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Old 05-15-2019, 02:47 PM
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The smoking tire tutorial on manual transmissions is a good time.
I watch that at least twice a day definitely helpful thank you
 
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Originally Posted by telcoman View Post
Engine on, clutch pressed to floor, shift lever in neutral, shift into first, then back to neutral, press shift lever down & to the right into reverse

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Yes thank you for the tips !! It feels amazing picking up speed and shifting to the next gear! Never anything I experienced from an automatic transmission
 
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Haha Iím slowly getting used to driving with a clutch.I got in my dads corolla yesterday that he let me borrow for work and my feet were so confused looking for the clutch lol it felt weird driving an auto again I felt like if I slowed down I would stall 😂
 
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After driving manual cars for years, a lot of people including me find themselves occasionally slamming the dead pedal (or the BRAKES ) when slowing to a stop with their left foot when they're driving an automatic, it's a lot of fun. Glad to hear you're getting into it, the ultimate test of rev-matching proficiency IMO is going from 6th to 3d smoothly when going like 60 for a "automatic style" sudden launch.

Just don't money shift it! I've almost killed the G like 3 times during my 2 years ownership doing stuff like that until I got the poly mounts which made that a thing of the past...

And you're not going to get the same clutch and brake life as Telcoman, he drives like a grandpa
 

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Originally Posted by cswlightning View Post
After driving manual cars for years, a lot of people including me find themselves occasionally slamming the dead pedal (or the BRAKES ) when slowing to a stop with their left foot when they're driving an automatic, it's a lot of fun. Glad to hear you're getting into it, the ultimate test of rev-matching proficiency IMO is going from 6th to 3d smoothly when going like 60 for a "automatic style" sudden launch.

Just don't money shift it! I've almost killed the G like 3 times during my 2 years ownership doing stuff like that until I got the poly mounts which made that a thing of the past...

And you're not going to get the same clutch and brake life as Telcoman, he drives like a grandpa
Money shifting is the reason why I havenít practice downshifting yet Iím terrified of it.I just simply throw into neutral and coast for now as I donít wanna mess it up and blow my tranny. I doubt my clutch is going to last me as long 😂 hopefully by the time Iíll learn fully Iíll be able to take it to a mechanic to get an action clutch installed 😂
 
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