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Old 07-10-2011, 03:21 PM   #1226
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"Is it a v4?" hahahahahaha idiot
been asked that before

me: sure, but has a 180 degree offset
them: so you have a porsche motor?!
me: sure, close enough...
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Old 07-10-2011, 03:30 PM   #1227
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Which makes you think...why isn't there a V4?
Because the opposing cylinders have a certain vibration that robs torque when in a v4 format. I4 have less of this interference which makes them more efficient.

That's how it was explained to me.
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Old 07-10-2011, 03:45 PM   #1228
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Well there is really no V4 in the car world (that I am aware of at least) so it is either an inline 4, slant 4 or flat 4. People just think everything is V and a V is better like many of people think their V6 can take anSTI with a flat 4 just because it has 6 cylinders
I'm fairly Certain Volkswagen made a VR4 motor prior to their VR6. It is a V with the pistons offset and very close to each other to keep sizing similar to an I4.

It is a V non-the less. I'm sure there were others too, however probably not successful.
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Old 07-10-2011, 04:23 PM   #1229
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Because the opposing cylinders have a certain vibration that robs torque when in a v4 format. I4 have less of this interference which makes them more efficient.

That's how it was explained to me.
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I'm fairly Certain Volkswagen made a VR4 motor prior to their VR6. It is a V with the pistons offset and very close to each other to keep sizing similar to an I4.

It is a V non-the less. I'm sure there were others too, however probably not successful.
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V4_engine

Automobile use

Lancia produced several narrow-angle V4 engines from the 1920s through 1960s for cars like the Lambda, Augusta, Artena, Aprilia, Ardea, Appia, and Fulvia.

Ford of Europe produced two totally different V4 engines with a balance shaft, one in the UK and one in Germany:

The British Ford Essex V4 engine
The German Ford Taunus V4 engine (also used by Saab)

The Ukrainian manufacturer ZAZ also used and air cooled V4 with a balance shaft, produced by MeMZ and used in Zaporozhets cars.

The 1962 Ford "Mustang I" rear-engine concept roadster was powered by a German-made 1,500 cc V4 engine.

Motorcycle use

V4 engines are mostly found nowadays in motorcycles, typically transversely-mounted. Models with V4 engines include:

Aprilia RSV4
Ducati Desmosedici
Honda Magna
Honda NR
Honda RC212V
Honda ST1100 and ST1300 (Pan-European) with longitudinally mounted V4 engine.
Honda VF and VFR
Suzuki Madura
Yamaha Venture
Yamaha V-Max
Yamaha YZR500

Another use of the V4 engine is in outboard motors. They are two stroke cycle and generally carbureted. Some of the largest manufacturers are Johnson, Evinrude and Yamaha. This type of engine is popular because of its small size, while still producing 140 hp (104 kW), or more.
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Old 07-10-2011, 05:36 PM   #1230
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http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/V4_engine

Automobile use

Lancia produced several narrow-angle V4 engines from the 1920s through 1960s for cars like the Lambda, Augusta, Artena, Aprilia, Ardea, Appia, and Fulvia.

Ford of Europe produced two totally different V4 engines with a balance shaft, one in the UK and one in Germany:

The British Ford Essex V4 engine
The German Ford Taunus V4 engine (also used by Saab)

The Ukrainian manufacturer ZAZ also used and air cooled V4 with a balance shaft, produced by MeMZ and used in Zaporozhets cars.

The 1962 Ford "Mustang I" rear-engine concept roadster was powered by a German-made 1,500 cc V4 engine.

Motorcycle use

V4 engines are mostly found nowadays in motorcycles, typically transversely-mounted. Models with V4 engines include:

Aprilia RSV4
Ducati Desmosedici
Honda Magna
Honda NR
Honda RC212V
Honda ST1100 and ST1300 (Pan-European) with longitudinally mounted V4 engine.
Honda VF and VFR
Suzuki Madura
Yamaha Venture
Yamaha V-Max
Yamaha YZR500

Another use of the V4 engine is in outboard motors. They are two stroke cycle and generally carbureted. Some of the largest manufacturers are Johnson, Evinrude and Yamaha. This type of engine is popular because of its small size, while still producing 140 hp (104 kW), or more.
Easily the least funny phrase/question in this thread.
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Old 07-10-2011, 05:46 PM   #1231
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Easily the least funny phrase/question in this thread.
Do I win something? Lol
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:47 PM   #1232
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holy crap, H4 is for 'horizontally opposed'

That's what I thought! I was reading the conversation and getting less and less confident that the H stood for Horizontal because nobody was bringing it up!
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Old 07-10-2011, 11:57 PM   #1233
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What if he was serious? 300whp is easy to make anymore. If he is pushing 12psi and 300whp he probably has a GT30 or bigger.

Either that or he's talking out his ass and is naturally aspirated and has a Tornado for stellar fuel economy.
He's not serious lol. I have a friend that drives a jetta and he's the same way. He thinks its the best car ever and says it has 400 hp. I asked him what he has done to it and he said its completely stock... yeah ok
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:28 AM   #1234
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Well there is really no V4 in the car world (that I am aware of at least) so it is either an inline 4, slant 4 or flat 4. People just think everything is V and a V is better like many of people think their V6 can take anSTI with a flat 4 just because it has 6 cylinders
Like my mom thinks her truck is more powerful than my dad's. She has a V10 excursion and my dad has a V8 sierra. But his is a dmax turbo diesel lol
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Old 07-11-2011, 12:32 AM   #1235
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oopss

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Old 07-11-2011, 01:34 AM   #1236
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Like my mom thinks her truck is more powerful than my dad's. She has a V10 excursion and my dad has a V8 sierra. But his is a dmax turbo diesel lol
That V10 is garbage. We have them on some of our work trucks, and they have NO balls at all. Put your foot down, and it just gets louder...
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:38 AM   #1237
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Well there is really no V4 in the car world (that I am aware of at least) so it is either an inline 4, slant 4 or flat 4. People just think everything is V and a V is better like many of people think their V6 can take anSTI with a flat 4 just because it has 6 cylinders
if i remember correctly, lancia made a v4 engine for a little while...i could be wrong, but if anyone did, it was them...they were the ones that turbo and supercharged a car.

edit: didn't realize there was a page change and someone already provided a link to it. i was right about lancia, haha
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:41 AM   #1238
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Lancias are crazy cars.

That is all.
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Old 07-11-2011, 01:47 AM   #1239
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so true, one word: Stratos
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Old 07-11-2011, 03:23 AM   #1240
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EVERY time someone new gets in my car I hear "whats that?" as they point to the stock boost gauge.

Just recently had a girl in my car when I did a 3rd gear pull..."holy s***! that made my head hurt."
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:23 AM   #1241
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^ lol. I got a "You're car makes my tummy feel funny" once when taking an off ramp at 90.
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Old 07-11-2011, 08:42 AM   #1242
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^ lol. I got a "You're car makes my tummy feel funny" once when taking an off ramp at 90.
I got the same thing from a girl when I was doing cyclones in the snow
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:30 PM   #1243
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On my way to a fair for some fireworks I got this kid in a beat v6 auto mustang with a fake cutout of a side exit exhaust (lol). He pulled up and asked if I was boosted. Gave him a flutter of the bov and was off. Plus I got 3 thumbs ups while looking for parking and a dude who said nice Subaru. Makes you feel good lol then makes you wanna stand by your car and hope no dumbass messes with it lol.

Also I had my wife's aunt ask where my helmet was when I walked in her house. She thought I had a motorcycle lol hahaha
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:42 PM   #1244
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My buddy with a Hemi w/ CAI + catback corsa exhaust. "How do I get my car to sound like yours?"

Made me



VVV- referring to the post above mine and no, no it doesn't.
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:42 PM   #1245
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sounds like borderline street racing...
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Old 07-11-2011, 09:53 PM   #1246
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me and my friend went to a amusment park today and were standing in line for a roller coaster and some kid behind us started talking to us
Kid:hey are you gonna be on the ride with us
Friend:yea man do you like cars?
Kid:yea man i got a accord its fast as balls (exact words hahah)
Me:sounds sweet
KId: yea what do you drive?
Me: a subaru sti
Kid: a sti? thats gay i like the wrx impreza alot better you know it comes with a stock turbo right?
Me: yea but the sti has a bigger turbo
Kid: dude can you even spin tires?
Me: not much its awd
Kid: then your car is slow mine can spin tires
Me: thats cool mines fast for a four cylinder.
kid: a four cyinder? i have six cylinders it would destroy you
Me: im not so sure about that
Kid: well maybe on the straights you will get me but in the turns it will destroy you foreal
friend: his car is awd and is made for world rally competition

so we get on the roller coaster and i just want to knock some sense in his head and the last thing he says to me is
Kid: im 300 dollars away from lambo doors the girls love it

haha just throught it was funny
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Old 07-11-2011, 11:00 PM   #1247
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Kid: im 300 dollars away from lambo doors the girls love it
God I hate lambo doors. there was some kid I went to high school with and had them on his celica. he thought he was some hot ***** with that car.
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Old 07-12-2011, 05:48 AM   #1248
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sounds like borderline street racing...
No street racing. I was in legal speed limits. I'm not dumb like others. A simple downshift and let off is all I did.
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Old 07-12-2011, 10:13 AM   #1249
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Very good sir, carry on
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Old 07-12-2011, 11:33 AM   #1250
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I was getting gas yesterday, a nice older guy came up to me and said "nice car, its a Subaru right?"

"Yes sir"

"You should get an Sti! My son has one, they are an incredible little car"

"This is one, its an 07 Sti limited"


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