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04-26-2013 04:10 AM
MakatoMotors I've never heard the term "drift starting" I half expected some initial d action lol. On the wifes '10 civic, we have had no luck popping the clutch.
04-25-2013 06:01 PM
sailor I think the "hypermiling" as one possible reason got to him, some try doing this in traffic where it really isn't appropriate.

psycho had luck starting with the clutch, doesn't always seem to work on fuel injected vehicles - ask the NASCAR guys who didn't have luck "hypermiling" (grin). It worked for them most of the time, but they weren't happy the times it didn't!

As a general rule, I've noticed most FI types need more turns before firing than any carbureted vehicle, making the proverbial push start a LOT more difficult.

Now that you've posed the question, I bet quite a few owners of similar cars will try it just to see what happens, so you may get more replies after they give it a shot.

Cheers!
04-25-2013 04:18 PM
DougC
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Originally Posted by mac.mogul View Post
stop doing what you're doing and drive the car as it was intended.
Wow.... as if it's any of your concern how I choose to drive the car that I purchaced with my money.

Have a hap, hap, happy day!
04-25-2013 01:17 PM
mac.mogul Stop doing what you're doing and drive the car as it was intended.
04-25-2013 12:59 PM
DougC
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What reason do you have for needing to do this?
Hypermiling, in case of a dead battery and just because....
04-24-2013 08:39 PM
dyn085 I don't know why this wouldn't be possible on a newer generation car as I'm sure manufacturers would understand the need. Obviously not applicable to me (DCT), but now I'm curious.

I have to drift start my Jeep nearly every time I pull it out of the garage because it sits long enough between drives and my battery sucks. Luckily my driveway has an incline
04-24-2013 04:29 PM
mac.mogul What reason do you have for needing to do this?
04-24-2013 04:22 PM
sprcoop ^^ That's Nuckin' Futs ^^ Imagine the look on the face of oncoming traffic!!!
04-23-2013 10:00 PM
SilverPony2001 If you doing some drifting in your car and it's not started, you might have other issues.

04-23-2013 09:47 PM
psycho_345 I have started my 2012 SE while rolling back on a hill and popping the clutch.
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