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Forum: General BMW 06-02-2005, 02:54 PM
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Posted By Shinkaze
That wasn't the scenario. Going in at 5/10ths,...

That wasn't the scenario. Going in at 5/10ths, executing a shift and then encountering a low track condition that puts you at 10/10ths mid-shift.
No not shift roughness, rather the inability to...
Forum: General BMW 06-02-2005, 02:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,787
Posted By Shinkaze
I was pointing out to "The Hack" that using track...

I was pointing out to "The Hack" that using track school technique is dangerous on the streets. For example, a Race line through a turn is deadly to oncoming traffic (And you for that matter).

...
Forum: General BMW 06-02-2005, 02:19 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,787
Posted By Shinkaze
Sounds to me like you've done one or two track...

Sounds to me like you've done one or two track schools and think you're Mario Andretti now.:rofl:

Okay I admit it, I'm a racing Noob I only have 4 SCCA Pro Solo II seasons under my belt and...
Forum: General BMW 06-02-2005, 02:06 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,787
Posted By Shinkaze
re read my post. You can be safely driving on...

re read my post. You can be safely driving on the street at 5/10ths and hit a scenario that puts you into 11/10s.
So the response from the SMG crowd is "SMG is perfect for 100% of all driving...
Forum: General BMW 06-02-2005, 02:02 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,787
Posted By Shinkaze
Thanks for the explanation. FWIW I've torn down a...

Thanks for the explanation. FWIW I've torn down a couple of transmissions so I'm very aware fo their internal workings.

Maybe you need to calm down and do some research first. The Merc 7-speed...
Forum: General BMW 06-02-2005, 01:23 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,787
Posted By Shinkaze
*sigh* Obvioulsy you've never owned a bike.... ...

*sigh* Obvioulsy you've never owned a bike....

A motorcycle is very unforgiving and you can do things with a car that will get you killed on a bike. "Sport Bikes are so light and nimble..." It...
Forum: General BMW 06-02-2005, 12:39 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,787
Posted By Shinkaze
No, I have been talking about street conditions...

No, I have been talking about street conditions as the failing of the SMG. SMG is a track technology more applicable to track type racing which may (if lucky) account for 1% of the driving...
Forum: General BMW 06-02-2005, 12:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,787
Posted By Shinkaze
Well that's the thing I regard the SMG as a type...

Well that's the thing I regard the SMG as a type of Automatic. Yes it uses a clutch, yes you can manually tell the tranny when to shift, but the driver is no longer handling the mechanical activity...
Forum: General BMW 06-02-2005, 11:40 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,787
Posted By Shinkaze
See above. Well this just further substanites...

See above.
Well this just further substanites my point. Your going through a turn, STREET DRIVING meaning we're not Le Mans Racing here folks. :rolleyes: As you initiate a a shift you realize...
Forum: General BMW 06-02-2005, 11:23 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,787
Posted By Shinkaze
:thumbup: BMW doesn't make cars, BMW makes...

:thumbup:
BMW doesn't make cars, BMW makes money.
Forum: General BMW 06-02-2005, 11:22 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,787
Posted By Shinkaze
I ride a Sport Bike so trust me when I say I...

I ride a Sport Bike so trust me when I say I understand the *theory* of what you're saying. The *reality* is different. At the track you can plan perfect apexes etc, on the street conditions change...
Forum: General BMW 05-31-2005, 11:53 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,787
Posted By Shinkaze
Let me rephrase the above scenario, depending on...

Let me rephrase the above scenario, depending on traction, you have a varying degree of "Agressivness" you can hit shifts with in a traction limited condition. That is hitting a corner you can have a...
Forum: General BMW 05-30-2005, 03:43 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,787
Posted By Shinkaze
Well I can't argue with that, but like any tool,...

Well I can't argue with that, but like any tool, you pick it up, see if ti makes your "job" easier or more fun, and sometimes you're right and sometimes you're wrong. For me, I knew paddle shifting...
Forum: General BMW 05-30-2005, 11:11 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,787
Posted By Shinkaze
Maybe I'm just old and cranky, but if it takes me...

Maybe I'm just old and cranky, but if it takes me 5000 miles to learn to enjoy a car I'll go look at another brand.
HAve to admit the DSG looks promising, haven't driven one yet though.
[b]BMW...
Forum: General BMW 05-30-2005, 11:01 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,787
Posted By Shinkaze
I guess that was directed at me, but FWIW You...

I guess that was directed at me, but FWIW You could look at it that way, or you could say after a real effort to give SMG a chance (50 miles in 6 SMG M3 cars) I decided I was not going to enjoy an...
Forum: General BMW 05-30-2005, 01:17 AM
Replies: 97
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Posted By Shinkaze
The C5 Z06 was Manual only because of the torque...

The C5 Z06 was Manual only because of the torque the motor puts out. The only tranny GM has that can handle that much power is the 4L80E which weighs a good 150 pounds more than the 4L60E. They are...
Forum: General BMW 05-29-2005, 08:51 AM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,787
Posted By Shinkaze
Oh I agree that the performance of the M6 is most...

Oh I agree that the performance of the M6 is most impressive, but beating a `pure' sports car around teh track doesn't make your vehicle a sports car itself. I'm sure a Turbo-Cayenne SUV will upset...
Forum: General BMW 05-28-2005, 10:16 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,787
Posted By Shinkaze
I find it hard to argue the "sporting purity" of...

I find it hard to argue the "sporting purity" of a car that weighs nearly 4,000 lbs.

-Adam
Forum: General BMW 05-28-2005, 10:09 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,787
Posted By Shinkaze
It's all about sales, and SMG is a marketing...

It's all about sales, and SMG is a marketing ploy. If you look at cars like the Porsche 911, Corvette, etc you quickly see that a majority of their sales are automatics. BMW marketing isn't dumb and...
Forum: General BMW 05-27-2005, 12:45 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,787
Posted By Shinkaze
Drove 6-SMG M3's over the course of 50 miles or...

Drove 6-SMG M3's over the course of 50 miles or so in test drives before I finally gave up on SMG. I*REALLY* REALLY wanted to love SMG and though I would, but the reality wasn't as good as the...
Forum: General BMW 05-27-2005, 12:39 PM
Replies: 97
Views: 3,787
Posted By Shinkaze
M-cars are not "streetable race cars" they are...

M-cars are not "streetable race cars" they are the ultimate "race-able Sedans and Coupes". A Streetable Race car is something like the Lotus Elise, Radical, Ariel Atom, etc. I don't think anyone...
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