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by Teamwork
Sun May 12, 2019 1:56 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Weighted Shift Knobs
Replies: 9
Views: 699

Re: Weighted Shift Knobs

What happened to people doing short shifter mods?? I did that as well as kind of an "all-in-one" project. It took me about an hour only to take off my old shift knob, replace the knob and fix up the boot > remove my old shifter piece and put in the new one and re-calibrate the links. The task can d...
by Teamwork
Sat May 11, 2019 4:05 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Weighted Shift Knobs
Replies: 9
Views: 699

Re: Weighted Shift Knobs

Anyone ever swap out their OEM shift knob for a weighted one? Reason I ask is because there's a guy on the Audi forums who decided to pop the top off of his OEM shift knob and fill it with lead shot. Then he poured in a bit of Elmer's glue to keep the shot from rattling around and also to add a bit...
by Teamwork
Sat May 11, 2019 10:11 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55415
Views: 1713696

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Teamwork, don't forget to take into consideration the backseat room, if you ever plan to put a car seat back there. CX-3 backseat might be fine for a short ride with your buddies, but will it fit a carseat without the front passenger seat having to be pushed into the dashboard? That said, you can p...
by Teamwork
Sat May 04, 2019 10:40 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55415
Views: 1713696

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

The engine may be an older design, but it still works fantastically, in my opinion anyway. For Jeezy Ceezy's sake GM made the 3800 for nigh on 30 years and just made advancements to keep it relevant and those who frequent online fora refer to driving that engine as worshipping at the alter of torqu...
by Teamwork
Thu May 02, 2019 8:44 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55415
Views: 1713696

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I assume they had high end Mazda trees there and that’s the price you’re talking about. The lower trims I remember being priced much lower. After driving a cr-v this weekend (sister’s loaner car), I couldn’t imagine going for the hr-v. What about the cx-30 or 4 or Whatever was going to be slotted b...
by Teamwork
Mon Apr 29, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55415
Views: 1713696

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

3) I'm going to the NY auto show a week from today and going to look over with a fine tooth comb: SUBCOMPACTS: Honda Fit Toyota Yaris (Mazda 2 ver) Kia Rio / Hyundai Accent COMPACTS: Mazda 3 Kia Forte Kia Soul Toyota Corolla SUBCOMPACT SUV: Hyundai Kona Buick Encore Nissan Kicks So reporting back h...
by Teamwork
Sat Apr 20, 2019 2:14 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55415
Views: 1713696

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Well, I'm a month deep now at my new job and I have to say the transition has been beautiful... hindsight being 20/20 but I wish I made the leap of faith earlier. Still have ties to my old team and a lot of my colleagues say people have jumped ship and have been overall miserable. This year already ...
by Teamwork
Sun Apr 07, 2019 7:16 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55415
Views: 1713696

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Rob, I'm guessing it's more to do with his bride being unable to and uncomfortable learning to drive a manual. An auto just makes it easier to switch off. Correct- I no longer have the luxury of relying on my parents or in law's parents to borrow cars if something unreliable did surface. That is pa...
by Teamwork
Sat Apr 06, 2019 3:46 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55415
Views: 1713696

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

The lack of an armrest isn't a weird deal breaker. You want what you want and don't need to justify it. I personally would consider a CX-3, but for the fact that there's no real armrest (the ones that flip down don't count in my book). The again I'm single and have no desire to change that any time...
by Teamwork
Sat Apr 06, 2019 12:38 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55415
Views: 1713696

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Personal suggestion. Unless you don't value your hearing, avoid the Fit. Unless it's changed that thing is loud, buzzy, and spins entirely too fast on the freeway. If I recall from my rental it was running right around 3500 RPM at 70 mph. It's also pretty tinny. Of the other vehicles you mentioned,...
by Teamwork
Sat Apr 06, 2019 10:17 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55415
Views: 1713696

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I have to say, after over 90k combined miles, I'm pretty much over the turbocharged motor deal for a DD vehicle. It's just...not worth it to me as a consumer. It's more complex, it's less reliable (in my experience) and while it wasn't costly out of pocket for me, I think it certainly has a high po...
by Teamwork
Tue Mar 19, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55415
Views: 1713696

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I'm confused, Team, are you currently driving an Accord as a rental? The post makes it sound like you have some first hand knowledge about what's what. WRT the tank size. If it's anything like the 2 Accords I've had there's a 17 gallon tank in there. In my 03 I waited until the light came on and th...
by Teamwork
Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:24 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55415
Views: 1713696

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Not sure what you’re saying at the end about the accord and 3 pedals, but I personally think the new accord is a hard car to beat if you don’t need/want AWD. Looks grow on me, and interior is heading toward luxury levels. There are some cost cuts if you look like certain trim, the rear seat door ma...
by Teamwork
Sat Mar 16, 2019 3:39 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55415
Views: 1713696

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Drove a WRX yesterday. Had the touchscreen and the kit that I would want, but as Teamwork said the interior is from a $15k car, and not a nearly $30k car. I get that the drivetrain is the expensive part, ut how do other vehicles with similar options (albeit without a manual) manage to have a nicer ...
by Teamwork
Fri Mar 15, 2019 1:17 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55415
Views: 1713696

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

The one I looked at was $28k and by the time I'm ready do really look there should be a new generation. Still open to options given the considerations I've placed upon what I want. The money doesn't work for me right now in any case. This timeline also gives Mazda a chance to officially release the...