Author Topic: The NON-Stanced picture thread - For the Motorsport enthusiast  (Read 19870 times)

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Stephan Schmidt

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I'm the type of guy who enjoys a clean practical, purposeful, motorsport themed vehicle. 

As much as I respect those airbagged, "stanced", low cars that are very much a part of the owner's lifestyle and vision, there is just something about a car that you can actually drive to its full potential. I've personally owned some powerful cars with small brakes, heavy replica wheels that were too tall/wide with narrow tires, suspension that was too low and I sacrificed a lot of driveability because of it. 

Over the last few years I've begun to appreciate a car that you can drive without worrying about rubbing, hitting the odd pot hole, stereo equipment taking up trunk space or sliding around in the trunk, a suspension airbag blowing out, or the feeling of a small bald 205 tire on a 9" rim that can't grip the road worth a damn with anything more than 120 whp. 

My little 1998 Golf GL has embarrassed quite a few powerful cars with its only mods being suspension, upgraded brake pads, and lightweight wheels with sticky tires.

Either way, Post up what you have in your garage or what others have done (drag, Autocross, hillclimb, roadrace, or just a daily driver with a motorsport themed build)! Any make/model welcomed!








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Benyameen Kawlboose

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Wake up. Stand up. Please look at this picture. Look at this picture please.

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I heart this thread
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Stephan Schmidt

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YES YES YES BEN!

Dan, post up some pics!!!

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I'll play! My new car, done with driving a slammed car. rear sway, some koni struts to go with the lowering springs and autox next year!

 

 

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i'll post a bunch when i'm on my home computer
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« Last Edit: Dec 04, 13, 13:53 by Greg »
Your language is offensive!
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DAS. Expect nothing less.


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Nimmo, Liking the direction of your Mazda!

Mr. Mooshoo, MUCH better than after (in my opinion)!


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My beater

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Nimmo, Liking the direction of your Mazda!

Mr. Mooshoo, MUCH better than after (in my opinion)!


Lol.. both styles have their merits. Stanced is definitely a love/hate relationship.

bootymac

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Over the last few years I've begun to appreciate a car that you can drive without worrying about rubbing, hitting the odd pot hole, stereo equipment taking up trunk space or sliding around in the trunk, a suspension airbag blowing out, or the feeling of a small bald 205 tire on a 9" rim that can't grip the road worth a damn with anything more than 120 whp. 

This is exactly how I feel and my most recent modifications reflect it. I went from a stiff and low suspension setup to an OEM+ height that's also comfortable. I also ditched 18" wheels for OEM 17" wheels for the thicker sidewall. I retained all of my other suspension upgrades and ironically the car handles much better now with the corrected geometry. Practical, functional and low key :thumbup:

Unfortunately despite its current form, I do not trust my GTI enough to drive it beyond Metro Vancouver. The Kizashi gets all of the road trip responsibilities now :lol:
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