Originally Posted by billybob_jcv
Did your mechanic say everything was good in front of the seller? Maybe he decided that the "professional inspection" increased the price!
I'm thinking he doesn't have a bunch of buyers banging on his door. Offer him $37.5K - cash today. But, I'm also a notorious low-baller that doesn't often get my offers accepted...
Originally Posted by obobskivich
What a chump - seriously I can't stand people like that. I'd walk, just because I'd refuse to give them the satisfaction - he can play headgames with some other chump.
Yeah, I was tempted to just walk away from it completely, but I really like it. I was going to call him back today, but he called me again this morning. Usually I'm a swell guy, until someone blatantly messes with me. I didn't need that
specific car, I could have found an NSX carcass somewhere and planned my own build. I've done that sort of thing before. Since I was still annoyed, I asked him why he screwed with me, and he said "I was just thinking about how much I have in it and felt it was worth more than 43k", to which I replied "then you should have thought it out and asked $46k to begin with. Now I'm pissed off and not even sure that I still want it". (liar, liar, pants on fire) "Tell you what, I'll pay an even $40,000, in cash, and that's all. If you don't want that, then I'm sure one of the low-ballers that have been pestering you will pay more". "I can't take $40k, I..." I cut him off, "then good luck, maybe you can try ebay". Then I hung up.
20 minutes later he calls back. "How about 42?" He has big brassy ones. "I'm pretty busy", I said, "My offer on the table is 38, that's it. I have to get back to what I'm doing" (because reading the new Brandon Sanderson novel is serious business) "call me if..." He cuts in, "Okay, I'll do 40". I can tell he's upset, but I don't care. "You drive a hard bargain, but okay. I'll meet you at Pep Boys again". So the wife and I head down there in the 911 and he's waiting. "Nice Porsche..." I look, "What? Oh, yeah, my wife's car, anniversary gift."
I pull out the envelope with the money. "Got the title?" So, I go over it again, make sure it's okay, he signs over the title and I give him the cash. Done deal. He doesn't thank me, shake my hand, or anything. Just counts the money, gets into his friend's car, and leaves. Like I said before, ass. I won't do any business with him again. Sure is a sweet car, though.
Originally Posted by Ponefish
So you can adjust the coilovers via the galaxy tab? or the laptop hook up? That is pretty dang nifty, I didnt know there was such a thing as electronic adjustable coilovers! I don't doubt those numbers at all as far as power goes but did the current owner ever dyno it? see if he could dig up the dyno sheets if he did... I bet it could handle more than 10 psi and has a lot more power in it yet. Did the wheels brake lose when he put the pedal to the floor? All in all, it looks like a beautiful car.
No, no, can't adjust the suspension with the tablet, that's done via a 2-position rocker switch (road or track) or manually fine-tuned (get a wrench). It isn't a big chore, though. But I don't see myself doing that very much, the 2 settings are fine for me. However, fuel/air mix and boost can be set via the tablet, or with a 12 position knob. The turbo supplies up to 15.8psi (for roughly ~690bhp), and this Stage 2 spec, which is actually a Stg 2.5, can handle up to 750hp at the crank. It requires 92 octane gas, though. Also, it has traction control, with a new system and software, but yeah, if you turn that off with the boost set too high, you can get wheelspin in any gear. It's absolutely brutal. I've driven fast cars, including an 850whp Chevelle, but it wasn't quite like this. It's almost cartoon-like, 0-60 happens in 3.2 seconds (according to the computer), 100mph is 6.4. We took it to Richard's shop and he put it on the dyno, and at full boost it puts 588hp to the wheels.
The nice thing is, he didn't go for an obnoxious exhaust tune, it only gets loud when you're into it.
Originally Posted by cheapfi
Only raise the boost if the bottom end has been sleeved and heavily built. Stock Honda engines run a relatively high compression ratio already. Much more than 10 psi would be dancing with disaster. High boost + high compression = knock. Knock + short amount of time = blown motor and a large repair bill. Drive it like it is... it already sounds amazing.
It has, it's a real Stage 2
, and the engine was completely stripped and rebuilt, with a stronger crank and sleeves, alu-alloy flywheel. It'll handle all the boost that turbo can put out.Edited by Magick Man - 10/30/12 at 7:47pm