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Would this be consider a SWAP!!!!!

Discussion in 'General Tech and Maintenance' started by Nightstalker, Feb 16, 2007.

  1. Nightstalker

    Nightstalker New Member

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    ok how about this one.......lol and its street legal!!!!!!
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    This is a street-legal jet car on full afterburner. The car has two engines: the production gasoline engine in the front driving the front wheels and the jet engine in the back. The idea is that you drive around legally on the gasoline engine and when you want to have some fun, you spin up the jet and get on the burner (you can start the jet while driving along on the gasoline engine). The car was built because I wanted the wildest street-legal ride possible. With this project, I was able to use some stuff I learned while getting my fancy engineering degree (I have a PhD in Mechanical Engineering from Stanford University) to design a street-legal jet car without the distraction of how other people have done it in the past - because no one has. I don't know how fast the car will go and probably never will. The car was built to thrill me, not kill me. That doesn't stop me from the occasional blast on the highway though.
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    The car is licensed here in California. In California, new cars have bi-annual smog inspections so if you modify the engine, it is likely to fail the inspection and you won't be able to drive it on the street. There are some exempt engine modifications (ex. after-cat mufflers - big deal) but none that will allow you to add 1350 hp to a new car
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  2. get_nick

    get_nick These snozzberries taste like snozzberries... VIP

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    nothing better than a picture of a cop picking his nose!
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    ha ha ha i saw that but would this still be consider a swap?
     
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    no, because you have the original engine still. this is just a safety issue. not only the jet engine in there, but the attraction from traffic it would bring.

    i guarantee you, this guy has NEVER used this on an open road.
     
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    oh i know i was being funny.....lol
     
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    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    Arn't there laws preventing you from having something stick out of the back of your vehicle past a certain lenght?
     
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    extended 6' or more, you must have a red flag on it.
     
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    technically there is something red on the back!!!!!!!!!!!!!! " afterburner" lmao
     
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    Cashizslick !i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!i!

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    People are afraid to tailgate that car :ph34r:
     
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    i wonder if that voids the warranty?
     
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    If you got the cash to put a turbine in a VW you really dont care about the warranty.....lol
     
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    My jaw dropped....

    haha.
     
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    In the wrong section btw.
     
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    Capt. Orygun Win the Day

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    The intake is inside the cabin? That's Bullshit
     
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    "WHERE'S MAH AIR!!!"

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