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      01-14-2020, 02:58 PM   #1
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will this break my trans

when it's wet i occasionally like having fun and i'll throw it in manual and kick the back end out. i generally do this in first is this bad for my trans?
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I doubt it...you are just spinning the tires. No big deal.
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when it's wet i occasionally like having fun and i'll throw it in manual and kick the back end out. i generally do this in first is this bad for my trans?
But when you kick the back end out, avgn, you will probably put extra wear on the clutch, depending on how you "do it". May not hurt 1st gear /synchros, but the clutch- extra heat/friction, translates to wear. Right? Be careful.
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when it's wet i occasionally like having fun and i'll throw it in manual and kick the back end out. i generally do this in first is this bad for my trans?
But when you kick the back end out, avgn, you will probably put extra wear on the clutch, depending on how you "do it". May not hurt 1st gear /synchros, but the clutch- extra heat/friction, translates to wear. Right? Be careful.
i've only done it once so i think i'm okay
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      01-14-2020, 09:20 PM   #5
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You'll be okay. Make sure you don't hit a curb thatd be my concern. Doing this every once in a while won't do anything bad.
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But when you kick the back end out, avgn, you will probably put extra wear on the clutch, depending on how you "do it". May not hurt 1st gear /synchros, but the clutch- extra heat/friction, translates to wear. Right? Be careful.
Fairly certain his description means he's automatic.
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when it's wet i occasionally like having fun and i'll throw it in manual and kick the back end out. i generally do this in first is this bad for my trans?
Doing so probably puts less load on the trans than a straight line pull in the dry, especially from a stop or low speed.
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Fairly certain his description means he's automatic.
Ohhhh, sheesh- I didnt know. Why am I always thinking manual transmission......LOL
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