From: Jason James on 1 Aug 2010 02:42
"Noddy" <me(a)home.com> wrote in message
> " Scotty" <scoter1(a)warmmail.com> wrote in message
>> Not a road car though was it!?
> It wasn't registered, no.
But it made a big noise, and made all the pisspots in the audience yell??
From: Feral on 1 Aug 2010 04:09
D Walford wrote:
> On 1/08/2010 3:59 PM, Feral wrote:
>> I won't tell you what I've done to the Courier then. :-)
> Problem for light commercials is finding a tyre that has some grip but
> still has the correct load capacity.
> Odd thing about the Bridgestones on the Hilux is that they will lock up
> under brakes or you can spin the wheels when accelerating but they hang
> on ok in a corner.
Go as legal as you can go with the rim diameter, and as low as
you can go with the sidewall ratio. These both have given me
good results. 215/60/R16 LT (front) and 225/65/R16 LT (rear).
Of course you could go 235/55/R16 ... but it might not stop
Take Care. ~~
Feral Al ( @..@)
(\- :-P -/)
^^^ % ^^^
From: Noddy on 1 Aug 2010 06:42
"Clocky" <notgonn(a)happen.com> wrote in message
> Christ, the Mazda 2 must be comparable to a Rolls Royce then :-)
Maybe to you :)
The Mazda 2 was comparable to everything else in that class at the time.
However, I thought it was the pick of the bunch.
> You're living in an alternate universe if you think a Colt's driving
> dynamics were significantly different to those of a Getz,
Either I'm imagining things in thinking you're seriously expecting me to
believe that a 1980's Mitsubishi Colt and a 2004 Hyundai Getz are very
similar cars to drive, or you've never driven a Getz.
Either way, you're off your nut if you think that's really the case.
> and I'll go as far saying that the Colt has more legroom, more comfortable
> seats and better seating position as well - certainly for someone over 5
> foot :-p
Uh-huh. Well, all I can say is that it's a fine thing that we're all
different as the world would be a pretty boring place if we weren't.
Oh, and as you already guessed, I don't agree with any of your points. In
fact *I'd* go so far as to suggest the only thing they have in common is
that they have 4 wheels and are fwd. Outside of that I think the Getz shits
on an early Colt from such a height that the falling turd would cave the
Colt's roof in when it hit.
From: hippo on 1 Aug 2010 08:59
> OzOne(a)Crackerbox-Palace.com wrote:
> > On Sat, 31 Jul 2010 20:39:31 +1000, D Walford
> > <dwalford(a)internode.on.net> wrote:
> >> On 31/07/2010 7:57 PM, Feral wrote:
> >>> It *never* handled like "a knob of butter on a hot frying pan" Bighead,
> >>> it just handles better *now*. And rides better.
> >> Please detail the changes you made that made such a big improvement.
> > Please underline the section where "big" was used!
> >> What were the OE tyres and what did you replace them with?
> >> Did you do anything like changing springs and shockers or just an
> >> Good tyres can make a huge difference but whilst an alignment can help
> >> its unlikely to its unlikely to make that much difference unless the OE
> >> setting where very wrong.
> >> Daryl
> > Oh and taking out the factory positive camber, lack of caster and toe
> > in will make any car handle "better"
> Spot on and the wider GIII's and experimenting with front/rear
> pressures completes the cheap, cost effective package. Neutral
> "toe" works remarkably well on the FWD, the front doesn't
> wander when going straight ahead and the steering is light
> until pressed hard into a corner, when it goes into oversteer
> and you feel like you're drifting without skidding. Eerie
> feeling, but safe. It's like a car out of body alignment,
> crabbing. Get the drift?
> BTW Daz, the crappy, skinny fitted Dunlops lasted 35k km.
> That's with rotation, but it didn't stop the outside wear and
> feathering. Couldn't wait to get rid of them.
> Makes one wonder why they factory set them like they do. I've
> got Supercats of the same size on now, but they aren't as good
> as the GIII's (no longer available for the Avalon).
Two highly likely reasons:
1/ the Avalon has US origins - the land of understeer, float and 'sneeze
2/ Toyota Aus decided a long time (20 years?) ago not to go the same track
as Toyota NZ with suspension and steering. They felt that the Chris Amon
tuned suspension would be 'too sporty' for their customers' expectations.
I don't think too much has changed.
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From: Scotty on 1 Aug 2010 19:04
"hippo" <am9obmhAc2hvYWwubmV0LmF1(a)REGISTERED_USER_usenet.com.au> wrote in message
: Feral wrote:
: Two highly likely reasons:
: 1/ the Avalon has US origins - the land of understeer, float and 'sneeze
: factor steering;
: 2/ Toyota Aus decided a long time (20 years?) ago not to go the same track
: as Toyota NZ with suspension and steering. They felt that the **Chris Amon**
: tuned suspension would be 'too sporty' for their customers' expectations.
: I don't think too much has changed.
: Posted at www.usenet.com.au
Now theres a name Ive not heard for some time, well not since the early/mid 90's Corona Ads in NZ.