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3 hours ago, yamahaSHO said:

My daily vehicle for quite some time has been a German, turbo engine, wrapped in an American car.  For. The most part, I just change oil, and I'm soon to hit 213k miles on it.  Granted, it's a Mercedes diesel, the same found in the Sprinter vans, but I use the hell out of it, towing the race car and RZR's across the country.  The vehicle is a 2007 Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD. 

 

I am actually looking to replace it with a new Ranger in the next few months.  I want something new, I want a truck, but I don't want a huge truck nor do I want to spend a lot of money.  I've thought of the NA V8, vs a turbo motor, but I still like playing with turbos and tuning. 

 

 

 

I am of the very mechanically inclined as well as ECU programming, but I desire to do less these days.  Unfortunately, I can't hire good work, so I generally do it all myself, still. That said, a Mini is a terrible idea, in my opinion.  I'd look at a well cared for, 5-10 Civic or the like. 

 

I've considered going with a C8 Corvette, however, for me to even justify a car like that, it has to double as a track car as it's a worthless street car for me. But... I still have a very good track car.  I also have come to the point where regular street car is just that for me anymore... I don't particularly care what it is as long as it's comfortable and reliable. So to tag along with @Bubo, fun cars generally are better left to second/third vehicles, vs trying to have one as a daily. 

I too wanted a Corvette for a utility car but the ground clearance won't let me take it on the Jeep trail in the woods. I can't justify hauling rocks or dirt with the Vette either.

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Spent last week out at PRI 2021, where our drag car was featured in the Vibrant Performance booth.  It was a great time and went better than we had hoped...  Lots of traffic, interviews, and a good deal of sponsorships (without us even asking!).  The car was already in progress, but when we got the call to have it in the show, things had to be pushed up and it's not a running car yet.  After a quick break from all the go-go-go, it'll start getting finished up to where we can hopefully run a 7 second pass this year!

 

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3 hours ago, yamahaSHO said:

Spent last week out at PRI 2021, where our drag car was featured in the Vibrant Performance booth.  It was a great time and went better than we had hoped...  Lots of traffic, interviews, and a good deal of sponsorships (without us even asking!).  The car was already in progress, but when we got the call to have it in the show, things had to be pushed up and it's not a running car yet.  After a quick break from all the go-go-go, it'll start getting finished up to where we can hopefully run a 7 second pass this year!

 

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My o’ my - what a big nose you have😄

Think of the air you could funnel in with a 510 or 402? Helll, go big, stick a 402 on the front of that turbo - 

 

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I attend the Daytona Rolex 24 and Sebring 12hr every year, and the sites and sounds of a vintage GT40 going around either of those tracks is nothing short of incredible... Watching 3 red Mark II & mark III's absolutely blasting down the front stretch together at Sebring will always be a cherished memory. I Love GT40's.. That vid of KennyBrack at Goodwood is one I've watched many times, its a favorite, thought I'd share.🏎️

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On 12/14/2021 at 1:09 PM, yamahaSHO said:

Spent last week out at PRI 2021, where our drag car was featured in the Vibrant Performance booth.  It was a great time and went better than we had hoped...  Lots of traffic, interviews, and a good deal of sponsorships (without us even asking!).  The car was already in progress, but when we got the call to have it in the show, things had to be pushed up and it's not a running car yet.  After a quick break from all the go-go-go, it'll start getting finished up to where we can hopefully run a 7 second pass this year!

 

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Issat some I kinda 12 Bolt FWD axle under there. ???  😆

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On 12/14/2021 at 1:09 PM, yamahaSHO said:

Spent last week out at PRI 2021, where our drag car was featured in the Vibrant Performance booth.  It was a great time and went better than we had hoped...  Lots of traffic, interviews, and a good deal of sponsorships (without us even asking!).  The car was already in progress, but when we got the call to have it in the show, things had to be pushed up and it's not a running car yet.  After a quick break from all the go-go-go, it'll start getting finished up to where we can hopefully run a 7 second pass this year!

 

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Issat s Tarp.    🙄

What ,???

It leaks Oil ,???   😆

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On 12/14/2021 at 1:09 PM, yamahaSHO said:

Spent last week out at PRI 2021, where our drag car was featured in the Vibrant Performance booth.  It was a great time and went better than we had hoped...  Lots of traffic, interviews, and a good deal of sponsorships (without us even asking!).  The car was already in progress, but when we got the call to have it in the show, things had to be pushed up and it's not a running car yet.  After a quick break from all the go-go-go, it'll start getting finished up to where we can hopefully run a 7 second pass this year!

 

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How many people know what the SHO is ,,???   🙂

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