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Unread 10-05-2012, 01:56 AM   #1
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2004 S60R. 300HP, 295 TQ. 6-Speed Manual. 3700lbs. Haldex. AWD. WIN.
Bought for $11000. Plans for this one:

1. Replace those ugly wheels
2. Learn to shift it and drive it like a BOSS
3. find out what all mods he had on it. Already discovered an amazing CAI, HD TCV, strut conversion, new fuel filter, and amazing tires (Proxes 4). wonder what else....
4. Finish the IPD stage III. Outlook: 425-450HP. ??? TQ. 35MPG Highway.

Total cost of car mods included should be close to $20,000. when I pick her up tomorrow, I'll take some detailed pics. This is going to be fun. This is the kind of car that I am thrilled to have. I'm happy the way it is, so anything else I do will be a bonus. The T5 had FWD, which was a bit boring. The T5 had no torque until about 25 MPH. This thing LAUNCHES. I'm still not entirely comfortable with flooring it... lol. Gonna see if I can get my dad to take it for a joy ride with me so I can get an early taste before I master it and take it to PIR. This thing VS any of your silly TBirds, Raptor! lol
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Unread 10-05-2012, 10:47 AM   #2
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Those wheels aren't that bad. I'd be more worried about the fact that you like beaver....

In all seriousness, nice car though.
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Nice car.
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Nice. Now can you imagine what the car would be like to drive with RWD, less D/T loss, and half the weight? That's what my Nissan is.

Congrats on the nice find. Have any pics of the engine bay?
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You don't know how to drive stick? This should be interesting....
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You don't know how to drive stick? This should be interesting....
I took it as he's still learning to drive a stick with AWD, not that he doesn't know entirely. IIRC he had a Toyota with a stick before.

AWD manual cars can be very different to drive from a typical RWD/FWD manual car. Launching an AWD manual car is like an art form, LOL.
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I took it as he's still learning to drive a stick with AWD, not that he doesn't know entirely. IIRC he had a Toyota with a stick before.

AWD manual cars can be very different to drive from a typical RWD/FWD manual car. Launching an AWD manual car is like an art form, LOL.
Owning a car with a stick you should learn pretty quick. I tried teaching my friend in both the Mustang and the F-150 and he was hopeless, didnt understand that you had to let the clutch out slow through the engagement point. He would just hit the engagement point and then dump it causing burnouts to ensue at ever intersection.

He went and bought a 5 speed 280ZX and he drove it perfectly after about 15 minutes...
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Owning a car with a stick you should learn pretty quick. I tried teaching my friend in both the Mustang and the F-150 and he was hopeless, didnt understand that you had to let the clutch out slow through the engagement point. He would just hit the engagement point and then dump it causing burnouts to ensue at ever intersection.

He went and bought a 5 speed 280ZX and he drove it perfectly after about 15 minutes...
It's how I learned in the focus. 3 hours later I was rarely stalling, a week later no problems at all... and the Transmission was the one part of the focus I never had an issue with!
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IIRC his yota years ago was a stick.
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1. Why the HELL would I want RWD over AWD?
2. Yes, the little pedal car was a stick
3. I don't like the wheels, besides they are really screwed up bad with curbing. More than I'm willing to pay to fix.
4. D/T loss? what's that?
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