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Re: more... (archive)

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Posted by Chester on March 05, 2001 at 19:53:52:

In Reply to: more... posted by ROBERT M on March 05, 2001 at 18:13:37:

You bring up very good points. First, you can leave them in all the time. I've had mine on since last October or November in the freezing weather! But here's a thought...when I slow to a stop sign and there's no cross traffic, I usually downshift into first. Since the gear reduction is much different than say 2nd or 3rd, each mile per hour of speed difference gives a huge variance in corresponding engine rpm, right? So if you don't get rev match on the money or let the clutch out slowly enough, you usually get a bit of gear lash, right? Well, this clunking, shifting around is more noticeable with the tranny rings because of the tighter coupling. It makes my teeth cringe every time I hear it ;) Keep in mind that I've been driving a stick for only 2 years so I'm certainly not as good as some of the veterans out there. But, yes, if you don't mind the very, very slight increase in sound, you can leave these on all the time.

To answer your other question, you probably don't experience the shift lever moving phenomenon on autoxes because a) you only shift once from 1st to 2nd (usually) and b) while you're whipping around, both hands are on the steering wheel and not on the shift knob. It would be great to have a fixed camera film straight down on the center console while someone autocrosses or does a drivers school.

But you're right, you definitely would not want to experience this during a driver school =(


Why not just leave them on all of the time? I don't see why you would want to change them out. I personally have never experianced this. Although, until now I have only done autoxs/timetrials. I plan on doing several DEs this year and would not want this to happen. Sorta seems to me that if I find out once that this occurs on my car it may be one time to many. I know the problem does exist, and I thought a couple of people on this board had complained about it. I guess not...

Robert M

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