Stage 3 Ion Redline vs Audi Quattro
Just cruising up north. Ran into this puny turbo'd Quattro with Exhaust mods I believe. He said he had a "BIG" turbo. But this was just a short pull from 50-95mph. Sorry for my buddy's mouth...He has never viewed a hwy race before. I personally don't think its all that amazing. But it's one for the win column.
2003 Saturn Ion that won't start in cold weather
Documenting my attempt to use a fix I found on the internet to resolve an issue that plagues 2003-2004 Saturn Ions. The models in this year can have difficulty starting in cold weather. At first it was pretty sporadic for me but this year it was almost constant.
In the video I replace the ignition switch which actually ended up resolving my problem. I guess there is a lubricant in this switch that SHOULDN'T harden in cold weather but the ones that shipped in the cars of these years do. Total cost $29.99 and about 30 minutes of time.
The specific symptoms you will see with this issue are (usually in cold weather) you will try to start the car and it might crank a couple times but then die. When you try to start it again you will hear a short fire but then it stops. This is because the security system has kicked in and shut off fuel to the vehicle for 10 minutes. After you wait 10 minutes you can try to start it again. This cycle can happen multiple times (at its worst I would have to go almost an hour of doing this).
Once you replace the part you may have to reset the security (passlock). This is done by turning the key to start (but it won't) and then leaving it in the run position until the lock light in the dash quits blinking (about 10 minutes). You then do this again (again waiting 10 minutes) and finally a THIRD time (waiting another 10 minutes). After the third attempt you turn the key to OFF and wait 30 seconds (this waiting is important I am told!). It should then fire up.
Be sure to watch this on the Web if you can as I have a lot of in-video comments to help!
Track Comparison: BMW 335i (E92) vs. Audi S4 (B8)
I've taken both of my cars to the track for my own comparison. Only mods on the cars were tires, Audi got better brake pads, otherwise all stock. Track was Streets of Willow (CW). BMW was in March 2011, while the Audi was in November 2011, but both days had similar weather conditions.
Hope you all enjoy the video.
TX2K13: Paxton Viper vs 1000 HP Skyline GTR & 900 HP Evo X
Paxton Viper on ~5 lbs takes on T1 Racing's 1000 HP Nissan Skyline R35 GT-R, with a guest appearance by some 1000 HP Toyota Supras, the 900+ HP 3Dx Mitsubishi Evo X and Edge Autosports 700+ HP Mitsubishi Evo 9
Intake, Header, Exhaust
SDA dog bones and TAM insert
hyperutectic pistons .030 over
SDA flat faced valves
VAFC2 (yes it works just lol)