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Discussion in 'GT6 Tuning' started by Bowtie-muscle, Jun 11, 2014.

  1. Bowtie-muscle

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    SUVs I can understand to a point, bought one for my wife and don't regret it, but she is a stay at home mom and it only gets 16mpg with her driving. I'm no tree hugger, but it is funny when you see a 4 door pick up with a save the envirement or tree hugger bumper sticker on it. I just cannot rap my head around buying an F150 4 door 4wd with ecoboost just for status and not practicality. I have a young female customer who bought one to commute to work every day, but she does haul her quad on the weekends.
     
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  2. DaBomm4

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    I also agree with the SUV debate a little also(profile pic for example) but I also stand with buying your own country's products. Example, where does the final profit go with a Honda that was assembled in the states vs a Chevy? Profit goes to the country the company resides in, so if you want to boost your local economy when buying a vehicle, buy your country originals if it is possible. Sorry, rant over.

    I also agree with the young female in your example because she is using it for multiple purposes.
     
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    My wife drives an Envoy (american), I drive a Grand Prix GTP (also american). In north jersey winters can be rough as by you so an SUV COMES IN HANDY, but a Yukon XL Denali for a single person is a bit much.

    Really wish PD had added the GTP:guilty:
     
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    Yeah, right now it is my '05 v8 Grand and my girlfriend's '02 Taurus, and that v8 has gotten me out of a lot of trouble since I bought it. Girlfriend now wants a Jeep too.
     
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  5. shaunm80

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    Heres you all talking about big powerful motors and how they are useful. My car feels a little small now, I drive a VW Golf 1.6TDI Bluemotion. In its defence, it can do 76mpg on a motorway, it has a turbo and it doesn't cost anything to keep on the road (Free road tax. 0.00p per year). I don't regret getting Jenson, yes, we name him.. one bit. He's the best car I've ever driven. Shame they don't put that in the game, you wouldn't need to refuel.. :)
     
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  6. Bowtie-muscle

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    My supercharged Grand Prix gets 25mpg, and I see lots of traffic and lights. Used to get almost 30mpg on the open highway. 197k means it does not go anywhere but back and forth to work. Your VW is not allowed here as it is, Gov. has some strange safety regulations, I here there are some very efficient diesels across the pond.
     
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  7. shaunm80

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    My dad once drove cars off boats coming into the UK from Germany, He was driving a new BMW petrol and those were getting 45-50mpg. the diesels were hitting 60mpg with a 2 or 3L engine. Very efficient cars coming over here these days.
     
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  8. DaBomm4

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    Our government doesn't want us to get good fuel economy. We had the technology to get decent mpg from cars in the 80's and we are barely back up to that for NA petrol's. Our bigger motors probably would be reaching more in the 30's instead of 22-25 highway with NON-ethanol fuel if they would keep their hands out of the auto industry. And yes, my '05 can get that 22-25 range with all-time 4wd and all the weight.

    If the above would change making American vehicles more desirable to the common American, then I feel like we would have at least a little bit better economy here. I agree with you that it would be great to have a car that gets great mpg, but I'd want it to be an American vehicle.

    Also, vehicles are becoming more, well, idiot proof as some of us lose our ability to use common sense.
     
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    Well said, could not have said it better!:tup:
     
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  10. Bowtie-muscle

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    Latest FITT tune is going well! Little windy though.:odd:
     
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    Shelby GT500 15th Anniversary Edition '13
    PP: 580
    HP: 680
    WEIGHT: 1400kg
    WEIGHT DIST: 54:46
    TIRE(S): Sport Soft
    OIL CHANGE - Yes

    SUSPENSION: Full Custom // BRAKES: Racing
    RIDE HEIGHT - 97 / 95
    SPRINGS - 10.50 / 6.00
    COMP - 5 / 5
    EXT - 10 / 6
    ARB - 3 / 5
    CAMBER - 0.0 / 0.0
    TOE - -0.08 / 0.04
    BRAKES - 4 / 5

    TRANS: Full Custom (install all power upgrades first!)
    FINAL TO
    - 5.000 // TOP SPEED TO - 149
    1ST - 2.575
    2ND - 1.900
    3RD - 1.485
    4TH - 1.205
    5TH - 1.015
    6TH - 0.870
    7TH - n/a
    FINAL - 3.400

    LSD: Full Custom
    INITIAL - 10
    ACCEL - 12
    DECEL - 5

    CLUTCH TYPE: Triple-Plate
    CARBON SHAFT: Yes
    TORQUE CENTERING DIFF: n/a

    POWER PARTS:
    ENGINE TUNING - Standard
    COMPUTER - Standard
    EXHAUST - Sports(Standard)
    MANIFOLD - Standard
    CATALYTIC CONVERTER - Standard
    INTAKE TUNING - Standard
    SUPERCHARGER/TURBO - Standard
    POWER LIMITER - 94.0%

    WEIGHT REDUCTION - Stage 3
    CARBON HOOD - Standard
    WINDOW WEIGHT - Yes

    BALLAST - 58kg @ +35
    DOWNFORCE - n/a

    NOTE: This snake can bite back, TC1 and throttle control will help. Would have tried Rigidity Improvement but it cannot be un-installed. Tuned at Silverstone International and GP.
     
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  12. shaunm80

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    Oh nice. I don't have the 15th Anniversary edition of this car, it looks good!
     
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    FITT alternate Shelby GT500 - This Cobra has BITE!​

    Deep Impact Blue/White Stripes
    Aero Type B
    PP: 550
    HP: 560
    WEIGHT: 1500kg
    WEIGHT DIST: 55:45
    TIRE(S): Sport Soft
    OIL CHANGE - No

    SUSPENSION: Full Custom // BRAKES: Racing
    RIDE HEIGHT - 95 / 90
    SPRINGS - 10.30 / 6.50
    COMP - 4 / 2
    EXT - 10 / 4
    ARB - 3 / 5
    CAMBER - 0.0 / 0.0
    TOE - -0.08 / 0.02
    BRAKES - 4 / 5

    TRANS: Full Custom (install all power upgrades first!)
    FINAL TO
    - 5.000 // TOP SPEED TO - 149
    1ST - 2.500
    2ND - 1.815
    3RD - 1.425
    4TH - 1.180
    5TH - 1.000
    6TH - 0.865
    7TH - n/a
    FINAL - 3.850

    LSD: Full Custom
    INITIAL - 7
    ACCEL - 13
    DECEL - 5

    CLUTCH TYPE: Triple-Plate
    CARBON SHAFT: Yes
    TORQUE CENTERING DIFF: n/a

    POWER PARTS:
    ENGINE TUNING - Standard
    COMPUTER - Standard
    EXHAUST - Standard
    MANIFOLD - Standard
    CATALYTIC CONVERTER - Standard
    INTAKE TUNING - Standard
    SUPERCHARGER/TURBO - Normal
    POWER LIMITER - 84.8%

    WEIGHT REDUCTION - Stage 2
    CARBON HOOD - Standard
    WINDOW WEIGHT - Standard

    BALLAST - 27kg @ +30
    DOWNFORCE - n/a

    NOTE: Tuned at Willow Springs as FITT Ford Challenge alternate, in my testing it was .500 slower than the Boss 302. For this reason, I entered the Boss instead. Enjoy!
     
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  14. Bowtie-muscle

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    A lot of BITE in this snake.....needs TC1 for us DS3 users......and Throttle Control. But fun:)
     
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    That looks absolutely beautiful :drool:

    Now, If you'll excuse me, I have to change my shorts :O
     
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    I love Blue with white stripes:O.....and just blue cars also:sly:......
     
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    I've noticed in your garage that you have a thing for blue cars.

    For me, if it's a Ford, there's only two choices of color. Blue with white stripes or white with blue stripes.
     
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    What about Matte Dark Silver? I painted my GT '05 that colour and I thought it worked pretty good.
     
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    That looks pretty sharp too but shades of silver look best on German cars. A tribute to the Silver Arrows if you like
     
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    I can see logic in that.. As the fosters advert says "Good call" :)
     
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    I hope that Fosters ad does out Aussie liquid amber justice?
    We don't get it here as it's for export only.
     
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    American Muscle cars = blue, white or black
    German cars = silver
    Italian = red
    Jags and Astons = British Racing Green?
     
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    I agree with all of those suggestions and I raise you.

    Some american muscle cars look good in Matte Paint.. only some mind you..
    Italian sports cars also look good in some shades of Yellow. Ferrari 360 in Yellow looks epic.. :)
    Astons look best in Tungsten. James Bond - Casino Royale colour I believe..
    I do agree that a jag has to be british racing green as standard though.
     
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    If Matte on muscle cars, it needs to be a shade of gray, whether light or dark:sly:

    As in 360 Modena in Yellow? Awesome.:eek:
     
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    German cars = definitely silver

    Ferraris have to be red. The only other option is yellow.

    Lamborghini = yellow or orange

    French = blue, unless it's a Renault then it has to be Yellow

    Japanese = White, their traditional racing color from the 60's

    Anything Mopar has to be Go Mango or Vitamin C

    Chevys: it depends on the model but usually the hero color. C6 Z06 in yellow or the new Z28 in red are prime examples.

    As for the British cars, I agree with Shaun. In addition to that, Austin-Healeys, MGs & Minis need to be red with a white roof.
     
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    What is Mopar?
     
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    Mopar is the performance/Motorsport section of Chrysler/Dodge/Plymouth
     
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    If you are a Chevy guy (like me) or a Ford guy, then it stands for: My Old Pig Ain't Running!
    Chrysler/Dodge version of Mugen, TRD, Nismo, etc. etc.....

    I know "ain't" is bad english, and slang but it fits. Is not does not fit:lol:
     
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    I thought the official color for dodge are red, ford blue and chevy yellow are wrong?
     
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    Dodge is red, not sure there is an "official" color for Ford or Chevy.
     
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