General Discussion: The Motoring Thread Incorporating All Motor Vehicles (Including Motor Cycles.)


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JustinCredible
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2453 posts since 11/6/08

18 Nov 2018 18:48
Why a TTS and not a TTRS / Cayman / 911 / Lambo / Bugatti Veyron etc. etc.
anvais
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438 posts since 15/12/12

19 Nov 2018 10:32
Because isn’t the price difference pretty much close to none if you just get one that has 20k more miles on it?
doug.
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1650 posts since 12/6/10

19 Nov 2018 11:28
Crackajack wrote: More like putting on the boxfresh CP's to buy a coffee for £4 from that place on the corner that isn't a chickenshop and the letting agent said meant the area was 'getting quite trendy', then going back to the flatshare to read a Moncocle article (bought from the newsagent near work) about the best Pisco bars in Santiago while their weird flatmate they ignore drinks their booze and plays psytrance.

Laughing out loud Laughing out loud
swede
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19 Nov 2018 12:16
Laughing out loud
JustinCredible
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2453 posts since 11/6/08

19 Nov 2018 13:20
anvais wrote: Because isn’t the price difference pretty much close to none if you just get one that has 20k more miles on it?
It's not though is it, I posted a 7 grand V6 with about 45k miles on the clock, the cheapest TTS on autotrader in the whole country with under 70k miles (that isn't damage/repaired) is £10,500 or 50% more than the V6.

Add another 50% to £10,500 and you are into Cayman territory etc. etc.
MRN
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86 posts since 6/4/14

22 Nov 2018 11:28
A few more videos I haven't shared on here.

Going to the SEMA show in Las Vegas Part 1:




Part 2:



Driving the M2 Competition - Initial Impressions

seenmy
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6527 posts since 17/6/06

3 Dec 2018 15:26
anyone use one of those pouches to put your keys in inside the house to stop people cloning electronic keys? had some cunt get in my car last night and as no damage have to assume they got in this way.
Hello World
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12097 posts since 7/3/05

4 Dec 2018 09:42
Any solid (so a couple of mm) box made of alu or steel, that can be closed so it forms a continuous conductive surface will stop that.

A example like this is designed for electronic goods:

https://www.hammfg.com/electronics/small-case/diecast/r110-111

Has the metal connecting gasket so you don't have to screw it down everytime. Obviously a bit niche and difficult to obtain.

A bag is not as effective, because it will not completely seal and form a continuous layer and is not as thick. You can buy the RF absorbing material from lots of places. Then it can be made to your own spec and design with a different exterior fabric. Just make sure the entrance to the bag folds over a couple of times to get a decent seal (like water proof bag designs) and the few layers of material are used with the grain in perpendicular directions, more layers the better (min two).

https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Useful-Soft-Grounding-Earthing-EMF-RF-RFID-Shielding-Fabric-Material-Roll-DIY-/382437398773?var=

As sealed box is still better though. Even an old biscuit tin / sweet tin / tobacco tin would do, but it is a bit thin so keep it further into the house.

andymakesglasses
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20167 posts since 26/1/06

4 Dec 2018 10:08
RF knowledge dropped. Cool
eazypz
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4 Dec 2018 10:18
Friend of mine got a pouch off Amazon which seems to work perfectly. Cost him around £10 I think.
sodomgomorra
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1364 posts since 24/3/14

4 Dec 2018 17:09
eazypz wrote: which seems to work perfectly.

How can you tell?
seenmy
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6527 posts since 17/6/06

4 Dec 2018 21:05
thanks HW ive ordered one of the pouches and go from there
MRN
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86 posts since 6/4/14

24 Jan 2019 10:35
Went to Japan earlier this month (love the country!) and made some Vlog whilst I was out there. First one is of the Tokyo Auto Salon which gives an insight into the Japanese car modification world.

MRN
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86 posts since 6/4/14

24 Jan 2019 10:37
This one is from the Essen Motorshow which was in December. The last few months have been crazy in terms of travelling for these exhibitions.

eazypz
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24 Jan 2019 12:19
sodomgomorra wrote:
eazypz wrote: which seems to work perfectly.

How can you tell?

Tried pressing the buttons whilst in pouch and it wouldnt unlock the car
MRN
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86 posts since 6/4/14

1 Feb 2019 15:57
Two more Vlogs from Japan.

First one is a track day at Fuji Speedway I was invited to by one of my Audi dealers and the second one a tour of Studie AG who are my distributor for BMW parts and the most established BMW tuners/race teams in Japan.



MRN
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86 posts since 6/4/14

6 Feb 2019 14:08
Also on my trip to Japan hired out a Toyota GT86 and drove the Hakone Turnpike. Can highly recomend it if you're visiting Tokyo. Well worth the 2 and bit hour drive.

oldgregg
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6272 posts since 13/4/02

10 Feb 2019 20:12
Anyone run a non lifted g wagon with offroad tires like bfgoodrich at or toyo open country?
Burt
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5430 posts since 3/1/10

10 Feb 2019 21:05
Seventyfour
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8705 posts since 6/10/05

12 Feb 2019 04:10
Any one in here drive a Jaguar Xe? I was going to buy the 250hp petrol engine but they've stopped doing it. I tried the 200hp and it felt alright but 0-60 in 7.2 is abit meh any ony have any experience with then?