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Old 01-24-2013, 08:21 PM
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I posed my '96 Impala SS like that once. Not as badass as a Shelby, but the car was the hot lick back in the 90s. I sold it a few years ago. I wouldn't be surprised if now it is a low rider with tinted windows and 20 inch wheels that keep spinning when the car stops at a light.
Those SS Impalas were quite cool.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:22 PM
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I have always liked this car.
How long did you own it? Maintenance troubles?
Maybe I will get one someday, but hear they are delicate.
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Yes, they are delicate. Anything more than a cat-back exhaust, high flow intake and intercooler and you are going to need to open the motor up. It would have required new apex seals on the rotors (pistons), keep in mind it is a rotary motor. While you are in there, you might as well go to a single turbo and upgrade the clutch as well...

The turbos really need to be cooled down before shutting off if you have driven it hard at all, otherwise you will start seeing drops of oil in the coolant.

Bottom line - keep it stock or near and treat it right and it will do you good. Do otherwise and get your checkbook out.
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Old 01-24-2013, 08:24 PM
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forgot to add this one - from a PCCA event 2 or 3 years ago. A great time out at Motorsports Ranch. Thanks to a great friend for letting me drive his car.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:45 PM
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Yep, the 1.8t. The new 2.0 has a lot of potential.
The 2014 2.0T has a ton of potential with the injector on the intake manifold to get rid of the carbon deposits.

Truth be told, about 10K after I got my car (at 40K miles purchased), and 2K miles after the tune, I had an injector stick open and unseat a ring in that chamber. End result was a new head unit and me scrambling to hide the tune. After it all, I got it covered under the ptrain warranty and reapplied the tune with a health dose of aftermarket warranty for the next 50K miles. Can't be too careful.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:46 PM
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I am more of a NA guy and not sure I like the idea of the triple turbo I6 coming in the new M3.
You'll get used to it . . . quickly.
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Old 01-24-2013, 10:49 PM
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Yes, they are delicate. Anything more than a cat-back exhaust, high flow intake and intercooler and you are going to need to open the motor up. It would have required new apex seals on the rotors (pistons), keep in mind it is a rotary motor. While you are in there, you might as well go to a single turbo and upgrade the clutch as well...

The turbos really need to be cooled down before shutting off if you have driven it hard at all, otherwise you will start seeing drops of oil in the coolant.

Bottom line - keep it stock or near and treat it right and it will do you good. Do otherwise and get your checkbook out.
I take it you had turbo timers?

I tend to take it very easy on my little turbo before parking and take my time putting the sunglasses up, turning off the radio, a/c just in case.

/moreso in the summer.
//just in case.
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Old 01-24-2013, 11:22 PM
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I take it you had turbo timers?

I tend to take it very easy on my little turbo before parking and take my time putting the sunglasses up, turning off the radio, a/c just in case.

/moreso in the summer.
//just in case.
No timers on the car except me. It was not a daily driver, so I had the luxury of time when I drove it. After all, I only put about 3K miles/year on it.
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Old 01-25-2013, 12:29 AM
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2012 Nissan GTR. Was 530hp stock. Now it's almost 900hp. Video is was only ~720hp. Slow compared to my 1500hp cars but still fun:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RME3i...ature=youtu.be

One of my other cars I was referring to:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a-jTcIzX_cI
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Old 01-25-2013, 01:00 AM
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My buddies 1500hp twin turbo GTS.

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Old 01-26-2013, 02:23 PM
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forgot to add this one - from a PCCA event 2 or 3 years ago. A great time out at Motorsports Ranch. Thanks to a great friend for letting me drive his car.
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Here is a picture of me from this years Parade.
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