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by jomotopia
Thu May 11, 2017 9:44 am
Forum: Racing with Corners
Topic: Hi Again
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Re: Hi Again

I was going to ask how you remember the route, but then I saw the passenger pointing. Well I was running in the Novice class so you get an experienced instructor with you. Next time I'll be on my own. But you walk the course in the morning and then you get 4 or 5 runs to get the hang of it. I kind ...
by jomotopia
Thu May 11, 2017 7:47 am
Forum: Racing with Corners
Topic: Hi Again
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Re: Hi Again

do you regret getting the WRX over the STI at all?? Not really... I mean I kind of wish they had rolled an Orange STI off the truck instead, but given the choice between a boring color STI and the orange WRX, I'm happy. :D I guess the only thing that kinda sucks is that at Autocross here there does...
by jomotopia
Wed May 10, 2017 8:02 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hi Again
Replies: 25
Views: 1403

Hi Again

Wow, how time does fly. Not exactly a New Member lol. I realize I'm cross posting (http://standardshift.com/forum/viewtopic.php?f=2&t=20339), but hey I'm technically still a Mod around here, so :P I just wanted to drop in because I've started doing Autocross and DAMN is it fun. So I thought I wo...
by jomotopia
Wed May 10, 2017 7:59 pm
Forum: Racing with Corners
Topic: Hi Again
Replies: 6
Views: 487

Hi Again

Wow, how time does fly. I just wanted to drop in because I've started doing Autocross and DAMN is it fun. So I thought I would share my video from my second event. https://youtu.be/Gb-dd7cUqpk Here's the local forum thread about the event: http://forum.atlantascca.com/viewtopic.php?f=45&t=7661 I...
by jomotopia
Sat Jun 15, 2013 8:48 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: jomotopia's new ride
Replies: 30
Views: 3248

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: 3248

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: 2640

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: 3248

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: 7587

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: 3248

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: 3248

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: 2653

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: 3248

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: 2304

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: 2128

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...

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