I'm glad I didn't tell some lady that Joe Ratzinger and Ms. Palin are in my car club. But we're non-political by definition. Just a bunch of diesel nuts. Ol' Joe used to get lots of citations from the polizia. They're glad he has a driver these days.
gear. e.g. If you're downshifting from 5th to 3rd, clicking the paddle
twice fast enough should cause it to go directly from 5th to 3rd
without shifting into 4th gear.
I'm gonna go ahead and doubt that until it gets proven. Paddle shifters are hooked up to a computer that's basically an electronic automatic transmission running in a driver-supervised mode. If the computer sees you doing something like trying to hop multiple gears at once, it's probably going to execute it as a smooth series of shifts.
The computer is *not* your friend.
If the computer sees you doing something like trying to hop multiple gears at once, it's probably going to execute it as a smooth series of shifts.
agreed. the computer is either not smart enough to know to shift from 3rd to 5th at a certain RPM, or it's too smart to let the user make a dangerous decision to jump gears.
Especially since, AFAIK, existing automatic transmissions won't downshift if the resulting engine RPM is too high, either.
Thus why I so enjoy my good old stick-and-clutch manual transmission... it doesn't care about where I shift beyond warning me with a high rpm rev.
Thus why I so enjoy my good old stick-and-clutch manual
transmission... it doesn't care about where I shift beyond warning me
with a high rpm rev.
You ever try to shift into first while going 50mph? You can't, even with the clutch depressed. I mean you can if you push really really really hard, but the synchros would have to get the engine side of the tranny going so fast (well beyond redline were you to let off the clutch, engine redline I mean) and doing that takes a lot of energy on your part to move all that transmission at that speed, it's really hard to do.
The mechanics of the car don't stop you from doing it, but the physics of the car does.
Heh. "Grind it!"
I remember that old saying "if you can't find it, grind it."
I've been driving stick now for a long time, and except for reverse, it's really kind of hard to grind a gear. I mean if you know what you're doing, you can trick the car into doing it, but if you're just clutching and shifting, it's not easy to do.
cars, not trucks.
motorists helmets - get the facts.
I just bought a helmet today, intending to take the local MSF course. Maybe I should keep it in the car just in case. I will probably sell the Scion if I learn to ride a bike well, and buy a bike and a van/pickup.
Where are some good places on the net to buy motorcycle apparel, boots, leathers, etc. ?
motorcyclecloseouts.com are both pretty decent for "gear".
Motorcycle-superstore.com has a good selection. Look around for local
dealers to try on equipment and find what you like.
There's also classifieds on the forums, ADVRider.com has a
"flea market" and ThumperTalk.com has a store in addition to
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How cool is that. Junkyards may be filled with hillbillies, but they've been keeping up with the technology.
You want a part, you search by car, and call them up and they'll even mail it to you.
How brilliant is that.
Alas they don't sell roofracks just actual car parts, and I still don't get why people are charging $200 for a roof rack for a car that hasn't been made in 6 years.
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Animal, if you wouldn't mind, please... :)
find... i'd start on usenet.
usenet ... they still have that? ;)
wrecked the sidewall, new tire $120.
Today I get a phone call, another flat tire, same side, different tire. She hadn't noticed it, being on the rear. She drove on it, wrecked the sidewall, new tire $120.
Maybe runflats should be mandatory.
or sensors telling you that you've got a flat...
isn't that in many cars meanwhile?