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Postby Azyman » Thu Feb 12, 2009 8:49 pm

what colours do they do in the FQ400 as my son was talking to someone today with an Evo and he was saying his Evo was standard at 400 bhp

i am curious to see if it was a FQ400
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Postby SPIKE LIKE MIKE » Thu Feb 12, 2009 9:16 pm

All colours......

Cue Pudsey who had 1 of I think 4 or 5 white ones!!
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Postby danr55 » Thu Feb 12, 2009 10:33 pm

definitely; White, Red, Grey, not sure about others?
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Postby p060064h » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:36 pm

uI thought it was gun metal grey only ?
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Postby The Swede » Thu Feb 12, 2009 11:50 pm

Nope, defo also white and red (I testdrove a red one).

Think South Wales police had a black one at some time.
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Postby POESY » Fri Feb 13, 2009 7:56 am

The FQ400 was available in all 4 MR colours - gunmetal, silver, red and white.

Gunmetal was by far the most popular, silver looked naff, the red was nice...but white was just porn

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Postby WR 1mposter » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:36 am

POESY wrote:The FQ400 was available in all 4 MR colours - gunmetal, silver, red and white.

Gunmetal was by far the most popular, silver looked naff, the red was nice...but white was just gayporn

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Postby danr55 » Fri Feb 13, 2009 8:48 am

POESY wrote:The FQ400 was available in all 4 MR colours - gunmetal, silver, red and white.

Gunmetal was by far the most popular, silver looked naff, the red was nice...but white was just porn

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easily the best colour. 8)
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Postby The Swede » Fri Feb 13, 2009 11:00 am

I did prefer it after he had the alloys and spoiler resprayed in pink though. :oops:
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Postby John Mc » Fri Feb 13, 2009 6:22 pm

Evo Wheels always seem to look small to me.... don't know why!!
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Postby bbigman2000 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 12:30 am

Horrendous car for the road :lol:

No seriously, I had a good test drive in a Gun Metal Grey one
rattly, laggy, horrendous clutch,warped brakes, Juddery, Avoid :lol:

Oh and it had only done 4000 miles :shock: :shock:
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Postby danr55 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 8:51 am

bbigman2000 wrote:Horrendous car for the road :lol:

No seriously, I had a good test drive in a Gun Metal Grey one
rattly, laggy, horrendous clutch,warped brakes, Juddery, Avoid :lol:

Oh and it had only done 4000 miles :shock: :shock:


I test drove two red ones back to back FQ320 and FQ400 and way preferred the feel of the 320, even though the power delivery of the 400 was awesome when on boost.
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Postby POESY » Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:55 pm

Awesome bit of kit - if a little weak in the gearbox department :lol:

You'll hear everyone going on about how hard they are to drive :zzz: - i'm sure if your really struggling my misses could show you, she had no problems - and how this or that is faster, but it just aint, the speed on boost is mindboggling and i'm sure my car is to blame for a number of wr1 owners selling up!!

Very, very expensive to run though and i wouldnt touch one without the extended warranty - but if you want to go M5 bashing, it's just the tool :wink:

Oh how I wish I could have kept that car :cry:
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Postby bbigman2000 » Mon Feb 16, 2009 10:18 pm

PMSL, there is no way on Earth it would touch the M5 0-190mph mate, im sorry.

And dont be telling folk FQ400's are good, because they simply are not!

A well modded FQ320 or a 360MR is what you want.
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Postby marky mark » Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:00 am

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0-190 MPH? what planet are you on Bigman? :lol:

Whats the power to weght ratio of an M5 compared to a FQ400? This is far more relavent.

Around a track i would think a FQ400 would be the one to be in.
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Postby POESY » Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:14 am

bbigman2000 wrote:PMSL, there is no way on Earth it would touch the M5 0-190mph mate, im sorry.

And dont be telling folk FQ400's are good, because they simply are not!

A well modded FQ320 or a 360MR is what you want.


Well it'd be well ahead by 60, still ahead by 100 and neither car can do 190 so we'll never no :?

Your right, my FQ400 wasnt good, it was fantastic - yours ??!! They do cost a fortune to run though, i mean way more than my 6 did, and the drivetrain aint up to the engine so a warranty is essential, but the speed is sensational and the tuning potential huge.

A 320 is a good car, if left standard, but my friends 360 has had as many gearbox issues as my 400 did. The 6 speed box is poor, cant take the power, hence the reason why the X has gone back to the stronger 5 - not really evolution if you ask me!!
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Postby WR1 Bro » Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:25 am

But my dad is bigger than yours :toofunny:
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Postby POESY » Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:43 am

WR1 Bro wrote:But my dad is bigger than yours :toofunny:


Yeah true, but my dad's faster than yours :wink:

:lol: :lol: :lol:
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Postby WR1 Bro » Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:49 am

POESY wrote:
WR1 Bro wrote:But my dad is bigger than yours :toofunny:


Yeah true, but my dad's faster than yours :wink:

:lol: :lol: :lol:


My dad is 6ft7 and runs the 100 meters in sub 10 seconds.
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Postby bbigman2000 » Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:18 am

POESY the M5 is good for around 194mph.

And lets not forget ive owned 400bhp evo's infact Ive
owned atleast 6 cars over 400bhp.

I do know what I am talking about.

The fact that my dad is only 5ft 9 is irrelevant :lol:

I believe the FQ400 did post a better time around the
top gear track but then its short and twisty, it was about a
second faster than the M5.

Did you not have yours remapped anyway ? p.s if they are so
good why can no one manage to sell theres, they are like pink
elephants on the MLR no body wants one.

As for the gearboxes, well its a mistubishi, they have never been
built to last, thank god my days of evo's are over, I just dont
like getting my hands dirty anymore, I was forever under the bonnet
of every evo I owned.

Never had an issue with an impreza tho.

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Postby marky mark » Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:19 am

Quick google and a bash on the calculator gives this.

M5 - 1830KG/507bhp = power/wieght ratio of 0.277
FQ400 - 1410KG/405bhp = power/weght ratio of 0.287

M5=FAIL

M5 0-60 4.3 secs
FQ400 0-60 3.5 Secs

M5=FAIL

M5 top speed = 155 mph (we are talking standard cars here)
FQ400 top speed = 175 mph

M5=FAIL

If you had a 0-100-0 time then i am sure M5 =EPIC FAIL.

Out and out performance wise (which is what Bbigman is batting on about) the FQ400 is better. Full stop. You cant argue with physics.
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Postby marky mark » Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:26 am

bbigman2000 wrote:POESY the M5 is good for around 194mph.


No its not, unles you mod it, which you always have a go at other people about.

I'm sorry, but your masturbatory prose extolling the virtues of your own car highlights the rather blinkered outlook you have on every other car.

Whichever car you own at the time seems to be the best thing ever produced full stop! :lol:

Fairly obvously an FQ400 has some major downsides compared to a M5, but performance is not one of them and you are a bit stupid if you can't see that.
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Postby The Swede » Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:56 am

WR1 Bro wrote:But my dad is bigger than yours :toofunny:


You're sure bigger than me but my dad was defo bigger than you :mrgreen:


On topic, MM is right. An M5 can't touch an FQ400 as well on the twisties (which is obvious given how heavy the M5 is) as on the straight.

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Postby POESY » Tue Feb 17, 2009 11:43 am

bbigman2000 wrote:POESY the M5 is good for around 194mph.

And lets not forget ive owned 400bhp evo's infact Ive
owned atleast 6 cars over 400bhp.

I do know what I am talking about.

The fact that my dad is only 5ft 9 is irrelevant :lol:

I believe the FQ400 did post a better time around the
top gear track but then its short and twisty, it was about a
second faster than the M5.

Did you not have yours remapped anyway ? p.s if they are so
good why can no one manage to sell theres, they are like pink
elephants on the MLR no body wants one.

As for the gearboxes, well its a mistubishi, they have never been
built to last, thank god my days of evo's are over, I just dont
like getting my hands dirty anymore, I was forever under the bonnet
of every evo I owned.

Never had an issue with an impreza tho.

:D


Dude, lets not fall out over it cos really i dont care - had enough of evos myself so not likely to ever own one again, and the M5 just doesnt float my boat whatsoever...even if it can do 294mph!!

And, just for the rcord ive owned at least 6 cars with less than 400 hp :lol:

Oh, and please DO NOT, EVER, believe anything you ever read on the mlr otherwise youll be selling your BM tomorrow and buying an evo 5 RS cos they are apparantly the fastest, best, most desirable car ever made, ever, so there :lol:

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Postby The Swede » Tue Feb 17, 2009 6:36 pm

Letsj go for a smjoke .

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Postby rocko » Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:14 pm

Bigman2000

The M5 is restricted in 7th gear but not in 6th have you try this 8)
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Postby The Swede » Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:20 pm

rocko wrote:Bigman2000

The M5 is restricted in 7th gear but not in 6th have you try this 8)


I vaguely remember such story too.

I volunteer bbigman to go and test this :wink:
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Postby rocko » Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:39 pm

167 mph in 6th if i remember.. lol
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Postby rocko » Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:41 pm

marky mark wrote:Quick google and a bash on the calculator gives this.

M5 - 1830KG/507bhp = power/wieght ratio of 0.277
FQ400 - 1410KG/405bhp = power/weght ratio of 0.287

M5=FAIL

M5 0-60 4.3 secs
FQ400 0-60 3.5 Secs

M5=FAIL

M5 top speed = 155 mph (we are talking standard cars here)
FQ400 top speed = 175 mph

M5=FAIL

If you had a 0-100-0 time then i am sure M5 =EPIC FAIL.

Out and out performance wise (which is what Bbigman is batting on about) the FQ400 is better. Full stop. You cant argue with physics.


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Postby The Swede » Tue Feb 17, 2009 7:56 pm

Numbers rule. :mrgreen:
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