I had a set of General G-Max A/S-03 tires on my slammed jetta that got me through winter no problem. They rode excellent (I was running stock camber and toe settings on coilovers) and had wonderful stability. Gas mileage was good too. » 5/04/15 9:18am Today 9:18am

I love this show and defend it to the hills, but the amount of fanboys it made for the AE86 and the sheer hyperbole generated by this show gets to me sometimes........Seriously, the AE86 is not that amazing of a chassis. This show is really good up until the fourth season. They even start to admit by that point that… » 5/02/15 4:59pm Saturday 4:59pm

R32+ was designed to be a porsche fighter. Especially with the R34 as porsche made the 911 turbo an AWD twin turbo monster in base form, and then made it god-like with the various other trim levels like GT2 or Turbo S or X50 and whatever the hell else they did with it. » 4/30/15 6:07pm Thursday 6:07pm

Get a carmax one if the warranty is low enough cost. They like to have “sudden, random issues” pop up at 100k. Especially if the previous owner was bad about things like oilchanges and always using premium......My friend had a MkV whose wheels basically fell off at 100k because he would routinely go somewhere around… » 4/30/15 5:53pm Thursday 5:53pm

Most tuners on the turbo fiestas disable the torque limiter that Ford has in place. Basically, you can’t use all your power in 1st and 2nd on the ST, and probably the same in the EB-SE. So by undoing that and having good control, you get massive gains from seemingly small HP increases because you effectively “gain”… » 4/30/15 3:58pm Thursday 3:58pm

I’m starting to wonder if maybe the car is just a touch too cheap. Maybe if it had a better interior and some more power and priced in the mid 30s it would do better as a Z car fighter. See 26k is a lot of money to the majority of the population. So to spend that on a brand new vehicle for the “purity of the… » 4/30/15 2:13pm Thursday 2:13pm

Not trying to insult your friend but, Tl;Dr - friend modified car, drove like an animal, broke car, and now doesn’t want to pay for his own doing. Not the car’s fault it went wrong from the sound of things. And it’s possible he accepts that he got himself into this mess and learns from it which I hope is the case.… » 4/30/15 10:26am Thursday 10:26am

I believe there are title transfer issues that could result in additional fees, plus if the car has a bad title or was misrepresented, these are the types of people who go “poof” and you’re left on the hook. Most dealerships have insurance and a license to protect both parties in these transactions. Of course, shady… » 4/30/15 9:35am Thursday 9:35am

Don’t know yet. ST octane academy is what they do right now. Basically a driving school for car control in these little ken blockmobiles. So you learn how to do the handbrake slides and you get some track time in the nearly stock school cars. They are caged and have better brake pads, but the Fiesta STs have A/C… » 4/30/15 9:30am Thursday 9:30am