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Old 06-21-2006, 03:18 AM   #29
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Join Date: Jul 2004
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Location: Clifton Park, NY
What I Drive: 2003 gutted zx3

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im not going to deny that high rpm launches on slicks are a huge strain on a drivetrain but powershifting isnt healthy either. will it improve track times.. without a doubt, but i dont want every 17 and 18 yr old kid that reads "powershift your car at the strip" to go out and try it, ruin their vehicle and be out of a ride because of it. for that extra tenth or 2 ill just shift rather quickly while removing my foot from the gas for that split second and have a lil more peace of mind. some cars have better built drivetrains than others...the focus mtx75 isnt going to hold up to that kind of abuse at the dragstrip for very long. have i power shifted. yes i sure as shit have... have i blown trannys doin it.. ya damn right i have.. will i do it again...highly doubt it... cant afford 2600$ to keep replacing the transmission everytime i make a bad decision to drive like that.
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