July 30, 2007

We test the new Nitto INVO tires

Filed under: Nissan News / Infiniti News — greg @ 8:27 pm

Last month, Nitto brought a new and unique tire to market – The INVO.  Read all about our test and impressions!

Nitto INVO Tire Review 

July 28, 2007

Lines, Signs, and Things That Go Bump

Filed under: Nissan News / Infiniti News — greg @ 2:41 am

Today’s motorist has to deal with all kinds of challenged car owners.  These owners range from high on the idiot scale to high on the “It’s all about me and you don’t count” mentality level.  Being someone who spends a lot of time on the road, I could go on and on about what these people are doing wrong on the roads but that would turn this article into a novel.  Instead, I will concentrate on Lines, Signs and Things That Go Bump.


What are lines when it comes to travel?  Usually, they are markers for the road in which you are traveling.  By law, or common sense, they actually mean something regardless of what other drivers seem to believe.  These lines may be on the roadway, parking lot or even on curbs.  The problems we have with challenged drivers is their interpretation of what these lines mean.  ON the roadway, these lines are to inform the driver whether they are in a passing zone or not.  Unfortunately it seems someone has been teaching motorists that these lines are simple decorations or can be discarded at a whim.  Two lines and the vehicle in front of you is doing 5mph over the speed limit?  Why, they are simply there to show you which lane you can move into to pass. It does not matter what, where or when you do it for these drivers have a right to do as they will.  Unfortunately, oncoming traffic and those who are turn-signal challenged feel they can do as they will as well.  Makes for some interesting scenarios.

What about those yellow or white lines in a parking lot?  Are they there to show parking spaces?  Only if you want to park.  To others they are meaningless in their persuit to make their way to their destinations.  40mph across a parking lot, going in between parked cars, must be quite the thrill. Why, the vehicle I witnessed today must have been going 45mph+ crossing the lot at an angle just so he can get in front of me and run a stop sign.  My was he in a hurry.  It was just unfortunate that a 18-wheeler did not pull out in time to total his crappy Honda Accord.  Of course, he would have blamed the accident on the truck and not his actions. I love seeing these people in fender benders.  I just wish the police would put them behind bars for being mentally challenged.  Electric Shock Therapy would be a good mandatory sentance for this kind of stupidity.


Signs, signs, everywhere are signs.  While they may be blocking scenery they are not there to be ignored.  Unless you too are an idiot (which you may well be if you are chuckling right now).  Stop does not mean to simply slow down.  Yield is actually a word you should learn.  No passing has nothing to do with the bean burrito you ate for lunch.  Handicapped is for those with physical disabilities instead of mental.  The list can go on and on.  Those same drivers who are too much into themselves or simply too stupid to understand what they mean should shred their license and take a bus.  Remember, you are not the only driver on the road.  “Share the road” needs to be added to your vocabulary.

Things That Go Bump

Door dings.  Most vehicles have them in some form or manner, even if the owner parks 5-bazillion rows back. There are two primary kinds of people who give door dings. Those who are not considerate and those who leave buggys in parking lots.  The inconsiderate ones range from “I simply do not care about your car in the least” to those who are size-challenged (ok, let’s call a spade a spade.  You are fat). Inconsiderate = throw open a door and don’t care.  Those who are fat prefer to press their door into yours, then use their door as leverage to get out, thus leaving a nice creased scratch.  See them do it?  It’s a waste of time to say anything as they simply stare at you with a, “Is the grease from my cheese burger still on my chin” look as they flick McDonalds french fry crumbs from their fingers. These are usually the same ones who refuse to walk 20 feet to put a buggy away properly.  They probably enjoy sitting in parking lots during windy days so they can see buggys bouncing off other cars like a life-size pinball machine while stuffing their face with a McFatty.

This is going where?

I understand some people simply see vehicles as transportation and that is absolutely fine with me.  BUT, people need to be considerate of others that share the same space where people drive and park.  As a car enthusiast, seeing people so self absorbed where they have no care at all to those around is concerning.  I wonder why these people have no care for anything but themselves.  I have my own thoughts on the subject but will stop here at this time.  Regardless, I plead with you all to pay attention to what is happening around you and to be considerate of others.  It’s not much to ask is it?  I’m considerate of you and your property, shouldn’t you be considerate of mine?  Or, am I simply dreaming of a society that will never happen?  I sure hope not.

Guest contributor Matt Moody is a Moderator on Maxima Forums.

July 22, 2007

Nismo-Edition Altima Coupe? Damn right.

Filed under: Nissan News / Infiniti News — greg @ 2:08 am

Read all about it!

July 19, 2007

Altima Coupe Forums are Exploding!

Filed under: Nissan News / Infiniti News — greg @ 2:09 am

We’ve seen a 900% (yes, nine-hundred percent) increase in traffic to the Altima Coupe Forums over last month at this time.  Buyers are starting to pop in and discuss their new rides, and modifications are already being made to the earliest models off the showroom floor.

Someone’s offering an Altima Coupe Body Kit already, so if you’re an early Coupe owner, pop in and see if you might be the first one with some FREE body mods!

July 17, 2007

SuperStreet Mag Steps In Poo. Twice.

Filed under: Nissan News / Infiniti News — greg @ 1:09 am

Well, if you’ve ever wondered how the ricer community gets seemingly stupider, the more magazines they read, here’s a clue:

Super Street Magazine Publishes Nonsense Statements

Brian Gillespie from Hasport, and Tyler Tanaka from Turbonetics take turns making misleading and outright uninformed statements that HAD to have been misinterpreted by the article writers at SuperStreet – Or were they?

July 11, 2007

Supercharge Your VQ, Go To Disneyland!

Filed under: Nissan News / Infiniti News — greg @ 10:08 pm

The crew at STILLEN knows that family comes first, and we realize that some of you may have to put plans for your car or truck on the back burner during summer to make room for a family vacation. Well, we think we’ve come up with a solution.  Here’s how it works:

Buy Any STILLEN Supercharger & have it installed here and we’ll provide you with:

* (2) Two-day Park Hopper Passes
– Disneyland AND California Adventure
– Move freely between the two parks both days
* Two nights hotel accomodations
* Shuttle Service between your hotel and Disneyland
* We’ll pick your car/truck up from the hotel when you arrive
* Then deliver it to you at the hotel once it is finished

All that you and your family need to do is enjoy your time in beautiful Southern California at the World Famous Disneyland Resort. Then once your vacation is over, your vehicle will be delivered to your hotel and you can enjoy the extra power under the hood all the way home. This is the perfect way to combine two great things – family fun and increased horsepower!

To claim this complete package, simply add the Supercharger (and hood, if applicable) to your cart and use the coupon code: HPVACATION during checkout or call in and mention the offer to one of our friendly salespeople.

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