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Hey thlnk3r! That looks so much more boss than your black Civic Sedan!
noth'in beats my slick black 94 Pontiac Bonneville.....
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Nate, yes it's a 5.0 liter. With a 100k on the motor is still runs pretty strong. It's street legal but with the full exhaust it kind of doesn't make it street legal but to me it's street legal haha. I have skinnies in the front so I try not to drive to much(pot holes in corona).
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noth'in beats my slick black 94 Pontiac Bonneville.....
Hmmm... I don't know.

My black 1996 Ford Probe GT (now with perma-water spots, due to hard water from my city's sprinklers) might be in the running...
    
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Hmmm... I don't know.

My black 1996 Ford Probe GT (now with perma-water spots, due to hard water from my city's sprinklers) might be in the running...
Mine has rust spots...due to all the salt Indiana uses during the winter. I'll be getting rid of the Bonnie soon I hope. It's be a trusty car, but it's dieing.
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Blitz , 1/2 way where with your Redlines? {in your sig} hummmmmmm? could have sworn it said 1/2 way there?
It did. Now it does not.

I will tinker with the timings later.

And Pioneer, when you say "low voltage," what can you do volted to 1.328 V? I might be interested if it is decent amounts.
     
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And Pioneer, when you say "low voltage," what can you do volted to 1.328 V? I might be interested if it is decent amounts.
Blitz, are you referring to his Opteron?
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post #3787 of 28751
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Nate, yes it's a 5.0 liter. With a 100k on the motor is still runs pretty strong. It's street legal but with the full exhaust it kind of doesn't make it street legal but to me it's street legal haha. I have skinnies in the front so I try not to drive to much(pot holes in corona).
Oh man.

You shouldn't try what I did last night, then.

Picture it: I'm on the I-15 North driving up from San Diego. The 60 West is coming up. The transition is a long looping banked right hander. The 60 freeway crosses below the I-15, so that means it's a downhill approach. This was at around 1:30 AM, too.

I'm approaching the curve at around 80MPH. The road dips down into the long looping right; I brake as late as I dare (I'm almost on top of the curve at this point), downshift down to 3rd from 5th, but since my brake pedal is very soft (my car needs a brake job) I couldn't get enough throttle to match revs perfectly. The fronts lock for one moment as I pop the clutch back out. I throw the car into the curve, on the throttle at around 60MPH.

I'd never dare to do something like that with a car with skinny fronts.
    
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Oh man.

You shouldn't try what I did last night, then.

Picture it: I'm on the I-15 North driving up from San Diego. The 60 West is coming up. The transition is a long looping banked right hander. The 60 freeway crosses below the I-15, so that means it's a downhill approach. This was at around 1:30 AM, too.

I'm approaching the curve at around 80MPH. The road dips down into the long looping right; I brake as late as I dare (I'm almost on top of the curve at this point), downshift down to 3rd from 5th, but since my brake pedal is very soft (my car needs a brake job) I couldn't get enough throttle to match revs perfectly. The fronts lock for one moment as I pop the clutch back out. I throw the car into the curve, on the throttle at around 60MPH.

I'd never dare to do something like that with a car with skinny fronts.
Joe, yeah that's the thing with my car. It's only good for going in a straight line at this point. I deleted the front sway bar so it's useless for turning corners hard.
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Joe, all I can say is
Thinker, in the picture you posted, are those radials on your front tires? They don't look skinny
you should get some different tires in the front so you can stop worrying about potholes
I'm taking driver's ed this summer in july, my mom would never be able to drive a stick, but my dad used to have a VW beetle (old style) stick. I really want him to get another manual so I can learn...
Right now, everytime I'm in either of my parents cars in the pasenger seat, I've been using the car's "semi automatic", moving the shifter over to "+" and "-" mode. I'm still working on the downshifting
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Joe, all I can say is


Don't try what I described, kids. I'm a trained professional (or, rather, I play one on the internet).

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I'm taking driver's ed this summer in july, my mom would never be able to drive a stick, but my dad used to have a VW beetle (old style) stick. I really want him to get another manual so I can learn...
Right now, everytime I'm in either of my parents cars in the pasenger seat, I've been using the car's "semi automatic", moving the shifter over to "+" and "-" mode. I'm still working on the downshifting
Hehe, I'm quite biased with this opinion, but the only way to roll is with a fully manual transmission (i.e., gear lever + clutch). You really learn so much more when you learn how to drive with one of these.

I still remember when I was learning how to drive. Those were fun days. Stalling the car... learning how to use the clutch and throttle and brake all at once (three pedals, two feet ) when you're climbing up an incline from a dead stop... wow.

Upshifts are easy, but downshifts take lots of coordination. Even with a semi-auto, the danger (as my anecdote about last night's experience) is when you don't match revs. If you lock your drive wheels, if you're not careful, there's a real danger of a spin and losing control.

Good luck with driver's ed, Nate!
    
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