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Old 10-12-2003, 01:29 AM   #1
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I saw a commercial during Nascar for the new comp G, breifly mentioning something about 24 hour test drive.(I dont watch much tv) Gm please just gimme an hour.
Anyways. It was a guy drivin this thing like it was stolen, 5 speed? and shift on the wheel? Then they started taking about onstar being able to locate your car if it was stolen, then buddy pulls up to a road block. See it?
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Saw it. There were actually two different commercials during the race. I saw more than one button/switch on the wheel being pressed during that commercial, and none of them were for the stereo. What gives?
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what gives ? probley the tranny. It would be nice to have it NOW ,but probley gonna be a few bugs that need to be workd out
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The 24 hour test drive is kind of a tricky name. What it really is, is that when purchasing, during the first 24 hours, they have to rake it back. No questions. Any time after that, they can do their normal trick of "Why?..." "Sorry, but..." or "Are you sure we can't work this out..."
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The 24 hour test drive is kind of a tricky name. What it really is, is that when purchasing, during the first 24 hours, they have to rake it back. No questions. Any time after that, they can do their normal trick of "Why?..." "Sorry, but..." or "Are you sure we can't work this out..."
Why? I can afford it
Ya sure we can work it out if you make the monthly payments, oh com eon i'll pay the insurance
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Saw it. There were actually two different commercials during the race. I saw more than one button/switch on the wheel being pressed during that commercial, and none of them were for the stereo. What gives?
That'* an auto tranny with manual shift capability with those buttons... like your BMW, Mercedes, Acura, Lexus, etc etc. Only catch is that you have four gears to play with in the GP, and 5 with everybody else. Manual shift mode is not necessarily faster in a straight line, you just have more control.
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so in theory we should be able to add that kinda feature ( minus how much it would cost ) onto our 96+ bonnies since its also electronically controlled right? find a way to bypass the shifter column and have it rigged so we can use a switch to get it to change gear? woo hoo.. thats just a fancier shifting stead of using your shifter ( being sarcastic ).. now if they find a way to allow you to short shift a manual ( without havin to depress all the way down and having the clutch pedal up so high then we're talking ). I wonder if they have a powered assist clutch system for a manual? thats gimmick to me.. personal preference.. let me slap on a Type R sticker on my shifter and I think I can go just as fast shifting thru my shifter then the button..


way too many people has been playin those indy 500 VIDEO GAMES..
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so in theory we should be able to add that kinda feature ( minus how much it would cost ) onto our 96+ bonnies since its also electronically controlled right? find a way to bypass the shifter column and have it rigged so we can use a switch to get it to change gear? woo hoo.. thats just a fancier shifting stead of using your shifter ( being sarcastic ).. now if they find a way to allow you to short shift a manual ( without havin to depress all the way down and having the clutch pedal up so high then we're talking ). I wonder if they have a powered assist clutch system for a manual? thats gimmick to me.. personal preference.. let me slap on a Type R sticker on my shifter and I think I can go just as fast shifting thru my shifter then the button..


way too many people has been playin those indy 500 VIDEO GAMES..
Don't forget that these new cars are now "drive by wire". This means that there are no mechanical cables/linkages, etc. connecting the driver to the drive train.

'96-'03 Series II still have linkage for the transmission shifer and throttle cables.

Not saying it can't be done, but my gut feeling is that it is not a weekend (or inexpensive) project.
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so in theory we should be able to add that kinda feature ( minus how much it would cost ) onto our 96+ bonnies since its also electronically controlled right? find a way to bypass the shifter column and have it rigged so we can use a switch to get it to change gear? woo hoo.. thats just a fancier shifting stead of using your shifter ( being sarcastic ).. now if they find a way to allow you to short shift a manual ( without havin to depress all the way down and having the clutch pedal up so high then we're talking ). I wonder if they have a powered assist clutch system for a manual? thats gimmick to me.. personal preference.. let me slap on a Type R sticker on my shifter and I think I can go just as fast shifting thru my shifter then the button..


way too many people has been playin those indy 500 VIDEO GAMES..
Don't forget that these new cars are now "drive by wire". This means that there are no mechanical cables/linkages, etc. connecting the driver to the drive train.

'96-'03 Series II still have linkage for the transmission shifer and throttle cables.

Not saying it can't be done, but my gut feeling is that it is not a weekend (or inexpensive) project.
True that it won't be a weekend job and is going to cost.. but is there really any benefits to having your shifter there? Have they reduced crank to wheel power lost ( percentage ) with the tranny? ( I"m assuming the tranny is probably internally still the same minus final gear ratio?)
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True that it won't be a weekend job and is going to cost.. but is there really any benefits to having your shifter there? Have they reduced crank to wheel power lost ( percentage ) with the tranny? ( I"m assuming the tranny is probably internally still the same minus final gear ratio?)
There is a definitely a benefit to not having to take one hand off the wheel for manual shifting during tight manuvers. As far as drag racing, I would guess you could still benefit from less physical motion allowing you to concentrate on driving.

I believe the console shifter is still there and the paddles on the steering wheel are auxiliary controls.

There is no known reduction of power lost, because the tranny is still physically connected to the engine the same way. Only the shifting linkage/cable is gone, replaced by an electronic interface between the shifter and the transmission.

Theoretically, you could borrow someone'* car (with this feature) and install a remote receiver in parallel with their tranny control. Then you could follow them around town and shift for them using your transmitter. This would be especially useful if you wanted to race them and insure victory by not letting them get out of first gear.
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