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by Azrael
Wed Nov 21, 2007 10:13 am
Forum: Drag Racing
Topic: is Smooth or quick shifting better?
Replies: 38
Views: 4981

DocPHD - I had my 1999 Camaro V6 5-speed up to 130+ (past the speedometer) and did not hit a governor. Only reason I stopped was a patch in the left-rear tire had me worried of a blow-out. :P gee. do Camaros even have govs? :lol: wait... must be an option Actually his V6 should have had a governor,...
by Azrael
Mon Nov 19, 2007 10:34 am
Forum: Drag Racing
Topic: is Smooth or quick shifting better?
Replies: 38
Views: 4981

The gearing in my car: ... 6th is useless for top speed is that a governer chip reason or a lack of road straight/long/without-traffic enough reason? EDIT: btw, it's rated to top out at 198 that's because there isn't enough power to keep accelerating with that gear, with all the resistance it faces...
by Azrael
Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:27 pm
Forum: Drag Racing
Topic: is Smooth or quick shifting better?
Replies: 38
Views: 4981

My favorite part is how, right near the end, both cars were going 120+, and STILL had another gear to go! :lol: x 100 Yeah lol but it actually looks like he downshifts to 4th at 120 :DD My 4th in the BMW is good until 135 or so. Subaru on the other hand ... 105. Oh yeah. :lol: The gearing in my car...
by Azrael
Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:16 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: I finally got it back!!!!
Replies: 12
Views: 605

Looking good! How does it drive after the front end damage? I am presuming the shop got it right for you!
by Azrael
Sun Nov 18, 2007 12:11 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Brand new Mugen Civic Si raped
Replies: 26
Views: 1612

As someone said though I am surprised it was left on the lot, and not put in the showroom. Almost a little suspicious since it was left out where it could get stripped...

Insurance fraud? :?:
by Azrael
Fri Nov 16, 2007 8:19 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Your Car : Pros & Cons
Replies: 128
Views: 8358

I just checked it, there's supposed to be a button, but I guess I never pushed it in hard enough. It didn't feel like it would budge last time, I'll try it again. I rode in a GM car just now on lunch. Push the button in (it is somewhat difficult) to activate the 4-ways, then pull on the collar arou...
by Azrael
Mon Nov 12, 2007 11:43 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Cars that SHOULD be Manual-Only
Replies: 38
Views: 1827

I saw something that really made me go :roll: In my last Road & Track issue, there was a reader letter that said: I like the Dodge Viper, but why doesn't Dodge offer a Tiptronic transmission option? Porsche and Chevy have already done it. Tiptronics have sold many Corvettes. So why not the Viper? I...
by Azrael
Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:33 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Cars that SHOULD be Manual-Only
Replies: 38
Views: 1827

I Go To Costco wrote:And believe it or not the majority of Corvettes sold are automatics. Also, modified automatic Corvettes are faster than automatic modified manual Corvettes. Long explanation, but look up stall converters.
Remember the fastest Corvettes come in 6-speed only; Z06... 'nuff said!
by Azrael
Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:30 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Former Honda guy now driving a Domestic
Replies: 10
Views: 1091

Welcome! If you were looking for a cheap MR2, you should've found a first gen AW11, those are quick pocket rockets when equipped with the SC. That honda thread isn't dead yet, the last post was what, 5 days ago? Feel free to post, and stop hiding knowledge! :P Your Z28 has an LS1 I assume? Yep LS1 ...
by Azrael
Sun Nov 11, 2007 11:26 am
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Post a picture of your shifter!
Replies: 566
Views: 43163

I Go To Costco wrote:Took this pic a while ago, will snap a better one later.

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Nice my LS1 brother! Time for a Pro 5.0 with a LSS! :D
by Azrael
Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:29 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: I Hate Anti-American-Car Bigots!
Replies: 97
Views: 5091

While taken as a whole domestic cars are far more reliable than European cars by industry failure rates... Way to state the obvious. There are so many off-brand Eurocars aroud that nobody outside of their country of origin ever hear of. These are frequently cheaply made insta-junkers. Take that alo...
by Azrael
Sat Oct 27, 2007 10:01 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: I Hate Anti-American-Car Bigots!
Replies: 97
Views: 5091

@Azrael: I don't want to KNOW what you had to do to bend the valves on a Honda, it's not a common problem. Sounds like that guy who thought VWs were quit because he was grinding his transmission to dust. :? Look at the reports earlier in the thread, major American manufactures are below industry av...
by Azrael
Sat Oct 27, 2007 8:33 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: I Hate Anti-American-Car Bigots!
Replies: 97
Views: 5091

Simple enough: Most American vehicle owners are thrilled when their car makes it to 100k miles. I expect at least 200k, and more like 300k. I've never had two transmissions FAIL on a Japanese car in such a short period of time, let alone at all. American cars have a horrible reputation to be mechan...
by Azrael
Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:07 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Pop-up Headlights
Replies: 33
Views: 1398

Prodigal Son wrote:Cars are now being designed to reduce damage to pedestrians in the event of a car/pedestrian collision. I think that pretty much puts paid to pop-up headlights. They must do nasty things to pedestrians in the event of a collision.
How do you figure that? :?:
by Azrael
Fri Oct 19, 2007 10:45 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Pop-up Headlights
Replies: 33
Views: 1398

Affiliational Psychology says = I like 'em!

Shameless pimping of my ride time! :oops:
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