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by Johnf514
Mon Oct 18, 2021 6:41 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: RPM at 70 mph
Replies: 6
Views: 1373

Re: RPM at 70 mph

Mazda 5 automatic 5th gear ratio is .69, while the manual is .75. They probably figure the manual is bit more enthusiast oriented and gives it more pep overall. Or the automatic can decouple and rev up a bit on the highway when flooring it. Honestly no idea, just picking at straws here.
by Johnf514
Fri Oct 15, 2021 9:58 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Good Automatics
Replies: 24
Views: 1653

Re: Good Automatics

I'm very curious now. I'm sure it won't be the same in a Grand Cherokee as it is in the Alfa. How is the Stinger automatic? I was looking at maybe a G70 at some point down the road. Stinger automatic is solid. It is their in house 8 speed and shares similar characteristics with the ZF. Also used in...
by Johnf514
Tue Oct 12, 2021 12:00 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Good Automatics
Replies: 24
Views: 1653

Re: Good Automatics

It's not just the slushbox hardware - more than a few vehicles "Share" the ZF RWD 8-speed, but they don't share the software that determines much of the driving experience. I think you'll have to test drive in order to find if a particular vehicle is worth selling your horse and buggy and...
by Johnf514
Mon Oct 11, 2021 11:11 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55849
Views: 2866125

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Next house must have additional parking. I only have room for two cars in the garage and don't want to block them in with another vehicle in the driveway. Would be great to have a little manual Miata to wrench on after the workday is done. :D johnf, you go away for a decade and come back with this ...
by Johnf514
Wed Oct 06, 2021 2:33 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55849
Views: 2866125

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Hi Watkins, good to see ya! Been a minute, eh? All is well, how's things going? Admittedly not driving a manual these days, I had my 5 spees Mazda3 up until about a year ago. COVID made it too juicy to pass up buying a lightly used Stinger, which the wife can drive and is much safer for my daughter ...
by Johnf514
Wed Oct 06, 2021 7:40 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55849
Views: 2866125

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Next house must have additional parking. I only have room for two cars in the garage and don't want to block them in with another vehicle in the driveway. Would be great to have a little manual Miata to wrench on after the workday is done. :D
by Johnf514
Wed Aug 24, 2011 8:33 am
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: *New Language, Context, & Attitude (Now in Effect)*
Replies: 56
Views: 227567

Re: *New Language, Context, & Attitude (Now in Effect)*

If it was in that seven dirty words sketch that George Carlton did, its dirty. If the language is something you wouldn't say to your sweet grandmother, its dirty. If the words demean another race or culture, its swearing. C'mon folks you got this!
by Johnf514
Fri Mar 12, 2010 12:56 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55849
Views: 2866125

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

This thing is HUGE.

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by Johnf514
Fri Aug 28, 2009 11:29 am
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: The Mazda3 is dropped!
Replies: 67
Views: 9177

Re: The Mazda3 is dropped!

Hi all! Wow the response has been overwhelming. :) It's great to see you all as well. pacroozer came back?! And I missed it?! Damn. So people still say "Johnf." Lol, love it. I'll try to start posting more - I originally left because work really cracked down on my interwebz. Between band, ...
by Johnf514
Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:17 pm
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: The Mazda3 is dropped!
Replies: 67
Views: 9177

Re: The Mazda3 is dropped!

Good to see you guys! I'll try to cover a few of the epic posts I missed . . . :P Nah, I'm not racist. I just thought the white would look better. And the tint on that car is dark, so there's still a good amount of black on it. Surprisingly, the car doesn't get too dirty aside from some of the grime...
by Johnf514
Wed Aug 26, 2009 12:37 am
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: The Mazda3 is dropped!
Replies: 67
Views: 9177

Re: The Mazda3 is dropped!

Painted the black grille white for the Mazda3: http://photos-g.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs165.snc1/6171_119721122933_610337933_2508550_3673806_n.jpg Ya dig? Oh, and a shot of the newest toy: ;) http://photos-c.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-ak-snc1/hs185.snc1/6171_119721447933_610337933_2508554_4483643_n....
by Johnf514
Thu Mar 05, 2009 8:38 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55849
Views: 2866125

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I miss you guys. :)
by Johnf514
Wed Oct 15, 2008 10:31 am
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: Some pics of my new Mazda3
Replies: 12
Views: 2587

Re: Some pics of my new Mazda3

Lookin' good Werty! :)
by Johnf514
Thu Sep 25, 2008 10:26 am
Forum: New Member Introductions
Topic: Hello my name is Debbie, and I can't drive stick
Replies: 20
Views: 6290

Re: Hello my name is Debbie, and I can't drive stick

It will always be case-by-case; however, it sounds like Debbie's situation may be improved by having her s/o out of sight for practicing. He can offer encouragement and tips before or afterwards, but during is Debbie-time. :)