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  1. You're going to need those wings as a place to mount the radiators required to cool the electrical components that are gonna be at risk of getting fried because more than spec voltage is being pushed through them! I can see it now, this is the future of electric cars... I don't know anything about Winter Onederland.
  2. Definitely. That electricity is coming from somewhere, could be coal, could be hydro or solar, quite possibly a mix of the three. I saw something recently about how terrible those container ships are in regards to emissions; I just skimmed the information, but even I thought it was quite significant. If I could get 300-350 miles out of an electric vehicle, I could see it being reasonable as long as it was priced in line with gasoline vehicles, my fear is that they would no longer be fun, but by the time they take hold, I'll be too old to care about fun. If everyone drove XYZ electric car, drag racing would simply come down to milliseconds worth of driver response time on hitting the accelerator, then we would complain that there is lag in our electrical system that caused our pedal to react slower... not to self: be first on the market with EV sport grounding kit.
  3. Spoke too soon, still $2.49 for 87, now 3.29 for 93, went to another Shell close by and paid $3.13. New management up to old management's tricks.
  4. I would typically avoid the Shell station at the corner of Church and Middle Tennessee (near a Mapco and SunTrust Bank) because the 93 prices were higher than other stations, this past week I noticed the lights out after dark, thought they might have closed. I needed to get gas today, decided to go by and check their price and found that 93 was 0.30 higher than 87, it was $2.79 whereas most stations I've seen are asking around 3.19; perhaps ownership changed recently. Needless to say that I filled up, I didn't go in and ask, but I was wondering if it was still Shell gas; Shell labeling and documentation is still everywhere, so I'm guessing that ownership changed and they decided people weren't going to pay a premium for premium when other every other station within a few miles is selling 93 at a lower price.
  5. Ricer Jeeps on I-24

    I commute to work on I-24 west in the morning and there are two different Jeeps that have removed their perfectly functioning OEM headlights and replaced them with little LED strips that are great at shooting light everywhere, just like an HID retrofit kit in a 1992 Honda Civic's yellowed halogen headlight housing. GET WITH THE PROGRAM, why not stretch some under-sized tires over those rims, drop the rear a bit, and bolt a 6" diameter tip to the exhaust pipe.
  6. Eclipse

    I work near the Nashville zoo, the sun was unobstructed during the entire process when I started observing it around 11:20 AM; it was surreal. Did anyone else notice, an hour or so before totality, the lighting was weird? It's like we were in the shadow of the shadow; the sun was shining but there was a dark tint. While waiting for totality, I kept peeking out of my glasses until I could bare the light, the sky was dark blue and the light from the sun was a pure white white bleeding out from around the moon; being able to look straight at it was awesome. This is stuff people used to panic over hundreds of years ago because they didn't understand it.
  7. Catalina Wine Mixer Track Rental

    Only street tires on the STi... no go.
  8. Beech Bend Track rental in November

    It will need to be a cold day in hell before I get my stock junk to the track, a cold day on Earth would probably also work; I forgot how bad these stock intercoolers are in the heat. I'll go if Disney tows me.
  9. 2017 Subaru STi

    2017 Subaru STi
  10. 2018 ZL1 1LE Blitz Nurburgring in 7:16.04

    The Motor Trend YouTube channel really is great (worth disabling the ad blocker considering the quality of their content).
  11. Random thought thread

    I really like the STi, it just needs more power, so I've been putting together a list of parts and it looks like I need to start aggressively saving money. I figured you must get used to the visibility, the B pillar in the STi is a bid wider than the old WRX and the wing is basically a D pillar, so it's more difficult to use my peripheral vision when changing lanes. I didn't think about traction control in those vehicles. Every so often my traction control light flashes, I've never turned it off so I don't know how much it's helping. Does the Camaro still stay planted fairly well without traction control?
  12. Random thought thread

    I purchased the STi January of this year, since then I've thought about what other sports cars I could have bought for a similar price; the Camaro is powerful, but I hear that the visibilit is terrible, the Focus RS has a stupid dealer markup, then there's the Mustang GT base model, I could possibly go with that, but I would probably end up in a YouTube video driving it into a crowd. I finally tell myself that I'm better off with a lower-powered AWD vehicle to keep myself from doing anything too stupid.
  13. Bought a 2017 STi

    I'm more excited to run a WRX than a Camaro, that Camaro should be able to put up a good fight, I don't want a fight.
  14. Bought a 2017 STi

    Just curious, what is the cost and do they require helmets for everything? For some reason, I'm under the impression that some tracks have changed rules that require helmets for all runs now days.
  15. Bought a 2017 STi

    Don't know if I'll do it on the 3rd, but I've been thinking about it. This thing takes off so easily, if I can just make that 2-3 shift, I could probably get a decent time.