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Old 02-17-2015, 05:16 PM   #1
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City driving with the M6

New ZL1 owner here. I've been starting in second gear then shifting to 4th while driving in the city. Any thoughts on this? Pros/cons... I know most GM sports cars force you into 4th from 1st if your not "on it".
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Old 02-17-2015, 05:19 PM   #2
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If you are under 15 MPH Skip shift is active. I hardly ever have it active, even in bumper to bumper traffic in Houston.
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Old 02-17-2015, 05:27 PM   #3
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Thanks Alex. I thought all GM cars had the skip shift. I'll try it on the way hame.
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Old 02-17-2015, 05:31 PM   #4
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I've had no issues in city driving.
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:01 PM   #5
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clutch going to wear out faster imo.
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:08 PM   #6
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skip skift is not as intrusive as it used to be...I will get my tuner to turn this off when I get my Z/28 optimized with the factory stuff.
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Old 02-17-2015, 06:13 PM   #7
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clutch going to wear out faster imo.
Yeah I'd start in first. I usually go 1, 2, 5.
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Old 02-17-2015, 07:46 PM   #8
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Same as 1ZL4FUN, for city driving I always begin in first gear then shift 1, 2, 4. But to each their own.
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Old 02-17-2015, 08:07 PM   #9
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I'm old school. I start in first and go up through the gears in order (e.g., 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th). In city traffic I rarely get above 4th gear.

I've got a custom tune now so skip-shift is disable. It never kicked in while I was on the stock tune and only came on one time during the 12 months I owned M6 SS.
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:24 PM   #10
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I'm old school. I start in first and go up through the gears in order (e.g., 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th and 6th). In city traffic I rarely get above 4th gear.

I've got a custom tune now so skip-shift is disable. It never kicked in while I was on the stock tune and only came on one time during the 12 months I owned M6 SS.
I just saw it for the first time yesterday myself....lol
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Old 02-17-2015, 09:29 PM   #11
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are you not fluttering you ass off starting in second ?
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:44 AM   #12
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If you want to be lazy try 1 -3 - starting out in 1 is clutch saver no doubt and doesn't add unnecessary stress on the motor, then get into 3.
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:57 AM   #13
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Buy the 25.00 skip shift eliminator and install it. One of my first mods.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:24 AM   #14
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I guess I am the Lazy one LOL. I go 1st to 3rd in traffic.
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:32 AM   #15
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My car must have the shift eliminator already because it will shift into 2nd gear at any speed. (I just bought it used with 2300 miles )
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:12 AM   #16
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I go through the gears in numbered order. I don't ever get the skip shift indicator. Then again, more than 9,000 of my 11,600 miles are on the open road.
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:19 AM   #17
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On rare occasions I will leave the car in 2nd gear and go forward (usually when I forget). Most times I will start from 1-4. The best way to beat skip shift is to go right into 2nd after starting off from a start.
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:26 AM   #18
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My car must have the shift eliminator already because it will shift into 2nd gear at any speed. (I just bought it used with 2300 miles )
Skip shift is on V8 manuals only. It's there on the SS to eliminate gas guzzler tax, on the ZL1 to knock it down to $1300.
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Old 02-18-2015, 09:55 AM   #19
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Old 02-18-2015, 12:15 PM   #20
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If you hesitate for just a second after the skip shift initiates you can still put it into any gear you want. I have a manual cause I like to row. Don't skip on the way up and listen to the heavenly bubble on the way down.
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Old 02-18-2015, 01:40 PM   #21
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If you hesitate for just a second after the skip shift initiates you can still put it into any gear you want. I have a manual cause I like to row. Don't skip on the way up and listen to the heavenly bubble on the way down.
This works for me also - if you just stay in 1st gear a bit longer, the skip shift message will disappear and you can shift into 2nd
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Old 02-18-2015, 03:14 PM   #22
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Drive it daily in traffic without issue. I use the skip shift sometimes and other times I pause a second and let it clear.
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