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Leroy Peterson last won the day on May 9 2019

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    N15 Pulsar + Y34 Gloria
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  1. I watch car reviews on yootoob and sometimes I can't help but be curious if new car 'quirks & features' are all that worthwhile. If all the fancy functions and launch controls are worth it? Call me a bit old skool and cynical, but newer cars come at a major cost (not just financially, but complexity and longevity): direct injection build up and upgrade/replacement costs infotainment systems that age like milk gearboxes designed for 0-100kmh numbers no room in engine bay to adequately troubleshoot/fix/upgrade anything built to the most stringent emission laws, resulting in inefficiencies and compromise ugly c pillars and low bonnets resulting in all cars looking like mazda 6's different driving modes which alter everything and make aftermarket support limited engine noise coming through speakers with no option to disable crappy tyres and wheels that buckle or blow out multiple times a year complexities and specific tools mean you're at the mercy of dealerships The only newer car I've ever driven is my 2018 work vehicle. And it's pretty barebones. So is it just me? Do I need to drive some of these newer cars to be swayed? Am I just burnt from owning 90's cars where HICAS is a safety hazard, not a feature? And GTR AWD plus twin turbo makes them soul-sapping to work on? And 'Power' or 'Eco' buttons don't actually do anything anymore? Am I too skeptical that allthese newer 'quirks & features' will ultimately break and can't be repaired? I mean, it took like 15 years and $100k pricetag for R34GTR to get a replacement screen for the G's & boost. The only newer cars (for weekend use) that even tempts me is Lexus F models. NA V8, comfy, sound, dual injectors to reduce direct injection build-up, relatively reliable and solid aftermarket support. Lexus LC500 is still new and pricey, GS F has some flaws and still heft pricing, RC F is small and heavy for it's size.
  2. oi dont knock neons. theyre making a comeback. undercar LEDs aint cool (unless puddle lights) but neon glow is now timeless.
  3. How was it wired up? What ECU pinout did you use?
  4. Emails sent I've finally uploaded the document to SAU + google drive and made it public: https://drive.google.com/file/d/1tcWEqD8q8tULVRah6POAghFVFriHRQSY/view?usp=sharing There's also scanned pages of a Gloria brochure for some optionals. https://drive.google.com/file/d/1rL39r4tlnDDdp0NpYPPdVBHZCeH0X9Sv/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1KcGZUcKhRWwQU37dVoCMFq5xYj9b0wT4/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1WZaN4FobPZeZMbmINd6NiqlyjKD36zYx/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1440U7y2kG9IdXwCVKSI6JEBU_TXNsJKN/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1ATKFAAuGEdOeF1Nk1vZronZftfQoufkX/view?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/file/d/1UK3SL6S1eWirIFW8eqgVYswwIz6zGF1k/view?usp=sharing Y34 Gloria & Cedric dash english translation.doc
  5. I hear Vicroads have put a halt on club permit applications for the moment to "reduce direct exposure to customers" for the staff...
  6. so everything went well with my hire car, except a few things: - didnt come with ETC card, so had to pay tolls with cash. its a pain. - google maps is better than it used to be for japanese roads, but its still unclear instructions and confusing as f**k for multi-layered roads. - a bike rider and car driver were pissed at me once: I was in the middle road of a T-intersection (tight local streets) and car +bike approached from my left. So I gave way to them. Apparently I needed to go first, coz otherwise the car wouldnt fit? I dunno, i tried to wave them through but they looked at me puzzled so i drove off to the right... it was confusing.
  7. /asxlinesaustralia How about then stocks. 88E holding up pretty well all things considered amirite
  8. I still see Evo's and R34s regularly near Springvale/Glen Waverley lol 33's mostly on weekends
  9. i was really keen for this but I'll be overseas.
  10. I'm hiring some cars in Japan soon and was worried about the confusing traffic lights and signs, I found these videos useful.
  11. any updates? I saw one in Melbourne today in full camo and reminded me of this build.
  12. I should be free to attend. Trying to drag some friends along too.
  13. once the SAU app disappeared, its inconvenient to check the forum now.
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