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
10-03-2008, 06:05 PM
also im not tryin to bash turbo's or import cars at all,...,..... but I just dont see the point of modifying a shiiite car. A 69 camaro,..... yes, beautiful, powerful, a classic,...... 86' monte carlo SS (me),...... another classic, beautiful and a beast,....even newer american cars like a vette of course. Import wise,..... A supra, yes beautiful car and fast, a NSX,speaks for itself, rx-7, etc, the list goes on. All these cars have style, power, and already are nice cars from the factory and ARE sports cars. But an 89' civic, a toyota corolla, an accord? im sorry i know im ranting, but just leave the sports cars to do what they do best and be sports cars, and stop wasting money on a POS grocery getter or family car, just so you can pull up to a sports car and try to show off in a car that could easily be a convict special. In the end it doesnt matter if it has a loud BOV or $5,000 rims, or as much hp as a stock v8, ....... itll still be a ugly POS and everyone on the road will just shake their head, cuz you wasted your money modifying a crap car, when you coulda just bought a vette or a WRX, or something worth modifying. (nasty dont think im attackin you, im speaking in general terms).
10-04-2008, 01:17 PM
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_DHvr-Cazlo"]YouTube - 98 Audi A4 1.8T vs. Corvette C6[/ame] audi has the same engine as the gti and theres ur c6 vette (guy who owns it said audi has just over 320hp)
heres friend [ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GEoxdweJJRE&feature=re lated"]YouTube - Peter Pump Gas GT35R 1.8T AWD[/ame]
10-05-2008, 11:53 PM
yeah i know a guy who builds gtis and bmw's,.... also puts ls1+ into 3 series bmws. He's got some fast azz cars,.... but at the end of the day it is what it is. Gti's,...esp the new r32 looks nice, but i just cant get over the fact about some of the guys i went to school with having pure stock jettas and golfs, and only adding a bumblecan and a wing from autozone, and thinking they are the baddest mf's around. oooooo that boggled my mind so much i just cant get past that though everytime i see one..lol But then again if a guy who owns a vette c5,c6 w/e isdumb enough to go to the track or a club anf try to beat import cars with a stock vette, lol they are retards, lol. Obvouisly the guys put alot of time, effort and green into their cars to come,... so ofcousre they are gonna be fast cars. ill try to find my buddys vette on youtube,... he runs a private drag shop here in Ga. He's got a c5 twinturbo, ***** is got like 1000 horsepower and has the worst gas milege ever lol,... bad car though
10-06-2008, 09:45 AM
[ame="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebhIw8CQJ0U&feature=re lated"]YouTube - dhalback vw golf 1050bhp[/ame] too bad its in german or something lol
10-06-2008, 10:47 PM
We get gas for free over in Iraq, everyone has uparmored suburbans and **** like that, all gas guzzlers and no one has to pay for the fuel....there is no real "shortage" just *******s who want to make more $$$
my $0.02 anywho
off to get some food (in my gas guzzler)
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