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If you really want to be picky, yes, it is off topic to a degree. If you are searching on KL Protege and you are reading about a truck, I can understand the confusion. It is in the forum's best interest that threads be coherent so people can find what they need and search engine results are better. I personally don't care and agree with Leev. If you want to talk about your truck in some relation to your Protege, so be it.

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I'm toying with the concept of rebuilding an F2 on an engine stand (which I will), but get it running on megasquirt before it's even in the car.

 

SMOG would be interesting though. I would probably delete as much emissions related hardware as possible, but keep it all in place and "wired".

 

Interesting concept. I don't really need to MS at all, as I'm not looking for 'max boost'. But since I'll have nothing but time getting the 6 back on the road, why not.

 

Looks like the newest MS is MS3?

 

This guy is a mx6.com member, uses Adaptronic ECU:

 

 

 

If I could go MS, I'd likely bump up the compression to 9 flat, then tune for it. Make good use of my Colt cam I guess.

 

It would be a justification of cost. I really don't need MS, and I'm not really looking to unlock loads of power. If I was looking for power, I'd have to drop at least $1K into rebuilding the glass trans with an LSD, among other things.

 

Interesting possible scenario.

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I've never understood why people take F Block variants past 6k. Heck, even 5k. The power band isn't up in the stratosphere like Honda engines.

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Ditto.

However, the FE3 with cams can make some power in the high range.

With the weight of the bottom end though, I wouldn't push it. Not without a full blueprint/balance.

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Sigh.

Can someone bump Pat again for me? And let him know that I'm not trying to bug the crap out of him, I just want to follow up on something.

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I never cared about off topic conversation, and I find it slightly humorous when people get all fired up about it.

 

I think it's completely up the the OP.

 

If you really want to be picky, yes, it is off topic to a degree. If you are searching on KL Protege and you are reading about a truck, I can understand the confusion.

 

I appreciate the feedback.  I didn't consider the searching aspect, but that is fair to bring up.  I think I'll include things that might be a little off topic, but I don't plan to go way out in left field like last time.  

 

I'm toying with the concept of rebuilding an F2 on an engine stand (which I will), but get it running on megasquirt before it's even in the car.

 

If I could go MS, I'd likely bump up the compression to 9 flat, then tune for it. Make good use of my Colt cam I guess.

 

I think that would be really cool.  I wanted to get a motor running on a stand before, but didn't really think through the logistics of it.  MS definitely opens up a lot of options if you don't mind doing the work to take advantage of it.

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OK folks, riddle time. What happened here?

 

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OK folks, riddle time. What happened here?

 

 

copper come a cropper? lol

 

 

Even better. You couldnt make this up.

 

Undercover highway patrol car attempted to intercept a speeding motorcyclist. Motorcyclist took off (as they often do). Police vehicle was hitting speeds of 180KM/h in violation of pursuit laws. Ended up in the gully and the catalytic converter sparked a major grassfire requiring water bombers to extignuish.

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I tried to find this on youtube, but couldn't.

A while ago, I was watching an episode of COPS and they had a similar event happen, quite amusing.

High speed chase, it was an old bronco. Bronco went off road, the crown vic followed (oh joy), after a short time the Bronco lost the vic, and the vic got stuck.

The vic got high centered on a brush mound. Then very quickly after, the brush caught fire. Vic burned for a good time before help came.

Very amusing.

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Sigh.

Can someone bump Pat again for me? And let him know that I'm not trying to bug the crap out of him, I just want to follow up on something.

He said he would come on when he got to a computer, looks like he forgot about it :P

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And there are already 44 sold, currently. A masterpiece, from seller "ilovetacotaco".

If you can't find grade 8 hardware, just use a lot of the regular ones!

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if the kits are what i think they are: they wont be legal in NZ. the law makers land transport safety authority (LTSA) has written in the rules camber changes are illegal unless its a race car. a tyre is only the width of a shoe and changing that is like trying to walk on the side of your feet....

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So it's illegal to walk on the side of your feet in NZ too?

 

LOL no. i was trying to illistrate the point of stance. and how stupid it looks. id rather have wider tyres (bigger footprint) than camber changes. unless im going around the race circut trying go 10 10ths.

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OK, but the intent (perhaps not practice by some) of adjustable camber suspension is to compensate for the negative camber introduced by lowering, which also has practical purposes (lowering the center of gravity, which improves pretty much every handling aspect, EXCEPT ground clearance and suspension travel).  Why some bureaucrat felt the need to ban something like that is beyond me.  More people die choking on peanut butter.

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Why some bureaucrat felt the need to ban something like that is beyond me.  More people die choking on peanut butter.

 

Welcome to the socialist utopia.  "You are safer this way, citizen.  Drink the koolaid."

 

I would imagine laws of that sort are the result of a slow day in the office, combined with petitions from bleeding heart mothers about their concerns that "that hooligan down the street with the rice rocket who worships those Fast and Furious movies is going to murder their child."

 

That's just my take.   :thumbsup:

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OK, but the intent (perhaps not practice by some) of adjustable camber suspension is to compensate for the negative camber introduced by lowering, which also has practical purposes (lowering the center of gravity, which improves pretty much every handling aspect, EXCEPT ground clearance and suspension travel).  Why some bureaucrat felt the need to ban something like that is beyond me.  More people die choking on peanut butter.

 

 

 

Why some bureaucrat felt the need to ban something like that is beyond me.  More people die choking on peanut butter.

 

Welcome to the socialist utopia.  "You are safer this way, citizen.  Drink the koolaid."

 

I would imagine laws of that sort are the result of a slow day in the office, combined with petitions from bleeding heart mothers about their concerns that "that hooligan down the street with the rice rocket who worships those Fast and Furious movies is going to murder their child."

 

That's just my take.   :thumbsup:

 

 

you two can get off your soap boxes...

 

nz isnt like the usa, we have periodic safety checks (Warrent Of Fittness) you cant tell me that kid in the honda with his stanced honda with the tyres half way up the guards and only using 10% of his tyre tread is safer (like driving on a set of space saver tyres) than a 626 on wider rubber? using all of the tread availible?

 

our modifaction rules were written by the hot rod club and kit car industry. all major modifactions have to be ticked by a certifier before they are allowed to be used. 

 

we have better rules than australia, we have uniformity of the rules. because if its legal in the north island its legal in the south island. or any other island in nz you take it to...

this is what australias car people are fighting for now.

basically if i want a for example a big block chevy powered 626 and big fat tyres on the back i can build it as long as the certifier ticks the ok box and its safe to use in the roads.

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..again, what exactly are you getting permission for?

 

Sounds like regulations that just drive up costs for everyone involved, in order to deter any creative thinking.  I stand by my statement that more people die choking on peanut butter, but you don't see anyone pushing for oral cavity inspections to make sure the mashed up peanuts will have a safe journey.

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^Hah

 

I don't dispute the "safety" argument of the laws.  What I take issue with is the unnecessary regulation.

 

My home state is the antithesis of everything that you've claimed is not only necessary, but also beneficial and good.  We have no safety inspections whatsoever.  I could go replace my front brake pads with a couple pieces of oak, and my rears with poplar and that would be just fine.

 

Yet I can't remember even a single instance of an accident caused around here by a car modified to be "unsafe".  Rest assured, if it happened with any regularity, the media would not squander the viewership opportunity.

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The only reason you're able to take a car all over NZ with the same certification is that they have no states :P

 

Not wrong on modifications being different. The difference between NSW and QLD for the turbo was massive. Several modifications are required to be certified for NSW. The only one required in QLD is for the suspension upgrade. Everything else from the engine swap, larger turbo and swirl pot are considered "minor modifications" and no modification plate necessary.

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to cut a long story short THIS is illegal in nz. yes it is retarded and i wish it would die, like the balloon tyre craze.

 

notice how most of the tyre isnt touching the road surface?

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to cut a long story short THIS is illegal in nz. yes it is retarded and i wish it would die, like the balloon tyre craze.

 

notice how most of the tyre isnt touching the road surface?

 

I wish it would die, too, but what do you care if someone has a stupid car?

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