Message from Tanner - SC in MacGuyver - Skills & Academics #mechanics

2017-12-08 15:21:37 UTC  

Yeah I'd rather fix the problem but if I can't I'll just pull the fuse. Better than waking up at three in the morning and running out into the cold to disconnect the battery

2017-12-08 19:18:56 UTC  

I had the same problem with an old car. Had to pull the fuse out to fix it.

2017-12-08 22:36:29 UTC  

I ended up pulling the fuse until I can figure out how to fix it

2017-12-23 02:28:41 UTC  

PSA: car drivers ... trucks and SUVs fare far better in car crashes. The heavier weight forces the crash energy into other objects and reduces G forces, the large size provides big crumple zones, the higher bumpers match other trucks and make the collision at knee level rather than shoulder level. You should consider an SUV for your next vehicle purchase, it could save your life and prevent permanent injury.

2017-12-23 19:15:48 UTC  

Plus trucks are cool

2017-12-26 18:57:02 UTC  

I was thinking of getting something like Ford Escape maybe. I like the smaller SUV models out now

2017-12-29 23:59:20 UTC  

whats the rundown on a honda civic purchase as a tuner car

2017-12-30 00:51:56 UTC  

What year are you looking for? What's your goals for the car?

2017-12-30 01:00:01 UTC  

I was thinking Id just start with modified exhaust panel air filter VTEC and the flywheel

2017-12-30 01:30:40 UTC  

They are pretty good. Nip legos. But you should go Volkswagen. Sweet little hatchback.

2017-12-30 04:01:57 UTC  

The aftermarket is very strong for hondas. What year are you thinking? I would recommend one with a k series engine. The money to power ratio is much greater than older models engines. I'm mostly a rear wheel drive guy myself but I went through the tuner stage at one point. Volkswagens make decent cars unless you want something really fast.

2017-12-30 10:08:43 UTC  
2017-12-30 13:13:32 UTC  

Honda would be cheap, if your looking for something fast and cheap I would go either dodge peon or an older Toyota Supra my buddy just built a peon srt 4 for literally only 3k thing has 450 at the rear wheels

2017-12-30 14:03:19 UTC  

That's sweet. Those turbo neons were pretty awesome, I just think they were ugly.

2017-12-30 16:26:33 UTC  

It all really depends what your after. If you want to go really fast for cheap buy a fox body mustang ls swap it with a turbo.

2017-12-30 16:51:07 UTC  

@bostoneuropean you mean 450 at the *front* wheels.

2017-12-30 17:38:33 UTC  


2017-12-30 17:40:10 UTC  

But back to @Deleted User original question. A civic makes a fun little car that you can modify pretty cheap. Just don't get an auto trans.

2017-12-30 17:48:26 UTC  

Yeah of course lol

2017-12-30 17:59:07 UTC  

I don't know your budget but if your plans are only bolt ons I would go with a newer than 01 because they have the k series engines. They're similar to b series but more power and more responsive to modification. And easier to tune being obd2

2017-12-30 18:26:58 UTC  

Get 2006 or newer. They made big safety advances with the 2006 redesign.

2017-12-30 18:28:50 UTC  
2017-12-30 18:29:32 UTC  

What's your budget and what are your goals besides bolt-on mods? You can do bolt-ons on a minivan. Do you want something that looks cool, sounds cool, sharp handling, fast cornering, fast acceleration, does it need to have cargo capacity?

2017-12-30 18:43:02 UTC  

That's what I was thinking as well, I'm looking at a 2013 model @Tanner - SC

2017-12-30 18:43:15 UTC  

Budget is 8k for mods 10k vehicle

2017-12-30 18:43:49 UTC  

I'd like to keep it below 4k for mods and 5k for vehicle but I have wiggle room

2017-12-30 19:30:20 UTC  

In my area you can pick up a low mileage 06 and newer for 5-7k easy. With 4K for mods you can put a good set of wheels and tires, coil overs, exhaust, intake, and a good tune.

2017-12-30 19:30:38 UTC  

As long as you do the work yourself excluding the tune.

2017-12-30 19:58:58 UTC  

I was going to also add I prefer Acura rsx to the civics

2017-12-30 20:00:13 UTC  

“As long as you do the work yourself”
You must not know of Koba’s road trip debacle.

2017-12-30 20:03:43 UTC  

No I haven't heard about it. Lol.

2017-12-30 20:10:12 UTC  

The VW Jetta/Golf of the same era has a 5cyl engine. I think it sounds amazing with an intake and exhaust, far better than a 4cyl.

2017-12-30 21:12:12 UTC  

Agreed. Vw are fun also. I had a pal who had a vr6 with just intake and exhaust and it sounded good and was quick.

2017-12-31 07:05:42 UTC  

The VR6 also sounds good. Most manufacturers are abandoning the 5cyl design and moving to turbo 4 to boost mpg for CAFE regulations. Owning a 5cyl might be a once in a lifetime opportunity, I don’t think there are any new cars made with one and might never again.

2017-12-31 20:41:35 UTC  

Anyone into off-road racing?

2017-12-31 20:56:47 UTC  

Aw man I've never raced but I used to love mudding. I had a jeep wrangler and, believe it or not, a 6-cyl Chevy Cheyenne I used to mud with!

2017-12-31 21:06:58 UTC  

Ya I used to be into mudding I had a chevy k2500 on 37inch tires with a built small block. Then I got into rock crawling and built a pretty impressive trail rig Cherokee. Now for some reason I'm really getting into prerunners and buggys and even lifted bugs like the different kinds of cars you see race Baja.

2017-12-31 22:26:22 UTC  

@JesseJames You ever see those mud rigs where they strip everything down, even taking the cooling system off, and just go full throttle for about 20 seconds?

2017-12-31 22:33:06 UTC  

Sounds like you're describing a mud bog rig. Most of the time the ones I've seen move the radiator to the rear to keep from clogging air flow with mud. My step brother lives in lake placid and they're really big into mudding.