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Old 08-02-2012, 06:20 AM   #1996
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Random net find, looks like the garage/living room from Ferris Bueller:

Was on ebay last month with a buy it now of $70k

http://forums.vwvortex.com/showthrea...te)&p=78018852



The house from the movie was for sale last year . It went for about a million and change , IIRC .
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Old 08-02-2012, 10:23 AM   #1997
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Installed some new summer tires on my 18" Turbo Twists just yesterday...

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Old 08-02-2012, 03:28 PM   #1998
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Installed some new summer tires on my 18" Turbo Twists just yesterday...

Summer Tire Thread!

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Old 08-02-2012, 06:36 PM   #1999
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Kumho Ecsta LE Sport... after rebate, $550 before shipping and mounting and balancing... not bad for 225/40/18 and 265/35/18
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Old 08-02-2012, 07:35 PM   #2000
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Except that, if I remember correctly, Porsche was contracted to do engineering work on the Corvair, so it's not much of a rip-off.
Porsche Engineering is not mentioned in this Wikipedia
article but it mentions that Porsche mechanics were occasionally used to introduce mechanics to the traits of air cooled motors.
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Old 08-03-2012, 08:32 AM   #2001
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Kumho Ecsta LE Sport... after rebate, $550 before shipping and mounting and balancing... not bad for 225/40/18 and 265/35/18
I think that's what came on the 17" I bought for the 968. Pretty nice tire.
Where did you get them?
While I was in Vegas, I had a deal going with the neighborhood Discount Tire. They would give me Internet pricing, ship to the store for free, and M/B all four tires for $30.
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Old 08-03-2012, 03:40 PM   #2002
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Except that, if I remember correctly, Porsche was contracted to do engineering work on the Corvair, so it's not much of a rip-off.
Actually, I've seen many articles that indicate Porsche bought Corvairs and brought them to Germany as part of the 911 development.
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Old 08-03-2012, 04:01 PM   #2003
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I think that's what came on the 17" I bought for the 968. Pretty nice tire.
Where did you get them?
While I was in Vegas, I had a deal going with the neighborhood Discount Tire. They would give me Internet pricing, ship to the store for free, and M/B all four tires for $30.

Tire rack... had a local mobile tire guy put them on in my driveway...
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:36 AM   #2004
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Actually, I've seen many articles that indicate Porsche bought Corvairs and brought them to Germany as part of the 911 development.
I don't know anything about the real genesis of either models. All I know is that both Ser I and II Corvairs have a very "60's Germanic" feel.
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:10 PM   #2005
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Good god. I drove a 2011 Boxster S today that had about every option but nav, and I was floored. What a phenomenal machine! The transmission gate was so close that I accidentally missed a downshift from 5 to 4 and got 2nd gear instead...twice (the tires just let out a chirp and it carried itself along). Really, really really want to buy this car. Fuck.

I should mention that it was the first time I had ever driven any Porsche, and the first time I had driven a manual. I was up-front with the sales guy and he was really relaxed about it, "don't worry - I saw you come up on a bike, you'll figure it out fast." Killed it twice (in traffic ), but other than that I picked it up in about 5 miles.
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I don't know anything about the real genesis of either models. All I know is that both Ser I and II Corvairs have a very "60's Germanic" feel.
I owned a 65 Corsa, highly modified, and it drove very much 911-like, mostly because of the rear engine lay-out. Those who dismismiss the Corvair, particuarly the 65 to 69, do so out of their own ignorance. Not that I would stuff a 911 engine and running gear in a Corvair, I wouldn't. The Corvair engine was a very expensive peice in its day. It was never, and will never, be a 911, but it was a fun car and gave the owner a small taste of the 911 driving experience for a fraction of the cost.

I LOVE the 911 and I enjoyed the shit out of my 65 140hp (stock) Corvair, but I would never stuff a 911 drive train into a Corvair.
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Any comments about these? http://www.bridgestonetire.com/#potenza

Been waiting for the Conti but on never ending backorder and run out of time and rubber. Planning on changing to the Potenzas, seem like good price and reviews.

Planning on chipping the car this week, doing the tires and air intake...

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Old 08-05-2012, 11:58 AM   #2009
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Any comments about these? http://www.bridgestonetire.com/#potenza

Been waiting for the Conti but on never ending backorder and run out of time and rubber. Planning on changing to the Potenzas, seem like good price and reviews.

Planning on chipping the car this week, doing the tires and air intake...

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Must be a free candy sign on the sides.
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Any comments about these? http://www.bridgestonetire.com/#potenza

Been waiting for the Conti but on never ending backorder and run out of time and rubber. Planning on changing to the Potenzas, seem like good price and reviews.

Planning on chipping the car this week, doing the tires and air intake...

Deacon

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No comment on the Bridgestones but look at the 6speedonline forum. I've had the Michelin PS1 and the Pirelli OEM as well as full on winter Conti 18 on my winter wheels.
I currently have the Vredestein Sessanta. They can't be beat for price. They handle very well, are quiet, and I expect about 30 - 50% better wear. They are not an autocross or timed event type tire but for daily spirited driving they will do just fine
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