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by Rope-Pusher
Mon Jun 14, 2021 1:14 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Buying guide actually updated to 2021
Replies: 3
Views: 513

Re: Buying guide actually updated to 2021

TOYOTA COROLLA HATCHBACK WON’T PLEASE ENTHUSIASTS - Autoline Daily http://www.autoline.tv/journal-wp-content//uploads/2021/06/20210612_01_032-300x141.jpg Almost every enthusiast loves a hot hatchback. We were thrilled when the Hyundai Veloster N rolled through the Autoline Garage a couple of weeks ...
by Rope-Pusher
Mon Jun 14, 2021 7:16 am
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: So I got two new tires for the Mazda 5 today
Replies: 25
Views: 6337

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

Much also depends on whose definition of Peak Performance, else people would not make modifications to their engines and suspension etc. to improve performance as they see it. Maybe I should cut the other spring so both are the same, maybe even section them and lower the rear for the ghetto cruiser...
by Rope-Pusher
Fri Jun 11, 2021 8:54 am
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: So I got two new tires for the Mazda 5 today
Replies: 25
Views: 6337

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

I know a guy whose neighbor's brother-n-law wrenches for a NASCAR team and he said that's called tuning the chassis. Ya see, you can only get so far by tuning the engine. Then ya gotta tune the chassis. You set the car up so it wan't to turn left and then, as the speed increases it will lap the tra...
by Rope-Pusher
Tue Jun 08, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55575
Views: 2444595

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

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by Rope-Pusher
Sun Jun 06, 2021 1:44 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55575
Views: 2444595

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

http://www.scotclans.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/tumblr_nv8sibGutw1qbrih3o1_500.jpg The Pentagon wants a bazooka that can take down drones The Department of Defense is planning to test out soldier-carried anti-drone weapons in September. https://www.popsci.com/technology/pentagon-anti-drone-weap...
by Rope-Pusher
Fri Jun 04, 2021 10:09 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: So I got two new tires for the Mazda 5 today
Replies: 25
Views: 6337

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

I know a guy whose neighbor's brother-n-law wrenches for a NASCAR team and he said that's called tuning the chassis. Ya see, you can only get so far by tuning the engine. Then ya gotta tune the chassis. You set the car up so it wan't to turn left and then, as the speed increases it will lap the trac...
by Rope-Pusher
Wed Jun 02, 2021 9:23 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: So I got two new tires for the Mazda 5 today
Replies: 25
Views: 6337

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

So you're saying that a broken and undermaintained car doesn't operate at peak performance? What a surprise! No, it's not about peak performance. It may even be capable a a quicker lap time on a certain race course. It's about changing how the handling is balanced. Maybe it was predominantly unders...
by Rope-Pusher
Mon May 31, 2021 1:03 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: So I got two new tires for the Mazda 5 today
Replies: 25
Views: 6337

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

Back about a month ago I went out on a rainy day in wifes van and as I went down the freeway ramp the car was veering to the side but that is not where I steered. Pulled off only to find the front tires were bald. I got all new tires, Coopers. So a couple weeks ago in the rain it felt like I hydrop...
by Rope-Pusher
Sat May 29, 2021 10:08 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55575
Views: 2444595

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Most of the USDM minivans were available with manuals but the take rate was quite low and they went away mostly in the late-'80s/early-'90s. Yes, when the minivan market was surging with new entries, it was still very common for vehicles to be offered to Amish drivers as well as their slushbox bret...
by Rope-Pusher
Fri May 28, 2021 1:08 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55575
Views: 2444595

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Last of the Red-Hot 4-Speed cars... .- Autoweek https://www.autoweek.com/car-life/columns/a34301141/what-was-the-final-us-market-car-to-get-a-4-speed-manual-transmission/?source=nl&utm_source=nl_aut&utm_medium=email&date=052821&utm_campaign=nl23980882&utm_term=AAA%20--%20High%20...
by Rope-Pusher
Fri May 28, 2021 12:50 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55575
Views: 2444595

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

https://images.cdn.circlesix.co/image/1/700/0/uploads/articles/img_3506-55e8e8a41fc8e.jpg HYUNDAI PLANS TO SLASH ICE LINEUP IN HALF - Autoline Daily The Hyundai Group is aiming to sell 1 million EVs a year by 2025 with a goal for full electrification by 2040. To help pay for the development of all ...
by Rope-Pusher
Fri May 28, 2021 12:46 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55575
Views: 2444595

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

memories of my gung-ho stick shift days. couldn’t fathom why anyone would want to not drive manual. thought eye’d wanna shift for the rest of my life. those were the days… https://i0.wp.com/thelifeandtimesofhollywood.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/img_2766.jpg?fit=640%2C469&ssl=1 It would be ni...
by Rope-Pusher
Tue May 25, 2021 12:43 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric
Replies: 50
Views: 8912

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

If the manufacturer can reduce the size of the fuel tank and the diameter of the filler neck after you've purchased the vehicle,....... TESLA FACES BIG FINE IN NORWAY - Autoline Daily Tesla potentially faces a big fine in Norway. A court ruled that the EV maker is guilty of artificially limiting or...
by Rope-Pusher
Tue May 25, 2021 12:33 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55575
Views: 2444595

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-KhdQ0-bfC-8/UmLU0qiNEsI/AAAAAAAAEHY/aGW9mEbwrds/s1600/sedan-chair.jpg Scott Keogh, the CEO of Volkswagen of America, says they need to sell eight Passat sedans to make the same amount of profit as one Atlas SUV. The name ‘sedan’ chair came from town of Sedan in France wher...
by Rope-Pusher
Wed May 19, 2021 5:32 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric
Replies: 50
Views: 8912

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

If your vehicle weight seems to be close to twice what you thought it might be,.....

GMC Hummer EV Will Reportedly Top More Than 9,000 pounds

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