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    boy i love my roof rack (pic inside)

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    Yup, hard to lug stuff like that around on a hitch rack isn't it?

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    I know, right?

    Hey, it says the weight limit is 100kg. Okay, I exceeded that by a lot...

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/1qOYRHf_tdLr_TbN6G5fBA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.ggpht.com/_zZ7tZYTZu1o/TK-cIW7I4AI/AAAAAAAASNc/IgyvOKB_qBw/s800/audi%20pickup.jpg" height="453" width="604" /></a>

    I wish it was better for hauling bikes.

    Pretty cool setup, tho. I can haul three bikes on the roof and two on the hitch, plus gear in the back. I wouldn't wanna be a full sized adult stuck in center back seat for much of a drive up to the trailhead.

    I hauled enough lumber to make two good sized planter boxes in the backyard.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/uifRraF2cZZeZ-Y589nQJQ?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.ggpht.com/_zZ7tZYTZu1o/TCgjpfR_-II/AAAAAAAAQhg/myctnpFl7os/s800/IMG_1152.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

    Heh... urban backyards... we always joke that our yard is so small, if you fell over you would hit your head on either the fence or the house.
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    Yeah, I suppose you guys are stuck using the roof rack since your cars don't have a hitch and won't tow anything anyway.


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    a hitch is in the works for mine, and i can pull a motorcycle trailer. theres 253whp in that car.

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    Yeah....

    Quote Originally Posted by superspec
    a hitch is in the works for mine, and i can pull a motorcycle trailer. theres 253whp in that car.
    Audi's got 1500 pounds towing capacity. However, I never got around to putting in the wiring harness for the lights. That's a small camping trailer, or a flatbed trailer with a bunch of bikes on it and gear.

    Quote Originally Posted by mopartodd
    Yeah, I suppose you guys are stuck using the roof rack since your cars don't have a hitch and won't tow anything anyway.

    ... and still use 1/3 the gas of Detroit heavy metal.
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    Quote Originally Posted by superspec
    a hitch is in the works for mine, and i can pull a motorcycle trailer. theres 253whp in that car.
    Nice. Turbo'd?
    I have a Caliber SRT-4 that's 297 whp. I don't tow with it though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    I know, right?

    Hey, it says the weight limit is 100kg. Okay, I exceeded that by a lot...

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/1qOYRHf_tdLr_TbN6G5fBA?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.ggpht.com/_zZ7tZYTZu1o/TK-cIW7I4AI/AAAAAAAASNc/IgyvOKB_qBw/s800/audi%20pickup.jpg" height="453" width="604" /></a>

    I wish it was better for hauling bikes.

    Pretty cool setup, tho. I can haul three bikes on the roof and two on the hitch, plus gear in the back. I wouldn't wanna be a full sized adult stuck in center back seat for much of a drive up to the trailhead.

    I hauled enough lumber to make two good sized planter boxes in the backyard.

    <a href="https://picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/uifRraF2cZZeZ-Y589nQJQ?feat=embedwebsite"><img src="https://lh5.ggpht.com/_zZ7tZYTZu1o/TCgjpfR_-II/AAAAAAAAQhg/myctnpFl7os/s800/IMG_1152.JPG" height="600" width="800" /></a>

    Heh... urban backyards... we always joke that our yard is so small, if you fell over you would hit your head on either the fence or the house.
    *though*
    *want to*
    *good-sized*

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    Audi's got 1500 pounds towing capacity. However, I never got around to putting in the wiring harness for the lights. That's a small camping trailer, or a flatbed trailer with a bunch of bikes on it and gear.



    ... and still use 1/3 the gas of Detroit heavy metal.

    So your audi gets 63 MPG on the highway and 45 MPG in town??? (Compaing it to a 2011 Chevy pick-up with a V-8)
    I never knew audi had such fuel efficient cars.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mopartodd
    Nice. Turbo'd?
    I have a Caliber SRT-4 that's 297 whp. I don't tow with it though.

    n/a. its a vq35 from a maxima with a few bolt ons i do have an 02 sentra with a full built and destroked motor. it made 500.6 and 323 at the wheels several years ago. that was done on an sc61 at 19#. hopefully this time next year ill have a new billet turbo on it wiht some 1600cc injectors. shooting for 800-900whp

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    Quote Originally Posted by superspec
    n/a. its a vq35 from a maxima with a few bolt ons i do have an 02 sentra with a full built and destroked motor. it made 500.6 and 323 at the wheels several years ago. that was done on an sc61 at 19#. hopefully this time next year ill have a new billet turbo on it wiht some 1600cc injectors. shooting for 800-900whp
    Those are pretty respectable numbers. Have to start a thread for that when you get closer to finishing it. Sounds like it would be worth seeing.

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    Okay, fair enough...

    Quote Originally Posted by mopartodd
    So your audi gets 63 MPG on the highway and 45 MPG in town??? (Compaing it to a 2011 Chevy pick-up with a V-8)
    I never knew audi had such fuel efficient cars.
    .... but 30 mpg freeway. Okay, 28 real world mixed driving. The new ones have half again more power and get 35 mpg.

    I drove a Silverado for several thousand miles unloaded around California freeways, and never got better than 17, and I baby footed it. I have a hard time buying that they can really get 21 mpg freeway... not that I would exactly call a Silverado Detroit heavy metal.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mopartodd
    Those are pretty respectable numbers. Have to start a thread for that when you get closer to finishing it. Sounds like it would be worth seeing.
    i could have made the 800 mark several years ago but i found MTBing. the 4 bikes in my garage pretty much get all of my budget now. the car just got moved to the back burner for a while.

    here is a vid of my 02 on the dyno.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Trav4011#p/u/27/nWuyKh1fTho

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    Dang....

    Quote Originally Posted by superspec
    i could have made the 800 mark several years ago but i found MTBing. the 4 bikes in my garage pretty much get all of my budget now. the car just got moved to the back burner for a while.

    here is a vid of my 02 on the dyno.

    http://www.youtube.com/user/Trav4011#p/u/27/nWuyKh1fTho
    Got yourself a bit of a monster there, dontcha?

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    Quote Originally Posted by pimpbot
    .... but 30 mpg freeway. Okay, 28 real world mixed driving. The new ones have half again more power and get 35 mpg.

    I drove a Silverado for several thousand miles unloaded around California freeways, and never got better than 17, and I baby footed it. I have a hard time buying that they can really get 21 mpg freeway... not that I would exactly call a Silverado Detroit heavy metal.
    To the OP, sorry for highjacking your thread.

    Who knows what else may have been going on that could have dropped those numbers...My guess would be fuel. My last truck, 2004 Hemi Ram, got 20% better MPG's than the estimates and all my cars do better as well. So who knows.

    I'll asume that "detroit heavy metal" was meant to mean old cars. Yeah, some of them were awful, but not all were bad. The car I show in my avatar would get 27-28 MPG on the highway before I started modifing it. Even today it's not worse than most pick-ups.

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    n/p man. as long as my threads get hijacked talking cars im all good with that. cars and bikes are my 2 money pits!

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