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Re: jerk free shifts

Post by Ewilon1988 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 5:04 pm

Sorry to sound dumb, but what's dialing it in mean lol?

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Re: jerk free shifts

Post by tankinbeans » Wed Jan 13, 2016 6:54 pm

Ewilon1988 wrote:Sorry to sound dumb, but what's dialing it in mean lol?
You're getting close to figuring out how to drive your car in a way that you are happy with. For example, I don't mind a bit of jerkiness, but you prefer more smooth and drama free.
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Re: jerk free shifts

Post by Ewilon1988 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 7:33 pm

tankinbeans wrote:
Ewilon1988 wrote:Sorry to sound dumb, but what's dialing it in mean lol?
You're getting close to figuring out how to drive your car in a way that you are happy with. For example, I don't mind a bit of jerkiness, but you prefer more smooth and drama free.
The jerkiness doesn't bother me all that much. It's just i see my brothers drive my car buttery smooth and it bothers me because I know it can be done. They are shitty teachers and don't want to help which is why I'm on this website lol.

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Re: jerk free shifts

Post by Rope-Pusher » Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:07 pm

Ewilon1988 wrote: It's just i see my brothers drive my car buttery smooth and it bothers me because I know it can be done.
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The Witch's Dorothy, Why didn't you say so?

So your car CAN be driven smoothly?
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Well, that's a horse of a different color!

How long have your brothers been Amish and when did you convert?

To drive smoothly can require improving the fine motor skills of your throttle and clutch feet. In piano playing, they call it "Tickling the Ivories". Slushboxes can mask abrupt throttle transitions, but to be Amish means that your throttle foot has to be able to float like a butterfly at times - you become more aware and in control of position and rate of change of the accelerator pedal position.

Similarly, you will develop an inate "Muscle Memory" of where it is the clutch starts to engage and be able to move your foot to that position without "feeling for it".

All this takes time -- you're doing the right things, you just need to not be anxious about it, because it takes time and an accumulation of experience for you to get there.
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Re: jerk free shifts

Post by Ewilon1988 » Wed Jan 13, 2016 11:42 pm

Rope-Pusher wrote:
Ewilon1988 wrote: It's just i see my brothers drive my car buttery smooth and it bothers me because I know it can be done.
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The Witch's Dorothy, Why didn't you say so?

So your car CAN be driven smoothly?
Image
Well, that's a horse of a different color!

How long have your brothers been Amish and when did you convert?

To drive smoothly can require improving the fine motor skills of your throttle and clutch feet. In piano playing, they call it "Tickling the Ivories". Slushboxes can mask abrupt throttle transitions, but to be Amish means that your throttle foot has to be able to float like a butterfly at times - you become more aware and in control of position and rate of change of the accelerator pedal position.

Similarly, you will develop an inate "Muscle Memory" of where it is the clutch starts to engage and be able to move your foot to that position without "feeling for it".

All this takes time -- you're doing the right things, you just need to not be anxious about it, because it takes time and an accumulation of experience for you to get there.
Ty so much. I just need to stop rushing myself while driving and being anxious like you said. Btw the pictures were great lol

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Re: jerk free shifts

Post by theholycow » Fri Jan 15, 2016 10:13 am

Ewilon1988 wrote:Sorry to sound dumb, but what's dialing it in mean lol?
It's slang for "refining to perfection" and is in general usage, not specific to automotive contexts. You may occasionally encounter it elsewhere.
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Re: jerk free shifts

Post by Squint » Mon Jan 18, 2016 12:28 pm

theholycow wrote:
Ewilon1988 wrote:Sorry to sound dumb, but what's dialing it in mean lol?
It's slang for "refining to perfection" and is in general usage, not specific to automotive contexts. You may occasionally encounter it elsewhere.
Agree with Moofasa on the definition, I wonder how that phrase originated? Radio dials? My gut reaction wants me to think not related to telephones though that is possible, but I have no idea...
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Re: jerk free shifts

Post by potownrob » Tue Jan 19, 2016 7:01 am

Squint wrote:
theholycow wrote:
Ewilon1988 wrote:Sorry to sound dumb, but what's dialing it in mean lol?
It's slang for "refining to perfection" and is in general usage, not specific to automotive contexts. You may occasionally encounter it elsewhere.
Agree with Moofasa on the definition, I wonder how that phrase originated? Radio dials? My gut reaction wants me to think not related to telephones though that is possible, but I have no idea...
http://forum.wordreference.com/threads/dial-in.219171/

tl;dl: it derives from the radio dials. i thought it might have to do with setting a plane to fly or land, or setting a camera for a shot :lol: :roll: :evil: 8)
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Re: jerk free shifts

Post by Rope-Pusher » Tue Jan 19, 2016 11:26 pm

A guy living a few streets down in the neighborhood where I grew up, who was a Ham (Amateur Radio Operator), showed me that his radio had something he called a vernier dial - it took 10 turns of this fine-tuning feature to equal 1 turn of the large tuning dial. Back then, you had to really nail the frequency on the head in order to listen to broadcasts from far away.

Tell me, would you befriend one of the neighborhood kids and teach him something about your technical hobby? Would parents allow their kid to go into some stranger's house? Would I allow some kid to climb as far as he cared to up the 75' antenna tower in my backyard? Times were different back then. To bad how the world has changed.
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Re: jerk free shifts

Post by IMBoring25 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:31 am

One of the things I have lying around for emergencies is a 10-band radio (nominally...The TV band doesn't do a lot since the digital switchover) that has a fine tuning knob inside the main tuning knob, probably primarily for the Short Wave bands.

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Re: jerk free shifts

Post by watkins » Wed Jan 20, 2016 12:57 pm

Rope-Pusher wrote: Times were different back then. To bad how the world has changed.
Its because Mr. Rogers died. I swear by this.
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Re: jerk free shifts

Post by Rope-Pusher » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:09 pm

watkins wrote:
Rope-Pusher wrote: Times were different back then. To bad how the world has changed.
Its because Mr. Rogers died. I swear by this.
OMG - I didn't know! Are you sure he's head? Maybe he'll pull out of it. Maybe it's just a coma or sumpin.

Now I feel all bummed-out. Couldn't you have broken the news to me more gradually?
You could have said "I heard Mr. Rogers was in Afghanistan last week"
...and then "I heard he got captured by the Taliban"
...and then "I heard they made him take off his cardigan sweater and slippers and wear a jumpsuit"
...and then "I heard they made a video with some guy cutting off Mr. Rogers' head, but it looked like he felt no pain"
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Re: jerk free shifts

Post by IMBoring25 » Wed Jan 20, 2016 10:28 pm

Pining for the fjords...Is that better?

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Re: jerk free shifts

Post by Cornelius12 » Thu Jan 21, 2016 4:17 am

If you harshly transmition from acceleration to coast, drag the engine rpm up or down by slipping the clutch. :roll:



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