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Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 02-25-2015, 04:13 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 897
Posted By rayhawk
The more you watch the show, the more you realize...

The more you watch the show, the more you realize they poke fun at everyone, and they love stereotypes, regardless of whether they are remotely accurate or not. They did a show a few years ago in...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 02-11-2015, 12:33 PM
Replies: 46
Views: 1,698
Posted By rayhawk
Seems like a fair comparison, after all, it is...

Seems like a fair comparison, after all, it is the top performance model Corvette available right now. The GTR costs more because they don't have a lower priced model to support the development and...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 02-04-2015, 05:21 PM
Replies: 26
Views: 1,122
Posted By rayhawk
Looks badass, I think they finally found the...

Looks badass, I think they finally found the right look for the Cayman. Of course, most people will probably think it is a 911 now.
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 01-29-2015, 12:29 PM
Replies: 69
Views: 4,058
Posted By rayhawk
Well the CTS seems like it is a good bit larger...

Well the CTS seems like it is a good bit larger than the upcoming Camaro, so comparisons with the ATS are probably more appropriate. Since the ATS isn't available with the LT1 or the LT4, whereas...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 01-12-2015, 08:19 AM
Replies: 4
Views: 244
Posted By rayhawk
Now that you have eliminated two of the worst...

Now that you have eliminated two of the worst candidates for daily drivers, you can start to look at your options. ;)
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 01-09-2015, 12:23 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 8,515
Posted By rayhawk
I don't know who writes this stuff, no way in...

I don't know who writes this stuff, no way in hell is a V8 Camaro going to weigh less than a V8 Corvette.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 01-03-2015, 08:58 AM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,688
Posted By rayhawk
Well if you had hit second instead of fourth at a...

Well if you had hit second instead of fourth at a high enough speed it would have been a different story. The inertia of the vehicle will cause the motor to over-rev, no electronics will save you in...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 01-01-2015, 08:44 AM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,079
Posted By rayhawk
:rolleyes: And those cars would all be...

:rolleyes:

And those cars would all be faster in a straight line with a solid rear axle. The COPO would be significantly slower with an IRS.
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 12-29-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 75
Views: 6,079
Posted By rayhawk
You can also take the delta between the current...

You can also take the delta between the current 1LT (3738) and 1SS (3908), which is 170 lbs, then add that to the ATS coupe V6 RWD weight of 3540, this gives us 3710 lbs for the next SS. Hopefully...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 12-24-2014, 07:41 AM
Replies: 1,120
Views: 68,070
Posted By rayhawk
I think the point was it may not make sense...

I think the point was it may not make sense economically for Ford. The cost of aluminum is about 2x the cost of steel, and if they can't translate that into higher transaction prices for the trucks,...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 12-22-2014, 03:01 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,977
Posted By rayhawk
More like $20,000 more than the Dodge, this will...

More like $20,000 more than the Dodge, this will be priced in line with the M5.



It is nothing like putting 4 doors on a Camaro, the CTS sedan has always been the volume car. The CTS-V was a...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 12-22-2014, 12:32 PM
Replies: 117
Views: 5,977
Posted By rayhawk
Based on the released weight of 4145...

Based on the released weight of 4145 lbs/640hp=6.48 lb/hp, compared to the Charger at 4562/707=6.45 lb/hp, it ends up being pretty damn close.
Forum: Camaro Price | Ordering | Tracking | Dealers Discussions 12-19-2014, 12:58 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 1,756
Posted By rayhawk
In my experience the credit union is usually a...

In my experience the credit union is usually a much better rate than any typical bank. They don't spend a bunch of money on stupid commercials. They don't have as many branches so they aren't as...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 12-19-2014, 12:45 PM
Replies: 54
Views: 2,254
Posted By rayhawk
At the prices they are talking about, I believe...

At the prices they are talking about, I believe the GT350 will be heavier than the 1LE. The 5.2L motor sounds like it will be impressive but I doubt it will put out more power than you have right...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 12-10-2014, 08:26 PM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,191
Posted By rayhawk
The point is that power may be limited prior to a...

The point is that power may be limited prior to a certain threshold or mileage is reached. Sounds like wishful thinking but it is possible.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 12-10-2014, 03:22 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By rayhawk
They mention that the LT4 is not eligible due to...

They mention that the LT4 is not eligible due to the base price of the vehicle it is available in being higher than $60k. Maybe it will be considered in a future ZL1.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 12-10-2014, 12:20 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 671
Posted By rayhawk
This is a great list. I really appreciate the...

This is a great list. I really appreciate the fact that they have a $60k price cap on the vehicle, acknowledging that making a great engine is all the more difficult when it has to be sold at...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 12-08-2014, 10:55 AM
Replies: 125
Views: 7,191
Posted By rayhawk
Well it is easier to make a 4 valve motor meet...

Well it is easier to make a 4 valve motor meet emissions standards than a 2 valve, but I don't think that is the main reason. If you look around the industry, there are fewer and fewer high...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 12-01-2014, 01:07 PM
Replies: 47
Views: 3,031
Posted By rayhawk
If true that is an awesome price. I am very...

If true that is an awesome price. I am very interested to learn more about this motor and car. Between this and the scat pack challenger, I hope this pushes GM to make an option above the basic...
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 11-21-2014, 03:20 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,453
Posted By rayhawk
Agreed, my TBSS has 20" rims and only one size...

Agreed, my TBSS has 20" rims and only one size higher aspect ratio than a Camaro SS (275/45/20). That is ridiculous and unnecessarily large on the Camaro. Hopefully the proportions of the 6th gen...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-21-2014, 10:14 AM
Replies: 103
Views: 5,938
Posted By rayhawk
Well, for what it is worth, they list the M6 and...

Well, for what it is worth, they list the M6 and the A8 together and show that both hit 60 in under 4 seconds. So if accurate it means M6 0-60 is 3.9 seconds and A8 0-60 is probably going to be .2...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-20-2014, 11:37 AM
Replies: 25
Views: 1,183
Posted By rayhawk
Unfortunately, it takes more energy to create the...

Unfortunately, it takes more energy to create the hydrogen than you can get back out of it. So, depending on your source of electricity, you would have to burn some amount of coal or oil to make the...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-18-2014, 08:55 PM
Replies: 2,565
Views: 146,267
Posted By rayhawk
Hmm, wonder what they used to film that? Whatever...

Hmm, wonder what they used to film that? Whatever it was seemed to have no problem keeping up.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-17-2014, 11:31 AM
Replies: 157
Views: 9,572
Posted By rayhawk
This thing looks awesome, and should be a great...

This thing looks awesome, and should be a great performer. It sounds like it will be $65k + though based on the specs so far.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-17-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 21
Views: 1,410
Posted By rayhawk
Is there a way to automatically ban anyone that...

Is there a way to automatically ban anyone that uses the word "hella"? :facepalm:
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-14-2014, 08:22 AM
Replies: 11
Views: 543
Posted By rayhawk
Well, they also called the CR-V an SUV, and gave...

Well, they also called the CR-V an SUV, and gave it the SUV of the year despite the fact it can barely tow a bicycle rack.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 11-04-2014, 08:38 AM
Replies: 167
Views: 8,579
Posted By rayhawk
Its not just like 2010, you are dreaming. In...

Its not just like 2010, you are dreaming. In 2010, Ford had been using the same basic tired 4.6L motor for 15 years. They got away with that due to GM's focus elsewhere and bad then non-existent F...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-07-2014, 08:39 AM
Replies: 2
Views: 356
Posted By rayhawk
It does make sense. Racing is to generate...

It does make sense. Racing is to generate interest in a car and/or manufacturer to sell more cars. The Viper is on the verge of being discontinued, so clearly participating in these races is not...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 10-01-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,534
Posted By rayhawk
The Hellcat engine is SAE certified at 707 hp.

The Hellcat engine is SAE certified at 707 hp.
Forum: 2016 Camaro: 6th Gen Camaro forum, news, rumors, discussions 09-30-2014, 08:20 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 74,007
Posted By rayhawk
Are these still 20" rims? They really need to go...

Are these still 20" rims? They really need to go to 19's for a lot of reasons, 20's are for trucks. I'm afraid from the spacing to the rotor/caliper they still look like 20's to me :frown:
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