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by silent425
Wed Jun 12, 2013 12:16 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How often do you make mistakes?
Replies: 46
Views: 4780

Re: How often do you make mistakes?

Great topic, I was wondering the same too. So I've been driving a manual for more than a year, pretty much daily, and what I can say is that there are good days and bad days. Here is what I mean. During bad days, I catch myself that I'm either not giving enough gas and end up almost stalling, or the...
by silent425
Fri May 31, 2013 11:22 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: jomotopia's new ride
Replies: 30
Views: 3774

Re: jomotopia's new ride

very nice in orange, would love to see the interior as well. If you don't mind me asking, how much did it roughly cost you?
by silent425
Tue May 28, 2013 10:39 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How Often Do You Use Your Parking Brake? (no slushbox votes)
Replies: 26
Views: 3036

Re: How Often Do You Use Your Parking Brake? (no slushbox vo

AHTOXA wrote:Parking brake and no gear on flat. Both on an incline.
Sums it up for me
by silent425
Mon May 27, 2013 2:48 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New member from Illinois
Replies: 8
Views: 2594

Re: New member from Illinois

94Corolla5Speed wrote:Whoa I'm late to this! Welcome, I'm in the western burbs.
Nice, me too
by silent425
Wed May 22, 2013 9:52 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: How to adjust to a new car?
Replies: 29
Views: 2995

Re: How to adjust to a new car?

watkins wrote:The more cars you drive, the easier it is to adjust. I drive a ton of manuals for work, so I only take a few minutes to figure a new car out.
Couldn't resist, so I have to ask, what's your job?
by silent425
Tue May 21, 2013 1:33 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Post your gear ratios
Replies: 74
Views: 6200

Re: Post your gear ratios

First Gear Ratio (:1): 3.58
Second Gear Ratio (:1): 1.95
Third Gear Ratio (:1): 1.38
Fourth Gear Rato (:1): 1.03
Fifth Gear Ratio (:1): 0.77
Reverse Ratio (:1): 3.36

Lancer OZ Rally '04
by silent425
Tue May 21, 2013 1:25 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: What's your driving style?
Replies: 34
Views: 3909

Re: What's your driving style?

well, according to the poll I'm in the economy club :D

I guess I don't really gas it that much, since my car is only ~120hp, I tend to take it easy on normal roads. Although when there are other fast cars, I'm not afraid to match their speed. I also tend to pass 95% of cars on highway
by silent425
Mon Mar 25, 2013 1:01 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Do you leave it in gear at a red light?
Replies: 41
Views: 6292

Re: Do you leave it in gear at a red light?

I don't leave it in gear unless the light is about to turn green.
by silent425
Mon Mar 25, 2013 12:58 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Stalling in 2nd gear at low speed
Replies: 46
Views: 14102

Re: Stalling in 2nd gear at low speed

It really depends on the situation and what kind of an incline, if any, there is. For what you have described I usually rev match into 1st to avoid lugging in 2nd and then finally shift into 2nd @ ~2000-2500 RPM However, sometimes I go in 2nd gear, especially if it's somewhat of a downhill situation...
by silent425
Sun Mar 24, 2013 9:24 pm
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: New member from Illinois
Replies: 8
Views: 2594

New member from Illinois

Hello everybody, After reading these forums for almost a year, I've finally decided to register and join this great community. Seeing that there are so many great threads and very dedicated people here, there was no reason not to join :) Anyway, I currently drive a '04 Lancer OZ Rally 5MT and it is ...