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Old 01-15-2009, 12:17 AM   #18
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oooo ok i guess,,so whos gonna come to ny and teach me lol
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:40 AM   #19
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My little Geo doesn't even have a tach! I get the idea, thanks for the pointers
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Old 01-15-2009, 12:52 AM   #20
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I had practice at an early age, around 10 years old in our small pickup truck. After a couple of bog outs and peel outs I eventually learn to match rev the rpms to catch the gear. It takes time to get it down but start off with the basics, nothing too fancy. The scariest thing I think is just trying to keep the car from not stalling while at a hill stopped. You'll learn to be quick with your feet
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:01 AM   #21
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I was reading in motor trend that the new Nissan 370Z does this for you, they said that the computer blips the throttle and it outperforms their heel-towing.
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:06 AM   #22
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I had practice at an early age, around 10 years old in our small pickup truck. After a couple of bog outs and peel outs I eventually learn to match rev the rpms to catch the gear. It takes time to get it down but start off with the basics, nothing too fancy. The scariest thing I think is just trying to keep the car from not stalling while at a hill stopped. You'll learn to be quick with your feet
yea that is quite scarry i get nervous lol
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10. A manual transmission is the ultimate in control
9. You can use automotive jargon and not sound like a total tool
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7. Manual transmissions prove you can do more than one thing at a time
6. You can't drift in an auto
5. You can't pull fancy moves in an automatic
4. You get better fuel economy with a stick
3. You’ll never look like a chump if you can drive stick
2. Manual transmission cars are faster
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Old 01-15-2009, 01:22 AM   #23
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heres a good video on using the emergency brake on hills
http://www.ehow.com/video_2327203_dr...ion-learn.html
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Old 01-15-2009, 02:03 AM   #24
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I always figured to walk the tight rope of keeping the clutch grabbing and the throttle up enough to keep the car stationary on a hill then just giving it more gas from there.
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:44 AM   #25
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I always figured to walk the tight rope of keeping the clutch grabbing and the throttle up enough to keep the car stationary on a hill then just giving it more gas from there.

This is a very bad idea, I used to do the exact same thing..until I had to pay for another clutch, believe me, keeping your car from moving by keeping the clutch out just enough is extremely hard on your clutch/tranny.
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:44 AM   #26
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I have to imagine that with 304 and 400+hp on tap hills won't be as big of an issue as they are for stick-shift econoboxes.
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Old 01-15-2009, 11:52 AM   #27
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Here's a good vid that shows heel toe. I'll loook for another...





Antoher with double clutch down shift.



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Old 01-15-2009, 04:01 PM   #28
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Great vid. on the heel toe. I however will be buying an automatic tranny. I can drive anything, but after 10 years of driving a Tractor Trailor and owning a standard transmision vehicle, the thrill is GONE shiffting gears.
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Old 01-15-2009, 04:43 PM   #29
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Great vid. on the heel toe. I however will be buying an automatic tranny. I can drive anything, but after 10 years of driving a Tractor Trailor and owning a standard transmision vehicle, the thrill is GONE shiffting gears.
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Old 01-15-2009, 05:10 PM   #30
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i tried rev matching and downshifting today, not even heeltoe, and the thing with this silly geo is merely bliping the throttle doesn't do much.
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blipping the throttle will make sense once you learn how to drive. It's kinda a feel thing to know how many RPM you will force.
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Old 01-15-2009, 08:40 PM   #32
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i tried rev matching and downshifting today, not even heeltoe, and the thing with this silly geo is merely bliping the throttle doesn't do much.
A blip for a metro is like revving halfway between your current and redline. =P It's all about the gearing though so every car is different.

Heel and Toe is used to do what you're doing while braking. That's the only time when all three pedals are needed.
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Aye I used to hate on steep hills when someone get's up close to your bumper. I have an 84 RX7 5 speed (yes still have it) and it's probably one of the easier sticks to pull off a brake to 1st uphill.
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Race cars used to have non-syncro trannies, so the drivers were pretty much forced to learn double clutching, and heel-toe techniques. Nowadays double clutching is just a novelty, even most truckers do it the lazy way and float gears...DON'T they PQ

Your pedals should be optimized for good heel-toe position, it makes it SO much easier. The throttle should be close to the brake (right to left) and when you're on the brakes, the brake pedal height should be the same as the gas pedal...A quick tap with the right side of your foot on the gas pedal and voila! rev and downshift!
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