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by IMBoring25
Thu May 31, 2018 12:59 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Roll Call. Who's still here?
Replies: 26
Views: 615

Re: Roll Call. Who's still here?

Well, this is a rather depressing thread...
by IMBoring25
Fri May 11, 2018 8:15 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Finally got another car
Replies: 36
Views: 2535

Re: Finally got another car

"Just slowing down for those," isn't always easy or safe. To avoid scraping my wife's Focus over the speed bumps in her addition, you have to slow to about 5. It will even scrape in a few places going over expansion joints in interstate highways. Where one road that gets plowed intersects ...
by IMBoring25
Mon May 07, 2018 12:35 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Finally got another car
Replies: 36
Views: 2535

Re: Finally got another car

I think it was the Volvo noted as sold in his signature. Yeah, there is the occasional trip on which I'd like to take the 'Vette but think of a place on the route that could be a problem for the clearances and choose to take something else. As cars keep getting lower in pursuit of the vaunted MPGs, ...
by IMBoring25
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Does this unicorn exist?
Replies: 54
Views: 2515

Re: Does this unicorn exist?

Different seats and power seat configurations will often have different amounts of travel, especially in the vertical direction. Might be worth a shot if you liked it otherwise.
by IMBoring25
Thu Mar 15, 2018 7:31 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Dodge Dart Manuel Woes
Replies: 16
Views: 1005

Re: Dodge Dart Manuel Woes

Depended on the trim level. The rental agency gave me a 200 to drive around the Pacific Northwest. The rotary shift dial was so irritating that I looked it up and there were higher trim levels with flappy paddles.
by IMBoring25
Mon Mar 12, 2018 7:48 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Post your speed in top gear at 3000 RPM
Replies: 69
Views: 5838

Re: Post your speed in top gear at 3000 RPM

Absolutely not a myth. There's more to the analysis than, "How much MPG can I accomplish?" The more-complex drivetrain and batteries have costs in up-front manufacturing costs and environmental impacts and at least the potential for higher ongoing maintenance requirements. You have to get ...
by IMBoring25
Sat Mar 10, 2018 8:34 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Post your speed in top gear at 3000 RPM
Replies: 69
Views: 5838

Re: Post your speed in top gear at 3000 RPM

If it's predominantly highway mileage, which at that number it probably is, a Prius would actually not be a great choice. Hybrid systems shine in town, but on the highway they're generally just dead weight.
by IMBoring25
Thu Mar 08, 2018 11:36 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Does this unicorn exist?
Replies: 54
Views: 2515

Re: Does this unicorn exist?

The manual would be the tricky part with the Benzes, short of importing a second equivalent car from Europe and swapping the drivetrains.
by IMBoring25
Wed Mar 07, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Does this unicorn exist?
Replies: 54
Views: 2515

Re: Does this unicorn exist?

You're asking for the intersection of a lot of very uncommon features. If any one of them is flexible there is potential.
by IMBoring25
Mon Feb 12, 2018 11:57 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54853
Views: 1148907

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

What I get from it is, "Whale isle bee. Eye never herd of tug. Tim Tam to swear."

I think I missed one or two. :D
by IMBoring25
Fri Feb 09, 2018 7:45 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54853
Views: 1148907

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

tankinbeans wrote:
Rope-Pusher wrote:Hey, house aboat tem tam snoflecks?

TimTams are delicious.


That's an understatement...
by IMBoring25
Mon Feb 05, 2018 9:06 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54853
Views: 1148907

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I've briefly driven a Tacoma. Their option book with respect to engines, cabs, and beds is better than Colorado's if you want the correct transmission, but that's not saying a lot.

Wrangler is a lot of money for what it is.
by IMBoring25
Sun Feb 04, 2018 1:56 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54853
Views: 1148907

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

With no badging, the Nissan in that vintage that would probably be considered most worth importing would be a Skyline. I've seen a few R32s and know it's not one of those. This was a weird little hatchback that sounded really sick. Have you seen R30s and R31s? There were several generations in the ...
by IMBoring25
Sat Feb 03, 2018 8:58 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 54853
Views: 1148907

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

With no badging, the Nissan in that vintage that would probably be considered most worth importing would be a Skyline.
by IMBoring25
Thu Jan 11, 2018 2:26 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Finally got another car
Replies: 36
Views: 2535

Re: Finally got another car

If the clutch were dragging a little when it shouldn't, that could exacerbate issues with the lower-gear (hardest-working) synchros.

If shifts are equally bad with the engine off and clutch released the clutch is probably not a significant factor.

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