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DarkMatter Mar 23, 9:14am - #132488 

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starting in second

Is starting in second possible with more hp, or is that just asking to hear the aweful bogging noise-(which seems to have become more frequent in my machine for some reason)

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spaztikid Mar 23, 9:18am - #132489 
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i can start in 3rd no problem.
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drkramm Mar 23, 1:42pm - #132490 
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you have a gt or gts ?

in my gts i frequenlty start in second espcialy if im on a downhill or one of my coasting stops

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trog2233 Mar 23, 1:46pm - #132491 

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ummm no idea...i start in 2nd all the time confused
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blackcel Mar 23, 6:08pm - #132492 

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Same here, i have no problems with it.

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GTStick Mar 23, 9:07pm - #132493 

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from a stop its doable if you burn the clutch alittle, i start in 2nd all the time, just not from a dead stop. cars with more power can start in 2nd from a dead stop, did it with my friends cobra, but its just not good for the car.
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spoiledkari Mar 23, 11:37pm - #132494 

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I start in 2nd from a dead stop all the time and usually don't even notice that I did. I forget to put it back into 1st before I pull out. thumbsup
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slidr Mar 24, 4:57am - #132495 

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Originally Posted by trog2233
ummm no idea...i start in 2nd all the time confused
Why?

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Rocketman Mar 24, 5:00am - #132496 

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Just learn how o work your clutch.. thumbsup
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qbanprepster21 Mar 24, 11:33pm - #132497 
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one question, why would anyone want to start in any gear, why dont you just start in neutral, and why would you start in 2nd if you were to start in a gear??

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spoiledkari Mar 27, 6:47am - #132498 

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Originally Posted by qbanprepster21
one question, why would anyone want to start in any gear, why dont you just start in neutral, and why would you start in 2nd if you were to start in a gear??

Um, how do you start out in neutral?? rofl
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RevMonster Mar 27, 10:05am - #132499 

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Originally Posted by spoiledkari
Originally Posted by qbanprepster21
one question, why would anyone want to start in any gear, why dont you just start in neutral, and why would you start in 2nd if you were to start in a gear??

Um, how do you start out in neutral?? rofl


rofl rofl That's exactly what I was thinking. I don't even wanna know his technique.

As for starting in 2nd, there is no problem with it really. I taught myself to drive stick by starting in second from every stop. Once you learn not to stall starting in 2nd, it seems quite a bit easier in 1st. spineyes


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Speed4TheNeed Mar 27, 12:32pm - #132500 

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Originally Posted by spaztikid
i can start in 3rd no problem.


ditto.

i actually learned how to drive a manual in my celica and for some reason i though 1st was straight up because it was a '6 spd' (actually is 3rd..but i didn't know a thing). i drove around for about a week before i accidently found the real first while trying to hit reverse spineyes
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CelicaTC Mar 27, 12:55pm - #132501 
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Originally Posted by slidr
Originally Posted by trog2233
ummm no idea...i start in 2nd all the time confused
Why?


No problem with starting in second from dead stop with my GT.

Why? You don't have snow there, I guess.
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Krayze Mar 27, 3:40pm - #132502 

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werd those who dont' have snow prolly never had to start in second before.

adn yes my gts can start in second no prob

teh gt can as well wihtout burning the clutch.

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qbanprepster21 Mar 27, 5:18pm - #132503 
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Originally Posted by RevMonster
Originally Posted by spoiledkari
Originally Posted by qbanprepster21
one question, why would anyone want to start in any gear, why dont you just start in neutral, and why would you start in 2nd if you were to start in a gear??

Um, how do you start out in neutral?? rofl


rofl rofl That's exactly what I was thinking. I don't even wanna know his technique.

As for starting in 2nd, there is no problem with it really. I taught myself to drive stick by starting in second from every stop. Once you learn not to stall starting in 2nd, it seems quite a bit easier in 1st. spineyes


alright, my bad, i taught for some reason you guys were saying that you start the car (turning it on) in second and so forth, but i finally realized that you mean, taking off in second, which is more understandable now, so yeah, i can start off in second too, but doesnt that ruin your clutch, and doesnt it take off slower, so my question still stays, why would you want to start in 2nd and not in 1st?

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VSGTS14 Mar 27, 5:55pm - #132504 

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with the celica transmission, it's possible to start in third...i've done it...and i have with second.

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Krayze Mar 27, 7:55pm - #132505 

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Originally Posted by qbanprepster21
Originally Posted by RevMonster
Originally Posted by spoiledkari
Originally Posted by qbanprepster21
one question, why would anyone want to start in any gear, why dont you just start in neutral, and why would you start in 2nd if you were to start in a gear??

Um, how do you start out in neutral?? rofl


rofl rofl That's exactly what I was thinking. I don't even wanna know his technique.

As for starting in 2nd, there is no problem with it really. I taught myself to drive stick by starting in second from every stop. Once you learn not to stall starting in 2nd, it seems quite a bit easier in 1st. spineyes


alright, my bad, i taught for some reason you guys were saying that you start the car (turning it on) in second and so forth, but i finally realized that you mean, taking off in second, which is more understandable now, so yeah, i can start off in second too, but doesnt that ruin your clutch, and doesnt it take off slower, so my question still stays, why would you want to start in 2nd and not in 1st?



well in teh celicas case 1st is really short so you ahve to shift right away wear second is almost like otehr cars frist gear. unless you can't drive there is no additional wear on teh clutch startign in second.

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RevMonster Mar 27, 8:12pm - #132506 

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alright, my bad, i taught for some reason you guys were saying that you start the car (turning it on) in second and so forth, but i finally realized that you mean, taking off in second, which is more understandable now, so yeah, i can start off in second too, but doesnt that ruin your clutch, and doesnt it take off slower, so my question still stays, why would you want to start in 2nd and not in 1st?


Main reason would be in slick road conditions, such as snow. You'll have a much lower chance of spinning the tires if it's really bad. Also, I know a few people who have been doing it to save gas, since we're getting raped at the pump out here in Cali.

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qbanprepster21 Mar 28, 12:16am - #132507 
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alright, all the reasons why are all understandable, so thanks guys!!

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