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  1. gas shortage wtf?


    im in NC and i guess ppl are freakin out and i cant even get gas and im almost out. its rediculous. gas stations that recieved gas this morning are already out and its only ben about 5-6 hours since they got some.


  2. That's great, walking is very good for you.
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  3. man, seeing stuff like this makes me glad i'm tradin' the car up for a motorbike. i'll be coastin' 100 miles on a gallon. WHOO!

  4. Quote Originally Posted by Manimalia View Post
    man, seeing stuff like this makes me glad i'm tradin' the car up for a motorbike. i'll be coastin' 100 miles on a gallon. WHOO!
    What kinda bike?

    I've never owned a car in my life

    Just Bikes!


  5. I'm in NC as well. I hate it when people panic, it really brings out the stupid. We drive slow as hell in the rain, yet most seem to drive 5 over the speed limit during snow and ice.

    So glad I've got enough in the tank for another week. I don't want to deal with this madness.
    "I am legally blind and if I can Squat,deadlift and over all get myself to the gym then anyone can get their a$$ in gear and get strong!!" - malleus25
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  6. dis is fo' real?
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  7. Quote Originally Posted by Manimalia View Post
    man, seeing stuff like this makes me glad i'm tradin' the car up for a motorbike. i'll be coastin' 100 miles on a gallon. WHOO!
    Yessir, I can pull 40+ MPG on my R1 if I baby it and its 10X more fun that driving.

    Too bad winters coming and my jacked up truck get like 8MPG

  8. Quote Originally Posted by Orangepeel View Post
    Too bad winters coming and my jacked up truck get like 8MPG
    Totally hear you there... 99 Silverado w/ 35s, lift, etc...
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  9. dpfisher
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    It's idiots freaking out over some email rumor and creating the gas shortage by "stocking up"

    It happened in Tennessee last week

    Give it a couple days and the gas will be back, there's no genuine shortage

  10. Quote Originally Posted by borobulker View Post
    Totally hear you there... 99 Silverado w/ 35s, lift, etc...
    95 F-350, 11" lift, 38.5's. 4.88's.

  11. Quote Originally Posted by dpfisher View Post
    It's idiots freaking out over some email rumor and creating the gas shortage by "stocking up"

    It happened in Tennessee last week

    Give it a couple days and the gas will be back, there's no genuine shortage
    Agree. People did this to themselves. The general public is mostly half-brained. They hear refineries are in Ike's path and all of a sudden it's 1900 again when refineries didn't make mogas.

    I'd argue there is a shortage due to this "I have to fill up when I get to 3/4's of a tank!" in cities like Atlanta or Charlotte.

    In the end - I'd look for a station that is owned by one of the supermajor oil companies. I know we are supplying our stations - the extra mogas goes to the off-brand stations that don't have refineries (Race Trac). When there is a shortage - they are the first to get squeezed.

    It will be a few days until the Colonial Pipeline is back pumping more gas, but will take some time after that to refill the terminals and the stations.
    Just be patient. This isn't the 1973 Arab oil embargo - this is Ike knocking out power to refineries.

  12. Quote Originally Posted by Omen View Post
    What kinda bike?

    I've never owned a car in my life

    Just Bikes!

    the 3-4000$ kind. i'm a poor man. hopefully something with a little bit of balls.

  13. yea its for real. im in charlotte and im sure its due to people filling up and topping off everyone was freakin im sure. i mean i drove with my gas light on to work and back and i was surely gunna run out but i use to work at a gas station and my cousin and step uncle work there and they let me fill up last night. they only have gas for employees but i got some :] now i have 3/4s a tank for my 03 gti 1.8t 20th ann. i love my car. im sure a bike would be fun but....really love turbo cars :] i gave a bike a run for his money the other day not sure wat it was but he wasn gettin away from me too fast (yes racing) i get around 23-26mpg which isnt bad. depends on how aggresive i drive

  14. Quote Originally Posted by TNASTYII View Post
    yea its for real. im in charlotte and im sure its due to people filling up and topping off everyone was freakin im sure. i mean i drove with my gas light on to work and back and i was surely gunna run out but i use to work at a gas station and my cousin and step uncle work there and they let me fill up last night. they only have gas for employees but i got some :] now i have 3/4s a tank for my 03 gti 1.8t 20th ann. i love my car. im sure a bike would be fun but....really love turbo cars :] i gave a bike a run for his money the other day not sure wat it was but he wasn gettin away from me too fast (yes racing) i get around 23-26mpg which isnt bad. depends on how aggresive i drive
    Must have been a moped....haha...j/p bro, but i've got a 06 gsxr 750 and love it when those gt mustang pu**ies rev up their engines and try to race....not even close.

  15. gas shortage whats that? I can name 100 stations who are always fully stocked with fuel

  16. Quote Originally Posted by larue38462 View Post
    Must have been a moped....haha...j/p bro, but i've got a 06 gsxr 750 and love it when those gt mustang pu**ies rev up their engines and try to race....not even close.
    i can beat mustang gt's too haha. those things are slow anyways. they are just mad their v8's cant take a turboed 4banger

  17. Quote Originally Posted by TNASTYII View Post
    i can beat mustang gt's too haha. those things are slow anyways. they are just mad their v8's cant take a turboed 4banger
    you cant compare a n/a 8 to a boosted 4. There is no replacement for displacement.

  18. Quote Originally Posted by ITHURTZ View Post
    you cant compare a n/a 8 to a boosted 4. There is no replacement for displacement.
    I'm a V8 fan, but, not true. There's plenty of replacements for displacement, 3 obvious ones that anyone could think of would be turbo, supercharger, and N20, the first two of which literally are a replacement for displacement if you consider their function.

  19. Ya but do the same to a v8. You gotta play fair, boost the I4 then boost the v8.

  20. Quote Originally Posted by jmh80 View Post
    Agree. People did this to themselves. The general public is mostly half-brained. They hear refineries are in Ike's path and all of a sudden it's 1900 again when refineries didn't make mogas.

    I'd argue there is a shortage due to this "I have to fill up when I get to 3/4's of a tank!" in cities like Atlanta or Charlotte.

    In the end - I'd look for a station that is owned by one of the supermajor oil companies. I know we are supplying our stations - the extra mogas goes to the off-brand stations that don't have refineries (Race Trac). When there is a shortage - they are the first to get squeezed.

    It will be a few days until the Colonial Pipeline is back pumping more gas, but will take some time after that to refill the terminals and the stations.
    Just be patient. This isn't the 1973 Arab oil embargo - this is Ike knocking out power to refineries.
    Agreed, However the problem will continue to worsen. Gas consumption is up and the refineries cannot keep up with demand. Most refineries are running at 100% all the time. and there has not been a new refinery built since 1976. The only solution is to use less fuel, carpool, walk to work, public transportation(not a viable option in Los Angeles).

  21. Quote Originally Posted by ITHURTZ View Post
    Ya but do the same to a v8. You gotta play fair, boost the I4 then boost the v8.
    i kinda see what you are saying and ill agree. For the money why spend $10k on a turbo for a i4 when you can just get a v8. Or hell go get a bike and that'll solve the problem,... *cough* Ducati* cough* ..... one thing i cant stand is a guy who thinks hes hot **** with a turbo'd civic, haha. hell ill just go turbo my lawnmower,... last i checked they prolly cost the same to begin with.

    yeah, people are freaking out in Ga, as everyone goes to cap off their tank with only like $5,.... which leads to the shortages. Needed gas for my 40min drive to campus, left other night @ 1:30am and still had to wait like 20 minutes.WTF? Its getting ridiculous.

  22. well no u dont have to plair fair. race what u brought. and whos gonna get better fuel economy with the same horsepower? whos got the weight advantage? v8's are always heavier. 400hp in a 3000lbs car vs 5500lbs 600hp v8......you tell me...and yes turboed civics are slow and stupid unless they have a fully built motor and turbo then we are talkin.

  23. Quote Originally Posted by TNASTYII View Post
    well no u dont have to plair fair. race what u brought. and whos gonna get better fuel economy with the same horsepower? whos got the weight advantage? v8's are always heavier. 400hp in a 3000lbs car vs 5500lbs 600hp v8......you tell me...and yes turboed civics are slow and stupid unless they have a fully built motor and turbo then we are talkin.

    5500lbs with 600hp, what are we modding a srt-10 truck? The point was there is no replacement for displacement. What ever you do to a smaller engine, do it to a v8 and you wont touch it.

    V8's are not always heavy. My pops car is under 3500 and has 525hp, american muscle.

    And mpg who cares, if I am running 500hp my milage is my LAST concern. And if I did, turbo the v8, then during cruising cut off half the cylinders.

  24. Quote Originally Posted by ITHURTZ View Post
    5500lbs with 600hp, what are we modding a srt-10 truck? The point was there is no replacement for displacement. What ever you do to a smaller engine, do it to a v8 and you wont touch it.

    V8's are not always heavy. My pops car is under 3500 and has 525hp, american muscle.

    And mpg who cares, if I am running 500hp my milage is my LAST concern. And if I did, turbo the v8, then during cruising cut off half the cylinders.
    not always but most of the time v8's are heavier enough to give the ligher car with less hoarsepower the advantage

  25. errr c5 vettes are like 3200lbs wit 350hp/360lbs of torque, newer ones got 100lbs shaved of and have 400hp. ...And unless your running low psi on a turbo,..... fuel economy is not much to talk about, especially since we are referring to "modding" turbo cars and not sum lil' 1.8 volks T straight from the factory. C5's also get round 18/25 with the 5.7 which that gas mileage isnt far from a Z, and 350s weigh the same and have 100lbs less torque. many 80's v8's also weighed between 3,000 and 4,000lbs,.... so only place im thinking ur getting ur weight #'s from is like ex: a blowed 73' charger, 1 gen camaro etc, etc. even the new GTOs weight 3700lbs with 400 hp with the 6liter
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