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by bk7794
Thu Apr 16, 2020 9:18 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Thinking of a replacement car
Replies: 14
Views: 1527

Re: Thinking of a replacement car

Wow thats a shame. I feel they're really messing up these light/medium duty diesels. Nissans Cummins was a POS from what I hear, the Chrysler one, Ford and GMs have timing belts and who knows how good they are.
by bk7794
Tue Apr 14, 2020 9:17 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Thinking of a replacement car
Replies: 14
Views: 1527

Re: Thinking of a replacement car

that's a shame. I had heard the clutch was hard to get used to on a few videos.

Any experience with the eco diesels? the first and current gen? Are they really as bad as they all say? I've always had my eye on a Grand Cherokee with one.
by bk7794
Tue Apr 14, 2020 8:18 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Thinking of a replacement car
Replies: 14
Views: 1527

Re: Thinking of a replacement car

Is yours a JL? A buddy of mine has one with the 3.6.

You said the manual is garbage on the JL? Is it because they went with a cable shifter compared to the direct one in previous years?
by bk7794
Tue Apr 14, 2020 6:16 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Thinking of a replacement car
Replies: 14
Views: 1527

Re: Thinking of a replacement car

I know....it gets brought up every time I talk about it with people lol I have thought about the whole trailer thing. My S60 could tow 5500lbs. Amazing how a lot of cars for the american market magically lose their tow rating. Take a look at a golf/focus in the US vs Europe. ideally..I'd like someth...
by bk7794
Mon Apr 13, 2020 9:51 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Thinking of a replacement car
Replies: 14
Views: 1527

Thinking of a replacement car

I'm looking at replacing my Passat as soon as this Corona virus lockdown is over. I'm debating at going with an SUV/Truck (to help with moving things) or since I'm still single with no kids, a sportier car/hatch. I'd probably try to find a cheap pickup and stow it at my folks house. I really enjoyed...
by bk7794
Mon Apr 06, 2020 9:04 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: New Toyota Supra with manual transmission!
Replies: 3
Views: 1856

Re: New Toyota Supra with manual transmission!

Yeah, I've heard Chrysler's tuning has been mediocre. My buddy has one in a 3 series. Thing is phenomenal, does almost everything you want it to do. I almost think putting a 6 speed in there would be a downgrade. Then again..if its properly tuned.
by bk7794
Wed Apr 01, 2020 10:34 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: New Toyota Supra with manual transmission!
Replies: 3
Views: 1856

Re: New Toyota Supra with manual transmission!

Doesn't this use the ZF 8hp series transmission? From what I've heard, it's a pretty nice auto.
by bk7794
Tue Jan 07, 2020 10:12 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Are manual transmission vehicles going to increase in value?
Replies: 7
Views: 1626

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

I've noticed that a few models, BRZ, Corvette, Miata..etc. the manual always has a higher price than their Auto counterparts. This is obviously on the used market. e
by bk7794
Sat Nov 16, 2019 11:33 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Electric cars now outsell manual transmission cars
Replies: 14
Views: 1747

Re: Electric cars now outsell manual transmission cars

It's a shame but it seems like nobody is dumping money into making a good manual experience. Perhaps the BRZ/FRS, Miata and whatnot seem to be the only new cars that are fun to drive with no rev hang, a good feeling stick and clutch. I've heard horror stories on the stock WRX tune, The Civics aren'...
by bk7794
Fri Nov 08, 2019 11:49 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Electric cars now outsell manual transmission cars
Replies: 14
Views: 1747

Re: Electric cars now outsell manual transmission cars

It's a shame but it seems like nobody is dumping money into making a good manual experience. Perhaps the BRZ/FRS, Miata and whatnot seem to be the only new cars that are fun to drive with no rev hang, a good feeling stick and clutch. I've heard horror stories on the stock WRX tune, The Civics aren't...
by bk7794
Sat Sep 14, 2019 10:53 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: BKs New Car
Replies: 65
Views: 8822

Re: BKs New Car

tankinbeans wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 10:56 am
potownrob wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:26 am
It’s obviously a miata
I'm vaguely lusty for one, then again I'm also lusty for a manual Challenger. My heart is aflutter for all sorts of the things.
The clutch is insanely heavy in those though. I don't think dailying it would be fun.
potownrob wrote:
Fri Sep 13, 2019 8:26 am
It’s obviously a miata
Ah sooo close. BRZ
by bk7794
Thu Sep 12, 2019 10:52 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: BKs New Car
Replies: 65
Views: 8822

Re: BKs New Car

Did a test dive of a few cars this week. I was blown away with one of them. Probably the best manual I've ever driven since my old Civics. Absolutely no rev hang and its a 2019. A bit small in footprint though.
by bk7794
Sun Sep 08, 2019 12:18 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: BKs New Car
Replies: 65
Views: 8822

Re: BKs New Car

I've honestly thought about just going way old school and getting an old Mustang or something from the 80s-early 00s. Or perhaps a Challenger from like late 2000s. I'd be curious how they were. I'm glad this VW was cheap enough. I'm sure I'll take a bath on it but it's just unbearable. The rev hang...
by bk7794
Fri Sep 06, 2019 9:47 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: BKs New Car
Replies: 65
Views: 8822

Re: BKs New Car

I've honestly thought about just going way old school and getting an old Mustang or something from the 80s-early 00s. Or perhaps a Challenger from like late 2000s. I'd be curious how they were. I'm glad this VW was cheap enough. I'm sure I'll take a bath on it but it's just unbearable. The rev hang ...
by bk7794
Fri Sep 06, 2019 5:34 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: BKs New Car
Replies: 65
Views: 8822

Re: BKs New Car

I would guess it's related to leading with the fuel and following with the throttle plate in order to keep the engine from going momentarily rich as the power demand lessens, and it could be tuned more appealingly but the CAD jockeys don't appreciate the importance. The newest Mustang I've driven i...