So is this compression ratio calculated using the normal method of finding the maximum and minimum cylinder volume of the engine or are they factoring in the fact that the actual compression ratio is slightly less than the physical ratio because the intake valve closing event is delayed so late in these engines? » 4/10/14 9:56am 4/10/14 9:56am

This is just further dilution of a brand that is losing it's identity. Jeep is walking away from what it used to be which was a brand for trail capable vehicles that could double as daily drivers. This... thing would have trouble clearing a parking block. » 4/08/14 5:39pm 4/08/14 5:39pm

The actual live feed around the 20 second mark shows Dale exiting the car safely while the cabin filled with smoke. The GIF was taken from a later moment when they were showing a reply of up until this moment and then cut to the current live view of the car with the interior on fire, but Dale nowhere inside. » 4/07/14 1:15pm 4/07/14 1:15pm

Good, so maybe in 2021 they can get around to finding a resolution to the Cruze power steering. I had my entire steering rack replaced once under warranty because the steering sticks, but only if there's no cross winds and you've been driving on center for at least a few seconds. Less than 10,000 miles later, it's back … » 3/31/14 5:13pm 3/31/14 5:13pm

A four pin connector is going to have wires for: running lights, left turn/stop, right turn/stop and ground. All three of those power sources should be fused by the vehicle and are generally low amperage sources (under 10 amps). Most trailer light kits will essentially splice these wires in with the taillights which is … » 3/26/14 12:57am 3/26/14 12:57am

Mistaking the brake pedal for the clutch: Imagine yourself at an autocross, driving flat out and left foot braking like a boss. On the exit of a hairpin you let the engine sing to 6000 RPM and stomp your foot on the clutch to make the shift. Except your foot was still on the brake and your car is equipped with racing… » 3/06/14 1:24pm 3/06/14 1:24pm

Seeing as how I would gladly "arm" myself with one of those... yeah, I don't fault that department one bit. It came to them at an extremely reasonable price, replaces an outdated pile of junk that they formerly had and manages to check all the boxes for what the need; plus a little extra. This is a field where you want… » 12/26/13 12:53pm 12/26/13 12:53pm

It's sad isn't it? I hop in my '85 C10 and love everything about it. The interior has room, yet the truck isn't massive. Jumping into a new truck yields me a cab that feels more enclosed and the feeling that I just stepped into a big rig. The only thing I wish my truck had is a stiffer frame so it wouldn't wiggle as… » 11/20/13 10:03am 11/20/13 10:03am