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potownrob's new (to him) whip

Post by potownrob » Tue Jun 19, 2018 1:25 am

it's not fully registered, but it's in my driveway, and it's been driven around a few times with its transit plate on. this is a second car bought at least partly to keep miles and wear off of the leased golf. this car has a big stick and even bigger balls!! this car has been around the block, but it seems to want to keep going. this car will pass almost everyone and everything unless it's short-shifted. which car is this?? i'll start with one (big) hint...

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Post by tankinbeans » Tue Jun 19, 2018 8:36 am

I'm curious if a manual could make Datsun interesting. Senta SE-R?

Several years ago I drove a friend's Sentra. Methinks Singer had input into its design.
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Post by potownrob » Tue Jun 19, 2018 9:26 am

tankinbeans wrote:I'm curious if a manual could make Datsun interesting. Senta SE-R?

Several years ago I drove a friend's Sentra. Methinks Singer had input into its design.
Not sure if I’d even fit in a Sentra se-r, let alone allow myself to be seen in public driving one. My car isn’t a unicorn, but it could be considered a rare bird of sorts. Mainly because the manual wasn’t popular, but also it was the last year of the manual in this particular model.
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Post by tankinbeans » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:26 am

So...it's an Altezzima.
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Post by AHTOXA » Tue Jun 19, 2018 10:33 pm

Has to be a Maxima based on the gauges.
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Post by potownrob » Wed Jun 20, 2018 12:56 am

AHTOXA wrote:Has to be a Maxima based on the gauges.
"Son, know thy Nissans."

it is indeed not a Maxima, though some might consider it the spiritual successor to the 5th generation Maxima...
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Post by potownrob » Wed Jun 20, 2018 1:04 am

tankinbeans wrote:So...it's an Altezzima.
was hoping for more guesses than you and tone bone, but waiting longer would probably be akin to watching water boil...is indeed an altima. 2007 altima 3.5 se. is indeed manual. 2007 was first year of 4th generation altima, and last year of V6 manual sedan (the V6 manual coupe continued on through the 4th gen).
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Post by tankinbeans » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:11 am

I hear that engine is a gem and can roach the tires in 2nd with relative ease. I have no first hand experience though. The only V6 engines I have experience with are relatively weak aside from the Pornstar V6.

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With the exception of the Chrysler none were really pavement scorchers. Combination of portliness and asthma for the most part.
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Post by potownrob » Wed Jun 20, 2018 10:32 am

tankinbeans wrote:I hear that engine is a gem and can roach the tires in 2nd with relative ease. I have no first hand experience though. The only V6 engines I have experience with are relatively weak aside from the Pornstar V6.

GM 3800 series I (91 LeSabre)
GM 3800 series III (06 Grand Prix)
GM 4300 (98 Blazer)
GM 3100 (03 Century)
FCA 3.6 (17 300)

With the exception of the Chrysler none were really pavement scorchers. Combination of portliness and asthma for the most part.
other than the f/i versions of those bigger gm V6s, those engines were always weak compared to the VQ. When I had my 98 maxima I found it odd how my little 3 litre V6 could be more powerful than the 3.8 litre engines ford and gm (and probably Chrysler) were making. This 3.5 litre is a whole nother animal. I managed to get it on a long stretch of empty road on the way home this morning and the beast came out. I thought I was going to grenade my transmission, the 1-2 shift was so strong. I don’t think I’ve ever felt that much power (at least in a long time) let alone that strong a shift. No tire peeling (a lot of that is tuned out of the 4th gen altimas driving dynamics) but I know I could do it if I tried.
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Post by noob5,000,000 » Thu Jun 21, 2018 10:37 pm

Nice! Do those sound anything like the 350/370Z?
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Post by potownrob » Fri Jun 22, 2018 1:04 am

noob5,000,000 wrote:Nice! Do those sound anything like the 350/370Z?
they sound like a somewhat detuned or muted 350z. It doesn't take much modding to make one sound a lot like a 350z. I personally am not really interested in making mine sound like a 350z. It sounds less restrictive than it should be as it is. I am not too familiar with the 370z engine sound or that of other cars with the VQ37 variants. I have heard they are not as smooth and don't rev as freely, which makes sense.
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