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Old 08-23-2018, 05:29 PM   #61
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I don't see anyone going bonkers for greddy but arc fmic, radiaters and oil coolers
plenty of people outside of the s chassis community specifically look out for ARC stuff (evo/Miata guys come to mind right now). you just have to pull your head out of the 240 world for a few minutes.


its hard though because ARC is no longer in business and there is no NOS (or if there is, its incredibly hard to find). so everyone is left to scavenge in the second hand market.
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Whats wrong with a mishimoto intercooler?

The thing that has always bothered me about intercoolers is the lack of information and stats provided with them. Honestly, there is very very minimal data provided with numerous brands about how their intercooler flows etc. Everybody humps greddy intercoolers, but why are they good? Because it was a huge intercooler core 15 years ago? Have they updated anything about it since? Theres very minimal data showing that a a lot of these big branded intercoolers are any better flowing than say mishimoto or cxracing. I have a cxracing intercooler core on my car, and I have no issues with it. Is there a better product out there? I'm sure there is. But I see no reason to gamble money on something that MIGHT be better performing.
Nothing if that's what you can afford I guess (if they're still affordable that is). Hell, I put a no-name fmic on my s13 that Im planning on selling, not sure how efficient it is but I'm sure it's better than nothing as long as it doesnt leak (which I tested). What I am saying is I think it's funny how people proudly rock these knock-off brands on the open with big logos. On that same s13 I have these generic ic couplers with some badass jdm names on them, know what I do? I clock them so that the brand is not visible haha. I'd give that fmic a quick layer of silver paint, but that's just me...
Not to mention, Im sure in a lot of cases these knock-off brand "upgrades" are actually counterproductive. I seriously doubt these brands have the r&d capabilities that these giant companies that build parts for car manufacturers have. Take that r34 for instance. It is known that the r34 gtr is one of the best oem intercoolers out there. I seriously doubt mishimoto or any similar company for that matter, has the same r&d capabilities as calsonic. Bigger doesn't automatically mean better.
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Old 08-23-2018, 08:01 PM   #64
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What I am saying is I think it's funny how people proudly rock these knock-off brands on the open with big logos.
People like to rock the knock-off brand logos because they want other people to know they're spending money on the car.

Modifying cars has become more of an affiliation thing than something you do for enjoyment. They can be part of the scene and represent the logos of recognized brands will get respect from your peers whether you're showing off expensive parts or cheap parts.
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People like to rock the knock-off brand logos because they want other people to know they're spending money on the car.

Modifying cars has become more of an affiliation thing than something you do for enjoyment. They can be part of the scene and represent the logos of recognized brands will get respect from your peers whether you're showing off expensive parts or cheap parts.
Thanks social media. People will whore out to brands just so that brand will share their picture.
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People like to rock the knock-off brand logos because they want other people to know they're spending money on the car.

Modifying cars has become more of an affiliation thing than something you do for enjoyment. They can be part of the scene and represent the logos of recognized brands will get respect from your peers whether you're showing off expensive parts or cheap parts.
I rock zero stickers. cars speak for them self
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I rock zero stickers. cars speak for them self
Obviously, my posts do not pertain to you. Also not going to fall into the trap of calling you names.
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plenty of people outside of the s chassis community specifically look out for ARC stuff (evo/Miata guys come to mind right now). you just have to pull your head out of the 240 world for a few minutes.


its hard though because ARC is no longer in business and there is no NOS (or if there is, its incredibly hard to find). so everyone is left to scavenge in the second hand market.
U read that wrong. Im saying people love arc parts.


Arc is in back

http://www.arc-brazing.co.jp/product.html
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i see. I had to read your post a couple of times and I still did not get it.


neat to see ARC back. when I had my NB Miata I remember people would shell out hundreds of dollars for beat up/shitty cross over intakes. some had dents and even punctures on them and people would still buy them with the intention of repairing because it was the best intake (performance wise) they could buy at the time; it being a premium Japanese intake was just a bonus.
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$1 walmart acrylic paint

added bonus for melted crayon which acts as a temperature sensitive indicator and runs right off the car when it gets hot enough,
thus leaving trails of colors everywhere you go
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$1 walmart acrylic paint

added bonus for melted crayon which acts as a temperature sensitive indicator and runs right off the car when it gets hot enough,
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I was going to hold my tongue, but once again. This isn't funny.
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that wasn't a joke, its some advice and exactly what i did to my car on purpose.



since when did owning a car become about brand


isn't it supposed to reflect something more important? And how will you express that.

I think the less something costs the more meaningful it is. The mods you can do for free like cleaning/maintaining and self-fabrication, organization can be most rewarding.

I saw some stripes like this on an S14 once in a magazine. No way I could ever effort/afford to put something like this in actual paint on a car. I backed into an engine on the ground because careless and now there's a dent back there on the rear bumper. Dents, holes, whatever happens, its fine: thas what I do. You can almost see the quarter sized hole in the middle of the purple stripe. So; $1 walmart paint washes right off with water and some rubbing. Its like a temporary tatoo. It isn't perfect or permanent but it still exists and pretty easy to see and maintain if wished. I'm going to make some stormclouds over mountains on the front side bumper because I covered some cracks there with different colors and it accidentally made a sort of cloud line looking effect with mountains. Stuff at random sometimes leads the way when you can sit and do free activities as art.
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An intercooler uses ambient air flowing over metal fins to cool charged air. How much r&d do you need to figure that out? Wether you spend 400 bucks on mishimoto or 1000 on a greddy your putting a few hundred dollars into an aftermarket part into a 20 year old car that may be worth 2 grand on paper. If you can afford to spend more on the name brand... good for you... you're a winner...
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What a world we live in people defending mishimoto

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I don't even have a mishimoto... I have a huge Janky Godspeed intercooler that is oversized for my needs.

I also have a house filled with Ikea furniture, I don't have an iPhone or samsung phone, I have a vizio TV, I eat store brand cereal and soda, and my kid wears target brand diapers. I guess my whole life is poor quality products. ain't care though, do you?
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An intercooler uses ambient air flowing over metal fins to cool charged air. How much r&d do you need to figure that out? Wether you spend 400 bucks on mishimoto or 1000 on a greddy your putting a few hundred dollars into an aftermarket part into a 20 year old car that may be worth 2 grand on paper. If you can afford to spend more on the name brand... good for you... you're a winner...
I think part of the problem is people not seeing the value in "real" versus low quality parts because the cost is usually hidden in materials, certifications, and engineering. You show that pretty well in your mishimoto/greddy statement. Intercoolers are actually pretty technical, they just seem simple on the surface; which makes it hard for people to justify spending more when they look the same.

A low quality intercooler work, sure; but not as efficiently. Even so, I personally buy "real" stuff as a quality assurance that it wont crack or leak or have bits break off into my engine.

Also a Greddy isnt $1000, mine cost $450.
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i can vouch for ISR exhaust but other than that i wouldnt waste your money, maybe the radiator and fans if you want a cheap but good value cooling setup other than that its probably a better idea to stay away
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Nistune is great and way cheaper then a full standalone. I just ordered a ACT 6 puck sprung and a ACT flywheel, I hope they are as good as people say. Iv heard a lot of negative with SPEC, Iv also had a SPEC clutch brake on me (a couple of the springs broke in the clutch.)

As far as suspension arms. I would say 90% of the company’s use the same bulk China made metal and joints. And it’s not like the internet or Zilvia is flooded with posts about broken Godspeed, IRS, CS, Megan etc etc suspension components. Most of us can’t afford to spend thousands of dollars on the top shelve suspension arms nor even have use for them. I’d say spend the money on a good set of coilovers.
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I don't even have a mishimoto... I have a huge Janky Godspeed intercooler that is oversized for my needs.

I also have a house filled with Ikea furniture, I don't have an iPhone or samsung phone, I have a vizio TV, I eat store brand cereal and soda, and my kid wears target brand diapers. I guess my whole life is poor quality products. ain't care though, do you?
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