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Zen moments in driving #429201 Mar 29, 9:45pm Mar 29, 9:45pm
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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.

Re: Zen moments in driving [Re: GTS2003BLK] #429202 Mar 29, 9:54pm Mar 29, 9:54pm
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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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Re: Zen moments in driving [Re: RyOlSe] #429203 Mar 29, 10:18pm Mar 29, 10:18pm
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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

Re: Zen moments in driving [Re: KickScrew] #429204 Mar 30, 1:53am Mar 30, 1:53am
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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

Re: Zen moments in driving [Re: hombredelassrtas] #429205 Mar 30, 1:56am Mar 30, 1:56am
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Re: Zen moments in driving [Re: rockfordcelica] #429206 Mar 30, 4:38am Mar 30, 4:38am
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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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Re: Zen moments in driving [Re: CARBON_SYPHER] #429207 Mar 30, 5:25am Mar 30, 5:25am
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Re: Zen moments in driving [Re: jonnyess] #429208 Mar 30, 7:49am Mar 30, 7:49am
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i drove a f150 for a year, then bought a 2004 celi, huge difference, and i'll never go back...










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Re: Zen moments in driving [Re: CARBON_SYPHER] #429209 Mar 30, 9:12am Mar 30, 9:12am
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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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Re: Zen moments in driving [Re: 00Scarlet] #429210 Mar 30, 9:49am Mar 30, 9:49am
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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


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Re: Zen moments in driving [Re: EvilJupiter] #429211 Mar 30, 10:09am Mar 30, 10:09am
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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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Re: Zen moments in driving [Re: 00Scarlet] #429212 Mar 30, 12:39pm Mar 30, 12:39pm
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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

Re: Zen moments in driving [Re: 00Scarlet] #429213 Mar 30, 12:39pm Mar 30, 12:39pm
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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

Re: Zen moments in driving [Re: GTS2003BLK] #429214 Mar 30, 1:19pm Mar 30, 1:19pm
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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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Re: Zen moments in driving [Re: sweetnuts4sale] #429215 Mar 30, 1:22pm Mar 30, 1:22pm
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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!!

Re: Zen moments in driving [Re: Polykarb] #429216 Mar 30, 1:23pm Mar 30, 1:23pm
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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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Re: Zen moments in driving [Re: calidrifter] #429217 Mar 30, 1:26pm Mar 30, 1:26pm
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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

Re: Zen moments in driving [Re: StuntPanda] #429218 Mar 30, 1:28pm Mar 30, 1:28pm
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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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Re: Zen moments in driving [Re: StuntPanda] #429219 Mar 30, 1:32pm Mar 30, 1:32pm
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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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Re: Zen moments in driving [Re: CARBON_SYPHER] #429220 Mar 30, 1:50pm Mar 30, 1:50pm
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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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Re: Zen moments in driving [Re: Polykarb] #429221 Mar 30, 1:52pm Mar 30, 1:52pm
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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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Re: Zen moments in driving [Re: RyOlSe] #429222 Mar 30, 2:54pm Mar 30, 2:54pm
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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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Re: Zen moments in driving [Re: calidrifter] #429223 Mar 31, 9:05am Mar 31, 9:05am
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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



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Re: Zen moments in driving [Re: StuntPanda] #429224 Mar 31, 9:15am Mar 31, 9:15am
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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.

Re: Zen moments in driving [Re: combatc87] #429225 Mar 31, 12:12pm Mar 31, 12:12pm
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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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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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Re: Zen moments in driving [Re: CARBON_SYPHER] #429227 Apr 1, 9:11pm Apr 1, 9:11pm
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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!!

Is even it better with strut bars?? (I have a 2" drop)

Re: Zen moments in driving [Re: maingear] #429228 Apr 1, 10:31pm Apr 1, 10:31pm
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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.

Re: Zen moments in driving [Re: Superstuddc27] #429229 Apr 2, 10:21am Apr 2, 10:21am
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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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