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  1. Friends, the West Coast green corridor is opening soon and I'm trying to take advantage of it and get a decent bike. I would like a more lightweight bicycle. I recently acquired a Raleigh R9 MTB, which is supposed to weigh 13kg but feels heavier and it doesn't manoeuvre so well. I am hoping to get something lighter and where I sit more upright for some light cycling. I'm no MAMIL! hahah A hybrid bike, is fine, folding is a bonus. Budget 500 to a max of 999, but I rather not go so high. I prefer non 2nd hand, but if it's almost new, I'm open. Saw a $390 bike at Decathlon - not bad, just a tad heavy... Riverside 500? Something like that but lighter... Any ideas? Places to buy / demo? Thanks
  2. <The Suzuki Jimny Fuses With The Suzuki Every To Make The Cutest Overland Kei Car The custom Jimry is a Jimny with a sleeper compartment. Kind of. Photo: T-Style A tuner in Yokohama, Japan combined the looks and off-road capability of the Suzuki Jimny with the passenger capacity and space efficiency of the Suzuki Every. The combination producing what T-Style Design calls the Suzuki Jimry, an overland kei car that may not have the off-road chops of the Jimny, but certainly has the attitude. This is probably as close as we’ll get to a Jimny with sliding van doors and I love it. The Jimry is built using the Suzuki Every as a base according to Autocosmos, but it has some modifications to its suspension that make it more trail worthy. Photo: T-Style The stock Suzuki Every sits almost 6 inches off the ground, and the Jimry mods raise it by 1.5 inches for a total of 7.5 inches of ground clearance. The stock 13-inch tires are replaced by 14- or 15-inch tires, depending on the build. Some Jimry builds are 4WD, but not all. And others get even more ground clearance, up to four inches over stock. The Jimry keeps the Every’s 660cc three-cylinder engine to comply with Kei car regulations. That engine makes about 63 horespower and 70 lb-ft of torque. Many of the conversions from TSD come with a five-speed manual transmission, but some get an automatic gearbox. Other gear includes a top box and rooftop tent, along with custom mudguards and bumpers that add to the Jimny look. Of course, it wouldn’t be complete without the Jimny grille. The grille sits below what looks like the tiniest “hood” ever, but since the Suzuki Every is a cabover design, the hood is not covering an engine. And I’m unsure if it’s the stocky dimensions or stand-offish front end but I’m getting Hummer H2 vibes. Even then, I still can’t help but love all the Jimry builds. Photo: T-Style Photo: T-Style The mods keep going into the interior, which has slide-out storage compartments beneath a modular bed. The bed sits atop the rear seats when these are folded and it takes up the entire rear portion of the cabin. That’s only in one of the Jimry builds advertised by TSD, and it looks like the mods are made to suit the owner. Prices for the Jimry range from $21,725 to $22,337 or so. That’s for whole Jimry builds. Autocosmos reports that the modifications alone start at around $2,178. Photo: T-Style Photo: T-Style Photo: T-Style Photo: T-Style Photo: T-Style>
  3. Hi, just wondering if anyone has any experience with adjustable cam gear? Any improvement in torque so far?
  4. Hi all, I'm looking for a notebook with the following spec, can you help me? 1. i7 3rd Gen/ 4th Gen 2. Independent Video RAM (Non-Integrated) 3. less than 1.7Kg 4. Screen size = 15" 5. Windows 8 Pro/7 Pro 6. Memory, minimum 8GB 7. Not particular about brand Not easy find. But I'm sure there are experts out there who can help. Kindly advise me. Thank you very much. Regards,
  5. Almost a year ago, BMW and Toyota signed a memorandum of understanding which will see both auto companies working together on lithium-ion battery development. A few months later, they expanded that agreement and part of it includes the architectural development of a new lightweight sports car. Just recently, both companies have officially confirmed that they will collaborate on a mid-size sports car. Other parts of the expanded agreement also include the development of a fuel cell system and research on lightweight technology. Both companies hope to complete these researches and developments by the year 2020 and with a prototype by 2015. If the research done on the lightweight technologies goes well, the new mid-size sports car might be the first to get such technology, which includes reinforced composite. The recent collaboration between Toyota and Subaru yielded the rear wheel driven Toyota 86/Scion FR-S and the Subaru BRZ. With this new collaboration with BMW, we might just see a new Supra and this new model will obviously be marketed above the 86/BRZ segment. As for BMW, they are busy with its electric i cars, the i3 all electric city car and the i8 sports coupe, which are slated to release in the near future. Toyota is well known for its hybrid and fuel cell technologies while BMW is known for being experts in sports cars development. And it is clear that both companies could benefit from each other
  6. Hi all Hi i am thinking of changing to a light weight crank pulley. Does it help on improving the car performance ? Roughly how much does it cost ?? Thanks .
  7. Nissan design chief hints at return of Silvia or lightweight Fairlady Z | Japanese Nostalgic Car Over the weekend design chief Shiro Nakamura told the Sydney Morning Herald that Nissan is looking to downsize its sports cars.
  8. Is the overall weight of your ICE a consideration for you guys here? I track my car (and sometimes even listen to my music on the track!) so am looking for a lightweight system for my car. I'm not a hardcore audiophile (my source is just my iPod) but I do need to be able to hear my music above my exhaust roar (moreover car's a convertible ) Has anyone here built your system according to such requirements?
  9. FaezClutchless


    [extract] The move towards better fuel consumption has prompted automakers to develop advanced internal combustion and hybrid technologies. But there is one more thing that affects fuel consumption and that is weight. Vehicle weight has always been an automaker
  10. Thinking of swapping from the Stock(mazda 3) 15" rim(rubber 195/65/15) to those Light weight 17"(forged) rim(rubber 215/45/17). Not sure of the weight of 15" stock rims, but those forged 17" can be below 7kg (but more costly). Can advise the possible Pro and Cons, if the FC and pickup will be affected ? Alternatively also considering swapping to Light weight 16" rim(rubber 205/50/16 or 215/50/16).... Tks
  11. Lotus Engineering conducted two studies to look at the possibility of developing passenger vehicles from 2017. The specialised lightweight sports car maker says its long-time philosophy of weight reduction will benefit potential customers in the areas of fuel consumption and C02 emissions. By studying and comparing its concepts to a benchmark Toyota Venza crossover, Lotus was able to achieve a 38% vehicle mass reduction, excluding the powertrain. For example, compared to the baseline Venza's 400-plus body parts, the 2020 model Lotus had only 211. Yet it retained similar interior and exterior dimensions, as well as key safety and quality characteristics as its counterpart. The interior systems include 50% lighter seats, climate control hardware, navigation electronics and others. There is a high level of component integration for space maximisation and weight minimisation. An example is the audio/ air conditioning/navigation touch screen which also contains the shifter and parking brake functions. Chassis and suspension components are to be downsized, the glazing and width of the windscreen possibly reduced and replaced with an appropriate, lower weight substitute. A low energy, low heat friction stir welding process used on high speed trains would be employed alongside adhesive bonding during the production process. Lotus expects the system, currently applied by some low volume automakers, to have mass production value by the time the car is production ready. A second nearer-term vehicle was envisaged for the year 2017. Lotus says a mass reduction of 21%, excluding powertrain, was attained on this particular study.
  12. Whats available currently in the market?
  13. Hi, anyone know whats the weight of different brand of tyre? Which model lightest? I am looking for 205/40/ZR17.
  14. Usually how much does it cost to replace the stock flywheel with a ligthen one including labour if the flywheel has to be custom made?
  15. Hi, Any benefit of replacing to lightweight pulley, or doesn't help much! Which open pod would u recommend? thanks
  16. Yo bro's.... finally got my lightweight pulley from Unorthordox (meant originally for DC5).... supposed to be set of 3 - crank, alternator and power steering... but to my dismay, found out that power steering pulley is specially bolted on - and you'll need special tools to take out, and the Stream alternator pulley is structured differently with this stupid extension... so end up only with the crank replaced.
  17. Anyone tried it ? At $260 (after 10% discount), it's really tempting ! Problem is, it seems that McWell OEM from some unknown source (Maximum Velocity is McWell's brand), so trustable ? http://www.onemotoring.com.sg/publish/onem...engine_oil.html
  18. I'm looking for Advan lightweight rims 15" or 16", where to find?
  19. I know of KR and enkei. Any other lightweight rims to recommend ?
  20. Anyone? R SSP Type C good & light?
  21. Are the Taiwans Rims strong and reliable?
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