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Old 05-31-2011, 08:54 PM   #21
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The heavy **** essentially lets you drive the car like it has dog rings.
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Instructional video for shifting and pretty much all things racing.

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Old 05-31-2011, 09:24 PM   #23
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granny shifting = shifting slow like your grandma shifted your gramps 3 on da tree old truck.
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:39 PM   #24
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You need to get a heavier shift ****. Just blip the accellerator and slam that bitch through the gates. Best way. No clutch or syncrhos. My friend can machine you a 8 pound ****.

Glorious! lol

In all seriousness though a heavier **** is nice. Miatas have pretty nice transmissions so just shift normal. Do the same thing except faster if you're racing.
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:45 PM   #25
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Some people think GP is the best way, but I'm more of a standard guy myself. Just put pressure on the shifter as you quickly get off and back on the throttle, and It'll move to the next gear seemingly by itself.
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Old 05-31-2011, 09:46 PM   #26
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Ok, I have to say something here, as I'm not sure whether UnknownPerson has caught on.

They are pulling your chain.

Within the context of this thread (and this whole forum, actually) ((and, for that matter, most of the English-speaking world)) **** = *****. And neither the mass of your **** nor the weight of the semi-spheric object attached to the end of the shift lever is going to make a hell of a lot of difference here.

For the record, assuming you have a stock gearbox and anything resembling a stock clutch, "granny shifting" is a perfectly acceptable driving technique. Release throttle & depress clutch, select new gear, release clutch & depress throttle.

If you didn't already know this, then I'm a Sad Panda. If you did already know this, and, noting that you have a postcount of eleven, I find after hitting "Submit Reply" and then doing a simple search that your eleventh post is in the ForSale section and all posts preceding it having been simpleminded exhortations of great wind and no substance, then you will not long thereafter find yourself a Sad Panda as well.



EDIT: I find the manner of your posts to be in order. You are a Tranquil Panda.
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:10 PM   #27
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Interesting... a heavier shift ****.

Wouldn't I still need to wait for my revs to drop before slamming the car into the next gear either way?
No. That's why you want the biggest heaviest **** possible. You need that extra weight so the gear selector annihilates everything in it's path.. You know you're doing it right when you go to change the tranny fluid and it looks thick and creamy. Pearlescent.

This here is an autox-spec shift ****. It's only 5 pounds though so it's no good for drifting or other real racing.

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Old 05-31-2011, 10:36 PM   #28
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Ok, I have to say something here, as I'm not sure whether UnknownPerson has caught on.

They are pulling your chain.

...**** = *****...
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**** + ***** = Shift ****


*I don't know if this pic is "ok" or not, but I passed up one that was worse so I haz some desecration
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OP is gonna put his fist through the heater core.
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yeah I start clutchless shifting when I get tired of using the clutch, easier to do it up gear than down gears.
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**** + ***** = Shift ****


*I don't know if this pic is "ok" or not, but I passed up one that was worse so I haz some desecration
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Lol, just drive the damn car already.
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Old 06-02-2011, 02:03 PM   #36
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Lol, just drive the damn car already.
I'm going to be driving her up island this weekend, first time on a real highway Still have yet to really face off with anyone... except a horribly riced out Tiburon ... so this should, hopefully, prove to be an interesting weekend.
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Have you ever driven a car before?

One with a manual gearbox?

I don't mean for that to sound degrading, I'm just really curious. If you were asking about heel-tow shifting or rev-matching on downshifts, then a serious conversation might have ensued. But asking how to upshift (normally) is sort of tantamount to asking how to roll down the window.
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Faeflora basically summed up the correct and proper way to shift. Get a heavy ****, preferably out of lead, and just SLAM those ******* in. The harder/faster the better. If they don't go in fast enough, use your leg and kick it in. Your tranny will thank you for it. Also double clutching helps, but if it doesnt try double shifting.
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If you were asking about heel-tow shifting or rev-matching on downshifts, then a serious conversation might have ensued. But asking how to upshift (normally) is sort of tantamount to asking how to roll down the window.
Funny, because I was going to talk about down shifting techniques like heel-tow shifting and rev-matching (I actually removed that from my first post before actually posting) because I was more interested in alternate ways to upshift for the purposes of racing or just to minimize the time between shifts in particular cases - it wasn't meant to be a question about how to upshift normally. Perhaps a stupid question for someone who believes what he reads on the interwebs too easily?

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Have you ever driven a car before?

One with a manual gearbox?
I have only owned manual transmission vehicles (Grand total of 5). Not that anyone would be able to tell from my awesome thread.
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The easiest way to upshift is to depress clutch --> move shift lever to next gear --> let out clutch. The fastest way to upshift is to do that same thing but faster.

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