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      12-17-2011, 07:54 PM   #23
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Am I the only one who realized that you are being sarcastic. I Donno why everybody else is attacking you. Obviously you're saying to MT guys:
F1 cars have clutchless shifting
F1 cars have shift lights.
+1, It was pretty obvious to me he was being a smart ass.
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      12-18-2011, 02:55 AM   #24
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Am I the only one who realized that you are being sarcastic. I Donno why everybody else is attacking you. Obviously you're saying to MT guys:
F1 cars have clutchless shifting
F1 cars have shift lights.
1, It was pretty obvious to me he was being a smart ass.
My fault... I just wasn't sure
Oh, and BTW... I LOVE my shiftlights, i can always see them without taking my eyes from the road as mentioned before.
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      12-18-2011, 09:18 AM   #25
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You obviously have never seen F1 . You might be thinking of redneck racing or some other crap. They don't have a tach at all. Unless they can get it displayed on the steering wheel some how. They use the lights on the top of the steering wheel and I am sure feel and sound. Here is a website for others out there who also have never seen F1 either.

http://www.f1fanatic.co.uk/2011/04/22/steering-wheels/
I am afraid you are the one who knows nothing about F1. And contrary to what some have suggested, I am not being sarcastic, I am dead serious. The picture below should put an end to this discussion!

6MT, physical clutch pedal, physical stick shift and no shift lights FTW!!!!!! Just like in Formula 1
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      12-18-2011, 09:29 AM   #26
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I am afraid you are the one who knows nothing about F1. And contrary to what some have suggested, I am not being sarcastic, I am dead serious. The picture below should put an end to this discussion!

6MT, physical clutch pedal, physical stick shift and no shift lights FTW!!!!!! Just like in Formula 1
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      12-18-2011, 10:35 AM   #27
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I am afraid you are the one who knows nothing about F1. And contrary to what some have suggested, I am not being sarcastic, I am dead serious. The picture below should put an end to this discussion!

6MT, physical clutch pedal, physical stick shift and no shift lights FTW!!!!!! Just like in Formula 1
I'm not sure where you got that picture, but I don't think it's an F1 car! That tach only goes to 11000 rpm and current engines rev to 18K...that tach would be useless in an F1 car!
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      12-18-2011, 10:40 AM   #28
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Also a simple search on F1's official site will show you that gearboxes in F1 are paddle-shifted sequential units.

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      12-18-2011, 11:12 AM   #29
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Am I the only one who realized that you are being sarcastic. I Donno why everybody else is attacking you. Obviously you're saying to MT guys:
F1 cars have clutchless shifting
F1 cars have shift lights.
sameh someone is attacking me? or did you mean sheepboy should I hire a bodyguard? do tell

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      12-18-2011, 11:13 AM   #30
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I'm not sure where you got that picture, but I don't think it's an F1 car! That tach only goes to 11000 rpm and current engines rev to 18K...that tach would be useless in an F1 car!
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sameh someone is attacking me? or did you mean sheepboy should I hire a bodyguard? do tell

i think he meant sheepboy
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      12-18-2011, 11:18 AM   #31
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In 3 days time this thread will have expanded to about 11 pages of DCT vs MT 'debates'.
Please don't say that don't even think it

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DCT is way faster so no need to argue about it
That may be then we don't get bored at all not meant to be a cheap shot just stating the facts.
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      12-18-2011, 11:20 AM   #32
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i think he meant sheepboy
He better or I come after him with a wet noodle then he may have to hire a body guard on the other hand he might like noodles like I do
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      12-18-2011, 11:22 AM   #33
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He better or I come after him with a wet noodle then he may have to hire a body guard on the other hand he might like noodles like I do
is wet noodle a euphemism?
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      12-18-2011, 11:23 AM   #34
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I am afraid you are the one who knows nothing about F1. And contrary to what some have suggested, I am not being sarcastic, I am dead serious. The picture below should put an end to this discussion!

6MT, physical clutch pedal, physical stick shift and no shift lights FTW!!!!!! Just like in Formula 1
just look at all them dials and numbers ... might he need a co-driver like a good pilot needs a bombardier?

I would be lost with all them dials and lights ... then I am older and go by sound and feel no need for all them dials and lights
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      12-18-2011, 11:25 AM   #35
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is wet noodle a euphemism?
Nah (it's meant as a joke) it's a saying my wife uses in stores after she bargained a price for something she purchased and does not really need she tells the salesman "You better be right or I come after you with a wet noodle"
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      12-18-2011, 04:50 PM   #36
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DCT is way faster so no need to argue about it
oh boy!!!!!! here we go.......... I thought MT was way more fun and involving........ ;-))
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      12-18-2011, 10:53 PM   #38
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I'm not sure where you got that picture, but I don't think it's an F1 car! That tach only goes to 11000 rpm and current engines rev to 18K...that tach would be useless in an F1 car!
Wow! I was expecting a little more from such a knowlageable crowd... To fall for a grossly altered F1 steering wheel picture and a couple of sarcastic remarks from a guy who owns a M3 with DCT (on my signature)... Disappointing.

Now, to say that shift lights are useless is just nonsense. Nearly all (if not all) racing cars and the vast majority of performance-oriented cars have them. The fact that one can keep both eyes on the road/track and use peripheral vision to know exactly when to change gears, every time, under any condition, is a no-brainer. To even suggest that one is better off "feeling the engine" or looking down at the rev counter for the redline is just silly. And I am not even talking about the 6MT vs DCT thing.

I wonder what is the next argument from the 6MT guys?
- ABS is for people who do not know how to pump the brakes.
- EDC is for people who do not know how to appreciate the mechanical feel of leaf springs.
- Airbags are for pussies afraid of a of dying in a car crash.

PS. Below is the unaltered picture of a F1 steering wheel (BMW Sauber), with the shift lights on the top and no tach.
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      12-18-2011, 11:12 PM   #39
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Well I feel terrible that I fell for your little prank, but releived too! And of course, looking at the picture some more, I really can't beleive I fell for it. But with some of the things I see people post on here, I wonder some times.
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What I want to know is why did they stop with just shift lights?

I want brake lights to know when I should apply the brake, acceleration lights so I know when to hit the gas pedal, mirror lights to help remind me to check the mirror, and a turn light so I know when to put on my signal and make a turn.

I also want food lights so I don't forget to eat. And a shit light, so I don't forget to take a dump. I don't need a beer light - that's not something I need to be reminded of. But I would like a tail light to notify me of any hot piece of ass in the area.

Had a bad college roomate with a night light that came on like every few minutes. I was like "what with the light?". He said - "That's my masturbation light. It comes on to remind me to rub one out." So, I shot him.
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