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Jimster480

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Nice! Does it go @ 180mph? That's fast, fast, fast at ground level.
It shouldn't have a problem hitting 180. But I have never driven it that fast. Higher top speeds is more about gearing and my car is basically geared for about $140 mph. After that I shift into Fifth and both 5th and 6th are basically like cruising gears. They have unfavorable torque ratios so acceleration is much lower.
I think I did like 160 one time just to see and wasn't too happy with flooring it for so long.

When it comes to things like drag racing it is not about top speed.
I have done 40 to 140 mph pulls and 20 to 120 Street hits and 20 to 80 Street hits and a bunch of quarter mile and 1/8th mile passes.

I've also taken it on some winding roads a few times and did some chasing or being chased.
 

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Took mine in for emissions testing on Monday.
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I do wonder if it's a bit big and heavy for my purposes though, like maybe something like this would be more appropriate?
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photo of Caterham 170s from Caterham Cars.
 

EJ3

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Took mine in for emissions testing on Monday.
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I do wonder if it's a bit big and heavy for my purposes though, like maybe something like this would be more appropriate?
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photo of Caterham 170s from Caterham Cars.
Perhaps this?
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818 Overview​

The Factory Five 818 Sports Car is the newest and most affordable Factory Five model. At a lithe 1,800 lbs., (the 818 stands for 818 kg or 1,800 lbs.), the newest Factory Five has a performance envelope unlike any other car. Benefitting from the latest technology in flow analysis, chassis and suspension tuning, and an optimized mid-engined design with proven Subaru boxer engine architecture, the 818 redefines fun driving.
 

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Big brakes for sure! I like big brakes...lol. :D
20" wheels with the sport brakes and red calipers, yeah. I'm not sure how well they'd hold up on a track, though. I'd probably want an AP Racing kit for that. Around town, the brakes don't much get used since there's regen.
 

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20" wheels with the sport brakes and red calipers, yeah. I'm not sure how well they'd hold up on a track, though. I'd probably want an AP Racing kit for that. Around town, the brakes don't much get used since there's regen.
I thought regen is something that is disabled after getting familiar with the ride. :D Hence the big brakes... Lol.
 

Sal1950

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I thought regen is something that is disabled after getting familiar with the ride
That's what Dr Who does after he dies
 

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That's what Dr Who does after he dies
I don't know anything about The Dr Who stuff. It's a blank sheet for me. I read a car review that said the all wheel drive electrics are point and shoot wonders when they have good brakes.
 

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My current drive, a Generation 7 VW Golf TSI with rims from a Generation 6 GTI (because I like Cuisinart wheels.) My only other modification: turning the treble almost all the way down on the factory radio. It's a Washington (state) car now, but it began as a south Florida car, where I bought it. (Note the "drug dealer-dark" tinted windows.)
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PatentLawyer

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Good for you, Frank!
 

Frank Dernie

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Nice, but how does it sound?
Pretty well silent. Marvellous.

I didn’t specify the faux sound on my build so saved a bit of weight.

The standard audio system is adequate but I have very low expectations of car audio anyway due to the environment and distance from my ears to the far-too-many drivers :)
 

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Geez :mad: I really hate cars. Unfortunately they are a necessity in many places such as around here.

Attached is a pic of the '17 Toyota Corolla I just bought while it was still on the used car lot. It cost a stupid amount of $$$ for a 5+ y/o car -- virtually as much as brand new one, but at least it was available. There are long waiting lists for new cars and dealers seek to sell you more options and higher trim levels you don't want. In my case I need to get a car right away so my daughter can drive to work. She totaled the last one but thank goodness no one was hurt.

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