gas shortage wtf?
- 09-25-2008, 04:23 PM
- 09-26-2008, 12:37 AM
09-26-2008, 12:41 AM
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!
09-26-2008, 12:50 AM
09-26-2008, 12:54 AM
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
09-26-2008, 01:00 PM
09-26-2008, 02:55 PM
09-26-2008, 03:01 PM
09-26-2008, 03:54 PM
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
09-26-2008, 03:59 PM
09-26-2008, 07:22 PM
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.
09-26-2008, 09:23 PM
09-27-2008, 01:28 PM
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
09-27-2008, 01:38 PM
09-27-2008, 07:30 PM
09-28-2008, 03:33 PM
09-28-2008, 06:07 PM
09-28-2008, 06:17 PM
09-28-2008, 06:42 PM
09-28-2008, 07:44 PM
09-29-2008, 01:04 PM
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.
09-29-2008, 05:18 PM
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.
09-29-2008, 05:48 PM
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.
09-30-2008, 02:38 PM
10-03-2008, 05:50 PM
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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