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Cars HELP Thread and Personal Advice
Posted 10/23/09
How often your car tires last? Where do you guys change your car tires? Pep boys or local tire shop? Used or new?

I mostly end up changing at least one of them within 2 months. -_-
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Posted 10/23/09

kyoukoujin wrote:

How often your car tires last? Where do you guys change your car tires? Pep boys or local tire shop? Used or new?

I mostly end up changing at least one of them within 2 months. -_-


You would change 1 tire at a time? That isnt good to have different tires with different thread wear.
Posted 10/23/09

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kyoukoujin wrote:

How often your car tires last? Where do you guys change your car tires? Pep boys or local tire shop? Used or new?

I mostly end up changing at least one of them within 2 months. -_-


You would change 1 tire at a time? That isnt good to have different tires with different thread wear.


My budget tells me to afford one tire at a time. Do you have a problem with that?
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Posted 10/23/09 , edited 10/23/09

kyoukoujin wrote:

How often your car tires last? Where do you guys change your car tires? Pep boys or local tire shop? Used or new?

I mostly end up changing at least one of them within 2 months. -_-


When changing tires, you should always at least chance two, on the same axle, at a time. It's fine having two different tires or two sets with different tread wear but it's never good to have 3 different tread wears or 3 different tires. Having 3 different tires causes the car to steer strangely.

I have driven on three different tires before and it's terrible to do so. While driving my Integra, it notably increases bumpsteer.

How long a tire lasts depends on what kind of tire you have and how you drive on them. Some tires may last only 30k miles while some may last 80k. Tread life really relies on the compound of the tire and how much abuse it takes everyday.

If you absolutely have to replace 1 tire, albeit due to budget, then do it. Best to put your safety first. But if the tire is still safe enough, decent tire wear, no abnormal damage, then wait till you have enough to buy two or a full set.
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Posted 10/23/09

kyoukoujin wrote:


Havoc_360 wrote:


kyoukoujin wrote:

How often your car tires last? Where do you guys change your car tires? Pep boys or local tire shop? Used or new?

I mostly end up changing at least one of them within 2 months. -_-


You would change 1 tire at a time? That isnt good to have different tires with different thread wear.


My budget tells me to afford one tire at a time. Do you have a problem with that?


I dont have a problem with it...but refer to what revolutionofone has to say. It is usually recommended to change the adjacent tire as well.
Posted 2/4/10
When and where do we use the high beams of our cars?
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Posted 2/13/10

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When and where do we use the high beams of our cars?


Use your high beams when there is no traffic oncoming or in front of you. High beams help you see farther, useful on country roads especially.

I also use mine to flash at morons that won't turn on their headlights at dusk or in the rain. *grumbles*

Posted 2/13/10

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kyoukoujin wrote:

When and where do we use the high beams of our cars?


Use your high beams when there is no traffic oncoming or in front of you. High beams help you see farther, useful on country roads especially.

I also use mine to flash at morons that won't turn on their headlights at dusk or in the rain. *grumbles*



Thank you. That's a helpful info.
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Posted 2/13/10

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Thank you. That's a helpful info.


Welcome, not only do I have opinions, I am rarely shy to share them, even when most folks hate them (See my reply on knives as a personal weapon elsewhere as an example)

Hope it helps, gimme a tougher one next time and you will think you have the Car Talk guys. Kinda.

ok.. maybe not so much, but I am free.
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Posted 2/25/10 , edited 2/25/10
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Just for fun... I've been wondering how the VTEC system on a Honda works for about a year before I came onto the idea to look it up on YouTube...
Check it out!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stJM9EvZRgQ

Never thought it'd be this simple :P

So what do you guys think of as a really cool technique to improve a car's powercurve?
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Posted 5/26/10

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// EDIT:

Just for fun... I've been wondering how the VTEC system on a Honda works for about a year before I came onto the idea to look it up on YouTube...
Check it out!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stJM9EvZRgQ

Never thought it'd be this simple :P

So what do you guys think of as a really cool technique to improve a car's powercurve?


As old as this post is. . .

Power curves can sometimes be fairly simple to adjust. Typically, based on the geometry of your motor you can make some simple modifications that can give you some slight top, low and, mid end. . . or a combo of those. Simple things such as exhaust manifolds, you can see some significant power gains. For example, The Integra Type-R header, being constructed as a 4 into 1 design, typically applies gains to high end of the integra motor's power curve.

Well suited for the high reving motor. Designs these days are plentiful and can give you gains on different portions of your cars power curve. (Tri-Y's are a dime a dozen these days but very effective.)

I ported and polished my exhaust and intake ports on the head of my civic, as well as the outlets of my intake manifold and i saw ( and felt ) significant gains through my power curve, Mid to High especially.

The K Series motors seem to respond very well to simple bolt on's and very light head modification. . .these are a perfect example

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Posted 7/26/10

Xarga wrote:


animonXD wrote:

// EDIT:

Just for fun... I've been wondering how the VTEC system on a Honda works for about a year before I came onto the idea to look it up on YouTube...
Check it out!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stJM9EvZRgQ

Never thought it'd be this simple :P

So what do you guys think of as a really cool technique to improve a car's powercurve?


As old as this post is. . .

Power curves can sometimes be fairly simple to adjust. Typically, based on the geometry of your motor you can make some simple modifications that can give you some slight top, low and, mid end. . . or a combo of those. Simple things such as exhaust manifolds, you can see some significant power gains. For example, The Integra Type-R header, being constructed as a 4 into 1 design, typically applies gains to high end of the integra motor's power curve.

Well suited for the high reving motor. Designs these days are plentiful and can give you gains on different portions of your cars power curve. (Tri-Y's are a dime a dozen these days but very effective.)

I ported and polished my exhaust and intake ports on the head of my civic, as well as the outlets of my intake manifold and i saw ( and felt ) significant gains through my power curve, Mid to High especially.

The K Series motors seem to respond very well to simple bolt on's and very light head modification. . .these are a perfect example



OMFG....

Isn't that what Honda has done to the Type-R engines directly after the engine assembly/production line?! The EJ25D on my Subaru has OK low-end torque, but I want more! (the later SOHC EJ25 engines have tons more low-end torque) But damn... I just got my timing belt replaced some weeks ago, guess I'll have to wait for another 100,000 miles to take off the heads
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Posted 8/12/10
Wow kinda sad this thread is still has not enough posts. even if it's a year old. I'll try it anyway~

A. What would be the best option to learn everything about cars: a class, guidebook, online?

B. How to get over the fear of driving?
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Posted 8/12/10

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Wow kinda sad this thread is still has not enough posts. even if it's a year old. I'll try it anyway~

A. What would be the best option to learn everything about cars: a class, guidebook, online?

B. How to get over the fear of driving?


A: Find some friends that know a lot about cars and just hang out with them. They can teach you a great deal. If you want more information, try howstuffworks or finding standard educational car books.

B: To get over the fear of driving, the best solution is to keep driving. Experience is the best way to lose your fear.
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Posted 8/12/10
Gee thanks! I'll talk to a friend here who's passionate about cars. I haven't driven before though. I'm still nervous about crashing or making the wrong move. I may have to begin in an empty parking lot or something.
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