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Can a V6 Mustang be a legitimate Muscle car?January 24th, 2013 · by: SCKonaBlue · 37 Comments
Ford's new 3.7L Mustang platform has made plenty of waves in the automotive industry. In 2011 Ford introduced a 3.7L V6 Mustang that came with 305 HP off the factory floor. This 3.7L Motor is new to Mustang but not new to the industry. This motor has its roots with Mazda and since Ford has ties to Mazda I am sure borrowing the tech was not difficult. Ford did a great job of stepping up the performance of the 3.7L motor.
Ford's previous S-197 4.0 V6 Motor was only able to muster about 200 horses and when that came to moving a 3600lb plus chassis, well lets just say it was not impressive. But now things have changed. This new engine can hold its own against the previous 4.6L V8 motor yet get twice the fuel mileage.
In the interest of many the race to see how far the 3.7L V6 Mustang could do against the 4,6L V8 was on. Guys bolted on an aftermarket intake and exhaust with some sticky tires and was running a 13.1 is the quarter mile. Soon there after Procharger developed a sweet centrifugal supercharger and the first 3.7L Supercharged Mustang was propelled into the low 12's. Then the 11 second barrier fell, then after a stage 2 supercharged was applied a 3.7L Mustang broke the 10 second barrier. All on stock internals. There are guys out there right now who are building the motors to handle even more boost so they can get into the 9's.
The 3.7L Mustang is not just a great drag racing machine, but like previous Mustangs it is also good for road racing, especially if you apply some suspension upgrades. Ford released the Boss 302 for a limited time. These cars are known to be able to handle very well. The base 3.7L Mustangs can get upgrades to make it handle as well or better than a Boss 302.
So if you have been thinking about buying on of these new 3.7L V6 Mustangs then do not hesitate to do so. There are many resources out there for these Mustangs. There is one site dedicated to the 3.7L Mustang platform. Check out www.v6mustangperformance.com when you have a moment. This site is chronicling the modifications that can be made to this V6 Pony car that has earned the title of Muscle Car.
Tesla Roadster- The perfect ecological carDecember 19th, 2012 · by: ooyyouk · 134 Comments
As we all know, the planet Earth is suffering from global warming which is indicated by many things and among them is fuel and gas fumes. If you are a car lover and and environmentalist, and sick and tired of poisoning the planet with your average car, we have the perfect car for you.
Let me introduce the Tesla Roadster, a 100% ecological car. It is a full battery electric vehicle sports car. It was produced by Tesla Motors, an electric car firm witch is seated in California.
It is the first car in history to use lithium-ion battery cells and to travel over 200miles (320 km) on a single charge. The car was reveled in 2006 at the Santa Monica Airport. On the 2006 International Auto Show in San Francisco it was the first car on the show. It began producing in 2008. The 2010 was the major upgrade year since 2008. The production of the Roadster Sport began. It could reach from 0-60mph in 3.7 seconds, while the standard Roadster did that in 3.9 seconds.
Even though the Roadster is an American car, his parts are from all over the world . The body panels were sent from France to the UK, where Tesla contracts with Lotus to build the Roadster. The single gearbox is made in Detroit, while the brakes and airbags are made by Siemens in Germany.
As far as the motor is concerned it is a 3-phase, 4-pole induction motor, producing a maximum power of 248 hp ( 185 kw). The maximum torque is 270 N-m. The motor is air- cooled and does not require liquid cooling. The Sports model introduced in 2009, has a motor with higher density. The Borg Warner company was chosen to manufacture the gearbox, and the Roadster was equipped with a single speed, a fixed gearbox with a mechanical lubrication pump, and an electrically actuated parking pawl mechanism. The Roadster was supposed to have a two-speed direct shift, with manual transmission locked into second gear, which would limit the car performance from 4.0 to 5.7 ( 0-60mph) , but they changed their minds and set it as a single – speed gearbox, combined with improved electronics and motor cooling that accelerated from 0-60 mph in under 4.0 seconds.
The battery pack EES contains 6.831 lithium ion cells arranged into 11 sheets connected in series. Each sheet contains 9 bricks, and each brick contains 69 cells. A full charged battery requires 3 ½ hours. The vehicle can be charged using a wall mounted 208-240 V, 70 A maximum Home Connector, a portable 120 -140 V, 40 A maximum current Universal Mobile Connector.
As for the exterior is concerned, the car will be available in 17 different colors . It will be a four-wheel independent suspension with upper and lower unequal length wishbones and co-axial coil spring telescopic dampers. Suspension with 10-position adjustable dampers and adjustable front and rear anti-roll bars.
The interior comes with heated seats, three – spoke leather wrapped sports steering wheel. Vehicle information touch screen, air conditioning, cruise control, power windows and door locks, blue tooth connectivity, 400W 7 speaker sound system and many more …
The Tesla Roadster is the ultimate ecological car. It has everything you need to enjoy the ride and keep the planet just a little bit safer.
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Parking TipsDecember 18th, 2012 · by: ooyyouk · 25 Comments
As we all know,parking is the hardest thing for all drivers, weather they are experienced or not. It doesn't always depend on how well you drive or park, it also depends on other drivers too, especially the ones who park like they own the whole parking lot. Here are a few tips for parking safe and not losing your temper while doing it.
First, when you are in a big parking stay alert for cars backing out to leave their space. Because of the crowd they might not be able to see you, and you could crash. Also it helps to find a spot parking in a short time.
Try to keep a safe distance from parked cars so that you could see and maneuver better. Always signal to show that you are making a turn. When you park Perpendicular always try to stay in the marked area,and try to leave space for the drivers next to you,and the most important always leave your wheels straight. It will be easier to unpark later, and it will decrease your chances of hitting someone or something. If you have to parallel park, keep in mind that you have too park from 2-5 ft from the other vehicle, to avoid crashing and that the other person can get out. Also keep in mind to never park on highways,in an intersection, in front of driveways, in a fire lane or close to a fire hydrant, in an underpass or bridge. Avoid double parking, and on pedestrian crosswalks or side walks. Also never forget to set the parking break( this goes to all you new drivers), and make sure you stopped within a legal and secure parking space.
We from OOYYO.UK hoper that these tips will help you with your parking and hope that you will be careful.
Spring Cleaning by Consolidating Your BillsApril 21st, 2012 · by: eltharion · 16 Comments
I love the concept of spring cleaning. For me, it conjures up childhood memories of mom scurrying around the house in a head scarf and yellow rubber gloves, dusting this and wiping that. Meanwhile, dad would be in the garage packing odds and ends into cardboard boxes and setting the overflow on the curb for the garbage collectors to take. It was a time to figuratively and literally clean house by doing away with the old to make room for the new. This spring, I'm taking this approach with my finances. I'm doing away with my old bills by consolidating my auto loan and other financial obligations.
By consolidating your auto loan and other debt into a fixed-term loan, it empowers you to make just one monthly payment to a single creditor as opposed to making multiple payments to many creditors. Consolidating your debt can also significantly reduce interest you may be paying on your individual loans. Decreasing your interest costs can save you money immediately and in the future.
Many if not most of us get our initial auto loans at the dealership from which we lease or purchase our vehicle. It's convenient, sure, since everything is handled in-house. However, it's often not the most economical way to go, since we consumers absorb the cost of all that convenience by paying higher interest rates and fees than an outside lender might charge. So it just makes sense to consider acquiring an auto refinance loan as part of your debt consolidation package to lower your current monthly payment and interest rate.
Auto refinance loans pay off your existing auto loan, just like refinancing a home mortgage, but it's a much faster and simpler process. And with interest rates on auto loans at the lowest rate they've been at in a long time, opportunities abound for you to whip your finances into shape.
No matter how you choose to proceed, I strongly suggest that you do your homework. Don't just jump at the first deal you find. Chances are, you'll find better interest rates and terms by rolling your sleeves up just a little bit further. At the end of the day, you want to be able to drag all of your old, unnecessary debt out to the curb so you can sit back and enjoy the fresh, spring-like scent of success.
The New CelicaOctober 29th, 2011 · by: maggie16 · 23 Comments
Toyota created the new FT-86 Concept car and it's hot! It's coming to America a little after Janurary of 2012. It's sick, with still a 4 cyl, it's now created with The Subaru Boxer Engine just like in a WRX. It's such good news that Toyota linked with Subaru to create the new concept. Toyota has really died down in the sports area. Their trucks keep TRD going but I can't wait to see what Scion will offer when they mass produce this hot new car. The redone Celica is gonna be faster and look 10x better. I hope it comes to America soon. I'll keep it updated because I check the news on it every week. So cross your fingers it's come out soon. yayy. haha.
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