How many people on here are enthusiasts?

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Personally I love the field and enjoy learning how they work. I dont speed anymore, rarely leave town or the house ( work too) so I dont fear the cops catching me speeding.
 

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I consider myself an enthusiast. I learned to drive stick shift on an 86.5 Mustang SVO, and caught the enthusiast bug from my Dad. Had stacks and stacks of magazines as a kid, and now love to go to races (Formula 1 and IMSA), go to auto shows, and try to always own something interesting to drive. I usually keep two vehicles around because I can't decide what to drive. I sold my last "fun car" car, my 2010 Audi S4, in the fall and I'm on the hunt for a fun replacement. It's hard to top that car in terms of performance and enjoyment so the search will take some effort. My other vehicle is a F150, but it's built the way an enthusiast would build it - it's got the Ecoboost engine, 3.73 gearing, rear locker, max tow, all that stuff. Hooked up, bed loaded, or empty - she hauls in all senses of the word. ;)

The radar detectors/counter measures came about as a direct result of a desire to ensure my enthusiasm went uninterrupted! :)

Found this forum and it's helped me up my game - adopted JB-V1, and am now looking into adding a scanner to the mix, possibly even a laser jammer. Good to be surrounded by enablers. ;)
I had a 85 mustang gt with a built 2.3 turbo it had ported head and ranger cam
Megasquirt ecu
Front mount innercooler from a delivery van
Turbo from a 6.5 diesel with a tubular header etc etc funnest car I've ever owned

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I now have a 2001 bullitt mustang with a built bottom end at 10:3:1 compression
Trickflow heads
Crane cams
And full bolt ons

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Yah, I've participated in many Audi website discussions about that.
Honing in on this point here, because the response to the rest is pretty much "those are good points/sounds like your car is a ton of fun" over and over again. ;)

Which sites are you on? I am on Fourtitude (or VWVortex or TheCarLounge depending on how you access it) mostly. Rarely post by often lurk on Audizine. Never really picked up on the Audiworld thing because I didn't care for the software the used to use and then kind of forgot it existed, so even though they've change platforms I just forget to ever log in.
 

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Honing in on this point here, because the response to the rest is pretty much "those are good points/sounds like your car is a ton of fun" over and over again. ;)

Which sites are you on? I am on Fourtitude (or VWVortex or TheCarLounge depending on how you access it) mostly. Rarely post by often lurk on Audizine. Never really picked up on the Audiworld thing because I didn't care for the software the used to use and then kind of forgot it existed, so even though they've change platforms I just forget to ever log in.
Yes, was trying to avoid us taking over this thread with Audi only discussion, or disagreeing on things that are subjective in nature. :) I love to hear about our others RDF member's cars and their passion for driving them. I monitor and/or participate on: Audi-Sport.net, Audizine, AudiWorld, A5OC, and Fourtitude. Also individually with a lot of ACNA members.

It sounds like a lot of us started with a passion for our cars, and became CM enthusiasts (although there are a few of you who just geek out on the tech)! That's okay too
 

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I've used CMs for it seems like forever. Knew I needed one when I got my first ticket at 16. I'll push it when I'm traveling but mostly I just want to travel at my "comfortable" speed which is usually +10 or so. I dont think I ever go the posted speed limit unless it's a school zone. Of course I think roads are speed rated incorrectly.
One thing's for sure this forum has upped my CM enthusiasm to the extreme.
 

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To be honest, even though I have owned a radar detector since the early 80's, I never considered myself as anything with a label like "enthusiast". "Chicken" maybe. I just liked the tech gizmos in my car, and added "situation awareness". I was a "9 over" guy, at best.

It wasn't until there were some real advances in technology, I purchased decent RD equipment, geared up with lidar jammers, got the additional layer of running Waze and learned to use them all to best advantage that I joined the "High Roller Club". In the past I may have surged ahead of turd jams blockage for brief periods, but nothing sustained. Last year was the first time I felt I had the proper "equipment" to trust going beyond. My Florida trip was a true test of all my CM's. Saved a huge amount of time, and was actually quite a pleasure.

Now that I have this snotty little hybrid that flies on electric torque with superb handling, it's "game on"! I officially joined the High Roller Club. And I'm loving it! :D

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If you consider this normal behavior, you’re an enthusiast. On my way to the track yesterday:
 

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Both for me. I have had CMs long before I started buying fast cars. Even my '81 Buick Skylark (not a fast car at all lol) had an RD in it, the original Escort, the one the size of a small microwave oven lol. One thing that surprises me on all the car forums I've been on whether it's LS1 GTO, G8 Forums, or Charger Forums, is that so few of the members run CMs! There is still a widespread belief that they just "don't work!" Or you might read that, "I'm in Virginia, so no radar detectors for me because they are banned!" I guess they prefer to go to jail for speeding. But let them keep thinking that, so much the better for the rest of us!

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Both for me. I have had CMs long before I started buying fast cars. Even my '81 Buick Skylark (not a fast car at all lol) had an RD in it, the original Escort, the one the size of a small microwave oven lol. One thing that surprises me on all the car forums I've been on whether it's LS1 GTO, G8 Forums, or Charger Forums, is that so few of the members run CMs! There is still a widespread belief that they just "don't work!" Or you might read that, "I'm in Virginia, so no radar detectors for me because they are banned!" I guess they prefer to go to jail for speeding. But let them keep thinking that, so much the better for the rest of us!

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It's unexpected initially, but not too surprising. Some members is still better than almost none in the general population.
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The exhaust alone, in sport mode (or Track for SRT) is a cop magnet :p
 

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Today while downtown. I saw for the first time in my life a 1996 corvette grand sport in a 6MT. I was truly eyeing the car hard.

Guy had the targa roof off so I had a great look at the interior. Everything seemed original and in great shape.
 

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Been a car enthusiast since 1997...........especially performance vehicles. Had many arguments, disagreements and fights with my parents about owning such vehicles while living with them. In all honesty, nothing really mattered to me at that stage of my life. I didn't have a g/f and didn't care too much about college. All I cared about was fast cars. I was reading every car magazine out there and gaining knowledge about the different cars out there. Back in the late 90's it was the Toyota Supra TT and the Saleen S351.

Once I went on my own, the fast car hobby got more and more serious. People asked me if I plan on getting married and having kids and I asked them "are you planning to buy a fast car anytime soon" ? I suppose they had to deal with screaming babies and a wife, I get to deal with car maintenance and modifications. Not judging anyone, each to his own.

The hobby still remains in effect, especially when the few friends I do have are all into cars. While I ventured into other avenues in my life, moved cross country and had other life experiences, I still love fast cars.
 

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Just to add to what I posted earlier on in this thread...

I had to get some work done to my car this week. Bonnet needed respraying and the front bumper too cos even though they were both done a few years ago after a minor accident, the paint that particular garage used was $hite :rolleyes:.

Cos of this, I had to put up with a loaner car from the bodyshop and it was a hopeless POS. 1.2L with around 75HP at the most. I was almost thinking of getting out and pushing it at times lol. It wouldn't pull the socks off of a dead man's feet and the controls for the radio, wipers etc were all so very different to mine that I was only about after getting used to it by the time I was handing it back today.

I never appreciated my own car as much as I did when I was driving it home, that's for sure. I was actually able to overtake the slow traffic again lol but I had to wait until I got home and put my front ALP heads back on again before I cut loose too much with her. I'll save that for the weekend ;):cool:.

How I ever put up with cars that slow for as long as I did back in my early days, I will never know though. Sooo frustrating to be standing on the throttle so hard and having very little happen :rolleyes::argh:
 
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