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Old 02-01-2006, 11:23 AM   #21
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If you have the torque to pull it, I would leave it in gear, if the car is bogging then shift, Just one more opinion, shifting takes time..especially if you can get on the gas earlier in second, then its really worth it..
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Old 02-01-2006, 03:52 PM   #22
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2 years of muscle memory from trying to limit spin in first gear was awfully hard to overcome.
That's a great statement, and explains a lot.
I still drive like there's an egg under the gas pedal, and I don't want to break it (the egg, not the habit).
I found myself feathering the throttle in 2nd gear the same as I would have in 1st.
But, you're exactly right...you can mash the gas coming out of a turn in 2nd with some confidence.

Ahhhh! I wish the season would start.
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AMEN, couldn't have said it better!..... 2 months & some change...
love my azenis....a certain onramp by 10th av. reminds me of a nice sweeper out by you!!! I wouldn't think of posting a speed.......7????????????..nobody around of coarse
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March 25th is our first Test 'N Tune. Usually ends up being about 25 of the hardcore guys, and we set up various induvidual things like a slalom, then sweepers, then a Chicago box, etc etc, then start running through them over and over. But this year I and others are bringing out digital recorders and laptops so everyone can see their runs right away and get dialed back in with a quickness. It usually means by the end of the day everyone is jumping in everyone elses car too, which is always fun!

Then we can be all kinds of fast for the first event on Sunday. Do that for our first 3 events...
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that sounds like a great idea , we're doing somthing similar, sat. test& tune/ sun. points race.
I'm dying to take a non points run in my brothers STI for the hell of it he's been modding as much as me lately, ya can't run from the bug!
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