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by ClutchFork
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: BKs New Car
Replies: 16
Views: 403

Re: BKs New Car

tankinbeans wrote:
Mon Jun 03, 2019 1:12 pm
I'd rather drive the Flintstones' car than... whatever that is.
Wait! It does have a manual transmission, so it can't be all bad. :D
by ClutchFork
Tue May 21, 2019 12:52 am
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: So I got two new tires for the Mazda 5 today
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: So I got two new tires for the Mazda 5 today

The reason this really only matters for winter tires is that most people will never experience a loss of traction in non-winter storm conditions. Good point. I watched the video linked off of AllState's article on this and the car with the new tires on front spun out on wet track but they were push...
by ClutchFork
Tue May 21, 2019 12:43 am
Forum: The Photo and Video Gallery
Topic: Random Videos
Replies: 1470
Views: 100227

Re: Random Videos

I wonder what kind of fuel mileage this rig gets?
https://youtu.be/BaeyVlkLCv0
by ClutchFork
Sun May 19, 2019 9:46 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: So I got two new tires for the Mazda 5 today
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: So I got two new tires for the Mazda 5 today

The fronts (formerly rears) on this Mazda 5 are perhaps half worn, but I was getting a lot of tire spin on take off before and now am not. The fronts were pretty bad, close to wear bars. Also the steering wheel was having the hebe jebe wiggly jiggly vibrations that got worse with more speed Tossing...
by ClutchFork
Sun May 19, 2019 4:51 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: So I got two new tires for the Mazda 5 today
Replies: 10
Views: 388

Re: So I got two new tires for the Mazda 5 today

The fronts (formerly rears) on this Mazda 5 are perhaps half worn, but I was getting a lot of tire spin on take off before and now am not. The fronts were pretty bad, close to wear bars. Also the steering wheel was having the hebe jebe wiggly jiggly vibrations that got worse with more speed Tossing ...
by ClutchFork
Sat May 18, 2019 11:52 pm
Forum: Parts and Problems
Topic: So I got two new tires for the Mazda 5 today
Replies: 10
Views: 388

So I got two new tires for the Mazda 5 today

The 2008 Mazda 5 (wife's car) had worn out tires on the front and half worn out tires on the rear (typical of front drive if not regularly rotated). So I went to my local tire shop and got two new tires. They were adamant that the new tires should go on the front. One guy said, if you are going to h...
by ClutchFork
Wed May 15, 2019 8:05 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Honest Engines
Replies: 211
Views: 36823

Re: Honest Engines

Mazda aims for upscale appeal with inline-6 Inline-6....Din't he formerly post here? Maybe since he went Upscale, we don't recognize his posts anymore. https://www.autonews.com/future-product/mazda-aims-upscale-appeal-inline-6-engines That car looks like an electric razor. Where are the engine pict...
by ClutchFork
Wed May 15, 2019 8:02 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: If One Clutch is Good,.....
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: If One Clutch is Good,.....

There's no reason a DSG couldn't be made to launch smoothly. Full manuals can, of course. There just has to be the want-to. Pairing the DCT with a torque converter probably makes the most sense - it drives more like other automatic transmissions, they can avoid slipping the clutch to achieve smooth...
by ClutchFork
Mon May 13, 2019 8:03 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: If One Clutch is Good,.....
Replies: 9
Views: 215

Re: If One Clutch is Good,.....

They got it wrong. If 2 clutches is better then why not 7? One for each gear (including reverse). Then you have total control at the gear level, but so much easier to go with an Amish transmission in the first place. Funny how when you have such a great product and people can't leave well enough alo...
by ClutchFork
Sun May 12, 2019 11:48 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Weighted Shift Knobs
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Weighted Shift Knobs

My advice for anyone whose looking aftermarket though is basically just to take the time to do the research and don't cheap out. You literally have to handle this thing everytime you get into the car so if you're trying to get by with a $50 knob -- you'll get what you pay for. Very true. I once bou...
by ClutchFork
Thu May 09, 2019 7:53 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Weighted Shift Knobs
Replies: 9
Views: 263

Re: Weighted Shift Knobs

Rope-Pusher wrote:
Wed May 08, 2019 10:02 pm
The knob could stay uncomfortably cold for a long time after an overnight at low tempertures.
Cure for cold shift knob (but likely to miss a shift). I'll just wear a glove!
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by ClutchFork
Thu May 09, 2019 7:50 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How much do you drive manual for the performance reasons vs. the experience?
Replies: 15
Views: 420

Re: How much do you drive manual for the performance reasons vs. the experience?

eye was jest having this discussion with myself about how cars used to be much better with the manuals, and now the autos are just as quick and miserly and sometimes no more expensive. reliability though, especially on cvts, is usually not as good. also, still not as much fun. it's too bad i'm gett...
by ClutchFork
Sat May 04, 2019 9:49 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Most you ever paid for a car (used or new)
Replies: 7
Views: 275

Most you ever paid for a car (used or new)

Curious how much people spend on cars. The most I ever paid is $10,500 for a 1992 Ford Aerostar with 19,000 miles in 1994 for wife. What I paid for my cars over the years (all used unless otherwise noted): 2001 S10: $2000 in 2017 2008 Mazda 5: $3500 in 2017 PAST CARS I NO LONGER HAVE 1999 Plymouth V...
by ClutchFork
Fri May 03, 2019 10:46 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Future of manuals poll: When will the last performance car where the manual is faster than the auto be produced?
Replies: 3
Views: 130

Re: Future of manuals poll: When will the last performance car where the manual is faster than the auto be produced?

Rope-Pusher wrote:
Thu May 02, 2019 1:12 pm
I hardly matters if my Amish steed is slower than the AT version of the same vehicle - I'm involved in the process and grinnin' from 'ere-2-'ere.
Exactly! It's all about the fun. If I have to get from point A to point B I want to have fun doing it!
by ClutchFork
Fri May 03, 2019 10:43 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: How much do you drive manual for the performance reasons vs. the experience?
Replies: 15
Views: 420

Re: How much do you drive manual for the performance reasons vs. the experience?

I'll don't care if performance is ten times better with some automatic, I am still driving a stick. It's a way of life!