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  1. Did the latest episode of Grand Tour remind anyone else of Unchartered 4?

  2. Anyone tried two different brands of tyres for front and rear? Does it upset the balance of the car around corners?

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    2. matroska

      matroska

      @HaeylMI'd say they're better than GT - imo. 

    3. Ruslan

      Ruslan

      No issue unless its an AWD vehicle. Diameters has to be equal on all 4 corners. at least that's what stated on my Vitara Owners manual. it will cause premature gear wear on Diffs.

    4. Magnum

      Magnum

      Found a set of tyres, two Bridgestone and two Dunlops. I gave up the idea, I think I will go with a a full set of Pirelli or Contis. I currently have Goodyear Eagle F1 directional tyres, they got good grip but they are bit noisy. 

  3. Hands down the best cars were made in the 90s, they had the ideal amount of creature comforts/electronics. They were comfortable to daily drive but not over filled with electrics to make them boring. 

    1. Ruslan

      Ruslan

      Indeed, perfect example is the 70 Series Land-cruiser and Merc W124 (Slightly older to call as 90s car). although these doesn't loaded with electronics, it's a well designed and well made cars. i think Manufactures realized later that they couldn't milk enough money out of these after they sell, and design shit box cars we are having today.

    2. MrCat

      MrCat

      I recon the best cars are always made “today”.

      The best cars to enjoy driving whilst still being cheap to run and maintain were probably made in the 90`s.  😉

       

    3. ajm

      ajm

      Yes even true with the BMW s

  4. Tried an aftermarket muffler on the Crown, worst idea ever..

  5. Magnum's Wisdom: an economical drive is great but switching the car into power mode and sending it is even better...

  6. Bit of advice for those of who like me who purchase quite often online.
    Recently I bought a head unit and an amp( two seperate orders from a Sydney based store). The head unit arrived in less than a week with no problem so went ahead and made another order for an amp. 1 month went by but I didnt receive the amp so I tried calling them and their phone wasnt working due to COVID 19, when I contacted them through FB they told stocks are coming in 2 weeks so I gave it another month but no delivery. Just like that 4 months went by and I got really desperate so I did some digging and found out that I wasn't the only one who got caught up with this store so i repeatedly e-mailed them but still no response. Luckily I had made this purchase through PayPal so I opened up a case and got my money back within a month. What I learnt from this is that always try to purchase stuff of eBay, Amazon or even Aliexpress because if you dont get your stuff they will get your money back without an issue and if you are purchasing directly from the store's own website then make sure they got PayPal.

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    2. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      Buy with a credit card that offers fraud protection. Easiest way to buy online. 

    3. Magnum

      Magnum

      @Hyaenidae I have purchased from Amayama, they are ideal for genuine parts

      @fiat fan I think my bank card has that, but I thought of getting the bank involved as a last option

    4. fiat fan

      fiat fan

      I think most cards come with it now. I have got my money many times thanks to that feature. Always a blessing to have. Even on brick and motar locations.

  7. You know my modern cars have angry looking faces? Its because they need to put up with all these emission standards ?

    1. iRage

      iRage

      ..well...wouldn't you have an angry face too if someone plugged-up your a*$ and all your f*rts were stuck inside you ?

  8. Vehicle prices these.... LOL
    are people actually buying for those ridiculously advertised price?

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    2. RWD

      RWD

      even if you sell your ride now for a good price its a bad time to upgrade. you are going to have to pay a premium for a new ride and any gains on your sale will be eradicated with the premium you pay for a new vehicle..... and the hit you will have to take when its time to sell once imports are allowed again.

    3. Magnum

      Magnum

      I dont understand whats the need for buying cars at such crazy prices :D
      Premio cars which advertised for less than 4.5mil are now advertised for over 5 mil 

    4. iRage

      iRage

      Well...the issue is...people believing cars like the Premio are investments. So it is a desperate attempt to buy low and sell high. However a lot of people seem to be doing it assuming that the prices are going to go even higher. What is ironic is that the prices right now have gone up because of these very same people..so once they stop buying the prices are going to drop to a more realistic price. The reality is...the prices would go down if they actually stop buying right now. But no...our brilliant idiots are not that smart.

      Most of the once who have gotten hit with reality and claiming that the Premio is over priced were interestingly looking for cars or trying to sell theirs just a few weeks ago. Then there are the once who were looking to genuinely purchase one during this period who have gotten right royally probed up their rear orifices because of those who are trying to make a quick buck or profitable flip.

  9. Whats a 2C molli engine?

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    2. Ruslan

      Ruslan

      We had a Town Ace CR27 which manufactured in '94 had an "Molli" Engine. Molli Engine is the latest generation 2C engine. so sellers make it as a statement to draw customers saying this has the latest and greatest ?. i remember one of our cousins had CT-150 Corona (which originally imported to Navy) had flat head valve covered 2C eventually replaced by "Molli" 2C engine.

    3. Magnum

      Magnum

      @Ruslan I assume the CT210 series were all 'Molli' 2C?

    4. Ruslan

      Ruslan

      @Magnum yes. They came with Molli engine as well.

  10. Theres a beautiful Mazda Familia for sale on the quick site

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    2. Magnum
    3. GK_007

      GK_007

      This one has been for sale for sometime now. For 8-9 months. Doubt if there is any issue ? ? but both interior and exterior looks mint. 

      @iRage thats a 11- one right ? 323 hatch, seems to be in good nick too. 

    4. iRage

      iRage

      Yes...the 11- one...looks pretty clean and well taken care of (or restored)...so found that to be more impressive than the blue one. 

    1. iRage

      iRage

      She needs a good paint correction and wax :) There are some interesting stains around the badge

    2. Magnum

      Magnum

      Wasn’t washed when I took this pic. 
      also there’s lot of chromatic aberration in this pic as well :D 

  11. I don't understand people who fix Lexus emblems on a Altezza. Wasn't the Altezza a better car in most ways compared to the IS?

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    2. iRage

      iRage

      The Lexus got more creature comforts but the Altezza was not too far behind. The differences were mainly there because of market preferences/practicality. And yes...where performance variants were concerned the Altezza was handed out with far more offerings than the Lexus. 

      At the end of the day..none of these badges matter. In SL it is all about the letters on the number plate....if it is not a new lettered number plate...doesn't matter whether you are driving a million dollar Jag from the 90s...you are driving an old car (usually the reason is because you are having trouble in your career that you cannot afford a three digit Premio/Allion or a Land Cruzar Parado.

    3. Magnum

      Magnum

      Not sure about creature comforts but the Altezza was a better car in terms of performance.
      The 3SGE on the Altezza was lighter compared to the 2JZ on the IS300, as the 3SGE was 4 cylinder the engine sat further behind giving the car a better weight distribution, Altezza had a six seed manual option and the 3SGE has heaps of aftermarket mods in Japan. Altezza also received some aero options.

    4. iRage

      iRage

      Like I said..the Altezza was handed out with far more performance offerings. As for the 3S-GE....to be honest...I like the less strained smoothness of the 2JZ. The 3S-GE at the end of the day just feels strained and not very smooth. Not that it is a bad engine..just that the 2JZ is a much smoother engine to drive. the 4 vs 6 cylinder running makes a difference.

  12. JDM starter pack:

    1. Google translate ?

    1. Uditha88

      Uditha88

      ya phone app translates through camera input is handy too

  13. After a cut and polish is done, is it necessary to do a polish by hand? Or should we straight away go for a wax?

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    2. iRage

      iRage

      well...it is cut and POLISH. So now they are offering a cut and POLISH and POLISH. They should have done the hand polish along with the cut as apart of their cut and polish's polish :D

    3. Magnum

      Magnum

      He did the polish with the machine but he says he has to charge more if we need the polish done by hand also. Anyway I think the guy was trying to rip off  

    4. iRage

      iRage

      Yes..so it is already polished...why polish with the hand ? Polihshing it again is just going to thin out the paint. He should have to (or owner should have asked for a) hand polish at th beginning so that a hand polish would have been done instead of a machine polish after the cut.

  14. Apparently Australia has a FD2 which isn't a Type R, I thought all Type Rs were FD2

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    2. Dee Jay

      Dee Jay

      FD1 Type S also has all the options you mentioned above neda machan? not sure about the EPS though..

    3. Magnum

      Magnum

      The FD1 here were offered as VTI which is the basic version and VTI-L which received climate control AC, and ‎16 inch wheels.

      I forgot to mention that the FD2 Sport also had leather seats, fog lamps and 17 inch wheels. I think parking sensors were optional in all the trim levels

    4. MrCat

      MrCat

      ^^^ Those 17inch wheels were carried over from the EP3 Type-R. ;) 

  15. Got Dirt Rally 2 for free on PSN, I'm impressed with the game...

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    2. Davy

      Davy

      You'll feel how each car has it's own characteristics in Dirt Rally if you use a wheel.

      I recently got the Colin McRae flatout pack for Dirt Rally 2 and the 1998 Subaru WRX S4 is a total blast to drive. Unlike any other car in the game. 

      So yeah... get a wheel! ?

    3. Magnum

      Magnum

      Will do when it's possible :D

      btw if you guys are into adventure games, try the Uncharted series

    4. AVANTE

      AVANTE

      Already finished the whole series! First game I bought for my PS3 back then. Don't have the playstation now but the games are still there. Nostalgia?

      Did you play last of us? 

       

       

       

      Screenshot_20200502_172329.jpg

  16. Has anyone here played either DriveClub or Project Cars 2?

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    2. AVANTE

      AVANTE

      If you want to let go of realistic physics & enjoy modding & adrenaline chases for a while, obviously NFS. If you are still hooked for a highly realistic driving experience with beautiful graphics, P-cars 2.

      Played NFS Payback last week on PS4 and it has an okay story. Although if possible, go for NFS Heat, it rocks! Car laundering cops, Car customization & character customizations are endless, graphics are fab & a wide variety of car choices, from MX5s, Skylines & EK9 to exotics & classics.

    3. Davy

      Davy

      Agree with what @□AVANTE□ said. The last NFS I played was NFS Most Wanted. Lost interest in the game after that because handling and physics was becoming too arcade-like. I'm more into simulation, and I play a lot of Rally Games. 

      The best Rally game that came out recently IMO is Dirt Rally 2.0. It's an absolute masterpiece when it comes to physics, handling, car tuning and most importantly, breathtaking stages. The original Dirt Rally had it's quirks and really difficult to play (reminds me of Richard Burns Rally - so much realism). But Dirt Rally 2.0 is so much better. You really need a good steering wheel setup to play it though. 

      Make sure you watch this on 1080p @ 60fps

       

    4. AVANTE

      AVANTE

      @Davy Dirt Rally is neat. Tried it briefly yet I loved it and even follow the subreddit.

      I have a Logitech F710 controller and still play the 2012 Most wanted just for crusing around at legal speeds and suddenly tipping off the police (Sike!). Real life is already too real, would like to have some fun in the digital fantasy atleast :P

  17. The Hiace saga continues..... :D https://ibb.co/HVhK5Pt

    1. iRage

      iRage

      You bought one in Aus as well ? Out of all the unattainable cars you could find in Aus...you got another HiAce ? 

    2. AVANTE

      AVANTE

      Like iRage told..lol. but it's your money, your life. She seems neat!

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    2. Magnum

      Magnum

      @Dee Jay Pretty sure the damage was beyond the front lip, you can see the driving side fog lamp also go off. The bumper also must have got damaged

    3. Dee Jay

      Dee Jay

      Oops I wonder if its the owner that was at the wheel when this happened.. surely someone who spent on modifying the van won't attempt such a thing if he loves the vehicle..

    4. Magnum

      Magnum

      I had the same doubt, if he was the owner he definitely would have slowed down for that bump.

  18. I drove a BMW E90 325i, I got to say it feels great to drive, but the interior and the comfort levels arent really up to the standard of a premium car

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    2. Magnum

      Magnum

      I'm not much familiar with European cars, probably it's a BMW thing, that they mostly focus on the driving performance. The interior didnt just seem right when you compare it against something like a Lexus IS or a Mark X

    3. AVANTE

      AVANTE

      @Magnum "sheer driving pleasure" & "ultimate driving machine"...reviews say the same can't be said for the new 7-series though

    4. iRage

      iRage

      Well....I got in to a Lexus LS and a RC...the interior was nice and classy with brushed aluminium and padded leather...then I got in to a Merc S and E...it looked very goday :) Shiny silvery stuff and all these bubbly circley things...

  19. Anyone else prefer to stick to JDM stuff for your vehicles as much as possible, even when buying accessories and upgrades? or is it just me? :D 

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    2. Magnum

      Magnum

      @iRage Good to know I'm not the only one

    3. Magnum

      Magnum

      @Uditha88 I think 800 is cheap, was it one bulb or a pair?

    4. Uditha88
  20. Remember the beeping old JDM vehicles used to make when you  go past 100km/h? Any idea when they stopped it?

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    2. iRage

      iRage

      Well...the U13 is in the 90s...

    3. Magnum

      Magnum

      I do miss that alarm though or maybe its just the Initial D fan in me talking :D 

    4. AVANTE

      AVANTE

      When you put up the status, the first thing that came to mind was the AE86 bell chime :D

  21. Go to the Wagon R club Facebook group and look for a ‘meet up’ video

    Thank me later! :D

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    2. alpha17

      alpha17

      I want to donate my eyes...:action-smiley-082:

    3. AVANTE

      AVANTE

      @iRage cuz wannabe donuts yo! Smell that smoke? Thats the smell of fresh Ecopias burning! Or is that the engine?

    4. iRage

      iRage

      No..no...that is the smell of the seat catching fire as the hybrid battery over heated and caught fire :)

      Well..that is one way to be smokin' hot I suppose

  22. I wasn’t aware that we had EG and EK hatchbacks in SL ?

    where were they hiding?

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    2. AVANTE

      AVANTE

      Of course they are good cars! I respect them too. Even the EK9 Type-R is now fetching sky high prices worldwide! Hondas deserve respect all the time. If we told Americans that our Swifts, Lancers, KDH & Civics are fun to drive, they'd puke. But thats the Srilankan charm :)

    3. Magnum

      Magnum

      They dont understand what we get here, cuz they only get a handful good stuff from Japan. I have met few of them, , their car culture is different. 

      For example there was one guy who strongly claimed 4Runner(which is basically a gasoline Hilux Surf with fewer options) is better than the Hilux. For them off-roading in a gasoline vehicle is normal, where as most other countries prefer diesel SUVs and Utes for off roading. 

    4. AVANTE

      AVANTE

      To each their own..diversity is a unique characteristic of the motoring community after all!

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