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Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by tdev, Jan 24, 2015.

  1. IAchievedBacon

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    front passenger wheel bearing has left the chat
     
  2. combatwombat96

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    My car in three weeks time :/
     
  3. NGAP NSO Shotgun Chuck

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    Today is officially the first day I've ever called out from work without being sick. My dog was sick and I had to take her to the emergency vet; I got home around 5:30 AM having not slept a wink. By the time I finally got hold of someone at work it was after 6:30.

    Legitimately the latest I've ever been up at night.
     
  4. FordKing

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    damn
     
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  5. NOCARGO

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    Today I must have had my first BSOD in roughly 7.5 years, I cant remember having had any besides during gpu replacement, and that's not even bsod but bios blocking the boot process (beeep_beep beep_beeep_beep beep). The reason also seems clear, it happened during a too rapid out-and-in movement from one of my usb connections. :)
     
  6. NOCARGO

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    QBasic :)

     
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  7. NGAP NSO Shotgun Chuck

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    Currently I'm trying to put together a list of hypothetical "starter" cars for a BeamNG career. My goal is one such config for every car with an "old paint" option, preferably not based on any form of sporty or sporty-ish trim. I didn't realize it'd be so difficult to balance; the 200BX is head and shoulders above everything else in that class with lap times in the 1:46-1:47 range around Hirochi Long. The very best I could get from a Barstow - with radial tires, and with a 291 instead of the I6 I'd wanted to use - is 1:47.7, and the brake fade is severe enough to act as ABS. A Bluebuck with a 4-barrel 353 and radials could barely beat 1:52.6. I got a Covet LXi almost down to 1:51.2 by removing the rear seats, grilles, and side skirts, then giving it racing exhaust and putting in a shorter axle ratio (I didn't really want to do the last two things as I'm going for "car daily driven by a succession of increasingly impoverished and/or apathetic owners", not "car already modified"). I originally wanted a window of 1:46 to 1:48 based on my 200BX and Barstow results, but I may have to accept a slower window (maybe 1:51-1:53) and slow the 200BX down somehow. Automatic transmission? Smaller tires?

    EDIT: Automatic transmission barely slows the 200BX down, despite making it about 10X more annoying to drive. Narrower tires, however, hurt its grip badly and drop it into the 1:48 range. I did get the Bluebuck to do a very difficult 1:49.8 with Radial T/A tires, side-exit exhaust, and no rear bumper or back seat. Of my configs as they exist now, that would make the Barstow the fastest (but it pretty much has no brakes), then the 200BX, then the Bluebuck if you can control it.

    A Barstow I6 with no back seat and Radial T/A tires made it to 1:49.4, and was much nicer to drive than the 291 V8 version with full weight and smaller standard tires, *and* I now feel like the 291's best lap of 1:47.7 is too fast for what I'm aiming at, but using the I6 version would make the 200BX the fastest again, and with how predisposed it is to being OP, combined with how annoying the automatic gearbox makes it to drive, I'm not sure I want that.

    FURTHER EDIT: Got most of the others mostly done today, just the Roamer and H-Series left to do. Will probably have to leave at least one of them undone in order to do Forza seasonal junk.

    EVEN MORE EDIT: Roamer and H-Series done, H-Series barely. I can get the H-Series under 1:50 with an utterly amazing lap, but I had to do the following when starting with a Police Package variant: remove lightbar, remove front bumper (incl. license plate and bull bar), replace wheels with 15x8 steel and tires with 255-wide Radial T/A, replace engine with 6.9 liter V8, upgrade intake to sport, replace exhaust with side exhaust flanges and don't actually add the side exhaust. No idea how you could explain all that as the product of a neglectful previous owner. Maybe say there was another level of police package in the early years that had a sport-intake 423? The weight of that machine makes it difficult to get any performance out of it, and I'm not sure why it's so heavy; I mean, in theory, it's on the same frame as a Roamer, but instead of having the rear bodywork be full of glass and seats and equipment, it's just a big hollow box made out of thin sheet metal. So why is it so fat? What am I not getting here? In any case, all I really have left to do is try to lose about a half second to a second off the V8 Barstow's lap time; switching to an automatic gearbox barely slows it down, it actually got faster somehow by narrowing the tires 10mm, and switching to mud terrain tires slows it down too much (can't get under 1:50.5 with those). I can't add weight back because I never removed any except the hubcaps and the front bash bar is actually lighter than the regular front bumper. How do I get the Barstow into the 1:48 second range with a 291 and radial tires?
     
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  8. RobertGracie

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    Well I have had a week to forget so far, had my boiler fail on me on Saturday, and then to add insult to injury, my computer after 5 years of service packed up and died on me because of a SATA Controller failure and it wont reboot so in the past 24 hours I have spent well more money than i have ever spent in my life....a total of £1158.96....not an easy amount to spend at any one time....but since my computer is pretty much everything to me I have had to do it....and since i have been saving since the start of lockdown 1 in the UK and before that I think, it was easy on me but i am not gonna be buying anything for months to come...

    As for what I bought....
    1TB Seagate FireCuda 510: £152.99
    Asus Prime X299-A II: £309.98
    Intel Core i9-10920X: £649.99
    Insurance on Shippage: £34.50

    Its going to be interesting to see what banana says on this setup....but i have gone from an 8C/16T to a 12C/24T chip and hopefully in a few more months i will get a 3080 or something to install on my system, but thats a big investment from me but you have to get use to spending big but at the moment I will play it safe :)
     
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  9. Jakux

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    Well, we have first days of 2021 and I already broke my headphones and accidentally deleted my Minecraft world.

    Yeah, it's going to be a great year, I can feel it.
     
  10. surprisinguser1

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    Not too cold here, but no snow either :(
     

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  12. PriusRepellent

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    Since Covid-19 vaccines are rolling out in my area, I will be receiving a Covid-19 vaccine soon. The end of this pandemic will be worth celebrating IMO.
     
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  13. FordKing

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    Already?Damn
     
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  14. RobertGracie

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    Well....I finally did it....I rebuilt TMO from Mk1 to Mk2 and its got a very very big club this time, 12 core 24 thread 10920X :D I cant edit it into the signature because limits :p
     
  15. NGAP NSO Shotgun Chuck

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    I'd probably get banned if I posted my thoughts on anything you just said, so I won't.

    In other news, is it just me or is an army of 12-year-olds trying to take over the forum? The Cherrier Vivace thread has been an absolute mess lately.

    Meanwhile, I can't report it in the 0.21 thread because I have like 5 mods active, but there is a spot on Hirochi Raceway that can apparently cause flat tires if you hit it just right. I suspect it's this patch of pavement right here, near turn 9 on the long course (the neverending carousel where finding the right line is difficult):

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    But I'm not sure I could replicate it deliberately, as the issue seems to happen very infrequently (that happened on lap 39 of what I predicted would be in the neighborhood of 57-59; before that I burned 51 laps in a different version of that car and 19 in a different car entirely all without triggering the glitch).
     
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  16. papercraftman1980

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    i found these way out in the county.
     

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  17. Harkin Labs Gaming

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    Yesterday I ordered a microphone for my pc. I've decided to start up Youtube again. Hopefully I can gain enough of a following to monetize by the end of the year.
     
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  18. PriusRepellent

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    Sometimes, I just want a laser that shoots down flies.
     
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  19. NOCARGO

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    I've got this electrical racket, works pretty fine :p
     
  20. NOCARGO

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    Whoops, this is how my bike looks at this very moment :)

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