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GTS2003BLK
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GTS2003BLK Mar 30, 4:45am - #429201 

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Zen moments in driving

I like the feel of a perfect shift; when you clutch just right and you glide to the next gear so smoothly and quickly that you almost wonder if you actually did push the clutch in all the way, and the car doesnt so much as flinch as you keep accelerating.

Somebody else think of one.
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RyOlSe
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RyOlSe Mar 30, 4:54am - #429202 

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just wait tell you learn how do double clutch, it's perfect for bad ass windy roads [/color]

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KickScrew
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KickScrew Mar 30, 5:18am - #429203 

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I love the feeling when you enter a curve really fast and you can feel the weight shifting to the outside and the seat is just holding your body until you exit the curve and you feel like you just came out of space. Damn I love the touge
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hombredelassrtas Mar 30, 8:53am - #429204 

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yea deff love the winding roads with the celi. i had a jeep wrangler so all i coudl do was liek 20 on a corner. that and being surrounded in the cocpit with blue glowing all around driving at night with the windows down. its a great thing thumbsup

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rockfordcelica Mar 30, 8:56am - #429205 

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yeah celica's hug turns beautifully.
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CARBON_SYPHER Mar 30, 11:38am - #429206 
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hmmmmmmmmm...damnit! i just messed myself drool

i guess that this is not a zen moment but while on the subject of winding roads...i love that shear look of terror and the frantic grabing of "oh shit" handles when your passenger thinks that you are going to flip and wreck the celi while going into a posted 20 mph curve at about 60 mph or faster shocked! that is the shit! that is my zen moment!

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jonnyess Mar 30, 12:25pm - #429207 

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I love that wonderfully airy and tingly sensation I get in my stomach riggghhhhhhhht before my car heads over that steep cliff into the raging ocean far below.
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wiredthief Mar 30, 2:49pm - #429208 

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i drove a f150 for a year, then bought a 2004 celi, huge difference, and i'll never go back...










...but i did buy another chev s10 zr2, but hey...where i come from trucks are essential.

What I need to get is a silver gt right? Then I can try and be fast...right?
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00Scarlet
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00Scarlet Mar 30, 4:12pm - #429209 

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Originally Posted by CARBON_SYPHER
hmmmmmmmmm...damnit! i just messed myself drool

i guess that this is not a zen moment but while on the subject of winding roads...i love that shear look of terror and the frantic grabing of "oh shit" handles when your passenger thinks that you are going to flip and wreck the celi while going into a posted 20 mph curve at about 60 mph or faster shocked! that is the shit! that is my zen moment!


definitely mine too. thumbsup

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EvilJupiter
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EvilJupiter Mar 30, 4:49pm - #429210 

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Originally Posted by 00Scarlet
Originally Posted by CARBON_SYPHER
hmmmmmmmmm...damnit! i just messed myself drool

i guess that this is not a zen moment but while on the subject of winding roads...i love that shear look of terror and the frantic grabing of "oh shit" handles when your passenger thinks that you are going to flip and wreck the celi while going into a posted 20 mph curve at about 60 mph or faster shocked! that is the shit! that is my zen moment!


definitely mine too. thumbsup


i love the adderalin rush...
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VSGTS14 Mar 30, 5:09pm - #429211 

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its funny when a passenger thinks something will happen and you are in control or like you said take a turn at a higher speed.

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sweetnuts4sale
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sweetnuts4sale Mar 30, 7:39pm - #429212 
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Originally Posted by 00Scarlet
Originally Posted by CARBON_SYPHER
hmmmmmmmmm...damnit! i just messed myself drool

i guess that this is not a zen moment but while on the subject of winding roads...i love that shear look of terror and the frantic grabing of "oh shit" handles when your passenger thinks that you are going to flip and wreck the celi while going into a posted 20 mph curve at about 60 mph or faster shocked! that is the shit! that is my zen moment!


definitely mine too. thumbsup


i could have said it better myself
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sweetnuts4sale
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sweetnuts4sale Mar 30, 7:39pm - #429213 
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Originally Posted by 00Scarlet
Originally Posted by CARBON_SYPHER
hmmmmmmmmm...damnit! i just messed myself drool

i guess that this is not a zen moment but while on the subject of winding roads...i love that shear look of terror and the frantic grabing of "oh shit" handles when your passenger thinks that you are going to flip and wreck the celi while going into a posted 20 mph curve at about 60 mph or faster shocked! that is the shit! that is my zen moment!


definitely mine too. thumbsup


i couldn't have said it better myself
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Polykarb Mar 30, 8:19pm - #429214 

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Originally Posted by GTS2003BLK
I like the feel of a perfect shift; when you clutch just right and you glide to the next gear so smoothly and quickly that you almost wonder if you actually did push the clutch in all the way, and the car doesnt so much as flinch as you keep accelerating.

Somebody else think of one.


That happens all the time when i rev match with the downshift

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StuntPanda
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StuntPanda Mar 30, 8:22pm - #429215 

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Originally Posted by sweetnuts4sale
Originally Posted by 00Scarlet
Originally Posted by CARBON_SYPHER
hmmmmmmmmm...damnit! i just messed myself drool

i guess that this is not a zen moment but while on the subject of winding roads...i love that shear look of terror and the frantic grabing of "oh shit" handles when your passenger thinks that you are going to flip and wreck the celi while going into a posted 20 mph curve at about 60 mph or faster shocked! that is the shit! that is my zen moment!


definitely mine too. thumbsup


i couldn't have said it better myself


even better for me, cause i'm a girl (no offence to any of the girls on here) some girls don't drive canyons extremely aggressively. i do, and a lot of the time, my male passengers get scared thumbsup
then when we're stopped to let the brakes cool off, they're like "oh i wasn't scared..i was enjoying it" hah BS!!
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calidrifter Mar 30, 8:23pm - #429216 
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I don't think many of you have had a moment like mine. Maybe some of the first gen guys like Ron (CID) and Celidrfiter have but for me its the moment right as the rear wheels break lose and you begin a drift. It feels like your weightless for that one instant. And if followed up right it and you keep control the adrenaline that kicks in is euphoric.

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StuntPanda
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StuntPanda Mar 30, 8:26pm - #429217 

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^i wish i really knew what that felt like...all i have to give me an idea is video games laughsilly
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calidrifter Mar 30, 8:28pm - #429218 
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Originally Posted by StuntPanda
Originally Posted by sweetnuts4sale
Originally Posted by 00Scarlet
Originally Posted by CARBON_SYPHER
hmmmmmmmmm...damnit! i just messed myself drool

i guess that this is not a zen moment but while on the subject of winding roads...i love that shear look of terror and the frantic grabing of "oh shit" handles when your passenger thinks that you are going to flip and wreck the celi while going into a posted 20 mph curve at about 60 mph or faster shocked! that is the shit! that is my zen moment!


definitely mine too. thumbsup


i couldn't have said it better myself


even better for me, cause i'm a girl (no offence to any of the girls on here) some girls don't drive canyons extremely aggressively. i do, and a lot of the time, my male passengers get scared thumbsup
then when we're stopped to let the brakes cool off, they're like "oh i wasn't scared..i was enjoying it" hah BS!!


Not just your passengers. That time you me and Greg went up stunt I had never seen a girl drive that fast. You are actually the reason that I have respect for women canyon drivers. rice thumbsup rice

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combatc87 Mar 30, 8:32pm - #429219 

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My zen moment is when I'm flooring it and I get a quick launch and a chirp in the 1-2 shift, then look down and before I know it I'm at 60.

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RyOlSe Mar 30, 8:50pm - #429220 

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Originally Posted by CARBON_SYPHER
hmmmmmmmmm...damnit! i just messed myself drool

i guess that this is not a zen moment but while on the subject of winding roads...i love that shear look of terror and the frantic grabing of "oh shit" handles when your passenger thinks that you are going to flip and wreck the celi while going into a posted 20 mph curve at about 60 mph or faster shocked! that is the shit! that is my zen moment!


Very true, even better when they relize there is no such thing in the Celi. [/color]

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RyOlSe Mar 30, 8:52pm - #429221 

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Originally Posted by Polykarb
Originally Posted by GTS2003BLK
I like the feel of a perfect shift; when you clutch just right and you glide to the next gear so smoothly and quickly that you almost wonder if you actually did push the clutch in all the way, and the car doesnt so much as flinch as you keep accelerating.

Somebody else think of one.


That happens all the time when i rev match with the downshift


yep and that's what's called double clutching, it's the only way to down shift and keep the most control [/color]

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combatc87 Mar 30, 9:54pm - #429222 

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Not true. Double clutching is clutching, shifting to neutral, letting off the clutch, rev matching, letting on the clutch, then shifting to the new gear. You are referring to rev matching.

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StuntPanda
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StuntPanda Mar 31, 4:05pm - #429223 

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Originally Posted by calidrifter
Not just your passengers. That time you me and Greg went up stunt I had never seen a girl drive that fast. You are actually the reason that I have respect for women canyon drivers. rice thumbsup rice



awwwww thank you cool
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Pissprinkler Mar 31, 4:15pm - #429224 

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My zen is when you have a straight road that elevates up and down like a rollercoaster and you go full speed and as soon as you hit the peak of the road you feel weightless and go down. Then the butterflies kick in.
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RyOlSe
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RyOlSe Mar 31, 7:12pm - #429225 

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Originally Posted by combatc87
Not true. Double clutching is clutching, shifting to neutral, letting off the clutch, rev matching, letting on the clutch, then shifting to the new gear. You are referring to rev matching.

OHH CRAP!!! no, no, no there i go again, stupid, stupid booze. heel toe, heel toe, not double clutch, we dont' drive semi's here nore are our cars supper damn old that there are no syncroz in our gear box [/color]

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Illusive Apr 2, 4:03am - #429226 
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Hrm I'd have to say a perfect heel toe downshift while trail breaking into a corner and releasing the break at the exact right time only to apply throttle immidiately after...

another one I like is full throttling out of low speed corners with 0 wheel slippage (lsd's rock wave ) or making a U turn in 1st at WOT cool

Definately dont like taking passengers along with me unless they enjoy the twisties as much as I do and fully trust my ability, because I can get to tear jerking slow the hell down speeds (5th gear in lift turns will do that wink )

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maingear Apr 2, 4:11am - #429227 

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Originally Posted by CARBON_SYPHER
hmmmmmmmmm...damnit! i just messed myself drool

i guess that this is not a zen moment but while on the subject of winding roads...i love that shear look of terror and the frantic grabing of "oh shit" handles when your passenger thinks that you are going to flip and wreck the celi while going into a posted 20 mph curve at about 60 mph or faster shocked! that is the shit! that is my zen moment!


Celica's are the chit!!

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Superstuddc27 Apr 2, 5:31am - #429228 
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Mine is when you're approaching a turn and you're going like 40mph. Rev match and downshift to 2nd gear and let the engine brake down a bit and then take the turn hard. Then pull the e-brake. grin I love how the back slides out and your practically drifting,... then you countersteer and bone the hell out of there, leaving a nice curvy skidmark.
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MUNTED Apr 2, 5:21pm - #429229 

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in my celica gts auto with the sports shift (e-shift) my zen is going up to an S bend in 4th gear about 130-140km/h then down shift to secon (no breaks) witch slows you to about 80-100km/h at about 6000rpm then full throttle untill red line shift up in the middle of the S then back off shift down to second bout 6000 rpm then full throttle through the corner (usally on the wrong side of the road depending on witch way im turning) then shift up to third redline untill 4th PS i love that suttle squeeling nois of the tires make the passenges shit em selvs

AND THATS MY ZEN BABY!!! AND I LOVE IT!! thumbsup

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