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1 hour ago, Prepuce of Doom said:

You're not the World's Finest Chocolates lady, are you? 

legit lol but nope. i was just a young man sitting on the stoop outside of the mcdonald's, trying to get you to sponsor my travel basketball team.

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1 hour ago, 52-80 said:

You don't go TIG welding after a few shots of grappa.  

Where's your sense of adventure 

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porsche 919 is pretty fast:

Porsche is taking the 919 Hybrid on tour, but the plan is to do more than just show it off to the fans—it's going for records. The first of these has

already fallen. On Sunday, April 9, Neel Jani set a new track record at Spa-Francorchamps in Belgium, home to that country's annual F1 race. Jani lapped the 4.4-mile (7km) track in 1 minute 41.770 seconds, 12 seconds faster than the 919 Hybrid's previous best time at the track.

 

https://arstechnica.com/cars/2018/04/faster-than-an-f1-car-porsche-is-breaking-records-with-the-919-hybrid/

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On 4/3/2018 at 9:17 AM, 52-80 said:

prob with that is everything is remote by camera.  so whether you've sped or run a red or etc, you wont know until months later when they do the processing.  at any point in time, youve got no idea how many points or infractions youve incurred

Yeah, I got dinged coming down from Grindelwald, 29 in a 25 at one of those "instant construction zones". They give you 3 km's of grace, so I was hit for 50 sfr's  for  2/3's of a mph over.  Reminds me that I still have to pay that one...

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41 minutes ago, Okie State said:

Is this thread dead? We need some of you 1%ers to buy something cool and post pics.

I'm trying to unwind the yacht program at the moment, but it may be picking up steam again. I was aiming to get more into cars as they are so much cheaper and easier, but alas, I keep getting sucked back in.

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1 minute ago, Okie State said:

You lost me at yacht program.

Tl;Dr Boat means I don't have time and energy for badass cars other than scanning this thread.

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Snacks be considerin...  not a Vagon, but a 3.6 Premium.  If so, Snacks be buying wheels and coilovers.
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No Vagon, no care
Needs 22s
Snacks hath purchased....

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Why even have a front license? I haven’t had one on any of my cars for 10+ years. Never been a problem. If u do get a dick cop to cite u on it it’s still just a fine, not a moving violation. Front plates completely fuck up the facade of a car. Not a big deal if some piece of shit American car but definitely a no no for upper echelon imports. 

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Posted on the old Shag thread that a dick cop gave me a $200 fix it ticket. I've run no plate for two years with no issues prior to that. Wanted a removable option that looked stock so I can go either way.

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On 4/14/2018 at 1:57 PM, Snacks said:

Snacks did not buy...
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My neighbor acquired one of these recently. Sounds like thunder when he starts it in the garage. It's nice. 

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17 hours ago, Fat Bastard said:

Why even have a front license? I haven’t had one on any of my cars for 10+ years. Never been a problem. If u do get a dick cop to cite u on it it’s still just a fine, not a moving violation. Front plates completely fuck up the facade of a car. Not a big deal if some piece of shit American car but definitely a no no for upper echelon imports. 

"Son, do you know what I'm stopping you for?"

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Yeah, as ugly as a front plate is, I'm all about minimizing the potential for pretextual stops.

Further, you can't very credibly put on the "oh, I didn't know any better" act twice if you're pulled over for speeding while not running a front plate, and I'd rather speed ugly than look good going slow. 

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11 minutes ago, Snacks said:

"Son, do you know what I'm stopping you for?"

Cause I'm young and I'm black and my hat's real low
Or do I look like a mind reader, sir? I don't know
Am I under arrest or should I guess some mo?

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People still put license plates on the front of their cars?
I've been stopped for not having one (and...) so, yeah.

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In West Los Angeles, the parking cops have gone from being "parking" enforcers to "no front plate" enforcers. If it's parked on the street, and doesn't have the front plate, they'll write you. It's like a $120 hit, too.  Brother-in-law can sign it off, but it's still a pain...

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Cross posting this from the Germany thread since I figured out how to post pics.

 

Got the opportunity to drive a 911 Carrera 4 GTS through the black forest of Germany. When I say this was one of the best experiences of my life, I mean it.c3a6111f2f48d5375b0782c02fb9a5bc.jpg3fe859b17c4cc843a7c8c915d5832fce.jpg996daf957545679b76f1d5e87a29aa5d.jpgeacdcf36adfe6b3b2a2346f79fefcd66.jpgd8f6eb9d868dba86a0dd0ee1e81c5f4e.jpg149e656f905f48d5306c4521d8e58857.jpgc89315f50508e5d5e9f71278b0209e85.jpgab18577f73a16da92b081181273bc3ef.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

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1 hour ago, Assman said:

Cross posting this from the Germany thread since I figured out how to post pics.

 

Got the opportunity to drive a 911 Carrera 4 GTS through the black forest of Germany. When I say this was one of the best experiences of my life, I mean it.c3a6111f2f48d5375b0782c02fb9a5bc.jpg3fe859b17c4cc843a7c8c915d5832fce.jpg996daf957545679b76f1d5e87a29aa5d.jpgeacdcf36adfe6b3b2a2346f79fefcd66.jpgd8f6eb9d868dba86a0dd0ee1e81c5f4e.jpg149e656f905f48d5306c4521d8e58857.jpgc89315f50508e5d5e9f71278b0209e85.jpgab18577f73a16da92b081181273bc3ef.jpg

 

 

 

 

 

 

If this is the nmbest experience of your life, I have some hookers you need to meet.

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Didn't see a detailing thread. Which car wax is recommended? I plan to clay bar my white BMW today and would appreciate any suggestions for the finishing wax or polish job.

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When I can find the time (which is never these days) I use synthetic sealants like Zaino Z2 or Clear Seal. Lasts much longer than traditional waxes. Adams also makes some good stuff. Not sure what the best off the shelf product you can get today is though. Probably something from Meguiar's.

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