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Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion Yesterday, 03:11 AM
Replies: 19
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Posted By DGthe3
I kinda liked the old 5.3L SS's, due to the sheer...

I kinda liked the old 5.3L SS's, due to the sheer absurdity of sticking a V8 sideways & assuming it would perform well. But given a choice between an AWD TT Impala SS and a RWD 6.2L SS sedan ... I'd...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions Yesterday, 12:30 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 368
Posted By DGthe3
I've considered doing a solar-thermal for water...

I've considered doing a solar-thermal for water heating, but not a PV-electric system. At the moment, the cost (when including longevity) of a PV system more or less breaks even with just buying off...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 10-18-2014, 11:55 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 1,257
Posted By DGthe3
Either 6th Gen ZL1 or 6th Gen Z/28 ... afterall,...

Either 6th Gen ZL1 or 6th Gen Z/28 ... afterall, the Z/28 is the Camaro equivalent to the Corvette Z06. And of course, the LT4 could be reserved for the Corvette while Camaro's and Cadillac's are...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 10-18-2014, 11:49 PM
Replies: 30
Views: 1,029
Posted By DGthe3
Complaints will always be more visible than...

Complaints will always be more visible than praise. That is why we have alarms to tell us when things are wrong, rather than when they are perfectly fine. And 'everything is OK alarm' would be...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 10-18-2014, 10:40 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 248
Posted By DGthe3
Looks very interesting. The second world war...

Looks very interesting. The second world war fascinated me quite a bit while in high school but then kinda waned through university & most of the time since. But these days I find myself spending...
Forum: Engine | Exhaust | Bolt-On | Drivetrain Modifications 10-18-2014, 09:42 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By DGthe3
Wheels & tires play a very small roll in air...

Wheels & tires play a very small roll in air resistance.
Drag = cross sectional area x drag co-efficient.
At the front fender, a car is several feet wide by a couple feet high. The tires are up...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-18-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 518
Posted By DGthe3
My brother has a 69 Chevelle ... not a COPO...

My brother has a 69 Chevelle ... not a COPO though. By far its the longest-owned vehicle in his 'fleet': he bought it a few months before he turned 16 & still has it more than 2 decades later.

...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-18-2014, 06:58 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By DGthe3
A FWD midsize sedan should be among the last...

A FWD midsize sedan should be among the last vehicle on the performance 'to do' list at GM. Just behind ...

Though I hope both are slotted in ahead of the Trax SS, Equinox SS, and Traverse SS.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-17-2014, 01:01 PM
Replies: 2,112
Views: 108,241
Posted By DGthe3
But what percentage of Denalis come with every...

But what percentage of Denalis come with every single possible option box ticked vs simply getting the Denali package & nothing else. Thats what I was curious about
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-17-2014, 10:53 AM
Replies: 23
Views: 785
Posted By DGthe3
Well, the important thing is that you have an...

Well, the important thing is that you have an open mind and respect the opinions of others, regardless of whether or not they agree with your own opinion.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-17-2014, 10:15 AM
Replies: 2,112
Views: 108,241
Posted By DGthe3
That got me thinking ... I wonder what the...

That got me thinking ... I wonder what the options breakdown is for Denali's. Basic vs a few options vs loaded (I'm not even sure how many options are available on those trucks, for all I know a...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 10-16-2014, 09:59 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By DGthe3
Gasoline contains 44 million joules of energy per...

Gasoline contains 44 million joules of energy per kilogram of fuel.
Ethanol contains 26 million joules
Methanol contains 19 million joules

Both the alcohols have substantially less energy than...
Forum: Engine | Exhaust | Bolt-On | Drivetrain Modifications 10-16-2014, 07:57 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 419
Posted By DGthe3
Yes, that is the way to estimate it but to the...

Yes, that is the way to estimate it but to the OP's question there is no 'solid' number. Some engines are a bit more powerful than others (even with the SAE rating system, there is at least a 15 hp...
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 10-16-2014, 07:43 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 456
Posted By DGthe3
moved to V8 forced induction I don't...

moved to V8 forced induction



I don't have any experience with supplemental injection systems but if the engine is otherwise stock there isn't much that it would do to help. Very powerful...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 10-16-2014, 07:18 PM
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Views: 132,659
Posted By DGthe3
Plush - STP

Plush - STP
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-16-2014, 04:14 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 878
Posted By DGthe3
Other than the as-yet-unnamed Emerald Green...

Other than the as-yet-unnamed Emerald Green special edition? No idea.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-16-2014, 02:39 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 2,848
Posted By DGthe3
It may not sound like much, but for a mile and a...

It may not sound like much, but for a mile and a half road course that's a pretty big difference. As I've always heard it, anything more than about half a second on a typical road course isn't...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-15-2014, 07:44 PM
Replies: 2,112
Views: 108,241
Posted By DGthe3
Well ... we can at least take comfort in the fact...

Well ... we can at least take comfort in the fact that the chances of a 2015 CT5 are slim to none, as it would have to be introduced in the next 11 weeks or so.

But lets see - CTS just came out...
Forum: Camaro Z/28 Forum - Z/28 Specific Topics 10-15-2014, 07:33 PM
Replies: 40
Views: 3,066
Posted By DGthe3
Last time GM went to the Nurburgring they...

Last time GM went to the Nurburgring they accumulated lots of data and then analyzed the results so that they could continue to build cars that perform well on & off the track. You're probably going...
Forum: Forced Induction - V6 10-15-2014, 07:24 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 581
Posted By DGthe3
And with that ... moved to V6 Forced...

And with that ...


moved to V6 Forced Induction
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 10-15-2014, 07:23 PM
Replies: 5
Views: 543
Posted By DGthe3
They're just listing all the displacements of Gen...

They're just listing all the displacements of Gen IV small blocks.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-15-2014, 07:18 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 265
Posted By DGthe3
There seems to be a bit of confusion going on...

There seems to be a bit of confusion going on here ...



If a topic primarily involves the 5th Gen Camaro, it does not belong in General Automotive & Other Cars. That is, quite literally, what...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-15-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 871
Views: 50,677
Posted By DGthe3
My guess is that it has something to do with...

My guess is that it has something to do with payload/weight. Removing the spare 'frees up' 50 lbs or so, which then gets added directly to the payload capacity.
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 10-15-2014, 01:32 PM
Replies: 6,093
Views: 132,659
Posted By DGthe3
Space Lord -Monster Magnet

Space Lord -Monster Magnet
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 10-15-2014, 11:54 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,017
Posted By DGthe3
A healthy dose of fear is washing your hands...

A healthy dose of fear is washing your hands after being in contact with an Ebola victim. Insane is believing that Ebola poses a significant risk to western populations.
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 10-15-2014, 11:47 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,017
Posted By DGthe3
Except that ITS REALLY HARD TO GIVE SOMEONE...

Except that ITS REALLY HARD TO GIVE SOMEONE EBOLA. The risk of infection is dependant on the amount of exposure and the method of exposure. A bit on the skin likely isn't enough to do it. Ingesting...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 10-15-2014, 11:19 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 3,017
Posted By DGthe3
Want to know how to not get Ebola? Don't...

Want to know how to not get Ebola?

Don't handle the bodily fluids of people with Ebola. This is hard to avoid (but manageable for the most part) if you are a treating an Ebola victim, and almost...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-14-2014, 02:43 PM
Replies: 2,112
Views: 108,241
Posted By DGthe3
Yes ... yes it is :facepalm: No ... no...

Yes ... yes it is

:facepalm:

No ... no it is not

:facepalm:
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-14-2014, 12:51 PM
Replies: 2,112
Views: 108,241
Posted By DGthe3
Blame Johann de Nysschen. Current head of...

Blame Johann de Nysschen. Current head of Cadillac, formerly the head of Infiniti.

He's also behind the moving of Cadillac to New York. He did something similar with Infiniti, moving them to Hong...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-10-2014, 04:18 PM
Replies: 2,112
Views: 108,241
Posted By DGthe3
Probably. BTW, did you know that BMW...

Probably.


BTW, did you know that BMW named their high performance 1 series car '1M' instead of following their normal conventions and going with M1 due specifically to the highly regarded mid...
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