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mixmasterlooney

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Mighty Car Mods Black Intercooler Counterargument

15 September 2014 - 06:56 PM

The better part of an argument explained with evidence and science. I have been critical about the black painted intercooler myself but here is everything you need to know

 

http://youtu.be/z_mmmXTbLP0

 

 

 

One of the youtube commenters said the following, rather interesting.

 

"It's not all about power, turbocharged cars are very fuel efficient. A smaller motor can make the power of a big motor, but only when needed. Sitting at idle or low speed with a lower intake temp is a benefit for my fuel economy, as my engine can  use even less fuel to maintain enough power to idle. Also, in a drag race, staging (vrooom popopopopopop) a turbo car can see benefits on the line from a cooler intake temp. Just depends, clearly there are advantages and disadvantages to this mod. Decide for yourself what your car might need"

 

In reply from EE

 

"I think you slightly missed the intentions of my video. Let me clarify: A car doesn't need to cool the intake charge when not moving. There's either a vacuum (and thus no temp increase from compression), or any benefit of radiation will be diminished upon accelerating"


World's Hardest Car Quiz

17 August 2014 - 09:36 AM

Found this car quiz and to be a true enthusiast you need 60% I only got 44% clearly not man enough lol

Try it and post up your results

EDIT: http://www.carthrott...rdest-car-quiz/

Blind Spot Mirror

10 June 2014 - 07:07 PM

Right gents and girlies i'm after a good quality blind spot mirror, i purchased a cheapo set on ebay, it was awfully disappointing, some sort of chrome reflection, looked decent up close but from the drivers seat it was blurry and flat

 

Does anyone have any experience with blind spot mirrors and or can recommend or suggest any advice on what to look out for.

 

I always found the blind spot mirrors on learner cars to look rather smart and i saw a police BMW X5 today with something that looks like this

 

$(KGrHqF,!hsE5hgujQB4BO,Is4sWTg~~60_35.J

 

Looks smart and professional, is it possible to purchase blind spot mirrors made of actual glass?

 

I must be getting old or something because i have an overwhelming need to do something about my car blind spot it's been bugging me ever since i had the focus where i found an entire lorry and it's trailer completely disappeared right beside me on a slip road, i looked over my shoulder with absolute shock

 

So i would really appreciate the input