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19361 No. 19361 ID: 23df7a hide watch quickreply [Reply]
DUDE THEIR FST AF!!!! COWABUNGA BROTHER, i just bought this bad boy, guy i bought it from says it has 900 horses idk what that means but it does 0 - 60 in 6.8
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wtf!!!!!!!!!!!!!! my prius has 6 cyl v8 and it does 600 horses in 6.8 seconds. ill beat you in a race!!!

hoonigan for life!!
>> No. 19363 ID: 23df7a
nO kiddo ill fuck ur shit up in my mustang
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my new miata will somke u fags
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my new lotus eleise its electric


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  >Toyota says this mechanically simple engine achieves a claimed thermal-efficiency rating of 42 percent in continuous use.
http://www.roadandtrack.com/go/out-of-turn-toyota-engine
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#1 Diesel Car With the Highest MPG: 2014 BMW 328d
The BMW 328d is the king of the hill when considering diesel-powered cars with great mpg, as this luxury sedan checks in with EPA-estimated ratings of 32 mpg city, 45 mpg highway and 37 mpg combined. On top of that, there are also xDrive all-wheel-drive and wagons models available with this thrifty diesel engine. The 328d xDrive Sedan and 328d Sport Wagon received a 35 mpg combined ratings, giving you usefulness and great fuel economy in one package.
The 328d is no slouch in performance either, as its 2.0-liter, turbo-diesel engine pumps out 180 horsepower at 4,000 rpm and 280 pound-feet of torque between 1,750 and 2,750 rpm. The clean-diesel engine mates to an eight-speed, STEPTRONIC transmission that allows the base sedan to hit 60 mph in just 7.4 seconds and top out at 130 mph. With the xDrive AWD system, this sprint time falls to 7.3 seconds. The 328d’s weakness is its base price, as it starts out at $38,900. http://www.insidercarnews.com/10-diesel-cars-with-the-highest-mpg/10/

2014 BMW 328d Overview: http://www.newcars.com/bmw/328d/2014
>> No. 19266 ID: cfe73e
  MotorWeek | Road Test: 2014 BMW 328d https://youtu.be/4hMdWekN25U
>> No. 19267 ID: 9aea35
>>19260
The entire concept of hybrids is fucking retarded unless you really really really want your car to be quiet sometimes

Either go full electric or go full combustion
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>>19261
I read a review of the Honda Civic EX vs Hybrid, where the hybrid consistently got about 10mpg than the EX.

>>19267
I'll give you the hybrid isn't great, but it's currently the most marketable option.

A huge part of the problem with marketing electric vehicles is there's no quick way to refuel as of yet. A lot of people see this as a huge drawback. People don't want the inconvenience of not being able to drive for several hours if they didn't charge their vehicle. Electric and hybrids cost more to buy and likely more to maintain than their gas counterparts. People aren't willing to sacrifice the time tested gas engine for a pricier car that has more potential inconveniences, and I don't blame them.

Hybrids have a lot of potential; electric vehicles still aren't available enough for most people to consider them an option when buying a new car.

That being said, hybrid vehicles are starting to see much better mpg than their gas counterparts. Personally, I like the idea of electric vehicles with an option to have some kind of fuel generator for extended range. Unless we find a much better way to harness electricity than a battery. I don't really see full electric becoming as popular as hybrids in the near future.

Pic: Tesla Model S.
>> No. 19360 ID: e7f332
  >>19267

It's actually not - using electric motors to supplement a gas engine can actually yield some really nice performance.


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  New video of the Gulf of Sidra incident.
>> No. 19355 ID: 381ee6
>lybians order their pilots to provoke americans into shooting
>leave ejected pilots to drown to add to the shock value
>"AMERICANS AGGRESSIVELY ATTACKED TWO UNARMED PLANES!!!! AMERICA IS THE DEVIL!!!"
>tomcat gun cams show floggers had missiles
Lybians basically ordered their own pilots to die for nothing, fucking retards


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19147 No. 19147 ID: 963c4b hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
Millionaire's Son Torches Ferrari So He Can Get A New One
The Ferrari was one of 15 luxury sports cars that the 20-year-old owns.
08/12/2015 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/entry/millionaires-son-ferrari-fire_55cb76d0e4b0923c12bedee3
Talk about having money to burn.

The wealthy son of a Swiss millionaire was sentenced to two years probation and a $33,000 fine after he torched his Ferrari 458 so that he could use the insurance money to buy the latest model year.

The Ferrari was one of 15 luxury sports cars that the 20-year-old owns. The Ferrari was a gift from his father, and he told a judge he was afraid of asking his dad to buy him a new one.

Cost of a replacement runs in the neighborhood of $310,000, according to Sky News.

The young man arranged to get a massage as an alibi, then had some arsonists drive the car to Germany and set fire to it in an industrial lot.

Authorities weren't fooled by the plot, and traced the arson back to him through phone records and surveillance video.

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And here's a Volkswagen Golf Mk1, post-facelift.
Any differences between this and the pictured 5-door Rabbit are... subtle.
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>> No. 19339 ID: 19c2c8
>>19282
>>19283

Looking good is about the only thing they do well. Oh, and they smell good, too. That little bit of unburned fuel that makes its way out of the exhaust when it's cold, fuck yeah.

They're slow, expensive to maintain, and hard to work on. I'm seriously considering swapping a Toyota 3E-E (or a 4A-FE if it'll fit) into mine. Literally 30 more horsepower and even a little more torque, granted it's at a higher RPM.
The fact that the torque peak is at 4000 RPM (bersus the diesel's 2300 RPM) doesn't really make a difference. Both a Tercel and a Rabbit will only make 35 MPH up Yarnell Hill, but the Tercel will make it there faster.

Oh god my brain's doing that thing where it keeps talking and talking and won't shut up. Thinking? Is that what it's called?
>> No. 19340 ID: 550e49
>>19339
why not do an engine swap for a new diesel? I quite like the current gen Fiat 1.6JTDM engine in my MITO.


>Oh god my brain's doing that thing where it keeps talking and talking and won't shut up. Thinking? Is that what it's called?

Schizophrenia?
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  I don't even know what the hell caused this. Something to do with fire control/computer? Did someone forget safeties or overrides or something? First thing that came to mind was something like the Missouri/Phalanx friendly fire incident in the Gulf. But I don't know if that same principle applies here.

Video is of a couple of Tunguskas firing short bursts. One eventually starts having what looks to be a runaway dump and having the turret start swinging around randomly.

In case embed doesn't work (because it's on Liveleak):
http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bec_1393876436
>> No. 19275 ID: 254d85
  Stuck trigger plus asymmetric recoil causing the turret to slew around.
>> No. 19276 ID: 254d85
  >>19275
>> No. 19291 ID: 667a5a
  It's sonny puzikas spinning star of death move, for when you're surrounded


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17492 No. 17492 ID: 1bddb7 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [Last 50 posts]
So the PAK-FA/T50 is supposed to be a stealth fighter? With all those vents and exposed rivets and seams and right angles?
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>>18688
You don't say?
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>>18686
Oxygen deficiency? Black president?
>> No. 19252 ID: faf5b0
Is bootiful. :3

http://www.liveleak.com/view?i=bc4_1440620189
>> No. 19258 ID: e8f530
  Have some A-10's and F-22's at Amari.


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18343 No. 18343 ID: 9aea35 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
WTF is this and why aren't we talking about it?
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>> No. 18351 ID: 06a0fb
>>18346
I've been following it for a few years via Soldier Systems Daily. Oshkosh so far is the favorite to win.
>> No. 18353 ID: e033ad
>>18351
The oshkosh looks very similar to one of the failed designs for the LPPV program for the UK MoD.
>> No. 18355 ID: 381ee6
>>18351
I'm looking into this now

So far I'm not terribly disappoint or excite about it, seems to be a lot of same old-same old
>> No. 19246 ID: 06a0fb
Oshkosh won. Middle design in OP pic is replacing the HMMWV in most positions within the Army.

http://fox11online.com/news/local/fox-cities/army-awards-tactical-vehicle-contract-to-wisconsin-firm
>> No. 19251 ID: 9bb433
>>19246
Could be good news for me. The steel mill I'm working at produces a number of armor grades and we have Oshkosh as one of our customers already.

We already supplied a lot of the armor for the MRAPS and supply some of the armor for the underside of the Abrams


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19159 No. 19159 ID: e8a117 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
So I'm relatively new here and wanted to start off on the right foot by begging for advice and offering nothing in the form of content to the board. I see similar threads here (>>18849 and >>19044), so hopefully this won't shit the board up much.

My intention is to query you gents for info about SUVs that aren't pieces of shit. I want to replace my current vehicle once it dies the horrible death it deserves with one to /operate/ in. I don't want a pickup because I don't want an unsecure truck-bed where people can steal my shit.

Other priorities: maintainable (room to work, common parts, etc), mileage, purchase price.

More generally, civilian /operating/ vehicles thread, since I don't see one.
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My buddy's latest project has been swapping a VW TDI into a Nissan Xterra, he's still fiddling with it but it seems like it will be pretty awesome.

Previous to that he built a Wrangler YJ and an 89 Comanche with Mercedes OM-617 I5 diesels.
>> No. 19224 ID: cc1870
>>19220
Not OP, but I've been pretty interested in your post. I have a 2010 Wrangler Sahara 4-door with a manual transmission. I opted for the removable hard-top/freedom top and have a soft top as well. I haven't really had the opportunity to do too many modifications to it as time, weather and money haven't lined up much in the past 5 years. I'm wanting to put rhino liner on the floor and once I have the money, I'm putting new mud tires on it. I'm still undecided if I want to put a 2.5" lift kit on it or leave it where it sits.

Are there any mods or nifty things you can think of that I would be able to do on the cheap?
>> No. 19225 ID: 4d1df1
  >>19224

I'm not totally sold on rhino lining, maybe if you're always going to be rolling doors off/roof down... but the carpet and padding does do quite a bit of sound deadening. Your call there.

jkforum.com is a squared away place for pure JK stuff (well, relatively pure) although there's some derps.

Things I have done:

Winch Bumper
http://www.extremeterrain.com/barricade-front-bumper-j20850.html

Engo winch (Tested as 2nd best overall 1st in price by I think a couple websites, can't remember which ones but I know it was beastmode)
http://www.extremeterrain.com/engo-12-volt-electric-winch-7709000s.html

20" flood/spot LED bar, bitch is bright as fuck and so far has proven weatherproof
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>> No. 19236 ID: d2e752
>>19225
You're making me like the JK a little more.

Out of curiosity, I know it's still pretty new and probably hasn't required any maintenance beyond basic stuff, but how difficult do you reckon it'd be to work on the engine compared to your K5? Pretty much an old vs new comparison.
>> No. 19237 ID: 4d1df1
>>19236

While the engine bay is tight, but regular maintenance is easy. For one, for a record of maintenance I'm keeping receipts from where I take it for doing it and also annotation of inspection that yes, oil was full, caps on, drains plugged, etc... once it's off warranty, then I'll do the maintenance myself.

I did what was intended as a quick video... ended up being 30 min long detailing the shit I like, don't like, and aspects that it has that are of note. Haven't uploaded it yet, but if you want to have to turn your speakers up to hear me rambling about the fucking thing, I will. I can't really cut it since it's derpy key points with a whole lotta some stream of conciousness RE Jeep.


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19119 No. 19119 ID: ae11c2 hide watch expand quickreply [Reply]
Or well, if they don't come to us, we go to them.

I was recently at Wilhelmshaven for work. From our ship, I snapped a few potato quality pics.

Pic 1: I think this contains:
- Sachsen-class Air-defence Frigate: F219 "Sachsen"
- Brandenburg-class Multipurpose Frigate: F217 "Bayern"
- Bremen-class Multipurpose Frigate: F213 "Augsburg"

The Sachsen's APAR radar tower is really ugly as fuck. It repulses incoming bogeys by looks alone. :)
The APAR is an X band radar providing precise target tracking, a highly capable horizon search capability, and missile guidance using the Interrupted Continuous Wave Illumination (ICWI) technique, thus allowing guidance of 32 semi-active radar homing missiles in flight simultaneously, including 16 in the terminal guidance phase.

PS: Our (civilian) ships are bigger than those puny lil' German navy ships.
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Pic 3:
- Berlin-class replenishment ship: A1411 "Berlin"
- Berlin-class replenishment ship: A1412 "Frankfurt am Main"

These guys are heavy lifters. Maintaining a fleet out at sea isn't easy, so they carry 9330 tonnes of fuel oil, aviation fuel and fresh water + 550 tonnes of mixed cargo.

They also have 2 helicopters (sea king or NH-90) for delivering stuff if direct contact at sea can't be made.

They're not huge by my standards, but they're certainly imposing.

PS: If you go full websleuth on me, you can find out what ship I was standing on when taking these pics.
>> No. 19125 ID: 9898e4
>>19121
Neat! We in Canuckistan are getting a couple of our own in the near future. The FGS Frankfurt am Main & Bonn have visited Halifax in the past. They appear to dwarf most other things we have in harbour.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Queenston-class_auxiliary_vessel
>> No. 19191 ID: df12a0
>>19121
>fresh water

German ships have no capability to produce fresh water themselves? I did not know that...
>> No. 19213 ID: ebc535
>>19191
They do have the capacity to make their own fresh water on board. Tanks of freshwater are useful for when you need a lot quickly (more than can be made on demand), or if you need to fill the tanks of a ship/some disaster area that doesn't have the capacity to make their own.
>> No. 19216 ID: df12a0
>>19213

Ah, good point! Thank you.


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18849 No. 18849 ID: e9c3ed hide watch expand quickreply [Reply] [First 100 posts] [Last 50 posts]
So, let's list better options that our special snowflake could have gone with. And just discuss experiences with cheap daily drivers, I'm intredasted in that.

Starting with the Glock of cars. Everyone has one, they're cheap and work. The Honda Civic. The bigger brother, the Accord, is also a great option for those wanting a little more space.
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>> No. 19105 ID: e9c3ed
>>19104
It may be stupid, but I'm actually giving a Humvee heavy consideration.

http://www.foxnews.com/leisure/2015/06/29/surplus-military-humvees-heading-to-highway/

http://www.ironplanet.com/Humvees?ct=35#pstart=0&c=3468&sm=0&ct=35

They dirt cheap right now, come with a title and only need a little work to become street legal. They're easy to work on and are an absolute beast off road.

I'm aware of the drawbacks as well. I know they're uncomfortable, slow, wide as hell and difficult to navigate small streets with, and have no noise reduction

But, I can live with that because... well... Humvee.

I can have my dream Mad Max vehicle for around $7000, especially when they get an influx of them to sell.
>> No. 19107 ID: 1fcda9
>>19105
Not real familiar with the HMMV's, but those prices look nice. The real question is A) How hard is it to get parts, and B) How electronic are they? I love me some diesel, but god damn, fuck anything that's computerized at all. Shit sucks to work on.
>> No. 19108 ID: e9c3ed
>>19107
Pretty easy. They're cheap to maintain thanks to a shitload of surplus parts.
>> No. 19127 ID: e9c3ed
IHC, you were praising Vulcans earlier. How do you feel about them in Rangers?

My understanding is that they don't have a lot of power and gas mileage isn't that good. But, considering the immortality of the engine, would it be a good trade off for the reliability?
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Plenty of room, this car was a good idea.


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