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Old 03-08-2007, 11:07 PM   #31  
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Everybody has problems. It's just that for some,money is not one of them. How anyone chooses to spend their money is their business alone. That's why there are so many makes and models of consumer goods.Everyone needs the same basic requirements. Food,water,shelter,a kick ass media center,and a rockin' ride of their choice.......party on......
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Old 03-09-2007, 12:33 AM   #32  
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That's exactly it! Every person here is their own personal rational economic agent. What each individual prefers and derives utility from in their life is going to be specific to every individual. I derive greater utility from driving a fast gas guzzler and watching HD-DVD movies, therefore I forego other goods in other to make things work given my budget constraint. Would I like to drive a fast gas guzzler, watch HD-DVD's, go to nice expensive bars and 3-4 star restaurants? Sure, but it's currently unobtainable to I juggle my things to make things work based on what I derive the most utility from.

A friend of mine who is critical of me driving such a gas guzzler has a fetish for cell phones, yet I don't judge him because high tech cell phones give him the most utility.

Another friend of mine is critical of me for stocking up on so many HD-DVD movies, yet he has a boner for expensive label clothing. I don't judge him because he obviously derives greater utility from prestigious clothing labels.

What makes me very irrate is when politicians and other types of activists start trying to dictate to me what I should and shouldn't be enjoying. It burns me up when people like Jacky Thompson try to launch a crusade against violent video games because I derive GREAT utility from playing these very violent games.
I agree 100% now I am getting to teh point where we do have the liquid assets to do more but I still don't just because I want the money for other things like my HT setup honestly can it ever be big enough new enough or loud enough LOL.
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Amen. Everytime I buy something I realize 2 weeks later that if i would have just spent a little more I could have gotten product X. The I cant possibly justify going out and buying another....could I??
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Old 03-09-2007, 01:22 PM   #34  
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Currently driving a 6 spd G 35 sedan. I had a BMW M Roadster several yrs ago and in the 90s was into classic Vettes-started with a 79 L82 which I sold to get an all original fully documented 68 427 Vette convertible. I have a picture of Zora Duntov, the father of the Corvette, looking under the hood of my 68 at a Corvette show. Classic vettes are real head turners and good investments if you buy wise.
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Currently driving a 6 spd G 35 sedan. I had a BMW M Roadster several yrs ago and in the 90s was into classic Vettes-started with a 79 L82 which I sold to get an all original fully documented 68 427 Vette convertible. I have a picture of Zora Duntov, the father of the Corvette, looking under the hood of my 68 at a Corvette show. Classic vettes are real head turners and good investments if you buy wise.
+1 on the G buddy. Long live the VQ
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[QUOTE=hdridge]Just wanted to say hi to all the car folks out there. Was wondering what you are driving.

My little Geo 4W Tracker has been a wonderful winter vehicle. When the weather turns nicer, I drive my red '94 Dodge Stealth. (great car in my opinion-no problems with it for the 11 years I've had it)
When the weather turns ultra-nice, I like to cruise a bit in my '65 Corvette convertible. It's triple black, 4 spd, both tops,327-365, red line tires, and knock off wheels. It's off frame restored,(everything works!) and I never get tired of looking at it. (12-14 miles a gallon sucks though.)
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Just wanted to say hi to all the car folks out there. Was wondering what you are driving.

My little Geo 4W Tracker has been a wonderful winter vehicle. When the weather turns nicer, I drive my red '94 Dodge Stealth. (great car in my opinion-no problems with it for the 11 years I've had it)
When the weather turns ultra-nice, I like to cruise a bit in my '65 Corvette convertible. It's triple black, 4 spd, both tops,327-365, red line tires, and knock off wheels. It's off frame restored,(everything works!) and I never get tired of looking at it. (12-14 miles a gallon sucks though.)
Wow theres a few of us Vette owners here...you guys go to any shows or runs or meets or something? Im in PA so I do alot of local ones due to my time constraints.
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Old 03-09-2007, 10:26 PM   #38  
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+1 on the G buddy. Long live the VQ

I not much of a fan of how those VQ engines sound, but you definately can't argue with the results. At part or light throttle, they seem to have a wierd sound to them and definately sound their best at WOT. Arn't they upto 303hp now, or something similar to that?
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I not much of a fan of how those VQ engines sound, but you definately can't argue with the results. At part or light throttle, they seem to have a wierd sound to them and definately sound their best at WOT. Arn't they upto 303hp now, or something similar to that?
Yea at WOT,with the right setup them cars can make a sound that IMO rivals that of some euro exotics. I hear what your saying about light throttle sounds as Ive been hearing it lately too...its only been a week or so that Ive had the swap done so I havent really had a chance to hear the car repeatedly yet but I have noticed some half-throttle---dare I say "drone". Well not drone in the traditional humming style,more like an "uneven" sound. IDK...I'll be playing with it over the weekend. I need to be by myself and this past week it has been often Im solo. The 350Z is over 300 now....306hp to be exact....I beleve the G35 coupe with the 6speed is rated at 293hp,not a big differebce for what I personally think is a bit nicer of a vehicle.The VQ35 I have in my car isd from an 04 Max and stock is rated at 265hp...not bad but it can be felt,along with a slew of other things that make it different feeling than G/Z. Im just a Maxima guy for the looks of the car,but its the VQ that really shines in them cars. I would have loved to able to use one of them VQ's but no good. I have some work into it alread but nothing outrageous(see like Page1 of this thread) mainly because everything I had on my VQ30 wouldnt work on this motor,so i had to aprt them all out and didnt leave me with much money after buying the motor and the labor. Only thing that I really carried over from the 30 was the N2O.... I really havent had any extra dough for dyno time but hopefully in the next few weeks... I'll let ya know.
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Old 03-11-2007, 01:44 PM   #40  
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You must be pretty brave, because I would never risk nitrous on my vehicle. I know that with proper setup and engine management, that it can be safe. However, I get I just don't have to balls for that. How big of a shot are you running?

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Yea at WOT,with the right setup them cars can make a sound that IMO rivals that of some euro exotics. I hear what your saying about light throttle sounds as Ive been hearing it lately too...its only been a week or so that Ive had the swap done so I havent really had a chance to hear the car repeatedly yet but I have noticed some half-throttle---dare I say "drone". Well not drone in the traditional humming style,more like an "uneven" sound. IDK...I'll be playing with it over the weekend. I need to be by myself and this past week it has been often Im solo. The 350Z is over 300 now....306hp to be exact....I beleve the G35 coupe with the 6speed is rated at 293hp,not a big differebce for what I personally think is a bit nicer of a vehicle.The VQ35 I have in my car isd from an 04 Max and stock is rated at 265hp...not bad but it can be felt,along with a slew of other things that make it different feeling than G/Z. Im just a Maxima guy for the looks of the car,but its the VQ that really shines in them cars. I would have loved to able to use one of them VQ's but no good. I have some work into it alread but nothing outrageous(see like Page1 of this thread) mainly because everything I had on my VQ30 wouldnt work on this motor,so i had to aprt them all out and didnt leave me with much money after buying the motor and the labor. Only thing that I really carried over from the 30 was the N2O.... I really havent had any extra dough for dyno time but hopefully in the next few weeks... I'll let ya know.
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Old 03-11-2007, 02:23 PM   #41  
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Currently driving a 6 spd G 35 sedan. .
You mean you don't have a FAST car? Kidding. was just paraphrasing an HP junkie on another thread when I mentioned I had a G35 (coupe).
They gave the sedan a nice bump to 306.. can't wait to hear about the '08.. rumors say 325-335hp to stay up with the bimmers.
You should hear the VQ howl with a Z tube and plenum spacer.

Forget all that though, now THIS is FAST:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x15...n-at-top-speed
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Old 03-11-2007, 04:20 PM   #42  
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You mean you don't have a FAST car? Kidding. was just paraphrasing an HP junkie on another thread when I mentioned I had a G35 (coupe).
They gave the sedan a nice bump to 306.. can't wait to hear about the '08.. rumors say 325-335hp to stay up with the bimmers.
You should hear the VQ howl with a Z tube and plenum spacer.

Forget all that though, now THIS is FAST:
http://www.dailymotion.com/video/x15...n-at-top-speed
I want an M3 as my daily driver but I am told it has to wait till the ids are a little older LOL so in other words she wants me to wait till they are all in their teens.
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Old 03-11-2007, 05:29 PM   #43  
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I want an M3 as my daily driver but I am told it has to wait till the ids are a little older LOL so in other words she wants me to wait till they are all in their teens.

The scary part will be that then your kids will want to take your M3 for a spin

After I get my career established after school, i'd honestly love the BMW M5 at some point in my life. It seems to be the fastest sedan you can buy without hitting the 6 digit mark for cost. However, that's going to be a very long way off at this point in time.

I'm imagining that those Bugatti Veyrons arn't sold here in the USA right? If they are, I surely hope noone decides to get the idea of doing a top speed test on a public road. Driving at 153mph is one thing, but I can't imagine how you could ever recover or brake in time when going 250mph if you see traffic in front of you. On the plus side, the cops won't even know what passed them at those speeds.
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The scary part will be that then your kids will want to take your M3 for a spin

After I get my career established after school, i'd honestly love the BMW M5 at some point in my life. It seems to be the fastest sedan you can buy without hitting the 6 digit mark for cost. However, that's going to be a very long way off at this point in time.

I'm imagining that those Bugatti Veyrons arn't sold here in the USA right? If they are, I surely hope noone decides to get the idea of doing a top speed test on a public road. Driving at 153mph is one thing, but I can't imagine how you could ever recover or brake in time when going 250mph if you see traffic in front of you. On the plus side, the cops won't even know what passed them at those speeds.
Oh they are sold here alright. There were 2 here at Amelia Island last year at the Concorse Delagance (sp) with a supermodel looking lady riding shotgun in one of them.
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Oh they are sold here alright. There were 2 here at Amelia Island last year at the Concorse Delagance (sp) with a supermodel looking lady riding shotgun in one of them.
Wow! I didn't think there would be much of a market for a car that retails for $1150000 here in the USA. I looked and you are right as the car does actually have a USD sticker price! Can you just imagine what kind of insane luxury taxes you would have to pay on a car in that price range? I wonder how bad the gas guzzler tax on it is, since I don't see how it could get any better fuel economy than a bus or RV with a quad turbo V16.
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