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by jomotopia
Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: jomotopia's new ride
Replies: 30
Views: 2767

Re: jomotopia's new ride

How does it feel going from an STi to a WRX? You said you were just about to sign for a DGM STi. I probably would've stuck with the STi :lol: . It feels a lot more comfortable! Can't tell how much I miss the power yet because I'm still in break-in. So far mainly I miss the 6 speed. Welcome back, Jo...
by jomotopia
Sat Jun 01, 2013 7:42 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: jomotopia's new ride
Replies: 30
Views: 2767

Re: jomotopia's new ride

very nice in orange, would love to see the interior as well. If you don't mind me asking, how much did it roughly cost you? I'll try to get some more pictures, including the interior, sometime soon. The interior is really nice with black upholstery, dash, and doors, with orange stitching highlights...
by jomotopia
Thu May 30, 2013 9:00 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Downshifting
Replies: 31
Views: 2196

Re: Downshifting

It depends. If I can see that I'm going to have to stop from a decent distance away, I will usually downshift from 5 -> 4 and coast/engine brake, then stop and got to neutral from there, or continue on without ever braking if the light changes or whatever. But if it's something like going short dist...
by jomotopia
Wed May 29, 2013 8:10 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: jomotopia's new ride
Replies: 30
Views: 2767

Re: jomotopia's new ride

potownrob wrote:I like the looks of that WRX, though I prefer the more conservative colors (black, silver, grey, white).


Well, my plan was to get a new dark gray STi and go wingless in order to be more low key. But I saw that orange and had to have it. :mrgreen:
by jomotopia
Tue May 28, 2013 6:23 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Jerky first/2nd gear at Low RPMs
Replies: 7
Views: 5956

Re: Jerky first/2nd gear at Low RPMs

In addition to what everyone else has said, do you have the A/C on when this is happening? Just having the compressor kick on and off can cause a jerk when you're cruising along slowly in a low gear.
by jomotopia
Tue May 28, 2013 6:10 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: jomotopia's new ride
Replies: 30
Views: 2767

Re: jomotopia's new ride

HOLY SHIT JOMO IS BACK :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o I won't be as active as I used to be, but hopefully I'll be able to check in now and then! :) That's okay, still great to have you back man, blast from the past :D :D And congrats on the new WRX too 8) Thanks! So, has John been around...
by jomotopia
Tue May 28, 2013 5:10 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: jomotopia's new ride
Replies: 30
Views: 2767

Re: jomotopia's new ride

HOLY SHIT JOMO IS BACK :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o :o I won't be as active as I used to be, but hopefully I'll be able to check in now and then! :) Good to have you back, brah! Sweet car. How does it compare to the '04? Thanks! It is WAY more comfortable to drive and ride in, and MUCH ni...
by jomotopia
Tue May 28, 2013 3:39 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How Often Do You Use Your Parking Brake? (no slushbox votes)
Replies: 26
Views: 2255

Re: How Often Do You Use Your Parking Brake? (no slushbox vo

I put other because not only do I use the hand brake every single time that I park the car (long with first gear), but I also use when I am stopped at lights. Foot brake is for bringing the car to a stop, hand brake is for keeping it there.
by jomotopia
Tue May 28, 2013 9:13 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: jomotopia's new ride
Replies: 30
Views: 2767

jomotopia's new ride

Wow, it's been a long time since I've been on here. Life sure has been busy over the last few years! Anyway, I traded in my 2004 STi this weekend and thought I would just drop by to show you all what I got. http://img705.imageshack.us/img705/4280/facebook1684829558.jpg http://img46.imageshack.us/img...
by jomotopia
Tue Mar 30, 2010 5:54 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Notchy?
Replies: 8
Views: 2024

Re: Notchy?

it means the shifting motion feels just that, notchy. you can feel it coming out of gear, pushing against the synchro, and clicking into gear. as opposed to being a perfectly smooth, fluid motion. personally i prefer a shifter that is at least a little notchy. i like the feedback of what's going on....
by jomotopia
Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:16 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Shift smoother...
Replies: 23
Views: 1766

Re: Shift smoother...

you haven't done any extreme damage to your clutch/tranny by not rev-matching downshifts. a little extra wear to the clutch, but nothing major. to get them smooth it just takes practice, so keep working on it. rev matching upshifts is just a matter of waiting until the engine drops to the right leve...
by jomotopia
Mon Mar 29, 2010 9:12 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: RPMs when driving
Replies: 42
Views: 6830

Re: RPMs when driving

really depends on the engine and gear ratios, as well as personal preference. i don't really like to run my car below 2k in anything other than 1st and 2nd (no boost = no power), but as long as you're not having trouble getting back up to speed at the rate you need to and you're not lugging the engi...
by jomotopia
Fri Dec 18, 2009 5:51 pm
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: "Bad Valet"
Replies: 14
Views: 1243

Re: "Bad Valet"

theholycow wrote:What if you arrive at your sister's wedding and find out that valet parking is required?


pay them and park it yourself. find some other place to park farther away. or best is know ahead of time that it will be valet and take the wife's car. :mrgreen:
by jomotopia
Fri Dec 18, 2009 12:36 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Random Funny Pics
Replies: 5958
Views: 170402

Re: Random Funny Pics

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by jomotopia
Fri Dec 18, 2009 10:36 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Seriously going to work towards buying a Ralliart
Replies: 16
Views: 839

Re: Seriously going to work towards buying a Ralliart

sorry we jacked your thread OzZyMaN2438. :oops:

best of luck getting that Ralliart... definitely want pictures when you do!

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