Friday, May 31, 2013

TireKicker Time Machine 1978 Chevrolet Caprice Classic

(UPDATE:  Sharp-eyed TireKicker reader Paul Duca spotted the clues that this is in fact a newer Caprice. Weve been able to narrow it down to 1982, 83, 84 or 85. Hit the comments section if you can help us pinpoint it to a single year. Well change the headline and tags once weve got the right vintage)

It wasnt that long ago that you couldnt drive a city block without seeing three of these.

Oh, was that long ago. 32 model years since this 78 Chevrolet Caprice Classic rolled off the showroom floor...20 model years since its clean, classic lines were replaced by the dumpy upside-down bathtub models that themselves are becoming (mercifully) scarce.


Hard to believe it now, but this was the downsized full-size Chevrolet...and GM was thought to be taking a big risk when it introduced this body style in the fall of 1976 as a 77 model. 637 pounds lighter than the previous generation, 10 inches shorter and 4 inches narrower.

What nobody realized until they saw the new one was just how badly the Caprice needed a diet. The big Chevy had been packing on the pounds since 1971 (kinda like Elvis at the time).

The new Caprice rapidly became its own benchmark.


Even in the desert Southwest, where these were a best-seller and where cars dont rust away, these arent everyday sights anymore in any condition, which makes finding an intact, clean original all the more wonderful.

The NADA guides suggest $800-$2,000 would be enough to take one in this condition home, if you could find one and an owner who wanted to part with it. The best one on earth might set you back $2,500.


Back in the 90s, the buzz was that these were being bought up used and shipped by the boatload over to Saudi Arabia and Kuwait, where they hated the new 90s Caprice styling even more than we did, liked the looks of this one, knew it was virtually bulletproof (in terms of reliability..."bulletproof" tends to be taken more literally in certain parts of the world) and that its air conditioning system could allow the Caprice Classic to double as a meat locker.

If true (and there do seem to be a lot of ads for them from Kuwait online), lets hope they didnt take too many and that there are plenty still here in the USA...hiding in retirement community garages...their 55-year old buyers now 87 and ready to hang up the keys after finding the Caprice a good home.

Monday, May 27, 2013

Towbar for Mitsubishi Outlander why do you need and where to get

Presently hitch on the car ceased to be a lot grim truckers to "Moskvich", twice a year, clinging to his jalopy truck with Chopper - planting potatoes in May and in September to clean. Now hitch is not a symbol of the villa zamorochennosti! Promotion to the masses by the authorities of the concept of active rest is bearing fruit, and winter recreation in the fields on a snowmobile, in summer on the water on a water bike and just trailering with the trailer became commonplace. And man, buy - did snowmobile encounters a problem - how to deliver the machine in the field? Under its own power for a long time out, until the spring can not catch. Attach to a car with a truck towing a snowmobile without fail, you can not try. And so, going for segohodom or water motorcycle first take care of the towbar! Turnbuckles somehow classified as a sellers kit, along with kenguryatnik. However, the hitch - first strength member, and the attitude to it as a decorative trinket inappropriate. There is a sense proiskat Internet company, specializes in tow, on their sale and installation. For example: tow bars Mitsubishi Outlander They sell, and consult, and install ... all in one place! However, the hitch can be installed yourself. Mounted hitch on the staff openings provided by the manufacturer, connector electrical trailer to the vehicle mounted with the staffing at the plant. If the seller starts to explain that, they say, "this is a great hitch, but that does not fit - business - then drill a hole" - run out! These people are obviously trying to fool your head - there is no certified and approved by the factory - manufacturer of towbars, that "some are not suitable." Hitch mount on the hardware needed to charge the seller gives you complete with towbar and stretching it must be in accordance with the recommendations in instruktsii.I recently. When planning the purchase and installation of the tow, consider first that you'll hook him! After hitch, as any force element has a maximum load on the ball and passport Towing hitch and if your Mitsubishi is designed for 750 kg Mass of the trailer, then try to move a couple of pallets of brick at a time is clearly not worth it!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Painting car interior with their own hands

Well, gentlemen drivers, sorry denezhek a professional painting? Or, maybe not sorry, but just not pay? Well, let's try to cope with this case for its delicate little hands. Any car cover over time cease to hold direct functions. Consequently, we must roll up their sleeves and take up painting. The point is not easy, but it is quite possible to manage if the desire to acquire and patience. The procedure itself is painted - it is, of course, Pleven, and the rest of the time spent on it in order to fully prepare your vehicle for this procedure. Let's begin: 1. Disassemble the car apart (disassemble the body and make sure to remove fine or rubber items). 2. Wash and dry your vehicle (or what's left of it) by an industrial dryer. 3. Carefully and meticulously remove all the places where they found pockets of corrosion, and also become unusable small parts (draim until a clear and brilliant iron). 4. Remove the vehicle's old coating by chemical or mechanical method. Now, gently and carefully degrease the entire surface. There should be absolutely no lint or other debris from the fabric. Sit down and perekurivaem - half the work we did! Now proceed to the painting itself: First, begin to spray the Developing layer, which consists of automotive paint and "Sadolin". This layer allows you to see and treat any defects that appear after the fillers. Paint the vehicle in such a scheme: a) paint box car b) proceed to correct and window openings in) go to the main surface of our cars. The paint must be applied from the top down and, necessarily, soft horizontal movements. Necessary to put about three layers of automotive paint. With the main painting we finished, now need to think about how dry the car. In any case, do not expose it in the sun! The vehicle should be dried in the garage for about two or three days. But in this case your work will not end! Now go to the nearest market and buy the paint to be used for staining of the instrument panel, door handles, center console, etc etc. Of course, you can go to a specialty store and pick doroguschy paint, such as «Folia Tec», but let's do without it. We are quite satisfied with market-based options. In addition to paint, we'll need about three cans of plasticizer and lacquer. First apply to all elements of two or three layers of plasticizer. Now let it dry well. After this, gently apply one coat of paint, and after about fifteen minutes - the second layer. After the paint dries well - starting to apply paint. In those places where your hands often touch the car, try to apply a thicker layer of lacquer.

Brabus Unleashes Tune for New Mercedes Benz CLS review and prices

Brabus Unleashes Tune for New Mercedes-Benz CLS review and prices

2011 BMW 6 Series Coupé wallpapers

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Wednesday, May 22, 2013

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ 400 2010 cars images and reviews

2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution X FQ-400 2010 cars images and reviews
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Dodge Viper SRT10 8 4 L V10 Engine 600 hp

The Dodge Viper SRT10 ACR receives a new short-throw shifter in 2010 for enhanced driver experience and better performance. The rear wing profile and end plates are redesigned to further optimize the vehicle aerodynamics and improve rear yaw downforce. These changes combined with the new fifth gear ratio result in an increased top speed of 4 mph (to 184 mph for the ACR model).
The enhanced four-wheel independent suspension features high-performance aluminum control arms and knuckles, KW suspension with two-way adjustable competition coil-over shock absorbers with remote reservoirs.

The aerodynamic package features a carbon fiber “fanged” splitter in front and adjustable carbon-fiber wing with seven-position stanchions that allow up to an amazing 1,000 lbs. of downforce at 150 mph. Lightweight wheels, two-piece slotted StopTech brake rotors and Michelin PS Cup tires round out the Dodge Viper ACR package.

The Viper SRT10 channels its power through a ZF Sachs twin-disc clutch that reduces rotating inertia by 18 percent, reduces clutch-pedal effort and improves engagement feel. Transferring power to the rear wheels is a heavy-duty six-speed manual transmission.
Stopping power is another carefully developed part of the Viper SRT10 equation, with 14-inch brake rotors gripped by Brembo 44/40 dual-opposing piston calipers in the front and Brembo 42/38 dual-opposing calipers in the rear. This system results in world-class braking performance of 60-0 mph in less than 100 feet.

Body style offerings remain unchanged with the availability of Roadster and Coupe models along with the ACR (American Club Racer) package. Approximately 500 vehicles will be built for the 2010 model year.
With the introduction of two new exterior colors–Toxic Orange Pearl Coat and Bright Silver Metallic Clear Coat–Dodge Viper SRT10 is now available in 12 different colors – the most regularly available choices in one model year. And with six stripe options in the new wider configuration, five different interior color combinations, four different wheel choices and three available interior bezels; the 2010 Viper SRT10 will be available in more than 7,600 combinations–the most for any one model year–significantly adding to the exclusivity of each car like never before.

New across the Viper lineup is a shorter fifth gear ratio (changing from 0.74 to 0.80) for improved high-speed acceleration and higher straightaway speeds. Acceleration from 0-200 mph has improved by 14 seconds. This improvement is a direct result of the Chrysler Group LLC Street and Racing Technology team’s experience at the 12.9-mile Nürburgring Nordschleife circuit in Germany where during the lap-record run in 2008, it was found that a revised gear ratio would have resulted in higher top gear acceleration and a quicker lap time.

The aerodynamic package features a carbon fiber “fanged” splitter in front and adjustable carbon-fiber wing with seven-position stanchions that allow up to an amazing 1,000 lbs. of downforce at 150 mph. Lightweight wheels, two-piece slotted StopTech brake rotors and Michelin PS Cup tires round out the Dodge Viper ACR package.

New Special, Limited-edition Models
Numerous special, limited-edition models are planned for the 2010 model year, including the Dodge Viper ACR 1:33 Edition. The unique two-tone Black Clear Coat/Red Clear Coat exterior color scheme on this model is the opposite form of the original Viper ACR. Interior highlights include piano black console bezels with red gauge highlights complemented with red accent stitching in the seats. Only 33 cars will be produced as 1:33 Edition Viper ACR models.

The 2010 Vooodoo-edition Viper ACR will feature an all Black Clear Coat exterior with a Graphite Driver’s Stripe outlined in red. Only 10 cars will be produced with the unique striping on both the exterior, as well as on the steering wheel.

2011 Mitsubishi i MiEV cars photos and prices

2011 Mitsubishi i-MiEV cars photos and prices
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Tuesday, May 21, 2013

Cheverolet Caprice Police Car 2011 car preview and wallpapers

Cheverolet Caprice Police Car 2011 car preview and wallpapers

2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570 4 Spyder Performante Specifications And Reviews

2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante Specifications And Reviews - Bulk from the Car or truck lovers really wants to use a sporty and deluxe vehicle. The blend of velocity, effectiveness, as well as human body type has attracted the buyers consideration. One particular from the activity autos which have impressed this section from the Car sector could be the New automobile from Lamborghini. The 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante just isn’t very affordable. A number of people who may have a great deal of cash may well be considering obtaining thithe 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante. The official price tag hasn’t been launched. Having said that, it can be believed to get marketed with the price tag of $240,000.

The 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante is intended in open prime. You might hang out together with your close friends savoring some clean air outside. The Lamborghini engineers have reduced the body weight on the curb. It is actually meant to create the 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante lighter than ahead of. Should you appear and scrutinize the 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, you will see it terrific in just about every angle. The pattern is smooth and slim. Some areas of the system are created making use of the carbon fiber substance. It features diffuser, physique panel, the casing of your mirror, along with the back again spoilers.

For your functionality within the street, you count on it. It provides you by using a superb 5.2 liter of V10 engine. It could possibly produce the electrical power approximately 570 hp at 8,000 rpm. The offered torque is 389.3 lb-ft at 6,500 rpm. Working with the 2012 Lamborghini Gallardo LP 570-4 Spyder Performante, you will end up a king on the street. The acceleration can also be rapid. It may operate at 0 to 62 mph at 3.9 seconds. You could possibly also hit the top speed at 201 mph. Its swiftly efficiency resembles the spyder.

2011 dodge charger interior cars wallpapers and prices

2011 dodge charger interior cars wallpapers and prices
The Dodge Charger shares its basic design with the Chrysler 300 and the Dodge Magnum (which has been discontinued). The 2009 model gets only small feature changes but does get a jump in available power.

While the Charger SXT model is largely unchanged, its the RT trim level that got a fairly significant performance boost.

While the RTs 5.7 liter HEMI V8 is the same as last year, theres a new variable valve timing system that pumps up the power . Horsepower has increased to 368 from 340, while lb-ft of torque is up to 395.

2013 Ferrari Testarossa Cars Preview

2013 Ferrari Testarossa Cars Preview with cars photo gallery