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Old 06-12-2008, 04:49 AM
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yes that is def not a good idea!! as im affiliated with stock car racing we have certain trannys for that such as some jerichos that run 6 grand! but my buddy destroyed his trans doing this so im with the rest of the bunch on saying no!
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Old 06-12-2008, 10:31 AM
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Slight modification to this, but how about shifting out of gear without a clutch and then clutching to go into gear. Are there as many issues with this. If you pull out just as you let if it comes right out of gear. It helps for those that have a grind. It's like double clutching but not.
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:30 PM
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hmm i didnt know this was bad. i think i might need a new clutch cause the second to third shift is a little rough it always was since i bought it a year ago. what kind of performance clutch would you recomend (brand stage etc.) if my tranny goes my car is still under warranty for two years so ill pay the $100 deductible and get a new one. but ill stop shifting w/o the clutch. i just thought it would be more convenient to slide it into gear. thanks guys
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Old 06-12-2008, 01:36 PM
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thats what i call powershifting
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just as the title says is this safe to do i use the clutch to engage first but second through fifth i shift when the rpm's are between 2650-3000 and it slides into gear like butter. any1 else do this????


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Old 06-12-2008, 01:52 PM
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ORIGINAL: Melectrok

Slight modification to this, but how about shifting out of gear without a clutch and then clutching to go into gear. Are there as many issues with this. If you pull out just as you let if it comes right out of gear. It helps for those that have a grind. It's like double clutching but not.
If you are going to do this, why not just depress the clutch the whole time. As people have stated here it has a clutch to be used, and is designed to shift without power being applied to the trans.
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Old 06-13-2008, 05:47 AM
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I once had a clutch/pressure plate/something go bad in a neighboring state. The clutch would not disengage. I limped the car (1966 Dodge) home by puttingthe carin neutral when I came to a stop light and shutting of the engine. When the light changed, I started the car in gear (first) and shifted without a clutch by matching rpm. This is not a recommended procedure, but it works.
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Old 06-13-2008, 06:13 AM
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Default RE: Shifting gear w/o the clutch

ORIGINAL: jigz737

thats what i call powershifting
ORIGINAL: blkthndr03

just as the title says is this safe to do i use the clutch to engage first but second through fifth i shift when the rpm's are between 2650-3000 and it slides into gear like butter. any1 else do this????
so in other words, you don't know what powershifting is?

Also, this "method" will not help you if your clutch goes out. If your clutch is "out" the engine is no longer connected to the transmission... so your car won't move.

shifting without the clutch = FTL.
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Old 06-13-2008, 08:21 AM
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+1 I once ripped a clutch pad to threads. You pretty much go nowhere fast.
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Old 06-13-2008, 01:23 PM
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just use the clutch its there for a reason
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Old 06-13-2008, 07:50 PM
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I just feather mine for gear changes. I don't go to the floor, about 1/2 pedal makes shifting easier and is better for the tranny han not using the clutch. Shifting doen't put much if anywear on the clutch, its starting from a dead stop and especially trying to hold the car on a grade that eats clutches.
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