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Posted: 7/24/2013 6:40:45 PM EST
Ever since my RX-7 blew up, I've been driving my dad's 2011 Focus when it's available. It's great for basic transportation, but beyond that it's the definition of 'blah'. I feel it would actually be entertaining if I could shift my own gears, it's pretty light and nimble for what it is. I'm not talking about hooning or anything like that, I just used to get so much joy from rev-matching through all the gears when approaching a stop sign or red light, or when coming up to a corner. Dropping it in 'D' and having little further interaction with the vehicle is pretty boring .

Oh well, I'm just ranting. Cool story bro, first world problems, etc.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 6:47:39 PM EST
I'm on track again this weekend. I'll think of you

Link Posted: 7/24/2013 6:48:12 PM EST
Originally Posted By noob5000000:
Ever since my RX-7 blew up, I've been driving my dad's 2011 Focus when it's available. It's great for basic transportation, but beyond that it's the definition of 'blah'. I feel it would actually be entertaining if I could shift my own gears, it's pretty light and nimble for what it is. I'm not talking about hooning or anything like that, I just used to get so much joy from rev-matching through all the gears when approaching a stop sign or red light, or when coming up to a corner. Dropping it in 'D' and having little further interaction with the vehicle is pretty boring .

Oh well, I'm just ranting. Cool story bro, first world problems, etc.
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I know exactly what you mean. Fortunately I got my rotary back after a week or so with a focus. I've never complained so much about a car in my life. Its not a bad car, like you said its just "car". This a ford Car. It gets xx mpg. The sanitary towel is a huge upgrade though and really makes it fun to drive.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 6:50:06 PM EST
Yeah, I miss driving a stick as well.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 6:50:48 PM EST
Put a 5.3 in the rx7
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 6:50:50 PM EST
If your bored while driving an automatic, you can always text or put your make-up on while driving
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 6:51:17 PM EST
love the 6M


Link Posted: 7/24/2013 6:53:53 PM EST
My stick shift says "KIA" on it, you ain't missing much.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 6:55:34 PM EST
Name this stick...

Link Posted: 7/24/2013 6:56:11 PM EST
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Originally Posted By pistolpete:
Name this stick...

http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q46/pistolpete17/Stick_zps4017aeb1.jpg
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thats lotus thingy?
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 6:57:16 PM EST
Well that didn't take long...
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 6:58:14 PM EST
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Well that didn't take long...
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neighbor has one and wrecked it -

what model of exige you have? you in central ohio?
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 6:59:27 PM EST
Damn beat me. lotus for sure.

e46 M3 on top. MZ coupe or convertible in the middle?

I love my 6 speed Audi A4 S-Line.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:01:37 PM EST
My daily driver is a 5 speed Mustang GT. I hope to upgrade it to a 6 speed some day.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:01:54 PM EST
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Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
neighbor has one and wrecked it -

what model of exige you have? you in central ohio?
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Originally Posted By pistolpete:
Well that didn't take long...
neighbor has one and wrecked it -

what model of exige you have? you in central ohio?


Mine is an Elise. Northwest Ohio. Did he L-ift On- T-urn U S-pin?
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:04:59 PM EST
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Name this stick...

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"Damn hot after being left in the July sun"
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:06:39 PM EST
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Two weeks ago while on track I got to see what one looks like upside down. Couldn't figure out what it was.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:07:06 PM EST
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Mine is an Elise. Northwest Ohio. Did he L-ift On- T-urn U S-pin?
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Originally Posted By armoredsaint:
Originally Posted By pistolpete:
Well that didn't take long...
neighbor has one and wrecked it -

what model of exige you have? you in central ohio?


Mine is an Elise. Northwest Ohio. Did he L-ift On- T-urn U S-pin?
he was trying to show off to some hotties at starbucks driving by and hit a stopped SUV
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:10:30 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:24:34 PM EST
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Originally Posted By popsickles:
Put a 5.3 in the rx7
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I honestly completely understand and appreciate all the advantages of putting a V8 in any generation RX-7 (I'm even a member on norotors.com), but I think I'm too much of a purist to actually do it . Not now, anyway. Maybe after going through a few turbo rotaries I could move on to a LS1/2/3/6 .

Also pics. I actually have 2 second gen RX-7s. My first one is rusted to hell and I pretty much had to completely tear down the engine when I got it in order to make it run. I drove it for about 4 years, the engine finally let go last summer.

My second one is much nicer. I bought it with a blown engine (on purpose), but the body is in wonderful shape. I bought it from a guy in Texas and my dad and I drove down and towed it back. I have an engine (non-turbo for now), but I'm doing a bunch of other restoration stuff to the car that needs to be done before the engine goes in.

here's the two of them together:
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:30:44 PM EST
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Name this stick...

<a href="http://s133.photobucket.com/user/pistolpete17/media/Stick_zps4017aeb1.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i133.photobucket.com/albums/q46/pistolpete17/Stick_zps4017aeb1.jpg</a>
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Lotus
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:32:10 PM EST
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Originally Posted By noob5000000:

I honestly completely understand and appreciate all the advantages of putting a V8 in any generation RX-7, but I think I'm too much of a purist to actually do it . Not now, anyway. Maybe after going through a few turbo rotaries I could move on to a LS1/2/3/6 .
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Originally Posted By noob5000000:
Originally Posted By popsickles:
Put a 5.3 in the rx7

I honestly completely understand and appreciate all the advantages of putting a V8 in any generation RX-7, but I think I'm too much of a purist to actually do it . Not now, anyway. Maybe after going through a few turbo rotaries I could move on to a LS1/2/3/6 .


OK fine, put a 20b in it.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 7:34:25 PM EST
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OK fine, put a 20b in it.
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Originally Posted By noob5000000:
Originally Posted By popsickles:
Put a 5.3 in the rx7

I honestly completely understand and appreciate all the advantages of putting a V8 in any generation RX-7, but I think I'm too much of a purist to actually do it . Not now, anyway. Maybe after going through a few turbo rotaries I could move on to a LS1/2/3/6 .


OK fine, put a 20b in it.

Link Posted: 7/24/2013 9:13:34 PM EST
Come drive a stick in downtown Seattle during rush hour in the rain. It'll cure it.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 9:29:57 PM EST
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Originally Posted By CWO:
I'm on track again this weekend. I'll think of you




<a href="http://s3.photobucket.com/user/Eyesofsilver/media/M3%20Folder/IMG_5105.jpg.html" target="_blank">http://i3.photobucket.com/albums/y91/Eyesofsilver/M3%20Folder/IMG_5105.jpg</a>
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E46 M all day!
I'd love to have those cinnamon seats if it weren't for my Recaros.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 11:23:57 PM EST
I'm too busy texting to operate a motorcar....
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 11:42:36 PM EST
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Come drive a stick in downtown Seattle during rush hour in the rain. It'll cure it.
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Meh.

Back in college, I used to deliver auto parts in a major city. The vehicle that I was stuck with the most was a 90's Ford Ranger. It came from the factory with a 5 speed (that hated going into first gear), manual steering (with a tiny steering wheel), no a/c, and no radio. Even with that experience behind me, I still loved and continue to love manual transmissions. I even special ordered my 2013 Subaru with a manual when I couldn't find a manual one in stock with the right options and in the right color.
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 11:47:59 PM EST
Link Posted: 7/24/2013 11:52:42 PM EST
I miss driving manual, too. Well, living where I do now, anyway.

Where I lived in SC, I would have shot myself in the face if I was driving stick. Too much traffic in the summer time.

Link Posted: 7/25/2013 12:31:36 AM EST
Im glad I picked up a manual Z a couple of years ago, because it doesnt look like they will be around much longer. I believe Porsche has already said they are dropping them.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 12:49:39 AM EST
I love driving my 5 speed Jeep.

Would never own an automatic Jeep, regardless of what the rock crawlers say.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 1:03:22 AM EST
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I love driving my 5 speed Jeep.

Would never own an automatic Jeep, regardless of what the rock crawlers say.
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Ditto. Slowlyl collecting parts in the backyard (I have the drivetrain complete) for a SBC-powered early Bronco. SM465 granny 4-speed.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 1:21:25 AM EST
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Im glad I picked up a manual Z a couple of years ago, because it doesnt look like they will be around much longer. I believe Porsche has already said they are dropping them.
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want..
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 1:25:41 AM EST
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Originally Posted By noob5000000:
I honestly completely understand and appreciate all the advantages of putting a V8 in any generation RX-7 (I'm even a member on norotors.com), but I think I'm too much of a purist to actually do it . Not now, anyway. Maybe after going through a few turbo rotaries I could move on to a LS1/2/3/6 .
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This, do it, now. I love my LS1 and my LS6.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 1:27:31 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/25/2013 1:30:03 AM EST by SeanTX]
I miss advancing my own timing and total loss oil systems.

A computer driven solenoid can change gears faster and better than you, John Henry. Embrace it.
Link Posted: 7/25/2013 1:45:23 AM EST
[Last Edit: 7/25/2013 1:48:42 AM EST by Bullet_]
I miss driving an 18-speed.
Drove a Western Star like this, but metallic green with a eaton 18 speed and a Detroit Diesel.





Link Posted: 7/25/2013 1:50:51 AM EST
Get in an auto muscle car with a high stall torque converter and see if you don't have fun.
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