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by Shadow
Sun Apr 17, 2022 6:56 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: New Toyota Supra with manual transmission!
Replies: 5
Views: 2878

Re: New Toyota Supra with manual transmission!

So now we know that Toyota is going to put a manual transmission in the 2023 Supra. Score for the manuals!
by Shadow
Wed Aug 11, 2021 12:32 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Let's talk about dual mass flywheels
Replies: 6
Views: 731

Let's talk about dual mass flywheels

So I'm guessing that most or at least some of the people here have at least heard of dual mass flywheels. Maybe some of you even have advanced knowledge about them. But my question is this---do you know if the car you drive now or the cars you've owned in the past used a dual mass flywheel? I was su...
by Shadow
Mon May 24, 2021 3:28 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Pulled my transmission....
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Re: Pulled my transmission....

Oh well....I was going to add some pictures, but it seems that pictures can't be added anymore.
by Shadow
Mon May 24, 2021 3:27 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Pulled my transmission....
Replies: 3
Views: 672

Pulled my transmission....

...to install a new clutch. The stock clutch couldn't handle the extra power, so I decided to go with an aftermarket clutch that can handle 375 lb.ft. of torque, which is probably pretty close to where the car is right now. I was able to pull the transmission in my garage using a mid-rise lift (EZca...
by Shadow
Mon May 24, 2021 12:58 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Buying guide actually updated to 2021
Replies: 42
Views: 5568

Re: Buying guide actually updated to 2021

Audi returned to manual transmissions with the 2021 A3. Unfortunately, they decided to skip the 2021 model year for that model in the USA. So we will have to wait and see if the new 2022 model keeps the manual transmission or not.
by Shadow
Thu Feb 20, 2020 10:25 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Autonomous cruise control
Replies: 102
Views: 36807

Re: Autonomous cruise control

I've said this before and I'll say it again---I think it would be a riot to DRIVE a car in a sea of autonomous vehicles. Why? Well, they will always try their best to avoid a collision with another vehicle. And think about how much fun you could have in a situation like that. Gotta love robot cars....
by Shadow
Tue Feb 18, 2020 11:23 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Autonomous cruise control
Replies: 102
Views: 36807

Re: Autonomous cruise control

What do you think of this conversation I found on another site?'' Autonomous vehicle proponents have realized that pedestrians will probably game the system! Since cars will no longer be a danger to them - pedestrians will walk onto the streets of cities, walking right into the street, any place, a...
by Shadow
Fri Dec 20, 2019 12:29 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Are manual transmission vehicles going to increase in value?
Replies: 7
Views: 2935

Re: Are manual transmission vehicles going to increase in value?

I'm not sure if any of you subscribe to VINwiki YouTube channel. If you like cool car stories, definitely check it out. Anyway, the founder of VINwiki (it's an app, the YouTube channel just supports the app for the most part) is big on supercars and hypercars. He owns several and he used to be a sal...
by Shadow
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:55 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: New Toyota Supra with manual transmission!
Replies: 5
Views: 2878

New Toyota Supra with manual transmission!

Nice option if you don't mind having a company do a conversion on your new Supra... https://www.autoblog.com/2019/08/13/2020-toyota-supra-manual-transmission-conversion/?guccounter=1&guce_referrer=aHR0cHM6Ly93d3cuZ29vZ2xlLmNvbS91cmw_c2E9dCZyY3Q9aiZxPSZlc3JjPXMmc291cmNlPXdlYiZjZD0xMyZ2ZWQ9MmFoVUt...
by Shadow
Thu Dec 12, 2019 1:53 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Are manual transmission vehicles going to increase in value?
Replies: 7
Views: 2935

Re: Are manual transmission vehicles going to increase in value?

i'm leaning toward the latter situation, where they will be more of a liability and overall undesirable. As is pointed out in other forums I've frequented, the enthusiasts who are gung ho manuel are a small minority, despite how things may seem online and at car meats. i'm not saying i'm very happy...
by Shadow
Mon Dec 09, 2019 4:39 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Are manual transmission vehicles going to increase in value?
Replies: 7
Views: 2935

Re: Are manual transmission vehicles going to increase in value?

Wow...I think this forum is dying more quickly than the manual transmission.
by Shadow
Fri Dec 06, 2019 9:44 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Are manual transmission vehicles going to increase in value?
Replies: 7
Views: 2935

Are manual transmission vehicles going to increase in value?

It's just a thought, but do you think our manual transmission vehicles will start to command a higher resale value (private sale, not dealer trade-in) as fewer and fewer new cars become available with manual transmissions? Or will they simply become a major liability because nobody will want them, r...
by Shadow
Tue Nov 19, 2019 9:01 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Electric cars now outsell manual transmission cars
Replies: 14
Views: 3889

Re: Electric cars now outsell manual transmission cars

this brings up a good topic for discussion for this forum. manuals used to be more common, more fuel efficient, quicker, cheaper to make, sell and buy, and more reliable (eye think they still are of course), but now are rare (practically niche?), not as fuel efficient (in general), are a hassle for...