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Old 08-18-2012, 05:47 PM   #161
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Found this...

"The synchros are not meant to work with power being transferred through them, so you will be running the risk of drastically shortening their life. This really should only be done on a non synchronized trans or crash box designed to be shifted in that manner. You won't hear a grind unless you are way off, because the synchro will still be matching gear speeds. It's a common misconception that no grinding means you did ok. You'll never know you are off unless you are driving a non synchro trans, and in that case you will hear and feel it immediately."

"When I drive a non synchro trans, I only use the clutch for starting and stopping. All other gears are shifted by floating it in and out at the correct ranges in between driveline load shifting from accel to coast."

"Your typical passenger car trans is not set up to endure this. Synchros are wear items, and will wear out prematurely if they are forced to work against engine torque."
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Old 08-18-2012, 05:49 PM   #162
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So, to sum it up....If your good you may be ok. But it isn't recommended but isn't absoultely frowned on. Personally I do about 50/50. Not on perpose but because it's hard to unlearn using the clutch after all these years.

So no one buy my car, cause the syncros will more than likely be non-existant.... lol...:P

If you google it you can come up with your own judgement. There are arguments to both sides.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:15 AM   #163
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DTP meet this week??
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:16 AM   #164
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Looking to be that way. I'm down for discount and dtp this week.
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Old 08-21-2012, 08:57 AM   #165
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I'm in
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:30 PM   #166
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Sam that's dumb. Use your clutch.

You can replace clutch, you can't replace trans parts cause well they are all discontinued basically.

Shifting without is more harm than anything, idc what the internet says.
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Old 08-21-2012, 12:31 PM   #167
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That's what I was saying ^^
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Synchros are wear items, and will wear out prematurely if they are forced to work against engine torque."

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Old 08-21-2012, 12:36 PM   #169
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Back n topic, I'm only going to the meet if ted goes, but he will come up with an excuse why he isn't by Thurs. He hasn't come yet!
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Should be in for at least one of the meets.. Next week I hope for sure if my brackets for mounting my seats come in Monday
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