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Shifting #323497 Nov 10, 8:44pm Nov 10, 8:44pm
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Shifting
I know that the sportshift doesn't actually shift gears but can I shift from gear 1 to 2 while standing at a red light? Lol, it's just a habit I have and was just wondering if I was damaging something by doing this.

Re: Shifting [Re: crespo_h69] #323498 Nov 11, 9:44am Nov 11, 9:44am
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no the manuel says that is ok but it really is just for towing something and sport shift does actually shift gears by the way thats why you see the #s change on the dash but starting out in 2 does not help your speed it actaully makes you slower-i have tested this in races


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Re: Shifting [Re: celicadragon] #323499 Nov 11, 4:01pm Nov 11, 4:01pm
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Originally Posted by celicadragon
no the manuel says that is ok but it really is just for towing something and sport shift does actually shift gears by the way thats why you see the #s change on the dash but starting out in 2 does not help your speed it actaully makes you slower-i have tested this in races


Someone told me in another site that the sportshift doesn't actually shift gears, it's something else, but I already know that you start off slower on 2, what I'm saying is is it damaging or not to the car if I keep changing from 1 to 2 while siting idle, I always start on 1. Also, I know that in a manual you have to shift down as you're coming to a stop but do you have to on an sportshift? I know it does it by itself(it goes from 4 directly to 1 if I don't do it myself) just wondering if I have to shift down or not.

Re: Shifting [Re: crespo_h69] #323500 Nov 11, 5:12pm Nov 11, 5:12pm
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just shift regularly so you don't screw your tranny up.


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Re: Shifting [Re: Polykarb] #323501 Nov 12, 11:30am Nov 12, 11:30am
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it's useful to downshift when slowing down because if you're going ten miles an hour in 4th gear and the light turns green, you'll have to downshift anyway. I would advise against engine braking by downshifting at higher speeds - there's more engine wear, you burn gas, and i'm not sure how healthy it is for the tranny. when I did it on my cousin's car it was really choppy and didn't feel good. I only downshifted if I was going to be below 3K RPMs.

you technically don't need to downshift in a manual either, you could just put it in neutral and use your brake to stop, but once again if the light is green and your going 10 MPH you wanna be in a gear with some pull to it.

Re: Shifting [Re: renfield90] #323502 Nov 12, 1:14pm Nov 12, 1:14pm
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Starting off in 2nd is good for better traction while driving in snow.

Re: Shifting [Re: Blue_Bomber] #323503 Nov 12, 9:42pm Nov 12, 9:42pm
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Originally Posted by Blue_Bomber
Starting off in 2nd is good for better traction while driving in snow.


Lol, live in Calif. Also has anyone noticed that you feel engine breaking less if you've unbolted youre exhaust?

Re: Shifting [Re: crespo_h69] #323504 Nov 12, 11:49pm Nov 12, 11:49pm
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Believe it or not, it does snow in some parts of CA. tongue

Re: Shifting [Re: Blue_Bomber] #323505 Nov 13, 12:09am Nov 13, 12:09am
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talkin about starting at 2. its good if you dont wanna burn out tire, it gives you more traction as it takes acceleration power. this is good on slippery road or if you just wanna accelerate slow while driving somewhere cautiously while you have ur foot on the pedal.
as for shifting by itself, i really have no idea cz i never driven a sportshift gts.
as of downshifting, i dont think its a good idea if you cant rev match, and i dont think you really can rev match on a sportshift. first of all, when ppl say that rev matching is better than braking and stopping cz it saves brake pads, thats kinda bs. ur not eating brake pads, but ur burning gas like crazy, and putting pressure on the engine all of a sudden especially if you downshifted and revmatched at a high rev. i think thats more harmful than brake pads or brake rotors. but it is useful somtimes to downshift and revmatch, and brake at the same time cz im sure itll get you stopping quicker and easier.

Re: Shifting [Re: Blue_Bomber] #323506 Nov 13, 8:22pm Nov 13, 8:22pm
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Originally Posted by Blue_Bomber
Believe it or not, it does snow in some parts of CA. tongue


lol, yeah I know but I live in Long Beach, although it did snow a few years back...

Re: Shifting [Re: crespo_h69] #323507 Nov 14, 12:19am Nov 14, 12:19am
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I heard on the radio show car talk that if you down shift for a stop light then you're just wearing your clutch out (slowly but eventually) faster. Just shift into netural and brake.

Also They were saying that it's not good to sit at a light with your clutch in.

Re: Shifting [Re: GlassCurtain] #323508 Nov 16, 4:57pm Nov 16, 4:57pm
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Originally Posted by GlassCurtain
I heard on the radio show car talk that if you down shift for a stop light then you're just wearing your clutch out (slowly but eventually) faster. Just shift into netural and brake.

Also They were saying that it's not good to sit at a light with your clutch in.


sorry, I thought I said I had a sportshift, the one on the steering wheel, not an actual manual, sorry for the confusion confused

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