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Old 04-22-11, 01:39 PM   #1
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how does everyone on here SHIFT their cars?

Do you just keep in DRIVE or 4th GEAR. Or do you guys GATE SHIFT through the gears?
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usually keep it in drive, sometimes downshifted from 4>3>2 when i had exhaust on.
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I have bad brakes so I usually slow down by turning off OD then shift down to 2nd. When turning I also go down to 2nd just so I have quicker take off speed coming out of the corner. Probably would sound better if I had different exhaust.
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Old 04-22-11, 03:56 PM   #4
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I have bad brakes so I usually slow down by turning off OD then shift down to 2nd. When turning I also go down to 2nd just so I have quicker take off speed coming out of the corner. Probably would sound better if I had different exhaust.
Why not fix your brakes?
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Why not fix your brakes?
Cash flow, unemployed for 17 months now. I only drive about 10 - 15 miles a week anyway until I do go back to work, then it will be about 180 miles a day. Then the brakes get fixed.
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i shift through most of the time (gated) because i want to.

matching revs on the downshifts (as close to that as possible on a slushbox) helps.
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It is an auto tranny, I stuff it in D and leave it.
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wouldn't shifting up and down mess up the tranny in the long run for auto trannys?
i leave mine in D and thats it..
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Lots of discussion about manually shifting the auto and it is like the oil threads. It varies. IME, rev it past the computers comfort zone, it will hesitate before going into gear. The shift winds up being that fractional second slower. In which case, I leave it in D and let it decide. I have no complaints how mine auto shifts whether gently or to the floor.
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I love putting it in 2nd when I come to stop/slow down and shifting into drive, feels so nice with the exhaust. Wonder if a manual swap would be worth it in the future, only seen a few manual LS'.
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how does everyone on here SHIFT their cars?

Do you just keep in DRIVE or 4th GEAR. Or do you guys GATE SHIFT through the gears?
I used gear when HARD Breaking required
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I have bad brakes so I usually slow down by turning off OD then shift down to 2nd. When turning I also go down to 2nd just so I have quicker take off speed coming out of the corner. Probably would sound better if I had different exhaust.
I personally would get my brakes fixed!
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Old 04-25-11, 08:49 PM   #13
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I put it in D and drive

sometimes I put it in neutral when i go down hill lol
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