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by six
Fri Mar 24, 2006 3:00 am
Forum: Rants and Raves
Topic: Fast and the Furious 3
Replies: 17
Views: 2519

I do.
by six
Fri Mar 24, 2006 2:54 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: How long did it take to learn stick?
Replies: 19
Views: 3168

I've learned how to drive standard in about a week (in my brand new car, no less). Well, considering I somehow got the car home from the dealership, I would say I probably learned how to drive it in about 3 minutes. But it took a week or two before I was anywhere near decent. I now have a little ove...
by six
Fri Mar 24, 2006 1:21 am
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Riding the clutch
Replies: 3
Views: 933

Riding the clutch

I hear it all the time, and hear that a lot of new standard drivers do it. But what is it exactly, riding the clutch? Is it when you rest your foot on the clutch while driving? I can't seem to figure out what that means besides that it is extremely bad for the clutch.
by six
Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:26 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Another noob mistake
Replies: 14
Views: 2053

Another noob mistake

Has this happened to any of you? I've been driving standard for about a month. This has already happened to me a few times (not in heavy traffic, thank goodness). Have you ever started making your way down the gears (of course, rev-matching while doing so) and realized your engine braking is not slo...
by six
Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:17 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Is my car singing the right notes?
Replies: 12
Views: 1609

Re: Is my car singing the right notes?

hmm.. I've never really noticed that... Maybe cuz I don't rev in neutral. However, if my logic is right, it should sound differnt because when he car is in gear, there is sound of the gears turning each other, but if you're out of gear in neutral, there is nothing creating that sound. If you don't ...
by six
Thu Mar 23, 2006 10:13 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: I'm screwd!
Replies: 22
Views: 2836

Skip the kit and drop an SRT-4 motor in there and you've got one heck of a sleeper, I'll tell you that. No one would be laughing at you then.
by six
Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:36 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Is my car singing the right notes?
Replies: 12
Views: 1609

If you are using engine-braking, as in no gas pedal, the engine should sound different because during engine braking in gear, the wheels run your engine instead of combustion. In neutral, gasoline runs the engine.
by six
Thu Mar 23, 2006 1:33 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Thank You all, but still have ???'s
Replies: 10
Views: 1507

I rev to 1500 to 2000RPM in my car. It also has a performance clutch. I'm not sure if it is normal, but I do it too, if that makes you feel better =)

*edit: whoops. I realized I put 20000 RPMs in my orig. post. If I start at 20000RPM, I've got bigger problems, hehe :wink:
by six
Wed Mar 22, 2006 6:10 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: ????
Replies: 28
Views: 3054

Tell her to be careful of people "checking their brakes"
by six
Wed Mar 22, 2006 5:46 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: i taped my camera to the dashboard
Replies: 18
Views: 2490

Zoom, my man.
by six
Mon Mar 20, 2006 11:19 pm
Forum: Tranny Talk
Topic: Straight-cut
Replies: 6
Views: 1183

People would be afraid of you because it will sound like you have a supercharger.
by six
Thu Mar 16, 2006 11:36 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Did I damage my transmission?
Replies: 12
Views: 2421

Okay. Thanks. It's good to know that I didn't break it. And BTW, it's a 6-speed. I redline at ~ 50MPH in 2nd gear (estimated, never been there). I was rev-matching, but for 4th, not for 2nd. And what I felt was more than just a "jerk," it felt like a head-on collision with a ghost car. It almost gav...
by six
Thu Mar 16, 2006 5:59 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Did I damage my transmission?
Replies: 12
Views: 2421

What was the loud "bang" sound that I heard? I've read that the bang is also heard during high-rpm clutch-drop launches. Is it the same bang, and what causes that sound?
by six
Thu Mar 16, 2006 4:56 pm
Forum: Manual Driving Tips
Topic: Did I damage my transmission?
Replies: 12
Views: 2421

Did I damage my transmission?

Hi Everyone. I'm not new here (lurker) but this is my first post. I've been driving standard for around a month now. A few days ago, I was downshifting from 5-4, but missed 4th and accidentally grabbed 2nd. Here was my process: At ~ 50 MPH, needed to slow down -> clutch in, pulled out of 5th -> clut...