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Running From The Police In Japan....

Mon Feb 02, 2004 3:39 pm

Is definately not a good idea....

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RE: Running From The Police In Japan....

Mon Feb 02, 2004 3:47 pm

What are the plastic strips on the hood? Are they there for speed, design or do they actually do something?

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RE: Running From The Police In Japan....

Mon Feb 02, 2004 3:56 pm

AAAgh crap I got the X

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RE: Running From The Police In Japan....

Mon Feb 02, 2004 4:39 pm

For those that are not automobile enthusiasts, in the foreground are two Nissan Skyline GT-R R34's (kicks a$$), then behind are Nissan Cedric/Gloria mainstream sedans, finally the unmarked vehicles are Nissan Skyline Sedans (also known in the US as Infiniti G35).

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RE: Running From The Police In Japan....

Mon Feb 02, 2004 4:54 pm

AAAgh crap I got the X



 
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RE: Running From The Police In Japan....

Mon Feb 02, 2004 5:00 pm

yes, and if you will check out some of my more recent photos, I have learned how to better utilize the code.

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RE: Running From The Police In Japan....

Mon Feb 02, 2004 7:32 pm

I think the R34's are V Spec, with the nice gold calipers.
 
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RE: Running From The Police In Japan....

Mon Feb 02, 2004 7:37 pm

Well the West Midlands police in England used to have a couple of Ferrari F40's for high pursuit chases - not sure if they still have them or not. I have also seen a few unmarked BMW M5 Police Cars in West London - I know this because I called the police to assist in an assault in Acton High Street and they came in a silver M5 with a discreet blue light that they placed on top. Apparently they are from the CID branch.
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RE: Running From The Police In Japan....

Mon Feb 02, 2004 7:52 pm

A little assortment Big grin :












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RE: Running From The Police In Japan....

Mon Feb 02, 2004 8:32 pm

Sorry to burst yall's bubbles but those cops would have a hard time pursuing these guys with those high rpm rice grinders.



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RE: Running From The Police In Japan....

Mon Feb 02, 2004 10:30 pm

What ? Why ? Where ... are you talking about ?
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RE: Running From The Police In Japan....

Mon Feb 02, 2004 11:11 pm

For those of you not in the know the R34 GTR is one mean machine. It's in the same performance category as the 911 turbo, Ferrari,M5 etc. so you aint got a chance in hell of getting away if they are chasing you in one of those.
 
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RE: Running From The Police In Japan....

Mon Feb 02, 2004 11:14 pm

Too bad the R34 GTR isnt street legal in the USA. I would love to have one!

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RE: Running From The Police In Japan....

Mon Feb 02, 2004 11:18 pm

Man in Japan even their police cars are riced up! Yuk!
 
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RE: Running From The Police In Japan....

Mon Feb 02, 2004 11:51 pm

You can buy GT-R's in the States, from Motorex. They're based out of L.A.

But the premium is quite high, as the costs of certification and conversion for American use (the steering wheel is still on the wrong side) is quite astronomical.

Then again, the GT-R is the only car I've owned so far that would make my blood boil. Not terribly problematic either, but I've already had a couple of AFC failures due to excessive blowback. If you're going to buy one, make sure you buy one that's stock, or mostly stock anyway.
 
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RE: Running From The Police In Japan....

Tue Feb 03, 2004 2:59 am

The rear spoiler seems exaggerated to me. As others said, are you all sure these cars are authentic police cars? I mean I don't see the use of the rear spoiler unless taking curves at 120+ km/h, and it sure doesn't need to be so big. Finally, you strip down the exaggerated rims and the rear spoiler and all that is left is the typical zero-personality Japanese/Taiwanese/Korean/etc low-fuel low-noise low-character reliable car.

it could be some mean machine, or a front-wheel-drive nanny's coupe, it'll look the same.
 
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RE: Running From The Police In Japan....

Tue Feb 03, 2004 3:26 am

This is soon to be seen on American streets once Chrysler gives Ford some competition in the Police Market. This is a police version of the 2005 Chyrsler 300C



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RE: Running From The Police In Japan....

Tue Feb 03, 2004 3:56 am

The rear spoiler seems exaggerated to me. As others said, are you all sure these cars are authentic police cars? I mean I don't see the use of the rear spoiler unless taking curves at 120+ km/h, and it sure doesn't need to be so big. Finally, you strip down the exaggerated rims and the rear spoiler and all that is left is the typical zero-personality Japanese/Taiwanese/Korean/etc low-fuel low-noise low-character reliable car.

You're most correct when you say that the spoiler is not that important for day to day driving, the one on the back of my GT-R is always adjusted to minimum downforce, so I can get better mileage on the highway. It comes with the car, and I really don't want to take it off.

But you're not correct when you say that the cars are zero personality low fuel, low noise, and low character. My car is certainly loud, and can outrun an e46 M3 with relative ease. You really should do some reading on GT-R's, and you'll understand what all the fuss is about. Many people in real life do actually take these cars on the track, especially in the U.K. and Japan. Such is the niche and distinction these cars have, that most of their organized clubs will have track days organized for their members. Definitely not a poseur automobile. It's a shame they didn't sell them in many other places in the world, because the RB26DETT has problems meeting emissions in many of those places.

There's rice (as in Civic with big wings), but I don't think a GT-R can be put into that category. I don't ever see whaletail 911's being called rice (and many of them are actually slower than the GT-R, except for 993 onwards turbo and lightweight models). And hey, the F40 has a big wing and big shiny rims too.
 
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RE: Running From The Police In Japan....

Tue Feb 03, 2004 4:13 am

You never saw "Smokey and the Bandit" PacificJourney.


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RE: Running From The Police In Japan....

Tue Feb 03, 2004 4:32 am

Yea well.

I do most my readings in French magazines, and some US/British too, I guess it isn't sold in these (neither in my country). Well maybe US but I haven't heard of it. Now, as I said, I don't discredit its performance. Just the looks.

Regarding your comment re. the Porsche 911, the Turbo's tail is bigger as you know for a rigid reason: there wasn't any other place to put the turbo's intercooler. It is bigger on Turbos ever since the intercooler was introduced in 1977.

Any car that spends time on track always needs the bigger rims and spoilers. As long it is the output of an engineering bureau, its cool by me. But they sure expect to do high-speed chases if all their police cars are fitted like that!

Does the rear spoiler come stock for all road cars?
 
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RE: Running From The Police In Japan....

Tue Feb 03, 2004 7:44 am

GTR's certainly aint rice!!! Buckfifty which model GTR do you have- R32/R33 or R34? My fav is the R34, but performance wise the R32 is the quickest due to its light weight.
 
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RE: Running From The Police In Japan....

Tue Feb 03, 2004 7:50 am

Re. the panel on the hood, I suppose it's there to deflect materials thrown at the car?
 
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RE: Running From The Police In Japan....

Tue Feb 03, 2004 11:40 am

Regarding your comment re. the Porsche 911, the Turbo's tail is bigger as you know for a rigid reason: there wasn't any other place to put the turbo's intercooler. It is bigger on Turbos ever since the intercooler was introduced in 1977.

To be pedantic, there are also various standard Carrera and Clubsport models that can be had with a whaletail (without the intercooler bulge, of course). But as I said, if the spolier serves a function of the car's potential (i.e. on an E30 M3), then it really doesn't matter if it should be there or not, unlike a Civic, let's say.

And there is a side benefit to having a spoiler in my car, is that it helps me with backing up into a parking space. Well, that is quite an inane reason, but it is helpful regardless.

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RE: Running From The Police In Japan....

Tue Feb 03, 2004 5:11 pm

To be pedantic, there are also various standard Carrera and Clubsport models that can be had with a whaletail

urm yes I said turbos' came with a bigger tail. Carreras stock come with a smaller tail (the turbo one available probably as add-on), and the clubsport (do you mean the GT3?) slightly bigger than the carrera, meaning that in stock, each car is getting not more tail than it needs.

anyway... you and I are saying the same thing!!!  Big thumbs up

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