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New From Nor Cal

Post by onemph05 » Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:22 pm

I've been reading this site for a while now and a long time manual driver. Cars with 4spd, 5spd and now currently 6spd. Below is an old pic, but one of the better ones of my car. The car exterior wise only has a shorty antenna and is modified for performance, which don't tell people about. I'm a senior member of BAC aka Bay Area Corolla and post often on 9thgencorolla.com

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Added: (I rarely take pics since she looks stock)
Another old pic of her 1st time on the rollers getting set up.
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Re: New From Nor Cal

Post by hockeystyx16 » Sat Jul 26, 2008 7:24 pm

looks nice whats done to it.
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Re: New From Nor Cal

Post by Draklen » Sat Jul 26, 2008 8:34 pm

Nice. Welcome to the site.

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Re: New From Nor Cal

Post by VTECaddict » Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:42 pm

so whatcha got lurking under that hood?
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Re: New From Nor Cal

Post by hockeystyx16 » Sat Jul 26, 2008 10:49 pm

i figure if hes at a shop with lotuses in it hes got more than a CAI and a fart can
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Re: New From Nor Cal

Post by 94Corolla5Speed » Sat Jul 26, 2008 11:18 pm

VTECaddict wrote:so whatcha got lurking under that hood?
2ZZ-GE - 180 HP (maybe more, if he's dyno tuning it, he's probably got some mods.), 8000 RPM redline, When lift comes on all hell breaks loose (apparently, it's more aggressive than VTEC)

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Re: New From Nor Cal

Post by K23Turbo » Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:15 am

Nice XRS.

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Re: New From Nor Cal

Post by onemph05 » Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:37 am

Thanks for the welcome everyone. With all do respect to all of you. I prefer not to mention her modifications, not even members of BAC know either. Other I/E 2zz owners I've encounter think, am hiding a bottle, not true. She's n/a.

Again, thanks to all the welcomes and great to see some die hard manual owners. The U.S. unlike the Philippines have narrow choices in cars with manuals. Its like a real life nightmare and trends probably won't change with future generations of drivers...

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Re: New From Nor Cal

Post by hockeystyx16 » Sun Jul 27, 2008 12:40 am

on any other forum you would get something like 'pics or bullsh1t' lol. what kind of numbers you putting down? stock engine with a intake and exhaust, thats 10 extra hp over stock tops.
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Re: New From Nor Cal

Post by onemph05 » Sun Jul 27, 2008 1:00 am

hockeystyx16 wrote:on any other forum you would get something like 'pics or bullsh1t' lol. what kind of numbers you putting down? stock engine with a intake and exhaust, thats 10 extra hp over stock tops.
2zz I/E have put down 176 to 165 on the same dyno you see in the pic. Members of other clubs, that are friends of mine. They've put up the friendly BS flag as well before and were puzzled after a friendly race. One of the reasons I don't mention any engine mods. To many people have come up to me to prove something, but am to old for that stuff. The reason for modification is just to improve slightly, for passing and getting on the highway...

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Re: New From Nor Cal

Post by Leedeth » Sun Jul 27, 2008 3:20 am

Welcome to the forums. Clean car.

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Re: New From Nor Cal

Post by wannabe » Sun Jul 27, 2008 8:37 am

welcome :)
Currently not driving anything - the escort died april 2014 and there's no funds to replace it

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Re: New From Nor Cal

Post by Nychold » Mon Jul 28, 2008 9:10 am

PICS OR BS!!

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Re: New From Nor Cal

Post by tankinbeans » Sat Apr 30, 2011 10:30 am

Welcome. 8)

It's so refreshing to hear people discussing, well kinda, a Corolla without mentioning the terms anodyne, Novocain, bread-box, snoresville or any other term discussing how "people who like cars/driving wouldn't be caught dead in one." I frequent various sites where people are "enthusiasts" and the only cars worthy of appreciation are, in no particular order, a V8, RWD, Manual (well that one's a given over here :)), 500+hp, and apparently a wagon, or some extremely rare exotic that normal people can't afford, oh and politics get brought up all the time. Sometimes it's retch-worthy. I only frequent them because it's nice to break up the days at work. EDIT: I only go out to these sites on my brakes and lunches.

Long live the inexpensive cars that can be beaten to snot without wincing. My brother has a 94 Corolla where maintenance is kind of, well a lot, lacking, with 220k and it still runs with little complaint. It has issues that you would expect from a 17 year old car, but is not the worse for wear.
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Re: New From Nor Cal

Post by theholycow » Sat Apr 30, 2011 12:42 pm

tankinbeans wrote:I frequent various sites where people are "enthusiasts" and the only cars worthy of appreciation are, in no particular order, a V8, RWD, Manual (well that one's a given over here :)), 500+hp, and apparently a wagon, or some extremely rare exotic that normal people can't afford, oh and politics get brought up all the time. Sometimes it's retch-worthy. I only frequent them because it's nice to break up the days at work. EDIT: I only go out to these sites on my brakes and lunches.
You've found another site where the population mostly prefers manuals? Even at the sportiest of forums I've visited the best is about 20% manual fanatics, 5% in-between, and 75% slushbox-or-forget-it (including a significant portion who used to drive manual).
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