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About gimpyben

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  1. Everyone left for greener pastures...
  2. You're from the United Arab Emirates? Isn't that one of the richest countries in the world? Or am I thinking of Dubai?
  3. Tom, the older VWs were cheap to fix. I've bought tons of stuff to fix up the Scirocco, and nothing cost more than 30 bucks, which IMO is pretty reasonable.
  4. And Blig, don't bother trying to give me a grammar lesson. You're not proving anything.
  5. The force applied to the ground by a tire decreases per square inch as the size of the contact patch increases. Here's a good example, my CRX and Civic were both the same chassis, same suspension, wheel base, ride height, CRX was about 80lbs lighter. The Civic had 185s, the CRX had 175s, both tires were in roughly the same condition, both generic no-name POS tires, and the CRX easily outhandled the Civic in the snow with better straightline traction.
  6. No problem man. Just threw me off a little bit there.
  7. Blig, I swear man, me and Mik explained this to you. You live in TX, nobody should ever trust your opinion of what snow behaves like, I watch the news, I see what you Texans do when you get just a light coating of snow, Dallas just about shuts down man!
  8. Please do, I'd love to hear it, even if Blig did scare this guy off like 2 weeks ago.
  9. I completely forgot about HSV! Damn you GM, damn you to hell!
  10. Porsche 959, Porsche 993 GT2, Nissan Skyline GTR R34, Honda NSX Type R, BMW M1, Subaru Impreza 22B, Mitsubishi Lancer EVO VI, Mitsubishi FTO, Renault ClioSport V6, Opel Speedster, Lotus Elise, Caterham Fireblade, there's so damn many. Stupid crash and emissions standards... :mad:
  11. Buy the S4, you get turbos and more displacement. The VR6 is a good engine, but the S4 has so much more potential, it's in such a mild state of tune stock that big HP gains should be fairly easy.
  12. Actually, out side the US an STi is quite cheap, not like a Camaro, but compared to comparable cars like the Lancer.
  13. Well, if you had enough know-how to get a Escort into the 12s, which IMO would take someone damn good with cars to do, you would have enough know-how to come up with a half decent guess at weight. Again I'm not trying to trash the guy, cause if he did get the car to 900 lbs and/or 12 seconds, he knows his **** and more power to him.
  14. Well, you kind of killed your credibility when you claimed your car weighed 900 lbs........
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