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Old 05-25-2005, 10:25 PM   #1
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Did Some Practicing Tonight...

Well i was trying to practice my shifting and everything, man its quick and i didnt even take it up 2 redline.... but anyway i was wondering if Grinding the gears was really really bad i did it on mistake that was the first time i did that... is that bad or what....

Then i was revving my car at this girl casue hers was pimped out and i was letting off the clutch fast and pushing it back down sorda like jumping and it made this POP sound the last time, but the car shifts fine and goes through the gears fine any ideas what that was...


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Old 05-25-2005, 10:39 PM   #2
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lol, yes grinding the gears is bad. However, you are just learning, so it won't be an issue as long as you learn not to grind them. The grinding sound was most likely caused by you letting out the clutch before the gear had engaged fully. Don't worry rookie, I am sure you will get better ;)
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Old 05-25-2005, 10:41 PM   #3
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lol thanks, thats what my mom told me... but umm what about that POP or crack of some sort
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Old 05-25-2005, 10:45 PM   #4
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i used to grind gears sometimes when i first learned to drive a stick. and i hate to say but i do now sometimes when i get lazy shifting.....umm a POP or crack sound, that doesnt sound to healthy
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Quit trying to show off to girls and I'm sure you'll do better.

The "pop" sound might have been from the engine/transaxle mount at the back, which is really soft and if you do something that will make the engine/transaxle assembly jerk hard (like clutching in and out to make the car jump to show off to girls) it might make a clunk or pop sound. A lot of people get a clunk kind of sound when accelerating at full throttle when they shift from first to second gear.

Grinding isn't good so try to get past that stage of learning the stick fast.
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Nah let em show off those skills to the ladies! Try to make precise shifts before trying to go all out on the quickness. Make sure your clutch is in all the way and you have placed it in the right gear, do this repeatedly so you get familiar with how a clean shift should fell like. Once you have mastered precision you can move on into making them quicker.
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or maybe if that girls car is a stick you can get her to teach you....
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The only time I've heard a pop is when popping the clutch on a high speed down shift at the track. The solution to that is learn to match speed and rpm close enough that you get a smooth shift. I found that a little difficult as the SVTF brakes so fast but got a lot better with practice!
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The toughest thing about this car is the placement of reverse & 1st so close together. All kinds of ugly things happen when you get those two mixed up!!!

Keep at it. You'll get the hang of it. Once you do, driving anything AT is drag - feels like watching TV!

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The toughest thing about this car is the placement of reverse & 1st so close together. All kinds of ugly things happen when you get those two mixed up!!!

Keep at it. You'll get the hang of it. Once you do, driving anything AT is drag - feels like watching TV!

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I never had a problem with R and 1. You have to really force it to get into R on my car.
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