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> Stick shift, is it hard?
Möbius
Posted: Dec 1 2009, 07:21 AM


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QUOTE (djmisio85 @ 7 hours, 58 minutes ago)
You mean that on the same day/first day that you learned how to use the clutch/change gears/ever drove a manual car etc, you were already practicing how to heel-and-toe??? blink.gif

Was doing the same, it's not that uncommon.

But for Kiro, as posted already, I would say just practice getting in motion first, then uphill starts. Both of those are more rudimentary skills of driving a manual car than heel and toeing is. Even rev matching comes before heel and toe.
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Posted: Dec 1 2009, 11:38 AM


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What's the purpose of rev matching?
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Posted: Dec 1 2009, 11:52 AM


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Puts less strain on the clutch and motor, and makes the gear change smoother. Effectively, it upsets the car's balance less.
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Posted: Dec 1 2009, 01:01 PM


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Oh, okay. Thanks. smile.gif

Is there anything else I should keep in mind?
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Posted: Dec 1 2009, 05:42 PM


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QUOTE (cmspaz @ 5 hours, 49 minutes ago)
Puts less strain on the clutch and motor, and makes the gear change smoother. Effectively, it upsets the car's balance less.

It also reduces wear on the syncro's. smile.gif
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Posted: Dec 1 2009, 05:46 PM


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It also sounds cool.

Coolness factor +10 pts.
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Posted: Dec 1 2009, 05:52 PM


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QUOTE (WRX DEMON Type R @ 6 minutes, 43 seconds ago)
It also sounds cool.

Coolness factor +10 pts.

That's hardly the purpose of it though, more like an enjoyable side effect. laugh.gif
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Posted: Apr 15 2010, 06:08 AM


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So I drove an automatic car for the first time in ages...

Phantom clutches + shifts galore... >_<

"WTH is the clutch??"

And almost broke the gear lever when I tried to put it in reverse. laugh.gif
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Posted: Apr 15 2010, 06:16 AM


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I did that same thing recently. My mom's minivan. The hilarious part wasn't the phantom clutches, it was that I'd punch the gas when starting from a standstill. My car makes very little torque below 1500rpm, so starting from a stop always involves extra throttle.
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Posted: Apr 15 2010, 06:24 AM


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QUOTE (Cactus @ 7 minutes, 47 seconds ago)
I did that same thing recently. My mom's minivan. The hilarious part wasn't the phantom clutches, it was that I'd punch the gas when starting from a standstill. My car makes very little torque below 1500rpm, so starting from a stop always involves extra throttle.

Yeah, the first couple starts from lights were a bit jerky for the same reason. laugh.gif
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Posted: May 8 2010, 01:52 PM


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I was thinking about offering some advice, but I decided that this AE86 owner from Japan can teach a lot more than I can.

YOUTUBE ( http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f7GmuYbRypg )
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Posted: May 8 2010, 07:14 PM


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That video just surpassed Bearforce 1 as the greatest video on YouTube.
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Posted: May 8 2010, 09:49 PM


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That guy taught me how to drive. He's every bit as sagacious as the Stig.
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Posted: May 9 2010, 05:52 AM


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I wish I could be as cool as that. cool.gif
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Posted: May 11 2010, 01:10 PM


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Turns out that his crazy steering wheel movements are not exaggerating too much. tongue.gif

This guy can really drive.
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Posted: May 12 2010, 08:13 AM


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I'm sure Floh will think otherwise rolleyes.gif . And while he's more than entitled to his opinion; I like being able to be a fan of all motorsports. Even the weird ones.

As far as the goofy video of him shifting in the car without any of the stuff in it, I used to do that all the time (albeit not being goofy) practicing in various chassis trying to imagine Arizona's various raceways in my head and then thinking about how much time I could save by doing one thing or the other. It's a fun game to play if you know how your car reacts pretty well.

Also helps reinforce many muscle memory actions.

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Posted: May 14 2010, 03:04 AM


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Being relatively green, I gotta admit that being able to drive stick as smooth as an automatic feels great. Also knowing that you can unleash the car to any degree at any given time is addicting.
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Posted: May 14 2012, 10:49 AM


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I kinda miss driving a manual. I learned from driving all sorts of cars: VW VR6 (probably the most fun I've driven), a jetta, 2006 SI, a Ford Focus... been a while though. But it took me a while to learn because I was learning on so many different cars. pinch2.gif But driving the FA5 got me addicted to V-tec... hehe... shifty2.gif
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QUOTE (Bubs @ May 11 2010, 04:10 PM)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EON6hEyS2iY

Turns out that his crazy steering wheel movements are not exaggerating too much. tongue.gif

This guy can really drive.

What the hell is with that dinky-lookin' 3D car in his rearview mirror? awesome.gif
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Posted: May 17 2012, 10:36 AM


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QUOTE (Demon Boost @ Yesterday, 10:39 AM)
What the hell is with that dinky-lookin' 3D car in his rearview mirror? awesome.gif

Hiding his face.
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Posted: May 21 2012, 12:30 PM


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blah stick shift is a thing of the past, the new BMW's new SMG is sooooo smooth plus you can pretend you're a F1 driver when you want to have fun.
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QUOTE (Lonely_Driver @ 18 minutes, 3 seconds ago)
blah stick shift is a thing of the past, the new BMW's new SMG is sooooo smooth plus you can pretend you're a F1 driver when you want to have fun.

lol you make it sound like anyone can buy a BMW something that fancy you wont see in some Honda civic or Toyota.

That would be much easier but at the same time it would seem boring.

I drive a stick Im use to it.

Automatic just puts me to sleep I need to be doing something when I drive. Something to keep me alert. Than just pushing the gas and break.
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Posted: May 21 2012, 01:55 PM


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QUOTE (Lonely_Driver @ 1 hour, 25 minutes ago)
blah stick shift is a thing of the past, the new BMW's new SMG is sooooo smooth plus you can pretend you're a F1 driver when you want to have fun.

I actually really liked the old SMG. It got bad press because it wasn't a semi-automatic, nor did it behave like one. It was a computer controlled manual. If you drive it like a manual, then it reacts exactly like a proper SMG in a race car.

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