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Jon Dagata
@VizardXY

Howdy! I've been into cars my whole life. Been a member of a national car club since I was 11. Prefer and own JDM, but love all vehicles from lifted trucks to lowered sports cars and motorcycles.
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Jon Dagata1 day ago

I can't be the only one who takes advantage of the damn good deals on Amazon? lol. The UPS guy hates me. https://www.instagram.com/p/BjDE7Itheda/?taken-by=blackfireball5

Jon Dagata2 days ago

God damn.... πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯πŸ”₯

Jon Dagata2 days ago

I've never been involved in an accident yet. How many have you all been In?

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[]Tom Armstrong

oh boy, maybe like 6. 1 roll-over, 1 drifting fail, and the rest were dumb

[]Sebastian Nounou

Damn. You like to party.

[]Tom Armstrong

HA! No one ever makes history playing it safe my dude. SEND THAT SHIT! LOL

[]Sebastian Nounou

Roger that.

[]Ernie Szots

Man, all told, it must be in and around 10. I remember being in accidents as a kid in the family cars, was in a major accident that almost killed me as a senior in high school, owned a '98 Honda Civic that was hit 6 times and I wrecked it once. Knock on wood if you've never been involved in one. I hope your luck continues!

[]Sebastian Nounou

First was my babysitter at age 6. Austin Metro, straight into the back of a Peugeot.

Second was me totaling my first car at 22. T-boned Lol

[]Andrew Johnson

8-10 I'd say. I've been t-boned twice where the cars where totaled, both other drivers where running red lights. I've been rear ended maybe 5 times while sitting stopped at a light/stop sign and a few other fender benders, never once having been at fault. Two hours ago I was in a rental car and a women in a gas station shifted into reverse without looking and backed into me. I know to error is human, but holy shit, the vast majority of people are terrible drivers. Part of me actually wants autonomous vehicles so I can stop having all my cars screwed up by idiots.

Jon Dagata4 days ago

Just bought the GIVI Windscreen for my FZ09. I think this is one of the best looking windscreens for the FZ09. Can't wait to install it.

Jon Dagata5 days ago

My car passed E-Check! Thank god! She's road legal again. Muahahaha.

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[]Maggie Johnson

Sick car!😊

[]Jon Dagata

Thanks!

[]Hayden Baker

So glad I don't have to deal with this. Congrats dude

[]Jon Dagata

It blows. Really drives me nuts.

[]Robert Sixto

Woohoo! Also glad I don't need to worry about this, especially with the FC😬

Jon Dagata7 days ago

We were riding home from dinner on a local highway. My buddy was in the fast lane a car length or two behind me, and I was in the middle lane. We encountered some construction with uneven lanes, where they scrape the top layer of the road away. When he tried to transition into my lane behind me, his tires caught the uneven lane edge and he dumped his bike. He's still in the hospital and might be

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[]Ernie Szots

Yikes; very happy to hear he wasn't more seriously injured. Sending fast recovery vibes his way.

[]Jon Dagata

Thanks buddy. He's gonna be on the couch for a while.

Jon Dagata9 days ago

Took my FRS out to get it's Echeck at a self service kiosk. The machine couldn't read my ecu. Now I'm concerned my tune is somehow interfering with the echeck system. Looks like I'm going to have to take it to the actual echeck place during buisness hours and hope for the best.

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[]Ernie Szots

On the plus side, it looks amazing! lol

[]Jon Dagata

Haha! Thanks! It hasn't even been washed yet. Still has a layer of dust from sitting in my garage all winter. :P

[]Gregory Garoppolo

Bummer! My S4 had the ECU stop being readable due to aftermarket soldered in chip failure. Happened at the track and turned the car off mid-turn. Fun times.

[]Jon Dagata

Gross haha.

Jon Dagata9 days ago

What a mess. In Ohio, when a car turns 5 years old, you need to start getting emission tests every two years. My FRS needs to have its first e check. I wasn't expecting to need to get it echecked before I am able to renew my plates. So when my birthday came around in November, I wasn't able to renew my plates because I needed an e check. But I couldn't get an echeck because my car was in

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[]Tom Armstrong

Can’t you get a day pass?

California gives out day passes for mechanical issues like passing smog

[]Jon Dagata

Hm. I'll have to look into that.

[]Gregory Garoppolo

I have the same issue with my convertible and its expired tags but of a different origin. The check engine light will cause me to fail, but it only comes on some of the time, and only ever after driving, like when I drive to the emissions place... So annoying.

Jon Dagata11 days ago

This stuff is cutting edge. A local guy I know is one of the only people in the world certified to use this stuff. It's a new paint technology that illuminates when electric current is applied. His car which also serves as a selling tool and is a main example of the tech is breath taking. I'd love to get some accents on my car using this stuff. haha. http://h2ographicsbydesign.com/index.html

Jon Dagata12 days ago

Three bikes. So completely different. You have my 2017 FZ09, my friends 1985 Honda V65 Sabre, and my other buddies 1970's Harley.

Jon Dagata12 days ago

I went to a motorcycle show yesterday and holy crap was there a huge turnout. I couldn't believe how many bikes showed up. This last photo was the overflow lot!! The building in the back of the photo is where the first two photos were taken. So many bikes. haha.

Jon Dagata14 days ago

I watched this video earlier today and was blown away with some of these ideas and wacky engines. Hondas NR500 motorcycle that had an engine with oval cylinders and could rev up to 23k RPM is just absolutely nuts. lol. What do you all think about these? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ACmMgrZErSo

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[]Wilson Oberholzer

That Honda motorcycle was definitely an out there type of design. SO satisfying to see them rev it out in the video. The revs just kept climbing. I'd never even heard of the Motoguzzi with the v8, that was badass. I wish the video would have explained the Volkswagen G-Lader system a little better, I didn't really get why it was special.

[]Jon Dagata

Right? So strange. An oval cylinder. I wonder if that technology could be viable with todays manufacturing technologies.

Jon Dagata16 days ago

Well, needless to say, I had a Cinco De Mayo party last night and never made it to the race today. Guess, there's always next time. lol.

Jon Dagata17 days ago

Super excited. I'm heading down to Mid Ohio, a race track in Ohio to see an IMSA race. https://www.imsa.com/events/2018-mid-ohio-sports-car-course

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[]Robert Sixto

So awesome, have fun! I remember several years back, I won passes from Mazda, pit access during the race and everything! I'll remember that forever, and I'm sure I lost a good bit of hearing standing near that rotary when it launched out of the pits!

[]Jon Dagata

Unfortunatly, we never ended up making it. We had a party the night before, and needless to say the early morning never ended up getting going in time. haha

Jon Dagata20 days ago

Engineering Explained made a video on this new engine concept called Reactivity Controlled Compression Ignition or RCCI. Basically it takes both gasoline and deisel and utilizes the best of both of those fuels to create extremely fuel efficient engines. I found this to be really interesting. He explains how it works here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pCr6bjQMrgU

Jon Dagata21 days ago

I thought this was really interesting. Toyota developed an engine that reached 40% efficiency. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wwLxxZm_LRQ

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[]Gregory Garoppolo

That is an interesting video! I also found it interesting that Jason Fenske talked about the Mercedes F1 test engine but failed to discuss the more recent Maza Skyactiv3 engine, which Mazda claims will have over 50% thermal efficiency in a production car. http://www.thedrive.com/sheetmetal/18037/mazda-targets-56-percent-thermal-efficiency-with-skyactiv-3

[]Jon Dagata

I'm pretty sure he did talk about the Skyactive X engine at some point I thought. Yeah, he did.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNSxow3W7ek

[]Gregory Garoppolo

That's probably where I am remembering about those numbers from. A comparison of the two engines would be interesting...
https://twitter.com/DriveTheLimit/status/991905110002290688

[]Jon Dagata

Very!

Jon Dagata21 days ago

Am I the only one who gets stuck watching these all day? lol. I always thought it was interesting how other countries have so many dash cams. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uajhNPhBglE

Jon Dagata21 days ago

Does anyone have any recommendations for resources on how to bondo? I've been curious about fixing a few issues with my Celica.

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[]Maggie Johnson

When you first go to mix it don’t put too much of the hardener in because it’s also a filler, when your filling cracks or any cosmetic damage you want it to stay sticky enough to fill in the cracks without it drying too fast. And make sure you sand and repeat so it’s as level with the surrounding area as possible!

[]Gregory Garoppolo

The biggest thing I know about Bondo is not to lay it on too thick, and mold it while its wet. Waiting for the Bondo to dry completely will make it super hard and very tough to shape well. Save the finish work for the hardened state. And remember Bondo think coat for getting rid of small surface imprecations with less of the hassle and better results.

[]Ernie Szots

Tyler Fialko has done a shit ton of home body work with bondo and bondo glass to his bososoku Cressida along side a guy that does it professionally. The videos have a home video done right feel to them. Can find him on YouTube.

[]Jon Dagata

I'll have to look him up! Thank you!

[]Wilson Oberholzer

It's a pretty straight forward process. Sand the area you want to fill with a fairly coarse sandpaper, clean it thoroughly, mix up your Bondo, apply it with a putty knife or something similar (in thin coats), allow to dry, apply another layer if needed, let that dry, sand it smooth.

[]Jon Dagata

So it's basically like puttying a hole in a wall, but on a car? haha. There's no special curing process or anything? Can you apply a vinyl wrap or plastidip directly to bondo?

[]Wilson Oberholzer

Yeah, pretty much, lol. I wouldn't try applying anything like a vinyl or plastidip directly over the top of it. To finish it up I'd either use a high fill primer or a bondo glazing putting to fill in the tiny imperfections that you don't see and then coating with regular primer. Bare bondo has tiny pores in it and likes to hold in moisture.

[]Jon Dagata

Gotcha.

Jon Dagata21 days ago

This thing looks like a beast. What do you all think? https://www.caranddriver.com/news/2019-ford-edge-st-photos-and-full-info-news

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[]Ernie Szots

Nothing against this specifically, but I'm just not a fan of trucks/SUV's in general.

[]Jon Dagata

I can't explain why, but lately i've been drawn to the performance crossover market (for my daily driver). I feel like it ticks all my boxes. Tends to be somewhat fuel efficient, lots of room for people, objects, pets, groceries, etc, fun to drive, all wheel drive, good in snow. idk. I generally dislike the looks of most sedans. I tend to be a hot hatch or two door kinda guy, but all my vehicles have lacked in the ground clearance and space portion. lol. Just feel like it'd work for me.

[]Ernie Szots

Can't argue that. Depending on the situation, it could make a lot of sense.

Jon Dagata25 days ago

Just got a really good deal on a full set. $99 for front and back. Not bad. Really close to being able to do my BBK on my FRS. :D

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[]Sammie Robertson

I'd like to get some as well

[]Andrew Johnson

Where did you get them from?

[]Jon Dagata

A guy was selling them on an FRS Facebook marketplace page i'm a part of.

[]Andrew Johnson

Ah okay cool, nice addition!

[]Sac Car Scene

Nice. I want to do an upgrade too, just looking for a set of quiet ceramic pads and slotted rotors.

[]Christopher McDowell EL

I got some Stoptech lines, but not ready for install yet untill I do the front caliper upgrade on the Big Bitch, stay tuned

Jon Dagata26 days ago

You guys.... I think i'm in love.... I've always liked the Veloster but I had always felt like it wasn't enough with the 1.6L Turbo engine. But oh my god is this thing sick. Those pops.... omg. 275 HP six speed.

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[]Gregory Garoppolo

Why do you like this better than say a GTI or Golf R? I've only ever sat in a Veloster and I don't remember much about that experience.

[]Jon Dagata

I have never been drawn to German cars. I can't tell you why. Just prefer the JDM and KDM markets.

I grew up driving a 3000GT. It was my first car. I was in a car club for over 10 years with those. Guess that molded my preferences.

[]Gregory Garoppolo

I actually ended up in German cars because they were the only cars that I could both fit well inside and afford (I have never wanted a truck or SUV). I certainly was around a lot of nice JDM cars and tried them out for myself but the literal fit was always better with the Germans. And now that I can fit in JDM and KDM cars, I don't like how they drive, but that's probably just my preference a familiar feel.

[]Jon Dagata

That makes sense. I've always loved the way JDM cars drive. But to be completely honest, I have very little, if any, experience driving german cars. I think I drove my buddy's older BMW once. It was nice but felt more like a boat than a sports car. But idk. Probably wasn't a fair comparison. haha.

[]Robert Sixto

I've yet to drive one, but I feel like it's a genuinely good looking car now. The interior was fairly nice as well.

Jon Dagata27 days ago

This is such a foreign concept to me. I always thought that it was absolutely necessary to use the clutch when shifting, but recently i've read a few articles and watched a few videos explaining how it isn't necessary for shifts above first gear, and even some downshifting. Any other motorcycle riders out there familiar with this? http://www.motorcycle.com/ask-mo-anything/ask-mo-anything-what-no-clutch-shifting.html

Jon Dagata29 days ago

We had quite a turnout! My bike was the only naked bike in a sea of plastic fairings!

Jon Dagata33 days ago

How many of you have significant others who are also passionate car enthusiasts? Would you say that your SO supports your love of cars, or dislikes it?

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[]Sammie Robertson

I met mine because of our cars! I'm truly blessed to be with someone who loves similar things that I do. We have different styles of modding cars, but that makes things fun so we both learn new things about the same hobby :)

[]Jon Dagata

Lucky. lol.

[]Ernie Szots

My wife is incredible. Whether it's car stuff, video games or anything else I'm into, she's always super supportive and encouraging. I'm waaay too lucky. Side note / fun fact, last Monday was our 10 year anniversary of being together, so we both took the day off and to celebrate, got married LOL. We've been engaged for 9 years and never got around to the business of wedding planning. We bought a house, paid off cars, etc., but never got around to wedding planning so on Monday, we headed down to the old Santa Ana courthouse (very pretty, I might add) and got it done in a simple little ceremony for the two of us. Our families were equal parts happy and stunned that we snuck off and made it happen lol. April 16 is now a double anniversary for us.

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Jon Dagata34 days ago

I passed this car on the highway yesterday after work. I saw it coming in my rear view mirror, and it made me realize something. I cannot stand cars that are not symmetrical. Why would they put the double racing stripe offset like that? It just personally makes me OCD. lol. Does that bother anyone else? #rant

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[]Robert Sixto

It can look good actually, I don't mind it. Those drift guys with mismatched wheels must drive you nuts then! 😁

[]Jon Dagata

Haha, i'm typically very open to this sort of thing, but I just saw this in my rear view mirror and it looked weird. Maybe it was just the front view that bothered me. I don't know. haha.

[]Ernie Szots

Ha, great post. I would have expected something like this to bother me but surprisingly, it doesn't. I actually think it looks pretty good.

[]Wilson Oberholzer

It doesn't bother me at all. My Civic was a prime example of not being symmetrical. I had a stripe that went the whole way over the car on the passenger side. I also had a stripe on the dash that was only on the driver's side, lol. Oddly enough I did the interior stripe before the exterior. The exterior stripe just looked better on the passenger side to me. Down the middle would have looked pretty lame

Jon Dagata35 days ago

Just ordered a bunch of new mods for my FZ09. Got a bunch of frame sliders, an integrated tail light, a radiator guard and more! Will post pictures once they arrive!

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