Ryan Patrick Clauson
Ryan Patrick Clauson

COMMENTS: (517)

  • 2015 Audi TT and TTS Bows Out with a Bang  (Mar 25, 2014) It's not really quattro, it's more of 4motion like the VWs with Haldex awd
  • Volkswagen Golf R Tuned to 370HP by ABT Sportsline  (Feb 23, 2014) @dudeness it's a Haldex AWD so it can't deliver 100% to rear wheels, it's at most 50/50. Engine is always connected to the front wheels, while the rear wheels have an actuated differential that can split torque, but isn't always engaged.
  • Audi Unveils All-New S1 Hot-Hatch  (Feb 14, 2014) Thing with Haldex is it's not true full time AWD, and most power distribution it can bias is 50/50, besides that it's mostly fwd. as far as power goes look at torque not horsepower, torque is what's going to be doing most of the work
  • Audi Working on Electric Quattro All-Wheel Drive  (Feb 12, 2014) Pretty sure they did this with the audi r8 etron
  • Audi Unveils All-New S1 Hot-Hatch  (Feb 12, 2014) Haldex all wheel drive means it's not like a true quattro system, so it probably has a similar setup to a golf R/ audi TT
  • 500-HP Psycho Syclone is a Thing of Beauty  (Feb 08, 2014) It's function not form, you can make your car pretty but that doesn't mean it's gonna take a corner fast. He has fender flares for wide 315 wheels, and a wing for downforce since the back is so light
  • Meet the World's Quickest 996-Gen Porsche 911  (Feb 04, 2014) USP builds insane cars. They aren't the quickest within a quarter mile, but if you YouTube them street racing, that's when you understand how fast they are
  • Corvette Won't Get 8-Speed Automatic Till 2016  (Jan 30, 2014) And Tarmac makes the transmission, my buddy talked to one of the leader designers and got confidential information from him about it. Quite interesting and defiantly a game changer in the Vette but sadly nothing crazy new
  • Corvette Won't Get 8-Speed Automatic Till 2016  (Jan 30, 2014) They make automatics because emissions. Whether you like it or not GM has to make an automatic in order to meet government/EPA standards
  • Dodge Needs to Get Its Act Together - Fast  (Jan 26, 2014) Rather than people who actually work in the automotive world.
  • Dodge Needs to Get Its Act Together - Fast  (Jan 26, 2014) Or subjective in the sense they don't know what they're talking about. I understand simple mistakes so that's why I don't discredit them all the time, but there's a lot of the time where it seems like this app is ran by people who are "car enthusiast
  • Dodge Needs to Get Its Act Together - Fast  (Jan 26, 2014) @cam it's the app that posts relevant things in car news, so I only read the articles that are basically manufacturer words copied and pasted, or the video articles they post. Besides that all their articles based on their opinions seem either biased
  • Dodge Needs to Get Its Act Together - Fast  (Jan 26, 2014) I hate dodge but even I know this opinion is subjective from carbuzz. Every day I hate this app more and more
  • Audi Makes the Funnest Snowblower You Can Drive  (Jan 12, 2014) Love my S4! Awesome AWD but without good tires, it's useless in snow
  • Oops: GM Accidently Leaks Details of 2015 Corvette Z06  (Jan 09, 2014) @cort with traction control, launch control, and stability control, you'd be shocked how much power can be controlled.
  • US Legal Nissan Skyline GT-R R32 Can Be Yours  (Jan 06, 2014) Or you could just pay a company who imports it for you, or you already buy them imported.
  • 5 American Cars That Won't Leave You Stranded  (Jan 06, 2014) Their cars where you look up TSBs and quite a few are updates on parts where previous parts or lines were poorly engineered. Ya they may drive down the road but they don't drive straight and they always leave a trail of something leaking
  • 5 American Cars That Won't Leave You Stranded  (Jan 06, 2014) And I agree a lot are on the road, but I wouldn't necessarily all are doing "fine" their 3.3s and 3.8s always will leak oil, their transmissions on the early 00s cummins like to blow if you push them a little too much, I mean I've worked on some of
  • 5 American Cars That Won't Leave You Stranded  (Jan 06, 2014) @cam that's what I meant, got mixed up on the 2 at first. But figure you know what I mean when I said 500
  • 5 American Cars That Won't Leave You Stranded  (Jan 05, 2014) I've always had a suburban in my family that we used to haul snowmobiles up to Wisconsin, never broke down, and always handled great in snow
  • 5 American Cars That Won't Leave You Stranded  (Jan 05, 2014) I'd never buy a dodge, before Alfa took over their quality sucked, always leaked oil, and always had odd emission related issues, plus dumb engineering. Now Alfa took over and I still wouldn't trust, Ive heard stories of 500s going through dif trans
  • 5 American Cars That Won't Leave You Stranded  (Jan 05, 2014) It's a car that's been out for only a few years, it hasn't been driven enough to prove anything yet. You can do a simulated test when first designing a car, but a lab won't recreate the abuse a car gets on the road
  • Hennessey Takes Modified Chevy SS to 163 MPH in Texas  (Jan 01, 2014) Lucas, the limiter is through gearing, not electronically controlled
  • Hennessey Takes Modified Chevy SS to 163 MPH in Texas  (Jan 01, 2014) Nope nvm just saw that it's limited by gearing
  • Hennessey Takes Modified Chevy SS to 163 MPH in Texas  (Jan 01, 2014) Ya 163 isn't that impressive, if think it'd get that stock with the limiter off.
  • So Chevy, What's Your Response to the New Mustang?  (Dec 29, 2013) The Z28 just beat the last ZR1s lap time at nurburgring, so I don't think it's fair to hold weight against the Camaro. Not only that but the Z28 to me is way more appealing than the new mustang, plus there are more options and packages for the Camaro
  • Onboard a 700 HP Evo X in Dubai  (Dec 26, 2013) Sounds like it's 700hp capable but on it's 500hp tune. I have a buddy with an Evo X with an AMS alpha engine build that makes 700+hp on e85 then 500hp on "street tune"
  • IAD Land Shark Story Gets Weirder, Appears on eBay for $7,500,000  (Dec 26, 2013) Promod drag cars get 4,000+ ho but they also use like 600-800cui big blogs with superchargers or massive turbos
  • Sexy Krista Elyse is a Model Mustang Driver  (Dec 23, 2013) Put a bag over her head and were good to go
  • Ford Focus ST: VW GTI's Greatest Threat  (Dec 20, 2013) I had an old generation mk4 and loved it, the mk5 got to quirky looking and heavy, then the mk6 came out and I loved it, but now the mk7 looks too... Different for me? I think the ST is better than the mk7 but overall it can't touch the scirocco R!
  • Turbo GMC Canyon Paid For by Flipping Burgers  (Dec 18, 2013) Although it's different but why would you turbo the 5 cylinder. The engine wasn't good to start with now you're just gonna kill it. For the same/or more power you could've just dropped in an LS1 and had it be cheaper
  • Hennessey Puts The Chevrolet SS on the Dyno  (Dec 07, 2013) Keep in mind you lose horsepower through the drivetrain, but you gain torque. It's all with gear ratios
  • Mercedes is Kicking BMW's Ass with CLA  (Dec 07, 2013) Pretty sure people who want an upgrade from a VW go to audi.
  • Nissan IDx Concepts: Coming Soon to Showrooms  (Dec 02, 2013) Change the headlights, remove the chrome, and make it as baseline feeling as possible and I think it'd be an awesome car, especially with the Nissan 2.5 or even a straight 6 would be cool. Pay extreme homage to Datsun 510s
  • SRT Succumbs to 2014 Viper TA Demand, Will Make 159 Units  (Nov 26, 2013) Jason I did a research paper on sequential turbo chargers and although it's cool how they work they haven't been the most reliable, that's why supra, skyline, and rx7 guys upgrade to one large turbo. Twin charging with a SC and TC is the future to me
  • Hennessey 12C Battles Stock 12C  (Nov 23, 2013) 20K for an extra 4 car lengths in a quarter mile isn't worth it. If you want it to be that much quicker off the line buy stickier tires
  • Hennessey 12C Battles Stock 12C  (Nov 23, 2013) Who ever goes to a company expecting to get 1200hp with just turbos and a tune is the idiot to start with, don't tell someone to build you a high hp car unless you know it'll also need a fully built motor and fueling and cooling upgrades
  • Honda Previews the Only Civic We Really Want  (Nov 23, 2013) Idk why car buzz wants it, the things hideous.
  • GT-R Nismo Destroys the Nurburgring  (Nov 22, 2013) Nismo is a tuning company, equivalent of Shelby. They don't actually make the car so I don't think it's fair to say they're production cars.
  • Eagle Low Drag GT: The Car of Your Dreams  (Nov 16, 2013) Eddie power doesn't mean anything if you can't put it to the ground.
  • Finally, Interesting Car Mod Advice Videos  (Nov 12, 2013) I agree with nick, mighty car mods is to me still better
  • Maybe The Fastest Drag Audi You'll See  (Nov 04, 2013) I own a stage 3 s4 that I got 11.8 in a 1/4 mile with, and that's just with a simple turbo set up. These things can be insanely quick
  • Farah: Subaru R-STi with JDM or USDM Swap?  (Oct 20, 2013) Is it just me or was the guy in the grey RS super cocky?
  • Horrific Crash After Jaguar F-Type Races Audi R8 on Chinese Street  (Oct 20, 2013) I take it the Audi won
  • Cobalt SS VS LS1 Camaro On The Street  (Oct 19, 2013) 25psi on stock turbo and motor, real smart...
  • GM Unveils 2015 Full-Size SUV Family  (Sep 13, 2013) I feel like it's too much of a explorer look alike
  • The Porsche 911 By Singer Makes Other Cars Look Like Vaginas  (Aug 25, 2013) I like the AC lines lol
  • AWE Tuning Bumps Power in the Porsche 997 911 Turbo  (Aug 01, 2013) @sean, usually tronic means adjustable so adjustable dampening, plus the fact it's bilstein and it's a coilover probably means it's for cornering
  • AWE Tuning Bumps Power in the Porsche 997 911 Turbo  (Aug 01, 2013) I've bought car parts from AWE, incredible company
  • Everyone Can Find Something To Hate on This Mustang's Donkin Doughnuts  (Jul 09, 2013) And that kids is what drug money gets you
  • Vette-Powered BRZ by Weapons Grade  (Jun 24, 2013) Thought the ls3 is a 6.0 and ls2 is a 6.2
  • Elise S is Wicked Fast but Won't Break Your Spine  (Jun 16, 2013) He's annoying and it's pretty much a long advertisement for the car
  • Chevy Caprice by Ultimate Auto  (May 30, 2013) Why the hell is this even on here
  • DRT: GT500 vs. Caddy CTS-V  (May 22, 2013) Not really fair, you're talking about a tuned muscle car vs a completely stock luxury coupe. Still 11.99 for a stock CTS-V with someone who probably hasn't tested it much is pretty decent
  • Skoda Unleashes Rapid Sport  (May 08, 2013) Front looks like a Lincoln or mercury and rear looks like a scion TV
  • '71 Barracuda Rides on Viper Chassis  (May 01, 2013) Valve cover*
  • Ford Taurus SHO 445 by Hennessey  (Apr 25, 2013) I know a guy who has a 2012 SHO with everything on it being one off and he showed me a clock time of 12.6, the cars can be quick but no one makes bolt on parts for them yet
  • Defunct US Carmakers: Studebaker  (Mar 27, 2013) Correct me if I'm wrong, but they never went by the studebaker Avanti, they just went by Avanti because studebaker never truly made them
  • Top 5 German Pocket Rockets  (Mar 21, 2013) Badass car
  • Almost Sports Cars: Audi TT  (Mar 15, 2013) But the TT to me is a sports car, the mk1 offered one with the 3.2 vr6 engine from an r32 that has 240 hp, and come one the new TTRS with a 0-60 less than 4 seconds, motortrend showed that its faster than a zl1 camaro
  • Almost Sports Cars: Audi TT  (Mar 15, 2013) 1.8 was good, no one gives it enough credit, they made them in 3 forms, stock 150, 180, and the 225. The 225 was a lot more desirable and still pretty quick for a car that has the displacement is smaller than 2 liters. Pretty easy to tune too
  • Almost Sports Cars: Pontiac Solstice  (Mar 14, 2013) My dad got one of these before it hit the dealer as company car, said he loved it, handled awesome, just enough power to weight. Said its handling was similar to his c5 corvette
  • Great Automotive Rivalries: Evo vs. STI  (Mar 06, 2013) Evo, STIs 2008 and newer are known for blowing pistons because its 2 blocks pulled together. Evo 8 and Evo 9 cannot be beat, especially MR trims, although STIs are cool, but hard to work on and hear nightmare stories about them
  • Cheaper Corvette Coming in 2015?  (Mar 02, 2013) Under a displacement of 5.0L, some what of an larger BRZ or s2000 type car but comparable performance to a mustang GT without that big bulky broad shoulder mustang and camaro look
  • Cheaper Corvette Coming in 2015?  (Mar 02, 2013) @AJ with the turbos, you can increase your torque than a V8 with the same horsepower rating. I just wish Chevy did a sports car with corvette basis (FR set up, lighter sportier) but smaller, more affordable, less gadgets, and a smaller block V8
  • Cheaper Corvette Coming in 2015?  (Feb 28, 2013) That Cadillac ats-v or what ever will have or a LT1 like the new Chevy SS
  • Cheaper Corvette Coming in 2015?  (Feb 28, 2013) I got an idea, scratch cheap corvette, just make a sports rwd coupe similar to import sports cars like the 370Z and genesis coupe V6 that starts at a lower price and then has a top trim level of SS that has a different engine like the new turbo v6
  • Audi S4 by TAG Motorsports  (Feb 25, 2013) @frankie, an A4 tfsi 2.0 engine makes 200 hp stock, give or take, with a stage 2 tune, exhaust, intake, and a diverter valve they push just south of 300hp, anything over 300 hp it's be best to upgrade more things such as fueling, turbo, and clutch
  • Audi S4 by TAG Motorsports  (Feb 25, 2013) @john was gonna say the same thing
  • Subaru STI by Carlex Design  (Feb 16, 2013) Wayyy too busy
  • Mercedes-Benz Reveals A45 AMG  (Feb 14, 2013) I don't have anything against AMG, but that's a lot of of power out if a factory 2.0, either that turbo is massive and there's a ton of lag, or they're really pushing a lot of boost on a smaller turbo which isn't gonna last that long
  • Farah Drives Teen's Killer RX-7  (Feb 14, 2013) It's a modern rat rod
  • Worst Veyron Replica Ever?  (Feb 14, 2013) Ehhhh close enough...
  • SRT Rolls Out Challenger & 300 Core Models  (Feb 11, 2013) I'll always take GM because they without a doubt build the best engines, but the SRTs are badass, especially the 300 srt
  • New VW Golf R to Pack 286 HP  (Feb 11, 2013) If they're still running the k03 turbo on the golf R, I'm curious and scared to see how long it takes till the turbos go bad...
  • BMW Preparing New X6 for 2014  (Feb 10, 2013) Americans think the x6 is awesome, while Europe doesn't like it. If anyone watched the too gear episode of it, they explain how just plain stupidly useless it is
  • New Holden Commodore Previews Chevy SS  (Feb 10, 2013) The front isn't aggressive looking at all
  • 5 Unnecessary BMWs  (Feb 09, 2013) Most useless bmw
  • Harris Pits M6 Against SL63 AMG  (Feb 08, 2013) AMG sounds monstrous, but never a fan of Mercedes, I've experienced some mechanical problems with them, I love BMW for understanding replacement for displacement and can't go wrong with legendary M power
  • European Luxury Sedans: Audi A8  (Jan 30, 2013) Car buzz even explains how they didn't do that bad in Europe. And ya that's what I said, people in the US see it as buying a 100K luxury Toyota. The phaeton over all was a pretty good car though, it's just the type of targeted customers was wrong
  • European Luxury Sedans: Audi A8  (Jan 30, 2013) Come on though, the S8 is insane though, the new 4.0 is crazy quick alone with sophisticated, and beat out the alpina B7. The only other car that can compete is an S AMG, but that's gonna be a lot more for something that isn't as good
  • European Luxury Sedans: Audi A8  (Jan 30, 2013) Am I the only one confused how a bored and stroked 5.2 still ends up being a 5.2?
  • European Luxury Sedans: Audi A8  (Jan 30, 2013) Actually didn't do that bad. They did good enough to make them contemplate doing a 2nd gen, but would probably be exclusive to europe
  • European Luxury Sedans: Audi A8  (Jan 30, 2013) Incorrect tin, it was actually pretty good in Europe, it did poorly in the US because people couldn't wrap their heads around a Mercedes competitive VW. In Europe the potential of more affordable luxury with class beating options was realized and
  • Next-Gen Audi TT Goes Upmarket  (Jan 20, 2013) One of the most boring looking roadster sports cars
  • Top 5 Interiors by Carlex Design  (Jan 14, 2013) Way way WAY too much ostriche
  • Top 5 Interiors by Carlex Design  (Jan 14, 2013) White is the worse decision for interior, I've done cars in all white interiors and they'll come back within a few months to fix any problems or get more stuff done and they're already dirty by then
  • Top 5 Interiors by Carlex Design  (Jan 14, 2013) Too busy, way too busy
  • Chevy Unveils C7 Corvette Stingray  (Jan 14, 2013) @jorgan that because they never really updated it since 1997, if they updated it they could've done good, but for back in 1997 it was nice, once you get into the early to mid 2000s it's dated
  • Chevy Unveils C7 Corvette Stingray  (Jan 14, 2013) Car that has always offered as much performance and quality as a 6 figure car, yet people still compare it to cars nearly twice to 3 times it's cost, I haven't always agreed with the corvettes styling, but you can't beat it for the price
  • Chevy Unveils C7 Corvette Stingray  (Jan 14, 2013) See the corvette has always had the same feeling interior ever since the c3, just upgraded over time, this if the first one where they actually spent a good amount inside the car reworking small details, keep in mind though its a 50-60 grand sports
  • Chevy Unveils C7 Corvette Stingray  (Jan 14, 2013) You know of over 100 years of cars eventually they start to look alike, just because those headlights are those shape doesn't mean it's a copy of a viper, and the 599 has a profile that many cars have used
  • VW Announces Passat Performance Concept for Detroit  (Jan 12, 2013) Should do an awd tfsi 3.0 drivetrain like the s4
  • Cars that Defied the Norm: Bugatti Veyron  (Jan 10, 2013) Is, or how many hours it takes to get to an air filter
  • Cars that Defied the Norm: Bugatti Veyron  (Jan 10, 2013) Probably less than a few thousand. This is a ridiculous amount of money the people who mount the tires must have a 6 figure pay check, you're talking about about something that should cost 10% of what they charge, can't imagine how much an oil change
  • Cars that Defied the Norm: Bugatti Veyron  (Jan 10, 2013) Although Colby should stop taking pictures in the mirror, that is ridiculous amount of money for just tires, lets be honest altogether the tires are probably a few thousand each, and mounting the tires and shipping them to a Bugatti dealer is
  • Audi RS5 by TAG and HRE  (Jan 10, 2013) Quicker than the m3 while having more practicality than it, what's not to love
  • Lexus Reveals New IS  (Jan 10, 2013) I don't get the headlights, the don't go with the lines of the car at all
  • Farah Drives VCMC Turbo Scion FR-S  (Jan 08, 2013) Problem is you can't put boost on a stock boxter engine that it isn't meant to take it, after 2008 wrx and stis are known for spitting pistons, if you're gonna want a serious frs or gt86, swap out the engine for a built sti engine. That's my 2 cents
  • DRT: Ford GT vs Nissan GT-R  (Jan 08, 2013) The GTR is awd so it'd win acceleration, but ford gt is lighter which narrows the gap, only thing is one is better for top speed and then the other is for acceleration