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by ClutchFork
Tue Jul 16, 2019 10:57 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: The beast has come...
Replies: 39
Views: 3611

Re: The beast has come...

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by ClutchFork
Sat Jul 06, 2019 12:04 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Frustrations of a new-ish first timer
Replies: 9
Views: 473

Re: Frustrations of a new-ish first timer

Sometimes it takes a while, especially with newer cars, but eventually you'll realize that you've stopped thinking about driving and it will be easier. I hope that's the case! :D Yes, it is the case and even after driving stick for 42 years I am not always perfect--in fact, I am rarely perfect, but...
by ClutchFork
Sat Jun 29, 2019 4:04 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: BKs New Car
Replies: 35
Views: 1385

Re: BKs New Car

potownrob wrote:
Sat Jun 29, 2019 9:30 am
Lucks gut too me. Knot shore wye he’s sow embarrassed. Now, if he got it in brown, then eye cud under stand... eye think one of his Maine come plaints was about the rev hang...

I like a gut looking car. If a car has no guts, what is it good for?
by ClutchFork
Thu Jun 27, 2019 6:31 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: S10 was improved by accident today
Replies: 3
Views: 152

Re: S10 was improved by accident today

...but this repair process only works with two S-10's, right? I think the having two S10s helped much as the bumper heights were the same and all S10 owners are automatic friends with other S10 owners which explains why the guy was so concerned as to ask if my S10 was okay. Now the real proof is to...
by ClutchFork
Wed Jun 26, 2019 10:59 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: S10 was improved by accident today
Replies: 3
Views: 152

S10 was improved by accident today

So this morning I was in the S10 and rear ended another s10. It was a square-on hit as I slid into him on my fairly worn (but still legal--barely) front tires. It hit firmly and it seems some dust or rust flew, but we pulled over and neither truck had any visible damage. My S10 already had the front...
by ClutchFork
Mon Jun 03, 2019 10:25 pm
Forum: Members' Cars
Topic: BKs New Car
Replies: 35
Views: 1385

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: 780

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: 102101

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: 780

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: 780

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: 780

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: 37221

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: 257

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: 257

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: 321

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...