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  • jikjakjikjak
    Posts: 431
    ooh nice! what size twin scroll? have you considered going bigger with an FMIC? i has some aps stuff before and i really liked the performance increase.
    are you making the suspension stiffer? i went through a couple of sets and settled on the cusco zero2r and found them to be good on the track.
  • shishiinushishiinu
    Posts: 2337
    I'm probably going to end up using a PE twinscroll with a GRB topmount since my goal is to keep it the factory appearance. I'm more of a responsive engine type of person instead of making gobs of ponies and its also my daily beater so I have to keep it passing our strickt smog inspection. I have a OCD issue when it comes to building subaru engines and rotary engines. I HAVE to treat all engine pieces with WPC treatment before it goes into a car. Its a night and day difference when you run a car that has a engine treated with WPC. I'm putting to gether a new short block for my WRX running a full Tomei 2.2 liter competition set and even all those expensive forged stuff goes through a full WPC treatment.

    I have the bilstein dampers for street and I also have a revalved zero 2r for running at the track. I do all my own revalving and rebuilding of shocks (worked for JIC suspension and Bilstein in Japan) and I really like the dampers that Cusco makes (showa dampers). I run 14kg fronts and 12kg with .4kg helpers in the rear using swift springs. I revalved my Bilstein coilovers (El Sport) for street and twisties on the weekends running 10kg fronts and 7kg rear with .5kg helpers using hyperco springs (awesome springs by the way).

    The next set of coilovers I'm eyeing is the HKS, I test drove a car with those and I really like them.
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  • jikjakjikjak
    Posts: 431
    woah thats awesome. youre lucky to have the ability to repair and modify the suspension. never heard of wpc, im going to have to check it out!

    i hear you about the turbos, too much turbo lag sucks but theres always that happy medium that you can find.
  • HeidiHeidi
    Posts: 3386
    I just wish my car had something more modern than a tape deck.
    Dogs: Rakka (shikoku), Sosuke (kai), Effie (bc/kelpie)
    Cats: Hester, Batgirl, Stephanie, Harley
  • LosechLosech
    Posts: 2082
    Haha, I didn't even have one until I got a radio with a tape deck in it at Goodwill! I like my tape deck, I can play awesome music with it and I've got one of those tapes with a cord so I can play stuff off my mp3 player too.
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  • okironokiron
    Posts: 3432
    Our tape deck doesn't work. Makes me sad.
    -Rina
  • HeidiHeidi
    Posts: 3386
    Well, actually, I'm in the same boat as Rina because Isaac shoved a bunch of quarters into my tape deck. Otherwise, I'd hook it up with one of those dealies to my smart phone. Which is just so college.
    Dogs: Rakka (shikoku), Sosuke (kai), Effie (bc/kelpie)
    Cats: Hester, Batgirl, Stephanie, Harley
  • shishiinushishiinu
    Posts: 2337
    Lol! You guys are kill'n me!
    Gen, Ami, Kaylynn, Trinity, Yusuke......Riki, Hana, Sammi, Taro, and the newest addition Koyuki.
  • ttddinhttddinh
    Posts: 1990
    well, hey we can't all be car enthusiasts like youuuu!!!
  • okironokiron
    Posts: 3432
    Psh I'm enthusiastic whenever the car starts :P I was jumping up screaming with joy when we passed smog lmao.
    -Rina
  • ttddinhttddinh
    Posts: 1990
    @okiron ROFL!!
  • HeidiHeidi
    Posts: 3386
    LOL

    My check engine light went off all on it's own. Best day of my life.
    Dogs: Rakka (shikoku), Sosuke (kai), Effie (bc/kelpie)
    Cats: Hester, Batgirl, Stephanie, Harley
  • LosechLosech
    Posts: 2082
    Hahaha!

    Thankfully the only warning light my Jeep consistently displays is the washer fluid one. And every now and then, the tube for the rear wiper will come loose so if I turn on the rear wash it'll shoot water and soap at the car behind me!
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  • AraksAraks
    Posts: 802
    "My check engine light went off all on it's own. Best day of my life."

    If only we were all that lucky! XD My damn check engine light has been on for years and no auto shop can figure out the problem...and now the brake lights have turned on... :P
  • "If only we were all that lucky! XD My damn check engine light has been on for years and no auto shop can figure out the problem...and now the brake lights have turned on... :P"

    LOL!

    I haven't exactly been lucky on the car area either. My first car refused to start as soon as there was frost in the air. But then it was stolen and totalled, so problem solved! Then I inherited my mother's old car - a trusty old toyota corolla - when she got a new one, and I had that until summer of 2009 when I drove it into the back of a tractor in a inattentive moment. No one got hurt, except the car which was totalled *blush* To add to the irony the one driving the tractor was the man who had recently purchased my father's dairy farm, so I knew him and just started babbling. He had no idea who I was tho! XD Woops...

    Now I have my third car, and I've had my license only for 7 years (in january)! Once again a toyota corolla. Not impressive but she always starts ;)
    Tanja
    ... all the way from hillbilly Denmark ;)
  • LosechLosech
    Posts: 2082
    HA!

    My sister's got this Honda that was stolen and found in New Mexico (we lived in AZ at the time, she still does) so when we got it back we had a kill switch put in. Well, I borrowed it once and was driving down some twisty mountains at night and hit the light switch on accident... engine dies, I flip out for a good 10 seconds and I attempted to find out WHY the dang engine just died on me as I'm careening down a pitch black mountain, realized the lights were out, turned them on then tried to start the Honda...

    Yeah, I felt stupid, especially since my sister had told me not to touch the lights when the car is running or it'll kill the engine.
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  • ttddinhttddinh
    Posts: 1990
    omg, that sounds scary.
  • LOOOL @Losech
    That totally sounds like something I'd do! XD

    Not really in the "car-dying" kind of topic, but I once drove home from work and decided to shop in our local convenience store. I parked the car, did my shopping and walked home, forgetting that I had my car with me. Next morning when it was time to go to work my car was mysteriously not in it's parking spot and I totally freaked. Phoned my work, phoned my father and screeched all over. I called the police and reported it stolen. A little later I had to go get something from the store, and THERE'S the car! *dying of embarrassment!* So I called the police, gave them a lame excuse, but the cop was not fooled thought and he scolded me until I was bawling like a baby and well, I haven't forgotten where I placed my car ever since! XD
    Tanja
    ... all the way from hillbilly Denmark ;)
  • MirkaMMirkaM
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    Toyota is the best for winter weather! It never let you down.
    Kai will lay down its life to protect its master.
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  • Wow...from hogs to cars, eh? Total Mod failure. =p


    Someone needs to create a that Off-Topic Car thread, lol. I don't have anything that I can race or drift in (that's safe) but I do love my Toyota Tacoma!


    So...someone brave and creative...create a snazy "car" thread to show off those bad ash autos!
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  • @MirkaM
    That is why I only want toyotas. Or... well... I might be tempted to get a porsche for summer cruising if I ever win the lottery! XP SO girly I know...

    Tanja
    ... all the way from hillbilly Denmark ;)
  • shishiinushishiinu
    Posts: 2337
    I still have a 1985 Toyota corolla that my brother drove in high school. That thing has like 300k miles on original every thing, except for the motor which I recently rebuilt.

    Great car stories!

    Gen, Ami, Kaylynn, Trinity, Yusuke......Riki, Hana, Sammi, Taro, and the newest addition Koyuki.
  • Yeah toyotas are the best ;) The one I totalled had almost 300k km, also on original parts.

    The one I have now is only 13 years old, but I'm hoping she will be able to keep it together for 13 more! LOL XD
    Tanja
    ... all the way from hillbilly Denmark ;)
  • AraksAraks
    Posts: 802
    '97 Toyota Camry all the wayyyy lol :)
  • shishiinushishiinu
    Posts: 2337
    I used to work as a mechanic for 13 years So if anyone needs help or questions feel free to ask away.
    Gen, Ami, Kaylynn, Trinity, Yusuke......Riki, Hana, Sammi, Taro, and the newest addition Koyuki.
  • okironokiron
    Posts: 3432
    Psh don't say that Gen, you wont have anymore free time with the long ass emails I'd be sending you.

    I do love how we went from talking about nice cars to clunkers :P
    -Rina
  • shishiinushishiinu
    Posts: 2337
    Any time, I pretty much fix everyone cars at work and even our patrol vehicles at times so no sweat.
    Gen, Ami, Kaylynn, Trinity, Yusuke......Riki, Hana, Sammi, Taro, and the newest addition Koyuki.
  • jujeejujee
    Posts: 724
    Well if you guys are ever in the market for some new rotors and pads let me know =)
  • shishiinushishiinu
    Posts: 2337
    Ooooooh what kind? I need new rotors for my wrx.
    Gen, Ami, Kaylynn, Trinity, Yusuke......Riki, Hana, Sammi, Taro, and the newest addition Koyuki.
  • jujeejujee
    Posts: 724
    We get our rotors from centric. We can either do silver zinc coating on it, or black rotors. You can get them blank, slotted only, drilled only, or drilled and slotted. =)

    When Kevin and I first started dating I got him rotors and pads for his WRX as a bday gift, then he goes and sales his car less than 6 months later for an Evo 10.
  • ttddinhttddinh
    Posts: 1990
    @ jujee as in brake pads?? Do you sell them for acura tl's?
  • jujeejujee
    Posts: 724
    Yeap. Just let me know the year of your car and if u want it for fronts and rears. Also semi-metallic pads or ceramic? Since u live in riverside u are welcome to stop by the warehouse and pick them up. Oh and u get to meet the pups too :)

    My email should be in my profile so just send me an email :)
    Post edited by jujee at 2011-12-01 11:08:17
  • jikjakjikjak
    Posts: 431
    ooh, what kinds of rotors and pads are they?

    anything for '06 CLS55 or '07 range rover sport supercharged?
  • shishiinushishiinu
    Posts: 2337
    Evo 10! Blah! Just kidd'n lol. I was grew up with Subies so I'm partial and will always have life long hatred toward Evo's. Kinda like how Charger's fans hate Raider's fans.

    Hmmm could you get break calipers too? If so I need loaded or unloaded calipers, semi-metallic pads, and basic centric rotors for a 2000 dodge ram 1500 2wd.
    Gen, Ami, Kaylynn, Trinity, Yusuke......Riki, Hana, Sammi, Taro, and the newest addition Koyuki.
  • jujeejujee
    Posts: 724
    We can get calipers as well. I'll let you know on Monday when I'm back in the office. Wrapping things up for today and I don't work on Fridays or the weekends =)

    CLS 55 rotors are expensivee! lol
  • okironokiron
    Posts: 3432
    An Evo is one of Errik's dream cars lol.
    -Rina
  • Better watch out, Julie! I think Brad may start charging you a Kai puppy for advertisement, lol. =p
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  • jikjakjikjak
    Posts: 431
    ya tell me about it, it wasnt pretty the last time i had to change pads and rotors. i was glad to be able to get a drilled/slotted set that saved me 34lbs of weight with some akebono pads that produced much less brake dust for a little more than getting another oem set.

    haha i hear ya on the sti vs evo rivalry, ive always liked the evo but im definitely a subie guy at heart. i really miss tracking the sti though, maybe one day ill get another one.

    BTW i have a set of AMG calipers, pads and rotors for sale, maybe you can get those to fit on the ram! 8 piston fronts and 4 piston rears.
  • shishiinushishiinu
    Posts: 2337
    Nice! Mono block calipers! I could probably make some brackets lol. I'm actually getting ready to sell my beast soon so I need to do some updated repairs. That trucks been to hell and back and has never let me down.

    It's funny but the first car I ever rode in was a Subaru Domingo and my dad has had nothing but subarus since he was in college. I think I caught the racing bug when my dad lapped fuji speedway in a Subaru leone rs with me strapped to a baby seat at age two.

    I was fortunate enough to work at Subaru oriented performance shop both here and Japan. Although I'm a big Nissan and Toyota fan also.
    Gen, Ami, Kaylynn, Trinity, Yusuke......Riki, Hana, Sammi, Taro, and the newest addition Koyuki.
  • Hey, what kind of vehicle would be good for off-road rough terrain and multi-weather proof? My Tacoma can handle mild terrain but it is still pretty delicate. So what would one recommend for more "heavy duty" that can still fit abunch of dogs?

    I have about 145,000 miles on my truck. It is 6 years old (I got it new in October of 2005). So while it's still in pretty good shape, I'm thinking now is probably a good time to start thinking about and window shopping for a potential second vehicle. Which won't be until after I pay off my truck in 2 years anyways. I don't want more then 1 car payment, lol.

    Also...I've gotten my brake pads changed twice already. It looks as if I will be having to get new brake pads again very soon (early next year - January or February). Is this normal or does that seem like a bit much in 6 years?
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  • shishiinushishiinu
    Posts: 2337
    I would get a truck with 4x4 and diesel with good clearance. But I would also consider a tundra also. One car I like is the Subaru forester with sturdier rally suspension. Cars cheap to maintain, good room, and full time awd. There lots of parts to make it a awesome off road vehicle.
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  • shishiinushishiinu
    Posts: 2337
    As for brake life the key word is it all depends. I'm on brake change #3 with 150k on the clock for my truck. So that average for you to go through two brake changes at 140k.
    Gen, Ami, Kaylynn, Trinity, Yusuke......Riki, Hana, Sammi, Taro, and the newest addition Koyuki.
  • @shikokuspirit - that is not too bad for brakes.

    Funny, that is what we are doing with our next car. A Forester Sports 2.5XT, a 2008 for manual. Husband already made a list of all the mods like STi turbo and suspension, should be a fun ride.
  • shishiinushishiinu
    Posts: 2337
    Sounds awesome. That would be next favoritesubaru is the forester. I drove the 2007 model Forester STI in Japan and holy crap that thing handles like a FR sports car. I just put the Red subaru 4 piston calipers on my wife's SH Forester with STI rear mufflers. Now only if Bilstein made shocks in the US I can put on some STI rally coils with Bilstein shocks.

    Here's my WRX "STI" bugeye.

    Missing is the Japanese STI Ver 1 front lip that I destroyed on a parking stall stopper...

    Motor:
    Japanese EJ207 with custom 2.2L (Mahle pistons, STI forged connecting rods, US STI 79mm crank)
    Tomei ARMS 7760 turbo
    Tomei Exhaus system from manifold to downpipe
    HKS exhaust
    Skyline GTR fuel pump
    ZeroSports N1 clutch
    Front Cusco LSD 1way
    Rear Cusco LSD 1.5way
    Bilstein/El Sport coilovers
    Cusco Zero 2r (track)
    Bride Zeta II full bucket seats in front (switching to Recaro soon)
    HKS Kansai front crossmember.
    Prodrive mirrors from 2002 World Rally Car
    ZeroSports carbonfiber wing risers
    Cusco ventilated hood
    Volk 17X9 CE28N with Falken RT615 (track)
    Advan RCII 18X8.5 with Advan Neova

    There's a crap load more stuff but these are some of the stuff on the car.


    Gen, Ami, Kaylynn, Trinity, Yusuke......Riki, Hana, Sammi, Taro, and the newest addition Koyuki.
    Post edited by shishiinu at 2013-08-17 04:14:19
  • dlrobertsdlroberts
    Posts: 6552
    @shikokuspirit - You call your Taco delicate? lol. I'm not sure what you're looking for, because Taco's are wonderful offroad vehicles straight from Toyota. If you want something more rugged than that from the manufacturer, I'd look into a Ford F-150 Raptor. Otherwise, you'll need to customize the hell out of whatever you get.
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  • Well...mine isn't 4 wheel drive. =/


    True though it has been through quite a bit of thrashing and has survived. My Tacoma did get stuck in the mud once while in tall grass and I was all by myself when it happened (well...no other humans around to help). Thank goodness there literally was plywood randomly laying on the ground (enough for both front and rear tires). I'm guessing that people must get their cars and trucks stuck in the mud in that area quite often. Ever since...I've been kinda leery about driving my truck through such mucky or high grass terrain. It does handle steep upward, dirt slopes pretty well...though it's kind of a scary drive.


    I'm not sure what I'm looking for exactly...which is why I asked, lol. I do love my "Taco" but for my 2nd vehicle...I want something different but sturdy. Just exploring my options. Thanks for the recommendations ( @shishiinu @dlroberts )! I'm looking forward to some test drives in the near future. =]


    Meanwhile, maybe I just need to learn what to take with me on off-roading explorations? During the Winter I plan on packing snowchains (for trips to the mountains). I guess I should keep my own personal stash of plywood as well...
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  • dlrobertsdlroberts
    Posts: 6552
    Ah. Well, if you don't have the TRD offroad package, your truck has an open rear differential. It will be a great trail truck due to it's clearance, but won't handle mud or snow particularly well. My F-150 is a 4x4 and has en e-locker in the rear, which is an open diff when not locked. In 4x2 mode, I can't go anywhere in slippery conditions. I would expect your truck to be the same. If what you really care about is traction in slippery conditions, you need a locking diff, or a limited slip at the least.
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  • jikjakjikjak
    Posts: 431
    i find it strange that u can only get lockers with the access cab tacoma and not in the full cab. at least here in canada, is it like that in the US as well?

    i went and test drove the 2012 CLS63 with performance pacakge today and i must say that i was a little underwhelmed. :( the interior was quite nice though.
    Post edited by jikjak at 2011-12-05 23:58:20
  • Not only has my truck gotten stuck in the mud but it has also slipped in the mountains (Big Bear) while it was snowing! There was an area that was a problem for everyone though and 10 guys were there to hold/push my truck through to keep it from sliding further. I didn't have any chains either. My friend drove my truck downhill through the snow since he was able to drive it in 1st gear and without using the brakes. I guess that's what I meant by "delicate". Since it handles just fine during dry and favorable weather conditions.


    So yeah...I need what you said Dave. Thanks!


    ( @jikjak ) I'm not sure how it is in the U.S. I really wanted the TRD Tacoma with double cabin, a long bed and a bed outlet. I don't remember why I couldn't get it. It had something to do with unavailability or price.
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  • dlrobertsdlroberts
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    @jikjak - You can get a locker (TRD Offroad package) in any configuration taco with the V6 in the states.
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  • jikjakjikjak
    Posts: 431
    damn, i wonder why they only allow that offroad pacakge on the access cab version here.
    even the salesperson said it was silly and didnt know the reason why.
  • ttddinhttddinh
    Posts: 1990
    @shishiinu--I saw lady hoggers for the first time today and thought of your hogging adventures and kishus
  • shishiinushishiinu
    Posts: 2337
    Love that show!
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  • ttddinhttddinh
    Posts: 1990
    agree--the show is really interesting but I really wish the two ladies will stop wearing too-tight jeans. It seems like they are trying to pull up their pants every 5 min....too tight low rise jeans are not meant to be running through the swamp with.
  • KevinKevin
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    @brada1878
    @ShikokuSpirit
    Taco owners unite!
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    W00t!

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