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Old 07-09-2009, 09:24 AM   #26
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Is it just forceful shifting or is it actually crunchy throwing it into 2nd?
Not crunchy but for me it is "bumpy". You know?
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:50 AM   #27
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There were only a handful of M6 V6 cars made without the redesign. Some pre-production M6 V6's were used in many reviews. Number 3's is probably the only production vin with the original trans design. Or at least the only one I've heard of.
Number 3s wasn't production - it was CTF.
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:00 PM   #28
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Not crunchy but for me it is "bumpy". You know?
And with me it's also forceful shifting. I've been trying to pay more attention to speed and rpm, because it occasionally does shift smoothly. Seems like if you shift at 13mph, 1800 rpm, and the stars are aligned and it's 12:13 pm on Tuesday, it'll shift smoothly into 2nd. Like I said, not a problem, just takes more muscle than I expect.
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:02 PM   #29
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And with me it's also forceful shifting. I've been trying to pay more attention to speed and rpm, because it occasionally does shift smoothly. Seems like if you shift at 13mph, 1800 rpm, and the stars are aligned and it's 12:13 pm on Tuesday, it'll shift smoothly into 2nd. Like I said, not a problem, just takes more muscle than I expect.
Well, all of the V6 drivers will have huge right arms for spanking mustangs.
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Old 07-09-2009, 12:16 PM   #30
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Guess I'd better dig out my hand weights - for left arm only!
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:00 PM   #31
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So you'll be able to spot a manual Camaro driver by their Popeye right arm.

Seriously though its not really hard to put in gear, just not as smooth as expected.
If I can get to try the hurst and its smooth, I'll buy it.

To rate the up-shifts from best to worse
3 - 4
5 - 6
2 - 3
4 - 5 (mostly just a little awkward like a 5 speed)
1 - 2

The clutch is great!
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:54 PM   #32
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928 miles on mine, it shifts OK. Second to third is the only time I feel a little clunk.
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Old 07-09-2009, 01:56 PM   #33
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928 miles on mine, it shifts OK. Second to third is the only time I feel a little clunk.
Are you sure you don't mean 1st to 2nd like everyone is reporting? I don't understand why yours would be 2nd to 3rd.
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Old 07-09-2009, 07:46 PM   #34
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2nd just isnt as smooth as the others thats really the only difference...but then again if you arent racing it really isnt a issue
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Old 07-09-2009, 10:57 PM   #35
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i remeber the 2nd gear synchro was one of the problems they had, that could be why, i know they said something about the 2nd gear synchro not being strong enough.
Mine is clunky to but i havnt driven anything that wasnt clunky, its the smoothest i have ever felt but thats because i have only driven mustangs and other small cars
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Old 07-17-2009, 10:51 PM   #36
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After re-reading this post I hopped in the car and decided to romp on it a little bit...Some nice revs, pop the clutch and hammer it. The car has no issue with being shifted fast from 1st to 2nd. I did it a few times, all honoring the break-in limit of 4k.

When casually shifting into 2nd, that's where it feels "clunky" or "chunky". Actually when the revs are below 2k it's smooth. Between 2 and 3k is where it feels this way. Run it harder up to 4k and it's slick.

Just my quick take.
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Old 07-17-2009, 11:23 PM   #37
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Picked mine up today...for me I didn't find any shift "crunchy" "bumby" and DANG that thing has some power....Im very happy with this stick..and well ummm everything else about her
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Old 07-18-2009, 12:50 AM   #38
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Now 600 miles.....the shifter has lost the crunchy feel and works good. You can drive light to light all day in 3rd.

Down shifts to 1st are still a little tight.
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Old 07-18-2009, 08:41 PM   #39
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After re-reading this post I hopped in the car and decided to romp on it a little bit...Some nice revs, pop the clutch and hammer it. The car has no issue with being shifted fast from 1st to 2nd. I did it a few times, all honoring the break-in limit of 4k.

When casually shifting into 2nd, that's where it feels "clunky" or "chunky". Actually when the revs are below 2k it's smooth. Between 2 and 3k is where it feels this way. Run it harder up to 4k and it's slick.

Just my quick take.

this is exactly what i am experiencing with mine....between 2-3k is clunky but 3-4k shift is much smoother...overall i think car likes being pushed a bit...although this explanation did not help out with the police officer the other day!!
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Old 07-20-2009, 01:31 PM   #40
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Well, all of the V6 drivers will have huge right arms for spanking mustangs.
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Haha, well said sir.
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Old 07-20-2009, 05:13 PM   #41
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!st to second is the only slight clunk I feel when shifting. The rest of the gear pattern is very smooth! Only got 250 miles on it though.
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Old 07-20-2009, 09:12 PM   #42
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Well I have a M6 in my V6 and I think its fine. First gear is a bit fuzzy but if you give it a little extra juice its fine. I just took delivery about 700 miles ago, and everyday this car gets better. But I am looking to put in some sway bars, just not sure which set. Any one have any ideas.
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Old 07-22-2009, 10:06 AM   #43
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you can get something called a CDV which is short for Clutch Delay Valve. it smooth everything up.
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Old 07-22-2009, 02:40 PM   #44
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Mine shifts great. Really no issues at all. Could be that we all have different experiences and expectations. I know I test drove a Honda S2000 and that car was the best shifter I have ever experienced. If you want to get the M6 then you should get the M6 this is not an issue that you should make you change your mind and order the A6.
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Old 07-22-2009, 04:14 PM   #45
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why do people come on here and say i have no problem with mine and it just might be your not used to it or blah blah blah..if yours isnt doing it then go into another post this is for the people who do notice it and want to talk about it..by the way im at 3333 miles and 2nd gear did smooth out for for me..dont feel it at all with the casual driving..
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