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      11-09-2012, 06:35 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Three_thirty_I View Post
Yep, I cringe when hearing tyres chirp on gear changes! That's a lot of shock energy that is bound to brake something!!!
Believe it or not chirping tires is better then actually hooking the next gear. Drivetrain shock is the most abusive nature in shifting. Chirping or spinning tire transfers less load to the drivetrain. But any power shifting can be abusive at the end of the day.

I know many guys making big power on FWD cars, they actually use a tire that is not adequate power in hopes of spinning tire on power shifts as opposed to hooking, and sending all that energy through the drivetrain.

TO the thread starter:

Can be many things...

Does it make a noise engaging all gears, or only 1 gear.
Does the noise only come when you press the clutch pedal or after the gear is engaged.
Is there any resistance shifting into any of the gears more then usual.

Answering some of these questions might help to narrow down a potential problem.
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