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Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-17-2009, 11:17 PM
Replies: 4,052
Views: 418,520
Posted By Grape Ape
2011 Mustang 5.0L is slightly more official

Insideline implies that they already knew about it but now that some one on twitter has leaked it they are confirming that the 2011 GT will get a 412hp 5.0.
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Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-16-2009, 11:56 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,462
Posted By Grape Ape
Last winter I was dropping some groceries off for...

Last winter I was dropping some groceries off for some friends who didn’t really want to drive their Civic in the snow and got to watch their neighbor get their Golf stuck on a pile of snow they’d...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-06-2009, 03:31 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 3,783
Posted By Grape Ape
Here is my favorite Raptor Fighter. Its not a...

Here is my favorite Raptor Fighter. Its not a truck, but I think it looks a lot better than any of the truck in this thread.

I hope it sees production. If they add some creature comforts I...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 11-04-2009, 12:57 AM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,325
Posted By Grape Ape
California limits the number of "evil" features...

California limits the number of "evil" features your rifle can have. The "bullet button" is a mag release that is recesed so you cannot release it without a tool (or a bullet) which means that your...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 10-23-2009, 05:05 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 1,497
Posted By Grape Ape
The thing is that the flu shot cannot provoke...

The thing is that the flu shot cannot provoke much of an immunological response in people with weakened immune systems, so it doesn’t do them all that much good. The flu shot has its best effect...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 10-23-2009, 04:51 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 1,318
Posted By Grape Ape
Small claims court?

Small claims court?
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 08-14-2009, 04:48 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 976
Posted By Grape Ape
Like this one? ...

Like this one? http://jalopnik.com/photogallery/doingwrongv3/1006989534
Forum: Forced Induction - V6 08-10-2009, 12:21 AM
Replies: 54
Views: 4,845
Posted By Grape Ape
I could dig DI v6, but I'm also holding out for a...

I could dig DI v6, but I'm also holding out for a ragtop. So I'm looking forward to hearing about how you upgrade the fuel system. I dont think there is any way you can get the OP's 450-550hp out of...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-06-2009, 03:20 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By Grape Ape
Maybe your Google-Fu is better than mine, but...

Maybe your Google-Fu is better than mine, but last I heard (June 1) the US Treasury was the majority shareholder.

http://jalopnik.com/5274260/who-owns-the-new-gm
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 08-06-2009, 03:14 PM
Replies: 10
Views: 887
Posted By Grape Ape
There is no need to. Ford has not filed...

There is no need to. Ford has not filed bankruptcy so there is no reason it cannot carry its operating loss forward.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 07-16-2009, 12:34 AM
Replies: 76
Views: 6,242
Posted By Grape Ape
The auto industry must be even weirder than I...

The auto industry must be even weirder than I thought. We tell our vendors what we want and how many. It's their job to come back with bid that includes enough unit profit to cover their setup...
Forum: Forced Induction - V6 07-07-2009, 10:42 AM
Replies: 102
Views: 19,309
Posted By Grape Ape
I still say that if it was half as awesome as STS...

I still say that if it was half as awesome as STS says then at least one manufacturer would use rear mounted turbos. But as far as I know, they all tuck them in really close to the exhaust.


...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-23-2009, 06:34 PM
Replies: 4,052
Views: 418,520
Posted By Grape Ape
An aftermarket cam will certainly cost a bit more...

An aftermarket cam will certainly cost a bit more since there would be 4 of them, but the install will be a lot easier (just pull the cam covers, leave the radiator in place).

But as to making...
Forum: Camaro V8 LS3 / L99 Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 06-22-2009, 02:10 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 4,933
Posted By Grape Ape
I don't see why it wouldn't work with the L99. ...

I don't see why it wouldn't work with the L99. The deactivation is handled in the block (by the lifters). The only issues I see are:

That the valves won't match up to the cuts in the piston...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-18-2009, 06:26 PM
Replies: 43
Views: 7,169
Posted By Grape Ape
Celicas used to be RWD and sporty (until the mid...

Celicas used to be RWD and sporty (until the mid '80s I think). Recycling the name might bring back some enthusiasts and bring in the kids who like the Celica because the recent ones look pretty...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-17-2009, 02:04 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 1,580
Posted By Grape Ape
I know the ford engine wouldn't be anywhere near...

I know the ford engine wouldn't be anywhere near 571hp but it might put it safely in the 500's. A DI TT 5.0 V8? :drool:[/QUOTE]

They are working on a DI TT 5.0L V8 according to pickuptrucks.com...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 05-28-2009, 03:26 PM
Replies: 4,052
Views: 418,520
Posted By Grape Ape
It only makes 355hp in DI, twin turbo trim. The...

It only makes 355hp in DI, twin turbo trim. The port injection, NA 3.5 only makes 265hp.

Ford could probably get 300 (or what ever it takes to keep up with the V6 Camaro) by bumping up the...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 05-22-2009, 02:12 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,058
Posted By Grape Ape
Think the footprint based standards will kill the...

Think the footprint based standards will kill the Smart Car?
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 05-20-2009, 12:56 AM
Replies: 4,052
Views: 418,520
Posted By Grape Ape
That is a tall order since there aren't to many...

That is a tall order since there aren't to many 400 hp engines. But if we just look for engines that make 80+ HP/L its easy.

The base engine of that powerhouse the 09 Civic almost makes it with...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 05-19-2009, 11:49 AM
Replies: 4,052
Views: 418,520
Posted By Grape Ape
I'm not saying that the Coyote is DI, but if we...

I'm not saying that the Coyote is DI, but if we could wave a magic wand and insert 2 more cylinders into the Camaro's V6 we would have a 4.8L V8 with a bit more than 400 HP that burns regular and has...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 05-18-2009, 01:24 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 772
Posted By Grape Ape
Don't forget that the GT enjoys a significant...

Don't forget that the GT enjoys a significant weight advantage over the GT500. If I was in the OP's position, I'd look up the numbers and guesstimate how many HP I needed to match the GT500's lbs/HP...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 05-15-2009, 06:56 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,505
Posted By Grape Ape
I disagree, a stick has a few advantages in snow...

I disagree, a stick has a few advantages in snow & ice:

It doesn't push. I've driven tow trucks (Ford and Chevy) that would lockup the front tires while the rear tires were still pushing the...
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 05-15-2009, 06:43 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 1,505
Posted By Grape Ape
:word: All season tires are a compromise for...

:word:

All season tires are a compromise for areas where you get very little snow, very rarely and don't want to bother with a second set. If you are going to bother, go all out.
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-15-2009, 12:31 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,820
Posted By Grape Ape
If you are just interested in the valves, I...

If you are just interested in the valves, I suggest you lookup the part numbers for the valves, cam shafts and everything in between. If that area of the head were different, then they would need...
Forum: Camaro V6 LLT Engine, Exhaust, and Bolt-Ons 05-14-2009, 01:56 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,820
Posted By Grape Ape
The LLT has oil squirters to cool the bottom of...

The LLT has oil squirters to cool the bottom of the pistons, but I don't think the LY7 does.
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 05-13-2009, 09:06 AM
Replies: 7
Views: 447
Posted By Grape Ape
I don't have any experience with either of those...

I don't have any experience with either of those phones, but I love the data on my iphone. It crashed (and needed to be re-synced to work again) while I was traveling and I couldn't believe how much...
Forum: V8 and V6 Transmissions / Driveline (6L80 / 6L50 / TR6060 / AY6) 05-13-2009, 08:58 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 691
Posted By Grape Ape
:facepalm: I think that should be better...

:facepalm:

I think that should be better mileage and higher top speed, at the expense of acceleration.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 05-12-2009, 07:08 PM
Replies: 427
Views: 50,029
Posted By Grape Ape
Wrong. He will be taxed on the value of the Car...

Wrong. He will be taxed on the value of the Car as listed on the 1099. If he sells it he will also be taxed on the proceeds less his basis (the number on the 1099) and any applicable expenses (eBay...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 05-11-2009, 05:22 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 988
Posted By Grape Ape
Good point: bankruptcy doesn't reduce student...

Good point: bankruptcy doesn't reduce student loans or tax debts at all.
Forum: Forced Induction - V8 05-11-2009, 08:35 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 831
Posted By Grape Ape
Maybe your installer/tuner could come up with a...

Maybe your installer/tuner could come up with a "valet mode" that holds the waste gates wide open.

But I think speedster is right that nitrous might be the way to go in your situation.
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