FEOA Forums banner
1 - 5 of 5 Posts

· Registered
Joined
·
2,125 Posts
Tire sizes:

The R is for radial... it used to matter back in the days of bias plies.

205/45R16Z on my wagon..

205 = Section width (205mm from sidewall to sidewall)
45 = Aspect ratio (45% of 205mm = sidewall height, not actual height)
R = Radial
16 = Wheel diameter
Z = Speed rating

So you see.. a 225/45R16 is going to be larger in diameter than the tires I have. This is also why I think 205/35 tires are redamndiculous for street driving. Sure, a Ferrari might come with 35 aspect ratio tires, but they're also much wider.

Wheel sizes:
4x100 et35

4 = # of lugs
100 = diameter of circle that holes are on (center of the holes on a 4x100 pattern wheel are 100mm from each other)
et35 = offset, aka backspacing (et 35 means that the backside of the wheel is 35mm -out- from the centerline of the rm. et-35 would mean the backside of the wheel is 35mm -in- from the centerline of the rim)

...

Did someone say the "g" word? :roll:
 

· Registered
Joined
·
2,125 Posts
Re: .

CDenicola said:
to tell ya the truth, the Evo is the one import that i would ever own. If it were given to me. Otherwise, you'd never see a car in my driveway that was made in japan. (or korea, or china, etc.).
How sad :( You're missing out big-time.

"Camaro Z28 with a 6 sp and a 350" Beauty of a ride, but i'll take a '69 stingray and (not or :) ) my brand new 405 horsepower 0-60 in 4 seconds ZO6.
Sounds like a blast.. on dry roads.. unfortunately it won't get me down my driveway when 1/4" of snow falls, much less the ski mtn.. of course, my subaru will every time.. year after year.. mile after mile .. and an Evo or an STi would also do the trick, but I'd probably never stop at the mtn since I'd be having too much fun powersliding around every switchback through the hills.

"But if you want to throw it down in the corners, you're probably gonna get it better from an import."

I'd challenge any car (nevermind import) outside of a porsche GT3 to pull over 1g lateral acceleration.
Sticky tires and a disregard for a comfortable ride will help any passenger car reach or breach the 1.0G limit. SCC's project celica (yes, a FWD car) was pulling over 1.0G last time I checked (and road legal).

I love when i see civics with chinese characters all over it flying the stars and stripes on the antenna :)
Japanese characters (at least they should be).

There's a 50% chance that civic was built in the USA.. while there's a 100% chance your escort was built in either Mexico or Canada... which one really makes more sense to see with stars and stripes?
 

· Registered
Joined
·
2,125 Posts
Re: .

CDenicola said:
if it's front wheel drive performance i'm after, it's gonna be a pontiac Grand Prix GTP. Stock 260 horse.
Ahh, the most common american sports car fallacy.. low weight is much more important than a cool HP figure.

I was wondering when i was gonna hear about the ford plants in mexico and canada. When i say "American" i mean it's an american company. When you buy a Ford, the money goes into the American economy (god knows we need the help). With everyone buying honda's and toyota's, were turbocharging Japan's economy. And besides, i just don't see what everyone else sees in Civics.
American economy? WTF is that? It's no different than a slice of the World economy. The Japanese, last time I checked, were in much worse shape than we are economy wise. I don't feel bad at all throwing a few thousand yen their way to drive a car that has more refinement than the best american iron... it's the least we can do after turning two cities full of their civillians into vapor back in the 1940s (while we cry over two mostly empty buildings having fallen in one of our cities). (That statement is not to reflect empathy towards the WTC attacks.. but to bring up the the American sentiment that America is all that matters)

Sticky tires and a disregard for a comfortable ride will help any passenger car reach or breach the 1.0G limit
And a rocket engine will make any car go 500mph. Say someone modifys the hell out of a car, spends a ridiculous amound of money upgrading pretty much everything. Maybe, if they make the right decisions, they'll get the performance of a stock corvette.
The SCC celica probably comes in just under the price of the vette at a one time cost.. probably comes in at half the price over 10 years (factoring in fuel mileage and maintenance costs which have always been dismal on vettes).. and beats the GT3's price by a good $200,000...

Who's throwing money at something?
 

· Registered
Joined
·
2,125 Posts
I'm agreeing to dissagree, CDenicola. Nothing wrong w/ being loyal... I just wish some people would be more open minded about "faren carz" sometimes. *shrug* You've got your reasons, I'm sure.

How did this degenerate into a "yo gran-mama.." insult thread?

BTW, I'll teach your grandmother to suck eggs!
 
1 - 5 of 5 Posts
This is an older thread, you may not receive a response, and could be reviving an old thread. Please consider creating a new thread.
Top