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Re: Best Looking Interiors

Postby 1974Alfa5spd » Mon Dec 07, 2009 9:43 pm

I once saw a video of a guy who had installed a shifter that must've just about touched the ceiling of the tractor/trailer he was driving.

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Re: Best Looking Interiors

Postby Warner » Mon Dec 07, 2009 11:56 pm

Do all you guys rest your arm on the shifter or something? I pretty much don't touch mine unless I'm shifting, so positioning it right next to the steering wheel would be ideal. I either have both hands on the wheel or occasionally rest one at my side. I almost never rest it on the shifter.

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Re: Best Looking Interiors

Postby eggwich delfiero » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:09 am

i like these weird shifter placements and would love to try one. If I ever seen a Civic Si with one like that I will finagle a short drive.

How about the weirdo Lenco drag manual shifters? Now that's a lot of work.

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Re: Best Looking Interiors

Postby 4onthefloor » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:32 am

Warner wrote:Do all you guys rest your arm on the shifter or something? I pretty much don't touch mine unless I'm shifting, so positioning it right next to the steering wheel would be ideal. I either have both hands on the wheel or occasionally rest one at my side. I almost never rest it on the shifter.


I usually leave my hand/arm resting on the shifter. Maybe it's a young this-generation thing.

Edit: maybe that last point should be scratched. I see you're only 2 years older than me.
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Re: Best Looking Interiors

Postby 1974Alfa5spd » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:47 am

eggwich delfiero wrote:i like these weird shifter placements and would love to try one. If I ever seen a Civic Si with one like that I will finagle a short drive.

How about the weirdo Lenco drag manual shifters? Now that's a lot of work.

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Would want to tool around in as a weekend car, would not want for DD. :shock: I love driving standard, but that's too much shifting.

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Re: Best Looking Interiors

Postby Leedeth » Tue Dec 08, 2009 12:55 am

When I had the Tempo I rested my hand on the shifter, but on the manual cars I usually don't after it's set in a gear, if I'm shifting while acceling from a stop then I just leave my hand on the shifter between shifts.

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Re: Best Looking Interiors

Postby Bawked » Tue Dec 08, 2009 6:01 am

Warner wrote:Do all you guys rest your arm on the shifter or something? I pretty much don't touch mine unless I'm shifting, so positioning it right next to the steering wheel would be ideal. I either have both hands on the wheel or occasionally rest one at my side. I almost never rest it on the shifter.


well today it was mostly no hands... i found harmonica so i drove to the gym steering with my knee. Harmonicas sound awesome. And the carrera shifter location would stop black people reclining their seats as they wouldn't be able to shift.

+1million to porsche for stopping the my car car seat is a recliner movement.
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Re: Best Looking Interiors

Postby FDSpirit » Tue Dec 08, 2009 10:00 am

Warner wrote:Do all you guys rest your arm on the shifter or something? I pretty much don't touch mine unless I'm shifting, so positioning it right next to the steering wheel would be ideal. I either have both hands on the wheel or occasionally rest one at my side. I almost never rest it on the shifter.

That was the whole point of the setup. My friend was explaining it to me and it made perfect sense. Guess it never got enough praise? :? . And that design from the EP3 Civic is out of England IIRC.
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Re: Best Looking Interiors

Postby theholycow » Tue Dec 08, 2009 11:03 am

Warner wrote:Do all you guys rest your arm on the shifter or something? I pretty much don't touch mine unless I'm shifting, so positioning it right next to the steering wheel would be ideal. I either have both hands on the wheel or occasionally rest one at my side. I almost never rest it on the shifter.

My usual driving position is as follows:
- Left elbow on windowsill. Always.
- Left hand on steering wheel (at 10:00) or hanging off windowsill.
- Right elbow on center armrest. Always.
- Right hand hanging off center armrest or on steering wheel (at 5:00).

There is a correct height and angle for each arm. My elbows rarely leave their position except when required to operate controls - large steering or shifting inputs, usually. I drive 2 hours a day on average, and being able to comfortably relax my position is important to me.

I do tend to shift more than most people. I enjoy shifting, and I enjoy squeezing out that last little piece of one MPG by shifting to stay in the perfect RPM for my speed...so at certain speeds I'm shifting constantly. A floating shifter like that Civic one, or a shifter almost at shoulder height like in that Porsche, would be tiring and unpleasant.

They are probably good for tense racer-wannabe drivers tightly gripping the steering wheel with their whole white-knuckled fists at 10:00 and 2:00...not so much for relaxed medium/long distance commuters.
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Re: Best Looking Interiors

Postby Caramel » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:15 pm

I do almost the same thing thc, only difference is I have my right elbow resting near my body.
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Re: Best Looking Interiors

Postby ElectroGhandi » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:46 pm

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Re: Best Looking Interiors

Postby Caramel » Tue Dec 08, 2009 5:52 pm

that's one strange shifter.
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Re: Best Looking Interiors

Postby Leedeth » Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:16 pm

Guess which car.

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Re: Best Looking Interiors

Postby RITmusic2k » Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:25 pm

That's definitely a Ford something.

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Re: Best Looking Interiors

Postby Leedeth » Tue Dec 08, 2009 7:26 pm

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