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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 01:43 PM
    Finally got on the list for Quilceda Creek after I don't know how many years. Ordered the 2017: It's pretty good stuff: Vintage Wine Advocate Issue Date Reviewer 2001 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 98 #154, Aug 2004 P. Rovani 2002 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 100 #164, Apr 2006 P. Rovani 2003 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 100 #164, Apr 2006 P. Rovani 2004 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 99 #172, Aug 2007 J. Miller 2005 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 100 #177, Jun 2008 J. Miller 2006 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 99 #185, Oct 2009 J. Miller 2007 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 100 #190, Aug 2010 J. Miller 2008 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 99 #196, Aug 2011 J. Miller 2009 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 99 #207, Jun 2013 J. Dunnuck 2010 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 98+ #207, Jun 2013 J. Dunnuck 2011 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 96 #213, Jun 2014 J. Dunnuck 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 98 #219, Jun 2015 J. Dunnuck 2013 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 99 #225, Jun 2016 J. Dunnuck 2014 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 100 #231, Jun 2017 J. Dunnuck Vintage JebDunnuck.com Issue Date Reviewer 2015 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 99 April 2018 J. Dunnuck 2016 Cabernet Sauvignon Columbia Valley 98+ April 2019 J. Dunnuck This represents an average score of 98.9 points over 16 vintages, with three different reviewers.
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    Today, 01:15 PM
    The camaro won because it’s a parts-bin special that allows them to price it $20k below the Mustang. Parts bin engine, transmission, etc. Not saying they aren’t good parts (on an excellent chassis), but it’s a bean counter’s car first. The Mustang has a unique engine (yes, leveraged from the voodoo, itself a unique engine), unique transmission (on par with Porsche’s), carbon fiber wheels, etc. It’s much more special. For me, the $20k premium is a no brainer. C&D is just trying to remain relevant with a “shocking” winner. -Rich
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    Today, 12:15 PM
    Welcome AWDFanatic, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 10:42 AM
    Carwow has little to no credibility here. We call out their bullshit time and time again. It is all about getting likes and views from the masses though so Carwow creates misleading videos in order to get more views so Carwow can get get car commission sales and that is what this is all about. It boils down to money, not credibility. The new Carrera S is not slower than a Tesla Model 3 Performance and will not lose a drag or roll race to it unless circumstances are manipulated. The test numbers thus far from a variety of sources all show the 992 Carrera S running low 11's at ~125 miles per hour. How is Carwow roughly a full second off? Well, you can visibly see the Carrera S kicking up dirt as it launches: Wow, well done Carwow! You proved all wheel drive can beat a faster car when you specifically make sure the surface is not prepped, dirty, or will not offer traction. Why not race them while it is raining too? Maybe put them both on ice? Have the Carrera start in a puddle of water? This is misleading and frankly downright awful. They do a second drag race where the Carrera S warms its tires (by doing donuts?) but the damage has been done. An 11.5 still is on the slow side for the Carrera S but still quick enough to beat the Model S. Yet, they say the video has a *shock* result despite the Carrera S winning 2 out of 3. They market the manufactured loss for views and that is why Carwow is garbage. You would think the roll race would fix all of this but the Carrera is not in the right gear (waiting for kickdown) so that they can exaggerate the performance of the Tesla... again for clicks. They even claim the Tesla won despite the Porsche pulling past. WTF? They do a second drag race and put the 992 Carrera S in second gear at 30 mph. The car is geared so that it will do over 40 miles per hour in 1st gear. It should be in first, not second. Again, misleading garbage. Someone has to call this crap out:
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 10:34 AM
    Carwow has little to no credibility here. We call out their bullshit time and time again. It is all about getting likes and views from the masses though so Carwow creates misleading videos in order to get more views so Carwow can get get car commission sales and that is what this is all about. It boils down to money, not credibility. The new Carrera S is not slower than a Tesla Model 3 Performance and will not lose a drag or roll race to it unless circumstances are manipulated. The test numbers thus far from a variety of sources all show the 992 Carrera S running low 11's at ~125 miles per hour. How is Carwow roughly a full second off? Well, you can visibly see the Carrera S kicking up dirt as it launches: Wow, well done Carwow! You proved all wheel drive can beat a faster car when you specifically make sure the surface is not prepped, dirty, or will not offer traction. Why not race them while it is raining too? Maybe put them both on ice? Have the Carrera start in a puddle of water? This is misleading and frankly downright awful. They do a second drag race where the Carrera S warms its tires (by doing donuts?) but the damage has been done. An 11.5 still is on the slow side for the Carrera S but still quick enough to beat the Model S. Yet, they say the video has a *shock* result despite the Carrera S winning 2 out of 3. They market the manufactured loss for views and that is why Carwow is garbage. You would think the roll race would fix all of this but the Carrera is not in the right gear (waiting for kickdown) so that they can exaggerate the performance of the Tesla... again for clicks. They even claim the Tesla won despite the Porsche pulling past. WTF? They do a second drag race and put the 992 Carrera S in second gear at 30 mph. The car is geared so that it will do over 40 miles per hour in 1st gear. It should be in first, not second. Again, misleading garbage. Someone has to call this crap out:
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    Today, 09:21 AM
    Welcome yassine, take a look around, I think you will like what you see.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 09:21 AM
    The new GT500 with its 5.2 liter Predator V8 is taking all of the headlines but do not forget how potent the 5.2 liter naturally aspirated Voodoo V8 is. A little bit of boost does wonders for the GT350 as this Whipple twin supercharged example shows. Johnson Tuning did the software work and squeezed out 808 rear wheel horsepower and 588 lb-ft of torque at the wheels on 93 octane pump gas: That is a glorious horsepower and torque curb to boot. Modifications: Gen V Whipple Supercharger 3.875 Pulley Kooks Headers 72 lb Injectors Billet Oil Pump Gears If you want a manual transmission GT500, this is the next best thing. It comes with extra revs and less weight too.
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  • Sticky's Avatar
    Today, 08:54 AM
    The E9X market is somewhat polarizing. You can pick up an E92 335i today for a pair of used socks and some floppy discs. It has led to a decline in quality in aftermarket parts as well as enthusiasts. There is natural turnover every new 3-Series generation but the E9X M3 value is holding much better than its turbo counterparts. Why? Let's break down the reasons. 1. V8 M3, 8400 rpm, enough said. It's BMW's GT3 or GT350. You will never have a V8 in an M3 again and V8's are set to disappear from the entire BMW lineup in the next decade. 2. It can lap after lap after lap after lap. Yes, bearings need to be changed but compared to how a 335 throws codes if you sneeze on it, the M3 is a much more reliable track car which is what it was designed to be. This is the last car BMW actually won championships in motorsports with. 3. Last M3 with perfect 50/50 weight balance. 4. That exhaust note. 5. DCT or Manual paired to RWD 6. For some, the last real M3. 7. Speculators who think it will appreciate. A guy compiled KBB data on his E92 M3 over a three year period. Of course the value dropped over time as he accrued mileage but notice despite miles we seem to be in a bottoming out period: You will not make tons of money off an M3 investment but what is interesting to note is you will not lose tons of money either. Take good care of it and essentially you will get what you paid for if buying today. Source
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    Today, 08:28 AM
    We covered the impact going catless (straight pipe) compared to high-flow catalytic converters on modern Porsches previously. With emissions rules tightening you can still remain emissions compliant while opening the car up both in sound and performance. Look at the Fabspeed dyno results with just a change to their sport cats on this Porsche 991.2 Carrera 4S equipped with PSE: Most of the gain comes up top exactly where the 9A2B6 3.0 needs it and considering the results are on the factory ECU it shows what a restriction in breathing the factory catalytic converters were. Not only do you gain power but just listen to the flat-6 open up. The guys still pounding their chest about their 991.1 exhaust note have little to brag about any longer:
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    Today, 08:01 AM
    If you want to know what's going on in Virginia:
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    Today, 05:02 AM
    Hey benz1811: :text-welcomewave:
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  • Batman's Avatar
    Today, 05:01 AM
    It was very close but in my opinion, the Camaro won this comparison test when you factor in the performance metrics it won, and what you get for the price of the car.
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  • Batman's Avatar
    Today, 04:18 AM
    This article on C & D reminded me of a 12 round heavy weight boxing championship fight between two elite boxers. Prior to the comparison test, everyone knew the Mustang made substantially more power than the Camaro. No surprises there. What is surprising to me is that the Camaro won some rounds in this contest! Ford had 7 years to make this car and make sure that it beat the Camaro in every single performance metric. I mean, a supercharged 5.2L V8 of DOHC 32 valve goodness, DCT, carbon fiber wheels, rear seat delete, etc. This car should own that Camaro in every single way. Period! The Camaro should not be winning any performance metric against this Mustang. As much as I like the Mustang, Ford messed up on the car - kind of the way they messed up in their Ford GT coming out with a V6 engine! If I had to buy one of these two cars today, based on the information I’m seeing in this comparison test, I would get the Camaro. I’d save almost $20,000 on the price of the car that I can use on mods, and I’d buy mine with a manual transmission. Chevrolet needs to man up, grow a pair, and put that C7 ZR1 LT5 motor, transmission, and drivetrain into the Camaro. On a separate note, these cars need to start being offered with all-wheel drive. The truth of the matter is either one of these cars would have a hard time keeping up with a Nissan GTR, BMW M5, Benz E63 on the street. Unless you live by the highway doing highway pulls all day long from 60mph+, you have no chance against the awd high powered cars on the street.
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    Today, 01:44 AM
    overdrive31, we appreciate you taking the time to join.
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  • richpike's Avatar
    Today, 12:30 AM
    That almost seems like they’re on Chevy’s payroll. They probably gave the Camaro more points for better gas mileage. Look at that 0-150 time! Seems like more than 110HP difference. -Rich
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