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Unread 07-20-2006, 01:12 AM   #1
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They seem like they are ok. I think there should be a few more though.

a performance section would be a good idea.
Or a subsection under each section consisting of performance would be ok.

Subsections under performance would be NA naturally asperated, forced induction. Under forced induction there would be NOS, Turbo, and Super chargers. Under nos there would be wet and dry systems. Under supercharger there would be centrifugal, roots and vane . There is a chance that there would be a ton of sections for performance and putting it all under each manufacturer would end up creating too many sections. I feel that performance descussions should not be a part of the parts and maintenance section. It could be reworded performance and maintenance and parts would naturally fall under that. Then remove audio visual and create a ICE section with three sections audio, video, and Computer.

Other than a performance section maybe create a sightings section under the off topic section. Seeing a super car or a rare car can spark conversations and spark forum growth via search engine hits .

Thats all I have for now, I will transfer the car overclocking guide once there is a place for it.

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Hmmm... How about something like this:

Vehicles
----Domestic...
----Asian...
----European..
----Supercars/ Exotics
----Classics
----Hybrid/ Electric

General
----General Auto Discussion
----General Auto Repair
----General Auto Maintenance
----Build/ Restoration Logs

Parts
----Tires/ Wheels/ Rims
----Engines
----Transmissions
----Intake or Induction or something
----other subforums, I dont know what would be most applicable. Possably a body section?

Accesories
----Audio
----Video
----Computers
----GPS
----Security

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Hope you dont mind me editing yours up a little bit Reps given


Vehicles
----Domestic...
----Asian...
----European..
----Supercars/ Exotics
----Classics
----Hybrid/ Electric

General
----General Auto Discussion
----General Auto Repair
----General Auto Maintenance
----Build/ Restoration Logs

Parts and Performance

----Engines
[subforums]bolt ons, engine internals, and forced induction,
or intake, exhaust, ignition, timing, fuel, and internals
----Transmissions and Drivetrain
[subforums]Clutch, limited slip diferentials, Automatic, CVT, specialty [dog box, and other clutchless shift manuals]
----Suspension
----Aerodynamics
[sub] Body kits, Wings/spoilers,
----Lighting
----Tires/ Wheels/ Rims


In Car Electronics/Entertainment (It was originally electronics, but now I see entertainment everywhere. security systems used to fit in the category, but it doesn't now) We should leave security in there for now.
----Audio
----Video
----Computers
----GPS
----Security

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I don't know about the "vehicles" section... it's so random... I almost feel it should be done away with altogether. I dunno... I'll leave it as-is for the heck of it.

Also... I don't think it matters if there's a little bit of overlap in the sections. I am still adamant about an "appearance" section though.

Sure, my headlight blackouts make the car slightly more aerodynamic... but I didn't get them for that, I got it for looks. Thus, I can post it in the aerodynamics section (still not sure about that... it's not broad enough... maybe aerodynamics should be eiliminated or reintegrated) if i want to talk about aerodynamics, or in the appearance section if I want to show off the look of it.

If it's all cut up into other sections it will stink... I don't want waxing and polishing to be in "maintenance" and blackouts to be in "aerodynamics" and chrome rims to be in "performance" and custom paintjobs to be in "off-topic" or something.

A bit of overlap is fine.... There's a bit of that on overclock.net too. Definitely definitely have an apperance section though. People want to show off their cars and we need a central place for that. Myself included! The fact is some people only care about how it looks and couldn't care less about how fast it is. We still want those people here. I do care about power to a degree, but I'm not into performance mods at this point in my life. Here's my suggested layout:

General <----Deleted "general discussion" since the main area will be that
--SubForums:
--------General Auto Repair/Maintenance <--- combined the two. It's better that way.
--------Build/Restoration Logs

Vehicles
--SubForums:
--------Domestic
--------Asian
--------European These are all so specific. We have to be sure that it includes all possible cars
--------Supercars/ Exotics
--------Classics
--------Hybrid/ Electric

Parts and Performance
--SubForums:
--------Engines
--------Bolt Ons
--------Engine Internals <- I think this might be too broad... and others are far too "niche"
--------Ignition <-niche
--------Timing <-niche
--------Fuel <-niche <-- does this include NOS?... I think we need a NOS section.

Appearance: <--entirely new section
------Stickied: Car of the Month
--Subforums:
--------Paint (waxing, polish, custom paint jobs, decals, restoration)
--------Interior (dash, seats, mats, shift-knobs, steering wheels, carbon fiber)
--------Body (wheels, tint, wings, body kits, blackouts, grilles, exhaust tips,)
--------Lighting (LEDs and neons)

----Transmissions and Drivetrain
--SubForums:
--------Clutch
--------Differentials
--------Automatic
--------CVT
--------specialty (dog box, and other clutchless shift manuals)

Intake/Exhaust: <---gave it its own section since this is a very big topic
--SubForums:
--------Passive Induction ("ram-air" systems, air filters, etc.)
--------Forced Induction (superchargers, turbochargers)
--------Exhaust (full systems, y-pipes, mufflers, resonators, etc.)

----Suspension <- Dunno where to put this
(Deleted aerodynamics, lighting, and wheels, since they fit better in appearance)

Electronics (I still think this is better... Entertainment Systems are still electronics :P)
--SubForums:
--------Audio (subwoofer, tweeters, cd changers, sound dampening, wireless headphones)
--------Video (LCD screen installation, cables, etc.)
--------Computers/Video Game Consoles (installation, cooling) <-added video game consoles
--------GPS
--------Security

I think the car of the month sticky in the appearance section should focus on appearance and photo quality/composition rather than performance. Perhaps there can be a car of the month for the performance section as well... but definitely an appearance one at the least. It doesn't have to be every month, but people can submit for it... just like submitting FAQs... and if the entries are suitible then a winner will be chosen, if not, then there will be no car of the month for that month.
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--------Engine Internals <- I think this might be too broad... and others are far too "niche" Engine internals consists of anything that is not typical bolt ons. Like stroker kits, rods, pistons, and other such things that are found within the block of the engine.
--------Ignition <-niche Ignition is a part of every car how could it be considered niche? Name a normal car that does not require spark [exclude diesel]
--------Timing <-niche The only car that does not have ability to adjust timing easily is the cars with rotary engines. It is something that is a part of performance tuning.
--------Fuel <-niche Not talking about what kind of fuel you put in the car I am talking about the fuel system fuel presure regulators, injectors, fuel pumps, and if you think those are of a niche market think again; Carburetors are still tunable.


I just want to cover all aspects of car tuning if possible. If someone is looking for help with finding a nice stroker kit, they shouldn't have to make a new post. We all know that the search function is at the overclock.net. I just want to make it easier for someone to read the threads that pertain to whatever they are doing with as little hunting as possible. Most things in cars are related to each other no matter what kind of car it is on.Why do you think that ignition, timing and fuel systems are specific to niche markets?

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--------Engine Internals <- I think this might be too broad... and others are far too "niche" Engine internals consists of anything that is not typical bolt ons. Like stroker kits, rods, pistons, and other such things that are found within the block of the engine.
--------Ignition <-niche Ignition is a part of every car how could it be considered niche? Name a normal car that does not require spark [exclude diesel]
--------Timing <-niche The only car that does not have ability to adjust timing easily is the cars with rotary engines. It is something that is a part of performance tuning.
--------Fuel <-niche Not talking about what kind of fuel you put in the car I am talking about the fuel system fuel presure regulators, injectors, fuel pumps, and if you think those are of a niche market think again; Carburetors are still tunable.


I just want to cover all aspects of car tuning if possible. If someone is looking for help with finding a nice stroker kit, they shouldn't have to make a new post. We all know that the search function is at the overclock.net. I just want to make it easier for someone to read the threads that pertain to whatever they are doing with as little hunting as possible. Most things in cars are related to each other no matter what kind of car it is on.Why do you think that ignition, timing and fuel systems are specific to niche markets?
K, I thought you were taking about just "one thing" per category. I'm not "hardcore" yet as far as cars go, so I can't fully consider every possible category. I thought you were just talking about the starter for ignition, and gas/deisel for fuel lol. Looks like those were good categories after all .

I think the layout is developing nicely .
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K, I thought you were taking about just "one thing" per category. I'm not "hardcore" yet as far as cars go, so I can't fully consider every possible category. I thought you were just talking about the starter for ignition, and gas/deisel for fuel lol. Looks like those were good categories after all .

I think the layout is developing nicely .
No biggie. Eventually I am sure we will have plenty of stuff to teach you about all the parts. I should have put the word system after half of them

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What do you guys think of the "car of the month" idea?

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Car of the month would be a cool idea. I think we would need a lot more members though. It would be cool for a spalsh page to show up showing the winners ride before the main page loads.

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