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Title: What are your wheels?
Post by: Caleb Dick on April 15, 2007, 02:29:25 am
Since cars come up a lot, we need a thread about them.  I sold cars in a past life, it's a strong part of me.  

Favorite brand, Nissan/Infiniti.  Current ride, '91 Infiniti Q45.  V8, RWD, lots up power upgrading possible.  I must be getting old, I passed up a 240SX for this!  Needed room for child seat.

Any good car buying stories?  Dream cars you want to buy/restore?  

Caleb
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Tim Padrick on April 15, 2007, 05:49:35 am
I have a '93 Q45, silver, taupe interior, with Mille Migia MMII deep-dish 6 spokes and 225/55-15s.  (Thank goodness for traction control!  Without it, on a wet road this thing will swing it's tail around faster than a hooker at a porno convention.)  (It's not much better with the stock tires and wheels - which look like pie plates - UGLY! ).  It's a bigger car than I wanted, but when I got it in '96 there were not yet any used A4 Quattros, the BMW 320i was too noisy & had a very frumpy interior, and the Lexus 400 was just no fun to drive at all (a high quality version of your father's Oldsmobile).  Now there are plenty of A4s, but "ah ain't got no money".  But other than when there's snow on the road, I still like my Q a lot.  One of these days it won't be worth the cost of repair though - 'twill be a sad day indeed.

When I was a lad, my uncle had a "dirty yellow" 51 Merc two-door with a flathead V8 and black Naugahide upholstery by Tony Nancy.  The old flathead was so quiet, uncle put in a tachometer just so he could tell whether the engine had started.  Damned if he didn't sell it before I was old enough to drive Sad
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: josh cohen on April 15, 2007, 06:17:45 am
ive owned too many cars.

90 acura integra
92 acura legend 2 door
95 dodge avenger

currently a 2000 saturn 3 door
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Adam Whetham on April 15, 2007, 11:38:13 am
Started out with a 1988 Chevy Sprint. aka Geo Metro with a 3 cylinder engine and a 5 speed. That thing got me zipping around town all over. Then first gear went out on it at the parents said it had to go (I was in high school)

Then i was handed down my family's 1990 ford tempo... that thing was a tank, took about 5 minutes to get up to 75, but it got me places.

Then I picked up my current pickup. a 2003 S10. I wasn't ready for a full size as parking a full size in the apartments i was living it was just asking for it to be hit buy somebody flying through the parking lot like a crazed idiot.

Dream cars... man where to start... I have a thing for weird cars that no one else would want...

1995 Ford Taurus SHO 5speed
1992 Ford Escort Cosworth
VW Golf R32
2003-05 Subaru Impreza WRX Sti (don't like the new front end..)
1970 Plymouth Superbird
1969 Mustang Mach 1

The last one that I actualy have, that needs to be completly overhauled.

1958 Ford F-250 with the 223 under the hood and a 4 on the floor.  I still have a few years in my life to finish this.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Jason Dermer on April 15, 2007, 12:09:19 pm
Currently:
1998 Vord E350 Super Duty, V10, bought new, 455,000 miles on chassis, current powertrain from Downs Motorsports has about 13,000 miles on it and makes just over 500 horsies. She'll hit 60 in under 7 seconds and scares everyone but me.  Smile

1995/98 TZ250, currently on mothballs in case I ever get the urge to go motorcycle racing again

1977 TZ750, I'll restore it someday...

2006 Mazda6, actually the fiance's car. We skipped the "sport" body package but bought all the performance/chassis upgrades. Surprisingly quick yet totally subtle.

1992 SCCA A stock prepped Corvette, ex-Lingenfelter racer

I don't have the time to list everything else that I've owned through the years, but there will always be a special place in my heart for my 1984 CJ7 that I built from the ground up with a Chevy 350, Ford T18, and Dana 60s from a Dodge.

Totally appropriate for this thread, and my new signature, courtesy of Peter Egan:

"Rock & Roll and cars are just slightly different versions of the same mental disorder."


Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Bob Leonard on April 15, 2007, 01:36:29 pm
64 Ford Galaxie 500 w/ 428 DOHC
69 Mustang BOSS 302
73 Malubu 454
* 77 Dodge van
72 Chevy step side
78 Licoln Town car
* 73 Dodge Dart
* 78 Chevy Blazer
87 Ford Bronco II

Currently 3 ford Explorers 96 - 2005

500 HP Ford Cobra Mustang end of next summer  Very Happy

And a 100 others I can't remember
* Denotes junk
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: John Roberts {JR} on April 15, 2007, 02:34:11 pm
My stock 300+ HP cobra mustang is puny by comparison. Even my old '93 with a blower (RIP) was probably still less than 400 HP, That old Fox chassis was a flexible flyer, I trust the new running gear can handle 500HP. The 'stangs never were known for good handling. Will they have IRS on that 500HP beast?

One feature I'd really like on a go fast scooter is the smart brake steering, which would be useful in the occasional downpours I encounter. I'm an old ford lover but the corvette package looks pretty good.

JR

Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Scott Waldy on April 15, 2007, 03:11:50 pm
Caleb Dick wrote on Sun, 15 April 2007 00:29

Since cars come up a lot, we need a thread about them.  I sold cars in a past life, it's a strong part of me.  

Favorite brand, Nissan/Infiniti.  Current ride, '91 Infiniti Q45.  V8, RWD, lots up power upgrading possible.  I must be getting old, I passed up a 240SX for this!  Needed room for child seat.

Any good car buying stories?  Dream cars you want to buy/restore?  

Caleb



A car/van that I can proudly display the name of my company on.  It must show style, versatility and reliability. All the things that my company represents.  Smile  

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Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Bennett Prescott on April 15, 2007, 04:13:48 pm
I've got the "working man's A4", a 2003 Volkswagen Passat with the 1.8T 4 banger, 5 speed manual, front wheel drive. Giving it the test today, so far the traction control and my Nokian Hakkapeliittas have been able to take the winter weather, but this slushy ice crap seems to have everyone off the road.

I love the car, but the newer model year Passats just ain't the same thing, so I'm going Audi for the next one. S4 with Quattro if I can swing it.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Mike Caldwell on April 15, 2007, 04:44:53 pm
My fun cars are:
1967 Camaro RS/SS 350 convertible
1960 Studebaker Silver Hawk
1969 Austin Healey Sprite

Everyday driver 1969 Ford Contour

Equipment van 1986 Ford stretched cargo van with only about 72,000 original miles.

The best eveyday driver I had was a Subaru GL10 all wheel drive. To bad it rusted away around me!

Mike Caldwell
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Caleb Dick on April 15, 2007, 05:12:53 pm
Have others noticed much difference between regions of the US by their cars?  I haven't been East much, but MN/ND/KS area domestics seem to be loved, and there doesn't seem to be much knowledge of imports (thankfully changing; no offence).  

Out here in Seattle/Portland in general, Honda/Nissan/Toyota/Subie are the darlings, domestics overall don't get much respect.  BMW and other 'status' cars aren't as popular, with all the little mechanical/elctrical gremlins that are annoying, except for those that can really afford them.

OK I'll list my past cars too:
'80 Datsun PU (sold for $50, chopped, raced camaros!)
'84 S-10 Blazer (biggest p.o.s. EVER)
'88 Cavalier Z24 (sold for $150)
'90 New Yorker
'92 Olds88
'89 Sentra (recently put down, 225k miles)
'91 Sentra (raced to death, 185k miles)
'90 240SX (best handling car ever driven!)
'91 Q45

Not too shabby a list for a 25yr old!  Too bad I had to go through all the junkers to learn how things work (sound analogy).  Now, it's Nissan/Infiniti.  Next car, likely a QX4, and hopefully a VH45DE supercharded under the hood  Very Happy  Then a little 'daddy car', 240SX with same supercharged or turbo'ed VH45DET.  

Practical dream car?  350Z with forced induction V8 and all the suspension/brake/etc mods.  

Caleb
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Magnus "Magic" Johansson on April 15, 2007, 05:33:29 pm
Nokian Hakkapeliitta, the best winter tyres ever, made in Finland !

Regards from Finland, the land of Lordi !
Magic
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Marjan Milosevic on April 15, 2007, 05:34:49 pm
BMW 320 from 93'

runs smoothly  Very Happy
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Magnus "Magic" Johansson on April 15, 2007, 05:47:32 pm
I'm currently driving a '01 BMW 530d Touring, chipped to 225 HP, 510 Nm, does 0-100 km/h (0-60 mph) in 6,5 s, tops 250 km/h (electronically limited), and consumes 7,4 l/100 km !

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Previous cars :
62 Volkswagen Beetle
74 Datsun 1200
78 Volvo 142
85 Ford Escort
87 Toyota Corolla
89 Saab 900
92 Saab 900 Turbo
95 Pontiac Trans Sport
98 Mitsubishi Space Wagon
00 Toyota Avensis Verso
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Adam Whetham on April 15, 2007, 05:48:54 pm
Caleb Dick wrote on Sun, 15 April 2007 16:12

Have others noticed much difference between regions of the US by their cars?  I haven't been East much, but MN/ND/KS area domestics seem to be loved, and there doesn't seem to be much knowledge of imports (thankfully changing; no offence).  


You'd be amazed what people have out here....

last night i counted 3 Honda S2000's cruising the strip.... Last summer only one guy had one.

Then one guy has a Lotus Exige thats this same exact model/color
http://www.autoblog.it/uploads/lotus_exige_s_02.jpg

They're is a whole crew of Civic SI hatchbacks, ranging from about 3 2005+ and then about 4-6 older guys. Even a few CRX's that are still kicking around...

They're the nissan crew of about.... 2 people Razz

Then there are the "Confederates" as they're called with their jacked up Chevy Big 10's painted yellow like general lee.

What we're missing is the mini-truckers, I've been tempted to start making one just to be the one in town. Razz Even though they have no point.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Geri O'Neil on April 15, 2007, 06:05:20 pm
'99 Ford F-150 extended cab. Nice comfortable truck.

'96 Chevy Silverado extended cab (267,000 miles, runs like a champ).

'92 Plymouth Voyager (actually, just took this one to my mother, a 2004 Buick doesn't haul garden stuff too well)

Doesn't get much uncooler than this, eh?... Laughing

Geri "Mr Practical" O
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Caleb Dick on April 15, 2007, 06:08:04 pm
Adam Whetham wrote on Sun, 15 April 2007 14:48


What we're missing is the mini-truckers, I've been tempted to start making one just to be the one in town. Razz Even though they have no point.

Mini-truckers?  Embarassed  You mean small pickups that are slammed?  My ignorance is showing again.

Scott Waldy wrote


A car/van that I can proudly display the name of my company on. It must show style, versatility and reliability. All the things that my company represents.   Smile



We thought about that at work as well, as there are definitely some who knowingly or not judge a company by what you drive up in.  For us, a full size SUV, almost new, nice and reliable but not extravegant.  Company car was close, late model Expedition, with company name, logo, and contact email and phone numbers.  For those wondering, this is an install, not production company.

Mini-rant on:
When are carmakers going to make cars with plenty of power on tap?  For example, a Honda Accord with, say, 400HP?  Switchable between 'average Joe' and 'scary fast' levels of big brother reigning things in.  Even the new 350Z, fun as it is, isn't scary fast.  Ignoring practicality for a moment, of course.
/mini-rant off

Caleb
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Andy Peters on April 15, 2007, 06:27:31 pm
Adam Whetham wrote on Sun, 15 April 2007 14:48

last night i counted 3 Honda S2000's cruising the strip.... Last summer only one guy had one.


Wasn't me, tho' I drove mine to my gig last night.  A four-space rack and a bag o' mics fits in the trunk, too.

-a
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Andy Peters on April 15, 2007, 06:40:02 pm
Caleb Dick wrote on Sun, 15 April 2007 15:08

When are carmakers going to make cars with plenty of power on tap?  For example, a Honda Accord with, say, 400HP?  Switchable between 'average Joe' and 'scary fast' levels of big brother reigning things in.  Even the new 350Z, fun as it is, isn't scary fast.  Ignoring practicality for a moment, of course.


"Scary" is the idea that the Standard Moron should be behind the wheel of any vehicle more powerful than a Toyota Corolla.

Anyways, I don't think I'd want to drive something that delivers 400 HP to the front wheels.  Can you say "torque steer?"  Can you say "broken wrist?"  I knew you could.

Imagine the insurance penalty you'll pay for a 400 HP vehicle, especially if you're male and under 30 years old.  Imagine your monthly insurance payment being more than the loan payment.  Imagine your monthly gasoline bill.

As Peter Parker's wise Uncle Ben said, "With great power comes great responsibility."

So I'm in the S2K, top down as always, at a stop light on Speedway Blvd (actual name of a main east-west artery in Tucson), in the right lane.  A newish Corvette is in the middle lane, with a greybeard behind the wheel. A kid in a bondo Civic with a fart pipe is in the left lane, revving his engine.  The light changes and the Civic takes off, and the Vette and I sorta just lumber along.  Eventually we get to the next traffic light, half a mile down the road, and we see the Civic pulled over by one of TPD's finest.

-a
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Bennett Prescott on April 15, 2007, 06:55:23 pm
Magnus "Magic" Johansson wrote on Sun, 15 April 2007 17:33

Nokian Hakkapeliitta, the best winter tyres ever, made in Finland !

You're telling me! You guys know snow. The only thing that comes close is the Bridgestone Blizzak, thats what I put on all my family's fancy 4WD cars, but these are better. I can tell the difference.

My previous car was a Saab 9000 CSE, which is also Scandanavian, and I loved. Unfortunately, it didn't love me. Let's just not talk about it.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Bennett Prescott on April 15, 2007, 07:02:06 pm
Andy Peters wrote on Sun, 15 April 2007 18:40

"Scary" is the idea that the Standard Moron should be behind the wheel of any vehicle more powerful than a Toyota Corolla.

Don't get me started. In this kind of weather it's not me I worry about, I spent enough time fucking around on back roads in NH to know how to drive a car safely, it's the dipshits passing me doing 65 in the left lane, and the people in the city of Troy who think stopping distance doesn't change with the weather.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Phil LaDue on April 15, 2007, 07:06:27 pm
Currently I have a dark Green 1998 Dodge Stratus with a 5 speed automatic. There is nothing extraordinary about it(which sucks when I lose it in a campus parking lot)except the Shure bumper sticker.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Bob Leonard on April 15, 2007, 07:06:47 pm
John Roberts  {JR} wrote on Sun, 15 April 2007 14:34

My stock 300+ HP cobra mustang is puny by comparison. Even my old '93 with a blower (RIP) was probably still less than 400 HP, That old Fox chassis was a flexible flyer, I trust the new running gear can handle 500HP. The 'stangs never were known for good handling. Will they have IRS on that 500HP beast?

One feature I'd really like on a go fast scooter is the smart brake steering, which would be useful in the occasional downpours I encounter. I'm an old ford lover but the corvette package looks pretty good.

JR




JR,
There is a nice article in Road and Track with a side by side against the Viper and Vette. The Viper is fastest in the 1/4, followed by the Vette, then Mustang. They decided the reason being the the skinny tires and extra weight were the reasons. The difference was less than a few 10ths of a second. The overall test gave it to the Mustang as best of the 3 for a number of reasons, then the Vette, then the Viper.

Mine will be red with gold stripes if I live that long. I think the first thing I should do is come pick you up and then we drive to Andy's house and spin the wheels in his driveway. Laughing

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Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Craig Leerman on April 15, 2007, 07:12:26 pm
Here is my daily driver, a 1992 Chevy chassis with a Wheeled Coach body. It was formerly an ambulance in Durango Colorado.  I'm a Vol Firefighter and Search and Rescue team member so I wanted a vehicle I could use for SAR.

Its a 4X4, has a 454 engine w/ oil cooling system and larger radiator, Alison tranny w/ transmission cooling system, and a heavy duty but soft ride suspension system. Lots of side boxes on the outside and compartments inside for gear and stuff.



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Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Mike Butler (media) on April 15, 2007, 07:17:35 pm
Bennett Prescott wrote on Sun, 15 April 2007 16:13

I've got the "working man's A4", a 2003 Volkswagen Passat with the 1.8T 4 banger, 5 speed manual, front wheel drive. Giving it the test today, so far the traction control and my Nokian Hakkapeliittas have been able to take the winter weather, but this slushy ice crap seems to have everyone off the road.

I love the car, but the newer model year Passats just ain't the same thing, so I'm going Audi for the next one. S4 with Quattro if I can swing it.

Ah yes, but will it still have room to haul your B system?

I shouldn't talk, the only "B" system my Vette can haul would the the Bose pogo sticks.  Confused
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Caleb Dick on April 15, 2007, 07:21:40 pm
Andy Peters wrote


"Scary" is the idea that the Standard Moron should be behind the wheel of any vehicle more powerful than a Toyota Corolla.

Anyways, I don't think I'd want to drive something that delivers 400 HP to the front wheels. Can you say "torque steer?" Can you say "broken wrist?" I knew you could.


I did add in the 'ignoring practicality' part, as being practical would have spoiled the fun.  Yes I agree torque steer is bad, and that for the most part Joe Public doesn't have the brains/expertise to match his speed desire.  

Ignoring FWD for a moment, I have RWD, and prefer AWD, which cater to high HP a bit better, as you well know.  

Let's not talk about snow... especially in OR, where 99% of the residents think it's like driving in rain.  I'll take a nice, wimpy, AWD Subaru for that, and my years of driving on the white stuff in SK and MN.

Caleb
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Vladimir Angelovski on April 15, 2007, 07:45:48 pm
Just got my '89 Opel Kadett stolen two weeks ago!  Mad  Mad  Mad


I ended up buying '92 Renault Espace mini-van. Great as a family car and it can pack a lots of gear with seats removed. I Love it!
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: John Roberts {JR} on April 15, 2007, 07:47:27 pm
I actually like the look of the newer mustang sheet metal and if Caroll Shelby actually laid on hands, the new shelby mustang might actually handle. I know he did wonders for the handling of the old mustangs wearing his badge.

As I get a little older, I am losing my tolerance for the mustang finish work. Mainly a kids car so cheap interior, lousy road noise, etc. More than that, having stuck one car into a guard rail while "almost" back under control after hydroplaning, I am very interested in taking advantage of latest counter measures. I feel like I did all that was humanly possible in my failure to alter the ballistic trajectory fast enough, but if I could have applied just one or maybe even both rear wheel brakes only allowing me to brake steer, that ride might still be in my driveway....  RIP.  I recall the old auto-cross trick with the FWD mini's where you'd use the parking brake to lock up the rears and swing the tail around curves quicker.

I've already gone through my mid life crisis, second childhood and am well into my second adolescence. It's academic at this point since my capital is tied up in junk like circuit boards, and extrusions, but maybe in a few years... Confused Until then I'll just put-put around in my '97 cobrastang

JR
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Bennett Prescott on April 15, 2007, 08:10:25 pm
Mike,

I can only hope that by the time I can afford to replace this car with the Audi I want, I will also not be shoving demo PAs into my cars any more. A few small speakers I can understand, but this full rig business has got to stop!
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Eric Wong! on April 15, 2007, 09:35:31 pm
Good lord, all these mustang owners in here  Twisted Evil   anyway I've only had 3 cars in my lifetime:
first car 1990 toyota camry, hand me down
second car 1997 nissan maxima, blew the tranny too many times from drag racing Laughing  
current car 1998 corvette
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Evan Kirkendall on April 15, 2007, 09:44:25 pm
99 Ford E150. 4.6L V6. It has a good amount of get up and go, and gets decent gas mileage.

And yes, I drive it daily.  Cool

Though, I do get to drive my dad's Scion XB from time to time.





Evan
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Ryan Peacher on April 15, 2007, 10:08:51 pm
MOPAR!!!

1973 Plymouth Duster

318 SB - edelbrock intake - holley carb - ??? headers (Forgot still in box)

4 speed manual tranny

still in primer, gonna be orange w/ rallye wheels!!!

can't wait! Very Happy

(Picture is from the day after i got it) ONLY 74K miles
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Bob Leonard on April 15, 2007, 10:15:36 pm
Ryan Peacher wrote on Sun, 15 April 2007 22:08

MOPAR!!!

1973 Plymouth Duster

318 SB - edelbrock intake - holley carb - ??? headers (Forgot still in box)

4 speed manual tranny

still in primer, gonna be orange w/ rallye wheels!!!

can't wait! Very Happy

(Picture is from the day after i got it) ONLY 74K miles


Just like the Duster my wife owned when we got married in 74.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Bob Leonard on April 15, 2007, 10:19:17 pm
John Roberts  {JR} wrote on Sun, 15 April 2007 19:47

I actually like the look of the newer mustang sheet metal and if Caroll Shelby actually laid on hands, the new shelby mustang might actually handle. I know he did wonders for the handling of the old mustangs wearing his badge.

As I get a little older, I am losing my tolerance for the mustang finish work. Mainly a kids car so cheap interior, lousy road noise, etc. More than that, having stuck one car into a guard rail while "almost" back under control after hydroplaning, I am very interested in taking advantage of latest counter measures. I feel like I did all that was humanly possible in my failure to alter the ballistic trajectory fast enough, but if I could have applied just one or maybe even both rear wheel brakes only allowing me to brake steer, that ride might still be in my driveway....  RIP.  I recall the old auto-cross trick with the FWD mini's where you'd use the parking brake to lock up the rears and swing the tail around curves quicker.

I've already gone through my mid life crisis, second childhood and am well into my second adolescence. It's academic at this point since my capital is tied up in junk like circuit boards, and extrusions, but maybe in a few years... Confused Until then I'll just put-put around in my '97 cobrastang

JR


Oh yes great one, but Carrol Shelby's shop does lay hands on. Go to ford.com and read the story. I also agree with the crisis bit. Been through them all and gonna go through some of them again. As long as there's money left for some Gibson custom shop guitars and a few more JBLs I'm OK. Smile
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Lee Patzius on April 15, 2007, 11:24:50 pm
2005 Ford Mustang 6 cyl (Wife)
2003 Ford F250 4 door 6.0 Diesel (Mine)
2002 Pontiac Grand Prix GTP 40 yr edition (18 yr old kid)
1992 Jaguar XJ40 (Family car)
1987 Ford Mustang SVT (16 yr old kid)

The '87 Mustang is a project car that runs. (Lucky me  Confused )  It was a 4 cyl turbo charged NOX racer when I bought it. It's an SVT, with 8 cyl components, born as a 4 cylinder on title, with a body style like that of a convertible, but it's not a convertible, nor is it a hatchback.

What is it? I don't know! A Fox body? I just don't see these things anywhere.

Now it has a brand new clutch, new brake rotors, new steering rack, new rag joint, new muffler, new driver seat, new dash (to be installed), new emissions controls (state inspected), new ignition, with a newer rebuilt 2.3 installed (NOX controls and turbo charger removed), and a 4.6 V8 about ready to go in (it's free).

It's got racing components and upgrades throughout, and I had to replace a bunch of it to license it and make it street legal.

People come out of the wood work asking about this car. And I just don't know enough about it. But my 16 yr old knows.

My GPS already caught him doing 122 MPH in my wife's '05 Mustang. It keeps track of totals including max speed.

BUSTED! Yes, he's grounded from driving anything for a while. I've already had to take his keys on a few other occasions as well.

Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Dave Dermont on April 15, 2007, 11:27:31 pm
This is my favorite car story.

In 1985 I bought an '80 Mustang. A hatchback with a 3.3 liter six cylinder. I paid the hefty sum of $2000.00 for it.

On my birthday in 1994, a Sentra traveling in the opposite direction I was going spun out in a snowstorm and hit me square in the driver's door.

I got $900.00 insurance money, and sold the car to a friend of mine for $200.00.

That's a net of $900.00 for a car I drove for nine years. Absolutely the best $100.00-a-year car I ever owned.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Andy Peters on April 15, 2007, 11:38:08 pm
Scott Waldy wrote on Sun, 15 April 2007 12:11

A car/van that I can proudly display the name of my company on.  It must show style, versatility and reliability. All the things that my company represents.  Smile  


Oh yeah, the sign that says, "Expensive audio gear inside.  Steal Me!"

-a
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Andy Peters on April 15, 2007, 11:39:02 pm
Bennett Prescott wrote on Sun, 15 April 2007 15:55

My previous car was a Saab 9000 CSE, which is also Scandanavian, and I loved. Unfortunately, it didn't love me. Let's just not talk about it.


So you have some Saab stories you can tell ...

-a
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Andy Peters on April 15, 2007, 11:59:02 pm
Eric Wong! wrote on Sun, 15 April 2007 18:35

Good lord, all these mustang owners in here  Twisted Evil  


My name is Andy, and I am an ex-Mustang owner.  Here is my tale of woe.

I bought an '88 GT near the end of my senior year of college (had the job offer so all was good).

Fucking thing developed an exciting problem: it would die for no apparent reason.  I'd be driving along and the engine would just stop.  The dealer and a couple of other mechanics (including my dad) couldn't figure out what was wrong.  Fuel filter?  $500 to drop the fuel tank and install a new one ... and maybe that won't solve the problem.  New ignition module?  $500 to install a new one ... and maybe that won't solve the problem.  Vacuum line collapsing?  Some kinda wiring problem killing the spark?  Who knows?

One time it failed as I was driving from Hoboken to Rome NY to see the at-the-time girlfriend.  Needless to say I got there hours late (no cell phones then either).

The final straw was when it died as I was sitting in Lincoln Tunnel traffic on the NYC side heading back to Jersey.  Luckily it died before I got into the tunnel; otherwise, I wouldn't be here to tell the tale.

The next week, it got sold and I got a Saturn SC2, which was a better car in every way except for grunt.

Found On Road, Dead indeed.  I haven't looked at any Ford product since.

Fast forward several years: Ford recalls all cars with the 5.0L motor from years ranging from like 1984 to 1993 (or thereabouts).  Why?  The ignition module mount was insufficiently heatsinked and would overheat like a Mackie SRM450 used as a monitor wedge.

-a
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Bennett Prescott on April 16, 2007, 12:02:24 am
I replaced the transmission in that car as many times as I replaced the oil... 3. Good thing I wasn't driving a lot that year.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Dave Unger on April 16, 2007, 12:55:30 am
My wheels?  Electric, slow, breaks down a lot, but damn is it cheap.  I can get to all my freelance gigs with just a bit of planning.  I carry mics, computer, tools etc in my backpack.
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Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Michael King on April 16, 2007, 02:44:40 am
Caleb Dick wrote on Sun, 15 April 2007 17:08

Adam Whetham wrote on Sun, 15 April 2007 14:48


What we're missing is the mini-truckers, I've been tempted to start making one just to be the one in town. Razz Even though they have no point.

Mini-truckers?  Embarassed  You mean small pickups that are slammed?  My ignorance is showing again.



yeah and i am guilty of that. I bought my truck which is an 01 s-10 and soon after decided to lower it a few inches.   it happens to be very low to the ground now, has no acceleration, and tops out at a whopping 100 mph (yay for the governors). I drag over every speed bump, get stuck in car washes, and well driving is fun becuse its  like an obstical couse ALL THE TIME, becuse even the smallest bumps are the teeth jaring.

I guess its a good thing i dont have to haul around a system or else my truck would probably drag the entire way to a show.  

like they say "mini trucking is a lifestyle"..... of back pain and headheaches.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Brad Ferguson on April 16, 2007, 08:09:48 am
1992 chev cavalier - 2.2 .. falling apart..  almost died in it more than once (due to mechanical failure)

now it's a 2004 pontiac vibe.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: John Roberts {JR} on April 16, 2007, 09:42:54 am
Andy Peters wrote on Sun, 15 April 2007 22:59



My name is Andy, and I am an ex-Mustang owner.  Here is my tale of woe.
=====
Fast forward several years: Ford recalls all cars with the 5.0L motor from years ranging from like 1984 to 1993 (or thereabouts).  Why?  The ignition module mount was insufficiently heatsinked and would overheat like a Mackie SRM450 used as a monitor wedge.

-a


I put like 160k miles on my '86 GT. Only failure was a catalytic converter and a starter motor. I may personally have bad starter motor karma since I had to replace the starter in my '97 cobrastang long before it's time was up.

Perhaps it's payback for the pain and suffering I put those old 6v starter motors through running them on 12v when I was a kid (sure cranked over nice).

JR
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Bob Leonard on April 16, 2007, 10:07:59 am
Andy Peters wrote on Sun, 15 April 2007 23:59

Eric Wong! wrote on Sun, 15 April 2007 18:35

Good lord, all these mustang owners in here  Twisted Evil  


My name is Andy, and I am an ex-Mustang owner.  Here is my tale of woe.

I bought an '88 GT near the end of my senior year of college (had the job offer so all was good).

Fucking thing developed an exciting problem: it would die for no apparent reason.  I'd be driving along and the engine would just stop.  The dealer and a couple of other mechanics (including my dad) couldn't figure out what was wrong.  Fuel filter?  $500 to drop the fuel tank and install a new one ... and maybe that won't solve the problem.  New ignition module?  $500 to install a new one ... and maybe that won't solve the problem.  Vacuum line collapsing?  Some kinda wiring problem killing the spark?  Who knows?

One time it failed as I was driving from Hoboken to Rome NY to see the at-the-time girlfriend.  Needless to say I got there hours late (no cell phones then either).

The final straw was when it died as I was sitting in Lincoln Tunnel traffic on the NYC side heading back to Jersey.  Luckily it died before I got into the tunnel; otherwise, I wouldn't be here to tell the tale.

The next week, it got sold and I got a Saturn SC2, which was a better car in every way except for grunt.

Found On Road, Dead indeed.  I haven't looked at any Ford product since.

Fast forward several years: Ford recalls all cars with the 5.0L motor from years ranging from like 1984 to 1993 (or thereabouts).  Why?  The ignition module mount was insufficiently heatsinked and would overheat like a Mackie SRM450 used as a monitor wedge.

-a


Hoboken??? It was trying to commit suicide.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Andy Peters on April 16, 2007, 01:56:48 pm
Bob Leonard wrote on Mon, 16 April 2007 07:07

Hoboken??? It was trying to commit suicide.


Senator, I've been to Boston.

Boston is no Hoboken.

-a
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: David C Nickerson on April 16, 2007, 05:00:07 pm
Bob,
That '73 clearly wasn't a Swinger with the slant 6 225, was it?

My first car was the 73 Swinger.  I really miss that.  Even though the '73 Olds Delta 88 saved my life in a head-on collision with a bus-sized boulder, the Dart is the one I miss and would love to have still.

The Dart's speedo/odometer died when I first got the car (moving it from long-term sitting at my grandmother's driveway).  The Odometer showed 24,401 when I got it in 1987 and I have no idea how many miles I put on it or how fast I ever went.  I managed about a 6 months without reverse in that Dart, until I found a friend who had a spare transmission that he installed in trade for a case of beer.

Someday I'll find another.





Bob Leonard wrote on Sun, 15 April 2007 13:36



* 73 Dodge Dart

* Denotes junk

Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Tom Manchester on April 16, 2007, 05:10:46 pm
Hey I think my mom might have had a dodge dart of roughly that time with the same specs as her first car. I think it was a Dodge dart sport with the slant 6. I'll have to see if I can dig up some pictures. She bought it new for <$3k
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Bob Leonard on April 16, 2007, 07:54:40 pm
David C Nickerson wrote on Mon, 16 April 2007 17:00

Bob,
That '73 clearly wasn't a Swinger with the slant 6 225, was it?

My first car was the 73 Swinger.  I really miss that.  Even though the '73 Olds Delta 88 saved my life in a head-on collision with a bus-sized boulder, the Dart is the one I miss and would love to have still.

The Dart's speedo/odometer died when I first got the car (moving it from long-term sitting at my grandmother's driveway).  The Odometer showed 24,401 when I got it in 1987 and I have no idea how many miles I put on it or how fast I ever went.  I managed about a 6 months without reverse in that Dart, until I found a friend who had a spare transmission that he installed in trade for a case of beer.

Someday I'll find another.





Bob Leonard wrote on Sun, 15 April 2007 13:36



* 73 Dodge Dart

* Denotes junk




Nope. Dodge Dart w/ 318 and a 4 barrel. Towed it back to MA when I got out of the Navy. Sold it 6 months later. She did own another like it but with a slant 6. Also known as "The darling of the taxicab fleet".

Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Jason "JB" Browning on April 16, 2007, 08:31:23 pm
Hi All.

Current ride is a '98 Cavalier. Eggplant purple in color.  Total mom-mobile...base engine, base transmission, no air conditioning or power accessories, AM radio  Shocked

My then-fiance bought it when she was working for a theatre company  a couple of hundred miles north of town, and didn't want to  commute via Greyhound every weekend.  Only thing other than normal car consumables (tires, brakes, etc) was the clutch let go...about a week before our wedding...that was the better part of a thousand bucks I didn't have at the time!

Assorted hand me downs in highschool ('71 Stang, early 80's Ford Fairmont station wagon (yuk!!), '84 Z28

JB
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Jason "JB" Browning on April 16, 2007, 09:50:47 pm
Andy Peters wrote on Sun, 15 April 2007 18:40



So I'm in the S2K, top down as always, at a stop light on Speedway Blvd (actual name of a main east-west artery in Tucson), in the right lane.  A newish Corvette is in the middle lane, with a greybeard behind the wheel. A kid in a bondo Civic with a fart pipe is in the left lane, revving his engine.  The light changes and the Civic takes off, and the Vette and I sorta just lumber along.  Eventually we get to the next traffic light, half a mile down the road, and we see the Civic pulled over by one of TPD's finest.

-a


Similar thing this weekend. I'm in the middle lane on a two-lane each way viaduct going about 10kph over the posted speed limit. A kid comes wailing up behind me in a Beemer M3, before I can pull over he passes me on the right, flipping me the bird in the process. I let him go....straight into the radar trap I drove through when I went across the bridge the other way 10 minutes earlier!

JB
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Randy Pence on April 16, 2007, 09:55:50 pm
Andy Peters wrote on Mon, 16 April 2007 19:56

Bob Leonard wrote on Mon, 16 April 2007 07:07

Hoboken??? It was trying to commit suicide.


Senator, I've been to Boston.

Boston is no Hoboken.

-a


Of course, the upper east side for extreme rejects is Hoboken Razz

I actually bought my first car in hoboken, a used 89 integra.  I drove that car into the ground, loved that thing.

Now, I'm a two wheeler, pedal pusher.  As I am mostly a house guy and that house to be just a few kilometers from my flat, it works for me.  Any further and I get to tell others where to go Smile
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: waldo [Casey Williams] on April 17, 2007, 12:05:40 am
My stable, in order of daily preference. I rarely need to leave the confines of my 49 sq mile city...
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Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: David C Nickerson on April 17, 2007, 12:09:04 am

Bob Leonard wrote on Sun, 15 April 2007 13:36



* 73 Dodge Dart

* Denotes junk

[/quote]

Nope. Dodge Dart w/ 318 and a 4 barrel. Towed it back to MA when I got out of the Navy. Sold it 6 months later. She did own another like it but with a slant 6. Also known as "The darling of the taxicab fleet".

[/quote]

Taxicab... that I just can't imagine, but I guess it makes sense of the "battering rams" that were attached to the front bumper (10" high, 3" wide rubber push bumpers, much like the state highway patrol guys have on their cars)......    

At just 16 1/2 when I got into that Dart, with both of the side windoww open, it was the "cool car".... well, almost as cool as the kid down the street who had the brand new Mazda RX7 with a joystick for pan/fade control of it's factory stereo.

Jeez, was I already into sound then???
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Fred Garrett on April 17, 2007, 11:45:10 am
The daily beater is an 86' corvette I bought to fix up.  
Pic:
http://members.cox.net/effergy/vette_page/86profile01.jpg

The weekend car is a 99' corvette that I bought new.
Pic:
http://members.cox.net/effergy/vette_page/99profile01.jpg

I stll have my first car, an 83' Supra:
Pic:
http://members.cox.net/effergy/supra_page/Supra_pics/Sup_Sid e01.jpg

I have not had luck with Fords and I avoid them if at all possible.

The 86' vette has a few mods I put on it and at the last dyno run had 230HP and 327Lb/Ft at the rear wheels (roughly 270HP and 380Lb/Ft the way the manufacturers rate cars).  I still have some tuning to do though.

The 99' is stock, but I have had it dynoed and it pulled 301HP and 315Lb/Ft (345HP and 360Lb/Ft at the crank, manufacturer style).

 The 99' is faster, but the lower RPM peak torque in the 86' and the auto tranny (the 99' is a 6 speed) give the 86' more "slam" when you initally hit the gas.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Eric Wong! on April 17, 2007, 12:31:32 pm
http://members.cox.net/effergy/vette_page/99profile01.jpg

you need to lower that thing!  Laughing
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Chris Hinds on April 17, 2007, 12:44:36 pm
Currently Audi A3 2.0TDI, soon to be Audi TT 2.0T FSI.  I really like the Audis.  I fancy an S4 Cabriolet or maybe the S5 Cabrio when it comes.  Failing that I'll take a Range Rover Sport Supercharged (or 3.6 Diesel), Jaguar XJ and an Aston Martin DB9... Well I can dream anyway.

Chris
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Fred Garrett on April 17, 2007, 01:42:20 pm
[quote title=Eric Wong! wrote on Tue, 17 April 2007 12:31 you need to lower that thing!  Laughing[/quote]

Maybe one day.  It scrapes the driveway as it is.  It does have a bit of an "off road" look to it stock, I admit.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Bennett Prescott on April 17, 2007, 02:04:11 pm
Fred Garrett wrote on Tue, 17 April 2007 13:42

It does have a bit of an "off road" look to it stock, I admit.

If you think that's an off road look, you need to visit VT!
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Bob Leonard on April 17, 2007, 06:13:20 pm
Bennett Prescott wrote on Tue, 17 April 2007 14:04

Fred Garrett wrote on Tue, 17 April 2007 13:42

It does have a bit of an "off road" look to it stock, I admit.

If you think that's an off road look, you need to visit VT!


How's those trips through VT and NH treating you. Thrilling I'll bet. Get used to the crank phones and banjo music yet?? Laughing
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Dave Barnett on April 17, 2007, 07:41:42 pm
Adam Whetham wrote on Sun, 15 April 2007 16:48

Have  Even a few CRX's that are still kicking around...




Yesterday I traded in my '91 CRX Si for a new VW GTI.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Kevin Maxwell AKA TheMAXX on April 18, 2007, 01:09:21 am
Currently I have an 87 Honda Civic SI 2 door hatchback that I bought new at the end of 86. That one was getting a little old so last Nov I bought a 2007 Honda Civic SI 4 door sedan, I like the look of the 4 door more then the 2 door version. This is the first model year of a 4 door SI. 197hp iVTEC engine, 6-speed transmission, with anti lock brakes and Vehicle Stability Assist, 7 speaker sound system including a sub woofer. Now I need to get rid of the 87.

I also have an 84 Porsche 944 with a little less than 100,000 miles on it. And I have a motorcycle a 1984 Honda CX500Turbo that I bought new.

My wife drives a 2001 Honda Civic LX 2 door coupe.

Among the cars that I can remember I have owned (in no particular order) -
1965 Datsun 1500 convertible sports car.
1965 Rambler Classic 2 door coupe.
1961 Chevy Station wagon w/283 V8 with duel exhaust and chrome wheels.
1964 Corvette.
A Morris Minor I don’t remember what year I think it was a convertible and I think I am spelling it wrong.
A couple of MG midgets, one I drove for a while (it had no reverse) and one I fixed up a little bit and then sold it.
1978 (I think) Chevy Nova with all of the Pursuit options. Boy did that car move and handle when new.
1972 Chevy Vega 2 door station wagon that I bought used and I drove for 1 year before ripping out the 4 cylinder engine and 4 speed standard transmission and replaced it with a V8 with an automatic transmission. That was I big mistake. But I learned from it.
And a few more cars that I don’t remember much about.

And I owned a couple of Motorcycles.

I would love to have a 1964 Corvette again, and a few other cars if I could afford them and had a place to put them.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Caleb Dick on April 18, 2007, 03:07:38 am
Do many of you ride motorcycles?  I don't, two reasons.  
1-wife

2-brother (still alive and kickin', USAF)
He bought a heavily modded Ninja from some race dude, did 165+mph on a regular basis (cops knew him well but couldn't catch him).  Did 186 mph or so, then got scared and slowed down again, but 2 gears and healthy throttle left.  

Was doing 90 degree turns in a parking lot at high speed, multiple times actually, before hitting some sand or something.  Bone plates in skull slid over each other, shoulda died.  Back riding the next day.  If there is anything of luck, I'm sure mine on a bike won't be the same.

Now he's in Japan, playing with Skylines and such, lucky bum!  

Caleb
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Eric Hendricks on April 18, 2007, 09:21:04 am
Caleb Dick wrote on Wed, 18 April 2007 03:07

Do many of you ride motorcycles?  I don't, two reasons.  
1-wife

2-brother (still alive and kickin', USAF)
He bought a heavily modded Ninja from some race dude, did 165+mph on a regular basis (cops knew him well but couldn't catch him).  Did 186 mph or so, then got scared and slowed down again, but 2 gears and healthy throttle left.  

Was doing 90 degree turns in a parking lot at high speed, multiple times actually, before hitting some sand or something.  Bone plates in skull slid over each other, shoulda died.  Back riding the next day.  If there is anything of luck, I'm sure mine on a bike won't be the same.

Now he's in Japan, playing with Skylines and such, lucky bum!  

Caleb


Yes, I ride, for a couple of reasons.

1-wife.  She likes it as much as I do, if not more.

2-brother (sister-in-law, mother, step-father, etc.)

Actually, my mother has a touring company (shameless plug time Very Happy ) that runs tours over most of the country.  Of course, in the terms, if your bike is not maintained or if you ride in an unsafe manner, you will be ejected from the tour.

No offense intended, but your brother was asking for it.  Personally, I ride with the notion that half of the people out there can't see me and the other half are trying to kill me.  That's kept me out of a lot of trouble.

Oh, and I the vehicles I've had:

'78 Chevette
'75 Chrysler Newport
Ford Fiesta (can't remember the year)
Honda Civic (payed $100, don't remember the year)
'72 Chevy stepside
'89 Dodge conversion van
'89 Saab 900 Turbo
International cabover
Freightliner conventional cab

I currently have a '99 Montana, '05 Scion xB, and Yamaha Royalstar.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Tom Manchester on April 18, 2007, 10:12:35 am
my sound company vehicle:
http://www.beaterz.com/one_liners/0201/images/shuttle_bus.jp g

my daily driver:
http://www.beaterz.com/one_liners/1000/images/wacky_jap.jpg

And the bike for the weekends:
http://www.beaterz.com/one_liners/0900/images/moto_fossil.jp g
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Evan Kirkendall on April 18, 2007, 02:44:05 pm
Tom Manchester wrote on Wed, 18 April 2007 10:12

my sound company vehicle:
  http://www.beaterz.com/one_liners/0201/images/shuttle_bus.jp g

my daily driver:
http://www.beaterz.com/one_liners/1000/images/wacky_jap.jpg

And the bike for the weekends:
  http://www.beaterz.com/one_liners/0900/images/moto_fossil.jp g


Laughing Laughing Laughing


Thanks Tom.



Evan
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Brian Bolly on April 18, 2007, 03:02:23 pm
Daily driver is an '04 Chevrolet Silverado LS Crew Cab.

Previous whips included:

1991 Ford Ranger XLT Longbed
1988 Chevrolet Silverado reg. cab longbed (sold with 340k on the ticker!)
1995 Chevrolet Silverado reg. cab longbed (totalled)
2000 Chevrolet Silverado ext. cab shortbed

Current toys include:

1973 Ford Mustang, 351C bored .030" over, Holley 650 on an Edelbrock intake, modified dual 2-1/4" exhaust (And she's FOR SALE!)

1968 Ford Mustang coupe, 289, all original, numbers matching, 96k miles

Gig truck (FOR SALE!):

1995 Isuzu NPR 14' box w/lift gate, NEW transmission w/warranty (has about 50 miles on it)
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Sean Talbot on April 18, 2007, 10:02:52 pm
I went through two cars in a year, and now I've put about 35k on my 01 Sentra (2.0!) in a little over a year Very Happy

My botched cars in 05 were:

1990 Buick Century - bought for $700, lasted three weeks before dying at 80 mph on I-95 at two in the morning.

1995 Toyota Corolla - usually these are really decent cars, aren't they?? It took me almost all around the country before the brake master cylinder decided to fail in the middle of my trip, and the tranny went three days after I got home.

I like my Sentra. I hope it likes me.  Confused
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Mike Summa on April 19, 2007, 01:09:19 am
1997 Mercury Grand Marquis.  Cumbersome to park in downtown Chicago, but lots of people/trunk space.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Douglas Johnson on April 19, 2007, 01:17:19 pm
1968 VW Bug
1980 Buick Skyhawk
1978 Lincoln Mark VI
1967 Corvette Coupe (big block, side pipes; the only car I ever met that looked mean as SH*T; parked.)
1989 Mazda RX-7
1968 Ford F-100
1992 Chevy Astro
1996 Dodge Ram 2500
2001 Ford Explorer
2001 Ford E350

doug j.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: David C Nickerson on April 19, 2007, 01:47:28 pm
Mike Summa wrote on Thu, 19 April 2007 01:09

1997 Mercury Grand Marquis.  Cumbersome to park in downtown Chicago, but lots of people/trunk space.


I guess it's an old school Brooklyn (or Chicago?) question, but how many people (bodies?) can/have you fit in that trunk?

Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Andy Peters on April 19, 2007, 01:51:38 pm
Mike Summa wrote on Wed, 18 April 2007 22:09

1997 Mercury Grand Marquis.  Cumbersome to park in downtown Chicago, but lots of people/trunk space.


Yeah, lotsa room for those dead bodies. Wink

-a
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: David C Nickerson on April 19, 2007, 01:56:25 pm
It's fun to try to recreate the timeline:  Here's the best I could do... some years are guessed.

73 Dodge Dart Swinger!!
73 Oldsmobile Delta 88
84 Pontiac Grand Am
late 80's Mazda pickup
93 Chevy S10 pickup
87 Ford Taurus wagon
89 Ford Econoline 12 pass van
91 Ford Club Wagon 15 pass van
01 GMC Safari AWD Cargo van
04 GMC Savana 2500 Cargo van

Man I wish I still had that Dart.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Bob Leonard on April 19, 2007, 03:55:54 pm
Show us a picture of the 68' please.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Bob Leonard on April 19, 2007, 03:56:53 pm
Brian Bolly wrote on Wed, 18 April 2007 15:02

Daily driver is an '04 Chevrolet Silverado LS Crew Cab.

Previous whips included:

1991 Ford Ranger XLT Longbed
1988 Chevrolet Silverado reg. cab longbed (sold with 340k on the ticker!)
1995 Chevrolet Silverado reg. cab longbed (totalled)
2000 Chevrolet Silverado ext. cab shortbed

Current toys include:

1973 Ford Mustang, 351C bored .030" over, Holley 650 on an Edelbrock intake, modified dual 2-1/4" exhaust (And she's FOR SALE!)

1968 Ford Mustang coupe, 289, all original, numbers matching, 96k miles

Gig truck (FOR SALE!):

1995 Isuzu NPR 14' box w/lift gate, NEW transmission w/warranty (has about 50 miles on it)



This 68'
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Brian Bolly on April 19, 2007, 04:39:09 pm
The only good photos easily available are "artsy" style, but you get the picture...

http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/bbolly/68stang_01.jpg

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http://i138.photobucket.com/albums/q255/bbolly/68stang_03.jpg
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Scott Smith on April 19, 2007, 06:11:39 pm
Fun:
1969 Chevelle convertible
1971 Cutlass convertible
1974 Chevy Sport Van (502 big block SUPERCHARGED!)

Family:
1999 Honda Passport

Work:
2000 Chevy Astro Van

Gigs:
1992 Chevy Astro Van

(wife/roadie in Cutlass below)
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Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Mike Summa on April 19, 2007, 07:27:00 pm
David C Nickerson wrote on Thu, 19 April 2007 12:47

I guess it's an old school Brooklyn (or Chicago?) question, but how many people (bodies?) can/have you fit in that trunk?

Two.  Maybe three if they're small.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Tim Duffin on April 19, 2007, 07:45:22 pm
well...

Currently I have my f350 4x4 diesel for shows.  But for impressing the corporate clients I drive the IS300 Very Happy  and for low budget people that prefer the "struggling sound company with no money" look I have this 88 toyota 4runner painted camoflage with big ugly pushbars welded to the front.

my 4runner is definitely my favorite to drived around.

T
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Steven Alves on April 23, 2007, 01:21:34 pm
For gigs I have a 95 E-350 cargo with a 8x12 trailer. But this is my fun car...

Steve

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Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Bennett Prescott on April 23, 2007, 02:12:32 pm
Nice, Steve. Is that with the turbo engine?
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Steven Alves on April 23, 2007, 03:38:53 pm
No, there were only two that made it out of the factory with the turbo. A few others have been modified since but mine is not one of them.

Steve
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Brad Weber on April 23, 2007, 06:04:34 pm
Currently a 2002 Subaru WRX Wagon (wife's) and a 1995 Mazda RX-7 R2 (mine).  The RX-7 is mildly modified, all purely for reliability of course! Very Happy
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Mac Kerr on April 23, 2007, 06:17:23 pm
How about the Flux Capacitor?   Cool

Mac
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Steven Alves on April 23, 2007, 10:12:05 pm
I loaned the flux capacitor to the Easter Bunny to help get some eggs delivered.. The tooth fairy has dibs on it next....

Steve
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Ryan Peacher on April 24, 2007, 10:42:42 pm
next time i come to florida, can i ride in it??

i have always wanted to see a delorean in reality

Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Rolando Casos on April 25, 2007, 12:43:14 am
'98 Volvo V70 For work and hauling gear.
'01 Mercedes Benz ML55 AMG for family and impressing clients. (Wish I could have had this when I was 21 and single)
'58 Jaguar MK2 Saloon RHD for????

Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Steven Alves on April 25, 2007, 12:52:10 am
If you are in South Florida drop me a line.. Hell I may even pull out my passport so we can take a ride to Miami..

Steve
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Jake Scudder on April 25, 2007, 12:55:14 am
2001 Volkswagen Jetta
2007 Dodge Nitro

Past vehicles:

1982 Oldsmobile '98
1989 Jeep Comanche
1974 Chevy Nova
1998 Dodge Caravan
2000 Dodge Neon
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Clarke LaPlante on April 25, 2007, 03:00:50 am
http://www.celebritycoaches.com/images/BUSPICTURES2006-193.jpg

Sorry, couldn't resist. Twisted Evil

-Clarke  
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: David King on April 26, 2007, 01:57:46 am
1965 Impala 4dr Hardtop (rare)
1968 Econoline 250 Van
1969 Ford Ranch Wagon,
1961 Ford Econoline 150
1968 Datsun 510
1972 Toyota Corona Wagon
1969 Plymouth Valiant
1974 GMC 1500 Vandura
1978 Chevy 2500
1977 Dodge 250 van
1978 BMW 530i
1982 VW Sirocco
1975 GMC 2500
1982 Toyota Corolla Wagon
1986 Plymouth Voyager
1990 Pontiac Transport
1991 Oldsmobile Silhouette
1995 Jeep Grand Cherokee Orvis

Never thought about this... Wow, thats a lot of metal.

1973 Raleigh Pro with sew-ups and full original Campy which I still ride several time a week to work.

index.php/fa/8949/0/
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: W. Mark Hellinger on April 28, 2007, 04:06:08 pm
My newest new to me vehicle:

'91 Geo Metro XFI.  She's a sweetheart.  Only 149,000 miles when I bought it, doesn't hardly burn any oil, good brakes, and only one crack in the windshield.  Last check, she's making 54 mpg.  So far, the cost per mile seems to be about 7 or 8 cents.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Steve Weiss on April 30, 2007, 09:20:08 pm
My ride. I think the Purple Guy has some still pics.

http://video.yahoo.com/video/play?vid=465746
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Jeff Knorr - Cobra Sound on May 01, 2007, 04:13:10 pm
Current rides:
2006 Dodge Ram 2500 HD with Cummins Turbo Diesel and 6 Speed Manual
2003 VW Jetta 1.8T with a 5 Speed Manual
Eagle Bus (the Biscuit Burners)

Lusts:
Some form of motor coach like this (or a full on bus) with matching cargo trailer
http://www.haulmarkmotorcoach.com/g/prod/home.jpg

and the daily driver would be a http://www.caranddriver.com/carnews/12772/spied-2008-audi-rs -6-sedan-and-rs-6-avant.html2008 Audi RS6
http://www.caranddriver.com/assets/image/2007/Q2/040320072134131218.jpg
Title: Lust
Post by: Craig Leerman on May 01, 2007, 05:49:48 pm
Jeff Knorr - Cobra Sound wrote on Tue, 01 May 2007 13:13


Lusts:
Some form of motor coach like this (or a full on bus) with matching cargo trailer
http://www.haulmarkmotorcoach.com/g/prod/home.jpg


I see I'm not the only guy who wants a Toter home/Trailer combo!



index.php/fa/9045/0/

Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Karl Winkler on May 02, 2007, 01:56:42 pm
'96 BMW 328i, white with tan leather, in great shape!
'97 Cannondale F700 mountain bike.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Dave Stevens on May 03, 2007, 01:10:48 am
Steve Weiss wrote on Mon, 30 April 2007 18:20

My ride. I think the Purple Guy has some still pics.


Yep, I've got some of your pics.  Might even have a few of the car...


index.php/fa/9062/0/

Dave
Title: 1969 Dodge Charger 440 R/T
Post by: Patrick Hoffman on May 04, 2010, 06:10:55 pm
I was a mechanic about 30 years ago and sound was my hobby, now it's the opposite. So I bought a rattled/rusted/rodded to death 69 Charger R/T. I welded and took it all down to bare metal and rebuilt the whole car and it came out fabulous! Here are a couple of Pics.....BTW it will pass anything on the road except a gas station. lolindex.php/fa/29921/0/index.php/fa/29921/0/
Title: Re: 1969 Dodge Charger 440 R/T
Post by: Karl Winkler on May 04, 2010, 06:20:29 pm
Wow, this thread was dead for about 3 years...  Laughing

Sweet looking Charger BTW. Always thought those were the quintessential '70s muscle car.

Since my last post on the subject, I sold the '96 328i and got my current car, an '01 530.
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2383/1865687768_15d018b114_o.jpg
http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2226/1865689644_7933e27a37_o.jpg

Gotta love a car that gets nearly 30 MPG but can also go nearly 140 MPH. Not at the same time, of course...
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Mike Maki on May 04, 2010, 06:23:40 pm
My 1968 Mustang Fastback.

I got this when I was 16, that was 24 years ago. It sat in my parents backyard until last year when I finally decided to start the restoration.

More images on my picasa site - http://picasaweb.google.com/makiaudioworks/Mustang#

Mikeindex.php/fa/29922/0/
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Ned Ward on May 04, 2010, 06:27:59 pm
Wow - nice Charger and Mustang!

This is my work in progress:
http://web.me.com/nedorama/Nedorama/67_Lemans/67_Lemans.html

Paint was finished a month ago, and now it's going back together; luckily there's a good GM parts place less than an hour's drive (OPGI) from me, but have to get parts from about 3 different places as well as eBay for the non reproduction stuff...

Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Adam Kane on May 04, 2010, 07:24:21 pm
What powertrain do you have lined up for that?

My uncle has basically the same car...finished in a dark burgundy color.  He had a 351w with a manual trans (don't remember which one) sitting around from another project that never really took off.  A lot of $$ and time later, he took the finished car to the dyno where he hit 460hp and 485 ft/lbs torque.  Fun car...

I'd love to see pics of yours when you're finished. Mustangs are my favorite.
Title: Re: 1969 Dodge Charger 440 R/T
Post by: John Roberts {JR} on May 04, 2010, 07:25:07 pm
You'se guys is setting a bad example for the children dredging up an old thread.. to flog mopars no less..


I just put a ground effects package on my riding lawnmower, so it would suck up the grass betta...

Added a 1" skirt around the bottom of the deck made out of rubber.

JR
Title: Re: 1969 Dodge Charger 440 R/T
Post by: Jonathan Goodall on May 04, 2010, 08:38:16 pm
John Roberts  {JR} wrote on Wed, 05 May 2010 11:25

You'se guys is setting a bad example for the children dredging up an old thread.. to flog mopars no less..


I just put a ground effects package on my riding lawnmower, so it would suck up the grass betta...

Added a 1" skirt around the bottom of the deck made out of rubber.

JR


You realise adding an after-market skirt kit is the beginning of a downwards slide.  Next thing you know you will have fitted a suspension lowering kit, LED lights under the wheel archs, one of those release valve things that go pissshhhh every time the gears change and a whole heap of dashboard gauges in super shiny chrome,  oh and spinning hub caps.......  Very Happy  . Now where do you put da sub??????
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Robert "Void" Caprio on May 04, 2010, 09:01:26 pm
1998 Nissan Pathfinder. Gets me and my gear (both audio and hockey) around.

1974 Datsun 260Z. Gets me around in vintage style. I've owned 6 first generation Z cars and if I had the kind of money that would allow me to get one of the new ones, I'd instead use it to restore the 260Z I have now.

index.php/fa/29924/0/

I've had others but none worth mentioning.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Noah Waldron on May 04, 2010, 09:14:23 pm
1976 Mercedes Benz Diesel Grease Car
2008 Dodge Sprinter 3500 Diesel
Love em'
Title: Re: 1969 Dodge Charger 440 R/T
Post by: John Roberts {JR} on May 04, 2010, 09:28:00 pm
Jonathan Goodall wrote on Tue, 04 May 2010 19:38



You realise adding an after-market skirt kit is the beginning of a downwards slide.  Next thing you know you will have fitted a suspension lowering kit, LED lights under the wheel archs, one of those release valve things that go pissshhhh every time the gears change and a whole heap of dashboard gauges in super shiny chrome,  oh and spinning hub caps.......  Very Happy  . Now where do you put da sub??????


No not some aftermarket poop... I rolled my own from adhesive backed rubber strips courtesy of Mcmaster carr...  First one was 2" below the deck, but that got sucked into the blade so only lasted about 10'... the 1" lower skirt, works a charm.. I also added the little wings to the blade to make more turbulence.

I seem to have outgrown messing with my car, unless it breaks in my driveway.

JR

Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Gene Hardage on May 04, 2010, 11:07:02 pm
Sorry I'm late - it took a while to get it cranked up...


http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q372/GeneHardage/Cars%20and%20Boats/100_1702.jpg
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Mike Maki on May 04, 2010, 11:08:17 pm
Adam Kane wrote on Wed, 05 May 2010 00:24

What powertrain do you have lined up for that?

My uncle has basically the same car...finished in a dark burgundy color.  He had a 351w with a manual trans (don't remember which one) sitting around from another project that never really took off.  A lot of $$ and time later, he took the finished car to the dyno where he hit 460hp and 485 ft/lbs torque.  Fun car...

I'd love to see pics of yours when you're finished. Mustangs are my favorite.


I have a 428 that has just been machined and is waiting to get put together. It will be a mild build for pump gas, I expect 400 or so hp.

It is a auto car but if the 43 year old C6 doesn't perform without major work, I may convert it to a 4 or 5 speed rather than rebuild the auto.

I have a 9" but it is not real desirable ratio at 2.75:1 nor is it a locker. But as I plan on keeping this car for a long time, I think it will always be a work in progress.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Gene Hardage on May 04, 2010, 11:13:03 pm
I hear the banjers a coming...


http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q372/GeneHardage/Coon%20Dog%20Festival/P7051622.jpg
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Dave Barnett on May 04, 2010, 11:58:04 pm
http://i44.tinypic.com/15q2rdl.jpg
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Marty Bilecki on May 05, 2010, 01:25:34 am
 Before I couldn't mix years ago I couldn't keep these front wheels on the damn ground !!!!! index.php/fa/29935/0/
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Marty Bilecki on May 05, 2010, 01:29:28 am
  Then years later this one kept the wheels on the ground  ..index.php/fa/29936/0/
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Ned Ward on May 05, 2010, 01:35:38 am
nice '65 - here's my car from Friday when I went to see what parts (bumper bolts, window felts, etc.) were missing/needed:

index.php/fa/29939/0/
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Christian Tepfer on May 05, 2010, 02:02:20 am
First car:

in the 90's: Citroen AX Diesel. 52 horsepower from 1.4 litres.
I actually wanted to drive the most efficient car of that time (way under 5l/100km, most of the time I was able to keep it under 4l) and I did for 5 years and 262000 kilometers. After that a T
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Gene Hardage on May 05, 2010, 07:28:53 am
My first car was a '62 Dodge Lancer - $250 fill'er up with oil and check the gas.

My father bribed me to get a hair cut with a '63 Ford Fairlane in good shape and I drove it a long time.

Then came a series of vans starting with a '62 GMC cracker box with the inside motor thing.

Then a big step up to a used '87 Ford E350 van with mid bench seat and rear cargo area.
Then my first NEW anything was a '95 Ford E250 van with mid bench seat and rear cargo area and trailer hitch.

Currently driving a '03 Ford E350 van with mid bench seat and rear cargo area and trailer hitch.

I've never had a fun vehicle of my own.  One day I'll have a big fat late  '40's round car and I'll putt around town in that.  Razz

Or maybe a 60's sled?

http://i349.photobucket.com/albums/q372/GeneHardage/Cars%20and%20Boats/0908071646a.jpg
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Thomas Hester on May 05, 2010, 12:26:44 pm
Before

1963 Chrysler 300

Now

2005 Chevy Silverado 1500


More Recently

New toy to cruise PCH with, when im not working

1967 Dodge Monaco

index.php/fa/29944/0/
Title: Re: 1969 Dodge Charger 440 R/T
Post by: John Roberts {JR} on May 05, 2010, 12:53:33 pm
http://www.johnhroberts.com/mbike.jpg
Title: Re: 1969 Dodge Charger 440 R/T
Post by: Pat Latimer on May 05, 2010, 01:52:02 pm
John Roberts  {JR} wrote on Wed, 05 May 2010 12:53

http://www.johnhroberts.com/mbike.jpg




JR, that jewel looks dangerous as hell. Shocked  I'd still ride it though.
Did you build it? How many ponies were under it?

Pat


Title: Re: 1969 Dodge Charger 440 R/T
Post by: John Roberts {JR} on May 05, 2010, 04:54:47 pm
Pat Latimer wrote on Wed, 05 May 2010 12:52



JR, that jewel looks dangerous as hell. Shocked  I'd still ride it though.
Did you build it? How many ponies were under it?

Pat





Yup, it was my first ride, and back in those days if you didn't build it yourself you didn't have one...  That front wheel was not up to the task and was replaced shortly after that photo with a 16" or so.

Lucky if I was making 2-3 ponies. I milled the head some .040" in metal shop, but the old flathead lawnmower motor was tired. It burned so much oil I ran 90 weight tranny fluid in it. The throttle was a string tied to the handlebars so if it made a right hand turn it would speed up.  But it was fun. I think top speed I clocked was 27 MPH, not smoking fast, but better than pedaling. The brakes were my shoe leather, but brakes are for wimps...

My favorite memory is of taking it out one night in the middle of a snow storm... The snow falling made it seem faster than it was, and gave the exhaust a nice mellow sound... magical. Driving my motorcycle 5x faster was never that much much fun. In fact driving a MC without a fairing at speed is like work.

JR

Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Scott Smith on May 05, 2010, 05:35:11 pm
GENE, YOU NEED TO RESIZE YOUR PHOTOS!   Shocked
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Art Welter on May 05, 2010, 06:06:39 pm
Adam Kane wrote on Tue, 04 May 2010 17:24

What powertrain do you have lined up for that?

My uncle has basically the same car...finished in a dark burgundy color.  He had a 351w with a manual trans (don't remember which one) sitting around from another project that never really took off.  A lot of $$ and time later, he took the finished car to the dyno where he hit 460hp and 485 ft/lbs torque.  Fun car...

I'd love to see pics of yours when you're finished. Mustangs are my favorite.


I like the very old and new Mustangs.

Here is my 2005 towing a 1982 Casita trailer (with solar panel) in the Black Hills of Dakota last summer, shortly after a park ranger let me skate on a rather excessive speed violation.  
index.php/fa/29946/0/
There is some electronic limiter that kicks in about 110 mph that kind of pisses me off (there is still enough RPM left it should do in excess of 130 mph), but the car gets way better mileage than the old 'stangs, so I can't complain.

Art Welter
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: John Roberts {JR} on May 05, 2010, 07:12:16 pm
Art Welter wrote on Wed, 05 May 2010 17:06



I like the very old and new Mustangs.

Art Welter


My new (in '97) mustang is getting pretty old.  Laughing

JR
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Art Welter on May 05, 2010, 08:08:52 pm
John Roberts  {JR} wrote on Wed, 05 May 2010 17:12

Art Welter wrote on Wed, 05 May 2010 17:06



I like the very old and new Mustangs.

Art Welter


My new (in '97) mustang is getting pretty old.  Laughing

JR

Could I interest you in a low miles used Welter Systems trike?
index.php/fa/29947/0/
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: John Roberts {JR} on May 05, 2010, 08:12:10 pm
[quote title=Art Welter wrote on Wed, 05 May 2010 19:08]


Could I interest you in a low miles used Welter Systems trike?


Not if I lost a bet...

Unlike most boomers I went through my MC phase a few decades ago...

JR
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Marty Bilecki on May 05, 2010, 10:56:43 pm
Same here JR  .. And like all things I did it was a little bit overboard !!!!     lol   I started with this,,,

index.php/fa/29948/0/
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Marty Bilecki on May 05, 2010, 10:58:25 pm
Then to this  

Complete with a nitrous system  

,,index.php/fa/29949/0/
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Marty Bilecki on May 05, 2010, 11:01:05 pm
Then to this   !!!!!!!  

A NMCA Dragbike record holder for 2 years

index.php/fa/29950/0/
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Winston Gamble on May 06, 2010, 01:45:20 am
Marty Bilecki wrote on Thu, 06 May 2010 04:01

Then to this   !!!!!!!  

A NMCA Dragbike record holder for 2 years

index.php/fa/29950/0/

Cool looking bike!
Reminded me of one of the best movies I saw last year.
http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0412080/

Winston
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Mikey Brown on May 07, 2010, 06:08:40 pm
Heres one of the few. Another one saved from the crusher.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Jonathan_Yacko on May 07, 2010, 09:21:45 pm
00 Ford E350 Superduty (tow rig)
07 Dodge charger srt8 (highly modded, running low 10's)
08 Chevy Z06 Vette (stock......for now)
08 Honda Civic Hybrid (daily driver)

I need to stop buying cars.....
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Dave Bigelow on May 08, 2010, 12:00:42 am
My first (and favorite) car

index.php/fa/30016/0/

1971 Camaro RS
350 .040 over, alum flat-tops, 300horse doublehump heads with the big valves and some extra work, of course the other goodies like a decent cam, headers, alum intake, etc. Thing would go sideways at 40mph  Twisted Evil


Now I'm stuck with a 98 neon for road trips and a 92 mustang lx 302, I mean 4.9, wait, 5.0 for the fun times.

edit: evidently I suck at image tags
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Joe Brugnoni on May 08, 2010, 10:37:59 am
One of my favorite rides

index.php/fa/30023/0/

Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Joe Brugnoni on May 08, 2010, 10:40:59 am
My  next favorite ride  Gas milage sucks in both, no heaters or air but the most fun you can have with your cloths on.

index.php/fa/30024/0/

Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Gerry Seymour on May 08, 2010, 11:02:06 am
Marty Bilecki wrote on Wed, 05 May 2010 22:01

Then to this   !!!!!!!  

A NMCA Dragbike record holder for 2 years

index.php/fa/29950/0/


Don't these pics belong in the "More is Better" thread?  Laughing
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Bennett Prescott on May 08, 2010, 11:15:24 am
Jonathan_Yacko wrote on Fri, 07 May 2010 21:21

07 Dodge charger srt8 (highly modded, running low 10's)

Oooh! I love the look of that car, wanted to buy one when I crashed the last one and was buying in February. That big engine is almost frightening. Only two things stopped me... auto tranny only, and it drives like a mattress. I can't afford to both buy it and fix the suspension, plus I hate auto... so I just bought what I've always wanted.

2008 Audi S4. 4.2L V8, all wheel drive, I've wanted this car for a decade, and it's everything I dreamed it would be.

index.php/fa/30025/0/
Title: Re: 1969 Dodge Charger 440 R/T
Post by: John Roberts {JR} on May 08, 2010, 11:42:42 am
John Roberts  {JR} wrote on Wed, 05 May 2010 12:53

http://www.johnhroberts.com/mbike.jpg



NEXT...

http://www.johnhroberts.com/burnout1.jpg
Now for a car that was built before you young tykes were born... and before you could buy "muscle" cars.

Looks faster than it was, but it was sure a tire eater.. I used to buy used tires from the junkyard, and burn them down to cord in weeks. This was back when stop signs meant "Spin tires on pavement"

JR
Title: Re: 1969 Dodge Charger 440 R/T
Post by: Dave Barnett on May 08, 2010, 11:46:56 am
John Roberts  {JR} wrote on Sat, 08 May 2010 10:42



NEXT...

http://www.johnhroberts.com/burnout1.jpg
Now for a car that was built before you young tykes were born... and before you could buy "muscle" cars.

Looks faster than it was, but it was sure a tire eater.. I used to buy used tires from the junkyard, and burn them down to cord in weeks. This was back when stop signs meant "Spin tires on pavement"

JR


'54?  Y-block?
Title: Re: 1969 Dodge Charger 440 R/T
Post by: John Roberts {JR} on May 08, 2010, 01:22:52 pm
Dave Barnett wrote on Sat, 08 May 2010 10:46

John Roberts  {JR} wrote on Sat, 08 May 2010 10:42



NEXT...

http://www.johnhroberts.com/burnout1.jpg
Now for a car that was built before you young tykes were born... and before you could buy "muscle" cars.

Looks faster than it was, but it was sure a tire eater.. I used to buy used tires from the junkyard, and burn them down to cord in weeks. This was back when stop signs meant "Spin tires on pavement"

JR


'54?  Y-block?



Car was 54 Ford but a coupe (not sedan) so somewhat rare. You can tell it's a coupe by the smaller back window, while shorter roof line made it even lighter in the rear end.

Motor was 55 or later 272ci Y-block bored 040" or so for 281 ci.. 312 ECZG heads with the larger intake valves, and full race Isky cam.  Large 4 brl,, Probably a holley, At one point I had a big GM 4brrl (quadrajet?), but ran mostly big holleys (650 CFM?). Dual point mallery ignition, etc.  Car was hard to crank even after I converted to 12V electrics, so I had my choke cable connected to the distributor, so I could retard it enough to crank over, then dialed back in my advance to make some HP.

Motor breathed pretty good and liked to rev. I had dual valve springs to prevent valve float, but Y blocks were not engineered for much more than 5000 RPM, so I lunched a couple bottom ends.. I even broke some clutch linkages from shifting at high RPM, since the pressure plate's centrifugal assist, was assisting way too much.

Fun times...

JR


Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Tim Padrick on May 08, 2010, 03:14:54 pm
Bennett Prescott wrote on Sat, 08 May 2010 10:15

2008 Audi S4. 4.2L V8, all wheel drive, I've wanted this car for a decade, and it's everything I dreamed it would be.

index.php/fa/30025/0/


Oooooo.  Of course much of my Audi love is because they are one of the few auto makers that has a seat that's halfway right (I remember very much liking the seat in a 93 Lexus coupe).

As I'm a broke old fart, I'm still driving the 93 Q45 that I've had for almost 14 years.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Lee Brenkman on May 08, 2010, 04:15:04 pm
Tim Padrick wrote on Sat, 08 May 2010 12:14


As I'm a broke old fart, I'm still driving the 93 Q45 that I've had for almost 14 years.



I like hot cars as much as anyone and the wife occasionally lets me drive her 1980 Fiat Spider 2000.

I'd still be driving the 1988 Accord if a big shovel falling out of a gardener's truck on the freeway right in front of me hadn't resulted in the insurance company insisting it was no longer worth repairing.

I bought a 2000 model and hope to keep it for another ten years if I can.

The Brenkman men have a history of "practical" wheels.  My dad drove one of these for about 15 years and I did my first sound gigs with it:



index.php/fa/30029/0/
Title: Re: Grampa's Grampa's wheels?
Post by: Lee Brenkman on May 08, 2010, 04:17:45 pm
And my maternal grandfather who was already a skilled automobile operator and mechanic when the USA entered "The Great War" did most of his European driving in one of these:

index.php/fa/30030/0/
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Jonathan_Yacko on May 08, 2010, 10:48:26 pm
Bennett Prescott wrote on Sat, 08 May 2010 11:15

Jonathan_Yacko wrote on Fri, 07 May 2010 21:21

07 Dodge charger srt8 (highly modded, running low 10's)

Oooh! I love the look of that car, wanted to buy one when I crashed the last one and was buying in February. That big engine is almost frightening. Only two things stopped me... auto tranny only, and it drives like a mattress. I can't afford to both buy it and fix the suspension, plus I hate auto... so I just bought what I've always wanted.

2008 Audi S4. 4.2L V8, all wheel drive, I've wanted this car for a decade, and it's everything I dreamed it would be.

index.php/fa/30025/0/


Ya i spent more then i paid for the car to get it where i really love it.

short list
full pedders suspension
440 with nitrous
8.5 cage
and the list goes on and on and on.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Paul Precht on May 09, 2010, 08:11:37 pm
I can't figure out how you guys get the pics on here.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Paul Precht on May 09, 2010, 08:18:38 pm
Here's another. I've owned and raced this car since 71, it's a 63 Sport Fury with an original aluminum hood and 426 Max Wedge. I race it in NHRA Stock Eliminator, it typically runs mid 10s around 125
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Evan Kirkendall on May 09, 2010, 11:33:48 pm
Just got this guy last year:

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/HarfordSound/truck2.jpg

http://i39.photobucket.com/albums/e194/HarfordSound/truck4.jpg

2007 F150 fully loaded Sport Package
54k miles
5.4L V8 Super Charged
RWD

It's got a lot of get up and go and tows a 6x12 trailer like it's not even there.



Evan
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Caleb Dick on May 12, 2010, 10:07:44 pm
Robert "Void" Caprio wrote on Tue, 04 May 2010 18:01

1998 Nissan Pathfinder. Gets me and my gear (both audio and hockey) around.



Wow, thread is still alive.  

I have a '97 Pathfinder for daily commuter, and a '95 Pathfinder that needs to be replaced with an '01 or newer.  With all the deer and snow, SUV is the way to.  Still drooling over a new Infiniti FX50  Twisted Evil

Caleb
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Rick Powell on May 13, 2010, 12:01:12 am
 Now: 2009 Ford Escape for basic transportation and small gigs; 1996 Ford E250 for hauling a system.

I have owned several cars during my lifetime, but the only one of note was a 1969 Plymouth Road Runner.  And I also had a Buick GS455 that was a very dangerous piece of machinery.

My daughter has broke the curve.  She is not quite 19 and is on her 6th vehicle.  None wrecked or anything, she is just extremely fickle.  
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Adam Whetham on May 13, 2010, 10:52:43 pm
Rick Powell wrote on Wed, 12 May 2010 23:01

 My daughter has broke the curve.  She is not quite 19 and is on her 6th vehicle.  None wrecked or anything, she is just extremely fickle.  


Ha! My dad fixed that for me by telling me I was driving a chevy sprint if I wanted to drive. And in order to drive I was paying my insurance... That sprint (same thing as a Suzuki swift/geo metro) won many a red light race for me...  Laughing

I now drive a 2004 Scion xB 5 speed manual. love the thing.

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Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Bob Lee (QSC) on May 14, 2010, 02:15:37 pm
My current wheels are a 2002 VW GTI, with a 1.8 turbo and 5-speed manual transmission.

It's a very enjoyable drive, and I can easily fit my basses, bass rig (cab + rack case), mic stand(s), and other necessities into the back.

The original owner put 19" wheels with 225/35R19 tires on it. I'm not looking forward to replacing that rubber. That's a damn expensive size. Wink
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Bennett Prescott on May 14, 2010, 03:21:32 pm
Bob,

Have you chipped it? You can get that baby over 200 easy, maybe 230 with a new exhaust. I test drove the GTI 2.0T a few years ago and had a hell of a good time.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Bob Lee (QSC) on May 14, 2010, 05:15:39 pm
No, I haven't. The engine and exhaust are mostly stock. 180 HP in a car that, IIRC, weighs a little less than 3000 lb (without me in it, anyway) is still a lot of fun.

But I have been getting into exploring what you can diagnose, monitor, control, modify, etc., via the OBD2 port.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: TJ (Tom) Cornish on May 14, 2010, 05:34:01 pm
Bob Lee (QSC) wrote on Fri, 14 May 2010 16:15



But I have been getting into exploring what you can diagnose, monitor, control, modify, etc., via the OBD2 port.



Apparently quite a bit!

http://www.engadget.com/2010/05/14/hackers-can-remotely-disa ble-your-cars-brakes-create-sensation/
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Mac Kerr on May 14, 2010, 05:38:08 pm
Bob Lee (QSC) wrote on Fri, 14 May 2010 17:15

No, I haven't. The engine and exhaust are mostly stock. 180 HP in a car that, IIRC, weighs a little less than 3000 lb (without me in it, anyway) is still a lot of fun.

But I have been getting into exploring what you can diagnose, monitor, control, modify, etc., via the OBD2 port.



Here ya go Bob: http://www.insideline.com/volkswagen/golf/2012/2012-volkswag en-golf-r-first-drive.html

Mac
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Bob Lee (QSC) on May 14, 2010, 05:41:22 pm
 Laughing  Laughing

It would be disconcerting to find that someone left a computer in my car hooked up to the OBD2 port. But I would think that would be readily noticeable, at the least. I think I'm still safe. Wink

I was thinking more in these terms: www.ross-tech.com
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Bob Lee (QSC) on May 14, 2010, 05:46:49 pm
Cool, despite the sticker shock. Wink

I'll start saving up.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: TJ (Tom) Cornish on May 14, 2010, 05:52:02 pm
Bob Lee (QSC) wrote on Fri, 14 May 2010 16:41

 Laughing  Laughing

It would be disconcerting to find that someone left a computer in my car hooked up to the OBD2 port. But I would think that would be readily noticeable, at the least. I think I'm still safe. Wink

I was thinking more in these terms: www.ross-tech.com



I think the implication was that either a smaller device could be used, or the car's operating control system could be adversely modified and then the computer removed.

I'm in your camp though - a lot of this smells like the nightly news' fear-mongering about "dangers" that most reasonable people have known about for a long time.  "Did you know that your car burns gasoline, which is FLAMMABLE and could start a fire?!"

Not to derail the thread here too much, but part of my day job as an IT guy is to think deviously to help my company plan for disaster recovery.  The weaknesses in many systems such as email and network traffic spoofing have been long known.  Internetworking and computerization are opening a whole new realm of things that could be potentially exploited whose only security is through relative obscurity of the protocols or hardware used.  Powergrid infrastructure, water treatment systems, locks and dams, aviation systems, and more need to be looked at and modernized to make it harder to attack these things.

We live in interesting times.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Kevin Unger on May 14, 2010, 09:01:04 pm
-1983 Mercedes-Benz 380SEL: First car, one of the few I feel truly safe in. Fit me perfect. Back seats reclined, perfect for the kid fresh out of HS Wink

-1992 Mercedes-Benz 300D 2.5 Turbo: Bought it with 380k on the clock. Poped a coolant line on the way to a show. She got me home that night and after replacing the hoses, got me around for another 4 months until the headgasket decided to go. Donated it with 421k on her to my personal mechanic. This car still lives on, as the parts from her are on 3-5 other cars in the state

-1983 VW Rabbit 1.6L diesel: Project car. I'm one of the few who want to make some power with a small displacement diesel. Engines out, current plans are 200HP and 250ft/lbs of torque. Should be getting a VNT charger as soon as someone designs a controller. For now she's getting a t3 from the above mentioned car. 22lbs of boost no problem! Did I mention she only weighs 1800Lbs?


What can I say, I like my oddball German cars.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Kevin Unger on May 14, 2010, 09:05:14 pm
Bob Lee (QSC) wrote on Fri, 14 May 2010 22:15

No, I haven't. The engine and exhaust are mostly stock. 180 HP in a car that, IIRC, weighs a little less than 3000 lb (without me in it, anyway) is still a lot of fun.

But I have been getting into exploring what you can diagnose, monitor, control, modify, etc., via the OBD2 port.



034 EFI box is the way to go, unless you just want to chip it for tuning.

Unitronic is popular for chips...
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Dave Scarlett on May 14, 2010, 09:31:47 pm
Not much at haulin' gear, but I can be the first one to the gig:

'68 Chinook Formula B

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Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Joe Brugnoni on May 15, 2010, 09:32:28 am
Now where talking!!!

I WANT THAT!!
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Dave Slater on May 15, 2010, 02:17:16 pm
I'm majorly bummed out at the moment as I've got to sell my 2003 Passat estate because I've had my driving license taken off me after have an Epileptic fit!

Can't drive for a year...

Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: A Man on May 15, 2010, 08:43:01 pm
Not mine but I get to play with them.

http://i13.photobucket.com/albums/a269/MulishaSympathizer/Buggy.jpg
Swamp Buggy!

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Toys!
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Mike Butler (media) on May 16, 2010, 10:03:45 pm
Wow, when this thread started, I still had my last (and I do mean LAST) Vette. After GM pissed me off by screwing with me on a safety-related issue that should have been paid for (if not covered under a recall), I got rid of the thing, and took the check from CarMax up to my local Benzo dealer and got me a SLK350 (was not quite ready to give up 2-seater sports cars).

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Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Ned Ward on May 18, 2010, 02:39:46 am
Very nice Mike!

Just got back from the chrome shop; most of my chrome/stainless is done, but now hunting for other parts that need to be stripped and replated - things like the side gills on the quarter panels, rear tail light trim (thought it was gone but they cleaned up and look better than new.

Restoring a car is a long process; I've learned that reproduction parts in general suck beyond belief. Their potmetal (zinc alloy) is thinner/cheaper than original, and already had a few trim pieces break. And when they say they fit, it's with a cutting blade or a sawzall...

I had thought on the side gills I had to go with reproductions because mine were so far gone, but then someone was selling a fairly decent original set  on eBay for $30.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Mike Butler (media) on May 19, 2010, 11:07:03 pm
While I love that Benzo, sometimes four wheels with the top down are not a big enough dose of God's own air conditioning. That's when a Hog ('02 Softail Deuce) comes in handy.


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In the background, the Mikebutlermedia.com equipment hauling fleet. Silverado gets driven solo for SOS & DJ gigs, video shoots, etc. Trailer gets hooked up to it when needed.

Yeah, I like black. Matches the gig t-shirts. Twisted Evil
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Ned Ward on May 19, 2010, 11:54:24 pm
I do miss that Merritt Parkway breeze; I don't miss driving on it with 2" of snow when they hadn't plowed at 11:30 at night. Made those corners a little more dicey.

Here's a few older cars outside of the chrome shop I've been using; car on the right is the shop owner's.

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Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Scott Smith on May 20, 2010, 12:17:56 am
Anniversary Edition '03 Harley Fatboy
(the wife & I)

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Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Tim Weaver on May 20, 2010, 02:42:19 am
Not nearly as fancy as some of the rides here, but this is the wife's car. 06 VW Golf TDi. Sunroof, 5 speed manual, and Black on Black.....

I made this image mostly in-camera. Photoshop work was a little saturation boost and cloning out the camera "rig". The lights are different colored streetlights at a local small airport where we shot it. Photography is my other job.....

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Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Grayson Rech on May 20, 2010, 11:18:17 am
Oh what the hell . . .

For when I need to leave everything behind me . . . except bigger bikes Rolling Eyes




And my 5 year project unfortunately pic too big but is a 94 Dodge Caravan CV with a complete engine and tranny restoration that gave my race shop friend alot of fun to rebuild.  I've I wasn't always working that weekend in July, I'd have it at Chrysler's at Carlisle in my hometown.  None like it on the planet and I like it that way!

Oh the money we dump into our rides . . . I think I'd be rich if I rolled on a train Very Happy

Still driving is the fun of commuting especially when power is flowin!

My dream muscle car is a 71 Chevelle SS 396 - (under the right tweaking hands kills a 454) and for Rice power is a 97 Supra Twin Turbo.  I'll be waiting a long time for either of them . . .

But I coulnd't be happier . . . I meet my first born son in October.  Smile

Oh and yeah . . . the bike is for sale in August . . .

Grayson
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Jordan Wolf on May 20, 2010, 12:54:17 pm
I've got a black, 1998 Ford Ranger "Splash".  It's got 138,000mi. on it and is holding up just fine.  It got me to and from college multiple times (and that was a 750mi. trip each way) and is a nice size for the type of stuff I need to transport.

This is the closest photo I can find at the moment.  Mine has a crew cab.

http://www.dai-th.com/photos/Team%20HRo/l_cc5ed5c8d74d01b29584b7520a9cc62c.jpg

It's been a good vehicle and I'll be sad to see it go.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Steve Moore on May 20, 2010, 04:39:30 pm
Wow! Great old thread ressurection! My rides & commentary in order:

1978 mustard yellow Toyota Corona wagon- Taught myself stick on this; no muffler, no shocks,no title, no engine after my friend bottomed out on a pothole Shocked
1979 Chevy Cargo Van- Line from gas pedal kept snapping so I tied 16 gauge speaker wire directly to the carbuerator through the doghouse, pulled and drove it that way Laughing
1987 Saab 900S- Lets just say these Scandinavian machines don't care for Las Vegas summers too tough Mad Great custom audio system, though!
1998 Ford 2WD Expedition- That was a joy to drive in NY snow Rolling Eyes
2001 4WD Expedition-Learned my lesson, still gig with it currently.
2008 Altima- Not bad, but no ESC so once again a joy in the snow
2010 Jetta- Nice ride, surprisingly roomy in the front,notchy shifter.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Adam Whetham on May 20, 2010, 08:36:39 pm
Steve Moore wrote on Thu, 20 May 2010 15:39

2008 Altima- Not bad, but no ESC so once again a joy in the snow


I'm the opposite. In my Scion i have Traction control and VSC (Vehicle stability Control) aka we'll randomly start braking individual tires on you while you're trying to do something else and just compound the issue and it will almost kill you by running you into oncoming traffic or a tree. (both have happened to me in the two years I've had it)

Winter time I don't mind the traction control... but the VSC has got to stop... unfortunately Toyota was nice enough to not give you a way to disable it... only the traction control...
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Ian Hunt on May 21, 2010, 02:03:58 pm
I'm staying with 3 wheelers

Like this .....

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Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Ian Hunt on May 21, 2010, 02:05:30 pm
Another view .....




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Smile

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Post by: Ian Hunt on May 21, 2010, 02:08:25 pm
And a video


http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tmHkj6nD-DU&feature=relat ed


Ian


Edit: superior video
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Ben Harris on May 22, 2010, 09:47:13 am
Current daily driver is a 2000 Civic.  Was originally an EX.  A D16Y7, non-vtec motor was swapped in and it's currently awaiting a turbo kit and new internals.  160k on the chassis.  

It may be rice power, but it's a fun little project car.
Title: Re: Now here's a Hot Rod...
Post by: John Roberts {JR} on May 24, 2010, 02:32:09 pm
http://wwwimage.cbsnews.com/images/2010/03/26/image6335399g.jpg

If the Times Square bomber drove one of these he'd be dancing with virgins right now...

JR  

Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Paul Lea on May 28, 2010, 03:49:06 pm
Besides the two 14' box trucks?  I would drive those around town if I could afford the gas, they seem to scare people out of your way........

Car 1: 97 Pontiac Trans Am, mint Condition, Red. LT1 V8

Car 2: 1988 Pontiac Fiero Formula, completely rebuilt and refinished as a show car. Running a 180HP Quad 4 engine with a modified 3 speed auto for a 140mph top end (track use only Smile), Grand Am GT brakes, lowered 1.25 inches to snug against the road a little better. It is my daily driver on nice days.

Looking for a small 4x4 for this coming winter..... common sense did not prevail on either of the above purchases.
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Dave Barnett on May 30, 2010, 02:14:53 am
As of Friday, my ride is PAID FOR!
Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: MartinGajta on June 14, 2010, 09:24:22 pm
BMW 325 TDS
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Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Scott Smith on June 14, 2010, 10:24:20 pm

My '69 Chevelle Convertible, Fiesta Key, Fl.

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Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Jerome Casinger on June 15, 2010, 03:19:50 pm
The newest addition to my family as of yesterday-
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Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Marlow Wilson on June 26, 2010, 03:48:16 pm
I thought I'd put my new ride up in case anyone's interested.

2006 Jeep Liberty CRD (Diesel).

Diesel is cheaper than gas up here, so this this costs about as much to drive as a four banger mini SUV, but is rated to tow a lot more than most others.  It was fairly affordable too.

In the photo, it's towing my old car that is going to get some frame work done (been off the road for 3+ years).

1972 Volvo P1800e with 51K original miles. I bought it from the estate of the original owner.


Edit: I also just noticed that you can see the horses eating hay which is stored inside my first 5x8 enclosed trailer - quickly outgrown.

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Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Ian Coughlin on June 27, 2010, 11:08:50 am
Current wheels (everyday driver, weekend rider, and off road)- 2010 Chevy Avalanche, 2007 Yamaha R6, and 2007 Yamaha 700 Raptor SE.
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Title: Re: What are your wheels?
Post by: Ian Coughlin on June 27, 2010, 11:27:16 am
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