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Old 06-21-2008, 11:18 AM   #21
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Probably 100% user error. Unless your motor and diff mounts are just horrible, you're not making enough power to flex the drivetrain to the point of mis-aligning 3rd.
Nah, they are all in premo condition.

Its user error.

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Push up with your palm, pull down with curled fingers.....

dont grab the shifter like you grab your dick.
I know I know. I know thats how you are supposed to drive, ah well. I guess i just got over excited.
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Old 06-23-2008, 05:51 PM   #22
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I do when I get really excited, I ******* hate it...
Just try to remember to go easy on it and you'll shift much faster.
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Old 06-23-2008, 06:07 PM   #23
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I used to have the problem drag racing my Miata. I then started just pushing the shifter with the palm of my hand and I never missed third. Holding the shift like a pistol and trying to shift it guaranteed me a missed gear every time.

Enjoy....
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Does the 6 speed have this same problem? You could swap them out.
The six speed is worse.


Mazda Comp motor mounts and solid diff bushings helped a ton though.
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Old 06-24-2008, 10:09 AM   #25
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Push up with your palm, pull down with curled fingers.....dont grab the shifter like you grab your dick.
sage advice- it's just another form of over driving the car
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Old 06-24-2008, 12:59 PM   #26
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Anyone hear using a short throw shifter? If so which.

or if you arent. What shift **** are you using?
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Old 06-24-2008, 02:51 PM   #27
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Short throw shifters on the Miata are sort of redundant. I bet they cause more misshifts than they cure.

Voodoo **** is still the only Miata ****.

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Old 06-24-2008, 02:58 PM   #28
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fidanza + voodoo
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Reservoir Dogs.
Brilliant movie, and true statement. Calm down when you shift!
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Old 06-24-2008, 08:58 PM   #30
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I had that issue too. Then I installed a short throw shifter and now I just completely miss third.

My 1-2 shift is perfect and very, Very fast.. My 2-3 shift almost never happens. I have a fidenza short throw shifter and if I ever attempt a speedy 2-3 shift it pretends it goes into 3rd gear but when I engage the clutch it does nothing, or I'll end up in fifth.. Not sure if its the shifter or what it is, but it pisses me off.
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I had a problem upshifting into 3rd during hard rights on the track...but then I became a man and found the gear.
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Old 06-25-2008, 01:48 AM   #32
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a "short shifter" in a miata is the biggest waste of cash. Drive a vr6 and you'll feel some real pain. I don't understand the need for this part.
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Old 06-25-2008, 06:17 AM   #33
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a "short shifter" in a miata is the biggest waste of cash. Drive a vr6 and you'll feel some real pain. I don't understand the need for this part.
I learned to drive a manual transmission on a pickup truck where 1st and 2nd gears are in separate states via shifter travel. Quickly I picked up on speed shifting this, and I got damn fast at it even with a sloppy shitty shifter. After switching out the shitty mazda transmission from the pickup and installing a Tremec T5 my shifting was even faster.. With a short throw in the miata I can flat shift the damn thing 1st to second gears (not lifting off the throttle) at 7000rpm and have the next gear engaged before it hits limiter at 7200rpm...

Dunno what to say other than I like the short shifter, but not as much in the miata trans as I do the T5..
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My 1-2 shift is perfect and very, Very fast.. My 2-3 shift almost never happens. I have a fidenza short throw shifter and if I ever attempt a speedy 2-3 shift it pretends it goes into 3rd gear but when I engage the clutch it does nothing, or I'll end up in fifth.. Not sure if its the shifter or what it is, but it pisses me off.

I've found this "no man's land" in my old '90 with both the original and a '95 trans. The lever is stuck in the 3rd position but nothing happens. You need to pop it out and back in. I think this was discussed on the old Miatapower list but I don't remember if the actually problem was ever found.

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I got 2 words for you:

Learn to ******* drive.
LMAO
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Old 06-25-2008, 12:20 PM   #36
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Jumping in late with a +1 no the motor mounts. I used to have this issue with my car as well. Under casual acceleration 3'rd gear was easy to find, but on hard acceleration it was damn near impossible. On one occasion in particular I was really working hard to get it in, and hit first instead. That made a really exciting noise when I let the clutch out.

After installing MazdaComp motor mounts, the problem is pretty much gone.
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Granny-shifting. Not double-clutching, like you should.
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Old 06-25-2008, 12:54 PM   #38
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Where can I buy a voodoo ****? or wheres the best price?

Other then the voodoo ****, anybody use anything else?
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You do know about a little thing called google right?
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Old 06-25-2008, 08:01 PM   #40
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You do know about a little thing called google right?
Last time I searched, I couldnt find em. That was about 6 months ago. I think they were discontinued or something.
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