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Old 08-24-2019, 08:00 AM   #1311 (permalink)
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For me it's the hum of a boxer four at highway speeds. If there're no compression leaks it sounds like a sewing machine. Plus the pea-shooters go pew! pew!.

If artificial sound is mandated I'd want the opening guitar riff from Sweet Child Of Mine on endless loop. Else an ascending Shephard Tone so it sound like it's Doppler Shifting toward everyone.
A 7.2L Dodge ticking over at 2,700-rpm.

But the “best” always came down to either a Steam locomotive, or a radial-engined airplane.

I live under the main runway approach to Air Force Plant Four. A former SAC base also, now a joint services base. F-35 Lightning? F-18 Super Hornet? Legacy or current Herky Birds? We got ‘em.

But the most fun is when FiFi is making rounds.

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Old 08-24-2019, 01:29 PM   #1312 (permalink)
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Old 08-27-2019, 04:18 PM   #1313 (permalink)
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Electric killed the hybrid star?

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In 2018, Tesla said that the Prius was the top model buyers were trading in for a 3
Did The Tesla Model 3 Advance The Fall Of The Toyota Prius?

I am unsure the article really says anything we did not discuss here: "Toyota Isn't Quitting on the Prius Just Yet"--Jalopnik
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Why did I not think of this before.
Automatic Emissions testing mode sounds played outside whenever an object that could be a pedestrian or other road user is in sight.
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Honestly I'm excited to see Mazda's new Skyactiv-X Hybrid options. They have been teasing their engine with a supercharger and hybrid components. Also, they have announced a partnership with Toyota so that means Toyota patent access. o.o
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Anyone have nice pics of Mooneyes on their Model 3! https://www.mooneyesusa.com/product-p/md1800t3.htm
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Interesting that you have to sent in the [center?] caps for them to adhere to their disks. Ecomodder should find out what their process is.

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He said those wheels cost about half as much as the 20s and he actually averaged a 10th of a second faster across three runs.
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Brenspeed (decent tuner, mostly parts pusher) dyno'd a customers car with some heavy 20 inch cast wheels vs the factory 18's.
Factory wheels weigh 49lb and ignoring 20 mm difference in tread width the aftermarket wheel weighed 61. So 24lb total difference netted 366whp vs 349whp. Almost a 5% reduction in power at the wheels! (11-14 5.0s dyno 365-370 whp stock through the mt)

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