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HR feature car diss of the Month #2909838
04/13/21 04:25 PM
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First, I like and enjoy HR.

This current month, one of the feature resto mod cars is a nice looking high dollar modernized blue Nova. Its a 3000+lb street car, with no real aero upgrades or wheel well improvements..

The fact they upgraded to an aftermarket inboard brake IRS means to me, this is NOT a drag car.

It has the typical high HP LS motor, has an aftermarket front frame suspension, 18" wheels, and this is where it starts to IMO, gets funky, 14" front aftermarket disc brakes.

And the clincher, 225/18 front tires on 7" rims. Rears are not much wider.

The final combination of front brakes and tires makes zero sense to me. There is no 225 tire in the world that requires 14" brakes. realcrazy



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Re: HR feature car diss of the Month [Re: jcc] #2909841
04/13/21 04:34 PM
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Then don’t buy the car.

Re: HR feature car diss of the Month [Re: Pacnorthcuda] #2909938
04/13/21 10:08 PM
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You missed the main point, don't buy 14" brakes or the car, I don't care.


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Re: HR feature car diss of the Month [Re: jcc] #2910337
04/15/21 12:47 AM
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The large diameter wheels with a 11" disc rotor look really strange.

Re: HR feature car diss of the Month [Re: Frankenduster] #2910394
04/15/21 08:11 AM
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And if the age old adage "form follows function" still has merit, so does a 14" rotor on a 225 front tire.

For historical reference: "One episode in the history of the inherent conflict between functional design and the demands of the marketplace took place in 1935, after the introduction of the streamlined Chrysler Airflow, when the American auto industry temporarily halted attempts to introduce optimal aerodynamic forms into mass manufacture." https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Form_follows_function

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Re: HR feature car diss of the Month [Re: jcc] #2910700
04/15/21 09:06 PM
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Posting egghead references like that may impress the dudes at the coffee house.

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Re: HR feature car diss of the Month [Re: Frankenduster] #2910752
04/16/21 12:35 AM
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I guess I'll just have to take your word for that. up


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Re: HR feature car diss of the Month [Re: jcc] #2911260
04/17/21 10:38 AM
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The automotive world is full of persons applying the latest goodies to their cars without creating a well thought out and comprehensive package to produced well rounded and oveall performance gains. Always has been, always will be.

Re: HR feature car diss of the Month [Re: TC@HP2] #2911271
04/17/21 10:54 AM
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The automotive world is full of people that have to have the latest buzz word on their ride, regardless of it's applicability.

Re: HR feature car diss of the Month [Re: Sniper] #2911882
04/19/21 10:21 AM
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High horsepower engines, massive brakes, hi tech tires, rack and pinion steering, modern suspensions, etc. All for drivers with so little talent that they cannot even leave a car show without taking out anything and everything in their path.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKuJhh2iBMk


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Re: HR feature car diss of the Month [Re: DaveRS23] #2911905
04/19/21 11:32 AM
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Re: HR feature car diss of the Month [Re: DaveRS23] #2912138
04/19/21 11:14 PM
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Originally Posted by DaveRS23
High horsepower engines, massive brakes, hi tech tires, rack and pinion steering, modern suspensions, etc. All for drivers with so little talent that they cannot even leave a car show without taking out anything and everything in their path.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKuJhh2iBMk


laugh2

Good thing nobody had video when I was a kid.


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Re: HR feature car diss of the Month [Re: jcc] #2912155
04/20/21 01:23 AM
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Originally Posted by jcc
Originally Posted by DaveRS23
High horsepower engines, massive brakes, hi tech tires, rack and pinion steering, modern suspensions, etc. All for drivers with so little talent that they cannot even leave a car show without taking out anything and everything in their path.

www.youtube.com/watch?v=fKuJhh2iBMk


laugh2

Good thing nobody had video when I was a kid.


Link works for me.


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