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View Poll Results: Have you miss-shifted?
A lot. (4+ times) 23 19.49%
A little. (2-3 times) 44 37.29%
Just Once. 15 12.71%
None. 36 30.51%
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Old 03-09-2005, 09:15 PM   #1
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Miss-shiftings

So... how many of you have made the infamous misshift from 6th to 2nd? Or any other misshifts?


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Old 03-09-2005, 11:08 PM   #2
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haha i like how ppl vote but no one wants to post lol - i'll be the first person that u guys can laff at - i was racing one of my friends lancers i was by him after first gear and then kept going all the way to the end of 3rd i was really far ahead so i was like ok i'll just shift to 4th since im already at redline. I did and it went into second cuz of the STS it moves around i heard this loud bang and the car just kept rolling and it wouldn't go into gear i thought i blew the tranny when i opened the hood i saw something glowing looked and it was the headers they were glowing bright red i looked under the car and i could still see the glow it was pretty insane.
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Old 03-09-2005, 11:11 PM   #3
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that is crazy!!!!! sounds like it would look cool though
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Old 03-09-2005, 11:15 PM   #4
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6th to 2nd huh? i think ive done it once.....cought it before it car too far into the redline though...lol. i HAVE scratched gear a bit. worst is when you try to show off by takin off fast from somewhere and when you shift to 2nd all you hear is a grind, crunch, crunch, grind! i shift really fast so its probably just me. im pretty much out of gear and more than halfway to my next gear before i get the clutch pushed in. wish i could video tape it to see how fast i really am or if im just fillin myself up with worthless pride..lol. oh well. i have done your little mis-shift.
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Old 03-10-2005, 12:09 AM   #5
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I plead guilty. I've only been driving the car a few weeks but my snafu is that I'll be cruising and shift from 4th to 5th, but catch 3rd instead. Luckily its always when my mind is somewhere else and I'm nowhere near redline. When my mind is on cruise my natural shift pattern is that of my old WRX. The SVT is just not the same. Ah, inattention.
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Old 03-10-2005, 12:33 AM   #6
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done it a couple of times when i first started learning how to drive stick going fast.
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Never done it before... *crosses fingers*
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Me and a buddy were messing around on a back road and i went to pass him after a stop sign... well redline third went to shift to fourth and BAM second. He said that a big ass cloud of black smoke came from my tailpipe. I had to pull over and let the clutch cool down for a minute. hehe scared the hell out of me though
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Old 03-10-2005, 05:13 AM   #9
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Me and a buddy were messing around on a back road and i went to pass him after a stop sign... well redline third went to shift to fourth and BAM second. He said that a big ass cloud of black smoke came from my tailpipe. I had to pull over and let the clutch cool down for a minute. hehe scared the hell out of me though
Hmmm... Just a question here, you reved it to redline in third, and dropped it in second, letting the clutch out, and the car was okay? Did you figure out that you missed the shift before you completely let the clutch out? Or did you majorly over-rev it and it was still okay?

Just wondering how the whole shift missing thing usually works
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Got all that out of the way a long time ago - on another car.
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