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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by mejai(m): 12:24pm On Mar 07
drmuchin:


pls what is a paddle shifter
a pressing button behind the steering wheel. U press/tap it to shift gears like a manual transmission. F1 style
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by GAZZUZZ(m): 3:03pm On Mar 07
GAZZUZZ:
See this song....


Ladugbo mi
Tin ti yo
Tin ti jeun
Tin ti payin

Plus the type of road below.......

The right motivation is all u need....

Naira nah legend cool


Agu adi eri agu
Obum ka nwata na ebu olu
Cos I pull up in a motto nji asa olu
O pasa maka ego adi agwu agwu
I go talk am maka nwoke adi ezo onu
Kechibe maka is I'm na ewnu oku
Fast life mana nwoke adi ebu onu
9 abani bu oge anyi ji agba ogwu
Phyno onye highway
Kaywise highway
Umuaka high way
Chelum na highway
Owam na highway
Nchubia na highway
Men choba okporo abanye highway
No come dey wine me

cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEHSYEYHZeU

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by HeavenlyBang(m): 3:27pm On Mar 07
GAZZUZZ:



Agu adi eri agu
Obum ka nwata na ebu olu
Cos I pull up in a motto nji asa olu
O pasa maka ego adi agwu agwu
I go talk am maka nwoke adi ezo onu
Kechibe maka is I'm na ewnu oku
Fast life mana nwoke adi ebu onu
9 abani bu oge anyi ji agba ogwu
Phyno onye highway
Kaywise highway
Umuaka high way
Chelum na highway
Owam na highway
Nchubia na highway
Men choba okporo abanye highway
No come dey wine me

cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy cheesy




https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NEHSYEYHZeU


Lmao. grin
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by sultaan(m): 2:08am On Mar 09
8.5mpg is incredible, going 100mph is pushing it.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by mammanbawa: 9:56am On Mar 11
[quote author=diportivo post=99603416][/quote]

Where you dey see these pictures grin grin
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by Gilbertase: 4:05pm On Mar 11
But why the RPM so high on the Tundra though?? Overdrive disabled I guess. Once my ford edge gets to 80km/h overdrive kicks in. It wont rev past 2rpm and the speedo go dey flow dey go till 220. It really makes driving the car very enjoyable on long trips on good roads. Quiet and fuel-conserving whilst still delivering on quick acceleration. Even my old work car back in the day, a 1.6l Renault Logan 2012 with no overdrive did 210kmh on Benin-ore once like that and it didn't rev as high as this. Maybe cos i cruised into it and just held it there till there was nothing more to give..lol

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by kingreign(m): 4:30pm On Mar 11
Gilbertase:
But why the RPM so high on the Tundra though?? Overdrive disabled I guess. Once my ford edge gets to 80km/h overdrive kicks in. It wont rev past 2rpm and the speedo go dey flow dey go till 220. It really makes driving the car very enjoyable on long trips on good roads. Quiet and fuel-conserving whilst still delivering on quick acceleration. Even my old work car back in the day, a 1.6l Renault Logan 2012 with no overdrive did 210kmh on Benin-ore once like that and it didn't rev as high as this. Maybe cos i cruised into it and just held it there till there was nothing more to give..lol
even a 7 speed auto matic diesel v8 wont lie the way you just did.

It's alright, na cruise we dey shaa.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by Gilbertase: 5:58pm On Mar 11
kingreign:
even a 7 speed auto matic diesel v8 wont lie the way you just did.

It's alright, na cruise we dey shaa.
wow! But what do i stand to gain by lying tho? Right now i really wish i had recorded a video. That would have made this convo golden. No worries, hopefully someone else who has an edge and has experienced exactly what i stated above will corroborate my supposed 'lie'. If i'm also able to find proof of this on the www, i will revert with a link.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by Gilbertase: 6:30pm On Mar 11
I havent found anything as specific as my description, and e dey pain me. This screenshot is/should be common knowledge to pple who know how overdrive works, but isnt specific enough. What i sha know is in June 2020 when i picked up my 2010 Ford edge, which has a six speed trans with overdrive, on the stretch btw saapade and guramaraji, that car did the full 200 (not 220 that was a typo) and the rpm was solidly ard 2. It just stood there whilst the speedo needle kept going. Femtopford is a ford specialist, can you clarify this pls?

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by sultaan(m): 7:18pm On Mar 11
Look at my tachometer at 90 mph on page 6 then 80 mph it will explains the Tundra's low's mpg

That Chrysler 300 V6 got me average 30 mpg on a 700 mile trip to Florida.

The Pentastar is a very good engine, powerful and efficient

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by 9icetoo(m): 8:37pm On Mar 11
Gilbertase:
I havent found anything as specific as my description, and e dey pain me. This screenshot is/should be common knowledge to pple who know how overdrive works, but isnt specific enough. What i sha know is in June 2020 when i picked up my 2010 Ford edge, which has a six speed trans with overdrive, on the stretch btw saapade and guramaraji, that car did the full 200 (not 220 that was a typo) and the rpm was solidly ard 2. It just stood there whilst the speedo needle kept going. Femtopford is a ford specialist, can you clarify this pls?
Ha. On my ford with tiptronic 8 speed paddle shifter overdrive, na 1000rpm at 250km/hr.
E be like your own get small problem.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by Jagermeister(m): 9:37pm On Mar 11
9icetoo:

Ha. On my ford with tiptronic 8 speed paddle shifter overdrive, na 1000rpm at 250km/hr.
E be like your own get small problem.

Una dey drive 250kph...

When you no dey nurburgring...

Belike the spare tire for ya booth contain spare life too.. hmm mmm

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by HeavenlyBang(m): 9:56pm On Mar 11
9icetoo:

Ha. On my ford with tiptronic 8 speed paddle shifter overdrive, na 1000rpm at 250km/hr.
E be like your own get small problem.

On my Merc, I dey do 300km/h at 700 rpm. I fit drive 800 miles like that before fuel enter reserve.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by OPUSDEI1(m): 10:08pm On Mar 11
Gilbertase:
I havent found anything as specific as my description, and e dey pain me. This screenshot is/should be common knowledge to pple who know how overdrive works, but isnt specific enough. What i sha know is in June 2020 when i picked up my 2010 Ford edge, which has a six speed trans with overdrive, on the stretch btw saapade and guramaraji, that car did the full 200 (not 220 that was a typo) and the rpm was solidly ard 2. It just stood there whilst the speedo needle kept going. Femtopford is a ford specialist, can you clarify this pls?

Make una free the guy na, maybe his redline starts from 2500rpm and ends in 3000rpm, just maybe.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by Gilbertase: 11:06pm On Mar 11
OPUSDEI1:


Make una free the guy na, maybe his redline starts from 2500rpm and ends in 3000rpm, just maybe.
ok. Radautoworks and Femtopford especially, kindly share you inputs on my experience based on your experience, if/when you see this. Car was a ford edge 2010, dont know if anything out of the ordinary was installed. It sha had the O/D knob on the gear lever, which was on by default of course. Only hit the button to turn it off when i'm doing city driving after reading about how to properly use O/D due to the same experience i earlier stated...which is why i made that comment, cos i assumed a larger V8 would handle it even nicer.
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by Gilbertase: 12:29am On Mar 12
Still on this lie matter, i hate using wikipedia but it will suffice for now cos it ended up being detailed enough, with numbers which i'm sure weren't all made up too. The tyre size of the edge is 255/50R20, is AWD, and gearing ratio is 4.48:1. So flowing from all the attached, what do the numbers say dear friends??

Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by mammanbawa: 6:58am On Mar 12
Gilbertase:
Still on this lie matter, i hate using wikipedia but it will suffice for now cos it ended up being detailed enough, with numbers which i'm sure weren't all made up too. The tyre size of the edge is 255/50R20, is AWD, and gearing ratio is 4.48:1. So flowing from all the attached, what do the numbers say dear friends??


The tundra's high rpm is cos it was constantly downshifting. Your Ford had a faulty tachometer or you're mistaken on the figure

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by Gilbertase: 8:10am On Mar 12
mammanbawa:



The tundra's high rpm is cos it was constantly downshifting. Your Ford had a faulty tachometer or you're mistaken on the figure
except that from nought to about 80kmh it revs to like 3k or 3k5 and shifts through all the gears fine. I dont push pedal to the metal (spirited driving), i just build into it. That is how i typically drive. My first use of overdrive is my mum's car. My mum's crv with overdrive drives diff, that one gets to like same 80 to 100 and just holds it there, it wont speed up significantly or quickly past that regardless of how you give it gas, only slow step-wise marginal increases. But this one was completely diff, hence why i specifically stated the car details, and also why when i got home i decided to really read about overdrive. I'm telling you that is exactly how it happened. Tacho couldnt have been broken, cos like i said it moves past the 2k-ish rpm when moving thru the gears, and also on idle when i rev it in our 'Nigerian way' of firing it on idle, it moves into 5k or above depending on the push i give it, redline at 6.5k as you can see. When i gained momentum, at about 80kmh and above the needle just dropped to 2 -2k5, whilst the speedo needle kept moving according to pressure i put on the accelerator. I kid you not it moved all thru to 200 on that stetch of road, and it didnt get to 3krpm. I didnt know it was so significant at the time, maybe i would have dared to document it despite the risk

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by valarinz: 8:18am On Mar 12
Gilbertase:
except that from nought to about 80kmh it revs to like 3k or 3k5 and shifts through all the gears fine. I dont push pedal to the metal (spirited driving), i just build into it. That is how i typically drive. My first use of overdrive is my mum'd car. My mum's crv with overdrive drives diff, that one gets to like same 80 to 100 and just holds it there, it wont speed up significantly past that regardless of how you give it gas, only slow step-wise marginal increase. But this one was completely diff, hence why i specifically stated the car details, and also why when i got home i decided to really read about overdrive. I'm telling you that is exactly how it happened. Tacho couldnt have been broken, cos like i said it moves past the 2k-ish rpm when moving thru the gears, and also on idle when i rev ot in our 'Nigerian way' of firing it on idle, it moves into 5k or above depending on the push i give it, redline at 6.5k as you can see.


Bro, this car is still in your possession, yes?

Why speak long grammar here in defense of your claims on a daily.

Get into the car once more, drive it to same 200kmhr on 2000rpm via the overdrive and kindly take a pic of the cluster once more.

That pic alone will speak clearly, a thousand times more eloquently than you've been doing since... Scouring the internet looking for editorials or pics to buttress your point.

Auto field is practical, you won't convince anybody here who knows their onions via your relentless long grammars, get practical. cool

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by Gilbertase: 8:20am On Mar 12
valarinz:



Bro, this car is still in your possession, yes?

Why speak long grammar here in defense of your claims on a daily.

Get into the car once more, drive it to same 200kmhr on 2000rpm via the overdrive and kindly take a pic of the cluster once more.

That pic alone will speak clearly, a thousand times more eloquently than you've been doing since... Scouring the internet looking for editorials or pics to buttress your point.

Auto field is practical, you won't convince anybody here who knows their onions via your relentless long grammars, get practical. cool
wish i could. Car was bought to resell, and has long been sold. It's all good sha.
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by banky3w(m): 10:09am On Mar 12
Gilbertase:
wish i could. Car was bought to resell, and has long been sold. It's all good sha.
Unless your car has an 8-speed tranny, it is absolutely very hard to believe those claims you mentioned. Though this might have happened as you said you experienced it, but all of us can’t comprehend it because it is almost impossible in physics and we are all about the physics. grin grin grin
I remembered when I narrated how I gave a Range Rover serious headache with a 4cyl 2003 Camry doing 200km/h on Abuja-kaduna expressway( when the road was still as smooth as a baby’s butt) and a well known moniker was arguing that the Camry couldn’t have done 200km/h without developing wings and flying off to wakanda but it happened in that the car still feels planted on the road and I did that speed for more than a quarter of the journey with the Range Rover.
I understand how painful it feels when you achieved a feat(whether by miracle or physics) and someone or people can’t believe it happened. Just resist the urge to continue to shalaye and keep safe and alive by not trying to prove a point by trying to do it again. Life na one oh.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by Gilbertase: 10:26am On Mar 12
banky3w:

Unless your car has an 8-speed tranny, it is absolutely very hard to believe those claims you mentioned. Though this might have happened as you said you experienced it, but all of us can’t comprehend it because it is almost impossible in physics and we are all about the physics. grin grin grin
I remembered when I narrated how I gave a Range Rover serious headache with a 4cyl 2003 Camry doing 200km/h on Abuja-kaduna expressway( when the road was still as smooth as a baby’s butt) and a well known moniker was arguing that the Camry couldn’t have done 200km/h without developing wings and flying off to wakanda but it happened in that the car still feels planted on the road and I did that speed for more than a quarter of the journey with the Range Rover.
I understand how painful it feels when you achieved a feat(whether by miracle or physics) and someone or people can’t believe it happened. Just resist the urge to continue to shalaye and keep safe and alive by not trying to prove a point by trying to do it again. Life na one oh.
na so..no more shalaye will be made. Lol

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by Kirkman: 10:45pm On May 30
Oga HeavenlyBang, pls we need detailed updates so far about the magic carpet ride E550 sir. grin
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by HeavenlyBang(m): 7:18am On May 31
Kirkman:
Oga HeavenlyBang, pls we need detailed updates so far about the magic carpet ride E550 sir. grin

Been smooth sailing, sir.

Only things I've had to change are linkages and right control arm.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by Kirkman: 3:08pm On May 31
HeavenlyBang:


Been smooth sailing, sir.

Only things I've had to change are linkages and right control arm.
Allright sir; enjoy grin
Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by HeavenlyBang(m): 10:24am On Jun 04
Update

I have now had this car for six months.

In that period, I've put on about 5,000 miles on it.

Zero mechanical failures so far. I've had to deal with a few things, however.

- Brake pad change
- Front rotors resurfacing
- Front linkages replacement
- Control arms
- Oil change


These are under regular maintenance.

Apart from that, I had my battery fail randomly. A 75aH battery that was bought in Nigeria. Replaced with a 100aH battery.

While travelling, I had to go through some water, and it shorted my right headlight control module. A replacement was 40k.

Total expenditure on all maintainance and fixes is about 200k as it stands. Though, some of those were due to making the wrong decision.

1. Bought brake pads that turned out to be fake, had to buy another set within a few days.
2. Bought linkages that were also fake, bent almost immediately I left the workshop
3. Bought toks control arms that also got damaged.

As you can see, there are plenty of fake parts for these cars. Funny enough, all of those fixes have been on the front end of the car. Brakes, arms, links. It's understandable, as it's a heavy grand touring car with a very heavy engine in front. As such, front suspension and brakes suffer a lot.

If not for having to buy the aforementioned parts multiple times, I'd have only spent about 140k. Lesson learned.

So far, it's been a good car. Comfortable, reasonably prestigious, decent handling, good power. No regrets. Due for another brake pad change, though.

See you all at the 1-year mark. If all goes as planned, I'll do a facelift to the 2014 design.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by Arrow144(m): 6:10pm On Jun 04
good to hear you are really taking of your E550.
normally the 100amps battery is suitable for such complex cars, the 75amps won't really supply full power to the car's electrical system..

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by HeavenlyBang(m): 6:24pm On Jun 04
Arrow144:
good to hear you are really taking of your E550.
normally the 100amps battery is suitable for such complex cars, the 75amps won't really supply full power to the car's electrical system..

Yes. I wasn't present when it was bought.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by 9icetoo(m): 6:35pm On Jun 04
HeavenlyBang:


Yes. I wasn't present when it was bought.
I am still on the lookout for this car and you know what I plan to do. cheesy

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by kingreign(m): 7:19pm On Jun 04
HeavenlyBang:
Update

I have now had this car for six months.

In that period, I've put on about 5,000 miles on it.

Zero mechanical failures so far. I've had to deal with a few things, however.

- Brake pad change
- Front rotors resurfacing
- Front linkages replacement
- Control arms
- Oil change


These are under regular maintenance.

Apart from that, I had my battery fail randomly. A 75aH battery that was bought in Nigeria. Replaced with a 100aH battery.

While travelling, I had to go through some water, and it shorted my right headlight control module. A replacement was 40k.

Total expenditure on all maintainance and fixes is about 200k as it stands. Though, some of those were due to making the wrong decision.

1. Bought brake pads that turned out to be fake, had to buy another set within a few days.
2. Bought linkages that were also fake, bent almost immediately I left the workshop
3. Bought toks control arms that also got damaged.

As you can see, there are plenty of fake parts for these cars. Funny enough, all of those fixes have been on the front end of the car. Brakes, arms, links. It's understandable, as it's a heavy grand touring car with a very heavy engine in front. As such, front suspension and brakes suffer a lot.

If not for having to buy the aforementioned parts multiple times, I'd have only spent about 140k. Lesson learned.

So far, it's been a good car. Comfortable, reasonably prestigious, decent handling, good power. No regrets. Due for another brake pad change, though.

See you all at the 1-year mark. If all goes as planned, I'll do a facelift to the 2014 design.

You don scrape the rim for kerbs angry angry angry

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by HeavenlyBang(m): 7:30pm On Jun 04
kingreign:


You don scrape the rim for kerbs angry angry angry

Na so e dey when I buy am jare.

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Re: On The Eight Day, God Made The V8: My Journey To 400 HP by nymphomaniac(m): 8:07pm On Jun 04
Very nice thread

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