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Re: what happened to the community

Postby kiosk » Thu Jul 20, 2017 6:56 am

mad_86 wrote:hes a straight up chop shop

proof?

Pictures of someone parting out 2 cars is hardly a call for pitchforks

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Re: what happened to the community

Postby mad_86 » Tue Jul 25, 2017 7:17 pm

May not be a Offical "chop shop" he may own
the cars he part out but it's the mentality of part out this car because I can make money but posting rediculous prices for old used part. Seriously some ppl want to drive these cars or restore them and doing this kind of stuff isnt good for the community just make prices go up & harder to find for people who need them.


I get yeah some people have to part a car or two. I'm not tripping about that all I'm saying is that I see these post for more than a yr and it's always different cars.


Who said anything about pitchforks go ahead & buy his parts i just saying this IS what happening to the community.

Btw. In those craigslist links I saw 4 corollas

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Re: what happened to the community

Postby CloudStrife » Wed Jul 26, 2017 4:19 am

I just don't get it..

So much complaints in this thread about how the "community" is going "down hill".

Have you guys ever been involved with Hondas, Acuras, etc. etc.? 240s? There are so many worse communities out there. From my experience I love every second of owning an 86. There are so many "do it yourselfers" compared to previous chassis I've owned. It's hard to maintain these cars as a daily driver. The parts can be a little hard to come across ( Although I don't think so) and the chassis is much different than most 90s JDM (think of the multilink rear and front spindle/hub alone).

I dunno, I just get so annoyed because I've made a lot of friends here and everyone who talks to me about my car is super cool and down-to-earth. It's been the best experience I've had with a chassis.

I hate contributing to this thread because I feel it's just a waste of space, but I figured that needed to be said!

If you guys think finding parts are that bad though, try owning a car that wasn't apart of Initial D..

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Re: what happened to the community

Postby xslowpokex » Thu Jul 27, 2017 1:57 pm

I think the club is just seeing a change at the moment, but i believe in the near future C4AG will see a return but in a different way. The reason i say this is because the 86 is stepping into "classic car" territory, just like many cult cars before it, like the bmw 2002, datsun 510, rx3, 240z....all these cars went through that change from being a competative inexpensive motorsports platform...to now being expensive classic cars that most people would rather restore and preserve than race. And i know the thought of restoring and preserving an 86 instead of racing makes some 86ers wanna barf, but it is happening just like many other car before it. So i think C4AG will see more action in the future but in a different direction...

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Re: what happened to the community

Postby Jayrdee » Thu Jul 27, 2017 4:15 pm

xslowpokex wrote:I think the club is just seeing a change at the moment, but i believe in the near future C4AG will see a return but in a different way. The reason i say this is because the 86 is stepping into "classic car" territory, just like many cult cars before it, like the bmw 2002, datsun 510, rx3, 240z....all these cars went through that change from being a competative inexpensive motorsports platform...to now being expensive classic cars that most people would rather restore and preserve than race. And i know the thought of restoring and preserving an 86 instead of racing makes some 86ers wanna barf, but it is happening just like many other car before it. So i think C4AG will see more action in the future but in a different direction...


Very valid point. Never really considered that but it makes sense. It's like it's kind of stuck between stages

CloudStrife wrote:Have you guys ever been involved with Hondas, Acuras, etc. etc.? 240s? There are so many worse communities out there. From my experience I love every second of owning an 86. There are so many "do it yourselfers" compared to previous chassis I've owned. It's hard to maintain these cars as a daily driver. The parts can be a little hard to come across ( Although I don't think so) and the chassis is much different than most 90s JDM (think of the multilink rear and front spindle/hub alone).

I dunno, I just get so annoyed because I've made a lot of friends here and everyone who talks to me about my car is super cool and down-to-earth. It's been the best experience I've had with a chassis.


Touche, I agree. I was big into the Honda scene in Highschool, then briefly in the 240sx and RX7 scene later, and the ae86 by far is the best. I think it goes back to what slowpoke said about it being more of a classic car now. Like you said, it's a hard chassis to maintain, set aside how rare ae86s are now. That alone weeds out a lot of the immaturity you see in other scenes like Honda or S-chassis. The ae86 crowd is definitely more of a tight-knit community rather than a scene which is nice.
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Re: what happened to the community

Postby oldeskewltoy » Wed Aug 02, 2017 7:28 am

Not many OG members come by that often..... I've tried to keep posting my port work here... responses/interesting feedback has fallen off :(

A BIG blow recently came to pass with photo-sucket requiring payment to post..... :evil:

As to the current crop of younger participants.... I've been involved in 4AGs for 23 years now :o

An additional thought........ remember when people use to BASH newbies because they DIDN'T search........ now they wonder where the activity is...... :lol: I'm guessing they learned how to search :ugeek:


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Re: what happened to the community

Postby Jayrdee » Wed Aug 02, 2017 8:23 am

oldeskewltoy wrote:Not many OG members come by that often..... I've tried to keep posting my port work here... responses/interesting feedback has fallen off :(

A BIG blow recently came to pass with photo-sucket requiring payment to post..... :evil:

As to the current crop of younger participants.... I've been involved in 4AGs for 23 years now :o

An additional thought........ remember when people use to BASH newbies because they DIDN'T search........ now they wonder where the activity is...... :lol: I'm guessing they learned how to search :ugeek:


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True story. I spent many many years searching prior to making an account Lol.

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Re: what happened to the community

Postby aukword1 » Wed Aug 02, 2017 10:52 am

I saw a younger guy driving a panda hatchback yesterday and asked him if he was on club4ag. He had no idea what I was talking about. I'd say its possible that not a lot of people know about how pivotal these forums are and were for the AE86 community. Time to educate people!

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Re: what happened to the community

Postby Jeonsah » Thu Aug 03, 2017 2:45 pm

oldeskewltoy wrote:
An additional thought........ remember when people use to BASH newbies because they DIDN'T search........ now they wonder where the activity is...... :lol: I'm guessing they learned how to search :ugeek:


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^^^ that is awesome!

On another note...I feel like this forum constantly getting smashed by epic events... i.e. website crashing, website being restructured, and now photobucket. Will it ever end lol?
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Re: what happened to the community

Postby grappletech » Thu Aug 03, 2017 3:03 pm

There is always "natural disasters" on these boards. I really miss these forums as I would save the posts and read them later. This was in Iraq where I had crappy internet and made amazing friends here i.e Jeonsah. I really plan on telling others about the BBS sites, mainly this one. I hope we can bring this community together!
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Re: what happened to the community

Postby xslowpokex » Thu Aug 03, 2017 9:10 pm

grappletech wrote:There is always "natural disasters" on these boards. I really miss these forums as I would save the posts and read them later. This was in Iraq where I had crappy internet and made amazing friends here i.e Jeonsah. I really plan on telling others about the BBS sites, mainly this one. I hope we can bring this community together!
its all really up to us to keep it alive, its up to our old asses haha, cuz honestly the average age of the 86 owner is 30 and up lol, see very few youngsters and most young owners just own them briefly well atleast here in Cali. But i think car culture here in Cali in general is a shadow of what it used to be, i have 20yr old brother and he like almost all his friends dont care for a drivers license, dont care for a car(they just uber) and the closest they get to a car is in video games and movies lol its depressing : /

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Re: what happened to the community

Postby Jayrdee » Fri Aug 04, 2017 11:30 pm

xslowpokex wrote:its all really up to us to keep it alive, its up to our old asses haha, cuz honestly the average age of the 86 owner is 30 and up lol, see very few youngsters and most young owners just own them briefly well atleast here in Cali. But i think car culture here in Cali in general is a shadow of what it used to be, i have 20yr old brother and he like almost all his friends dont care for a drivers license, dont care for a car(they just uber) and the closest they get to a car is in video games and movies lol its depressing : /


Another valid point, but I would like to add there are new young owners coming into the 86 community that just simply aren't involved on forums like they are on Facebook and/or instagram.

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Re: what happened to the community

Postby mad_86 » Wed Aug 09, 2017 11:05 pm

xslowpokex wrote:
grappletech wrote:There is always "natural disasters" on these boards. I really miss these forums as I would save the posts and read them later. This was in Iraq where I had crappy internet and made amazing friends here i.e Jeonsah. I really plan on telling others about the BBS sites, mainly this one. I hope we can bring this community together!
its all really up to us to keep it alive, its up to our old asses haha, cuz honestly the average age of the 86 owner is 30 and up lol, see very few youngsters and most young owners just own them briefly well atleast here in Cali. But i think car culture here in Cali in general is a shadow of what it used to be, i have 20yr old brother and he like almost all his friends dont care for a drivers license, dont care for a car(they just uber) and the closest they get to a car is in video games and movies lol its depressing : /




Very true! They want instant gratification nowadays or the easy way. With corollas you have to put in the time and sometimes its not gonna be easy that's when they sell them when **** starts to go bad or break.

Corollas are the best right after you fix them and take it for that test drive right after.
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Re: what happened to the community

Postby Clutch_Kick_Lou » Fri Aug 25, 2017 10:22 pm

I mostly lurk the forum now lol most of 86/*E7 dudes I kick it with live within 15 minutes of me lol
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Re: what happened to the community

Postby GumballF355 » Mon Oct 09, 2017 8:11 pm

I’m still around! But yea, things have really slowed down.

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