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Old 05-07-2017, 11:08 PM   #41
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Nope, and there will come a time when the stock rubber mounts will dry out and start to crumble, at which point I will replace them with a brand new set of stock mounts. I have never driven a vehicle with urethane mounts that didn't drive like it was being rolled off a cliff.


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Old 05-08-2017, 12:23 PM   #42
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I don't really agree with all the projections that say manual transmission will be dead. Sure high-end, high-performance cars will likely be autos, but lower end cars sold in emerging markets will continue to be vast majority manual.

There are also a few examples of technology advancements producing better results, but consumers/enthusiasts still preferring the "retro" or manual technologies. One good example is in high-end watches. Watch enthusiasts prefer manual watches because they feel a much closer connection to the machine. I can see a similar thing in the future with cars. I think there will continue be niche markets for manuals in the future...
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Old 05-08-2017, 12:52 PM   #44
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Old 05-08-2017, 01:23 PM   #46
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"According to Quintus, the limit of high-quality manual gearboxes with good shifting feel is about 450 hp and 440 foot-pounds of torque."

Mmm-kay....

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It's about time. Nobody even remember manual focus camera anymore ... Only the Leica fans would know.
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You gonna be spewing dat **** when cars are fully-autonomous appliances?
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The comments in the video.
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Facts now denying the speculation of no more manuals.

New 440i comes STANDARD with a 6 speed manual!

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"According to Quintus, the limit of high-quality manual gearboxes with good shifting feel is about 450 hp and 440 foot-pounds of torque."

Mmm-kay....

That's one dyno run. Will that transmission hold up for tens of thousands of miles?

Approving a component for serial production is more than just beating on it a few times with a hammer.
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That's one dyno run. Will that transmission hold up for tens of thousands of miles?

Approving a component for serial production is more than just beating on it a few times with a hammer.
The SMG one didn't hold up for tens of thousands of miles with a stock engine.

And in some cases, the engine didn't even hold up for tens of thousands of miles. double

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And in some cases, the engine didn't even hold up for tens of thousands of miles. double


The transmission did. The hydraulics were the failure point. And the S54s only weak point is the rod bearings.


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The transmission did. The hydraulics were the failure point. And the S54s only weak point is the rod bearings.


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Yeah. It could totally handle 100K+ miles putting down over 1,000 horsepower. The Veyron engineers were just idiots.
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