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by IMBoring25
Sun Jul 11, 2021 2:00 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: I did it. I bought a minivan...
Replies: 12
Views: 1050

Re: I did it. I bought a minivan...

Oh, for the good old days of DIN and double DIN when you didn't need a full model-specific dash kit to install a new radio...
by IMBoring25
Sat Jul 10, 2021 11:15 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Automotive Slang
Replies: 19
Views: 1651

Re: Automotive Slang

My understanding is that it will roll...The wheels turn and the axles aren't bound up, so it can be pushed around, but it's not capable of moving under its own power. Drivetrain may be missing or non-functional.
by IMBoring25
Sat Jun 26, 2021 12:21 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Buying guide actually updated to 2021
Replies: 43
Views: 6147

Re: Buying guide actually updated to 2021

Somebody's scared their cash cow is getting gored. Pretty direct response to the Sasquatch package and the 7-speed in the Bronco.
by IMBoring25
Thu Jun 24, 2021 10:08 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric
Replies: 95
Views: 15771

Re: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric

Years away at the rate we're using them now. They also have designs to increase our consumption dozensfold electrifying the economy. Unstoppable force, meet immovable object...
by IMBoring25
Thu Jun 24, 2021 3:20 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55849
Views: 2866081

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

I see a lot of cars, being a tech and all, and I can tell you the one feature I've never seen fail is rain sensing wipers. Mine still work on my '08 The only failure we've had that I'd characterize as something of a "false-negative" is when we get just a little spray that doesn't reach th...
by IMBoring25
Wed Jun 23, 2021 8:51 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55849
Views: 2866081

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Better have her checked. She might have "the knack."
by IMBoring25
Fri Jun 18, 2021 10:58 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55849
Views: 2866081

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

No. YOU don't have to push it almost to redline to shift. THEY have to push it almost to redline to shift. It's required by the specification they're using to do the test. I can't even fault the government for the original spec, since it's an SAE spec. I can fault SAE for a spec that was apparently ...
by IMBoring25
Tue Jun 15, 2021 1:23 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Buying guide actually updated to 2021
Replies: 43
Views: 6147

Re: Buying guide actually updated to 2021

There's apparently some work in progress on an aftermarket short-throw shifter, and I 3D printed a pedal extender for the accelerator in my truck to get it set up appropriately for heel-and-toe. Frustrations, yes, but not necessarily insurmountable.
by IMBoring25
Fri May 28, 2021 3:40 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi
Replies: 55849
Views: 2866081

Re: Misc Thread VI: Return of the Threadi

Most of the USDM minivans were available with manuals but the take rate was quite low and they went away mostly in the late-'80s/early-'90s.
by IMBoring25
Tue May 18, 2021 6:08 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric
Replies: 95
Views: 15771

Re: If ..........., You Just Might Be Drivin' an Electric

Whose idea was THAT? The mockery writes itself.
by IMBoring25
Sat May 08, 2021 2:18 am
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Manual transmission enhances attention and driving performance of ADHD adolescent males
Replies: 3
Views: 1283

Re: Manual transmission enhances attention and driving performance of ADHD adolescent males

The summary doesn't discuss how accomplished their test subjects were and I'm not seeing a full-text link that doesn't require registration. That would be an interesting variable to consider. Even once the mechanics are, well, mechanical, it does probably provide most a little extra incentive to loo...
by IMBoring25
Wed Apr 28, 2021 1:57 pm
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Is The Ares Panther’s “Fake Manual” DCT Almost The Perfect Transmission?
Replies: 6
Views: 1148

Re: Is The Ares Panther’s “Fake Manual” DCT Almost The Perfect Transmission?

I've long thought the way forward with take rates so low was probably going to have to be a DBW shifter and clutch, maybe with some force feedback. I envisioned it as a swappable shift quadrant and pedal box (since everything's ones and zeros anyway and it could just plug in and handshake with the c...
by IMBoring25
Thu Apr 15, 2021 11:31 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How Many Speeds?
Replies: 17
Views: 2142

Re: How Many Speeds?

A number of the turnpikes around here are 80 limit. It's glorious.
by IMBoring25
Wed Apr 07, 2021 12:44 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How Many Speeds?
Replies: 17
Views: 2142

Re: How Many Speeds?

You can get more performance with more gears, too, especially if performance isn't just quarter mile to you. There's no saying you have to use them all in every situation, either, but they can be nice to have: If approaching a target speed that is at the low end for a given gear, I commonly run out ...
by IMBoring25
Wed Mar 24, 2021 5:48 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...
Replies: 89
Views: 25593

Re: Manuals you'll miss in 2019...

It sounds like they made an effort to make it feel right, with the discussion of using regen [to drag the RPM down during shifts]. They probably would not take that as far as being able to make it buck with a mishandled clutch, and it would probably be impossible to stall it.