You're not a real car guy if...

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    Sep 08, 2014 2:07 PM GMT
    Everbody's got one, if not more, reason(s) for correcting people who claim to be "car guys/gals". Let's hear yours..

    An example:
    "You're not a real car guy if you don't understand why pushrod is NOT an obsolete engine design"
    or
    "You're not a real car guy if you've never bled on your engine or suspension"
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    Sep 08, 2014 3:34 PM GMT
    You're not a real car guy if you think a Hemi is the be-all-end-all of masculinity.
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    Sep 08, 2014 3:40 PM GMT
    you dont have a current active project
  • Destinharbor

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    Sep 08, 2014 4:07 PM GMT
    ....if you think Vettes are cool.
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    Sep 08, 2014 4:16 PM GMT
    If you drive automatic. Wait, you're not a real man.
  • Destinharbor

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    Sep 08, 2014 4:17 PM GMT
    Sweetooth saidIf you drive automatic. Wait, you're not a real man.

    Does anyone actually like the clutch-less paddle shifters? Or use them?
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    Sep 08, 2014 4:39 PM GMT
    Life2Short saidEverbody's got one, if not more, reason(s) for correcting people who claim to be "car guys/gals". Let's hear yours..

    An example:
    "You're not a real car guy if you don't understand why pushrod is NOT an obsolete engine design"
    or
    "You're not a real car guy if you've never bled on your engine or suspension"


    "bled" "suspension"

    So that's why I have this bandaid on my left hand from yesterday.
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    Sep 08, 2014 4:40 PM GMT
    Destinharbor said... Does anyone actually like the clutch-less paddle shifters ...

    i have a S2000 and wish it came with a paddle shifter. Hitting the 9K red line is robust; basically shuts things down for a few seconds. if you want to keep the rpm between the start of v-tec on the lower end and red line you have to move through 2,3 and maybe 4th fast smooth. difficult to do.

    not every day is test & tune, hope you know what your doing if your on a city street.
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    Sep 08, 2014 4:43 PM GMT
    ..If you mention that you're a car guy over and over again. Otherwise, you're just a poser.
  • Destinharbor

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    Sep 08, 2014 5:13 PM GMT
    pellaz said
    Destinharbor said... Does anyone actually like the clutch-less paddle shifters ...

    i have a S2000 and wish it came with a paddle shifter. Hitting the 9K red line is robust; basically shuts things down for a few seconds. if you want to keep the rpm between the start of v-tec on the lower end and red line you have to move through 2,3 and maybe 4th fast smooth. difficult to do.

    not every day is test & tune, hope you know what your doing if your on a city street.

    Afraid I live where getting above 30 mph is seldom achievable for more than two blocks.
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    Sep 08, 2014 5:24 PM GMT
    I'd just be happy to meet more gay guys who can actually supply their own transportation. Everyone is so freakin' helpless these days.
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    Sep 08, 2014 5:27 PM GMT
    Destinharbor said
    pellaz said
    Destinharbor said... Does anyone actually like the clutch-less paddle shifters ...

    i have a S2000 and wish it came with a paddle shifter. Hitting the 9K red line is robust; basically shuts things down for a few seconds. if you want to keep the rpm between the start of v-tec on the lower end and red line you have to move through 2,3 and maybe 4th fast smooth. difficult to do.

    not every day is test & tune, hope you know what your doing if your on a city street.

    Afraid I live where getting above 30 mph is seldom achievable for more than two blocks.
    That's exactly why I sold my few a few weeks ago and ride my bicycle everywhere. It's actually faster than a car on most trips, and more fun on trips that take longer.
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    Sep 08, 2014 5:31 PM GMT
    paulflexes said
    Destinharbor said
    pellaz said
    Destinharbor said... Does anyone actually like the clutch-less paddle shifters ...

    i have a S2000 and wish it came with a paddle shifter. Hitting the 9K red line is robust; basically shuts things down for a few seconds. if you want to keep the rpm between the start of v-tec on the lower end and red line you have to move through 2,3 and maybe 4th fast smooth. difficult to do.

    not every day is test & tune, hope you know what your doing if your on a city street.

    Afraid I live where getting above 30 mph is seldom achievable for more than two blocks.
    That's exactly why I sold my few a few weeks ago and ride my bicycle everywhere. It's actually faster than a car on most trips, and more fun on trips that take longer.


    and cardio and environment
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    Sep 08, 2014 7:51 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidYou're not a real car guy if you think a Hemi is the be-all-end-all of masculinity.


    Also if you stubbornly refuse to purge the kool-aid and realize that Dodge/Chrysler hasn't made a true hemi since the 426 went out of production in the 1970s.
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    Sep 08, 2014 7:57 PM GMT
    if you think mazda is a decent car
  • KaZT

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    Sep 08, 2014 8:05 PM GMT
    You drive Skoda
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    Sep 08, 2014 8:11 PM GMT
    KaZT saidYou drive Skoda


    unless you're this guy of course

    Skoda Octavia Tarmac Rally
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    Sep 08, 2014 8:12 PM GMT

    You don't understand the functions of programmable ECU & TCU

  • KaZT

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    Sep 08, 2014 8:13 PM GMT
    Life2Short said
    KaZT saidYou drive Skoda


    unless you're this guy of course

    Skoda Octavia Tarmac Rally


    in UK having skoda is quite embrassing;)
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    Sep 08, 2014 8:15 PM GMT
    KaZT said
    Life2Short said
    KaZT saidYou drive Skoda


    unless you're this guy of course

    Skoda Octavia Tarmac Rally


    in UK having skoda is quite embrassing;)


    having chavs in UK is also embarrassing
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    Sep 08, 2014 8:18 PM GMT
    KaZT said
    Life2Short said
    KaZT saidYou drive Skoda


    unless you're this guy of course

    Skoda Octavia Tarmac Rally


    in UK having skoda is quite embrassing;)


    There's always a particular car that's "embarrassing" for some reason or another but...it's just a bunch of platform-engineered Volkswagens now.
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    Sep 08, 2014 8:18 PM GMT
    If you believe the headlight fluids need to be changed every 2000 miles.
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    Sep 08, 2014 8:21 PM GMT
    scruffLA said
    You don't understand the functions of programmable ECU & TCU



    helloooooo E85. Flyin' Miata now has the kit available to build a Flex-fuel turbocharged street Miata...
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    Sep 08, 2014 8:36 PM GMT
    Life2Short said
    scruffLA said
    You don't understand the functions of programmable ECU & TCU



    helloooooo E85. Flyin' Miata now has the kit available to build a Flex-fuel turbocharged street Miata...



    A Miata on dyno? would love to see that LOL
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    Sep 08, 2014 8:37 PM GMT
    The thread reminds me of a conversation with one of my cousins, (from the double-wide side of the family which, FYI is not the worst side) and her husband at a family picnic. They took their vehicle to a mechanic and were outraged. OUTRAGED that the guy looked something up in a manual.
    "I aint gone take ma car to no peckerhead what has to look in a damm BOOK to fix it!"