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please learn to drive before you race

This is a discussion on please learn to drive before you race within the Kill Stories forums, part of the Racing Forums category; ok so lets start with the number one rule with manual trans. before one can either show of or race ...

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    please learn to drive before you race

    ok so lets start with the number one rule with manual trans. before one can either show of or race one must learn how to shift gears and drive useing a clutch

    so here's what happened. i was on my way home from work it was about 7pm unfortunatly my dad's dodge truck is in the body shop so he had to borrow my trans am so he could get to work so im driving my primary truck its a '00 Chevy S10 4.3 with the ZR2 offroad setup not much powerups just cold air intake and a chip from comp cams still the truck gets up and moves if you want it to so anyway i was sitting at a light with about 1/8 mile stretch till the next light and a '08 mustang bullitt plus up next to me i look over and see that its a young kid who must of just got the car so i thought id mess with him a little. i ask him if its fast and ask if he wanted to race to the next light he agrees and we take off. he get one car on me and then i hear gears grinding and the motor hitting the red line. couldn't help but to laugh as i flew by him

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    haha what kind of idiot cant shift 1st to 2nd?.....using the clutch from a stand still is one thing.....but once your actually moving???

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    ughhh that sucks for him especially in a brand new car....I've done that by accident(never had a brand new car) but I've missed a 1-2 on occasion(with prev. car, ion redline) NOT a pretty sound. Missing 2-3 is the worst cause that's prob the most forceful shift and you can really feel the grind through the shifter.

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    wow, who knew gear shifting was so hard for some people. Well I cant speak for everybody, but we all make mistakes. I rarely miss gears, why? I drive a 13 speed all day long , I do give the kid some slack but otherwise pretty funny.

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    Even the best of them miss from time to time. It happens. We've all done it. When it really sucks is when you are running for points in UMTR and you just gave that run away

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    ive done it racing an s2000 in my beater car... but in defence that old pos doesnt shift outta the sweet spot easy anywayz...lol

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    I'll just stick with my auto.

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    I love it when my pedal sticks to the floor its great

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    Quote Originally Posted by ls1fan74 View Post
    Missing 2-3 is the worst cause that's prob the most forceful shift and you can really feel the grind through the shifter.
    I'd say that powershifting from 3rd to 4th...but pulling it back into 2nd instead is worse! I've done that a few times....not a pretty result.

    I like to consider myself a fairly good driver/racer. This sort of thing can happen to anybody.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1998ls1ss View Post
    I'll just stick with my auto.
    Now where's the fun in that??

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Even the best of them miss from time to time. It happens. We've all done it. When it really sucks is when you are running for points in UMTR and you just gave that run away
    I know, just trying to be funny any how, I have trouble timing my overdrive gears from time to time, I almost never missed a gear in my TA, but I still would like to get a shifter, you know just in case.


    Quote Originally Posted by jray0305usa View Post
    ive done it racing an s2000 in my beater car... but in defence that old pos doesnt shift outta the sweet spot easy anywayz...lol

    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Now where's the fun in that??
    Automatics are for tenderfoots LOL

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurraquio View Post
    I know, just trying to be funny any how, I have trouble timing my overdrive gears from time to time, I almost never missed a gear in my TA, but I still would like to get a shifter, you know just in case.







    Automatics are for tenderfoots LOL
    yet i dunt ever miss a gear... lol

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    Quote Originally Posted by jray0305usa View Post
    yet i dunt ever miss a gear... lol
    You're not trying hard enough

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    Quote Originally Posted by hurraquio View Post
    I know, just trying to be funny any how, I have trouble timing my overdrive gears from time to time, I almost never missed a gear in my TA, but I still would like to get a shifter, you know just in case.

    Ya I figured as much





    Automatics are for tenderfoots LOL
    I like the auto's too, they have their place and I race one of my faster cars with an auto. But the UMTR I class raced in requires a stick with a working clutch, no question. So everyone is on a level playing field so to speak. The next guy has just as much of a chance of missing as I do, so no excuses. It's racing like it used to be. Their motto is "If you don't have a clutch,,,you don't have much"

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    I like the auto's too, they have their place and I race one of my faster cars with an auto. But the UMTR I class raced in requires a stick with a working clutch, no question. So everyone is on a level playing field so to speak. The next guy has just as much of a chance of missing as I do, so no excuses. It's racing like it used to be. Their motto is "If you don't have a clutch,,,you don't have much"
    Grind them if you cant find them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Now where's the fun in that??
    I had a buddy stick his auto in reverse at 75mph once that was fun! LOL
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    Quote Originally Posted by Smittro View Post
    I had a buddy stick his auto in reverse at 75mph once that was fun! LOL
    Hahaha. I had a buddy with a 64 malibu if I remember correctly, and he let his then new girl friend drive it. While they were cruising along at a good clip she asked what the "R" stood for on the console,,,and like a dummy he said,,,,,"RACE"
    So what does she do??? Slams that thing into reverse as she floors the gas

    That'll teach him

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Hahaha. I had a buddy with a 64 malibu if I remember correctly, and he let his then new girl friend drive it. While they were cruising along at a good clip she asked what the "R" stood for on the console,,,and like a dummy he said,,,,,"RACE"
    So what does she do??? Slams that thing into reverse as she floors the gas

    That'll teach him

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    It was still under warranty, he took it back to the dealer and said he didn't know what happened

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    Quote Originally Posted by Firebirdjones View Post
    Hahaha. I had a buddy with a 64 malibu if I remember correctly, and he let his then new girl friend drive it. While they were cruising along at a good clip she asked what the "R" stood for on the console,,,and like a dummy he said,,,,,"RACE"
    So what does she do??? Slams that thing into reverse as she floors the gas

    That'll teach him
    hahahahahah thats funny

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