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DougC 04-23-2013 03:35 PM

Drift start....
 
I've done a search of the forum and can't find anything, so here goes....

Am I correct that you cannot drift start a manual transmission equipped 2012+ Foucs? I've tried it, twice, and it never started. Kinda sucks if that is the case. EVERY manual I have ever owned could do this....

MetalMuffins 04-23-2013 03:44 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by DougC (Post 4696379)
I've done a search of the forum and can't find anything, so here goes....

Am I correct that you cannot drift start a manual transmission equipped 2012+ Foucs? I've tried it, twice, and it never started. Kinda sucks if that is the case. EVERY manual I have ever owned could do this....

Now I'm curious. I will try when I leave work and get back to you [ohcrap]

BetaDnB 04-23-2013 04:10 PM

That would be kind of sucky, but maybe it's an anti theft thing since the steering wheel doesn't lock.

jinstall 04-23-2013 04:20 PM

"Drift Start"????

You mean popping the clutch to try and start it without using the starter?

_RED_ 04-23-2013 05:54 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jinstall (Post 4696474)
"Drift Start"????

You mean popping the clutch to try and start it without using the starter?

This is what I'm thinking as well. Haven't tried on this focus.

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c5karl 04-23-2013 06:05 PM

I'm pretty sure I have. Maybe this is the issue: I have an SE that doesn't have push-button start.

Is the issue that there's no equivalent to leaving the key in the on position on push-button start cars?

dodgeguy 04-23-2013 07:33 PM

Drift Start? I had to read this post to find out what the heck it was. LOL.. I must be getting old.

Pop the clutch - that's what we called it back in the 80's

I have owned a car or two that would not allow starting this way.... funny though, I don't remember which ones. Damn, now I know I am getting old!

DougC 04-23-2013 08:13 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by jinstall (Post 4696474)
"Drift Start"????

You mean popping the clutch to try and start it without using the starter?

Bingo!

psycho_345 04-23-2013 08:47 PM

I have started my 2012 SE while rolling back on a hill and popping the clutch.

SilverPony2001 04-23-2013 09:00 PM

If you doing some drifting in your car and it's not started, you might have other issues.

http://www.stanceiseverything.com/wp...f_drift_10.gif


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