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ClutchDisc
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New guy from Michigan

Postby ClutchDisc » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:30 am

Hi everyone, this is my first post here.

I learned how to drive a stick about ten months ago when I bought my first car, a 2001 Chevy S-10 2.2L 5-speed manual. I love driving it!
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Re: New guy from Michigan

Postby dakota1820 » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:01 am

The good ol 2.2 :) I sold my f150 but have been thinking of buying a s10 in the next year or so.

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Re: New guy from Michigan

Postby RomPirate » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:32 am

Small truck + manual trans = WIN
97 Prelude 5spd swap FTW! (Sold! :( )
07 Mazda MX-5 Sport (DEAD)
07 VW Rabbit
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theholycow
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Re: New guy from Michigan

Postby theholycow » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:58 am

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1980 Buick LeSabre 4.1L 5MT

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Re: New guy from Michigan

Postby ClutchDisc » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:41 am

dakota1820 wrote:The good ol 2.2 :) I sold my f150 but have been thinking of buying a s10 in the next year or so.
The 2.2L is a great engine. You would love a S-10. Make sure you buy the 4cyl/manual trans combo, the V6 is overkill for that truck in my opinion.
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dakta1420 wrote:The slush box is a great example of the american culture, lazy and not involved. I personally despise that.

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Re: New guy from Michigan

Postby ClutchDisc » Thu Mar 07, 2013 11:44 am

RomPirate wrote:Small truck + manual trans = WIN
Yes, you can have a lot of fun with a small 4cyl manual transmission truck and still get great fuel economy!

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Re: New guy from Michigan

Postby tankinbeans » Thu Mar 07, 2013 12:21 pm

ClutchDisc wrote:
dakota1820 wrote:The good ol 2.2 :) I sold my f150 but have been thinking of buying a s10 in the next year or so.
The 2.2L is a great engine. You would love a S-10. Make sure you buy the 4cyl/manual trans combo, the V6 is overkill for that truck in my opinion.

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The S10 Blazer (or was it just the Blazer by 1998) with the 4.3 is pretty hilarious. I like mine and it's not even all that powerful, all things considered.
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Re: New guy from Michigan

Postby InlinePaul » Thu Mar 07, 2013 1:26 pm

RomPirate wrote:Small truck + manual trans = WIN

For Sure. Like my 2.3L Ranger pickup. You can wind it out and lurch the vehicle on the 1-2 shift, have a blast and still not be going insanely fast. Just as much fun, a lot safer. Here in michigan the salt ususally destroys the truck long before the engine can wear out, so my philosophy is drive 'em hard. After all, you only get one shot at life, may as well enjoy it!

That S10 is one fine looking truck. Very sporty looking. Nice color. I like it. Want to sell it? I'll trade you a nice Ranger that has brand new clutch, pp, throwout, pilot, slave and master. :)
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Re: New guy from Michigan

Postby tankinbeans » Thu Mar 07, 2013 2:08 pm

InlinePaul wrote:
RomPirate wrote:Small truck + manual trans = WIN

For Sure. Like my 2.3L Ranger pickup. You can wind it out and lurch the vehicle on the 1-2 shift, have a blast and still not be going insanely fast. Just as much fun, a lot safer. Here in michigan the salt ususally destroys the truck long before the engine can wear out, so my philosophy is drive 'em hard. After all, you only get one shot at life, may as well enjoy it!

That S10 is one fine looking truck. Very sporty looking. Nice color. I like it. Want to sell it? I'll trade you a nice Ranger that has brand new clutch, pp, throwout, pilot, slave and master. :)

Looks like he already has a Ranger, unless my eyes deceive me.
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Re: New guy from Michigan

Postby Squint » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:12 pm

Welcome!

tankinbeans wrote:Looks like he already has a Ranger, unless my eyes deceive me.

My eyes show that's a Ranger too, TnB. Someone seems to like small trucks... :lol:
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Re: New guy from Michigan

Postby theholycow » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:15 pm

Squint wrote:
tankinbeans wrote:Looks like he already has a Ranger, unless my eyes deceive me.
My eyes show that's a Ranger too, TnB. Someone seems to like small trucks... :lol:

Perhaps it is I and InlinePaul who have been smoking crack, but I see no indication that the OP of this thread or the person who InlinePaul quoted have Rangers. The truck in the first post of this thread is clearly a Chevy S10, both by the photos and description. RomPirate's sig says "97 Prelude 5spd swap FTW!" and his avatar is not a photo of his vehicle.
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Re: New guy from Michigan

Postby Squint » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:18 pm

ClutchDisc wrote:Image

Look in the background, behind OP's red truck. Although it might not be OP's, because he said he bought his first truck.
'15 Mazda 3 iSport Hatch 6MT
'11 Ford Fiesta Hatchback SE 5MT
'14 Giant Escape City 24MT
'97 Honda Civic EX 4AT - Retired @ 184,001 mi

For Pony!

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theholycow
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Re: New guy from Michigan

Postby theholycow » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:20 pm

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1980 Buick LeSabre 4.1L 5MT

Put your car in your sig!

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watkins wrote:Humans have rear-biased AWD. Cows have 4WD

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Re: New guy from Michigan

Postby ClutchDisc » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:30 pm

The ranger in the back behind my S-10 is my dad's (InlinePaul) Ranger. Guess we kinda confused everyone! :wink:
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01 Chevy S-10 2.2L 5-speed manual
dakta1420 wrote:The slush box is a great example of the american culture, lazy and not involved. I personally despise that.

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Re: New guy from Michigan

Postby Squint » Thu Mar 07, 2013 3:32 pm

ClutchDisc wrote:The ranger in the back behind my S-10 is my dad's (InlinePaul) Ranger. Guess we kinda confused everyone! :wink:

Well that was a decent twist. I'll give you all 8/10 for surprising us with that knowledge. :lol: :lol:
'15 Mazda 3 iSport Hatch 6MT
'11 Ford Fiesta Hatchback SE 5MT
'14 Giant Escape City 24MT
'97 Honda Civic EX 4AT - Retired @ 184,001 mi

For Pony!


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