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Gate hole left of 2nd #443127 Apr 15, 12:34pm Apr 15, 12:34pm
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Gate hole left of 2nd
I'm talking about that nasty F'ing dead spot to the left of 2nd gear on the GTS six speed transmission, that happens if you go from 1st to second to aggressively or quickly.

So from the following thread and several others It's been determined that a custom shift gate like the one in the below picture is extremely difficult, if not impossible to manufacture.

https://www.celicahobby.com/ubbthrea...#Post1953542220

But what about one that just incorporated the area circled in yellow, without the areas X'ed out in red? Anyone think this would help to stop the shifter from hitting that dead spot?

1953574483-1953541415-sg-1.jpg
Re: Gate hole left of 2nd [Re: GTS2003BLK] #443128 Apr 15, 12:55pm Apr 15, 12:55pm
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practice shifting and you wont have the problem...

Re: Gate hole left of 2nd [Re: spaztikid] #443129 Apr 15, 1:06pm Apr 15, 1:06pm
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I have never hit that dead spot going to 2nd and I shift pretty fast at times. Don't you just pull the knob back to go to 2nd? No need to move the shifter to the left more. You really gotta pull pretty damn hard towards your left to hit that dead spot.


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Re: Gate hole left of 2nd [Re: Chelica815] #443130 Apr 15, 1:48pm Apr 15, 1:48pm
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I don't have a problem with 1st-2nd, but sometimes I miss the shift from 2nd-3rd when in lift and everthing is happening so much faster. I push the stick fast and on occasion will hit the left edge of the gate and hang up just long enough to mess me up angry. I'm sure further practice will help, the snow has been off the roads for just a few weeks here and I'm a new Celi owner thumbsup

Re: Gate hole left of 2nd [Re: blackmobile] #443131 Apr 15, 3:04pm Apr 15, 3:04pm
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^ Agreed, practice would help.

I've never hit it during daily driving, though when it dose happen is when things get intense and start happening quickly, say during a Civic flyby sneak attack.

Re: Gate hole left of 2nd [Re: GTS2003BLK] #443132 Apr 15, 3:14pm Apr 15, 3:14pm
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^^^that's just the adrenaline rush..u need to cool down and don't let urself get ahead of you..when you do, ur hand just don't go with ur head..after driving for a period of time, you action is automatic..just like shifting 1 to 2 to 3 etc...but when you get the adrenaline rush, you start to think more about ur shifting and racing..ur putting ur automatic action out of place, so you get into that dead space...that's just like you miss shift and you grind the f*ck out of ur clutch..that's what i think is happening...just cool down and ur shift will be good..no more dead space.. thumbsup


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Re: Gate hole left of 2nd [Re: celicafourotwo] #443133 Apr 15, 6:14pm Apr 15, 6:14pm
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i hate that f-ing hole angry

Re: Gate hole left of 2nd [Re: g96818] #443134 Apr 15, 7:14pm Apr 15, 7:14pm
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learn how to shift right and that wouldn't happen wave


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Re: Gate hole left of 2nd [Re: spaztikid] #443135 Apr 16, 10:07am Apr 16, 10:07am
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Originally Posted by spaztikid
practice shifting and you wont have the problem...


i was just going to say that...
exactly, i never hit it


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Re: Gate hole left of 2nd [Re: VSGTS14] #443136 Apr 16, 12:46pm Apr 16, 12:46pm
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Thanks, sound advice. Thats amongst the main reasons I hang around here; to learn from those that know more than I do, and once in while try an help those that might not yet know as much.

Re: Gate hole left of 2nd [Re: GTS2003BLK] #443137 Apr 16, 7:52pm Apr 16, 7:52pm
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i miss 2nd like once a week. i have a GT thouh. i think thers dead spots at like every gear. you cant shift too far off or you get that grind.

Re: Gate hole left of 2nd [Re: GTQuentin] #443138 Apr 17, 11:49am Apr 17, 11:49am
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i've never hit that?

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