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Old 01-13-2006, 04:20 PM   #4
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When I was initally learning how to read the cones on the coarse and learn how to properly go into a turn and all that jazz, I left the car in Drive. Now I manu-shift it (Between 1 & 2 mostly) because I feel that I can use the higher RPMs to my advantage while entering/exiting a turn or what-not. I'm not sure if that's necessarily a good thing to do, but I haven't had any problems yet and I seem to have a bit more control when I manu-shift as opposed to just 'Drive'.

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