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5/29/20
7:20 PM
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My race car has a dogleg, my street car does not. I race my race car once a year (24 hours of lemons!) and watching video of myself in that thing can be fucking painful. Read more

5/29/20
7:14 PM
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My car has it. I pushed the button to turn it off on my first drive and haven’t turned it on since (except to demonstrate the system to my friend when asked about it.) Read more

5/29/20
7:11 PM
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My instinct is to say that viscous units would be good in all wheel drive cars like your old WRX, where you’re still not going to be doing a one tire fire if the diff doesn’t feel like doing its job.
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5/29/20
3:27 PM
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Gotcha, yeah I had what I’d assume is the same viscous unit back when I had a 350z and it was a mixed bag. It would do its job 90 percent of the time, but if it was really slippery, it would just kind of give up at super low speeds. (E.g first gear donuts fail, but second gear donuts with a much larger radius were a Read more

5/28/20
9:28 PM
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Man. I remember when the old one got those wheels on the type S. I thought the tires were preposterously low profile at the time.

5/28/20
5:45 PM
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Yeah, the Nismo versions are weirdly overpriced, especially considering the additional power they offer exist more as an imagined concept rather than a real world difference.
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5/28/20
5:38 PM
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I think that’s a very realistic sweet spot. Toyota/Subaru could do it by slapping a turbo on the twins but they seem to really not want to do that.

5/28/20
2:28 PM
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I feel like if Nissan can bring their interiors into the present decade, the car will stand a decent chance. Think about the market and where they’re starting. Read more

5/27/20
11:00 PM
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i almost bought one new back in the day. I ended up going with a 350Z instead though, which i drove for over a decade. In retrospect, i’m not sad about my choice since the Z was very reliable, but I do think i missed out on some awesome handling.

5/27/20
7:19 PM
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Sigh. Nostalgia for my own 80's turbo Toyota. This photo was taken in 2005. I’m 99 percent sure the guy i sold it to wrecked it afterwards.

5/27/20
2:25 PM
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Yup. Its very much possible to have a fun powerband in a modern turbocharged engine, but most manufacturers haven’t figured out that that’s a thing they should be doing.