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      11-29-2012, 04:47 AM   #17
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Originally Posted by rorkor View Post
Ok, my two cents on blowing out a trans without dump shifting. you MUST wait when shifting into first gear from reverse until you are completely stopped. I have seen people blow out their trans this way while never grinding a gear.

Also, staying in first gear on a Canyon run is a great way to burn up the gear, it can overheat very easy, causing warp in the gear which is worse than a grind. First is not a cruising gear, just a momentum starter.

My brother in-law tracked the village bycycle (e36 M3) with me at Laguna Seca one year and never shifted above third. I got to my first hot lap after our third session that day and the trans was shot. I tried to get into third and it wasn't there and it would have been a money shift to go down to second where I was so I took a sideways journey into the infield.
Lol when I said I stay in 1 gear I mean I down run thru all the gears. I usually am in 3rd or forth depending on if I'm driving hard or cruising. If I'm going for an "all-out" run, ill go thru the gears more but usually when I'm going for a spirited/hard run, its usually just from 3rd to 4th and that's about it. When I do an all out run, it consists of hitting from 2nd gear(usually to slow down and rocket out of a corner) to 5th gear(to gain excessive speed)
I'm hardly in first gear unless I'm balancing out, once I'm rolling its straight to second, I feel as if our first gear is too jerky for my taste. I avoid it as much as possible, even in slow traffic

Ouchhh, I always thought if you don't shift into certain gears, those are the ones that'll be longer lasting. Me personally, I go to the lowest gear possible, sometimes even when racing (dumb as it sounds, I'm being truthful lol) luckily you didn't hit anything, or did you?
Originally Posted by The HACK View Post
I'm going to use a very simple analogy, I hope you'll understand.
Driving is like having sex.
It really is. You can read up all you want about how to please a woman, you can look at all the diagrams in the world, but just like the clitoris, you won't know what the hell an apex is before you actually find it.

Last edited by kiwi29; 11-29-2012 at 05:05 AM.