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Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 06-27-2012, 06:16 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 5,284
Posted By MRR
Doesn't it have to do with European noise...

Doesn't it have to do with European noise regulations or something like that? I agree its stupid and something that is hopefully easily removable with some coding and minor exhaust work.
Forum: Miscellaneous 06-19-2012, 01:29 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,284
Posted By MRR
This is rare I assume? Does Audi usually...

This is rare I assume? Does Audi usually give/sell their tooling equipment in this manner or is it usually destroyed?
Forum: Miscellaneous 06-17-2012, 07:13 AM
Replies: 40
Views: 9,864
Posted By MRR
Speaking of offensive vanity plates...

Speaking of offensive vanity plates (http://jalopnik.com/vanity-plates/)...
Forum: Miscellaneous 06-17-2012, 07:00 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,284
Posted By MRR
So what about those companies I listed...

So what about those companies I listed reproducing exact weld for weld copies of the 67-70 Mustang body shell? Do they make their own tooling or is it old Ford equipment because I can't seem to...
Forum: Miscellaneous 06-17-2012, 06:55 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,284
Posted By MRR
Forgive my ignorance explain?

Forgive my ignorance explain?
Forum: Miscellaneous 06-16-2012, 09:52 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 3,284
Posted By MRR
Anyone here have good experience/knowledge of automotive manufacturing

For a research project I am curious what most manufacturers do with their old tooling for discontinued models. Is the tooling for parts destroyed to prevent copying, is it sold to parts manufactures...
Forum: Miscellaneous 06-16-2012, 09:48 AM
Replies: 136
Views: 22,613
Posted By MRR
Lol wut? I don't know what sections of the USA...

Lol wut? I don't know what sections of the USA you drove across but that is certainly not true anywhere in the states I have been. Hell on my commute the speed limit is 65 mph (~105 km/h) while the...
Forum: General Automotive 05-19-2012, 07:38 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 3,983
Posted By MRR
It's a car that should have been rear wheel drive.

It's a car that should have been rear wheel drive.
Forum: General Automotive 11-28-2011, 12:37 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 42,293
Posted By MRR
Also diesel engines (before particulate filters...

Also diesel engines (before particulate filters and post injection were mandated anyways) could run on any number of renewable diesel substitutes from biodiesel derived from plant matter to straight...
Forum: General Automotive 11-20-2011, 11:54 AM
Replies: 69
Views: 14,962
Posted By MRR
They probably are less expensive to repair and...

They probably are less expensive to repair and have longer clutch change intervals as a computer is better at shifting gears than your left foot and arms (less wear on your clutch).
Forum: General Automotive 11-20-2011, 11:52 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 42,293
Posted By MRR
There are a couple of stations somewhat close to...

There are a couple of stations somewhat close to me that sell B20 biodiesel mixtures that usually run a few tenths of dollar less than 100% petrodiesel. If I ever got one I would take advantage of...
Forum: General Automotive 11-20-2011, 11:50 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 42,293
Posted By MRR
Have you ever driven a newer diesel? They are...

Have you ever driven a newer diesel? They are fast and powerful and very easy to drive. They are no longer just industrial and commercial engines they are sold in sports cars and race cars (Audi...
Forum: General Automotive 11-17-2011, 08:53 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 42,293
Posted By MRR
Then why are most of our SUVs and light trucks...

Then why are most of our SUVs and light trucks still gasoline powered when diesel actually provides a better performing engine for their purposes (better towing, crawling, torque and fuel...
Forum: General Automotive 11-16-2011, 06:23 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 42,293
Posted By MRR
People want fuel efficient cars period with...

People want fuel efficient cars period with rising fuel prices in the states. Emissions laws not technology are really only thing holding it back. Increased cost of diesels and low market demand...
Forum: General Automotive 11-16-2011, 07:51 AM
Replies: 331
Views: 42,293
Posted By MRR
I disagree that we lack the technology the...

I disagree that we lack the technology the economy went south and the EPA's emissions standards are so biased towards gasoline engines and hybrids that it is very hard for diesel engines to compete. ...
Forum: Technical forums 11-15-2011, 02:42 PM
Replies: 13
Views: 5,597
Posted By MRR
Friend with an E28 5 series has north of 250,000...

Friend with an E28 5 series has north of 250,000 miles (400,000+ km) on the clock. We also have a GMC truck with 350,000 miles on it but that is a truck so it probably doesn't count.
Forum: General Automotive 11-15-2011, 02:39 PM
Replies: 0
Views: 2,643
Posted By MRR
Although online petitions really don't mean anything

If you are an American who has ever wanted to import a vehicle not intended for the North American market (or sympathize with us) sign this whitehouse petition.

Stop using Homeland Security...
Forum: General Automotive 11-15-2011, 02:37 PM
Replies: 331
Views: 42,293
Posted By MRR
I don't usually post here anymore but the...

I don't usually post here anymore but the fundamental reason diesels haven't taken off here in the US is our emission standards for diesel passenger cars do not line up with Europe or the rest of the...
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 07-06-2011, 06:35 PM
Replies: 4,065
Sticky: Requests
Views: 615,492
Posted By MRR
Land Cruiser 70 series facelift (after 2009?)

Land Cruiser 70 series facelift (after 2009?)
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 06-17-2011, 09:29 PM
Replies: 38
Views: 19,126
Posted By MRR
Grille looks too big, the front headlights are...

Grille looks too big, the front headlights are out of proportion. I hope the fix the front of the car in the inevitable facelift 3 or so years from now.
Forum: Matt's Hi-Res Hide-Out 06-17-2011, 09:26 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 10,025
Posted By MRR
It would not have made BMW enough money to...

It would not have made BMW enough money to produce it unfortunately.
Forum: User's rides 03-04-2011, 10:08 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,981
Posted By MRR
do'oh!

do'oh!
Forum: User's rides 03-03-2011, 01:03 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 12,981
Posted By MRR
How much is he willing to spend? ...

How much is he willing to spend?

http://www.cars.com/go/search/detail.jsp?tracktype=usedcc&csDlId=&csDgId=&listingId=58804702
Forum: User's rides 03-01-2011, 07:30 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 36,425
Posted By MRR
Wish that was an option for all policies. Good...

Wish that was an option for all policies. Good luck putting some of it back together.
Forum: User's rides 03-01-2011, 07:24 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 25,382
Posted By MRR
I dunno ive gotten stuck in enough unexpected...

I dunno ive gotten stuck in enough unexpected snow in my 330 over the past couple of years that having a second vehicle with a real 4wd system wouldn't be so bad.
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