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by IMBoring25
Tue Mar 20, 2018 10:22 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Does this unicorn exist?
Replies: 50
Views: 1448

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: 763

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: 5396

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: 5396

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: 50
Views: 1448

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: 50
Views: 1448

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: 54808
Views: 1080571

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: 54808
Views: 1080571

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: 54808
Views: 1080571

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: 54808
Views: 1080571

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: 54808
Views: 1080571

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: 23
Views: 1525

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.
by IMBoring25
Wed Jan 10, 2018 8:40 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Finally got another car
Replies: 23
Views: 1525

Re: Finally got another car

A clutch release system that's not fully effective when cold could also be contributing. Make sure the fluid is full and clean. Also try shifting into another gear first and then immediately into first.
by IMBoring25
Thu Jan 04, 2018 11:55 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Winter Tars
Replies: 12
Views: 501

Re: Winter Tars

Not a big surprise. Instrumented braking tests would be dominated by grip with the surface (in cold temperatures, advantage anything but summer tires) but the subjective handling assessment well below the limit would be dominated by sidewall stiffness (advantage: summers).
by IMBoring25
Tue Nov 07, 2017 8:32 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Honest Engines
Replies: 175
Views: 28796

Re: Honest Engines

potownrob wrote:Most of the jobs I see listed say you need a CDL though...


Where it's not a legal requirement the insurance company probably gives them a break for having it as a company requirement.

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