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      02-28-2008, 01:55 PM   #194
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Originally Posted by mantis View Post
you don need feathering at all after 2nd gear in this car.
I generally agree. To reconcile mantis's statement w/ mine above, I just mean unless you're racing and driving your car really hard, your leg doesn't bounce up and down like a pogo stick when you shift.

Newbies might be so afraid of "riding the clutch" they think it's got to be either on or off. While that's good advice to keep them from burning out the clutch, they should know there's always a time where you hit the clutch engagement point and you don't just pop it into gear, you are a bit more gentle with it. This only takes a split second and isn't so much like feathering into 1st gear, but I was referring to it as "feathering" nonetheless.
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