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I have read like 4 different articles about turbos vs supercharging, and 9900 ways to go fast, and blah blah blah.....
I subscribe to Turbo, SCC, and Stupid Street
and Im like.....**** they alll say the same ****. Of course car the Features are different but still.
 

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<font face="Verdana, Arial" size="2">Originally posted by 94_REDSE-R:
I have read like 4 different articles about turbos vs supercharging, and 9900 ways to go fast, and blah blah blah.....
I subscribe to Turbo, SCC, and Stupid Street
and Im like.....**** they alll say the same ****. Of course car the Features are different but still.
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Well... Turbo and SCC share the same publisher (Primedia) and some of SCC's articles are reprinted in Turbo and vice versa. Super Street, IMnotsoHO, is just a bunch of riceboys thinking they're engineers with a journalistic background of some sorts, but they go out of their way to show nothing but photos of cars that are Fast and the Furious-worthy and hot women (and some 15-year-old girls, too) that are pretty much "sloppy seconds." Not to mention their articles aren't even worthy of elementary school english writing!


Yes... Can you tell I'm EXTREMELY bored today?

*puts on flame suit in case there are people who defend Super Street*

--Andrew Phan
1998 200SX SE-R
1993 NX2000
 
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*puts on flame suit in case there are people who defend Super Street*

that **** is funny!!!!
I can always find good laughs here.

Yeah Stupid Street is on the wacked out side.
I agree. SCC and Turbo are like the older brothers. SS is still a kid. But I'll still read it.
 

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OK, I had to bite on this one, as it is a pet peeve of mine. Keep in mind I'm 35, and grew up modding/racing V8/RWD machines.....
The newer import/compact car magazines that are out there really aren't all that great at doing what they do. SCC, Super Street, and Turbo included. IMHO. Just take a look at any 'old school' magazine (Hot Rod, Car Craft, etc.) and tell me which one does a better job of actually showing you things to do to your car, and what effect those mods ACTUALLY have on a car like yours.
IMHO (again) SCC and Super Street are close to worthless, as they feature cars with this mod and that one, but yet they don't do any testing at all to see how much the car is improved over stock. No acceleration figures, braking, etc.
How much is a G-Tech nowadays???
Now....flip over to a magazine like Car and Driver, and you'll see a car magazine that is done the way it should be done. Granted, C/D covers new cars, but yet they also dabble in modded cars from all over the automotive spectrum.
AND, they actually test the cars and tell us what works, what doesn't, and why.
Sorry to ramble, but this is a major concern of mine. So many people who are new to 'hot rodding' (generic term) are buying these magazines, and realizing that just plopping parts on a car is all it takes to get in one of these magazines. Forget the actual results of modding your car....just buy the parts and we'll put you in here, too!
SuperStreet is the worst, by far, of a less-than-stellar lot, if you ask me. No substance whatsoever, no reason to read it. I keep thinking I'll write the NIRA folks and tell them to keep the magazine they keep sending me as part of NIRA membership. Some day...
I've rambled enough. Sorry to waste the bandwidth.
 
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Well, I gotta give SCC and Turbo props cause they do, sometimes, do dyno test on products.
Turbo just did the cam sticks for the SR20DE and showed 15 hp gains. woohoo!!
And SCC has the project Sentra SE-R, that I love!! They play with it and dyno that all the time. SS, I really dont get into too much. Nice bikini pics though. Alot of articles are just the same ol' sh*t! zzzzzzz
 

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Originally posted by SERprise In WV:
[BIMHO (again) SCC and Super Street are close to worthless, as they feature cars with this mod and that one, but yet they don't do any testing at all to see how much the car is improved over stock. No acceleration figures, braking, etc.
How much is a G-Tech nowadays??[/B]
Hmm... I guess dyno charts don't mean anything, huh? I guess track testing at the local race tracks (Willow Springs, Buttonwillow, etc.) don't mean anything, huh? I guess trying to get a car reliable enough before doing any mods just so it doesn't blow up (read: Project RX-7) doesn't mean anything, huh? I guess the owners of those project cars need 48-hour days instead of 24-hour days just so they could meet your criteria on a good car magazine. I guess technical articles (i.e. Slip Angle, Technobabble, Suck-Squash-Bang-Blow, etc.) don't mean anything huh? Sure, they don't do any testing of some of their feature cars (not project cars.)

Sounds like a really good letter to write and I know for sure it'll make their letters page if you put all your thoughts into it.

It all comes down to this: There will always be people on opposite sides of that thin line between what is good and what is sucky.

Oh well... To each his own, I guess. I'll stick with my SCC and Grassroots Motorsports.

--Andrew Phan
Who is really FREAKIN' bored today, if no one hasn't already noticed.
 
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i love suck, squish, bang, blow. that is the greatest part of scc. sure they dont to much testing on the featured cars, but that doesnt really matter, they have their own cars to test, which seem a little bit more aquireable then the featured (se-r, crx, 323 gtx... ).

if you want good pic of chicks amoung cars, get max power.
 

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RollcageSR20;

I'll give credit where credit is due: Kojima's tech articles are top-notch, no doubt. And yes, they do a good job with their project cars.
However...you must admit that the majority of vehicles featured in SCC (yes, featured vehicles) are mostly trailer queens and 'all show, no go' types. My point is that those are precisely the vehicles that need to be tested.
What did sticking a turbo on a Civic do to the car? Believe it or not, I've crushed a few turbo, winged Civics at the dragstrip that couldn't run in the 14s if you pushed them out of a tree.
Which brings me back: Good car magazine writing shows what *can* be done, and how to do it, and what the results are, all in one article. Yes, feature cars included.
Want to build a 200bhp B16 engine? Here's *how* to do it, step-by-step, and here's what each individual mod does (or doesn't) do. Plus, here's the cost of all the goodies to do it, because we did it ourselves in order to write this article.
I'm telling you...there's a tremendous market out there for a Car Craft-like magazine that is aimed at import/compact car buffs.

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yeah i feel the same way. I guess thats when i bought a subscribtion to hot rod magazine.
Although not an import mag, they have alot of in depth technical articles.

Besides, who better to learn from than those old school hot rodders?



[This message has been edited by hybrid D E T (edited 07-13-2001).]
 
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SUCK SQUISH BANG BLOW WAS A GOOD PORN....OOPS , I mean good article but if you read the last couple issues of SCC and SS they both had past aricles about the same topic. I was like, ok. zzzzzzz another article about turbs and sups. zzzzzzzz
Maybe if they did test on certain brands....
Hey now we're talkin'.
 
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