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post #1 of 17 (permalink) Old 07-25-2008, 06:29 PM Thread Starter
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Who else has done this?


I did it on the car I learnt manual in and couldnt even imagine doing it in anything other than a rental now.

Anyway only done it twice but will offer a brief explanation:

1st thing you need to do is find the amount of pressure where your not forcing it into gear but if it will want to, it will slip in, so minimal amount of pressure, this is probably the hardest part if the car is not a rental, otherwise f-it slam that thing in and see if it goes.

Once you think you have figured out the correct amount of pressure(least amount of pressure needed to put gear in while clutch is depressed), you drive your car along in say 2nd gear at a consistent speed, take note of the revs. So lets say your travelling at 60km/h at 4000rpm for simplicity sake.

Put the car in neutral, now rev the car to 3000rpm and try put it in gear, chances are it wont go, but slowly bring the revs up to as high as about 5000rpm, make sure your still travaling at the same speed. If you are lucky the gear should slot in at some point and you will find your car will leap forward as though you just pulled the clutch out.
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I used to do it on a regular basis in one of my old hacks. not good for the box unless it has been built for it.... no way would i do it with the Z's standard gearbox though... hell if i change quick enough with the clutch it grinds...

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WHY would you even try doing that in a Z? It's insane, if you really hate shifting that bad trade in for an automatic.
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QUOTE (Vazquez_guy @ Jul 25 2008, 04:06 PM)
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WHY would you even try doing that in a Z? It's insane, if you really hate shifting that bad trade in for an automatic.

Is not that he hates shifting but that power shifting is faster so is a common practice for racing. Of course if you are professionally racing at the end of the race the transmission is rebuild / changed.
Bad idea in any other scenario.
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Yeah, I know. Sorry if it sounded like I was flaming but I just wouldn't do it in a z...a civic maybe but not a z. My pockets aren't that deep.
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QUOTE (Vazquez_guy @ Jul 25 2008, 06:51 PM)
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Yeah, I know. Sorry if it sounded like I was flaming but I just wouldn't do it in a z...a civic maybe but not a z. My pockets aren't that deep.

I wouldn't do it neither
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I always kinda wondered about this my uncle had an old pickup and he could change gears in it with out using the clutch. Not when he was trying to race it or anything just when he was daily driving. he would go in a gear then let of the gas, but it into gear and go back on the gas. No grind not slamming it into gear he just did it as if he was using the clutch. If its not grinding or anything and if you were used the the car enough to feel when the shift points were would it hurt anything??

BTW i would NEVER do that in my Z
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I used to be able do it in my first pickup, but then again...it was an old ass truck. The damage was already done so there was no harm in getting lazy every now & then.
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i did it before just to try it, before i knew it could do damage, and its not as hard as he makes it sound...

All u do is jab the throttle and put light pressure on the shifter, it will go right through the gate, and into the next gear, it might grind sometimes if the rpms r not perfect....
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