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Old Fri, May-29-2009, 06:33:50 PM   #21
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Blue masking tape should work.
Thanks! I was thinking this but I wasn't sure if it would be enough for the job.

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Car looks good, love the drop . As for the SMG, it automatically blips the throttle when you downshift... but I noticed that it seems the amount it blips it depends on speed and rpms. If I go into a turn on the slow side, it gives a soft blip but if I go into that same turn more spirited, it gives a nice bark
Thanks! I'm pretty sure the SMG (at least mine) doesn't blip automatically. If I just downshift, then all it does is swap the gears, no rev-matching. I have to give it a little throttle to bring up the revs. I've found multiple threads that have said that this is normal and that you have to blip yourself.. so maybe you have some weird but awesome software in yours or you're downshifting with your foot on the throttle.

I usually downshift with my foot on the throttle but theres obviously times where you can't. For instance, you're rolling up to a red light in 3rd, revs dip below 2k, light turns green but the car in front of you hasn't started going just yet. So you want to slow down so you don't hit the car and you want to downshift so you don't lug the engine when you need to accelerate from the roll. This is very awkward in SMG if you don't like to downshift w/out a rev-match because you don't have the option of the clutch pedal (which gives a wide variety of solutions to this). So you need to brake and blip simultaneously... Also this would be an essential skill for fast cornering on the track
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Old Fri, May-29-2009, 08:38:45 PM   #22
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+1 on the blue masking tape. If you have a garage, do it one night and let it sit over night.
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Old Sun, May-31-2009, 02:48:38 AM   #23
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MAY 30, 2009: DOOR TRIM FIXED

So, yesterday I decided to fix the door trim. Using gorilla glue on the grove in the weather stripping I was able to get the trim to stick back in place. Getting everything to line up straight was a bit of a pain but the worst part was holding it all in place for an hour while the glue settled enough to keep the trim from popping right off. After holding it for an hour, I taped everything really tight in place with blue painter's tape and let it sit almost a full 24 hours before removing. Here's some pics from the process:














I'm really happy with the results, looks just like OEM again!! Thanks for the advice guys
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Congrats on your M. This does the trick also without having to hold it in place for more then 15 minutes.

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... so maybe you have some weird but awesome software in yours or you're downshifting with your foot on the throttle.
No, no software for the SMG although I wish we could load the CSL program in our cars. Sometimes I rest my foot on the throttle to get more of a blip but that's when I'm driving normal speeds. If driving aggressive and go quickly into turns it blips on it's own... maybe not in the way a person driving a 6MT would but it's more than when driving under normal speeds. Perhaps you could try the pedal layout that JeST or LightWerkz has which would make it easier to roll your foot over to the throttle. Their setups are nice!
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Old Mon, Jun-01-2009, 03:46:58 AM   #26
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No, no software for the SMG although I wish we could load the CSL program in our cars. Sometimes I rest my foot on the throttle to get more of a blip but that's when I'm driving normal speeds. If driving aggressive and go quickly into turns it blips on it's own... maybe not in the way a person driving a 6MT would but it's more than when driving under normal speeds. Perhaps you could try the pedal layout that JeST or LightWerkz has which would make it easier to roll your foot over to the throttle. Their setups are nice!
hmm, I'll have to check their setups out. Lately I have been doing the "left foot brake, right foot gas" technique and I'm getting fairly smooth with it. I definitely prefer it to using just the right foot for now because I feel like I have better accuracy with my blips and braking.
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No, but it does look like palomares. Actually I didn't even take the pic (thats why its so good, lol) the previous owner, who was a forum member, had the pictures taken by his friend in the hills of rancho santa margarita, ca (socal near irvine).

Do you live in castro valley?

I actually live in Fremont. I've driven Palomares Rd a few times though, and i figured your sig pics were from there, since it says you are from Castro Valley. Nice car man, look forward to seeing the mods. Good to see another Tiag.




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Thanks! I'm pretty sure the SMG (at least mine) doesn't blip automatically. If I just downshift, then all it does is swap the gears, no rev-matching. I have to give it a little throttle to bring up the revs. I've found multiple threads that have said that this is normal and that you have to blip yourself.. so maybe you have some weird but awesome software in yours or you're downshifting with your foot on the throttle.

I usually downshift with my foot on the throttle but theres obviously times where you can't. For instance, you're rolling up to a red light in 3rd, revs dip below 2k, light turns green but the car in front of you hasn't started going just yet. So you want to slow down so you don't hit the car and you want to downshift so you don't lug the engine when you need to accelerate from the roll. This is very awkward in SMG if you don't like to downshift w/out a rev-match because you don't have the option of the clutch pedal (which gives a wide variety of solutions to this). So you need to brake and blip simultaneously... Also this would be an essential skill for fast cornering on the track
As long as you have some throttle input, the SMG will always rev-match on downshifts.
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Left foot braking and a brake pedal pad out of an automatic e46... Works great
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looks sick with the spacers! any rubbing?
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looks sick with the spacers! any rubbing?
No rubbing with 245/35/19s in the front and 13in (center of roundel to fender) front drop.
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