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by Ecmslee
Sat Aug 30, 2008 4:30 am
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Retarded Ricer Attempting To Teach Girlfriend Stick
Replies: 23
Views: 1481

Re: Retarded Ricer Attempting To Teach Girlfriend Stick

Argh, stupid gangsta lean, it's no wonder she couldn't reach the pedals.
by Ecmslee
Mon Jun 23, 2008 12:53 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Exiting/Driving in Underground Garage, and 1st Gear Question
Replies: 14
Views: 1293

Re: Exiting/Driving in Underground Garage, and 1st Gear Question

I can think of a reason to upshift if you consider engine warmup. You wouldn't redline the engine 30 seconds after you started the car; so I'd consider that one of the only exceptions to "running up your engine freely as long as it's under redline." I do think that in your situation what y...
by Ecmslee
Sat May 03, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Question and Answer Session with Race Driver Gary Sheehan
Replies: 101
Views: 148842

Re: Question and Answer Session with Race Driver Gary Sheehan

i know this stuff is "on topic" so to speak... but this thread is specifically for asking Gary questions and letting him answer them, so let's try to stick to that format please. ;) Sorry about that, you're completely right. So here's my post edited into the form of a question- Gary, woul...
by Ecmslee
Fri May 02, 2008 3:12 am
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Question and Answer Session with Race Driver Gary Sheehan
Replies: 101
Views: 148842

Re: Question and Answer Session with Race Driver Gary Sheehan

I found a nice article today that goes with what we've been discussing about head tilting-
http://www.wired.com/special_multimedia/2008/pl_motor
by Ecmslee
Thu May 01, 2008 7:04 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Question and Answer Session with Race Driver Gary Sheehan
Replies: 101
Views: 148842

Re: Question and Answer Session with Race Driver Gary Sheehan

kind of a lame quiestion, but i see it all the time in open wheel. why do the drivers tilt their head into the turn? i doubt its for better weight distibution, a head doesnt weigh that much, and i tried tilting my head into a turn and it just disoriented me a little bit I'm not Gary so I won't say ...
by Ecmslee
Thu Apr 24, 2008 1:52 am
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Question and Answer Session with Race Driver Gary Sheehan
Replies: 101
Views: 148842

Re: Question and Answer Session with Race Driver Gary Sheehan

Wow, thanks for the detailed answer! People can really tell a lot about themselves through the cars they've owned. PS: Forgive me for I just have to throw this out there- HAH! Whoever thinks that a Miata is only a girl car (a friend uses a less polite term which I will refrain from using here) obvio...
by Ecmslee
Wed Apr 23, 2008 6:15 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: Question and Answer Session with Race Driver Gary Sheehan
Replies: 101
Views: 148842

Re: Question and Answer Session with Race Driver Gary Sheehan

Gary, these questions are about your own personal cars-
What was the first car that you bought and what car(s) do you have in your garage right now? Also, what qualities did these cars have that helped you make your decision to purchase them?
by Ecmslee
Tue Apr 08, 2008 3:00 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: How professionals drive
Replies: 4
Views: 775

Re: How professionals drive

Well said Nychold. To add to this, we can say that you either drive for performance or for comfort. You have to trade one for the other.
by Ecmslee
Thu Feb 21, 2008 2:45 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: When to change your oil?
Replies: 39
Views: 1600

You could also do a used oil analysis. The guys over on BITOG love doing UOAs. Send in a sample for testing and get back results on how much additive is left in the oil. The results would also include the trace metals and minerals found in the oil which would indicate engine wear (normal or abnormal...
by Ecmslee
Thu Jan 24, 2008 9:16 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Stability Control
Replies: 115
Views: 4148

And thus we've reached </thread> thanks to Gary. :lol: It was certainly an interesting thread to follow.
by Ecmslee
Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:36 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Video Game Racing
Replies: 44
Views: 1901

FM2

Nice, Road Atlanta and the Audi R8 are coming to Forza 2 in the DLC tomorrow!
by Ecmslee
Fri Dec 07, 2007 2:22 am
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: 2007 San Francisco International Auto Show (56K Caution)
Replies: 20
Views: 1719

Thanks, optical image stabilization helps a lot. I just wish I didn't have to use such a high film speed; that really adds a lot of noise to the pictures. A tripod would've helped but, that would've been too much to carry around SF. :)
by Ecmslee
Fri Dec 07, 2007 1:18 am
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Random Funny Pics
Replies: 5958
Views: 194391

Wow

I was buying oil when I found this in the store's parking lot:

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by Ecmslee
Fri Dec 07, 2007 12:59 am
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: 2007 San Francisco International Auto Show (56K Caution)
Replies: 20
Views: 1719

Thought I could also add a few pictures to our collection. I'll fill in for some of the cars I felt were under represented: http://img211.imageshack.us/img211/5439/f430fda5.jpg http://img529.imageshack.us/img529/1007/f430szp5.jpg http://img143.imageshack.us/img143/6495/599gtbpn6.jpg http://img211.im...
by Ecmslee
Thu Dec 06, 2007 12:51 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Quick Q about downshifting
Replies: 25
Views: 1466

There's a better video on this site that illustrates heel and toe. Just go over to the video section and click on the last video- "Footbox video. Lap and a half of Sears Point". Gary Sheehan provides many examples of double clutch heel toe downshifting in that vid.

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