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General / Re: What is your favorite Car Company?
« on: August 23, 2017, 12:58:21 PM »
Don't put your hopes up high for the Veloster, It's all show, no go...
And I didn't know the Stinger GT got greenlit! It's probably gonna be far from the show concept.
Wierd thing is my dad is currently playing Gran Turismo 5 right next to me.

Hehe, I already know the Veloster is no true hot hatch, but I do like the idea of practical yet sporty (I already bought myself a 7th gen Toyota Celica GT-S liftback).
But yeah, that photo though is the production model. It got greenlit several months back, and is due out this December. :)
Also, speaking of GT, I've had the new GT Sport game on pre-order since last Christmas (was essentially my big Christmas gift that never came). From what I've seen of the gameplay though, and about the mention of the tournaments being governed by the FIA, I can't wait for that game to be released! :D

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General / Re: We got many car lovers here?
« on: August 21, 2017, 05:51:07 PM »
So, figured I'd update yas on the Celica:

We took it to the dealer, they gave it a look over, came back with $2500 in parts and labor for an estimate. Though through what I believe was divine intervention, my dad bumped into one of my uncle's the same day he got the estimate. He's a retired mechanic with around 40+ yrs of wrenching experience, he gave the list a lookover, said he could get it all fixed up for $950. So, we took it to a friend of my uncles who owns a lift, and about 10hrs of labor later, we got the rear brakes (rotors and calipers), parking brake shoes, stabilizer links (on all 4 corners), Mass Air Flow Sensor, and blower resistor all repaired. We also did an oil change and put a new cabin air filter in her as well while we were at it.

After that, we got the exhaust fixed up (needed a new bit of piping) at the local muffler shop,  and replaced the rear hatch supports  (my first bit of wrenching on my own car!) Used two 9-piece wrench sets I bought (both SAE and Metric, also my first tools as a soon-to-be mechanic), and my dad's socket wrench tool kit.

Did the emissions test today, turns out the issue was the catalytic converter. So, due to this, we got a pass on condition: We've got basically 1 year's grace to find a catalytic converter at a wrecker's to replace the failing one on the car currently. So, 50% on the way to being fully road legal, just need to have the dealer do a final safety inspection to approve of the repairs, but otherwise, she's shaping up. ;)

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General / Re: We got many car lovers here?
« on: August 04, 2017, 05:51:22 AM »
Sweet first ride ;) going to be purchasing my first very soon. I was thinking along the lines of a used Ford Escape or a Jeep. Im jealous of yours man, shes a beauty
Hehe, thanks :)

My honest opinion though, don't go for a Jeep. FCA's products don't exactly have the highest reliability record as of right now, though if you're planning on a Wrangler I've got no complaints there, just stay away from their crossovers or SUV's. Ford's aren't too bad though, and I'd say between the two you'll get more miles outta the Escape, or less work needed to maintain them.

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General / Re: We got many car lovers here?
« on: August 03, 2017, 07:42:01 PM »
Yup, they called it a mid-mount engine which resulted in a very low center of gravity for such a tall vehicle.  With the 18" rims and low profile tires, cornering is surprisingly tight!  Bumps are REALLY uncomfortable tho.

Similar handling to my Celica it seems. Granted mine is lowered on Koni suspension and shocks, but even with the summer slicks that have some extreme tread wear, she tackles corners like she's on rails. As a side effect, lowered ride height and stiffened shocks means you feel the bumps.

I admit though, not all is perfect with her. I could go into detail, but I figure I might bore ya with the stuff wrong with it. I'll just leave at this: short ram intake + check engine light = not going to pass emissions testing.

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General / Re: We got many car lovers here?
« on: August 03, 2017, 02:56:20 PM »
And I present my 1973 Ford Ranchero, Squire model!
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

This is the latest picture I have of it, from about a year ago when I had to tow it home from my uncle's garage.
It's been broken down for close to 2 years, I was driving down the interstate when a bearing around the piston spun loose, causing oil not to get to two of the pistons properly and after a few minutes the bearing exploded, sending metal shards all over the block and causing the engine to lock up. We've very recently gotten the engine all taken apart, but we're still looking for a machine shop to get the block cleaned up for us. I'm hoping one day to get this car back to being a weekend driver as a Resto-Mod, but that's going to be a while.

My current drive is a 2005 Mustang GT in a dark Tan color. The car technically belongs to my father but the way he talks, I think he plans on transferring it to me when I move out.
Sweet ride man! Shame to hear about the block blowing up like that though. Currently in the midst of making my Celica fully road-legal actually. We're getting a new set of tires put on her tomorrow, and then next Tuesday taking her to the Toyota dealership in-town (which happens to be the first Canadian Toyota dealership in the country), to see what she needs for safety and possibly emissions testing.

As for the Mustang GT, is it an auto or manual? Just curious. ;)

A twincharged Previa LOL.  :D  Hmmm.    I think there IS enough room!   :o  OK a quick search finds that people are TOY-ota-ING with the idea.  I'll put twincharging on the wish list!   :moo:
Hehe, glad to see I could be of some advice. I knew the Previas had a weird setup, with the engine in the back and the supercharger up-front (or at least the JDM models did), but I wasn't sure if you could cram the turbo up there with it or not. :P

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General / Re: We got many car lovers here?
« on: August 03, 2017, 11:06:23 AM »
Suhweet ride!   :tu:

2002 GMC Yukon Denali XL
1979 MG B
1976 Chevy Monte Carlo in candly apple red
1991 & 1992 Toyota Previas. Parts I have to add to the 92:  new drilled vented brake hubs, 18" arelli assasin rims, super charger, intercooler, new pistons, etc etc.  I think I'll switch the SC to turbo. If you ask why, search for "drift race previa"
Nice assortment, and Candy Apple Red always looks good cars. ;)

Also, did not know a Previa could drift like that! I see why ya would go to a turbo. Crazy thought, couldn't you "twin-charge" it with the supercharger and turbo? Or would that be too many parts and not enough space? :P

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General / Re: We got many car lovers here?
« on: August 03, 2017, 09:34:38 AM »
Well you need to at least tell us what you have :)
Very well, I present to you, my first car, a 2001 Toyota Celica GT-S in Spectra Blue. :)
Spoiler (click to show/hide)

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General / We got many car lovers here?
« on: August 03, 2017, 08:01:17 AM »
Hi guys,

Just felt like posting this since I myself bought a car recently. Still working on getting her fully road-legal, and since I now enter the realm of car ownership, wouldn't mind connecting with some of yas who have cars/are knowledgeable about cars. Perhaps we can at a later point rename this "The Car Thread" and talk about cars in general? Just a thought. :P

Will also post photos of my new ride if requested. ;)

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Bump,

SWBF1 will run fine on Windows 10, having issues with SWBF2 however. The game will boot up, however whenever trying to play a map, the game will never load and simply black screen, preventing the use of Task Manager to effectively close the application, thereby forcing the user to restart the system.

Do note however that this is the CD copy, and my rig uses a Ryzen 7 CPU, so it could be an optimization issue on my end.

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Much as I'd love to watch those races, my timing prevents me from doing so. Plus, I always would prefer if I did the driving in motor sports, than simply being a spectator.

*is still waiting for GT Sport, as he pre-ordered it last Christmas*

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General / Re: What is your favorite Car Company?
« on: May 04, 2017, 06:48:11 AM »
I went with all Japanese brands and Hyundai.

My parents have Toyotas, and they all run fine (one of which is over a decade old). Nissan because of their awesome 90's cars and the GT-R. Honda for similar reasoning, and because VTEC. Mitsubishi is having a midlife crisis now methinks (since all their cars are CVT only, and 90% of them are crossovers over here), but their Lancer Evos will live on in memory.

Hyundai simply because I love what they're been up to in recent years. And I still want to own a Veloster Turbo or a Genesis (coupe or sedan, doesn't matter).

Also, (car fanatic alert), who be excited of Kia's Stinger GT liftback sedan with a 3.3L twin-turbo V6 with 365HP?


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Interesting trailer. I personally am looking forward to the Clone Wars era (hoping some TCW characters show up). Glad to hear the class-based system will make a return. I barely logged an hour onto the first one even if I bought it a few months ago.

In any case, still looking forward to it, and still sucks I can't preorder the deluxe edition for PC. :(

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I'd really like them to surprise everyone with a gripping campaign following a group of rebels with a great story. I'd like to see the life of a regular rebel and how hard it is to scrounge supplies, steal weapons and vehicles, and use guerrilla tactics against the Empire. Maybe throw in a good emotional setup with a scene of the main characters family getting massacred by the Empire.

You'd have better luck with Infinity Ward/Activision producing that story than EA/DICE. They've never struck me as the type do good narrative stories.

Personally, I would love ground-to-space combat. They undoubtedly have the potential to push Frostbite to this level, though I guess the issue would lie in needing hi-spec hardware to run it well perhaps. Consoles may/may not be able to handle that quite yet.

Another addition I'd like would be as everyone else says, Clone Wars era. Seriously want to have a solid battle with clones and droids. Not that I don't enjoy GCW, but it'd be nice to shoot at droids for once instead of another stormtrooper/rebel.

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Forum News and Forum Rules / Re: File Service for SWBF related Files
« on: April 03, 2017, 05:47:39 PM »
Other name ideas:

SWBFrepo
SWBFdepot
SWBFVault
SWBFBox
SWBFCrypt

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i agree with you as well

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though i probably still wont buy it, mostly because i dont expect my flimsy 2GB of vram to run it.
SPECS:
CPU: AMD Ryzen 7 1700 3.0GHz Octo-core Processor
GPU: MSI Gaming X AMD Radeon RX 480 with 4GB VRAM
RAM: Corsair Vengeance LPX 16GB 2800MHz

I think I got the chops to run it. :)

(Built my new PC recently btw. :P)

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