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by tankinbeans
Mon Jul 22, 2019 11:43 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How much do you drive manual for the performance reasons vs. the experience?
Replies: 20
Views: 638

Re: How much do you drive manual for the performance reasons vs. the experience?

I've always dropped a gear or two to pass on the highway, even in the ST with its synthesized loud pedal.
by tankinbeans
Thu Jul 18, 2019 9:56 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: I'm starting to get depressed about the automotive future
Replies: 10
Views: 160

Re: I'm starting to get depressed about the automotive future

My problem ends up being that I can't kit up a car the way I'd like with a manual. Lately, I've been attempting to build a list of cars to look at when my lease expires. There are only two that can be kitted up the way I want with a manual, the Compass and the WRX. I'd like a sunroof, heated seats, ...
by tankinbeans
Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:01 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55332
Views: 1495987

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

potownrob wrote:
Wed Jul 17, 2019 12:29 am
AHTOXA wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:20 pm
I guess I better update the vehicles in my sig and the profile while I'm at it.
what does ORP stand for??
My guess is off road package.
by tankinbeans
Tue Jul 16, 2019 11:03 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: The beast has come...
Replies: 39
Views: 3690

Re: The beast has come...

ClutchFork wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:57 pm
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I have a stereo convertor off of a mono-system. My suitcase has two poo shoots, but 1 face hole.
by tankinbeans
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:08 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: The beast has come...
Replies: 39
Views: 3690

Re: The beast has come...

potownrob wrote:
Tue Jul 16, 2019 9:43 pm
No A/C?! Know Raydio!?!?!? I am cringe!! :shock: :o :x
I'm guessing the Clutches are using the 4/100 method of cooling. I'd be getting some major swass and underboob sweat.

Eek
by tankinbeans
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:56 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55332
Views: 1495987

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

If I thought I could get away with it I'd do a -2 like my winter rims and tires, but I haven't shopped out decent rims. My Drags are showing wear with peeling paint and annoyance.
by tankinbeans
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:47 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55332
Views: 1495987

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

watkins wrote:
Mon Jul 15, 2019 2:40 pm
Since your tires are an odd size, would it be better to change to a more common size with nearly the same diameter?
Would that mean a new set of rims? I've thought about it, but want to wait until I'm sure I'm keeping it.
by tankinbeans
Mon Jul 15, 2019 7:34 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55332
Views: 1495987

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I didn't check the others, but this one was the one wrecked. I was continuing at 65, probably a bad idea but... I'm assuming the overall state of this one is as a direct consequence of my dumb decision to drive on it, but since it's toast either way it's irrelevant.

The fronts still look good.
by tankinbeans
Mon Jul 15, 2019 5:26 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55332
Views: 1495987

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Stinks bro. That tire didn’t look to be in very good overall shape anyway. Tires ain’t cheap though... I drove on it for about 2 miles before I finally pulled over. It was midnight and the road was poorly lit. I thought maybe I could limp it along to an exit, but the car was getting a bit wobbly. W...
by tankinbeans
Sun Jul 14, 2019 2:12 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55332
Views: 1495987

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I'm a bit miffed. Need to replace another tire within 6 weeks of the last. Nobody carries the size, which seems to be exclusive to Mazda, and nobody carries the specific tire. Multiple shops offered to orders full set of Potenzas, which I've liked in the past. I'm contemplating doing that and gettin...
by tankinbeans
Fri Jul 05, 2019 10:05 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Man Bests Our Tony's Record for Owning an Amish Vehicle
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: Man Bests Our Tony's Record for Owning an Amish Vehicle

Needs a great dane for scale I suppose.
by tankinbeans
Thu Jul 04, 2019 7:46 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Man Bests Our Tony's Record for Owning an Amish Vehicle
Replies: 6
Views: 408

Re: Man Bests Our Tony's Record for Owning an Amish Vehicle

I didn't realize just how huge those antiques were. I like it.
by tankinbeans
Wed Jul 03, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Frustrations of a new-ish first timer
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: Frustrations of a new-ish first timer

You could always drive it like you hate it. Hehehe
by tankinbeans
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:48 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Frustrations of a new-ish first timer
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: Frustrations of a new-ish first timer

2.5 liter or 2.0? It's the 2.5L Grand Touring. Very nice. One major suggestion might be to adjust your seat so you're closer to the pedals. It sounds silly, but sometimes having that extra leverage makes all the difference in the world. I have more experience with that particular drivetrain in my M...
by tankinbeans
Tue Jul 02, 2019 4:13 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Frustrations of a new-ish first timer
Replies: 9
Views: 478

Re: Frustrations of a new-ish first timer

2.5 liter or 2.0?