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Old 01-11-2019, 01:48 PM
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Mic i fully know what you are saying. My z has been under a z1 cover for over a year now and i took off the cover for a day to do some rear subframe work and couldn't stop looking at it.
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You guys are absolutely right; I see and drive mine often, but there are times when the car is sitting way out alone in a big parking lot and I'm checking it out with each step I take towards it haha! I'm like a little kid loving his favorite toy.
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Old 01-16-2019, 05:36 PM
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Wellllllllllll...... it WAS my car...


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Sneak peek at a photoshoot this past weekend. PC: https://www.instagram.com/genki_media/

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Old 02-02-2019, 05:20 PM
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Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale,
A tale of a fateful trip,
That started from this tropic port,
Aboard this tiny ship.
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Old 02-10-2019, 11:31 AM
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Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale,
A tale of a fateful trip,
That started from this tropic port,
Aboard this tiny ship.
Scary that Mistuh Sparco knows the lyrics. Scarier still that I recognize them without the google. EDIT: I just saw the boat name that prompted that.... hahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Today during a break in the weather...


And what's weirder, a view of my 33's 35-year-older-big-but-smaller brother...

In the years I've owned it, have NEVER put the top up. Figured I'd better cuz the trip to the shop this week, it'll probably be raining. Or supposed to anyways.

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Old 02-10-2019, 01:45 PM
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Just sit right back and you'll hear a tale,
A tale of a fateful trip,
That started from this tropic port,
Aboard this tiny ship.
Mary Ann or Ginger? or Mrs. Howell?


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Old 02-10-2019, 08:08 PM
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Scary that Mistuh Sparco knows the lyrics. Scarier still that I recognize them without the google. EDIT: I just saw the boat name that prompted that.... hahahahahahahahaaaaaaaaaaaaa!

Today during a break in the weather...


And what's weirder, a view of my 33's 35-year-older-big-but-smaller brother...

In the years I've owned it, have NEVER put the top up. Figured I'd better cuz the trip to the shop this week, it'll probably be raining. Or supposed to anyways.
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As a 350ZR owner I can tell you that a roadster with the top up is like a woman with a bra on. It's more fun when they're put away! Great-looking car!
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Old 02-11-2019, 06:48 PM
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Old 02-12-2019, 08:00 PM
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We just need bboypuertoroc to post his Evo on RPs.

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Old 02-15-2019, 03:20 PM
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So a year or two ago, I posted an almost identical post to this one. But bear with me as there's a bit of difference.

When California came out of the drought back then, I took a drive up to the local reservoir (Lexington) up the hill to see what was happening. At that time the reservoir had gone over 100% and the spillway was at full tilt. Since then, I'd watched it get lower and lower each time I took a drive over the hill to Santa Cruz side. But last night, heard it was at 94%. "Well then, that calls for a rain run!" (But not just for the reservoir, also to give my newest tahrs - a set of Toyo Proxes 1 (not "T1", just "1") - a little wet testing.)

This was the view all the way up the hill and back down to Lexington.


Weird lighting because at this moment it was dumping rain. (Why yes, I was getting soaked, thanks for asking. But I soldiered on so as to bring this little mini-tire-report to you all!! Noble of me, I know. Laff..... )

Or, as Mistuh Sparco points out, maybe I'm just a pic-ho. Whoohoo!



Above and below... still pouring. But ya, water's up for sure. (But only a little water was going over the spillway.)



But as I hung out drinking my coffee and taking many other non-car related shots, this appeared. Blue sky and a multi-colored arc.

All I needed to be able to put my pic into the "idyllic" category was a unicorn. Laff.

I'm sure I have a pic nearly identical (location, position, etc.) to this one somewhere out there.


By the time I finished my coffee, pics, and ready to head back down to "civilization", the sun made a welcome appearance.


OK, Z related... I didn't push the car/tires as the tires are still not fully broken in with only a couple hundred miles on them; and the rain was miserable for visibility. Would have been nasty to encounter a fallen tree from this latest huge storm that has wreaked havoc on the region. But ya, they seem OK in wet but not what I would call "great". No real slippage but for some 6th sense reason, I wasn't terribly confident; so no "real" testing. This is in comparison to several of my other rubbers where I pretty much felt comfortable with them immediately. I refer to the Bridgestone S04 PPs, Sumitomo HTR-Z3, Continental Extreme Contact, all of which felt very composed and virtually no difference in feel between wet and dry.

Looking at the tread pattern of these Toyos, I can sort of see why I was less than confident.


Seemingly large tread-to-void ratio (for a street tire) and H20 evacuation sipes are not fully extended, which MIGHT lead to pooling/hydroplaning. But that's NOT conclusive AT ALL because as I said up above, didn't push 'em and didn't actually experience any real slippage so, more testing in order.

Boy, I come up with the lamest excuses to get out in the 33. Hahaha.

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Old 02-15-2019, 06:32 PM
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I don't drive my z in the rain anymore, with wide wheels and 275 Toyo T1R tires, car has 0 traction. lol
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9 years later.
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Blood Mountain run? Looking good!
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Old 02-18-2019, 07:36 PM
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JCat - what's your tire/wheel set up (specs)? For all the recent questions we've seen on specs, yours is a great example of "just right".
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Old 02-19-2019, 07:01 AM
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Front: 18 x 9 Offset 25mm 265 x 35 x 18 BF Goodrich KDW 2's
Rear: 18 x 10.5 Offset 20mm 295 x 35 x 18 BF Goodrich KDW 2's

I have Tein Coilovers on all corners and SPC Camber kits front and rear.

I have tried different ride heights, different wheels, different spacers, and different alignment settings over the last 7 years. IMO what I have now works the best for me.
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