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Ram2500
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New member from PA

Post by Ram2500 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 12:49 am

I love this site. I've lurked for a while just checking it out, and had to join. There is not much that could be cooler than a site dedicated to the one thing that I must have in any vehicle that I own.

I've been driving for 14 years, and there is nothing that any automatic can do to make me like it. I see it this way- I drive them, wash them, change their oil and take care of anything else that they need. If I can handle all of this, I think I can select my own blasted gear. Computers and electronic shift modules don't know what I'm thinking, feeling or seeing. Only I do, and a real manual transmission is the only way to really be in full control and get the most out of my vehicles.

In the last year, I have happily chalked up two new vehicle sales for the stick shift. In August, 2010, my wife got her new Jetta with a five-speed right off the lot. When I bought my Dodge Ram two months ago, they had to order it in for me from another dealer. Getting a stick was not a major issue (with the diesel), but finding a regular cab with a stick was! I didn't realize just how scarce regular cab trucks have become. Still, I give a big thumbs-up to Ram, the only ones still building a REAL full-size truck.

Sorry for the long-winded intro. I just love all things stick shift, and I look forward to enjoying the site. ~Jim
Mine- 2011 Ram 2500 RCLB 4x4 6.7 Cummins diesel, G56 6-speed

Wife's- 2010 VW Jetta SE 2.5 5-cyl. 5-speed

Slushbox-free, and always will be!

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AHTOXA
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Re: New member from PA

Post by AHTOXA » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:12 am

Welcome, Jim!

Heckuva nice truck. I love 'me. Enjoy your stay, this forums is very friendly and helpful. Or full of entertaining nonsense for those more experienced who just come to hang out here and help others.
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'12 Suzuki V-Strom 650

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potownrob
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Re: New member from PA

Post by potownrob » Wed Jul 27, 2011 1:15 am

Wilkommen!!

Please post pics of your cars and their sticks when you get a chance 8)
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Re: New member from PA

Post by Squint » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:29 am

Welcome! Is that Jetta a TDI? Or did you get the gasoline powered one?
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Re: New member from PA

Post by AHTOXA » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:09 am

Squint wrote:Welcome! Is that Jetta a TDI? Or did you get the gasoline powered one?
Based on description it's a 2.5 so it's a gasser.
'19 Toyota 4Runner TRD ORP
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Re: New member from PA

Post by theholycow » Wed Jul 27, 2011 8:45 am

Welcome!

I've never been a fan of Chrysler products but I have to give them credit for offering row-your-own gearboxen when everybody else gave up.

I was very happy with my 2008 VW's 2.5, except for the way the drive-by-wire throttle was programmed.

Anyway, thank you for keeping the market alive!

(Edit: :lol: Didn't mean to sound like a jerk, just trying to make conversation.)
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Re: New member from PA

Post by watkins » Wed Jul 27, 2011 11:53 am

If that Ram is Rugged Brown I want to klept it.

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Re: New member from PA

Post by Ram2500 » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:06 pm

Thanks for the welcomes. My truck is bright silver metallic. I really wanted timberline green metallic, but there were none to be found. Buying in May, it was late in the model year and I almost had to wait and order a 2012. My dealer found my truck about 250 miles away. I'm glad I was able to get a 2011, they gave me a good deal.

I'm still working on figuring out how to post pictures. My pics are saved to my computer in JPEG form. I'll work on it and get some pictures up soon. ~Jim
Mine- 2011 Ram 2500 RCLB 4x4 6.7 Cummins diesel, G56 6-speed

Wife's- 2010 VW Jetta SE 2.5 5-cyl. 5-speed

Slushbox-free, and always will be!

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Re: New member from PA

Post by theholycow » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:13 pm

The best way to post pictures is to upload them to a site such as Photobucket.com , Icanhasimage.com , tinypic.com , etc. The site provides you with the image URL preformatted with bbcode that you can just paste into a post.

Quote this post to see how I posted this cow for an example:
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1980 Buick LeSabre 4.1L 5MT

Put your car in your sig!

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watkins wrote:Humans have rear-biased AWD. Cows have 4WD

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Re: New member from PA

Post by potownrob » Wed Jul 27, 2011 7:22 pm

MOOOOOOOOOO
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