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Forum: Smoke Signals Today, 10:18 AM
Replies: 16
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Posted By McRat
I can't even seem to locate the Dealer...

I can't even seem to locate the Dealer Programming tool yet.
Perhaps a set of track tires and rims.
Can't dance in Golf Shoes.

The i-Pace is an interesting concept. It has Land Rover suspension...
Forum: Smoke Signals Today, 06:10 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 283
Posted By McRat
I was actually looking for an 2016 Performance...

I was actually looking for an 2016 Performance variant of the ELR as one of my options. They are rare birds.

The ELR remains one of the most stylish cars ever conceived by any company in...
Forum: Smoke Signals Today, 06:02 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 283
Posted By McRat
Thanks. It's a riot to drive even though it...

Thanks. It's a riot to drive even though it lacks a manual trans. Time marches on, even Ferrari abandoned stick shifts. We still have a manual trans Vette and will be teaching the kids how to...
Forum: Smoke Signals Yesterday, 05:38 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 283
Posted By McRat
Soon. Not a rocketship, but no dawg either. Mag...

Soon. Not a rocketship, but no dawg either. Mag tests have them at high 12's and 4.5s to 60 mph. Feels tight and well balanced, but it's 4800lb so not exactly a Corvette. Sort of feels like a...
Forum: Smoke Signals 06-04-2018, 01:39 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,236
Posted By McRat
This is where it gets weird. It's made in...

This is where it gets weird. It's made in Austria by Magna Steyr. KTM is made in Austria and they are very high quality. The other Jags are still made in England.
Forum: Smoke Signals 06-04-2018, 10:40 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,236
Posted By McRat
It is an odd shape. 1/2 car, 1/2 CUV. In...

It is an odd shape. 1/2 car, 1/2 CUV. In Europe, they call station wagons "skates" IIRC.
Forum: Smoke Signals 06-04-2018, 10:38 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,236
Posted By McRat
Adding power might be rough, but I bought it as...

Adding power might be rough, but I bought it as Daddy's Toy. I will run it at the drags, autocross, and will enter next year's REFUEL race:

http://www.refuelraces.com/
Forum: Smoke Signals 06-04-2018, 10:36 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,236
Posted By McRat
The company or individual who gets into...

The company or individual who gets into hotrodding production electric cars is going to get rich. The owners on the average are more affluent, and the EPA/CARB cannot crap on you.
Forum: Smoke Signals 06-04-2018, 10:34 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,236
Posted By McRat
It's supposed be larger than the F-Pace inside,...

It's supposed be larger than the F-Pace inside, it has a longer wheelbase and a shorter hood. I fit great in the F-Pace even with a helmet (yeah, I checked).
Forum: Smoke Signals 06-04-2018, 09:43 AM
Replies: 17
Views: 1,236
Posted By McRat
I'm now a bit of a traitor.

While we still own and drive Wendy, I ordered off the 'other' menu.

I ordered my first import car in decades.

A 2019 Jaguar i-Pace EV400 FE in Photon Red.
It's 394HP and 512ftlb of torque,...
Forum: Smoke Signals 05-25-2017, 11:51 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,734
Posted By McRat
There should be a 6 week open season on lawyers...

There should be a 6 week open season on lawyers with no bag limit.
Forum: Smoke Signals 05-25-2017, 11:29 AM
Replies: 119
Views: 11,900
Posted By McRat
We have 3 Volts now. Except for the heater bug...

We have 3 Volts now. Except for the heater bug in the 2013, all have been as reliable as a hammer. The 2013 is attending UCSB with my daughter, and the 2016 my son uses to get to high school. The...
Forum: Smoke Signals 05-25-2017, 11:19 AM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,734
Posted By McRat
GM being sued over Duramax engine emissions:

https://www.reuters.com/article/us-gm-lawsuit-idUSKBN18L25Y

Andrei Fenner of Mountain View, California and Joshua Herman of Sulphur, Louisiana are suing GM for the same reason VW was sued.

This...
Forum: Smoke Signals 05-16-2017, 07:19 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,152
Posted By McRat
Good times. Even when I thought the truck was on...

Good times. Even when I thought the truck was on fire at ~200mph, was breathing in smoke, and I was laced into the truck so tight, that it takes 20 seconds to release everything. Hand on the fire...
Forum: Smoke Signals 05-15-2017, 02:31 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,381
Posted By McRat
Yeah, and for what it is, the power is OK...

Yeah, and for what it is, the power is OK already. At 4300lb, it's not going to be a track monster no matter what you do. Add more power, it's still not going to be anything special by today's...
Forum: Smoke Signals 05-15-2017, 02:09 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 2,381
Posted By McRat
It actually washes the cameras. It has several...

It actually washes the cameras. It has several cameras so it can do the 360 Bird's Eye view and Lane Keep Assist, Pedestrian Detect, Front Emergency Braking, Rear Emergency Braking, Adaptive...
Forum: Smoke Signals 05-15-2017, 02:02 PM
Replies: 36
Views: 5,152
Posted By McRat
Yeah, that's what happens when you stay up all...

Yeah, that's what happens when you stay up all night getting ready and run out of time. Dumb things happen. :D

The truck's best shot at a 9 was in AZ when Gale Banks and I split a track rental...
Forum: Chassis & Suspension 05-10-2017, 01:39 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 5,968
Posted By McRat
I have a hunch Gone Nomad doesn't know this was a...

I have a hunch Gone Nomad doesn't know this was a pure racing/pulling board, with some seriously hardcore performance folk as members.

You don't have to be a hotrodder to be here, but it sure...
Forum: Smoke Signals 04-22-2017, 11:10 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,511
Posted By McRat
The biggest customers will be the elderly who are...

The biggest customers will be the elderly who are struggling to drive.
Forum: Smoke Signals 04-21-2017, 12:30 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,511
Posted By McRat
Program my car to go rob the ATM at a bank...

Program my car to go rob the ATM at a bank digitally, then get in a low speed pursuit with a Robocop...
Forum: Smoke Signals 04-21-2017, 08:02 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,511
Posted By McRat
It would be tragic to put all the suicide bombers...

It would be tragic to put all the suicide bombers out of work. We will have to pay them welfare. :(
Forum: Smoke Signals 04-21-2017, 07:53 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,511
Posted By McRat
The 'spinning radar' is a 3D laser mapping device...

The 'spinning radar' is a 3D laser mapping device called a Lidar that uses laser light to create a wireframe of the area. The car uses this data in conjunction with radar, video cams (both visible...
Forum: LBZ 04-20-2017, 01:17 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,252
Posted By McRat
I personally would not do another build using LBZ...

I personally would not do another build using LBZ pistons. While I didn't crack them, there is always the risk. LLY/LB7 or aftermarket pistons. One less thing to worry about.
Forum: LBZ 04-20-2017, 01:00 PM
Replies: 91
Views: 11,252
Posted By McRat
I run so much timing in my tunes that it makes...

I run so much timing in my tunes that it makes baby Jesus cry.

And have melted enough pistons to bump Mahle's stock up 2 points.

The popular theory is to run big injectors and shorter...
Forum: Smoke Signals 04-20-2017, 12:52 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 1,511
Posted By McRat
All Cadillac has at this point is radar+camera...

All Cadillac has at this point is radar+camera based Adaptive Cruise Control and Lane Keep Assistance. And GM has only used Nissan Leafs (pre-6/16) and Bolts (6/16-now) for autonomous testing. ...
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