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post #1 of 7 (permalink) Old 07-09-2011, 12:49 PM Thread Starter
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skipping gears?

Does anyone skip gears during just daily driving?? such as 1st- 3rd- 5th or 6th

or if your in 2nd go to 4th-6th.

The gear ratios seem very close in these cars doesnt seem like the car has to struggle much when you skip gears.

I dont skip that offen, Shifting is fun and theres 6 gears to chose from

just wondering if theres any harm in skipping gears.

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I don't skip gears but if you're not lugging the motor, I don't see what harm it could do.

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I don't skip gears but if you're not lugging the motor, I don't see what harm it could do.
Agreed. It is nigh impossible to lug the VQ anyway - I can cover 25-106 MPH in 4th gear, not that I would but it can be done. Seems those who want to skip gears regularly might as well have gotten an AT, lol.

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Ha!

I'm all over the board - Here's what comes to mind…

I have done the 1st to 2nd to 5th to 6th skip - especially if I am looking to get going fast and then cool it…

Def just used the odds and evens (but I don't start out in 2nd gear)

but it's fun to touch them all, even if it's for 1 second each...

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Yeah I always start in 1st. the 2nd 4th 6th I do If in in 2nd already going around a turn then 4th 6th.
yeah I normaly touch them all anyways, just playing around with the Z
[QUOTE][even if it's for 1 second each/QUOTE] yeah seems just like that

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Recommend Starting in 1st from 0mph

In most cases when the car is moving a significant speed, you can go from 2nd to 5th provided you wait for the engine to slow down enough. Ex: when you hit 3200 rpm in 2nd, but are accelerating slowly, then you exit 2nd gear, wait 1/4sec or until the engine slows down to 1500, then enter 5th.

The whole issue is when your engine is moving at a rpm level where 5thgear would be operating anyway, you're not putting a whole lot of pressure on the clutch as going from 4th to 5th would result in the same force.

Now starting in 2nd from a dead stop is slightly different. When the car is not moving, you can't reduce the force applied on the clutch. Once the car is rolling, 2nd gear starts don't add significant pressure provided you would already be rolling at that speed in 2nd.

I guess a good rule of thumb is that of you need to rev up significantly in other to get the clutch to accept without stalling, then you're burning clutch. I have always skipped gears in every car I've owned. The key is to exit/enter gears smoothly and at a apeed where there isn't much of a jerk when releasing the clutch.

I go 1-3-5, or when rolling 2-5, or 2-3-6 just as soon as I reach cruising speed

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I skip gears a lot, usually 1-2-4-6 0r just 1-3-6
i never touch fifht gear, i maybe once a day put it in fifht so it doesnt feel lonely.
but while skipping gears, i should allow for the rpm to lower then up shift?

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