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by Shadow
Wed Jun 13, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Roll Call. Who's still here?
Replies: 42
Views: 1678

Re: Roll Call. Who's still here?

A ton of what would have been on forums in yesteryear has transitioned to things like facebook groups or other social media. Most people are already logged in already, and theres also the easy ability to message someone directly and have a good possibility of a near-immediate response. The other da...
by Shadow
Tue Jun 12, 2018 10:43 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Roll Call. Who's still here?
Replies: 42
Views: 1678

Re: Roll Call. Who's still here?

It's not just this forum. It's most forums out there, speaking mostly of automotive forums. They have been replaced by Facebook groups. Only the largest ones like The Car Lounge are still very active. You've said that before, but I'm not seeing that at all. I'm active on the Audi forums (two of the...
by Shadow
Mon Jun 11, 2018 3:44 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Roll Call. Who's still here?
Replies: 42
Views: 1678

Re: Roll Call. Who's still here?

This forum is basically dead, but I still check in once in a while. Too bad we can't get some new blood in here. The forum is dying faster than the manual transmission....
by Shadow
Wed Apr 04, 2018 2:31 pm
Forum: Car Care and Detailing
Topic: Do I need a Turbo Boost Gauge?
Replies: 23
Views: 13934

Re: Do I need a Turbo Boost Gauge?

That's a nice, clean solution, both on the adapter and the general integration into the steering column cover. Yeah, thanks. It's really the only good option for my car. You can't put an A-pillar mount for the boost gauge because of the airbag. And the only other options are to integrate it into on...
by Shadow
Fri Mar 23, 2018 3:55 pm
Forum: For Sale
Topic: FS: 1996 Honda Civic 5 speed manual
Replies: 7
Views: 1532

Re: FS: 1996 Honda Civic 5 speed manual

Wow, that looks amazingly clean for a 22-year-old car with more than 200K miles. Just need to polish those headlights to make them clear again and you've got a winner....
by Shadow
Thu Mar 22, 2018 1:03 pm
Forum: Car Care and Detailing
Topic: Do I need a Turbo Boost Gauge?
Replies: 23
Views: 13934

Re: Do I need a Turbo Boost Gauge?

Old thread, but new post. I recently acquired a podi pod for my boost gauge that replaces the top section of the steering column. Unfortunately, it's designed to fit a 45mm gauge and I'm not a big fan of the podi boost gauges, so I had to make my smaller ECS boost gauge work. So I machined a piece o...
by Shadow
Fri Feb 23, 2018 2:22 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Does anyone have a list of 2018 cars w/manual transmissions?
Replies: 10
Views: 1847

Re: Does anyone have a list of 2018 cars w/manual transmissions?

bk7794 wrote:Wait, you can get the SMART car with a stick?
I think that's relatively new. I remember reading that they were going to put an actual manual transmission in those little toy cars. :D
by Shadow
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:16 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Does anyone have a list of 2018 cars w/manual transmissions?
Replies: 10
Views: 1847

Re: Does anyone have a list of 2018 cars w/manual transmissions?

Nevermind...I found this list with a quick search: Aston Martin Vantage 6/7 (V12 Vantage S) S, GT (V8 and V12) Audi A4 6 Premium, Premium Plus, Prestige A5 (Coupe) 6 Premium, Premium Plus, Prestige BMW 2-Series (Coupe, Convertible) 6 Coupe: 230i, M240i Convertible: M240i 3-Series (Sedan) 6 320i, 320...
by Shadow
Fri Feb 02, 2018 1:07 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Everything you NEVER Wanted to Know About Stop/Start
Replies: 18
Views: 1684

Re: Everything you NEVER Wanted to Know About Stop/Start

So you got a new Golf with an automatic?
by Shadow
Fri Feb 02, 2018 9:20 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Everything you NEVER Wanted to Know About Stop/Start
Replies: 18
Views: 1684

Re: Everything you NEVER Wanted to Know About Stop/Start

yeah, the SS isn't that busy lately, not dead though (it has been at times though). makes me wonder if members are cheating on the SS, or maybe they're just busy. i go on other forums, but usually come back to check the SS, despite not even driving manual anymore. not many new members lately, that ...
by Shadow
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:05 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Everything you NEVER Wanted to Know About Stop/Start
Replies: 18
Views: 1684

Re: Everything you NEVER Wanted to Know About Stop/Start

BTW, I've been around every once in a while, but this place is so dead these days. It's a shame...

Here's another pic, but this time in the garage of my new house. Garage is almost finished, but not quite yet.

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by Shadow
Thu Feb 01, 2018 2:01 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Everything you NEVER Wanted to Know About Stop/Start
Replies: 18
Views: 1684

Re: Everything you NEVER Wanted to Know About Stop/Start

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Here you go.... The Jeep is a 2017 and the Audi is a 2016. My prior A5 was a 2011, which is basically the same thing, but the new one has the "facelift" front end.
by Shadow
Thu Feb 01, 2018 11:39 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Everything you NEVER Wanted to Know About Stop/Start
Replies: 18
Views: 1684

Re: Everything you NEVER Wanted to Know About Stop/Start

So I purchased a 2017 Grand Cherokee Trailhawk to replace my old 4Runner and it has a start/stop system. I honestly don't like it at all, but I don't always turn it off either. What really bugs me is when I'm pulling into my garage to park. The moment that I come to a stop, the engine instantly shut...
by Shadow
Thu Oct 12, 2017 9:04 am
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016
Replies: 60
Views: 11611

Re: Stick it to The Man: Cars that still offer a manual transmission in 2016

Smart car has a manual? Are they putting real manuals in them now or are they talking about that automated manual BS?