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by blauenlanze
Fri Jul 19, 2019 9:04 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How much do you drive manual for the performance reasons vs. the experience?
Replies: 16
Views: 519

Re: How much do you drive manual for the performance reasons vs. the experience?

Looks like there are some reliability casualties and the new 8 speed era is not all fun and games... The GM 8 speed drove quite well, although not ZF 8 speed level, when I tried it out. You are right for my particular car, though I mention top speed because the bigger brothers of this car, the BMW M...
by blauenlanze
Fri Jul 19, 2019 1:24 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: I'm starting to get depressed about the automotive future
Replies: 10
Views: 132

Re: I'm starting to get depressed about the automotive future

It's funny you post this Shadow, since I too have been feeling the same way about trying to find a new car with a stick shift. With the C8 Corvette launch tonight, another performance car no longer offers manual transmission. I see you drive an Audi A5, can I suggest the BMW 2 series? Along with the...
by blauenlanze
Fri May 10, 2019 12:31 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How much do you drive manual for the performance reasons vs. the experience?
Replies: 16
Views: 519

Re: How much do you drive manual for the performance reasons vs. the experience?

Hey rob, I drive a BMW M240i 6MT now, haven't updated haha - but I really do miss the Prelude from time to time. I created this poll because I used to think I was 80/20 or 60/40 performance/experience split, but the fact that I picked this car, means I'm probably 40/60 and do sufficiently enjoy the ...
by blauenlanze
Thu May 02, 2019 3:13 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Future of manuals poll: When will the last performance car where the manual is faster than the auto be produced?
Replies: 3
Views: 169

Future of manuals poll: When will the last performance car where the manual is faster than the auto be produced?

Hello everyone! Trying to not make this sound too fatalistic, haha. Looking at another car now, and the landscape is a total sea change from a decade ago - an interesting sight to observe. I used to always extoll the virtues of getting your faster launches in and not losing power on acceleration, es...
by blauenlanze
Thu May 02, 2019 2:59 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How much do you drive manual for the performance reasons vs. the experience?
Replies: 16
Views: 519

How much do you drive manual for the performance reasons vs. the experience?

Hey everyone, back from a long hiatus, looking at a my next car again. So much has changed in the last decade that I'm seriously questioning what a manual transmission means in today's automotive world. However, I figured out of all places, this might be the place to poll. I'm realizing as I'm looki...
by blauenlanze
Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Where is WINTER?!?!?
Replies: 39
Views: 2622

Re: Where is WINTER?!?!?

Winter ran away this year... Came back home from Boston (where I'm going to school) for winter - only snowed once fall semester, in October. In the 3 weeks I've in been in California, I haven't seen rain at all... and there's no snow in Lake Tahoe, people are going crazy cause they can't ski :O
by blauenlanze
Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:10 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Hill starts, launch RPM, and basic shifts
Replies: 13
Views: 5829

Re: Hill starts, launch RPM, and basic shifts

Thanks for the advice and welcomebacks everyone! Shadow, when I mentioned 'launching', I meant to say just regular starts. The way I'd been trying to do it before is rev to about 1500/2000rpm then keep my foot at the same level on the gas and then let out the clutch. This worked OK but I think was t...
by blauenlanze
Sun Jan 08, 2012 3:24 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Hill starts, launch RPM, and basic shifts
Replies: 13
Views: 5829

Hill starts, launch RPM, and basic shifts

I haven't posted on here in forever (too much school I guess) but I recently got a 2001 Honda Prelude SH 5-speed (woohoo!) so I'm driving manual for real. Anyway, I'm having some questions as I get into stick shifting. First (geared toward people with Hondas and Honda-like cars), what's a general go...
by blauenlanze
Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:29 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Bandwidth Tests (switching ISPs)
Replies: 59
Views: 2669

Re: Bandwidth Tests (switching ISPs)

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I never realized how slow this was in comparison to everyone else on this site, myabe because my friends usually complain about 500Kb/s and wiring issues...
by blauenlanze
Wed Nov 25, 2009 10:53 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Post your desktop!
Replies: 510
Views: 20435

Re: Post your desktop!

Where di you find the last one?
by blauenlanze
Mon Nov 23, 2009 9:46 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Best Looking Interiors
Replies: 227
Views: 20952

Re: Best Looking Interiors

2005 WR Blue STi with the blue seats (I think it was that year) http://images.motortrend.com/roadtests/sedan/112_0512_wrx_evo_10z%2B2006_subaru_impreza_wrx_sti%2Bfront_interior_view.jpg http://www.autocult.com.au/img/gallery/full/AkinaGhost568.jpg http://farm1.static.flickr.com/72/167428099_adf325bc...
by blauenlanze
Mon Nov 02, 2009 2:17 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: christmas
Replies: 42
Views: 2486

Re: christmas

Plug for the Canon SD1200IS, very small, light, and decent picture quality.
by blauenlanze
Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:40 am
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Random Funny Pics
Replies: 5958
Views: 251867

Re: Random Funny Pics

Yeah, it's just missing the arrow and threw me off when I looked at the picture again without remembering the situation. CalDOT sloppy repairs FTL
by blauenlanze
Sat Oct 24, 2009 1:23 am
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Random Funny Pics
Replies: 5958
Views: 251867

Re: Random Funny Pics

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by blauenlanze
Thu Oct 15, 2009 12:20 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Obama wins 2009 Nobel Peace Prize
Replies: 54
Views: 3063

Re: Obama wins 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

Saw this somewhere: "If we can have pre-emptive war we can have pre-emptive peace."