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by blauenlanze
Thu Jan 12, 2012 5:13 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Where is WINTER?!?!?
Replies: 39
Views: 2019

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: 5245

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: 5245

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: 1845

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: 17070

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: 17985

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: 1615

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: 221023

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: 221023

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: 2267

Re: Obama wins 2009 Nobel Peace Prize

Saw this somewhere: "If we can have pre-emptive war we can have pre-emptive peace."
by blauenlanze
Mon Sep 21, 2009 9:08 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: What Media Player Do You Use?
Replies: 59
Views: 1765

Re: What Media Player Do You Use?

Winamp, mainly for the Media Library history and plugin stuff, though I'm sure itunes has someting similar now.
by blauenlanze
Fri Sep 18, 2009 10:14 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Major accidents thread
Replies: 85
Views: 2756

Re: Major accidents thread

And someone said I was an idiot LOL. Umm, thanks? When you drive 40,000 miles per year as a 17 year old, and always push the limits of your car and ability, you're bound to have that kind of excitement on a regular basis. I could have driven like everyone else and not had those minor "accidents". 4...
by blauenlanze
Fri Sep 18, 2009 9:12 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: If the car you own didn't exist...
Replies: 93
Views: 3158

Re: If the car you own didn't exist...

I'd want to buy a subaru wrx, pre body change, 02-07.

Of course, I'd probably be getting a hand-me-down Camry instead if Accords never existed.
by blauenlanze
Thu Sep 17, 2009 6:37 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Why are manual transmissions typically geared short?
Replies: 62
Views: 2834

Re: Why are manual transmissions typically geared short?

I don't think that is true any more. Check out the web following web site where you can dig up the specs on a lot of models (Hondas, Mazda, VW,....) http://www.autotropolis.com/2008/honda/ ... specs.html You will see that the top gear in the manual transmissions, including the final drive ratio dif...
by blauenlanze
Thu Sep 17, 2009 2:20 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Why are manual transmissions typically geared short?
Replies: 62
Views: 2834

Re: Why are manual transmissions typically geared short?

I've almost never seen 'normal' manual cars geared short compared to autos of the same year, especially in the 1990s model ranges (what I'm most familiar with). when you're going 75 at 3.1k you probably aren't going to be accelerating much more for a normal freeway pass, and just stepping on the gas...