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Old 07-14-2009, 08:37 AM   #1
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Just a fun question for you other MT guys...

Has anyone actually given it gas in reverse? I have yet to in all the times I've backed up. In fact I don't recall ever getting full engagement of the clutch, generally I just hit the friction point for a second or two and that's plenty of energy to back it up. It helps that my driveway is sloped away from the garage, but still. A random thought, but wondering if others had the same experience.

Given the rear visability, I'm not sure it would be a great idea to be backing up very fast anyways.
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Old 07-14-2009, 08:39 AM   #2
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:01 PM   #3
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Yes I have given it gas in reverse. I do not notice anything strange about it. What are you experiencing?
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From another thread, it appears to be possible to break the rear loose going in reverse ...

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Old 07-14-2009, 01:30 PM   #5
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Yes I have given it gas in reverse. I do not notice anything strange about it. What are you experiencing?
No problems, just seems like the engine has more than enough power to back up at a reasonable speed. Just struck me as odd, never driven a car with that much torque combined with that little visability.
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:36 PM   #6
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Applying excessive amounts of power/shock to the ring and pinion in reverse is probably not a great idea.

With the way ring and pinion gears are cut, they are substantially weaker when spun backwards as opposed to normal forward opperation.

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Yeah, I'd be careful doing that. You probably wont damage anything but it is definitely not made for high speeds or hard starts in reverse. If you see the inside of a manual trans I doubt you would ever floor it in reverse again.
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