now can they?" tongue.gif

Also, the older cars I suggested lack most of the electrical systems to have problems - they'll be more similar to Elanor.

She has all new wiring, harness, and modern ignition. Electrically, it's a new car, the only thing "old" is the frame and most of the body panels.
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What, is it like super stiff due to being "sporty"? frown.gif

It's the seats themselves, not the suspension. It has sport seats, which have never been known for being well padded. confused_face.gif
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What happened to voting Tim Taylor? tongue.gif

Frankly, I don't think the rest of the powertrain could handle the additional torque. At full throttle, off the line, you can feel the front lift.
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The real question is: can it outrun an A-Star?

It can outrun anything that I own, except the GT (and perhaps the Mac and 458). Those two and the GT500 are in the same league, but the exotics don't have the same iconic look and feel (of course). I ran around in it today and it's almost underwhelming when you're only puttering around, except for the sound. If you jab the throttle, however, it glues you to the seat.
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Yeah, no way.  Or at least, not as nice as this one under the hood.  smile.gif

We had a breeze blow by a little earlier... biggrin.gif

We ended up with ~4" by this morning. That wasn't bad. The Rover went through it like it wasn't even there. As expected, half the staff called in saying they couldn't make it, but it was dead so all we did was get caught up on service and projects.

 

I'm just surprised that you had snow.  Equatorially-speaking, it's not like we're all that different.  I guess the ocean and jet stream do quite a bit to influence weather (understatement).

 

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Want me to relay our adventures with Lincoln electrical systems? wink.gif

 

We don't talk about Fight Club.

 

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Warren, did you crack open those D7100s? Were you able to verify if there was any damping material inside?

 

I have not, not yet.  I still need to take pics of the unit for my review.  And I'd also like to do one of those loan tour things right after the review.  So I'm a bit hesitant to do anything that would damage them in any way (because you know, mfgs like to use the most ridiculously fine wire and sloppy solder joints internally).


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I'm just surprised that you had snow.  Equatorially-speaking, it's not like we're all that different.  I guess the ocean and jet stream do quite a bit to influence weather (understatement).

Well, I live in the mountains, for the most part, and we border the Great Smoky Mtns natl park. Living on the Pacific coast makes a huge difference (warm currents). San Diego is the real mystery.

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We don't talk about Fight Club.

Just saying that the Mustang isn't old. My wife pointed out that it's a new car, with "clever classic car camouflage".
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I have not, not yet.  I still need to take pics of the unit for my review.  And I'd also like to do one of those loan tour things right after the review.  So I'm a bit hesitant to do anything that would damage them in any way (because you know, mfgs like to use the most ridiculously fine wire and sloppy solder joints internally).

At some point, I'd like to hear the D7100s again, because it's very possible that the ones I heard were total garbage. And it will verify that their QC, to some extent, is crap.
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At some point, I'd like to hear the D7100s again, because it's very possible that the ones I heard were total garbage. And it will verify that their QC, to some extent, is crap.

We are talking about Denon here...ph34r.gif
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I have not, not yet.  I still need to take pics of the unit for my review.  And I'd also like to do one of those loan tour things right after the review.  So I'm a bit hesitant to do anything that would damage them in any way (because you know, mfgs like to use the most ridiculously fine wire and sloppy solder joints internally).

At some point, I'd like to hear the D7100s again, because it's very possible that the ones I heard were total garbage. And it will verify that their QC, to some extent, is crap.

 

Just say the word.  smile.gif


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We are talking about Denon here...ph34r.gif

The Dx000 series was consistently good, but I'm willing to admit that's all Fostex' doing. biggrin.gif Personally, I think Denon (or their OEM) completely bollixed up the first 1000 or so of them, but are too ashamed to do a recall.
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Just say the word.  smile.gif

I've heard `em once, so others should get first dibs. Just whenever is convenient.
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The Dx000 series was consistently good, but I'm willing to admit that's all Fostex' doing. biggrin.gif Personally, I think Denon (or their OEM) completely bollixed up the first 1000 or so of them, but are too ashamed to do a recall.

When you say consistently good, what do you mean? Like they were generally in-line with one another? If so - I'd vote yes to that. If you mean they're an example of a well made headphone (like durability or overall finishing), I'd disagree (there are better built headphones for around the same price, is basically my point, but the original Dxk series are fairly consistent across the board). But yeah, that's very much judging Fostex.

Interesting on the theory (I haven't heard the D7100 and have no dog in that fight) - I mean it'd make sense, and potentially explain a lot of the highly variable reviews. Should probably see if one of the local shops has them to try out some day - just for grins. rolleyes.gif
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I've heard `em once, so others should get first dibs. Just whenever is convenient.

 

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Should probably see if one of the local shops has them to try out some day - just for grins. rolleyes.gif

 

Well, looks like the first two stops on the tour just got filled.  smile.gif  Actually, the first stop on the tour is probably gonna be someone a lot more local.  wink.gif  So you guys will be second and third.


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