Comedian

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  1. Are they the same? I have a large hole in mine kindly produced by a ****** with a wide trailer raking up the side of the road and took spraying on coming cars with high velocity gravel. Anyone had one replaced? Things to look out for? Sent from my STV100-4 using Tapatalk
  2. .....and........... stopped listening
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    The Fisker Emotion

    I can't believe Fisker have the know how to achieve this when companies like Panasonic have been working on batteries for decades. Reformed in 2016 - leaves my spider sense tingling. Fisker Automotive was a company known for producing the Fisker Karma, which was one of the world's first production luxury plug-in hybrid electric vehicles. It debuted at the 2008 North American International Auto Show, and first deliveries were in 2011. Production of the Fisker Karma was suspended in November 2012 due to bankruptcy of its battery supplier A123 Systems,[9] with about 2,450 Karmas built since 2011 and over 2000 cars sold worldwide.[10] In February 2014, Fisker Automotive's Karma vehicle design, tooling and a manufacturing facility in Delaware were purchased by Chinese auto parts conglomerate Wanxiang Group. Henrik Fisker, the founder of Fisker Automotive, retained the Fisker trademarks and the Fisker brand and launched a separate company, Fisker Inc, in 2016. Wanxiang later renamed its new company Karma Automotive.[11]
  4. Thanks all, called Lexus who said they have a local guy they can use but rarely do as most are done through insurance. Called insurance and they said I can use Autoglass or Lexus but......... autoglass system = windscreen cover and doesn't affect no claims. Getting it done at lexus and then submitting a more expensive claim could affect that. Car has to go to a depot to be done on a flat level floor for all the calibration. 3 hour time slot for fitting, calibration and resting time before safe to drive. The lady at Autoglass said they have an RC windscreen coming into stock next week - she also said it is same as OEM - same manufacturer, identical part. Fitting however is 3rd september due to the queue. Lifetime warranty - so let's see what happens. I expected it to be more troublesome.
  5. I will phone lexus before I speak to insurance check availability and options. Thanks. Sent from my STV100-4 using Tapatalk
  6. Thanks colin. So that's something I have to make sure they are aware of. Will it need to go to lexus for calibration too? Sent from my STV100-4 using Tapatalk
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    What Makes a Premium Car these days?

    Sorry to hear that Linas. I can see the attraction of driving a cat N. Park anywhere, drive with no concern for stone chips and other damage. Ahhhh psychological relief. I'm with you anyway, nothing for me in the lexus range beyond rcf. BUT I do think they are good cars. It's just if getting a hybrid I'd save cash and buy a toyota or kia. You could get a 2012 is250 v6 with low miles quite cheap now I'd think. Sent from my STV100-4 using Tapatalk
  8. Martin is correct. My bike goes through with illegal plate every year, however if you don't have a reflector....instant fail. They will also pass a bike with none type approved exhausts. No emissions testing for bikes so can also decat them. Is that legal? Not sure but it passes mot. I removed by plate holder and screwed plate onto the plate holder holes using self tappers. Plate is angled down nicely. Passed mot no problem. Looks factory. Been through 1 scamera van and got no ticket but no idea if it worked or I was under his limit. Sent from my STV100-4 using Tapatalk
  9. MR2 mk2 - love 'em. That's the one you smoothed all the joins? Sent from my STV100-4 using Tapatalk
  10. Lier. :D Sent from my STV100-4 using Tapatalk
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    RC300h Comparison Test

    Someone needs to draw this
  12. Pressure changes due to temperature, altitude etc, that's why you set them when 'cold'. Just driving along sedately will see a 0.3 bar rise from heat generated by sidewall flex. Note cold pressure is your local cold pressure - ie if your climate is 37 degrees you will have less air molecules in your tyre 'cold' than someone in a 15 degree climate showing same gauge pressure. Remember when your gauge shows zero there is 14.7psi at sea level already - so correct term is gauge pressure rather than just pressure. So when it's cold ie winter you check tyre pressure and it's down, not because you have a leak. The air has less energy and therefore pushing on the inside of the tyre less. So more air in winter to achieve same pressure as summer.
  13. You lose pressure through the rubber. Sealing obviously helps. https://physics.stackexchange.com/questions/89962/how-does-air-escape-from-a-pneumatic-tire Sent from my STV100-4 using Tapatalk
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    What Makes a Premium Car these days?

    Maybe a premium car is just the one above the level you can afford? Sent from my STV100-4 using Tapatalk
  15. I can only say with motorbikes. So the noise is down the tester's discretion. Regards legality maybe removing a cat is not allowed (mot fail) but also with bike exhausts an mot tester will pass it as long as he can't see 'not for road use' or 'race use only' etc. But that still doesn't mean it's road legal. A clued up police orificer might look for appropriate compliance markings. So many bike exhausts are not 'technically' road legal but will pass an mot. Insurances don't really care either as long as you tell them it has aftermarket exhaust. Best way to find out is put it through an mot centre (ask them to do a pre-mot check) Sent from my STV100-4 using Tapatalk
  16. When you revved it the camera person backed off hahahaha Sent from my STV100-4 using Tapatalk
  17. Some big cannons you have there.
  18. It would be day trip. Did snake pass on bike last year, road was in very poor condition. Has it been fixed? Sent from my STV100-4 using Tapatalk
  19. I'm waiting until nearer the time. I hate to commit and pull out - just need to be nearer the time to decide. Well done for your efforts so far. Not easy. Sent from my STV100-4 using Tapatalk
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    RC sat nav updates

    When I asked it was for is250 HDD system. For my RC I got an SD card off ebay for 60 quid. They come up from time to time. Sent from my STV100-4 using Tapatalk
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    RC sat nav updates

    149 quid last time I checked a couple of years ago. Even the latest is usually a bit out of date. Sent from my STV100-4 using Tapatalk
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    What Makes a Premium Car these days?

    Really? You never mentioned it......
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    What Makes a Premium Car these days?

    Too answer seriously - yes I know, don't be shocked. I think ALL modern cars are a luxury. You don't have to go far back to find out how reliable and safe, packed with features even a modern "cheap" car is. I think premium now is about space,performance, perhaps interior quality and parts that are better spec but unseen, suspension, brakes etc. More power hi-fi. Whereas in the past you wouldn't have it. Even my sisters i10 1 ltr had a heated steering wheel my rc-f doesn't have.
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    What Makes a Premium Car these days?

    Hard to repair paint, windscreens that aren't available quickly when cracked, loads of sensors that throw up faults, expensive tyres, expensive servicing, massive depreciation, high Road tax. :D Sent from my STV100-4 using Tapatalk
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    GS-F Brakes

    That seems like a recipe for people to start hearing squeaky brakes.....in fact I could have sworn they started squeaking. Or was that my wallet? Sent from my STV100-4 using Tapatalk