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Post by boggyb68 » Tue Aug 19, 2008 8:59 am

SexyWayne wrote:

you have any idea how much hassle it is putting child seats back in?? :lol: feckin things :twisted:
I have one in mine too, and couldn't agree more.... once out can never get it back in without throwing a wobbly, grazing knuckles, banging head on roof of car when you stretch to relieve back strain etc...!! :)

Get a convertible.... still looks sexy even with car seats in... :)

I'm fed up with IT... wanna swap jobs??

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Post by Katzkatz » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:33 pm

Has anyone nitroed there car. It is a pretty serious mod. A nitroed Vauxhall Nova once raced me and my beloved Honda CRX in the Maidstone area! The nitroed car won obivously. They make a racket those nitro cars.

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Post by psj3809 » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:36 pm

Katzkatz wrote:Has anyone nitroed there car. It is a pretty serious mod. A nitroed Vauxhall Nova once raced me and my beloved Honda CRX in the Maidstone area! The nitroed car won obivously. They make a racket those nitro cars.
I havent

My mate Wayne and his burberry tracksuit was into that though ;)

Come on seriously, 'nitroed their car' ? How chavvy is that ?! I would happily be overtaken by that and not race it, i would rather be a slow driver in that instance than some chavvy t*at zooming off acting an idiot.
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Post by C=Style » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:53 pm

lol, that's funny. A nitrous powered Nova :) All I know is it's very expensive and seriously knackers the engine.
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Post by Katzkatz » Tue Aug 19, 2008 4:49 pm

I know it is bad. Nitro happened before the rise of the chavs though!

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Post by SexyWayne » Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:51 pm

imo a supercharger and turbo are just as good as nitro

although i have been in a nitroed escort cossie 500 odd bhp monster, bloody hell it was fast :shock: nearly pooped my pants :lol:

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Post by Katzkatz » Thu Aug 21, 2008 5:59 pm

Superchargers are good. If you are going to have a turbo it has to be a small one so as not to get much lag.

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Post by sleeper77 » Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:07 pm

Don't forget to add a dump valve to get rid of that turbo lag.

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Post by sscott » Fri Aug 22, 2008 3:16 pm

Not sure I would need a nitro or supercharger or whatever on my Tesco 'big shop' trip!

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Post by SexyWayne » Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:00 pm

sleeper77 wrote:Don't forget to add a dump valve to get rid of that turbo lag.
or just change gear faster, and keep those revs up :twisted:

annoying as they are a dump valve actually does a lot more than get rid of lag and making that annoying hissing pop, back pressure into the turbo is also eliminated reducing the chance of the turbine shattering, and back pressure into the air intake system is eliminated too a common problem, i've lost count how many turbo pipes/hoses i've reconnected in the past because of it and always seems to be a filthy dirty peugeot/citroen diesel :evil:

just recently i had to sort out a vw vento td that had been overfilled with oil, the engine decided it liked running on oil a lot more than diesel, so it proceded to try and blow itself up, at god knows what rpm, the needle went off the clock, i got it to stall, the back pressure blew every hose off, but not before filling everything with oil and filling the entire workshop with smoke, bloody oil everywhere in the engine bay, all over the floor, filled the intercooler and my gaffer was like :shock: wtf have you done??? :lol: :lol:

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Post by bonerlaw » Sat Aug 23, 2008 6:20 am

Erm, i put a spoiler on my old Saxo VTR, but thats about it!
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Post by Katzkatz » Sat Aug 23, 2008 10:45 am

If you already have a turbo charged car there are lots of aftermarket kits for dump valves, blow off valves, etc.

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Post by RetroRik » Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:39 pm

Back in the 80's it seemed to be the norm to soop up ya Cavalier with a "Twin Carb Webber"..

I never did it cus i didn't want a Chavy Cavy... :wink:

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Post by SexyWayne » Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:47 pm

the twin choke weber was a way better carburettor than the pierburg piece of 5hite that was fitted as standard, in fact iirc vauxhall eventually started fitting webers as standard on the later models, but thank god for fuel injection is all i can say, thankfully i haven't had to try and tune a knackered carb for years

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Post by video-gamer-girl » Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:54 pm

Sega2006 wrote:Oh I do love watching Chavmobiles get MOT'd because MOT testers like Sexy Wayne do make them rip all the stuff that made their car 'Blinging' off.
You would have thought the burkes would have learnt by now.
Another intresting and dodgey loophole I learnt whilst trialing at once place was that you could drive your souped up car in with no Cat (It strangles the engine, removing it gives better exhaust flow and power at cost of emissions), have one bolted on, do the MOT and then take it off again.
I thought the chavs skip their mots and evade tax & motor insurance back in the 90's
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