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In some ways they're on par, like in detail and headstage, and not quite as good in others. They're close, just not as well-rounded in sound sig, lacking bass extension. However, they're half the weight and feel more comfortable. Mids and treble are great. I could stand using them every day, especially in places where I need a closed set of cans. These are definitely going in my travel bag for long flights.
We did much worse to mine, in terms of boost. We've had it near 840hp (8psi), at the wheels running E85. biggrin.gif But yeah, there's no way I'd let that crooked, cheapskate hack near an expensive any car. You don't just throw on a couple turbos and off the shelf parts and call it a day, the intercooler he uses for that is a joke, about 1/2 the exchange rate as ours, and they don't even bother retuning the suspension or brake bias. They also don't bypass the factory ECU, they "ghetto flash" the original, leaving you up s*** creek if you have an issue with it.
I think they feel quite "trim", but I'm used to wearing orthos a lot, and those aren't very light. redface.gif They're more svelte than the Fostex TH900/600s.

 

ahh thanks for elaborating on what he did! And adding turbos without retuning the supesion... I think I'm smart enough to know not to do that >.>

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We did much worse to mine, in terms of boost. We've had it near 840hp (8psi), at the wheels running E85. biggrin.gif But yeah, there's no way I'd let that crooked, cheapskate hack near an expensive any car. You don't just throw on a couple turbos and off the shelf parts and call it a day, the intercooler he uses for that is a joke, about 1/2 the exchange rate as ours, and they don't even bother retuning the suspension or brake bias. They also don't bypass the factory ECU, they "ghetto flash" the original, leaving you up s*** creek if you have an issue with it.
 

 

How is it that there hasn't been more exposure of his shenanigans? He gets press for his Venom and other builds fairly often, it seems. Are there no automotive investigative journalists?

 

I know funny, and that's freaking hilarious! 

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How is it that there hasn't been more exposure of his shenanigans? He gets press for his Venom and other builds fairly often, it seems. Are there no automotive investigative journalists?

He protects his clients that are famous and/or important people and screws everyone else. Also he banks on the belief that people won't push a tuned car very hard, like other exotics they'll mostly live their lives as garage queens. It's the same with Underground Racing. Whereas Heffner and Lingenfelter beat the crap out of their test cars and then sell the exact same parts.

Some info on John Hennessey: http://www.reddit.com/r/cars/comments/1fecpk/what_exactly_did_hennessey_do_to_make_himself_so/
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He protects his clients that are famous and/or important people and screws everyone else. Also he banks on the belief that people won't push a tuned car very hard, like other exotics they'll mostly live their lives as garage queens. It's the same with Underground Racing. Whereas Heffner and Lingenfelter beat the crap out of their test cars and then sell the exact same parts.

Some info on John Hennessey: http://www.reddit.com/r/cars/comments/1fecpk/what_exactly_did_hennessey_do_to_make_himself_so/

tee hee

 

truthfully I was never a Viper fan, always more of a Corvette guys. Guess this is kinda a part of why ;3, don't hear much about dudes dickin around Corvettes do ya

 

non the less, muffler snapped in half on my saab yesterday... literally it was so rusted it cracked in half. I got it weld'd and I'm back on the road. Going to start getting a little more aggressive with my serach for a new car. Preferably a Mx5 [not in red] 

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Received word and the Exige S V6 I ordered is shipping now. That's really fast... can't be good news for Lotus. redface.gif
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What color was it again? I see a white Exige S around here fairly frequently, looks good with the contrast of the black engine cover slots.
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It's the really bright blue, I think they call it electric or laser blue, something like that.
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Oh nice, that's what you need anyway, fun color for a fun car!
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Billy, this was your car, man!

http://www.mecum.com/auctions/lot_detail.cfm?LOT_ID=HA0414-178856&entryRow=816


I personally like the GT6 more than the traditional Spitfire; that body shape was very much helped by the addition of a roof.

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but you won't find a GT6 in that condition for 5 grand, though. wink.gif
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but you won't find a GT6 in that condition for 5 grand, though. wink.gif


I think it sometimes escapes your attention that most of us do NOT have a full service and staffed shop at our disposal to keep crap like a dogfire running for anything longer than a club race:wink_face:

 

Save you senses and money Billy hold out for that sportster rarity the GM ev1, you'll be the envy of all other Californites.

 

OTOH if you absolutely positively need the sporty feel, I saw a Maserati TC go for 109 bucks recently:D

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It's a surprise the buyer paid real money for that Maserati TC instead of charging the seller for taking it off him.
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It's a surprise the buyer paid real money for that Maserati TC instead of charging the seller for taking it off him.


Impresses the heck out of the chicks at the McD drive through window though:)

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I kept an MGB running all by myself for over a decade, it wasn't that bad. You just had to keep a sense of humor about service issues. TC? The Chrysler LeBaron that was built in Italy? I remember my boss' wife had one, back when I was delivering pizza in high school. The thing started falling apart before it was even a year old.


This F12 Berlinetta is totaled, no kidding, and the insurance company (Progressive) sold it off for a hair over $120k, in what turned into a 1 hour bidding war.


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