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by potownrob
Mon Jan 23, 2006 4:18 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: rev matching, downshifting help
Replies: 12
Views: 1827

The rpms shouldn't go up much if at all when you let up the clutch in the lower gear, since you will hopefully have added the right amount of gas for the lower gear before the clutch comes out. Hope that makes sense :lol:
by potownrob
Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:58 am
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: car question
Replies: 11
Views: 1384

I don't know if you're considering used or new, but I'll assume used. I had a 94 Civic EX coupe 5 speed that never had good traction in the snow, even with new all season tires that were said to work well in the snow. The car was just too light to grip in the snow. My 93 Accord was better in the sno...
by potownrob
Mon Jan 23, 2006 3:49 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: where can i buy a cold air intake for a discount on my honda
Replies: 12
Views: 1609

I think I got mine on nopi.com (not that they're cheap lol), but you can probably find one on ebay or another site I can't think of, oh yeah, prostreetonline.com is another site I've used. There's another recent thread on here about intakes that I'd take a look at to answer your other question, but ...
by potownrob
Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:22 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Hello, all. Just another newcomer
Replies: 13
Views: 1826

Clutchless shifting has a long history. It started to be used when cars had much stiffer clutches than those of modern cars. On top of that, the first gearboxes were unsynchronized, which meant you had to double-clutch into each gear if you used the clutch. In order to give your left leg a rest, a d...
by potownrob
Wed Jan 18, 2006 6:05 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: CAI or Short Ram ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1394

by potownrob
Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:56 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: CAI or Short Ram ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1394

I think that the Variable Induction in my car would take advantage of an intake of any kind and make it worth my while, especially since Short Rams are said to improve top end and the VAI kicks in at the mid to high range of the powerband. I am leaning towards a Short ram-almost 100 bucks cheaper, ...
by potownrob
Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:50 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: CAI or Short Ram ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1394

I already have a K&N Filter installed-I noticed a small horsepower gain...probably about 2 or 3 hp, and I noticed at least a 3mpg increase at the pump. I know that I can't have both an AEM Intake and the K&N Filter but If I went to a Short Ram would I see a small mpg change at all as well a...
by potownrob
Wed Jan 18, 2006 5:43 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: turning off car
Replies: 9
Views: 1422

Yes, it's okay as long as you hold the clutch in for a few seconds after shutting the engine to make sure it stops spinning before reengaging the gear.
by potownrob
Wed Jan 18, 2006 12:19 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: CAI or Short Ram ?
Replies: 8
Views: 1394

Re: CAI or Short Ram ?

Is it true that CAI and/or Short Rams add a little top end hp, but sacrifice low end hp ? I think this will depend on the intake and its application. When I installed an AEM shortram in my 94 Civic EX, I noticed an overall improvement in throttle response. I think lowend was improved at least sligh...
by potownrob
Tue Jan 17, 2006 11:50 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: turning off car
Replies: 9
Views: 1422

No, you don't need to have the clutch in to turn off the car. You might need to push it in if you want to put your car in gear after turning off the car, as a safety precaution in case the ebrake fails, or instead of setting the ebrake (don't leave it in gear without the ebrake set on a hill, though).
by potownrob
Tue Jan 17, 2006 7:47 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Shifting without a clutch/ power shifting
Replies: 17
Views: 2587

Re: Shifting without a clutch/ power shifting

Ok, my dad is a sweet shifter.... he can do anything ;) Anyways he can easily shift without a clutch, he says he cant really explain how he does it.... he just does it. My friend tried it a few nights ago, and i started hearing gears grinding... So, were the gears grinding because of him taking it ...
by potownrob
Mon Jan 16, 2006 11:13 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Shifting Problem
Replies: 10
Views: 1616

Subzero, I know you've been around here for a while, but how much experience do you have driving manual? When I was relatively new to manual, I used to have a hard time getting a few manuals into 3rd but, now that I've been shifting for a couple of years, I almost never get locked out of a gear. Oth...
by potownrob
Mon Jan 16, 2006 8:16 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Any Stickshifting Musicians Out There???
Replies: 54
Views: 4596

I like my 60 watt Behringer amp. It's a good sounding amp. It has a cool sound shaping knob that brings out some interesting tones. Here's a link to it: http://www.zzounds.com/item--BEHBX600
by potownrob
Mon Jan 16, 2006 5:00 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Any Stickshifting Musicians Out There???
Replies: 54
Views: 4596

:lol:
by potownrob
Mon Jan 16, 2006 4:55 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Hello, all. Just another newcomer
Replies: 13
Views: 1826

I used to do it once in a while in my Civic, just for poops and giggles. I could get it into 3rd and 4th without the clutch pretty easily, of course the tranny and its gears were well broken-in with oer 160k miles on them. I would never risk it on my Maxima, though. Not only is it a newer tranny, bu...

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