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by fledonfoot
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:37 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 5: Qualified Service Advice
Replies: 1164
Views: 13363

Car Talk 5: Qualified Service Advice

The Supra will be 255hp or 300+ with jb1/4 most likely :dat: Quick and easy $500 :tuna: away from being legit quick. Still going to be lower/mid $40 range, though. They’re easily available without markup now. If you’ve got $45 to spend on a RWD sports car, a small bump to $50 isn’t too much of a st...
by fledonfoot
Wed Feb 19, 2020 12:32 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 5: Qualified Service Advice
Replies: 1164
Views: 13363

Car Talk 5: Qualified Service Advice

There was a Supra at my track days last weekend absolutely hauling ass. FWIW it was keeping up with plenty of more expensive things with more powah. The factory HP/TQ ratings are definitely under rated. The car hauls, and is really well balanced. It turns in and rotates nicely, and will just hold w...
by fledonfoot
Wed Feb 19, 2020 10:18 am
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 5: Qualified Service Advice
Replies: 1164
Views: 13363

Car Talk 5: Qualified Service Advice

Sheet metal, steering (for the worse... the BMW steering feels more direct), suspension (the Supra is a super neutrally balanced car), diff and trans tuning, and several hundred million dollars to fund the development. BMW can thank Toyota for the Z4. I’ve driven both. They may be the same chassis ...
by fledonfoot
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:43 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 5: Qualified Service Advice
Replies: 1164
Views: 13363

Car Talk 5: Qualified Service Advice

Also, not calling max an armchair enthusiast. Maybe just an accountant :lol:
by fledonfoot
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:20 pm
Forum: Gym Class
Topic: Dem bicicletas, doe
Replies: 8656
Views: 149168

Dem bicicletas, doe

Fork seal rebuild kit ordered. Air shaft ordered.

I’m going to do it all myself. If I fuck it up, I’ll just order a 36.
by fledonfoot
Tue Feb 18, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 5: Qualified Service Advice
Replies: 1164
Views: 13363

Car Talk 5: Qualified Service Advice

Toyota uses a BMW engine in Supra “It’s a piece of shit Toyota are idiots for not developing a motor” Lotus uses a Camry engine in their super car “It’s a great engine and I love the car” Toyota doesn’t use just the engine the entire fucking car is bmw. It’s pathetic. What’s Toyota about it? Sheet ...
by fledonfoot
Tue Feb 18, 2020 12:25 am
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Gberg has a VW problem
Replies: 135
Views: 1513

Gberg has a VW problem

I also had really creaky doors start developing at about 45k... any kind of body flex had those suckers groan a lot.
by fledonfoot
Mon Feb 17, 2020 8:56 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Gberg has a VW problem
Replies: 135
Views: 1513

Gberg has a VW problem

https://www.cars.com/vehicledetail/detail/781562519/overview/ :ohmy: :notbad: Now that I think about it, pretty much the entirety of DFD had solid eggs aside from me and Johnny. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk Mine was about to need a clutch at 50k after 7k tuned miles. That one was on me. I...
by fledonfoot
Mon Feb 17, 2020 6:49 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Gberg's GoRf Thread
Replies: 2234
Views: 51966

Gberg's GoRf Thread

Random thought... since you're looking to :baby: and :haus: soon - why not get something really fun that won't depreciate and worry about the Seppuku dad machine later? I know it can't work for everyone, but something like a 987 Cayman/Boxtser shouldn't lose much value in a couple years and would b...
by fledonfoot
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:43 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Gberg has a VW problem
Replies: 135
Views: 1513

Gberg has a VW problem

An SQ5 is actually a really, really good idea. I didn’t realize they could be had around $40 yet.

Perfect fun family car.
by fledonfoot
Mon Feb 17, 2020 10:15 am
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Gberg has a VW problem
Replies: 135
Views: 1513

Gberg has a VW problem

So what happens when it’s out of warranty and still won’t pass an emissions test because it keeps misfiring and throwing codes? Not to mention the long term durability concerns, and resale down the road. It’s been having issues that they can’t fix. If a manufacturer is offering to buy a car back an...
by fledonfoot
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:48 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Gberg has a VW problem
Replies: 135
Views: 1513

Gberg has a VW problem

Can they just pay you to keep it vs you wasting money on the exact same car ? So what happens when it’s out of warranty and still won’t pass an emissions test because it keeps misfiring and throwing codes? Not to mention the long term durability concerns, and resale down the road. It’s been having ...
by fledonfoot
Sun Feb 16, 2020 11:41 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Gberg has a VW problem
Replies: 135
Views: 1513

Gberg has a VW problem

I’m team :manuel: I like my 328i Fake M a bit more than a GTI but they don’t really feel all that different once you’re in it/driving. I’d imagine an R is a little more fun than most new BMWs other than M2/M3. Would you consider a Focus RS? Less ridiculous looking than the R but more fun to drive t...
by fledonfoot
Sun Feb 16, 2020 2:29 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Gberg has a VW problem
Replies: 135
Views: 1513

Gberg has a VW problem

My vote is take the money offered and go for a DSG GTI - though if future wife unit has no problem driving :manuel: if/when you need to swap cars, you’re still good. Take the $10k you save and buy a toy, if you have to have one. Given the pricing, I’d GoRf over an S3/S4 any day... and don’t forget ...
by fledonfoot
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:17 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Gberg has a VW problem
Replies: 135
Views: 1513

Gberg has a VW problem

That said if you do buy an Audi, ABSOLUTELY buy the AudiCare maintenance plan the finance dept sells.

The 50k plan they sell is around $950. The $20k service alone details around $400, and that plan covers two brake flushes, spark plugs and DSG fluid at recommended intervals.
by fledonfoot
Sun Feb 16, 2020 12:15 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Gberg has a VW problem
Replies: 135
Views: 1513

Gberg has a VW problem

My vote is take the money offered and go for a DSG GTI - though if future wife unit has no problem driving :manuel: if/when you need to swap cars, you’re still good. Take the $10k you save and buy a toy, if you have to have one. Given the pricing, I’d GoRf over an S3/S4 any day... and don’t forget w...
by fledonfoot
Sat Feb 15, 2020 12:30 pm
Forum: Gym Class
Topic: Dem bicicletas, doe
Replies: 8656
Views: 149168

Dem bicicletas, doe

Too cold. DPX2 is installed on the Occam, so it’s now 2019 a spec frame with 150mm travel. I just need to get around to converting the fork (or buying a new one) to go to 150-160 and i’ll have it fully updated. I’ve got about 250 “road” miles on zwift so far this year, with about 11k feet of climbi...
by fledonfoot
Sat Feb 15, 2020 11:31 am
Forum: Gym Class
Topic: Dem bicicletas, doe
Replies: 8656
Views: 149168

Dem bicicletas, doe

Yo Philly peoples. Anyone want to play mountain or gravel bikes sometime soon? Too cold. DPX2 is installed on the Occam, so it’s now 2019 a spec frame with 150mm travel. I just need to get around to converting the fork (or buying a new one) to go to 150-160 and i’ll have it fully updated. I’ve got ...
by fledonfoot
Thu Feb 13, 2020 11:28 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Das Auto: VW Chat
Replies: 1941
Views: 36362

Das Auto: VW Chat

MexicanYarisTK wrote:
Thu Feb 13, 2020 7:07 pm
one of the vw buddies offered me to sell his awe track catback for 4hunnid, the want is strongggg :sad:
Same price gets you a Cobb AP...
by fledonfoot
Tue Feb 11, 2020 8:06 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 5: Qualified Service Advice
Replies: 1164
Views: 13363

Car Talk 5: Sinko de Carro

Rotate every 5k. Oil every 10. “Major” service interval is every 30. Major is: Oil/filter change, tire rotation, engine air and cabin air filters. Toyota wants this offered in the $195-240 range depending on market. Spark plugs on a 4 cyl are $170 (about $20 per plug plus labor) and due at 120k. Ne...
by fledonfoot
Tue Feb 11, 2020 12:08 pm
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 5: Qualified Service Advice
Replies: 1164
Views: 13363

Car Talk 5: Sinko de Carro

I remember when you could tag people in threads here. I am now Service Mangler at the #9 (of 113) ranked Toyota dealer in the NY region, and #1 in the district. It’s an $80-90k job depending on shop production... a service director job is $100+. I have 14 writers that work for me, and make 55-95k i...
by fledonfoot
Tue Feb 11, 2020 1:27 am
Forum: Car Talk
Topic: Car Talk 5: Qualified Service Advice
Replies: 1164
Views: 13363

Car Talk 5: Sinko de Carro

I feel like I would enjoy this as an alternative career. probably pays for shit :doe:. :( I recall Fled throwing around some seriously :notbad: numbers a couple of years back... like entry level engineer money. I don't know much about it as the only time I've ever had a car serviced at a :dillerman...
by fledonfoot
Sun Feb 09, 2020 12:40 am
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Gberg's GoRf Thread
Replies: 2234
Views: 51966

Gberg's GoRf Thread

The standard calculation they use so factor your usage/depreciation is (Purchase Price x Mileage)/120,000. $40k purchase price on a car car driven 15k miles means they'll offer you $35k for the car. Means I'd get around $28k for it. :notbad: Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk That should be a s...
by fledonfoot
Fri Feb 07, 2020 8:03 pm
Forum: Member's Rides
Topic: Gberg's GoRf Thread
Replies: 2234
Views: 51966

Gberg's GoRf Thread

Another week... :butwhy: I asked that too. All this waiting just for them to tell me they're going to discuss it with me next week. Possible new :bread: if they don't try to get me in a 2019. I'm going to have to buy a car asap. Sent from my Pixel 3 XL using Tapatalk The standard calculation they u...
by fledonfoot
Fri Feb 07, 2020 7:37 pm
Forum: Gym Class
Topic: Dem bicicletas, doe
Replies: 8656
Views: 149168

Dem bicicletas, doe

Zillon wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 8:08 pm
fledonfoot wrote:
Wed Feb 05, 2020 7:04 pm


The trick is to keep the wheels rolling, and to commit to even the worst line.
:dat:

Chuff it until you stuff it is what I always say.
I have never once heard that phrase come out of your mouth.