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Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-21-2019, 12:45 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 724
Posted By DRKS1D3
OP, if you're not trying to break the bank,...

OP, if you're not trying to break the bank, PlastiDip does a fantastic job. Watch a few YouTube videos and get a feel for it. It is easy to apply and it is pretty tough too. I PlastiDipped my...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-21-2019, 10:15 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,474
Posted By DRKS1D3
FCA used the Hellcat engine, but since the TH is...

FCA used the Hellcat engine, but since the TH is AWD, there was a good bit of engineering that had to be done. They had to be sure it wouldn't grenade the transfer case.
Forum: Wheels and Tires Talk Sponsored by The Tire Rack 06-21-2019, 10:08 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 391
Posted By DRKS1D3
This 100%! A 285 tire is the max on a 9" wheel,...

This 100%! A 285 tire is the max on a 9" wheel, IMHO.



You can see pretty clearly that the sidewall is bulged out like a 300lb. woman stuffing herself into a size 2 dress. Do it right and buy...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-21-2019, 05:58 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,474
Posted By DRKS1D3
My buddies and I go to a lot of car shows and...

My buddies and I go to a lot of car shows and I've seen ~10-12 Trackhawks. The three Jeep dealerships around here have each had at least 1-2 as well. The TH is a niche vehicle. Niche vehicles will...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-20-2019, 08:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,474
Posted By DRKS1D3
Appearance is subjective, but the look of the...

Appearance is subjective, but the look of the Blazer has grown on me. It is a sporty looking SUV, IMHO.



I understand the allure of a V8, but I really wouldn't mind a TTV6 in our imaginary...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-20-2019, 08:06 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,474
Posted By DRKS1D3
I'd say $55k for a middle of the road Blazer SS...

I'd say $55k for a middle of the road Blazer SS would be fair. :iono:

Who knows? It's a fictional vehicle, but it's fun to think about.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-20-2019, 06:10 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,474
Posted By DRKS1D3
Ford axed all of their cars, except the Mustang. ...

Ford axed all of their cars, except the Mustang. The starting price of the Edge ST undercuts the starting price of the Blazer RS by ~$500. The SRT GC is almost $70k, so it is in an entirely...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-20-2019, 05:57 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,474
Posted By DRKS1D3
The recent Redline Packages have been priced at...

The recent Redline Packages have been priced at ~$1,500. The article states that it will be available on 2LT and 3LT models; therefore, adding this package will put these models within spitting...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-19-2019, 11:48 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 716
Posted By DRKS1D3
Yes. For now, it is only being offered with a...

Yes. For now, it is only being offered with a DCT.
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-19-2019, 11:36 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 716
Posted By DRKS1D3
I'm interested to see if GM punches back with a...

I'm interested to see if GM punches back with a 6th Gen. swan song or they wait for the 7th Gen..

When companies compete, the consumer wins. And we car nuts are definitely winning!
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-19-2019, 09:49 AM
Replies: 24
Views: 716
Posted By DRKS1D3
2020 GT500 Revealed to have 760hp

https://www.caranddriver.com/news/a28098897/2020-ford-mustang-shelby-gt500-horsepower/
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-19-2019, 08:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,474
Posted By DRKS1D3
I forgot about the FWD Impala SS with the 5.3L...

I forgot about the FWD Impala SS with the 5.3L V8. Yea, it was a stout runner! I suppose I simply feel more inclined to crown a larger sedan as a performance variant if it is RWD. Maybe it's just...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-19-2019, 08:03 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,474
Posted By DRKS1D3
Happy to oblige. :yo: Just imagine a Sonic SS...

Happy to oblige. :yo: Just imagine a Sonic SS with ~250hp and a 6-speed manual, with options like: Recaro seats, Brembo brakes, dealer installed Stage kits, etc.. And they could do the same with a...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-19-2019, 06:54 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,474
Posted By DRKS1D3
I am not saying it is crap. If it was crap, I'd...

I am not saying it is crap. If it was crap, I'd stop buying it. All I'm saying is that, I'd like to see something that grabs your attention. :headbang:
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-19-2019, 06:49 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,474
Posted By DRKS1D3
I'm not certain why you get so testy about people...

I'm not certain why you get so testy about people wanting true performance variants from GM. Are you married to Mary Barra? :D I come from a long line (4 generations) of folks that ONLY...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-18-2019, 11:26 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,474
Posted By DRKS1D3
That is sharp! Congrats! Very, very...

That is sharp! Congrats!



Very, very true.
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-18-2019, 11:01 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,474
Posted By DRKS1D3
The RS moniker is GM's sport variant. I have had...

The RS moniker is GM's sport variant. I have had two Cruze RS's. They get a splitter, a spoiler, sporty rockers and a suspension upgrade. GM has always used the RS badge as an aesthetics package. ...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-18-2019, 10:43 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,474
Posted By DRKS1D3
A Malibu, a Malibu Maxx, an Impala (not the LT1...

A Malibu, a Malibu Maxx, an Impala (not the LT1 powered Impala circa 94-96), S-10 SS, etc.. :frown:

"Yea, yea, put some stickers on it, different wheels and an "SS" badge. That'll really rev...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-18-2019, 07:53 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,474
Posted By DRKS1D3
Exactly. I don't get it. Ford has ST & RS, BMW...

Exactly. I don't get it. Ford has ST & RS, BMW has M, Benz has AMG, Subaru has WRX & STI, VW has R, Hyundai has N...and we're left with nothing. Sticker packages that cost a few thousand $$$ are a...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-18-2019, 06:17 AM
Replies: 52
Views: 1,474
Posted By DRKS1D3
2020 Blazer Redline

More overpriced, embarrassing sticker packages from GM...

It's simply a bag over the head, punch in the face, kick in the testicles, embarrassment. GM's Board of Directors must be comprised of...
Forum: 5th Gen Camaro SS LS LT General Discussions 06-17-2019, 10:50 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,899
Posted By DRKS1D3
There is absolutely, 100% no performance gain...

There is absolutely, 100% no performance gain from a vented hood install. Just to make certain that everybody reads this clearly...I repeat, none. The only benefit is a lighter hood and a cooler...
Forum: General Automotive + Other Cars Discussion 06-11-2019, 01:29 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,617
Posted By DRKS1D3
Electric motors produce instantaneous power. ...

Electric motors produce instantaneous power.

For instance, I have a 1/10th scale C7 Grand Sport 4-Tec 2.0 VXL (radio controlled car). It rips off 0-60 in ~3.5 seconds. Electric definitely has...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 06-11-2019, 06:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,591
Posted By DRKS1D3
They are more or less, one and the same. Thank...

They are more or less, one and the same. Thank you though. I didn't mean to ruffle any feathers. :dizzy:
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 06-10-2019, 12:03 PM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,591
Posted By DRKS1D3
The city of Baltimore is an abhorrent and violent...

The city of Baltimore is an abhorrent and violent mess (I'll leave it at that) and they have trouble finding enough officers to fill all shifts. Yes, he volunteered for A LOT of overtime.
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 06-10-2019, 11:12 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,591
Posted By DRKS1D3
Thank you, sir! :happy0180:

Thank you, sir! :happy0180:
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 06-10-2019, 11:03 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,591
Posted By DRKS1D3
I asked him for his motive, which we still do not...

I asked him for his motive, which we still do not know. You are only assuming. That is what the "shrugging of the shoulders" refers to. What is the motive?

I'll leave you be. Have a good one.
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 06-10-2019, 10:57 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,591
Posted By DRKS1D3
I'm missing your point, if there is one. Get rid...

I'm missing your point, if there is one. Get rid of the ellipsis points and have an intelligent conversation, bud.
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 06-10-2019, 10:46 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,591
Posted By DRKS1D3
Please show me where I shrugged my shoulders and...

Please show me where I shrugged my shoulders and looked the other way. I'll wait.

I realize it's difficult for some folks to wrap their heads around the concept, but Due Process is still in...
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 06-10-2019, 10:33 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,591
Posted By DRKS1D3
Giving tax money to criminals...is "giving tax...

Giving tax money to criminals...is "giving tax money to criminals". There are no two-ways about it. Sorry.
Forum: Off-topic Discussions 06-10-2019, 10:06 AM
Replies: 41
Views: 1,591
Posted By DRKS1D3
Just as Kalifornia voted to spend taxpayer money...

Just as Kalifornia voted to spend taxpayer money on supplying illegal aliens (ages 19-25) with "free" healthcare. Giving tax money to criminals...
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