Ernie Szots Profile Photo - SoCal

4553

Ernie Szots
@emceeprotech

I love Sara, boxing, tech, guns, gaming, hip-hop, cars and a bunch of other stuff. #TeamWheelwell
4553
MOD SCORE
130
FOLLOWERS
Ernie Szots8 days ago

#TeamWheelwell #ForTheBuild #sparco #R100

Sort by: BESTTOPNEWOLD

[]Mike Macias

Nice bro they look clean, how do they feel when you're driving

[]Ernie Szots

Thanks, man! As far as how they feel goes, it's interesting. The sparcos sit lower than the factory seats, so my door arm rest and center arm rest have become more comfortable. I'm also able to bring the steering wheel down to its lowest position and don't bump my knee against it when braking. I feel like I've gained an inch or two of leg room, which is great. The back support is far better on the sparcos than the factory seats. My only complaints are that the bottom part of the sparcos have some heavy bolstering and because I'm a bit of a bigger dude, that bolstering bites into my hips more than I'd like. I wouldn't call it uncomfortable, but I notice it where I didn't with the factory seats. A byproduct of sitting lower also means the seat belt cuts into my neck a tiny bit more than it did with the factory seats. Overall, there are far more positives with them than negatives, so I'm super happy.

Ernie Szots8 days ago

When I set out to replace my tired, foot-worn factory floor mats, I knew I wanted to do so with a set of more durable, all-weather mats. Living in southern California spares me from dealing with slush and snow, but aside from providing protection to the carpet underneath, I thought all-weather mats could also give the interior of my 2007 Toyota Yaris hatchback an aesthetic improvement. As you would assume, they should also last longer than carpet mats, which

Ernie Szots17 days ago

I discovered the @helicoptopus Instagram account today. Some funny edits on it, so thought I'd share to lighten up this Monday. Happy 4th of July week, everyone. #widebody #teamwheelwell #forthebuild

Sort by: BESTTOPNEWOLD

[]Wilson Oberholzer

These pictures make me feel uncomfortable. I'm going to have to follow them for more of this nonsense

[]Ernie Szots

LOL

[]Robert Sixto

Lol, amazing

Ernie Szots20 days ago

Made a trip down to Sparco today. Picked up a few necessary pieces for my next mod... #Sparco #TeamWheelwell #ForTheBuild

Sort by: BESTTOPNEWOLD

[]Sebastian Nounou

Aaaaye, can’t go wrong there....

[]Wilson Oberholzer

I don't think I could ever go to a high performance automotive parts store like that. Id end up going broke, lol. What did you get while you were there?

[]Ernie Szots

Man, you said it. There were quite a few goodies on display. I picked up left and right seat brackets specific to my car, along with a couple sliders and all necessary hardware. If all goes as planned, I should have some new Sparco R100 Tuner seats in very soon.

Ernie Szots30 days ago

Toyota getting back to performance with their Gazoo Racing Division makes me happy. I don't follow racing closely, but seeing Toyota's return to the WRC with a fantastic Yaris, reading about their first win at Le Mans (albeit against no real competition), following the news about the new Supra (even if it will be automatic) and reading about them confirming a new 986 HP super car are all welcome bits of information. Here's hoping more of this cool stuff

[]Tom Armstrong

OMG 😯

Ernie Szots35 days ago

Looking for a set. Any in particular I should be looking at?

Sort by: BESTTOPNEWOLD

[]Sebastian Nounou

In my experience they do little to deter professional scumbags, so I've never bought any.

I have however experienced receiving customer vehicles without the lug key lol.

[]Ernie Szots

I've had the same thoughts. I've always thought locks are to keep people out that will respect the lock. Someone intent on jacking will get the job done one way or another. Additionally, my car is garaged. Having said all that, there's been a huge uptick in wheel theft in SoCal lately, mostly OEM wheels off of new Accord Sport and Acura models. I figure if it takes someone a few extra moments to deal with locking lugs, it might be the difference in someone coming along to scare them off.

[]Sebastian Nounou

Better spent on a shock sensing alarm that can alert you... + some lead. Lead is a great deterrant :D

[]Ernie Szots

I have a K.A.R.R. alarm system. I'm 100% with you on lead as a persuader lol and very much have that in place for our house. Unfortunately, I'm in Southern Commiefornia, so lead persuasion when out in public is a no-no. One of the many reasons I've been looking at houses outside of CA.

[]Sebastian Nounou

Hahaha. Hell yes.

[]Robert Sixto

This is very true! "It's not in the glove box? Maybe the trunk?" Can't tell you how many times I've had that conversation. 🤣

[]Tom Armstrong

I agree with Robert about Mcgard, but sometimes they don't fit on aftermarket wheels.

I've seen some REALLY nice sets from RAYS and VOLK, but theyre about $150. The most reasonable recommendation I have is Gorilla. I've been using their stuff for 10 years, racing and all without a single issue.

[]Ernie Szots

Amazon says these will fit my car and the product description says for aftermarket wheels. Think they'll work?
http://a.co/5iezl5j

[]Tom Armstrong

Yep, that’s correct

[]Robert Sixto

Oh yeah, Gorilla is another good one, forgot about them. I've gotten some from them before too.

load more comments (1 replies)
load more comments (2 replies)
Ernie Szots40 days ago

Just a short clip my bro-in-law took of Romario, a few friends and I cruising to the 23rd Annual All Toyotafest 2018 in Long Beach, CA. #toyota #toyotafest #toyotafest2018 #yaris #corolla #mr2 #carcruise #socal #teamwheelwell #forthebuild

Ernie Szots42 days ago

The 23rd Annual All Toyotafest did not disappoint! Romario and I were the only two Yaris' representing at the show this year but overall, it was the largest Toyotafest to date; over 550 cars registered. Some folks came from hundreds of miles away to show their cars. Just an awesome day of awesome cars and awesome people. I heard from a few folks during the show (and since) that they went to register too late and missed the

Sort by: BESTTOPNEWOLD

[]Skylar Siegel

There were some absolutely unreal cars out there. Cool people too. Thanks for hosting me Ernie!

[]Ernie Szots

My pleasure! Thanks for coming down and hanging out.

[]Robert Sixto

Cool stuff, I think I may have to try to make it out to one of these in the area.

[]Ernie Szots

If you do, it's like Toy Story, you have a friend in me lol.

[]Robert Sixto

Hahaha

[]Tom Armstrong

Do we know how many we need to create a class?

[]Ernie Szots

If I'm not mistaken, 10 of a particular model qualifies it for it's own category.

[]Tom Armstrong

Oh boy

[]Ernie Szots

Last year we had close to ten. If we can get the same group to register next year, we'd only be 3-4 Yaris' short of ten. It's doable if we coordinate. I plan to start harassing people on the forum earlier next year lol.

load more comments (1 replies)

[]Wilson Oberholzer

So many nice looking Toyotas there. That first Bososoku car looked absolutely ridiculous.

load more comments (1 replies)
Ernie Szots48 days ago

For regular maintenance 😁🔧 Just in time for Toyotafest, coincidentally.

Sort by: BESTTOPNEWOLD

[]Tom Armstrong

Glad to see you at the Dealer, what did ya get done?

[]Ernie Szots

Intermediate service, MAF sensor cleaning, cabin air filter and injection cleaning/flush were the recommendations this time. I like the dealer for regular maintenance but would have taken it to an independent shop for any bigger repairs. Dealer rates on labor seem a bit excessive.

[]Tom Armstrong

Depends on where you go. A shop with REAL certified master techs will charge just as much since they have to pay the guys more

[]Ernie Szots

Fair enough however, I've found several highly rated (Yelp) shops that seem to do quality work for nearly half the labor. For example, this same Toyota dealership wanted around $900 to do my water pump. One of the local shops did it for $400 and offered a better warranty. Certified master tech or not, I don't think anyone would agree that $900 is fair for a water pump job on a Yaris. I'd watch a YouTube video and try doing it myself before paying that. Some of my wrench turning friends thought $400 was too much!

[]Tom Armstrong

Holy crap $900?! I can do it in an hour and the one pump was $60

[]Ernie Szots

There you go lol. So again, I HIGHLY respect guys like you that really know their stuff, but my feeling is the dealership rapes and that money doesn't always see it's way down the line.

[]Tom Armstrong

That’s true, they do everything possible to pay us the least as possible

Ernie Szots73 days ago

Hit up the 2018 West Coast Eibach Honda Meet at the Auto Club Speedway. My bro-in-law and his team entered their cars. Wasn't there long --which was good because it was heat stroke hot. Snapped some pics and these are some of the more interesting ones...

Ernie Szots73 days ago

Still waiting for a shipment of Sparco seats to arrive but in the meantime, this little touch is ready to go...

Ernie Szots102 days ago

I've owned my car for just over 10 years. Despite not thinking I'd have it very long, it's become the car I've owned the longest --and modified the most. My previous cars had decent audio systems but I've never gotten around to it with my Yaris...until today. I had a local shop install some JBL 2-way components, JBL 4-channel 1000 watt amp, 10" Image Dynamics subwoofer in sealed box and a bass knob on the dash for easy low

Sort by: BESTTOPNEWOLD

[]Joost Van Dien

It looks very professional! Good job. This is a way of modifying I never did myself. Seriously never did anything with it.. How do you route the cabeling and do you need to modify the dynamo and or battery for such things?

[]Ernie Szots

Thanks; I was really pleased with it. Those are great questions. I actually had it professionally installed by a highly Yelp rated, local audio shop, so I'm not 100% sure but in my experience, cabling is routed through the floor paneling (amp was installed underneath the passenger seat to save space in the hatch area) and is typically routed through a hole in the firewall. Main power is piggybacked off the battery terminals. Serious folks might consider installing a capacitor to provide surge at max power points to keep other systems, such as interior lighting, from dimming but given my basic setup, I'm not having those issues and don't see a need for one going forward.

[]Antoni Dabrowski

Niiice I've got a set of components going in the front of my car soon and then gonna wrap it up with amp and a sub for the rear

[]Ernie Szots

Makes a huge impact, eh?

[]Antoni Dabrowski

Gonna find out soon hahaha my stock speakers are shot so it definitely will

[]Robert Sixto

You know this is one thing I've kind of been ignoring in the RX-7, the car's so darn loud anyway I figured. Lately though, I'd like it to have something decent. It is tough, like Gregory says, there's so much other stuff to address, audio usually gets bumped way down in priority.

load more comments (1 replies)

[]Brandon Marquis

I miss those car audio days. Now I just worry bout the weight that would bring. I used to tell people, amps are not just for being loud, it enhanced the sound so much when paired with a sub and crossover.

[]Wilson Oberholzer

I bet that sounds really nice. One of these days I'll get to adding a nice amp and subwoofer into my car so I can really kick out the bass.

load more comments (4 replies)
Ernie Szots107 days ago

It's that time of year again, Cali folks! That's right, it's Toyotafest prep time. Last year was my first year entering and attending. It was awesome to see the variety of Toyotas in attendance. From a mint condition 'Back to the Future' pickup truck to heavily modified 4Runners, all generations of MR2's to completely restored classics and JDM market stuff; the show is simply fantastic. If you didn't have a chance to see it, my photo album of last

Sort by: BESTTOPNEWOLD

[]Tom Armstrong

Not going this time, spending too much on racing this year

[]Ernie Szots

Def will be missed!

Ernie Szots144 days ago

...only 73,600 miles. Still not the lowest mileage 2nd gen Yaris on the forum, if you can believe it. Some folks on the forum have posted recently about the mileage you typically get rid of a car at. I'll never get rid of this car because it's worth far more to me than I'd ever be able to sell it for but it's an interesting question. Some were saying they never keep a car past 100k, which I thought was

[]Gregory Garoppolo

Only if I am looking for an excuse to buy something new anyways. On the other hand, I will buy certain vehicles with higher miles than others, or would consider and or advise someone to do so. There's cars out there where miles aren't the issue, maintenance history is what you want to know about, like Mercedes diesels from the 70s, 80s, and 90s, red and blue block Volvos, or 7.3L Ford SuperDuty trucks.

Ernie Szots146 days ago

One of the things I enjoy most about Wheelwell (aside from all the interesting and informative conversation with you all) is dipping into the 'Rides' section, browsing through all the cars and dropping likes on those that I do. How often, if ever, do you fall into a rabbit hole in the 'Rides' section?

Sort by: BESTTOPNEWOLD

[]Jessica Pomerleau

All the time, though I usually just click through without liking

[]Ernie Szots

I only like the rides I actually like, or find interesting.

[]Tom Armstrong

Had no idea what was in he rides section until now

[]Ernie Szots

Ha, I spend half my time on Wheelwell in there lol.

[]Tom Armstrong

Hahaha

[]Sean Wally

I've done it a few times, found some pretty remarkable an unique builds that way. My favorite oddball so far is Brayton Bendlak's turbo '67 6-cylinder mustang.

load more comments (2 replies)

[]Brian Post

I can get lost in the rides section for hours on hours!

load more comments (2 replies)

[]Sebastian Nounou

I feel like it’s missing the stats breakdown.

load more comments (6 replies)
load more comments (9 replies)
Ernie Szots149 days ago

For anyone interested in getting some Forza 7 wallpapers for your desktop, mobile, tablet, etc., head on over to the Xbox site with this link: https://www.xbox.com/en-US/wallpapers/#/collections/forza-motorsport-7 They also have Forza Horizon 3 wallpapers, along with wallpapers for a variety of other shooters, sports, action, etc. games. Enjoy!

[]Jessica Pomerleau

Thanks for the link!

Ernie Szots150 days ago

"Historical Vehicle" that was driving slow enough to believe they were definitely trying to protect it.

Sort by: BESTTOPNEWOLD

[]Jessica Pomerleau

That's really interesting! I've never seen that before either. And I used to go to antique car shows 🤔

[]Robert Sixto

I wonder if that's equivalent to antique vehicle plates we have in Illinois, or if it requires a more specific requirement beyond being just over 20 years old?

[]Ernie Szots

I googled it and it looks like it's just one of the personalized plate options. Available upon request for vehicles built after 1922 and more than 25 years old. Not as special as I thought it might be. More info here: https://www.dmv.ca.gov/portal/dmv/detail/pubs/plates/specialplates

[]Robert Sixto

Ok, sounds similar to here then, I think it's 25+ here too now that you mention it. I've got mine on the
FC, much cheaper to renew!

[]Timothy Markworth

I can't remember the last time I saw historic plates being used on something. I guess it's not worth the hassle if you live in an area where getting anything newer than a Model A to pass inspection is possible.

[]Sac Car Scene

I have seen a few of those plates here in Northern California at Cars and Coffee and Euro Sunday events, Most of the time it's on an older sports car.

Ernie Szots159 days ago

Saw this beauty in the parking lot of my local Best Buy. Had to snap a pic and left a 'you've been spotted' Wheelwell card on the window. Hopefully he joins the party.

Sort by: BESTTOPNEWOLD

[]Brian Post

I always feel awkward snapping photos of cars in the parking lot. It may just be me - but everytime I do it the owner comes out and asks if I need help or is there a problem. I have had the best of luck taking pictures of really crappy looking cars - and the owners always thank me and ask if I can tag them on social media... haha

[]Ernie Szots

Ha, that would def be awkward. I would think if they had a nice ride and you were taking a pic, it'd be fairly obvious that you were simply admiring the car. I'd think it'd be a conversation starter, but for a less social/friendly person, perhaps not.

The only part that feels a little awkward to me is leaving the spotted card on the driver window, but the possibility of them finding Wheelwell and connecting with me because of it is fun enough to make me do it lol.

[]Brian Post

You would think it'd be an easy conversation starter. Unfortunately the people around my town are pretty stuck-up.

[]Jordan Shuster

We have cards now? Where can I get some? Ahahaha

[]Ernie Szots

I've had them for a while. Prob over a year now lol. I'm not sure if they're still sending them out to people, but they should be!

[]Jordan Shuster

Aw, calling cards are honestly really useful!

Ernie Szots171 days ago

A handful of fellow socal Yaris owners on the forum have been talking about getting a meet together, and we finally made it happen. Cafe 86 in Chino, CA, an AE86 owner/enthusiast/club member owned coffee, boba and treat shop, was the location chosen. Afterwards, me, my better half and two bro-in-laws took the short drive up to Mount Baldy. Was a good Sunday.

Sort by: BESTTOPNEWOLD

[]Porsche GT3

Man I bet those things handle great

[]Ernie Szots

Zero power to speak of but def fun to throw into the twisties.

[]Porsche GT3

There is something to be said for the momentum cars.... it’s suppose to be fun tho example- the MR2 spider is probably the best handling car ever made... but they’z slow

[]Yves Vds

Missed this post. I love these cars. They're a lot of fun to throw around corners!!

[]Ernie Szots

Yes they are! Zero power to speak of but a nice little momentum car.

[]Sammie Robertson

Pretty cool to have a group of local Yaris enthusiasts! Probably a difficult group to come by in most places.

[]Ernie Szots

You know, I thought the same, especially here 10 years later, but was surprised to see just how many Yaris groups there are on other social media platforms, such as Instagram. Groups from Chile to Indonesia and more. They regularly post pics of some pretty heavily modded Yarii. Here in the states, it seems much less popular given our yank taste in cars, but there's still a fair number out there. We're going to try and round up 10 to try and get our own category at Toyotafest later this year.

[]Sammie Robertson

Very cool!

[]Mister Modtomic

I wish I could get some like minded drivers together for a local winding road cruise here in the St. Louis area. Like hit Cars And Coffee first then drive down into the Ozark Mountains area for a quick day trip.

load more comments (1 replies)

[]Jordan Shuster

Oh my god look at all the happy lil cars

load more comments (1 replies)
load more comments (1 replies)
Ernie Szots176 days ago

From Jalopnik: "Finally, after many months of Ford Focus RS owners complaining about failing head gaskets, the automaker has issued a technical service bulletin that will replace head gaskets—and, potentially even entire cylinder heads—on vehicles built between Aug. 2015 and July 2017 free of charge." This is something that has been in the back of my mind since the story originally hit the news wire. Anyone that follows/engages me here on Wheelwell knows that I've had Focus RS on the brain

Ernie Szots177 days ago

This morning, I read a 'The Return of Mazda's Rotary' article on Japanese Nostalgic Car that (by the title) had me very interested. Here's a snippet from it... "It’s official, Mazda’s rotary engine is making a comeback, but perhaps not in the way sports car enthusiasts hope. Rather than powerful, turbocharged powerplants in a new RX car, the new rotary will serve as range extenders on a fleet of self-driving electric vehicles that Mazda and Toyota are co-developing together." Needless to

Sort by: BESTTOPNEWOLD

[]Chris Dirkschneider

LOL.... click bait!!!! Just kidding. The only reason why I stayed away from the RX-7 TT (FD) was because they were vacuum nightmares! They particularly didn't do to well in Nebraska winters if you had to leave in a hurry, but the Wankel was a cool motor still!

[]Ernie Szots

Yes! So small, so much horsepower. My Yaris is a 1.5 making 90 horsepower to the wheels. What that 1.3 does is silly. No torque, right, but the horsepower and that sound.

[]Chris Dirkschneider

Yes, the sound of an angry rotary that has the right exhaust on it is an awesome sound!

[]Robert Sixto

It's funny, I still ended up with a rotary but avoided the FD for similar reason; twice the turbos, lots of plumbing, etc.

[]Tom Armstrong

Not sure what the guy was smoking, Rotaries do NOT have good efficiency lol

[]Ernie Szots

I had the same thought. Maybe since they'll just be acting as range extenders, they won't get as much use, so will by default last longer? I also assume that without the turbo and other performance parts, they'll squeeze a bit more life out of them.

[]Tom Armstrong

maybe....I dont know haha

[]Robert Sixto

It's kind of a bummer, but at the same time maybe this helps advance the tech and make new progress.

load more comments (1 replies)

[]Mister Modtomic

Blasphemy. Range extenders? More like YAWN Extenders! What's next, "Toyota to resurrect the 2jgte...in diesel configuration for industrial generator applications"?

load more comments (1 replies)
load more comments (3 replies)
Ernie Szots177 days ago

This last Saturday, my better half and I caught the tail end of the Super Street Magazine and Toyo Tires Calendar Launch and Car Meet at the Honda Center in Anaheim, CA. It ran from 9-12 PM, but we got there later because we weren't sure the rain would allow it. They were actually selling Super Street branded umbrellas at the meet lol. Despite only catching about the last hour or so, I saw some really cool rides. Here are

[]Landon Shore

That looked like a great show...there were certainly some serious car there. That older Celica looks legit.

Ernie Szots187 days ago

Some interesting Gazoo Racing news via our friends at Japanese Nostalgic Car. http://japanesenostalgiccar.com/tokyo-auto-salon-toyota-reveals-gazoo-racing-super-sport-concept/ #toyota #toyotaracingdevelopment #trd #gazooracing

Ernie Szots194 days ago

Thought about it last night after watching the latest episode of The Grand Tour. James May did a package on the VW Up and mentioned its artificial engine noises. I found it amusing how the sound would transition from what you'd think was an EV from the outside shots, to what sounded like a Fiat 500 Abarth during the interior shots. It reminded me of how quite a few car manufacturers have been doing this for some time now, unbeknownst

Sort by: BESTTOPNEWOLD

[]Yves Vds

I really don't the idea of having the engine sound coming from the speakers. Especially when there's a 400hp power plant under the hood... And some another thing that adds complexity and can potentially malfunction.

[]Ernie Szots

Great point.

[]Mister Modtomic

I gotta play devils advocate on this one. It's been done for years, decades really. How many people have bought a cat back just to make their car sound better with no real meaningful power added? Or a "Cold Air" intake just to get that un-muffled intake noise. They LOST power, just to get a sound that their car didn't naturally make. And don't get me started about mis-adjusted Blow Off Valves (STttttttt...sounds cool / not great for turbos).

There are a few Harder than Hardcore individuals out there that would Never listen to music in their car, but probably 99% of drivers do...and guess what, that music is electronically generated artificial sound. Sound which most would say is better than the wind and tire noise that they would otherwise be forced to endure. Why is an electronically generated artificial engine sound such a sin when music isn't?

Shouldn't we be praising those who can appreciate a good sound over a crumby sound coming from a car they've chosen? They're in the right ball park at least, right?

Keep in mind, a mind is like a parachute...works best when open.

[]Christopher McDowell El

when the vast majority of people like my self loves to hear the sound of and unrestricted exhaust or factory sport activated, it not only triggers chemicals in your brain, but also the sound frequency is felt through you and throughout the car and I think that's the reason people make a big deal out of it. Now music generates and different frequency in it's own right and causes you to react differently than engine sound, so thats just about comparing apples to bananas....... having engine sound coming in the form of audio inside the is how I like to say "faking the funk". I like to touch on the blowoff valve deal, SSQV blowoff valve by Blitz is the one you are refering to that makes that shutter sound and ofcourse many think it sounds cool, but I havent come across someone adjusting a blowoff valve to make it sound that way. The SSQV is the only one from the factory that I know of that reacts that way when boost pressure needs to be released, but I could be wrong about that.

[]Mister Modtomic

Apples...Bananas...gotta eat, exhaust...music...gotta hear! I hate to put it this way but...do we all hate (ahem) augmented bodies too? I know they're fake...but faked appropriately, well ::shrugg:: they still look good!

Concerning the BOV sound, I know just enough about many many things to wedge my foot squarely in my mouth and keep me back pedalling for days....but, I think that any adjustable BOV can make the sound in question.

I think it's a matter of how much boost it releases or if it has enough boost TO release. Something like that. It's to keep some boost in the charge pipes so there is some present when the throttle is opened again. The sound comes from pressure waves banging back into the turbo blades which can damage the turbo.

Racing teams weigh the advantages of keeping some boost pressure in the charge pipes (additional power when exiting a corner, for example) against a turbo not lasting as long as it could.

Knuckleheads just hear a bad ass drift car make that sound and want their car to make it too, many not even knowing that their turbo life might go from 150k miles to 35k miles (especially with increased boost).

But back to the artificial engine sound. My girlfriend's GTI has the little speaker I think. I kinda like that I can enjoy a little motor noise IN the car without having to subject anybody else to more noise than necessary (that GTI sounds nothing on the outside like it does on the inside! :) )

Come to think of it...if I could amplify my Eclipse exhaust sound and play it trough my speakers, that would rock! (Even though I have a 2.5 inch from turbo to 3 inch Random cat and 3 inch unrestricted cat back...my exhaust is [sometimes] a little too quite!)

[]Christopher McDowell El

bodies I will agree with you, BOV still in question gotta do more research on my end. You're one of the few however that actually likes the artifical sound,soo just let it ride...

[]Mister Modtomic

I will easily agree that it's a shame that otherwise powerful, lust-worthy engines (cough cough BMW cough) have to be augmented. Especially when there are so many VQ35s out there making sad sad natural noises that are worse than every single '90s GM V6. (Sorry if anybody reading this gots one of those VQs...or '90s GM V6s, no offense intended...they just sound horrible...no offense)

Hey Nissan, have you heard about this electronic engine sound augmenting?

[]Ernie Szots

If you knew me personally, you'd know I have a very open mind. I keep ideas floating out in front of me and everything I say is superceded by, "to each his own". This stuff is all just fun to discuss, and I often take the devil's advocate position for the sake of interesting conversation. Having said that, we're all going to have things we like and things we don't. I think changing exhaust, or tweaking blow off valve, is just as terrible, but at least that's a person choosing to change something versus the factory "tricking" you. This is more like what Apple just admitted to doing with slowing down older phones. I'm not a fan, doubt I'll ever be sold on it, but you definitely make some interesting points!

[]Mister Modtomic

Just playing Devils advocate. I'm on the fence about the whole issue. I CAN see this becoming a bigger thing in the near future. And I can see a younger generation of drivers embracing the possibilities. Want to hear a roaring american big inch V8 on your drive to work? Press: A. How about a small displacement V12. Press: B. You get the idea. With analog modeling synthesis and the computing power already available...much is possible!

[]Ernie Szots

More interesting points! The Press A, Press B concept is the most interesting application of this feature I've heard of.

load more comments (3 replies)
xmlns="http://www.w3.org/2000/svg" xmlns:xlink="http://www.w3.org/1999/xlink">Chat NowAsset 4Asset 3Check marlCreated using Figma