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Re: The replacement is in ... my new chariot! UPDATE: Dec. 20

Postby theholycow » Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:13 pm

Oh yeah, now I remember...I think it was you who told me about wobble bolts before.
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Re: The replacement is in ... my new chariot! UPDATE: Dec. 20

Postby watkins » Wed Dec 23, 2009 2:40 pm

It may have been
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Re: The replacement is in ... my new chariot! UPDATE: Dec. 20

Postby noob5,000,000 » Wed Dec 23, 2009 5:17 pm

WTF are wobble bolts? (Not that it matters, I'm just going to go google it in a second.)
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Re: The replacement is in ... my new chariot! UPDATE: Dec. 20

Postby PureLife » Wed Dec 23, 2009 6:54 pm

They're a scary idea that should have never been invented in the first place. :lol:

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Re: The replacement is in ... my new chariot! UPDATE: Dec. 20

Postby 4onthefloor » Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:22 pm

I'm with noob. I googled it but ended up with an expression similar to this fashionable young man:

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Re: The replacement is in ... my new chariot! UPDATE: Dec. 20

Postby theholycow » Wed Dec 23, 2009 7:25 pm

They have swiveling heads, IIRC. They allow slightly different bolt patterns, like using a 5x110 wheel on a 5x112 hub. I suspect that they should only be used for hub-centric configurations (where the hub hole bears all the weight and the bolts merely hold the wheel close to the hub).
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Re: The replacement is in ... my new chariot! UPDATE: Dec. 20

Postby watkins » Thu Dec 24, 2009 1:06 am

theholycow wrote:I suspect that they should only be used for hub-centric configurations

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Re: The replacement is in ... my new chariot! UPDATE: Dec. 2

Postby PureLife » Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:42 am

Update after a long time of not being on here: about a month ago, I sold the BMW, right after re-doing the wheels, headliner and a bunch of other stuff. It was at 211k and ran like it just rolled out of the factory.

I bought a 98 Impreza L to tool around in (yes, it's still a manual tranny) ...

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Would be lying if I said I didn't miss the BMW ... I miss it a lot, but I pocketed some money in the process and I only have 1500 in the Suby so it means I don't really give a shit about it. I let other people drive it, I park it in any space I can find, I don't wash it ... it's awesome. Can't wait for the snow either. Perfect beater. Not to mention <80mph, it would rape my old BMW. lol

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Postby 4onthefloor » Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:49 am

Yaaaay, another Subie owner. Red is not a colour you see on a lot of Subarus.
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Postby PureLife » Mon Oct 03, 2011 12:59 am

Yep, definitely not a very common color on a Suby.

I am no stranger to Suby's either ... between my dad and I, we have owned a few.

I still miss my last Impreza ... twas a 2000 L wagon 5sp ... my first manual trans car.

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Had 16" Sport edition wheels, 17mm rear sway bar, JDM yellow lights, STi exhaust, strut bars, short ram intake, short shifter ... great car.

ps. This one I have has the 17" Enkei wheels in the pics, but the offset is so low and the car is so soft, that if I go over a dip in the road while cornering or with a person in the back, it rubs the hell out of the wheel arches. Oh, and it has a WRX single tip catback and a RS short shifter (courtesy of yours truly), to make it just a little more enjoyable to drive.

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Re: The replacement is in ... my new chariot! UPDATE: Dec. 2

Postby PureLife » Tue Oct 18, 2011 1:40 pm

Well I bought another car.

I bought a 97 NA Miata 5sp ... let's just say after driving this thing for the last week (in which I did 500 miles already), every other car feels huge, unresponsive and like a big turd.

The car is amazing as a whole, but the tranny/shifter/clutch are superb ... it's so easy to rev match correctly or flick it through gears, I seriously dont think I can ever get used to driving another car again ... my Subaru, with a short shifter, feels like I have to go into another county to go from one gear to the next compared with the stock shifter on the Miata.

Anyway ... here's a pic or two ... it has 15 inch Rage wheels and a Hard Dog roll bar as far as mods go. Aside from that, it's fairly stock and I really don't plan to do much with it.

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Too bad the nice weather is just about gone ... I got a whopping 3 days of top down motoring in. :/

edit: Yes, I have since replaced the Eclipse shift knob with a stock knob ... the thing was huge; definitely ruined the feel of an otherwise top notch transmission

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Postby 94Corolla5Speed » Tue Oct 18, 2011 5:43 pm

:cry: WAAAAANNNNNTTT!!!

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Re: The replacement is in ... my new chariot! UPDATE: Dec. 2

Postby PureLife » Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:02 am

Definitely a car everyone should at least drive (if not own) in their life ... just to get a feel for how a car should steer and function. The simplicity is beautiful.

I have been wanting one for the last 8 years ... finally caved in and bought one. :)

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Postby 94Corolla5Speed » Wed Oct 19, 2011 12:40 am

Oh believe me, I know... I've driven 6 of them :lol:

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Re: The replacement is in ... my new chariot! UPDATE: Dec. 2

Postby noob5,000,000 » Wed Oct 19, 2011 1:10 am

I want a Miata. It would have been cool if Mazda made the NA Miata a hardtop with a hatchback, threw in a rotary and called it a second gen RX7. As much as I like the FC, the NA Miata is closer to the original first gen RX7 formula.
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