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  Reply # 2068120 4-Aug-2018 22:08
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scottjpalmer:

 

 

 

I just drooled all over the keyboard!  That is a a VERY pretty bike!


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  Reply # 2075896 19-Aug-2018 19:47
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You have fine taste brother geek.


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  Reply # 2122275 8-Nov-2018 16:45
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Some say I never clean my car.

 

 

 


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  Reply # 2122477 8-Nov-2018 23:32
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2003 Ford Futura and BMW E39 528i





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  Reply # 2122506 9-Nov-2018 07:43
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Decided to clean the beast the other day, Got some new wheels, painted them black, got carried away on a gravel road after this photo and chipped all the new black paint off...

 

 

Beema ft the toys

 





 


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  Reply # 2122514 9-Nov-2018 07:59
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When I sold my SUV (pointless having two) I wanted a small nimble car to have some fun in and I wanted the dealer to pay me some money so I purchased this. I changed the grill, mirrors, added decals and changed the interior trim colour to red. All that and money back into my bank. The little turbo and it's stick to the road attitude makes it a hoot to drive especially over the Remutaka Hill. 

 





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  Reply # 2122516 9-Nov-2018 08:01
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MikeB4:

 

When I sold my SUV (pointless having two) I wanted a small nimble car to have some fun in and I wanted the dealer to pay me some money so I purchased this. I changed the grill, mirrors, added decals and changed the interior trim colour to red. All that and money back into my bank. The little turbo and it's stick to the road attitude makes it a hoot to drive especially over the Remutaka Hill. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is it manual?





 


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  Reply # 2122517 9-Nov-2018 08:04
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Coil:

 

MikeB4:

 

When I sold my SUV (pointless having two) I wanted a small nimble car to have some fun in and I wanted the dealer to pay me some money so I purchased this. I changed the grill, mirrors, added decals and changed the interior trim colour to red. All that and money back into my bank. The little turbo and it's stick to the road attitude makes it a hoot to drive especially over the Remutaka Hill. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Is it manual?

 

 

No, with my disability I cannot drive a manual anymore. It does have a proper auto with paddles, they have dropped the CVT box in these. 





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  Reply # 2124491 12-Nov-2018 23:02
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It's been quite a looooooong time since I've posted in this thread.  But it's time for a toy update.  I've gone a bit car crazy, so bare with me.  I have about 10 or 12 cars now.

 

- V8 Soarer (thorn in my side, but will get a twin turbo system, because I'm a sucker for punishment and always wanted a stripped out skid car with hectic cams)
- 1.5JZ Soarer (5 speed R154,single turbo, custom pipe work in progress. 3.0L block, 1JZ Head, uprated everything, MoTeC M48 ECU Shooting for 700+ HP)
- '90 MR2 GT Black (t-top) (300+ at the crank)
- '92 MR2 GT Black (t-top) (stock 220'ish HP)
- '90 MR2 GT Yellow (hard top) (260'ish HP)
- '92 MR2 GT-S Red (hard top) (shooting for 500+ HP) (My other t-top one got written off :( )
- '89 Toyota Corolla (8.5 HP)
- '9* Toyota Corsa (4WD nugget - soon to be a turbo 24H of Lemons thrasher) (shooting for 300+ HP)
- '99 Audi Quatro S-Line (something something hate it but it was $800 bucks) (nobody cares HP)
- '97 Toyota Chaser Avante JZX101 (2JZ-GE, so it's still cool) (stock...so far)
- '92 Toyota Cresta SuperLucent JZX81 (1JZ but currently get it's +T for shizzles and giggles.  Sticking with low horsepower, but factory ECU and auto box because time is pretty thin and I kinda' want it gone so I can buy something else.)

 

Upkeep got too expensive, so instead of simply selling my cars in order to lighten the load, I quit my job to instigate more financial stress and then started an automotive company like any normal person would do.  These are just some photos I have on hand.  I'm dying to get them all out for their official photo shoots, but life has gotten pretty crazy lately.

I'm dying for a Jetski for summer.  I know I'm late to the party.  I'm cramming hard on getting business in, so I can buy one, have it torn down and put something crazy it then get in trouble with the appropriate governing body over waterways most likely.  Please don't tell my life insurance company.  Thank you in advance.

My babies

 

 

 

V8 Soarer

 

2JZ R154 Single Turbo Weapon

 

Yakuza Cruiser

I'll be back with more pictures and video and stuff later :)






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  Reply # 2124549 13-Nov-2018 07:13
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Geektastic:  mechanically very sound.

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It isn't often you hear that and "Range Rover" in the same sentence!

 

Hope you have a good warranty with it.

 

wink

 

 

 

(enjoy it though - they are lovely cars to "be" in)





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  Reply # 2124556 13-Nov-2018 08:04
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DravidDavid:

 

It's been quite a looooooong time since I've posted in this thread.  But it's time for a toy update.  I've gone a bit car crazy, so bare with me.  I have about 10 or 12 cars now.

 

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That's quite the obsession.

 

 

 

Well done : )


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  Reply # 2124586 13-Nov-2018 08:55
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Here's mine

 

2013 Skoda Yeti that I brought with me when we moved from Ireland to NZ last year. The Haldex pump had died recently so for the last month it was operating in FWD mode only. Replaced the pump, filter and fluid at the weekend and took it out to the beach to make sure everything was working as it should. Its actually quite capable when the going gets tough.

 

 

 




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  Reply # 2124611 13-Nov-2018 09:41
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Senecio:

 

Here's mine

 

2013 Skoda Yeti that I brought with me when we moved from Ireland to NZ last year. The Haldex pump had died recently so for the last month it was operating in FWD mode only. Replaced the pump, filter and fluid at the weekend and took it out to the beach to make sure everything was working as it should. Its actually quite capable when the going gets tough.

 

 

 

 

I bet it would have been interesting on the beach! I have heard from when I worked for VW that haldex doesn't like wheel spinning in sand. Just take it ez!
Did you get all 4 spinning? 





 


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  Reply # 2124668 13-Nov-2018 11:47
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Coil:

 

I bet it would have been interesting on the beach! I have heard from when I worked for VW that haldex doesn't like wheel spinning in sand. Just take it ez!
Did you get all 4 spinning? 

 

 

I did yes, but only briefly to make sure I had drive to all 4 wheels. It'll never match a Landcruiser or equivalent full size 4WD but it does me just fine for occasional off road use. I went to Pukekohe last year for the V8's on a rainy Saturday and spent 2hrs after the race dragging a dozen or more cars out of the muddy car park. 


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