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Whatever you do don't stop going up on a hill till you master the clutch.Unless you do the e-brake trick

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I love the e-brake trick ^_^ I still use it. I'm too lazy to actually try to drive right.

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I love the e-brake trick ^_^ I still use it. I'm too lazy to actually try to drive right.

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Nothing wrong with that.
Not many people know the e-brake trick

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Nothing wrong with that.
Not many people know the e-brake trick

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It was the first thing my dad taught me when I learned hills. I always laugh at guys who roll back when they drive standard. No reason for that at all. :p
 

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@block8head thanks man. lol.

To everyone else, I drove her today after I got off work and did pretty damn good. Only stalled out 3 times. I even got a good run to push her. She is ridiculously fast! I say give me a week before I'm pretty solid on the basic stuff. On that note though....for backing out of your driveway...I know accelerating out is really uncalled for, and riding the clutch sounds like the wrong thing to do....How do you go about it? I'm way to used to just backing out with the brakes only.
 

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Glad you are feeling more confident.

Personally, when i need to back up slowly i will ride the clutch a bit. Its not as hard on it as you would think. Just dont be at high RPM's while doing it.

What i do sometimes is just stay off the gas once you get the nice smooth takeoff in reverse. If thats still a little too quick, just take it out of reverse once its rolling fast enough.

Something worth mentioning, i read somewhere its advisable to not have the clutch depressed for more than 10 to 15 seconds at a time with the engine running. Like say waiting for a light to turn green. Just thought id share that.


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@Mr. Smoke Thanks man. You've been seriously helpful bro. I just wanted to make sure I wasn't going to set my clutch aflame. It sounds scary. lol. Also, thanks for the tip. I figured it wouldn't be advisable. It only takes me a couple of seconds to back out anyways.
 

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Glad you are feeling more confident.

Personally, when i need to back up slowly i will ride the clutch a bit. Its not as hard on it as you would think. Just dont be at high RPM's while doing it.

What i do sometimes is just stay off the gas once you get the nice smooth takeoff in reverse. If thats still a little too quick, just take it out of reverse once its rolling fast enough.

Something worth mentioning, i read somewhere its advisable to not have the clutch depressed for more than 10 to 15 seconds at a time with the engine running. Like say waiting for a light to turn green. Just thought id share that.


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When I back up, I get it started with the gas and then play with the clutch and brake.

I always put my car in neutral if I'm in bad traffic or if I come up to a light right as it turns red. Holding in the clutch for that long can get annoying anyway :p

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Yeah, I can say that I've confided in going neutral when coming to a stop. Downshifting came easy to me. I just gotta get used to the revs on the 6. I used the auto-manual on my Eclipse and got used to shifting at specific points. I'm at least glad I can still shift at the 3K rev mark in the MS6. I'm just surprised it isn't as difficult as it seems to just drive stick. I just gotta get used to my left foot doing something. lol.
 

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Yeah, I can say that I've confided in going neutral when coming to a stop. Downshifting came easy to me. I just gotta get used to the revs on the 6. I used the auto-manual on my Eclipse and got used to shifting at specific points. I'm at least glad I can still shift at the 3K rev mark in the MS6. I'm just surprised it isn't as difficult as it seems to just drive stick. I just gotta get used to my left foot doing something. lol.
You'll get it, and then everything will come naturally! :)

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Every time i get into an auto i always search for the clutch with my left foot. Force of habit i suppose lol.


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Yes! I try to pull my non-existent e-brake to park too. And then scream at my car when it won't let me take my keys out. xD
 

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Yeah, I can say that I've confided in going neutral when coming to a stop. Downshifting came easy to me. I just gotta get used to the revs on the 6. I used the auto-manual on my Eclipse and got used to shifting at specific points. I'm at least glad I can still shift at the 3K rev mark in the MS6. I'm just surprised it isn't as difficult as it seems to just drive stick. I just gotta get used to my left foot doing something. lol.
Just make sure not to boost too much (if at all...avoid it as much as you can) below 3k rpms. That's how people weaken their rods and eventually bend them and eventually a bent rod will make its way to outside of the block (not good lol). Imagine a bicycler pedaling super hard in a low or first gear...and all the stress you put on the bike and its gears plus your legs (rods) going around that quickly.

For this reason, you'll learn to rarely use 6th, and if you do need some power then make sure to downshift! Don't hammer the gas at low rpms in 6th, it is the easiest gear to be the lowest in the rpms and have the desire to boost, just remember to downshift first!!!

Welcome to the club and good luck with your speed!!!


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That's great news dude.Just take your time getting to know her,don't go crazy,even tho its AWD she is powerful
Welcome to the family

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Thanks all. What is still relatively new to me is turbo. Now, I know boost comes on demand, but how do you keep out of boost under 3000K? Like, it wouldn't be in boost unless you're hammering it. Right? (Sorry for the lack of knowledge. I've driven N/A's all my life. lol)
 

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Thanks all. What is still relatively new to me is turbo. Now, I know boost comes on demand, but how do you keep out of boost under 3000K? Like, it wouldn't be in boost unless you're hammering it. Right? (Sorry for the lack of knowledge. I've driven N/A's all my life. lol)
Keep your eyes at the RPM and you also need a boost gauge.. :D
 

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when ur on boost... speedometer goes up fast, when ur not on boost, speedomenter goes up slowly. easy XD
 

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