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Forget upgrading to a 2ZZ, who’s going to install the G16E-GTS turbocharged motor from the GR Yaris/Corolla? Is this a swap we can expect to see in the near future?
But turboing a 1ZZ doesn’t get you as much street cred. Admit it, you know you want to be the first guy at your local cars and coffee who can brag that he has the Gazoo Racing motor. 😂 😉Seems like a waste of money when you can reach the same result by turbocharging a 1ZZ for much cheaper.
Take it easy, Francis. It was just a joke....maybe if street cred helps you sleep at night? Is that you?
Fortunately, I don't care about what anyone thinks and don't have any desire to flex my wallet for attention.
Wombat. 😂Not much to brag about when "performance" cars all have 1000 HP from the factory with angry cat, wombat, whatever badges on the fenders.
It seems that you are correct. From Wikipedia, with regard to the AW11 222D rally car prototype:Either way, I don't see what the point is. 400 whp is just stupid in this chassis and would put the car in the power-to-weight class that is comparable to modern supercars... only they're filled with electronic gizmos and technology to help you put that power down. The biggest difference is that the wheelbase is much smaller than most supercars and would probably be completely bonkers to drive without serious consideration for the traction problems it would have. I honestly think 250 whp is pushing it on this car, let alone anything more than that.
Thanks for the info. So I looked it up and rather than being picked up by a satellite, when your phone has zero signal, that’s because it can’t access your carriers network. However, when you dial 911, your phone sends out a signal so all carriers networks can place the call. So zero signal doesn’t necessarily mean there aren’t any other networks nearby, just not your own. But of course if there aren’t any towers within range at all regardless of network, the call won’t go through.Just for general info because too many people are unaware: You wíll be able to make a 911 alarm call. Even without money on the phone or zero signal a 911 call will be picked up by satellites and relayed.
It needs to be a proper emergency though or you will get non-funny charges.
Well the link I posted did indicate you could even use an old phone not on any network and without a SIM, so somethings apparently happening whatever it may be. It’s definitely worth trying if ever in that situation.it is not the SIM which sends the signal but the antenna. Com satellites will also pick that up, In case no tower responds it will be relayed. No, there will be no phóne call/connection but the alert is passed on.
Worked several years in first line response here in the mountains. Was also the mounted unit for tricky to reach sites.
Anyway, the message is; DO call in case of emergency on roads like the one mentined even if you have zero signal.
I always carry three things for survival; a blanket for smoke signals, a set of flags for semaphore, and a telegraph. I haven’t needed them yet, but you never know when cell service will be unavailable whether due to remoteness or an electromagnetic pulse.Wherever I go, I always take with me a courier pigeon, trained to home itself back to the nearest police station, carrying the message "Send help please."