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Thought I'd share a photo or two of my new car
Furgle
1077 posts
I've been searching for a long time for a car that is relatively unique on the roads around here, but can still fit a child seat in the back. I originally wanted a toyota 86, but after seeing hundreds of them a day, I had to find something else.

After a very long search (and a lot of saving), I present to you, my 2013 Camaro SS 1LE

6.2L V8 426HP

http://i.imgur.com/UXmR0mq.jpg

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TicMan
Brisbane, Queensland
8980 posts
Firstly, c***.

Secondly, how much and where did you get it from?
11:27am 30/04/14 Permalink
Furgle
1078 posts
Firstly, I get that a lot :P

Secondly, more than I care to admit. Bought it through SCD performance conversions.
11:35am 30/04/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19573 posts
your car is faster if you say it in horsepower

what car did you have those plates on previously? pretty sure i've seen them around and judging from where all the photos are taken you're northside around my area
11:40am 30/04/14 Permalink
TicMan
Brisbane, Queensland
8983 posts
How do I convince wifey we don't need the Disco4 and we need this instead..
11:42am 30/04/14 Permalink
sLaps_Forehead
Brisbane, Queensland
6811 posts
Are you an Arab Sheik?
11:42am 30/04/14 Permalink
Furgle
1079 posts
Yup, northside. They used to be on a VT commodore.
11:47am 30/04/14 Permalink
kappa
Brisbane, Queensland
2195 posts
Love it!
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Creepy
USA
2323 posts
So common, here. :)
11:54am 30/04/14 Permalink
demon
Brisbane, Queensland
7442 posts
beastly! :D
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IVY_MiKe
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
1999 posts
Not even in the same end of the budget at all...

Looks tough though.
Much like a Chrysler 300C, I've found visibility from these to be woeful... that being said if she's loud enough, most obstacles on the road will move out of your way.

If it's not too personal to ask (I know roughly what the SS's are worth) did you buy it outright, lease it, or are buyin it from the bank?
I ask as I've gotta move on from my current wheels and whilst I'd love to buy new, I [personally] can't justify big money on a loan.
12:28pm 30/04/14 Permalink
Dazhel
Gold Coast, Queensland
6448 posts
Vroom! :D

can still fit a child seat in the back

Sad face. Please don't post follow up pics after the kids have destroyed the interior, they'd be too much to bear.
12:36pm 30/04/14 Permalink
Jim
UK
13519 posts
nice!
12:40pm 30/04/14 Permalink
Mosfx
Gold Coast, Queensland
1997 posts
Does it transform?
12:57pm 30/04/14 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
37768 posts
how is your fuel economy around the city?
01:21pm 30/04/14 Permalink
stuffedcrust
Brisbane, Queensland
193 posts
manual too nice :)

hired one in the states, love that v8
01:29pm 30/04/14 Permalink
crazymorton
Brisbane, Queensland
4951 posts
nice wheels.

cop magnet?
01:59pm 30/04/14 Permalink
Furgle
1080 posts
Fuel consumption is currently 11.9L/100km, so pretty good considering the size of the engine. I don't drive it every day, it's more of a toy. My other car is a Prius *gasp!*

Visibility is actually pretty good when driving. Parking can be a pain though. I'm glad it has a reversing camera with proximity warnings.

Haven't been pulled over yet, even when I drove it without plates.
02:02pm 30/04/14 Permalink
defcon
Brisbane, Queensland
1209 posts
Looks tough, was thinking about one, but for the money, I'd have hard time looking at anything other than a gtr (but thats just me). I'm keen to see how much the new mustang GTs will cost when they are locally delivered in 2015.
02:15pm 30/04/14 Permalink
Thundercracker
Brisbane, Queensland
3381 posts
how is your fuel economy around the city?


fuel economy is for chumps!

ps nice car :D
02:16pm 30/04/14 Permalink
Mosfx
Gold Coast, Queensland
1998 posts
mustang GTs will cost when they are locally delivered in 2015.


Probably the same price they always been since they think we are Australians
02:23pm 30/04/14 Permalink
Furgle
1081 posts
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Audi
Perth, Western Australia
734 posts
Same LS3 as my GTS I gather? Do like but with a second kid on the way I'd have no chance of getting a two door past the wife.

Any mods planned?
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paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19575 posts
fuel economy is for chumps!


pretty much
05:48pm 30/04/14 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
10962 posts
Nice car
too bad it's the same colour as the road, i mean surely you buy a car styled like this for looks then have a colour to blend in? A little odd.
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Furgle
1082 posts
I'm led to believe it's the same LS3 so parts & servicing is relatively easy.

I plan on plastidipping the gold sections of the Chevy bow tie to black. Maybe halo headlights but that's about it. It's already full of track upgrades as it's the 1LE package.

I've always wanted a graphite colored car, so I bought one. The Matt black hood looks better on graphite than most other body colours. The ones available in Australia mostly come in bright yellow and everyone says "look Bumblebee!" Mine looks like it ate Bumblebee for breakfast.
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Audi
Perth, Western Australia
736 posts
How many kms on the clock or was it run out new?
06:12pm 30/04/14 Permalink
Furgle
1083 posts
600km

I don't believe you can buy them new here without paying some ridiculous tariff.
06:14pm 30/04/14 Permalink
Furgle
1084 posts
^6000km, missed a zero when typing on my phone. I wish it was only 600.
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Audi
Perth, Western Australia
737 posts
If you are interested I can offer you a brand new unused K&N filter to suit delivered for $50. usually $100 in store. I picked one up but ended up getting given a VCM otr and it already had a filter. It's just sitting in my tool box ready to go if you're keen drop me a PM.
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reso
I can't read
Brisbane, Queensland
5446 posts
Very nice mate. Mad jelly.
06:52pm 30/04/14 Permalink
cherocha
Queensland
560 posts
Nice. Love the colour.
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Viper119
Other International
2381 posts
Wowzers, nice!

Yeah I like a nice white car for high visibility.
07:43pm 30/04/14 Permalink
infi
Brisbane, Queensland
21448 posts
sweet stylin!
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sLaps_Forehead
Brisbane, Queensland
6813 posts
hmmm

Didn't Walter White buy one of these with the proceeds of his meth cooking operation?

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Audi
Perth, Western Australia
738 posts
hmmm

Didn't Walter White buy one of these with the proceeds of his meth cooking operation?



For his son I think but it wasn't a MY13
08:43pm 30/04/14 Permalink
Rdizz
Brisbane, Queensland
2575 posts
bad ass dude, bad ass.
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dewb
Brisbane, Queensland
4638 posts
nice car!

fk the haters

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Skitza
Brisbane, Queensland
9913 posts
Do want!

Although I'll wait till they are released here... if ever ;)
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Keato
Melbourne, Victoria
632 posts
Really like it. Was seriously considering one before I got mt bmw. The one I was looking at was 130k, yellow and black with official transformer logos on it. Great looking car, well done.
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paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19599 posts
Not hating but you spent your money better on the bmw if you spent that same amount on it

what model?
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Audi
Perth, Western Australia
756 posts
Jesus 130k? These will be cheap as chips in comparison when Holden starts importing.
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HurricaneJim
Brisbane, Queensland
1827 posts
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Jc_23
Brisbane, Queensland
931 posts
Wicked ride man!!!! Must feel awesome every time you enjoy a cruise, huh? :)

Unique ++
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ytime
Darwin, Northern Territory
8 posts
Honest question, why buy such an expensive toy that you use maybe every second day? Wouldn'tyou have more fun using that money on some crazy holiday?
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ph33x
Thailand
1868 posts
Honest question, why buy such an expensive toy that you use maybe every second day? Wouldn'tyou have more fun using that money on some crazy holiday?

Once a holiday is over, it's over. Can't happen again in two days.

Holidays after the fact are just ways for self-serving people to compare how in touch they are with the planet and other cultures. "Oh I've been here, and there, and oh! There too!" - When in reality you went and saw some trees, water, sand, dirt, some concrete buildings.

I'd take a car over a holiday, any day.
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ytime
Darwin, Northern Territory
10 posts
Conversely a car ride is only a few hours long at a time. Anyway it was just an example of an alternative.

and you're right, it's just a way for self serving people but not everyone is selfserving.
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Vash
3950 posts

When in reality you went and saw some trees, water, sand, dirt, some concrete buildings.


You must be fun at parties
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HeardY
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Sydney, New South Wales
21328 posts
awesome, very jealous!
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maRtz
Brisbane, Queensland
4209 posts
maybe he does holidays too? think of that?!?!?
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ytime
Darwin, Northern Territory
13 posts
nah but for the cost of that car he can have a made holiday. Unless he does both then he's just a rich prick and grats on the new car.
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paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19602 posts
Maybe he likes cars?

Dumb post of the thread goes to you, friend.
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LordHelyi
Brisbane, Queensland
1709 posts
I do love new camaro's. And old ones.

Can't justify a ~$25,000 car (base model in 'Murica ~$50k for top) costing ~$100,000-140,000 here.
Even factoring USD : AUD
Just... Can't... Otherwise I'd be driving one :/
08:10pm 06/05/14 Permalink
cherocha
Queensland
568 posts
you went and saw some trees, water, sand, dirt, some concrete buildings.

What the f***? lool
08:23pm 06/05/14 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
22914 posts
I do love new camaro's. And old ones.

Can't justify a ~$25,000 car (base model in 'Murica ~$50k for top) costing ~$100,000-140,000 here.
Even factoring USD : AUD
Just... Can't... Otherwise I'd be driving one :/

I know, how f***ed is it? Don't forget though, LHD to RHD conversion costs so there's also that. Stupid best beaches tax :(
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Audi
Perth, Western Australia
758 posts
Can't justify a ~$25,000 car (base model in 'Murica ~$50k for top) costing ~$100,000-140,000 here.


Yeah this is what kills the dream for me.
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koopz
Brisbane, Queensland
10500 posts
you might be surprised what is coming...


Aesthetics are important to be sure, though economic sustainability has been coming longer still


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Scooter
Brisbane, Queensland
6403 posts
If you want a car that's "relatively unique on the roads around here" then check out my mates Subi-Rover;
http://i285.photobucket.com/albums/ll80/82leone/image_zps059a8f69.jpg

Not that it's actually allowed on the roads though... but props to Shaneo, and his magnificent beast.

Also, nice car I guess :p Looks like it would be a sweet ride but it might be difficult getting into those Macca's (or was it the toombul shopping centre?) carparks.
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Audi
Perth, Western Australia
760 posts
you might be surprised what is coming...


Not at all.. 90k AUD CTS-v's are not much over a year away.
10:35pm 06/05/14 Permalink
Furgle
1085 posts
I like cars. I like travel. ¿Por qué no los duos?

My passport has quite a few stamps, I'm going back to the US & Canada later this year for a couple of months.

I had considered buying a BMW, but I'd just be driving a car that no one else really cares to see. With this one, most people stop to look. I kind of like the attention.

I just waxed it for the first time today. It's amazing the difference it makes.
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Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
37798 posts
Wouldn'tyou have more fun using that money on some crazy holiday?


lolz, no.

and scooter, i gotta take a pic of the pumped up volvo 240 that cruises my neighbourhood int he morning, when i first saw the pic above i thought that was it.

its a 240 wagon, on this massive f*** off chasis and wheels.

looks awesome
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Audi
Perth, Western Australia
763 posts
I like cars. I like travel. I kind of like the attention.


You sir are normal.
06:00pm 07/05/14 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
37801 posts
i dunno, is it normal to like wasting money on traveling?
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Audi
Perth, Western Australia
764 posts
i dunno, is it normal to like wasting money on traveling?


When there are complete industries based around it then yea it's normal.
07:48pm 07/05/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19606 posts
Don't worry about spook, he is as wrong the other clown in this thread
07:53pm 07/05/14 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
37805 posts
well, thats extremel unlikely.
07:58pm 07/05/14 Permalink
cherocha
Queensland
573 posts
i dunno, is it normal to like wasting money on traveling?

There ain't no better way to spend it.
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trog
AGN Admin
USA
37698 posts
Like Creepy, I can't walk out of the house here without tripping over multiple Camaros. There was a hot black one out the front of my place when I happened to be coming in with the numberplate: BRM BRM.
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Taipan
USA
4667 posts
Youd want to get a killer deal to even bother with one in Australia. Perhaps i have just seen enough of them here that they really dont get a second look from me anymore, actually they dont even get much of an initial glance they are so common. By common i mean you see them here like you see falcons back home.

If you shop around here you can pick one up with 10k miles on the clock in top condition for around $25,000.
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trog
AGN Admin
USA
37699 posts
Where are you again Taipan?
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Taipan
USA
4668 posts
Arkansas

The roads here are covered in camaros, vettes, mustangs, chargers and challengers. The only type of car that out numbers them is of course pickups. I have to say though as a personal choice after driving a number of these cars i can really see the appeal of the pickups, they are comfortable as hell to drive visibility is second to none and you can do a heap more with them. On top of that you dont need a shoe horn to get in and out of them.

I priced a GMC Denali while i was back in Australia last time and the going rate was $125,000 for a second hand one. My father in law got one here brand new for $42,000. Personally i think youd have to be completely off your head to pay Australian prices for current US vehicles, there pricing is beyond ridiculous its outright retarded.

The other thing is i still have more faith in the reliability of Jap cars such as Subaru, Honda and Mazda over any American car.
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trog
AGN Admin
USA
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Arkansas
Nice. I'm in Ohio; if I end up road tripping (which I hope to at some point) I'll let you know and we can grab a beer :)
The other thing is i still have more faith in the reliability of Jap cars such as Subaru, Honda and Mazda over any American car.
The ads on TV here just reek of desperation - Ford have a series of ads that are all about how much better they are than Honda. Hondas are fkn EVERYWHERE here, so I'm not sure if it's a local phenomenon, but they are just trying to hard to make people want to not buy Japanese cars (and, as far as I can tell, failing badly).
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Taipan
USA
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Nice. I'm in Ohio; if I end up road tripping (which I hope to at some point) I'll let you know and we can grab a beer :)


Absolutely, it'd be great to see someone from back home if you were just passing through. Truth be told Arkansas is a nice state there isn't to much to see here people generally just pass through heading to somewhere like Texas or New Orleans. I'd have to drag you down to the range before having a beer though :)




The ads on TV here just reek of desperation - Ford have a series of ads that are all about how much better they are than Honda. Hondas are fkn EVERYWHERE here, so I'm not sure if it's a local phenomenon, but they are just trying to hard to make people want to not buy Japanese cars (and, as far as I can tell, failing badly).


I do see a lot of Hondas and another car that's pretty popular here is Lexus, they are fairly common. As for local car brands not doing as well as you might expect there is one thing that comes to mind that I hear a lot here. Americans don't seem to be as in love with gas guzzlers as they used to be and I constantly hear the moaning about fuel prices just like I do back home. Jap cars have a reputation for being good on fuel and even if it wasn't true I think most Americans would believe Jap cars are in general cheaper to run anyway. I hear guys at work comparing and bragging about mileage where I guess in days gone by they would probably have been comparing horsepower.
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ph33x
Thailand
1885 posts
That's because Japanese cars do things like multiple sized injectors per cylinder, turbochargers, VVTI, V-Tech, etc.

Most American cars as of a few years ago were still using pushrod engines where DOHC (Quad Cam for V engines) has been on jap/euro cars for a very long time. The American way is all about displacement and supercharging, it's only been the past few years where they've pulled their head out of the sand and started to take up these fuel efficient technologies. A few years ago in the car scene, you could tell when you were talking to an American just by the type of engines and forced induction they prefer.

I say that in a general sense. I'm sure some American cars have used overhead cams for some years, but the vast majority didn't.
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Audi
Perth, Western Australia
769 posts
There are good things about a push rod engine of course. Reliable, cheap and lighter than an DOHC engine come to mind.
Hell Holmart had the supercharged LSA For $10,000aud a month back. A steal for a brand new 470kw engine.
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maRtz
Brisbane, Queensland
4210 posts
Furgle, you may have inspired me to get a muscle car (thinking Shelby GT500).. PM me how much you paid for it
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maRtz
Brisbane, Queensland
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who said i was going through with it... gonna do some research, get quotes etc.
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copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
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That's because Japanese cars do things like multiple sized injectors per cylinder, turbochargers, VVTI, V-Tech, etc.

Most American cars as of a few years ago were still using pushrod engines where DOHC (Quad Cam for V engines) has been on jap/euro cars for a very long time. The American way is all about displacement and supercharging, it's only been the past few years where they've pulled their head out of the sand and started to take up these fuel efficient technologies. A few years ago in the car scene, you could tell when you were talking to an American just by the type of engines and forced induction they prefer.

I say that in a general sense. I'm sure some American cars have used overhead cams for some years, but the vast majority didn't.



part of the reason that the pushrods are still used is because of DoD, or displacement on demand, it is easier to have a system that shuts down cylinders on a pushrod engine
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maRtz
Brisbane, Queensland
4212 posts
Oh you're one of those people eh.


Talk about yourself mate. Interesting how everyone responds positively when someone shows off photo's of their car, but when someone "talks" about getting one, people (in this case Audi) are so negative.
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hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
10972 posts
Who cares how the valves are actuated? For the power/weight/size/fuel economy/cost to manufacture & maintain, it's bloody hard to beat a GM LS motor.

Don't think i'm some one eyed git either, my last car was a VTEC Prelude
07:59pm 08/05/14 Permalink
Audi
Perth, Western Australia
773 posts
maRtz Please read the thread. I have the same engine as OP and possibly the same driveline. I have been nothing but supportive of OP.
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Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
37810 posts
my last car was a VTEC Prelude


sweetest of sweet rides bro
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mission
Brisbane, Queensland
8903 posts
Nice ride!

I'm not a car guy but I do like some of those yank cars.

We'll done.
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Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
22918 posts
hey martz, just remember to be a smartass to the cops when they pull you over for speeding in your new car eh? we need more entertainment like this
http://i.imgur.com/0rMCEUE.png


sweetest of sweet rides bro

oi spook, I bet he even has a radio that plays something other than JJJ! How jelly are you?

I miss my V8, but I don't miss the rego or cost of fuel (it was a slow s***box with no power, I just liked the sound it made)
09:31pm 08/05/14 Permalink
koopz
Brisbane, Queensland
10502 posts
the geek in me is saying 'where's the sneaky' hydro mod


nice looking car dude
09:34pm 08/05/14 Permalink
Audi
Perth, Western Australia
774 posts
meh.
10:10pm 08/05/14 Permalink
Furgle
1086 posts
Went for a drive to Tenterfield & back.

Fuel economy is quite good for a V8.

(wife took photo while I drove, so not great quality)

http://i.imgur.com/1v0oPap.png
11:25pm 08/05/14 Permalink
Net
AusGamers Dev
Brisbane, Queensland
45 posts
Very nice car, it looks very mean.

I've been searching for a long time for a car that is relatively unique on the roads around here, but can still fit a child seat in the back. I originally wanted a toyota 86, but after seeing hundreds of them a day, I had to find something else.


I've got an 86. You can maybe fit a compact child seat in the back but there really isn't any room for people's legs. As for seeing them everywhere, now I can't go a day without seeing at least another one. Considering there was a massive waiting queue (I pre-ordered before it was announced and I still waited 8 months to get mine in Jan 2012), they really do seem to be everywhere.

http://i.imgur.com/WKhGH.jpg
11:43pm 08/05/14 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
37813 posts
haha whoop. i gotta pull that head unit out, but im hardly in the car atm, so its a project for later.

also, im glad you included my comment in that martz post as i think it summed up what everyone was thiking nice and succintly.
06:26am 09/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1887 posts
I've got an 86. You can maybe fit a compact child seat in the back but there really isn't any room for people's legs. As for seeing them everywhere, now I can't go a day without seeing at least another one. Considering there was a massive waiting queue (I pre-ordered before it was announced and I still waited 8 months to get mine in Jan 2012), they really do seem to be everywhere.

This is true. However, there aren't many rolling around with built 500kw 2JZ engines in them.

Dooo iiittt.
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maRtz
Brisbane, Queensland
4213 posts
gee whoops post is on topic, how did that not get nuked?!?!?!

Anyway what can I say, my attitude reflected the situation I was in. I drive accordingly to the road conditions and the surroundings (and I'm sure a lot of you do too). I wasn't endangering my life or anyone elses (only 12k over), I was just an easy target for an anal cop who wants to add some revenue to make sure his pay cheques keep rolling in.

Nothing personal and I'm not pointing any fingers but I noticed some of you guys are hypocrites on these forums and I'm not saying that is a bad thing just get off my f*****g case.

Thank you.
10:32am 09/05/14 Permalink
trog
AGN Admin
USA
37710 posts
I wasn't endangering my life or anyone elses (only 12k over),
that is not your decision to make when it comes to a shared & regulated medium like public roads
10:39am 09/05/14 Permalink
Audi
Perth, Western Australia
775 posts
Totally agree trog, maRtz must think he has xmen like skills to control a vehicle under unsafe conditions.
11:10am 09/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1889 posts
Buy a commodore maRtz, this way you become incapable of breaking any road rules. Waterways would be a different story though.
11:17am 09/05/14 Permalink
maRtz
Brisbane, Queensland
4214 posts
there was no-one else on the road lol. Only a cop car a few hundred meters ahead.

In NT there is a road that has no speed limit, instead there is a sign that says drive to conditions or something like that so the concept of driving to conditions does exist in Australia. Also a lot of common sense comes in to play, I don't drive around like Carmageddon. I actually 90% of the time follow the speed limit, but when the road is open, no other cars around, no cars parked on street, not suburbia etc. etc. then I go over a bit eg. 12k as there is no risk.

I really find it hard to believe no-one intentionally speeds on the road even occasionally and say around 12k over at least, everyone here must be f*****g angels!!

Buy a commodore maRtz, this way you become incapable of breaking any road rules.


lol, I had a VN commodore wagon back when I got my licence, it was probably worse for breaking rules >:(

last edited by maRtz at 12:05:48 09/May/14
12:03pm 09/05/14 Permalink
Audi
Perth, Western Australia
776 posts
there was no-one else on the road lol.


Oh man you really don't get it do you? It's a said state of affairs when you have to repeatedly explain to someone the dangers of speeding.
12:08pm 09/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1891 posts
Oh man you really don't get it do you? It's a said state of affairs when you have to repeatably explain to someone the dangers of speeding.

And I suppose you only use your 6.2L V8 engine's full power when towing massive loads huh. Come on meow, I bet you broke a road rule within the first 2 kilometers of driving it.

Who here can honestly cast the first stone at his driving? Everyone's had a good speed here or there, get off the horse. The only point that can be made is maRtz should accept punishment for getting caught and nothing more. Preaching road safety when you own a 6.2L V8 holden when a V6 could do the same job is just lol. Meow, come on..
12:21pm 09/05/14 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
8904 posts
there was no-one else on the road lol. Only a cop car a few hundred meters ahead.


So there was someone else on the road?

What's the point in driving 12km/hr over? How much time does that actually save?

If you averaged 12km over the limit over a 100km distance you may save around 6 whole minutes - whoop-de-do, and you would have used more $'s in fuel doing it and be paranoid/on the constant look out for cops for the whole drive....

Obviously over a shorter drives the time saving becomes inconsequential.



12:35pm 09/05/14 Permalink
Audi
Perth, Western Australia
777 posts

Obviously over a shorter drives the time saving becomes inconsequential.


Maybe he was driving to the moon

Doing an oil change tomorrow. Always love the first thrash with some new oil in.
12:39pm 09/05/14 Permalink
mission
Brisbane, Queensland
8905 posts
Maybe he was driving to the moon


Fair enough.

If I was driving to the moon I'd probably be tempted to run a few clicks over the limit. Far less traffic on that route so it should be ok.

Travelling at 112km/h (rather than 100km/h) you'd save around 22,380 minutes or 373 hours to complete the 348,400 km journey, yeah it's worth it then.
12:48pm 09/05/14 Permalink
Furgle
1087 posts
While I don't always drive to the speed limit, I don't argue like a tool with cops.

No point. Do you really think with that sort of logic you will talk yourself out of a speeding ticket? Do you think the cop will just say "ok sir, you are right, carry on."
03:50pm 09/05/14 Permalink
maRtz
Brisbane, Queensland
4215 posts
bla bla bla...

I've been driving for over 14 yrs and never had a speed related accident, actually I've never had an accident lol. *knocks on wood*

Common sense, road conditions, surroundings, risk etc are all factors I take into consideration when I drive and never had an issue. I know all about the dangers of speeding and I never put myself in this danger. Plus I would never put someone elses life at risk as well as my own.

Let's not forget here, we're only talking 12k's over on a section of road where the speed was just about to change by an extra 10k's and I would have been only 2k over. I'm not "hooning" around at exorbitant speeds!!

What's the point in driving 12km/hr over? How much time does that actually save?
It's not about saving time, it's about enjoying the drive. Doing the speed limit is typically boring, especially on this stretch of road that was long, wide, open and no other cars in my vicinity. As I said before, I drive to the conditions.

Do you really think with that sort of logic you will talk yourself out of a speeding ticket? Do you think the cop will just say "ok sir, you are right, carry on.


no, I was just taking my frustration out on him, I'm not going to be a bubbly f***** to him. I understand he was doing his job but I was also challenging him to what he "really" thinks which I realise is just a waste of time but he was a cliche cop just quoting the text book. It's also at the officers discression, most cops go after the bigger fish that carries larger fines and demerit points etc.

last edited by maRtz at 17:33:54 09/May/14
05:31pm 09/05/14 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
37821 posts
lolz martz, keep typing bro, im sure you'll convince us all eventually
07:12pm 09/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1894 posts
What's the fastest you've travelled in a car Spook?
07:26pm 09/05/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19612 posts
Haha martz just quit bro
07:38pm 09/05/14 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
37822 posts
f***, i wish i still had the photos.

it was very fast (suprisingly, it was in a magna hire car in tasmania, not in my fully hektik skyline)
07:39pm 09/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1895 posts
I've only been 110km/h Spook. I drive responsibly.
07:42pm 09/05/14 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
37825 posts
i was on a race track bro, i dont ever speed on the road.

unless im outrunning the cops.
07:46pm 09/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1896 posts
Ah. Last time I went to a race track I managed about 260 in my 32 and it was pretty scary but awesome at the same time. Makes you get the throttle shakes.

It had more, I didn't. :(

(Was using s***** 180km/h tyres and they weren't balanced too good..)
07:48pm 09/05/14 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
37826 posts
i had a 33, so i was pretty far advanced on you bro.
07:54pm 09/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1897 posts
You put a high speed prop on it didn't ya.
08:11pm 09/05/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19614 posts
Haha 'advanced' for a lemon r33 that popped 1 engine and caught fire

Nothing about your car was advanced rb26 > rb25, especially r33 rb25
08:18pm 09/05/14 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
10974 posts
this thread is classic qgl comedy gold.

points awarded to spook, whoop, trog and mission

lolz at martz for thinking he can change rules set aeons ago federally by talking to a no stripes constable
08:29pm 09/05/14 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
22919 posts
paveway: Maybe the timing was advanced (too far) and that's why it blew up? :p
08:30pm 09/05/14 Permalink
Audi
Perth, Western Australia
781 posts
I've only been 220, it was on the freeway but it was a clear sunny day and no one was around.
08:32pm 09/05/14 Permalink
cherocha
Queensland
576 posts
270 on bike, narrowly dodging cars full of handicapped children and the elderly.

I imagine the feeling in a car would be pretty amazing, but on a bike and without being in full armour it's just f*****g terrifying.
09:42pm 09/05/14 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
22920 posts
I don't know how fast I've been, chances are it would have been when I went round QR on one of those V8 experiences but I never looked at the speedo :(
09:42pm 09/05/14 Permalink
Jim
UK
13526 posts
320 down coro drive but it wasn't peak hour and I had plenty of thought-provoking arguments ready for any brainwashed police that might pull me over
09:47pm 09/05/14 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
37828 posts
haha jimbo

Haha 'advanced' for a lemon r33 that popped 1 engine and caught fire

Nothing about your car was advanced rb26 > rb25, especially r33 rb25


would have beat your car bro, but yer, there was something suss with that first motor, second motor was much nicer.
07:47am 10/05/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19615 posts
Nah it would have been slower - less power s*** tyres, old car, old driver etc.

Fastest i've done was probably at lakeside in the r34 as i haven't taken it out to qr yet which was somewhere over 180km/h speedo doesn't go any further but but the ecu has the limiter removed

actually more likely to be in the r32 at qr, less power but longer straight


07:54am 10/05/14 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
37829 posts
i had nankangs bro.
08:12am 10/05/14 Permalink
Furgle
1088 posts
So speaking of speed, if I wanted to have a run around a proper racetrack, how would I go about doing that?
08:55am 10/05/14 Permalink
LordHelyi
Brisbane, Queensland
1711 posts
333.36km/hr.
But I went so fast I caught 3,000ft of air man.
Wasn't many people around so it was pretty safe.
11:03am 10/05/14 Permalink
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11:17am 10/05/14 Permalink
Audi
Perth, Western Australia
782 posts
333.36km/hr.
But I went so fast I caught 3,000ft of air man.
Wasn't many people around so it was pretty safe.


Haha, yeah if you count the aircraft I've flown I've been faster than 220.
About 160kn or 300km/h in a Cessna 172 Skyhawk
11:33am 10/05/14 Permalink
maRtz
Brisbane, Queensland
4216 posts
320 down coro drive but it wasn't peak hour and I had plenty of thought-provoking arguments ready for any brainwashed police that might pull me over


320 in your X6 with lame plates "awwyeah"

lol
11:36am 10/05/14 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
22926 posts
Nah it would have been slower - less power s*** tyres, old car, old driver etc.

Fastest i've done was probably at lakeside in the r34 as i haven't taken it out to qr yet which was somewhere over 180km/h speedo doesn't go any further but but the ecu has the limiter removed

actually more likely to be in the r32 at qr, less power but longer straight



Are you going on one of those Time Attack days? Or just a random drive day? Everyone keeps telling me to go up but I have no friends and I don't want to go up there alone because I'm an idiot and I WILL break something. Then I'm stuck up there. lol.
11:41am 10/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1898 posts
^ That's why you buy a Skyline, they're bulletproof.

Except Spooks bucket of course.
12:03pm 10/05/14 Permalink
Roonee
Perth, Western Australia
118 posts
it been cammed up? you gotta get it cammed up.

I'm led to believe it's the same LS3 so parts & servicing is relatively easy.


Enginge/box parts won't ever be a problem, but don't ding those panels!

and 10km/l highway, 12-13km/l is about the same as my old 3.8 gets, and it only puts out about 130kw and the car weighs about 400kgs less.

Looks like I can't afford NOT to have a V8!
12:04pm 10/05/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19616 posts
So speaking of speed, if I wanted to have a run around a proper racetrack, how would I go about doing that?


www.timeattack.com.au is who i go through, they do queensland raceway and lakeside days

i'd suggest going to QR first before you think about lakeside

Are you going on one of those Time Attack days? Or just a random drive day? Everyone keeps telling me to go up but I have no friends and I don't want to go up there alone because I'm an idiot and I WILL break something. Then I'm stuck up there. lol.


i'm pretty sure we have spoken about this, i haven't been for a while as i was / still am under going s*** at the hospital

unless you have a friend with a tow truck that is going to come with you and hold your hand, you're still stuck at the track if you break something regardless of who is with you

i'm hoping to do the august day at QR with teq who just bought a new SSV redline
12:30pm 10/05/14 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
22928 posts
^^ yeah had a friend with a 4x4 who could tow a car trailer. But I've not spoken to them for ages coz they all got girlfriends and f*** off camping every day. useless c****.

we probably have spoken about it but I have a memory like a goldfish
02:44pm 10/05/14 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
37833 posts
Except Spooks bucket of course.


my skyline was beautiful :(
i miss it somedays.
http://members.optusnet.com.au/~c.broughton3/skyline.jpg
03:16pm 10/05/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19617 posts
^^ yeah had a friend with a 4x4 who could tow a car trailer. But I've not spoken to them for ages coz they all got girlfriends and f*** off camping every day. useless c****.

we probably have spoken about it but I have a memory like a goldfish


worst case you call a tow truck and pay for a tow home..

but don't plan to fail, especially if you car isn't that modified there is less risk in it and just do a half day - a half day is only like 5 sessions, 1 session is like 6 or 7 laps (1 warm up, 4 or 5 hot laps and 1 cool down)

it's not like you are pounding around the track for an hour at a time

it sounds like you've over thinking it, especially for a practically unmodified car
04:00pm 10/05/14 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
22930 posts


my skyline was beautiful :(
i miss it somedays.

I miss my Corolla :( Was fast enough, pretty good on fuel and with the back seats down you could fit an army back there.
06:00pm 10/05/14 Permalink
Audi
Perth, Western Australia
783 posts


my skyline was beautiful :(


Not sure if I like the blue or not. Fan of the mags though as long as your calipers and discs look fresh.
11:28pm 10/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1901 posts
Last time I was at CRD I managed to get a few photos of JUN. Pretty sweet stuff. It even has a bottle warmer.

http://i.imgur.com/NJhexlh.jpg.
http://i.imgur.com/N5bV4VF.jpg.
http://i.imgur.com/8WXuovF.jpg
02:03am 11/05/14 Permalink
Audi
Perth, Western Australia
785 posts
What a weapon. More info on the car Ph33x? vids?
03:29am 11/05/14 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
37834 posts
was that the 1000hp yellow r33?
07:28am 11/05/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19621 posts
it's an r32

and that rear bar doesn't look very yellow to me
08:54am 11/05/14 Permalink
Roonee
Perth, Western Australia
119 posts
There's strong correlations between excessive masturbation, not having any meaningful relationships, and driving a skyline.

you've got to be a complete tosser to drive a skyline at all, but to start posting pics of them in a thread about a (arguably) real car takes it to a whole new level.

Shame.
09:28am 11/05/14 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
37835 posts
rice burners lolz
09:52am 11/05/14 Permalink
Furgle
1089 posts
10:39am 11/05/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19624 posts
i think you just confirmed who the complete tosser is lols
10:46am 11/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1902 posts
Roon is just jealous that the longest skid he's ever done is the beer drool on his wife beater.



It has positive camber on the rear tyres so once the suspension sags it's got enough grip lol.
11:30am 11/05/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19627 posts
be interested to see how it goes on the track

i personally find drag racing pretty boring
02:14pm 11/05/14 Permalink
Ha
Brisbane, Queensland
339 posts
watch closely as i take a firm grip of the steering wheel and (maybe) change gears
02:17pm 11/05/14 Permalink
Roonee
Perth, Western Australia
120 posts




http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ynv13HsIz6Q

naturally aspirated and consistent - the australian way.
04:27pm 11/05/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19628 posts
Lol the australian way

pull your head out of your ass

after actually watching that s*** video boy does this comment come to mind:

Roon is just jealous that the longest skid he's ever done is the beer drool on his wife beater.
04:55pm 11/05/14 Permalink
Spook
Brisbane, Queensland
37836 posts
naturally aspirated and consistent - the australian way.


ahahahhahahahahahah
05:00pm 11/05/14 Permalink
Audi
Perth, Western Australia
787 posts

i personally find drag racing pretty boring


Yeah same.
08:36pm 11/05/14 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
10977 posts
what, that's a bird driving the torana?
i'm impressed. also i'd have it over a skyline.
unless i had to drive it every day
09:38pm 11/05/14 Permalink
Rdizz
Brisbane, Queensland
2579 posts
05:23pm 12/05/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
1912 posts
Ah the good old 7M.

If I recall, Toyota torqued the head studs on a ton of these engines at half the required amount due to some clerical/paperwork issue. Good engine after this though.
05:36pm 12/05/14 Permalink
Rdizz
Brisbane, Queensland
2580 posts
I was lucky enough to score a Turbo-A edition 7m that didn't have that problem
05:38pm 12/05/14 Permalink
nitestalkr
Melbourne, Victoria
6 posts
nice ride!
04:21pm 26/05/14 Permalink
Whoop
Brisbane, Queensland
22962 posts
01:23am 27/05/14 Permalink
jezz
1 posts
Hi Furgle, I am looking to import and convert a Camaro as well. Can you tell me what SCD were like to deal with, how the whole process was etc, any issues with the car now?
Much appreciate the feedback.
Cheers
01:36pm 07/07/14 Permalink
Raven
Melbourne, Victoria
8583 posts
Speaking of new cars, I'm very seriously, not even joking, contemplating buying a new/second car purely as a toy.

http://int.caterhamcars.com/sites/default/files/styles/slideshow/public/cars/slideshow/cars-header-main-caterham-roadsport-125-ii_1.jpg?itok=cZcmKSx9
02:23pm 07/07/14 Permalink
Eorl
AusGamers Editor
Brisbane, Queensland
12696 posts
I would love to own something vintage, maybe an old EH Holden, but what is stopping me right now is cost and knowledge of fixing it/having a mechanic friend. I've heard that old cars can have a fair bit of work attached to them, so I guess I'll just wait till I'm far older.
02:28pm 07/07/14 Permalink
paveway
Brisbane, Queensland
19859 posts
yeah that knowledge isn't just going to pop into your head, you either get in young and learn how to fix s*** (which is ridic easy on old cars)

or wait until you are older and can just burn money on mechanics for mostly questionable quality work
02:47pm 07/07/14 Permalink
IVY_MiKe
Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
2057 posts
I've heard that old cars can have a fair bit of work attached to them, so I guess I'll just wait till I'm far older.


I'd argue the opposite Eorl, surethe 'old car' might need some more significant TLC to begin with, but as there's less electrics and complication involved, I'd think there would be significantly 'less' to do when restoring an old car versus rebuilding something from the 90's or noughties.


Raven, I'd love to buy one of those Caterhams (or any of the Lotus Super 7's...) you are paying an awful lot for not much car tho :/
02:50pm 07/07/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
2269 posts
Speaking of new cars, I'm very seriously, not even joking, contemplating buying a new/second car purely as a toy.

Sorry but if you buy a Caterman then I'm going to have to ask you to give me a drive.
05:48pm 07/07/14 Permalink
Keato
Melbourne, Victoria
640 posts
I had a Fpv gt 335, had it modded by Herrods here in Vic, ran 400 rwkw on the Dyno. Did suspension, gearbox, rims. Drove a Audi ttrs, loved it bought it, handling is tops.
Running a BMW active hybrid 3 ATM, in m sport the electric is so quick off the line, turbo 6 is smooth and all I need.
New car next year, really love Ray Donovan's merc might look at that.
Love cars.
08:27pm 05/08/14 Permalink
Jc_23
Brisbane, Queensland
1049 posts
questionable repairs


Just like the awesomely infamous, Mr Bob Romano! :)

The Goods
03:36am 06/08/14 Permalink
sLaps_Forehead
Brisbane, Queensland
6910 posts
Good car show on the ABC, you can watch it on iview.

08:07am 06/08/14 Permalink
Furgle
1093 posts
Mine is now in the shop for a warranty issue with the traction control

Here's my loaner car

http://i.imgur.com/YGaGgxG.jpg

My grey one is much louder but the yellow grabs a lot of attention.

last edited by Furgle at 18:49:43 12/Aug/14
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sLaps_Forehead
Brisbane, Queensland
6915 posts
^ that's a lovely looking yellow penis
07:25pm 12/08/14 Permalink
Furgle
1094 posts
Thanks. I always thought the black ones were bigger, but they seem to be the same size
07:33pm 12/08/14 Permalink
hardware
Brisbane, Queensland
11077 posts
Ah, now that colour is much more in keeping with the utter sledgehammer brashness of the car.
09:35pm 12/08/14 Permalink
Phooks
Brisbane, Queensland
2868 posts
Haha that colour is disgusting, grey is so much better.


Here are my boys;
http://i.imgur.com/gC0o22ul.jpg
10:18pm 12/08/14 Permalink
copuis
Brisbane, Queensland
5132 posts
phooks, i really hope you only ride two of the three things in that photo
08:44am 13/08/14 Permalink
ph33x
Thailand
2365 posts
Does phooks have 3 legs or something?
08:48am 13/08/14 Permalink
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