Project Car / Motorbike thread. Let's see 'em.

beeb

Likes Dirt
Boo!


Such a meh design, cute but sooooooooooooo conventional. And cheap looking, in parts. Plus bleedingly expensive.

The BMW i3 still rules the roost by a big margin. Aside from the lack of range.
Three things:
  1. Perfect daily driver.
  2. Unrealistically expensive.
  3. Should've been dressed as Kryten.
 

Dales Cannon

Adminerotic
Staff member
Bigger wheels are usually significantly heavier too.
Stock size is 17x7 with 205/40 17s. We ran 205/45 17 which isnt a legal size but doesnt matter. Takes 2nd gear out to a genuine 100kph near enough. Dropping to 16s we went to 205/50 16. Profile is only meaningful when taken into consideration with width. 205 doesnt give much sidewall in a 40 profile. Sadly the Federal RS-RR dont come in a size we can use, neither does the Kumho V700s or V720s. Got old Toyo Proxes semis on it now but will grab some Federal RS-Rs eventually. Can get these crazy cheap. Needs more -ve camber up front, now running under 2deg. Wont get a chance to make strut top plates until the end of the month. First job for my new lathe that arrives at that time.
 

Haakon

veni, vidi, volanti
Boo!


Such a meh design, cute but sooooooooooooo conventional. And cheap looking, in parts. Plus bleedingly expensive.

The BMW i3 still rules the roost by a big margin. Aside from the lack of range.
Nah, I reckon these will sell like hot cakes (assuming the price isn’t silly). Theres a big market for “normal” looking.
 

Flow-Rider

Wheel size expert
What's worse is that the head was previously reconditioned by a well known performance shop in Brisbane and done the best of 5000kms, the tops of the valves were all smashed from the clearances being left loose, the one in the pic was ground down so far that it's now undersize.

There was barely anything done right on the engine, harmonic balancer bolt was almost finger tight, tappet cover seal rolled in the tapper cover groove and crushed down, rocker gear was miss aligned where shims had been lost, injectors had come loose and one still had the old crush washer stuck in the hole with the new one inserted over the top.
 

Haakon

veni, vidi, volanti
This should be good. Not a fan of engine choice - I get it, the 2JZ is by no stretch a shit engine, but the last of the XJ engines were pretty refined and with modern injection and the best of aftermarket bits would be ideal (IMHO). Either way, would be nice to be rich enough to roll into these guy's workshop with an open chequebook!!!

 

Cardy George

Is not in gaol
What's worse is that the head was previously reconditioned by a well known performance shop in Brisbane and done the best of 5000kms, the tops of the valves were all smashed from the clearances being left loose, the one in the pic was ground down so far that it's now undersize.

There was barely anything done right on the engine, harmonic balancer bolt was almost finger tight, tappet cover seal rolled in the tapper cover groove and crushed down, rocker gear was miss aligned where shims had been lost, injectors had come loose and one still had the old crush washer stuck in the hole with the new one inserted over the top.
Fuck me, and I thought there were shonky pricks in this town. That's insane.
 

Ultra Lord

Beanie Fitment Specialist
What's worse is that the head was previously reconditioned by a well known performance shop in Brisbane and done the best of 5000kms, the tops of the valves were all smashed from the clearances being left loose, the one in the pic was ground down so far that it's now undersize.

There was barely anything done right on the engine, harmonic balancer bolt was almost finger tight, tappet cover seal rolled in the tapper cover groove and crushed down, rocker gear was miss aligned where shims had been lost, injectors had come loose and one still had the old crush washer stuck in the hole with the new one inserted over the top.
Burn it down. It’s not a performance shop it’s a drug front.
 

hifiandmtb

Sphincter beanie
What the fuck?



Yes, the new Ferrari whatever the name is don’t give a shit has TOUCH BUTTON STEERING WHEEL CONTROLS!


So this is the next stupid idea???

And wow it’s an ugly thing too.
 
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