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by fr4n
Wed Dec 12, 2012 12:21 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: New to driving stick
Replies: 513
Views: 22112

Re: New to driving stick

Seems as if when I just drive without thinking about it, I do better. :D Yeah, I think that's true for most people. If you don't think about it as much, it will eventually become second-nature. It's almost like muscle memory, where you just go through the motions without having to think about what ...
by fr4n
Tue Dec 04, 2012 1:46 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Oh My Goodness. I Am An Idiot.
Replies: 35
Views: 4688

Re: Oh My Goodness. I Am An Idiot.

didnt you ever wonder why the rpm shot up and caused engine braking when "upshifting" to 2nd gear from 3rd?
by fr4n
Thu Nov 22, 2012 6:36 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Why fast cars suck
Replies: 29
Views: 1926

Re: Why fast cars suck

a lot of the enjoyment of a high powered car is the whiplash from the g's, even if your only accelerating to the speed limit. for everything else, theres track days, hill climbs and skid pans
by fr4n
Wed Nov 21, 2012 7:10 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Subaru BRZ 70% manual take rate
Replies: 51
Views: 3925

Re: Subaru BRZ 70% manual take rate

bk7794 wrote:well...a prius isn't


a brz would be though, if your young and its one of the nicer cars you can afford.
by fr4n
Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:41 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Subaru BRZ 70% manual take rate
Replies: 51
Views: 3925

Re: Subaru BRZ 70% manual take rate

I guess its a car. They are outside and things are going to happen to them. As long as your not deliberately beating the crap out of it then its ok. This is roughly how I look at it. Yes, I want to protect it. But it is just a giant, very useful, very expensive tool. And when you use tools, eventua...
by fr4n
Tue Nov 20, 2012 7:38 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Subaru BRZ 70% manual take rate
Replies: 51
Views: 3925

Re: Subaru BRZ 70% manual take rate

my car is in showroom condition. i made it that way after hours and hours and hours of detailing. the car is the most expensive piece of vanity i possess, i cant risk it being hit or ruined in anyway, cos my wallet will tear my asshole apart in revenge for the repair costs. it also has extremely sti...
by fr4n
Thu Nov 15, 2012 6:28 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: New to driving stick
Replies: 513
Views: 22112

Re: New to driving stick

Good. As long as nothings up with my gearbox, it's really not a big deal throwing it in 1st before R. Also, how bad is it when engaging 1st, you don't give it enough gas and your RPMs falling causing vibration? Im not sure this constitutes as lugging. I've been doing it too much. My clutch catches ...
by fr4n
Sun Nov 04, 2012 10:44 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: New to driving stick
Replies: 513
Views: 22112

Re: New to driving stick

idk, never tried however when i blip it sounds exactly as it does in the video Well, give it a try and let me know how it sounded. I bet it will sound a lot like it did in the video, of course allowing for the fact that you have a completely different car. tried it. sounded like a power shift but i...
by fr4n
Thu Nov 01, 2012 1:03 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: New to driving stick
Replies: 513
Views: 22112

Re: New to driving stick

idk, never tried

however when i blip it sounds exactly as it does in the video
by fr4n
Wed Oct 31, 2012 11:52 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: New to driving stick
Replies: 513
Views: 22112

Re: New to driving stick

Shadow wrote:
fr4n wrote:if anything, it sounded like a blip. idk where you guys are coming from. what do your blips sound like?


Here's a better question:

What do you think his car would have sounded like if he didn't blip the throttle in that video? Think about it....

not like in the video thats for sure.
by fr4n
Wed Oct 31, 2012 2:50 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: New to driving stick
Replies: 513
Views: 22112

Re: New to driving stick

if anything, it sounded like a blip. idk where you guys are coming from. what do your blips sound like?
by fr4n
Mon Oct 29, 2012 8:15 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: New to driving stick
Replies: 513
Views: 22112

Re: New to driving stick

Also, for passing someone on a highway, do you guys just do the "on gas" rev match method and do it VERY quick to minimize wear? I don't care how fast you are at regular single clutch rev matching (clutch in/foot off, blip, back on) if you really got to get in the other lane and a car is ...
by fr4n
Mon Oct 29, 2012 7:20 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: New to driving stick
Replies: 513
Views: 22112

Re: New to driving stick

it sounds like the guy was blipping as he downshifted.
by fr4n
Thu Oct 25, 2012 8:05 pm
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: In the clearing stands a boxer
Replies: 6
Views: 2405

Re: In the clearing stands a boxer

forgot its not AWD

but with such a light car and power not too far off from an wrx sti, trap speeds should be similar.
by fr4n
Thu Oct 25, 2012 1:30 am
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: In the clearing stands a boxer
Replies: 6
Views: 2405

Re: In the clearing stands a boxer

bk7794 wrote:I Wonder what the new wrx will have. A 2.0? with the same engine?


it will probably have the same engine it always had.

with 280hp, the brz sti should be pulling in the mid 12's to very low 13's easily, assumung the weight is still gonna stay around 1200-1300kg

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