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by Rope-Pusher
Fri May 24, 2019 1:19 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...
Replies: 49
Views: 2998

Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

tankinbeans wrote:
Fri May 24, 2019 1:01 pm
Save the TaTas!
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I don't think that a pair of TaTas look as nice.
by Rope-Pusher
Fri May 24, 2019 12:16 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...
Replies: 49
Views: 2998

Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

Audi kills TT as it bids to emerge as a premium EV brand https://www.autonews.com/cars-concepts/audi-kills-tt-it-bids-emerge-premium-ev-brand?utm_source=daily&utm_medium=email&utm_campaign=20190523&utm_content=hero-readmore https://www.onlyrevo.com/img/software/medium/636_Audi+TTS_md.jpg This might...
by Rope-Pusher
Tue May 21, 2019 11:05 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Random Videos
Replies: 1470
Views: 98951

Re: Random Videos

https://youtu.be/Y8cukzcfElw I just know that somehow, VW will produce EVs that pollute, but in a way that the EPA can't measure. They found a way to do it with their diesels, right? ...And now, from the folks that brought you WWII, they'll apply the same know-how to come up with batteries that tur...
by Rope-Pusher
Mon May 20, 2019 9:01 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55278
Views: 1425453

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Are the Honda guys swimming in faeces? Probably It always cracks me up when I hear the BBC News featuring an article about "Poo". The Brits are typically so proper that I would expect them to refer to it as some formal or scientific term such as Scat, Feces, Faeces, Deffacation, Bowel Movements, et...
by Rope-Pusher
Mon May 20, 2019 8:27 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Random Videos
Replies: 1470
Views: 98951

Re: Random Videos

https://youtu.be/Y8cukzcfElw I just know that somehow, VW will produce EVs that pollute, but in a way that the EPA can't measure. They found a way to do it with their diesels, right? ...And now, from the folks that brought you WWII, they'll apply the same know-how to come up with batteries that tur...
by Rope-Pusher
Sun May 19, 2019 11:18 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: So I got two new tires for the Mazda 5 today
Replies: 10
Views: 193

Re: So I got two new tires for the Mazda 5 today

The fronts (formerly rears) on this Mazda 5 are perhaps half worn, but I was getting a lot of tire spin on take off before and now am not. The fronts were pretty bad, close to wear bars. Also the steering wheel was having the hebe jebe wiggly jiggly vibrations that got worse with more speed Tossing...
by Rope-Pusher
Sun May 19, 2019 5:19 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: So I got two new tires for the Mazda 5 today
Replies: 10
Views: 193

Re: So I got two new tires for the Mazda 5 today

The fronts (formerly rears) on this Mazda 5 are perhaps half worn, but I was getting a lot of tire spin on take off before and now am not. The fronts were pretty bad, close to wear bars. Also the steering wheel was having the hebe jebe wiggly jiggly vibrations that got worse with more speed Tossing...
by Rope-Pusher
Sun May 19, 2019 10:45 am
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: So I got two new tires for the Mazda 5 today
Replies: 10
Views: 193

Re: So I got two new tires for the Mazda 5 today

Whenever I've gone for tires, the pamphlet always says that when replacing only two tires they should be shoved up the rear. In my Humbolt Opium, the decision on which end of the vehicle to install those two new tyres is not black and white, right and wrong. There is whole lot of gray, because ther...
by Rope-Pusher
Fri May 17, 2019 8:09 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55278
Views: 1425453

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

tankinbeans wrote:
Fri May 17, 2019 7:07 pm
Spice Girls "Wannabe my lover" wrote: Sentra as rental. #meh
Kill it with fire until it dies from it. I drove my friends in 2011, it was hateful then and I can't imagine it's much better now. That said, I kind of liked the orange gauges.
I didn't know they came in flavors!
by Rope-Pusher
Fri May 17, 2019 12:03 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Honest Engines
Replies: 211
Views: 36590

Re: Honest Engines

If it's North/South would that mean there's a tiny prop shaft and a pumpkin up front? Trying to wrap my brain around how that would work. http://i639.photobucket.com/albums/uu112/wlb136/42LE.jpg Be careful when you wrap your brain around it - there are sharp edges where they made the cut-away. So t...
by Rope-Pusher
Tue May 14, 2019 10:26 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: If One Clutch is Good,.....
Replies: 9
Views: 191

Re: If One Clutch is Good,.....

There's no reason a DSG couldn't be made to launch smoothly. Full manuals can, of course. There just has to be the want-to. Pairing the DCT with a torque converter probably makes the most sense - it drives more like other automatic transmissions, they can avoid slipping the clutch to achieve smooth...
by Rope-Pusher
Mon May 13, 2019 9:12 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Honest Engines
Replies: 211
Views: 36590

Re: Honest Engines

Would there be a way to design that platform to take transverse 4 cylinder engines and longitudinally mounted inline 6 cylinder engines? Or would it have to be RWD/AWD only? Curious because RWD platforms for large cars are usually expensive, at least when they're sold. This intrigues me though eith...
by Rope-Pusher
Mon May 13, 2019 12:59 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Honest Engines
Replies: 211
Views: 36590

Re: Honest Engines

Mazda aims for upscale appeal with inline-6

Inline-6....Din't he formerly post here?

Maybe since he went Upscale, we don't recognize his posts anymore.

https://www.autonews.com/future-product ... -6-engines
by Rope-Pusher
Mon May 13, 2019 12:39 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...
Replies: 49
Views: 2998

Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

Why Honda is simplifying trim choices https://media.gettyimages.com/photos/parked-horsedrawn-amish-buggy-at-a-farm-auction-in-shipshewana-picture-id671264340 TOKYO — Click Honda's online configurator for the Civic and you will enter a rabbit hole of options. For the sedan alone, there are DX, LX, E...
by Rope-Pusher
Mon May 13, 2019 12:05 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric
Replies: 25
Views: 719

Re: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric

Hon-Dae? https://s3-prod-europe.autonews.com/s3fs-public/styles/width_792/public/Honda%20e%20Prototype%20wb.jpg Honda decides on name for its new European EV "Honda will call its new small electric car the Honda E when it goes on sale in Europe next year." https://europe.autonews.com/frankfurt-auto...