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by potownrob
Fri Aug 05, 2005 10:20 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: K&N?
Replies: 16
Views: 2524

I'm currently running a k&n drop-in filter in the Maxima. I can hear the engine better and throttle response improved a little. Maybe a slight increase in gas mileage. Plus, it lasts forever; just gotta clean it once a year or so. I had an AEM shortram in my CIvic and that brought more noticeabl...
by potownrob
Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:49 pm
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Don't let them bash the stick!
Replies: 21
Views: 5581

Can I get a Captain & Coke :?: :)

I still don't get how people can hate to do things they've never done before :? :?:
by potownrob
Fri Aug 05, 2005 2:33 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: For better mileage, floor the gas or shft dwn?
Replies: 39
Views: 4214

Downshift to 4th and use less throttle. You'll not only save fuel, but clutchwear and stress on the drivetrain. There is no clutch wear when you just stay in gear. Clutch only wears away when you change gears. I don't think this is always true. One time, when I was still a noob, I drove up a steep ...
by potownrob
Wed Aug 03, 2005 1:07 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Tach-watching
Replies: 4
Views: 1258

I don't really see the point in looking at the tach for upshifts, since you can feel and hear (unless you're blasting your REO Speedwagon mix) the engine and it's hard to goof an upshift even if you can't hear the engine. On starts and downshifts, however, it might help to have a visual of what's go...
by potownrob
Wed Aug 03, 2005 12:59 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Music while driving a manual.
Replies: 46
Views: 6156

Peterbilt wrote:Am I the only one who listens to Classic Rock? :lol: Well, occasionly I may listen to Metallica or some Native American tunes, but most of the time you'd think that you went back to the Woodstock Era.

P.S. Listening to music in no way disrupts my driving process.


No, you're not the only one 8) .
by potownrob
Tue Aug 02, 2005 1:12 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: WHAT'S YA FLAVA??
Replies: 61
Views: 9674

Last time I checked I was a male. Glad to see we have at least 5 females on here. I gave my sister a lesson on the Civic a couple of years back. She was doing pretty well, starting up smoothly and even shifting into second, but she had no inclination to keep learning. I don't know what it is with wo...
by potownrob
Tue Aug 02, 2005 12:44 pm
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Music while driving a manual.
Replies: 46
Views: 6156

I play all kinds of music, but it's mainly rock or hip hop. Of course, my buddies Stevie Wonder and Steely Dan crash the party every now and then. I have to say that the new System of a Down makes for an exhilarating drive, well at least for me :D . My techno mix makes for an interesting drive, too,...
by potownrob
Sun Jul 31, 2005 7:11 pm
Forum: Comments and Suggestions about Standardshift
Topic: Newbie Support Group?
Replies: 25
Views: 3726

Also, I would strongly recommend using sticky posts as a first option before creating a new forum. I would suggest stickies in the "manual driving tips" forum with links to the FAQ, strongly emphasizing reading the FAQ or searching before posting up new questions, and perhaps more sitckies in other...
by potownrob
Sat Jul 30, 2005 11:36 pm
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Inept Canadian Car Thieves Couldn't Drive
Replies: 10
Views: 3822

jcprov21 wrote:Now this is a oldie! one of the first posts on the site!


Yeah, does anyone know how to find the actual article? It didn't come up on mine... :cry:
by potownrob
Fri Jul 29, 2005 10:13 pm
Forum: Comments and Suggestions about Standardshift
Topic: Newbie Support Group?
Replies: 25
Views: 3726

I'm for it. It would be cool to be able to just look at and reply to emails like I can with some of my news groups. I see what JC is saying about keeping the newbie stuff separate from the random non-newbie stuff that probably just confuses half of the noobs... :lol:
by potownrob
Fri Jul 29, 2005 3:09 pm
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Don't let them bash the stick!
Replies: 21
Views: 5581

Re: Don't let them bash the stick!

An article bashing the "stick shift dinosaur." Grr. http://money.cnn.com/2002/12/17/pf/autos/shift_wars/ Your comments? Insults? :wink: I wanted to wring Peter Valdes' scrawny neck after reading that (i read it a couple of years back). What bothers me even more is his follow-up article in which he ...
by potownrob
Tue Jul 26, 2005 4:32 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Cell Phone and Stick (!!)
Replies: 10
Views: 1463

In my state, handsfree is the law, as it should be...for all drivers 8) .
by potownrob
Sun Jul 17, 2005 2:36 am
Forum: Manuals in the News
Topic: Article arguing that manual is superior to auto
Replies: 1
Views: 1209

And another one...

Here's another article bashing the slushbox :P :

http://www.interact-sw.co.uk/iangblog/2 ... complexity

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