I'll bet Nissan invested a great deal of time and resources designing the rear suspension of the 510. The intent was to make a 2,100lb. car with 100hp comfortable and controllable for street use, and lets give it up, Nissan did a great job. In the interest of improving handling performance lets say you replace the stock 142/90 r13s with 215/45 R15s. With the right tire compound you just increased grip by a factor of 3, and you've pushed the suspension way beyond what it was designed to do. As you know, there are lots of upgrades that need to be made to the shocks, spring rates, sway bar, etc so the suspension can handle all that grip. At what point rubber bushings become a liability may be on the outer limit of handling, but Increase the hp and those outer limits are being visited much sooner and far more often. At that point it's perfectly logical to remove any tactile disconnect between suspension input to the driver and vice versa. Driving a high performance 510 is a gloriously direct binary experience. There is nothing modifying, correcting, or smoothing out the stream of communication between the car and the driver. Get to know that car and you can do things a fly by wire AWD ABS Traction Control 2015 WRS can't. Ah shit... I need a rag.
It's amazing how much our representative syphon tax money into their own pockets. *Cough cough* california highway money *cough cough* I bet if they audited Epelosy, Boxer, and Moon Beam's private enterprises they would find a portion of the missing billions of federal tax money designated for roads and infrastructure.
We have a system designed to launder working money into the accounts of the shysters blowing sunshine up our asses. Why else do these turds go into office with modest upper level wealth and retire with top 10% financial standing?
It absolutely absurd.
So no amount of sound reasoning as to why we need to increase taxes will ever sway me into saying yes to a levy. To get into office is as equal to winning the lottery for these fuckers.
Fuck taxes. Fuck taxing treats like soda. Manage the trillions brought in already or go get dry fucked.
Matt, You wouldn't believe the depth of corruption that flows threw Sacramento. Pelosi, Boxer, and Moon Beam are the most visible, but their political lackeys extend into mayors offices, state senate, and corporate executives contracting with the state. That being said, it's a total mischaracterization to say that's just a "liberal" thing. The same shit was going on with Deukmejian, Pete Wilson, Gray Davis, and Arnold Schwarzenegger, all of them republican and all as slimy as any Democrat. Republican Congressman Duke Cunningham took California style corruption to all new heights. Once this guys shit was unraveled he was forced to resign from the House in 2005 after pleading guilty to accepting at least $2.4 million in bribes, under-reporting his taxable income, conspiracy to commit bribery, mail fraud, wire fraud and tax evasion aka money laundering. Like I said earlier, Rep/Dem don't matter, they all serve the same monster.
Did you not read the part that says "give an inch take a mile" ? the thing i just don't get is this,why,just why would ANYBODY want our government to put more of a tax on anything ? isn't everything already taxed now ? everything you buy,consume,use,eat,drink whatever was taxed when you bought it.Where does it stop ? if you can disagree with this taxation crap let's hear it.And as far as soda pop goes,i don't even drink it.Hopefully i've explained myself as if i have a brain Captain.
No disrespect for Mike, I understand what he's saying, but there is practical comfort, and then there's performance. There is something absolutely intoxicating about hearing and feeling EVERYTHING the car is doing. Nothing practical about it, I just like it when my balls tingle after getting out of my car.
Did you miss the pendulum part? Despite his party holding a majority in the House and Senate, Bill Clinton accomplished little. Trump was handed the president of Obama circumventing the "checks and balances" with one executive order after another. Bush got around it with war time powers and shoved so much money into his Texas buddy's pockets it was OBSENE. God forbid Trump get's handed war powers. The system is being dismantle and the establishment has us blaming each other left and right. Both side serve the same monster.
I came from a Socialist country, I lived it, shove it up your ass hole and plug it with a barb wired baseball bat aaaaaand go fuck yourself, Captain Rant!
Than you know all about the importance of being open to other political views, because there is a HUGE difference between a socialist dictatorship and a democratic capitalist monetary system that is tempered by SOME socialism. Keep it real
How much HP are we talking though? Rubber bushings are designed for a 97hp engine. I have poly and ball joints all through my street/auto-x toy 510 and I can tell you, it's damn noisy, but if it's about performance, who gives a damn about noisy?
Before claiming it wasn't you driving ask to see any video or still pictures they have as evidence against you. Also, if you got the ticket from a corporation, ask who the legal authority is issuing the ticket. If the ticket does not have the name and seal of the governor of the state it is not legitimate.
It's funny, I just started the same thread a few days ago in a local neighborhood site and it got flooded with complaints. I did some research and got a bunch of info on this scam. We have cameras that monitor lights at intersections and speed. One day my wife gets a $500 ticket in the mail for running a red light. After reviewing the video she was making a right at an intersection with an island separating a dedicated turn lane. It also had a yield sign controlling the turn lane. There was no law broken, so WTF right. Turns out the City rents these cameras from a private Australian Co. called RedFlex Traffic Systems who has been sued by multiple cities and civil class actions for bribery, predatory miss use of authority, and giving kick back to local officials to keep the money flowing. I did some research on local contract records, and out of that $500, less than $100 of it goes back into my local community, while 80% goes into other pockets. This shit is a total corporate scam