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2022-07-05 6:57:28 PM  
I mean, I guess I'll settle for one of the most iconic models they ever made, even if I prefer the "Stan Smith" colors  myself.
 
2022-07-05 7:10:59 PM  
That car belongs to..... family
 
2022-07-05 7:27:37 PM  
Just joyous to drive. This one is sitting in my shop now:

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2022-07-05 7:32:20 PM  

JerkStore: Just joyous to drive. This one is sitting in my shop now:

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Much better color than that yellow. I can't stand yellow cars.
 
2022-07-05 7:33:55 PM  
two stories i always tell:

1) podcast I used to listen to, the host had a friend who was a professional stunt car driver.  some commercial or TV project, they asked him to take the Paul Walker model Porsche out for a few spins for some project, at some famous race track.  he did 2-3 laps at speed, then brought the car in.  "NOPE!"  he said the mid-engine car's balance threw him off and the car was too much for him.  host:  "so if a professional stunt driver won't drive this car, why was Paul Walker's civilian buddy throwing crazy RPMs on a residential street?"

2) i used to see in my neighborhood this shiatty, but slammed, 2002 Sentra or what the fark.  Body was dented, but the rear window covered in "TYPE R", "Moroso", and so on, all these aftermarket car exhaust system upgrade stickers.  the best sticker?  "RIP PAUL WALKER 4/3/79 - 12/4/15" or what the fark.

Bro.  It was a movie.  it's sad he died so early, but......hey, Mr. Fast And Furious, your man was just an actor.  and get your damn car's dents fixed and fix the farking paint, beater ass biatch.
 
2022-07-05 7:42:37 PM  
A true "car enthusiast" would never drive 100mph on a residential street.  They would have too much respect for the vehicle and the road upon which is was operating, for such disrespect.  But that is on Walker's partner, though sadly, Walker chose poorly for partners and suffered the consequences.

This is a sweet, golden age 911, and he was a decent actor and an above-average decent guy, but I don't think that having his name attached to the car should bump the price much.
 
2022-07-05 7:43:13 PM  

JerkStore: Just joyous to drive. This one is sitting in my shop now:

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Nice. There's a shop around the corner from me that sometimes has a Singer or two about and always has an array of air cooleds out front. http://www.sleepersspeedshop.com/  Right around the other corner is this place:https://carparcusa.com/
 
2022-07-05 8:21:31 PM  
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2022-07-05 8:39:31 PM  
why was Paul Walker's civilian buddy throwing crazy RPMs on a residential street?"

I don't think he was, really. I think he got on it some coming up the hill, unloaded the suspension at the crest and caught a manhole cover at the same time.  Maybe it revved faster than he was expecting, and the tires were old and cold, but like most accidents it was a little of this, a little of that.  Take away computers and folks would be doing this with every car on the market over 325ish horsepower.  Buy a Hellcat by all means, but the ECU isn't even going to let you put down as much as a regular SCAT pack most of the time. Nice badge tho.
 
2022-07-05 8:56:40 PM  

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/but I laughed...
 
2022-07-05 9:09:35 PM  

drewogatory: why was Paul Walker's civilian buddy throwing crazy RPMs on a residential street?"

I don't think he was, really. I think he got on it some coming up the hill, unloaded the suspension at the crest and caught a manhole cover at the same time.  Maybe it revved faster than he was expecting, and the tires were old and cold, but like most accidents it was a little of this, a little of that.  Take away computers and folks would be doing this with every car on the market over 325ish horsepower.  Buy a Hellcat by all means, but the ECU isn't even going to let you put down as much as a regular SCAT pack most of the time. Nice badge tho.


Absolutely.  I've turned the computer traction control off on two different cars that I've had over the years (350z, C5 corvette).  People do not realize how much even the probably pretty simple TC on a 20 year old corvette is doing for them.

Basically I did it once in each car, realized it was stupid after swinging the rear around way, way too easy, and never again.
 
2022-07-05 9:14:35 PM  

phedex: drewogatory: why was Paul Walker's civilian buddy throwing crazy RPMs on a residential street?"

I don't think he was, really. I think he got on it some coming up the hill, unloaded the suspension at the crest and caught a manhole cover at the same time.  Maybe it revved faster than he was expecting, and the tires were old and cold, but like most accidents it was a little of this, a little of that.  Take away computers and folks would be doing this with every car on the market over 325ish horsepower.  Buy a Hellcat by all means, but the ECU isn't even going to let you put down as much as a regular SCAT pack most of the time. Nice badge tho.

Absolutely.  I've turned the computer traction control off on two different cars that I've had over the years (350z, C5 corvette).  People do not realize how much even the probably pretty simple TC on a 20 year old corvette is doing for them.

Basically I did it once in each car, realized it was stupid after swinging the rear around way, way too easy, and never again.


On FWD I disengage tc to power thru snow.
 
2022-07-05 9:16:17 PM  

phedex: drewogatory: why was Paul Walker's civilian buddy throwing crazy RPMs on a residential street?"

I don't think he was, really. I think he got on it some coming up the hill, unloaded the suspension at the crest and caught a manhole cover at the same time.  Maybe it revved faster than he was expecting, and the tires were old and cold, but like most accidents it was a little of this, a little of that.  Take away computers and folks would be doing this with every car on the market over 325ish horsepower.  Buy a Hellcat by all means, but the ECU isn't even going to let you put down as much as a regular SCAT pack most of the time. Nice badge tho.

Absolutely.  I've turned the computer traction control off on two different cars that I've had over the years (350z, C5 corvette).  People do not realize how much even the probably pretty simple TC on a 20 year old corvette is doing for them.

Basically I did it once in each car, realized it was stupid after swinging the rear around way, way too easy, and never again.


Hell, my GTR was basically "what if we made a car only the computer could drive?". I had an Evo with damn near the same hp, but it drove like a regular car mostly.  The GTR was all, "let's just tune for balls out and let the ecu sort it out.".
 
2022-07-05 9:26:19 PM  
Every generation has its own gearhead idols...

...Paul Walker

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2022-07-05 9:34:26 PM  
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2022-07-05 9:53:12 PM  

rickythepenguin: two stories i always tell:

1) podcast I used to listen to, the host had a friend who was a professional stunt car driver.  some commercial or TV project, they asked him to take the Paul Walker model Porsche out for a few spins for some project, at some famous race track.  he did 2-3 laps at speed, then brought the car in.  "NOPE!"  he said the mid-engine car's balance threw him off and the car was too much for him.  host:  "so if a professional stunt driver won't drive this car, why was Paul Walker's civilian buddy throwing crazy RPMs on a residential street?"

2) i used to see in my neighborhood this shiatty, but slammed, 2002 Sentra or what the fark.  Body was dented, but the rear window covered in "TYPE R", "Moroso", and so on, all these aftermarket car exhaust system upgrade stickers.  the best sticker?  "RIP PAUL WALKER 4/3/79 - 12/4/15" or what the fark.

Bro.  It was a movie.  it's sad he died so early, but......hey, Mr. Fast And Furious, your man was just an actor.  and get your damn car's dents fixed and fix the farking paint, beater ass biatch.


Those are the stories you always tell?  You have the personality of a strap on dildo.
 
2022-07-05 9:57:58 PM  

drewogatory: why was Paul Walker's civilian buddy throwing crazy RPMs on a residential street?"

I don't think he was, really. I think he got on it some coming up the hill, unloaded the suspension at the crest and caught a manhole cover at the same time.  Maybe it revved faster than he was expecting, and the tires were old and cold, but like most accidents it was a little of this, a little of that.  Take away computers and folks would be doing this with every car on the market over 325ish horsepower.  Buy a Hellcat by all means, but the ECU isn't even going to let you put down as much as a regular SCAT pack most of the time. Nice badge tho.


Well, let's take a look at the Street View of the scene of the accident!

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2022-07-05 10:26:43 PM  

I Like Bread: drewogatory: why was Paul Walker's civilian buddy throwing crazy RPMs on a residential street?"

I don't think he was, really. I think he got on it some coming up the hill, unloaded the suspension at the crest and caught a manhole cover at the same time.  Maybe it revved faster than he was expecting, and the tires were old and cold, but like most accidents it was a little of this, a little of that.  Take away computers and folks would be doing this with every car on the market over 325ish horsepower.  Buy a Hellcat by all means, but the ECU isn't even going to let you put down as much as a regular SCAT pack most of the time. Nice badge tho.

Well, let's take a look at the Street View of the scene of the accident!

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You got a top down? My understanding is that's the top of an uphill left hander.
 
2022-07-05 10:33:33 PM  

drewogatory: You got a top down? My understanding is that's the top of an uphill left hander.


An aerial view makes it very difficult to see that the speed limit is
THIRTY
FIVE
farkING
MILES
PER
HOUR
 
2022-07-05 10:39:38 PM  

I Like Bread: drewogatory: You got a top down? My understanding is that's the top of an uphill left hander.

An aerial view makes it very difficult to see that the speed limit is
THIRTY
FIVE
farkING
MILES
PER
HOUR


Well, it seems they learned their lesson then, yeah?
 
2022-07-05 11:01:35 PM  

drewogatory: I Like Bread: drewogatory: You got a top down? My understanding is that's the top of an uphill left hander.

An aerial view makes it very difficult to see that the speed limit is
THIRTY
FIVE
farkING
MILES
PER
HOUR

Well, it seems they learned their lesson then, yeah?


And thankfully they didn't hurt anyone else with their asshattery.
 
2022-07-05 11:04:33 PM  

JerkStore: Just joyous to drive. This one is sitting in my shop now:

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God, I love that color scheme. Looks really good on the GT40. But it just a great scheme overall..
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2022-07-05 11:06:11 PM  
Damn, that's an awesome headline subby, because I was going to mention that his Porsche isn't as nice as it once was...
 
2022-07-05 11:10:05 PM  

I Like Bread: drewogatory: why was Paul Walker's civilian buddy throwing crazy RPMs on a residential street?"

I don't think he was, really. I think he got on it some coming up the hill, unloaded the suspension at the crest and caught a manhole cover at the same time.  Maybe it revved faster than he was expecting, and the tires were old and cold, but like most accidents it was a little of this, a little of that.  Take away computers and folks would be doing this with every car on the market over 325ish horsepower.  Buy a Hellcat by all means, but the ECU isn't even going to let you put down as much as a regular SCAT pack most of the time. Nice badge tho.

Well, let's take a look at the Street View of the scene of the accident!

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BTW, that's a weird looking "residential" street. It almost looks like a wide ass road through a light industrial area. Take a radar detector out there on a weekday and see how many people are doing 35 thru there. I'll wait.
 
2022-07-05 11:47:18 PM  

phedex: Absolutely.  I've turned the computer traction control off on two different cars that I've had over the years (350z, C5 corvette).  People do not realize how much even the probably pretty simple TC on a 20 year old corvette is doing for them.

Basically I did it once in each car, realized it was stupid after swinging the rear around way, way too easy, and never again.


I have an '01 Lightning that I daily drive. Traction control? What traction control?

The only "control" I have in the rear end is the long bar system I installed to stop wheel hopping and axle twist.

That being said, you put your foot halfway in to it and you will be going sideways through that corner.

Total blast to drive. Would not recommend for anyone not familiar with the phrase "torque steer".
 
2022-07-06 12:00:38 AM  

drewogatory: I Like Bread: drewogatory: why was Paul Walker's civilian buddy throwing crazy RPMs on a residential street?"

I don't think he was, really. I think he got on it some coming up the hill, unloaded the suspension at the crest and caught a manhole cover at the same time.  Maybe it revved faster than he was expecting, and the tires were old and cold, but like most accidents it was a little of this, a little of that.  Take away computers and folks would be doing this with every car on the market over 325ish horsepower.  Buy a Hellcat by all means, but the ECU isn't even going to let you put down as much as a regular SCAT pack most of the time. Nice badge tho.

Well, let's take a look at the Street View of the scene of the accident!

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BTW, that's a weird looking "residential" street. It almost looks like a wide ass road through a light industrial area. Take a radar detector out there on a weekday and see how many people are doing 35 thru there. I'll wait.


It's definitely not a residential street. It's not a very long or wide road either and the 35 zone is probably because it is hilly and curvy. Been there once or twice since I have family that lived nearby and it's close to Six Flags Magic Mountain.

You can see the Paul Walker Memorial spot on the map.

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2022-07-06 12:35:50 AM  

Mikey1969: JerkStore: Just joyous to drive. This one is sitting in my shop now:

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God, I love that color scheme. Looks really good on the GT40. But it just a great scheme overall..
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The Gulf livery is an all-time classic.
 
2022-07-06 1:04:40 AM  

drewogatory: Take a radar detector out there on a weekday and see how many people are doing 35 thru there. I'll wait.


By gum, you're right! Everyone breaks the law and that changes everything!
(Paul Walker is gloriously resurrected through the power of Perfect Logic)
 
2022-07-06 1:06:20 AM  
Subby killed the lede, it's a Steve McQueen Porsche, thus far more valuable
 
2022-07-06 3:53:56 AM  
Ah, a German Camaro.  No thanks.
 
2022-07-06 10:57:19 PM  

Caelistis: phedex: Absolutely.  I've turned the computer traction control off on two different cars that I've had over the years (350z, C5 corvette).  People do not realize how much even the probably pretty simple TC on a 20 year old corvette is doing for them.

Basically I did it once in each car, realized it was stupid after swinging the rear around way, way too easy, and never again.

I have an '01 Lightning that I daily drive. Traction control? What traction control?

The only "control" I have in the rear end is the long bar system I installed to stop wheel hopping and axle twist.

That being said, you put your foot halfway in to it and you will be going sideways through that corner.

Total blast to drive. Would not recommend for anyone not familiar with the phrase "torque steer".



umm, torque steer is a front-wheel drive thing,
 
2022-07-06 11:28:06 PM  

SoundOfOneHandWanking: umm, torque steer is a front-wheel drive thing,


"Umm"...torque steer has been around since well before the invention of front wheel drive. While torque steer can be common to FWD, it is not solely relegated to FWD platforms. In fact, torque steering was common in racing for decades around corners since live axles and crappy suspension was a thing.

There's also two definitions that I am aware of:

1. The loss of mechanical grip in FWD platforms.
2. Using the torque of the engine in opposition to the angle of the front tires to correct for oversteer or understeer via modulation of the gas pedal.

With my Lightning, because the back is much lighter than the front, I can swing the tail outward faster with torque than I can with just steering alone. So I use the torque of the engine to steer the truck at a sharper angle through a corner than with steering alone while maintaining momentum in the general direction I want to go. The nose is never perpendicular to the inside line of the corner, it's actually a moderate angle because the steering wheels are trying to push the nose to the left and straighten out the truck.

It's pretty much how steering is done with modifieds, midgets, and quarter midgets on dirt tracks. Same principle, just on asphalt. It's been called "torque steer" for as long, and longer, than I have been alive.
 
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